The Agasthyakoodam forests are a nature-lover's paradise and are widely known for the abundant wildlife and the rare medicinal herbs and plants they are home to. Your tour to Agasthyakoodam will ensure that you enjoy a close encounter with nature at her pristine best, wherein you can explore dense forests, snow capped mountains, sprawling grasslands and the scenic beauty of the mighty Sahyadri Range.
About 2000 medicinal plants are found in the forests and these are of great value to the traditional systems of medicine. Spanning over an expanse of about 1300 square kilometers, these forests are of various types, including the southern tropical wet evergreen forest, tropical moist deciduous forest, southern tropical dry deciduous forest, southern tropical thorn forest and subtropical montane forest, popularly known as the "sholas". Other than the medicinal plants, the forest vegetation includes a wide variety of orchids, mosses, lichens, ferns and other plants.