Phantom rock, the faraway rock
Ambalavayal: Despite its prominent place on the tourist maps, Phantom rock is far away from the tourists. The magnificent natural rock like the head of a man that stands tall very near to the main road connecting Ambalavayal to Meenangadi, is still a difficult destination for the tourists.
The welcome boards at the destination may lure many a tourist into a trackless walk with no sign boards or basic infrastructure. The only pucca road that runs to this rock is through a private property, one that was built for stone crushing. If the stone crushing doesn't happen, the doors stay closed and the visitors return disappointed.
Phantom rock is also a favourite destination for photographers and marriage video shooting. The beautiful rock structure with deep gorges and crevices is also a very risky place to navigate but no signboards or warnings are to be seen anywhere.