Ikogosi Warm & Cold Spring
Ikogosi warm spring is about fifty-five kilometres from Akure, the state capital of Ondo State. Ikogosi is located in Ekiti West Local Government Area. The warm spring roll down over a hilly landscape. From another hill rises a cold spring which Joins the warm spring at a confluence.
they form a continuous stream.The whole landscape with
its green vegetation is fascinating.
The immediate surrounding of the spring reveals tall
evergreen trees, forming a canopy under which visitors
can relax. The vegetation also checks erosion.
The spring is said to have some therapeutic effects
on some diseases like rheumatism and guinea worm. The
undulating topography enhances the aesthetic beauty
of the people of Ikogosi.
The most scientific plausibility, however, is that
the deeper a body of water goes underground, the hotter
it becomes and if by chance it is forced back to the
surface through some earth faults, the temperative becomes
In an effort to make suitable arrangements for the
comfort of guests, well furnished chalets have been
constructed to meet the needs of the tourists.In addition,
there are facilities for conference, seminars and catering
services. These are apart from a Zoological Garden which
is being developed.
The provision of sporting and gaming facilities such as an enlarged swimming pool, tennis courts, table tennis and a golf course are being planned. Coupled with these is the rehabilitation of roads linking the centre with the major towns in the state.
The historic Idanre Hills, situated in Idanre town about 20 kilometres from Akure, is in Idanre/lfedore Local Government Area of Ondo State. Towering into the sky and shimmering in the morning sun, make them beautiful tourist attractions.
Idanre with the seeminigy impregnable hills looks like art ancient castle. The top of one of these hills with the six hundred steps which must be climbed before tourists can appreciate the work and beauty.
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