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Nature and Tiger Trails in Thekkady

Nature and Tiger Trails in Thekkady  - Thekkady the word, reminds any tourist who has come here of beautiful sights of elephants and lovely green ambience. Located in the Idukki district of Kerala, Thekkady makes a wonderful stopover. No matter whether you are here for adventure, fun, wild life or nature, it will never leave you unimpressed! Thekkady is home to one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar River adds ... Read more

Idukki Arch Dam

Idukki Arch Dam is a hydro electric project encompassing 20 Small and Big Dams, 5 Rivers, a handful of Underground Tunnels and an underground power generator. It is one of the most popular attractions in Idukki travel. The dam proudly stands between the two mountains – ‘Kuravanmala’ (839 meters) and ‘Kurathimala’ (925 meters ). This prestigeous project is situated in Idukki District and its underground Power House is located at Moolamattom which is about 19 kms from Thodupuzha. Arching down from all the ... Read more


Nadukani, situated at an altitude of 3000 ft, is a charming hill station in Idukki District. It is about 70 km from Thodupuzha and is in close proximity to Kulamavu. Nadukani means 'to see the country' is ideal for one day picnickers offers panoramic view of the blue mountains in northern side and Muvattupuzha River on the other side. Moolamattam town, Malankara Lake and the Malankara reservoir are another attractions close to Nadukani. The place being one of the boundaries of Idukki Wildlife ... Read more


Painavu is the headquarters of the Idukki District situated at an altitude of 3,900 ft above sea level, is 100 km east away from Kochi. The reservoir formed by the construction of the Idukki Arch Dam and the dams at Cheruthoni and Kulamavu offers magnificent sight. Painavu bathes in scenic beauty of its evergreen forests and is famous for its trekking opportunities. Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary at Kuyilimala and Hill View Park are nearby. Boats are available from here for cruises between Cheruthoni ... Read more


Kulamavu Dam, one of the three dams of Idukki Reservoir Project, is situated at Kulamavu, a famous hill station in Idukki District. It is situated to the west of Idukki Arch Dam, the world's second arch dam. Kulamavu extends between rocky hills to form the 33 sq km reservoir. Kulamavu is in close proximity to Nadukani, which is about 70 Km from Thodupuzha Boats are extensively available for the two-hour cruise between Cheruthoni and Kulamavu dams. One can spot wild elephants on the ... Read more

Elaveezha Poonchira

Elaveezha Poonchira near Melakavu Mattom ,60 kms away from Kottayam is luring more and more tourists to spend a few days away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Nestling in the lap of three hillocks – Mankunnu, Kudayathoormala and Thonipara – Poonchira seems to have been referred to in the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata. It is said that Panchali used to bathe in the pool at Poonchira. Elaveezhapoonchira means valley where leaves don’t fall and is names so because the place ... Read more

Munroe Lighthouse

Munroe Lighthouse put up at Pallom backwaters at the eastern extremity of the Vembanad lake, in 1813 A. D. by the British resident of Travancore, Col. Munroe. This being an engineering marvel, the like of which is very rare. Considered as a wonder of architecture, the light house still stands intact facing the placid backwaters providing an excellent view of the lush green paddy fields and swaying coconut palm. The sunset from the Monroe light area is an unique experience, that one ... Read more


Vaikom near Kottayam in Kerala state is a ‘temple town’ - growing around its Shiva Temple - like its more famous counterpart the Guruvayur-town which also is centered on a temple. It lies between Ernakulam and Kottayam. This is the oldest township in Kottayam, and among the oldest in South India. It was here that the famous Vaikom Satyagraha, an epic struggle for eradication of untouch ability, took place. A  very beautiful place with backwaters and paddy fields. It is just 30 ... Read more


Ramakkalmedu is a hill station on the border between Kerala and TamilNadu. It is located about 15 km from Nedumkandom on the Munnar-Thekkady route. It provides a panoramic view of Tamil Nadu villages and towns. The hilltop also offers a panoramic view of Tamilnadu towns of cumbum, Theni, Kombe, Thevaram, Uthamapalayam, Bodinaykannor and Vaiga. The sight is even wonderful if you could stay there till dusk and see all these towns lighted. Rama – kal – medu literally means “Land of Rama’s ... Read more


Nedumkandam is about 56 km from Munnar and located on the Munnar- Thekkady road. It is known as the Capital of High-Ranges and city of spices is the major town and head quarters of Udumbanchola taluk of Idukki district. The place is famous for pepper and cardamom cultivation. Another unique aspect of this place is that each household owns at least a cow, and the sale of milk products sustains the family. Nedumkandam lies in between the Periyar wild life reserve in ... Read more


The small village near Ambalapuzha is known for the black granite idol of Lord Buddha known as Karumadikuttan. The idol dates back to 9th or 10th century. The Buddha statue, the founder of Buddhism is in a seating posture is four foot high and is kept enclosed in a pagoda like structure. There are many interesting legends connected to this idol. Some people believe that it is the statue of Jaina but most of the people believe that it is the statue ... Read more


Pothamedu is one of the Major plantation hubs of Munnar and the place is perfect to enjoy the spectacular beauty of the coffee, tea, and cardamom plantations. It is situated 6 kms away from Munnar. The rolling hills, the lush mountain and the breathtaking scenery here is ideal for trekking and long mountain walks. Pothamedu View Point offers view of Pallivasal Tea Factory and a hydroelectric power plant. The dense vegetation of the area is marked by the criss cross of various ... Read more

Kalvari Mount

Kalvari Mount is an important tourist place in Idukki District and famous Pilgrims center on the way to Kattappana. It is a popular destination of tourists visiting the hill retreat of Munnar. Basically a steep slope, Kalvari Mount provides a view of Reservoir from Idukki to Ayyappankovil on one side and Kamakshy as well as Mariyapuram villages on the other side. It is also an ideal place for mountain climbers and trekkers. Chiristaian devotees go in a procession up the hillock. Read more

Malankara Dam

Malankara Dam located on the Thodupuzha - Moolavattom road, this artificial lake is accessible by road. The reservoir is ideal for boating and fishing. It is an artificial lake formed as part of Muvattupuzha Valley Irrigation Project. Kudayathoor Mala, a picturesque hillock 6 kms from Malankara dam site, is ideal for trekking, Elaveezha Poonchira, is another haunt for picnickers. Visitors will be allowed to stroll along the pathway atop the dam which commands an overview of the greenery around. Location - 6 kms ... Read more

Kerala Homestays Seek Exemption from Tax, Power Tariff

With tourism thriving in the State, the Kerala Government is planning to make licensing and classification regime strict for homestays and to ensure quality services rendered to visitors. while Kerala homestays seek exemption from tax, power tariff to woo new entrepreneurs into the industry. Kerala’s sprawling traditional homesteads most of which are fast going to ruins. This proposal will attract new people and encourage to turn these heritage homes to tourist accommodations or homestays. This is also in view of the increasing ... Read more


Kalpetta - Spiritual and Kerala Tourist Destination Kalpetta is a small town surrounded by dense coffee plantations and mountains, is the headquarters of Wayanad district. It lies on the Kozhikode-Mysore National Highway (NH 212) at an altitude of about 780 m above sea level. Other than being a nature lovers delight, it is also a place where pilgrims come to pay homage at its several temples. The surrounding natural beauty is yet another feature bringing people to Kalpetta. The cascading waterfalls of Soochipara, ... Read more


Kodungallur - Historical Nerve Centre of Kerala Kodungallur, a busy city in the district of Thrissur, is renowned for its port and the temple dedicated to Goddess Bhagawati. It is located about 30 km from Ernakulam. The ancient seaport Muziris at the mouth of the Periyar River used to be very close to Kodungallar. Kodungallur was the capital of the Kulasekhara dynasty, called Mahodayapuram or Shinkli. Kodungalloor has great tradition and culture, and being a historical nerve centre of Kerala, it has an ... Read more


Mananthavady - Headquarters of the Adivasi Gothra Mahasabha Situated on the banks of Kabini River, Mananthavady is a small hill station in Kerala which is decked with rich flora and fauna. The town once ruled by a person called Raja Pazhassi, is the place where he was laid to rest. Hence, a the tomb of Raja Pazhassi is one of the most important heritage places in the town. This is also the headquarters of the Adivasi Gothra Mahasabha. Mananthavadi is located 35 km ... Read more


Muthanga - Special Project Elephant site Also known as Wayanad National Park, Muthanga National Park is located 16 kilometers east of Sulthan Bathery. It was set aside as a sanctuary in 1973. The sanctuary borders on the parks of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka on the northeast and Mudumalai of Tamil Nadu on the southeast. The Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is located over an area of 344.44 square kilometers and is home to wildlife Muthanga in Kerala, is a special Project Elephant site and you ... Read more


Ottapalam - Typical example of Valluvanadan lifestyle Ottapalam is a town in Palakkad district, situated on the banks of the Bharathapuzha River. Ottapalam claims a rich cultural heritage and has hosted many historic events. It used to be a major town of the erstwhile Valluvanad, during the reign of the Zamorins of Calicut. Known for typical example of the Valluvanadan lifestyle, Ottapalam is associated with some of dignified personalities like Sir. C. Sankaran Nair, K P S Menon,  V P Menon and the ... Read more
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