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Monday, 28 November 2011

Kodanad


Kodanad  is a countryfied city settlement and a nonclassical picnic characteristic and holidaymaker destination in the Ernakulam district of the land of Kerala in grey Bharat. Elephant deliver and charge heart for work and rebel earth realm of Kerala is located in Kodanad. Kodanad is situated on the southerly depository of river Periyar, about 42 kilometers eastern of Kochi city.
Kodanad is renowned for its 'Elephant Kraal', elephant deliver edifice, mini zoo and its reach via river boats to the seasonal pilgrimage displace of Malayattoor. Malayatoor faith and Kodanad are set on the word botanist of the Periyar river with unspoiled and rustic views of surroundings. Kodanad's rural neighborhood with elephants attracts visitors, shoot crews,and foreign tourists all around the twelvemonth. There are many walkways alongside the river and they content a single undergo to the visitors.

Friday, 25 November 2011

scenic waterfall

A mere 20 km from Thodupuzha in Idukki district, and 74 km from Kochi, the mesmerizing Thommankuthu or Ezhunilakuthu is a series of 12 falls spread over a distance of 5 km. The seven-step falls are surrounded by a number of mysterious caves. At each step, there is a cascade and a pool beneath. Falling from a height of 1,500 m, the difference between the first and last fall is about 500 m. Named after Thomban, a tribal leader who was washed away near the waterfall while crossing a river, Thommankuthu is in the Kaliyar Forest Range. The wild beauty of the scenic waterfall and the pristine surroundings attract hordes of tourists.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls

Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls Pay a visit to the picturesque Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls . It is this beautiful picnic spot where streams tinkle as they make their way through the landscape and waters roar as they cascade down the mountains from a height of 100 ft.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Payyambalam beach of Kannur


One of the most beautiful beaches of Kerala, Payyambalam beach of Kannur is a vast stretch of golden sands dotted with coconut trees. This secluded beach is an ideal getaway for you if you want to spend a relaxed and laidback evening amidst calm surroundings. Read on further about Payyambalam beach of Kannur and visit it to experience true peace of mind. The place is also a famous beach resort that is the perfect getaway for anyone who wants to spend a day or two in a calm environment. The beach is a beautiful place and many popular Indian movies have been shot over here. The beach has a massive sculpture of a mother and child that adds to the beauty of the beach. It is a popular hang out among young and old alike. The concerned authorities maintain the beach very nicely and take efforts to keep it neat and clean. It is definitely worth the visit if you go to Kannur. By AIR : The nearest airport is Karipur International Airport,located at a distance of 93 kilometers from the Spain beach. By RAIL : The Kannur railway station is located at a distance of 2 kilometers from the beach. By ROAD : The beach is well connected by a wide network of roads and is easily accessible from anywhere in Kerala.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Kumarakom


Area    :   30 sq kms
Population                :  7000
Temperature range  :  37.80C--16.10 C
Best time to visit  :  June and August
Kumarakom in Kerala is just a few miles (16 km) from the nearest city, Kottayam. There are daily flights to Kerala where, as
entry points, you have a choice of three international airports - Kochi (Cochin), Kozhikode (Calicut) and Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).Kumarakom Bird SanctuaryThis fabulous bird sanctuary is on the banks of the Vembanad lake house. An
ornithologist’s delight, this place is the favourite haunt of the migratory birds like the Siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal.Backwater in KumarakomKumarakom slumbers on the banks of the famous Vembanad Lake. The Vembanad Lake with its majestic canals, streams and distributaries along its banks weave an intricate and enchantingly beautiful web.Aruvikkuzhi WaterfallsPay a visit to the picturesque Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls . It is this beautiful picnic spot where streams tinkle as they make their way through the landscape and waters roar as they cascade down the mountains from a height of 100 Pathiramanal (sands of midnight)This is an enchanting island on the lake, can be accessed by boat from here. This 10 acre island on the backwaters is home to many rare varieties of migratory birds from different parts of the world

Monday, 21 November 2011

Soojipara Waterfalls


The natural scenic beauty of Wayanad and its rich natural resources offer several opportunities for adventure tourism. The hills, rocks and valley which make the very unique character of Wayanad, provide a lot catering to the ever increasing demand of adventure tourists. Every place is incomplete without a waterfall. In case of Wayanad Soochippara waterfalls make it complete. These undiscovered waterfalls are near Meppady. In Malayalam, Soochi means needle and Para means rock, which is how the name Soochippara is derived. Senital rock waterfalls which are stretched high fall is in three stretches, ranging from 100 ft to 300 feet. The three stretches fall into Meenmutty, Soochippara and kanthanpara. And these combine and flow into Chaliyar River.Soojippara is one of the most beautiful places in Wayanad. To reach the waterfalls you have to cross the green lush tea gardens which take you to Soochippara. Waterfalls which are a beautiful view can be seen from far. To reach the waterfall, one has to trek down 2kms through dense equatorial forest over steep rocks.
Soochippara is located near meppady.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Anchuruli picnic spot


Anchuruli is a wonderful picnic spot at Idukki District of Kerala. Its nearly 9Km
from the famous town Kattappana. Its an extension of Idukki dam. Here we can see
a tunnell of 6km length passing through a huge mountain!!!!!This may be the centre
of attraction of this spot.
This tunnel is used to carry water from a river known as ‘erattayar’ to Idukki dam.
Another tunnel is also there in Kallar to carry water to Idukki dam

Edakkal caves


The fascinating prehistoric rock etchings found on the walls of these caves have drawn the serious attention of rcheologists and historians worldwide.With at least three distinct sets of petroglyphs, the earliest thought to date back over 5000 years, it is assumed that the Edakkal caves had been inhabited at various stages in history.The name “Edakkal” literally means “a stone in between”, and this describes how the cave is formed by a heavy boulder straddling a fissure in the rock. Inside the cave is on two levels, the lower chamber measures about 18 feet long by 12 feet wide and 10 feet high and can be entered through an opening of 5 x 4 feet. A passage opposite the entrance leads upward to a small aperture in the roof through which one climbs up to the next storey whose interior is about 96 feet long, 22 feet wide, and 18 feet high. Light enters the cave through a big gap at the right-hand corner of the roof where the boulder does not touch the facing wall.Legends of the CavesThe name Ambukuthimala is ascribed to the local legend which has it that the caves were formed by arrows fired by Lava and Kusha, the sons of Sri Rama, legendary hero of the Ramayana.Even today there are many who believe that Lord Rama killed Surpanakha, the sister of Ravana, in the narrow fissure at the southern end of Edakkal cave. A local legend associates Kutti Chatan (the little devil of Malabar) with the goddess Mudiampilli, and until recently local people undertook an annual pilgrimage to the peak of the hill to perform a puja (ritual offering) in her honour.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Bekal Beach in Kerala


Visit the beautiful Bekal Beach in Kerala and have a memorable beach holiday on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater. Bekal Beach is located at a distance of 14 Km from Kasargod in Kerala, India. The Bekal Beach area is being promoted as a tourist destination and the beautiful sandy beach backed by swaying palm trees is truly worth seeing. The serene atmosphere, the sandy stretches of unspoilt beaches and the mesmeric rhythm of the waves as they roll up to the Bekal Beach make it an idyllic beach destination in Kerala. You can see the mesmerizing Bekal Beach on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater. The Bekal Beach is located near Bekal Fort. This fort is one of the best-maintained historic forts in Kerala. Situated on a headland that extends for 35 acres and reaches into the Arabian Sea, the Bekal Fort occupies a commanding position on a promontory. The Bekal Beach extends on either side, with stretches of clear sand flanked by rows of elegant palm trees. The view from the Bekal Fort of the green palms, the white sand, the blue sea and the rolling
waves is truly breathtaking. See the amazing view of Bekal Beach on Kerala Beach tours with Kerala Backwater.The hill slopes extend down from the Bekal Fort to the Bekal Beach. Covered with shrubs, the hill slopes invite intrepid explorers to climb up from Bekal Beach to the rocky promontory above. The ramparts of Bekal Fort have canon pointing out to the sea and bring to mind visions of trading ships coming in to land on Bekal Beach under the protective cover of the guns, which guarded them from pirates and rival merchant ships. A nearby mosque built by Tipu Sultan adds to the historic attractions of Bekal Beach in Kerala, India.

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary


The Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, covering an area of hardly 25 km², and located about 60 km northeast of Kochi (Kerala state, India), is one of the important bird sanctuaries of India. Salim Ali,one of the best known ornithologist has described
this sanctuary as “the richest bird habitat on peninsular India”. The literal meaning of Thattekad is flat forest, the region is an evergreen low-land forest and is located between the branches of Periyar River, the longest river in Kerala.The Thattekad Bird Sanctuary has a rich and varied birdlife. Several species of birds, both forest birds as well as the water birds, visit the sanctuaries, and the important ones include the following:The Indian Pitta, which visits the sanctuary during winter and spends almost six months here.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Athirapally water falls


Athirapally is the land of rivers and forests and great waterfalls!Thedestination houses the  largest waterfall in Kerala, The Athirapally waterfall,a major tourist attraction. This patch in Sholayar ranges so beautifully intertwined with lush green forest cover and sizzling silver cascades and located central to Cochin and River Nila(Bharathapuzha),is a treat for the eyes during the monsoon.Swollen Chalakkudy river, Charpa, Vazhachal and Athirapally are ideal places where the monsoon is to be enjoyed.Local communities along the Chalakudy river banded together to stop the construction of a hydroelectric
dam upstream from Athirapally Waterfall. The proposed dam would have submerged more than 140 hectares of forest, dried up extensive riparian areas downstream and destroyed Athirapally Waterfall, one of several scenic waterfalls important to the local tourism industry.The dam also would have destroyed the critical habitat of many important species, including the rare Cochin Forest Cane Turtle, the endangered Great Indian Hornbill and the Lion-Tailed Macaque

Silent valley


Silent Valley National Park is called Sairandhrivanam (the forest in the valley).
The rain forest has moist tropical evergreen trees with teak, rosewood, amla, bamboo and semal. Apart from this there are tropical hill forests, temperate forests and grasslands. The wildlife in Silent Valley National Park includes elephants, tigers, leopards, wild boar, sambhar, gaur and the endangered lion-tailed macaque.
There are also a number of snake, lizard and amphibian species in the Silent Valley National Park.
The Silent Valley National Park is located in the Kundali Hills in Kerala, along the hill ranges known as the
Western Ghats. The Silent Valley is considered to be the last pristine region of tropical evergreen forest in India and is an area rich in biodiversity. The lush tropical greenery, undulating slopes, hills and rivers make the Silent Valley National Park a beautiful wildlife tourism destination in Kerala, India.

Kerala tourism

Natural beauty, clean air and primordial greenery amidst the vast expanse of water and sky, typifies the state of Kerala - better known as God's own country. The enigmatic strip of land is replete with endless miles of placid backwater that adds to its marine beauty. The slopes of the Western Ghats are a perfect rundown of rare flora and fauna and the fragrance of its coffee blossoms waft in the air round the year.
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