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Alleppey Backwater

Alleppey Backwater
Alappuzha also known as Alleppey, is a city in Alappuzha District of Kerala state of southern India.It is the administrative headquarters of Alappuzha District. Alappuzha is a landmark between the broad Arabian sea and a web of rivers flowing into it.This town is considered to be the oldest planned town in this region and the lighthouse built [...]

Top Summer Holiday Destinations

Top Summer Holiday Destinations
Kashmir We all have heard the famous adage “If there is a paradise on earth, it is this, it is this, it is this”. The phrase rightly describes Kashmir, popularly claimed as the paradise on earth. The white snow capped mountains, apple orchards, quaint shikaras on the pristine lakes and colorful flowers’, all seems like natur [...]

Ponmudi

Ponmudi
A pleasant resort with a height of 912 m above sea level, Ponmudi can be  reached by road from trivandrum. There are several tea and rubber estates around the hills. Hill Tribe Called Kani live in the surrounding areas. Ponmudi is developing rapidly as the hill resort with room and dormitory accommodation facilities, hill-trails for hiking, [...]

Nelliyampathi

Nelliyampathi
Nelliyampathy is a  place of great scenic beauty located in Palakkad district, Kerala.In the town of Nenmara in Palakkad district, the cloud-caressed peaks of the majestic Nelliyampathy hill ranges are a sight to behold. The peak of the hills ranges from 467 m to 1572 m. To attain Nelliyampathy, one needs to just take the road starting from [...]

Vagamon

Vagamon
Vagamon, 3100 feet above M.S.L is only 45 kilometer far from here. This is a place blessed with the holly presence of hermits with Europeans legacies. The meditation top gives you the heavenly tranquility.A favourite with honeymooners, Vagamon is a charming hill station located on the border of Kottayam and Idukki districts in Kerala. Lush g [...]

Kumarakom

Kumarakom
Kumarakom is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kottayam (16 kilometres (10 mi)), in Kerala, India, famous for its backwater tourism. It is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake which is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Kerala. Kumarakom is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary [...]

Kerala

Kerala
Capital: Thiruvananthapuram Area: 38.863 km² Population: 33.268.000 (2008) Altitude: 0 m Language: Malayalam, Tamil, Tulu, Konkani, Koraga, English With foreign influences as disparate as Chinese and Portuguese, Arab and Dutch, Kerala is the spice coast of India. Edged by a thread of unbroken beachline, the state’s heart is composed of inten [...]

Kerala Backwaters

KERELA-BACKWATERS
Kerala is known for its panoramic backwater stretches, lush green paddy fields, highlands and beaches. The major backwater stretch is in Kottayam district, where a network of rivers and canals empty into the great expanse of water called the Vembanad Lake. Located at Kumarakom 16 km from Kottayam town, the Vembanad Lake, an enchanting picnic [...]

Sulthan Bathery Jain Temple

Sulthan Bathery Jain Temple
This Temple is one of the most important amongst a series of ruins spread across the state of Kerala that testify to a period of a strong Jain presence in this region. Believed to have been built in the 13th century, it served as a Hindu shrine, an important centre for commercial activity and eventually as a battery (ammunition store) for Tip [...]

Pallikkunnu Church

Pallikkunnu Church
Pallikkunnu Church was Dedicated to the Lourdes Matha, Pallikkunnu Church in Wayanad was established in 1905 at the initiative of a French Missionary Fr. Jeffrine. An interesting aspect of this church is that it has several rituals and practices similar to those prevalent in Hindu temples. The annual two week ‘Perunnal’ festival i [...]

Thrissilery Shiva Temple

Thrissilery Shiva Temple
It is believed that the performance of ancestral rites at the Thirunelly temple remain incomplete unless followed by offerings at this temple. There is also a shrine devoted to Jala Durga on the premises.  The perennial temple is a major attraction here. The architecture of the temple is fascinating. The temple is 50 km away from Kalpetta.

Seetha Lava-Kusa Temple

Seetha Lava-Kusa Temple
Seetha Lava-Kusa Temple near Pulpally town which is 25 km from Sulthan Bathery and 34 km from Kalpetta. Lava, Kusa, Thalachiluan, Ayyappan, Subramanyan, Ganapathy, Vettakaran and Naga are sub-deities in this temple. This is the only known temple dedicated to Lava and Kusa, the sons of Lord Rama. The brothers Lava and Kusa are being installed [...]

Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple

Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple
This Temple is dedicated to Mother Goddess, mainfest in three principal forms of Vana Durga, Bhadrakali and Jala Durga is an important place of worship for the tribal communities in Wayanad. The annual 15 day festival is in March/April. The temple is 24 Kms. away from Kalpetta, 31 Kms. away from Sulthan Bathery and 5 Kms. away from Mananthava [...]

Kanthanpara waterfall

Kanthanpara waterfall
Kanthanpara waterfalls are a treat to the eye of nature lovers and multi cultural visitors. At Upavan one of the major attractions for nature savvy tourists is Kanthanpara waterfalls. Kanthanpara waterfalls are situated in Wayanad Kalpetta. Next time you visit Wayanad remember to include Kanthanpara waterfalls in your trip itinerary. Kanthanp [...]

Soochipara Waterfall

Soochipara Waterfall
Soochipara waterfalls is a spectacular three-tiered waterfalls in Vellarimala, Wayanad.The Soochipara Waterfalls, famously called Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, l, and since it is shaped as a needle like mountain, it is ,locally refered as Soochipara in malayalam (Soochi means needle, and para means Rock), is located near the town of Meppadi. Surr [...]

Pookot Lake

Pookot Lake
Pookot Lake is around 10 kms from Kalpetta (Wayanad,Kerala). From Kalpetta, take the excellent NH212 (Bound for Kozhikode) and just before Vythiri , this lake is there at the right hand side. A Scenic Lake where boating facilities available and a Small Garden and Aquarium. (Entrance fees 10 Rs/ Adult for Indians). After this you could drive t [...]

Pazhassi Raja Tomb

Pazhassi Raja Tomb
Pazhassi Raja is remembered as the Lion of Kerala for his heroic resistance of British colonialism. He led guerilla warfare against British East India Company in the 18th century. He was shot dead by the British forces in 1805. His tomb and a park are maintained as a memorial at Mananthavady.The Pazhassi Raja Tomb is a famous historical memor [...]

Pakshipathalam

Pakshipathalam
Truly a trekkers` haven Pakshipathalam in Kerala is one such hill station, which still retains its beauty from the clutches of the passing years. This picturesque hill station of Pakshipathalam is an epitome of pure and pristine glory. Lying almost seven km to the northeast of Thirunelli, Pakshipathalam is an ideal retreat for quite a number [...]

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