Salim Ali Birds sanctuary, Thattekadu
The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, covering an area of barely 25 sq. km, and located about 12 km from Kothamangalam (Kerala state, India), was the first bird sanctuary in Kerala. Salim Ali, one of the best known ornithologist described this sanctuary as the richest bird habitat on peninsular India.Thattekkad literally means flat forest, and the region is an evergreen low-land forest located between the branches of Periyar River, the longest river in Kerala.
Kodanad Elephant Training Camp
Kodanad is a rural riverside village on the south bank of Periyar River. It is famous for its Elephant training center. Kodanad is situated about 42 kilometers east of Kochi and hence draws a large number of domestic and International visitors. Kodanad is surrounded by many villages nearby, making it a densely populated area. Elephant training Centre is the main attraction of this village which offers visitors a chance to get familiar with the various stages of elephant training.
Hanging bridge, longest one in Kerala
With an overall Length of 183 meters, and a Width of 4 feet, Injathottibridge becomes the longest suspension bridge in Kerala. A suspension bridge is a type of bridge in which the load-bearing portion (deck) is hung below suspension cables between towers. It is one of the attraction of this small forest Village. It is constructed across periyar and the water in Periyar is too deep in these places. The distant view of this suspension bridge is really beautiful.
The Idamalayar Dam is a multipurpose concrete gravity dam in the scenic hills of the Western Ghatsnear Bhoothathankettu, on the Idamalayar River. The dam is located 10kilometers from the Bhoothathankettu dam on the Periyarriver. The splendid view of the dam in the scenic hills surrounded by the lush green scenary makes it an ideal place to visit.
Bhoothathankettu is a mystic place with its relevance can be found from the ancient fables. It is a natural dam; with its reservoir forming a lake known as the Bhoothathankettu Reservoir or the Thattekad Reservoir. Today, we can find a new dam build around the original natural dam to supplement it. It is said that the ancient natural dam is built by a monster, hence the name Bhoothathankettu, theview of the large unshaped stones placed on the Periyar river supplements the argument.
Rubber plantation visit
Rubber plantations are one of the iconic landmarks of Kerala. The making of rubber from the plants and the various steps associated in the making of rubber is still a mystery to many. We provide an opportunity for you to experience this process.
Nearby pilgrim centres, Ayyappanmudi, Thrikariyoor Mahadeva kshetram, Valiyapally, Cheriapally, Malayattoor church
Ayyappanmudi, ThrikariyoorMahadevakshetram, Valiyapally, Cheriapally, Malayattoor church etc. are situated within a short span of us. You can have a quick visit to these centres, helping you to bring a spiritual touch while enjoying your holidays.
Munnar hill station
The mystique cool Munnar is a town and hill station in the Western Ghats mountain ranges. Locatedin the Idukki district Kerala, Munnar is believed to acquire its name from the three rivers Mudhirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundalyrivers. Munnar town, situated on the KannanDevan Hills village, always maintains a moderate climate throughout the year, with temperatures dropping down to below zero during the winter. Munnar is well known for the ocassional blooming Neelakurinji flowers; which blooms once in 12 years and for the NilgiriTahr species.
Kumarakom is located in the backdrop of Vembanad Lake, in the Kottayam district of Kerala. It is one of the most popular destinations of Kerala. Due to its location, backwater tourism is the main attraction here. It is having a moderate climate throughout the year with the presence of both South west and north east monsoons.Kumarakom is also blessed with a wide variety of flora and fauna. It is also a destination for the migratory birds too. Hence Kumarakom bird sanctuary becomes a prominent one among the other bird sanctuaries, with both exotic and native species. The Vembanad Lake is also rich in both marine and fresh water fish species.
Hills, elephants, grasslands and plantations are the main attractions of Thekkady. In other words, these are the factors for which Thekkady is well known.Located in the Idukki district of Kerala, Thekkady falls in the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. The dense rich evergreen Periyar forest, with its rich wildlife species; now become Periyar wildlife sanctuary, along with the artificial lake formed as the after effect of Mullaperiyar dam add to its beauty. The view of tree logs on the lake, with elephants grazing in the lush green meadow in its backdrop has become the iconic landmark of Thekkady.