Wednesday, March 13, 2013

                         Kumily, Chellarkoil & Cumbum

                                       During this trip our stay was at Kumily ( Holiday Home ) a town in Idukki District near Thekkady and it is the border of kerala and Tamilnadu. It is a major spices trading center in South India.With the nearby Periyar Tiger Reserve and Thekkady lake, Kumily also has attracted tourist traffic. The next day we went to Chellarkoil mettu. Chellarkoil is a small village near kumily (15 kms ). This village is border to the Cumbum in Tamilnadu. The Views of the plains in Cumbum from Chellarkoil is beautiful and almost similar to that of  Ramakkal mettu. After that we went to Cumbum Village. Cumbum town is located in the Theni District of Tamil Nadu.

                     The soil in this region is mostly red soil in nature. and agriculture plays a vital role for its developmental activities. The climatic conditions  here helps to grow different  verities of  sweetest grapes . The area is also a fomous shooting location for a number of  Malayalam and  Tamil films. On the way we can also see the recently built  memento to the famous British Engineer, Colonel John Pennycuick.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Way to Kambam from Kumily

                     Location of malayalam film AAGATHAN

memento of  John Pennycuick

   Statue of Colonel John Pennycuick, the British engineer 
who made the Mullapperiyar dam

Sunday, March 10, 2013


Guruvayoor - Athirapally &Vazhachal falls 

                                                                          This trip was planned by my sisters family and my family in my new car.first we booked rooms at guruvayoor and started 6 Am from Trivandrum. By 3 O clock in the evening we reached guruvayoor . We stayed there for that night and the next day, visiting the almighty Lord Krishna  temple Guruvayoor and nearby temples. We also went to Anakottil / Punnathurkotta were elephants are protected and trained.

                                                                     The next day early morning we left Guruvayoor and moved to Athirapally -Vazhachal area. Very nice road ,and mostly can drive above 90 Kms. As the season was very dry we cannot find so much water in the falls especially in Athirapally. Even though I had been to guruvayoor temple so many times this was my first visit to Athirapally and Vazhachal . By 4 Pm we started our return journey.
Vazhachal Falls 

Vazhachal Falls
 is a rushing watercourse in the Chalakkudy River in the Thrissur district of Kerala.It is located 36 km from Chalakkudi and 5 km from Athirappilly Falls.Its cool, misty water cascading down with the backdrop of thick green forest and rocky terrain are scintillating experience for visitors.