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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Panamaram Kottillam photos


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Panamaram Kottillam (heronry) is certainly one of quite exceptional bird sanctuary inside the Wayand district of Kerala. This  incredible bird nests in the tiny island of the Kabani river at the time of rainy season is really a wonderful glimpse.
Panamaram Kottillam
Panamaram Heronry. Source: Wikipedia.org
The primary sight of this Kottillam is Oriental White Ibis also known as Arival Kokkan in malayalam is a vulnerable group in Indian endangered bird list. Four sides of the island is hemmed in by water. This water body shields Panamaram Kottillam. The cutting of bamboo forests and bird hunters has lowered the total number of nests in Panamaram Kottillam. Perumundi and Cherumundi Kokku are the striking view in this island. This destination is a wonderful location for migrating birds. Migrating birds will arrive at here even if there eyes are sealed.
Panamaram Kottillam
Panamaram Kottillam. Source: Panoramio.com
Panamaram Kottillam is a unavoidable place for bird watchers.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Veli Tourist Village Photos


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Veli Tourist Village is a picnic spot maintained by the tourism department of Kerala. The Veli Lake merge here with the Arabian Sea. The picnic spot offers boating services. Pedal boats, paddle boats or row boats can be rented to discover the beauty of the lagoon in an unhurried way. Speed boats are also available in Tourist Village for hire for a quick ride. Children can enjoy going up over the giant statues that spread around the landscape.



Veli Lake is a distinctive inland lake, divided by a narrow sand bar from the Arabian Sea. It is situated within the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram city. The concourse of the lake with the sea is an attractive picnic spot, known as Veli Tourist Village. The eastern part of the lake hold two incredible hillocks which are great for hiking. Kayaking and hovercraft rides are also possible here for those who like it. The main attraction of tourist village is a floating restaurant in the lake and a floating bridge that links the tourist village with the beach.









Getting here

Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, about 8 km, is the nearest railway station.
Nearest airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 3 km

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Cheerpu in Canoli Canal


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Kettu (Cheerpu) in Canoli Canal near Vattekkad

A barrier crossing was constructed by British in the begining of Canoli Canal. This was called as Kettu or Cheerpu as it was builded to prevent the salt water from Chettuva backwaters flowing into Canoli Canal. The Canoli Canal is the traditional waterway which extends to Chavakkad (Chowghat) town. Earlier this canoli canal was utilised by traders to transport different products for trade from Kollam to Chavakkad with the Kettuvallom (House boat) and small boats. This Cheerpu was rebuilt in year 2000 by the Public Works Department of Kerala. The newly built stairs of water barrier (cheerpu) helps people to cross the canal before the new bridge has came in Moonnamkallu (3rd stone).

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