Papanashini River


Papanashini River is a great and grand river in the Wayanand district and is known for its chocolate-boxsetting. The destination offers calm and peaceful environment that will revitalize your mind, body and soul. Also spelt Papanashini, the name means “washes away all sins”. The river begins as a spring in the Brahmagiri Hills region near Tirunelli Temple. The river meets…


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Thirunelli Temple


Thirunelli Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Maha Vishnu on the side of Brahmagiri hill in Kerala, near the border with Karnataka state. The temple is at an altitude of about 900m in north Wayanad in a valley surrounded by mountains and beautiful forests.


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Thusharagiri Waterfalls


Two streams originating from the Western Ghats meet here to form the Chalippuzha River. The river diverges into three waterfalls creating a snowy spray, which gives the name, ‘Thusharagiri’. The word Thusharagiri means the snow-capped mountain. Of the three, the highest waterfall is the Thenpara that falls from an altitude of 75 metres (246 ft). Thusharagiri offers endless scope for trekking,…


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Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary


Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary also is known as the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is contiguous of the protected reserve forest network of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka and Mudumalai of Tamil Nadu. It has an extent of 344.44 km2 with four ranges namely Sulthan Bathery, Muthanga, Kurichiat and Tholpetty. A variety of large wild animals such as Indian bison, elephant, deer and tiger…


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Vandiperiyar


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Vandiperiyar is a town in Idukki district, Kerala. It is famous for tourism, tea and coffee plantations, black pepper and other spice products. A number of tea factories are situated here. The famous river Periyar flows through the city. It is located at an altitude of 836 m above MSL.


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Mullaperiyar Dam


The Mullaperiyar Dam or Mullaiperiyar Dam is a masonry gravity dam on the Periyar River in the Indian state of Kerala It is located 881 m (2,890 ft) above mean sea level, on the Cardamom Hills of the Western Ghats in Thekkady, Idukki District of Kerala. It was constructed between 1887 and 1895 by John Pennycuick and also reached in an agreement…


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Ramakkalmedu


Ramakkalmedu is a hill station and a hamlet in Idukki district in the Indian state of Kerala. The place is noted for its panoramic beauty and numerous windmills. Ramakalmedu stands tall in the western ghats at a height of 3,500 ft (1,100 m) above sea level. The ecosystem of the area consists largely of grass land Shola forest type which is laced…


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Museum of Kerala History


Kerala Museum (also known as the Museum of Kerala History) at Edapally, Kochi, India, is one of the oldest art and history museums in Kochi. The museum was founded by philanthropist and entrepreneur R. Madhavan Nayar (1914-1996) in 1986. It is managed by the Madhavan Nayar Foundation, a registered charitable trust. Kerala Museum has three galleries: the Museum of Kerala…


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Periyar wildlife sanctuary


Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (PNP) is a protected area near Thekkady in the districts of Idukki, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta in Kerala, India ingdon Island is the largest artificial island in India, which forms part of the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala. Much of the present Willingdon Island was claimed from the Lake of Kochi, filling…


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Bolgatty Palace


Bolgatty Palace is a former palace built by the Dutch in India on Bolgatty Island in Kochi, Kerala. One of the oldest existing Dutch palaces outside Holland, this quaint mansion was built in 1744 by Dutch traders and later extended and gardens were landscaped around it. Bolgatty Palace has a swimming pool, 9-hole golf course, ayurvedic centre, and daily Kathakali…


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Indo-Portuguese Museum


The museum was established by the efforts of the late Dr. Joseph Kureethra, Bishop of Kochi, in a bid to protect and showcase the rich cultural heritage and Portuguese influence. This museum now showcases the Portuguese influences on Fort Kochi and the surrounding areas, especially, the western parts of Kochi. The museum has five main sections: Altar, Treasure, Procession, Civil…


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Hill Palace


Hill Palace is the largest archeological museum in Kerala, located at Tripunithura, Kochi. It was the imperial administrative office and official residence of Cochin Maharaja. Built in 1865, the palace complex consists of 49 buildings in the traditional architectural style, spreading across 54 acres (220,000 m2). The complex has an archaeological museum, a heritage museum, a deer park, a pre-historic park…


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St. Francis Church, Kochi


St. Francis Church, in Fort Kochi (Fort Cochin), Kochi, originally built in 1503, is one of the oldest European church in India and has great historical significance as a mute witness to the European colonial struggle in the subcontinent. The Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama died in Kochi in 1524 when he was on his third visit to India. His…


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Paradesi Synagogue


The Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations,[ located in Kochi, Kerala, in South India. Constructed in 1567, it is one of seven synagogues of the Malabar Yehudan or Yehudan Mappila people or Cochin Jewish community in the Kingdom of Cochin. Paradesi is a word used in several Indian languages, and the literal meaning of…


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Mattancherry Palace


The Mattancherry Palace is a Portuguese palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace, in Mattancherry, Kochi, in the Indianstate of Kerala which features Kerala murals depicting portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi. The palace was included in the “tentative list” of UNESCO World Heritage Site. The palace is a quadrangular structure built in Nālukettu style, the traditional Kerala…


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Vellayani Lake


Vellayani Lake, or Vellayani Kayal as known in local language, is the largest fresh water lake in Thiruvananthapuram district, of Kerala, India. This lake attracts a lot of tourists. Once in Kovalam, a visitor should not allow to miss the opportunity of seeing this wonder lake of freshwater. Its crystal-clear calm water, especially during moonlit nights, is a craze for…


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Eravikulam National Park


Eravikulam National Park is a 97 km2national park located along the Western Ghats in the Idukki district of Kerala in India. It is the first national park in Kerala. Eravikulam National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Twenty six species of mammals have been recorded in the park including the largest surviving population of Nilgiri tahr,[ estimated at about 750…


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Top Station


Top Station is a tourist destination in the Kannan Devan hills of Munnar. This area is popular for the rare Neelakurinji flowers. Top Station, located around 32 km away from Munnar, is the highest point (1700m) in Munnar, on the Munnar-Kodaikkanal road. The place falls on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. Here you can enjoy the panoramic view of Western Ghats…


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Meesapulimala


Meesapulimala is the second highest peak in the Western Ghats of Idukki district (Kerala) on the Indian subcontinent after Anamudi. Its peak is 2,640 metres (8,661 ft) above sea level. The name derives from the fact that it is formed of eight peaks which spread like a “Moustache” and it is located in between the Anaimalai Hills and Palani Hills near…


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KDHP Tea Museum munnar


The KDHP Tea Museum is an industry and history museum situated in Munnar, a town in the Idukki district of Kerala in South India. Tata Tea Museum is its official name, but it’s also known as Nalluthanni Estate where it is located, or Kannan Devan Hills Plantation (KDHP) Tea Museum. One can observe the history and growth of tea estates…


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