Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary – The Green Lung of Kochi

Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary  is situated at the heart of Kochi, Kerala. It is spread over an area of  about 2.74 hectares. Mangalavanam Sanctuary is around a shallow tidal lake  behind the Kerala High Court building, connected with Kochi backwaters by a canal. Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary Vegetation of Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary mainly consists of mangroves and…

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New Amarambalam Reserve Forests and Karimpuzha National Park

New Amarambalam reserved forests and other nearby areas were proposed as a new wildlife sanctuary called Karimpuzha National Park.  Karimpuzha National Park is spread over  the Malappuram and Palakkad Districts of Kerala and Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu. It is contiguous to  Silent Valley National Park to the south and extends up to Nadugani pass. This…

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Explore Neelakurinji Flowers Which Blossoms Once in 12 Years at Kurinjimala Sanctuary in 2018

Neelakurinji flowers

Neelakurinji flowers. Image courtesy – keralatourism.org Kurinjimala Sanctuary or Neelakurinji National Park is a National park in Kerala state. This park is home to   Neelakurinji  flowers (Strobilanthes kunthiana), which blossoms once in 12 years. August  to October is expected to be the Neelakurinji flowering season. Neelakurinji flowers once in 12 years. The last Neelakurinji flowering…

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Amritapuri Ashram, Embracing the World, Hugging Saint

Amritapuri Ashram, the main Ashram of the hugging saint, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, is situated at Amritapuri in Vallikavu village , near Karunagappally in Kollam district, Kerala. Its also the headquarters of of Mata Amritanandamayi Math. Mata Amritanandamayi of Amritapuri Ashram Matha Amritanandamayi was born as the third child of Mr. Sugunanandan and Mrs. Damayanti,…

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Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Bird Habitat, Cuckoo, Forest Birds

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, the first bird sanctuary of Kerala state, is situated near Kothamangalam. Malabar Grey-Hornbill (Ocyceros griseus) at Thattekad Bird Sanctuary This Bird Sanctuary is situated in between two branches of River Periyar. It is a small bird sanctuary with an area of just 25 square kilometers. The bird sanctuary is covered mostly by…

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Annamanada Mahadeva Temple, Chola Temple, Lord Shiva Temple

Annamanada Mahadeva Temple is a 1800 year old Lord Shiva Temple at Annamanada, Thrissur District, Kerala. Annamanada Mahadeva Temple near Thrissur, Kerala. This Mahadeva Temple is believed to be built by the Cholas. Made of rocks, this temple is rectangular in shape. The temple is built in traditional Kerala Architectural style. Beautiful scenes from the…

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Lakkidi, Thamarassery Pass & Wayanad Tourist Places

Chain Tree at Lakkidi

Lakkidi is a hill station town and Gateway to the scenic Wayanad district in Kerala. It is at an altitude of 700 meters, atop “Thamarassery pass”. Chain tree at Lakkidi, Wayanad. Pookot Lake is one among the nearby famous local tourist attractions, known for Boating. Near to Pookot lake, there is an aquarium. Chain Tree…

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