Thiruvananthapuram Off The Beaten Path

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    Meen mutti falls

    by radz Written Jul 8, 2004

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    Water falls


    This is beautiful water falls,name is Meen mutti water falls,("Meen" means "Fish",mutti means hitting,)Water is so chill ,on can take bath here.We took bath:).2km walking is worth :)).Seems after moonsoon ,water flows will be good.
    From Trivendram to all Pommudi bus stops at Kallar.

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    Kallar River.

    by radz Written Jul 8, 2004

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    Kallar,Picture perfect


    Kallar is 40km from Thiruvananthapuram,Its on the way to Ponmudi,(Ponmudi means Golden Vally).
    Ponmudi is tiny hill resort at Western Ghats.Its an upper Valley.
    Kallar river is isnide forest,you have walk for 2km treck.The river&forest is great scenery and tranquility,water is crystal clear.
    There is no hotel ,coffee shop ,its not typical tourist place.So we packed Lunch from Oasis food court,(Kasavadaspuram)&water.
    Had lunch at river bank,then we start going up to water falls.The path is slippery&narrow,it took 1.20min for 2km :)Retrun time it was 1hr.fast we came down.
    The treck was so good,can see small streams,listen birds singing.

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  • Kallar

    by dsantosh Written Jul 7, 2004

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    Kallar

    This is 50 Km from Trivandrum and is on the way to Ponmudir. The place gets its name from the River Kallar. Kallu means 'stone' and Aru means 'river in Malayalam . This is an ideal place for people with an interest in trekking, angling and bird watching.

    The main attractions are the nearby Golden Valley, and the Meenmutti waterfalls. One can bathe in the crystal clear waters.

    Those who are intersted in trekking and bird watching can take narrow track, starting from the right from the side of the Kallar Bridge. Thisw will take to waterfall, known as Meenmutty. The waterfall is situated 3-4 kms from the main road. One can see bird life, and many species of butterflies enroute. During the rainy season leeches are found in plenty here.

    Kallar Forest Protection Group at Kallar gives help inr trekking guidance and also for hiring guides. .

    A restaurant, toilet, changing rooms, shops to sell forest produce, STD and ISD booths and a car parking area are there at the facilitation centre.

    Getting there:

    Nearest airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 67 kms.

    Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, about 61 km

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    Koyikkal Palace

    by yumiyun Written May 15, 2003

    The palace originally built for Umayamma Rani of the Venad royal family is now converted into Folklore Museum. Along with various traditional music instruments, agricultural tools and handicrafts, remians of Greek and Roman coins brought to Kerala by way of trade are among the collections. Models of Kerala ritual performance such as Theyyams are also exhibited.

    The palace cum museum is located 18km from the city, in Nedumangad, on the way to Ponmudi Hill.

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    chilli fest

    by 6aruna Written Nov 13, 2009

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    green chillies enticing tourists to a chilli baji, which is chilli dipped in batter and fried.
    One of the crowded stalls during onam fare

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    Veli Lagoon

    by ushar Updated Sep 1, 2005

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    It is a tourist Village near the Trivandrum airport and an ideal picnic spot where the large lake merges with the sea by a narrow sand bar

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    Pon Mudi

    by ushar Written Sep 1, 2005

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    ponmudi

    Ponmudi is a beautiful hill station situated at an altitued of 610 metres above sea level and is famous for its pleaasant climate.

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    Akkulam Lake

    by ushar Written Sep 1, 2005

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    Being a popuilar retreat for the city dwellers, this lake has boating facility and a largest children's park in Kerala

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    Science and Technology Museum.

    by ushar Written Aug 24, 2005

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    Museum

    It is located near Mascot Hotel (near PMG Junction). It offers an idea of the growth of science and technology in our country

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