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6 Important Places to Visit in Vagamon

We all know that, no need to introduce the beautiful land of green meadows,Vagamon to most of the travelers.However your experience in Vagamon can be different, travel mates can be different, places you visited itself can be different. I am writing this article for the travelers who were not lucky enough to visit the green lush meadows of Vagamon at least once. The green velvet meadows are really beautiful and going to be the feast for your eyes. All trips will have some important places in the bucket that needs to be covered, not all but most of them. Here are some of the famous places to visit in Vagamon which you should not miss there in your trip. Kurisumala Vagamon Kurisumala is one of the popular christian pilgrimage center in Vagamon and usually flocked at the time of Good Friday week. Kurisumala means the mountain of cross. If you are fit enough to climb the top along the way of the cross stations you will truly appreciate the nature, scenic beauty and spiritual satisfaction. …

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Chokkana, The unexplored offbeat destination in thrissur

Travel leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. This story is about a village called Chokkana in Thrissur,Kerala. Nowadays people are giving more importance to travel rather than spending hell lot of money just for the weekend shopping. Some people are traveling just for the sake of doing it, some are experiencing the adventure. You should always fall under second category. All travel experience should have something explored newly, adventure and unlearned lessons. Chokkana Thrissur Travelers who are usually visiting Thrissur will mostly cover the well known travel destinations like Athirappilly Waterfalls, Marottichal Waterfalls and Cheruchakki Chola. This time i am introducing a least known travel destination called Chokkana. Chokkana is a village in Kodakkara, Thrissur. The very green lush meadows there will be definitely a feast for your eyes.One can feel the cool breeze touching on your cheeks smoothly. If you are a travel nomad, Chokkana won’t dissatisfies you for sure. Kindly don’t expect any big hotels and restaurants there like other known travel destinations. All together, Chokkana is a wonderful destination …

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The enchanting meadows of Uluppuni, Idukki

Kerala is blessed with so much of greenery unlike other destinations in India. The meadows and tea estates are the real contributors of this natural beauty. Meadows are of ecological importance because they are open, sunny areas that attract and support flora and fauna that couldn’t thrive in other conditions. The Vagamon and Wayanad are so popular for the green meadows and most of you (From Kerala) might have conquered these destinations by this time. Now I have a charming destination to share with you near Vagamon. The lush and green meadows Travelers visiting Vagamon can definitely consider this beautiful destination in their travel bucket. Uluppuni is around 16kms from vagamon towards pulikanam route. The major attraction of Uluppuni is the picturesque meadows. whoever visited Vagamon might have seen the real beauty of meadows there. One can see the even better version of the meadows at Uluppuni. Uluppuni journey will be a very good trekking experience and worth putting some efforts to see the majestic scenery. The route is completely in an off-road condition which …

Pulikode Waterfalls Kasaragod

Pulikode waterfalls, the least exposed beauty of Kasaragod

Kerala is enriched with number of majestic waterfalls as a gift of Western Ghats. Athirappilly waterfalls, Meenmutty Waterfalls, Palaruvi Waterfalls, Soochipara Waterfalls and Maramala waterfalls are some among them. Almost all districts of Kerala is having at least one waterfall except Alappuzha. But when it comes to Kasaragod district, waterfalls are least exposed to the outside world. Kasaragod is often named as land of Lords and Forts and one of the most beautiful districts in Kerala state endowed with 9 rivers, hills, beaches, backwaters, as well as temples. Pulikode waterfalls Kottodi Pulikode waterfalls at Kottodi is now drawing tourists in droves. Many people are visiting the spot to enjoy this spectacular view, a gift of the monsoon season. The waterfall is formed by the tributaries of area Prayampallam, Chulli, and Kollampana. Water from all of them falls from a height of around 40 feet. Badiyadka panchayat has launched efforts to invite the attention of tourists to the waterfall, which is situated in a border village, and thereby boost the tourism potential of the panchayat. Badiyadka …

Makalidurga Trekking

The fascinating experience of Makalidurga trek

Makalidurga Hill offers a splendid trekking option for people staying in Bangalore over the weekend. Away from the concrete jungle which Bangalore has now converted in to; trekking offers a unique option to get away from this jungle and have a peaceful time on a hill top and enjoy nature. Though there are quite a few trekking options around Bangalore, but Makalidurga trek is going to be something special for everyone. The Makalidurga Trek The first major charm of Makalidurga Hills is the location itself. Makalidurga is located quite near to the city which is well connected through road and rail. Frequent buses are available from Bangalore since it’s a popular trekking destination for the beginners. View of the Makalidurga Railway Station, the point from where you will start  trekking Makalidurga railway station is the starting point of your challenging journey. Unless other trekking destinations in India, Makalidurga offers you a trek through railway tracks. For me this was the highlight of the trek. From the railway platform, start walking in opposite direction from the …

Kattoothimedu Idukki

Rollicking apsaras of Kattoothimedu, Idukki

A little more isolated from the external world and as being less known outside, Kattoothimedu holds its pristine beauty still with it. Situated at a height of 4000 feet above the sea level, this beautiful area is the part of Senapathy Gramapanchayath of the Idukki district. Another speciality of Kattoothimedu is the fact that it is surrounded by rivers in its three sides. In malayalam Kattu means wind, and as the name suggests, the winds here are more than just a breeze and is a part of it. More than 50 acres of land can be scene here. A Lotus pond and the beautiful nature surrounding it are the other main attractions to name. As other places in Idukki district of Kerala, Kattoothimedu has its own unique and exquisite beauty. The story of Kattoothimedu This isolated world has its own story to tell. In the old times, it was believed that the village was being protected by a god called Karuppuswamy. Karuppuswamy is also widely believed as a tribal form of Lord Siva. The seven dancers …

The great monuments Mahabalipuram

The great monuments of Mahabalipuram

It’s been several years that the shore temple of Mahabalipuram has lost its old charm of tingling bells, Poojas, mantras and the variety of garlands. The temple itself has changed into a World Heritage Site with historical importance. There are no pilgrims, but there are several tourists. The Sun God still showers blessings to all. The Sunrise at Mahabalipuram After the Long drive from Chennai through the East Coast Highway, more commonly called as the ECR highway, you are definitely bound to feel drowsy particularly during early morning. A walk alongside the shore temple boundary walls towards the beach adds to this. A typical sunrise at Mahabalipuram But as said always, the best thing comes in the end right. The beach gives one of the best views of sunrise and the first rays of sun is bound to melt all the drowsiness from you. Climb a few rocks on the beach and you can relax in the cool breeze as well. Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram? Mamallapuram is the current name for Mahabalipuram. You will not see …

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Kolukkumalai, the crown of munnar

The oldest tea factory of Munnar lies in its highest point, Kolukkumalai. The Kolukkumalai Tea plantations and the factory is now part of the state of Tamil Nadu and is managed by the Kottagudi Tea Plantations group. Contrary to the usual CTC Tea produced by the other plantations mainly owned by the Tata Kannan Devan group and the Harrisons Malayalam group, Kolukkumalai factory still uses the Orthodox methods to process the tea leaves. This is either hand processed or rolled by machinery which does the similar kind of hand rolling. Kolukkumalai, as its name, stands at a towering height of more than 8000 ft above the sea level. This makes the Kolukkamalai plantations boast another record of the World’s highest organic tea plantations. Organic, because still no fertilizers are used and thus the Kolukkumalai tea stands tall in its unique quality as well. The Way up to the Highest orthodox tea plantations The Monsoon season of Kerala is not said as the ideal time for visiting the high range areas, mainly because it becomes tough …