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Kalvary mount idukki

More than just a view, experience it.

We have seen how the Idukki dam and its reservoirs has made the nature to redesign itself. Now, the forest department of Kerala has created an opportunity to experience it  more closely. Precisely, with just a ticket cost of 200 INR, you can experience a boating which will bring you as close as you can get to the point where the nature has changed for the man made wonder. The boating starts from the Eco tourism office of the forest department .  In the next one hour, you will see the vastness of the Idukki and Cheruthoni dams and the reservoir, the forest areas, meadows and small lakes. If you are lucky enough, some wild animals as well  The ride ends at the starting point which also holds the memorial of Adivasi Mooppan Kolumban, who identified the exact place for the Idukki dam between the two hills and Cheruthoni dam. You can also visit the Garden of Rare species and Butterfly research centre managed by the Forest Department itself along with this ride. Also, the department …

Thangal Para Photo Gallery

Thangal para is a rocky landscape accessible only by foot adjacent to Vagamon . Thangal Para is located 5 km away from Vagamon in Iddukki district, Kerala state, India. This place is a pilgrimage destination for Muslims because of  the resting place (Dargah) of Hasrath Sheikh Fariduddin Baba ,The Sufi saint, a native of Afghanistan, reached Kerala about 800 years ago.

Kalvary mount idukki

Kalvari Mount (Idukki), View which the nature redesigned

One would marvel the nature’s ability to redesign itself to the human intervention at Kalvari Mount. This is the place where you will see the mighty Idukki dam and its reservoir from one of the highest points. The panoramic view from the top is simply exhilarating and refreshing. Just 5 KM from Idukki town and in the Idukki Kattappana route, Kalvari mount serves both as a refreshing picnic spot and as a Christian pilgrim centre called Kurisumala. It also gives the view of Kamakshy and Mariyapuram, the most prominent tribal villages of the region. Such big is the view of reservoir that it looks like periyar river itself from the highest point of and unless you know that this is actually formed after the implementation of the Idukki Hydroelectric project on 1975, you will not identify it. This simply shows us there is no better designer than the nature itself. This reservoir, got created after the construction Idukki, Cheruthoni and Kulamavu dams which holds the water of the Periyar river and uses it for Hydroelectric …