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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 …

Kochi KMRL water bus

In Kochi, its not just rails for KMRL

Wanna try going to office in a water bus. No, this is not about the Chennai Floods. The Kochi Metro Rail Corporation (KMRL) has come up with a small surprise to the people in Kochi in the form of water bus service from Vytilla to Kakkanad. Although, the metro rail work is in progress and is testing the patience of the people of Kochi, this new move is quite the opposite.  At a ticket cost of just Rs 8, you can enjoy the 30 minutes of ride with no traffic problems and less pollution. More over it gives you free WiFi service as well. As the service is becoming popular among youth and the IT employees around Kakkanad, a feeder bus service has also been started from Kakkanad to Infopark which definitely adds to the convenience.

Spice Heritage

A new addition to the historical street Mattanchery

Mattanchery, popular for its Jew street and Paradesi synagogue is going to witness another change preserving its legacy. The old palace in the Jew Street is getting a face lift and will be known as a Spice Heritage from December 18 onwards. Sealine Hotels Ltd, famous for its resort in the Cherai Beach, has taken over the ownership of this 150 year old splendid structure built by a Gujarath family. This new move will definitely boost up the tourism industry around the Fort Kochi and Mattanchery area which has its unique history.