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Parunthumpara hill top

Parunthumpara or the eagle rock

To view the unending green hills and valleys on top of a lone rock is fascinating. Even more when it comes after a little arduous walk. Parunthumpara offers you this. The place is a perfect evening spot for travelers who can enjoy the cool climate and get a birds-eye view of the lush green forests and an incredible waterfall. The walk towards the tip of the rock is a bit challenging yet not too difficult. There are several places where you can sit and relax in groups. Several view points are already set up but the view from the tip of the rock is the best of all. If you are lucky enough, you will be able to get the view of Sabarimala forest if the skies are clear. Best time to visit Parunthumpara Parunthumpara is ideally suited for travelers who are on the way or returning from Thekkady which is only 30 KM from here. Parunthumpara can be visited any time during the day with evenings most preferred as the weather is most enjoyable at …

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 …