Places to See (Tourist Places)

Thekkady, India’s largest Wildlife Sanctuary, 114kms off Kottayam and 190kms off Kochi (Cochin), is a dream destination for any tourist visiting in Kerala. This sanctuary spread over an area of 777sq. Kms, surrounded by an artificial lake over an area of 25sq.Kms.

This temple is 13km. from Kumily.

Built in the Pandian style of architecture, this temple is centuries old and stands in the thick forest it situates Kerala-Tamilnadu boundary. Kerala-Tamilnadu Government combinedly conduct the festival of the temple. The ‘Pooja’ is conducted her only once in a year on Chithira Poornima day.

If you wish to visit the temple , you will need special permission from the Chief Conservator of Forests (Ph-No 325385) Vazhuthacaud, Thiruvananthapuram. The only way to temple is by jeep from Kumily.

With its abundant natural beauty, this place awaits the tourists who come to sip the natural beauty., escaping from the stress and strain of life. Barren hills densed with tea estates add more beauty to the place.

The places Kuttikkanam and Vagaman are known as Kerala’s Kodaikanal.

Munnar considered as the first hill resort in the Kerala situates 1800metres above the sea level. tea plantations spread beyond eye sight adds beauty to Munnar.

Munnar is praised as the “Kashmir of the East’. The Kannan Devan Tea Plantation not far from Munnar town is one of the biggest tea plantations in the world.

The journey to Munnar nourishes the minds of the tourists with vivid natural scenes. Munnar is at Kochi (Cochin) – Madura highway. Cheeyappara Waterfall welcomes the tourists first in the journey to Munnar. Chithirapuram, where the first Hydro Electric Station of Idukki is situated within 10kms from Munnar.

The Indo-Swiss project, relating to the dairy development is at Mattuppetty, 15kms from Munnar, gifted with natural beauty than Munnar and with the presence of wild animals and boating facilities, Mattuppetty becomes more lovable.

Iravikkulam National Park spread over 97sq.kms with Barren hills, meadows, rock rafts and wild animals will fascinate any one.

which stands at an altitude of 2694metres on the southern boarder of the National park will evoke wonder in the tourists.

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is 60Kms away from Devikulam.

The place, Thommankuthu, famous for its numerous waterfalls, is situated at a distance of 21 kms from Thodupuzha. As this place is suitable for trekking, adventurous youth are attracted to this place. Meenuliyarmudi (at vannapuram panchayathu), Keezharkuthu (Uumpannoor) and Irukallumud (Velliyammattom) are other famous small tourist centres near Thommankuthu.