Saturday, October 25, 2008

Neyyar Dam


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Neyyar dam was established in 1958 and is a popular picnic spot in South Kerala and is about 32 kilometers north east of  Trivandrum. Lies at the foothills of  Western Ghats, this site has a fascinating lake with a wild life sanctuary within it called the Neyyar wildlife sanctuary. Other attractions include a Deer park, Lion safari, Crocodile farm, garden at the base of dam and boating on the waters of reservoir. Ponmudi hill station is just 40 kilometers aside, so one can visit these locations in one journey although the road from Neyyar to Ponmudy is not so good and a bit perplexing.

Location Map of Neyyar.

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Friday, October 24, 2008



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Ponmudi is a hill station in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala in Southern India. Its located 61 km north east of Trivandrum at an altitude of 600 meters. It is a part of the Western Ghats mountain ranges. Ponmudi is connected to Trivandrum by a narrow winding road which offers a scenic view on the way to Ponmudi. The climate is constantly genial. Located in a rich forest area, this whole place may be of interest to environmentalists. There is also a rich wildlife around these grassy hills. Golden Valley is a sneak preview offered to the beauty of the hills. It is an approach point to the Kallar river. Peppara wildlife sanctuary  and dam is also close by.

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Monday, December 31, 2007

Parambikulam Sanctuary

First established as a small sanctuary in 1962, the present area of 110 sq miles (285 sq km) was gazetted in 1973. The sanctuary stretches around the Parambikulam, Thunacadavu and Peruvaripallan reservoirs, each with a good population of crocodile. Most of the area has dense deciduous forests and in one area old teak plantations. Gaur viewing is good with the largest population in Kerala. Elephants, Sambar, chital, lion-tailed macaque and a few tigers and leopards are seen. Best time to visit: Feb. to Apr. Accommodation: forest resthouses at Thunacadavu, Thellikkal and Elathode

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