Explore some greenery – Kerala Eco Tourism
The God’s own country is calling us to its vast greenery! Check out some Eco-tourism destinations in Kerala
Nelliyampathi (also spelled Nelliampathy) is a hill station 60 kilometres (37 mi) from Palakkad, is surrounded by tea and coffee plantations. The road to it, which goes through the dense forests of the Western Ghats, is known for its many hairpin turns. A viewpoint called Seethargund is situated 8 km away from Nelliyampathy. Seethargund, according to beliefs is the place where Lord Rama, Laxmana and Seetha rested during their exile. Another attraction of Nelliyampathy is Kesavam para viewpoint.
Gavi, a village in Pathanamthitta district is located 14 km south west of Vandiperiyar, 28 km from Kumily, near Thekkady. Gavi became a favorite travel destination with the release of the Malayalam movie ‘Ordinary’. Gavi is part of the Periyar Tiger Reserve, and the route can be covered by car from Vandiperiyar. Gavi’s evergreen forests are plentiful with wildlife including the tiger, elephants, leopards, bears, Indian gaur, sambar, barking and mouse deers, lion tailed macaque, Nilgiri langur, Nilgiri marten, Malabar giant squirrel and more than 250 species of birds.
The Athirappilly Falls is situated 1000 ft above sea level on the Chalakudy river. Falling from a height of 80 feet, this is one of the largest waterfalls in the state. Daily Jungle Safari trips are organized by Thrissur District Tourism Promotion Council with Athirappilly Destination Management Council from Chalakudy to Malakkappara. Athirappilly Waterfalls is also popular for the Bahubali movie shooting location.
Nilambur is about 40 kilometers from Malappuram city and 24 kilometers from Manjeri on the Kozhikode–Gudalur road called CNG road. It is located close to the Nilgiris range of the Western Ghats. Banglavu Kunnu (Bungalow Hill), which was buit by the Imperial Forest Service in 1929 under British colonial rule is located at Nilambur. Another major attractions are Nilambur Kovilakom, Gateway of Nilambur, Teak forest and plantations.
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