Thursday 26 December 2013
Travellers Paradise -
Kerala the magical strip of land located on the coast of Arabian Sea. It is known across the globe for its backwaters, wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, tea & spice plantations and Ayurveda. Each tourist destinations of Kerala are known for its compelling charm that entertains tourist during their Kerala tour. The Travellers paradise column will open up some of the must see destinations for travellers all around the world.
Vagamon, the “Scotland of Asia” situated at a distance of about 60km from Kottayam district surrounded with green estates and beautiful meadows filled with the smell of refreshing mountain air. The meandering road to Vagamon is filled with huge lofty pine trees lined in rows. The grass covered hills; waterfalls, velvet lawns, valleys, fogs, and the cool wind make Vagamon a perfect holiday retreat. The place is blessed with the abundance of nature has also gained popularity as an ecotourist destination. The chain of three hills – Thangal Hill, Murugan Hill and Kurisumala - forms a mark of religious harmony. Vagamon has become the chosen destination for trekkers and adventure lovers. The hill station has developed into a prime paragliding hub and is the venue of international paragliding contests. A walk along the narrow mist covered zigzag roads that wind up the hills is a great experience.
Kumarakom located 13 kms away from Kottayam district. It is a cluster of little islands forming an interesting water world offering a wide variety of flora, water flowers, variety of fishes, exotic sightseeing, boating and fishing experiences to the tourist. Houseboat cruising in the blue green backwaters with fascinating views of the surrounding scenery and rustic lifestyle of the locals is a delightful experience. The Pathiramanal (sands of
midnight) islands lying between Kumarakom and Thanneermukkom is a fascinating island in the backwater destination. Kumarakom bird sanctuary which is spread across 14 acres is an ornithologist’s paradise consisting of numerous species of common, rare as well as flocks of migratory birds like Siberian stork, wild duck landing here from different parts of the world. The National Geographic magazine has described Kumarakom as one of the must-see places in a lifetime. Come and explore the scintillating beauty of the Kerala’s tourist places and take back home incredible and everlasting memories to relish forever.