Venniyani Mala – Treading on the footsteps of Victor George

Victor George, the talented photographer met his tragic death while trying to cover the landslide that occured in Venniyani mala in 2001.

We visited the place where a memorial is set up in his honor.

 

Trek to Irukallummudi – a lesser known peak

This time we carried along nothing except an umbrella. No bag. No camera. No food. No water. Just us – two souls on an unending quest for restlessness.

Route
Thodupuzha -> Thattakkuzha -> Cheppukulam

After an hour of journey from thodupuzha, we reached Cheppukulam. To start the trek to Irukallummudi, walk past the CSI church after the last bus stop.

Make sure you have some one with you who knows the way. Because the place is so thinly populated that you can walk hours and find no human being. the safe route is towards the left see of the church. But if you are adventurous, take the road to the right of the church.

Once you reach the top road, the view that awaits you is stunning. One side you a view encompassing poomala, kalayanthaani, keezharkuthu. The other side has the stunning view of muttom dam reservoir and ilaveezha poonchira among many other nameless peaks.

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Trek to Meenuliyanpara

Meenuliyanpara is mountain peak from where we can see Cochin Port and parts of Trichur district.An enchanting atmosphere and natural beauty, this mountain offers a short trek that is enjoyable in any weather.

Route to Meenuliyanpara

Kerala -> Idukki -> Thodupuzha -> Vannappuram -> Pattayakkudi

Note: From Vannappuram, KSRTC bus is available. First service is at 08:15AM from Vannappuram. Be sure to get the first bus itself because there are only 4 services a day and one bus for all those services. Plus there are no replacement bus in case it breaks down. :-)

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Trip to Thommankuthu

Recently ( to be exact – last week ) I made a solo trip to Thommankuthu ( Wiki ). One fine sunday afternoon, I gunned my activa to life and hit the road towards Thommankuthu.

Route

Thommankuthu is about 20kms from Thodupuzha. From Thodupuzha, take the road that goes to Karimannoor. In the karimannor juntion, you will have to take a left turn towards Thommankuthu. There is a small board that gives the direction which is very easy to miss. So makes sure you take the turn.

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