This weekend our whole team[a

This weekend our whole team[a huge crowd] at office is off to a ecotourism spot called Thenmala in Kerala near Trivandrum. We are taking the Thirunelveli route to catch a refreshing bath in the Indian Niagara, Kutraalam.

Thenmala, is India’s first planned Ecotourism Destination. The website boasts of this – Thenmala : “Then + Mala” , i.e. in local parlance “Then” means honey and “Mala” means hillock i.e. it mean honey hills. The honey collected from Thenmala forest region is of good quality and of high medicinal value because of the unique floristic composition of the forests. The Shenduruney Wildlife Sanctuary is the ecotourism resource of Thenmala.

The best part is the adventure zone that they recommend which consists of Mountain Biking and River Crossing. Not the usual River Crossing. Looks like you to hang on a rope to cross the river. Pretty adventurous, huh!!. Check out the adventure zone pics here.

We have booked a whole compartment in the train. The guys are already excited. Not to mention the whole lot of halwa shopping that is going to happen on the way back at Iruttukadai Halwa Shop, Thirunelveli. Looks like its going to be lots of fun.

Unrelated Note – This link on MIO that says Kamal Hassan’s next film is (re)named as Mumbai Express and there is already a conflict running on that. I guess it’s a rumour going around. Thanks to praveen for the pointer.

14 thoughts on “This weekend our whole team[a

  1. I happend to end at this site and found it very friendly.Felt like sitting in a neighbourhood bar or a tea kadai,rather, with a group of friends.

    If there are any food lovers particularly meat eaters in your group, make sure you visit “Rahamath” barotta stall at the border of TN and kerala.This section of the town is called “border”.This tiny whole in the wall place is an institution of its own kind maintaining “GREAT” quality for a few decades now.

    Also famous in and around kuttraalam is “rasa vadai”.Ask a localite.

    cheers

  2. Guru,

    Have a nice and safe trip. Enjoy. Make sure that kudimagans dont cross the river after having ursaaga baanam. People tend to get over excited after drinks and when they see water.

    By the way regarding mumbai express this is the link which says that Thirumalvalavan is objecting to the title.

    http://musicindiaonline.com/n/i/tamil/875/

  3. Guru,

    Have a nice and safe trip. Enjoy. Make sure that kudimagans dont cross the river after having ursaaga baanam. People tend to get over excited after drinks and when they see water.

    By the way regarding mumbai express this is the link which says that Thirumalvalavan is objecting to the title.

    http://musicindiaonline.com/n/i/tamil/875/

  4. Make Sure you are reaching Tirunelveli by the evening. As the name sounds, Irutukatti opens after dark.

    Crazy

  5. Make Sure you are reaching Tirunelveli by the evening. As the name sounds, Irutukatti opens after dark.

    Crazy

  6. From the main entrance of the Nellaipper temple you must turn left to reach the town’s famous halwa shop. The sixth shop on the left is known as Iruttukadai’ — literally translated it means ‘dark shop’. It has no board identifying it. It has been known as the ‘Iruttukadai’ for the last five decades.

    The shop was closed. The wooden shutters were down. At 5.45 pm a small crowd gathered outside the shop. The shop opened at 6 pm sharp. The halwa was already packed in ΒΌ, Β½ and one kg packs. Only smaller amounts needed to be weighed and parcelled out.

  7. From the main entrance of the Nellaipper temple you must turn left to reach the town’s famous halwa shop. The sixth shop on the left is known as Iruttukadai’ — literally translated it means ‘dark shop’. It has no board identifying it. It has been known as the ‘Iruttukadai’ for the last five decades.

    The shop was closed. The wooden shutters were down. At 5.45 pm a small crowd gathered outside the shop. The shop opened at 6 pm sharp. The halwa was already packed in ΒΌ, Β½ and one kg packs. Only smaller amounts needed to be weighed and parcelled out.

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