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Perumathura Pozhi

Perumathura Pozhi is 15KM away from Kazhakkoottam junction. If you seek a calm and cool place for spending a weekend this is the right  place to be in.The water is calm. The sky a faint ocher, illuminating the coconut palms on the fringes of the land.Get one of the boatmen to take you to Perumathura Pozhi (estuary). The rate is negotiable. The sands at the estuary is all yours.

Major attraction
Soak in the cool, salubrious air in this natural oxygen bar. Soon, the nascent rays of the sun flood Kadinamkulam Kayal.Kakkathuruthu is a major attraction of the villages. Here you need the help of boatmen.Kerala State Road Transport Corporation runs buses between Perumathura and Poovar, an emerging tourist destination. There is a lone eatery at Kadinamkulam. Night stay is well nigh impossible.

The two villages are ideal to laze around on a holiday, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. When dusk falls, it is a short drive back – backbreaking for 5 km up to Kaniyapuram, and then zipping for 20 km on the National Highway 47 to the city.

Nature has endowed lavishly to the beauty of Perumathura. The golden sand beaches, Muthala pozhi, the backwaters, the traditional way of ladies spinning coir, the coconut groves, coconut trees with multiple trunks, snake boats and ‘kettuvallams’ are the most important attractions. This is a place free of environmental pollutions. So come to Perumathura, to savor the simple, clean life and the rich scenic beauty with which God has so lavishly endowed this land.

Place in history
An 1897 painting by C. Raja Raja Varma, on display at Sri Chitra Art Gallery in Thiruvananthapuram, has immortalised its scenic beauty. In the early 19th Century, the then Resident, Munroe, designed Parvathi Puthanar to link this lake with Veli. The work began in 1825. In three years, the canal became operational. Then, merchandise and travellers used to cross the lake. On one side of the lake is Murukkumpuzha.

Other Attraction
Few kilometers from there, there is a place called ‘Anchutengu’. There is an ancient old fort out there. I was told by the locals that visitors are allowed. However we could not make it as it was too late that day.

From Kazhakkoottam – take the Kollam route and take left at Kaniyapuram. Take a right in front of the Railway Gate. Go straight to reach Murukkumpuzha junction. There is a lake out there. This also is very nice.

You have the old style small boats over there for commutation to the other side of the lake. to get there you have to take a left from the junction. Go straight down from the junction (about 7 km from here till our destination) and take left from the ‘Ganapathiyar Kovil’ . You will see a huge statue of Lord Ganesh aside the road.  Keep on going.

Past a few KM, you have to take right at a ‘T’ junction. You will see the sea on your left but dont stop there as much more beautiful scenes are awaiting you at the end of the road..  . May be  google maps will help you for a better view

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  1. Author is trying so many things in this post. It will be very good, if he explained each destination separately. Now it is an avial.

  2. Homestay facility is indeed available in Perumathura backwaters. 🙂 –