Saturday, June 18, 2005

Koodalkadavu and Kuruvadweep - Near Payyampally


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During last weekend (11th and 12th June 2005) I visited Payyampally with my cousin Jose Abins. We went on a walk towards “Koodalkadavu” which is a meeting point of two rivers. The word “Koodalkadavu” in Malayalam means meeting point of rivers. The two rivers are named as river “Mananthavady” and river “Panamaram”, since the two rivers flow through Panamaram and Mananthavady which are small towns in Wayanad. The two rivers meet together and flow with the name “Kabani” river. The river separates into 5 small rivers, 2 kilometers away from Koodalkadavu and joins together after 3 more kilometers. The land in between forms an island called “Kuruvadweep”. “Dweep” means an island in Malayalam.

Abins and me went for a walk towards Koodalkadavu on Saturday evening (around 4- 0 clock.) Koodalkadavu is 2 kilometers away from my house and Kuruvadweep is 4 kilometers away from my home. Abins took his camera along with him. We spent half an hour one the bank of the river. Then crossed the river and reached the forest which is on the other side of the river. We walked through the forest for a while and reached the place called “Dasanakkara”. Dasanakkara is a small junction were roads from Panamaram, Mananthavady, Payyampally, and Pulpally meets. We had coffee from the near by shop and walked back towards our home in Payyampally.

We were not able to visit Kuruvadweep because then we won't reach back home before darkness. Kuruvadweep is full of small streams and thick forest. A very beautiful land! Very rarely we can see alligators in the water and monkeys. Kuruvadweep is one of the main tourist attractions of Wayanad. Below are few snaps from the location.


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Update on 2nd Feb 2007
In the above picture you can see the two rivers – Manathavady River and Panamaram River joining together to form the Koodalkadavu. The two bridges which is clearly visible connects Payyampally and Cherukattoor, then Cherukattoor and Pulpally. The distance to Pulpally is reduced to 15 kilometers from 35 kilometers after these two bridges were established.



Update on 2nd Feb 2007
In the above picture you can see the Kabani River splitting into two and joining together after a while to create the wonderful 950 acres island – Kuruvadweep. There after you can see the joined river flowing towards the North East corner towards Karnataka.

20 comments:

  1. wow!!great snaps!!!I like the way uve arranged them

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  2. prabha.. yeah.. this time I thought of arranging the picutures in some patterns instead of just putting one by one and depend upon the automatic arrangement, and got the first appreciation from you. thanks :-)

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  3. Awesome..Deepu..
    Reminds me of our college trip 2 Kurva.....

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  4. Sunitha, even I remembered about the kuruva trip. I don't have any photo's from our college, I will get some snaps from our college next time when I visit wayanad and update in my blog.

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  5. Simply beautiful! My Kerala is beeyootiful!

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  6. Hi Ally, Jithu and Neil Padayatty,
    thanks for the comments.

    Hi Prabha,
    I was in Madras for the past one week. You can expect updates this week.

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  7. Lovely snaps, great capture. Nature photography is a challenge and you have done well. Came here via Niels blog.

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  8. hai DEEPUS....
    Great artistic work da.......

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  9. hi deepu...

    its dileep frm bangalor. i had a glance through ur webpage..wonderfull...

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  10. Hi Dileep, thank you very much for the comments. Are you the one Dileep studied in SCHSS Payyampally? Please mail me at deepugeorgev@yahoo.com

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  11. Thanks Aji. Please Visit again

    --Deepu George V

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  12. Hello Deepu,

    It was nice reading your very well written blog & the excellent photographs.

    I will be visiting Korome soon & Google search tells me that this place is near by. Do you have any idea how to reach your place from Korome?

    Thanks

    Prasad

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  13. Prasad,

    To reach Korome from Payyampally, you need to reach Mananthavady, then take the Makkiyad Kallody road from there. It will be around 30 kms distance from Payyampally.

    --Deepu George V

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