Poovar is 18 km south of Kovalam. Poovar is located at the Neyyar estuary. It is a typical Kerala virgin countryside with a lovely beach nudging the palm-fringed Poovar river. You can witness a rare natural phenomenon in Poovar that of lake, river, sea and beach meeting the land. The charm of serene backwaters and long stretch of golden sand beach will be difficult to resist for a real nature enthusiast.
Located in the heart of Kumily, Thekkady town, atop a small hillock, ensconced by the canopy of tall trees lies Greenwoods, a four star luxury resort, so named as a tribute to the wooded, green ambience all around.
The unique ambience of the resort so calming to your senses with more than 45 types of trees, manicured sloping lawns, cobble-stoned pathways and gabled roofs crowning well laid out cottages. Amidst this green ambience birds, plants, trees, butterflies and mists make their home.
Staying at this small haven needs a few days, such is the `feel\' one gets when one begins to stay here and this `feel\' happens all the time, especially when you walk back into the resort, after a tiring, activity filled day. No sooner than you cross the tall gates and stand under the canopy of trees. You realize why your holiday needs to be extended, why children prefer staying in rather than going out, why birds and butterflies stay in most of the day, such is the difference in temperature and `feel\'. Interestingly many guests extend their stay here we sure know why!
With six acres of space to play, shout, run around and breathe and with 8 acres of plantation with Tree House , adjacent to reserve forest. Greenwoods has always been the one of the largest resort closest to the Periyar Tiger Reserve and definitely, one among the most beautiful resorts in Kerala.
This temple of godess Durga stands 4kilometers from vatakara,near calicut a noted town in kerala,india.The temple is a complex of three temples of godess Durga,Shiva and VIshnu. The temple is frequently referred in the ballads of north kerala as the legendery hero Thacholi Othenan was a devotee of this godess.
The Durga temple was built by Aryans Vaishya Brahmins who migrated to this place some 1500 years back. They were Brahmins who took up trade as their main occupation.