Location: 10 km from Palakkad town, North Kerala.
Attractions: Dam, amusement park, boating facilities, rock garden and ropeway.
Malampuzha, a little township on the foothills of the Western Ghats. It takes its name from the River Malampuzha nurtured by the tributary of Kerala\'s longest river Bharathappuzha. Malampuzha is a lush green town. It is a major tourist attraction for its trekking trails and the large irrigation dam.
Around the reservoir of the dam are beautiful gardens and amusement parks. Boating facilities are available on the lake. Other attractions in the Malampuzha garden are the beautiful rock garden, the fish-shaped aquarium, the snake park, the ropeway which takes you on an aerial tour of the park, and the gigantic Yakshi (an enchantress) sculptured by Kanai Kunhiraman, a renowned sculptor of Kerala.
The most interesting feature of the rock garden is that the whole place is made of unwanted and broken pieces of bangles, tiles, used plastic cans, tins and other waste materials. The garden is a master work of sculptor Padmasree Nek Chand Saini. His rock garden in Chandigarh is world famous and attracts thousands of tourists every year.
Nearest railway station: Palakkad.
Nearest airport: Coimbatore, about 55 km from Palakkad town.
Duration : 3 Night / 4 Days
Romantic Honeymoon Tour Package
Kerala Backwater tour - a tour for honeymooners and who doesnt wants to travel much. The trip involves exploration of Cochin Heritage sites including Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jewish Street, St. Francis Church etc and tour to experience the backwaters of Kumarakom.
The Isola Di Cocco (\"The Island of Coconuts\"), a unique heritage resort cosseted by a coconut grove, residing on the banks of the river Poovar, at the juncture where the tranquil river embraces the roaring Arabian sea. Isola Di Cocco is tucked away in the southwestern tip of India in the State of Kerala - the internationally renowned tourist destination (projected as one of the 50 best \"must see destinations\" in the world by the National Geographic Traveller Magazine). The resort is virtually encircled by water. Here nature offers you her bountiful best - a riverbank, a beach, lakes, ponds and backwaters. Look out from the resort , and you see the river beyond which is the delightful private beach and yonder, the sea. A sense of exclusivity is evident immediately as you approach the entrance of Isola Di Cocco, which offers a warm and personal welcome. You will find secluded clusters of housing villas, each with its own balcony offering breath-taking viewsand reflecting typical Keralian architecture with flair. Lush, tropical landscaping, oceanfront pools and palm-laced stone walkways create a hideaway of tropical privacy. Isola Di Cocco is a heritage resort like no other. Here you have the river, the lakes, the backwaters, countryboat rides and what\'s more, Ayurveda. If you dream of relaxing in a heritage room or lying on the beach, lulled by the sound of waves and the rustling of palm fronds stirred by tropical trade winds, then Isola Di Cocco is just right for you.
Puli Kali (\"Puli\" = Leopard/Tiger & \"Kali\" = Play in Malayalam language) is a colorful recreational folk art from the state of Kerala. It is performed by trained artists to entertain people on the occasion of Onam. An annual harvest festival, celebrated mainly in the Indian state of Kerala. On the fourth day of Onam celebrations (Nalaam Onam), performers painted like tigers and hunters in bright yellow, red, and black dance to the beats of instruments like Udukku and Thakil. Literal meaning of Pulikali is the \'play of the tigers\' hence the performance revolve around the theme of tiger hunting. The folk art is mainly practiced in Thrissur district of Kerala. Best place to watch the show is at Swaraj Round, Thrissur on the fourth day of Onam, where Pulikali troupes from all over the district assemble to display their skills. The festival attracts thousands of people to the Thrissur city.
Event date: Fourth day after Thiruvonam.
Venue: Swaraj Round, Thrissur.
Ever seen a procession of tigers on two legs? Well, we are not talking about any carnival inside the circus tents. The event takes place at the Swaraj Round in Thrissur district of Kerala. Pulikali, or the fun and frolic of tigers, is an event that has become synonymous with the festival of Onam in Kerala. The tigers are not real ones, but men dressed and painted as tigers.
As part of the performance, groups of local men would have their bodies and faces painted to resemble tigers. Apart from the true colours of a tiger, one would also come across other colours and patterns and even the facial features of lion on the bodies of performers. The make-up is time-consuming and it is quite a labour to undo the make-up, which is mostly done with oil paints. The theme of the performance is playing hide-and-seek with a hunter wielding a gun. The event generates a great deal of excitement both for the spectators from near and far and for the performers.
Nearest railway station: Thrissur, about a kilometer.
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 58 km from Thrissur.
In Kerala, festival dates are decided in accordance with the Malayalam calendar and the local traditions and customs. We have calculated the festival dates based on these, but there can be changes in the dates according the customs and rituals associated with each place of worship. As such, these should be considered only as approximate dates and have to be confirmed with the local authorities.