It is true that Thiruvananthapuram have a lot of hidden treasures. Yes one of it the world famous richest Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. But actually we are not talking about real gold but is really golden. We all know about Agasthyarkoom and Ponmudi. But do you know there is a small trekking point near these places. So what is Vazhvanthol and how it becomes a point of attraction?
Vazhvanthol is a waterfalls approximately 46 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city. Here I am describing the details of place how to reach there and other relevant data along with a detailed travelogue about the trip organised by RoughRoads on 13th August 2017 from Manaveeyam, which commenced at 6’o clock morning.
The preparation was something that hassled RoughRoads team because of uncertainty regarding number of participants. But everything became easy as we started to execute plan. Our Club Partners were Yaathrikan, well known travellers club of Kerala. We called for registration through our website from 3rd August 9:00 AM and on first spin itself Anish Raju and Sai Vishnu registered. Then each day till Friday 11th August 2017 registration was going on and as we were limiting our registration to 15 we had to accept one more participant because of the affinity of the travel from him. He was AkhilJith a well-travelled rider from MotoMarshals.
On the morning of 13th August we commenced our journey from Manaveeyam, Vellayambalam, Trivandrum, Kerala, India. We had a convoy of 2 cars and 4 bikes with total 16 participants. Food was already packed so that there is no shops nearby our destination. We reached Chathancode nearest human inhibited area by almost 9’o clock and had tea from Canteen of Vithura Jersey Farm. We have to trek almost 4 kilometres into the forest. before that we should be sufficiently planned. There is plenty of leech who drinks our blood as well as a chance to come in contact with some real wildlife. It is advised to carry enough water, food and medical supplies. We had to wait at check post for almost half an hour for our guide to reach. The entry fee was 1000 rupees per group of maximum 10 people.
After having breakfast which we had carried with us, we started trekking to vazhvanthol. The trekking was hard and awesome. First it started easy and became rough as we went. But the experience and the beauty it provided was mesmerising which became our memories and as well as pleased our cameras too.After a trek of 3 kilometres we reached an awesome spot. We took rest for almost 30 mins and continued our trek to vazhvanthol. As far as we enter forest treated us with its beautiful presents. After a long journey of 2 kilometres we reached MuthiyanKettu Up Waterfalls, which is near vazhvanthol. We rested there for a little and continued as Adv. Arun Nair had to stay back due to fatigue.
We trekked another 20 minutes to reach Vazhvanthol waterfalls. It was a stunning view of water falling from more than 40m and can be compared with milk as the colour of water is so white. I felt like a dream when I stood there and stare at the waterfalls. The sound of water falling from such a height will feel like music to your ears, still look ahead for dangers as well of vazhvanthol. The waterfalls witnessed death of an engineer because of the danger that is hidden behind beauty is more than you expect. After a some time spending there we started to trek back to Kannadi Para waterfalls which is safe to bath. There we enjoyed bathing in waterfalls till afternoon and we started our return trek around 2’o clock afternoon. As we reached Vithura, nearby town we had our lunch.
We reached Trivandrum by almost 5’o clock and everyone returned to their homes from there.
Travel Information to Vazhvanthol
Other Methods: You can hire a private vehicle from Trivandrum or in your own vehicle is enough.
From Trivandrum take State Highway 45 and and travel to right turn at theviyode which is located almost 5 kilometres from Vithura. There is no other deviation from here and you can find the route in Google Maps too.
Tourism Council: +91 471 232 1132
Peppara Forest Warden: +91 85476 02951
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