Yes! There is more to Kerala other than Cochin, Wayanad, Allepey, Kannur...the list is never-ending. We have another beautiful destination in Kerala and this time it is Thumpamon, a village in Pandalam. Known to have inhabited by NRIs, this region offers some of the best natural sceneries and plantation sights. So, we have prepared a shortlist of #thingstodo in Thumpamon. Read away!
Pack Your Bags For A Fun Trip To Thumpamon, Kerala To Do These Activities
Go To Konni Forest Reserve
With the tiny townships, elephant cages and an intense forest, a visit to the Konni Forest Reserve one of the best tourist destinations of the area. Around 12 kilometres from Thumpamon, this forest offers a range of activties including boat riding, bird watching and more that are recommended during the monsoon season.
Visit Thumpamon Valiya Pally
St. Mary's orthodox Syrian Cathedral, also known as Valiya Pally is an ancient church at Thumpamon. Built in the Gothic Revival style, this Church is one of the most popular churches of Kerala. Thumpamon Valiya Palli hosts grand events and functions very regularly. If you want to be a part of it or have a first-hand experience of Christian traditions of Kerala, do visit this place.
Go to Malayalappuzha Devi Temple
Around 12 kilometres from Thumpamon, this is a famous Bhadrakali temple in the state of Kerala. The temple is open for darsha frm 5 AM to 1 PM and in the evening 5 PM - 8 PM. The temple houses an unique idol of goddess Parvathi with baby Ganesh on her lap.
Visit Perunthenaruvi Water Falls
Though it takes an hour to reach this place from the main village of Thumpamon, it is totally worth it. Created on the Pampa River, it falls at a height of 60- 100 feet. It is connected through frequent bus service from Pathanamthitta, which is around 10 kilomtres from Thumpamon.
This river is a confluence of the three rivers Rishimala, Paukidamettu and Ramakkalteri. Situated 10 kilometres from Thumpamon, the banks of these rivers are occupied by ancient temples. Boat riding and other eco-tourism services are offered along this river.
Visit Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple
Another temple in Pathanamthitta District, around 15 kilometres from Thumpamon, this place is one of Lord Vishnu's Divya Desams ( The 108 temples Lord Vishnu revered). This is a temple for Lord Krishna, who is also known as Parthasarathy) and is one of the most prominent ones in Kerala. Situated on the banks of the Pamba River, Aranmula Parthasarathy temple is famous for the Valla Sadya festival that happens every year on the eve of Ashtami Rohini, generally falling in the month of August.
Visit Muloor Smarakam
This is a quaint memorial for Muloor S. Padmanabha located around seven kilometres from Thumpamon. Padmanabha was a renowned social reformer and poet of the 19th century. It houses the Muloor museum consisting of his memorabilia and is a must-visit spot for lit heads.
Go to Konni Elephant Reserve
Regionally known as Konni Aana Koodu, this is a training centre for elephants, especially the calves who are found lost in the forest, separated from their herds or spotted hurt and abandoned. This place is located around 15 kilometres from Thumpamon and attracts tourists in large numbers. These elephants are trained to obey simple commands which can be witnessed live by the tourists. Please pay a visit, but make sure you don't end up disturbing the already vulnerable elephants here.