Mosquitoes are one of the most ancient pests that have plagued mankind since times immemorial. The word “mosquito” (formed by mosca and diminutive -ito) is Spanish for “little fly”.
Vermicomposting is the process of turning food waste into rich fertilizer using natural decomposition and worms. A well-established and balanced worm farm will produce a constant supply of fresh compost as food waste is processed through it.
One of Thekkady’s most unexplored activities is the vast and varied cycling tails that exist in the region. For cycling enthusiasts of all kinds, the region offers some of the most fascinating and challenging cycling trails. One can take a ride on one of these trails and enjoy the raw, unspoiled beauty of the wilderness and local sights and sounds.
This is an activity that one can indulge in by oneself. A self guided soft trekking program, the activity begins from the building premises of the “Office of the Deputy Director, Periyar Foundation”.
This is a mountain top whose name literally means ‘mountain of the Cross’. It is an enjoyable trek for those who are up for a light hiking session.
Along the course of the Periyar river lies a beautiful stretch of hills that are draped in a layer of lush greenery. Theses hills are known as ‘Pullumedu’.
Murikkady is a must visit for those visiting Thekkady. A popular haunt among those who prefer excursions along the hills and seek breathtaking panoramic views, Murikkady offers visitors a visual and olfactory treat.
One of Idukki’s most popular hill stations, Vagamon is actually a trinity of sorts. A trinity of 3 hills named as Thangal Hill, Murugan Hill and Kurisumala.
Among the many hill station locations of Idukki, Kuttikkanam is probably one of the most diverse and vibrant in its beauty and appeal. Perched at a height of about 3500 feet above sea level, the region is covered with sprawling green tea plantations, mystical pine forests, alluring streams, cardamom plantations and pristine hills.
A fairytale like location that is found between the Chellarkovil region of Idukki and the Tamil Nadu border, Pandikuzhi is an ideal spot for trekking enthusiasts to indulge themselves and also for picnicers to enjoy some of the the exotic flora and fauna that is home to this place. The place offers pfantastic phot opportuinities for the shutterbugs.