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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Chalakudy River

Chalakudy River or Chalakudy Puzha runs through Chalakudy town which is in the Trissur District of Kerala State. It is the 5 th longest river in Kerala. The river though has its origin in the Anamalai region of Tamilnadu, is actually a collection of some major tributaries originating from Parambikulam , Kuriyarkutti, Sholayar, Karapara and Anakayam in Kerala. The famous waterfalls,Athirapally and Vazhachal are situated on this river.
Chalakudy river is unique in its rich fish diversity.At least 104 species of fish have been identified.The National Bureau of Fish Genetics Resources has recommended that upstream areas of the river to be declared a "Fish Sanctuary".Chalakudy River is yearning for a lifeline.It is faced with a series of risks including sand-mining, release of untreated effluents from an industrial unit and improper disposal of solid waste. 
While returning from Athirapally I stopped the car a few miles down stream to get some nice shots of this beautiful river and surroundings.                                                       
Exotic Palm Tree Plantation on river bank

More Palm Trees
Cool Waters of the River - above and below
A dip in the waters can be quite refreshing

22 comments:

  1. Oh and here they say the temperature might be 45 degree so you can imagine ow soothing this looks.

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  2. Serene! The river and the green. Would love to sit on one of those rocks under the shade. Well, if there no mosquitoes!

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  3. Kerala is blessed with some forty6 perennial rivers. How many will stay perennial is now the question. The palms are in fact alien to that land and they siphon ground water in great proportions that land becomes arid . The beauty of the river and the banks , well hope we and posterity too can see and enjoy.

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  4. Beautiful, and yes, a dip in the river sounds really good.

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  5. So serene. A dip in those waters would efintely be refreshing.

    www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

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  6. A dip in this river is all that I need during this severe heat in Kolkata.....

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  7. this place looks breathtaking & heavenly..:)

    Tasty Appetite

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  8. I enjoyed this tour. Beautiful landscapes and shots of the river.

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  9. What a gorgeous place. It is very hot and humid in Montreal today and supposed to reach 40 celsius with the humidity factor. Dangerously hot. I would love to jump into that river, but would settle for putting my feet into it. :) Beautiful photos.

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  10. that's really peaceful and refreshing looking.

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  11. wah! what a tranquil place.. i wish to go there sometime definitely! Hope to see it declared a fish sanctuary soon!

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  12. Tranquil indeed..Beauty of nature well captured.. I Should definitely plan for a trip to Kerala soon..!

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  13. I love those palm trees!!! Your photos are very artistic. The area is unspoiled by development and I hope it stays that way.

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  14. Lovely and I wish you took some shots of the waterfall too. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. @Saru: I think you missed the previous posts. The waterfalls are well presented there.

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  16. It looks like a wonderful place to visit with the beautiful trees and refreshing river. Gorgeous pictures!

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  17. Dear Ram,
    What a lovely place! I can imagine sitting on the banks listening to the flow of the water while writing poetry, all under the cover of my SPF cream & mosquito net! LOL
    Awesome shots! Thanks for sharing my friend.

    Thoughts Of Beauty In The Stillness Of Dawn...

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  18. Typical Kerala pictures! Thank you! It is nice looking at the clear waters, sitting here, in Chennai!

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  19. I love temples beside a river coz they feel like fairy tale places. :)

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