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KERALA TOURISM NEWSLETTER

ISSUE: 261

MAY 2015

Saga of Nature’s Plenty

Nature in all its glory is what one can experience at Brymore. With rolling valleys, gurgling streams and waterfalls, rich flora and fauna and enticing Shola forests, Brymore welcomes you for a treasured trek.

Since 1880, Brymore Estate has been noted for its sprawling 900 acres of tea, rubber, coffee and spices, situated in the north eastern part of Thiruvananthapuram district.

Mankayam forest check post is the gateway to Brymore. Here, you can enjoy the Kalakkayam waterfalls. The ambience here defies words. The waterfall is part of the Mankayam stream that originates in the Agasthyakoodam forests. The forest nearby the waterfall is also a great spot to watch birds and also other species of fauna and flora.

Once you reach the Brymore Estate, tea factory is the first stopover. It basks in the majesty of its past. Sita falls, two kilometers from the estate bungalow in Brymore is a picturesque spot for treking. A serene waterfall flows over a flattened rocky surface. It awaits you with a natural bath tub. So, immerse yourself in the cool waters and get refreshed.

The majestic Manchiyam Garden lies on the way to the next waterfall in the estate; the Madam falls. It baffles you at first with its trench like contour and then fascinates you with the waters gushing out of its crevices. This waterfall, like the Sita falls is also considered safe for taking a dip. 

Ayyappa temple is the next place to visit. It is believed that the temple was once a termitary. Trek through the deep forest to reach the temple. The front side of the temple is caressed by a rivulet. On the way to the temple you can spot plants of immense medicinal value.

Ramayana Guha, a cave deep in the forest is another captivating sight to behold. And here too, a stream springs from inside the cave. There is a trekking path to Ponmudi from Brymore. Prior permission is necessary from the department of forest for this trek.

With rich forest setting, the area in and around Brymore brims in abundance of nature and offers you a truly riveting experience. 

For more details contact:-
Divisional Forest Officer, Thiruvananthapuram
Ph: +91 471 2320637

District Tourism Promotion Councils KTDC Thenmala Ecotourism Promotion Society BRDC Sargaalaya SIHMK Responsible Tourism Mission KITTS Adventure Tourism Muziris Heritage saathi nidhi Sahapedia

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