Melekadavu – The Hidden Beauty of Karamanayar

Many a times, I felt that places also have emotions. Sometimes, they will be calm as a sleeping baby. Sometimes they’ll be like an angry wife (Yeah.. husband too). To explore all these emotions, you have to be in constant touch with a person. The same applies to the places too. If you can be […]

Many a times, I felt that places also have emotions. Sometimes, they will be calm as a sleeping baby. Sometimes they’ll be like an angry wife (Yeah.. husband too). To explore all these emotions, you have to be in constant touch with a person. The same applies to the places too. If you can be in a touch with places at different times, you’ll notice this change. One such place, where I noticed this change recently is Melekadavu, a place in the banks of Karamanayar (Karamana River). Melekadavu is near Peroorkada town in Thiruvananthapuram district.

The place is famous for the Ayiravalli Temple. This was my second visit to the place. Last time when I went there it was scorching heat and everything was dried up. But, I could walk through all the rocks. Cross the river with ease and even take a dip in the water. However the July rains had made the rocks to literally disappear and Karamanayaar was showing it’s fury to the area. Forget taking a bath, even dipping the legs was kind of scary.

Check out the video to get the pinch of my experience.

“Travel is  fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”

~ Mark Twain