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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

DHARBHAKKULAM- The Nature’s pool

Dharbhakkulam is situated in the Peppara Wild Life Sanctuary almost 25 KM from Aryankavu, Thiruvananthapuram and 5km from Rosemala.

 When I, Shinu and Sunil reached Aryankavu, Shandy was ready there planning the schedule for the day ahead. After having breakfast from the restaurant famous for “Idiyirachi” we packed up the food required for the rest of the day and started our journey in the jeep owned by Kunju a local resident. Although the route up to Rosemala is not in good condition which is suitable only for jeep, the expertise of Kunju helped us reach there within one and half hour time. Accompanied by a watcher from the Forest Department we started our trek at about 11AM. It can be called as a soft trek when compared to the other treks which we had earlier.

 Although the trek was soft, the jungle was very bushy. Shandy was sharp enough to spot a green snake on our way. He spotted other tiny living beings which were hard to be identified by normal eyes. His experience and congruence with the jungle counts. In two hours time we reached Dharbhakkulam which is an excellent picnic spot. Amidst the thick forest and just at the centre of the huge mountains the natural pond is lovely to watch. As the depth of the pond is not known we didn’t try to have a dip in it.

 There is a forest shelter and idol of nature god in the spot. The place is famous for local Tamilians who visit here to do pooja to the nature god.

After spending 3 hrs we returned through the same route. On our way back Shinu was lucky enough not to have stepped on a vipier. He/she was seen taking rest on a rock in the trek path. It was hard even to identify it lying there. When the sun was about to set we reached the view point in Rosemala which is a mind blowing spot to enjoy the sunset. It was fun to watch the sunset in the background of the catchments area of the Thenmala Dam

When we reached the bottom Kunju was ready with the jeep and we reached back Aryankavu within one hour. A one and half hour drive from Aryankavu could make us reach home after a wonderful picnic.


  1. Hi Pramod...

    Exciting trip. Thanks for sharing!

    snake... viper... :) must be a grand experience.

    New Delhi.

  2. It was yet another single day experience, like Tholadi and Thoovalmala

  3. guys i am planning to have a trek. suggest me a travel guide from tenkasi / courtallam .

    mail me to csr.raja08@gmail.com / +91-9952958229

  4. Guys suggest me some of the extreme dense forest treks in and around pothigai malai or in south region of western ghats mailing it to csr.raja08@gmail.com / +91-9952958229

  5. Hi thank you for sharing your exciting trip to Dharbhakkulam .IT was really great to drop in to your blog because i get to know many new places and loved reading them. National Travels