EDAMALAYAR

EDAMALAYAR dam is just 14 kms drive through the thick jungle from BHOOTHATHANKETTU. You can find numerous picnic spots, waterfalls along the way and even elephant sighting is a possibility. There is a cave called Vaishali cave which was the location of Bharathan’s film Vaishali. The journey from BHOOTHATHANKETTU to EDAMALAYAR is exciting.

Edamalayar is 14 kms away from Bhoothathankettu

INCHATHOTTY HANGING BRIDGE

INJATHOTTI hanging bridge is the longest hanging bridge in Kerala with a length of 183 meters and 4 foot width. It takes one hour from BHOOTHATHANKETTU by boat to reach the hanging bridge. It is a favorite destination of tourists from even distant places. There is a boat jetty below the bridge where boat can be docked and tourists are permitted to climb the hanging bridge. It is an amazing experience to be on a shaking hanging bridge with mixed feeling of little fear and excitement. Photographs taken from the bridge gives a good aerial panoramic view of THATTEKKAD Bird Sanctuary. It can be even reached by road which is 5kms from BHOOTHATHANKETTU.

Inchathotty is 5 kms from Bhoothathankettu Via Neriamangalam Road

AYYAPPANMUDI

AYYAPPANMUDI is very near to BHOOTHATHANKETTU and it is poised to be one of the main tourist attractions of Kothamangalam. AYYAPPANMUDI is a small hill with good trekking track. Tourism dept is promoting this place with very good infrastructure visualising the tourism potential of this place. The view from the hill top is magnificent and almost 100 kms around the area can be seen from this spot. The mesmerising areial view of Ernakulam district with lush greenery creates an everlasting impression and answer on why Kerala is known as God's own country.

Ayyappanmudi is 5 kms from Bhoothathankettu

PANIYELI PORU

A milky waterfall that would allure you even from a distance; beautiful rivulets with lucid streams of water that would wash away the worries and weariness of everyday life; pebbles that will surpass the charm of precious stones... tempted aren't you? Then don't waste much time visualizing it in your mind. Plan your next trip to Paniyeli Poru an untouched picnic spot on the outskirts of Kochi.

The lush green vegetation around Paniyeli Poru is home to numerous species of birds and animals and assures an exotic experience to all visitors. The chirping and twittering of birds, the melody of rivulets and the waterfalls all blend to compose a harmony that would relieve you from all worries. The sight of River Periyar winding its path along the dense forests and rocks is incredible to watch. To those who are into photography, Paniyeli Poru is a not-to-be-missed destination. The canopy of trees, warbling birds, manna - like water.. you will surely be tempted to recapture all the wonderous things in several frames.

Paniyeli Poru is 12.3 kms from Bhoothathankettu through Nedumbassery-Kodaikanal Road

KODANADU

KODANAD is a rural riverside village of Ernakulam district, Kerala, Southern India. KODANAD is situated on the south bank of Periyar river, about 42 kilometers east of Kochi. The nearest air port is Cochin International Airport which is about 20 km (12 mi) by road. The village is a major tourist destination because it houses an elephant training center.In the 1950–60s, KODANAD used to be the largest of several elephant training centres for captured elephants from the adjoining forest regions. In the 1970s, there was a ban to elephant capture by Government of India and from then on, KODANAD is primarily used as a rescue training centre. KODANAD has got a private bus services to places inside and outside Ernakulam District and run into several neighbouring towns.There is frequent bus services to Perumbavoor from here. AutoRickshaws are commonly used for small distances. The nearest railway stations are Angamaly and Aluva. The Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery is only 16 km from the KODANAD Elephant training centre.KL-40 is the RTO code for Kunnathunad Taluk and Perumbavoor. Perumbavoor JRTO is situated at Pattal.

Kodanad is 24.5 kms from Bhoothathankettu through Vettampara-Mekkappala Road

ABHAYARANYAM

ABHAYARANYAM zoo is a part of eco tourism project  at Kaprikkad two kms from Kodanadu . The  project is aimed at housing animals in an open area like a natural habitat in forests in 200 acres. Large cages is provided for birds and animals and elephants will be kept near the bank of periyar with free roaming space. The place is proposed to  be  a wild life safari place once the project is completed. Now the mini zoo at Kodanad has been already shifted to  this place and is open for visitors.

Abhayaranyam is 26.5 kms from Bhoothathankettu through Vettampara-Mekkappala Road

KALADY

KALADY is a census town located east of the Periyar river, in the Ernakulam district of Kerala, India. Notably, it is the birthplace of Sri Adi Shankara, and a popular destination for pilgrims. Kalady started featuring in the spiritual map of India only after its rediscovery in the late 19th century by the then Shankaracharya of Sringeri and the subsequent consecration of a temple for Sri Adi Shankara in 1910. The Centenary of Kalady was celebrated in May 2010 and the story of Kalady and its re-discovery a hundred years ago has been documented in a film by the Sringeri Sharada Peetham. KALADY the holy pilgrim centre on the banks of River (Poorna) in the central Kerala is the most revered and sacred pilgrim centre of our land, sanctified by the holy birth of Adi Shankara. An incarnation of Bhagavan Sri Krishnan this little beautiful village attracts thousands of pilgrims from all places. Adi Sankara Upheld the upanishadic tradition and advaita thought and firmly established the Sanathana Dharma.

Kalady is 36.2 km from Bhoothathankettu

MALAYATTOOR

MALAYATTOOR is a village in the North Eastern corner of Ernakulam District in the state of Kerala in South India. The name `MALAYATTOOR' is an amalgamation of three small words. Mala (Mountain) Arr (River) Oore (Place). This is to say, MALAYATTOOR is a meeting place of mountain, river, and land.Located 52 km from Kochi, the MALAYATTOOR Church is situated atop the 609 m high MALAYATTOOR Hill. The church is dedicated to St. Thomas, who is believed to have prayed at this shrine. One of the most important Christian pilgrim centres in Kerala, this holy shrine attracts devotees in very large numbers not only from Kerala but also from the neighbouring states. This famous church is situated at Kurisumudi, a verdant hill in the Western Ghats girdled partially by the Periyar (river). The Church has a life-size statue of St. Thomas and the imprint of the feet of the Apostle on a rock. This shrine has now been accorded an international pilgrimage station.

Malayattoor is 28.6 km from Bhoothathankettu