God’s Own Country 2021


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20

From INR 8000.00per person

(Food, Accommodations, Transportation form Base Camp, Forest Entrance Fee, Insurance Charges and Guide Fee)

NAME OF THE PROGRAM CORRDINATOR / FD:                  J.SHINE

 CONTACT NUMBER:                                     9447061522

EMAIL ADDRESS:                                            shinejvrindavan@gmail.com

COMPLETE POSTAL ADDRESS:          J.Shine, C/o Gurukripa, Sreenivasapuram P.O Varkala Kerala 695145

BREIF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM: After successful completion of Eight trekking expedition programmes in Munnar & Schenduruni  YHAI Kerala state branch gives another opportunity to explore the "God’s Own Country" (Muzries – Athriappally- Vazhachal – Cochin Heritage & Jungle Safari) .

Schedule of the Programme

Day 1 Reporting at Base VIKAS Centre, Kottappuram on the banks of the River Periyar is located about 2 km from Kodungallur Town, (Near Kottappuram Boat Jetty) in Trissur District  Kerala.  5 PM Orientation and Acclimatization / Training. Camp at  Vikas Centre Dormitory. Kottappuram Kodungallur

Day 2 .   Experience the secrets of “Muziris” & Heritage Study

Muziris welcomes you to the cape of trade culture, left behind by its ancestors from around the world, to the waves of Azhikode where Christianity first entered India, to the Cheraman mosque, which gave out the first Muslim call for prayers, to the Bharani festival at the Kodungallur Bhagavathy temple, to the original culture of the Jewish synagogue, to the village where handlooms spin thinks of heritage, to the Palium palace and to the old waterways that led one to Muziris The region is dotted with numerous monuments of a bygone era that conjure up a vast and vivid past. ( 9.30 AM to 5.00 PM Journey by BOAT through Periyar Rivar. Vist Chendamangalam Synagogue, Paravur Synagogue, Paliathu Achans, Paliam Kovilakam etc.)Camp at Vikas Dormitory. Kottappuram

                                                                             

Day 3    Experience the secrets of “Jungle Safari”& Nature Study

Full Jungle Safari (By Bus) covering a total of 80 Kms ( Chalakkudy – Thuboormuzhy- Athirappally water falls – Vazhachal water falls )

Camp at Viks Dormitory, Kottappuram

The route passes through the semi-evergreen and evergreen forest of the sanctuary and can see the famous “Butterflies and medicinal plants” in a large area in its natural habitat.  Altitudinal variations up to 1000 meters will be covered and travelers may encounter wide variety of wildlife and an enchanting view of the beautiful streams and small waterfalls.

Athirappilly Waterfalls

Athirappilly Falls is situated in Athirappilly panchayath in Thrissur district of Kerala, on the southwest coast of India. Located on the west-flowing Chalakudy River near the Vazhachal Forest Division and the Sholayar ranges, this 24-metre (80 ft) waterfall .

Vazhachal Falls

Vazhachal Falls is situated in Athirappilly Panchayath of Thrissur district in Kerala on the southwest coast of India. Located on the west-flowing Chalakudy River near the Vazhachal Forest Division and at the edge of the Sholayar ranges, it is just 5 km from entrance of Athirappilly Falls.

Thumboormuzhi Butterfly Park

There is a construction of a weir at Thumboormuzhi across the Chalakudy river and diverting the water for Irrigation purpose.

Day 4   Sight Seeing “Cochin” Visit Mattancheri- the Heritage Center

            The Mattancherry Palace is a Portuguese palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace     Mattancherry

            Paradesi Synagogue

            St. Francis CSI Church, in Fort Kochi, originally built in 1503, is the oldest European church          in India

            Marine Drive

            Jew Street and Shopping

            Dutch Cemetery

Fort Kochi Beach

            Camp at Vikas Dormitory Kottappuram

 

Day 5       Evaluation & Certificate Distribution and Recreation Activity

                 11.AM Group disbursed 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Any YHAI member above the age of 15 years can participate on first cum first serve basis.

HOW TO REACH THE BASE CAMP:

The reporting place for the programme is at Vikas Centre Kottappuram Kodungalluron the banks of the River Periyar is located about 2 km from Kodungallur Twon  in Trissur District  Kerala. Nearest Air Port. Cochin , Railway Station Aluva (30 Kms) Road Route – Aluva- North Paravur – Kottappuram – Kodungallur, Trissur (50 KMs) Road Route – Trissur - Kodungallur - Kottappuram

Road : Motorbale roads connect Kottappuram from Trissur (45 Kms) , North Paravur (15 Kms)  and Aluva (30 Kms) .

Rail : The nearest railhead  is Aluva / Trissur Junction  which is connected to with Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hydarabad, Ahammedabad, Baroda, Bhopal, Howrah and Guwahathi etc.

Air : The nearest airport is Cochin International airport 25 Kms.

HOW TO JOIN:

YHAI Members desirous of joining the programme may apply online through our website www.yhaindia.org or by the prescribed registration from along with a DD of requisite amount in favour of “Youth Hostels Association of India Kerala State Branch” payable at CANARA BANK,  PONNANI ,MALAPPURAM DISTRICT , KERALA STATE or ONLINE payment to State Branch Account (A/c No 0756101040595 Branch Code 756 IFSC Code CNRB0000756 CANARA BANK PONNANI MALAPPURAM) . The application along with medical fitness certificate, Copy of ID Card and a photograph should be send to Mr. J. SHINE ( State Secretary YHAI ) C/o Gurukripa, Sreenivasapuram P.O Varkala , Kerala 695945 by Speed / Registered post

ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES:                      

Dormitory  with pacca bathroom and Toilet

FOOD & WATER SUPPLIES:

Simple Vegetarian Food and safe Drinking Water

Maps

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WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING ALONG:

Rucksack, Pants / Jeans, Woolen Jersey and Muffler,           Gloves, Socks, Rain Coat, Tourch with extra batteries, Soap, Towel, Mug, Plate, Lunch Box, Glass, Water Bottle, Plate, Spoon, and Tumbler.

CANCELLATION RULES:

In case you are unable to join the programme after paying participation fee, you will get Rs 4000/-as refund provided your request is received at least 10 days in advance from the date of your reporting. No refund will, however, be admissible if such notice is short of 10 days.

Climate

This area receives both south-west and north-east monsoon rains.  75% of the precipitation occurs during the South-west monsoon from May to mid September with continuous rainy day accompanied by mild winds for several days resulting in floods..

SAFETY & SECURITY:

Our field volunteers and camp leaders have been visited the area and check the details. While every care has been taken to ensure safety, Youth Hostels Association of India cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen eventualities

Travel safe during COVID-19

  • Regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff and travelers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Use of alcohol and narcotics of any description and smoking are strictly prohibited during the programme. Deviation from the set rout of the programme is not permitted. If participants desire to join any other activity, they may do so at their own responsibility and risk only after finishing the programme and check out.

CANCELLATION RULES:

In case you are unable to join the programme after paying participation fee, you will get Rs 4000/-as refund provided your request is received at least 10 days in advance from the date of your reporting. No refund will, however, be admissible if such notice is short of 10 days.