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Kizhukaanam – The Hamlet in Harmony

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         It was Sajeevan, a native of Kattappana in Idukki, who proposed Kizhukaanam to us, while we were desperately searching for yet another less crowded destination. A brief description from him, who used to drive a service bus to this destination earlier, was sufficient to incline us with out a second thought. As usual two families – Sunils & mine – set out in my Verito, in the heavily raining morning of 30th April 2012.

         Apart from regular travelers, we had a new member for this exploration – Nandu – who had just turned six months, on his debut adventure. Reached Peerumedu Govt. Guest house by noon, and settled there, deciding to continue with the expedition, next morning. Chose Parunthumpara to spent the evening, but mist stole the show.

      Next morning, drove along Kuttikkaanam - Kattappana road, picked Sajeevan near Kattappana, returned through the same track, took a right deviation at Parappu and another steep climb of about 8 kms, through Upputhara, t…