About Us Participation Facts Directions Gallery Explore God’s Own Country-2017 6825.00 Marthoma Church , on the banks of the River Periyar - 26th, 27th, 28th June 2017 4N/5D (Food, Accommodations, Transportation form Base Camp, Forest Entrance Fee, Insurance Charges and Guide Fee) Start Date 2017 26 Jun End Date 2017 28 Jun Schedule & Seats Date Total Seats Seats Booked Seats left Book Now 26 Jun, 2017 30 6 24 Book Now 27 Jun, 2017 30 0 30 Book Now 28 Jun, 2017 30 2 28 Book Now *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 – Malakkappara Heritage & Jungle Safari) . * Duration: 4N/5D * Reporting Point: Marthoma Church , on the banks of the River Periyar is located about 6 km from Kodungallur, in the village of Azhikode in Trissur District Kerala. Nearest Air Port. Cochin , Railway Station Aluva (30 Kms), Chalakkudy (20 KMs) Road Route – Aluva- North Paravur – Azhikkode or Chalakkudi – Mala- Azhikkode * How To Reach: The reporting place for the programme is at “Marthoma Church , on the banks of the River Periyar is located about 6 km from Kodungallur, in the village of Azhikode in Trissur District Kerala. Nearest Air Port. Cochin , Railway Station Aluva (30 Kms) Road Route – Aluva- North Paravur – Azhikkode, Trissur (50 KMs) or Road Route – Trissur - Kodungallur - Azhikkode Road : Motorbale roads connect Azhikkode from Trissur (45 Kms) , North Paravur (15 Kms) and Aluva (30 Kms) towns. Rail : The nearest railhead is Aluva / Trissur Junction which is connected to with Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hydarabad, Ahammedabad, Baroda, Howrah and Guwahathi etc. Air : The nearest airport is Cochin International airport 25 Kms. * Program Includes: Food, Accommodations, Transportation form Base Camp, Forest Entrance Fee, Insurance Charges and Guide Fee. *Schedule of the Programme: #Day 1: Reporting at Base Camp after 2 pm. Marthoma Church , on the banks of the River Periyar is located about 6 km from Kodungallur, in the village of Azhikode in Trissur District Kerala. Nearest Air Port. Cochin , Railway Station Aluva (30 Kms) Road Route – Aluva- North Paravur – Azhikkode, Trissur (50 KMs) or Road Route – Trissur - Kodungallur - Azhikkode 5 PM Orientation and Acclamation. Camp at Marthoma Church Centre Dormitory. #Day 2: Experience the secrets of “Muziris” 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 Marthoma Church Dormitory. #Day 3: Experience the secrets of “Jungle Safari” Full Jungle Safari (By Bus) covering a total of 80 Kms ( Chalakkudy – Thuboormuzhy- Athirappally water falls – Vazhachal water falls – Malakkappara) Camp at Vazhachal Forest Dormitory 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. Malakkapara Malakkappara is an unexplored tourist destination, being a boarder place belonging to Thrissur district of Kerala in India. This is a lesser developed area in Kerala.The area consists of the tea estate owned by Tata Tea, forest area of Kerala Forest Department belonging to both Vazhachal Forest Division . #Day 4: Jungle Walk (2 Hrs only) Vazhachal . Road Walk from Vazhachal to Athirappally and Back 7 Kms with Mobile Videography Camp at Vazhachal. #Day 5: Group disbursed after breakfast. WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Any YHAI member above the age of 15 years can participate on first cum first serve basis. 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 (National Vice President and State Secretary YHAI ) C/o Vrindavan, Sreenivasapuram P.O Varkala , Kerala 695945 by Speed / Registered post CANCELLATION RULES: In case you are unable to join the programme after paying participation fee, you will get Rs 3250/-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. ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES: Dormitory with pacca bathroom and Toilet FOOD & WATER SUPPLIES: Simple Vegetarian Food and safe Drinking Water 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. 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 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. No Map detail.