God’s Own Country Trekking & Natury Study cum Training Programme: 2019


  • VIKAS Centre, Kottappuram on the banks of the River Periyar,Trissur, Kerala - 24/06/2019 , 25/06/2019 and 26/06/2019
  • 4N/5D(Fees Rs 6500/- +Rs 325)
  • (Food, Accommodations, Transportation form Base Camp, Forest Entrance Fee, Insurance Charges and Guide Fee)
2019 24 Jun
2019 26 Jun
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*Programme Name: God’s Own Country Trekking & Natury Study cum Training  (Muzries – Athriappally- Vazhachal – Peringalkuthu Heritage Study , Acqua club visit , Beach trekking  & Jungle Safari)  
*BREIF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM: After successful completion of Ninth trekking expedition programmes in Munnar & Schenduruni  YHAI Kerala state branch gives another opportunity to explore the "God’s Own Country" (Muzries – Athriappally- Vazhachal – Peringalkuthu 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 – Peringalkuttu Dam)
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 Trasfer to Malippuram (By Bus)  Beach Trekking 3 Kms in Malippuram Beach and Aqua Tourisum  (Fish jumbing, Boating , fishing etc )
Camp at Vikas Dormitory Kottappuram
#Day 5 Evaluation & Certificate Distribution and Recreation Activity
11.AM Group disbursed  
Note : Route and Schedule of the programme may change without prior notice based on the local condition.
*Contact Information:
CONTACT NUMBER: 9447061522
EMAIL ADDRESS: shinejvrindavan@gmail.com 
COMPLETE POSTAL ADDRESS: J.Shine, C/o Gurukripa, Sreenivasapuram P.O Varkala Kerala 695145
* Who can Participate: 
The minimum age for a member to join the program is 18 years to 60 Years, YHAI membership is mandatory to participate. This condition will be adhered to strictly. Under age and above age will not be considered in any case. Members desirous of joining this programme may apply online duly supported by a "Trekking Medical Certificate".
Special Allowance Cases:
On the special case if the person is medically fit and a regular trekker than he can be allowed in offline mode (decision will be final only on management discretion and seat availability). In this case, he/she has to produce Indemnity bond on rs 100/- bond paper from his respective state and has to submit the same along with his Registration form.
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 (40 Kms) , North Paravur (15 Kms)  and Aluva (30 Kms) .
Rail : The nearest railhead  is Aluva / Trissur / Ernakulam Junction  which is connected to with Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hydarabad, Ahammedabad, Baroda, Bhopal, Howrah and Guwahathi ,Kota, Rajkot , Bhuvaneswar and Indore etc. 
Air : The nearest airport is Cochin International airport 25 Kms.
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 
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. 
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.. 
Dormitory  with pacca bathroom and Toilet 
Simple Vegetarian Food and safe Drinking Water 
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. 
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
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.