Ponnumthuruthu, an uninhabited island in the Anjengo backwaters near
the city to lie under the shades of sprawling trees.
temple, more than a century old, is the major surprise within the dense
foliage in the island. The loudly painted temple building can be a bit
of a visual noise against the ancient forest. You would desperately
want a dilapidated building on its place. “It was like that until a few
years ago,” says Muraleedharan, a member of Valiyapurakkal family which
owns the island.
Watch your steps carefully as the marshy ground sometimes give in if you move to the margins of the verdant island.
How to get there
You have to reach Varkala, which is 35
kms from the city. The delightful getaway is 20 kms from here on the
Kadakkavur Road. Ask for Onnampalam. From here it is a long walk to the
kadavu, where a country boat can take you to the island. If you are on a good day, a paddle of ducks may meet you here. In about ten
minutes, you could take your first steps on the emerald island.
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