Saturday, January 07, 2012

Ponthanpuzha again...

My travelogue about trip through the backwaters in Cochin is not yet finished but meanwhile, we had a nice trip again to Ponthenpuzha forest.  Appu insisted on going into the forest to have a bath in the small stream which comes from some place which is deep inside the forest.  It is near Thacharickal Temple, about which I have posted earlier. Because of the season, the stream was not full.  But enough clear, pure water was there which was enjoyed by Appu.

Appu was excited and took off his shirt to plunge into the water which was only knee deep in this area.  Upstream it is deeper.  But the water was chilling and clear.  This stream comes through the backside of  Thacharickal Temple and people believe it has the blessing of the deity.

appu trying to propel through the stream...!
Ponthanpuzha is a reserve forest.  It spreads in both Kottayam and Pathanamthitta districts. Thacharical was declared as a centre for folklore studies as the temple has importance in promoting arts like padayani, kolam etc.


4 comments:

Skinny Moonstick said...

These are very nice pictures! Thank you so much for your lovely note and your kindness! :)

Kim, USA said...

A beautiful place to wander around. Kids do love little stream and puddles to hang around and play. Great shots.

♥AdamAlexMommy♥ said...

happy new year to you!!

appu looks so relaxed in those waters. you guys are so lucky to be able to experience such beautiful mother nature. :)

hope you enjoy your weekeknd!

jasmine

Jenny Woolf said...

I am sure the water was welcome on a hot day!