Ithikkara River, Kerala
The 56 km long Ithikkara River in Kerala, originates in the Kulathupuzha Hills of the Western Ghats. After originating in the Kulathupuzha hills, the Ithikkara River then flows through the Kollam district, and ultimately submerges into the Paravur Lake. The village named Ithikkara is situated on the bank of the river and this village is 15 km away from Kollam port. The Ithikkara river also flows through other settlement villages such as Chathannoor and Pooyappally.
The Ithikkara river is one of the most important rivers that flow through Kollam district in Kerala and there are certain places situated on the banks of the river, which are good for a quit travel trip.
The Ithikkara river has almost a continuous water flow to the Paravur Lake and in the monsoon season, the flow will be at its peak. The river is also one of the major source of irrigation for the villages that is situated on its banks, as most of these villages depends on agriculture.
From a traveler’s point of view, the Ithikkara village is located much away from the hectic urban places and is one of the most beautiful tourist destination in Kollam district. The Ithikkara village is considered to be the most ideal place for enjoying a relaxed vacation, where you can take rest in the mind-blowing lap of the nature.
A lot of tourists are seen flocking to the tourist places near Ithikkara village during the peak tourism season. The Ithikkara river flowing through these stunning travel locations add more elegance to their beauty.
There are also certain areas of the river, where you can take a bath without being frightened of getting drowned. If you get in contact with a local guide, he can show you the safe places in the river, where you can take a dip and get yourself refreshed.
The Ithikkara river in Kollam is also facing various issues that are really having a direct impact on its water and biological resources. Most of these problems comes through various unscientific sand mining activities in the river.