A countryside ride: explore your surroundings
Route: Kozhinjampara > Nallepally > Kambilichungam > Athikode > Pallathuli > Peruvembu
Distance: 15 kms
The countryside of these parts is truly beckoning. It is best experienced on a two-wheeler - scooter or bicycle - that offers a leisurely pace to be able to take in these stimulating spectacles and the sounds of nature.
Be stunned into rapture as you go down winding country roads with vast stretches of manicured golden-green rice fields and coconut groves with water bodies glistening in their midst.
Pause beside a paddy field to watch a flock of cranes land or fly off. You will surely hear the screeches of peafowls as you negotiate tight corners, though only a few lucky ones will run into them. Whitewashed stately old houses overlooking vast paddy fields will come into view at various points.
These are reminders of a time when rice farming was central to the economy of this region, a dominant commercial activity that embraced and defined this society in crucial ways. These are sights that can liberate the poet, painter and photographer in you.