The raft used is made of recyclable and eco-friendly material, fashioned out of wild bamboo and fastened with coir ropes. Supported by large truck tyre tubes, rafting in this vessel down the Thootha River is an experience not to be forgotten. Beginning at Perinthalmanna, the route proceeds along the three districts of Palakkad, Thrissur and Malappuram and follows the course of the river.
Boating in Tirur Puzha
A boat cruise down the river, starting from Ettrikadavu, and gliding down the backwaters to the estuary in Ponnani, where the river flows into the sea, is a singular experience. Besides the captivating scenery, you may encounter different species of migratory birds along the way and get a glimpse of the lives of the people living along the banks.
Boating at Kootai
Close to the Tirur railway station is a boat jetty located on a tributary of the Nila, locally known as the Kanoli canal. Here, the block panchayat maintains facilities for boating – there are two-seaters, gondola-like shikaras, platform boats and speedboats that travel all the way up to Azhimugham, 19 km away. Although the water is turbulent during the monsoons, a trip down the canal is an enjoyable and exciting experience.
- Thiruvananthapuram: Capital City
- Kollam: The Cashew City
- Pathanamthitta: Pilgrim Capital
- Kottayam: City of Letters
- Alappuzha: Venice of the East
- Idukki: The Spice Hills
- Ernakulam: Queen of Arabian Sea
- Thrissur: Cultural Capital
- Palakkad: The Rice Bowl
- Malappuram: Land of Scenic Hills
- Kozhikode: City of Spices
- Wayanad: Land of Paddy Fields
- Kannur: Land of Looms
- Kasargod: The Harkwillia