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Thumpamon: Where fireflies light up the night

I am back after spending a weekend in Kerala! This place Thumpamon is 24 km away from Chengannur and 4 km off Pandalam the birthplace of Lord Ayyappa.

Airfare for Rs 599 and less!

I have been there before, but this time it was special due to the rains. I visited my uncle's house, an old-style ancestral home redone with all the modern amenities. So we had the best of both worlds!

The house is built in the midst of a veritable forest -- trees and plants of all shapes and sizes. Even at noon you see a green light filtering through the greenery among the vast shadows. The rain had a magical effect on the already lush environment. The leaves glistened and the atmosphere was clean and crisp...

Text and photograph: Satheesh Sahadevan
Also read: Mist in my room: Munnar diary

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