Tourist Attractions

On the Northern Bank is the Malayatoor hill a Christian Pilgrimage center, which is now connected by a new bridge across the river. To the east is Kodanad, the elephant training center and to the west is Kalady the birthplace of Sri Adi Shankaracharya. In the neighbourhood are the Sri Sri Ravishankar's Art of Living Ashram and the AOL Village, Mangala Bharti Ashram and Dhanavantri kshetram. The other places which can be easily visited from here are the Thattekkad bird sanctuary, Athirappilly waterfalls and the beautiful Munnar Hill station.

Kodanad Elephant Training Centre

Kodanad, set on the Southern banks of the Periyar River amid the beautiful high ranges near Perumbavoor, is one of the largest elephant training centres in Kerala. Earlier elephants captured from the Malayatoor forests (the forests in the East and North of Kodanad) were trained here. Since the introduction of a ban on elephant capture Kodanad has been reduced to a training centre. The famous Malayatoor Church is near Kodanad.

Distance: 4 km from Norhomes

Panieli Poru

Panieli Poru is a tourist spot in the Ernakulam region of Kerala, India caused by a natural bottleneck in the flow of the Periyar River due to rock formations. The river, which is shallow and wide until just before the rock formations, is forced to flow through some narrow crevices in the large rocks and to flow over shallower rocks, which increases its momentum and creates a great deal of turbulence. Nevertheless, this turbulence will not be visible on the surface.

Distance: 16 km from Norhomes

Kallil Jain Temple

Kallil Temple is a Jain temple located at Kerala, South India. It is 22 km away from Kalady in Ernakulam district of Kerala. Kallil in Malayalam means 'in stone'. It is one of the most ancient Jain temple in Kerala.It is one of the protected monuments in Kerala under Archaeological Survey of India

Distance: 16 km from Norhomes

Cherai Beach

Cherai Beach, a picturesque beach, located on the north-end of the Vypeen Island is ideal for swimming. Lined with luscious green coconut groves and paddy fields, this sandy beach is a unique combination of the sea and the backwaters, studded with seashells of various hues and shapes. Dolphines are occasionally seen here. Thick coconut groves and Chinese fishing nets on the waterfront are added attractions.

Distance: 41 km from Norhomes

Athirappilly - Vazhachal

Athirappilly - Vazhachal are the most famous waterfalls in Kerala. Located east of Chalakudy in Thrissur district near the entrance to the Sholayar forest ranges (Kerala's famed rain forests), Athirappilly is 63 km, and Vazhachal, 68 km away from Thrissur. The falls are a part of the Chalakudy river stream which flows through the Vazhachal Forest Division. The forest division has 5 territorial ranges viz., Athirappilly, Charpa, Vazhachal, Kollathirumedu and Sholayar.

Distance: 39 km from Norhomes


Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. 1,600 m above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture-book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji.

Distance: 102 km from Norhomes


The very sound of the word Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice-scented plantations. In the Periyar forest of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great apportunities for treks and mountain walks.

Distance: 132 km from Norhomes

Fort Kochi

To explore the historic town of Fort Kochi, there is no better choice than setting out on foot. Relax, breathe deep and come out in cotton, soft shoes and yes - a straw hat. At each and every nook of this island steeped in history, there is something amusing awaiting you. It is a world of its own, retaining the specimens of a bygone era and still proud of those days.

Distance: 51 km from Norhomes


Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, popularly known as Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, is situated at the foot of Western Ghats. The sanctuary expands over a staggering 25 km on the North side of Periyar River. The forest was raised to its current status of a sanctuary in the year 1983, as this was done in line on the recommendation of Dr. Salim Ali. Hence, the sanctuary was named after Dr. Salim Ali, as Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary.

Distance: 34 km from Norhomes

Iringole Bhagavathy Temple

Iringole Bhagavathy temple, also known as Iringole Kavu, is dedicated to the Bhagavathy who, in the form of a baby girl, took the place of Lord Krishna, to protect him from the hands of evil Kamsa. It is believed that the power of the goddess still remains in the thick dense forests at Iringole.

Distance: 7 km from Norhomes

Idukki Arch Dam

A technological marvel, this magnificent parabolic structure is the worlds second and Asias first arch dam, constructed across the Kuravan and Kurathi Hills. 550 ft high and 650 ft wide, the Idukki Arch dam lies close to the Cheruthoni barrage. To its west is the Kulamavu Dam. The Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary is located close by.

Distance: 90 km from Norhomes


A labyrinth of backwaters with shimmering water, the brilliant green of mangrove forests, coconut palms lining the embankments, blue skies, flocks of migratory birds skimming the water that is Kumarakom, a veritable dreamland. Every year, more than seven million tourists visit Kerala, a place that the National Geographic Magazine has described as one of the must-see places in a lifetime. Kumarakom is an important stopover for a majority of these tourists.

Distance: 75 km from Norhomes


Idamalayaar is a perfect place for a breath taking view of the reservoir and the "Vaisali" caves. Major attraction is Dam, Reservoir and the vaisali caves (Where vaisali film shoot here) You have to go 2.5 Km uphill to see the cave created from solid rock during the british ruling period. Only a 4WD vehicle can go to the top of hill, Don't try with your sedan. Only one village restaurant available there with Team and some snacks with a Great taste that you will never get from anywhere else.

Distance: 45 km from Norhomes