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Karamana River

The Karamana River flows through Thiruvananthapuram, starting from the southern tip of the Western Ghats. It merges with the Arabian Sea near Kovalam after flowing 66 km westward. The name has been derived from a suburban area in Thiruvananthapuram of the same name. The river's catchment area mainly consists of forests or dryland crops such as pepper, coconut, and rice. The river has two important dams, Aruvikkara Dam (built in the 1930s) and Peppara Dam (built-in 1983). Several bridges are built above this river, and the largest of all is where NH-47 crosses it. As a result, vast biodiversity is often found near the dams of this river.

Rich in Ecosystem

The river is a natural habitat for many different species of tropical plants, including water lilies and cane, and is well known for its great biodiversity. You can see local bamboo plants along the river's banks and in the surrounding area. Various types of fish can also be found. Most residents in this area make a living by fishing in this river.

Other features of the Karamana River

While here, go boating and kayaking. Additionally, cruises are promoted to draw people from near and far. Houseboats can also be reserved for overnight stays. There are additional guide services available.

Timings : Sunrise to Sunset
Time Required : 3-4 Hrs
Entry Fee : No entry fee.
Nearest airport: Trivandrum 6 km away.

If you are planning to visit Karmana river, then you must check out our Kovalam tour packages.