Short Bike Ride To The Rural Side Of Kerala- Thrissur Kole Wetland

Have you ever been to a place where you just step in and fall in love with it? Yeah! That's what I felt whenever I went to Kerala. It's my homeland (Yup! Blessed) and no matter where you go in Kerala you are sure to find nature's mesmerizing beauty everywhere. One similar place is Pullu Village or Thrissur Kole Wetlands.

This place is spread over 13,632 hectares in Thrissur and Malappuram districts and is a Ramsar site. This village basically famous for its rice paddy fields, bird watching, and fishing. It gives 40% of  Kerala’s rice requirement.

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The Pullu village has a population of 1196. It's a small village where people usually are farmers. Because of narrow roads, only two-wheelers can easily reach here. Taking a bike ride through this village can be a fun activity to do when you are in Thrissur, Kerala. It is a 1-hour ride from Guruvayur Railway station to reach the Pullu Village. The Kole Wetlands is one of largest, highly productive and threatened wetlands in Kerala. The word Kole is a Malayalam word and means that a bumper yield. It is a particular cultivation method adopted in wastelands in Thrissur District from December to May which otherwise is submerged from June to November, half of the year.

 

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What To Expect In Thrissur Kole Wetland?

A Birdwatchers’ Paradise

As an added bonus to the photographers and nature lover's the Pullu-Manakkody Kole fields offers thousands of variety of migratory birds coming here every month. The Pullu-Manakkody Kole fields are a preferred destination of migratory birds. It comes in the Central Asian Flyway of migratory birds. It is the third largest habitat in the country, after Chilika Lake in Odisha and Amipur Tank in Gujarat, in terms of the number of birds.

A low-lying track, 0.5-1 m below sea level, the Kole fields, which has around 250 species of birds, has been recognized as one of India’s important bird areas by BirdLife International.

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Picture taken from Google

Go For Fishing

When there are no rice cultivation people usually do fish farming here. Running parallel to the coast, it also has a huge fish wealth. You can find the variety of fishes here that you can catch for a fun activity to do when you are there. Also the four-km ride from Manakkodi to Pullu, through the Kole fields, is another heavenly experience.

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Picture taken from Google

Enjoy Mesmerizing Sunset

The Kole field has this mesmerizing view of the sunrise and sunset. During the holiday season, hundreds of people visit here to watch the beautiful sunset. It is totally a rejuvenating feeling. You can stand your bike there near the fields and take a pause to enjoy and soak the nature's beauty.

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Enjoy Delicious Street Food

Going back from Pullu you can look for some street food around the corner where you can find a real authentic rural taste of Kerala. The street food stalls have a variety of dishes mostly non-veg and few veg options.

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Street food named Koonthan Koli

Hope you enjoyed reading this little information about the rural yet mesmerizing side of Kerala.

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A Fashion Enthusiast , MCA and a web developer would easily define me - Kartika Nair, a blogger who writes about fashion , travel , food and lifestyle .

13 comments / Add your comment below

  1. That bridge is lovely and I’m sure the wetlands are too. Such a tiny village lol but it looks and sounds like a place one can escape to for some peace and quiet.

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