Kodikkarai , Thanjavur
Tamil & Malayalam
Here's to the beach lovers. This is a lovely little port located at Velankanni in Tamil Nadu. Kodikkarai also known as the Point Calimere is located at the Coromandal coast has the Palk Straits towards the south and there's the Bay of Bengal on the east. This place is simply rich. Its perhaps one of the richest places you'd see. So rich with natural beauty! The wide array of plants and indigenous animals takes you closer to the earth but the variety also extends to the geography of the area. Backwaters to the marshes, the variety is so huge and just when you think that nature cannot get any more varied within a single piece of land, you are again in for a surprise. You come to a tropical forest. Yes, it’s very dramatic. Whoever thought that geography could be dramatic?
A must visit would be the wild life sanctuary here. The Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary which houses the Greater Flamingos due to the salt pans in the area. The Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary is unique because of the presence of three different types of forests here - evergreen forest, wetlands and the mangrove forests. It has several species from the blue-buck to the wild boar but the bird watchers should not feel left behind at all. Ibises, herons, live edielies...the list goes on for those who have a basket list full of adventure sports, feel free to indulge yourself. Your experience with watersports will stay with you until your dying day and for the religious, you have the Amrita Ghateshwar temple. They say the temple has close connections with the samudra manthan episode. There you go Indologists and mytho-enthusiasts.
Another famous spot is the Ramar Padam where footprints of Lord Rama are embossed on the rocks. Also prominent feature of the sanctuary is the Kodikkarrai lighthouse and the British lighthouse.
There's a little something for everybody here and nobody feels left behind. This place is a complete package. Grab it as soon as you can!