A place where you can discover your peace, be amazed at human persistence and be thankful for the simple gifts that nature has bestowed upon us including animals, birds, fish, and mankind is the Kauthuka Park. The park, which is nothing less than a place of wonders, is situated at Chalakuddy which lies on the way to the Athirappally Waterfalls in the district of Thrissur was founded by a simple farmer named Mr Varkey Veliyath. This serene place is spread over 1.25 acres of land and is developed in a way that visitors can drop by and enjoy the healing power of nature.
This exquisite garden has a collection of a variety of plants and trees both medicinal as well as wild and even trees that are related to the zodiac. Another collection present here is that of the utensils and agricultural appliances belonging to the previous era adding to the charm of the place. The surrounding landscape comprises of streams, hills, caves, and varieties of medicinal plants and trees. The environment of this place allows even the sworn predators to peacefully co-exist and behave like obedient children following their master around, living and feeding on what is lovingly provided to them. The park does not resemble the plain and around it but makes one feel as if they have entered in through an isolated habitat of nature's best, with small caves and rivers, old ponds containing crystal clear water in which fish belonging to different sizes and varieties play hide and seek in the dark depths of the sea.
Kauthuka Park Road, Potta, Kerala, India
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