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Karamana River


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Karamana River Overview

Ranked 7 of 19 sightseeing in Kovalam

Karamana River, which is located around 14.2 km away from Kovalam, is a popular attraction. This river originates at the southern tip of the Western Ghats at Agastyar Koodam and flows through Thiruvananthapuram. Furthermore, this river flows 68 km westward and falls into the Arabian Sea at Panathura area near Kovalam.

This river owes its name to the place through which it flows, Karamana, which is a suburb in the city of Thiruvananthapuram. Karamana River has two dams, namely the Peppara Dam and the Aruvikkara Dam. The former is used for irrigation on the upper reach of the river, while the latter is meant for irrigation as well as drinking water supply in Thiruvananthapuram city.

Killiyar, which joins Karamana River at Pallathukadavu, is its most famous tributary. This tributary originates in the village of Panavoor, which lies in Nedumangad Taluk. There are several bridges across the Karamana River, out of which the largest is at the Karamana.

Other bridges that were built over this river are at Thrikkunnapuram, Mangattu Kadavu, Kundamon Kadavu and Vellaikadavu. This river also has bridges over Aruvikkara, Maruthoor kadavu, Aryanad and Malamukal.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Amit Pawar

Amit Pawar5.0/5

3 reviews

Nice place to enjoy boat ride

One must certainly take the boat ride at this place. However the charges mentioned for boating is Rs 2500/- for 2 people, but if you are in a group it is Rs 3500 for the boat and almost 7 adults and 2 children can go in one boat.The golden sand beach is a clean beach

Aditya Agrawal

Aditya Agrawal4.3/5

32 reviews

Backwaters to be enjoyed

Backwaters at this location can be enjoyed which gives a nice experience of the sea shore. You can hire your own boat or go for a shared one and enjoy the activity.

Prashant Adaskar

Prashant Adaskar3.9/5

8 reviews

Had a relaxed holiday

I had a very nice and relaxed experience while doing boating through this river; lots of scenic beauty around the place. My kids had a wonderful time!

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