Aranmula – This small village is worldfamous for its metal mirrors with no refraction, the ‘Aranmula Kannadi’ ( kannadi means mirror in Malayalam). The technology for this is not used anywhere else in the world.Â Since theÂ spectacular snakeboat races starting from midSeptember that is a particularly good time to visit Aranmula.
Those of you who are artistically inclined should check out the fine 18th century murals in Parthasarathi temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna, on the banks of the river Pampa.
You could also stop by at the Vijnana Kalavedi, centre for training in traditional art forms and the Vastuvidya Gurukulam, a centre for consultancy and training in traditional architecture.
Nearest railway station: Chengannur, which is aboutÂ 10 km away.
Nearest airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 115 km away