Sunday, February 7, 2021

Manimala River

Manimala River, or Manimalayaar in the local language of Malayalam, flows through the central part of Kerala. The 92 km (57 mile) long water body is one of the 44 rivers that crisscross the small state of 38,863 sq km (15,005 sq miles). For a comparison, India's land area is 3.2 million sq km (1.2 sq miles).  


The above video was taken from this bridge (below) in Mallappally town.




15 comments:

  1. I love rivers and I love bridges. That's a nice looking arch-bridge. How many arches does it take to span the river?

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    1. Hi Red - The river at that point isn't very wide. I don't remember exactly how many arches are there. I think it's three.

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  2. Hari OM
    this is beautiful! YAM xx

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    1. Hi Yamini - This central part of the state is known for hilly terrain and lush greenery.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this beautiful pic. If I am not mistaken, Kerala has the largest number of rivers compared to any state in India.

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  4. I love Kerala with its verdant surroundings, water bodies ,rivers all over and famed backwaters ,places of worship in every village and clean people.It is rightly called the God’s own country.

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    1. Hi KP - Thanks for comments. One thing about the places of worship is that they are all of very traditional architecture. Tamil Nadu too is also a bit similar in that respect.

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  5. Ya the state is so green... I always love traveling to Kerala :)

    Destination Infinity

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    1. Hi Rajesh - It's a bit hot here though now.

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  6. Wow, the reflection is so clear. It looks like a green-tinted mirror.

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  7. That is beautiful! I want to visit. Be well!

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  8. It looks lovely, Pradeep! Is any of it navigable? Wonderful scenery. For a shortish river, it's very wide! What is its source?

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  9. Hi Pradeep - this is lovely ... Kerala is a place I've wanted to visit for a while ... looks delightful to travel through, see and stay in.

    Now you can post about the cricket!!! Fun times ... and we have it on terrestial tv - so I can watch a bit ... stay safe - Hilary

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  10. The flow of water with its soft drum-beating tune is indeed enticing. Nice video.

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