kavu, a miniature forest, is located between Kuruppampady
and Perumbavoor on Aluva - Munnar road, 48kms from Ernakulam
(Cochin or Kochi). Those who come by bus can get down
at Iringole post office stop, which is two km away from
the Perumbavoor – Kuruppampady route. A 500 metre
walk from the post office stop towards the south direction
will guide you to the wonderful rare place of a temple
in the tropical rain forest in the middle of a town.
Nedumbassery is the nearest airport, which is 22 km
away. Aluva and Ernakulam are the railway stations,
which are 18 km and 42 km away respectively from Iringole.
kavu is one of the important places in the tourist map
of Kerala, India and different tour packages are available
with various tour operators.
Iringole Kavu is an evergreen forest that survived hurricane
and drought for years. Some trees are as old as 500
years. The rich flora and fauna include valuable herbs;
medicinal plants, monkeys, squirrel and mynah are sighted
in the region. The verities of bird’s presence
are also an added attraction.