Karamana River is another famous attraction in Kerela which is very famous among the people. Starting from the southern tip of the Western Ghat flows the Karaman River. This river merges with the Arabian Sea near Kovalam, after flowing 66 km westward.
The areas near the river mainly consist of dry land crops such as pepper, coconut, and rice. The river has two important dams, Aruvikkara Dam and Peppara Dam. This place offers a spectacular view of the lush greenery and the backwaters.The pride of Thiruvananthapuram, and a prominent tourists attraction, Karamana river originating from the southern tip of western ghats is a must visit for boating. The fun part about the boating in Karamana River is that it takes one through the expansive green patches of tropical plants. This is quite fascinating. Forgetting the binoculars and cameras would be a sin as the river supports a range of plants and fish species. Over and above, the bewitching green surroundings are worth a capture too. If boating is sounding just too boring, and plane, then switch to kayaking, and canoe rides, which are provided by the clubs.
Karamana River bank is just six kilometers from Trivandrum; so as to reach here one can take a bus or taxi from anywhere in the city. Anchored on the bank of the Karamana River - Thiruvallam Boat Club offers good number of tourist’s activities like kayaking, houseboat cruises and canoe rides. Winter is just the best time to plan a visit to the Karamana River as the weather is conducive and moderate enough to stop over in.