Kuruva Islands or the Kuruva Dweep is popular among tourists for its calm and serene surroundings. Spread over 950acres of land, it takes a minimum of 3 hours to explore this uninhabited island. Located in the middle of the Kabani River, it houses a vast array of rare flora and fauna.
The island has two entry points, one that is controlled and monitored by the Forest Department of Kerala (Pakkom entry), and one that is operated by DTPC (Panamaram entry). There are bamboo rafts at both the entry points to take tourists to the island. The island has bamboo walkways and bridges to help traverse through the jungle and the streams during the rainy season. The dense forests provide shelter for butterflies and birds, making it the ideal spot for bird watchers. The bamboo benches placed along the jungle tracks are a respite for tired legs.
The island is surrounded by streams and rivers and can only be accessed by rafts or fiber boats.
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