Getting into Nature’s Way of Living:
1700 ft above MSL, 18kms from city centre, as the map would say, Inuksuk stands amongst the green threshold of Vilappil Village. Kadumbu Para (parastands for rock face in Malayalam) stand proudly amongst the majestic three. Sastham para , Mukkunni Mala, and herself on the outskirts of the Thiruvananthapuram City, far removed from her myriad chokings, yet just a short hop away. Seventeen Hundred feet may not be rarified atmosphere, but it sure is a liberated feel.
Moonlight Sonata may have been inspired by an Austrian moonlit night, but a full moon night atop Kadumbu Para, will rightly give stiff run for that place of pride. Many a young romantic soul has already discovered the sheer magic of the romance up here and moonlit nights have attracted a lively gathering here. Even the drizzling rain reflecting the golden glow of the city below invokes the Megh Malhar , in tune with the rhythm of your heart beat.
Inuksuk, was inspired by the concept of leaving behind trail markers for those seekers that follow. Stone markers, that let them that follow, see that they gave reached just the right spot, on their way forth. A feel good that says that while seals and caribou that the Inuit sought may be oceans away, what they sought is right here.
It was only a matter of where to put her up. And there she stood, Kadumbu Para, her head held high. Close, yet unblemished.
Just 18 km from the throbbing Trivandrum City, where all that happen in the state gets the nod or the nay, where a million plus busy bodies plot there life, through the day and rubbish it in the evening, where hard earned money is spent in the evening to eat bad health and breathe bad air, Inuksuk stand removed, seeing it all, feeling it none. At 1700 ft your guess of a long uphill trek to the loft can be cut down to a short phrase – ‘From your car door to the doorstep’. Inuksuk at the summit receives you vehicle at her doorsteps.
The mighty Western Ghats on your East, the Arabian Sea clearly visible to your West. On clear days you can watch the city skyline and maybe catch the glimpse of the airplanes lift off from the Airport . Even the traditionally designed EMS Academy is clearly seen. The loft offered let and entry to mist and breeze and it is common to see Spooners Babies fly right through, with other feathered friends.