is an important pilgrim centre located at a distance of 16 kms from
Thiruvananthapuram. Flowing by
is the Karamana River, on the banks of which, is the rock-shrine dedicated
to 'Bhagvathi', the divine embodiment of Female power.
There is a waterfall nearby. The place is of a lot of tourist interest and the site of a mini dam, which supplies water to the state capital, is worth seeing. It is both a pilgrim centre and a picnic spot.