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If you need a fish pedicure for free, try dipping your feet in the rivulets of water created by the cascading waters of Perunthenaruvi (the Great Honey Stream), one of the lesser known waterfalls in Kerala. Located in Vechoochira near Ranni in Pathanamthitta district, this honey stream eventually flows into the Pampa river. Vechoochira's other claim to fame in district circles is the Navodaya Vidyalaya, a boon for rural children especially the underprivileged. In fact, the Central-government-run residential school is a stone's throw away from the waterfall.
We set off early morning on the Pathanamthitta-Ranni route. The weather is mild being December. Our destination is about 36 km from the district headquarters.  'Swami Saranam' vehicles carrying Ayyappa devotees to the Sabarimala temple are a ubiquitous feature on the Pathanamthitta-Ranni route in December-January.
All of us, save for the person behind the wheel, settle for a short nap. The winding road…