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We started our Kerala trip with a memorable stay at Rain Forest Resort at Athirappally,with our room facing the Athirappally falls.All I can write about this place is "Truely Devine & Serene".Thereafter we went to Munnar and stayed at the Mountain Club Resort which was also very impressive.The best we liked however was Punnama lake resort at Alleppey where we had a complementry cruise on lake Vembanad also.After this we went to Thekkady where we stayed at The Elephant Corridor which had amazing views of the Jungle.Lastly we went to Kovalam where we stayed at the Turtle on the beach.We would like to thank Mr Parag of www.waytoindia.com, who suggested the best places to stay and made such a good arrangement of English speaking driver Mr Balan that it made our Kerala trip really memorable.
Kerala is such a beautiful place,mentioning one fond moment shall not be fair.However,two things that...
Kerala Kanyakumari itinerary for 12N 13 D
Hi,You can follow this itinerary.Day 1: Arrival at Kozhikode. Transfer to Wayanad (3 hrs).Day 2: Wayanad.Day 3: Nothing very special in Thrissur. Better you may go to Athiraplly water falls and stay in Kochi or Athiraplly itself.Day 4: Kochi (Fort Kochi).Day 5 : Munnar ( It will take around 4 hrs to reach Munnar).Day 6: Munnar.Day 7: Thekkady.Day 8: Kumarakom ( Stay in backwater resort and enjoy the rest of the day).Day 9: Take a houseboat at Alleppey. Day 10: Transfer to Kanyakumari. Enjoy the sunset. Stay at Kanyakumari.Day 11: After sunrise, transfer to Kovalam. Enjoy the beach. Stay at Kovalam.Day 12: Trivandrum day sighjtseeing. Stay at Kovalam.Day 13: Departure from Trivandrum.For 2 People, an AC Indica is normally ok. But if you are using a Logan, it would be more comfortable.Its always advisable to book houseboat and hotels in advance.You may book directly or even chose some good...
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I visited Kerala recently and received excellent services at every front of our trip. From flight ticket booking and hotel reservation to taxi services for local sightseeing all was first class and I never met with any trouble. We enjoyed Munnar and Thekkaddy. Our tour guide was conversant and polite and helped us a lot in exploring these sites. I personally recommend the site to all who love travelling.
walking through miles long Tea gardens in Munnar.....
hi1. You can hire a taxi and leave kovalam early in the morning to Kanyakumari, visiting Padmanabhapuram palace and Sucheendram temple on the way.. you can watch sunset and return to Kovalam by late night.2.To reach Munnar, if you are travelling by Taxi, it will take about 8 hrs from Kovalam. Other alternative is to reach Kochi by early morning train and then travel by taxi. Its only 140 kms from Cochin which takes approx 2 1/2 hrs.3.Kanyakumari and Munnar are in opposite directions.4.Kochi and munnar is connected by state run buses. Not very luxurious.. just basic.If you need cheaper mode of transport, while you are in trivandrum, visit the State transport corporation bus terminal where you can book a ticket to Munnar from Trivandrum. It will be cheap but as I said very basic features on bus. Will not be convenient at all...
Going to South India?
House Boat in the Backwaters I've been to North and South India and loved both for different reasons. I've never been to the North East states, just as far as Darjeeling, wich I really enjoyed.Reasons for going to Kerala in South India:* The Backwaters, Houseboat - Where: Kochi and Allaphuza in Kerala.* Beaches - Where: Varkala and more.* Western Ghats (Hills), Tea plantations - Where: Munnar.* Ayurvedic massage - Where: Kerala (Varkala, Kochi and many more).* Different food and atmosphere from North India.Reason for not going to the South in late October:* North East Monsoon/Retreating southwest Monsoon Season. When: Late October-December. Where: Mostly Tamil Nadu and Andhra coast.I wish you a happy journey to India!
Houseboat in the Backwaters - relaxing in a wicker chair on a house boat looking at the scenery as you floating by is a real treat!
Exotic fruits-Must taste
All over Munnar back yard gardens are very popular sowing and harvesting fresh vegetables, what we call in the city as biological fruits and veggies. here in Munnar is abundant. i actually saw a bell pepper,ripe tomatoes, Brinjal and cauliflowers cultivation in my neighborhood during my early morning expedition.Must eat these soft and sweet carrots on sale every 20 steps,as i did :)Oh yes not to forget Guava trees in every yard. oh don't forget bring home fresh homemade chocolate of various flavors and taste like rum and raisin, milk chocolate and more mouthwatering and extremely inexpensive.
A tour of Rajamalai hills. i was awestruck.
Kerala Backwaters-Kochi n Alappuzha
Hey Denis, I agree, if you are lookin’ for best bargain prices on Houseboats then perhaps best to book a deal on the spot, instead of pre-bookin’, you’ll find plenty around2 get an idea of the best prices, check out the prices of these Govt. run packages http://www.dtpckollam.com/intinerary.html#house Do check out my v comprehensive notes on Kochi, Alappuzha n the backwaters here - http://forum.virtualtourist.com/discussion-491791-1-1-Travel-0-0-Kochi-discussion.html Peace
Synagogue at Chennamangalam
Jews all over the world are a proud lot when it comes to their culture and heritage. Resulting from their diaspora in the sixth century BC, they made their presence felt in different parts of the world. They made India too their home, till majority of them returned to Israel after 1948.Kerala is one place in India, where the Jewish community made its presence felt in a strong manner. Their presence can be still felt in the port city of Kochi, where they are still involved in a variety of business activities. Among the prominent landmarks of the Jewish community in the region is their place of worship called synagogue. There were quite a good number of them in Kochi as well as in Kodungallur, an ancient port city not far away from Kochi.Besides the popular synagogue at Mattanchery in Kochi, the one at the village of Chennamangalam in North Paravur is one of the biggest, which was built...
Weather in Cochin October
I have been in Cochin for the past few days, during the day the heat builds up and it begins to pour cats and dogs which stay for a few hours. very dificult to go out at night. they say that this unusual since it is nearly the end of october. the westher was so bad when i arrived that flight couldnt land and we were diverted to coimbatore. as october has been unpredictable, the normally predictable november may also be unpredictable
this time of the year, there are less tourists, except for the ones who come in groups and they tend to keep to themselves, none of the loud other kinds around, gathered around their watering holes. so it is a sheer pleasure to walk down the street and enjoy the silence. the people you would meet are local malayalee, not the other tourists from far away countries.Because of the economic crisis, there has been about 30 per cent cancellations for the upcoming...
On the Malabar Coast along the Kerala shore line is a small village, called Kovalam. This sleepy town suddenly came on the tourist map when its fabulous beaches were discovered.Today Kovalam has become one of the most popular beach hangouts in India. Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees and truly the coconut trees along the beaches gives it a ravishing look. The palm-fringed bays in secluded coconut groves, promise a unique experience. Blue waters of the Arabian Sea and miles of white sands makes this beach paradise. This marvellous beach is a tourist's dream come true.The beaches of Kovalam have been announced as some of the most spectacular beaches in India. I had the chance to personally check this out and certify that the the experience is great, even though I live in Spain which has kilometers of fantastic beaches.
Top 3 Hotels in State of Kerala
Old Harbour Hotel Kochi
1 Review and 580 Opinions It took our breath away when we first arrived. Stunning. Beautifully restored, it gives the illusion...
Hotels in Kochi
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