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Exotic Kerala

 

God's own country, an anonymous complement earned by Kerala seems quite true after a seven day to this exquisite slice of land.

Visit, ramble, indulge, rejuvenate.

That is how you can make the best out of your trip to Kerala.

 

Day 1: Arrival at Kochi

 

'Queen of the Arabian Sea' Kochi is so naturally vibrant & gripping that the first day of the tour really feels like a warm welcome to you on your arrival. A cosmopolitan at its core, the city Cochin ( formerly known) is a mélange of the diverse lifestyles & cultures assimilated by the influence

of historical trading partners who were Portuguese, Dutch, Arab, Chinese ,Japanese & British.

 

The day starts with a visit to the Mattancherry Palace, a Dutch Palace,that has stunningly preserved

Hindu murals, depicting scenes from Ramayana, Mahabharata & Puranic legends in intricate details.

 

Art galleries are the next to see as Kochi is a hub of local contemporary artists displaying their aesthetic depth in art at Dravida Art& Performance, Kashi Art & Heritage Gallery. Having seen the gallery now dig into some delish local Kerelian dishes at Casa Linda or have some continental at Oy's restaurant.

A four hour drive to reach Mannar can be done on the very first day.

 

Day 2: Mannar

 

Mannar, a not so touristy but naturally picture perfect has world's highest tea growing estates. Tata tea museum, a miniature version to show the working of a tea garden, is quite nearby.

 

Around sixteen kilometres from Munnar, the home to Nilgiri Tahr (endangered mountain goat) is Eravikulam National Park. The park is lush with vegetation & so lot more to take your camera for.

 

With half of your day left its time to head to the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary which is a one & a half hour drive from Munnar. For adding some adventure to your visit you can do river or waterfall trekking where low flying clouds passing by add to the charm.

 

Day 3: Thekkady

 

A morning drive of three & a half hours takes you to Thekkady through cardamom hills which is picturesque too. Reaching Thekkady, a heaven for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon & clove, you will be quite soaked up in the aroma which is appetizing. The hungry spirit evoked by the aroma can to be satisfied at good restaurants like Bar-b-que, bamboo cafe serving tantalizing options in Indian cuisine.

 

Perriyar National Park, an evergreen forest with exotic wild life, where herds of wild elephants & beautiful birds across the lake catch your attention. A boat cruise at the lake is quite an experience.

About 5 km of Thekkady lies Murikkady which consists of spice and coffee plantations. If still have some time left then head to Chellar Kovil, an extremely tranquil place, with lots of waterfalls & cascades.

Having had an adventurous day, return to hotel for overnight stay.

 

Day 4: Kumarakom

 

Early this morning a drive for three hours leaves you at Kumarakom, a leisurely backwater town with migratory exotic birds. Kumarakom has a range of some fancy hotels with peninsular surroundings in ultimate seclusion.

 

At Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary you can find a blend of domestic & migratory birds. Rest of the day can be spent on cruising on a boat through villages to explore the unaltered vegetation of the verdant place.

 

You have alternatives of visiting the Ettumanur (Shiva Temple), Sree Vallabha Temple, Vijnana Kala Vedi Cultural Centre. If you are there between August or September then visiting Vijnana Kala Vedi Cultural Centre becomes a must as there is the famous boat race held

Return to the hotel for a pleasant stay and make sure you wake up early to catch the scenic grandeur of the divine sunrise.

 

Day 5: Kovalam

 

It takes three and a half hours to reach Kovalam, a village with shallow & low tide beaches, which is considered to be an alternative to the crowded Goan Beaches. A lot of adventure activities like surfing, wooden boat ride,

sunset boat ride are to perform. There are many beaches in its 17 km coastline with Lighthouse Beach & Hawaa Beach being the major ones.

Having had wholesome amount of adventure now you can fill up with some Swiss dishes in the Swiss Cafe or have any Indian or western food of your choice. Return to the hotel at around six to seven unless accompanied by a guide.

 

Day 6: : Kanyakumari

 

On day 6, while driving to Kanyakumari visit Padmanabhapuram Palace. An epitome of Kerelan Architecture, Padmanabhapuram Palace is an exquisite structure of teak & granite. The ceilings are of carved rosewood with classy Chinese-style screens.

 

Having paid the visit resume your journey to Kanyakumari, a small town which is a unique confluence of three great seas- The Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean which in turn makes it one of the few beaches in the world where the sun rises and sets on the two different sides of the ocean.

 

Kanyakumari holds a profound significance in the ancient Indian mythology. The name of this place has taken after the name of Goddess Kumari who prayed to Lord Shiva to be accepted as wife by him. Apart from the mythological importance the father of nation Mahatma Gandhi &

worldwide scholar Swami Vivekananda have been to Kanyakumari. Vivekananda rock which is a part of the ashram is quite a sight for seeing the sunrise and sunset.

 

Located on the shoreline of the Bay of Bengal, the 100-year-old Church of Our Lady of Ransom is dedicated to Mother Mary. The Church looks magnificent against the backdrop of the beautiful blue sky.

 

Thiruvalluvar Statue, another monument, is dedicated to arguably the greatest Tamil poet, philosopher, and saint Thiruvalluvar. A fairly new 133 feet long statue corresponds to 133 chapters in the greatest epic written by the saint - Thirukkural. The place does require a good half an hour to visit.

 

At the sunset the place turns absolutely gorgeous. Taking remarkable pictures & crystallising the experience in your memory you can set for Alleppey, perhaps the most beautiful of all. The drive takes three to four hours.

For overnight stay you can choose from a variety of resorts. However, been tired by a daylong continuous journey its probably just a peaceful sleep that you need!

 

Day 7: Alappuzha (Alleppey)

 

Day seven of your Exotic Kerala tour awaits for the most charming experience to come. Venice of the east Alleppey is one of the most romantic locations in India. As the entrance to the snaking backwaters, this is the place in Kerala to have you filled with euphoria as you relax in a houseboat with shady trees & nature present in the most condensed form to you. Besides that it's also home to the world famous Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race.

 

The day starts with a breakfast of traditional Keralan and European cuisine. Having been filled up and a houseboat parked, now is the time to get in and set the sail in the backwaters! You drift through still water canals with coconut palms, float at a slow speed, eat super delicious food,

take a sweet siesta , luxuriating every bit of your experience & giving yourself a relishing treat. The experience is so surreal that you have to pinch yourself to check if you are dreaming or it's reality!

& of course there is way more to experience than this.

 

In the evening you get yourself replenished by an Ayurvedic massage.

Get back to the hotel for overnight stay.

The last day of your Exotic Kerela trip ends with some of these soul replenishing experiences.