Someone has rightly said Kerela is God's own country. A soon as we landed at the airport, it was all lush green and we could see coconut tree all around. It was almost 3 months since we did our last trip as we were still working our ways into our marriage. We were busy settling our house and the work pressure had taken a toll on both of us. So, this trip helped us relax, we had time for ourselves after so many weeks.
We explored Varkala, backwaters of Alleppey also known as Venice of India and Athirapally Falls - India's Niagara Falls.
Varkala, on the outskirts of Trivananthpuram, is a quiet and calm tourist destination frequented by a lot of foreigners for Yoga and Massage. The Red cliff view, the white sandy beaches and the spectacular Sunset are something that anybody would love about Varkala. Moreover, the cliff offers a fantastic view of the Arabian Sea which is so pleasing to the eyes. A massage at one of Spas is highly recommended.
We stayed for a day in Alleppey at one of the houseboats. The boats had sufficient amenities like an AC, geyser, running water, comfortable beds.
Anyone who has seen the pics of Niagara Falls would dream to visit it once in its lifetime. But, then if there's something similar in India, why not explore it first. This is how we decided on Athirapally Falls. The waterfall is spectacular and since it was monsoon, it was a heavenly experience.
#4of200trips - Kashmir (7 days) - Sep' 18