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Eravikulam National Park
188 Kms from Kaniyapuram
Best time to visit - April,May,June,September,October,November
This national park is the breathtaking home of a plethora of precious flora and fauna, and lies along the Western Ghats. Considered the magnum opus of Kerala, the park provides magnificent panoramic views of tea plantations and rolling hills blanketed in mist. The grasslands protect the endangered Nilgiri Tahr and harbour several other species of animals, birds and butterflies, including a new species of frog that was discovered recently. Eravikulam park becomes a sought after destination when the hill slopes get veiled by a carpet of blue, a miraculous phenomena caused by the flowering of Neelakurinji, which blooms only once in 12 years. Anamudi, translating to elephant's forehead and located within the park, is the highest peak of South India and its might and height of 8,842 ft can be enjoyed from a distance at Rajamala, from where the endangered Nilgiri Tahr can also be observed. The park provides a number of safaris for convenient and safe tourism around the park. The Kurinji Trail, which follows through misty tracks of protected animals and flowery grasslands, is a must for trekking lovers. Another famous but charming spot is the Lakkom Waterfalls, which provide an enchanting view along with an eco-shop cafeteria to eat at. Close to these falls is a log house, which offers comfortable accommodation with complimentary food and the much desired solitude and peace amidst the lap of nature. Read More
270 Kms from Kaniyapuram
Best time to visit - January,February,March,September,October,November,December
A major city and commercial hub in Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore offers not much in terms of touristic attractions unless you're on your way to Ooty or any of the Nilgiri hill stations. Although some places might make for really interesting stopovers, such as the Kovai Kutralam Falls, Vaidehi Waterfalls and Thoonakkadavu Lake. For a taste of knowledge, there's the Gass Forest Museum, which is a natural history museum, or pay a visit to G.D. Naidu Industrial Exhibition, a science and exhibition centre which has a lot to exhibit in terms of innovation and science. The city is home to innumerable temples, some of them being Marudamalai and Velliangiri hill temple. Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park makes for an interesting visit for nature lovers. Places such as Shree Annapoorna, Junior Kuppanna and Anandhas Quality Vegetarian are well known for their Indian dishes.Read More
From everything we gathered on the internet and Couchsurfing, we figured that to reach Ooty, we'd have to take a flight to Coimbatore and then take a bus to Ooty. We found out that there are 2 terminals near the Airport. The internet suggested that there are direct buses from Gandhipuram, however we learnt that the bus services are limited and we should take a bus from Mettupalayam Road Terminus. So we took the 4:00 AM flight from Delhi to Coimbatore and took an Ola from the airport to Mettupalayam Road Terminus. We took the bus from Mettupalayam at around 10:30 and reached our hotel in Ooty by about 4. We had booked Fun City Resort through Goibibo. We had actually reached the place well before 4 but Google maps just refused to help us reach our hotel, and we ended up walking uphill in the wrong direction! Anyway, we somehow reached our hotel, and were famished! We planned on ordering something, only to find out that our hotel didn't provide room service. So, now after freshening up, we made a move to the mall road, which was about 5 km from our hotel. The bus stop was at a walk-able distance, so we took the bus going towards mall road. I remember asking people at the bus stop about the exact name of the place we should get down at, "Charring cross" is the name of the place if I remember it correctly. We took the bus and on a fellow Couchsurfer's suggestion checked out some good food joints. He also specially suggested us to go to Moddy's which is at the far end of the mall road. Ooty is famous for homemade chocolates, and we were told that this place is not only famous but has been there for some considerable number of years now. We got some homemade chocolates for home and also got some for my cousin and our host in Coorg. While heading back we saw a board which had details of cab rates for local sight seeing. As we stood there trying to figure out who to get in touch with, a cab stopped by us and asked if we were looking for some help. On getting a nod in affirmative from us, he gave us a visiting card of a travel agent. I gave him a call while getting some food packed for dinner. And in moments I had booked a cab for local sight seeing.
"Let's do that again!", the five of us vowed as we returned home to Coimbatore. Twenty-four hours earlier, we were upset that we had only one day of our semester holidays in common. Wanting to make the best use of that one day, I decided to give my friends a taste of Vattakanal. It is a small town a few kilometers form Kodaikanal. I had fallen in love with this place during my last visit, the previous year.So we left Coimbatore at 5 in the morning (one hour later than planned) in my Maruti Suzuki Swift ZDi. Construction work on Pollachi Road made making up for lost time impossible and gave us quite an off-roading experience. We had to tolerate bad roads till we reached Palani.(Tip 1: Consider the condition of the roads while planning your trip. This rule applies to any road trip.)
From Coimbatore, my place of interest to visit was ISHA yoga center and Adiyogi statue. I just enquired about buses & took a bus to Gandhipuram busstop, from where I got a bus to ISHA yoga center ie; Bus no. 14D which in turn passed through station from where I took bus to Gandhipuram...this is what happens when u r new to a place and don't know the local knowledge;)
Having finished the remainder of my assignment during the connecting Indigo flight, I was relieved. It was heartening to see the coconut plantations from the airplane window as we began our descent at Coimbatore. A little while later we were greeted by the tropical South-Indian weather as we made our way to the baggage claim. Since the Zoomcars request processing time is approximately three hours (we had booked the vehicle at 9am), we found ourselves with a little less than two hours to kill. My sister joined us in the meantime, and we had a short breakfast comprising of ready-to-eat noodles and ice-creams from the general store outside the airport. Little did we know about the adventures that lay ahead of us!After getting picked up by the Zoomcars representative, we headed to their nearest depot. Having completed all the formalities, we found ourselves driving to the Adiyogi Statue twenty minutes later. We had been looking forward to visiting since we saw the unveiling ceremony on TV, and our trip to Ooty was the best opportunity we could possibly think of. Google Maps had become our best friend, as the hour-long journey to the statue was really eventful - we found ourselves passing by fields of coconut trees, and small patches of land blooming with yellow and orange marigolds. A couple of bridges and a few narrow roads later, we found ourselves at the entrance of the parking lot.
Here it goes.. our road trip in the state of Tamil Nadu . This was my first core south trip so i was really excited to see the city ,people around and the culture . For few km we crossed various small towns and then ghat section started from Mettulapalam which was around 40kms from Ooty . I was enjoying the zig zag roads, lovely greenery and super fresh atmosphere .
We planned a day trip to get away from Coimbatore and since Ooty is so near by, we couldn't wish to have a better getaway place. But, we planned to do something different.. we didn't wanna roam. we just wanna enjoy the climate and the view through out the day. so, we went to Metupalayam on a bike and then to Conoor via a bus. The bus journey was pleasant in itself. We got a train from Conoor to Ooty. We were totally surprised by the views and the climate. And once we got down at Oort, we just the train back to Conoor and then to Metupalayam as well. Even though the Trip between Metupalayam and Conoor is more popluar( due to use of Steam engines), the other travels were peaceful and entertaining as well. A must try if you want a getaway from the city for a day.
A city where everyone from Tamilnadu aspires to settle. Known for its Moderate climate, Coimbatore was supposed to take Bangalore's place. Coimbatore has lots of places to visit
198 Kms from Kaniyapuram
Best time to visit - April,May,June,August,September
Translating to 'the gift of the forest' in the native language of Tamil Nadu and originally home to the Palaiyar tribal people, this modern city has been a retreat long since the 19th century. Located in the hills of the Dindigul district, this city was established by British bureaucrats and American Christian missionaries. Kodaikanal offers an experience of stunning culture and natural beauty. Some famous attractions include Kodaikanal Lake, where one can always take a peaceful boat ride, Berijam Lake and Pillar Rocks. Take a walk in the pine forest or explore the Kukkal Caves and the Devil's Kitchen, a cave with a series of hidden ravines. Bear Shola falls, Glen Falls, Silver Cascade and Fairy falls make for a magical setting for nature lovers to observe and unwind. Religious dwellings such as the La Saleth Church, Lutheran Church and Subhramanya Temple are admired famously for their intricate architecture. For the inquisitive minds, Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, which is home to 500 species of taxidermy animals, birds and insects and the Kodaikanal Solar Observatory are great places to visit. Coakers walk, Silent Valley View Point, Perumal Peak and 80 Mile round make for interesting walks and treks, offering breathtaking views of the plains below. Natyanjali Festival, celebrated over 4 days, is a spectacular sight to behold with dazzling dance performances and top notch acts from across the country, which one can enjoy in the months of February or March. You can get a bite to eat at Cloud Street, Cafe Cariappa, Altaf's Cafe and Tava restaurants.Read More
Day one : We reached there early morning from Chennai and my friends from Bengaluru. We have already booked our homestay "Cherry Hills Kodaikanal" and they have arranged a pick up vehicle for us as well as for sight seeing. It was a lovely place with all the arrangements. We decided to visit the major tourist places on day one and keep our two days in hand for further exploration. We visited- Kodaikanal lake - Little crowded place but must visit for cycling around the lake.- Coaker's walk - In the city its the most peaceful and scenic place where you can sit and relax for long.- Guna cave or The Devil's Kitchen - Pine forest- Lake view pointP.S. Your cab driver will guide you across all these places.Day Two : Vattakanal :Stoner's paradise- Vattakanal is a place of serene beauty just situated a few kilometers away from kodaikanal. You can see clouds forming from the cottages which are made on hills and trip on it. You can find lot of hippies chilling there. You can find peace across the valley.- Altaf's Cafe -They specialize in middle-eastern cuisine and we decided to have breakfast there. The food was good and so the view from cafe.- Dolphin's Nose - You need to trek few kilometers to reach this point, its a normal trek with least difficulties. The view is amazing from there.- Vattakanal falls- Its a small fall to chill around.Later as advised by our cab driver we went for the forest tour and our ultimate destination was Berijam Lake. The place was quiet and is perfect if you are planning for some snacks beside lake. The way was beautiful with few view points in between.*Pro tip- Never carry alcohol or any other thing while going to vattakanal from kodaikanal. There is a checkpost where police may take your liquor or magic mushrooms if you have them.*Pro hack- if you are carrying any such stuff please do tell you cab driver(only if you trust him) he might help in smuggling.Day Three : ManavannurWe started early in the morning to visit the beautiful Manavannur. We were greeted by first showers of the season which made our trip awesome. This place is bit far from Kodaikanal so best is to start early. If you are lucky enough you can find wild Bison and other animals on the way.- Poombarai Village - this place comes on the way to Manavannur. It is known for it's colorful houses which gives a mesmerising view from the top.- Manavannur - This is a small village which has lush green sceneries and grasslands around. We had a coracle ride in small lake surrounded by hills. Though the ride is small but it's worth. You will be spell bound by the greenery and the beauty of the place. It's a perfect location to relax and chill with friends.
As part of the Winter Ride I'd been on last December, we rode to several (cold) locations everyday. Our first ride had been from Bangalore to Kodaikanal. From Kodaikanal, we had set our sights on getting to Kolukkumalai.Kolukkumalai, near Idukki, is famous for being the world's highest tea plantation. The tea plantation is about 7100 ft above sea level, and the view from the top of those mountains was something I didn't want to miss. It was less than 150 km from Kodaikanal and the guys who were serious about testing their bike riding skills were looking forward to a challenge that waited for them at Kolukkumalai.
When we reached our stay in Kodai, it was nearly 7 PM. And it was freezing cold. My fingers had become numb even through the riding gloves and I felt the cold hugging my legs and body. We stayed in a homestay arranged by my friends for all of us. They had dormitory style beds and because it was winter, the floor was as cold as the black night sky.I rushed inside after unpacking my bags and jumped straight into bed. Not only did I wrap my blanket around me, but my friend's shawl, a neighbouring bed's rug, and my bed's rug. Only then did I fall asleep.
After reaching down we straight away went for dinner in Punjabi Dhaba which is a place I would not recommend to any one visiting Kodaikanal as the food they served was not of good quality and also the taste was not up to the expectation, after which a little market exploration and then back to our hotel room.
While searching for hotels and after visiting a few of them we found a cab driver who took us to Ruban Cottage which was located in the outskirts of the city, we went there and checked the hotel and after taking look at that, it was nothing more than a waste of money and one can find better hotel that to at a reasonable price inside the city. And after wasting some amount of time in this we finally found a hotel worth money; Hotel Maharajas. The hotel was good, available at a reasonable price, with a great view of mountains and if you are lucky to get a corner room on the east side you will get a perfect view of sunrise as well.
Next day was a day in heaven, so yes after a 7-hour journey from Pondicherry to Kodaikanal we were there and the first thing we did was breakfast nothing special but dosa and filter coffee again and after which the game of roadies began and our first task was to find a hotel at reasonable price.
Back to the mountain cityEarly morning, I woke up, and geared up for the mountain city again. After breakfast, I boarded on the SETC bus to Kodaikanal. With the help of local buses & hitch hiking, I covered all these beautiful places in the city.
228 Kms from Kaniyapuram
Best time to visit - January,February,October,November,December
Thrissur, the land of temples, is one of the most visited cities in Kerala. The waterfalls and the scenic temples here offer one a mix of nature, history and culture. Among the most significant temples, the Vadakummnathan temple is a must visit. The temple is slightly orthodox and allows only Hindus to enter. The temple is known for its antique murals and paintings and even if you aren't spiritual, do visit the temple for its beauty and brilliant architecture. Another stunning spot in Thrissur is the Athirappilly Waterfalls. The space around the waterfalls is the perfect picnic spot allowing you an unobstructed view of the gushing waters. Though, like all waterfalls, this one is in all its glory during monsoons, but you can still spend a day here irrespective of the season. Among other important temples, Vadakkunnathan Temple, Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine and Triprayar Sri Rama Temple are a must visit. A day in Thrissur is more than enough to explore the city and if you have plans to head to the popular backwaters, let Thrissur be a short stop. Read More
The vibrance of the culture of Kerala is best highlighted during the annual festivals dedicated to the village deities. Thrissur Pooram is one of these post-harvest festivals that promises a grand spectacle to travellers who wish to be a part of local culture during their travels. The festival is celebrated from April to May and showcases a spectacle of an assembly of village deities on bedecked elephants from around the region. The procession reaches the Vadakumnathan Temple, where a strict ritual for 36 long hours is an absolute sight to behold for any visitor in town.Suggested accommodation: Clayfingers - Art Cottages; rooms start at Rs 4,000You might also like: Vadakumnathan Temple, Thrissur: A stillness within the chaos by Shilpa Shinde
Athirapally: One place you shouldn't miss while on Kochi. 85 km from the city centre. Athirapally and vazhachal waterfalls can be covered in a day trip basis. The beauty of the waterfalls can only be matched by its vastness. Nobody can actually describe it so it's better to watch it for yourselves.
Payyanur to thrissur (250km) :Road to calicut or kozhikode is filled with twisties and forests. Though the road is 2 lane, its still a treat to drive on. It Always keeps you on your toes. No trip to calicut is complete without a chicken biriyani at the world famous PARAGON hotel! By having The biriyani, suleimani and milk sarbath you are having a slice of calicut culture which dates back to the olden days. A ride on the jhangar boat in beypore is also a novel experience. Thrissur is just about 120kms from here. Easily accesible yet confusing once you reach the city. So we rode as a group in the thrissur city. The city is built around the vadakunnathan temple. The vadakunnathan temple is an ancient hindu temple dedicated to lord shiva. This temple is a classic example of the architectural style of kerala and has monumental towers on all four sides and also a kuttambalam. Mural paintings depicting various episodes from mahabharata can be seen inside the temple.Tip: Guruvayur temple is just 27km from thrissur city and can be covered easily
This humble district is finding its way on most Kerala Itineraries owning to its splendid display of culture and festivals that form a highlight of the trip.
Athirapalli waterfall and Guruvayu Temple
Post breakfast and a stopover at a petrol pump, I headed off to see my late grandma’s place in Thrissur. With the past two days spent in the lap of greenery and serenity, I didn’t much enjoy the hustle-bustle that came from what had become a grand city in southern India, yet I was in awe of its technology parks and religious diversity! On one side, I could kneel to pray at the Lady of Dolors Basilica, Palayur Church and the Lourdes Cathedral, and on the other hand, I bowed down to offer prayers at the Cheraman Juma Masjid, Vadakumnathan Temple and Thiruvambadi Temple. The next morning, with a half-day stopover at the ancient pilgrim center of Guruvayoor, I headed off for a ride through the Athirapally & Vazhachal Waterfalls.
170 Kms from Kaniyapuram
Best time to visit - February,March,April,May,August,September,October,December
Kerala’s Idukki district is home to the beautiful hill-station of Munnar. An erstwhile summer resort to the British, the forested hills are home to the three rivers of Mattupetti, Nallathanni and Periavaru. A tea-scented daydream, Munnar’s plantations are swarmed with tourists throughout the year. Kerala’s illustrious Eravikulam National Park is situated in Munnar and is home to the endangered species of the Nilgiri Tahr. In fact, the wildlife of this Kerala town, boasting of the lion-tailed macaque and elephant herds, is a major contributing factor to Munnar’s tourism. With temperatures ranging from zero degrees to twenty-eight degrees celsius, Munnar’s terrains are scattered with waterfalls, with the most beautiful of them being the Atukkad Waterfalls. Mattupetty’s dam and dairy farm should also be on your list while you are touring Munnar. In Munnar’s Nullatanni estate, lies the tea museum which is a must-visit. And if you have time, incorporate a leisurely walk through the Marayoor Sandalwood Forests, that lies to the north of Munnar.Read More
a. MunnarThe famous hillstation in south India, Munnar, is best for enjoying its beautiful tea estates and majestic fog-covered mountains. Munnar is located at a distance of less than 80 kilometers from Cumbum.
Anyway we reached Munnar at 10PM & let me tell you, the moment I got down from car & moved in to Hotel gate.suddenly a big blow of cold air & I was like stunned, too cold there.We ordered dinner at our room & it was too good after long train journey from Bangalore.
We booked a cab (for cab booking rates and other details, click here) and started at 3:00 AM. There are two routes for Munnar from Bangalore- first via Mysore and the other via Salem. The one that passes through the Tamil Nadu border is a better choice owing to the National highway and breath-taking sceneries. There are many toll booths and you might spend around 1000 bucks for a round trip, but still, it is worth.
Day 6, we head to Munnar. First we visit Mattupetty Dam and Tea plantation museum. Where we were booked at Nature Zone. Which is 45 minutes up from the Munnar bus stand, by car, only their car can take you up there. You pass through tea plantation as you reach the resort. There were two options either you stay in tents or in tree houses. Since tree houses were all booked we stayed in a tent. Away from all the noises of a city.
After chennai Darshan we went to the Munnar place of "Tea gardens" ... full of greenery with peace... less crowded so the beauty of that place was not ruined....There so many more thing to do apart from seeing tea gardens...
The most sought after tourist destination in South India, Munnar is carpeted in emerald-green tea plantations. If you're planning your next vacation to Munnar, it's imperative that you get the best of its stunning surroundings.
We visited the Eravikulam National Park famous for the endangered Nilgiri Thar. The park offers a views of rolling tea gardens misty hills. We drove past a series of waterfalls while on our way to Mattupetty Lake which is a pretty picnic spot, boating facilities are also available for the enthusiastic. We ended our day with a short stop at the local market where you can buy some freshly packed tea and spices.
116 Kms from Kaniyapuram
Best time to visit - January,February,August,October,November,December
This seventh largest city of Kerala is popular for its houseboat cruises along the Kerala backwaters. Alappuzha is bedecked with lagoons, beaches and canals and offers lots of water sports such as kayaking, canoeing, sailing and water skiing, to unwind during your vacation. The backwaters also happen to be the venue for the annually celebrated (January and August) Nehru Cup Snake Boat Race, where long serpentine boats being rowed with rhythmic furor by able-bodied Malayali men, is a spectacular site to behold. Some other famous attractions include Alleppey Beach, Andhakaranazhi Beach, Vemband Lake, Mannarasala Temple and the Alappuzha Light House, which offers a stunning panoramic view of the city and the coastline, especially during sunsets. One can also take a speed boat to Pathiramanal Island, a quiet and picturesque island on the backwaters where one can witness hundreds of rare migratory birds from around the world. South India is culturally rich and its abundance can be enjoyed through its music, dance and spirituality. Many resorts organise cultural shows in the evening where one can enjoy the traditional dance of Kerala and one of the oldest theatre forms of the world, Kathakali. Places such as Thaff Delicacy, Dreamers Cafe and Restaurant, Mushroom Restaurant and Kream Korner Art Cafe are famous for delicious local, vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Alappuzha can be reached by air, the nearest airport being Cochin International Airport, which is 83 km from the city, while buses and trains are also available.Read More
Houseboats of AlappuzhaAlappuzha, better known as the Venice of the East, is well established for its endless backwaters. It is heavenly to sail through these waters with nature playing hide and seek with you. And what better way than a houseboat to blend with the atmosphere? When visiting Marari beach, a ride or rather an overnight stay in one of the houseboats has to be on your agenda. They provide homely and authentic Kerala delicacies. How about a tasty meal in the traditional way, spread out on plantain leaves? Don’t complain about your fingers getting messy, though.
----------------------------------------------------------------How to reach Alleppey/Alappuzha from Chennai?Chennai to Alleppey - 740KMBy Bus/Train - Rs500 - Rs1500 (It takes approx 12 hours)By Flight - Rs 1000 - Rs 2000 (It takes approx 1 hour)----------------------------------------------------------------Where to stay in Alleppey/Alappuzha ?1. I would say stay at your friends home but if you have no friends in Alleppey then please make one because Kerala people are very kind and beautiful and local homes and places are beautiful.2. You can stay in Boathouse - I think this will be the best option if you love water and I would say best for couples. If one day I have a girlfriend I will definitely book a boathouse hahaha3. I did not explored much about hotels as I had a friend there but you can compare the hotels online Alleppey is full of hotels.----------------------------------------------------------------What to do in Alleppey/Alappuzha in One Day?1. The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is a popular Vallam Kali held in the Punnamada Lake near Alappuzha, Kerala, India. Vallam Kali or Vallamkali literally means boat play/game. The most popular event of the race is the competition of Chundan Vallams (snake boats) also known as Snake Boat Race in English.The Nehru Trophy Valam kali is conducted on the second Saturday of August every year and held in Punnamada Lake2. Alleppey Boathouse: I was not able to see the boathouse as there was races going on that day but I have seen it on videos and heard from fellow travelers that one of the best things to try in Alleppey.3. Pathiramanal Island: The name Pathiramanal means 'sands of night'. The scenic beauty of both sides of the lake as well as that of the island is mind blowing. You can come here by local transport or by speedboat from Alleppey.4. Alleppey Beach: must visit the beach specially in evening to get relaxed after having a tired day.I have just mentioned 4 things but there are lot more places to explore in Alleppey but I think these would be best for 1 day.----------------------------------------------------------------Where to eat in Alleppey/Alappuzha ?1. Indian Coffee House : Simple food and cheap also.2. Dreamers Cafe and Restaurant : Good Ambiance and PlaceI would suggest Indian Coffee House----------------------------------------------------------------What to eat in Alleppey/Alappuzha ?1. BreakfastKerala Puttu, Idli, Dosa ( I will suggest plain dosa), Idiyappam2. LunchKerala Meals Plate and Fishes (I had the famouse Kerala Karimeen Fish)3. DinnerKoorma and Chappati (Very light food)----------------------------------------------------------------So the best thing about this video is that I made this whole vlog with my new camera GoPro HERO5 Black and it is amazing.Want to explore places like this ? drop me a message on Facebook,Twitter,Instagram: @socialsudoTOTAL TRIP EXPENSES: Chennai to Allepey(Tatkal Sleeper Train Ticket): Rs500 Tea and Snacks: Rs 90 Breakfast in Allepey: Rs100 + Boat Ride in Pathiramanal Island Rs 150 and Dinner: Rs 100I had my friend there so no transport charges but if you take local transport to see Alleppey it will not take more than Rs200. Please watch my video and leave your comments and please subscribe to my YouTube channel Social Sudo : https://www.youtube.com/socialsudo Social Sudo: One Day in Allepeey, Kerala - Incredible India
Kumily – Alleppey (about 4-5 hours drive)Morning, we left for Alleppey. Referred to as the Venice of the East, Alleppey or Alappuzha as is known locally, consists of a vast network of lakes, lagoons and rivers. It is home to a vast variety of bird life and famous for its boat races, house-boats, coir industry and marine products. A single characteristic of this district is the region of Kuttanad, called the rice-bowl of Kerala, and one of the few places where farming is done below sea level.
4. Allepey, a town with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches and lagoons; described as the “Venice of the East” by Lord Curzon himself has a lot to offer to the discerning traveler but I was interested in the backwaters , hence I dug deeper peering in to the large scale google maps to decide which part of the backwater channels would be most captivating .
Alleppey, like Kumarakom is famous for its backwaters. Also, one should also opt for 1 night stay in the houseboat. The experience is surreal and most of the houseboats provide great hospitality. It is an experience which one should definitely not miss.
No matter what your travel plans are for winter, you would always be happy to swap it for a blissful stay on a houseboat in Alleppey. The backwater tours in Alleppey are the best way to explore the coastal life of this town. Winter time is also the time of celebration in Alleppey and the festival of Mullackal Chiraq is celebrated with full fervour. Hop off the boat and get a taste of the natural wonders around Alleppey during a visit to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and the Punnamada Lake. Evening are meant to be spent at the beachside and the beaches of Alleppey and Marari are just the right spots to watch the sea swell.Suggested accommodation: Soma House Boat; rooms start at Rs 7,500You might also like: A New Me and a New Year in God's Own Country by Ankita Jaiswal
We woke up early morning & headed toward Sri Krishna Temple - Its peaceful and very old . Mens needs to take out the shirts while entering in the temple , Take Prasad from out side of the temple . They will cut slips once you enter in the temple for females its different as well as males . Post returning the resort we had breakfast and headed towards the famous backwater to experience the luxury of Houseboat -legendary backwaters of Kerala & some mind boggling sceneries. House boat is a private boat with fully furnished spacious & bath attached bed rooms, hygiene kitchen, dining area and private front deck to capture thebeauty of the back waters. Overnight in the house boat . The Boat Starts in noon with welcome drinks and lunch , Cruises till 5:30pm . Rest overnight and enjoy the dinner at houseboat only . Morning it starts at 7:30 enjoy the Breakfast at the houseboat deck and witness the beauty .
After breakfast Check out your resort and drive to Alleppey ; also known as Venice of the east by its special geographical features as the place is famous for its vast back water stretches and paddy fields. We choose to stay in the Resort for the First day and this was the best decision . We were confused weather to stay in the houseboat or in the Resort hence we spent two days in Alleppey . On reaching Alleppey we started for Karishna Puram Palace - which is a great Monument of History & St. Sebastian's Church in Arthunkal church which is 200 years old . & Some time on Marari Beach - Its clean , less crowd except some shops .As soon as we finished the church we headed toward the resort to see the sun set - Alleppey Beach Garden its a private property where you can spent some quality time and its on the shore . The background music of the waves will always be there to entertain you .
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