Kerala's top destinations in 48 hours 

Tripoto
11th May 2019
Photo of Kerala's top destinations in 48 hours by Barani Ram

Ping popped up a whats app notification. "Your added to alappuzha 2k19". I dumped it into archive it joined its fellow groups "Goa 2k18", "Pondy 2k17" etc...

Day 1

Then I decided to pull off this one, texted for hours in the group but in the end the participant count went down to 5. Then we made the reservations with a timeline "Kerala within 48 hours". This time I decided to experience zoomcar india and made the reservations. Had an issue at the pickup time but after an hour and a half the car was allocated manually and I got an extension in timing and kms with fuel and taxes. With a safe speed limit at 80 kmph just grab your favorite model at ease in your nearest zoomcar station. Available at all airport stations. Instead of grabbing a taxi I really prefer this one. Get a flat 20 % off on oyo bookings.

Hyundai I20

Photo of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Kerala's top destinations in 48 hours by Barani Ram

Enroute Kochi ( Cochin)

After a 3 hour drive we arrived Cochin. Then we drove along backwaters and harbour. Cochin purely depends on backwaters can't even imagine how they struggled and survived the 2018 floods. Fishing with ancient chinese nets seems to be their livelihood. Then via ferry we reached Fort kochi.

Photo of Kochi, Kerala, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Kochi, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

vypin to fort kochi

Photo of Kochi, Kerala, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Kochi, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

We reached the famous Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica at Fort Kochi. A 514 year old church originally build by Portuguese. It's one of the eight basilicas in Kerala. Had a lot of great architect. The interior is designed with portraits of Christ.

Santa cruz cathedral

Photo of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Bastian Street, Fort Nagar, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Bastian Street, Fort Nagar, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Bastian Street, Fort Nagar, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

At Christ chamber

Photo of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Bastian Street, Fort Nagar, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

Interior of Santa cruz

Photo of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Bastian Street, Fort Nagar, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

Then we grabbed a milkshake and roamed the streets searching arts. Street arts is an unique craft work found along fort kochi and it isn't illegal. Graffiti is forbidden at some places along fort kochi. I guess this is everyone's dream instagram post.

Photo of Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

Kathakali

Photo of Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

Wall paintings

Photo of Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

We drove across Marine drive and reached Jew street. A street full of handmade crafts, antiques, souvenirs, perfumes, spices, jute bags, jewelry, paintings etc..

Jew street was full of surprises. It was the perfect shoppers stop. After half an hour found the perfect mothers day gift.

Price ranging from : Rs.60/ - Rs. 2.5 lakhs

Photo of Jew Street, Marine Drive, Kochi, Kerala, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Jew Street, Marine Drive, Kochi, Kerala, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Jew Street, Marine Drive, Kochi, Kerala, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Jew Street, Marine Drive, Kochi, Kerala, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Jew Street, Marine Drive, Kochi, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

Jewish or Rajasthani ?

Photo of Jew Street, Marine Drive, Kochi, Kerala, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Jew Street, Marine Drive, Kochi, Kerala, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Jew Street, Marine Drive, Kochi, Kerala, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Jew Street, Marine Drive, Kochi, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

Then we headed to Alappuzha, a 60km journey from Fort kochi. We made our reservations at oyo. We rested after checkin at Amare Holiday Beach Resort. Then we headed out to chase sunset.

Alappuzha beach

Photo of Alappuzha, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

Crab at shore

Photo of Alappuzha, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

The golden hour

Photo of Alappuzha, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

Peace

Photo of Alappuzha, Kerala, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Alappuzha, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

Oyo Amare beach resort - Alappuzha

Photo of Alappuzha, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

Sea bridge

Photo of Alappuzha, Kerala, India by Barani Ram
Day 2

We took a long walk at alappuzha beach in the morning. Then we tried "Appam" at the resort, an Indian subcontinent dish specially originated from kerala. Then try exploring backwaters of alappuzha.

Ferry Cost : Rs.600/- per head for an hour.

Photo of Alappuzha, Kerala, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Alappuzha, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

Sea view from Amare resort

Photo of Alappuzha, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

Appam as breakfast

Photo of Alappuzha, Kerala, India by Barani Ram

Finally we drove to one of the most iconic spot of kerala - Athirapally falls. Situated in chalakudy district this 80ft tall waterfall ranks 1 st in most visited locations in kerala. It will flow from its peak during monsoon.

Photo of Athirappilly Water Falls, Pariyaram, Kerala by Barani Ram
Photo of Athirappilly Water Falls, Pariyaram, Kerala by Barani Ram
Photo of Athirappilly Water Falls, Pariyaram, Kerala by Barani Ram

And finally realising we only had 5 hours left to deliver the car. We drove all the way to Coimbatore. On the way I was added again in another group "Wayanad ?" lets hope we could pull off this one too.

Do checkout the highlights and upcoming posts on my instagram.

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Osm bro... keep rocking..
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