I had been to Kerala in January 2014. I had planned my itinerary from MakeMyTrip for 5 days. It was well planned and very well executed.
This place justifies the title given to it. Cochin, Munnar, Thekkaddy and Allepy, These are the popular tourist destinations. Besides these even Thiruvananthapuram and Kanyakumari are worth visiting.
Kerala it very rich in culture and has a long history backing it. It is mainly known for Spices and Tea
Let us explore all the places one by one.
It is the main IT & Business hub and the Largest city of the state. This place is often referred as Ernakulum and has been ruled by the Portuguese for many years, followed by the Dutch and then British. So It has many palaces and Forts. For History lovers, there is lot to take from this city. Lulu mall, Fort Kochi, Indo-Portuguese museum, Chinese Fishing Nets are some of the attractions you should not miss.
Don’t forget to buy Jackfruit chips and coconut oil
This place is popularly known for Tea. The route from Cochin to Munnar is very beautiful. When you are few kilometres away from Munnar, you will see beautiful mountains with Tea plantations. It looks so beautiful and scenic you just can’t get enough of it.
Must visit Tea Garden. Besides that visit Mattupety Dam, Eravikulam national park, photo point and Attukal Waterfalls.
Don’t forget to buy some flavoured Tea or Green Tea from the Tea Garden
Periyar Lake – One of the best attractions of this trip. It’s a boat trip in the lake. You might spot some elephants , kingfisher birds, Deer etc in this lake as I did. It’s really peaceful and so relaxing. You just can’t thank nature enough.
Spice Garden – Must visit this garden. You will see all types of spices growing here. Yes , Don’t forget to buy some spices for yourself from here.
Theatre Performance – There are lot of theatre performances here from dance to artillery acts. You should see the performances according to your choice.
Spa’s and Massage Parlour – There are lots of Ayurveda Massage parlours. Give it a try and relax.
Kerala’s famous backwaters are here. “India’s Venice”. You must take a houseboat here. Sitting in a boat viewing the backwaters is just amazing. People residing on both the sides and travelling from one side to another via boats is all you will get to see here and also the rice plantations. It is so relaxing and peaceful that you will re-connect with yourself.
People here are highly educated, disciplined and very friendly. Most of the people are working in Gulf countries and you will find that at least one member of the family will be in gulf
So , go and plan you next trip to Kerala through MakeMyTrip