Kerala has been labeled as the ‘God's Own Country' because there is a slice of every corner of the world in this tiny state of India. Whether you want to enjoy the icy cool hills, the countryside calmness, the coastline winds, or the clear waterfalls, you can truly enjoy all this in Kerala. Today, this Southern state of India is known to be one of the favorite spots for tourists from all over the world, and Funday Holidays, we take you on a splendid road ride to this state.
You can get a feel of the ice-capped mountains, the plush tea gardens, the romantic boathouse rides, and even adventurous hikes in forests and other forest reserves in the state. The tourist trips are affordable, safe, and most of all – you will have reliable guides who give an overview of the place, its history, and also stunning places where you can indulge in some local shopping and also try out some of the lip-smacking local cuisines.
Kerala in itself is loaded with greenery, making it a hotspot for those who are looking for eco-tourism venues. It is a haven of flora and fauna within a technological and fast-moving breed of adaptable people. The culture is welcoming and the locals love to share their experiences of Kerala living in its true, holistic sense. On the environmental front, the state is doing its bit to harness natural resources and one major example for this would be the world-famous Cochin International Airport. They executed one of the largest solar energy operated airports in the world, and it is a masterpiece of renewable energy in itself.
Do you know the best time to visit Kerala? Well, since this is a state with a tropical climate, you will experience two monsoon shower seasons in a year. One is predominantly the monsoon between June – August (and that is the heavy one) and the other is between October- November (relax, guys, that is pretty calm, showery- so it is cool to experience). Otherwise, on the whole, the state is sunny, humid, and it has pleasant windy days too. The higher altitudes like Thekkady are cool, misty, and great for honeymoons, or if you would like to sit back and just enjoy the serene village life of rural Kerala.
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1. ARRIVAL AT KOCHI AIRPORT / ERNAKULAM RAILWAY STATION
KOCHI – THE QUEEN OF ARABIAN SEA
Once you land at the Kochi airport, our Travel expert will come to welcome you and then enjoy a ride to Kochi, which is swift 30 kilometers breezy ride on the highway. Then you can check into the hotel arranged for you, get refreshed.
Once that is done, get ready for some sightseeing sessions at For Kochi, and enjoy the later part of the day at Kochi beach, Mattanchery Jews Street & Synagogue. Sip a coffee and enjoy the local evening snacks and delicacies from famous café outlets in the area. If you are a sporty person, indulge in some cycle rides around the city. For dinner, we can retreat back to the hotel and you can rest for the night.
2. KOCHI TO VAGAMON
On Day 2, right after a delicious breakfast, proceed to Vagamon which will take around a straight 4 hours of journey, depending on the traffic at the time of travel. Well, we have planned to stop over in between, to give you a glimpse of the beautiful Elaveezha Poonchira, which is famously known to be the flowery lake where no leaf falls. Absorb in the fresh air, have a tryst with nature, and then proceed to visit the Ellikkalkallu viewpoint. Then we can continue the journey. Once you reach Vagamon, it will be evening, so it would be great to check-in and rest for the night.
3. VAGAMON SIGHTSEEING
The next day, start off with breakfast, and then we have arranged to take you for a sightseeing tour around Vagamon. There you can walk, around, and visit some of the world-famous tourist destinations like Kurisumala Hill, Suicide Point, Vagamon Meadows, and Pine Forest, Thanglpara, Vagamon Lake, the tea plantations. It is relatively cold in these places and hence, it is better to wear the appropriate clothing when you travel to such areas. For the sporty souls, you can indulge in paragliding activities. By night time, we can retreat back to the hotel.
4. VAGAMON TO ALLEPPEY
After a good night's sleep and a great breakfast, on this day, we can head off to Alleppey which is around 4 hours of journey. Enjoy the water vibes that are offered at Alleppey Beach. By noon, you can check in the hotel and spend time resting or have a kayak session in the area. If you want to have the ultimate Kerala water experience, then book a shikhara or houseboat ride at your convenience. Spending time in the waterways will give you a lifetime of experiences to carry along with you. Once the sunset comes by, you can settle for the night at the hotel.
5. ALLEPPEY TO VARKALA
On Day 5, let's move on to Varkala, check-in at the prebooked hotel, which will be a beachside resort. Then get refreshed and set out to visit many places like the Kappil beach and iconic Varkala Cliff. You must not miss witnessing to soothing beauty of sunset time at the Varkala beach. These places hold a lot of historical memories and a walk in the lanes will give you a feel of the humble lifestyle of such areas.
6. VARKALA TO KOVALAM SIGHTSEEING
Next, a visit to Kovalam is on our trip plan. There, once you have reached, spend some time at Shanghumugham Beach. After that, we have arranged a trip to the gorgeous Poovar Island. This place is rich with tradition, good food, and also protected flora and fauna, By evening, street-side strolls, enjoy local delicacies, and witnessing the evening life at Kovalam beach is a must. After this, we can close the day with a retreat back to the hotel.
7. VARKALA TO TRIVANDRUM
On the last day, we need to head back for 14 kilometers to Trivandrum. There you can visit the Padmanabha Swamy Temple, the famous Museum, Art Gallery and finally, we would drop you back to Trivandrum Railway station/Airport depending upon the timing.