Trip advisory for Kerala, India

February 25, 2014

Planning to elope from the stressful routine and hunting for your next destination? 
Tour de Kerala, India is the place for you my friend. 

It is termed as a honeymoon destination, I ain't denying at all cause after all HubbynMe went in to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and our birthdays and the new year well Happy December you see. (Smiling...blushing...giggling..ya...ok..I know you got it) 

Alright, focusing!!!

Though Kerala is termed as a honeymoon destination I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to simply chill and inhale breath taking scenic beauty. I do love to be in vicinity of nature but for that I cannot go on long treks and hiking thus Kerala suits me perfectly. 

Reaching to any destination in Kerala takes you through grassy tea plantation mountains. You can take jeep safari onto the hills where you smell fresh filter coffee brewing from colorful homes. The over night house boat stay spruce ups the romantic mood. 

And when I say romantic mood it is not circumscribed to the young, newly married. We saw many old couples celebrating retirement along with many foreign tourist, preferring Kerala over Goa. 

HubbynMe had opted for Our Vacations tour of a 5 nights 6 days trip. Check out for trip details here. This is our second (honeymoon) tour with Our Vacations first was Thailand and now Kerala, both customized tours for especially for us love birds. 

The highlight of a custom tour is that you can change the itinerary as you please based on what you want to do cause on a holiday I have many moods, lol. I am very sure you want to make the max out of those 5 days of the year when there is no work, no emails, no phones;  Just you and your beloved ones spending time eating and exploring new place and new sides of each other.

So where all we go and what all we do..... :)

We Ate!

Staple Food, Idli & Sambhar with Coconut Chutney
 We Danced!
Kathakali , a classical Indian dance-drama form
 We Played!
Eravikulam wildlife sanctuary, Nilgiri Tahr
 We Chilled!

House Boat Stay at Alleppey

Our itinerary was as follows:-

Day : 1 Munnar

Munnar -The "tea garden hill station of kerala. On the way visit vallara and cheeyappara waterfalls and Blossom Garden. Evening, enjoy the beauty of tea garden. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day : 2 Munnar Sight Seeing

Sightseeing of Munnar. Visit Eravikulam National Park to view endangered wild goat ' Nilgiri Tahr'.(National Park is Closed during breeding season. Please check with us regarding the visit prior to your arrival). Visit Tea Museum and the Tea factory (Closed on Mondays and Good Friday) , Mattupetty Dam and Kundala Lake.Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day : 3 Thekkady

Thekkady is a pleasant heaven on earth for those who love nature in its wild manifestations. Spices are found in abundance in Periyar. Get ready for a spice tour to view the plantations of a wide variety of spices like cardamom, pepper, tea, coffee, cloves, ginger, turmeric, cumin seed, etc. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day : 4 Alappuzha

The "Venice of India" noted for its winding waterways and canals. It is an important commercial and business town, manufacturing and exporting coir products and black pepper. Explore the natural beauty of Kerala, the paddy fields, narrow canals, coir villages etc. Overnight stay at the House boat.

Day : 5 Kumarakom

Kumarakom is famous of the popular backwater stretch. Visit the nearest Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary to view the Rare Migratory Bird "Siberian Star crane". Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day : 6 Departure transfer

Transfer to Airport / Railway station. Back to home with sweet memories of your tour.

We pretty much followed the same but if I  had to change anything I would have reduced one night stay at Munnar and stayed on the houseboat for one more night. Still spontaneously you want to explore and need help just ask around. Kerala folks are very friendly and they help so you are never lost.









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