Kerala

Kerala : A piece of Paradise

Kerala is called the “Gods Own Country”. Lush green and set at India's feet, right at the south, India  - Kerala is the land of the back waters.  Paddy fields, coconut groves, beaches, Banana plantations, soul stirring, beautiful misty hills, elephant sanctuaries : you've got a bit of heaven right here. With a history as fascinating as the people, Kerala is akin to ayurveda and all things natural.

Wayanad, nestled amongst the western ghats, draws a lot of tourists to it. Home to serene tea estates, beautiful waterfalls, exotic looking spices, Chembra's peak, Edukkal Caves, Meenamutty falls and so much more, Wayanad is a must-visit. Munnar, another of Kerala's beauty spots, draws a lot of tourists and not without reason. Romantic and misty, Munnar houses the Eravikulam Park and the oh-so-beautiful Anamudi peak, Mattupatty lake, tea estates, waterfalls and mist, mist, mist!

Kerala is even more enchanting by the beach side. Kovalam, by the evening, is a spectacle. Sunny, breezy, bathed in blue and brown and is a well known tourist spot. Home to the soothing Back waters, Kumarakom, Allepey – take one's breath away. Taking a boat-house ride into the back waters, is a must-do. Kerala has the Nehru Boat Race that draws the country to it at Punnamada.

Kerala's metropolis of Trivandrum and the eclectic urban conglomeration of Kochi, draw you deeper into Kerala's hospitality and culture. Kerala is also the “spice capital” of India. Kochi has the world's only “spice trade- market”. Cashews, cardamoms, cloves, cinnamom, vanilla, nutmegs, Bayleaf, Corriander, Cumin seeds, Fenugreek, mustard, pepper, saffron, turmeric, many more spices and essential oils come from Kerala.

Kerala's wildlife has much to offer in terms of bio diversity with almost ten or more wild life reserves. Elephants, gaur, sambars, deer, panthers, tigers, leopards make the inhabitants of these lush evergreen forests.

All of Kerala, every inch, oozes green poetry. Little rustic villages, soaked in blue skies and lush green fields greet you everywhere. Kerala is also a haven for Ayurvedic treatments, massages. If you had to look for a place where you'd find health, well being and a lot of peace, Kerala will be the obvious choice. Kerala's cuisine is so wonderfully spicy and aromatic. Rice is their staple food and a variety of rice dishes like appam, puttu are unique to the land. Coconut is used with a generous helping. Fish, prawns and coastal food cooked in special Kerala style, with a sensual use of spices, is a gastronomic treat. Kerala is home to Kalaripayatu, the famous martial art form and draws practitioners to it. Kerala's beautiful dances, the Mohiniyattam, Kathakali, the beautiful temples, the soul wrenching beauty of the place, are indeed a bit of heaven on earth.

If it had to be simply put, the Gods would choose Kerala to live in. It is righfully, Gods Own Country indeed.

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Hill Stations, Backwaters, Temples and Beaches tour of South India

 

Hill Stations, Backwaters, Temples and Beaches tour of South India

 

01Cochin-01Alleppey/Kumarakom-01Thekkady-02Kodai-02Madurai-01Cape-01Kovalam: 9N/10D

 

Day1: Cochin: Arrive at Cochin airport or railway station and then check-in to the hotel. Later go for local sightseeing of Cochin where you can visit Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, St. Franchise church, Marine Drive. Evening back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

 

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Kerala : A piece of Paradise

Kerala is called the “Gods Own Country”. Lush green and set at India's feet, right at the south, India  - Kerala is the land of the back waters.  Paddy fields, coconut groves, beaches, Banana plantations, soul stirring, beautiful misty hills, elephant sanctuaries : you've got a bit of heaven right here. With a history as fascinating as the people, Kerala is akin to ayurveda and all things natural.

Wayanad, nestled amongst the western ghats, draws a lot of tourists to it. Home to serene tea estates, beautiful waterfalls, exotic looking spices, Chembra's peak, Edukkal Caves, Meenamutty falls and so much more, Wayanad is a must-visit. Munnar, another of Kerala's beauty spots, draws a lot of tourists and not without reason. Romantic and misty, Munnar houses the Eravikulam Park and the oh-so-beautiful Anamudi peak, Mattupatty lake, tea estates, waterfalls and mist, mist, mist!

Kerala is even more enchanting by the beach side. Kovalam, by the evening, is a spectacle. Sunny, breezy, bathed in blue and brown and is a well known tourist spot. Home to the soothing Back waters, Kumarakom, Allepey – take one's breath away. Taking a boat-house ride into the back waters, is a must-do. Kerala has the Nehru Boat Race that draws the country to it at Punnamada.

Kerala's metropolis of Trivandrum and the eclectic urban conglomeration of Kochi, draw you deeper into Kerala's hospitality and culture. Kerala is also the “spice capital” of India. Kochi has the world's only “spice trade- market”. Cashews, cardamoms, cloves, cinnamom, vanilla, nutmegs, Bayleaf, Corriander, Cumin seeds, Fenugreek, mustard, pepper, saffron, turmeric, many more spices and essential oils come from Kerala.

Kerala's wildlife has much to offer in terms of bio diversity with almost ten or more wild life reserves. Elephants, gaur, sambars, deer, panthers, tigers, leopards make the inhabitants of these lush evergreen forests.

All of Kerala, every inch, oozes green poetry. Little rustic villages, soaked in blue skies and lush green fields greet you everywhere. Kerala is also a haven for Ayurvedic treatments, massages. If you had to look for a place where you'd find health, well being and a lot of peace, Kerala will be the obvious choice. Kerala's cuisine is so wonderfully spicy and aromatic. Rice is their staple food and a variety of rice dishes like appam, puttu are unique to the land. Coconut is used with a generous helping. Fish, prawns and coastal food cooked in special Kerala style, with a sensual use of spices, is a gastronomic treat. Kerala is home to Kalaripayatu, the famous martial art form and draws practitioners to it. Kerala's beautiful dances, the Mohiniyattam, Kathakali, the beautiful temples, the soul wrenching beauty of the place, are indeed a bit of heaven on earth.

If it had to be simply put, the Gods would choose Kerala to live in. It is righfully, Gods Own Country indeed.

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  Hill Stations, Backwaters, Temples and Beaches tour of South India   01Cochin-01Alleppey/Kumarakom-01Thekkady-02Kodai-02Madurai-01Cape-01Kovalam: 9N/10D   Day1: Cochin: Arrive at Cochin...
  Kerala with Tamil Nadu Temple tour   01Cochin-01Alleppy/Kumarakom-02Munnar-01Thekkady-02Madurai-01Cape-01Kovalam:09N/10D   Day1: Cochin: Arrive at Cochin airport or railway station and then...
  Exclusive Kerala   01Cochin-02Munnar-01Thekkady-01Alleppy/ Kumarakom-02Kovalam:7N/8D Day1: Cochin: Arrive at Cochin airport or railway station and then check-in to the hotel. Later go for local...
  Ayurvedic tour in Kerala  Kumarakom I Alleppey – Houseboat I Marari   Day 1: Cochin – Kumarakom – 70Kms I 1 & half hrs Journey Welcome to God’s Own Country, upon arrival to Cochin our...
2 Nights Munnar -- 1 Night Alleppey – Houseboat -- 1 Night Kumarakom -- 1 Night Marari: 05 Nights / 06 Days   Day 1: Cochin – Munnar – 150Kms -- 5 hrs Journey Welcome to God’s Own Country, upon...
2 Nights Munnar -- 1 Night Thekkady -- 1 Night Alleppey – Houseboat -- 1 Night Kumarakom -- 2 Nights Kovalam  (7 Nights/8 Days)     Day 1: Cochin – Munnar – 150Kms -- 5 hrs Journey Welcome to God...