Every Indian needs to visit the majestic beauty of South India at least once in a lifetime. The tea plantations of Munnar, the hilly delights of Ooty, the woods of Kodaikanal and the versatility of Co.. Read More
Kerala is a treasure of natural beauty in South India and is known as God's Own Country. Situated on the Malabar Coast, bordered by the Arabian Sea, this Indian State is popularly known as Gods own country. Picturesque landscapes, scenic natural beauty, astounding backwaters, mesmerizing beaches, interesting wildlife, vibrant culture and traditions, mouth watering sea food , lush green surroundings is what describes this place the best. The whole state is painted with green and the culture is unique and is totally different from the outside world. Kerala is an ideal destination for you to relax and rejuvenate and the top tourist spots in the state are Munnar, Alapuzha, Wayanad, Kovalam and Thekkady...[+] More
I wanted to write about the recent trip that i took with my family to Kerala. I am a Masters student, studying in UK, Edinburgh. I planned to visit down my parents in the winter break and it was a lovely surprise when they decided to take me for an-almost-week long trip to Kerala (6Th January 2013-11th January 2013)
The tour started with a bit of a problem for me as my flight got delayed (Spicejet- no food/no compensation provided). Anyways, as we headed out to Kochi. I could see the difference in the landscape as buildings got shorter and roads wider. The air got warmer and the coconut trees decorated the sides. The hotel was awesome. We were very pleased with the interiors of the hotel and selection of the same. As we headed out the next day, we enjoyed more as we saw churches, beaches, fishing nets sprawled across the floors, kanjivaram sarees etc. I must congratulate the whole team on planning a fabulous itinerary! I must congratulate them more on the choice of hotels and resorts that you guys picked out for us. I must mention the ELEPHANT COURT here which was simply outstanding. I loved the boat ride, i loved the backwaters. There was nothing that i hated about this tour.
Herein I would like to mention about our Tour manager, Mr. Nikhil who was amazing when it came to organising the trip. he kept us updated about everything and solved all the issues related to the tour. All the members (from kids to the youth to oldies) gelled well with him and he made sure that he catered to everyone's needs personally. This trip was a very well managed and organised trip and I must congratulate makemytrip on my family's behalf on making my visit to India an amazing one. Kudos guys!
Am hereby attaching some pictures from the trip. Congratulations to the whole team again!
A trip to Kerala is not complete without cruising on the backwaters that too on a houseboat. These houseboats are extremely well-maintained and have diverse landscape and wild life. This sets as perfect backdrop for honeymooners. Ayurveda which has effective healing properties is practiced widely in Kerala. This is because of the climate as well the abundance supply of the herbs and plants.You can either book yourself a simple massage or go for a medical treatment. Love elephants and think they are adorable? Then, in Kerala you can spend some time with them. There are about 650 of them in this state and most of them participate in temple activities. You can bathe them, ride them, and even feed them. Watch Kathakali which is an ancient drama-dance form of Kerala. They usually convey mythological story and the dance movements are subtle. Kochi popularly known as the 'Gateway to Kerala' has an influence of Arabs, Dutch, British, Portuguese, and Chinese. There are so many historical sites among them Fort Kochi is the most excellent one.
Located in the south India, Kerala is a blessed land as its natural environment makes it more attractive. Indian and foreign people get attracted by its natural heritage and greenery that makes it clean and most peaceful. About Kerala, one can say that it easily grabs the attention of the people with its palm-lined beaches, plantation covered hills, thick jungles and enthralling rivers and lakes. Malayalam is the local language of this state. After travelling Kerala, tourist can get unforgettable experience due to the presence of fringed beaches, undulating hills, coconut palms, vibrant flora and fauna, art forms, fairs and festivals. Natural beauty, equable climate and exotic wildlife make this state the witness of the nature. This state is previously known as Cochin which is located on the western banks of the Arabian Sea. The state is spread over 38,863 km2 which is bounded by the Western Ghats. Weather of the state is broadly tropical and humid with hot and wet which has High Mountain and hill.
Attend a temple festival which is exotic and elaborate. The festivals have drummers, musicians, colorful boats, fireworks, and processions of elephants.The best time to visit Kerala is from September to May.Kerala - Read about Kerala, Places to visit, Nightlife, Attractions in Kerala. Explore Restaurants, Shopping centres and tourist places in Kerala at MakeMyTrip.com.