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Kerala is a paradise where the travellers need not dig deep to explore as the existing places make the best destinations for visit. On walking through the meadows in this abundantly green region, the travellers get to trace their lives back to the time where the lands they lived were adorned by nature. As one comes to this place on the Economic and cheapest Kerala Tour Package, they are taken through the wonderments that nature has got to offer them. The scenery is top notch and each sight is a scenic delight to the eyes of the travellers. All the fourteen districts in Kerala has a lot of sites that are perfect for touring during weekends. And for an elongated vacation, the people can travel through various destinations with their family and friends. My journey through Kerala was one such where I got to explore the places as well as the most famous food of the destination. My journey was based on two destinations of Kerala which was Alleppey and Kottayam.
Very less did I know about this state when I had set off on a trip to Kerala. Dream Kerala Holidays had helped me in getting everything that I wanted on a Solo trip through the place. On landing at the International airport in Kochi, I was taken to the nearest hotel where I freshened up. I was also given the Keys to my bullet on which I had planned to ride through the most beautiful land. By noon, I left to Alleppey which took me approximately an hour and a half to reach. In between, I had taken a small break at Kumbalam which is situated on the way. The water bound region was a fascination to me due to which I stopped there to enjoy the beautiful place. The coconut trees and other agriculture in the place added more beauty to the region. One can never get enough of capturing moments from these places as they always have something new that adds to the beauty of the locations. Like the usual tradition of all the tourists travelling to Alleppey, I also got straight into a houseboat which I had booked for my cruise through the Vembanad Lake. In some time I went to the bedroom, changed into comfortable clothes and came to the sitting room from where I got to see the lake in its purest form. I sat down to relax where the boat operator had been there handling the houseboat. In some time, he began talking to me which I could understand slightly. As I belonged to Delhi, I was not really familiar with Malayalam. Since he slightly knew Hindi, I was able to catch up with him who had been trying hard to tell me about the place. Meanwhile, the cook also joined us who was good at Hindi. He had come to know what I would like to eat. The most famous food served here is the authentic Kerala seafood which is known to be spicy.
He would be getting all the ingredients that I want to eat from the village where we had stopped for an evening walk through the place. Since I wanted to experiment new food, I asked him to serve me the tastiest fish in the spiciest form with rice in the typical Kerala style. All three of us walked out of the boat through the way and the place had been busy. The local tenders had been selling off their products in cheap rates and the villagers had been walking around the place. Some tourists were also among them who had been buying handicrafts from the adjoining shops. I took some vague pictu8res of the activities here to post them on Instagram. At least for all my friends of Delhi, it would be a very different sight. On coming on an affordable Kerala tour package from Delhi, people get to witness entirely different life happening in the village. The most important factor was peace. In some time, I walked back to the boat and started cruising again. The sun was almost to set and I was waiting in awe to see this sight. And it was worth the wait when the sun started to slide into the lake. I captured this beautiful sight into my phone. As the night approached, the moon got down showing reflections in the lake. I had already asked the cook to get me some fresh toddy as well as I had seen the people tapping toddy. I asked him to get me the unfermented pure output. He served that to me along with some fried spicy prawns. I was already happy that I decided to come here. We reached an Island named Pathiramanal where we did not get down as the night had fallen. I could hear the sounds of the birds there which was all mixed up. Some insects that had been there glowing. The cook said that it was a usual thing that could be seen in the place. The night went in hogging all the amazing food he served to me. If I was not talking, I was eating and the place was the heaven of my dreams. I went to the bedroom and woke up early in the morning to see the sunrise. We were almost to reach the point where we had started. In some time I thanked the people who had been the best hosts and walked to my bike that had been there waiting for me.
I started my ride to Kottayam and the weather had been great in the morning. As monsoon was the prevailing season, I could expect rain at any point as well. I stopped at an Indian Coffee House on the way for some breakfast. A lot of dishes had been there and seemed to be quite cheap as well. I ordered some Puri-Bhajji and a coffee along with some cutlets. The cutlets came first along with a special sauce which was lip-smacking. In some time, hot food was served right in front of me as well. I had been watching all the plates that the bearers had been carrying which contained Dosa, Idli and Vada. In some time, I got to the place that had my bike. And I rode through the way and went to Kottayam. In some time I reached the Elaveezhapoonchira which was where I had decided to trek through the place. When at Kerala, it is always mandatory that the person goes to one of the hill stations located here. There were three trails, Mankunnu, Kodayathoormala and Thonippara. I decided to trek for an hour up to the place as I had time limitations. Some trek enthusiasts had been there who had come with all necessary things to hike and tent in the place. In some time, probably due to the heavy food I had consumed, I was tired. But the place gave me an out of the world feel. The temperature was cold and the grassland was wet. In fact, nature was there in the purest form. After hogging some amazing vegetarian food for lunch, I went to the Poonjar Palace.
The engravings and chandeliers from the ancient past had been there which were of high significance. Madurai Meenakshi Temple was also located there where I got to see rock-cut lamps. The next day I was supposed to return back to Kochi and my flight was at midnight. So I spend my night at Kottayam in a hotel that had been previously booked. Early in the morning, I set off to Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall which is again located at Kottayam. I wanted to make sure that I got to see at least one of the scenic waterfalls located in Kerala. It was a small waterfall which had been gushing due to the rain that had come in the morning. The beauty of the landscape was something that added to the beauty of the waterfalls. I set off after successfully completing my best Kerala Tour Package with price. The place was more than sheer bliss. One can never get enough of aura from nature here. I was sure that I would return in order to see the north of this place sometime soon.
Kerala is one of the most beautiful lands to the south of India which is rich in natural beauty and tourist destination of interest. The land with its abundance of history and natural beauty attracts a number of tourists to the land. Apart from being one of the best traveller’s destinations, Kerala is also a land known to be a paradise for the honeymooners. Kerala is a land with a number of honeymoon destinations which is fascinating and breathtaking. The misty hill stations, the backwater destinations and the wilderness that attracts the couples the most, making Kerala the paradise for couples. A number of couples who wish to enjoy their honeymoon in the lap of nature with a perfect climate and breathtaking destinations avail different Romantic Kerala trip honeymoon packages to the land. One of the important and primary reasons for couples to choose Kerala to be the honeymoon destination is due to the presence of hill stations and backwater destinations that fascinates the couples and allows them to spend some romantic time in the lap of nature. Some of such well-known honeymoon destinations in Kerala are:
Chembra Peak: The peak is one of the highest in Wayanad with the most beautiful heart shaped lake located half way to the top of the peak. The place is one of the best honeymoon destinations in Kerala. The lake is said to have water in it through the year making it a perennial one. The only way to reach to the peak is by trekking which is an adventure sport that could be enjoyed by the couples. The trekking trail passes through a dense forest to reach the peak after visiting the heart lake. The lake and the surrounding are mostly covered in mist making it one of the best destinations for couples where they can enjoy the nature with privacy.
The place with its natural beauty and freezing climate attract a number of tourists to the land apart from being one of the best honeymoon destinations of the land the peak is also a well-known trekking destination.
Tree house facing Waterfalls: Athirappally is one such destination which is not much visited or explored by the travellers and one of the most beautiful honeymoon destinations in Kerala. One of the major attractions of Athirapally is the presence of a tree house resort which provides the best view of the unique combat, roar and sight of the roaring waterfalls amidst the forests with separation and seclusion. Travellers can sit out in the rich green lawn present in the resort and enjoy the nature and the natural beauty with the setting sun far to the falls.
Travellers can also enjoy the majestic view of the falls while enjoying a swim in the resort pool that is facing the falls at a distant. This tourist destination is one of the hidden gems which could be most enjoyed by the newly wedded couples. The tree house that faces the waterfall is one of the main attractions of the place other than the majestic falls and the mountains which are perfect for trekking.
Tea Gardens: Tea gardens are one of an integral part of Kerala. The land has a number of hill stations with tea plantations making the place one of the best destinations for natural beauty. The aroma combined with the beauty of the valleys filled in the plantations sets in a different ambience of the place. One of the main attractions of the place is the sight of the greener and the mist covered valley which would act as the perfect destination for nature photography. Travellers, with great interest in nature and its beauty the tea plantations of Munnar. Apart from the tea plantation, Munnar is a place with a number of other tourist destinations. Hill stations, viewpoints, suicide points, forest, waterfalls and much more are some of the main attractions of the land other than the tea plantations.
The climate of the place is one of the major factors that attract a number of tourist and travellers to the land. The place is also a well-known destination for the adventure seekers, bird watchers, honeymooners and nature lovers. With its nature and natural beauty, the place is one of the hot spots for tourism in Kerala where a number of tourists visit the place availing different Cheapest kerala tour packages offered and organized by different tour operators like Dream Holidays
Houseboat Cruise: Backwaters and houseboat cruise one of the major attraction of the pace. Kumarakom is one such destination in Kerala which is known for the presence of the most beautiful backwaters of Kerala. You can take a cruise through the backwaters in Kumarakom to experience the beauty and of the waters, paddy fields and numerous coconut plantations. A number of couples visit the place to enjoy the beauty of the romantic moonlit waters, the lush green paddy fields and plantations.
One of the main attractions of the backwaters of Kerala is the boats that take the tour of the place. Apart from the tour, the houseboats offer different entertainment activities mainly traditional dance forms to entertain the travellers. Traditional breakfast with special cuisine filled with the flavours of the land add up to the excitement of the day. Summer is the time of humidity where a number of tourists visit the place making the backwaters of the place overcrowded whereas the monsoon brings in low business and stormy climate which is the best time to taste the flavours of the land enjoying the climate and nature.
Rocky Promenade of Kovalam: The rocky seashore in Kovalam is one of the best places where you could enjoy the day with the one you love. The rocky sea shores of the place literally belong to the novels and in the pages of romantic mills. One of the main attractions of the place is the presence of a rocky land that stretches out to the sea and creates a bay that is perfect for a bath in the calm waters of the sea. A number of visitors and honeymooners visit the place to explore and enjoy the cliff top, fishing villages, cultural show, and stroll through beachfront highlands of the place. Travellers can also explore the land by rock climbing and enjoy the view from the lighthouse lining the ArabianSea
Spending a day touring in the land is something that the honeymooners from different states of the country enjoy. A number of honeymooners visit the beach mainly from places within the country like Delhi, to enjoy and explore this beauty of the waters and nature. A number of tour operators offer Kerala honeymoon packages from Delhi including destinations like Kovalam to let them enjoy the day with privacy in the laps of nature. The place holds a number of resorts where couples could enjoy their honeymoon experiencing the Sunbathing, swimming, herbal body massages, cultural programs like Kathakali and much more. The place is the best where one could enjoy the best of honeymoon with adventure and relaxation.
Heritage Streets of Fort Kochi: Fort Kochi is one of the best tourist destinations in Ernakulam which is the best for shopping. The historic ambience and the colonial charm of the place make it the best romantic and cultural get away. The jetty of the place is one of the main attractions of the place which fascinates a number of travellers, visitors and honeymooners with its ancient Chinese fishing net and views of the Harbour. The place is the best filled with a number of street shops and Dhaba which exhibits the true colour of the place. The land has a number of historical destinations which would fascinate the visitors with its charming art and architectural style.
These are some of the best honeymoon destination in the land which builds in the paradise for the couples. Kerala with its immense beauty and numerous destinations is now one of the best tourist destinations in the land. For traveller and honeymooners who wish to spend their day in the lap of nature exploring and enjoying the adventure of the land, Kerala is a perfect choice. The land with its immense natural resources provides the travellers with the best experience in the land.
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Kerala- The God’s own country is full of panoramic views and breathtaking landscapes waiting to get explored. For any traveler, this place offer myriad of options to have some unique and vast experience. If you want to have a fully immersive experience with this state, then the best way to book some Incredible Kerala tour packages from Delhi or from any other major cities, which put forward a magnificent way to experience this God’s own kingdom with the help of some recognized tour operators like Dream Holidays. Most of the people who visit here probably take a backwater cruise of some rejuvenating Ayurveda spa treatments. But this vibrant state has a lot more to offer than that. Here are some amazing things to experience in Kerala to make your holidays a memorable one.
A Day with Elephants at Kodanad
Imagine you bathing an elephant? Exciting? Well, you can experience that in Kodanad, one of the major elephant sanctuaries in Kerala. The place is located at a distance of 42 km from Cochin- the gateway to Kerala and offers the tourists exciting activities to indulge in. You can participate in Elephant bathing, elephant feeding, and safaris and watch some elegant baby elephants here. Elephants are trained here till they are properly trained for domestic use. You can witness the elephants taking the royal bath in the river nearby. This place easily Clubbed with your Kerala tour package, since it is located near Kochi- the gateway to Kerala.
Entry fee- INR 350 to INR 1500 per head
Houseboat Cruise in Alleppey backwaters
With the backwater tourism advancement, Alleppey is one among the top notch tourist places in Kerala and offers a refreshing retreat to the travelers, with serene backwater cruises, where you can experience the unexploited beauty of nature and enjoy some freshly prepared meals. This would be a perfect option for enjoying a family holiday. The houseboats can accommodate families, groups and provide you with all courses of meals, snacks, refreshing drinks and special dishes.
Tariff- INR 6000 to 12000
Witness the Neelakurinji Bloom
If you want to experience some once in a lifetime opportunities, then nothing would be ideal than this. The neelakurinji which is found in Munnar and only blooms once in 12 years, which is a fascinating view to hold in your memory forever. This flower is found vastly in the regions of Eravikulam national park mainly which is home to the endangered species of Nilgiri that. The place also offers a perfect spot for trekking. Since most of the Kerala tour package include the visit to Munnar, this would be a perfect pick to include in the bucket list of your ultimate Kerala trip.
Entry fee- INR 55 per adult
Closed on- February to March
Explore the rural life in Kerala
Kerala is one among the best places to have an authentic rural life. There are many integrated tourism village spots here, which you can explore to get know the traditional customs and lifestyles. One of the best places to experience village life in Kerala along with your Kerala tour packages is Kumbalangi, where you can witness the local people performing paddy cultivation, and children playing at unending mangrove forests, the fishing nets, crab farming and so much more. There are many home stays also around the place, to gave the tourists a close to nature experience. This place is located at a distance of 14 km from the district of Ernakulam,
Enjoy some local cuisines
There are many wonderful places to experience the traditional cuisine of Kerala. But have you ever imagined of a floating dining restaurant with some authentic traditional delicacies? Then experience this at Veli tourist village, where you can indulge in some local cuisine while exploring the tranquil Veli lake. The floating bridge nearby is also another attraction to the tourists who visit here. This place is located at around 8 km from the city of Trivandrum.
Shikkara Rides in Alleppey
Houseboat cruises in Alleppey are most famous for. But if you want to add some local touch to the luxurious backwater cruise, then go for the shikkara ride which will take your through those stunning backwaters at the cheapest rate. The place offers panoramic views of nature, palm tree lined paddy fields, village life and also a unique ecosystem and water birds and so on. A sikkara is basically a double Decker and you can take a 3 to 4-hour ride on this without burning your pocket.
Witness the alluring snake boat races
The colorful snake boat races that are conducted during the monsoon time, is a unique attraction of Kerala. This alluring water-sport is one among the biggest such in the entire world. If you visit during the time of July to September that is during the onam festival, you can witness this alluring attraction. Hundreds of people visit Alleppey to witness this magnificent event.
Tree House Stays
This Is one of the best ways to feel close to nature. In most of the popular hill stations, you can experience the tree house stay and add more fun to your vacation. Most of the forest areas like Munnar, Wayanad, Thekkady and Athirappilly offers this unique experience for the visitors. The tree house stays you would find in Athirappilli is one among the bets. In these places, you can also quench your adventure soul by participating g in trekking, rappelling, mountain climbing, rock climbing etc.
Tariff- INR 10000 and more.
Explore the spice plantations
If you want to take a spice tour while in Kerala head out to Munnar, Wayanad or Thekkady. These places offer amazing places to explore tea, coffee and cardamom plantations with panoramic views. Since old times, Kerala is well known for its spices like the authentic black pepper, cinnamon, card mom, vanilla etc. Most of these places have unique farms where you can go for nature walks and all. Most of the Kerala tour packages will include this kind of spice tours.
Entry fee- INR 200 and on wards
Explore coffee plantations in Wayanad
If you want to savor some authentic coffee, then head out to Wayanad, the place where the cuppa Joe is made. A refreshing stay at the coffee plantation resort or some home stays will be a wonderful experience not to miss. You can also indulge in activities like trekking, night jungle safaris, bin fire, camping, nature walks and so much more here.
Tariff- INR 5000 per night
We all know each and every living thing in the world depends on water in many aspects. We can’t live even a day without water. The major resources of water is Rivers, Lakes, Rain, Streams etc. Kerala is the land of green and blues. The blue is due to the presence of Rivers, beaches, streams etc. We can visit all the 44 Rivers and the nearby tourist places by selecting a suitable Kerala travel packages. 41 Rivers in Kerala are flowing towards west and the remaining three namely; Kabani, Bhavani, Pambar are flowing towards east. Rivers are the primary sources that supplies drinking water to several towns in Kerala and also they are the major contributors in the production of electricity.
The longest river in Kerala is the the Periyar river- ‘The Lifeline Of Kerala’. The main tributaries of Periyar is Edamala, Muthirapuzha, Cheruthoni, Mullayar, Perinjankutti. A lots of Industrial units are working near to the Periyar. The largest hydro electric power project called Idukki Hydro Electric Project is established here. A well managed Kerala tour packages from Delhi can help you to visit the longest river and the nearby attractions like birth place of Sankaracharya- Kalady, Thattekadu Bird Sanctuary, Thekkady and lot more.
Bharathapuzha – ‘The Nila river’, is the second longest river in Kerala. It is considered as The Nile of Kerala , that’s why the name ‘Nila’. The major tributaries are Thuthapuzha, Gayathripuzha, Kalpathipuzha and Kannadipuzha. Malampuzha Dam, Wayalar Dam, Pothundi Dam, Chulliyar Dam etc are built across Bharathapuzha. Kerala Kalamandalam, birth place of Kunchan Nambiar- Killikurissi mangalam, Thiruvilwamala Temple, Thirunavaya Temple etc are the places nearer to this river and you can visit all these place including the gorgeous river by choosing a reputed Kerala holiday packages. Thus we can enjoy the cultural heritage of Bharathapuzha awesomely.
Pamba river also renowned as ‘Dhakshina Ganga’, is considered as the holy river of Hindu devotees. Pamba water purifies people from their curse and evil. Devotees without any religious consideration, bath in the holy river Pamba before hiking the famous Sabarimala temple. The well Known Edathua church is located on the banks of river Pamba in Kuttanad. Aranmula is a place which is entirely unique for its culture and beauty which is on the banks of Pamba. Aranmula is a place which is famous for the Aranmula mirror, Aranmula ‘VallomKali’ and Aranmula ‘Vallom Sadya’.
Fourth longest river in Kerala is the Chaliyar river which is renowned as “The Beypore river”. The river flows through Wayanad, Malappuram and Kozhikode district. It is said that Chaliyar river doesn’t get dried up during the drought season. Thusharagiri, Kakkayam, Beypore, Kallai river, Kalipoika, Mananchira square etc are the nearby places to visit while travelling to Chaliyar.
Chalakkudi river mainly flows through Ernakulam, Palakkad and Thrissur district of Kerala. Thousands of people living on the river side depends on the water from this river for their daily needs. The best time to visit Chalakkudi is December to March. Chalakkudi is blessed with its natural scenic beauty and refreshing climate. This river is on the way to Athirappally and Vazhachal water falls which are the famous tourist spots in Kerala. Dream world water theme park, Thumboormuzhy check dam and garden, oil palm plantation, Ezhattumukham, Charpa falls, Anakkayam, Peringalkoothu hydro electric project, Parambikulam wild life sanctuary etc are nearby places of Chalakkudi river.
Neyyar river starts flowing from Agastyamala of Trivandrum district in Kerala. Neyyar dam is built across this river. Neyyar dam is one of the famous tourist spots in Trivandrum. The major attraction of Neyyar dam is the Lion Safari park ,Crocodile Breeding Center, Deer park and the Watch tower. A well maintained garden and Swimming pools attracts childrens as well as all other peoples. The nearby Neyyar wild life sanctuary is a habitat of varieties of animals and birds, Elephant , tiger , leopard, snakes etc. A thrilling tour packages in Kerala to Neyyar can be selected during September to May months which is the suitable visiting time.
Kallada river is flowing through the Kollam district. Kulathupuzha , Chenthuruni, Kalthuruthipuzha are the tributaries of Kallada river. A hanging bridge and the Thenmala dam is built across this river. Thenmala is an eco tourism spot which is the first planned ecotourism project in India. Palaruvi waterfalls is in this river where, a lots of visitors come frequently. Kallada boat race is conducted in every year on this river.
If we need a break and to take rest, then surely sleep in the nature’s lap. The cool breeze, the green forest , the flowing water, the music of birds and the nature; everything gives a refreshment to your mind and body.