Thrilling Kerala trip: experience the best of nature

Recently my grandparents took a wonderful vacation trip to Kerala- The God’s own country, and listening to them to explain how much fun they had during the whole time, was really fascinating. It was a 6-day trip. And the description itself about the ambiance and the scenic places they have visited made me want to include this special place to my ultimate bucket list to cover before 30. He booked the Amazing kerala tour packages from delhi with Dream Holidays, a recognized tour operator in Kerala which included amazing offers and all travel arrangements, and the price range of the Kerala tour packages that they took was within just INR 27000.

My grandparents really never ceased to amaze with, with their unconditional love for each other and quench for fun and adventure even at this age. Recently, retired, my grandfather was already planning to go for wonderful ventures with his lovely wife, which they couldn’t in the hassles of taking care of the family. They were looking for complete cleaning and leisure vacation and we all recommended Kerala, as the destination, since it offers everything that any kind of travelers require.

We, grandchildren, found Dream Holidays via the internet, which showed high rating and recommendations by previous travelers, and we really liked how easy waste it to drop an inquiry and book a package through it. It was really fast. My grandparents soon received multiple calls and information regarding various  best kerala packages and deals, that suit them. And they finally choose one among the best economical deals and soon it was time to go for their Kerala trip.

Day 1:  Munnar

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They landed in Cochin international airport on the first day and head to Munnar, their first destination in the list with the assistance of an expert guide. The drive took almost 5 hours to reach, and grandpa saw the route was really relaxing and they could see some spectacular views of nature and some majestic waterfalls.

They halted some places to click some pictures, which they couldn’t resist the urge and later checked into the Hotel which was in close proximity to the Munnar town itself and for the rest of the day they replaced in the hotel. There was simply mesmerizing views from their hotel room itself.

Day 2: Munnar

The second day spent luxury exploring in and around Munnar. The guide took them to different scenic places like the eco-point, Rose Garden, Rajamalai and so on. The experience at the Eravikulam national park was simply amazing and the ambiance there was really soothing.  Later in the evening after some shopping for chocolates and clothes, they returned back to the hotel and spend a relaxing night over there.

Best tourist spots –  Mattupetty dam, TATA tea museum, Pothanmedu viewpoint, Eravikulam national park, Eco point, Devikulam

Top things to experience- walk through the aromatic tea plantations, trek up to the top stations, go fishing, boat rides, watch traditional art forms, watch traditional cultivation of plants and seeds, elephant rides, jungle walks, jeep safaris, bike rides

Day 3: Alleppey

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Next day after some refreshing breakfast from the hotel, they head out to Alleppey which is popularly known as the Venice of the east via car. They reached there by afternoon and boarded the houseboat, in which they were welcomed by some refreshing drinks and amazing lunch. They had an amazing day cruising along the serene backwaters of Alleppey.

Top tourist spots – Krishnapuram Palace, Alleppey Beach, Kumarakom bird sanctuary

Best things to experience – Avail some rejuvenating Ayurvedic treatments, bird watching, exploring the rural life, houseboat cruises, watching snake boat races, witnessing the paddy cultivation, try out local cuisines and drinks with  Cheapest Kerala tour packages

Day 4: Kumarakom

Next day they head out to the Lake resort in Kumarakom, to have an ultimate leisure time. The resort was really great and the ambiance there took them to new levels of luxury. They had an utterly relaxing and peaceful time over there.

Day 5: Cochin

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Next day they head out to Cochin to head back to our own home. And the flight was around evening. In the meantime, they had a splendid Cochin city tour and visit many historical places including the jew streets, Dutch Palace St Francis church and so on.

Tips for future travelers

Best souvenirs

Kasavu saree – This is the typical Kerala dress and available in all textile shop in Kerala. The price range differs based on the material and starts from INR 500

Spices – When you visit Munnar, you can purchase some best aromatic spices from many local trade centers.

Handicrafts – Kerala handicrafts makes up some unique souvenirs. These include coir products, metal works, ivory works, wood carvings and so on.

Vilaku – Nilavilaku is a traditional home score in Kerala, which is used for auspicious occasions also.

Common Greetings

 

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Hello –   Namaskaram

Glad to meet you –  Kandathil santhosham

Thank you –   Nandi

Ideal Budget for Kerala trip

For Shopping- INR 100(per day)

Accommodation- INR 3000(per night)

Meals- INR 1800(including complimentary breakfast)

Sightseeing- INR 700(Entry fees, extra charges)

Miscellaneous- INR 1000 per day

Average cost per day- INR 6000-7000

Travel tips

  • The flight/train/bus ticket charges are included in you package pay, and the mode of transport can be chosen according to your preferences
  • Accommodation facilities range from 3 stars to 5 stars, and single sharing to double and dormitory facilities.
  • When you choose a houseboat ride, the price range differs based on the size and amenities available on the houseboats. And the average cost is between INR 700 up to INR 10000
  • There is a certain limit for the amount of alcohol that you can carry with you while traveling in Kerala. And based on recent rules, alcohol consumption if banned in many parts of the country. Toddy is a locally available palm wine, which you will be getting from many local shops and restaurants in Kerala.
  • Most of the shops and restaurants accepts credit and debit cards, but the same may not be available for sightseeing entry fees or local shopping
  • There are certain dress codes and rules for entering into the religious places in Kerala tour packages with price especially temples. So it is advisable to enquire before entering such places.

 

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