India is full of different speaking languages with regions celebrating festivals on multiple occasions, representing unity even on the diverse nation. Kerala is the most concerned with the ceremony of gods with elephant parade, chendamelam, boat racesetc, with people dressed up in costumes respect to each tradition. Looking out for the same seasonal festivals in Kerala as experienced with last year promoting the cultural activities across the state would be a treat to international tourists. For one to enjoy more than a week fest, it’s better to log on one of the best resorts in Kerala, get to know the backwaters Munroe Island lake resort. In addition to the list, there are a lot of places to look over in Kollam district from houseboat ride in the Kallada River to the beach area visit. What makes Kerala so much different from other states in India, nature is the one that feels close to you and that is why it is so called with the name of “Gods Own Country”.
Overall the preservation of what you see there is nothing without the people live thereby maintaining the heritage from Kathakali and Kuchipudi dance to Kalari self-defence system of Kerala. As described, more than 7 days of a tour around the state will mesmerize each one of us with its unique hospitality both in food servings and feast to the eyes with several places to watch on. Try booking the airways ticket 3 to 4 months before the travel by planning the vacation that comes ahead, by this, you would save a lot of money and time in reaching Kerala. On reaching international airport, Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram), the capital of the state well connected to other regions of India by all means.
Pre-book hotel or resort rooms on the way to visit the list of places to get amazing discounts and after checking the room, the first place to visit on day one is lighthouse beach. Walk-over a pleasant evening to watch the net-fishing were fresh seafood can be tasted on the sea-shore hand carts by the sunset and get to visit the lighthouse on the allowed time to reach out the top and enjoy the overview with a little amount of charge.
On day two, visit the local sightseeing places around the Kovalam lighthouse say, Padmanabhaswamy temple one of the famous temples in Kerala with praising Lord Vishnu as the main god, collaborated with Kerala – Tamil architecture style. From there go straight around Poovar backwater is a village at the southern part of Trivandrum charging 2-4 people from Rs.2600 to Rs.3100 on a two-hour trip at the time with watching over migrated birds and basic animals. Next, reach Samudra beach with watching over Kovalam beach, only to watch on the fishing boats and hear the sea waves dashing on the rocks. Day three, reach Varkala beach by train or car also known as Papanasambeach where one can cleanse their sins. SreeJanarardanantemple covers religions visit that has a history dated back to 2000 years old also known as Varkala temple. Day four, move to Alleppy from Trivandrum here also a beach is famous among the visitors say Allepy beach and another thing to say is lighthouse said to be the 1st built on the Arabian Sea.
Day five, Alleppey backwaters where you can spend the night on houseboats with a charge of Rs.4500 to Rs.5000 per head including food, leisure on the water with amazing views of local life on either side of the water. Day six, reach Thekkady from Alleppy, a place located on Tamil Nadu and Kerala border with sanctuary famous for an evergreen place as with the view belongs to some wild animals. Day seven, do a boat safari in Periyar wildlife sanctuary with charges around Rs.300 including taking pictures. The place is declared as tiger reserve covered with an artificial lake formed by the dam across the Periyar river were the wild animals like elephants, deer, and bison that come here to drink water from the lake. Go Munnar with four local sightseeing available there around six-hour travel from Thekkady. First, go to the flower garden named “Floriculture Centre” features largely flowered and some herbal plants. Second, the Tata Tea Museum registered tea plant over the area. Third, Lockhart tea factory owned by Harrison Malayalam Pvt limited. Fourth is the Mattupetty dam, get the view of the entire lake and tea planted estates in a single glance. There is much more place to visit in Kerala, that will be reviewed in the next blog.
To stay on the Munroe Island lake resort with a two-luxury bedroom on a fair price, the best island resort in the Kollam district with arranging all the nearby picnics on a houseboat and a canoe service on the backwaters.