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Thursday, April 29, 2010

In God's own land - Kerala (India)


Sometime back I had the chance of visiting God’s own country – or Kerala, as we know it more commonly. The place had been advertised in so many ads in the television and print media that by the time we made up our mind to actually visit, our imaginations were filled with smiling and content faces of families and couples, who have been witness to one of the most pristine destinations that boasts of nature at its best.

Once the choice of destination was finalised, me and hubby decided to do a small background check on the internet, to see what all options were available to tourists who would love to tour the state. And were we surprised by the kind of options we saw? We, me, my husband and my daughter, had a great time there, the place was ideal to make a long-ish trip, something for around 7-10 days would be most ideal.

The locals were extremely courteous and helpful, friendly and full of advice and travel tips. Weather was very very pleasant, in fact in Munnar, the hotels we stayed in and visited did not even have a fan, and that too in the month of April, so you can very well imagine how things would be in the cooler months and during monsoon.
For now I am jotting down a list of some of the main things that a traveller to Kerala can look forward to….

Munnar, Allepey, maritime museum, kollam, tea museum, st. angelo fort, aaranmula boat race, the cave temple, houseboat, thiruvananthapuram wildlife sanctuary, cherai beach, archaeological museum, Vembanad Lake, bekal fort beach, alappuzha, alapuzzha beach, Krishnapuram Palace, kochi, kottayam, idukki, periyar river, kannur, kasaragod, cochin carnival, the fort of tipu sultan, thalasseri fort, ambalapuzha temple, bekal fort, guruvayur Shri Krishna temple, St. Mary's Orthodox church, edathua church, varkala beach, veli tourist village, sankhumugam beach, Kuthiramalika Palace, ponmudi, echo point, Shenduruni Wildlife Sanctuary, silent valley national park, chinnar wildlife sanctuary, kadalundi bird sanctuary, kuttanad......
for more information on these spots, please keep an eye on this page....

Happy travelling :))