Kerala – God’s own country, is one of the most beautiful places I have seen yet. Kerala is a land of backwaters.
I went for a family trip in Oct’11 and booked my trip through Kerala House in Delhi. As trip was booked through them I didn’t have to bother too much about the trip. However, few people I know went to Kerala before me gave a thumbs down for the place but my experience was way different.
We have planned a trip for Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey and Kovalam. Munnar is famous for it’s tea estates, Thekkady you have Periyar wildlife sanctuary and is a famous sanctuary in Kerala for preserving a lot of species of animals including elephant, tigers, rare lions etc. The forest is situated near the Periyar lake. A bamboo rafting through the Periyar lake will helps in enjoying the beauty of forest, Alleppey is a well known place among the tourists in terms of the backwaters, huge rice fields, etc and Kovalam is famous for beaches.
The trip was well planned by the Kerala House. After we landed in Cochin, there was a person to receive us and taxi was waiting. The taxi was hired for the entire trip of 5 days.
The accommodation provided was great, Munnar – Munnar Tea Country Resort, Thekkady – Aranya Nivas, Alleppey – House Boat, Kovalam – Hotel Samudra. The location of the properties were good with an amazing food served in the restaurant (Fish curry is a must try in House Boat).
After the Kovalam we went to Kanyakumari as well to view the Vivekananda Rock Memorial.