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    Best places to visit in Kerala

    Bitten by the travel bug, I was excited to the core to plan a trip for I and my mother. I wanted the trip to be all about spending some quality time with my mother, and while I pen down my experience, I am glad to share that we were totally thrilled to explore some of the best places to visit in Kerala.

    Trip Type: A relaxed getaway with mommy dearest
    Duration: 5D/4N
    Budget: INR 33,300 (Land Package Only)
    Agent: The Roomie
    Inclusions: Accommodation at the Green Trees Resort in Munnar, Coffee Routes in Thekkady, Private A/C Deluxe Houseboat in Alleppey, sightseeing, breakfast, railway station transfers, cab charges, GST, and taxes
    Exclusions: Train fare, Lunch, dinner, driver charges, travel insurance, surcharges, and personal expenses

    tea plantations in Munnar

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    Our Itinerary For The 5D/4N Trip To Kerala

    Day 1: Arrival at Thrissur, transfer to Munnar, enroute Cheeyappara Waterfalls, and Valara Waterfalls, check-in at the Green Trees Resort, leisure time, dinner, overnight stay

    Day 2: Breakfast, local sightseeing of Munnar, Tata Tea Museum, Eravikulam National Park, Echo Point, Mattupetty Dam, Munnar Elephant Ride, Pothamedu View Point, dinner at the hotel, overnight stay

    Day 3: Breakfast, early morning check-out, drive to Thekkady, check into Coffee Routes hotel, leisure day, Jungle Jeep Safari, Thekkady Elephant Ride, dinner, overnight stay

    Day 4: Early morning check-out, drive to Alleppey, check into the Houseboat, cruise the backwaters, explore the Alleppey beach, dinner, overnight stay on the houseboat

    Day 5: Breakfast, check-out from the houseboat, drive to Cochin, transfer to the airport, return journey

    On deciding that we want to explore the best of Kerala, we found about TravelTriangle while we were searching for suitable packages online. And as skeptical as we were, it turned out to be just the opposite of what we were thinking.

    Considering myself lucky to have entrusted my holiday experience to TravelTriangle (who did a brilliant job by the way), we booked a 5D/4N trip of which we stayed two nights in Munnar, one night in Thekkady, and two days in Alleppey. Making the most of such an amazing chance to experience most beautiful side of mother nature, here’s what I experienced while I explored the best places to visit in Kerala.


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    Breathtaking Munnar

    On the first day, we arrived at Thrissur and were transferred to the hotel in Munnar as per our request. On the way, we just couldn’t take our eyes off the deep valleys. After working for hours tirelessly and following that monotonous route everyday, for those who’re always in search of the reset button, for them Munnar is the key, as it is one of the best places to visit in Kerala.

    female traveler in Munnar
    Mother and daughter in Munnar

    Lush and widespread green tea plantations with mystical views is all what I wanted and I got exactly just that on this perfect getaway. We were also excited to explore the beautiful Cheeyappara Waterfalls, and Valara Waterfalls on our way to Munnar. And the Green Trees Resort booked via TravelTriangle was totally the best in class.

    female traveler in Munnar
    tea plantations in Munnar

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    Post resting for the day and reviving from all the tiredness, we enjoyed the best of local sightseeing on the second day of our trip in Munnar. From exploring the Tata Tea Museum, to the Echo Point, we were just left in an awe. Sitting on an arm chair, sipping on that hot cuppa of freshly brewed tea, and looking over the mist-clad hills were few of the experiences in Munnar that enhanced our journey and gave us exceptionally good vibes!

    Thrilling Thekkady

    On the third day, we kickstarted the day pretty early and post a delicious breakfast, we check-out out of the hotel and were on our way to Thekkady which is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. Located close to the Kerala-Tamilnadu border, we reached the pre-booked Coffee Routes hotel in about three hours.

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    Post relaxing for a while, we chose to experience the Jeep safari around here as it is the best way to explore the places around Thekkady. We went on to visit the Periyar National Reserve, and the infamous Periyar River and around that area, we also got to explore a wide range of grape vineyards.

    Elephants in Thekkady
    Mother and daughter in Thekkady
    Monkeys in Thekkady

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    Thekkady also treated us to the majestic waterfalls and hilly terrains which served as a great escapade for us. It was also a great experience for us to watch how the wild elephants looked after their young ones. Post that, it was totally exciting to go on an thrilling elephant rides.

    Jeep safari in Thekkady
    Grape vines in Thekkady

    Next up was the visiting the green plantations of the grape vineyards which shared their borders with Tamilnadu as well. Learning about the life-cycle of grapevines and the whole farming process was an enlightening session indeed. And yes, the grapevines were totally delicious of course!

    Astonishing Alleppey

    On the fourth day, we checked out of the hotel in Thekkady post breakfast, and were on our way to the surreal backwaters of Alleppey. On reaching the port, we checked-into a private houseboat and started our journey and our last day in God’s own country, Kerala.

    Alleppey Backwaters

    Our first impression of Alleppey was truly a heaven on earth. We spent a complete day on the backwaters and cruised along the shoreline which were dotted with lined coconut trees. It was so peaceful, serene, blue, and calm, that I couldn’t ask for anything else on this trip.

    Houseboat in Alleppey

    Alleppey was totally in contrast with Munnar, but equally beautiful, elegant, and one of the best places to visit in Kerala. We witnessed how fishing is done in the backwaters, and how people make their living out of it. Another experience that we truly enjoyed was that of the age-old authentic Kerala massage which was relaxing to the core.

    Kerala backwaters

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    Having indulged in such beautiful experiences, we spent a great night cruising the backwaters on the houseboat. Left speechless and with a bagful of memories, we checked out of the houseboat the next morning, and set back on a safe return journey.

    Houseboat in Alleppey

    In a nutshell, it was one of the best holidays I have ever been on. Be it Munnar, Thekkady, or Alleppey, Kerala is undoubtedly the golden destination of India. With so much to explore in this beautiful land, I would love to return to Kerala for sure!

    Overall Experience With TravelTriangle

    It was one of the best decisions to have entrusted my holiday experience to TravelTriangle. From the hotels to the experiences, they delivered nothing less than the best. Would love to book my next trip with them and talking about Kerala, any trip to this magical land would be worth the experience!

    Highlights Of Our Trip

    • Exploring The Tea Plantations Of Munnar
    • Enjoying The Elephant Ride
    • Backwater Cruising In Alleppey

    Low Points: None as such!

    Are you also looking forward to explore the best places to visit in Kerala? Well, worry not! All you have to do is just customize an enticing trip to Kerala with TravelTriangle, and let us take care of the rest!


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