A family trip to Kerala that strengthened the bonds between the grandfather, father, & son. Read the intriguing travel story of Gurudath as he explores the evergreen land of Kerala with his loved ones. He booked a package via TravelTriangle for INR 32000 that covered their accommodation, transfers, breakfast, and sightseeing.
A major reason why we traveled to Kerala was that neither my wife, my son nor my parents had been there. So it was an easy choice when it came to deciding on a short family trip. While I was searching for a travel package, I remembered reading about the story of TravelTriangle in a business daily. Hence, I inquired with them for a package to Kerala.
TravelTriangle gave me an option to customize my tour package. I submitted a query with them and soon a representative from their side reverted back to me. He understood my travel needs and connected me with various agents. Soon, I got multiple quotes from different agents. I selected the most competitive price given to me by ‘Estire Holiday & Travels’ and was all set for a good time with my loved ones!
Day 1: Journey to Munnar
My wife, son, and I arrived in Mangalore via train at 3.30am. I booked a hotel near the railway station to rest for a few hours before we left for Kerala. At 8 am, we had breakfast and met my parents, with whom we were traveling to Kerala.
All 5 of us boarded the taxi and were driven to Munnar. Enroute Munnar, we stopped and saw the Kallar waterfalls. Next in our route was a spice plantation. Since my parents have a keen interest in horticulture, they enjoyed spending time there.
Afterwards, we stopped for lunch and then reached Munnar at 4pm. Our driver informed us that there will be a ‘local arts’ and culture show happening just 100m from our place, so we thought of visiting that at 6pm.
We saw a Kathakali show for 1 hour followed by a display of Kalaripayattu (ancient martial art from Kerala). After the cultural show, we had dinner and proceeded back to the hotel.
Day 2: Munnar Sightseeing
After having breakfast, we left at 8.30am for Eravikulam National Park. It is a forest area where tourists can walk around, relax, explore, and click pictures. The climate was lovely and it made the photography enthusiasts very happy.
At noon, we visited the Tea Museum. Afterwards, we had some local delicacies for lunch. Post lunch, we went to the rose garden, Mattupetty Dam and Echo Point. As the sun set on a beautiful day in Munnar, we proceeded back to the hotel and retired for the night.
Day 3: Alleppey Houseboat
We checked out of Munnar early morning at 8 am. We arrived in Alleppey after a five-hour cab ride. Straightaway, we checked into the houseboat that was booked for us. We were really looking forward to spending a day in the backwaters of Kerala.
At 2pm, we had a meal prepared for us in the houseboat. Later on, we moved towards the internal villages of Kerala surrounding the backwaters. We saw Onam preparations take place in many villages along the way.
In the night, the boat was docked at a village nearby, where we could to go out for a walk or for to explore the place.
Day 4: Last day in Cochin
Post breakfast, it was time to check out. We were dropped back at the starting point of the houseboat tour. From Alleppey, we were taken to Cochin and arrived there at noon.
Since our flight didn’t leave until 6 in the evening, we decided to visit a few places in Cochin. We covered the Cochin Fort, church, and a famous Jewish shopping market with the free time we had.
This trip to Kerala was a great experience for both me and my family. We spent a lot of quality time exploring Kerala and in the end made many cherishable memories. Apart from this, Kerala also serves as a reminder to me of the beautiful places in India that retain their amazing natural charm.
High Points :
- Got a chance to visit Kerala with my entire family
- Eravikulam National Park visit could have included a jungle safari to show wildlife.
Tips to Travelers:
- Do your research on the places to go before landing in Kerala. Visit During onam time.
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