God’s Own Country’ or as it’s better known as Kerala, is one of the best places to plan a vacation to when it comes to plan a getaway and spend some quality time with family. With its pristine backwaters, beautiful gardens, scenic mountain views and lush green landscapes, Kerala offers you an unforgettable and picturesque vacation. This incredible destination should be on every traveler’s list and while Preetham was looking for a getaway to take a break from the monotony of everyday life, what better than the picturesque views and beautiful backwaters of Kerala. Read along to find out more about his experiences in ‘God’s Own Country’.
This was always a dream place to visit while single with friends or now with the family. Loads of memories to cherish on this 2nd visit. Kerala to us seemed like the perfect destination for it fits in all of those points and offers more. Visiting Kerala in May was all that I needed to rejuvenate and refresh. The hospitality and management at every place was amazing. Thanks to TravelTriangle for making our trip a hassle-free and memorable experience. The trip was a complete value for money experience. Definitely coming back to these guys for more!
Details Of Our Kerala Trip
Trip Type: Family Trip
Cost: INR 32800
Duration: 5 Days
No. Of People: 4 adults & 4 kids
Inclusions: Breakfast, Taxes, Airport Transfer, Sightseeing, Accommodation
Exclusions: Lunch, Dinner, Airfare, Personal Expenses, Insurance
Day 1: Hotel Check-in in Munnar
Day 2: Sightseeing in Munnar
Day 3: Exploring Thekkady
Day 4: Exploring Alleppey
Day 5: Departure
Weather In Kerala
During our stay in Kerala, the weather was fluctuating. We felt that in Munnar as well as Thekkady, the weather was quite pleasant and it was one of the reasons that ur visit to these two destinations became quite memorable. However, later as our trip progressed, it got a bit colder and therefore we had to wear lightweight jackets at that point. Gradually, Kerala weather in May became quite humid. It was humid through the drive however Munnar and Thekkady were just starting to get rains. Happy to have chosen the time of visit.
Some Highlights Of Our Trip
We had a lovely time while visiting the top places in Kerala. Here I am Jotting down some of the best experiences from our lovely trip.
1. Munnar: Kickstarting Our Vacation
As we arrived in Munnar early in the morning, we checked into our hotel and slept for some time to refresh ourselves and get ready for a great day ahead. Then, we went out to explore the town of Munnar, which was a pretty amazing experience indeed. We also went for some basic shopping and had lip-smacking local food. We also visited plantations and had fish spa for healthy ride through ghats.
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2. Thekkady: Spending A Day Full Of Joy
In Thekkady, we went for an amazing jeep safari that made us enjoy our hearts out. We also journeyed through the local culture by being a witness to the folk dance and other cultural activities. Lastly, we enjoyed a thrilling elephant ride which was an experience which is worth cherishing. Thekkady boating was just the awesome time of ride one shouldnt miss the opportunity even if the queue is long to wait for your turn for tickets. We had a lifetime experience with lushy green pastures with mountains and sun above and then a shower of rains to add. It was just a dream ride of boating. Thekkady, As described above boat ride was just awesome one cannot miss.
3. Alleppey: Diving Into A Magical Experience
Next we reached Alleppey to experience the true beauty of this beautiful town in Kerala. Our moments spent in a houseboat are worth remembering, as it was coupled with a relaxing experience amidst picturesque natural setting. This boat ride was definitely an experience that became one of the highlights of this trip to Kerala in May with family. After two days of joy-filled journey Allepey, had offered another best time in the Shikara boat ride for 2 hours early in the morning and with kids near the seashore in the evening. It was humid through the day as we traveled from hill stations but evening at Sunset with family and kids enjoying was just awesome.
Our Personal Expenses In Kerala
Besides traveling cost between 5 to 10k gave us varied choices of shopping and eateries to buy.
Shopping In Kerala
Near Thekkady never miss Halwa and all the spices special stores near bus stop. And on the way to Munnar, tea plantation stalls for tea mix, cocoa, spices with ayurvedic health medicines. I bought some of the health drinks for children and seen improvement in last 3 months.
Hotels In Kerala
Munnar – Rivertree, perfect peace of my favorite place, good staff and food was excellent.
Thekkady – Hotel Seasons Thekkady, Courteous staff and breakfast was sumptuos
Alleppey – Pagoda resorts, calm and serene very near to sea shore, food was bit costly but tasty.
Rest of all the halts for food was tough to get adjusted for my family, however I could enjoy the different tastes as foodie.
What To Pack For Kerala Trip
1. Sunscreen or sun block
2. Mosquito repellant
4. Mini-medical kit
Important Tip For Future Travelers
If you are going with family specially with children, avoid too much of travel by restricting to 1 or 2 destinations with 5 days as tour package.
Our Experience With TravelTriangle
Throughout or journey and until we boarded back to our destinations it was Excellent support from Vineeth from Namaskaram team and Pradeep from Travel triangle with best quote and best people. And never to forget Mr. Roy driver who drove us safe.
Now that you know how blissful and serene is Kerala in May, why don’t you go ahead and book one? Take tips from their Kerala trip in May and plan yourselves a smashing one!
Common Queries You May Have
A. You can expect rains from 2nd half of April also, may not be continuous. Rainy season – monsoon – starts in Kerala by mid May and hence May and June cannot be considered as good time to visit Kerala.
A. Entire Kerala receives heavy rainfall in the month of June and July & moderate rain fall till September. It is not a good idea to visit Kerala during rainy season unless you just go there to stay and enjoy in a resort. But still if you want to go in July, there is small time slot available for you. Last week of July.
A. Winters are the best time to visit Alleppey as the weather is mild and pleasant. The average temperature during this time is between 17 degrees to 32 degrees Celsius. This is the perfect time to go on a houseboat ride and explore the backwaters of Alleppey.
A. Kerala has two rainy seasons, the first starts in June and the second in mid-October and finally ends around mid-November. Unlike some other places, the monsoons in Kerala do not take the form of incessant rain over days and weeks
A. Tea & coffee, spices, banana chips, cashew nuts, handicrafts, aroma oils are some must-buy souvenirs from Kerala.