Quality time with your spouse is one significant element that keeps the spark alive in every life-long bond. Walking down the lush valley amidst the serene landscapes, holding the hand of your partner and cherishing the years spent together was the inspiration that persuaded Amandeep Seth to plan an excursion to Kerala with his wife. Kerala travel experience includes golden and peaceful beaches, exciting emerald backwaters, enticing mountain ranges and a lot more in contrast with the cultural and colorful vibe of this beautiful place, known as the “God’s Own Country”. Check out how Amandeep’s romantic escapade to Kerala enabled him to accumulate some of the best lifetime memories.
I was looking for an excursion away from our day-to-day life, giving us a break from the hustle of the city as we wanted to spend days relaxing and reviving our souls. I booked a journey via TravelTriangle almost a year back and was quite satisfied with their services. I visited their website to check the packages and found a destination that met my expectations and budget and that was Kerala. I wanted to spend some time relaxing along with witnessing an entirely unique culture and the natural beauty of Kerala enticed us to explore this magnificent place. I placed a travel query and soon received an itinerary. After a few alterations, we booked a 6-day trip to Kerala.
Details Of Our 6 Day Kerala Travel Experience
Trip Type: Tour package
Trip Cost: INR 16,000
Trip Duration: 6D/5N
Inclusions: Breakfast meal at the hotel, private houseboat, lunch & dinner at houseboat, airport transfers, transfer cabs, airfare, GST/VAT, a candlelight dinner in houseboat, accommodation, entry fee charges, sightseeing.
Exclusions: Lunch & dinner at hotel, sharing houseboat, early check-in & late check-out expenses, personal expenses
The Itinerary Of Our Exclusive 6 Days Kerala Trip
Day 1: Cochin sightseeing tour
Day 2: Leisure day at Munnar
Day 3: Munnar sightseeing tour
Day 4: Boat cruise at Periyar Lake
Day 5: Backwaters at Alleppey
Day 6: Departure from Cochin
5 Unforgettable Kerala Travel Experiences
Our travel experience in Kerala gave us a chance to plunge into the divine beauty of Mother Earth. Our package included 4 destinations of Kerala and all of these places had something unique to be explored. Here are the top 5 Kerala travel experiences that will remain with us forever:
Our travel experience in Kerala began with Cochin. The first day of our trip was planned for Cochin sightseeing tour and we visited numerous popular attractions of this city including St. Francis Church, Mattancherry Palace, Jewish Synagogue and Chinese fishing nets. We were astonished by the amazing Hindu culture art in this famous Portuguese palace named Mattancherry. Another surprise was the Jewish Synagogue exhibiting the rare antiques.
Our next sightseeing tour was in Munnar that included a visit to the famous lakes, tea plantation and the thrilling Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary. Echo point is one destination that must not be missed in Munnar as it is located on the confluence of three mountain streams. I loved Eravikulam National Park, the place exhibits the diversity of flora and fauna and entitled as a world heritage site by UNESCO.
2. Panoramic Beauty Of Munnar
Our travel experience in Munnar was amazing. An expedition to Munnar is an experience in itself. The place is famous for its tea estates which we explored truly on our leisure day as well as during the Munnar sightseeing tour. As it is located on the confluence of three river streams, the natural view-points left us mesmerized. I felt if we could have stayed in this beautiful place for more days as it was a nice escape, away from our usual life. Munnar was one destination that revived us and will stay in our memories forever. I would suggest the future travelers that you must extend your stay in Munnar for at least 1-2 days as the place houses a lot of unique experiences that one must not miss!
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3. Cruise Boating At Periyar Lake
My wife was super-excited for the cruise boat at Periyar Lake in Thekkady. If was an amazing experience where we witnessed unending chains of hills and scented plantations amidst the pleasant ambiance of the Western Ghats. We also witnessed wildlife esp. deer, boar, and a few rare birds inhabiting in the surrounding forests. The candlelight dinner here was quite beautiful and romantic which made us relive our honeymoon days.
Periyar Lake Entry Fee: INR 40
Periyar Lake boating Price: INR 200 for 1.5 hours
4. Enthralling Backwater Of Alleppey
The Backwater of Alleppey was an electrifying cum romantic experience of our travel experience in Kerala where the beautiful houseboat sailed down the scenic waterways featuring swaying coconut trees, melodious chirps of birds, and an awesome breeze that revived us. This was exactly what we were expecting, a romantic escape amidst nature. We also explored a small village there along with surrounding paddy fields, local churches, and temples in Alleppey.
5. Scrumptious South Indian Cuisine
My wife and I have a special love for South Indian food and tasting this cuisine in the ‘Land of Spices’ was completely surprising for us. The food there had a rich flavor of chilies, curry leaves, turmeric, mustard seeds, tamarind and a lot more. Our Kerala travel experience would have been incomplete without this scrumptious delicacies especially Idiyappam, Erissery, Puttu & Kadala Curry, and Appam with Ishtu. We grabbed really delicious food at the restaurants in Kochi and had a great time there!
This trip gave us numerous memories to be cherished in the years to come and I am glad to book our package via TravelTriangle as the suggestions their representative gave before booking the package really helped us. Looking forward to more such expeditions!
Kerala Weather In July
Kerala weather in July is almost the same as the month of June. It is rainy season here. The average temperature is around 27 °C, with the lowest going to 24 °C and the highest at 30 °C. Due to the rain showers the atmosphere is free of dust and the environs are fresh. With the climate being cool and moist, it is also the best time for ayurvedic massage treatments.
Tips For Future Travelers
- I am sharing few tips which helped us in encountering the best Kerala travel experience and assured a stress-free vacation:
- Make sure you are planning a vacation for at least 6-7 days. Kerala features numerous experiences and I am sure you don’t want to miss out any one of them.
- Prefer wearing light clothes in Kochi. As Munnar and Thekkady are hill-stations, don’t forget to pack your woolen outfits as well.
- Don’t forget to carry binoculars to watch the wild animals clearly while touring in wildlife sanctuaries.
- Do carry a mosquito repellent before heading to Kerala as the lushes of this majestic place also house mosquitos. If you want to avoid speaking of bites throughout your trip then keep a mosquito repellent handy.
Get Answers To All Your Queries
Here is the answer to a few questions, every traveler would be having before heading to Kerala.
1. Which is the best time to go to Kerala?
There are three best times to explore Kerala depending on your purpose to visit. The best time for sightseeing is from September to March when the place experiences pleasant weather. However, it is the peak season and one might find everything quite expensive. April to May is the best time for an inexpensive holiday as its the offseason and you can grab some great deals. For Ayurveda and natural therapy, one must head to this place between June to August.
2. How many days do you need in Kerala?
If you want to cover all the famous destinations in Kerala then you must plan a trip for a minimum of 6-7 days.
3. What is famous in Kerala for shopping?
One can shop for numerous items here such as spices, aromatic oils & essential oils, cashew nuts, tea & coffee, and handicraft items. The best market place to buy spices is the Broadway street market in Kochi. Essential & aromatic oils are best at the Mattupetty Dam market in Munnar. Another famous market in Munnar, that’s local town market is known for the best tea and coffee.
4. What is the famous food of Kerala?
Kerala is known for its delicious delicacies namely, Idiyappam (made up of rice flour, salt and water along with thin strands), Erissery (prepared with pumpkin and spices, served with rice), Pattu & Kadala Curry (cylindrical steamed rice cake), Appam with Ishtu (thin pancake served with stew), Ela Sadya (a complete thali), and Parippu Curry (dal in Kerala-style).
5. What is there to do in Kerala in December?
December is the best month to explore Kerala. One can do numerous activities such as attending the year-end carnival at Kochi, staying in a houseboat at Alleppey backwaters, plunging into nature at Kumarakom, celebrating the festivals of light at Wayanad, boat cruising amidst the serene lakes of Thekkady and a lot more!
Our Kerala travel experience was amazing and reviving and gave us numerous memorable moments. This trip gave us evocation to be cherished in the years to come and I am glad to book our package via TravelTriangle as the suggestions their representative gave before booking the package really helped us. Looking forward to more such expeditions! Book your Kerala trip with TravelTriangle to grab some amazing deals.