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Manish and his family got what they were looking for. A much awaited trip to Kerala that showed them the beauty of the land they had heard stories about. They booked their Kerala Family Tour Package from TravelTriangle paid a total of INR 36,000 that included their transfers, accommodation, breakfast, and sightseeing.

For a long time, my wife and I wanted to visit the magical state of Kerala. So when we got an opportunity to visit the scenic state, we did not waste much time in decision making and began searching for a family trip to Kerala. And it was my search for packages on the internet only that got me acquainted with TravelTriangle.

Their customizing features and multiple quote system was a major attraction for me and wanting to book my package through them, I soon submitted my details. I received a prompt response for the same from their travel representative who understood my needs and further connected me to various travel agents for best packages and quotes.

Enjoying in the lush green gardens

After selecting the best quote from ‘Amazing Traveling’ agency, we were all set with our package to Kerala.

We were thrilled and equally curious about traveling to what is known as ‘Gods own country’ for we had no idea what would be the impact of Kerala’s beauty on us.

Day 1- Arriving in Kochi and drive to Munnar

Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Kerala

We arrived in Kochi via train at 8pm from Jamshedpur. Upon our arrival, the taxi driver was present to pick us up and drive us to our first destination – Munnar.

On our way to Munnar, we stopped by at a few places for sightseeing. These included  the beautiful Cheeyappara and Valara waterfalls along with some tea plantations and gardens. Everything was beautiful and we were in awe of the beauty that Kerala offered.  

With the fragrance and aroma of tea around us, we arrived in Munnar at 6pm. After checking in at the hotel, we proceeded on for dinner and called it a night.  

Day 2- Exploring the lush green hills of Munnar

Munnar Tea gardens on a cloudy day

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We started the day with a delicious breakfast. Afterwards, the cab driver was present at the hotel to take for the sightseeing tour. On the sightseeing tour we started off by visiting the Mattupetty Dam. Later on, we proceeded to Rose Garden and echo point.

Post lunch, we visited the picturesque Kundala Lake. The calmness and beauty residing around the small lake was very soothing to see. It felt really nice to spend some quality time with my family amidst the green surroundings of Kundala Lake.

Manish spending some quality family time

As the sun began to set on another wonderful day, we returned back to the hotel and called it a night .

Day 3: Taking in the cultural vibes at Thekkady

Kathakali performance in Munnar

We checked out of Munnar the next morning, for Thekkady. We boarded the cab and the journey began. Upon our arrival in Thekkady at around 1pm, we checked into our hotel and proceeded on for a  half-day city tour.

The tour started with a visit to the Spice Garden followed by a relaxing massage session at Mayura Spa.

In the evening, we bought tickets for a cultural show and saw a Kathakali performance at 6pm. It was followed by a show of Kalaripayattu (ancient martial-arts of Kerala involving swords) which was once again a very fascinating experience.

Day 4: Cruising in the backwaters of Alleppey

Houseboat stay in Alleppey

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The next morning, we checked out of Thekkady to head for Alleppey. On our way, the driver took us to a tea factory which was followed by a brunch at a restaurant in its vicinity.

We arrived in Alleppey around 1pm in the afternoon. Upon our arrival, we checked into a houseboat that was booked for us along with a booking for a ride to the backwaters.  

Cherishing memories in Kerala

The idea of living in a boat for a day was very exciting for my family and I. Upon our arrival, the staff on the boat welcomed us with a delicious lunch. As we maneuvered into the unspoilt gems of rural Kerala, I realized how special this place truly was.

At night, the boat was anchored at a small village as we spent a comfortable night inside.

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Day 5: Sun n’ Sand at Mararikulam

Manish and family at Mararikulam

Our adventure on a houseboat came to an end. At 9 am we checked out and headed for Mararikulam via taxi. On the way to Mararikulam, we saw the quaint and scenic Alleppey beach and lighthouse.

A few hours later, we arrived on Marari beach and checked into the resort. We had some local cuisine that afternoon for lunch. After putting down our bags and resting for a while, my family and I went out for a walk to explore Marari beach.

Trying local cuisine in Kerala

In the evening, I decided to relax at the resort and spend time with my family.

Day 6: Stopping by in Kochi

Manish and his family in Kochi

After breakfast, we checked out of Mararikulam and headed towards Kochi. After an hour we arrived in Kochi and checked into the hotel.We started the day in Kochi by visiting the famous tourist spots in town. We visited Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis church, and Dutch palace.

As my wife was very keen on doing some shopping, we went to a few malls and local markets. After buying souvenirs, clothes, and all kinds of stuff, we proceeded back to the hotel at 7pm.

Day 7 : Departure

Manish in his incredible vacation in Kerala

On our final day, we had nothing planned on the itinerary. Therefore, we decided to relax and enjoy the facilities in the hotel. After spending the day at a very slow pace, we checked out of the hotel.

The driver dropped us to the train station, where we boarded our train to Jamshedpur at 8pm.

Aerial view of Marari Beach

Being surrounded by natural beauty, welcoming people, and a refreshing aura in Kerala – our minds were completely refreshed and rejuvenated. In all my trips, I had never felt so close to nature as I did during this holiday! Truly, I was in heaven!

High Points:

  • Spending a day in the Alleppey houseboat was truly special

Low Points:

  • It took a lot of effort for us to get used to the Kerala style of cooking food.

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