Piyush’s incredible friends trip to Kerala echoed the thoughts of millions of travelers who’ve experienced the lush-green heaven in all its beauty and charm. From staying in houseboats, trekking in mountains, to relaxing on world-class beach resorts- the seven days they spent in Kerala are something they will never forget.
On an average, my wife and I travel twice a year to different destinations around the country. Since we love visiting places which have beaches and natural greenery, a friends trip to Kerala seemed like the best option for us.
Details of our friends trip to Kerala
When I started looking for a travel agency, my relative recommended TravelTriangle. She had been on an international trip to Hong Kong and had really enjoyed a customized holiday experience with TravelTriangle.
Trip Cost: INR 60,000
Trip Duration: 6 nights 7 days
Agent Name: Trips On Clicks
Inclusions: Transfers, accommodation, sightseeing, breakfast, houseboat stay, and taxes
Exclusions: Flights, meals, and entry fees (Wonder Valley)
After negotiating with a few different agents on the TravelTriangle portal, I managed to get a sweet deal that had a customized itinerary for our friends trip to Kerala. Going during the off-season to Kerala certainly helped us avoid the tourist rush, and avail some great discounts.
A brief look at the itinerary of our friends trip to Kerala
Day 1: Flight from Hyderabad to Kochi- transfer from airport to Munnar- check into Misty Mountain Resort- sightseeing in Munnar- return to hotel
Day 2: Breakfast- day trip to Wonder Valley Munnar- return to hotel
Day 3: Breakfast- check out from Munnar- transfer to Thekkady- check in at Springdale Heritage Hotel-leisure afternoon
Day 4: Breakfast- check out from Thekkady- transfer to Alleppey- check into houseboat- Alleppey backwaters tour
Day 5: Breakfast- deboard from houseboat in Alleppey- transfer to Kovalam- check into Soma Palmshore resort- leisure day at the resort
Day 6: Breakfast- day trip to Trivandrum- return to resort
Day 7: Breakfast- check out from Kovalam- transfer to Trivandrum airport- flight to Hyderabad
Our vacation in Kerala showed us how diverse and beautiful the state truly is. Here are a few of the experiences that made our friends trip to Kerala an adventure we would never forget
1. A deeper dive into mother nature at Wonder Valley, Munnar
The second day of our friends trip to Kerala was a leisure day where we figuring out what to do. On the recommendation of our driver, we bought passes to the Wonder Valley Adventure Park in Munnar.
Located on the outskirts of Munnar, Wonder Valley had a large variety of adventure activities that we could do ranging from easy going to physically demanding. Even a simple walk around the adventure park was a nature trek in itself.
Passes: INR 900 per person
Timings: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
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2. Living on a boat exploring the scenic waterways in Kerala!
For the first time in our lives, we were about to spend a night on a houseboat. On the fourth day, we arrived in Alleppey at 11 am and boarded the houseboat with our luggage. The experience of living on a houseboat was exciting and intriguing as we meandered through the serene and untouched backwater of Kerala.
Although the food served on the boat had room for improvement, we otherwise enjoyed every moment of our adventure around the backwaters of Alleppey.
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3. Sunnyside up in chilled-out Kovalam!
For the final two days of our friends trip to Kerala, we checked into the Soma Palmshore Resort. Our sole purpose of including Kovalam in our itinerary was to relax for some time at a beach and rejuvenate at a luxury resort.
The rooms given to us were very comfortable and had a spectacular sea view. On the first afternoon, we decided to relax at the resort, go for a dip in the ocean (which was like in the front yard of the resort), and watch the beautiful sunset from the comfort of our hotel room balcony.
On the final evening of our trip, we couldn’t resist but go for a quick visit to the beach again at sunset time to breathe in the beauty one final time.
After having enjoyed so many different experiences in one week, looking back at this friends trip to Kerala only brought one word to my mind- unbelievable. Probably, nowhere else in the world would I be visiting three of my favorite landscapes in just one week on a single vacation. A special word of thanks to TravelTriangle and Trips On Click for planning the trip in an organized manner where nothing went wrong.
- The lush green landscape of Kerala was truly incredible. The stories and praises we’ve heard of Kerala haven’t been exaggerated. It was as beautiful, if not more, as it appears.
- Out of all the places we covered, Munnar was my favorite because over there we witnessed a town beautifully intertwined with mother nature. Few other things in Munnar helped like the tasty food and the perfect weather.
- The trip was perfectly executed by TravelTriangle as they proactively took our feedback every day to make sure that we enjoyed our friends trip to Kerala to the fullest.
- The food in the houseboat in Alleppey could’ve been better.
- We could’ve skipped Thekkady altogether and explored some other destination in Kerala.
What to pack for a Kerala trip
- Comfortable clothes
- A sunscreen
- An Umbrella
- Mosquito repellent
- Sturdy footwear
- A good quality camera
Best time to plan a Kerala trip
As per me, I think while one can visit Kerala throughout the year, the best time to go is during the off-season since it is during this period, you can avoid the tourist crowd and witness the beauty of nature at your own pace. Your cost of trip to Kerala also is hugely impacted by the time or season you choose to travel in.
Enjoy the wonders of nature in an enthralling adventure. Plan your Kerala vacation with TravelTriangle to boast about a memorable experience! You will surely have the best time of your life in God’s own country.
Frequently Asked Questions About Trip To Kerala
A. For a unique and best trip to Kerala, September is a good time since the monsoon is about to bid goodbye and the weather is quite pleasant.
A. An ideal duration to plan a trip to Kerala is around 4 to 5 days. However, if you wish to witness the true charm of god’s own country at a slow pace, plan a 7 days trip to Kerala.
A. Kerala is famous for its natural beauty, backwaters, tea gardens, ayurvedic massages, and a lot of other wonderful things.
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