Being an introvert, Shruti prefers to keep herself at bay from the last minute hustle-bustle when it comes to traveling. She rather loves to plan her trips well in advance, and go along with the travel packages where she gets the leverage of customizing her trip according to her own requirements just like she planned her family trip to Kerala. Get to know how brilliant was her experience in Kerala as she writes about her wonderful journey.
For me traveling comes with an excitement of exploring a new place, trying out their local cuisine and having a relaxing time with my people. Just as I was planning a family vacation, Munnar was in the back of my mind as I have heard about its surreal beauty. Thus, we settled down to book our package for Kerala.
While looking out for the best Kerala packages, I came across TravelTriangle. They took a proper lookout to all our preferences and designed the perfect package for me and my family to have a memorable vacation.
Overview Of Our Family Trip To Kerala
Trip Duration: 4 Nights & 5 Days
Trip Type: A Surreal Family Trip To Kerala
Trip Cost: INR 57,300
Inclusions: Accommodation at the Cuckmere Resort and Forest Canopy, breakfast, dinner, cab, airport transfers, local transfer, stay in a houseboat in Alleppey, all meals in houseboat, GST, and taxes
Exclusions: Airfare, lunch, guide and entrance fees, personal expenses, surcharges, and anything which is not included in the itinerary
Day 1: Splendid Beauty of Kerala Welcomes Us!
As we adorned the serene surroundings of Kerala, our trip coordinator came to pick us up from the Ernakulam railway station. From there we headed towards Munnar, but we were not able to explore much attractions of the place as that day the state had a strike.
Meanwhile, enroute Munnar we were not able to enjoy the view of the 2 waterfalls as it all dries up in the summer season. But we were lucky enough to witness the surreal beauty of the spice plantation of Kerala in the evening. After that we headed to the Cuckmere resort, which was our home for the first day in Munnar.
Day 2: Local Sightseeing Near Munnar
We missed quite a few things on the first day, thus we were all geared-up to explore this paradise state on the second day after having a finger-licking delicious breakfast. First we visited the Mattupetty dam which was followed by a visit to the tea factory, the photo point and at last we visited the tea plantation.
Later in the day we also went to the local handloom house to witness the traditional Kerala sarees being spun. After this we returned back to our resort to rest and post having lunch we went to the backside to spend some time beside the river which flows behind the resort.
Day 3: Full Day Tour Of Thekkady
On our third day in Kerala, we started our morning with a delicious breakfast after which we started our journey towards Thekkady which was our next destination. Enroute Thekkady we had a blissful encounter with the spice plantations which are lined up at both sides of the road. Upon reaching our destination we checked in to the Hotel Forest Canopy which had cottages lined up amidst the beautiful view.
After freshening up we excitedly looked forward for the upcomings of the day. First we went to have an adventure filled elephant ride around the spice plantation after which we went on a boat ride on the Periyar Lake. Our day ended with a performance by the Kalaripayattu artists which left us spellbound.
Day 4: Exotic Houseboat Stay At Alleppey
We started our drive towards Alleppey on our fourth day in Kerala. We had already made a booking in the Punnamada houseboat to experience an exotic stay on the backwaters of Kerala.
On our arrival, we were joyfully greeted by the friendly crew and the captain of the houseboat. They showed us our room which was well-furnished and clean, exceeding much more to our expectations.
Later in the day we enjoyed a delectable meal while admiring the surreal beauty of the place from the houseboat.
Day 5: Goodbye! Until Next Time
Suggested Read: Trekking In Kerala: A Short Guide For Beginners
On our last day in Kerala we half-heartedly packed our luggage to head towards Bangalore. But before that we visited the Guruvayur temple to take blessings from the almighty before taking departure from this paradise state.
Highlights Of Our Family Trip To Kerala
- The view of the tea plantation in Munnar
- Houseboat stay in Alleppey
- We were not able to visit the wildlife sanctuary as it was closed. Otherwise it was a comfortable trip for us.
Overall Experience with TravelTriangle
It was a very well-planned trip where our travel agent took care of all the small details we mentioned while booking the trip. They were considerate enough to give us a Hindi-speaking driver, who was not only a driver but also a very good guide.
Tips for Future Travelers
- For the people looking out for more activities, they can experience an adventurous day at the amusement park or take a jeep safari which a local guide or driver can arrange.
- The bird watchers can take up a boat ride and for the people who want to take a close look of the animals, one can take a jeep safari.
If you also want to have such an incredible holiday experience with your family amidst the surreal beauty of this state, take a look at ourKerala packages and give your vacation a happy ending!