6 Bustling Streets of Ernakulam in Kerala You Should Not Skip Visiting If You Are a True Shopaholic

Ernakulam and its suburbs are no alien place for the tourists visiting the enchanting state of Kerala. Especially if you had added Kumarakom, Munnar, Thekkady, Kuttanad and Athirapally in your Kerala tour itinerary. Moreover, Ernakulam would be stopping before you set out to any of the above listed happening tourist destinations of the state. Nonetheless, there is yet another side of this bustling metropolis, which are its varied shopping destinations. The port city had already been known for its busy shopping sites ever since they were invaded by the colonisers to establish their trade here. If you too are interested in collecting any souvenirs or any unique products that would remind you about the place and the special memories gained in this vacation, you should not skip paying a visit to these streets. Given below are the famous streets of Kochi, where you could visit to satisfy your shopping hunger.

Broadway

BroadwayNo, we are not talking about the New York street with huge billboards showcasing all those globally acclaimed brands, but of the not so ‘broad’ shopping centre located on the heart of the city centre. From its southernmost point, you will be welcomed by the tempting aroma of all the species you could probably get from any Indian store selling the likes. You could purchase a wide range of products from handicrafts to eatables from this 2 km long road. Furthermore, it would be an unforgettable experience to stroll across the point starting from Marine drive to MG road at the onset of any festivities. Never miss the scene of countless twinkling stars hung prior from the last week of December and flowers in Onam.

Jew Town

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They are a popular and eye-catching neighbourhood of Kochi in Mattancherry adjacent to Fort Kochi to both domestic and foreigner tourists. Other than its worthy antique shops, the street is very much linked to the colonial history of Kerala. So when you are exploring the crucial parts of Jew Town with your tour packages, you will rush into any historical relics of crucial significance such as the Jewish Synagogue. Even though you would be indebted to pay comparatively a higher price for the products purchased from the place rather than its counterparts in the city, you will be discovering several hidden stories related with each of them. So even if you are roaming around the street along with your family, you are not going to bored of those irregularly arranged bronze vessels, sculptures, lamps, vintage clocks, royal furniture and whatnot.

 

MG Road

5712_20190619143314Every Indian city has got their MG road and so do the Ernakulam city. Much like them, the bustling street is situated in its heart, where can be reached very easily. This 4.5 km stretch of road had got the outlets of several world-famous brands with a wide range of products such as textiles, jewellery and many more. So even when you are vacationing in the outskirts of Kochi, you are not going to face any difficulties in purchasing any branded products from the commercial street as you do in any cosmopolitan. Above all, the striking point would be the lately constructed Metro line that covers a larger part of MG road.

Princess Street

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Also known under the name Loafer’s Corner, they are yet another street in the outskirts of the old city centre of Fort Kochi where foreigners never miss visiting. It is largely because of old-worldly charm imitating the architectural styles of its colonisers, predominantly of the Dutch. Numerous shops that you pass by amongst its cafes and clubs could be included as a must-visit place if you are fond of peeping back to our histories. In fact, they are very much particular in attracting the coming tourists as you could find each of the edifices decorated in neon and LED lights. A walk alongside them prior to the New Year’s Eve could provide you with a mesmerizing sight to your curious eyes.

Bazaar Road  

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On yet another side of Mattancherry lie the Bazaar road that offers you an unmissable opportunity to get you with the products at a reasonable price and good quality. The popular Bazaar road of Cochin spreads for around 2 km. From the wholesale shops operating in the street, the small shopkeepers from adjacent neighbourhoods visit and get their bundles and sell them at their place. Hence, you could think of the accessibility and diversity of the products sold here. At times, you could get more options while the flea market mode functions here. So what is stopping you to visit this extravagant Bazaar road of Mattancherry on your visit to Kochi? Get your wallets with enough cash and buy whatever you are in need of.

Ernakulam Market

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If prices are a concern for you, it is time for Ernakulam Market to be included in your bucket list places to be visited along with your family. From all their shops, you could purchase all sorts of products at a cheap price that are going to astonish you. Furthermore, the range of products from necessary groceries, meat, textiles and the likes are going to surprise you. Goods carriers with a wide range of products coming from different parts of South India do stop here and sells them. In fact, they are one of the busiest markets of the entire state of Kerala. Therefore, a visit to the place even if they are not included in your tour packages is a must-do thing for any traveller with a heavy shopping spree.

   

Henceforth, as mentioned earlier Ernakulam a.k.a Kochi is that large city with numerous shops and selling centres that are going to blow your minds out, especially if you possess that right amount of shopping spree. Anyhow, you will be rushing into these locations when you are planning to go for a vacation in the enchanting state of Kerala. So before your visit, you would e recommended getting in contact with Gogeo Holidays who would help you in booking your tour packages. Among which you could pick up your favourite deal based on your travel preferences. However, the most striking point is that they are made available to you at extremely lower prices.

Some Unknown Salient Features of Pathiramanal Island

Is there anyone who does not like to enjoy the elegance of the astounding flocks of birds flying in ‘v’-shape in the crystal clear sky? Capturing the amusing images of the lovely birds into your camera lens would be an awesome moment for you. Hundreds of travel enthusiast move to emerald surroundings to enjoy the ambiguity of the surreal nature. Kerala is the only state in India embodied with incredible wonders of the scintillating nature. People who visit the iconic state soothe their minds with alluring images of the picture-perfect landscapes. Has anyone ever thought of spending the marvellous holidays in the middle of tranquilising waters? If not, it is now, high time for you to think about it. Spending quality time in the midst of cold water will help you to tailor sweet moments to your treasure of memories. One such place is Pathiramanal, situated in the Alleppey district is one of the mind-blowing tourist destinations in Kerala. Alleppey district is known for its undistinguished beauty. The district is also known as ‘rice bowl of Kerala’. The serene nature and astounding backwaters of the district remind of the most famous Venice city. Hence the city is also nicknamed as ‘Venice of East’. The district is known as a haven for its mind-blowing tourist destinations. To know more about the fabulous features of the Pathiramanal just traverse the following paragraphs.

Pathiramanal Island

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Situated in the Muhamma panchayat in Alleppey district, Pathiramanal is meant as ‘midnight sand’ in colloquial language. The island is not only famous for its irreplaceable beauty but also known as the abode of migratory birds. Pathiramanal was formerly known as ‘Anantha Padmanabhan Thopu’ was purchased by the Cochin Trust by Chevalier ACM Anthraper in the late 70s. While traversing the 10-acre amusing island you will let you know about the intriguing story revolving around the island. Years ago a Brahmin boy jumped into the Vembanad Lake for daily ablutions, suddenly land sprung out from the water below and thus how the island was originated. The island is uninhabited by the human beings but governed by the auspicious species of the fauna and flora. A 30-minute voyage through Alappuzha- Thaneermukham route will take you to a world of a fairy tale, Pathiramanal. But if you want to witness the gorgeous beauty of backwaters avail of houseboat tour packages at reasonable prices from Kottayam and enjoy the mind-blowing beauty of lush green surroundings. It will take only one hour to explore one of the smallest islands of Kerala. When strolling through the lonely island you can hear the sweet tweets of rare and unseen birds when the cool breeze swaying the palm-fringed coconut trees. The floating weeds and hyacinths will retire your tiring souls and energize your body. Naturalist and bird lovers flock to the region to capture the alluring images of rare medicinal plants and birds. While exploring the magnificent beauty of the stupendous island, you can halt at the Sree Narayana Guru statute and enjoy its architectural beauty. The historic place is usually frequented with tourists from various corners of the nations.

Inhabitants of Pathiramanal

As mentioned earlier the region is encapsulated with endangered species of birds such as Egrets, Whistling Duck, Little Cormorant, Pintail Ducks, Little Cormorant, Common Teal, Indian Pond Heron, Little Cormorant and Bronze-winged Jacanas, Cotton Pygmy-Goose Stork-billed Kingfisher, Cormorant, Night Heron, Darter, Purple Heron, Whiskered Tern, Gulls, Terns, Cattle Egrets, Water cock and Indian Shag. If you are lucky you can catch the glimpses of Monarch flycatcher.  Along with you can also trace the 91 species of local birds frequently seen on the shores of the island. To study more about the fascinating features of the fauna the authorities have constructed the aquarium and zoo.

Houseboats Rides to Pathiramanal

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Pathiramanal Island is accessible only through water transport. Houseboats are the best vehicle to reach the destination. Sailing in the houseboats will help you to discover the gem hidden in nature. Depending on the availability of the amenities the houseboat is classified into various categories. While sailing to the captivating Pathiramanal you can also make a visit to the nearby attractions such as Kumarakom and Pallikunnu. If you are not familiar with the later name, just rewind your memories and go back to the famous Tamil movie, ‘Vinayyithandi Varuvaya’. The few parts of the movie were cast at Pullinkunu. St. Mary’s forane church is the perfect instance for the same. Along with there are many fanatic attractions located on the premises of the tourist destinations. So when you visit the place ask your travel operator to inculcate these places in your itinerary.

When to visit the mind-blowing Pathiramanal Island?

The most favourable time to visit the iconic destination is during the chilly winter season i.e. from October to March. But if you are ready to face the heavy downpours and you can avail of the tour packages at cheapest rates to Kerala from popular travel operators such as Pathiramanal.

How to reach Pathiramanal Island?

 There are many ways to reach a destination. Either you will have to purchase the train tickets to the Alleppey railway station or board flight to Cochin International airport and from there hire a private cab and move to the Pathiramanal. If you are fond of houseboat rides, you can choose to get down at Kottayam railway station and from there you can arrive at the destination by availing of houseboats. Sailing in the houseboat during the night will help you to enjoy the unseen beauty of nature.

From the above paragraphs, you will come to know about the unknown and intriguing features of Pathiramanal Island. If you are not a Keralite, an expert professional guide who can handle both English and native language easily will be appointed to you by the Dream Holidays. To study more about their facilities and services, the customer support team will be there for you. Without any hesitation, there are even ready to customise the packages. To grab the exciting prices purchase the packages as soon as possible from them. So don’t be late. Purchase it as soon as possible.

Things Nobody had told you about Kalpathy Ratholsavam of Palakkad in Kerala

Celebrating the grandeur of a festival is very much linked with the traditions of the enchanting state of Kerala. So is the Kalpathy Ratholsavam organised every year in the month of November in the beautiful small village of Kalpathy in Palakkad. Yet they are far more different from the traditional temple festivals with the procession of half a dozen well-adorned elephants. Even if you are not an admirer of the neighbouring state, Tamil Nadu’s typical temple festivals that are usually followed, you will inevitably feel astounded of its unique features. Given below are the things you never knew about Kalpathy Ratholsavam of Palakkad in Kerala.

The prominent temple associated with the Chariot festival was built around 7 centuries ago

Visalakshmi Sametha and Sri Vishwanatha Swamy Temples are believed to be built in 1425 AD that is being regarded as the major spot where the entire festival is conducted. You should not expect a huge architectural structure made of ancient stone with those intricate carvings in them, as they are way much smaller than its counterparts in the south of India. Yet, you could catch a glimpse of the major deity, Lord Shiva at its very interiors of the shrine. The idol placed here is assumed to be brought from Kaashi.

There is an old story that describes the naming of the village as Dakshin Kashi

The reason behind such a sobriquet for this temple is concerned with a story that date backs to several centuries back. An old Brahmin lady who had been on a pilgrimage to Kaashi had requested the then erstwhile ruler Itikombi Achan to build a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva after returning from Kaashi. Furthermore, she had also brought an idol along with her. She wanted this to happen so badly, as she had even gifted some gold to the ruler. Henceforth, due to all these reasons, the entire village was later addressed as Dakshin Kaashi or ‘Half of Kaashi.’

The chariots are pulled over by about thousands of devotees

As cited earlier, while you are witnessing the magnificent festivity you are certainly going to be awestruck by the sight of hundreds of people pulling the huge rathams, besides the thousand others. Moreover, the origin of such a custom dates back to several years ago and no one exactly knows since when the rituals are being followed so here in this part of Kerala. Anyhow, for these 10 days long festivities, you could look over by those streets when the devotees are seen chanting the Vedic prayers and moving together.

Centuries-old temples are situated on the banks of River Nila

With reference to the old story stated here, it was the wish of the Brahmin lady to build a temple on the banks of River Nila, otherwise known as Bharathapuzha. The significant temple to Lord Shiva and Parvathi are most adjacent to them and the particular spot had been deemed as a crucial point of this grand procession. So while you are visiting Kalpathy Ratholsavam in your tour packages never skip to reach up to them during the festival season along with your family.

On auspicious days, you could witness more number of chariots

Even though the major part of the festivities are centred around the Shiva temple, many more chariots dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Lord Subramaniyam and others can be seen approaching towards and back the major temple. However, you could find the extra chariots decorated with huge tomb-like structures and garlands only on the final days of the ten-day-long festival. Mostly, there would be around 6 chariots that are brought from Viswanathaswamy Temple, Maha Ganapathy Temple of Chathapuram, Manthakkara Maha Ganapathy Temple and Lakshminarayana Perumal Temple of Old Kalpathy.

Each of the chariots is dedicated to different Hindu gods

The chariots or the rathams as they are called regionally are mad to make large processions alongside the ancient streets of Kalpathy. Furthermore, you would already know of the fact that there are about a million Hindu gods. So from the few of the other temples located nearby the major Shiva temple, that is dedicated to different gods will set up each of the chariots. Therefore, in the festival, along hundreds of devotees, these multiple rathoms will also be proceeding. In its appearance, each of them will be having a nuanced alteration.

Kalpathy is the only heritage village of Kerala

The basic setting of this old village had offered such a status to it, as each household are arranged in such a way one is connected to another. These homes in the region are known as ‘Agrahaarams,’ which do possess sloped roofs and their front areas will always be decorated with ‘Koolams.’ Moreover, the people who are dwelling in these unique settlements were emigrated from the neighbouring state and largely follow their native traditions.

Population residing in the hamlet are Tamil Brahmin settlers

These early settlers with Tamil origin had migrated to Kerala from their homeland and had started living in Kalpathy since 12 century. Such a step could be because the standard of living here in Kerala could have been cheap, rather than supporting the huge families in an expensive place. Also, in most common cases, the people residing in neighbouring households would most probably be an extended part of a single-family.

As mentioned earlier, festivals celebrated in the state of Kerala are just too many, while the most popular being the Onam. The very essence of these engaging festivities could be experienced only when you are witnessing them in real. So why are you waiting for?? Plan your very next vacation to this amazing land once contact the popular tour operator Gogeo Holidays. They have got some exciting tour packages for you to check out, as they are covering the most prominent travel destinations of the state including Munnar, Alappuzha, Wayanad, Varkala, Gavi, Kochi, Vagamon and Thekkady. You could avail their services at extremely lower prices.

Celebrate your Romantic Holidays at Palukachimala

There has not been a single day where the married couples do not discuss their most romantic holidays. Yes, a honeymoon is one of the most important parts of married life. Lovely trips soon after marriage help the bride and groom to get closer and understand each other. Honeymoon is also said to be a divine part of the successful marriage. To make your relationship stronger visit the scenic locations soon after the marriage. The calm ambience, serene nature, picture-perfect landscapes and many more will revitalize your soul and free you from all kinds of tensions. Visiting the unexplored destinations with your soul mate will add spice to your married life. Usually, newly married couples visit the mesmerising tourist destinations in the northern parts of India. Sudden climatic changes will hinder your joy and enthusiasm. Therefore select the places that carry infinite wonders of nature and provide a soothing climate. One such state where all kinds of people could adapt is the southernmost state of India called Kerala. The unexplored hill stations and lush green forests propel travellers to avail of tour packages. I would like to suggest the least visited tourist destination called Palukachimala in the northern district of Kerala, Kannur.

Palukachimala or Palukachi hills and the intriguing story

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More than the scenic beauty and the emerald surrounding the captivating hill are known for its mythological story. The most famous Palkachimala is also known as ‘Varanasi of the south’ or ‘Dakshina Kashi’. The hill is popular for the Kottiyoor Shiva temple festival. The festival annually takes places in the month of May and June. Hundreds of pilgrims irrespective of religions, from various corners of the world avail of tour packages to Kerala at cheap rates with an aim to be part of the 28-day festival. Situated near to Kelkam town in Kannur district the hill is known to carry an interesting mythological story. Centuries ago the Dakshyani after the Dakshina Yaga ended her life in the burning Yagna. According to Hindu belief when any living being dies he or she will have a rebirth. Based on this concept Dakshayni took her second birth as the dearest daughter of Himalaya, Paravati. Goddess Paravati is not only known for her charming glow but also for her intelligence and power. Years later she got married to Lord Shiva and just like humans even they celebrated their honeymoon in a serene place. It is believed that the couples celebrated their most lovely romantic vacation at the Palukachimala. (As they are almighty lords they need not have to worry about the airfares to commute to the lush green forests). The couples decided to begin their honeymoon by boiling the milk. The whole nature was so delighted that the three hill rocks adjacent to the Palukachimala turned to be a stove or known as ‘adduppu’ in colloquial language. The tall trees encircling the hill offered their thick branches and small twigs as firewood to the couple. They deeply immersed in the romance that they forgot about the milk. It started to spill and hence the hill got the amusing name.

 Trekking to the breathtaking Palukachimala

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 There are two ways to climb the lofty hills of Palukachimala either by crossing Kottiyoor and Neendunokki route or by traversing through the Adakkathodu and Ramachi road. To make your honeymoon special and memorable it would be better you chose the road from Ottapalvu.  To reach Ottaplavu road you will reach Chunkakunnu road by travelling 5 kilometres from Kelakam. Trekking to the captivating hill station is a kind of adventure activity. The best way to reach the top of the hill is either to hike or to avail of jeep safari. If you are buying the packages from Dream Holidays, they appoint an experienced professional driver who is able to ride the vehicle in unconditioned terrains. The path from the base station, Ottaplavu is encircled with rubber plantations. While ascending you can notice many houses abandoned. It indicates the hilly region was inhabited by several families. The absence of lush green grasses and thickly populated forest will tell you that you are approaching the top of the hill. All your tiredness will be wiped off by inhaling the aromatic smell that carries medicinal properties. As we reached the top of the hill we came across the idols of Hindu lords such as Ganapathi, Parvathi, and Shiva and so on. The hills were surrounded by the boulders on four sides. Take out your binoculars and enjoy the scintillating views of the Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Brahmagiri Mountain, Bavali River, and Ikkare Kottiyoor temple. Seeking the divine blessing from the Kottiyoor temple will prosper your married life with joy and happiness. The suicide point at Palukachimala will remind you about the Kodaikanal. The stunning images of the rising and setting of the sun will make your evening awesome. The twinkling stars and sapphire moonlight will enable you to witness the alluring glow of untouched nature. The amusing beauty of the scintillating nature will propel you to forget that you come for a romantic trip. Words are insufficient to describe the glittering night mode of the scenic environment.

Nearby attractions

The other noteworthy attractions of the district are the Aralam wildlife sanctuary. Even though the sanctuary is known to be the smallest, it shelters many rare and endangered species of fauna and flora. Traversing through the eucalyptus plantation is the best way to explore the beguiling beauty of the unseen nature. If you are a trek love Katti Beta peak, the only peak of the sanctuary will help you to enjoy the panoramic view of the emerald surroundings. The watchtower and meandering waterfalls at Meenmutty will make your honeymoon fabulous.

 To know more about the unexplored regions of Kannur district avail of tour packages from Dream Holidays. They are the ones who curate the itineraries by inculcating fascinating tourist destinations and adventure activities. Apart from Kannur they also formulate packages to mind-blowing destinations such as Munnar, Thekkady, Wayanad and son on. To know more about their services contact their customer support team at any time.

Some Unknown Facts About Underwater Sea Walking

There would be no one who hasn’t heard about scuba diving and snorkeling. Most of us might have seen them in Bollywood and Hollywood movies. But has anyone ever imagine of walking in the deep waters and enjoying the sapphire beauty of the marine world. It is always said that more than the explored there are many things yet to be explored in the aquatic world. The world encompasses different types of people such as some may be fond of adventure and some may not. Adventurous people may run behind the enthralling games such as parasailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and so on. But what about the other people don’t they have the right to discover the unseen marine world? Don’t be disappointed. The famous Indian archipelago Andaman and Nicobar Island provides an excellent facility for the marine lovers to walk in the waters and discover the glowing charm. Underwater sea walking is one of the upcoming marine activities widely popular in India and other western countries. It is considered one of the cheapest water spot when compared to other water sports in the world. Hundreds of adventure enthusiasts flock to the island by purchasing the tour packages to indulge in breathtaking activities.

Underwater sea walking

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Underwater sea walking is popularly known as helmet walking or helmet diving. It is mainly practised in the Elephant Beach of Havelock Island and also in North Bay. The participants will have to seek permission from the concerned authorities before practising the activity. You are permitted to walk only up to a depth of a maximum 7 meters. For uninterrupted breathing in deep waters, you will either have to wear an oxygen helmet or carry external breathing equipment.  Before practicing the activity you will have to attend a class of 10 minutes in which you will make familiar with certain sets of instruction by an experienced PADI certified diver. Followed to it you will be given the uniform and other devices. At a time nearly 7-8 participants will be taken by the diver to the deep for nearly 10-15 minutes to explore the audacious beauty of the aquatic world. Even though the main motive of walking under the water is to make a strong relationship with the marine resources, you are requested to maintain a distance of 1 meter from the glittering coral reefs seen in various patterns and colors. While walking in the water you will come across the various types of marine creatures and aquatic plants. When exploring the outstanding beauty of the blue world you will be able to recollect the amusing the shopping centres seen in different colors situated in metro cities like Pune, Chennai, and Mumbai. Traversing through the water you can explore the alluring charm and revitalize your stressed souls and tired minds. Every year many travel lovers visit the iconic place to weave sweet memories to their peaceful life by purchasing the tour packages to Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Who all can practice underwater sea walking?

Some restrictions are imposed on practicing underwater sea walking in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Participants below 7 years and above 60 years are not encouraged to practise the activity. Children between 8 to 17 years are requested to obtain a no-objection letter from their parents and also approval from the PADI instructor before practicing the enthralling sports. Contestants who are pregnant or suffering from any kind of cardiovascular disease or having bronchitis are exempted from doing the same.

Where is underwater sea walking in Andaman and Nicobar Islands?

The North Bay Island and Havelock Island is known to shelter amusing collections of coral reefs and other marine wonders. Many travel enthusiasts visit these scintillating places to marvel their hearts with mesmerising images of aquatic creatures. While walking deep in the Elephant Sea, if lucky you could spot elephants and their young ones bathing and playing over there. To participate in the underwater sea walking you have to reach the spot as early as possible as they follow the first come first serve policy. Prior booking is also possible for that contact your travel operator if they hesitate to avail of the same purchase the tour packages from Andaman Tour Travel. With years of experience, they tailor the packages by incorporating mind-blowing aqua ventures and important sightseeing places.

 How to reach?

The two prominent ways to reach the astounding Andaman and Nicobar Island is wither by means of water and air. To make your journey more comfortable and to save your time to explore the amusing beauty of the island boarding a flight will be the most convenient option. Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam are the main three airports that provide direct flight to the island. If you want to enjoy the surreal beauty of nature and want to spend a few days in the arms of Mother Nature travelling in ships will be the best. As there are chances of seasickness it would be good if you opt the ship voyage on your return journey.

Along with underwater sea walking, you can also practise swimming, sunbathing, jet rides, parasailing and so on. To make your trip into a fabulous and remarkable one, accompany your dear friends with you to the island. Do not restrict your tour in practising the enthralling activities you can explore the virgin beauty of the emerald surrounding by trailing through the unfamiliar paths with your tour guide. To learn more about the colonial days visit the Viper Island and Cellular Jail situated in Port Blair Island. To understand the unique farming mechanisms visit the vegetation bowl of Andaman known as Neil Island. By Kayaking to the Baratang Island you can also take a glimpse to aboriginal tribes such as Jarwa from the restricted areas. There is no end for the noteworthy attractions to study more about it avail of the services from the Andaman Tour Travel. By talking with the customer support team you can clarify all your concerns regarding the packages. Don’t be late avail of packages as soon as possible.

7 Delightful Things You Could Look Out for at E3 Theme Park of Wayanad in Kerala

Wayanad is already blessed with nature, whether it is pristine rivers, verdant hills, dense forests and mesmerising waterfalls. To this fascinating list is added the recently launched environment-friendly park known as E3 Theme Park, which is Wayanad, near Neelome. Also, the engaging family tourist spot can be reached from a 20 km drive from Manathavadi. The delightful things that are offered to you in this eco-friendly park are very diverse and fascinating as they could engage you for an entire day. Even the very concept behind the three ‘E’s that this nature park portrays are Environment, Entertainment and Education. The very approach in which the entire park is set up is also commendable, as they are very much in sync with the dignified surroundings and is certainly built without harming the environment. Given below are the delightful things you could look out for at E3 Park Theme Park of Wayanad in Kerala.

Tribal Village

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This concept is nothing new to a tourist destination like that of Wayanad, which has got a sizeable number of tribal populations. However, at this portion of the park, you could get to watch a live performance of tribal dance and if you wish to try a step along with them, you may do so. The dancers will be seen performing in a primitive kind of hut built in the premises of the park. Adjacent to them has located an art gallery where you could watch the ancient household equipment made from bamboos and woods. Nearby them is yet another place known as Herbal Museum that should not be missed. Pot making in the traditional charkas is yet another interesting thing to do here.

 Action Zone

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While sightseeing in this park, you are getting that wonderful opportunity to burn out some calories that you could have gained by consuming those traditional Kerala meals. At this place, various indoor activities are being set up, such as net cricket, mini basketball and many more. Your entire family can have so much fun here, and it is not only the kids. Indulging in all such fascinating things at such a cheap price would truly be economical, even the engaging 12D shows. Henceforth, including E3 Theme Park in your tour packages would turn out to be one of the best decisions that you would ever take on this vacation.

Aviary

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It’s a happy time for all the bird lovers out there! Macaques, parakeets and Gala cockatoos will be spotted to be flying around freely in these large enclosed spaces. And you could have a walk alongside the wooden walkway built from one end to another. You may feed these spectacular birds and capture that in photos. Some of you might be wondering whether you are vacationing in either Thailand or Malaysia, where these sorts of aviaries are a popular crowd puller. However, this particular aviary in Wayanad could is only of its kinds in the entire state.

 Dino World

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While trekking through the Dino World, you would feel like this is straight out of a scene in the popular Jurassic Park movie serious. Moving statues in the shape of dinosaurs are installed most suitably in the wild spaces of the park. Only if you are looking at them closely, you will be able to figure it out that they are artificial creatures, as they even make spooky sounds when they are moving. Visitors could touch and take photos just beside these live looking statues that even close and open their eyes. Never skip getting into the Fossil Hunting museum of this Dino World.

Moss Garden

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The very first thing that could catch your attention would be adorable fountains set up in the garden. When you are continuing your nature walk, you would meet up to various unique breeds of plants and flowers grown here in the Park. If you are wishing to know more about them scientifically, you may enquire about them with the staffs working there, they would be very pleased to explain it to you. In addition to that, there is even a life-like statue of an elephant on the side of a lake, on the top of which are grown few shrubs. Furthermore, walking in the shelters of large trees could refresh you and could tempt to live your lives more efficiently, by being much closer to nature.

Boating

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Even though the water body present within the premises of the E3 Park is not that vast as its popular counterpart in Pookode, a peddle-boat riding across the large pond will really be worth it. Green spaces are the things that you are going to find all across you. In addition to that, some unique trees are grown on its banks, which can only be found in these regions of Wayanad. At the end of this artificial lake is built an artificial waterfall. If you have got tired by doing all these activities, you may energize yourselves by eating out some mouth-watery dishes at the restaurants functioning here.

Adventure Zone

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The things that you find here are indeed going to make your adrenaline rush. At this zone, you will be introduced to some thrilling activities such as Zip-lining, Archery, Rifle Shooting, Rock climbing, magnetic fall and Rappelling. Also, the zip-ling made available to the tourists visiting here are around 300m long, so you may catch a glimpse of the dense vegetation and greenery beneath you. Adventure enthusiasts are going to have a great time here by trying out all these by sparing such a lower price. Moreover, places like them are quite rare in Kerala. So you are not supposed to miss them even though you are visiting along with your family.

Location: Vellamunda, Vanjode Post, Neelome, Wayanad, Kerala – 670731.

Opening Hours: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm

Entry Tickets: Rs.550 for adults and Rs. 450 for children and senior citizens

 Engaging places like these that are set up with the concept of Responsible Tourism are quite many in touristy regions of Wayanad in Kerala. If you are travelling to them along with your family, you are going to witness and experience yet another side of nature that can be found nowhere else other than the enchanting state of Kerala. So while you are planning to travel to these splendid locations, never skip making a call to Gogeo Holidays. The popular tour operator had created diverse tour packages on which you could sojourn to various locations most meaningfully, yet enjoyably. They will let you know about the preferable tourist places, accommodations facilities and notably an appropriate travel deal based on your preferences. To book them you may ring up or chat with them online.

Some Stunning Coral Reefs Seen in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands are known to be a haven for unseen and rare marine species. The alluring beauty of the coral reefs and marine organisms make the islands of Andaman attractive and charming. To enjoy the spectacular beauty of the islands travel enthusiast from different corners of the world visits the iconic destination by purchasing the tourism packages at reasonable rates. The sapphire crystal waters, soothing climate, densely populated forest ranges and amazing species of fauna and flora make the island the fabulous destination to celebrate your most waiting holidays within your dear ones. While strolling the untarred roads of the islands make a visit to the most famous historic monument known as cellular jail. It is well-known for protecting innocent freedom fighters and treated them with vigorous punishments. Following it takes a glimpse of the Chatham sawmill to learn the various types of furniture and also visit the popular Sagarika emporium to purchase the seashell products at cheap prices. Kayaking through the mangrove forests will introduce the aboriginal tribes of the island. They are many more fascinating features of the island. Above all the underlying coral reefs plays a significant role in promoting tourism all over the world. Formed out of the calcium carbonate coral reefs are generally seen in groups in tropical and sub-tropical waters. Based on the patterns and lifestyle the dazzling coral reefs are classified into various groups.

 Classification of Coral Reefs

Fringing reefs

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Fringing reefs are the commonly seen coral reefs in the deep seas and oceans. They are generally called as shore reef. They basically form from the volcanic island. Even though they are seen in the low portions of the water in the initial period as they grew in size they move upwards and lie below the waterline. They grow better on coastlines. Reef slope and reef flat are the two main components of the fringing reefs and lack lagoon in them. The reef slopes are usually seen on the shores close to the ocean. Among the various types of fringing reefs, the Ningaloo reef is considered to be the largest reef in the world with 260 kilometres and mainly seen in Australia and Europe. To see the best form of fringing reefs move to the Red Sea.

Barrier reefs

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Barrier reefs are seen on the upper portions of the water. The reefs are separated by the lagoon from the mainland. The extensive barrier linear reef carries the lagoons of size 30 to 70 metres long. They are usually seen in broken or irregular shape on the upper level of the sea. When compared to the fringing reefs eth barrier reefs takes a longer time to grow and are seen very rarely in seas and oceans. The Great Barrier Reef of Australia is known to be the largest reef in the world. They are generally seen in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. In some regions, the barrier reefs hinder the navigators from the explorations.

Atolls reefs

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Atoll reefs are commonly seen in the middle portions of the water in the sea and oceans. Fringing reefs give birth to the Atoll reefs when they start to sink into the shallow waters or sometimes due to the sudden changes in the climate. The circular body structure of the Atoll reefs protects the lagoons of 80 to 150 m long inside them. They are generally seen in the submerged volcanic cones. The three forms of the atoll are generally known as a coral atoll, true atoll and an atoll island. Atolls without an island are called a true atoll. Atoll with an island is called Atoll Island and the coral islands are generally known as atolls through erosion or deposition of tides.

Patch reefs

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Patch reefs are the intermediate stage between fringing reefs and barrier reefs. They are the smallest among the various types of reefs and are seen in a circular shape around the emerald grasses in 3 to 6 metres of water. The variations in the patterns and colours of patch reefs are due to the geographical area. They are normally seen in the Pacific Oceans and the Caribbean Sea.

Bank reefs

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Famously known as deepwater reefs the bank reefs are seen on the upper level of water. They are commonly seen in spiral or circular in shape. The reef flat, spur and groove are the three main regions of the bank reefs. The Carysoft reefs are the perfect instance of the bank reefs.

 How to protect coral reefs?

Use water-friendly transportation to save the lives of the coral reefs. The smoke coming from the motor vehicles, cars, bikes and other vehicle disturbs the ecosystem of the coral reefs. Hence prefer the hydro vehicles or electric vehicles to maintain the ecological balance of the coral reefs. Try not to contaminate the pure water and do not throw plastic waste into it. Try to minimize the use of fertilizers in gardens and farms because the fertilizers are able to suck the essential nutrients from the planet. And finally, give awareness about the conservation of the coral reefs to the public by organising classes. To protect the endangered species of the coral reefs try to cultivate them in your aquarium.

To learn more about the scintillating coral reefs and its unique lifestyle avail of tour packages from Andaman Tour Travel. They formulate packages to the people of Pune, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and so on. While exploring the amusing coral reefs do not forget to make a visit to the amazing tourist destinations in Andaman such as Havelock Island, Rangat Island, Barren Island, Neil Island, and also Port Blair. Each island is known to carry fascinating features and a wide range of enthralling water sports such as scuba diving, snorkelling, underwater sea walking, parasailing, jet riding and many more. If you have any concerns regarding the itineraries or packages communicate with the customer support team of the travel planner. They are always there to clarify your doubts. Try to grab the package as soon as possible before it expires. So don’t be late.

Some astounding features of Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary

When we are stressed with our daily schedules and professional goals we will be totally frustrated and would be in search of a serene place. Visiting the scenic places will help you to revitalize and energize your souls. Resting in the arms of Mother Nature will help you to rejuvenate and heal your inner wounds. Visiting the scenic destinations with your friends will let you know about the unheard wonders of nature. It is really a proud moment for Indians to know that our country shelters more 80 % of the best tourist destinations in the world. If you really want to explore nature by indulging in the enthralling activities then Kerala would be the best option. Irrespective of caste, creed and nationality the state welcomes thousands of travellers from various corners. People from nearby cities such as Bangalore, Hyderabad make their weekends memorable by making frequent visits to ‘god’s own country’. The state offers thousands of options for the nature lovers to discover the magical spell hidden in nature such as nature walk in the lush green forests, trekking to the lofty hills, indulging in beach activities and many more. Out of the several choices trekking always captivate travellers to purchase tour packages at cheap prices to become the part of the untouched environment.

Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary

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 Kerala would be the only state that respects and protects both human beings and animals. Special areas have been reserved for the endangered species of fauna and flora. Positioned on the banks of Karamana River the famous Peppara wildlife sanctuary is sprawled in an area of 53 sq. km. Traversing through the densely populated forest governed by the various species of animals and birds and the picturesque landscape will remind you of a lovely fairy tale. Situated at a distance of 50 km from the capital city hundreds of environmentalist tour in groups to the sanctuary to marvel their hearts by viewing the forest range being blanketed with thick plantations of eucalyptus on one side and emerald herbs and curved knolls with milky streams gurgling through it adds beauty to the region. While exploring the forest range beware of the ferocious animals such as Asian elephant, Sāmbhar, leopard, lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri langur, panther, wild dog, barking deer, gaur, wild boar, and more. The melodious songs from the Malabar Grey, hornbill, small sunbird, and many more will make your journey through the forest intriguing and exciting.

 Trekking in the breathtaking hills in Peppara wildlife sanctuary

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Trekking is one of the most arduous and yet interesting adventurous activity practised all over the world. Travellers who make a visit to catch the glimpses of rare and endangered species also try a hand in trekking. Trekking to the lofty hills at Peppara is a little tedious. Skilled trekkers are mostly welcomed to the region to show their talent. There are many ways to practise trekking in the sanctuary but to know the best way avail of the tour package at cheap prices from Gogeo Holidays, the leading travel planner in Kerala. The easiest way to practise trekking is from the Kaanithara. You can begin your expedition through the thickly populated eucalyptus trees. After covering a few kilometres the journey won’t be so easy. The burning sun will absorb all your enthusiasm and energy and hence reduce your speed. Your arduous trekking will end when you see the glimpses of tall trees from a faraway distance. On reaching Vazhanthol you can mesmerise your hearts with two scintillating waterfalls. After enjoying the beauty of the fascinating cascading waterfalls you can move to another one. After exploring unseen places of Vazhanthol you can descend to the base camp. While descending down you can fill your camera with lovely images of nature.

When to visit the Peppara wildlife sanctuary

The most favourable time to visit the stupendous wildlife sanctuary is from March to July and also from September to November. Standing on the highest part of the sanctuary you witness the alluring panoramic view of the nearby surroundings using your binoculars. Don’t immerse too much in the scintillating beauty of the forest so that you forget that venomous reptiles such as King Cobra, Python and so on are present. So when you practise nature walk be vigilant.

Nearby attractions

The other noteworthy attractions near the sanctuary are the Golden Valley. From the top of the valley, you can view the golden sands present in the crystal clear water flowing from the deep valleys is really worth to praise. You soak yourself at Meenmutty waterfalls. The region is considered to be least visited and hence you have your own private time with your dear ones. The scenic nature and picture-perfect landscape will propel you to visit the amazing tourist place again and again. If you are a trek lover the Agasthayrkkodam hills are calling. Situated at the end of Thiruvananthapuram trekking to the breathtaking hill will gift you unforgettable memories. As the place has become an upcoming tourist destination you need have to carry water and other snacks to the top of the hill as specified counters are seen at finite intervals. Trekking to the second highest peak of Kerala will provide you with the bird’s eye view of the emerald surroundings and alluring natural resources. Prior permission is needed from the forest department to trek the most famous Agasthayrkoodam known as Agasthya mala in colloquial language. If you are fond of ancient architecture then Koyikkal palace would be the perfect place to learn the olden days of Kerala. The priceless equipment, ornaments, weapons and utensils exhibited in the palace will let you know more about the historic days.

Many more well-known destinations are still unexplored by the tourist. So what are you waiting for avail of tour packages and discover the untouched beauty of nature with your dear friends? If you have any suggestions regarding the tour itinerary without any hesitation you can contact the customer support team of Gogeo Holidays. They ready to clarify all your queries at any time. So what are you waiting for? Avail of the tour package and enjoy the scenic beauty.

Some Intriguing Points of Practising Angling in Andaman and Nicobar

Famously known as Indian archipelago, the Andaman and Nicobar Island is known to be a haven for adventure enthusiast and nature lovers. Hundreds of travel lovers visit the iconic destination to mesmerise its beguiling beauty. There are many factors that make the destination favourite picnic spot for thousands of people residing in various corners of the world. The alluring beauty of the island will delight your soul with fascinating views of untouched nature. Words are insufficient to express the beauty of the islands. The most popular water sports that are practised in the pristine shallow waters are snorkelling, scuba diving, underwater sea walking, parasailing, and windsurfing and many more. While speaking about water sports how could I forget to mention about the angling? It is one of the most famous water sports that are practised in every part of the world. Ask your tour operator to inculcate the angling in your tour package and make your holiday into a memorable one. There are many ways to reach the shores of the island from any states of India. Frequent flights fly from the Chennai International Airport to Veer Savarkar International Airport at Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar. If you are interested in ship voyages you can sail in the government ferries sailing from Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam. Therefore, people from Madurai could easily visit the fabulous island at a short period of time by spending reasonable rates.

Different levels of angling?

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When compared to past now many aqua venture lovers have come forward to learn the basics of angling. It is one of the few sports in the world that do not require any initial investment and this feature lures youngsters to the field. But as you think angling is not easy. It requires years of practice to become a professional game fisher. Just like any sports, even angling consists of different levels. Starting from novice, casual fisher, avid enthusiast, and finally, the professional game fisher will make you an expert in angling. The islands of Andaman and Nicobar are known to be a paradise for various kinds of fishes. You can learn the basics of angling by catching the small fishes and later you could move to the large-sized fishes. You must be able to balance the fishing rods only then when you become an expert you trap the large fish bodies without much difficulty. While exploring the secluded island of Andaman you can also come across the undistinguished the natural resources hidden in the deep waters.

Famous fishes in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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The most famous fishes that the fishers like the most are the Giant Trevally. Giant Trevally is popularly known as ‘Kokkari’ by the local communities. Weighing around 200lb catching the giant fish from the sapphire crystal water is a tedious task. Watching the strenuous effort of fishermen to envelope them in the large fishing net is itself is an entertaining event for any age of people. Blue Fin Trevally is another most favourite aquatic creature that is loved by all the fishers. Understanding its importance many foreign nations are ready to pay a huge amount for it. Catching Blue Fin Trevally is more tedious than Giant Trevally. Green Jobfish and coral trout are famous for their exceptional fighting skills. Doradus is the only fish that is seen largely in contaminated waters of the island. Hawai Surumai and King Mackerel are the few fishes that know the various tricks to escape from human beings. So to catch them you will have to learn advanced level of angling. Even the professional fishermen have failed to defeat them.

How can an international traveller do angling in Andaman and Nicobar Island?

If you are not a resident of the famous Andaman and Nicobar, you are requested to apply for RAP before availing for tour packages to the Island. The Restricted Area Permit (RAP) is a kind of an entry pass that allows a foreign citizen to traverse the lanes of the inhabited islands. As Andaman is part of India, Indians do not need to do these formalities. Followed your arrival at the island you will have to seek the special permission from the fisheries department before practising the angling. To save your time and to make your journey more comfortable seeking the services from Andaman Tour Travel at cheap rates. They are one of the few travel planners who curate exciting tour packages by providing exciting features of islands in a limited time period.

 When to practise angling in the charming Andaman Islands?

If Giant Trevally and Blue Fin Trevally are your target fishes then you can visit the island at any time during the year irrespective of the seasons. But if you are focusing on particular species of fishes then you will have to consult the online resources or fisheries department and check the favourable time to practise the angling. It is true that no one can predict the sudden changes in the climate even the islanders fail so. Therefore you can see many angling lovers eagerly waiting with their rods for good climatic conditions.

 There are many more features that make angling smooth and comfortable in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. As everybody knows the island is a paradise for aqua venture activities it does not mean that island does not carry any sightseeing places. Just as water sports there are numerous mind-blowing landscapes that shelters historical monuments, aboriginal tribal settlements and many more. To enjoy the splendid beauty of the island in a limited time period at reasonable rates you can contact the Andaman Tour Travel and avail of their services. If you have any concerns regarding their activities you can send messages to their WhatsApp number or send an email. While traversing the unexplored island do not forget to carry a high-resolution camera.

Chokramudi peak: the place where you can get the panoramic view of astounding Idukki Dam

Trekking is one of the most famous and fabulous adventure activities that can be practised by any age of people. Practising adventurous activities will definitely help to change your concepts regarding life and other aspects. There are many places in the nation that serve as a perfect platform for an adventure enthusiast. Most of the people gush to northern states of India to learn more about the trekking, rock climbing, and other enthralling activities. But don’t think all the breathtaking hill stations are situated only on the topmost portions of the nation. Some of the spectacular hill regions could also be found in the southern parts of India. Among the various south Indian states, Kerala always stands on the topmost place. The state not only offers excellent chances to learn daring sports events but also the eye-soothing places help the stressed minds to rejuvenate and relax. Most of them will be familiar with the popular hill spots of south Kerala. But there would be only a few who know about the Chokramudi peak. The Chokramudi peak is a haven for amateur trekkers. From the sloppy peak of Chokramudi, you can catch the panoramic views of the emerald surroundings.

Chokramudi Hills

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The name would be unfamiliar to most of the readers. The captivating hill station is situated in Munnar in Idukki district. With a height of 7200 ft, the Chokramudi hill is one of the tallest hill stations in Munnar. The alluring hill station not only allows the people to learn various parts of trekking but also it gives the stupendous and irreplaceable views of sunrise and sunsets. To capture the marvellous images in the camera avail of group tour packages to Kerala. While trekking the lofty mountains you catch the amazing views of Nilgiri Tahr and Gaur from the Eravikulam National Park. As the peak is situated inside the national park trekkers will have to spend much time in the registration counter to get the prior permission from the forest department for mountain exploration.

How to trek to Chokramudi peak?

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As mentioned earlier the amusing peak is situated in the midst of the Eravikulam national park thousands of people who visit the amazing national park also try out a hand in trekking. Within 3 to 5 hours you can reach the top of the mountain (based on your speed). Just like any other peaks the Chokramudi peak does not carry any snacks corner at finite stoppages so don’t forget to carry necessary food items and water with you while ascending to the peak. Trekking starts from the mind-blowing green meadows of tea. From there, trekkers will cover the green grasslands and finally rocky terrain. At the initial stage, you may be able to cover the long distance but as you ascend to the top you will face the difficult part of the peak. The rocky terrains will absorb all your enthusiasm and energy and make you feel retarded. The muddy and slippery paths in the peak will pull back you from reaching your destination. Hence wear sturdy shoes to avoid the chances of slipping. There might be chances of meeting the wild animals during your journey. They won’t harm therefore don’t be panic just remain calm and continue your trek. If you are buying the tour packages from a reputed travel agency like Gogeo holidays they will appoint a tour guide for you so that you can get detailed information about the obstacles and presence of animals on the peak. If you really want your camera to click the gorgeous images of untouched nature carry it when you climb the highest peak of Munnar. Standing at the top of the peak you can enjoy the outstanding image of the green surroundings as well as you can have a bird’s eye view of the Idukki dam, Anamalai hills and Devikulam. When you descend to the bottom it will take half of the time to reach the bottom of the peak.

When to trek the Chokramdudi peak?

Except for the monsoon season, trekkers can visit the amazing destination during winter and summer holidays. If you are afraid of scorching summer heat, visit the place during the chilly winter days. Even during noon, the mist will be lazy to leave the premises. If you try to capture the mist enveloping the peak into cameras, you will satisfy with the blurred images as it is difficult to click the amusing beauty of misty clouds.

 How to reach the Chokramudi peak?

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When you board a flight to Cochin International airport either hire a private vehicle or wait for the cab arranged for you by the tour operator. It will take more than an hour to reach Munnar and from the move to the Pothamedu. Over there you will have to spend some valuable time to complete the official formalities before trekking.

The nearby attractions to Chokramudi are the Pothamedu viewpoint. The fabulous place provides the scintillating views of the deep valleys, green hills and lush green plantations of tea and coffee. Mathiketan Shola is another luring scenic place in Idukki. Be careful while strolling the paths of the jungle as there are chances of getting lost. The Mathiketan Shola forest is also popularly known as ‘brain puzzling’. Letchmi tea estate and Yellapetty tea estate are the perfect places from where you can pluck a variety of tea leaves. Sipping a cup of hot Munnar tea at the top of the Chokramudi will help you to revitalise and rest in the arms of Mother Nature. To know more about the fascinating features of the amazing hill station in Kerala purchase the tour packages at cheap prices from Gogeo Holidays. They are the only travel partners that include adventure activities along with mesmerising sightseeing places. So, to make your holidays memorable buy the services from them. Along with adventure tour packages, they also formulate honeymoon and family trips. Even for students, they create educational tours. To clarify all your doubts regarding the tour services contact their 24×7 customer support team.