Tour to the exotic land of natural harmony – Kerala

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If you ever have dreamed of spending your vacation in the lap of the scenic beauty of nature and natural elements then Kerala to the south of India is the land you should visit. I too was a person who was deeply in love with nature and all natural elements including the historical elements that have made each place unique and important in its own ways. On 8th of July at around 8.00 am I started my journey to the gods own country, Kerala. According to plan, the destination I was to visit was Munnar the queen of hill stations, and Ernakulam the heart of Kerala. To say in specific it was not much a tiring journey from Mumbai to Kerala via flight. I reached Ernakulam international airport at 12.00pm and got a cab to check into a well-facilitated budget hotel. To find a Luxurious Hotels in Kochi, with the facilities you need at a budget price is the most difficult task. After searching for a while I finally checked into Broad Bean hotel in Ernakulam near the south railway station, it was the perfect place for me to stay in budget price and the best stay from where I can get the complete access of the city. After checking in and refreshing I had my lunch cum breakfast from the hotel. The time was just 1.00 pm so I decided to start my tour of the city from Mangalavanam literally the green lung of Kochi. Just 30 min drive from the hotel Mangalavanam is located near the Ernakulam high court. The forest is literally filled with a number of migratory birds they get highly disturbed in the presence of humans. Mangalavanam is the only green lung in the city of Kochi that offers a home to a large variety of migratory birds and mangroves. The main thing I noticed after reaching Mangalavanam is that the place is the heart of the busy city that keeps the environments and populations under control. After experiencing the diversity and a sudden difference of the environment and ecosystem inside and outside the reservoir, I headed to my next destination, Chitram Art Gallery. A few minutes’ drive from Mangalavanam the Chitram Art Gallery is located opposite Air India, M. G. Road, and Ernakulam. yearly exhibition and paintings are organized here at the time of August a large number of tourist visit the place during this time to witness the history being brought to life again through different paintings.

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The place is well known as the 1st model village to house a number of international tourists during this time of the year. My next destination according to the plan I set was to visit the M. N. F. Gallery of Paintings & Sculptures located at Edappally. I reached the place at around 5; the gallery had the original painting of recognized Indian painters in both contemporary form and of the past. The place also holds large sculptures in marble, bronze, and granite. After witnessing the rich history of Kerala I headed to the marine drive where I can spend the rest of the evening staring at the sea and the boats that arrive at the jetty. Marine drive is placed near to the Ernakulam jetty where peoples, couples, and family can spend some time in peace having the spicy Masala food kept in the stalls to the side of the walk.  Some of the main food ones could avail from the stalls is mango and pineapple mixed with spices in a way that brings water to your mouth. I sat there having the spicy food and enjoying the sun set and pleasant ambience for around an hour. At around 8 I headed to the hotel and decided to have my dinner from any of the Dhaba in Kerala from where I can have the traditional Kerala foods and the spice filled food. On my way back I got into a small road side shop and had a deliciously rich dinner of Kappa and chicken curry which was special in the shop. After having the dinner I decided to get some beauty sleep and headed to the hotel. I reached the hotel by 10.00pm, after refreshing I went straight to the bed and slept peacefully.

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Next day morning I was to head to Munnar hill stations by 9 am so I woke up the next day morning by 8 and got ready to get the train from the station nearby. After a 3-hour journey I reached Munnar hill station at 12.00 pm and checked into a Admirable Resort in Munnar.  After a quick freshen up I decided on to start exploring the land known as the queen of hill stations. The place was once the summer destination of the British officials, carpeted tea plantations, charming towns, convoluted alleys and holiday facilities make this a popular tourist destination. Munnar also has the Anamudi which is the highest peak in South India, which is an ideal spot for trekking. My first destination as set by myself was Eravikulam National Park. I reached the park at 1.00 pm; the park is the main attraction with the famous Nilgiri Tahr. The place is also home to many species of butterflies animals and plants and a perfect destination for trekking.  The park also offers a perfect view of the tea plantations and the landscapes. After a pleasant walk through the park, I set off to my next destination. Chinnakanal & Anayirangal is a place near the Munnar town, the waterfalls at the Chinnakanal is often known as the power house waterfalls, the place provides the best view of the Western Ghats. The Anayirangal is said to be the place where the elephants come to drink the water, the place offers the exotic view of the tea plantations of the land. After spending my evening in the place I decided to move on with my trip to visit the Tea Museum. Munnar is a place with its own legacy when it comes to the tea plantations. The tea museum holds artefacts, photographs, and machinery; where each has a story to tell about the origins and the development of tea plantations in the place. The tea museum is located at the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea in Munnar which is worth a visit. The watch showed 5.00 pm by the time I finished my visit to the tea plantation. My next destination was Top Station and Mattupetti after which I was planning to put an end to the trip. It was my last day in Kerala. A top station is a place 1700 m above the sea level; the place offers the visitors a scenic view of the Munnar town with its plantation and rich vegetation.  It is one of the main spots where you could find the blue flowers carpeted over the hills. After the top station, I set off to visit Mattupetty a place located 13 km from the Munnar town. It is another prime attraction for the visitors with its dam and beautiful lake. The place also offers boat rides which allow you to enjoy the scenic beauty of the landscapes. The magic clock ticked 7 by the time I finished my tour around the city and headed to the hotel.

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I packed my bag and got ready to check out of the hotel early morning, after having dinner I slept early so as to wake up early. next day early morning I had my bus from Munnar at 6.00 am and I reached Ernakulam at 9.00 am and boarded my flight at 11.00 am from the international airport and reached back to my place at  3.00 pm. Kerala is the perfect destination where any traveller can visit and enjoy the trip to the best. Stunning Resorts in Kerala offers you with the best food and hospitality of all the lands. A traveller could get everything they needed in the land in abundance.

 

Port Blair Travel Information Guide – A Heady Mixture of Nature and History

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Andaman and Nicobar islands- probably the most beautiful island on the earth, nestled in the heart of the Bay of Bengal, and a fascinating spot for the travel enthusiasts.  This archipelago truly offers a tranquil and out of the world holiday experience for any kind of travelers. The virgin beaches here are simply paradise for the honeymoon couples who head out here. The numerous small islands here offer endless sightseeing spots and countless adventure sports to indulge in.

Port Blair- the capital city of Andaman offers a wide range of tourist attractions and awe striking historical monuments. The land offers something for any kind of travelers, be it nature, history, and culture. Being the starting point of many of the Andaman trips, this boasts of plenty gorgeous places to discover. When you travel to Andaman with some Exciting Andaman tour packages offered by Andaman Great Escapes, this would be your Key pit stop, which will never go to disappoint the traveler in you.  You can simply revel in the turquoise water, have some adventure activities, or get to know the real culture and history of this place. Here are some of the best picks for your day at Port Blair.

Best time to visit- Between October and March, The land is blessed with a tropical climate all around the year, but the sightseeing and other tourist activities are not highly recommended during the monsoon season which happens between June and September. There would be many deals and offered during this offseason also.

How to reach–  You can reach the capital city of Port Blair from all the major cities of India including Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai etc.

Best stay option in Port Blair–  There are many top class resorts and hotels available in this capital city of Andaman. Some of the best picks are Seashell, Sinclairs Bayview, J hotel, fortune resort bay island, hotel Sentinel etc.

Places For History Lovers

Port Blair is home to some of the best historical places in the archipelago. Here are some of the must visit.

Cellular Jail

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This prison turned museum is one of the most important historical places in the entire archipelago, popularly renowned as Kaalapani. This place now remains as the testimonial of the freedom struggle of our freedom fighters during the colonial era.  This has become a national memorial that gives insight into the depth of the Indian freedom struggle and is one of the most important places to visit in the city of Port Blair.  As the name indicates, the architecture of this place is different to the normal solitary cells, where once our political leaders were used to get exiled and executed.

  • Entry Timings- Between 9 am and 12 pm, between 1 pm and 4 30 pm (not opened on Mondays and public holidays)
  • Entry fee- INR 10 per adults and INR 100 for taking video.
  • Main attractions- The light and sound show in the evening. During this show, you would get to known the tales of the place in perspective of a peepal tree that stood to witness all the atrocities done by the British rulers. The voice used for the Peepal tree is the legendary actor Om Puri.
  • Light and sound show time- Show in Hindi( Two Shows each day at 18:00 and 19:15), on Monday, Wednesday and Friday the second show is in English

Japanese Bunkers

This is yet another historical sight in Andaman that stood as a reminiscent of the World War second.   These were attested to a time When the islands were attempted by a siege. These can be also seen other places like Corbyn’s Cove beach and Ross Island.

Chatham Sawmill

Here you can witness the rustic beauty of the glorious pre-independence day and is a prominent place to visit apart from the usual picturesque sightseeing spots and beach destinations.  This place was built during the colonial time in 1883 and still a popular wood processor in Asia. For anyone who wishes to visit a unique place rather than the typical tourist places, this would be a good option.  You can easily club this place with your Incredible Andaman tour packages from Ahmadabad for a delightful day at the capital city.

  • Attractions- Here you can see the Japanese bomb crater which dates back to world war second, you can also shop for unique woodworks as souvenirs to take back home.
  • Entry Timings- Between 9 am and 16:00 on weekdays and Between 9:00 and 14:30 on Saturdays
  • Entry fee- INR 10 per head

Best spots for a Beach Holiday

Corbyn’s Cove Beach

For a delightful sun basking and swimming experience, head out to Corbyn’s Cove beach, which is located at a distance of 7 kilometers on the South part of the town and can be reached easily in 30 minutes. This would be a perfect spot to include in tour Port Bliar sightseeing spots, where you can spend some relaxing time among the tranquil backdrop.

Chidiya Tapu

For all bird lovers out there, this would be the perfect spot to add in your itinerary Exotic Andaman tour packages from Delhi. The place is noted for its magnificent sunset view and also offers incredible views of the coastline. You can witness more than 40 varied species of birds in here.  You can also have a picnic out at the Munda Pahar Beach near this place. Spend some leisure time on the beach enjoying the view or collect some unique shells and attractive blue corals on the beach.  You can also go for a trek up to reach Munda Pahar, which would be a pleasant retreat.

  • How to reach – The place is located at a distance of 25 kilometers from Port Blair and can be easily reached by the road in private vehicles.

Best Museums

Samudrika Marine Museum

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This is one among the famous museums in Port Blair and is the best spot for the archaeological and marine life enthusiasts.  This is a must see spot in Andaman that can be easily clubbed with your Andaman tour packages. The place is well maintained and also offer many informative pieces of information about the marine life, people here, the history of islands, archeology and so on. The place is well maintained by the Navy and exhibits a lot of crabs, fish species, sculptures and corals, the skeleton of a blue whale on entrance etc.

  • Entry Timings- Between 9:00 and 13:00 and between 14:00 and 17:00 (Tuesday to Sunday)
  • Entry fee- INR 50 per head

Anthropological Museum

This would be the perfect spot for having a look back to the world of native tribes of this archipelago. The fascinating world of the Jarawas, Nicobarese, onges, shops, Sentinelese are displayed here. This would be an informative walk through the historical and cultural artifacts of Andaman islands.  The exhibits of the murals and sculptures here offer an insight into the lifestyle of the indigenous tribes of the islands.  For every art enthusiast, this is a must seen spot in Port Bliar.  Photography is not allowed inside the place.

  • Entry timing- Between 9:00 and 1:30 and between 13:30 and 16:30 (Tuesday to Sunday)
  • Entry fee- INR 20 per head

Fisheries Museum

Here you can witness a fascinating exhibit oof the endemic marine life of the archipelago and in the Pacific region.  You can view more than 350 species of marine life in here, that are found only in this union territory. You can also indulge in many watersports at the Rajiv Gandhi water sports complex nearby this place.  You can’t click pictures inside the place.

  • Entry Timings- Between 9:00 and 16:45(Tuesday to Sunday). Not opened on second Saturdays

Zoological Survey of India Museum

This would be the absolute delight for nature lovers and stand out from the rest of the museums here. It offers a lot of zoological stuff and information for the nature enthusiasts and showcases many marine specimens, bird species, and mammals.

  • Entry Timings- Between 9:00 and 17:00 (Tuesday to Sunday )

Where to shop in Port Blair

Sagarika Emporium

This can be the best spot for a souvenir shopping experience in Andaman that is located at the heart of the city of Port Blair and should be definitely on your Best honeymoon packages for Andaman.  You can collect some of the best gifts for your friends and families from here. There are varied collections of beautiful art pieces, Bangles from coconut shells, Lampshades, murals, decorative stuff, available here reasonable rates.

Best Spots for sightseeing near Port Blair

Sippighat Agricultural farm

This fine farm that can be entitled as a mistress of spice varieties if located on the way to wandoor near Port Blair.  The place is spread over an area of more than 80 acres and is a cultivation spot for the spices. You can have delightful nature walks and witness beautiful demonstrations of farming that will fascinate you.

Mount Harriet

This is marked as the highest peak in the South Andaman and is located at a distance of 15 km from the city of Port Blair.  You can have amazing views of Ross and Havelock Islands from this peak and also there are an option to go for trekking till Madhuban through dense forests, that covers around 16 kilometers.  The backside of the Indian 20 rupee note contains a view from Mount Harriet.

Jolly Buoy and Red Skin Islands

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This would be the perfect options to include in the Andaman tour packages for all the adventure lovers out there.  The place can be easily reached from the Mahatma Gandhi National Park and boast of exquisite marine life. The Jolly Buoy Island is one among the best spot to indulge in Scuba diving in Andaman. You can also witness fascinating views of abundant corals in here by taking part in Snorkeling, glass bottom boat ride, scuba diving etc.  The best time to visit here is between December and May. The place is a no plastic area.

Wandoor and Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park

Here you can have the fascinating experience of the glass bottom boat ride, that will let you view the exquisite marine life. The place is best known for its idyllic charm and serene ambiance. Wandoor is the gateway to the Mahatma Gandhi National park which is aimed at protecting the marine life of the archipelago.  You can enjoy some of the best water sports in Andaman in here including snorkeling, scuba diving etc.  The glass bottom rides are available from Jolly buoy up to red skin islands.There are Amazing Andaman tour packages from Hyderabad, Bangalore, and all other major parts of the country are available, which will let you have a complete hassle free travel by taking care of all your travel amenities. There are also shipping services available to reach here from Chennai, Kolkata etc.

For Island Hopping Near Port Blair

For island hopping near the capital city, the best picks would be a North Bay Island, Ross Island, and Viper Island, which are all located few miles within the capital city and can be easily clubbed together and cover in one day.  The orcs Island can be described as the absolute ghost town in the archipelago. This place boasts of the ancient glory and you can still the reminiscent artifacts like a graveyard, ruined church and many other buildings in European style. The place was then served as the headquarters for the British and now offer as a prominent tourist attraction in Andaman.

For all the water babies out there, the North Bay island would you perfect hideout place, You can explore many unique corals and relive in the panoramic natural settings here. The most practiced activities here include scuba diving and snorkeling.

Viper Island holds some historical importance, as during British era the women prisoners were kept here. This is yet another must see a spot near Port Blair.

Andaman holds a lot of other sightseeing spots, secluded getaways, thrilling activities for all kind of visitors.  People from all over the world come here to experience different things. Some search for adventure when some to get insight about the unique marine life and tribal communities. Whatever your interest are this paradise of an island would never cease to entice you with its treasures.

Some Serene Places to Visit Near Wayanad on a Refreshing Kerala Trip

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Comparing to the Northern part of India, South India is really vibrant and charming and there are many enchanting hideout places that are blessed by the vastness of the Western Ghats. Wayanad is one such places in Kerala, where you can find some of the greenest parts and most vibrant holiday spots, which can be easily clubbed with Stunning Kerala tour packages with price, that are offered by many recognized tour operators like Seasonz India Holidays, to provide the travel enthusiasts a completely hassle free travel.  There are many hidden gems of green paradises near Wayanad that you may even have not heard of yet.  Madikeri, Nilgiris, Kannur, Bandipur, Kozhikode are some of those places that encompass the spectacular views of nature and can be a real paradise for nature enthusiasts. All these destinations are easily reachable from Wayanad within a 150 km range, which will take the only maximum up to 4 hours to cover. Here are some of the best picks. These would be the perfect spots for an unplanned trip, which are tucked in the Western Ghats.

Thusharagiri Waterfalls- Calicut

How to reach

By road- 49 km from Wayanad

Duration of trip- 1.5 hr

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This mystic waterfall in Kozhikode where you can listen to the whistling of the woods holds some of the most scenic environs in the Western Ghats. The Chalippuzha river is what separate into this gushing currents and as the name indicates, the nearby Thusahragiri mist covered mountains, is another fascinating spot to witness.

The trek up to reach here can be exciting for you. As you enter the forest region you would see the Mazhavil Chatham falls, Erattumukku falls and the Thanni Muthassi, lie within a 500 m range. All these surrounding places are rich in bio-diversity where you can witness exotic flora and fauna. These are one among the lesser known falls near Wayanad, which can easily combine with the itinerary with Kerala tour packages.

You can trek up into the woods to reach the falls, and the nearest town is Kidenchery which is located at a distance of 11 km.

Nearby attractions- Kozhikode Backwaters, Lokanarkavu Temple, Kappad beach, Kadalundi bird sanctuary, Beypore beach, Thamarassery churam.

Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary- Kodagu

Distance- 50 km from Wayanad

Duration of trip-1.5 hr

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This would be your perfect one-day trip spot near Wayanad.  During your Kerala trip, plan a one-day picnic to the scenic Brahmagiri wildlife sanctuary in Kodagu, which is yet another lesser known exotic place to visit near Wayanad.  This would be an idyllic spot to explore with friends or for a picnic day with your family. The sanctuary offers rich biodiversity and many verdant peaks that offer amazing views. The place is located at a height of 1607 m above the sea level and the park is one of the highest points in the sanctuary.  The place is also perfect for trekking.

Brahmagiri is more like a border between Karnataka and Kerala and the trek to reach here can start from Thirunelli, but you need permission from the forest officer before beginning the trek.

Best time to visit- Between December and February

Nearby attractions- Iruppu falls, Thirunelli temple, Pakshipathalam

Vavul Mala and Vellarimala- Kozhikode

Distance- 61 km from Wayanad

Duration- 2 hr

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To sweep into the wilderness add these place with your Kerala tour packages from Bangalore and other cities. This place is also known as one of the toughest treks in the entire South India and yet another hidden spot near Wayanad.  You would feel the sounds and smell of nature and the crisp mountain air piercing your senses as you trek along the mountains.

You can start the trek from the Muthappanpuzha village nearby which is situated at a distance of 4 km away from Kozhikode. This place can be easily reached via Thamarassery churam.  The route will also let you savor amazing views of deep forests and landscapes. This would be an ideal pick for camping with a group and an adventure trek.

Nearby attractions- Damodaran Kolli, Olichuchattam Falls

Aralam wildlife sanctuary- Kannur

Distance- 63 km from Wayanad

Duration- 2 hrs

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This scenic place located in Kannur is best to witness the unspoiled scenic beauty and lush green grasslands.  This Western slope of Ghats spreads across and area of 55 square kilometers and yet another best hideout spot to visit near Wayanad and can be a perfect pick for your ultimate bucket list. The sanctuary is home to some exquisite flora and fauna and also some semi-evergreen forests. You can spot, sambar, gaur, elephants, barking deer, spotted deer, Malabar giant squirrel and so many distinctive species in these premises. The sanctuary’s highest peak is the Katti Betta which is situated at a height of 1145 m.

The nearest town from here is Iritty which is located at a distance of 5 km and can easily access by private vehicles or bus.

Entry Timings- Between 8 am and 8 pm

Entry fee- INR 15 per adult

Extra payments- For vehicle INR 75, for camera INR 25. For guide INR 300

Bandipur national park

Distance – 83 km from Wayanad

Duration of trip- 2 hrs

To spend a day amidst of the best of Nilgiris, head out to Bandipur.

Ideal time to visit- Between October and May

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Bandipur Park is one of the fine places to visit close to Wayanad. The park location is known for the presence of large cats and elephants inside the huge wooded region cover that runs over a place of 874 so. Km. placed along the Mysore – Ooty highway within the Western Ghats, the sanctuary is an incredible weekend break out amid the enforcing presence of mountains and wealthy greenery.

Collectively with the Mudumalai herbal International Sanctuary, Wayanad herbal global Sanctuary, and Nagarhole Countrywide Park, it creates the most important biosphere reserve in India also known as the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Skip around the multitude of teak and sandalwood wooden look ahead to you in the midst of breathtaking natural beauty. And it’s truly a couple of hour’s power from Wayanad. Don’t tell me you haven’t started out making plans a ride to Bandipur for the upcoming weekend already!

Things that makes the hill stations of Kerala so alluring

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Kerala is home to some most alluring hill stations, there are some warm things about those spots that stir up a nostalgic feeling. Most of the tourists who visit here all around the year with some Enthralling Kerala trip packages, that are offered by major tour operators like Holiday Mango Travel, prefer to visit these hill spots than any other.  There are many towns that reside among the enthralling hill station of Kerala, most of them are alluring to the tourist mainly because of the pretty cool climate there all around the year. Some of these hill stations were serving as the summer capitals in those colonial era, and you can still witness the influence of European and British architectural style in the buildings here. Having endless sightseeing options, these places are becoming honeymooners paradise over the past years.  Munnar is one such places.  This idyllic, picturesque spot was once the summer resort for the British and it still retains some of its old charms. All of these quaint towns have developed character sets which make them stand out from the rest of the places in Kerala. Here are some quintessential things that you can only find in such hill stations.

The best chai and corn to snack on

The best chai and corn to snack on

One of the most common scenes you would find in such hill stations are the chai wallas and snack stalls almost in every nook and corner of the place. You can stop anywhere to have some hot momos enjoying the stunning views nearby and also a cozy cup of hot coffee in the cafe joints here. Since most of the hill stations in Kerala like Munnar has some of the best tea and coffee plantations, you can have the best hot drinks in the world in such places.

Water is the way of life here

Water is the way of life here

Another most attractive feature of these hill stations are the plentiful water resources. In most of the hill towns, you can find the buzzing tourist activities are taking around these water bodies, streams, lakes, waterfalls etc. The places like Munnar and Wayanad in Kerala have some of the most attractive waterfalls in the entire state, which you can easily add on your itinerary with Best Kerala tour packages.

Europeane cottage houses

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Another interesting thing about visiting such alluring hill stations of Kerala is the unique architecture of the households and other buildings here. The big and small houses with tapering roofs that are mad to prevent the formulation of waters from sliding past and thus providing water proofing all around the year.

The old age convents and elite schools

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Most of the top international schools, as well as the elite boarding schools and convents, are found in the hill towns and valleys. Most of these were established during the British time in Kerala.

You might run into animals

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You will have encounters with all sorts of animals. Both domestic and wild animals when you are on the road or even the place of your stay. They freely stroll in their hills.

Horse rising

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Riding the ponies is one of the most common found activities to do in the hill stations, even if you don’t have any experience riding a horse, you can get to ride plenty of ponies here. The housekeepers will help you ride safely and will accompany till you are back on foot.

Exotic flora and fauna

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The wild shrubs that are bloomed into some beautiful flowers is a pleasing treat to the eyes. Most of the were here are grow to most beautiful blossoms in the picturesque backdrop and nature thus gets greener. Even when you ride past through the roads you will get mesmerized with the glimpses of those green pastures and forests.

Waking up to nature

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Hill stations are some of the best places to have a cozy stay on your vacation. What better than to wake up to those misty mornings and enjoy the mystery sunset view?The most fill everywhere and even simply walking among the pathways enjoying the cool weather will make your day.

Games hubs everywhere

Most of the hill stations are well equipped with modern amenities and entertainment options since they are emerging as most sought after tourist spots also.

Colonial touch

Most of the secret routes and hill station hubs were founded by the rulers in British era and you can still witness the traces of region of colonial raj in the way people are living here.

Chocolates and the baked splendors

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You can get some fresh chocolates and mouth watering baked delicacies all around the place, there are many such tools that would capture a foodie’s, heart.

The zigzag roads

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The drive to reach here itself would be the wonderful treat to the eyes. The zigzag road and the hairpin bend all adds to the adventure factor of the trip.

Rain can be unpredictable

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Do not forget to pack your umbrellas, since the rain and sun scenes are quite unpredictable in these areas.

Best squash, jams, and juices

The hill stations hold some of the best organic and dairy farms. A Much unique variety of fruits and vegetables are cultivated here which make it possible to savor some best juices, jam, and squashes during your Kerala trip.

The places are always tidy and clean

Being one of the busiest tourist places, the locals and the authorities make it to the point to keep these places unfailingly clean and tidy, at least cleaner compared to other major tourist hubs in here.

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The hill stations of Kerala can be the paradise for any kind of travelers which are the greenish part of the majestic Western Ghats.  These serene and mystical spots can be the ideal pick for your Kerala trip packages. Ven though the concept of hill stations was first made by the British, there are plenty of factors adding some nostalgic feeling to these mystery spots. There are plenty of options for sightseeing, entertainment, viewpoints and many adventure activities to indulge in these places to make your holidays more special and memorable.

An elongated Holiday on Long Island

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Do you know what is most amazing about holidaying on an Island? Just envisage yourself on an Island with your family, friends and loved ones. Actually, if you plan a holiday at an exotic place like Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the first person you would choose to spend your days with here would be with your dearest one. Am I right? I am sure there are hardly any of us who would dream of going on a vacation at Andaman and Nicobar Islands with your grandparents. Well, ironically, I would admit to the fact that you should leave two of a kind to live their lives bright and breezy. Whether it is you, your parents or even your grandparents, aside from family trips, you should plan out some jaunty good vacation for them. Oh yes, you heard me right, this time not for you, for your parents.  Why not let them celebrate a short yet memorable trip to a beautiful holiday destination like this one? Surprise them with advance bookings for a trip to the Andaman Islands on their silver jubilee anniversary. Guys, Love never breathe its last breath as we do. Love is Eternal. So come and choose one among many exciting Andaman Honeymoon Packages for such loving pair who really believes Love is young. Come and experience an electrifying escapism from your hectic routines and have more fun in your prime of life.

 

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Featuring marvels at Long Island

 

Precisely I have been contemplating on how anyone can be bowled over by the names of such amusing places. You will be amazed when you hear out some of the names of Islands that belong to the Andaman mass. Besides such dashing names, they are as debonair as you may have dreamt. The Long Island as its name implies is a merry land not far from Port Blair, which can be reached easily by ferry boats or choppers. You know what’s most enthralling about the Andaman Islands? No? Whenever you step outside your residence, you will hire a cab, drive your vehicle or use transportation services availed at your place. On the contrary, how many of you consider using some new ways of enjoying as well as travelling hand in hand. What say? While you are on the voyage at enigmatic locations like this one, take a step forward and experience the exuberance that you will light up in yourself and your partner by boating and local ferries. All the Isles of Andaman and Nicobar Islands are interconnected with ferry services. You may also hire your private yacht for the tours. Your sweetheart will be tremendously delighted if you choose to surprise him or her with the latter choice. Whom are you waiting for? Come and get the best Andaman tour packages from Bangalore. I assure you, you will have a high regard for your choice as well as their services and I am sure you will definitely recommend these packages to your friends and relatives once you have a remarkable experience on your tour.

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Tour through the hamlet of Long Island

 

It is the same tourist spot we are chatting about, wonderful and beautiful place as it is, why not wonder some more to its islands. Do something out of the ordinary and take a soothing walk along the modernised yet rural villages of Long Island. After spending the early morning on the beach, watching the sun rise above the horizon; painting the dark sky colourful with bright yellow and orange shades. Seize the opportunity and take a brisk walk down the length of the shores holding hands and bask in the spray of blue waters sluice through your foot giving you a natural cleansing. You can also expend some time to get a sun bath before an invigorating swim in the sapphires now sparkling like tiny diamonds are spread across its stretch. You know what you are missing in life, the thrill and vibrancies. Get hold of some outstanding Andaman tour packages from Ahmadabad; come to this heavenly paradise to live your dream spectacle. There is a beautiful village not far from the beach line. Explore the site, local marketplace, and the natives living there. Amazingly, there are only about 2000 inhabitants; still, the place owns its power-house as well as an embryonic boat building yard, banking systems, internationally standardised schools, super network facilities, forest offices for attending to any queries and help while your jungle trek. You will feel safer with the police enforcements that are stationed at regular distances. Much to your amusement, there are no hard built roads; however, you will definitely find your ways through this small Island. And isn’t it fun to walk around and delve into this simple and immaculate dreamland? I am without doubt spellbound by the Andaman Islands.

 

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Desirable attractions of Long Island

 There are many desirable attractions around Long Island of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The jade shades of casuarina trees lined by the sides of every path give every passerby fresh and breezy hue. A wide concrete trail is built for every holidayer that keeps narrowing its way to different areas inland. Unlike our urban civilisation, the well educated and civilised natives of this Island believe in healthy living. Subsequently, they cover a few kilometres by walking to their destinations. Kids, as well as the elder people, walk to schools, workplaces, temples and forest offices. Do think you are really unfit? Don’t you want to rejuvenate back to full health? Then don’t wait for monsoons to arrive, quickly choose the finest Andaman tour packages from Mumbai. Long Island is rich with paramount beaches, lush meadows and mossy hills. Adjoining islands with green thick forests and ancient caves are some of the most famous tourist spots here. You may have several opportunities to camp by the shores with the dark forest at on the other side. Wow, this sounds similar to stories from the movies. It is safer with permission taken before  hand from the authorities. The Lalaji and Merk inlets on the north passage Island which is just a neighbour to Long Isle are exclusively natural site. Don’t miss the sunset view standing on the silvery sandy dunes in a partial moonlight.

Amusing Young Thrilling Tourism with Andaman Tour Packages

Game Fishing    The capital city, port Blair is one of the stunning islands in the Andaman archipelago. The destination promotes tourism largely, and it offers better amenities for a perfect Andaman tour. During the journey to Andaman, you are all getting confused about how to start the journey? What is the most attractive destination which you can visit there? What are the essential things which you should carry? Lots…… before starting the journey, you should make a detailed study related to Andaman, and also check some fantastic services provided by popular tour operators also. I can suggest you one helpful Andaman and Nicobar tourism provider, “Andaman tour travel”. One of the leading Andaman tour operators in India and their valuable services are always memorable. There is lots of Andaman tour packages are offer by them and it from various part of India too. Most of these packages start from the leading Indian cities like Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and much more.

Attractive travel destinations in Port Blair

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There are lots of attractions are flourished in Port Blair, and it may include world’s No.1 beaches and other natural attractions too. List of attractions in Port Blair include,

  • Cellular jail
  • Mount Harriet national park
  • Corbyn’s cove
  • Bharatang island
  • Japanese Bunker
  • Samudrika marine museum
  • Chidiya Tapu or Bird island

Cellular Jail: The popular Cellular Jail, informally known as Kālā Pānī, was a colonial prison situated in the capital city, Port Blair. The prison was utilized by the British especially to exile political prisoners to the far off archipelago. Many prominent Indian freedom opponents together with Batukeshwar Dutt, Yogendra Shukla and Vinayak Savarkar, among others, had been imprisoned here at some point of the battle for India’s independence. Today, the complex acts as a national memorial monument. And it is one of the most attractive as well as prominent tourist destinations in Port Blair too.

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Mount Harriet national park: The prominent Mount Harriet National established in 1969, covers around 4.62 km2 and it is the highest point in south Andaman too. Mount Harriet possess at an elevation of 383 m which is part of the park is the third-highest peak in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago next to Saddle Peak 732 in North Andaman and Mount Thullier 568 m in Great Nicobar. From the top of the Mount Harriet, you can watch outstanding views of the Ross and Smith islands. The Park is recognized for its Andaman wild pigs, turtles, saltwater crocodiles, Tytler’s leaf warbler and robber crab. One fresh location to enjoy trekking, mount walking and all.

Corbyn’s Cove: the beautiful beach, and is the ideal location for swimming and bathing. Shores of the beaches are fringed with greenish palm trees too. The beach is located around 7 km from Port Blair is the ideal spot for sunbathing and other water sports. The beach is ideal for basking in the sun on hammocks and enjoying water sports in the cerulean waters.

Sea Plane Ride in Andaman

Bharatang island: The beautiful Bharatang Island which is located just 93 mi north from the capital city port Blair, and is one of the stunning attraction in the Andaman islands too. A small trip to Bharatang Island offers the travelers to experience the thrill of walking across the low-lying bamboo bridges. From this point arrange one houseboat, and make the journey to limestone caves, and the travel may lie between the mangroves, and it is a little bit difficult too, these mangroves are said to house crocodiles.

Japanese bunker: These historical bunkers near Corbyn’s Cove offer a peek into the intriguing past of the island. They were built during the Japanese occupation in World War II and are now ideal picturesque attractions too.

Samudrika marine museum: Samudrika Naval Marine Museum offers complete knowledge about the history and geography of Andaman and Nicobar group of islands along with striking corals and fishes. It thoroughly managed by Indian naval authority.

Chidiya Tapu or Bird Island: Chidiya Tapu is also famous for bird watching, and it consists more than many species of birds. November to April is the perfect time for backpacking and the peak time starts from the month of December to January.

Nearest attractions

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  • Andaman Water sports complex
  • Chatham Saw Mill
  • Mini Zoo
  • Wandoor Beach
  • Forest Museum
  • Anthropological Museum
  • Fisheries Museum
  • Mahatma Gandhi marine national park
  • Ross Island
  • Viper Island

Transportations

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Port Blair is also called known as the initial destination for Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Port Blair is attached with mainland India by using air and sea. Even though it is a 2-hour flight from mainland India to Port Blair, but it takes 3–4 days by means of the sea to attain Chennai and Kolkata. Air connectivity to Port Blair is available from Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai too. All flights bound for Andaman and Nicobar Islands land on the Veer Savarkar global Airport. Sea tourism connectivity is available from Chennai, Kolkata angd Vishakhapatnam is board in Haddo Wharf.

Farm Tourism in Idukki

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Farm tourism is the latest concept in the Kerala tourism industry. It gives the tourists an opportunity to experience the real enchanting and authentic contact with the rural life in Gods own country, the taste of the local genuine food and gets familiar with various farming tasks during their visit to Kerala. You can now explore this opportunity which has become an integral part of ecotourism in Kerala with some Ultimate Kerala tour packages from Surat. The main advantage of farm tourism is that it preserves our environment and cause no damage to nature. If you are traveling with some trusted tour operators like Holiday Mango Travel, you will avail this opportunity of experiencing this Eco-friendly tourism and Kerala agricultural pattern to the fullest.

Advantages of farm Tourism

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  • It is least damaging to nature
  • It is beneficial to both the host and the tourists
  • It preserve the environment in its pristine form

It is also beneficial to the local people around the area

Farm Tourism Activities

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Today’s farmers also offer various services and entertainment activities to the tourists who visit their famrs including:

  • Staying on the farm
  • Educational visits
  • Wine tours
  • Outdoor sports
  • Participating in rural life style and local community
  • Enjoying natural environment
  • Rural heritage
  • Enjoying genuine local food
  • Gift shops
  • Learning about the processing and production
  • Cultural activities
  • Multi cuisine restaurants
  • Tree house
  • Underground houses
  • Boating, hunting, fishing, trekking etc.
    Kerala is an agricultural society, our main earning was from cultivation. Even now there are many people who preserve this tradition. So there are plenty of opportunities to Experience farm tourism in Kerala during your trip with Kerala tour packages. Nothing has to be created for developing farm tourism here. Nature has already blessed this state with plenty of natural bounties and more than one-third of the geographical area has tea, cardamom, ginger, coffee, rubber etc. plantations.

Major Destination in Idukki for Farm Tourism

 

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Idukki can be the best spot to explore some spice plantations and also the farm tourism in Kerala. The weather condition of this hill station is suitable for cultivating many species of fruits and crops like tea, coffee, cardamom which cannot be found in other parts of Kerala that much. Idukki holds the second highest position in the production of agricultural products. The most attractive thing about farms are everything is natural there. You can get fresh vegetables and other products which will be a pleasant experience for you.  Here are some of the best places to enjoy farm tourism in Idukki which you can explore during your visit to Kerala.

Escape farm- Kanthaloor

 

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Kanthaloor is a village it is lying in the eastern aspect of the Western Ghats near to Marayur, Kerala And it is well-known for its wide sort of plants which isn’t always seen in the other regions of Kerala, which incorporates forms of tropical plants. situated at a height of 5000 feet above sea stage, it provides the cool climate for the natural farming of fruits like

  • Apple
  • Orange
  • Strawberry
  • Blackberry
  • Plums
  • Gooseberry
  • Egg fruit
  • peach
  • Sugarcane
  • passion fruit
  • cauliflower
  • cabbage
  • carrot
  • beans
  • potato
  • garlic
    it is also regarded for terrace farming. Hillsides are carved out into a series of huge steps, enough to domesticate crop.Escape Farm, a country domestic built in heritage fashion amid the backwoods awaits you. This farm on a 10-acre land is owned by John Thomas, an ardent lover of nature. some of the extra than 40 species of bushes inside the premises encompass nice
  • apples
  • strawberries
  • plums
  • kiwi

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At Escape Farm, there are many leisure options. trekking could be an unavoidable a part of your life at the farm. you may also plant saplings supplied to you at the farm. The rich bio numerous place gives you sufficient possibilities for chicken looking. you could visit the nearby hills protected shola forests or the Chinnar sanctuary and get an in no way earlier than experience in looking a number of the rare indigenous excessive-altitude birds.there are many tribal villages around break out Farm: Kanthalloor, Marayoor, Kizhantoor, Karayoor, to call a few. choose a jeep pressure or a stroll to those villages and enjoy their tradition, customs, religion and culinary ways. you could enjoy a ride thru the meandering jungle paths enjoying the good sized type of indigenous flora and fauna as get away Farm shares its boundary with the Anamudi Shola Park.

Harvest Fresh Farm- Thekkady

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The Harvest sparkling Farm is located in the lap of the Cumbum Valley at the lower Camp, around 12km from Thekkady. A short 15Kms power down the windward aspect of Kumily, Thekkady, Kerala, the farm is strategically placed at lower Camp, in communion with pristine nature yet near small towns and the famous Periyar Tiger Reserve farm has very precisely executed the popularity of a licensed organic farm and it continuously works to live up to the accomplishment. the whole lot approximately the farm is purely natural. The farm boasts of orchards laden with fruits like papaya, mango, and grapes.The farm live right here might be a clean revel in for you.
Harvest Farms offers farm stays with a vision to convey people towards natural living. The enthralling splendor of the farm will go away you merry and at peace with yourself.Suites within the farm are easy however cozy, lightly however fantastically furnished to hold the organic aura of the farm.The farm has a watchtower which promises the maximum breathtaking view of the Cumbum valley. Trek to the give up of the farm to the tower offer unforgettable experience.

Activities

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  • Tour through herbal garden
  • Climbing up the watch tower
  • Trek to farthest end
  • 360-degree view of mountains
  • Private meal midst of pomegranate trees
  • Cycle around valley
  • Feeding ducks
  • Visiting cow farm

Thoppan’s Orchard Farm Stay- Idukki

It is located in the Kanthalloor village of Idukki district and known for its tropical fruits and vegetable cultivation, there are three storied accommodation and well-furnished room available for over night stay.

Kanyakumari the ideal place to refresh mind and thoughts

Have you ever made the stunning trip to the world of water; if your answer is yes, then I have another Question that the ideal destination which you selected for your trip is Kanyakumari? If yes….you are so lucky. Or else immediate to conduct another trip to Kanyakumari, because this is the place where you can separate your soul from your body. The gorgeous place always offers the slight sound of temple bell on the behalf of sea waves. And one thing Kanyakumari is a temple city too. Like the everywhere smell of sandals flourished. Don’t know how to explain its mesmerizing feel. Make your fabulous Kerala tour packages to Kanyakumari, and the place is at most perfect for family travelers also. From Gogeo holidays you will get attractive packages as well as impressive offers, without any doubt Gogeo is the best option for you during your Kerala trips.

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Kanyakumari also was known as Kanniyakumari, in earlier times known as “Cape Comorin”, is a settlement in Kanyakumari District. Its exact location is at the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent. The name arrives from the Devi Kanya Kumari Temple in the area. Kanyakumari town is a part of the Cardamom Hills, an addition to the Western Ghats range. The adjacent town is Nagercoil, the administrative control center of Kanyakumari District, 22 km away. Kanyakumari has been a township since Sangam period and an accepted tourist destination too.

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According to history, Ptolemy’s geography portrays commercial relations between western India and Alexandria, the major eastern emporium of the Roman Empire. From early stages, he identified that Kanyakumari along with the Gulf of Mannar as a hub for pearl fishery. Moreover, he identifies Korkai a place to the east of Kanyakumari, as an emporium of pearl business. Another antique Greek book, the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, hold sailing instructions for merchants from the Red Sea to the Indus and Malabar, and even indicates that the coast from Barygaza had a universal southward direction along to and far beyond Cape Komari.

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Kanyakumari District includes those parts locally called as Nanjil Nadu and Idai Nadu. Names of the villages of the district such as Azhagiapaandipuram, Cholapuram, Bhoothapandy and Kulasekaram reveal that these destinations were governed by several rulers at diverse periods of time. Nanjilnadu was under the control of Pandiyas till the untimely 10th century and then under Cheras. The Kalkulam and Vilavancode taluks were under the control of the Chera Dynasty. When the influence of Chola declined due to a number of Hoysalas and western Chalukyas, the Venad Chieftains took advantage of the condition and gradually established they seize on the considerable region in Nanjilnadu. Veera Kerala Varma, one such chief, styled himself as “Nanjil Kuravan”. The invasion commenced by Veera Kerala Varma was to a large coverage persistent by his successors and completed by AD 1115.

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The region of Kanyakumari is very beautiful. Since the early 1970s, tourism has been commerce in the town. Because of this, it is one of the hardly small towns in South India where one can hear many of the dissimilar languages of India spoken in the street. The support of tourism has enlarged, with increasing importance on attractions outer surface of the town, such as the nearby landscapes, together with historical and religious sites found around the district. Though there are quite a few places of tourist interest in the town and district, Kanyakumari is particularly popular in India for its spectacular and exclusive sunrise and sunset, thanks to its being nearly bounded by waters.

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Nagercoil is situated in the southern tip of the Indian peninsula, an attractive tourist destination in Kanyakumari. Its gorgeous look attracts traveler’s lot, and the geography is awesome. Nagercoil is a temple city and their temple ornaments are highly popular. Plan your Kerala trip packages to Nagarcoil and experience the tradition through Holiday Mango travel.com. Nagarcoil contains its unique taste; you can taste a variety of traditional food recipes during the street of Nagarcoil. The recipes include Theeyal, Play Appam, Vendhaya Kuzhambu, Kinnathappam, Ulunthan Choru and Nanjil fish curry. Trivandrum international airport is near to Nagarcoil, so people can take flight easily from there. Nagercoil junction railway station and Anna bus stand are together reduced the travel burden. You can discover and experience new through Nagercoil, and attractive destinations include Ulakkai aruvi, Nagaraja temple, Vanathirupathi and rajas mall etc.

Attractions in Kanyakumari

  • Thiruvalluvar Statue
  • Vivekananda Rock Memorial
  • Bhagavathy Amman Temple
  • Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal
  • Kamarajar Mani Mantapa Monument
  • Gandhi Memorial Mandapam
  • Tsunami Memorial Park
  • Padmanabhapuram Palace

Transportation services to Kanyakumari

Road: Bus services

Kanyakumari, Nagercoil, Midalakadu & Marthandam

Rail: Important Railway stations like

CAPE/Kanniyakumari, Nagercoil, Eraniel, Kuzhithurai

Important Trains:

  • 12641/Thirukkural Express
  • 12665/Howrah – Kanyakumari SF Express (Weekly)
  • 22621/Rameswaram – Kanyakumari SF Express
  • 16861/Pondicherry- Kanyakumari Express (Weekly)
  • Chennai Egmore – Kanniya Kumari SF Express|12633/Chennai Egmore – Kanniya Kumari SF Express

 

My First Visit To Nature’s Lullaby Known as Kerala

We often don’t realize the value of mental health over reaching more and more heights in our career paths. Mental health is always important to develop as a human being. There should be a balance always –between your works and the things you like to do in order to make yourself happy. Having said all this, I am no exception when it comes to getting lost in my work, or to the pressure of day to day life demands. The bills, student loans we all have things to taken care of. But if we don’t make yourself happy by taking care of yourself, whatever we do, there would be always a missing piece left. Being a techie coming from the electronic city of Bangalore, I always had the tendency to get lost in work, forgetting about everything else. And during one of those times, when I realized yeah! No more work, I need a break time, I decided on going for the vacation I was yearning for. Being born and brought up in this urban city I have always had a thing for greenish and remote places, where we can get lost in the lap of nature, enjoying the silent lullaby of nature. And may be such solace journeys may gift you with experience for a lifetime. After taking the first step of traveling-That is deciding to go somewhere, I didn’t even have to think twice, where I want to spend my holidays this year. It was the God’s own favorite land-Yes, Kerala!. I had never been to that place before. The only thing I knew about the place was, the famous celebration of Onam, I used to celebrate with my mallu friends and all the postcard perfect beauty of its destinations. Especially Munnar, Alleppey and all, that I have heard a lot about. So I decided to remove that tag of visiting my dream land-Kerala from my bucket list. When I discussed my plans with many people in my social circle, all of them suggested many way to execute my plan. I got confused and was spoilt for choice. Then I decided to do what most of us do when it comes to the question –what to do to? Yeah, I googled about the best ways to have a wonderful trip to Kerala, and that is how landed on my Kerala Tour Packages for family offered by Gogeo Holidays, one of the well-established tour operators in Kerala. Traveling to Kerala with Gogeo Holidays was one of the most unforgettable experience. When I first landed in Cochin the gateway to Kerala, I felt like I was back in Bangalore, going to my workplace or getting frustrated about the traffic- I didn’t expect a city in Kerala this much busy and vibrant. But as time passed, I get to know the city was nothing like I judged at first glance. Of course was a kaleidoscope of attractions everywhere. Maybe the soon establishing Metro rail owes to the fast development of the city. Anyways, I had a wonderful time visiting some of the true fascinating places there. And I could see Kochi could be really a foreign place in Kerala compared t o other places. Maybe because it has left over marks of Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese etc scattered all around there.
Fort Kochi

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It is about 13 km away from the main Ernakulam town and is famous for the Chinese fishing nets, and an exotic beach that attracts travelers all around the year. It has some must seen locations you must pay a visit.
St Francis Church- This ancient Europen Church where Vasco da Gama is said to be buried.
Santa Cruz Basilica – Built by the Portuguese and is till functional

Mattancherry

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It is another fascinating place in Kochi and you can see the Portuguese influence here also. Jew Town, palace Museum, Mattancherry Pazhyannur Royal Temple are some attractions here.

Bolgatty Palace
It was built by Dutch and is one of the oldest Dutch existing Dutch palaces other than the one in Holland.

Lulu Shopping mall

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Can you believe that it is the India’s largest shopping mall? Owned by EMKE group it is a paradise for shopaholics. And it was fascinating to see some school kids visiting here as their picnic spot.

 

Marine Drive
Stressed ou of exploring all day around the city? Then head out to marine Drive- this scenic driveway has become the landmark of Cochin. You can see all the faces and colors of the city here. There are private boat cruises starting from here through Cochin harbor.

Hill Palace Museum

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Built by the royal family of Cochin, it exhibits the royal crown, paintings, sculptures of the royal family.
As I discovered more and more about the wonderland of Kerala, I realized why it is called the God’s own Country. Anyone who has ever visited here will completely agree to this tagline which is not wrong at all. You know Green is the most comfortable color for your eyes and I had never felt such calmness and peacefulness before. And it Kerala can never be explained in mere words. It should be truly experienced by yourselves. You will never have a dull moment on your holidays in Kerala, especially with the brilliant Kerala Tour Packages, which was the perfect tool that made my trip to this nature’s paradise a memorable one. I never had the rush to follow the itineraries. The packages are more like a guideline to have a truly mesmerizing journey. And the most the attractive thing about the trip was, there was always time for utter relaxation with the comfortable stays I had throughout my journey. I have seen, heard, smelt and explore the true beauty of all the places I visited here. I felt like I was in a foreign state, peoples were all friendly and warm everywhere I went, and indeed highly educated, as it is one of the top literate states in India. So don’t wait your time more, and stop making your mind work like a machine. Explore this amazing land of Kerala, and let your mind calm itself and let it not get bored with the same boring working schedule day by day.

Exploring Kerala’s traditional Architecture – Vastu Sastra

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Kerala is the land of abundant natural beauty. Along with being blessed by nature the rich culture and heritage of Kerala can be felt in its architecture which is also greatly influenced by the Dravidian and Indian Vedic Architectural Science (Vasthu shastra) over two thousand years. The Thachushastra, Tantrasamuchaya, Silparatna and Manushyalaya – Chandrika are important architectural sciences that influence the architecture of Kerala.Exclusive Kerala trip packages will include visits to places that have these traditional architectural structures where in you can view the beauty of the structures that have been built in Kerala. The architectural style of Kerala has evolved over the years and is greatly influenced by its maritime trading partners Arabs, Chinese and Europeans. The main characteristic expression of architecture here is the geographical and climatic factors. Geographically Kerala is bounded by the Arabian Sea on the west and the Western Ghats on the East forming a narrow strip of land in between. The high level of humidity in the state is attributed by the long monsoon season as the state experiences the south western monsoon as well as the north eastern monsoon. Also the months of April and may experience a harsh tropical summer. All these climatic factors have influenced the architecture of Kerala. Amazing Kerala tour packages from Surat can be customized according to the places that you would like to visit and the number of days that you want to stay in each place. Of all the different types of traditional structures the Nalukettu is a very peculiar traditional homestead of an old tharavadu where many generations of Matrilineal families existed. The traditional architecture of a Nalukettu involves four halls that are joined into a central courtyard that is open to the sky. The four halls are respectively named according to the four directions as the Vadakkini (northern block), Thekkini (southern block), Padinjattini (western block) and Kizhakkini (eastern block). The architecture of the tharavadu was specially designed to cater to the huge families to live together and enjoy the facilities of the Marumakkathayam homestead. The science of Carpentry or Vasthu was the governing science in building such traditional homesteads. The knowledge in this field was greatly evolved and formed into major branches of literature. The layout of these homes was simple and yet they could accommodate huge number of people. The Ettukettu (eight-halled with two central courtyards) and the Pathinarukettu (sixteen-halled with four central courtyards) are more elaborate forms of the Nalukettu. The houses all face the rising sun and there is excellent ventilation in them. Even during the hottest summer the houses will have a cool temperature within it making these houses ideal for everyone. The best honeymoon packages in Kerala will make you experience not only the natural beauty of this state but you can also enjoy the varied architecture of this place with your spouse. You can also imbibe a few ideas which you can incorporate into building your new home as you start a new life together.

 

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The architecture of Kerala can be broadly categorized into two sections – Religious architecture that has been adopted by temples and the Domestic architecture that has mostly been seen in houses. There are distinctive styles in these architectures as Palaces and the feudal lords had more elaborate mansions than the commoners and the style of houses also differed among different religious communities. The base model of all these structures remain the same with the characteristic sloping roofs that were made to withstand the heavy monsoon and the roofs were either lined with tiles or thatched with a labyrinth of palm leaves. These are supported on a framework of timber or wood. And this framework was supported on pillars. The science of Vasthu plays a very important role in the building of these structures as the concept behind this believed that the wood that is used in the construction is a living thing and has its own life and this must be synthesized with the surroundings and the with the people who live in it. The Kerala honeymoon is a good option for newly married couples as the beauty of Kerala lies in its uniqueness. Everything in this place is unique and cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

 

There are many element of the Nalukettu. They are:

 

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Padipurra is the main entrance of the home. This may also be constructed like the goupuram of the temple style with one or two rooms to accommodate guests who are not entertained in the main house. The Creative Kerala honeymoon tour packages can be booked in advance and you can select the different places that you would like to visit. If you enjoyed the structure of the Nalukettu then you can choose options of staying in a homestay offering these kind of facilities.

 

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Poomukham is the main portico after you climb the steps of the house. Traditionally it has a slopping roof supported on pillars. It is usually here that the head of the family called the Karnavar will sit in a reclining chair and with his spittoon on his side.

 

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Chuttu verandah form the main portico there is a verandah to either side in front of the house like an open passage, with lamps which hang from the sloping roof. The Kerala tourism honeymoon packages can be customized according to your choice of the number of days you would want to stay here.

 

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Nadumuttom is the central open courtyard of the house which divided the house into four sections. In this courtyard there is the holy basil plant is kept and daily during sunset a lamp is lit in front of it. This Nadumuttom being open to the sky will have the inflow of rain and sunlight which will allow positive energies to flow in and out of the house.

 

The puja room of the house is placed in the north east corner and the idols can face either east or west. The traditional puja rooms are even incorporated in nowadays homes. The Romantic Kerala tour packages for couples are  ideal for newly married couples as Kerala will not only make you enjoy, but you can also adopt a few things from here before going back.