My Experience on Trip to Kerala !!

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Travel has always been one of my greatest pleasures. Being a nature lover that is mixed with the love for photography, the God’s own nation that is blessed with many wonders of nature has always been on my bucket list of destinations to visit. When you think about travel you will never feel like you are ready. There would be a lot of things running through your mind. Like where to go? When? And how? All these makes you want to postpone your trip and the destination remains a dream still to explore. Kerala has always been my such dream destination. But this time I made it possible with amazing Kerala tour packages. And thanks to Go Geo holidays who was a wonderful companion throughout my journey. I felt like I have traveled with a friend from Kerala, a friend indeed knows in and out all about Kerala. How one travels can always make the difference between just an Ok visit to a fully immersive experience. And when I traveled with Kerala tour packages from Bangalore with Go Geo I just didn’t visit those wonderful places in Kerala. It was like I was a part of the land. I felt like all my senses are activated. I have tasted, felt, smelt and heard this nature’s paradise at it’s fullest. And I also had wonderful opportunities to quest my photographic mind. The breathtaking backwaters and coconut forests in Alleppy, the hills carpeted with tea gardens in Munnar, the placid waters of lakes are all a must see spots that a serious traveler must visit.  And there was always a chance to explore the places by myself and experience the local culture and the day to day life of people. The journey started from the bustling city of Cochin, which had so many offers in terms of entertainment and shopping.  The visit to magnificent Athirappilly Waterfalls was a memorable experience as was the visit to the land of tea gardens-Munnar. Munnar has its Echo point where you will see a lot of people shouting at the top of their voices,  to hear what they sound like when reflected from the surrounding mountains! Thekkady was also arguably an exhilarating vacation experience. The Periyar national Park is an amazing sight. The only thing you have to be prepared for is the need to get up at the earliest hour to take the first visit to the jungles. This would be worth it.

The packages have price range starting from 3250. Pick up and drop from Airport, complimentary breakfasts, daily sightseeing with experienced guides and guided adventurous activities all are included in these packages. You will never have a dull moment during your journey. That is guaranteed.

10 places to visit in Kerala during summer

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The temperature in Kerala during summers soars up to 32 degree Celsius, which sets in the month of March till June. The temperature rarely exceeds 36 degrees, and high humidity is the characteristic of Kerala summer, where you can sweat it out in every single place under the sun. But summer is the time where you want to relax and spend some leisure time outdoors, here is a list of 10 places that you can visit during summer and get the best out of Kerala.

Munnar

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This hill station is definitely not a miss during summer, because the temperatures are relatively low compared to the coastal regions and a walk through the tea estates will make you enjoy the lush greenery all around. During summers the temperature reaches up to 22 degrees and is pleasant enough to go for some sightseeing at Eravikulam National Park and boating at Mattupetty Dam. This dam has an evergreen valley and a very pleasant climate.

Athirapally waterfalls

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Splashing around during summer is the best way to stay cool and hence Athirapally Waterfall is the best way to enjoy the heat.  It is the largest in Kerala and also called the Niagara of India. It is 80 ft in length and is a popular tourist destination. The falls have been a perfect location for shooting many films and songs. Try splashing in the water and let off some heat during summer. The forest area around is rich with many species of animals and birds, many of which are endemic to the area.  Apart from the scenic beauty of the falls, this area is also home to various kinds of animals like the Asiatic Elephant, Sambar deer, bison, leopard, and lion-tailed Macaque.

Vazhachal Falls

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It is similar to Athirapilly, these falls are located just 5kms apart on the West flowing Chalakudy river near the Vazhachal forest division at the edge of Sholayar ranges. It’s not possible to play with the waters, but you can get a close up view of them.

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The houseboats of Alappuzha are another good way to deal with the soaring temperatures. You can cool off yourself on the deck of your boat and watch the beautiful nature around while floating on the serene backwaters. The houseboats have many types of tour packages and you can choose a package according to your choice. The Kerala tour packages from Ahmedabad can be booked in advance, so that you can avail a discount and plan your itinerary accordingly. The Kuttanad region is also very famous for houseboat destinations and is the only place where paddy cultivation occurs below sea level. The lush green paddy fields are a feast to our eyes.

Paniyeli Poru

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Paniyeli Poru in Perumbavoor is another place to relax during the hot weathers. This place has many rocks and one can see the Periyar River flowing over these rocks, past the dense rain forests. The flora and fauna of this place is very beautiful and one can spend a lazy afternoon in such a location. One must also be cautious as the water level between the rocks might be really deep and you won’t be able to see right up to the bottom.

Kovalam

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A visit to the Light House Beach in Kovalam is another way to splash around in water and to cool yourself off. The white sandy beach that runs along the Malabar Coast has been named such, due to the 30m high light house which is the most important feature of this beach. This light house is located at the southernmost end of the beach on a cape. The rhythmic tone of the Arabian Sea waves is enough to make you feel enthralled. You can also take part in the various activities like surfing, paragliding, sailing, swimming and a few other adrenaline filled sports. Similar to the light house beach is the Varkala beach in Thiruvananthapuram where the cliffs lie adjacent to the Arabian Sea. The place is an ideal location for water sports and spas.

Wayanad

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Wayanad is another place which is ideal for summer, due to the dense forests which make the area relatively cool. Trekking is one of the best sports to be pursued here. The tree houses of Wayanad are also ideal for honeymooners and the wild life sanctuaries of Wayanad make the best wild life photographs due to its rich flora and fauna. Kerala tour packages from Hyderabad can be customized according to the places that you wish to visit and you can select a tour package either for 3-4 days or up to 7days. The tree house packages can be booked in advance during peak seasons so that you can avail a room by the time you reach Kerala.

Thekkady

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Taking a bath during summer is the best way to cool off, but taking a bath with an elephant is the best way to enjoy your bath too. An elephant bath and shower at Thekkady, is a popular sport. Take a ride around the aromatic spice gardens on the back of an elephant and feel like the tallest creature walking around. Watching these majestic creatures in their natural habitats is the best thing to do during summer.

Kuruva Island

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A trip to Kuruva Island is a must. It is a preserved river delta, holding a group of Islands in the  River. This is a sprawling 950 acre estate and the rich flora and fauna add to the ambience of this place. The island is enclosed by streams and you can go bamboo rafting through these waters.

Periyar Jungle Jeep Safari

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It is another way to cool off during summer. Along this jeep safari you will come along various types of flora and fauna. The organic gardens, with slopes and valleys, tropical woods and meadows, and the cardamom ranch are home to the endangered lion tailed macaque, Nilgiri Tahr and so on.

These are a few places that you can visit during summer but, there is a lot of other fun stuff to be pursued in Kerala.

Travel days in Trivandrum with Dream Holidays Kerala

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Trivandrum, one of the leading tourist location in Kerala state and it is the capital city of Kerala. The land is one of the modern places in Kerala and blessed with much more attractive destinations. Travelers can easily reach Trivandrum because it possesses almost all kind of modern transportations. Travelers can catch by air, road or train services, and all leading Indian cities offers transport facilities like Delhi, Chennai, Banglore, Mumbai and Hyderabad. So enjoy a pleasant Kerala honeymoon packages from Delhi and free to enjoy the trip.

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Trivandrum is just an amazing land and blessed with tourist attractions include Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, Padmanabhapuram palace, Pazhavangadi temple, Attukal Bhagavathy temple, Poovar island, Thiruvananthapuram zoo, Kovalam beach, Vizhinjam light house, Napier museum, Shanghumugham beach, boat tours, Puthenmalika palace, Magic planet, Sri Chitra art gallery, Chowara beach, Priyadarshini planetarium, Agastya mala, Veli tourist village, Azhimala Shiva temple, Kanakakunnu palace, Elephant rehabilitation center, Karikkakom chamundi temple, Vikram sarabhai space center, Neyyar wild life sanctuary, Methan mani, Anchuthengu fort, Thirparappu waterfalls, Ponmudi and east fort.

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Together with all these attractions, Trivandrum is perfect for honeymoon trips. White sand beaches and historical architectural ancient buildings are all really fascinating every travelers. Kovalam, Shanghumugham, light house, Valiyathura, St. Andrews, Veli and Vizhinjam are the top attractive destinations in Trivandrum. These white sand beaches are really attractive to watch, and much more beach sports are held on the shores of these beaches. And a couple of luxury resorts are also located and is awesome for honeymoon trips. Trivandrum zoo and museum are the unforgettable places. The animals, birds and other amusing visuals in that zoo make me wonder. The museum contains temple chariots, historic artifacts, ivory carvings, ancient ornaments and bronze idols. The zoo is a unique construction in the Trivandrum city with gothic roof and minarets. The Sri Chitra art gallery is present there and it consist the works of Raja Ravi Varma, the celebrated Indian painter and artist. One of the thrilling destination for a Kerala honeymoon packages from Delhi.

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The travelers can also taste various Kerala traditional foods and other edible dishes from there, and is delicious also. Kerala traditional sadya is really tasty, and spicy sea foods are ready to serve. And never forget to taste local beverage toddy; it’s a cheaply available drink from there. Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple is another fascinating construction, the temple together with Padmatheertha Lake are all amazing creation. The architecture of the temple is a combination of Kerala and Dravidian styles and the main deity is Sri Mahavishnu. The temple and its surroundings are conveys a spiritual atmosphere, and the attractive Methan Mani is really fascinated to watch.

Napier Museum

Napier museum is an important art and natural museum in Kerala. It was established in 1855, and the name remembers the madras governor Lord Napier during the British era. The construction was thoroughly based on indo-Saracen style and it boasts a natural air condition system. The museum contains rare collections of archeological and historic artifact, temple chariots, traditional ornaments and bronze idols. Sri Chitra art gallery is another attraction which contains precious collections of Raja Ravi Varma and Nicholas Roerich. And the museum contains good collections of Mughal and Thanjavur arts.

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Trivandrum is also center of culture and ethnicity. Its history is same as that of political Kerala. The city behaves as a bystander of various social as well as political issues. In ancient time Trivandrum is the capital city of kingdom of Travancore ruled by the Travancore royal family. The beautiful constructions of Kanakakunnu, Kowdiar and Padmanabhapuram palaces are the perfect relics of their well known. The rich and vibrant history of Trivandrum is a mesmerizing one for every traveler through a Kerala honeymoon packages from Delhi.

All you need to know about Andaman Tours

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a group of Islands in the Indian Ocean between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. They lie closer to Myanmar, Thailand and North of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island. There are roughly 572 Islands of which only 38 are inhabited. Andaman has 86% of its land area covered with forests which is home to various exotic species of birds and animals. Andaman is popular for its pristine beaches which are yet to be explored by tourists. Andaman tour packages from Bangalore will include stay in these picturesque islands of the Andaman and to relax on the beaches with turquoise blue waters that splash at your feet.

 

cellular-jail--kalapaniPort Blair is the capital of Andaman and the entry point to these islands. Port Blair being an Island city of India, is connected to all the major cities in India through air as well as water and to other cities within Andaman through road ways. The ‘Intermediate Port’ of Port Blair serves as a major port, which not only supports shipping but also helps people to get connected to other parts of the nation. Nearly 80 ships are sailed in Port Blair by shipping services. The services include Ferry services, Foreshore services, Inter Island services and Island to Indian mainland services. Andaman tour packages from Hyderabad will include travel by either air or water to Andaman. Packages to the Andaman’s can be through water as there are two or three ship services in a month by Shipping Corporation of India. These ships sail from major ports cities of Kolkata, Vishakhapatnam and Chennai. The estimated duration of travel by water from Vishakhapatnam to Port Blair is 56 hours. If you plan your vacation with only a few days at hand then there are also daily flights from Kolkata and Chennai to reach Veer Sarvarkar Airport of Port Blair. Some flights also operate From Hyderabad via Chennai.

 

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Port Blair has some very interesting places to be visited by tourists. The first and foremost most popular place is Cellular Jail, known as Kaala Pani during the British rule. The museum at the entrance of the jail depicts the life of the prisoners during the British rule and a light and sound show in the evenings depicts the history behind the jail and the story of famous freedom fighters. Andaman tour packages from Mumbai will include a seven day package in which the first two days can be spent touring Port Blair and the remaining days can be spent visiting the nearby islands. Another beautiful place at Port Blair includes Corbyn’s Cove which is a beach with coconuts and palms and beautiful waters. But this place is not recommended for swimming as the water current is a bit strong.

 

The Samudrika Marine Museum run by the Indian Navy is a very important part of Port Blair. It is divided into five sections and has a diverse range of exhibits which covers a wide range of information about the Islands ecosystem, tribal communities, flora and fauna, and corals of the island. Andaman tour packages from Ahmedabad can be pre-booked to avail discounts and you can books air tickets via either Chennai or Bangalore to the Veer Sarvarkar Airport of Port Blair. This museum is means to create awareness among people about the rich resources in Andaman and how it is our duty to preserve them in a natural form. Andaman honeymoon packages will include stay in some of the exotic Islands of Andaman which offers couples memorable moments together on their honeymoon. Taking part in some of the water based activities on these islands is one of the best ways to enjoy your vacation.

10+ Activities to indulge in while on Kerala tours

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Kerala is a land of abundance and plentiful, not only in terms of Natural beauty, but also in many other aspects like when coming on a vacation  to Kerala there is a huge variety of places to visit and a ton of things that can be done. Let see a few things that you can do when visiting Kerala.

Watch a mesmerizing performance of Kathakali

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Kathakali the foremost of all arts in Kerala and is a visual treat. Kathakali is an art form in which the highlight of the performance lies in the facial expressions and Mudras (hand movements) of the artists. The dance itself takes years to master. The characters depicted in this are taken from ancient mythologies or Puranas of Hindu culture. Of all the dance forms that are there in India, Kathakali has the most elaborate make up, dress code and head gear. The costumes and dress code follow an accepted code which will help you to identify the character portrayed. Watch these visually enthralling stories of passion, lust and power and enjoy the beauty of Kerala. Kerala tour packages from Ahmedabad can be booked in advance to avail discounts so that you can include many activities along your vacation.

Watch a Kalaripayattu Bout

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This is a form of martial art that has originated from Kerala and is believed to be more than 3000 years old. Shaolin the Chinese art form is believed to have developed from this. Kalaripayattu technique is a combination of steps and postures. These postures are eight in number and named after animals. Styles differ from one tradition to another and according to each master they differ in application and interpretation. Each style has its own power combination, effects and function. Hence the techniques can vary. When in Kerala watch a Kalaripayattu Bout and get mesmerized by the athletic moves of the fighters.

Bamboo rafting in Periyar

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For a change if you want some adventure then going rafting on a bamboo boat in Periyar River is the best thing to do. Located in Periyar wildlife sanctuary you can also take a safari. Rafting will let you explore the beautiful flora and fauna of the sanctuary and will last for 3-4 hours. During the monsoon it will be more adventurous. If you keep close to the bank, then you may just be lucky to spot some tigers, elephant’s and other animals of the wild.

Cheering a Snake boat race

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This is one adrenaline filled activity where you can watch thousands of spectators who come to cheer their favorite team and you can choose a team and join them too. This 130ft long snake boats have 100 rowers each, who row together in a distinct fashion in unison at frantic speeds. Usually done in the months of August and September this is the time when the whole air is filled with enthusiasm and energy. You can also hire a boat to get a close up view of the race, but make sure in the excitement not to fall into the water.

 

Watching the beautiful waterfalls of Athirapilly

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This is a part of the Sholayar region, close to Kochi. These falls are seen in full flow after the monsoon and that is the best time to watch these spectacular falls. Athirapilly jungles are an area of rich biodiversity and you might also be able to spot some exotic wild life too. Kerala tour packages from Hyderabad can be booked for a 6night 7 day stay so that you can experience the best out of your vacation.

 

Staying in Wayanad tree houses

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As adventurous as it sounds staying in a tree house can be very exciting and romantic too. These quaint huts made of Bamboo are pretty awesome and are located nearly 30-40 feet above the ground. Staying in these houses in the deep jungles, you might just be able to hear the wild animals cry at night.

 

Paragliding at Munnar

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If you thought that Munnar is just a tranquil place with only tea gardens and lakes, then you are wrong. There is an adrenaline filled activity available in Munnar where you can paraglide through the majestic hills of Munnar. You will not need any training for this, just that you need to have courage and trust your paragliding pilot. You will feel like a bird flying in the sky.

 

Stay on a house boat

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When visiting Alappuzha you can stay on the magnificent Kettuvalams and watch the scenic beauty of the backwaters there. The backwaters are a home to various exotic species of birds and hence bird watching will be a visually pleasing experience.

 

Watch the beautiful Elephant Pageants

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Kerala is the land which reveres elephants a lot, and hence these majestic creatures are all decked up during temple festivals and they are adorned with colorful ornaments and the temple deities are hoisted on their shoulders. To behold this spectacular sight is very thrilling and entertaining too. Accompanied by the Chendamelam this is one thing that you should not miss when coming to Kerala. Similarly a visit to the Vembanad Lake in Kumarakom is also very beautiful. You can go fishing, boating or a cruise on the lake to have a splendid experience.

 

Visit some historical monuments like the Mattanchery Palace, close to Kochi, this palace dates back to 1557 and was renovated by the Dutch in 1663. There are several beautiful murals and artifacts that depict the history of the royal era in those times. Similarly is the Thripunithura Hill Palace. Kayaking is also another adventurous way to spend your vacation. Row your way through the waters and enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna all around. Another exciting way to spend your vacation is to visit Kerala during the festival of Onam and to take part in all the traditions and ceremonies. It takes place during the month of August and September, and is the harvest festival of Kerala. It is the best time to explore the traditional culture of Kerala. You can also get to eat the traditional Sadya with all the tasty varieties of food. This lip smacking experience will leave you wanting for more.

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5 Mosques to visit in Kerala

Cheraman Perumal Juma Masjid, Kodungallur

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Cheraman Perumal Juma masjid is the situated at Kodungallor. This was built in AD 629 and is the first mosque in India. It has gone through many renovations but still they have retained some portions. In this mosque, you have an option for ‘Vidyarambam’ for kids. This mosque faces the east and mecca in the west. A Huge bronze lamp like in temples is kept lit here. Devotees of all religions pay for the oil to light the lamp when they visit it during their Kerala Holiday Packages.

 

Malik Ibn Dinar Mosque, Kasargod

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This mosque is located at Thalangara in Kasarkode district. It is a famous pilgrim center in Kasarkode and was built in AD 642 by an Arabian, Malik Ibn Dinar. The Tomb of Malik Ibn Mohammed, a disciple of Malik Ibn Dinar is there. The marbles used for flooring is believed to be brought from Mecca.

 

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Beema is a very famous mosque in Kerala which is visited by tourists on Kerala tour packages from Trivandrum. The story goes that Hazratha Bee Amma Beema Beevi and her son is actually from the family of Prophet Mohammed and they reached from Arabia centuries ago to preach the religion. It is believed that Beema Beevi had some divine power. Urs Shareef festival (Chandanakudam festival) of this Mosque is very popular and it happens in March-April. People from all religions participate in this festival.

 

Erumeli Vavar Mosque

 

Vavar Mosque is famous for its religious harmony. Vavar is known to be the close friend of lord Ayappa. Whoever goes to Sabarimala visits this mosque also. This mosque is situated at Erumeli. ‘Chandanakudam’ is the famous festival in this Mosque. This festival coincides with ‘Makaravilaku’ of Sabarimala.

 

Sheik Fariduddin Mosque, Kanjiramattom

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This is the most famous Mosque in Kanjiramattom in Ernakulam District. This mosque is famous for its ritual called ‘Kodikuthu’. ‘Chandanakudam’ is also very famous in this mosque. You can see elephants and cultural actives in this festival during your Kerala tourism packages  if you visit during the festivities.

Taxi Services You Can Rely Upon

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You plan for a beautiful vacation, where you can relax and enjoy. But once you reach your destination then travelling around and navigating through unfamiliar roads and streets can get really frustrating. The best way to overcome such hassles would include renting the Best Kerala Taxi. The experienced drivers will be able to guide you in reaching your destination and will also help you to reach your location safely and you would not have to worry about parking issues. The professional drivers can pick you up straight from the airport and take you to your hotel. They when you are ready they will take you to the sightseeing spots of your choice.

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Kerala tourism has greatly escalated and to traverse within this tourism network, a reliable transportation system has been developed in which tourists can depend on the experienced and multilingual drivers who have good knowledge of the local areas and will be able to assist the tourists in enjoying their vacation to the fullest. Kerala taxi service is one such service which will provide a 24/7 service to its customers, so that you can rely completely on them. When you plan to book for a tour package in Kerala the first thing that crops up in mind is how you will travel around. All holiday packages are linked with taxi services to provide you with a reliable and safe journey in and around Kerala. It is also very convenient to avail pre-booked taxi services, so that you are provided with the same driver during the entire trip, rather than searching for a new driver in each place or you have to rely on total strangers.

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The taxi drivers are very punctual and trustworthy. They will report to service at whatever time that is convenient to you. And you just need to sit back and relax during the journey. You will not have to worry about starting your journey in the wee hours of the morning, if your particular destination is far away, because the taxi drivers will be ready to assist you here also. The taxis will be well maintained and visually appealing to you and your family, so that you will feel comfortable in using their services.

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Another query by most tourists is whether they will have to pay extra money when they book a cab for the entire vacation. But this is not necessary as the entire tour cost quoted by the tour operators will be inclusive of Fuel, Parking, Toll and Driver allowance for a blocked distance in kilometers, but make sure the amount of kilometers that have been blocked for you at the beginning of the trip. If you plan a couple vacation, like a Honeymoon tour package then it is preferable to opt for an A/C TATA Indica or TATA indigo, but if you plan for a family vacation with 6 or more members then it will be advisable to use a TOYOTA Innova or Chevrolet Tavera. If you want to know the rate from one destination to another then you can use Kerala road distance calculator to find the distance and an approximate Kerala taxi rates for different types of A/C and non A/C vehicles.

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The professional taxi services have tie ups with all the major tour operating companies, so that next time  you book for a holiday package in Kerala then you will able to avail this taxi service along with your tour package. When you want to travel from the northern tip of Kerala starting from Kasargod to the southernmost tip of Thiruvananthapuram you will require an experienced driver, who will know the roads of Kerala and hence booking an Affordable Cochin taxi service will be recommended, as this taxi service has years of experience in this field and they will provide drivers who will meet the needs of the tourists.

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If you want to visit the lush green tea gardens of Munnar, or the deep jungles and undulating terrains of Wayanad  you would require an experienced driver who will make you feel safe and you can relax during the journey. When visiting the coastal areas and when you plan to stay in the house boats on the backwaters, you can avail a taxi service from the airport to your houseboat destination. And then after staying in the house boat for a week or so you can again avail the taxi service to take you back to either the airport or to the railway station, or to any other holiday destination of your choice. Similarly when you plan to go for a trekking expedition in Wayanad or if you plan to stay in a tree house in Wayanad then you can hire the taxi service to your destination, enjoy the picturesque beauty of that place. Spend some time in the lap of nature and when you want to get back you can hire the taxi service to take you back to the airport. On the way the drivers will also suggest various picnic spots where you can take some beautiful snaps or stop for some fresh air.

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If you plan to take a pilgrimage trip then booking the taxi service is the best option, because the drivers will help you along the way in visiting each and every temple or church that you want to pray to. The drivers will be knowledgeable about the different pilgrim sites and they will assist you in visiting all those places. The drivers will also help you to shop in the traditional as well as original handicrafts and other stores, so that you may not be cheated by some vendors. If you cannot manage the language then they will even assist you in bargaining with the shop vendors. The drivers will also help you to load and unload you luggage at your destination, so that families with many members can get assistance from the drivers to carry their luggage. So in every way booking a taxi service will help in making your vacation a memorable one.

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5 Churches to Visit in Kerala

Malayattoor Church, Ernakulam

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This church is a very famous pilgrim center in Christian community and is also visited by tourists on Kerala tour Packages. Malayatoor is in the north-eastern part of Ernakulam. The name Malayatoor means merger of mountain [mala], river [attu] and place [ooru]. This church got famous when St Thomas came here to start his monastery work. The story says that St Thomas got a hostile reception from others. So he went to the top of the Malayatoor hills and prayed to the mother and she came and consoled him. He built the church at the same place.

 

St Alphonsa’s Church, Bharananganam

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Alphonsama is the first saint from India. She was a virtuous nun. Her mortal remains are here in Bharananganam. This church is 5km from Pala, in Kottayam. St Alphonsa’s feast held every year in July month is very famous and devotees who visit the state in Kerala Tour packages for family attend the festival.  She was declared a saint on 12th October 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI. The church was built after her canonization.

 

 

Vallarpadam Church

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Vallarpadam church is known as ‘The Church of Our Lady Ransom’ and dedicated to Mother Mary. This church is located at Kochi which is a popular destination for Kerala Tours. This church was made by the Portuguese but later destroyed by the Dutch regime. And again it was built in 1676. This church was declared as a ‘special church’ in 1888 by Pope Leo XIII.

 

Santa Cruz Basilica

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Santa Cruz Basilica is one of the famous Basilicas in India. This is placed at Fort Kochi. You should never miss this during your Kerala Travel in Kochi. It is famous for its structural splendour and style. This was built by Portuguese missionaries in 1500 CE with the consent of Kochi raja. This is a major landmark in Fort Kochi.

 

St Francis Church

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This is the oldest European church in India at Fort Kochi. The church was a mute spectator of colonization. This was built of timber in the 16th century and later changed into stone masonry. Vasco Da Gama was buried here then later they took the remains to Lisbon, Portugal.

An Easy Trip to Paradise – Kerala Tour Packages for family

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If you are looking for a perfect get away or holiday trip, Kerala tour packages provide you with perfect affordable way to spend your money on your vacation or holidays. Being one of the most attractive tourism destinations in south India Kerala, the land of god or gods own country as it widely known welcomes you with its wonderful tropical weather and beauty of nature and greenery. Kerala tour packages would help you to explore the wide variety of landmarks that this amazing place provides. If you are into adventures and new experiences then Kerala tour packages that would help you to explore the wild life in Wayanad is the most apt choice. Another most attractive thing Kerala tour packages provide you with is a new and wonderful experience with backwaters like in Alappy and all. One of the impressive benefits of selecting Kerala tour packages is that the tropical climate the place provides. Another tourist attraction is the beaches and the exotic tourist resorts, most of them provide you with having maximum experience at a minimum cost. The bird sanctuaries in Kerala have gained worldwide recognition. It would take a lot of time for you to explore the wide range of possibilities of travelling this place provide you with, still with proper guidance that Kerala tour packages provides it would be a memorable experience for you. This package let you chose the places you want to visit or stay from a range of options. Also this package helps you with having a wonderful experience with tasting the richness of south Indian food. Having a journey with the typical Kerala cuisine would be wonderful experience for you. The guests are always treated with the at most hospitality and respect, also Kerala Tour Package let you explore places your own and create your own experiences with proper security guidance. The place is generally tourists friendly; the local folks are always supportive and welcoming to tourists.

 

 

My enthusiastic trip to Ilaveezha Poonchira | Gogeo Holidays

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Ilaveezha Poonchira trekking is my favorite and most challenging one, because this is the most awaited trek in my life. The greenish beauty of Ilaveezha Poonchira is a main reason of my numerous sleepless nights. I actually don’t know what its reason is, may be its enchanting beauty or its allure climate or something else. In addition the trip was awesome and charm. This is one of the main spot of people coming in Kerala Tour packages for family.I together with my friends have started our journey to Ilaveezha Poonchira from Kottayam; the stunning location is situated just 55 kilometers away from Kottayam.  After joined to the Moolamattom road at Muttom and takes place a small journey through it. Then we reach a small town called Kudayathoor, there exist a sign board, directed right which tell us that you can reach Ilaveezha Poonchira after a 7 kilometer journey through the forest.

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Ilaveezha Poonchira is one of the lesser known tourist destination in Kerala, and it always perform a resemblance of North east states of India. The geographical and atmospherically structures of Ilaveezha Poonchira is exactly similar as that of Nagaland. The place is perfect for a stunning trekking through Kerala Tour packages. The Name Ilaveezha Poonchira possesses the meaning of “a flower pond where leaves do not fall”. And the place doesn’t contain any single tree in its vicinity so there is no scope to fall the leaves there and that’s why the place got this name. Also the place is quite windy and leaves are flying through it. You may wish to have some fun and other adventures in to this place with friends as well as family.

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Ilaveezha Poonchira spread across thousands of acres and surrounded with three allure hills include Mankunnu, Kodayathoormala and Thonippara. I think you already aware of Ilaveezha Poonchira’s mythical connection; it was closely related to great Indian classic Mahabharata. During the pre historic era, Pandavas live their life with incognito and their beautiful wife Draupadi come to take a bath at a lake, and that one is Ilaveezha Poonchira. Some Devas bewitched by her beauty and trying to fulfill their voyeuristic itch. During the time the king of Deva, come to know about what was going on and artificially create a screen or hill of flowers which prevent Draupadi from such a practice. So the lake form itself a dam and which is free from leaves. There exist another sweet myth related to saint Agastya and all these stories are interesting to heard and know.

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During my journey, I really enjoy the wild beauty of Ilaveezha Poonchira lot. The crowd and hot city life is really waste compared with this cool and chilled climate of Ilaveezha Poonchira. The mesmerizing wind caresses the long green grass, and the smile of the grass spread everywhere. To reach the top of the hill only through four wheel vehicle and it may some dangerous. Better to start your journey from morning and trying to finish it before sunset, because the place is home for highly dangerous and poisons insects. I don’t get much more words to explain my entire trekking, because it is really thrilling and more challenging to me. My heavy back bag is irritated me so many times, and I manage to carry it till the last of my journey. So you should keep all the essential things like medicines, dry foods, dry cloths and water up to a limited amount, otherwise you will suffer a lot.

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Throughout my trip, my walking stick helps me so much, because it is an essential thing in the entire trip. Huge and slant valley are highly dangerous and without a stick it’s hard to walk. At last we reach the top of the hill, in that single moment I forgot all such pain and effort which we bear, and I feel that I am staying at the top of the world. My eyes can’t recognize any colors, because everywhere filled with white. Sometime later I realize the wild and luscious color of Ilaveezha Poonchira, and mesmerize the beauty of it. So guys, this is the time and this is the location for a better and challenging Kerala Travel Packages. Make use of it and explore the stunning beauty of Ilaveezha Poonchira.

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You can reach Ilaveezha Poonchira by air then CIAL is the nearest air port, also consult train then both Ernakulum and Kottayam are acceptable. By road is also feasible for travelers and the nearest cities include Kattappana, Pala, Thodupuzha, Kottayam and many others. During November to March is the best time to visit Ilaveezha Poonchira, the winter dews are cover the hills of Ilaveezha Poonchira is amazing to watch and also offers pleasant climate. Some sort of peoples is visiting this ideal destination during monsoon also; it’s incredible and challenging also. Some other stunning destinations near to Ilaveezha Poonchira include Malankara dam, Vagamon, Nadukani, Thumpachi calveri samuchayam and Idukky Hydro electric projects. Also you can enjoy different activities like bird watching, eating out, and hill climbing and sightseeing also.