Why should you head out to Kollam on this Monsoon?

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Kerala, a minuscule state in the neighborhood of the Indian Ocean, is charming, hypnotic and is blessed with heavenly beauty. The lakes, lagoons, and rivers all set up an unearthly ambiance that stupefies the tourists and honeymooners. The land offers diverse options for every kind of travelers, and the best way to enjoy those is with some fabulous Kerala Tourism Packages, in and around all cities of Kerala. A Trip to Kerala often comprises of a Houseboat ride on the serene backwaters, a visit to Munnar, Visiting some Wildlife sanctuaries, experiencing the beaches, Getting an Ayurveda massages and so on. Are you already bored of hearing all those common and popular destinations?

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If you are seeking something new and unique travel experience on your Kerala tour this time, then head out to Kollam with Dream Holidays, who offer ultimate tailor-made packages to make your journeys unique and full of fun and excitement.  Kollam- the northern district in Kerala has served as the trading capital in old times.  This place is blessed with diverse attractions for tourists- forests, lakes, sea, hills and islands, which makes it a perfect spot for monsoon travel.  Kerala is the only state in India, where monsoon happen twice, and it adds a special charm to this wonderful place, and Kollam is no exception. Kollam or Quilon is the land of cashew and amazing backwaters. It has a strong history of commerce and trading and is a perfect gateway to the magnificent backwaters offered by Ashtamudi Lake.  This district offers you everything, from getting lost in to the mystery of nature, enjoying the magnificent backwaters, getting into the heart of rural life in Kerala and so much more.

Kollam- Tourist Itineries Information

  • Zone- North
  • Language: Malayalam
  • Area-2,579 sq.km
  • Nearest Rail Station: Kollam
  • Nearest Airport: Thiruvananthapuram

What Kollam holds for the Travelers?

Thenmala- India’s first Eco-Tourism Project

Kollam Railway

  • Where- 72 km from Trivandrum, Thenmala Village, Kollam(62 km)
  • Nearest Railway Station: Thenmala
  • Nearest Airport: Trivandrum

Did you know Thenmala; the first planned Eco-tourism project in India? Well, this place has been heaven for planters for a long time.  As the name indicates it is indeed- the Honey hill, offering sweet wonders of nature.  This small village, that is located in the foothills of Western Ghats, is popular for its unique panorama, Eco-diversity, and well-maintenance by the government and the people here.  You can have organized tour with Kerala holiday packages enjoying the special attractions to see and places to stay in midst of nature.  The tea, rubber and other spice plantations, wildlife sanctuary, equal opportunities for fun, adventure and leisure and getting know the Eco-friendly measures of tourism all make it a unique destination for the travelers.

Eco Tourism Center– The Ecotourism center here has three zones

  • Culture Zone– The major attraction is the musical dancing fountain. You can also try typical Kerala dishes from the restaurants here.
  • Leisure Zone– The swaying bridge here is the main attraction. But be aware of some unexpected companions here- the monkeys! There is also a Sculpture garden, which has the theme- Man & nature.
  • Adventure Zone– This is the place for adrenaline junkies. There are options for trekking, elevated walkways, rock climbing and river crossing.

Other Nearby Kerala Attractions

  • Shendurnery Wildlife sanctuary– This protected are of the Western Ghats is a tropical semi-evergreen heaven which is home to some highly endangered species.
  • Palaruvi Waterfalls– Literally means a stream of milk, is the 32nd highest fall in India. The journey to reach this location offers you a wonderful trekking experience.
  • Asia’s First Butterfly safari park– Some of our sweet dreams are filled, with beautiful butterflies, flying all around midst of nature’s magnificence, well you can witness that here. It is Asia’s first Butterfly safari park where you can learn a lot about the life cycle of these species.
  • Deer Rehabilitation Centre– It is home to spotted deer, sambar deer, and is built within Kallada riverside forest. There is a tree house and a children’s park nearby.
  • Kannara Bridge – It was the first railway line in Travancore state and is more than a century old, which was built during British reign.

 

Thangasseri- A Trip Back in Time

Thangaserry Fort

  • Location: 7 Km from Kollam
  • Nearest Airport: Trivandrum(70 km)
  • Nearest Rail Station: Kollam(4 km)
  • By Road: Kollam bus station.

It is one of the proud heritage lands in the state that offers splendid cultural and historical attractions. Located 5 km away from Kollam, this beach used to be busy center during 18th century.  You can see old marks of Portuguese and all in the architecture of the churches and forts here which makes the land an interesting spot for the archeologists.

Major attractions

  • Thangasseri Arch – The entrance to the sleepy village, built by British in 1939.
  • The Lighthouse- Built in 1902 and is of 144 feets height.
  • San Thomas Fort- Built by Portuguese in early 1500
  • Infant Jesus Church- Built way back in 1614 by Dutch
  • Bishop House

 

Munroe Island- For Tranquil Backwater Cruises

Kollam Basckwaters

  • Where- 27 km from Kollam
  • Nearest Rail Station- Munore or Mundrothuruthu(3 km), Kollam(27 km)
  • Nearest Airport- Trivandrum(84 km)

Located around 27 km from Kollam, it is the hidden gem of Kerala backwater tourism.  The island is named after Munore, a British resident in back then.  This clean, unexplored, is an ideal spot for experience a complete laid-back backwater cruise. You can witness the simple and typical village life in the shore, the place has its pristine beauty and the people here are mostly working in coir industry and fishing. There is a ferry service to this island which is mostly crowded.  A backwater cruise here would take you through the sights of mangroves, Chinese fishing nets etc.

Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls

Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls

Located near Tamil Nadu border, it is a wonderful place to visit during Monsoon. The trek trail to reach the falls is a thrilling experience that offers wonderful, view of the scenery.So, there are lots to see at this amazing place, especially during Monsoon, when its charm adds an ethereal beauty to this place.

10 Things to Pack for a Honeymoon Trip to Kerala – Dream Holidays

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Kerala is also known as God’s Own Country because of its abundant natural beauty and the various exotic places that it contains. Kerala is also an ideal vacationing spot for all age groups of people, from youngsters to old people. Mesmerizing Kerala honeymoon packages are the most sought after vacation packages, because Kerala has a lot of beautiful places for newlyweds to venture. From the verdant tea gardens of Munnar to the lush tropical forests of Wayanad and the serene and picturesque boat houses of the backwaters, honeymoon destinations in Kerala are plentiful. Booking a Kerala Honeymoon from Delhi is the best option for couples as they get to relax in the lap of nature and enjoy their vacation viewing nature at its best.

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Kerala has a lot to offer to travelers especially when it comes to nature lovers. You would be able to enjoy the exotic animals and bird species and also indulge is some wild life photography. Kerala honeymoon packages from Delhi offers the best places to couples who want to spend some romantic moments with each other and create memories for a life time.

Here is a list of 10 essential things that you ought to pack for a honeymoon trip to Kerala:

  1. Make sure you carry your boarding pass, tickets or if you are coming in from abroad, then make sure you have yours and your spouse’s passport. Also some valid documents like license or if Indian then Aadhar Card for identification. Because when you travel around, you need to have some identification proof to show at your travel desk and even at the hotels that you stay.
  2. Keep your credit cards handy and make sure you have cash ready in hand with you before travelling to remote places, as ATMs may not be available.
  3. Keep a mobile connection that will help you in times of low network range, especially in the hilly areas.
  4. Always keep a pair of comfortable shoes to wear, because you may not be able to walk on the hilly terrain with your high heels, so it’s better to wear something comfortable so that you are free to move around with ease.
  5. Make sure you carry some special clothing that will enhance the romantic feel of your honeymoon and make it even more special for you and your spouse.
  6. Don’t forget to carry medication along for nausea, vomiting and headaches as travelling can take a toll on your health. And you may find it difficult to locate a medical shop in remote terrains. Also if you plan to go trekking, make sure you carry ample amounts of water, so that you will not have to depend on other local sources, as it might be dangerous to your health.
  7. Keep a list of all the important people you need to contact in case of an emergency, and also keep in contact with your travel agency is case of any mishaps.
  8. Try not to carry many valuables along, and leave them in the hotel room when you go sightseeing. This may become a hindrance and will create anxiety in you and your spouse. Also carry some toiletry items which might come in handy.
  9. A camera will be very essential as it can help you to capture moments that will be very precious to you and your loved one.
  10. If you are traveling by flight to Kerala that always carry one extra change of clothing in your hand luggage. Along with travel pillow and blanket. This will make your flight journey comfortable.

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You can book your Kerala tour packages from Delhi along with the flight travel from Delhi to Kerala and all you need is to confirm the airport where you want to arrive in Kerala. There are four international terminals and one domestic terminal here. You can customize your tour package as to where would you like to vacation. If you plan to visit the backwaters of Alappuzha then either the Kochi international airport or the Kollam domestic airport will be better options than arriving in Thiruvananthapuram airport. So accordingly you can book you tickets.

Allepy backwaters

Kerala has a vast number of opportunities to explore nature and bask in its glory. The best time to visit Kerala would be during the month of November to February. But even the monsoon months have a sensational feel to it. Also if you want to undergo some Ayurvedic treatment or spas then the monsoon climate is the best. Just that we have to take a few precautions when travelling during the monsoon is to protect yourself from getting too drenched. Preferably do not eat any street food during that time and also not to travel when the weather is too bad. The cheapest Kerala packages from Delhi will include these kind of Monsoon packages and summer or winter packages, so you can experience the best of Kerala in all types of climates. During monsoon the humidity is very high and hence the pores of our skin will be open and it will be easy to absorb the natural, essential oils and herbal oils that are being used in Ayurveda.

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During summer, when the climate is too hot, hill stations like Munnar and Thekkady will be there to your rescue. These places have a pleasant climate during summer and are one of the best options to tour in these places. Also during winter the climate is Kerala does not dip too much, and it will not be as cold as Delhi and northern India. The house boat on the backwaters would be a good option then. The serene and calm area along the backwaters will provide the best holiday options for honeymooners. The houseboats will help you to relax and enjoy a romantic and special honeymoon. There are many options for beautiful Kerala packages like this and you can choose the best out of the lot. Kerala is like paradise on earth, you can avail the best by investing yourself in this place.

Top Villages to visit in Kerala on your Honeymoon

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Looking for some interesting and unusual places for planning your honeymoon in Kerala? How about the Best Kerala honeymoon packages in some amazing villages where you can enjoy the serene atmosphere and experience the best of Kerala’s nature and landscapes? Kerala’s villages depict the true life of being a Malayali. These are places where you can experience the essence of being in God’s Own Country sans the luxuries of star resorts and modern comforts. Rest assured, the villagers will go to any length in making sure their guests are most comfortable in the moderate homestays at the villages. Homely atmosphere with moderate to amazing living conditions and homely food served will make you feel at home even while far away from there. The people are friendly and consider you as a part of their extended family.

Here are some interesting and unusual villages in Kerala where you can experience the most cherished moments during your honeymoon:

Chinnakkanal, Idukki

 

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Chinnakanal is a scenic village in Idukki District. This place is very near to Munnar. In fact, 16 km from Munnar and you will reach this idyllic spot which is nature’s abode. Natural beauty will mesmerize you in Chinnakanal. 20% of Chinakkanal comes under the forest department. You can easily find Elephants, jackals, porcupines, mongoose, and squirrels there. Cardamom and tea are the main plantations in Chinnakanal. Large plantation of tea is the uniqueness of the Village. You can see a waterfall from 800 m above. Chinnakanal waterfall is also known as Powerhouse waterfalls, because of its height as it falls on you with utmost power. It is also believed that this waterfall has some medicinal values. It is the best place for tourists to explore the villages of Kerala. Once you know more about Chinnakanal you will fall in love with the place.

 

Dhoni Hills, Palakkad

 

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Dhoni is situated around 15km away from Palakkad town. This is reserve forest area. This place is famous for the hills, forests and waterfalls of the Western Ghats. It is more popular as trekking place. You need to walk 4km from the bottom of the hills to reach the waterfalls. You need to pay Rs.100/ per person as an entry fee. You can see waterfalls between the rocks when you climb the rock. You can see the beauty of the jungle, but sometimes you may also see leopard and elephants here. Once you reach the top of the hill then you can enjoy the waterfalls and can have a cold bath. Climate is very humid, so need to carry enough water with you. It is the perfect place where honeymoon couples can enjoy a trek and some romance as it is not usually crowded by the tourists. If you visit during the monsoons or just after that, the place will be amazingly green and beautiful.

 

Njarakkal, Ernakulam

 

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Njarakkal is a village in Vypeen Taluk of Ernakulam District. It is a coastal area. There are many ways to enjoy the backwaters of Kerala in Njarakkal. The Matsyafed Aqua fish farm is one of them. This comes under the Kerala Fisheries Department and Tsunami Emergency Assistance Programme. Fishes like Prawns, Karimeen (Pearl spot), Mullets, Tilapia, Crab, Green Shell Mussels are some of the breeds grown here. The farm is spread around 18km. Salty waters and appealing beauty of nature are the main highlights in this fish farm. Fishing, boating and eating are the major activities here. The staff will give help you out with important tips if you are interested in fish farming. In Njarakkal, there is an artificial Island in making. Very soon the White Sand Island with coconut groves and palms will greet the tourists. The Island is spread around 5 cents, inside the 46 acres of Fish farm. Tourists can enjoy eco-tourism in Njarakkal. You can go to Cherai beach through the beach road from Njarakkal. You can enjoy the coastal life of Kerala and can have fun.

 

Bison Valley, Idukki

 

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Bison Valley was one of the major sources of black pepper and cardamom till recently. Now it is a reserved forest area in Idukki with spice and other plantations. Some popular tourist locations such as the Eravikulam National Park and Mankulam are located close to Bison Valley. Trekking, bird watching and nature walks are the major activities you can enjoy in Bison Valley.

 

Sargalaya Arts and Craft Village, Kozhikode

 

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Here is one village set up exclusively for the tourists who visit Kerala on various tourism packages. Kozhikode is home to this amusing village which was conceived and established by the tourism department of Kerala. The main idea was to help the native craftsmen find their customers while introducing them to the tourists from across the world who look forward to buy handmade crafts and traditional Kerala stuff as souvenirs of their holidays here. The tourists can witness the intricacies of creating the marvels pieces of art which makes them appreciate the talent and effort of the craftsmen. This makes sure that the tourists know the worth of whatever they are buying and it has proved to be a successful establishment. The talented craftsmen are also trained by the Sargaalaya authorities to help them earn a decent living while keeping alive the traditional art of the state.

 

Kumbalangi, Ernakulam

 

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Kumbalangi village is located hardly 15 kms from the busy Kochi city. It is the perfect place for the Best honeymoon packages in Kerala as you can enjoy all the modern amenities in the city and also enjoy the tranquilly of the village nearby. Tourists can enjoy the guided tour of the village where they can explore many native occupations such as coir processing, copra processing, crab farming, net making, fishing, and pottery. You can also enjoy boating on the traditional wooden valloms and a sunset cruise with dinner by the backwaters. There are homestay nearby the village where you can experience the true village life of Kerala.

 

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Visiting the villages of Kerala will leave you completely mesmerized with the magic of nature and the love showered by the people. It will be the best and the most cherished holiday experience ever.