The Beach Destinations of Kerala, an Escaper’s Paradise with Pristine Beauty

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When it comes to enjoying a trip exploring the best travel destination to the south at cheaper rates it is always the best to look into the nature-friendly travel destinations. One of the main reasons for this is the availability of cheaper tour packages to the best nature destinations to the south as in at Kerala. Located to the southernmost tip Kerala is one of the most fascinating and charming travel destinations in India that is filled with the beauty and the richness of nature and greenery. It is mainly due to the popularity of the state as a fascinating destination filled with beaches that attracted me the most and thus planned my holiday trip to Kerala with Dream Holidays, a travel operator functioning in the land. The travel packages that they offered were both cheap and well planned or organised but as the travel package that I choose don’t include the travel expenses or the flight ticket from my home town to Kerala, I was all on my own while flying to the Kochi international airport. After a bit tiring long flight, I met the travel representative at the airport who briefed me with my travel plans and the destinations to explore for the day. It was just an escape trip to explore the beach and to enjoy the silence in the area so that I could get some alone time with myself. Plus exploring the beach destinations in Kerala at cheaper rates was an actual fun for nature lovers and solo travelers like me. After reaching the airport and meeting the travel representatives, my first preference was to check-in at the hotel, refresh and then take rest so after reaching the airport I checked- in at the hotel and took a small nap and woke up at 4 at the evening. As my first day organised was just meant for refreshing and relaxing I didn’t have much of a plan for the day but by evening I moved out of the hotel to take a walk around the place. I went walking through the marine drive just visited the Mangalavanam bird sanctuary enjoyed the view at the place and the magnificent sunset at the drive. One thing that I actually noticed while exploring the place was that most of the destinations in the area don’t even charge an entry fee or the entry charge is very cheap and affordable. It is mainly due to this reason that most nature-friendly travel packages organised to Kerala at affordable and cheap. The next day I started with my tour of the place and listed below are some of the best beach destinations in the land that I explored at cheap and affordable rates.

Cherai Beach, Kochi

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Located a bit too far from the Ernakulam town, which is the place where I stayed the day before, the Cherai beach is one fascinating beach detonation in Kerala. As the placed is least explored by the travelers and tourist the travel rates to the place was cheap and in addition, the accommodation that the place offers are also at pocket-friendly and affordable rates. Located close to the Vypin side this beautiful beach destination on short could be referred to as the swimmer’s paradise. The beach is one of the best spots for travelers and water lovers like me who are in search of a swimming detonation with the backdrop of coconut groves. The Cherai beach, in addition, is also known to offer the best views of the well known Chinese Fishing Nets or Cheena Vala as said by the locals. The place holds in a number of shacks that offers you with the best cuisine that fills you with the best taste and flavors of the land.

This fascinating beach destination also holds in a number of other attractions like the hells found in the area and the availability of dolphins in the waters of the beach. The Cherai beach is a blend of both backwaters and the sea water making it one unique destination to the south. Accommodation around the area is one easy thing as the place houses in a number of best resorts offering accommodation at cheap and affordable rates.

Getting there:

Nearest railway station: Ernakulam Junction railway stations is the nearest and is about one km from the main boat jetty

Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport which is about 20 km

Chavakkad, Beach

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Thrissur, mostly referred to as the educational hub is not just the land of educational institutions but is also a place that holds in the best beaches in Kerala. The Chavakkad beach located at the Thrissur district is one of the well-known beach destinations in the place that is known for the Azhimugam, the confluence of both river and sea.  Most of the travelers including me visited the place just to witness these fascinating phenomena of nature. This fascinating beach is one of the clean beaches in Kerala and this is the best spot where the travelers could swim and relax. Even after being a well-explored travel spot the tour price and the rate are cheap and affordable to the place. Apart from the Arumugam, this beach destination holds in a number of other attractions that the travelers could explore at cheap and affordable rates. The lighthouse, the Ramachapadam, which is very vast farmland of the Ayurvedic herb named Ramacham, the fish market are all some of the best destinations and attractions at the Chavakkad, beach which makes it one of the best tourist spots in Thrissur.

Getting there:

Nearest railway station: Guruvayoor railway station is the closes and is about 5 km. The Thrissur railway station can also be an option that is at a distance of about 29 km

Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport at about 79 km

Kappil Beach, Kasargod

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One of the best parts of the beach trip to Kerala is that you get to feel your own heart beating as the place coffers with such serenity and beauty of nature. Kappil Beach located at Kasargod is on charming beach destination in Kerala that I suggest all the beach lovers should visit. Being a destination that is known for its seclusion, the spot is one best destination where the travelers who are in search of peacefulness could trip to. Filled with pristine sands and coconut plantation this drive-in beach is one best where the travelers could have some alone in nature. In addition, Kappil Beach is one of the cleanest beaches in Kerala and a perfect spot for travelers like me who seek solitude. The beach holds in a number of hops and resorts nearby that offers the best cheapest accommodation, thus making the place as one of the cheapest drive-in beach destinations in Kerala.

Getting there:

Nearest railway station: Kasargod railway station located about 14 km

Nearest airport: Mangalore airport which is about 50 km from Kasargod town; Calicut International Airport which is at about 200 km from Kasargod town

Kollam Beach

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Kollam is mostly seen as an offbeat travel destination or a stopover destination in most of the backwater and beach tours organised to Kerala. The Kollam beach is one of the most explored travel destinations in the land but being an off-beat spot the travel rates and the accommodation charges at the place is very less and cheap. This beach designation offers the travelers with an array of beach activities that attract the attention of a number of travelers from around the world annually. This fascinatingly beautiful beach destination offers the travelers with the most enchanting view of the Arabian Sea. Apart from the beaches, the place holds in a number of other attractions which includes the collection of Chinese fishing nets, Chinese water pots, sampan-like boats and even more. A joy ride exploring the waters would be one thing that the travelers would love in the place.

Getting there:

Nearest railway station: Kollam Junction Railway Station which is about 4 km

Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport which is about 68 km

Chowara & Azhimalathara Beach

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A very beautifully charming and pristine beach in Thiruvananthapuram, the Chowara & Azhimalathara Beach is well known among the travellers for its isolated location and the availability of fishing spots that attract the attention of the travelers on a regular basis. The Chowara Ayyappa Temple that is located close by is one of the best attractions of the place and offers the travelers with the best and most fascinating view of the Chowara beach form the hilltop. The Azhimalathara Beach is located close to the Chowara beach and is said that the sea water recedes from the coast during the Monsoon.

Getting there:

Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway which is about 20 km.

Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport which is about 24 km.

 The tour package price to almost all of the beach destinations in Kerala is cheap as compared to the travel rates to the hill stations of the land. Offering the travellers with the best of attractions and solitude, most of the best beach destinations in Kerala could be taken as the escape spots for the travellers from around the world that they could explore at cheaper rates.

Explore the nature and the beauty of the hideout destinations in Kerala with family

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Organizing trips are always hectic and planning a trip to explore one of the most known and sought-after travel destinations with family would become even more hectic and hilarious. But then family trips not just gives you a day off the daily routines and robotic life but would also help greatly in building up a better bond and connection between the kids and the other family members which include parents, grandparents and siblings. But in my case being a nuclear family from a place like Delhi it is always a busy schedule and lifestyle that we follow and thus we don’t get enough time to spend with our kids. The condition is almost the same in every family in Delhi. Being the best-populated state, Delhi is a place that runs ahead of times. This is one main reason that we organised a family tour from Delhi to one of the best sought after hideout destination to the south, Kerala. We selected a travel package from one of the best travel operators functioning in the state, Gogeo Holidays. As the travel package that we chose did not include the travel expenses from the hometown to the Kochi international airport, we got a chance to travel on our own. After a long flight, we finally reached the Kochi international airport by around 10 am. After meeting up with the travel operators or travel representatives and the driver cum travel guide we started with the family holiday trip of the day.

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As per our itinerary organised we were to enjoy a 3-day 2-night trip with destinations like Kochi and Munnar. After moving out from the Kochi international airport we were taken to the hotel that was pre-booked for us. Located to the center of the city the hotel did give us the closest access to almost all the travel destinations and attractions in the city. Kochi was nothing that different from the capital city Delhi; filled with a number of buildings and busy streets Kochi was a city that resembles Delhi is some or the other manner. The only difference that I could actually spot at Kochi was that the city holds within a number of off-beat travel destinations and hideout spots with fascinating beauty of nature. After checking in at the hotel and then resting at the place for a while by around 3 pm we started with the family holiday trip of the day. Listed below are some of the best travel destinations in Kochi that we loved exploring to a greater extent.

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Mangalavanam bird sanctuary

Located to the centre of the city inside the high court premises the Mangalavanam bird sanctuary is one of the most fascinating hideout travel destinations in Kerala which is a perfect spot to enjoy in a family trip to Kerala. This fascinating bird sanctuary is one of the best places in Kochi that shows out the true beauty, nature and the biodiversity that the place holds within. Holding within some of the best species of migratory birds the Mangalavanam bird sanctuary offers the travellers especially the nature lovers and the bird watchers with the best visual treat. Filled with a number of best mangrove plantations the place offers the family tourist with a peaceful and calm atmosphere where they could sit back and relax. Delhi even after being a similar city, Delhi lacks natural beauty and hideout spots where the family travellers could spend some time alone with the kids.

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Marine Drive, Kochi

Located to the centre of Kochi, Marine drive is one of the other best family travel destinations in Kerala that grabs the attention of the travelers to a greater extent. Not a travel destination to be precise, the marine drive is actually a walkway but as the place is located closer to the sea, is one of the best destinations from where you could enjoy the best view of the sunset and the sunrise. The place could be counted as a family travel destination in Kochi as most of the travelers visiting the place are families. The place also holds in a number of roadside shops from where the travelers could taste the flavors of the roadside foods in Kerala. Even though Delhi is a city with a number of walkways, the view of the sunrise and the sunset at Kochi is something different. The sky is clearer in Kochi as compared to Delhi due to the fewer amounts of pollutants in the air. This is one main thing that makes the sunset and the sunrise in Kerala much more beautiful and breathtaking.

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Santa Cruz Basilica

If planning to explore the beach destination at Fort Kochi, you must pay a visit to the Santa Cruz Basilica. Located at Fort Kochi, this is one of the finest pilgrim centres in India that is explored by travelers from different parts that too throughout the year. Built by the Portuguese this ancient church is now one of the best heritage travel destinations in Kerala. In the year 2014, the church had completed its 5 centuries of existence, thus the church is not just the oldest in the state but is the oldest in the whole country. Located close to the St. Francis Church, the Santa Cruz Basilica at presents functions as the cathedral church of the Diocese of the place. To be more adequate located at the K.B. Jacob Road, the church is a Roman Catholic Cathedral. Being a holy destination and a place of great historical significance, the cathedral exhibits a true artistic splendor. The architectural structure of the place exhibits the pure phase and color of the medieval era. The cathedral holds within a number of best attractions which includes the pastel colored interiors, the whitewashed exteriors, the different paintings and the murals belonging to the Gothic style. The place holds in 7 large canvas paintings, well-stained glass windows and different columns that are decorated beautifully with frescoes. The ceiling of the church holds within a number of beautiful paintings which exhibits the Cruces of Christ. Santa Cruz Basilica holds in an important significance among the Christian population residing in the area. Being one of the well-known pilgrim centres in Kerala with historical importance the place is mostly explored by family travelers and is one of the most prominent travel destinations in most of the tour packages that are being organised.

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Even though Delhi is also known to have a number of best architectural structures, most of them are being destroyed by the pollutants in the air or was destroyed long back. But the historic destinations and the wonders that one could explore in Kerala are so full of life even after so much of centuries. By the time we finished exploring the place and we reached back to the hotel it was 8 pm. After having the dinner from the place which was complimentary we decided to sleep as we had to move on to our next travel destination which is Munnar, the next day morning. We were woken up by the alarm by 7.30 am the next day morning. After having the breakfast we checked out of the hotel and met the driver so that we could start our family trip to Munnar. Filled with the true beauty of nature and blessed with a scenic and moderate climate Munnar is a literal heaven for families. The place could be a real hide-out travel destination for the travelers from Delhi because they could enjoy one of the best seasons in the place. Delhi in short and precise words is a place that is well populated and polluted due to which the climatic condition of the place is hot and humid mostly, the travelers from the state could enjoy a really relaxing and rejuvenating time in the travel destinations and the hill stations of Kerala where there is a moderate climate that prevails throughout the year. After a long drive of about 3 to 4 hours, we finally reached Munnar by 12.30 pm. As the drive to the hotel booked was a bit long and as it would take more time we decided to visit some of the best and must-visit travel destinations in the place which are located en-route to the hotel. Our family holiday trip at Munnar was organised for 2-days and on the 2nd day, by evening we  wind up the trip. After exploring the fascinating attractions of Munnar we were taken back to Kochi from where we boarded the flight. The experience we had Kerala was the best and I would definitely suggest the place for a family trip to the south

The Travel Diaries of Idukki and Alleppey

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If you are more of an explorer then you should head off to Kerala. Trust me, you will never stop exploring. I tell this to you from my personal experience. I mean, the place is literally divine. Well, this gorgeous state is named ‘God’s own country’ for a reason! Every time I travel down south to Kerala I am lucky enough to encounter some amazing people, good food and above all fabulous destinations to explore and experience. Kerala never fails to arouse my curiosity. The land has every sort of travel destinations. It is like an all-in-one package; literally a traveler’s paradise. From waterfalls and green hillocks to beaches and historical sites, the land has loads to offer. So, during my last trip to Kerala as per my travel planner, Dream Holiday‘s suggestion, I booked a tour package to Kerala from my hometown, Delhi. I am so glad that I chose it because such packages came with great offers for us Delhites. This time my trip was focused on two beautiful districts, Idukki and Alleppey. Both the districts offer you something very unique. If Idukki houses luscious green hills and spice cultivation, then Alleppey is home to pristine backwaters and sprawling paddy fields. Each spot is different from the other yet uniquely ravishing. Here are some of the tourist spots of Idukki and Alleppey that are absolutely stunning. These places shouldn’t be missed at any cost.

Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

 

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Sprawling up to an area of 70 sq. km, the Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary is a place that attracts a large number of tourists. The sanctuary is set at an altitude of 450 to 748 meters and is basically the stretch of forest that lies between Cheruthoni and Periyar rivers. The forest is home to a large variety of flora and fauna. The entire sanctuary offers great vistas for the travelers along with a pristine lake set amidst the lush green thicket of trees. The sanctuary is open for visitors from 9 AM to 6 PM on every day of the week. You should not miss an opportunity to visit the Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary as the wildlife safari conducted here is considered the best.

Idukki Arch Dam

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Idukki’s Arch Dam is familiar to each and every Indian, such is the popularity of this particular dam. Being Asia’s first and the world’s second arch dam, the Idukki Dam is a massive structure overlooking the Periyar River. The Idukki Arch Dam is constructed across the hills of Kuruvan and Kurathi and towers to a height of 550ft. This dam is built amongst ravishing sceneries and a tranquility that is quite enchanting. When viewed from a distance, the lake formed by the reservoir brings in a shade of the deepest and the most beautiful blue that you can’t take your eyes off the bewitching sight that it offers. The Arch Dam is so popular that even the cheapest of tour packages to Kerala include it.

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Idukki is a beautiful district that is blessed by panoramic views that are simply breathtaking. The Calvary Mount is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Idukki. The picturesque sceneries offered by this place is literally owned by it as you won’t see such exquisite bird’s eye view in any other location. The vistas of the Calvary Mount stretches from the Idukki reservoir to Ayyappancovil. The Calvary Mount also houses a lovely lake beside it which adds to the immense natural beauty that it already possessed. No trip to Idukki is complete without visiting the Calvary Mount.

Kuttanad

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 Kuttanad is often called the ‘Rice Bowl of Kerala’. As the name suggests, the main occupation in the area is rice cultivation and farming. The other occupations in the area include duck farming, coconut cultivation, toddy tapping, and fishing. The picturesque location is adorned by paddy fields and pristine backwaters. Kuttanad is one of those places where farming is carried out below sea level. Kuttanad is extremely popular among foodies for the wide range of delicacies that they offer. the secret yet famous recipes are loved by a large population of tourists. In short, a trip to Alleppey is never complete without visiting Kuttanad.
arthungal churchArthungal Church also known as the  St. Sebastian Forane Church is undoubtedly one of the most famous churches in Kerala, which invites hundreds of devotees every single year. The church is situated 1.2 km away from the town of Cherthala. The 10-day festival called Arthungal Perunnal conducted every year is extremely famous all around Kerala. The church is influenced by the Portuguese architecture as well which has brought out conclusions that the Portuguese built the structure in the 16th century. After their pilgrimage to the Sabarimala Temple, the Hindu devotees too, visit the Arthungal Church. If you are a staunch believer, you ought to visit the church.
Karumadikkuttan
karumadikuttanKarumadikuttan is actually a granite Buddha statue located in Karumady, a place near Alapuzha. The black color of the statue gave its name Karumadikuttan. The statue is of utmost importance and is protected by the Archaeological Department. It is believed that the Buddhist Monks from China sculpted it during their visit to Alleppey. But today, only a part of the statue remains. The statue is very interesting and thousands of tourists visit the statue every year. The popularity of the Buddhist statue keeps increasing and is one of the major attraction of the district. Do add it in your itinerary.
Chettikulangara Devi Temple
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Chettikulangara Devi Temple is so famous that there are songs made based on the temple and its annual festival named Chettikulangara Bharani. The temple is situated in the Chettinkulangara Taluk of Mavelikara. The Chettikulangara Bharani is the most famous attraction of the temple. The annual festival is conducted every year during the months of February and March. The colorful programmes and the narration of the folklore are the most interesting part of the festival. Chettikulangara Bharani ought not to be missed at any cost. It is one of the most famous festivals in the state. Make sure you include it in your travel itinerary.

A Honeymoon Trip to Kerala Exploring the Best Treasures of the Land

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A beautiful climate, scenic view, picturesque scenery, and a romantic ambiance is all that a newlywed couple needs when it comes to a honeymoon trip. Apart from organizing a trip, it is mostly the selection of the travel destination that leaves the honeymoon couples in uncertainty. But the things were a bit different in my case; we had a very clear idea of the selection of the travel destinations for our honeymoon trip but were uncertain of the selection of travel operators. When it comes to the selection of a honeymoon destination with a beautiful climate, scenic view, picturesque scenery, and a romantic ambiance, Kerala to the south have always topped the list and thus our travel destination was already fixed. It was after searching for a while that we finally decided out travel operators which were  Dream Holidays who offered us a honeymoon tour package to Kerala in a budget price including all the destinations we like to enjoy and a number of activities that we like to get indulged in while enjoying our honeymoon in Kerala. Our honeymoon trip was organized to be on the 25th of November, as the travel package that we chose did not include the flight tickets from our hometown to the Trivandrum international airport we were all on our own until we reached the capital city. After checking out of the airport, we met the travel operators who then introduced us to the guide who was to accompany us throughout the honeymoon trip. After reaching Trivandrum we first decided to check-in to the hotel then take some rest and then start the honeymoon trip at the place.

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Our honeymoon trip included some of the best travel destinations in the state which starts from the capital city of the state which is Trivandrum. The honeymoon itinerary that was prepared for us started from Trivandrum from where we travel to Alleppey by road the next day, after being at Alleppey for a day we move to our next travel destination which is Kochi where we visit the Athirapilly Waterfalls, after spending a day in Kochi we move to our last travel destination which is Kozhikode from where we take the flight back to our hometown. Explaining our whole honeymoon trip is something very hectic and so given below are the travel destinations that we explored in our honeymoon and some of the best things about the place.

Thiruvananthapuram

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Being the capital city of the state, this place can’t be avoided during a honeymoon trip to Kerala. Mahatma Gandhi called this place as the Evergreen City of India. Kovalam beach and Varkala beach, two of the most wonderful beaches in Kerala are located in Thiruvananthapuram which is a must-visit spot for the honeymoon couples traveling to Trivandrum. The tourist and the travelers tripping to Kovalam will be surprised to see the beautiful alignment of coconut trees here. There are many other beaches in Thiruvananthapuram which makes this place a heaven for travelers. In addition, the city offers the travelers with the cheapest accommodation as well as tour packages. One of the richest temples in the world Shree Padmanabha Swami temple is an additional asset to Trivandrum. Agasthyamala, Ponmudi hills, Poovar are other major sports in Trivandrum.

Alleppey

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Alleppey was our 2nd travel destination on our honeymoon trip in Kerala. The drive from Trivandrum to Alleppey is about 4 hrs which were actually long and a bit hectic. When it comes to the unique travel attractions in Kerala, the backwaters of Alleppey would top the list. The place is one of the must-visit travel destinations in Kerala for all the honeymooners touring to the state. It is mostly nature, the greenery, the complex inland waters, and the backwater industries in the land that attracts and entertains the travelers to a greater extent. The backwater cuisines and the houseboat servicing in the land add to the experiences that any travelers could enjoy in the land. The backwater village life, the backwater tours are all an added charm to the travel attractions in Alleppey.

Kochi

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Located to the heart of Kerala, Kochi is one the busiest port city in Kerala, that holds within a number of hidden destinations with natural beauty and charm which attracts the attention of the honeymoon travelers to a greater extent. Traveling from Alleppey to Kochi will just take time duration of 1.30 hrs. The place holds in a number of best travel attractions which holds in nature, beauty and historic attractions like the Mangalavanam bird sanctuary, the hill palace museum, the mine drive, the Fort Kochi beach and much more. Kochi holds within a number of attractions which could fascinate and attract all the honeymoon couples and the travelers touring. Kochi, being the heart of the state the place even after being one of the best metropolitan cities is one of the best demanding when it comes to the travel destinations in Kerala. The pace is one of the best options for travelers who are in search of a blend of nature and historic beauty.

Athirapilly Waterfalls

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Kerala is gifted with one of the most beautiful waterfalls of the entire country, Athirapilly Waterfalls. Located in the Athirapilly Taluk of Thrissur district, this waterfall is one of the largest in the state. The place holds in such visual beauty that it has to be enjoyed at least once in your lifetime. While tripping through the wildlife destinations in Athirapilly you can spot a great variety of animal species. A visit to the falls would be one of the best parts of the honeymoon trip to Kerala; in addition, you get to explore the Vazhachal waterfalls, during your trip to Athirapilly. Tourism promotion council of Thrissur District have arranged jungle safari trips too. This majestic waterfall has also been the location for various Malayalam movies and is still a favorite spot for the filmmakers.

Beypore

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 Located in the district of Kozhikode, mostly referred to as the ship Building paradise of Kerala by the locals in the area, Beypore has been the honeymooner’s favorite spot. The Arabian transportation vessel or better known as Uru is one of the topmost attractions of this place. For all the nature lovers and birdwatchers, the Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary would be one of another attraction that travelers and honeymooners visiting Kozhikode could explore. Apart from the beauty of nature and the wild, the other attraction that Kozhikode holds within is the cuisine that the place offers. Most of the honeymooners and travelers visiting Beypore mostly fascinated by the Malabar cuisine that the place offers than the beauty and the charm of the travel destinations in the land. Offering the travelers and the tourist with the best of cuisine and travel attractions the place is yet another must-visit spot in most of the tour packages organized to Kerala.

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 Exploring Kerala is one of the best adventures that any traveler touring to the southern part of India can enjoy. Our honeymoon trip in Kerala came to an after exploring some of the best travel destinations in Kozhikode, after which we took our flight from the Kozhikode airport to our hometown. Our honeymoon in Kerala was worthy in all ways as the trip offered us with the best experience letting us explore all the attractions and wonders in the land and also allowed us to indulge in a few adventure activities. Holding the beauty, the charm and the vibrancy of tradition and history Kerala is a true paradise for travelers.

Festive Tourism, Exhibiting the True Culture and Heritage of Kerala

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Festivals are the true attraction of Kerala, the land known as gods own country. These are occasions when splendor prevails over the simplicity of the lifestyle of Kerala. The celebrations other than being an occasion for merry-making have a great role in preserving the tradition, art, and culture of the land. The festivals whether social or religious, modern or traditional are never complete without a traditional art which includes the art forms that dates back to 2000 years from the traditional Koodiyattam to the contemporary art forms and shows of the modern age. Kerala being a land with a number of festivals and seasonal celebrations is a prominent destination for seasonal tourism. Most travelers visiting the land during these festive seasons are domestic travelers mostly from the northern parts of the country which includes states Delhi, Jaipur, and more. One of the main reasons for travelers from these places to tour to Kerala during the festival season is the fact that the celebrations in Kerala have some similarity to that in the north. It’s mostly during these festive seasons the travel rates to the land doubles overnight. This rapid rise in travel rates and tour packages directly affect the ratio at which the tourist visits the land. Most foreign travelers visit Kerala to enjoy an explore the seasonal and festive wonders of Kerala promoting the trend of festive tourism, the tourism department of Kerala with a number of travel partners like Dream Kerala organizes a number of Kerala tour packages with price affordable by the travelers. The main aim in revising the package rates during festive seasons is to attract foreign travelers to the land and thereby help in the development of the country. Kerala being a land with festivals and celebrations in almost every month of the year would always have a number of travelers visiting the state throughout the year. Some of the seasonal wonders that attract foreign tourist to a greater extent include:

Read More: Kerala the Land with Great Cultural Heritage and Historic Destinations

 

Thrissur Pooram

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The Pooram is one of the most famous temple festivals celebrated in Kerala in Thrissur during the months of April and May. A number of more than 3 lack people take part in the festival every year. The main element of the festival that fascinates the overseas travelers are the set up of a paradise with a number of 50 decorated elephants and 200 musicians playing the playing the traditional instrument of Kerala chenda. Heavenly decorated temples and fireworks that last for a minimum of 5 hours add up to the beauty of the festival. A number of travelers from around the world visit the place to witness this heavenly feast availing different budget packages. It is during this season that the city sees a flow of tourist. The Pooram is not just the festival of the city of Thrissur but the festival of the state which is celebrated with great unity among the people within the state. The Pooram is a religious treasure of Kerala which no other state possesses. To have a taste of this unique temple festival a number of tourist visit Kerala mostly who belong to Delhi and other northern parts of the country. The Thrissur Pooram is one of the main festivals of the land which bring back the unity of the people in the city.

Vishu

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The festival is celebrated as a New Year festival according to the Malayalam calendar. As it is believed that the festival marks the beginning of a new year seeing an auspicious sight first in the morning will make the year ahead prosperous and positive. This belief is the reason why special arrangements are done in most Hindu houses the night before the festival. The arrangements done are called the preparations for vishukani which is mostly kept in the pooja room. The arrangement of vishukani consists of things like beetle leaves, raw rice, gold coins, yellow flowers and a photo of Lord Vishnu. Believers wake up early morning to see the Kani which would be kept ready at the pooja room. Another most important and followed custom of the festival is giving money to kids and the poor. One of the main attractions of the festival which draws the attention of the overseas tourist is the food prepared during the day. The festival along with its preparations fascinates the over-sea tourist as all these traditions are very new and unique for them. Taking great advantage of this seasonal splash a number of travel operators offer and organizes several Kerala holiday packages under budget rates aiming the oversee tourist with a keen interest in the seasonal colors and flavors of Kerala. Making use of this reduction in rates of the season a number of travelers visit the land from different nook and corners of the world.

Navarathiri

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Another important festival of the land Navarathiri attracts a number of travelers to the land during the month of Sept-Oct. the festival is mostly celebrated in the capital city Trivandrum at Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple. The festival related to the adoration of Goddess Saraswathi mostly known as the goddess of knowledge among the natives is one of the major festivals in Kerala. In the capital city, the festival marks its start with a police parade to the well-known Sree Padmanabhapuram Palace following the ritual of bringing the royal idol of the goddess. The festival is lighted with the police parade, police battalions, guards of the royal palace and the members of the royal family who brings the idols to the capital city and places it in the Ramanar Palace located close to Sree Padmanabha temple for nine nights. These nine nights when the idols stay in the palace are celebrated with a number of different programs mainly the classical music fest which attracts a number of travelers to the land. Exclusive travel packages with affordable rates are organized during this season to let the travelers from different parts of the world enjoy this tradition of the land. Goddess Durga is believed to be the family goddess of the Travancore royal family due to which the festival is celebrated by the royal family of the Travancore kingdom.

Onam

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A harvesting festival which is celebrated in the state for almost 10 days during the month of August and September is one of the most popular and biggest festivals of the state.  The celebrations of this harvesting festival can be the best compared to that with the once celebrated in the northern parts of India. Flower carpeting, dances, and songs all part of the celebration which resembles those celebrated in the northern parts of Delhi. The snake boat race through the backwaters of Kerala is one thing that attracts the tourist from Delhi which draws them to Kerala during the harvest festival. To facilitate an easy visit for travelers from the capital state of the country an attractive and cheap Delhi to Kerala tour packages are organized. The snake boat race and the traditional dance forms held during the festival fascinated the travelers from the capital state and other domestic travelers as these are the traditional treasures that one could find only in Kerala.  The festival is mostly known as the harvesting festival among the Keralites as it is celebrated during the harvesting season of the land. Due to the increasing demand for tourist visiting the land the travel rates to Kerala would increase rapidly during this period. Even with the rise in tour packages during the season, a number of foreign travelers visit the land to enjoy and explore the cultural fest which includes boat race, dance, music, flower carpets and more which are an integral part of this traditional festival of the state. Onam is not just a harvesting festival of the land but also a shopping festival where a huge number of shops and companies offer great seasonal discounts on a number of different products.

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Apart from the above four festivals, Kerala has a number of the celebrations and festivals like the Biennale, new year celebrations at Fort Kochi and more. Being a land with an abundance of festivals and celebrations the land becomes an ideal destination for festive or seasonal tourism. Taking advantage of this seasonal color splash and flavor of the land the Kerala tourism department offers and arranges a number of cheap seasonal tour packages to Kerala. Most travelers visiting the land during the seasonal celebrations are domestic travelers and foreigners with a keen interest in the festivals and traditions of Kerala. The land is one of the best destinations for travelers who wish to explore the richness of cultural tradition and festive color splashes.

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An escape from the capital city of India to Kerala

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” 
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Kerala is a biodiversity hub where the people get to see a lot of tourist sites. As one travels through the ways here, he indulges into the mother nature and escapes into the wildernesses of the place. A lot of places hence house both flora and fauna which makes the whole ecosystem of the location. As one view the Gods own country from an airplane, all that he gets to see is either water or greenery of the land. In order to witness this one should surely come on a Kerala tour package with price that is affordable in which people can see the best destinations of the place. I decided to take the opportunity of visiting Kerala along with my friends from our office.  As the public holidays arrived, we decided to set on this trip from Delhi, to the other end of India.
We flew to the Kozhikode International airport as one among our team belonged to this district. It didn’t take us long to reach the place where he lived. We were treated quite well with biryanis and a lot of snacks and fruits. The journey had been quite tiring due to which I had almost everything that had been kept in front of me. At the end, my friend also served us Kozhikode Halwa which was indeed a delight to my stomach. In fact, the delicious food of Kerala welcomed us and we felt quite good in being welcomed that way.  We had already decided that we would be going to few places at Kozhikode, the next day in order to explore this Malabar region.
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   The first place where we set to explore was the Thusharagiri waterfalls. In order to reach the falls, we had to trek up the hills. And we would never complain as anyone would feel like hiking here due to the plantations that surround the place. There were three hills located here which were the Erattumukku, Mazhavil Chattom, and Thumbithullum Para. As I walked, I could hear the sounds of insects and the humming of birds. I also got to see some birds which I had never spotted anywhere before. People had been growing pepper and other spices there. We reached the falls which had been cascading in grace. The view was amazing and it seemed to be flowing from nowhere. As we had come from Delhi we had not been to so many waterfalls. Even though there are few of them located in Rajasthan and Shimla we had to travel a long way to reach it. On being on this Kerala tour package from Delhi we had been on an escape trip. The major escape was from the pollution there due to which just being in these eco-spots were of joy to us. After sitting there and resting for some time, we clicked some pictures of the place.
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           On trekking for half a day, people could reach the adjoining district which is Wayanad. But as our car had been waiting for us, we did not take that adventure and returned back to go to the next place on our list which was the Kakkayam dam. The aura of this place was more than just heart-warming. We went to the dam and took a short boat ride in it. Even though it was evening time we could feel the chilled air here on cruising through the dam. The trees still had the dewdrops falling beneath. Animals like goats and bisons had been grazing on the grass there. The whole view of the hills standing in between the grasslands was indeed amazing. After exploring the place, we left to the next place in between which we decided to have some food. The meals served here is quite special as they have both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. The seafood served here is outstanding as the spices on it makes it taste good. We went to the Vellari Mala which belonged to both Kozhikode and Wayanad. This is indeed an awesome place to trek up the hills. We walked through for some time as the weather had been good even though it was noon time. The huge trees that had been there made the view more beautiful.  Finally, we went to the famous Kozhikode beach which seemed crowded even on a weekday.
   Quite a lot of snacks were being served there out of which we had tasted some as we were hunger stricken. In some time we went back as the next day we had decided to go to Wayanad. It took us approximately 3 hours to reach this beautiful land. The drive along the route itself seemed adventurous. On the sides of the road, I had seen deer that had been grazing. Wildlife sanctuaries and parks are located in this place After hogging some breakfast we decided to go to the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary. After taking the necessary instructions from the forest department we set inside with a guide who accompanied us. Endangered as well as exotic species resided in this hub of nature. We walked in without making noise as it would shoo away the animals around the place. We got to see some wild cats which we had never seen anywhere before. The animal seemed to be carefree of our presence. We also got the sight of some exotic birds which kept fluttering around. After spending almost 3 hours inside we got out and went to the Chembra peak for trekking. Wayanad seemed to be an amazing place to visit on a honeymoon.
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There were quite a lot of places for the couples to visit here which we had avoided as we were more into trekking We had already suggested our couple friends from Delhi to visit this place for a memorable time. On coming on a Kerala honeymoon package from Delhi they could have privacy as well as peace compared to other crowded places. Also, there were not enough couple hangout places at the capital city. As we climbed up, we got to see a heart-shaped lake. Out of the places I had trekked in Kerala, this place seemed harder but totally worth as the sight ones to see from the top is priceless. It took us a long time to get back down. And had drained all the energy from us too. Hence we decided to stay over at a resort in Wayanad. The next day we went to the Kuruva Island. It was a small delta which had orchids all around it. Nature was purely at bliss as butterflies had been fluttering around which was a great sight. We had to get back to Kozhikode in order to fly back as our holidays were already over. So right after having some fun at Kuruva, we set back home.
      The specialty of Kerala indeed is not just the tourist destinations, but also the cuisines that are served to the people which call back any tourist to visit the place again. The accommodation sites here are also very welcoming where we get maximum comfort which helps in getting rid of travel sickness. Also, there are a number of destinations to visit and explore here which offers nature at its best. A trip through this land is hence the best option to take when planning to go on vacation with DreamHolidays.

 

Trivandrum, the History Hub of Kerala

An excellent base to explore the interior of Kerala with its spacious layout and regulated life, the capital city Trivandrum is built on seven low coastal hills and has an interesting mixing of tree-lined avenues, ancestral homes, massive buildings and a long seacoast washed by the waves of the Arabian Sea. Trivandrum city treasures many erecting of historical importance and reservations. Considered as one of the loveliest cities in Kerala, the capital city is clean and green but more than a tourist place, the city depicts the historic whereabouts in the past. On skinning through Amazing Kerala tourism packages try to plan a visit to the capital city of Kerala.

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BOTANICAL AND ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS

One of the oldest zoos in India located in the heart of temple city is flourished with the museum and botanical gardens are oldest of their kind in the country. The visionary behind its construction is Swathi Tirunal Maharaja, the illustrious king and music composer who had ruled Travancore early and he had a good collection of animals like elephants, horses breed in his horse breeding centers. The park also had tigers, panthers, cheetahs, deer and a lioness.

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His brother, Marthanda Varma has taken control over the zoo later and with the support of on British general, they incorporated a museum here and the museum was thrown open to the public in September 1857 but as it could in itself attract people much, a zoo and park were established in 1859. The zoo is also bordered by botanical gardens unique for its vibrant landscapes and luxuriant growth of vegetation. Tourists from different places visit the zoo and museum as it provides a respite for them more than offering tourism and recreation. The lofty trees of royal look towered by bamboos and lush green landscapes account for its breathtaking beauty.

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More than being a tourist spot, currently the Zoo is serving the purpose of conservation and education implying captive breeding of rare and endangered animals and birds. The ambience of the zoo is just like providing a natural habitat for the animals so that they don’t feel captive. Visit this zoo for getting a feeling of being present at jungle where animals are around. Soon check out Exiting Kerala tour packages with price. The zoo houses varieties of primates like macaques, langurs and lion tailed macaque, Nilgiri Langurs which are endemic to the Western Ghats and are endangered. The animals live in highly socialized groups and are intelligent. There are herbivores who occupy different niche to avoid competition amongst themselves like rhinoceros, hippopotamus, hog deer and prolific sambar. Good collection of endemic and exotic birds are present here along with water birds like storks, pelicans, egrets, herons and cranes housed in a natural habitat. There are added the advantage of an aviary and reptile house, an aquarium nearby on the beach presents a selection of fishes and other marine creatures.

CHITHIRA ART GALLERY

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An art gallery named Chithira Art Gallery situated within the museum compound ha collections of the works of Raja Ravi Varma, a pioneer in Indian art. Roerich landscapes work from the Tanjore School of arts, copies of Rajput and Mughal paintings and copies of paintings from Ajanta caves are the notable collections here. Museum also houses miniature painting from China, Japan, Bali and Tibet. The museum was opened to the public by the erstwhile king of Travancore, Sri Chithira Thirunal in 1935 for the enjoyment and developing artistic traits of people. The royal house of Travancore and Kilimanoor Royal family has presented generously a large collection of paintings to the gallery. The king tried to collect rare pieces of arts and literature from different parts of the world to present bin this art gallery.

 ANJENGO FORT

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The fort which played a major role in Anglo-Mysore War is located at here in the outskirts of Trivandrum city. East India Company made this fort and is a good location for signaling ships. This place is 12 kilometre south of Varkala. Once it was the permanent place of British administration. From the lighthouse nearby, wonderful sight can be enjoyed.

EAST FORT

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In order to safeguard the erstwhile Trivandrum city, Travancore rulers have made this fort which has the famous Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple at its heart. It has got its name as the entrance was to the east side and there lays a famous palace called as a kuthira Mallika palace. Earlier the city was inside this fort and some of the parts got ruined. As an added attraction there is a Ganesha temple inside the fort.

NAPIER MUSEUM

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Set amidst lavishly wooded beautiful gardens, the Napier museum has a striking building with a unique architectural design is a wealth of bronze and stone sculpture also an exhibition of modern handicrafts from the state design centre. The Natural history exposition is a collection of stuffed animals and birds, skeletons and fossil remains. The Napier Museum was based on a very beautiful form of domestic art and started in the year 1857; the museum was the idea of J.A Brown, then director of the Trivandrum Observatory and general William Cullen, the then British resident. The catching attraction in this museum is that of the sword of great and first Martyrs of Indian freedom struggle, Velu Thampi Dhalava, the precious heirloom presented to kind of Kilimanoor palace on his military expedition to Mannadi and later handed over to the president of India. Currently, it is displayed here. Extravagant wood carvings, stone sculptures and coin collections are the key elements of interest in this museum. Exploring this museum with your family including children to inculcate good knowledge to them on ancient artifacts and history, family tour packages to Kerala allows on to visit these places effectively.

SREE CHITHIRA ENCLAVE

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Located in the museum compound in Trivandrum, Sree Chithira enclave is actually a personal museum which has started functioning in 1993 in the memory of Sree Chithira Tirunal Bala Rama Varma who was the last Maharaja of Travancore depicts the history of the royal family of Travancore and its contributions to the growth of Kerala. the chariots used by king and queen along with medals, stamps, coins, swords and other belongings of the royal family is exhibited here. The socio-cultural history, geography and evolution of Travancore state is clearly narrated here. The real stories of past are interestingly narrated through a series of narrative mural paintings.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM

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A must be visited place for children and students is located near Mascot hotel, offers an insight into the impressive growth achieved by India in scientific and technological fields. A planetarium is working inside the museum which is the first hybrid planetarium in India with tilted dome for presenting astronomical classes with a live show. This is the biggest projection screen in South India having provision for projecting night sky of any location on earth at any point of time using an optomechanical projector.

With these mentions, it is evident that more than a tourist spot of beaches and hills, Trivandrum is actually the history hub of Kerala preserved efficiently inculcating new technologies.

 

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ATTRACTIVE DESTINATIONS IN KERALA FOR SIMPLE TRIPS | DreamHolidays

Kerala the stunning location, flourished with greenish beauty of natural attractions. Through an awesome kerala tour packages from delhi, you can enjoy the beauty of Kerala largely…And here are few destinations in which you may wish to travel along with feasible amount of money. These are really fabulous to watch and thrilling to travel. You can access these attractive destinations from Dream holidays, the leading tour operators in Kerala and their better and effective amenities are really gorgeous.

Attapadi flourished with greenish mountain valleys

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Attapadi Reserve woodland is a protected place and a significant mountain valley positioned in the Palakkad district. And the Attapadi hill station is one of the surprisingly tourist destinations in Kerala. Attapadi is one of the maximum exciting and beautiful destination in Kerala. The region which covered with lush inexperienced Mountain cloaks and sizable woodland degrees and it unfold overran place of 745 sq.km. And it also consists of the biggest tribal agreement in the country. The tribes which include Mudugas, Irulas and kurumbars. They observe unique existence patterns which can be totally distinct from others.

Malleshwara mudi is one of the best attractions located inside the Attapadi hills. The tribes worship the height Malleshwara represent ‘Lord Shiva’ and ‘Maha sivarathri’ is the highly popular festival celebrated here. Malleshwara mudi is seen from the Chemmanur Shiva Temple. Silent Valley national Park is situated near to Attapadi and its miles one of the distinctly popular tourist destinations in Kerala. November to March is the peak time of Attapadi, during that season the mountains are included with snowdrops and anywhere we can see that mild drizzles. Karuvera Waterfalls, Varamadimala, Perumal Mudi, Nilgiri Biosphere Park, Bhavani River, Calvary Mount Kurishumala and Attapadi Churam are the alternative interesting locations in Attapadi. Most of these locations are blessed with wild and natural beauty, also fresh and nourishing air. Make a fantastic adventure to Attapadi and stay with nature.

Munnar honeymooner’s paradise

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Munnar is one of the pretty popular traveler vacation spot located in the Western Ghats of Kerala. Its excellent flora and fauna are lovely splendor and it is beyond our expectancies. You could desire to revel in a beautiful kerala honeymoon packages with airfare to this captivating greenish land, after which absolute confidence it’s miles one of the memorable stories of your existence. Munnar is a land full of captivating destinations consists of Cheeyappara waterfalls, valara waterfalls, Mattupetty dam, Mattupetty dairy farm, echo point, Kundala Lake, Rajamalai or Eravikulam national park, Nyayamkadu waterfalls, top stations, Marayoor, Marayoor sand timber wooded area, Thoovanam waterfalls, Tea museum, Atukkad waterfalls, Blossom Park, Chinnar wildlife sanctuary and Lakkom waterfalls. These kinds of captivating points of interest fascinate home as well as foreign vacationers so simply Munnar is the ‘Kashmir of Kerala’.

Throughout the way to Munnar, you can wish to go to the stunning image factor that is the first rate for image shoots. The greenish surroundings are ideal for sightseeing also. The factor is located on the primary road with going for walks visitors. Later you could visit Mattupetty dam that is located simply 10 km far away from the Munnar town and is one of the maximum scenic places in Munnar. The dam is built in 1953, and placed on pinnacle Station Avenue. The dam is surrounded by tea plantations and timber hills, and boating in the Mattupetty Lake is a memorable experience to visitors through an amazing Kerala applications. Mattupetty is also well-known for the Indo-Swiss dairy farm, a pleasing place to visit. Echo point is another stunning place approximately 15 km away from Munnar, by no means neglect to go there and scream as a whole lot as loud you could, then look forward to a couple of minutes you could hear your echo lower back. The vicinity which gets the name Echo factor because of the natural phenomenon happened right here. Hiking and mount walks are the sports befell on this scenic place, and the mist wind continually creates heavenly environment.

Vagamon the destination with fresh meadows

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The beauty of Vagamon is beyond words. The chilled and exciting climate of Vagamon is perfectly matched for a honeymoon trips. The inexperienced meadows and captivating pine forests are the major sights of Vagamon. The hill station Vagamon posse’s first-rate weather so it is able to be visited at some stage in the year. The green meadows are one of the thrilling geographical structures and its intense splendor draws traffic from everywhere in the world. Some other main destination is the remarkable pine forests. The enchanting pine forests and green meadows are collectively growing the Vagamon one of the celebrated hill stations in the world. And Kurishumala Ashram is famous pilgrim center as well as traveler destination situated in Vagamon.

Wayanad the hill land

Wayanad is a hill station blessed with lush-inexperienced landscapes and mesmerizing beauty. The serene splendor of Wayanad is located in the Western Ghats. The vicinity is a leading traveler vacation spot and its miles greater appropriate for kerala honeymoon packages from delhi applications. The calm and chilled climate of Wayanad is extra favorites for the newly married couples. The vicinity enclosed with dense forests, relaxing environment and smog-top hills. The district Wayanad is located at an altitude of 700 m-2100 m above from the ocean degree. And it contains splendid holiday spot like plantations of tea and spices, pristine waterfalls, amazing wildlife along with ancient monuments. In step with the archeological evidence, the Wayanad caves are exhibited greater than 3000 years in the past. So it’s clear that wayanad ride is one of the unforgettable trips to your lifestyles. The beauty and freshness of the location convey a nice power on your lifestyles.

Vythiri and Meppadi are a few leading tea plantations in Wayanad. The satisfactory season to go to the plantations is in monsoon. The plantations which incorporate Kerala spices like, cardamom pepper clove and ginger too. The peoples and government are assisting tourism thoroughly. That is one of the robust purposes to turn the district wayanad is a main vacation spot. These kinds of plantations are awesome in terms of splendor and climate. The view of plantations is right for taking photographs and movie pasteurizations any other commonplace sight in this area.

Ramakkalmedu the windy hill

Ramakkalmedu is a famous hill station placed in the Idukki district of Kerala. It’s fantastic beauty just beyond words. And the region is famous for its numerous windmills and panoramic splendor. Ramakkalmedu is perfect for Kerala journey, and its enthralling greenery just exceptional. Ramakkalmedu is placed 15 km far from Nedumkandam within the Munnar-Thekkady course. You may experience the splendor of wind continuously in this area also grasslands and shola forests are the opposite striking points of interest in this vacation spot. The place has few of ancient significance also; a huge statue of the Kuravan and Kurathi is located at the top of the hills, which can be folk’s memories of the sangam period. So by no means ignore Ramakkalmedu throughout your Kerala excursion, and Thokkumpalam, Kumily and Kattappana are the nearest cities of this region. Make a journey and experience the wind.

Thekkady gift of Periyar

Thekkady is one of the appealing traveler locations in India, and its lush inexperienced natural beauty is simply great. Thekkady is positioned within the Idukki district near to Kerala-Tamilnadu border. Thekkady is the place of Periyar country Wide Park and the sanctuary is famous for dense evergreen, semi-evergreen, deciduous forests and savanna grasslands. The Periyar wild existence sanctuary is spread throughout 777 km with thick green forests. It contains various wild animals consist of elephants, sambar, gaur, tiger, Nilgiri-langurs and lion tailed macaques and so on.

The outlook for Thekkady Lake is individual and super boating is usually available for the guests.  One of the exciting attractions in Thekkady is the herds of elephant, deer and bison that come all the way down to drink from the lake. The boating which gives a memorable experience to all. Thekkady Lake is an artificial one shaped by way of Mullaperiyar dam across the Periyar River. Travelers can also construct pride via fantastic hiking, one of the adventures interest happening in Thekkady. Important hiking areas in Thekkady encompass Pullumedu, Kurishumala close to Kumily, and Ottakathalamedu near Kumily and Grampy near Vandiperiyar.

Vacationers can also visit diverse attractive destinations in Thekkady consist of Anakkara, Chellarkovil, Mangala Devi temple, Kumily, Murikkady,  Vandiperiyar, Vandanmedu, Pandikhuzhy, Ramakkalmedu and Pullumedu etc.Come and make refreshment for the minds with best kerala packages offers by DreamHolidays

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Why Kerala Must Be Your Next Holiday Spot | DreamHolidays

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page”  

Kerala

Kerala is known as the God’s own country because of its natural exuberance, and travelling to Kerala can be a memorable experience, if you choose some customized itineraries that will make your Kerala trip, an enticing one with the help of some best Kerala packages provide by trusted tour operators like Dream Holidays, you are going to have the most memorable dream vacation on this wondrous land.  The serenity of the lagoons, amazing greener, and the unique seashore everything here can put a magical spell on you.  The Kerala tour packages from Delhi and all other major cities ensure a holiday amidst fascinating natural bounties, delicious cultures and cuisines and the most welcoming people in India. It is the ideal spot for nature-loving tourists. This nature’s paradise can be an ideal place for the shopaholics to have a gala time, and so do the foodies and the culture enthusiasts.

The Uniqueness of Ayurveda

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By taking a Kerala trip, you can now enjoy the unique system of Ayurveda in peace and tranquility. No one does it better than the skilled traditional practitioners of Kerala. Kerala has ayurvedic centres all around the state which are world famous for its years of tradition, which offers healing experience for the travelers.  Monsoon is the best season to enjoy the Ayurvedic treatments in Kerala.  The ayurvedic treatments will provide you with unique rejuvenation to body, mind and the soul. And all these treatments are completely natural with zero side effects.

A Quiet Getaway from all the hassles

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Don’t you feel that sudden urge to escape from all the maddening crowd around you and go for a calm and peaceful getaway? Well, then Kerala has some unique spots for that. If you think since the rising of the tourism industry, yo can no more enjoy the peacefulness this land offers, then you are wrong. There are many unexplored sites, islands, and village, hill stations that are yet to explored. Kakkathuruthu in Alleppey, Thollayiram in Wayanad are a few such places.

Tranquility of Backwaters

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The lovely backwaters of Kerala is an exquisite place to visit. There are numerous breathtakingly beautiful backwater destinations in Kerala – the land of coconut trees. Such destinations are, due to supernature splendor, very popular among nature enthusiasts and honeymoon couples. For honeymoon couples, such nature considerable locations are like paradise on the planet. couples locate right here actually delightful and romantic atmosphere at the stunning backwater destinations of the state. There are several ayurvedic accommodations & spa centers on such destinations of the country which can be the top sights of backwater tourism within the nation which you can enjoy with some enticing kerala honeymoon packages with airfare.

One of the most desired methods to discover breathtakingly lovely backwater destinations is certainly Kerala houseboats. traditionally called Kettuvallams, houseboats in God’s very own use are large boat lodging with costly centers like famous person motels floating over the tranquil and serene water of scenic backwaters. A well-organized houseboat Kerala cruise gives notable opportunity to see the extraordinary splendour and appeal of nature with the aid of close – in reality, an exceptional dinner party on your eyes. A sundown boat cruise over the picturesque Vembanad Lake (the most important lake of the nation) in Kumarakom is really a lovely enjoy of a lifetime. A properly-prepared cruise also affords travellers to peer numerous appealing attractions like views of lush green paddy fields, daily life at traditional villages, stunning groves of palm coconut trees, water birds, water flora and so on.

The Magnificent Beaches

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Kerala is that narrow strip of land hemmed by using Arabian waters at the southern tip of Indian borders, beautified with the aid of its swaying inexperienced palm trees and whitewashed seashores. The North, South, and West of Kerala offer you a height into distinctive walks of existence from far away remote retreats and harbors to swarming rave events and upscale resorts. Kerala excursion packages encompass go to many beaches. vital seashores of Kerala are Kovalam, Cherai, Varkala, Kappad, Muzhappilangad, and Bekal. of those, Kovalam is the extra visited one. Kovalam is shaped by using three crescent shaped seashores and is located in southern part of Kerala. notwithstanding being highly commercialized and crowded, this idyllic seashore location has nonetheless not misplaced its innocence which made it the darling of travelers and nonetheless remains so. international elegance lodging centers and first-rate provider is likewise to be had in Kovalam. A tasteful and quiet option compared to the bustling Kovalam, the Varkala seaside is a spectacle in the actual sense. Resting beneath the expanded purple cliffs, this beach is a photographer’s treasure. The sun-kissed beach witnesses enrapturing sunsets and spellbinding scenic splendor. the threshold of the cliff is stocked with bamboo cafés and shops.

Lush Green Munnar

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Munnar is a popular hill station and offers a herbal fragrance in lifestyles. certainly, it is one of the beat honeymoon places in India. The admirable tea gardens, ambrosial aroma and low plantations, blooming florals and also the colonial accommodations on the rolling blooming mountains completely entice the love of the guests and attitude them to appointment afresh and afresh to Munnar the South of Kashmir.Honeymoon in Munnar with some ideal Kerala honeymoon packages from Delhi makes you enjoy misty landscapes, charming valleys, tea plantations and fragrant forests. this is the area which offers you an revel in of spellbinding and everlasting honeymoon. The scenic and the natural splendor of the region gives the sensation of adore to the honeymoon couple.

Mouth Watering Cuisine

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Kerala delicacies offer a multitude of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes prepared the use of fish, fowl and red meat with rice a standard accompaniment. Chillies, curry leaves, mustard seeds, turmeric tamarind, and asafoetida are all often used.Puttu or the cylindrically shaped steamed cake is one of the most favourite breakfast items of Malayalees and typically the maximum usual breakfast item at each home in Kerala.every other must attempt in a Kerala Culinary ride is the crisp lacy appam served with meat/vegetable stew.Appam is most frequently eaten with breakfast or dinner

Chinese Fishing Nets

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The Chinese fishing nets in Kerala are probably the only such kind you can find in India, which is not fake and this has become more like a landmark of this land and catches the eyes of tourists who visit here.  And the best place to view and experience this is the city of Fort Kochi.

The Oldest Europen Church in India

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Located in Fort Kochi, The St. Francis church which was built in 1503 is the oldest European church in India.  The beautiful architecture of the church and the ambience all make it of great historical significance.

The Richest Temple in the World

The Padmanabhaswamy temple which is dedicated to lord Vishnu is considered to be the world’s richest temple, located in the capital city of Kerala. In this temple, Lord Vishnu may be seen in a kingdom of sleep on Sheshnaag.The idol of this temple is made of 12008 salagramams that compose the reclining Lord.The temple has a mixture of Dravidian and Kerala structure styles.It has emerged as-is one of the richest temples in India with extra than 1 lakh crore rupees of really worth treasures.

The Snake Boat Race- To Pump up  adrenaline

If you are an adrenaline junkie, don’t miss out this unique water sports item in cheapest kerala tour packages, which is considered to be the largest such gathering. The energy you would feel in that atmosphere is contagious.

Kathakali- Classical Dance Drama

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If you want to feel enchanted by the rich culture of this land, then watching the Kathakali performance is the best way to do it. This unique classical dance drama is associated with the epic tales of Ramayana and mahabhagavata.

 

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.