My Recent Visit

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Oct 06, 2009 / 0 comments

A Tour to Kerala:

Kerala is probably one of the greenest places in India with the highest rate of literacy, truly said. In the month of July I planned a tour to Kerala with my family.
It was a tour of 10 days. When I reached there I realized that Kerala has got a lot of unique reasons to be called a paradise. A pleasant climate, sun kissed beaches, backwaters, hill stations, exotic wildlife, breathtaking waterfalls, Ayurvedic health holidays, enchanting art forms, magical festivals, historic cities and temples.

The city which we saw in Kerala was Kochi (Cochin), the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala.   It has one of the finest natural harbours in the world. It is now Kerala's commercial center. The Backwaters extend east and south of the harbour and contain tiny islands.

We reached at 9.00 in the morning, boarded the hotel. The reservation was done by our tour operator. It was a lovely hotel. After resting for sometime we went for our first destination. It was Kumarakom -which is a famous unique backwater destination and is also famous for the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary which is a renowned bird watching centre. Kumarakom is also a centre for houseboat cruises. Next we headed for the Dutch Palace-originally built by the Portuguese .Here we had the famous Keralian food and moved for Jewish Synagogue which is the oldest synagogue in India built by the prosperous Jewish community.

Apart from this there was the St. Francis Church built Portuguese and is the India's oldest European church.  Then there was a visit to Thekkady famous for unending chains of hill and spice and tea scented plantations where in the crisp, cool air of the Western Ghats we experienced the most enchanting tour. It is also famous for the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best in the country for watching and photographing wild life.

Then we came to most exciting visit to the Kovalam Beach which is one of the best beaches in India. It's a must see destination of India and have facilities of safe sea bath.  The beach is bordered with low cost lodging houses, and restaurants which offer facilities, at affordable tariffs. This was the end of our expedition to Kerala.

I want to thank the team of   whose professionals are well experienced. They know what a traveler anticipates and more than that they know what it takes to satisfy the customers. They made our trip memorable which we will always cherish.  We enjoyed the trip and loved the visit to the Kovalam beach and the lovely spice plantations. The car journey was long but still very interesting to pass through various towns and villages. Thanks a lot for arranging an excellent trip for us.