Kerala – God’s Own Land
Kerala is a cocktail of culture, great food and gift’s bestowed upon it by nature. From a pristine coastline, rich history, wild jungles, beautiful tea gardens to secrets like the backwaters, Kerala is a special destination when it comes to family travel. You can pack so much in a short while and nothing gets left out. Here is an ideal trip while planning a family getaway!
The Perfect Family Trip to Experience the Best of Kerala:
Day 1. Culture and history at Kochi
Arrive at Kochi and experience Kerala’s unique history and culture. Visit the Mattancherry Palace also know as Dutch palace, the Paradesi Synagogue which was built in 1568. This place of worship is witness to arrival of the Dutch, Portuguese and then the British.Spend the evening with family on Marine Drive.
Day 2. Tea estates and excellent weather at Munnar
A 125 km drive through Kerala’s hinterland and up the Western Ghats is Munnar which is a pleasant and beautiful place. The tea estates are beautiful. Nice place to stay in town with good view of mountains. Love the home made chocolates and fresh tea. Try some soft trekking with your family, they will love the outdoors.
Day 3. Extraordinary wildlife at Thekkady
A 100 km drive through the picturesque Idukki district, you reach the catchement area of the Mullaperiyar Dam, the beautiful setting of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is famous for its dense evergreen forests and grass lands. It is home to herds of elephants, sambar, tigers, gaur and lion-tailed Macaques.
Day 4. The houseboat experience in Alleppey
Returning to the coast, a 135 km drive, you reach Alleppey and it’s inviting backwaters. Spending a night in a houseboat is an experience that can’t be replaced by anything else. The backwaters of Alleppey are known locally as the ‘Venice’ of India. The houseboats take you around as well as put you up for the night.
Day 5. A last day in Kochi before heading home
Spend a last day in Kochi, 55km from Alleppey, before you return home to life as you know it. Cochin is one of the most popular place in kerala. Their beaches. Their cleanliness. Lullu market is also speciality of Cochin. Marina beach is very nice beach.