One among the ten paradises of the world, one among the 50 must visit places by a world tourist National Geographic travel magazine reports. Which is this place? You must be wondering. Any guesses? Yes you are right, none other than gods own country India. The fabulous scenic beauty of Kerala – something really mesmerizing and unforgettable.
Dear reader, take a writing pad and pen to note the unique places in gods own country that is really worth visiting. You will not get these details from any of the travel portal.
As your flight descends down you can see the beautiful greeneries. In the center of this thick greenery your flight will have a smooth and safe landing. That evening move towards the marine drive, take a walk through the musical walk way, near the Queen of Arabian Sea. The cool evening breeze will make you fresh and the 3 kilometers walk will make you hungry. Have your dinner from THE Puttu restaurant near Palarivattom, where you can get Kerala’s unique dish called Puttu (steam cake made from Rice flour). Go back to you room and have a nice sleep.
Journey towards the natural heaven on earth called Munnar
Start your journey by 8 am from Cochin. On the way you can see a beautiful water fall at Cheeyappara. There you can enjoy the cool tender coconut drink with drizzling water droplets from water fall, which make you fresh. This is a good break point, almost at the mid-way towards Munnar. Once you reach Munnar move towards Rajamala (called as king of hills). On your journey towards the top of Rajamalayou can see many Neilgris Tar (Varayadu), a unique breed seen only in this area of Munnar. These animals come very close to you. Please don’t touch or disturb those wild animals. You can click couple of selfies with them, if you want. But don’t post on FB.
Next place is Vattavada. This is not a common place, where the regular tourists visit. On the way, you have to cross 5 KM through forest. Where you can see, wild buffalo, peacock etc, if you are lucky you can see a bunch of wild elephants grazing. Please ensure that you don’t disturb them. If you disturb them, your journey many end there and reach home faster with an RIP note. This journey is awesome. There are only a few home stays available in Vattavada. The best place to stay is Casagree home stay. Casgreen is a beautiful house, at the top of a small hill. You can enjoy the authentic traditional Kerala home food there. They will arrange the campfire and Barbeques on your request. Next day you can enjoy the sunrise from the top of that hill, sipping Munnar tea. If time allows, you can visit the vegetable gardens, strawberry gardens and taste fresh tender carrot and strawberries.
House Boat ride through Kerala Back waters.
Board your pre booked house boat. Take a comfortable seat in the balcony of the boat and relax, your journey starts now. Here you will get to see beautiful s ceneries which you would have never seen before. Shops moving in the boat, approaching each house in the riverbank selling domestic goods. Unique shops in boat seen only in Alappe back waters. You can try fishing using the fishing rod from boat. House boat will stop near the markets, where you can buy fresh tiger prawns, Crabs, fishes etc. The cook in the boat will prepare it for you, with Kerala spices. You can visit the villages and see the local culture. You can taste the sweet Kerala natural liquor (Called Toddy). Enjoy the wonderful night with your loved ones either on the deck of the boat seeing moon or in the AC rooms. Next day when you get up, you will be welcomed with Kerala traditional breakfast .After breakfast move back to Cochin City.
Evening, Beautiful sun bath in queen of Arabian Sea.
In 40 minutes from cochin city you will reach the most beautiful and sexy beach in Kerala called Cherai Beach . Here you have various hotels of your choice and budget. Enjoy the beautiful sun set, sipping the beer of your choice with fresh seafood starters. Next day morning, go for a walk in the beach before sunrise. Take a very light breakfast and move for a full body Kerala Ayurvedic massage which will relax the entire body. This will relieve the body ache and tiredness due to the previous day journeys and make you fresh.
As you are mentally and physically refreshed to cope up with the every challenges, now board the flight to back home with everlasting sweet memories.