Sunday, 7 April 2013

The visit to Kerala, God's own country

During the last 2 years of our stay in Bangalore, we visited several famous tourist destinations around it. Starting from the local charm, Nandi Hills, to beach lovers paradise Goa. Didn't miss any. We saw the winter of Ooty and Coonoor. Crawled the Nilgiris on the the Nilgiri Mountain Railway. We spent one of our summer vacation in Madikeri, Coorg. The list is pretty impressive, isn't it. And it goes on. 

  However, we were yet to visit the crown jewel of Southern India. Well, it definitely deserved some special  arrangements like long vacation etc. And most importantly, to visit a vast and diverse place like this, one needs to be mature enough with his/her travel experiences. After all, it's the God's own country, Kerala.

  The vastness and diversity of the landscape and life in Kerala is so huge, that you need to time everything perfectly. There are famous wildlife sanctuaries that needs a touch of the summer to churn out life. The hill stations look misty and heavenly during the winter. Well, the beaches, don't really need any specific season; but winter is more enjoyable around the beaches.

  After all the calculation, we chose early February as the perfect time for us to visit Kerala. Our trip duration was from 8th of Feb, 2013 to 15th of Feb, 2013. We left Bangalore during the early hours of 8th Feb and came back by the early evening of 15th Feb. As always, our good old Sparky(Chevy Spark) was our chariot. 

  Our trip to Kerala was amazing, out of this world, breathtaking and memorable. To express everything in detail, we decided to divide our blog post on Kerala into a bunch of posts, much like what we did for our Goa trip.

  Here they are. These links are laid out in the chronological order, just the way we actually visited different places in Kerala. 

 Miscellaneous information bout the trip:
  • Overall route:- Bangalore->Salem->Dindigul->Theni->Munnar->Periyar->Trivandrum->Kovalam->Alappuzha->Kochi->Kozhikode->Mysore->Bangalore.
  • Time of Travel:- February 8, 2013 to February 15, 2013.
  • Transport:- Our good old sparky(Chevy Spark).

Here are some of the photographs from our trip:

Chinese fishing nets, Kochi


Sunset at Kovalam Beach

Top Station, Tamilnadu(near Munnar).

Periyar Lake, Thekkady


Alappuzha Shikara Ride, Alappuzha


Some of our photographs during the trip:

The 5 minute break during our Jungle Walk in Periyar.

Soma, having a stroll near the spice garden at Attukal Falls.

  
I'm posing before the Chinese fishing nets, Kochi.
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30 comments:

  1. Hi

    Wow indeed amazing blog post !

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  2. Superb Article . Love the Photographs as much as your article. Kerala is surely a most beautiful and mesmerizing state in India.

    http://www.justkerala.in/

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  3. "Excellent place to visit to relax, party and spend time with family and friends and to see..."

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  4. Any advice on good & reasonable travel operator?

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    1. nope...I am sorry.We did the whole of Kerala in our car,so we will not be able to suggest you any tour operator

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  5. Thanks for sharing the nice blog..

    Love your photograhs

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  6. All the pics are great specially sunset pic and hill side view it's awesome

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  7. D Only blog i lingered till d end ....really illustrative .....keep d gud work on ....

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  8. The pics are unusually beautiful. Have u edited them?

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    1. Thanks and yes some basic processing has been done on the photos since they are are taken in RAW format.

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  9. This is my first video of my trip to Kerala. Please watch and comment.

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    1. very nice video and keep up the good work :)

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  11. Can u let us know the hotels u were staying in ?

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    1. Mostly the names will be in the individual blogs. Let us know for which places you want to know the hotel names.

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  12. Very nice photos.....I'm planning to Visit Kerala in August...Starting from Cochin. Do share tips for me if any. I'm on a solo backpacking trip

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Kerala may not be a backpacker's heaven like Goa, but nevertheless it will be fun.
      Expect to see a lush green Kerala in August since there will be rains. Don't miss Munnar, Periyar, Alleppy and Kochi.
      Enjoy your trip and lets know if we can help you with any information.

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  13. Really nice post about Kerala

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  14. Amazing place in India to visit, there are many good places in India to tour are available, tourists has to make sure that they tour in the right places for them and to have a good holiday tourists are advised to travel with the professional travel agency to make the tour memorable. Arabian Time Travel Tourism is one of the best travel agency ( http://arabianttt.com/Alleppy.html ), tourists had a good time with arabianttt.

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  15. good information for tour purpose...we have a travel agency for tour and travel purpose.

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