Seeing is believing as you visit Kerala with the stress-free Kerala Packages. It is the terra firma of tranquil backwaters, palm groves, serene sandy beaches, green carpets of sprawled tea plantations, and of course mouth-watering cuisines. Kerala lies between the Western Ghats in the east and on the west lies the Arabian Sea. The checklist of places to visit for any traveller jump starts with the most popular hill station in South India -Munnar.
With main attractions like Mattupetty Dam, tea estates, and haven for wildlife lovers the Eravikulam National Park. Thekkady houses the country’s largest Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary which by 1978 was declared a Tiger Reserve. The beaches in Kovalam are known for adventure sports like windsurfing, parasailing, and diving. The beauty of Ooty with its peaceful environment, captivating meadows, and pleasant weather along with amazing places for sightseeing has made it earn the title of Queen of Hill Stations. Avalanche Lake lies amidst the mountainous terrain of the landscape. A hard-to-miss place of interest in the tour is the Ooty Lake where visitors can enjoy cycling around the lake. Interest in flora takes you to the Botanical Gardens as the major highlight is the flower show held during the Ooty Summer Festival.
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The Kerala Packages leave no stone unturned to enjoy the places to visit as the trip begins by visiting Kochi. Kochi or Cochin is known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea. The enchanting city of Kochi is located on the southwest coast of India and also happens to be a growing and flourishing port city. Some of the most captivating beaches of Kochi include Cherai Beach. It is a peaceful beach that is dotted with towering coconut trees, loads and loads of seashells, and awesome golden sand. Cherai Beach can be visited at any time of day or night. Santa Cruz Basilica is one of the oldest churches in Kerala which besides benign a heritage site also showcases the Gothic pattern of architecture along with beautiful historical paintings. Paradesi Synagogue is a Jewish synagogue that was built in 1568 and has a well-preserved collection of valuable antiques like silver and gold crowns along with Belgian glass chandeliers.
Enjoy the Ooty Packages to the fullest as you visit Avalanche Lake in Ooty. The lake is located some twenty-eight kilometres in the Nilgiri district in Tamil Nadu. It was named as such because of the huge landslide which happened in the early 1800s. Avalanche Lake is a favourite attraction among tourists as it is surrounded by flowers like orchids, magnolias, and rhododendrons. The visitors can also try their hands at fishing, especially Trout fishing. Besides the lake lies a trout hatchery from where visitors can borrow accessories and equipment needed for trout fishing. Other activities available include camping, rafting across the lake and even trekking the hilly terrain which lies nearby.
A must-visit place of interest with the Kerala Packages is Alappuzha. It is known for its backwater cruises, boat races, coir industry along with marine products, and the famous Alappuzha Beach. Alappuzha or Alleppey is well endowed with an intricate network of crisscrossing canals which run throughout the town. And the best part is they can be explored and accessed by a relaxing houseboat ride. These luxurious houseboats are around one hundred and twenty foot long and simply glide along the tranquil backwaters and bring forth a captivating view of the surroundings. The backwaters of Alappuzha can be best enjoyed by an overnight journey by these famous Kerala houseboats. The beach is a famous getaway for tourists and locals like and has a one hundred and fifty-year-old pier which leads towards the sea.
Nilgiri Mountain Railway
Plan your visit with the Ooty Packages as you get a chance to ride the Toy Train in Ooty. It is one of the major tourist attractions of the hill station. The ride itself is so popular and has an enriching history that it was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. Toy Train embarked on its first journey in 1899 and is still continuing to charm and attract its visitors as it runs to and fro on a daily basis and the trips increase during the peak tourist summer season. It covers a total distance of forty-six kilometres and takes around five hours to complete this journey as it is laced with scenic and picturesque views. The journey starts from Mettupalayam a quaint place located on Bhavani River. Where the first few miles are plain but for the next twelve miles the coaches are pulled upwards by the engine towards a height of 4,363 feet and cover destinations like Kellar, Coonoor, Wellington, Lovedale, and Ootacamund along the way.
Take a quick check of the itinerary of the Kerala Packages as you visit Kovalam. This coastal town of South India is famous for its beaches especially the Hawa Beach and Lighthouse Beach along with Vizhinjam Juma Masjid mosque. Kovalam is located thirteen kilometres from Trivandrum and is also known for its Ayurvedic massage centres and resorts. The largest beach in Kovalam is Lighthouse Beach which has a thirty-metre tall lighthouse. And adjacent to it lie two other beaches named Hawa and Samudra Beach. These three beaches have shallow water and are crescent-shaped. Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple lies in the seaside quaint hamlet of Vizhinjam and has rock-cut sculptures that date back to the eighth century. It also features a one-celled shrine of Vinadhara Dakshinamurti with an incomplete statue of Lord Shiva holding a bow and Parvathi on one side.
Next on the bucket list of places to visit with the Ooty Packages is the Ooty Lake. It is an artificial lake with the sole purpose of fishing. Ooty Lake lies at a distance of two kilometres from the city in the lush green hills of the Nilgiris District. The lake covers an area of sixty-five acres and the foundation of the lake was laid by John Sullivan in 1824 as he was the collector of Coimbatore. It is encompassed by Eucalyptus trees and there is greenery all around the place. The visitors can catch a glimpse of streams flowing through the hills. One can also hire paddle boats, motor boats, and rowing boats from the boathouse.