Kerala is rightly known as God’s own country. It’s tropical climate, beautiful palmfringed beaches with pristine stretches of sand, the serenity of the backwaters and the clear blue Arabian sea, give a truly enchanting experience. The rich cultural heritage and resorts where traditional healing therapies are practiced and the opportunity for relaxation and water sports, make Kerala one of the best tourism destinations in India.
Kumarakom (78 km from Kochi)
The quaint town is a cluster of little islands, located in the banks of the Vembanadu Lake in the Kuttanadu region of Kerala. Renowned for its natural beauty, Kumarakom is an ideal base to experience the famous Kerala backwaters, replete with meandering lagoons, coconut trees, endless rows of paddy elds interspersed by waterways and canals. Just 16 km from Kottayam, Kumarakom is also home to a bird sanctuary.
The Vembanadu Lake is a feast for the eyes with its traditional country crafts of kettuvalloms and canoes oaring up and down. The lake and its surroundings can be best explored on a house boat. There is a small island Pathiramanal or Midnight Sands which is worth a visit for its natural beauty.
Munnar (130 km from Kochi)
Located in the High Ranges of Kerala, Munnar is a vision in green. Some of the highest tea estates in Kerala can be seen in Munnar, as the hills surrounding this scenic town are carpeted with tea bushes, spice plantations and greenery. There are also opportunities for nature walks, trekking and bird watching in Munnar.
Alapuzha (60 km from Kochi)
‘Venice of the East’ has the peculiar geographical feature of having the water in level with the land. This gives the advantage of getting a closer look at the village life on shore while on a backwater ride. Sailing along in a ‘Kettuvallam’ (Houseboat) through the enchanting backwaters of Alapuzha is sure to robe your heart. Palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either sides of the canals are sights one can never forget. Known for the annual snake boat races, held in this sea side town around the festival of Onam, in Kerala, Alapuzha is transformed into a hub of excitement as teams of rowers power the swift snake boats called ‘Chundanvallams’ through the waters, competing for the Annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race.
Athirappally and Vazhachal (80 km from Kochi )
The charm of the Athirappally Vazhachal water falls cannot be described in words. Starting calmly from the High Ranges, and crashing through gorges overhung with trees, it is one of the best places in India to re-capture a real sense of the classical idea of the ‘Picturesque’ – not just calm and sweet, something wild and natural.
Veega Land, India’s rst water theme park, has since its inception been an irresistible attraction for hundreds of thousands of fun loving people of all ages from all over India. Spread over 30 acres of landscaped space, built to international standards and impeccably maintained, Veega Land has a mind boggling array of sophisticated rides to thrill you till you can’t take any more.
Fort Kochi Beach
The beautiful beach extends from Kamalakada to the entrance of Kochi harbor . Along the beach are many colonial bungalows, Which retain the ambiance of by gone era.
Jewish synagogue & Jew Town, Mattancherry
It was built in 1568 and is the oldest synagogue in India. The synagogue was partially destroyed during the Portuguese raid in 1662 and was rebuilt by the Dutch. The Great Scrolls of the Old Testament, the copper plates depicting the grants of privilege made by the Kochi rulers , Hebrew inscriptions on stone slabs and other ancient artifacts are some of the Jewish history stored overhear. The township around the synagogue is a known for spice trade and curio shops dealing in antiques as well as rare glass and beads.
It lies 45 kms from kochi, on the southern banks of periyar river amidst lush hills near Perumbavoor. Kodanad is known for the elephant capturing and training center, Which is one of the largest in India. Elephant rides can be enjoyed here. There is also small zoo, housing the animals which are not capable of living on their own in the wild.
This scenic area on the Ernakulam foreshore, facing the beautiful backwater is truly enchanting. From here one can enjoy the views of nearby islands as wells the merchant ship and the cruise liner halting for fuelling. It is the main business and shopping area. The Park Avenue is dotted with several park.
The Hill Palace Museum, Thripunithura
The Museum is housed in the palace of the former royal family of Kochi and lies about 10kms. From kochi and 12 kms. From Ernakulam. The palace complex was built in 1865 and has 49 elegant Buildings built in traditional Kerala architectural style. The palace houses an ethno-archaeological museum and a heritage museum, which is first of its kind in Kerala. The museum exhibits the riches and fortunes of the former royal family of K0chi. Kings’s throne and the crown are some of the most interesting objects displayed. Other items includes majestic beds, Paintings, carvings, and samples of epigraphy
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