Well it is so very exciting to know the status of leave balance (read if in positive) which is left in your account and has to be compulsorily availed before the end of the year. There are several options and the worst is to take the leaves, complete pending personal tasks, watch movies, eat junk and finish the leaves in wink of an eye. Well, this routine may be followed repeatedly even during weekends, so why not to drift away from regular and mundane and do something really exciting. Of course, plan a trip. The options are umpteen which may cause confusion but there is a strong suggestion, explore Kerala which is considered as God’s own country. The land of coconuts, elephants, tea plantations, backwaters, rich cultures and tradition has abundant in store to cater to different age-groups and preferences. The holidays in Kerala may turn out to be great fun as it envelopes diversity in its scenic beauty. A few places you must consider including in your itinerary while planning trip to Kerala are Alleppey, Munnar, Kumarakom, Wayanad, Thekkady, Thiruvananthapuram, Varkala, Kovalam, Thrissur, Ashtamudi, Calicut, Nelliampathy, Bekal, Vagamon and several others only if time permits. The most interesting part about Kerala is that each destination has an arresting and appealing force which will make you stay their for longer than anticipated.
Alleppey is known as Venice of the East and it lives to the alias in true sense. The beautiful houseboats provide enough privacy, comfort and luxury which is why many people prefer it as honeymoon destination and it is one of the reasons why Kerala Honeymoon packages are in much demand. You may also visit Chettikulangara Bhagaloathy Temple, Arthunkal Church, Krishnapuram Palace, Mardri Beach and Sri Krishna Temple while visiting. While Alleppey fill you with calmness amidst crystal water bodies, Munnar which is a popular hill station in Kerala offers beauty which is beyond bounds. The coziness, low-flying clouds and organic tea farms make you lose track of time forever. Munnar has colonial fragrance left behind in a strong way and is still intact. When talking of hill stations, it is completely justified to include Nelliampathy which is “poor man’s Ooty” where incredible beauty and reasonable prices are the norms, Bekal where you may visit Bekal Fort, Anjaneya besides experiencing picturesque beauty scattered all over and Vagamon which cannot be considered lesser in beauty than any other quiet and lovely hill station across India.
If heritage, culture, spiritualism wrapped in a package is what you may looking for, you must plan Kerala holidays as you may then visit Thiruvananthapuram which is The City of Lord and has world famous Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Kuthiramalika Palace, Napier Museum and Veli Tourist village which will satiate your appetite for culture, heritage and spiritualism. Thrissur which is the cultural capital of Kerala and is also known as Golden Capital of Kerala has much to make you learn about cultures and trading of gold in abundance. Many flavours may be added to it by Calicut which carries historical, cultural and educational excellence and south Indian culinary art of the place cannot be missed. If you are really interested in dwelling into facts about heritage, Ernakulam which is Queen of the Arabian Sea with natural harbours carries foreign heritage along which can be felt all around.
However, if countryside locations and wildlife attracts you , you may certainly plan a visit to Kumarakom which has rare flora and fauna species, boating, house boating cruising, coconut groves and lush green paddy fields. Further, you may visit Wayanad famous for its wildlife sanctuary, Tusharagiri Falls, Sentinel Rockfalls and Kalpetta.
Kerala besides other aspects is also famous for its beaches, ayurvedic treatments and rejuvenating massages. Varkala Beach does not only provide perfect sunbath on sand but there are several places which you may visit including Kappil Lake, Janardhana and Sivagiri Mutt. When mention of ayurveda and massages has come, the perfect destination is Kovalam which has beautiful beaches as well namely Light House Beach, Samudra Beach and Hawah Beach.
So, whatever may be your definition of holidays and vacations, you will enjoy visiting Kerala for certain.