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The Placid Backwaters Of Kerala

The placid backwaters of Kerala
Admire rays of the rising sun, soothing winds, birds flying across the water and freshness of flowers while sipping morning tea, on the boats in the backwaters of Kerala!
Situated in South India, Kerala backwaters forma maze of water bodies stretching for around a thousand kilometers. The coconut palm fringed backwaters surround many islands, small and big, quaint villages, towns and cities.They form an inherent part of life in Kerala. Here you can spot the lifeline boats even for daily errands delivering newspapers,mail, milk and vegetables.
Unique Characteristics for an unforgettable experience
The beauty of Kerala backwaters is epitomized by houseboats, aquatic life and boat races.
Native house Boats
Enjoy the journey in backwaters in ‘kettuvallams’, the house boats of Kerala.Beautifully carved from eco-friendly materials like bamboo poles, coconut fiber ropes and bamboo mats, these floating cottages have an expansive area with variousamenities to match the pockets and preferences of different tourists.A variety of cruises are on offer: half day, full day, views of sunrise, sunset, and the romantic nightcruise!Or in the age of tailor-made everything, you can take a customized tour if you are game to pay the premium!
Get enchanted by the charming silhouettes of vegetation, flora and fauna here. Get a wonderful view of the picturesque villages from the deck of your boats. Get tempted to take a break and go for short walk into the village islands! The huts and the mud-lined little pathways will add to the rustic charm!

The night-time experience deserves special mention. Soak in the beauty of dusk while the houseboats get lit tradionally with earthen lamps.  Savor the fresh Kerala delicacies spread on the banana leaf during the ride!

Aquatic Habitat
Backwaters are home to a unique species of aquatic life, water birds and plants. While the enthusiasticfishers can indulge in fishing, the budding ornithologists can set their binoculars on the colorful, vibrant birds!

Get entranced with the fragrance and colors of lotus and lilies floatingon the green hued water. Weave hair ornaments from jasmine flowers blooming on the shores!

The famous boat races
Vallam Kali, the snake boat race of Kerala, is a popular sport and a major tourist attraction.Traditionally called ChundanVallam,the boat is indeed a long canoe made of wood carrying around a hundred rowers!It glides like an agile snake through the waters and aptly called the snake boat.The synchronized hand movement of oarsmen on these boats will leave you spellbound!Sway to the tunes of Vanchipattu (boatsong)which is commonly sung during Vallam Kali.The whole atmosphere is charged with enthusiasm, with the visitors lined up all along the route of the race.

Largely conducted during the harvest festival of Onam, this is a must watch event.

Alluring destinations
Some famous backwater destinations in Kerala are Alappuza, Kumarakom, Kollam, Trivandrum and Kochi.
Alappuza

Recognized as Venice of the East, it is one of the major centers for backwater tours in Kerala. The Granary of Kerala, Kuttanad, called the rice bowl of Kerala is situated in this region. It is perhaps the only place in the world where farming is done below sea level!

Kumarakom

The place boasts of a bird sanctuary known for local varieties of water fowl, cuckoo, water ducks, and migrating Siberian storks. Capture the nimble movements of the local fauna in your camera!

Kollam (Quilon)
The town has many historical remnants and intricately carved temples.Visit this place to catch glimpses of history. Therenowned Ashtamudi Lake in this region boasts of fifteen islands and eight small lakes.The beauty of the lake mirroring the surrounding greenery is quite captivating!

The eight hour boat trip between Kollam and Alappuza is the longest and the most enchanting experience of Kerala’s backwaters.

Trivandrum

Water sports, a floating restaurant, an amusement park, speedboats and other amazing facilities make this spot a tourist attraction. Make sure to sail to the east end of the lake which is flanked by two scenic hillocks.

Far from the hustle and bustle of city life, the backwaters offer a laid back travel experience, which is serene and filled with natural wonders. Plan a trip to behold the unique beauty spread over the waters!
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What Kerala offers you!

Kerala – What Kerala has in store for you!!

Kerala is the pride of South India – an exemplary amalgamation of mountains, hills, valleys, gorges, beaches, rivers, lakes, canals, estuaries and lot more! A visual and spiritual treat for visitors indeed!

Kerala greets you!

Situated on Malabar Coast, wedged between Lakshadweep Sea and Western Ghats, ‘Kerala – God’s own country’ has a treasure of delights that visitors can savor.

  • Splendid coasts

The state possesses a gorgeous coastline dotted with sandy beaches. The palm-lined beaches, with waves lashing at the rocks and gentle cool breeze is enough to uplift your spirits.  At night the moonlit sands form remarkable expanses to soak in!

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  • Mesmerizing backwaters

Oh who can forget the famous ‘backwaters’? The deep mangrove wonders with scores of navigable rivers in a maze like network forms beautiful and unique ‘backwaters’ that can be found around Kochi, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam. Gliding along these waters are Kerala’s distinctive houseboats, also known as Kettuvalloms. Discover the enchanting backwaters dotted with lively villages alongside on a houseboat cruise! It is a rustic affair that will let you become one with the quiet serenity of nature. .

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  • The Hilly-Billy!

After immersing in the tranquility of waters, you can enjoy the quaint hills. You will be spoilt for choice from amongst the well-known hill stations of Munnar, Wayanad, Wagamon, Peermade, Paithalmala, Nelliampathi and Ponmud.  Adorned with sprawling tea plantations, the hills offer panoramic views. Among the exotic flora found here is the legendary Neelakurinji flower which bathes the hills in blue once every twelve years. It is deemed to bloom next in 2018!

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  • Exotic wildlife

Kerala has a myriad of protected wildlife sanctuaries and national parks for the wild life lovers. Some famous ones are Periyar, Parambikulam, Chinnar, Thattekad, Wayanad, Muthanga, Aralam, Eravikulam, and Silent Valley. Visit these and spot some rare species, close to the wild beasts in their natural habitat!

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  • Origin of gastronomic wonders

Those little spices and nuts that add aromatic and tantalizing flavors to your food may be found in abundance here, owing to a suitable climate. Go visit a spice farm and learn about the origin of pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, vanilla and cashew! Get amazed to see almost 600 varieties of rice being sown in this region! The umpteen flavors of banana chips – salty, tangy, spicy, sweet and jiggery-coated will leave you craving for more! Grab a few packets to relish back at home!

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Tall coconut trees shoot out proudly from every nook and corner here. Obviously the coir fiber industry is very popular. You can actually visit one of the fiber factories!

How about staying at traditional farmhouses in a rubber plantation? Raw and humble! You can then go for nature walks and observe the birds, butterflies and squirrels amidst the plants!

The state is also famous for the Ayurvedic tourism and it offers all kinds of therapies, spas, massages for the rejuvenation of your soul. Why don’t you gift yourself the luxury of being pampered by one?

spaHeritage galore

Apart from the natural bounty, the state has a rich history testified by old palaces and religious institutions. Don’t miss the famous churches from the 1st century CE, founded by Thomas the Apostle, the first mosque of India, which existed even before the death of Prophet Muhammad and the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth Nations!

churchMelting pot of ancient culture

The vibrant culture comes alive in sublime classical dances like Kathakali. The performers paint faces intricately, wear elaborate masks, colorful costumes and headdresses and narrate mythological tales through dance dramas. You would be mesmerized by their performances while guessing the various gestures and mudras!

shutterstock_11321998Oh – the grand festivities

The Onam festival is celebrated with much fervor in the entire region and should not be missed if you get the chance. Elaborate feasts, folk songs, elegant dances, energetic games, elephants, boats and flowers are part of the festivities.

An enchanting feature of Onam is Vallamkali, the Snake Boat Race, held on the river Pampa. The decorated boats oared by hundreds of boatmen amidst chanting of songs and cheering by spectators conjure a wonderful and colorful sight. The synchronization and harmony of the moving hands will leave you spellbound!

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  • Brings out the warrior in you

Kalaripayattu, regarded as the mother of all martial arts in the world, is practiced here. Its self-defense and fighting techniques draw inspiration from the strengths of wild animals and will surely motivate you to enroll for the training sessions!

KalaripayattuKerala is regarded as a paradise on earth by the ‘National Geographic Traveler’.  Its beauty cannot be expressed enough in words. Plan a trip to capture with your eyes what words seem inadequate for. Pack your bags and enjoy this slice of heaven on Earth!


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Kerala Tour Package from Delhi

Are you looking for Best Kerala Tour Packages from New Delhi? Yes, Enquire us now !

Kerala is the southernmost state of India and is known as “God’s own Country”. Kerala is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. Because of its natural beauty it makes it to “50 must see destinations of a lifetime” and “10 paradises of the World” by National Geographic Travel. Secrets of Kerala beauty can be revealed by exploring Lush green Hill stations, Backwaters, Houseboats trips, Beaches, Wildlife sanctuaries, Ayurveda, Spa, Forts, Elephants, Tea Estates, Waterfalls, Caves, Delicious Food, Scenic beauty, chain of brackish lagoons, Kerala Folklore Theatre, Kathakali, kerala martial arts – Kalaripayattu and many more.

 


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A Lifetime Trip can customize Kerala Tour packages covering Munnar, Thekkady , Alleppey, Wayanad, Kovalam, Kanyakumarias per your needs from New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, bangalore, hyderabad, ahmedabad, rajkot, faridabad, pune, surat, indore, ludhiana, Kanpur, Lucknow, Nagpur, Patna, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, gurgoan, noida, Thiruvananthapuram, Coimbatore, Kochi, Madurai, Mysore, Pondicherry, Vadodara, Howrah, raipur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, ambala, Nagpur, Guwahati, Jalandhar, amritsar, Dehradun, Gandhinagar, Allahabad, Dhanbad, Chandigarh, Aligarh, Saharanpur, Bhilai, Secunderabad and other major cities of India.

 


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Kerala Tour Package from New Delhi, Gurgoan, Noida India

Kerala at a glance – 4 Nights 5 Days

 

(2 NTS) MUNNAR – (1 NT) THEKKADY – (1 NT) ALLEPPEY

Day 1 : Cochin – Munnar (140 kms / 04 hrs drive)
On arrival meet & assistance at Cochin airport. Proceed to Munnar. On your way visit tea and spice plantations, Cheeyappara waterfalls, view point etc. Arrive Munnar and check in your hotel . Rest of the day free for your own activities. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2 : Munnar
After breakfast, proceed for Munnar full day Sightseeing. Overnight at hotel in Munnar.

Day 3 : Munnar – Thekkady (110 kms / 3 hrs drive)
After breakfast, proceed to Thekkady. Transfer to hotel & relax. Afternoon, proceed for sightseeing –
The Periyar wildlife sanctuary is thick evergreen forest, declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar river adds to the charm of the park.
You can also do a things in Thekkady like – Boat cruises on the Periyar lake, visit cardamom, pepper, tea & coffee plantation. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Thekkady – Alleppey (190 km / 6 hrs)

After breakfast, transfer to Alleppey .Arrive Alleppey and check in to hotel. In the evening go for sunset cruise in the Vembanadu Lake (optional – at your cost). Also visit Alleppey beach and also shopping. Overnight at hotel.

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Alleppey Houseboat

Morning after breakfast proceed to Alleppey , where you will be booked to stay overnight on the Houseboat. Staying in Houseboat is breathtakingly stimulating experience. While sailing down a maze of canals one sees different scenes from the villages, paddy fields, coconut palms, fisherman and local life. Lunch, evening tea & snacks, dinner next day breakfast and will be provided in the boat. The cool breeze from the Lake make you sleep early in the night after anchoring in a fancy place. Overnight at Houseboat.

Day 5 : Cochin drop
After breakfast check out the hotel and drop at Cochin airport / Railway station.

 


Inclusions : 

● Accommodation in above mentioned hotels or Similar category with base category rooms at places.
● A/c Vehicle for all transfer & Sightseeing.
● Buffet Breakfast at all the hotels.
● All Applicable Taxes


 

Exclusions :

● Any meals other than those mentioned above, meal supplement applicable for Lunch / Dinner.
● Any Airfare / Train fare.
● Entrance fees to Amusement parks & Boating charges.
● Any portage at airports and hotels, tips, insurance, wine, mineral water, telephone charges, and all items of personal nature.
● Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
● Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle malfunctions , political disturbances etc.


 

Hotel Details Deluxe Category :

Cochin – Blue Water Cherai, Hotel The Avenue Regent, Abad Atrium, Abad Plaza, Gokulam Park, Cherai Beach Resort

Munnar – Holiday Heaven, Abad Copper Castle , Birds Valley, Hotel Westwood , Hotel Eastend Munnar, Hill View, Hotel Olive Brook., T & U Leisure Hotel, Clouds Valley, Silver Tips

Thekkady – Hotel Jungle Park Resorts, (Jungle View Super Deluxe (Non- A/C)), Ranger Wood, Hotel Silvercrest, Hotel Periyar Meadows , Hotel Treetop , Periyar House , Grand Thekkady , Tiger Roar

Alleppey – Pagoda Resort(Cottage), Kondai Lips

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Book Lakesong Kumarakom Kerala at discounted price

 

This is lakesong Resort at Kumarakom in Kerala. Lakesong is one of the Kumarakom lake resort. Kumarakom lake resort has its welath of sight to attract people to Kumarakom and offer comfortable stay. KLR is the short form of Kumarakom lake resort.

About Lakesong
A prestigious venture of The Eastend Hospitality, Lakesong is a nature lover’s haven. Nestled amidst the picturesque backwaters of Kumarakom, it is a peaceful retreat, which takes you to the world of tranquility.

Sprawled across a vast landscaped leisure land with many water bodies, it offers you umpteen reasons to soak in the myriad hues of nature.

Lakesong is an architectural marvel, which is based on the traditional Kerala style. The cottages are gabbled and have tile roofs. The exteriors are un-plastered which is a style redolent of the traditional houses of this region.

The cottages have 4 star amenities.

The rooms have finely appointed interiors with all urban luxuries. The main attraction here is the villas are based on the traditional Malabar style architecture. They are Vembanad and Ashtamudi. The other category is the Punnamada, which is eco-friendly and constructed of interlocking bricks.

Totally, there are 48 marvellous Malabar style rooms and 20 breathtaking quaint villas, all on the banks of the lagoon facing the lake.

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Diwali and New year Travel Deals – Kerala, Goa and Rajasthan

Diwali Special Offer ! Get Guaranteed Discounts on Customized Holiday Packages and Hotel Booking for Kerala, Goa and Rajasthan

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Customized Holiday Packages and Hotel Booking for Andaman, Goa

A Lifetime Trip specialized in bringing you inline with the real India and offers best deals on Customized Holiday Packages and Hotel Booking for Andaman, Goa, Himachal, Mussoorie, Shimla, Mcleodganj, Kausani, Dharamshala, Dalhousie, Khajjiar , Agra, Lansdowne, Kerala, Munnar, Thekkady , Alleppey, Wayanad, Kovalam, Kanyakumari , Rajasthan, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mountabu, Bikaner, Pushkar, Ranthambore, Sikkim, DARJEELING, goldenTriangle, Lakhadweep India.

 

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