Spending A Night In A House Boat Around Kerala
When it comes to family vacations in the country, few states can trump Kerala. A complete package in itself, God’s own country is ripe with promising fun, irrespective of your interests. So you can walk through the lush tea gardens of Munnar or stay in the midst of Wayanad’s spice plantations, sail on the house boat of Alleppy or walk through the lanes of Fort Kochi lined with chic cafes, antique stores and even a synagogue. And don’t forget to take a ride with your beloved one in a house boat.
CHECKLIST: If your kids love beach, take them to Kovalam, Varkala, or Cherai where they can have some fun in the sun.
Visit The Chinese Fishing Nets Of Cochin
It is a seaside town just 10 degrees north of equator hence it is a moderately hot humid place around the year.
You can visit Fort Kochi Beach where Chinese fishing nets are famous; these nets are found only in Kochi outside China.
Mangalavanam bird sanctuary is located next to high court of Kerala in the heart of Kochi city. It is the home of many exiting varieties of exotic rare migratory birds.
One can also visit St. Francis Church where the Portuguese sailor Vasco da Gama’s body was buried and his is located in Rose Street, is believed to be one oldest Portuguese houses in Kochin.
Tourists can view the Jewish synagogue decorated by Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers. Giant scrolls of the Old Testament can be viewed here. Synagogue is located near the Dutch Palace in Mattancherry.
You can also enjoy in Veega Land South India’s largest amusement park where kids and adults enjoy a lot of fun activities.
HOW TO REACH
You can reach Cochin by air via Cochin International airport which is approximately 30 kilometers from north east of the city. The tourist can also commute using state run bus transport, or by train/road/self drive.
Enjoy Stay At Backwaters Of Alleppy
It has numerous cannels, backwaters, freshwater rivers and lakes and hence known as “Venice of the east”. It was one of the busiest trade centers in the past with one of its best known ports at Malabar Coast and even now it is best known for its choir industry and prawn farming. It remains ideal for backwater tourism. Rivers and canals are the primary means of public transport. One can enjoy a ride through the city in a house boat with your beloved one. You can enjoy both vegetarian and non vegetarian foods made with fish and other dishes being served in banana leaves. During the second Saturday of august the traditional snake boat race will be held to commemorate the visit of Jawaharlal Nehru, first prime minister of India.
HOW TO REACH
You can reach Alleppy by air via Cochin International airport which is approximately 75 kilometers from Alleppy. The tourist can also commute using state run bus transport, or by train/road/self drive.
Enjoy Your Stay In Kumarakom
Kumarakom is a charming place divided into many islands. There are many country vessels, house boats, yacht, canoes used only for the purpose of tourists. You can enjoy the scenery traveling in a house boat through cannels, rivers, backwaters, and lakes. You can visit Kumarakom bird sanctuary spread through 14 acres located at the banks of Vembanad Lake. A lot of migratory birds visit the lake and hence it remains as one of the most attracted tourist spots and it is a paradise for bird watchers. You can also visit Kumarakom beach and enjoy sunbathing, beach volley ball, water sports and many more. One can also visit Aruvikkuzhi waterfalls and Bay Island Drift Wood Museum which are one of the famous tourist spots.
HOW TO REACH
You can reach Kumarakom from Cochin International airport which is approx 85 kilometers. The tourist can also reach by rail via Kottayam, or by house boat from Muhammad/ by road/self drive.