Kerala – My escape for Luxury holidays
Being so busy and caught up in modern city life, we all need an escape which provides a luxury experiences with great hospitality and the state of art amenities for the whole family. I was in the quest of finding a place when I decide to visit Kerala.
Family vacation in Kerala
I must say that Kerala is a perfect family holiday destination that offers rejuvenating luxury escapes without making one rob the bank. It is the new address for the luxury holidays in India. Luxury seekers from around the world visit Kerala as it ticks all the boxes for a great couple time or family vacation.
Activities offered by the Resorts
I have been to Kerala three times as of now and experienced some of the finest boutique hotels that caters guests with complimentary backwater cruises, premium Ayurveda treatments and massages, yoga sessions and several other recreational activities. There are activities for the whole family like indoor and outdoor gaming equipment, fishing, pottery, mat making etc. Most resorts provide comfortable luxury accommodations as unique as tree houses with full board meal plans that ensure a pleasant holiday.
Things to do in Cochin/Kochi
We always start our trip from Cochin, as we generally take the flight to Cochin airport. There is so much to do in the city. It has so many local attractions and traditional markets like Jewish market, Fort Kochi, Dutch Palace at Mattancherry etc. some famous places to visit are – Chinese fishing nets and fishing village tour. These places are ideal to spend a day or two in Kochi.
Luxurious Resorts in Kumarkom
Next on the list is my favorite city Kumarkom which is 1.5 hours’ drive from Cochin. It is a beautiful place away from city life with so many luxury resorts to experience a laid back vibe of the city. Most of the good resorts offer an evening sunset cruise in the backwaters. Houseboats accommodation is also available in their land and water package.
Exploring Backwaters in Alleppey
I recommend staying in the houseboat either in Kumarkom or Alleppey with a butler and caretaker. It is a great experience to have live cooking on the boat. Tip: request for a houseboat which has an upper deck so you can have your evening tea with a view.
You can also board a full day or an overnight houseboat in Alleppey to explore beautiful backwaters. It is a great way to get an authentic taste of local lifestyle. There are small boat tours available to explore the local villages around Kerala backwaters which is worth exploring.
If you want an extended holiday you can also plan to visit Thekaddy and have an experience of staying in a tree house and visit Periyar wildlife sanctuary. The national park offers trekking, camping, and boat safaris. There are different shows like Martial arts show & Theyyam or Kathakali which you can book in advance.
Munnar is a hill station that should be on your list for its lovely weather, breathtaking views, lush green tea plantations. This place is surrounded with Beautiful valleys and mountains, exotic species of flowers, aroma of variety spices cool fresh air. It’s the place you would love to visit. Make sure to stop over waterfalls reroute Munnar to have some tea and snacks while enjoying the waterfall.
After completing this blog I really feel Kerala is calling me again, hope you too visit this exotic holiday destination and share your memories with me.