Monthly Archives: June 2014


Holiday in Thekkady to Experience Nature at Its Best

If you are planning a holiday in Kerala; then Thekkady is the must see destination.Thekkady situated in the Idukkki district of Kerala is truly paradise. While you travel around this enchanting place, you would definitely feel the divine presence in the form of the vibrant nature surrounding you. Thekkady has become one of the most sought after tourist destination in recent years.

Thekkady is where the Periyar wild life sanctuary is situated. The sanctuary is widely famous for its rich and vibrant wildlife. You can see and experience these exotic wild animals in their natural habitat which is a mesmerizing experience…the sight of herds of elephants near the riverside, wild boars, samba deer’s etc…just leaves you enthralled and wanting for more. A walk through the forest with the help of local guides will leave you with therelishing experience of watching exotic birds, and rare species of animals like the lion tailed Macaques, Nilgiri Langurs, and giantsquirrel’s their natural surroundings. The Periyar National park is also a 1978 declared tiger reserve sanctuary.

The fabulous artificial lake moulded from the Mullaperiayar Dam across the Periyar River just adds sparkle to the splendour of the wild life park. You easily access the whole area through jeep safaris, boating cruise, bamboo rafting, trekking etc. Thekkady is also a paradise for spices like pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, clove etc. You can visit the spice gardens and feel the whole course of nurturing these spices.

The other destinations to visit in Thekkady are Murrikady spice gardens and coffee plantations, Chellar Kovil which is also home to splendid waterfalls, Annakara, Mangala Devi temple, Kurishumala etc.

The upsurge in the inflow of domestic and international travellers has led to evolution of contemporary Thekkady tour packages like the Kerala Hop on Hop off Bus Flexi-Stay Tour. They offer great Thekkady packages to explore Thekkady at your personal convenience and leisure. These flexi tour packages offer great service, flexibility and comfort at affordable rates.

Explore Cochin- The Queen of the Arabian Sea

Explore Cochin- The Queen of the Arabian Sea

Cochin is one of the prime tourist destinations in Kerala. Cochin often referred as the queen of the Arabian Sea mainly comprises of Ernakulum city, old regions of the city and Kumbalangi. A perfect blend of the contemporary lifestyle with reflections of mixed cultures embossed by the early invaders and colonial rule has made Cochin a unique city.

Cochin gets its name from the word ‘Kochazhi’ which means a small lagoon in the local language. For centuries,Kochi has been a hot spot for spice trading as it’s one of the finest natural harbours in the world. The serene back waters, historical monuments, museums, islands and marine life makes Cochin a favourite among international and domestic tourists.

Cochin is a must visit destination for every traveller visiting Kerala. The most preferred tourist spots in Cochin are the back waters of Kochi, Marine drive, Fort Kochi, Hill Palace, Mattanchery Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Bolgatty palace, Bolgatty Island, Marine drive, Pallipuram fort, St Francis Church, Museum. If you travel a few kilometres from Cochin, you can reach enchanting spots like Athirappilly falls, Cherai beach, Kalady, Bhoothathanketu, Malayatoor etc. When planning to visit Cochin, you need to look out for a Cochin tour package that offers you effective, flexible and cost effective services and caters to all your requirements.

There are many online sites that claim to offer great tour deals but to screen and decide on the one that’s most feasible for your desires can be a tough task. A little research and understanding of the local transportation facilities can greatly help you to crack a gooddeal. Tourists nowadays can benefit from the highly innovative and costumed Cochin tour packages offered by online sites and travel agencies… The Kerala Hop on Hop off Bus Flexi-Stay tour is one such innovative and effective tour option that greatly helps local and international tourists to explore Cochin with great flexibility, comfort and leisureliness.


Explore Munnar and Feel Nature like Never Before

Munnar tops the list of travellers craving a getaway to spend some quality time in the lap of nature. Munnar is a nature’s paradise for every tourist, nature explorer, wildlife enthusiast and travellers worldwide. The natural and magnificent beauty clubbed with the soothing climate greatly attracts a large inflow of domestic and international travellers to this divine place.

Munnar is a beautiful hill station situated in Idukki district of ‘Gods own Country’ Kerala. The term ‘Munnar’ signifies three rivers in the local language and depicts the convergence of the rivers Kundaly, Nallathanni and Madhurapuzha at the location. The mystic tea gardens painting various shades of green forms a gorgeous carpet over the terrain, exquisite hills playing hide and seek with misty clouds and the natural serenity would take anyone’s breath away.

There are many online sites and travel agencies that claim to offer great Munnar tour package but the credibility and reliability of the service rendered often raises questions among travellers. If you are planning a trip to Munnar then it’s crucial to ensure proper screening of the options available to fix on the tour package that best suits your requirements.

If you are planning to visit Munnar don’t forget to visit Mattupetty dam, Mattupetty dairy farm, Kundala lake, top station, echo point, Rajamalai and Eravikulam national park, Marayoor forests, Attukad waterfalls, blossom park, Chinnar wildlife sanctuary, Chinnakanal etc.

The off- road and unclaimed roads in munnar also lead to exotic visual ecstasy that will last in your memory for ever. Recently a friend of mine enlightened me about one of the recent and renewed tour ideas….the Kerala Hop on Hop off Bus Flexi-Stay Tour! They offer top of the class Munnar tour packages which give you the choice and flexibility to explore the place at your leisure. Their innovative, economic and convenient tour packages have greatly attracted domestic and international tourists.


Explore Alleppey,The Venice of the East

The enchanting tranquil lagoons, picture perfect lakesides, lively country side, extremely striking coastline and large network of inland canals indeed validates Alleppey being entitled as “The Venice of the east”. The harmony and tranquillity that these backwaters in Kerala offer has made it a hot spot for honeymooners and travellers.

Alleppey offers the most enthralling break of experiencing unforgettable house boat trips through the exotic and serene backwaters. Alleppey houseboat packages offer you with a luxurious and cherished stay in exquisite house boats. You can enjoy the delicious local cuisines and fresh seafood. You also get an entrée to the life style of the local people. Sighting activities like fishing, toddy tapping, coir manufacturing, paddy fields etc. elevates you to a different realm altogether. It lures people away from the hassle of the city life and helps them relax and enjoy the serenity of the country side.

Alleppey also gives access to the famous Snake boat race or The Nehru trophy race held on the historic Punnamada Lake. The scenic divinity leaves every traveller wanting more and that is the key reason for an ever increasing influx of tourists and travellers worldwide to this beautiful place with a divine touch.

There are many online sites offering Alleppey tour packages but getting a deal that can match all your requirements and making your trip economic and fulfilling can be challenging. Before you make a deal, check for the credibility, genuineness and the value for money that the travel agency offers.

Last month few of my colleagues made a trip to Alleppey and said that the whole experience was just amazing, as they got a great Alleppey tour package online at Kerala Hop on Hop off Bus Flexi-Stay Tour, offered them an innovative and thrilling way to explore Kerala at a much reasonable rate, equipped high flexibility and comfort.