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Location: Cochin

Day 1 - 17 Nov 2019

Cochin International Airport

Cochin, Cochin International Airport

Content: Took Qatar Airlines from New Jersey to Cochin via Doha. Our trip was comfortable and we did not face any difficulties.

Trident Hotel Cochin

Cochin, Trident Hotel Cochin
Cochin, Trident Hotel Cochin
Cochin, Trident Hotel Cochin
Cochin, Trident Hotel Cochin

Content: The ambiance was superb. The interiors are done with great taste and you will simply fall in love with the place. After long journey we took rest for couple of hours.

Cochin spice market

Cochin, Cochin spice market

Content: While we were looking at our shopping list the lady attendants kept giving us samples of various herbal teas and coffee to taste. In a sense they were distracting our attention from the spices and by accepting their samples they were making us obligated to buy something. Ultimately we did buy many items which were not even on our list. My suggestion if you visit the spice market is to go with a shopping list and a rough idea of it’s price.

The Seafood Grill

Cochin, The Seafood Grill
Cochin, The Seafood Grill

Content: This was one the best restaurant of Trident its spicy fish curry was just amazing. And poolside dining experience was also exceptional.

Location: Cochin

Day 2 - 18 Nov 2019

St. Francis Church

Cochin, St. Francis Church

Content: This place is very calming. The decor is wonderful. Must see the painting on the roof.

The Mattancherry Palace

Cochin, The Mattancherry Palace
Cochin, The Mattancherry Palace
Cochin, The Mattancherry Palace
Cochin, The Mattancherry Palace
Cochin, The Mattancherry Palace

Content: This is good for one visit. Its a small place. Mural paintings are very beautiful and mind blowing. This place is remains closed on fridays.

Fort Kochi

Cochin, Fort Kochi

Content: The Chinese Fishing Nets are the most famous sight here. The best place to watch them in action, being lowered into the sea and the catch being brought in, is from the Vasco da Gama Square, a narrow promenade that runs along Fort Kochi beach. And they are most photogenic during sunset.

Kathakali Centre

Cochin, Kathakali Centre
Cochin, Kathakali Centre
Cochin, Kathakali Centre

Content: Experience the unfolding of Kerala's rich cultural heritage through one of India's iconic classical dances Kathakali. Mind-blowing performance ! Blown away by the sheer brilliance of the Kalaripayattu performance. It was a night to remember.

Rasoi Fort Kochi

Cochin, Rasoi Fort Kochi

Content: This restaurant was very much reccomanded by locals. The quantity of the food and the presentation was pretty good. The taste of the food was not exceptional but it was pretty good.

Location: Munnar

Day 3 - 19 Nov 2019

Elysium Gardens Hill Resorts

Munnar, Elysium Gardens Hill Resorts

Content: We proceed to our next destination Munnar fondly known as the ‘Switzerland of India’. Probably, the most popular hill station of Kerala. It took us 4 hours. A very good hotel to stay in Munnar. Staff was friendly and provided information about nearby sights.

Eravikulam National Park

Munnar, Eravikulam National Park
Munnar, Eravikulam National Park
Munnar, Eravikulam National Park

Content: The day is scheduled for a wildlife safari at the Eravikulam National Park home to a rare species of a kind of mountain goat, Nilgiri Tahr. We embark on a jungle safari inside the national park which was for 2 hours.

Hotel Gurubhavan

Munnar, Hotel Gurubhavan

Content: The food was really good, you can try more varieties of sea food here with an optimum price. Meals available in both Kerala and Tamilnadu style.

Location: Munnar

Day 4 - 20 Nov 2019

Wildlife Safari

Munnar, Wildlife Safari
Munnar, Wildlife Safari
Munnar, Wildlife Safari
Munnar, Wildlife Safari
Munnar, Wildlife Safari

Content: After breakfast we had an early morning safari inside the Eravikulam National Park where you can spot several exotic animal species such as Tiger, Leopard, Nilgiri Tahr, Indian bison and more. This national park is also known for owing a rich biodiversity with high elevation shoal grassland ecosystem. Enjoy the wonderful weather and treat your eyes to the lovely lush views.

Echo Point

Munnar, Echo Point
Munnar, Echo Point

Content: Located between Kundala Lake and Mattuppetty dam is this natural wonder. It is a point where the nature returns every loud call that you give from the embankment of the lake. It is a wonderful spot for trekking and nature walks. Boating on the serene lake is one of a kind experience. This is spot is just 15kms from the town.

Photo point

Munnar, Photo point
Munnar, Photo point
Munnar, Photo point

Content: This is a beautiful place to visit in Munnar. It is the view of lush green mountains filled with tea gardens. A popular photography point, it is a private property of the Tata group known as Kannan Devan hills. The lush green backdrop is a scenic view to be sketched in your mind forever. You can reach by travelling 4 kms from the Munnar town.

Elysium Gardens Hill Resorts

Munnar, Elysium Gardens Hill Resorts

Content: Dine in leisure surrounded by the natural beauty of the cool, inspiring environs all in good taste. Aromatic flavours at the multi cuisine restaurant leaves little room for the hungry souls.

Location: Thekkady

Day 5 - 21 Nov 2019

The Elephant Court

Thekkady, The Elephant Court

Content: After an early morning leisure nature walk in the verdant tea estates of Munnar we left for Thekkady which was almost 3 hours drive from Munnar. We were given a fabulous welcome and check in was smooth.

Periyar National Park

Thekkady, Periyar National Park
Thekkady, Periyar National Park
Thekkady, Periyar National Park
Thekkady, Periyar National Park
Thekkady, Periyar National Park

Content: Periyar National Park known for housing a decent population of elephant and tigers. We were given a car pass and were informed that no matter what happens the gates close at seven and no one would be allowed inside or outside after that time. It was the animals, they came out at night and it was a protective measure against any dangers. I looked around at the thick dark green that surrounded me trees that hid the view that it was impossible to find out what lay behind those massive woods. The road was a small trail and as soon as you enter the reserve, there is something that you notice – the mysterious silence that I mentioned

Periyar Lake

Thekkady, Periyar Lake

Content: A cruise through the waters of Periyar lake around which the wild life sanctuary is situated is covered in the Boating in Thekkady and offers a soul stirring pleasant experience. If you are lucky you may see animals like bison, Gaur, Wild Elephants, Sambhar and a wide variety of birds. Wildlife sighting is a chance be patient and silent during boat cruise.

The Elephant Court

Thekkady, The Elephant Court
Thekkady, The Elephant Court
Thekkady, The Elephant Court
Thekkady, The Elephant Court

Content: Their chefs are very well trained and knows the art of cooking authentic south Indian food.

Location: Kumarakom

Day 6 - 22 Nov 2019

Kumarakom Lake Resort

Kumarakom, Kumarakom Lake Resort

Content: On day 6, we hit the road to the mesmerizing Kumarakom, lying on the banks of Lake Vembanad. This beautiful town is a popular destination of Kerala flocked by tourists all year round. 4 hours travelling was too much but after looking at Lake resort we were so pleased with its beauty. The rooms, villas and suites at Kumarakom Lake Resort are a perfect blend of Kerala's traditional architectural charm with luxurious, modern comforts.

Kumarakom Lake Resort

Kumarakom, Kumarakom Lake Resort
Kumarakom, Kumarakom Lake Resort

Content: Had a very relaxed day spending time in resort n enjoying natures beauty. We had our dinner in resorts restaurant which was mild but authentic

Location: Alleppey

Day 7 - 23 Nov 2019

Houseboat

Alleppey, Houseboat
Alleppey, Houseboat
Alleppey, Houseboat
Alleppey, Houseboat
Alleppey, Houseboat
Alleppey, Houseboat
Alleppey, Houseboat

Content: In the morning, we got into a houseboat traditionally known as Ketuvallam. This was an overnight boat from Kumarakom to Alleppey. Spend our day on this splendid cruise exploring the lush vast stretches of palm-fringe Kerala backwaters. Savor tasty meals prepared by a chef. This houseboat has well-equipped rooms and a fully loaded kitchen. Admire the lovely surroundings.

Location: Cochin

Day 8 - 24 Nov 2019

Cochin International Airport

Cochin, Cochin International Airport

Content: In the morning we arrive at the beautiful Alleppey backwater. From here, de-board the houseboat and left for Cochin airport. We had an incredible journey in Kerala.