Hope you enjoyed reading the first part and for those who are planning a trip to Kerala also found it useful. Okay so next I shall start from Alleppey, we reached here at around 12.30pm and Guess what, there were no hotel bookings for us but a cozy, dreamy and extremely mesmerizing house-boat was eagerly waiting for us to board. Many people go for a small ride on the houseboat but I suggest to book it for a whole night. We had our own cook on board, thankfully he was from Darzeeling and prepared some mouth watering dishes for us. Our travel agency booked the houseboat for us. They took us for a ride across narrow back waters pathways on the Vembanad Lake via canals, paddy fields, an entire village stood on the banks of the lake, they had schools, markets, shops , I even noticed political party offices were also there. The people use motor boats for communication. It is such an experience that shall linger in your memory for ever.
My Ultimate Travel Itinerary to God’s Own Country,
Kerala- PART 2
Our Port for the day
going with the wind
We went to a local fish shop on the bank, bought some tiger prawns for our dinner, coincidentally the boy in the shop was from Dhemaji district in Assam he gave us some discounts. He was so happy to meet people from Assam. At night they anchored the houseboat on the bank, there was the village nearby and quite safe. We relaxed listening to soft music, lip smacking snacks , gentle swishing waves accompanied with the silence of the moonlit night. It was altogether casting a spell on us. We saw the setting sun and felt like if there is something called as heaven it is here.
The boat was fully furnished, rooms , bathrooms were very clean and tidy and we felt like we were in hotel room. We woke up early in the morning and I wished I got this view every morning I woke up. They brought up back on the port at 10.30am and we rode off to Kovalam. On way to Kovalam we visited Shree Padmanabhaswami temple.
I am a beach baby 😉 🙂
At Kovalam, we stayed in JASMINE PALACE, it was very near to the Lighthouse Beach. Kovalam is famous for its beaches. It is divided into three parts. The Lighthouse Beach, the Hawa Beach, the Kovalam Beach are the most popular ones We visited Kovalam beach,spent some time there and then checked in to our resort which was near the Hawa Beach and spent the entire evening there. We came back at around 10.30pm, it was well lit and full of tourists. We relished on some tasty sea crabs watching the waves . That was the end of our entire package. But we decided to soak some some sun and drench in salt water, we had previously booked train tickets to visit Kanyakumari. Next morning our driver a very good person and quite knowledgeable too dropped us to the Railway station at Trivandrum. We reached Kanyakumari at 12.30pm, checked into a hotel, freshen up and headed towards the ticket counter to get our tickets booked for visitng The Vivekananda Rock Memorial. We could not visit the Tiruvalluvar statue due to violent waves. Back from there we spent the rest of the time on the beach, hopping the local markets, bought gifts for our friends and relatives. At night we boarded the bus to Pondicherry. Yes that’s where my journey ends. I shall write about my Podicherry trip on a different article. It was one hell of a trip, exciting, adventurous, breath-taking. Kerala is for sure God’s Own Country. We should visit this place at least once in a lifetime Hope you enjoyed reading my Kerala trip. We almost covered all important tourist destinations in Kerala and experienced all major activities.
Posted By- Ishani Nath