Sunday, 30 January 2011

India Trip in Dec - 2010

We went to Kerala last month. True to the name 'The paradise on earth' it is probably one of the greenest places you will ever see. Kerala has got a lot of unique reasons to be called a paradise. A pleasant climate, sun kissed beaches, backwaters, hill stations, exotic wildlife, breathtaking waterfalls, Ayurvedic health holidays, enchanting art forms, magical festivals lot more.Traveler's come to see Kerala's wildlife sanctuaries, historic cities and temples.A big stress relief journey to rejuvenate ourselves in Kerala.

These are from Alleppey.Alleppey is also known as Alappuzha is a land of immense natural beauty in Kerala. Today, Alappuzha has grown in importance as a Backwater Tourist Centre, attracting several thousands of foreign tourists each year.It is also famous for boat races, houseboat holidays, beaches, marine products and coir products. It ia also known as the Venice of The East. For a total Alappuzha experience traverse the canals on small vallams (Boats) or anchor in the middle of the backwater lakes on a Kettuvallam (rice boat converted to cozy house boats) - spend the night under the star lit sky, listening to the splash of water on to the boat.
Beautiful Backwaters

The Boat House with built-in bedrooms, bath, kitchen and dining

The chef in the kitchen cooking fresh food for our dinner

Interior of the boat house

One of the bedrooms in the boat house

A Beautiful and pleasant evening in Alleppey

Munnar is a small hill station set amongst the Kannan Devan hills. It is famous for its lush green surroundings, lakes, reservoirs, forests, and tea estates. The quiet environs of Munnar attract the traveler to relax in the lap of Mother Nature. It has some of the highest tea estates in the world.

 Tea Estate and the Black Pepper plant
 Paradise on earth

 Procession on Munnar roads

Thekkady is one of the important tourist destinations in India. Thekkady is located in Iddukki district of Kerala in a distance of 160 miles from Thiruvanandpuram. The place has gained utmost popularity and is well known for wildlife preservation. In Thekkady, one can watch wildlife in a close range. Thekkady wildlife sanctuary offers unique opportunity to watch and film the wildlife while they are in action

 A beautiful scene from the hotel room

 The chef preparing the hot breakfast

Elephant Ride

 A beautiful Sunrise in Kanyakumari

Swami Vivekanada Rock Memorial

A wonderful sunset at Kovalam beach , Trivendram

Another beautiful scene at Kovalam beach

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