Excursions in Kerala
If you want to explore the real magic of Kerala, then check out the kerala Excursions from Kochi which give you an opportunity to explore the culture, traditions, vegetation, wildlife and many other things. These excursions are not just the source of entertainment; rather they offer you knowledge to learn.
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Another significant feature of excursions from Cochin is that you have a wide variety of choices like:
• wildlife excursion
• backwater excursion
• city excursion
• hill station excursion
• waterfall excursion or
• Excursion to some religious places.
Following are the list of places where you can take excursions in and around Kochi along with the nature of excursions available there:
• Wildlife Excursion - Excursions tour to kerala:
Check out the excursion that takes you from Kochi to one of India's largest sanctuaries i.e., Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary at Thekkady. It is one of the longest excursions because the place is 190 kilometers away from Kochi.
• Waterfall Excursion:
There are two major waterfall excursions in Kochi, one at Thommankuthu Waterfalls and the other at Cheeyappara Waterfalls.
• Backwaters Excursion:
Do take this thrilling and exciting excursion amidst the backwaters at Kumarakoram which is situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake.
• City Excursion:
The two most attractive city excursions in Kochi are to the places such as Aluva which is 20 kilometers away and Alappuzha Beach which is 70 kilometers away.
• Religious Excursions:
There are three very famous religious excursions from Kochi, one at Kaladi for temples, the other at Malayatoor Church and the third at Kanjiramattom Mosque.
Charming Spots near Munnar
13 km from Munnar at a height of 1700 m is Mattupetti, famous for its highly specialised dairy farm, the Indo-swiss live stock project. Over 100 varietes of high yielding cattle are reared here. Visitors are allowed into three of the eleven cattle sheds at the farm.
The Mattupetti Lake
The Mattupetti Lake and dam, just a short distance from the farm, is a very beautiful picnic spot. The sprawling Kundala tea plantations and the Kundala lake are other attractions in the vicinity. DTPC Idukki provides boating facilities on the Mattupetty Dam. Speed Launch and slow speed motor boats are available on hire.
At a distance of 6 km from Munnar is Pothamedu offering an excellent view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in Munnar. The rolling hills, the lush mountain and the breathtaking scenery here is ideal for trekking and long mountain walks.
Pallivasal is situated at a distance of 8 km from Munnar. This is the venue of the first Hydro Electric Project in Kerala and a place of immence scenic beauty.
Located just 10 km from Munnar is Nyayamakad, a land of breathtaking waterfalls. The waters cascade down a hill from a height of about 1600 meters. The enchanting surroundings makes an excellent picnic spot and trekking point.
Eravikulam National Park
Eravikulam National Park is about 15 km away from Munnar. The park spread in an area of 97 sq. kms park is situated in the Devikulam Taluk and is home to the Nilgiri Tahr.
The capital of the state of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram or the City of the Sacred Snake, is built over seven hills. Named after Anantha, the thousand - headed serpent of Hindu mythology, the city once formed a part of the Travancore kingdom, its capital at Padmanabhapuram, now a part of Tamil Nadu.
Thiruvananthapuram is, decidedly, one of the cleaner and well-planned cities of the country. The city's scenic appeal, its enchanting beaches, and overwhelming greenery only add to its uniqueness. It embodies the magical feel of Kerala, as a whole, and lends terrific insight into the culture of the state. The red-tiled roofs, the never-ending stretches of palm trees, the maze of narrow, winding streets and above all, the sea, make for a fascinating mixture. There is an element of understated and effortless elegance about the city, which leaves a lasting impression on the visitor.
Located at the southwestern tip of India, Thiruvananthapuram district is bounded by the Arabian Sea on the west and Tamil Nadu on the east. The wooded highlands on the Western Ghats in the eastern and northeastern borders give Thiruvananthapuram some of the most enchanting picnic spots. A long shoreline, with internationally renowned beaches, historic monuments, backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage make this district a much sought after tourist destination. Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of Kerala.