Friday, August 12, 2011

Kerala : The ‘God's Own Country’

Kerala, located in the South West of the Indian peninsula, the wonderful land of rivers, backwaters, and sea beaches is a vast strip of lush green land. The truly wonderful and varied nature of this Indian state, its advancements in the other avenues of the common people’s life like higher rate of literacy, higher health care, etc., have positioned Kerala as one of the progressive and prosperous states in India. Apart from everything else, Kerala is a global tourist destination. In every year, thousands of international and domestic travelers come to their vacation travel in Kerala. The natural freshness, comfort, and soft touches of mother earth in every places of Kerala gradually turned this place a traveler’s heaven. The greatness of the travel destinations in Kerala has made this state world famous in the name of "God's Own Country".

The south Indian state of Kerala has 14 districts or administrative divisions. The major cities of this state are Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, and Kochi. Three well developed airports in the state keep this state connected with the international and domestic destinations. Every remote corners or Kerala are well connected through multiple means of transportation like rail routes, roadways, and waterways. Until the end of the 80’s decade, Kerala tourism had no major importance in the Indian or the global tourism map. The neighboring state, Goa has always been a tough contender as far as the rising of the Kerala beach vacations in the international tourist scenario is concerned. On the other hand, the Chennai beaches and rich heritage of it used to pull the majority of the south India tourism interested travelers. But, the Kerala tourism development authority, with its series of strategic approaches has made this state as one of the best vacation destinations in India.

Making trip to all the tourist places of the ‘God’s Own Country’, takes roughly one month. The major Kerala tourist destinations include Thiruvananthapuram, Kovalam, Kochi, Thrissur, Munnar, Kozhikode, Alappuzha, Palakkad, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kollam, Sabrimalai and Kannur respectively. The Kerala travel agents come to great help to the travelers by meticulous planning on budget vacation in Kerala, booking cheap air tickets, finding budget hotels in Kerala, and many more. The Kerala travel agents assist you in saving a lot of money and planning trips to the best vacation destinations in Kerala.

The ‘God's Own Country’ Kerala has a lot of unique travel destinations to offer to the domestic and international travelers. The enthralling Kerala Sea beaches along with a great number of natural tourist attractions across this states means much more for everyone comes to visit here. The Kerala tourism and the beautiful tourist places in Kerala have been appreciated by the National Geographic Traveler Magazine. The magazine has listed Kerala among the “ten paradises of the world” and the “50 places of a lifetime”.

The Kerala backwaters are the unique attractions to the travelers to this state. The Vembanad Lake expanded with an area of 200 sq km is the biggest among the Kerala backwaters. The final end of the Vembanad Lake connects it with the Arabian Sea at Cochin port. Apart from the backwaters in Kerala, there are many other fine tourist attractions like, the heritage places, the historical architectures and places, wildlife, the natural beauty of the villages. The Kerala culture has high impact of literature, art, music, festivals, and tradition cultures. The Kerala foods are famous as the south Indian dishes.

If you are a beachcomber and love to enjoy on a beach vacation in Kerala, it would be ideal to approach aKerala Travel Guide. But, you need to find out the reliable travel guides from your trusted references. TheKerala sea beaches have captivated attention to the beachcombers because the untarnished beauty of these places, unpolluted blue waters, and clean sands spreading over many miles touching the Arabian sea. For a beach vacation lover, it’s tough to ignore the attractions of the Kerala beaches. The swaying palms, the soothing breezes, and rippling waves of the Arabian Sea welcomes a traveler to the Kerala beaches and gifts with many hours of mind and body relaxing beach trip. Among the famous beaches in Kerala, Kovalam Beach, Alappuzha Beach, Varkala Beach, and Poovar Beach can be named among the best places.

For the visitors who are not the perfect beach vacation lovers, the Kerala travel agents are ready to facilitate them with several other tailor-made travel solutions. Travellers may option for packaged trip to the Kerala hill stations of Munnar, Nelliampathi, Wayanad, and Ponmudi. Your trip may extend to the national parks in Kerala. To enjoy the best scenic beauties of the ‘God's Own Country’, make sure to include the Periyar and Eravikulam National Park in the vacation packages offered by your Kerala travel agent. Before setting out to the Kerala vacation destinations, do not forget to ensure the transportation, accommodation, food arrangements. These are the most important requirement during your Kerala vacation trip

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For the potential visitors help in better planning Kerala vacation, here is some important information about Kerala:

Location: Southwestern Peninsula of India
Area: 38,863 sq km
Population: 31,84,1374
Capital: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Language: Malayalam. English is widely spoken language in this state.
Religion: Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam
Climate Type: Tropical
Summer: February - May (24 - 33°C)
Monsoon: June - August (22 - 28°C) October - November
Winter: November - January (22 - 32°C)

Domestic Flights (direct): From/To: Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Chennai
International Flights (direct): From/To: Colombo, Maldives, Dubai, Sharjah, Bahrain, Doha,
Ras-al-Khaimah, Kuwait , Riyadh, Fujairah, Singapore

Dear Readers, these have been the initial introduction about ‘Kerala---God's Own Country’. The informative details about the famous tourist attractions in Kerala including traveler guide and useful information will be realized soon. Till then, I wish you a happy Kerala vacation travel planning.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Yatra suspended : Badrinath, Gangotri suspended

The pilgrimage to the Himalayan shrines of Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri was suspended after the roads leading to them were hit by fresh landslides following heavy rains on Monday, leaving hundreds of pilgrims stranded.

Landslides struck the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway at several places including Govindghat, blocking vehicular traffic. The Rishikesh-Yamunotri National Highway has also been hit by landslides at Chhatanga area, official sources said here.

The yatra to Gangotri temple remained suspended for the second consecutive day as the landslides that hit the Rishikesh-Gangotri National Highway at Sainj in Uttarkashi district on Sunday have not been cleared so far.

Fresh landslides have also hit the highway at Helkugad and Netala, the sources said.

PWD, BRO and police personnel are working round-the-clock to clear the debris and reopen the road for vehicular traffic.

Meanwhile, administrative teams have been sent to the affected areas to take care of the stranded pilgrims, they said.

Meanwhile, light to moderate rains continued to lash most parts of Uttarakhand with Uttarkashi receiving the heaviest rainfall at 84 mm, followed by Bhatwari (72 mm) on way to Gangotri temple during the past 24 hours, Met Director Anand Sharma said.

Chamoli recorded a rainfall of 58 mm, Purola 40 mm and Kausani 30 mm, he said.

The Met department has predicted light to moderate rains at many places in the state and heavy rains at isolated places in Uttarkashi and Chamoli districts during the next 24 hours.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

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Munnar is blessed with natural beauty that attracts tourists from all over the world.Munnar tourism welcome you to enjoy the natural beauty of this God’s own land.Munnar tourism organize boating in the lakes of Munnar. Nature walks and hiking are popular activities that tourist in Munnar indulge in. The winter months from October to March are the best time to visit Munnar. The lovely landscapes offer the picturesque setting for unforgettable holidays. Munnar tourism was the summer retreat of the British. Amidst scenic surroundings Pothamedu offers picturesque plantation along with trekking and hiking options. The Christ Church of Munnar is for its stain glass windows. You will also come across numerable brass plaques in memoriam of the tea planters of Munnar. For Munnar you may also get breathtakingly beautiful views of Anaimudi, the highest peak in southern India. Then there is the Echo Point from where the tourists love to try echoing their voices. The natural echo effect it produces makes the Echo Point an important tourist spot in Munnar.We,Munnar Tourism always welcoming you to this charming hill station of Kerala.

Munnar Tourist Places

Mattupetty (13 km from Munnar) Situated at a height of 1700 m , Mattupetty is famous for its highly specialized dairy farm, the Indo-Swiss live stock project. Over 100 varieties of high yielding cattle are reared here. Visitors are allowed into three of the eleven cattle sheds at the farm The Mattupetty 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

Devikulam (7 km from Munnar) This idyllic hill station with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the cool mountain air is a rare experience. The Sita Devi Lake with its mineral waters and picturesque surroundings is a good picnic spot. The lake is also ideal for trout fishing.

Pallivasal (8 km from Munnar) This is the venue of the first Hydro Electric Project in Kerala and a place of immense scenic beauty
Marayoor (40 kms from Munnar) This is the only place in Kerala that has a natural growth of sandalwood trees. The sandalwood factory of the forest department, the caves(muniyaras) with the murals and relics from the New stone age civilization and the children's park spread across a hectare of land under the canopy of a single banyan tree, are of great interest to tourists. Thoovanam waterfalls and Rajiv Gandhi National Park are also nearby

Eravikulam National Park (15 km from Munnar) The 97 sq. km. park is situated in the Devikulam Taluk and is home to the Nilgiri Tahr. The Anamudi peak (2695 m) is located in the Southern region of the park. Originally established to protect the Nilgiri tahr (Nilgiri Ibex), the Eravikulam National Park is situated in the Devikulam Taluk of the Idukki District. It was declared as a sanctuary in 1975. Considering the ecological, faunal, floral, geo-morphological and zoological significance, it was declared as a National park in 1978. It covers an area of 97 sq kms of rolling grasslands and high level sholas (evergreen forests). The park is breathtakingly beautiful and is easily comparable to the best mountain ranges found anywhere in the world. Sanctuary Visit : The park is devided into 3 regions - the core area, the buffer area and the tourism area. Visitors are allowed only to the tourism area which is in the Rajamala region. The Nilgiri Tahr can be observed at close quarters here. Trekking facilities are available here. Tourists are allowed to go on foot up to Anamudi. This is also a place for adventure tourism.

Lock Heart Gap (13 km from Munnar) This is an ideal place for adventure tourism and trekking. The fresh mountain air, the mist-clad hills and panoramic view make it worthy of a visit

Chithirapuram (10 km from Munnar) With its sleepy little cottages, bungalows, old playgrounds and courts, Chithirapuram still exudes an old world charm. Home of the Pallyvasal Hydel Power Project, this hill town is also famous for its picturesque tea plantations.

Anayirangal (22 kms from Munnar ) It's a lush green carpet of tea plants. A trip on the splendid reservoir is an unforgettable experience. The Anayirangal dam is surrounded by Tata Tea plantations and evergreen forests. It is an ideal picnic spot.
Attukal (9 km from Munnar) A panorama of waterfalls and rolling hills, Attukal, located between Munnar and Pallivasal, is a feast for the eyes. The place is also ideal for long treks.

Nyayamakad (10 km from Munnar) Located between Munnar and Rajamala, Nyayamakad is 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

Echo Point (15 km from Munnar) This scenic place gets its name from the natural echo phenominon here. Echo point is on the way to Top Station from Munnar.

Rajamala (15 km from Munnar) The natural habitat of the Niligiri tahr , Rajamala is 2695 m above sea level. Half the world's population of the rare mountain goat or tahr which is fast becoming extinct, is now found here.The Nilgiri tahr in Rajamalai are now to be found in small herds found in Eravikulam-Rajamala region. The total number of Niligiri Tahrs in Rajamala is estimated to be over 1300. Visiting Time : 0700 - 1800 hrs. Visitors are not allowed during the monsoon. Entry Pass : Rs. 10 for adults, Rs. 5 for children below 12 years, Rs. 50 for foreigners. Permitting Authority : Wild Life DFO, Munnar..

Kundala (20 km from Munnar) Kundala is a picturesque town on the way to Top Station. The Golf Course which belongs to Tata Tea Ltd. is located here. The Kundala artificial dam is another attraction. Aruvikkad Waterfall is also near Kundala.

Power House Waterfalls (18 km from Munnar) The waterfall on the way to Thekkady from Munnar cascades down a steep rock 2000 m above sea level. The spot is enriched with the scenic Western mountain ranges, and is an ideal place for a break on the way to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady.

Malankara Reservoir (6 kms from Thodupuzha) Located on the Thodupuzha - Moolavattom road, this artificial lake is accessible by road. The reservoir is ideal for boating and fishing

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Honeymoon Holidays :Enjoy Memorable Romance in Kerala

India has so many exotic honeymoon places. Each place has its own charm and splendour and specialty that tempt tourists and honeymooners from across the globe. From the charismatic beauty of the nature to the scintillating sightseeing spots or from the revered temples and pilgrimage destinations, India has some of the most fascinating destination where tourists can enjoy memorable vacations with immense pleasure and fun.

Well among the many destinations, Kerala tops the list when it comes to the finest and top class honeymoon destination in India. Kerala is located in the southern part of India and is amazingly blessed by the Mother Nature. From the picturesque beaches to the finest hill stations, Kerala has so many amazing places of tourist interest that offer tourist to enjoy sheer moments of love and joy and make the newly married relationship more enjoyable and memorable.

Well if you want to make your honeymoon tours Kerala more enjoyable and memorable, explore some of the finest tourist places like Munnar, Kuttanad, Kasargod, Kollam, Trivandrum, Kannur, Wayanad, Periyar, Kumarakom, Alleppey, Parambikulam, etc. These places are amazingly beautiful and are blessed by the Mother Nature which are ideal for honeymoon tour kerala. Here newly wed couples can see lots of interesting natural attractions as well as sightseeing places which will engulf the heart and offer wonderful feeling to share moments of love and care being together.

On your kerala tours for honeymoon don’t miss to enjoy houseboat cruise over the picturesque backwater or enjoy safari in the exotic wildlife parks and sanctuaries or enjoy visit to some of the interesting sightseeing spots and tourism attractions. Kerala also has some beautiful waterfalls destinations which are ideal for honeymooners to visit. Apart from all these honeymoon couples can also enjoy the cultural beauty of the state as well as soak in the splendour of the rich culture and traditions that depicts the richness of Kerala in true form.

Kerala is also popular for its warm hospitality and traditions, delicious delicacies, balmy climatic conditions and more of all friendly people who never let the couples feel away from home. So book from the many kerala tour packages and enjoy memorable time with your beloved and celebrate your once in a lifetime vacation in an enjoyable and memorable way.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

South India tour packages

Aerospace Holidays Pvt. Ltd tour is an ideal journey of a nature rich destination in India. This tour enables you to explore the biggest attractions of South India. Tourists will be delighted to see the charming sea beaches, hill stations, wildlife and green locations of South state. These tourist places can be easily explored in big states of South India as Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka etc. All these tourist destinations are rich with several visiting places. You can also go for the option of South India tour packages offered by varied tourism companies in India. Some of the best known South India tour packages are South India heritage tours, Goa & Kerala tours, Navagrah tour, Arupadai Veedu tour, South India hill station etc. All these tour packages are available at the affordable charges. Let us explore about few tour packages as follows:

Kerala Culture tours

This journey is dedicated to the nature rich destination as Kerala, in South India. On this tour, you can easily come to know about the best known visiting locations of Kerala. Moreover, this journey will also let you to know about culture, tradition, festivals, languages, cuisines etc., of Kerala as well. However, the Kerala culture tour is a best suited journey for the global tourists. South India hill stations

Under this tour package, you can easily cherish the renowned hill stations of South India. Some of the popular South hill stations are Munnar, Kodaikanal, Ooty, Horsely hills etc. These hill stations are rich with natural beauty and pleasing climate. You will be also delighted to see some more lure as green hills, dense forests, cascading waterfall, snow falling etc., at the South India hill stations. This tour is ideal for global honeymooners. Arupadai Veedu tour

This tour package is a beneficial option to explore the renowned temples or pilgrimage destinations of South India. Plenty of the best known holy shrines of the state are Nataraj temple in Chidambaram, Meenakshi temple in Madurai, Murgan temple in Palani, Ramanthswamy temple in Rameshwaram etc. These are few temples of South India. All the temples possess creative architectures and elegant designs. Thus, the Arupadai Veedu Tour is a great option to explore renowned shrines of the state. However, the South India Tour are the best provisions to explore the popular lures of South state. You can grab these beneficial tour packages from any of the renowned tourist companies in India. For instance, the Aerospace Holidays Pvt. Ltd is a well known tourism company in India and has offered beneficial tour packages such as Goa & Kerala tours, Arupadai Veedu tour, South India heritage tours, Navagrah tour, South India hill station etc. You can grab these tour packages at the affordable charges. Go for the best suited South India tour package and explore the best lures of the state. About Us

South Tourism is one of the leading tourism companies in India. This organization has offered you beneficial South India tour packages like South India heritage tours, South India hill station, Goa & Kerala tours, Arupadai Veedu tour, Navagrah tour etc. These tour packages are available at the reasonable charges. Contact Us

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Top Ten Tourist Spots in Kerala

Kerala , known as Gods Own Country,is the land of lagoons and palms ,the land of elephants and tigers,and the land of rich cultures and traditions, and has been one of the most sought after places by travellers from all around the world.It is without doubt one of the most beautiful places on the planet and thats why they call it 'Gods Own Country'.The cultural life of the people of Kerala is equally beautiful and is a major factor in attracting the tourists.So here we have selected for you the top ten destinations in Kerala.

1. Munnar - The Kashmir of the South

Munnar is without doubt the most beautiful place in Kerala.Located at 1600 m above sea level, this was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India.The lush green mountains adorned by tea and coffee plantations are a sight to watch.Munnar gives you a heavenly feeling, with the thick mist surrounding you in the middle of the plantations.The nearby mountains present a spectacular view.There are also some waterfalls and trekking paths for the adventurous traveller.The Indo Swiss diary farm project,the lake and the dam are other sights to watch.With its sleepy little cottages, bungalows, old playgrounds and courts, Chithirapuram ,10km from Munnar, still exudes an old world charm.

How to reach there?

Nearest Airport- Cochin 105Kms

Nearest Railway Station - Aluva

2. Wayanad - Nature at her most beautiful self

If Munnar presented to you beauty which is partly man-made, Wayanad shows you how beautiful nature can be without human interference.The mountains, the winding lanes and the thick forests on either sides give you an ethereal experience.In the Muthanga wildlife sanctuary at the heart of Wayanad,animals like the Indian elephant, spotted dear, bison are easily spotted in their natural habitats,others animals like tiger and leopard can also be seen if you are lucky.The Edakkal caves give you paintings that are some 4000 years old.The Bamboo forests are an excellent picnic spot.For the adventurer ,trekking in Muthanga,Edakkal and Pakshipathalam can be a lifetime experience.Homely stay at the resorts in Wythiri, away from the hustle and bustle of the cities can be a refreshing experience.Other places of interest are Jain temple,Meenmutty waterfalls,Kuruva islands and the Soochipara waterfalls.

How to reach there?

Nearest Airport - Calicut 109 Kms

Nearest Railwaystaion - Calicut

Road : N H 212 (Kozhikode-Mysore) passes via Kalpetta and Sulthan Bathery.

3. Anathapuri - The land of the Kings

Thiruvananthapuram ( Trivandrum ) is a must have destination for every tourist visiting Kerala , because it offers you a bunch of places of interest.Kovalam, one of the finest beaches in the whole of India,is only a half an hour ride from the city.Another wonderful beach and pilgrimage centre, Varkala is also easily accessible by road.Kanyakumari is the only place in India where you can see both sunrise and sunset and it is only a two hour ride away from Trivandrum. The hillstation Ponmudi,61 Km from the city ,offers you a day full of beautiful sights.The Ananthapuri temple right in the heart of the city is a historic monument and is a magnificent portrait.The city is connected by air, rail and road to all Metros.

4.Kumarakom- Haven of Serenity

If you are looking for a place to relax ,to relieve the tension that has builded up from your workload, to just enjoy peace and silence, this is the place to be . Located close to Kuttanad ,known as the Venice of the East,with its mangrove covered lagoons and houseboats made on bamboo, serving you the most delicious Kerala food , this place just amazes any visitor. Sailing through the calm waters of Kumarakom or enjoying an ayurvedic massage, life just slows down for you. Kumarakon is also a bird watchers' paradise.Many different species visit this place all round the year.The resorts organize many cultural programmes exclusive to kerala like Kathakali for their visitors and also arrange spicy Indian food.So if you want to take a break from work and relax, Kumarakom is the place for you.

How to reach?

By Road From the Cochin International Airport it is an 85 Km delightful ride by road to the Muhamma boat Jetty.

By Rail Nearest Railway station- Kottayam - 16Kms

By Water If you have arrived at Trivandrum International Airport, come to Quilon by road or rail (takes just about one hour). From there, you can take the regular ferry service to Alleppey - a long and delightful ride on Kerala's backwaters. From Alleppey, it's just a short ride to Kumarakom.

5. Thekkady - A showcase of the Wildlife of Kerala

Thekkady is probably the best place in Kerala to observe wildlife and hence nature.From the mighty Indian elephant to the Great Indian tiger, this place has it all.Elephants, deers, boars, bisons and lion tailed macaques are a common sight in the reservoir area. With some luck,other animals like tiger and leopard can be observed.The tourism department offers trekking right into the heart of the forest either on foot or atop elephants.The resort located in an island in the centre of the lake is the ideal place to observe animals.If you are more adventurous ,you can take the road from Moozhiyar to Thekkadi via Gavi winding through the thickest forests of Kerala.Elephants are a common sight on this path.Boating through the lake is a very pleasant experience and you can observe many waterbirds at close range.This place is ideal for wildlife photography.The best time to visit is between September and March.

How to reach?

Nearest Airport- Cochin -190 Kms

Nearest Railway station -Kottayam-110 Kms

6. Cochin - The Queen of Arabia

Cochin is the main gateway to South India for foreign visitors and it offers many places of interest to tourists.It gives easy access to almost all tourist places in Kerala.It is connected by air, road and rail to all major places.The merging of the backwaters with the sea gives lot of opportunities for boating and rafting.The ride through the lagoons in Kerala style houseboats is an unforgettable experience.The famous Bolgatty Palace and the Jewish Synagogue are situated on the banks of the lagoons.There are also places of pilgrimage like the Santa Cruz Basilica and the St.Thomas Church at Malayattoor.The Thripunithura Palace is one of the biggest of its kind in the whole of Kerala.The Chinese fishing nets in the lagoons are an enchanting sight.Being the only metro in central Kerala, it also gives you great opportunities for shopping.

7.Thrissur- The cultural capital of Kerala

Thrissur or Trichur is famous for the Thrissur Pooram, one of the biggest festivals in the whole of India.The sight of a hundred adorned elephants on either sides of the famous Vadakkunnatha Temple during the festival is a must watch scene for anyone visiting Kerala.The festival takes place around April-May.The city is also famous for many of the traditional art forms of Kerala like Kathakali.The Guruvayur temple located near the city is a famous pilgrimage spot.The two major waterfalls of Kerala, Athirappally and Vazhachal, which have been the locations for many Bollywood films , are only a few hours ride from the city.Anakkayam , 20 Kms from Chalakkudy is on the shore of the famous Chalakkudy river and the place is breathtakingly beautiful with its rushing waters, chiseled rocks and silent streams.

How to reach?

The city is well connected by road and rail.

Nearest Airport - Cochin -60Kms

8.Vagamon - Enchanted Meadows

Vagamon is a pilgrimage spot , a picnic spot and at the same time a place for adventure.Situated near the Kerala-Tamilnadu boundary,in the district of Kottayam, the main attraction of this place is the hillocks stretching over a large area,with only grass and a beautiful lake among the hillocks.This is the ideal family picnic spot.During the winter , the hillocks are covered by thick mist,so thick that you cannot see a person standing 5feet away.Being within that mist, in such beautiful landscape is an inexplicable feeling and it must be experienced.The nearby pine forests are an ideal place for romantic couples.The Kurishumala church atop a hill is a famous pilgrimage place and the trekking to the church is a very adventurous task.

How to reach?

Nearest Railway station - Kottayam - 75Kms

Nearest Airport - Cochin-100Kms

9.Kollam(Quilon)- The land of Cashews

Kollam( The Portuguese called it Quilon) is a mixture of hills,backwaters, religion and culture.The Ashtamudi lake is the largest in Kerala and boating in the lake is a tranquil experience.The Thankasseri lighthouse built by the Portuguese is a famous historical monument.The Thenmala hills on the farside hosts the first ecotourism project in Kerala and the butterfly part is just awesome.Palaruvi falls near Thenmala is believed to have herbal ingredients mixed with the water.The place also has an adventure zone offering rock climbing and mountain biking.For the traveller seeking religious refuge,the Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram in Vallikkavu is world famous.

How to reach?

Kollam town is well connected by road and rail to all major cities.

Nearest Airport-Trivandrum-70Kms

Distance to Cochin-120Km

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Honeymoon in Kerala : Munnar

Honeymoon in Kerala - An Ode to Romance

Kerala is a wonderful state which is located on the shore of the Arabian Sea which is also the world famous honeymoon destinations. The couples from all over the globe visit to Kerala for their romantic outing of honeymoon. Kerala is one of the highly acclaimed honeymoon destinations in the entire world. The shimmering unique attractions and the rich culture in this state are truly amazing. Beautiful Kerala is lovingly called as the God’s Own Country and truly this state is blessed by the gods. The beauty and charm of this country is truly out of this world which easily entice the honeymooners. Honeymoon is the first outing of the couples after their marriage together where they get some time romance and intimate time to know each other more closely.

Couples on their honeymoon vacations they love enjoying their solitude moment in a romantic way in a romantic place so they find Kerala as the best option for them. So, contact a Kerala honeymoon tours operator which offer the best honeymoon packages Kerala amazing holiday making you feel closer to moon.


Munnar is one of the beautiful hill stations which are mostly visited by the couples on their honeymoon. This green lush hill station is located at an elevation of 1600 meter above the main sea level and is truly Kashmir of South. The cool winds blowing from the mountains touching the freshness of greenery kisses you which really entices the couples and seduces their mood. The enrolling green hills, aromatic coffee and tea plantations, colorful flora truly offer the couples amazing and a wonder honeymoon with billion of mesmerizing memories to relish forever. The cascading waterfalls, mist filed valley and the green valley’s truly leaves the honeymooners spell bound on their visit. No honeymoon is considered as worth until Munnar honeymoon packages is executed with your honeymoon packages.


Cochin is the earlier capital city of Kerala which now is financial hub of this state. This is a charming city in Kerala where the honeymooners visit in intense number throughout the year. Lovingly this state is called as ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’ and bliss for the visitors to explore the beauty of this city. Cochin is one of the finest cities which is very popular for its natural harbor and is also famous for enchanting backwater destination to visit. Some of the most visit attractions in this city where the honeymooner flood are like Jewish Synagogue, Chiniese fishing Nets, Mattancherry Palace, Cochin Fort, Bolghatty Island and St. Francis Church. The honeymooners love to visit and enjoy here as this city is dotted with some world class resorts with great facilities and incredible lip smacking local and famous delicacies. These tempt the couples and meke them visit again and again to this beautiful city.

Well beside these there are many attractions and destinations where the newlywed couples visit and explore on their honeymoon in Kerala. Some of them are like the scenic wonderland of Kumarakom, amazing town of Alleppey, beautiful city of Thiruvanthapuram, picturesque beaches of Kovalam and many alike which are worth to visit and enjoy the charm and the beauty of Kerala.

Honeymoon in Kerala offers the newlywed couples the merriest time in their lifetime span. So if you want to enjoy your honeymoon in the Lap of Mother Nature come to Kerala.

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Complete Munnar tour travel information including distance

When you start your Munnar Tour you can see unending Tea plantations on entry into Munnar. Most residents of Munnar are employed in the tea industry, or are involved in the tourism business. There are various fun places you would like in Munnar like-Backwater & Cruises, Beaches & Sun, Hill Stations, History & Heritage, Tree Houses finally the best place for Family & Fun.

Some quick Munnar Tour tips are:

  • Best time to visit September to May Clothing Woolen.
  • Languages spoken Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and English.
  • Apply sun block lotion while you leave Munnar because as you descend the hills the weather gets warmer and causes sun burn
  • While visiting religious places, remove your shoes outside and respect the traditions of the place
  • Rather than traveling alone, prefer moving in groups

Travel Tips for your Munnar tour

Reaching Munnar by Road: All major cities in Kerala are well connected with different parts of India through a good network of roads and well laid out highways.The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation also provides private bus services which connect to all big and small cities inside Kerala.

Travel to Munnar by Rail: Nearest Railway Station is Ernakulam Railway Station. Aluva (ALWAYE) or Ankamaly Railway Stations are the nearest stops for Munnar.

Travel to Munnar by Air: Cochin International Airport.

The local people here speak Malayalam, which is also the official language of Kerala, second language is Tamil. For the youngsters Munnar offers party at clubs and pubs and also romantic evening walks for young couples which is very relaxing. To make your Holiday a complete successes please visit our website or please call us at within +91-9810820707 India.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Switzerland Tour Packages

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation , is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western Europe, where it is bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east.

Day 01 : Delhi - Zurich - Interlaken
Arrive Zurich airport, connect your train to Interlaken (approx. 2.5 hrs journey), where you check in at your hotel which would be on a walking distance to the station. For the rest of the day you are free to explore the beautiful scenery or to go shopping. Overnight stay at Interlaken.

Day 02 : Interlaken
Today after breakfast you board the train to Kleine Scheidegg via Lauterbrunnen. The famous Jungfrau railway takes you to the highest station in Europe. A day of fun and excitement is awaiting you in the captivating snow peaks of Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. You find a range of international restaurants on the Jungfraujoch. Return to Interlaken by train with an optional stopover in Grindelwald. Visit the Ice Palace and explore the snow on the glacier. Spend your whole day in the mountain heights. After the excursion return back to your hotel. Overnight in Interlaken.

Day 03 : Interlaken - Lucerne
After breakfast, You might take a boat trip on Lake Thun or visit the Ballenberg open air museum, just above Brienz. Later proceed to the station for your train connection to Luzern (approx. 2.5 hrs). The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city on your own. Overnight in Lucerne.

Day 04 : Lucerne
Start your day with the breakfast in your hotel and enjoy an excursion to Mount Pilatus. Overnight in Lucerne.

Day 05 : Lucerne - Zurich
This morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel for your onward trip to Zurich. Arrive Zurich, Check in at your Hotel. The day is free at Leisure & shopping. In the night you can visit to local nightclubs for which Zurich is most famous for. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06 : Zurich
After breakfast, proceed to Zurich city tour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 : Zurich - Delhi
This morning, after breakfast, check out from the hotel & transfers to the airport for your return flight to Delhi.

Package Inclusions : :
*Return Economy airfare on Swiss International Airlines with Airport taxes.
*Daily Breakfasts.
*VISA Charges & Travel Insurance.
*Swiss Transfer Ticket in 2nd class with the 5 transfers mentioned in the program.
*2 Nights accommodation in Hotel Metropole or similar, INTERLAKEN .
*2 Nights accommodation in Hotel Radisson Blu or similar, Lucerne.
*2 Nights accommodation in Hotel Holiday inn Messe, Zurich.
*Excursion to mount Jungfraujoch in Interlaken.
*Excursion to Mount Pilatus in Lucerne.
*City tour of Zurich.

Package Excludes :
*Personal expenditure like soft drinks, mineral water, phone calls, tips etc.
*Lunches & Dinners until and unless mentioned.
*Peak Season Surcharge – If applicable.
*Any item not mentioned in the inclusions.

Thailand Holiday package

Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a country located at the center of Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Burma and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Burma. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast and Indonesia and India in the Andaman Sea to the southwest.
Day 01 : Bangkok Airport - Pattaya
Arrive at Bangkok Airport, meet our Representative at ATTA counter Arrival Door C, Gate No. 10. Transfer to Pattaya. The rest of day is free at leisure. Accommodation at Hotel of your choice.

Day 02 : Pattaya / Coral Island 09:00 am.
American breakfast at the hotel. Take a speed boat for a fast ride to Coral Island (Koh Lan) where you can fill your day with many exciting water sports, such as Snorkeling, Fishing, Parasailing, Jet-Ski, Sea-Walker etc. Bask in the warm Thai sun, or take a dip in the refreshing sea waters. Make your day at the beach as active or relaxing as you wish. Afternoon, return to the mainland for lunch at Indian restaurant. Evening, at leisure. Accommodation at Hotel of your choice.

Day 03 : Pattaya - Bangkok 12:30 pm.
American breakfast at the hotel.
Depart Pattaya by air-conditioned coach for 2 hours drive to Bangkok. Accommodation at Hotel of your choice.

Day 04 : Bangkok / City & Temples Tours 08:30 am.
This tour will bring you to some of the most distinguished temples in Bangkok. Wat Trimitr, the temple of the Golden Buddha, features a statue made from solid Gold weighing 5.5 tons. Visit Wat Po, the temple of the reclining Buddha which is the largest and oldest in Bangkok. Wat Po, featuring the colossal 150 foot long “Reclining Buddha”. Afternoon at leisure. Accommodation at Hotel of your choice.

Day 05 : Last Day
American Breakfast at the hotel
Free at leisure until the time for departure transfer to airport.

Package Inclusions :
*2 Nights accommodation in Pattaya.
*2 Nights accommodation in Bangkok.
*Coral Island Tour with Lunch.
*Half Day City Tour in Bangkok.
*Transfers APT – PTY – BKK– APT .
*Tours and Transfers are on SIC basis.

London Holiday Package

London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who called it Londinium. London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its square-mile mediaeval boundaries. Since at least the 17th century, the name London has also referred to the metropolis developed around this core.The bulk of this conurbation forms the London region and the Greater London administrative area, governed by the elected Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

Day 01 : Arrival London
Arrive at London Heathrow Airport; there you’ll be met by our local representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Check in & relax. The rest of the day is free to explore the local surroundings. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 02 : London
This morning after breakfast, proceed for the Original London Sightseeing Tour which offers you 4 Hop-on Hop-off bus routes to customise your own tour of London. The ticket is valid on all routes operated by The Original tour for 24hours. The Original Tour (Yellow route) is the Grand Tour and takes you to the best of London`s sights with an entertaining live guided English commentary. The City sightseeing tour (Red route) covers the major sights and offers digitally recorded commentary in seven languages plus a specialist children`s channel for under 16`s. Then there`s the Loop line (Green route) connecting London`s West End to Westminster and Waterloo International train station. Finally there is The Museum tour (Blue route) which gives you easy access to many of London`s top museums, shops and attractions.

Day 03 : London
This morning after breakfast proceed for one of London`s hottest attractions - Madame Tussauds. Its both visually immersive and interactive and should be top of your list when visiting London. As you wander around Madame Tussauds you will stumble across an endless number of famous faces including David Beckham, Kylie Minogue, President Bush, Tony Blair and many more. You can also interact with the model celebrities, for example, you can be there when David Beckham prepares to take one of his famous free kicks and feel the beat of his heart and tremble as the floor vibrates beneath your feet!! Then you can go through to the London Stardome and explore this interactive show dome. You will also get to experience `Scream` which is a maximum security prison taken over by the unhinged inmates, their mission is to give you nightmares. This is not suitable for children under the aged of 12 or for people of a nervous disposition. Later on proceed to take a flight on Merlin Entertainment`s London Eye, a visually striking structure and the world`s largest observation wheel. As you ascend over the Thames you will see London`s famous streets, churches, palaces and monuments spread out below in a panoramic scene giving you a new perspective of a great city! On a clear day the views can stretch as far as 25 miles to Windsor Castle. Visitor to the London Eye can now experience a four minute 4D film focused on the journey of a little girl and her father in London in which they visit the London Eye and enjoy a spectacular take on the capital. Their experience is brought to life with vibrant 3D images of colourful parties and events inside the London Eye capsules, dramatic firework displays, a snowfall over the city, revolutionary aerial footage of other iconic landmarks and sophisticated, fun 4D effects. Visitors will feel like they are really there. Return to your hotel in the evening. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : London
This morning after breakfast proceed for the tower of London tour which commences with a panoramic tour of the City of London followed by a guided tour of St Paul`s Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren`s masterpiece. It`s then on to the Tower of London, home to the world famous Crown Jewels and host to many dark and bloody secrets. Meet the magnificent Beefeaters in their Tudor uniforms, hear the legend of the ravens and some spine chilling tales from the Tower`s 900 year history. See the infamous Bloody Tower where the Princes were murdered. Here you will also have some time to explore by yourself. As the afternoon ends you will be then able to enjoy a River cruise from the Tower of London. The rest of the day is free at leisure & shopping. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05 : Departure
This morning after breakfast, transfers to the airport for your return flight to India. Overnight at hotel.

Package Inclusions : :
*4 Nights accommodation in London
*Daily Breakfast
*The Original London Open Bus tour
*Madam Tussuads Wax Museum Tour
*The Tower of London & River Cruise
*London eye tour
*Return Airport & station transfers on SIC basis

Singapore Holiday Package

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 kilometres (85 mi) north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south. The country is highly urbanised with very little primary rainforest remaining, although more land is being created for development through land reclamation.

Day 01 : Arrive Singapore
On arrival in Singapore you’ll transferred to the hotel by Luxury Coach. Later in the evening enjoy Night Safari Tour. A wild adventure awaits you as you visit the fascinating world of nocturnal creatures at the world's first wildlife park built specifically for night viewing. This premier night zoo houses over 900 animals of 135 exotic species in eight zones recreated to simulate various geographic zones. Experience the thrill of exploring a tropical jungle at night by tram or by foot. Overnight in Singapore

Day 02 : Singapore
The morning is free, enjoy your breakfast and later in the afternoon, get ready for the Sentosa Tour Enjoy a scenic cable car ride from Mt. Faber to Sentosa, catching a bird's eyeview of the spectacular skyline. Visit Images of Singapore and Surrender Chambers, depicting the history of Singapore during World War II. Continue to Underwater World, Asia's largest tropical Oceanarium. The tour ends with the 'Songs of the Sea Show', a sensational show of music and Lights! Overnight in Singapore.

Day 03 : Singapore
After taking your breakfast, Get ready for an action packed fun day to explore Universal Studio, South east Asia's first movie theme park. An action packed fun day awaits you at Southeast Asia's first movie theme park, Universal Studios. Enter the thrilling world of magic as you ride movies on roller coaster and other movie-themed attractions. Overnight in Singapore.

Day 04 : Singapore - Kuala Lumpur - Genting Highlands
Today, you will be transferred to Singapore airport for your return flight to Delhi.

Package Inclusions :
*3 Nights accommodation
*Daily breakfast
*Half day Singapore city tour
*Sentosa Island tour with underwater world, Dolphin lagoon & Songs of the seas
*Night Safari tour
*All transfers on SIC