Exploring Kerala INDIA - 10 Day Trips from its Capital
Trivandrum
Posted by Elizabeth Dcosta on 31st, July 2012

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one of the three airports located at Cochin, Calicut (Kozhikode) and Trivandrum originally called
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2. ALLEPEY
A trip to Kerala is never complete without the backwater tour; and Allepey offers the perfect gateway to...
Joint me in part two on my adventure trip to Kerala on Exploring Kerala INDIA - 10 Day Trips.
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Located 90 kilometers away at the southernmost tip of India is Kanyakumari, where the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal converge. The multicolored sands on the beach are a unique feature and the sunrise and sunsets offer a spectacular view. Being one of the most important pilgrim centers, the Suchindram and Kanyakumari temples are a must-see. The Vivekananda Memorial and the Padmanabhapuram Palace which is one of the most ancient monuments in South India are worth visiting for their design, architecture and history

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  1. 1. Exploring Kerala INDIA - 10 Day Trips from its Capital Trivandrum Posted by Elizabeth Dcosta on 31st, July 2012 Exploring Kerala India- 10 Day Trips from its Capital City, Trivandrum With a 4500 year old history and culture, it’s not easy to discount what India has to offer to the curious traveler by way of its natural diversity and assortment of religions, customs, and cuisines. Being the world’s seventh largest country in area, there is so much to explore within the country that very few Indians alone, are able to travel through the length and breadth of it in one lifetime. However, travelers who have gone around it to some extent would agree that the best way to explore India is either region-wise or visiting the top Indian cities that find their way into the ubiquitous traveler’s guide. While planning a trip to the southern parts of India, most travelers would definitely include God’s Own Country (Kerala) on their list. With its temples and beaches, hill stations, backwater tours, national parks, Ayurvedic massages, and the much favored cuisine from the ‘land of spices’, you need to check your time and budget before you plan out your ‘bucket list’ of experiences here in Kerala. In this two (2) part article series, I will take you along as I go Exploring India on my 10 Day Kerela Vacations: Kerala Vacations | Kerala Tours TRIVANDRUM (Thiruvananthapuram) With a coastline covering approximately 600 kilometers, Kerala is a long strip along the Arabian Sea and Trivandrum lies to its South, closer to its neighboring Southern state of Tamil Nadu. Most people visiting Kerala would arrive at
  2. 2. one of the three airports located at Cochin, Calicut (Kozhikode) and Trivandrum originally called Thiruvananthapuram. Sightseeing In Kerala Trivandrum is Kerala’s capital and is a city built on seven hills. The climate like the rest of Kerala varies between sultry summers and exotic monsoons. But with its rolling hills, coastal plains and cool rugged mountains, one can move from the hot summer plains to the cooler mountains above and then descend again to the wet and humid climate of the monsoons. Trivandrum is a large district covering many miles of sunny beaches, tranquil backwaters and hill stations. To help you explore and absorb the most, here is an exhaustive list of the 10-day trips from Trivandrum. Kerala Vacations | Kerala Tours Places To Visit In Kerala 1. KOVALAM This sleepy little town woke up to the heavy stream of tourists when it’s marvelous palm lined cosy beaches were discovered hiding among the coconut groves from which the town gets its name. Only a 45 minute drive from Trivandrum, Kovalam is known for its white sandy beaches shaped in the form of a natural crescent. The crescent begins with the Lighthouse Beach that affords a majestic view of the Vizhinjam Mosque, followed by the Hawah beach in the middle and the Samudra Beach at its northernmost end. Sunbathing, swimming in the warm sea, water sports, treating your taste buds to the gastronomic delights of the seaside shacks or just relaxing under the groves with your favorite book, are some of the ways to unwind. The shops lining the beach offer some interesting accoutrements to collect, before heading back for your hotel after a day well
  3. 3. spent. 2. ALLEPEY A trip to Kerala is never complete without the backwater tour; and Allepey offers the perfect gateway to this experience. More than one third of this historic town is covered in water from the famous Ashtamudi Lake. Alappuzha, the original name of this town, is the perfect destination if you are thinking of a traditional houseboat experience that takes you cruising along the lazy backwaters. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Kerala countryside while you are treated to some delectable local cuisine dished out from the kitchen on board. You may even wish to spend a night in solitude in the stillness of the backwaters, surrounded by nothing but the chirping of crickets. Allepey is 150 kilometers away from Trivandrum which can be covered in 4 hours by road or less by rail. Exploring India | Kerala Tours Tour In Kerala 3. KANYAKUMARI Located 90 kilometers away at the southernmost tip of India is Kanyakumari, where the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal converge. The multicolored sands on the beach are a unique feature and the sunrise and sunsets offer a spectacular view. Being one of the most important pilgrim centers, the Suchindram and Kanyakumari temples are a must-see. The Vivekananda Memorial and the Padmanabhapuram Palace which is one of the most ancient monuments in South India are worth visiting for their design, architecture and history.
  4. 4. Joint me in part two on my adventure trip to Kerala on Exploring Kerala INDIA - 10 Day Trips.

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