Friday, 5 August 2016
Take a trip to Kerala backwaters and you will know how beautiful our planet earth is and how lucky we are in a position to enjoy it. It has so many attractions that are unique to the area. Kerala backwaters Independence Day Weekend is the best to enjoy nature at its best.
Kerala backwaters tour is one of the most popular tourist attractions of India. International tourists as well as Indian citizens flock the backwater regions of Kerala to be with the pristine nature at least for a short while. Even for a local living in Kerala cannot ignore these backwater regions and think of it as just an ordinary thing. The backwater trip taken anywhere in Kerala will be a mesmerizing one with soul touching beautiful views, rippling water, soothing sounds of nature, the velvety lush greenery all around and so on and on. It is the apt decision to go for Kerala Backwaters Independence day weekend tour.
Kerala is a strip of small land piece lying in between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats mountain ranges. Almost parallel to the west coast Arabia Sea, numerous lakes and brackish lagoons adorn the state crisscrossing with a vast maze like network covering almost 900 kms. This water network is well connected with canals, inlets and lakes spread all over the state.
Not all of them are natural but most of them are so except some man-made canals. The transportation used is ‘Kettuvellam’, the traditional boats and the modern houseboats. These backwaters trips can be taken from Thiruvallam in the southern end to Kasargod, northern end.
You have eight popular backwater regions in Kerala to enjoy your Kerala Backwaters Independence Day Weekend tour. You can plan any one suitable trip that suits you.
Let us list them from the southernmost end of Kerala. Six kms from the capital of Kerala Thiruvananthapuram you have Thiruvallam backwaters.
Then you have Kollam backwaters where you can enjoy the various inlets of Ashtamudi lake and Sasthamcotta Kayal.
You have the most famous Allapuzha backwaters. This region has very zigzag waterways and is also known as the ‘Venice of East’
Kuttanad backwaters is also the part of Allapuzha region is famous for its rice cultivation. It is the rice bowl of Kerala.
Kumarokom backwaters is very much heavenly with their numerous island groups situated in Vembanad kayal. This is in Kottayam district
Then the Vembanad Lake in Cochin provides Kochi backwaters where you have lots of assorted lagoons.
All the above said backwaters are very famous and tourists naturally visit these all the year. In case you want to visit unexplored parts of KeralaBackwaters during Independence Day Weekend, then you can go for Kozhikode backwaters. Some are Elathur canal and Kallayi river.
Finally in the northern end of Kerala, you have Kasargod backwaters where you can visit Valiyaparampara and Chandragiri backwaters.
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
Home to fourteen wildlife sanctuaries located in the Western Ghats, Gods own country-Kerala offers
Wildlife sanctuaries to visit in Kerala wildlife tour
1) Located at a distance of thirty kilometer from Thiruvananthapuram is the Neyyar sanctuary. Home to exotic flora and fauna, mountain slopes, the meadows, the brooks and the natural surrounding – this sanctuary contributes immensely towards making the trek adventurous.
2) Peppara wildlife sanctuary is Located at a distance of fifty kilometer from Thiruvananthapuram. Spread across fifty three square kilometer on the Western Ghats this sanctuary comprises of rich flora and fauna. Hillocks, forests and eucalyptus plantations make the Peppara wildlife sanctuary treasure box loaded with precious gems.
3) Located at a distance of sixty six kilometer from Kollam, the Shenduruney wildlife sanctuary is known for its unique bio-diversity. The sanctuary houses remains of Stone Age and showcase the culture that prevailed then.
4) Idukkiwildlife sanctuary is Located at a distance of fifty five kilometer from Thodupuzha in Idukki wildlife sanctuary. Offering a lot of excitement and scenic views this sanctuary has a canopy of dense tropical forests and semi evergreen forests. Additionally you will also find deciduous trees and a scenic lake surrounded by the deciduous forests adding to its beauty.
5) Periyar tiger reserve is famous for its rich bio-diverse spots. A protected tiger reserve this sanctuary is well known across the globe. There are two watch towers that make wildlife viewing an interesting experience.
6) Located at a fifteen kilometer distance from Munnar in Idukki is the famous Ervikulamnational park. Most of the park attractions are situated in the Devikulam Taluk. The park is known for the Neelakurinji Park that blooms once in twelve years.
7) Located at a distance of sixty kilometer from Munnar in Idukki, Chinnar wildlife sanctuary is located on the Tamilnadu border and offers the sightings of elephants, tigers, gaur and several other wild residents.
8) The beautiful Wayanad wildlife sanctuary comprises of two pockets. Wayanad sanctuary has Muthanga dominating it in the south and Tholpetty in the north. Natural and beautiful looking the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary is rich in natural surroundings and mesmerizing beauty.
9) Chimmini wildlife sanctuary is a dense forest housing a variety of birds and butterflies. This sanctuary is famous for its innumerable trekking trails.
10) Silent valley national park is believed to be the only park comprising of evergreen forests. Not a whisper or chirping of the birds can be heard here and that’s what gives the valley its name – “Silent Valley”
Kerala wildlife tour package is ideal for honeymooners, leisure travelers and adventure seekers.