Continuing from my previous post. After Goa, I traveled to Kerala. It was my second time in South India. I have explored Karnataka a couple of years ago. I spent about 3 weeks in Kerala. Apart from doing Silent 10-day Vipassana Meditation Course in Kerala, I traveled to 4 places in Kerala and each one of them has something totally different to offer from Forests, Mountains, Beaches, Backwaters. Thanks to its wealth of natural beauty, Kerala is known as God’s own country. These 4 places should be on your list while planning a trip to Kerala. So here’s the 4 Must visit places in Kerala.
MUST VISIT PLACES IN KERALA: MUNNAR
MUST VISIT PLACES IN KERALA: VAGAMON
MUST VISIT PLACES IN KERALA: ALLEPPEY OR ALAPPUZHA
My next destination was Alleppey after Vagamon. I stayed near the beach in Alleppey. It is famous for its backwaters. Alleppey backwaters are spread over 300 sq km. Most people hire houseboats to explore the backwaters of Alleppey but I decided to go another way 🙂 So I explored the backwaters by public transport. Yup! The government-run ferries take you to different parts of the backwaters. It is the best and cheapest way if you are a solo traveler. I explored several backwaters villages i.e. Kainakary, Kumarakom, Nedumudy, Malarikkal. Just get down where you feel like and explore the surroundings by walking. Take another ferry from another ferry stop when you get tired. There are many ferry stops and the frequency of ferries are good if not great. I did Canoeing, hitchhiked and swam in the backwaters. Witnessed beautiful Lotus field in Malarikkal. Loved the experience. Apart from houseboats, Canoeing and public ferries, you can take a ride in a shikara boat or try Kayaking. When in Alleppey, do not miss eating at Arya Bhavan restaurant especially if you are a vegetarian. Apart from backwaters, Places of interest in Alleppey are Alappuzha Beach, Alappuzha Lighthouse, Revi Memorial Museum, Mullakkal temple.
MUST VISIT PLACES IN KERALA: VARKALA