When Dubai heats up, we all find ways to escape for a little bit. We flew to the ever beautiful Kerala for a week of monsoon fun.
Shaurya’s response to his first encounter with a heavy rainfall was, “Wow water water!! Bath? Good bath?”
I want to make this post a quick guide to a monsoon trip to Kerala and hence, I am keeping it very short and to the point.
A quick glance on the highlights of our trip:
Punnamada Kayal (back waters) House boat trip in Alappuzha.
Shikara boat ride is also highly recommended especially during 4 pm drizzling when a plate of hot onion fritters or pakoras are awaiting you with hot tea. We recommend Royale Park View’s Onion fritters.
We spotted this beautiful Hotel opposite to Shikara boat rides.
If you are in Cochin Airport do check out this diner next to gate 2.
Their cold sandwiches are really worth a mention. We recommend the chicken tikka sandwich.
Points to keep in mind:
Alappuzha is a small town and hence, do not expect high levels of shopping sprees. The place is all about back waters, lakes and boats. It has a couple of good hotels and lots of beautiful scenery. Do pay a visit to the duck farms. Duck dishes are famous in the area but, I did not try as I am not an adventurous foodie. Be outdoors from sunrise to sunset exploring the place, talking to the local people, eating Malayali food and just soaking up the nature. There is no night life and that means you can get your full 8 hours of sleep.
We traveled back with amazing monsoon memories and a few additions to Shaurya’s vocabulary (rain, umbrella, duck, cow, airport, airplane etc.).
Can’t wait to hear about your summer 🙂