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Kerala calling – Monsoon Edition

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 🙂


  1. Kerala visit has been on my cards since marriage. I hope to visit it soon 🙂 nice post Soumya 🙂

    • Soumya Midhun Soumya Midhun

      Thank you Sonali 🙂 Hope you visit soon babes 🙂

  2. Soumya I love the monsoons, everything around becomes so green and the sky seems to be so clear from all that pollution.I so badly want to go to Kerela,have heard so much about this paradise on earth.Great pictures Soumya and will keep a note of all the places you have suggested.Great post dear.

    • Soumya Midhun Soumya Midhun

      So glad you enjoyed the post Yamini 🙂 and yes monsoon is amazing!!

    • Soumya Midhun Soumya Midhun

      hehe I am sure you will love it in Kerala 🙂

  3. This is a beautiful post! Kerala is a place to be, no doubt about that. It is on places to visit list. Never ever visited any south India state yet. 🙁

    Beautiful pictures. Fritters looks yumm !

    • Soumya Midhun Soumya Midhun

      Thank you Alisha. Hope you visit soon 🙂

  4. Hi Soumya, pictures used in this post are lovely. Were the pics clicked by you or any one else. I love to visit Alappuzha but don’t know if it would be possible. Lets hope this monsoon brings smiles to farmers of India!

    • Soumya Midhun Soumya Midhun

      Thank you Vijesh. The pictures were clicked by me and Mr.hubby 🙂 Hope you visit Kerala soon enough and yes May the farmers be happy!

  5. Have heard so much about kerela – monsoons – backwaters. I am sure I will love the place around this time. And seeing your pictures, I am now in mood for some fritters/pakoras *slurp slurp.

    • Soumya Midhun Soumya Midhun

      I knew the pakoras would call you babes 😉

  6. Such beautiful photos! It looks like an amazing place! I bet it was a lot of fun. The fritters look delish too!

    • Soumya Midhun Soumya Midhun

      Thank you Lisa 🙂

  7. Great post Soumya! How much I miss Kerala and Monsoon 🙁

    • Soumya Midhun Soumya Midhun

      Now I miss Kerala too 🙁

  8. Great Post and lovely pichas hun… I intend to visit Kerala soon….

    • Soumya Midhun Soumya Midhun

      Thank you babes 🙂 Hope you do.

  9. So this is where you have been missing 😀 welcome back girl…super fun you jad…kerala trip is in my wish list for a long time….

    • Soumya Midhun Soumya Midhun

      Hehe Thank you Darling and yup you guys are gonna enjoy in Kerala 🙂

    • Soumya Midhun Soumya Midhun

      Thank you Vidya 🙂

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