Kerala, locally known as Keralam, is a state on the southwestern, Malabar Coast of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, following passage of the States Reorganisation Act, by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km², Kerala is the twenty-second largest Indian state by area. It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast,Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea and Arabian Sea to the west. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 Census, Kerala is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population.t is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Malayalam is the most widely spoken language.
With around 120–140 rainy days per year, Kerala has a wet and maritime tropical climate influenced by the seasonal heavy rains of the southwest summer monsoon and northeast winter monsoon. Around 65% of the rainfall occurs from June to August corresponding to the Southwest monsoon, and the rest from September to December corresponding to Northeast monsoon. The moisture-laden winds of the Southwest monsoon, on reaching the southernmost point of the Indian Peninsula, because of its topography, divides into two branches; the "Arabian Sea Branch" and the "Bay of Bengal Branch". The "Arabian Sea Branch" of the Southwest monsoon first hits the Western Ghats, making Kerala the first state in India to receive rain from the Southwest monsoon. The mean daily temperature ranges from 19.8 °C to 36.7 °C. Mean annual temperatures range from 25.0–27.5 °C in the coastal lowlands to 20.0–22.5 °C in the eastern highlands.
Best time to visit:
September to March
Day 1 12-Sep-19: Depart from Mumbai Chhatrapati Airport and reach Trivandrum and then Kovalam in Tempo Traveller. The troupe will be met by Women's Voyagers at Mumbai airport OR at Trivandrum Airport (whichever is feasible). Your dream travel to the beautiful God's Own Country will start from Trivandrum. The ladies will be taken in a 12 seater AC Tempo traveller to Kovalam.
Day 2 13-Sep-19: Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Locate 32 various forms of Lord Ganesha at Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, dedicated to the widely known god that resembles an elephant. VOW would request all ladies to respect the Hindu traditions and take off their slippers and wear appropriate clothing and not to hurt anybody's religious sentiments. Needless to say, please respect the religious sentiments. Non-Hindus aren't allowed inside the temple, but you can still view the historic complex from the outside.
Day 3 14-Sep-19: Kovalam to Kochi is a good 250 kms and it will take us minium of 5.5 hrs to reach our desitnation, which is very beautiful and out of this world. Hence we need to start early to enjoy thoroughly God's own paradise. Depending on the time that we reach Kochi, we will go to Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, a church many hail as one of the best in the country. Relax in the evening and watch the sunset, should you desire, you can even go for a herbal massage.
Day 4 15-Sep-19: Kochi - Chinese Fishing Nets. Take a walk along the beach to admire the famous Kochi vista of the large, hammock-like nets appearing to float in mid-air, or purchase some of the fresh seafood being pulled out of the sea.
Day 5 16-Sep-19: Kochi to Munnar. We need to start early as Munnar is approx. 150 kms and it will take us approx. 3 hrs to reach our desired destination. We need to reach on time to take full advantage of our trip. Tea Garden Museum : Tea lovers should not miss a visit to Tea Museum, which offers a chance to immerse yourself in the world of the hugely popular beverage.
Day 6 17-Sep-19: Goodbye to Munnar and enroute see the beautiful Rose Gardens. We have to start early today as this is the last day of our trip and its Adieu to Kundala Dam Lake in a rental boat and enjoy the fresh air and natural scenery. After the Rose Garden tour, hop on to your bus and lets Get, Set, Go to Cochin which is around 129 kms ie. 3.30 hrs. Reach Cochin airport and catch your flight for back home. Goodbye to your trip and return home with fond memories. Thanks beloved ladies for this trip and a million thanks for being a part of "Women Voyagers".
Proposed Hotels are - Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village or Turtle on the beach or similar
Radission Blu or Bolgatty Palace Island Resort or similar
Clouds Land Home Stay, Aryanraka Resort or similar