God’s own country got this name for a reason. To figure it out book your tickets and head straight towards Kerala. You will not need much time to understand once you are there. Though I have seen just a part of Kerala but I can vouch for the beauty of the place that will make you come back again.
Kerala is located in southern most part of India with Karnataka and Tamilnadu as neighbors. The trip was initially planned for Kozikode with a group of friends which eventually got cancelled but by the time I had got hint of what Kerala has to offer. So plan was remade with restructured group to a different part of Kerala and now destinations to be covered were Munnar and Alleppy.
We chose these two places strategically as one was a hill station with lots of tea plantation and other offered the world famous backwaters along with beach a few kilometers away.
We only had four days to spend in Kerala starting from Banglore on Friday night so time was equally divided into two places with two days in each place. It worked out quite well and we equally enjoyed two places.
The itinerary for the trip that was finalized was as follows :
Day 0 : Take an overnight bus from Banglore and reach Munnar by morning.
Day 1 : Munnar local sight seeing and overnight stay there.
Day 2 : Munnar local sight seeing and overnight stay there.
Day 3 : Take early morning bus to Alleepy. Reach around noon time and go to pre-booked houseboat in backwaters. Spend the whole day on boat and overnight stay there.
Day 4 : Leave boat by morning and go to beach. Take rest in afternoon. In evening catch overnight train to Banglore.