On a Passage through India, you can discover a kaleidoscope of culture, history and geography. With its multicoloured destinations of snow-capped hills, dusty dunes, pristine beaches and mystic backwaters, India offers everything for all family members. Within this great country, there exists another divine land, known as God’s own country. All Kerala Backwater Packages are crafted to give the best family holiday experience. Read more...
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Know before you plan your Alleppey Tour with Family
Alleppey offers the perfect rejuvenating getaway for your family. These family packages for Kerala have something for every family member. Your Kerala family tour in houseboat can deliver a stress-free ride on a houseboat for the elders along with an adventurous trek for the youngsters. Allepey is also fondly called the Venice of the East. Kerala is well connected by air with all the major towns and cities in India. It is home to five international airports. Also, one of the biggest advantages of any Kerala family vacation is the well-connected network of roads and railways.
Must visit places on your Alleppey family Trip
To assist you in your search for the best Kerala Backwater Packages, we tried to incorporate the popular places within proximity of Allepey.
The backwaters in Kuttanad Village are the embodiment of peace and beauty in Kerala. It is a picturesque nest amidst the immaculate canals, untouched beaches and charming landscapes. No Kerala family tour is complete without a visit to this pristine hamlet. The winding canals are more than 300 km long and the lifeline of this town.
There is a fascinating Bird Sanctuary on the banks of the Vembanad Lake. You can find some rare birds like black bittern, purple heron, and pond heron. The monsoon months are the breeding season for some rare birds like white ibis, darter, cormorant and kingfisher.
Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple
This is one of the most renowned temples in Kerala and is believed to be more than 1200 years old. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Sree Bhadrakali and forms one of the essential parts of most Kerala family tour packages. It is a revered place, especially for the newly-weds.
Kerala has a longshore along the Alappuzha coastline which posses on the most delightful beaches. A family would love the pristine beaches and sunset near the lighthouse. It is a small lagoon, away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
St Mary’s Church
Kerala is an example of the harmony and prosperity of the Hindus and Christians. It is not only home to delightful beaches but also some grand catholic Churches, which have magnificently stood the test of time.
Things / Activities Family Members can do in Kerala
You can try a few of the activities listed below for a wonderful family holiday in Kerala:
Family holidays in houseboat are what dreams are made of. One of the most peaceful and enjoyable activities in Kerala is riding a houseboat in the backwaters of Allepey. Make sure you include a stay in houseboats in you Kerala family packages.
Watch a Boat Race
One of their biggest festivals is Onam which is organised to celebrate the harvest season. Their traditional boat race is an enthralling sight.
Enjoy the Kathakali Dance
The classical form of music and dance is still imprinted in the culture of Kerala. If your Kerala family holidays can comprise of even one performance of a Kathakali dancer, it will be a once in a lifetime kind of experience.
Enjoy the Colonial Architecture
You can admire the history and opulence of the Churches and Synagogues, built by the Europeans traders.
Quick Tips for Kerala Family Tour
Here are some standard tips that you can consider before zeroing on the ideal Kerala Family Tour Package.
Any Kerala family vacation cannot cover the entire state. You can start with the numerous Kerala Backwater Packages and customise a holiday as per your budget and preferences.
The weather in Kerala is by and large pleasant. Hence, the tourist season in Kerala thrives throughout the year.
Lockouts and political instability are not frequent in this part of the world. But you need to be careful to ensure you don’t get robbed by travel operators and petty criminals.
During summer, you must carry fresh lemon water, coconut water and buttermilk.
The local population in Kerala is known to be highly educated and speak English fluently. You would not encounter any difficulty to communicate.
If it is the rainy season, one must carry extra warm clothes, raincoats and umbrellas.
In Kerala, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes are equally sought after. Be prepared to get a hot and spicy taste and the distinct fragrance of coconut oil.
Ideal Kerala Family Package Itinerary
We have tried to design an itinerary for Kerala family holidays, centralised around the picturesque settlement of Alleppey.
Day 1: On the first day of your Kerala family vacation, you would arrive at Kochi. You would be driven to the much-awaited destination, Alleppey. It is located around 80 km from Cochin airport. Day 2: On the second day, you can check in at your houseboat in Kuttanad Village. A Kerala family tour in houseboat would delight all your members. Day 3: On the third day, you can visit the bird sanctuary. It is a two-hour drive, and you can come back for your overnight stay. Day 4: On the fourth day, you can offer prayers in the famous Chettikulangara Devi Temple. It is a two-hour drive, and you can come back to your hotel or houseboat. In the evening, you can visit the Lighthouse to view the stunning sunset. Day 5: On the last day, you can visit the St. Mary’s Church and St. Andrew’s Florence Church. You should look around for the colonial grandeur and architecture. The nearest airport is at Kochi or Cochin and 30 km away. You can book your return journey from Cochin.
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