Daphne’s two week trip to Kerala in May
MumbaiMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Mysore, KarnatakaMysore division, Karnataka, India
Wayanad, KeralaWayanad, Kerala, India
Fort Kochi, KeralaFort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala, India
Fort Kochi, Kerala
Thekkady, KeralaThekkady, Kerala, India
Munnar, KeralaMunnar, Kerala, India
Daphne got in touch with us for help with planning her trip to India. Since she was traveling to India in the summer month of May, she wasn’t sure of where she could travel to. Having extensively traveled North India in the past, she wanted to travel to South India and was wondering if it is possible to do Kerala in May.
Summer in India kicks in from the month of April and ends in June. Traveling to some destinations in India can be unbearably hot in May. However there are parts of Kerala that you can visit which still are relatively pleasant.
Daphne considers herself to be a flashpacker and she wanted to experience the wild-life and beaches of Kerala while at the same time, she wanted to do the usual favorites, the Backwaters of Alleppey and Cochin.
With regards to accommodation, Daphne stayed in a combination of hotels, guest houses, home-stays and a houseboat in Alleppey. The places she visited had pleasant weather and interesting things to do even though it was May (which is one of the hottest months of the year in India).
This is a great tour if you are looking to combine experiencing the bustling city life in Mumbai with enjoying the laid back atmosphere, temples and palace of the south Indian town that is Mysore, and ending with time in nature in Kerala.
The last week of the tour is all about nature and relaxation in the midst of coffee, tea and spice plantations and a visit to the Periyar National park. This tour ends with a relaxing night on a houseboat on the backwaters.
- Day 1 - 3Mumbai
The city of dreams is home to Bollywood and almost twenty million immigrants.
There's a lot you can do in Mumbai. Take a tour of the largest slum colony in India or go on a Bollywood tour.AbodeDay 3 - 5Mysore
The cultural capital of Karnataka is known for the stunning Mysore palace. Mysore also boasts some very beautiful temples and the spice markets are fun to walk around.Mysore B&BDay 5 - 7Wayanad
Lush green landscape, beautiful tea and coffee estates, wildlife, lakes and waterfall. Wayanad is blessed with everything that nature has to offer.Dhanagiri Home-stayDay 7 - 9Fort Kochi
Cochin is the other end of the spectrum in comparison to Kozhikode, a tourist hub with beautiful churches and lovely cafes. Cochin is also home to the oldest church in India, St Francis Church, built by the Europeans.Lazar Home-stayDay 9 - 11Munnar
Munnar offers green and lush greenery and one of the best tea in entire India. This place in the Western Ghat mountain range invites you to hike through tea plantations and sandalwood forests, visit the many waterfalls and perfect viewpoints or just relax over a cup of tea.Dewdrop, MunnarDay 11 - 13Thekkady
Thekkady is the heart of wild Kerala, “God’s own country”. Still in the Western Ghats mountain range you can experience deep rain forest, spice farms as well as different kind of plantations. It’s a great place to indulge into pure nature.Chrissie's
- Day 13 - 15Kumarakom
The backwaters of Kerala are a paradise of water lilies covered lakes, and small winding canals overgrown by palm and fruit trees and little villages far from urban chaos. Being a labyrinth of 900km waterways parallel to the coast of the Arabian sea this place offers serenity and peace for the nature loving traveller.Backwater Heritage