Tom and Amy’s two week trip to Kerala
For Tom and Amy’s first trip to India, they chose to tour Kerala and Tamil Nadu in South India. South India is very rich in it’s culture, history and architecture. Kerala and Tamil Nadu are also blessed with beautiful beaches, backwaters and tea plantations.
Here’s what Amy had to say about her trip : “By working with India Someday on our itinerary we arrived in India with a perfectly put together plan. We then executed this plan independently, making the most of every second we had!”
They preferred traveling to two states in the South(parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu). In Tamil Nadu, Tom and Amy wanted to visit Pondicherry (a former French colony). They also visited Madurai – the cultural capital of South India and Tanjore – a city renowned for it’s architecture.
Tom and Amy also wanted to spend a part of their trip exploring the beautiful state of Kerala spending some time among the tea plantations of Munnar, the backwaters of Kumarakaom and the beautiful town of Kochi.
TOM AND AMY'S SOUTH INDIAN ROUND TRIP
Chennai is a metropolis like you imagine it – traffic, a lot of people and chaos all over. However, this bustling city has also much more to offer. The capital of Tamil Nadu is famous for its street food – mouth-watering dosas (rice flour pancakes) filled with delicious potato masala or small rice cakes called idlis
Pondicherry or Pudducherry is a one-of-a-kind city in India due to its history as a French colony. Until today you feel like taken out of the country back into a French coast town at the end of the 19th century.
Tanjore or Thanjavur is alongside Madurai one of the most important religious and cultural centres in south or even whole India. The Great Living Chola Temples in and around the city are listed as World Heritage Sites and show us how the heydays of the great Chola Empire during the medieval time could have looked like.
Madurai is famous for its colorful and detailed Meenakshi Amman, one of the most beautiful temples of India. Built to worship Shiva and his wife, the Goodess Parvati the temple’s area is 45 Acres large so there is a lot to see.
As the number one destination for domestic honeymoon travels, 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.
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.
This little sleepy town on a group of islands went through many colonists hands – first the Portuguese, then the Dutch and last but not least the British. So it’s no wonder that you find Hindu temples, Catholic churches in European style, Synagogues and mosques just a stone throw away from each other.