The village of Kumarakom, made up of a group of tiny islands is one of the hot spots in this cruise route. It is famous for its underwater paddy cultivation and the sprawling bird sanctuary, which is a haven of migratory birds including Siberian storks.
A boat ride would take you right into the countryside where you can take a closer look at the rustic charm of the village life. You would see fishermen operating the Chinese nets and women in neck deep water searching for the pearl spot fish with their feet.
Trekking in Kerala is an experiences filled with varieties and challenges at every step. Muunnar and Thekkadi offer limitless possibilities for trekking tours, mountaineering, skiing, and river rafting tours. The hills and winding roads of Kerala are every trekker’s favorite destinations. Camping and trekking goes together most of the times. Kerala mountains, valleys and huge stretches of plains and lush green plateaus offer a large and a varied selection of exciting campgrounds and recreational parks.
An Elephant is worshipped and used in religious rituals, but also slogs it out in labour camps; it features prominently in Indian history and mythology, but is also an icon of modern India. When you come for a vsit to Kerala you can enjoy an elephant safari in Munnar, Kodanad or Thekkady. Elephant Safari Programme offers you a rare opportunity to experience the safari on an Elephant through a Spice Plantation where the gentle breeze refresh ones, with the spice scented air.
Akshaya Tours and Holidays offer cycling holidays across India. Our Kerala rides let you explore the sheer beauty of this land, from the famed backwaters through the tropically lush rainforests and to the unique high altitude mountain forests. The rides through the manicured tea gardens of Munnar and the rain forests at Periyar will remain with you long after you have left this beautiful land.
India tree house hotels, apart from being unique places to stay, are an absolute delight if you’re a nature lover. You’ll find these tree houses dotted all over the country. They range from luxurious to rustic, and are perfect for a romantic getaway or just relaxing in peaceful surroundings.
Kottayam is an important trading centre of commercial crops studded with panoramic backwater stretches, lush green paddy fields, high lands, extensive rubber plantations and totally literate people which have given this district the enviable title “The land of letters, latex and lakes”. Kottayam is also the first city in the country to launch an ‘Eco city project’.
Kottayam owes its success as a commercial centre to its strength as a producer of cash crops.