Weekend Places to Visit Around Kochi
Relax in the world of greenery. Relieve your tensions and make a distant approach towards your fast moving life. Glide through the famous Munnar, Alleppey, Kumarakom, Thekkady, Cherai, Marari are some of the place you need to see. These places really makes a difference.
Munnar Tree House Stay
Tree house or Erumadam is a real place to stick in to, Build on the top of the Tree this beautiful , wooden house is a dazzling place to stay. Such houses are rare to see, but you will really enjoy it in the Nature Zone Resorts, Munnar. A drive of 4-5 hours really makes you not only see this amazing structures but also makes you feel stay over there. These resort houses are of comfortable stay with all the amenities around and an attached toilet. Tree houses are made of bamboo, coir, hay straws which is clipped to a tree .
This amazing tree tops situated in the midst of greenery and mountains is an ideal place to stay, where you can relax with your family and friends. You can relax your mind and can move to the bliss of nature, you can also enjoy the stay with various acivities
Marari Private Pool Villa Stay
Tired of crowded pools, want to feel yourself to be alone and relax with your companion, really this is the place you are looking for. Youths enjoy with your group in this lovely place, without disturbance
The Villas located close to Marari beach, helps you to enjoy the pristine beach and also to visit the beautiful garden. Though this is a really expensive option for a weekend which you need to experience at least once in life where you will be have a totally private experience in your own pool and private green spaces.
Malayattoor Mountain Hiking
Malayattoor known for the Saint Thomas Church or in malayalam we term Malayatoor Muthappan Palli is located in the scenic terrain, close to various estates. Malayattoor conjured up the image of a church established by St. Thomas on the top of a mountain where scores of people come from across South India during the easter weekend.
However this place believed to be visited and stayed by St:Thomas (Disciple of Christ) on the top of a mountain is one of the best off beat destinations around Kochi. The drive from Kochi to Malayattoor is around 1 hour and it will take 45 minutes to reach the top after hiking the mountain for an amazing view across verdant mountains and to take rest aided by the single priest on the church at the top of the mountain. The Church has a life-size statue of St. Thomas and the imprint that is believed to be of the feet of the Apostle on a rock. Attractions on the top of the mountain include The Ancient Chapel – Struck By The Elephants, Sannidhi which is a chapel, which serves as a place of worship on the hill top, Marthoma Mandapam where the relic of St:Thomas is preserved which is carved in accordance with the blending of Indian archaeological traditions etc. This is a pretty nice option for an one day trip in and around Kochi which can be completed in a day.
Gavi Jeep Safari
Gavi a lonely hillocks and terrain is definitely an amazing beauty never to be touched by man, but by nature this amazing beautiful place is a real place to stay. The jeep safari to Gavi, the place portrayed in the film is the major off-the-track destination ideal for a wilderness retreat replete with trekking, birding, canoeing and facilities for boarding.
Gavi an attraction in the midst of the thick forest, is a real lonely place to live, you can shut entirely from the outside world and stay peacefully for a week, with various activities like trekking , canoing and jeep safari, is something we need to enjoy. To drive to Gavi, first reach Thekkady from Kochi which takes around 5 hours . There are some restrictions in travel to Gavi as this place falls inside Periyar Tiger Reserve .
Spread across Periyar Tiger Reserve, Gavi is a beautiful forest with magnificent wildlife and over 320 species of birds and you can alos proceed to Gavi thorugh Angamuzhi in Ptahnamthitta which is a long drive. However, entry to Gavi from Angamuzhi has now been banned and only 100 visitors per day will be permitted to go up to Anathodu from Angamuzhi and that too on the condition that they come back to Angamuzhi from the forest area.
Vaikom Village Tours
There are lot of villages around the Kochi metro region and life in these villages of Kerala moves at an amazingly slow rate which will be a differenet experience for anyone who goes for a weekend trip from Kochi. One of the nearest villages is Vaikom which is around 2 hours drive from Kochi through Tripunithara and you can opt for a village tour in Vaikom to appreciate a differenet style of less pacy lifestyle .The visitors are taken on a tour around the vaikom village, where you can see many artisans at work. Stone cutting, carpentry, inlay work, textile block printing, potters at their wheels – such rare sights which offer nostalgia and a little bit of joy for anyone from Kochi.
The real place untouched, is a real stunning place to look at, Feel the majestic mountains with deep curves , which takes you the scenic beauty, Need less to say it is a a real green paradise. The first view from the bottom is amazing the slow movements of vehicles really is mend refreshing. Once the top is reached , we will see the hillocks and green pastures. The whirling wind and the whistling pine trees is a place where you need to sit and relax, needless to say it is mind-blowing.
Kurisumala is a place to be visited, people flock her on easter day to climb the mountain. Each and every steps depicts the life of Jesus Christ.