Kerala India is definitely our family's MOST Memorable Getaway.
This trip to Alleppey, the Kerala Backwaters on a Houseboat and Cochin was an Exotic Getaway....a once in a lifetime trip to a magical land.
Since there are many American companies and India outsourcing companies headquartered in Bangalore and Chennai....Bangalore Weekend Getaways or Chennai Weekend Breaks to the Backwaters in Kerala are an excellent choice for the business traveler.
The best way, in my view, to experience this colorful, unique and wonderful part of India is on Kerala Tours aboard one of the many Backwater Boats.
Even if you don't stay overnight on a houseboat (it can be quite expensive), at least charter a boat to take you on a half or full day tour of the backwaters.
There is also a very cheap water taxi that cruises the larger canals.
After becoming friends with some Indians at my husband's work, we were invited to stay with their families in Alleppey and Cochin, both in Kerala India. Although my husband had traveled several times to India on business and I had joined him once, we thought this would be an amazing experience for our daughters.
I had read Kerala is a fantastic destination, plus we would be staying in Indian homes. What an experience for our family! The icing on the cake.....we were right in the middle of the gorgeous Kerala Backwaters, called the "Venice of the East".
These Kerala pictures show the beauty of the Southwest Coast of India.
It turned out to be a trip we would never forget and one that literally changed our lives.
I believe that Kerala is the best destination in India....truly a "hidden gem"!
This tropical place has the highest literacy rate, lowest infant mortality and highest life expectancy in the country.
In addition to the Backwaters, there are lovely beaches, mountains with tea and spice plantations, Ayurveda Resorts, interesting festivals, many sights to see and the people are very warm and friendly.
Kerala Tourism Favorites
- Alleppey - A great base for exploring the Kerala Backwaters. First class Resorts, many choices for a hotel in Alleppey and the best Kerala Homestay, Kait's Home!
- Kerala Backwaters - Kerala Boat Cruise should be at the top of things to do in India!! This is the most unique and exotic way to experience the culture of India.
- Cochin - There is plenty to see and do in this unique city.
I hope this entices you to consider Kerala for Exotic Getaways or a Weekend Break on your next Business Trip to India.
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