A Long Weekend Ahead!

Independence day is round the corner and we couldn’t have been in a more celebratory mood. The weekend decides to start a day early with Varalakshmi Puja on Friday, our good old Saturday, Sunday and then Independence Day falling on Monday.

Varalakshmi is, unfortunately, an optional official holiday so not all may be getting it. But nonetheless, pack your bags for this well deserved long weekend. Our destination suggestion for this weekend is Kerala!

God’s own country, as it is nicknamed, is not a stretch. Every destination in Kerala has something to offer for every kind of traveller and is the ultimate retreat for the nature lover.

Poovar, Alapuzzha, and Kovalam have backwaters, Sangam’s of rivers with seas and romantic boathouses and floating restaurants. If you are more of a connoisseur of art and architecture and looking for a city culture with temples, beautiful architecture, amusement parks, and shopping then you could opt for Thiruvar, Kannur, and Thrissur.

A special mention goes out for Munnar. It is indeed a class of its own. With vast expanses of tea and cardamom plantations, waterfalls and an agreeable climate, this spot has lured honeymooners and vacationers from ever. Paragliding has recently been started here so be sure to take your adventurous self along!

If you are a fan of nature and wildlife then a number of wildlife sanctuaries beckon you. Enjoy an elephant ride in Periyar or you could spend your time sighting rare fauna by trekking through Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary.

If you are looking to just stretch out your legs and don’t wish to wander as much then our top pick for this weekend is the Estuary Island Resort in Poovar. You cannot budget as much on this trip if you are planning to stay in this resort but rest assured it is worth every paisa you pay.

It is a great spot for taking your kids on a holiday. The resort is situated on an Estuary (The point where a river stream meets the sea) and water is surely everywhere. The resort is surrounded by backwaters and boat rides are available during the day to take tourists around.

Nothing spells serenity more than one of these backwater boat rides. Another highlight is the boat ride that takes you across the stream to a tiny stretch of land. Walk a few metres across the land and you are greeted by the rowdy waves of the Arabian Sea.

It is truly something to watch waves crash into the land and the land stretching a tiny bit and melting into the river. In addition, there is a floating restaurant on the stream too. The resort has private villas with internal pools so there is nothing really stopping you from being aquatic all day long! There are also common pools, hammocks and swings for some more relaxation and an in-house ayurvedic spa to rejuvenate you with different kinds of massages and treatments. You can thank us later once you have attained nirvana on this God’s own resort!

Follow these tips and have a great weekend. Fxkart wishes you prosperity on this Varalakshmi Pooja and a very Happy Independence Day!