Kerala in Guardian’s list of 10 great road trips around the world
Kerala Tourism is listed in The Guardian’s 10 great road trips around the world. The Guardian has selected from the best of their reader’s trips and Kerala stands along with Transylvania, Romania; Amur highway from Chita to Vladivostok; Cajun country, US; Stargazing in Chile; Real Montenegro; Ring Road, Iceland; Far-west Cornwall; La Palma adventure, Canary Islands and Waterfall Way, Australia.
The writer has travelled to Munnar, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumily Wildlife Sanctuary, Varkala, Alappuzha and Kochi. Chris B, the writer even describes the Kumily Wildlife Sanctuary as it resembled the location of Jurassic Park. The writer also mentions about his experience of a backwater cruise in Alappuzha and the Fort Kochi visit during the Muziris Biennale festival.
The travel piece contributed by Chris B is quoted as: “First stop, the idyllic Periyar River Lodge and then up early the following day for guided tour at Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary. On to the hill station of Munnar, staying at the beautiful Windermere Estate. A spectacular route then took us to the Wildlife Sanctuary at Kumily, where vistas were reminiscent of Jurassic Park. Down to the coast and the Arabian Sea at Varkarla, staying at the chilled-out Villa Jacaranda, eating fresh fish at beachside restaurants, while watching the twinkling lights of fishing boats out to sea. At the Alleppey backwaters, we paddled quietly past families at work or play, spotting abundant birdlife on the way. Our final stop was the city of Kochi. Just by chance the biennale festival of art was on – an unexpected bonus to end our memorable road trip.”