Make Kochi your home and experience a perfect blend of city living and serene getaways for the rest of your life.
It’s that time of year when your heart craves a summer getaway; ditch the sweat and grime and seek solace in a serene and refreshing environment.
The enchanting city of Kochi, known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, beckons you with its allure and charm. There are plenty of reasons why people from other parts of God’s own country want to make it their home. From the iconic Lulu Mall, a shopper’s paradise that boasts a vast array of retail and culinary delights, to the city’s cosmopolitan vibe, Kochi is a melting pot of culture and commerce. And if you have children, Kochi offers a world-class education with some of the best schools in the state. Most importantly, plenty of picturesque getaways near Kochi offer you a refreshing change of pace. From tranquil beaches to serene hill stations, here are four spots near the city where you can step away from the humdrum and breathe in the fresh air.
Every new day brings endless possibilities to the enchanting world of Alleppey. This coastal paradise is a stone’s throw away from the city and boasts pristine beaches, classic houseboats, and tranquil backwaters. With just a short 50-60 km journey from the bustling city, it’s easy to get there. Whether you prefer to hop in a car or catch a ride on public transport, you’ll soon find yourself surrounded by buzzing water sports and succulent seafood. Make the best use of all this and more during your visit from April to June. So, pack your bags and plan a trip to this paradise for a day that will stay with you forever.
Athirapally is a dreamer’s paradise and is located only 70 km from the city’s hustle and bustle. It is surrounded by lush greenery and serene streams. It offers all one needs for a perfect retreat; all it takes to get there is a couple of hours. Explore the forests’ diverse plant and animal life with a safari or trek. Take a leisurely walk to enjoy nature’s beauty. The waterfalls dazzle your eyes with a beautiful view of various colours. Take a quick dip, click a picture, or feast your eyes on the scenic panoramas. Beside the river, there are lots of perfect picnic spots for a lazy lunch or even a short catnap. Athirapally is a true retreat where you can relax, lounge, and let the water take you to a world of peace and tranquillity.; Pack your bags now as March to May is the best time to visit Athirapally.
Nestled amidst the Western Ghats, Vagamon is a picturesque town that offers a glimpse into nature’s bounty. The town boasts postcard-perfect meadows, clear streams, tea plantations, and thick pine forests that stretch as far as the eye can see. About 100 km away from Kochi, to get to Vagamon, you can take a car or public transport. Vagamon’s winding roads that lead to hairpin bends offer brilliant green hills and valleys, making it a treasure trove of scenic beauty. For adventure seekers, the town provides trekking, paragliding, mountaineering, and rock climbing, among other activities. The town has even been listed among National Geographic’s 50 most attractive places in India, making it a must-visit summer retreat. The best time to visit Vagamon in the summer is from March to June.
In the heart of Kerala’s green countryside lies a true gem, a serene village waiting to be discovered – Kumarakom. Just 48 km from the bustle of Kochi, it’s an oasis of peace and tranquillity. You can get there easily by car or public transport and be charmed by the region’s natural beauty. The highlight of your trip will be the 14-acre bird sanctuary, home to migrating birds from the Himalayas and Siberia, an awe-inspiring sight. The clear waters of Kumarakom offer the perfect setting for boating and fishing. Kumarakom is home to many renowned Ayurvedic wellness centres – where one can experience a holistic approach to rejuvenation. Indulge in these transformative treatments that promote overall well-being. Summer begins in March, bringing with it a gradual temperature rise. Hence the best time to visit would be between March to May. However, visitors are advised to pack light cotton clothes and sunscreen to prevent sunburn.
With so many options for getaways around Kochi, making the city your home base is a great idea. Located in the city’s heart, Provident Winworth at Edappally is a thoughtfully designed residential project that promises to provide you with the home you have always dreamt of and let you indulge in quick weekend getaways around the beautiful countryside.
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