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Best 5 Summer Weekend Getaways from Kochi

07 Apr 2019

Craving for a mini weekend getaway from your home in Kochi, away from the hustle and bustle of the city where tranquillity and peace overpowers everything else? 
From the stunning backwaters to tea plantations, beaches to hill stations, waterfalls to pine forests and what not, these weekend getaway spots are all within a distance of around 200 kms that will make you want to return again and again.
 
1. Kuttanad
 
A paradisical location set amidst the clear blue sky and backwaters, Kuttanad is a treat for your eyes that promises a relaxing time for everyone. Popular for their annual boat race on the Punnamada backwater, indulge in their lip smacking Kuttanad duck roast too! Take a trip to this ‘Rice Bowl of Kerala’ to enjoy the picturesque view of lush green nature at just around 74 kms from Kochi.
 
2. Gavi
 
A hidden and beautiful village immersed in the beauty of nature, Gavi in Pathanamthitta district shot to fame through various Mollywood films. Located inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve, one must procure entry passes from the Forest Check-Post before entering the area. With the presence of a wide variety of wildlife, endemic and bird species, trekking spots, tea plantations, waterfalls and much more, gaze at this pristine heaven that is just 170 kms from Kochi.
 
3. Munnar
 
An ideal location for a hill station retreat, located 130 kms away from Kochi, Munnar and its cool climate makes a perfect weekend getaway spot. Popular for its tea plantations and an impressive array of flora and fauna, Munnar is also known as an ecotourism site with fields of bloomed Neelakurinji, Nilgiri Thar, Sambar and much more. Go visit the Thankaiah Cave, Anayirangal Dam, Cheeyapara waterfalls, Anamudi peak and Eravikulam National Park this weekend!
 
4. Vagamon
 
Located at 103 kms away from Kochi city, Vagamon a land of rolling hills and lush greenery is your ideal peaceful weekend getaway spot. Be it for any age group, there are various activities and attractions that befits their interests. From meadows to tea estates, pine estates to trekking spots, paragliding to rock climbing, there is everything you need to make the weekend getaway right.
 
5. Athirapally Falls
 
A very popular weekend getaway spots in Kerala, Athirapally falls is a destination that is perfectly intertwined with the environment setting a perfect harmony with nature. One among the many highlights of this place includes its views from the hanging bridge over the ever-flowing river. A home for over 146 species of butterflies, it is a holiday spot filled with serenity and exquisite views with the waterfalls hidden away in the dense forest cover! 
 
Get drenched in the magical waterfalls of Athirapally located within 55km from Kochi, and turn your weekends into memorable ones.
Plan your perfect weekend getaway at your home at Melonwood Manera, close to many of the major tourist spots in and around Kochi. For details about the project -  https://www.melonwoodhomes.com/projects

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