| Munnar |
With its spectacular landscape, rare flora and fauna, sparkling waterfalls and picture postcard hamlets, Munnar has all the makings of an idyllic holiday destination. Situated 1600 m above sea level at the confluence of three mountain streams – Muthirpuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala , Munnar (which means 3 streams)treats you to some of the most visually alluring sights of wildlife and nature
Distance from Hotel Xavier’s Avenue : 67 Kms . Travel time : 1 Hour 50 minutes
| Kumarakom |
Kumarakom is situated near the Vembanad Lake, which is Kerala’s largest freshwater lake. Kumarakom offers one of the most unforgettable experiences for travelers. Houseboats, picture-book villages, secluded coves, lagoons and the rich flora and fauna of the mangrove ecosystem in the famed Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary make it a truly distinct destination. The bird sanctuary here, spread across a 14-acre span, is a favorite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist’s paradise.
Distance from Hotel Xavier’s Avenue : 75 Kms . Travel time : 2 hour 02 minutes
| Idukki |
Idukki derived from the Malayalam word ‘idukku’ meaning narrow gauge. Idukki is situated at the top of Western Ghats surrounded by mountains. The Asia’s first and the world’s second great arch dam is in Idukki. This arch dam built across the Kuravan Kurathi mountain is wonderful and beyond description. Attached to this dam of 650 feet length and 550 feet height, two other dams are also there in Kulmavu and Cherunthony. Idduki offers diverse attractions from wildlife sanctuaries to hill stations.
Distance from Hotel Xavier’s Avenue : 58 Kms . Travel time : 1 hour 45 minutes
| Thekkady |
The very sound of the word Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice-scented plantations. In the Periyar forest of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great apportunities for treks and mountain walks. The sanctuary is famous for its dense evergreen, semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savanna grass lands.
Distance from Hotel Xavier’s Avenue : 95 Kms . Travel time : 2 hour 35 minutes
| Athirappilly Waterfalls |
The soothing sounds take you to the nature’s most relaxing, rejuvenating place, East of Chalakkudy, The Athirapally Waterfalls in Trichur District, Kerala, India. Athirappally is an 80ft high waterfall which literally takes your breath away. Starting calmly from the high ranges, and crashing through gorges overhung with trees, this waterfall is one of the best places in India to visit.
Distance from Hotel Xavier’s Avenue : 74 Kms . Travel time : 1 hour 55 minutes
| Thommankuthu |
The stimulating beauty of Thommankuthu waterfalls captures the soul of every traveler. The surroundings of Thommankuthu comprise refreshing weather and healthy greenery. A tourist can also enjoy the wild beauty of the forest at Thommankuthu. . The water in Thommankuthu waterfall comes from small streams from the nearby hills. Thommankuthu waterfall is a beautiful seven step silvery cascade in which water falls by hitting on seven layers of rocks.
Distance from Hotel Xavier’s Avenue : 17 Kms . Travel time : 25 minutes
| Vagamon |
Vagamon is a hill station located in Kottayam-Idukki border of Idukki district of Kerala. Still untouched by commercialisation, the sleepy town with its scenic valleys, beautiful green meadows, enchanting pine forests, mists, fogs, tea estates, waterfalls with the overall greenery is really striking. National Geographic Traveler has listed Vagamon on their directory of the ’50 most attractive places to visit in India.
Distance from Hotel Xavier’s Avenue : 60 Kms . Travel time : 1 hour 45 minutes
| Illikkal kallu |
Illickal Mala, located in idukki,measures approximately 6000 ft. above sea level. Numerous mountain streams in this peak, flow down to form the Meenachil River. Tourists must trek 3 km to reach the summit of the peak. Illickal Kallu comprises three hills,Each of the hills has a peculiar shape.One of them resembles a mushroom, which is why it is known as Kuda Kallu (umbrella shaped rock). It is said that the medicinal herb Neela Koduveli grows here.
Distance from Hotel Xavier’s Avenue : 45 Kms . Travel time : 1 hour 20 minutes
| Alappuzha Beach |
Alappuzha Beach, also known as Alleppey Beach, is located in Alappuzha District of South Kerala. It is a very popular tourist spot of Kerala known for providing relaxation to its visitors.Remains of Alappuzha Sea Bridge, which is in ruins, are still there as a memory of the good old days when Alappuzha port was one of the most famous and important ports in Kerala. The beach is one of the best beach locations for movies.
Distance from Hotel Xavier’s Avenue : 95 Kms . Travel time : 2 hour 40 minutes
| Fort Kochi |
If you’re looking for a laid-back town away from the city that has more foreign tourists than Indians, then Fort Kochi is a good start. Throw in a bunch of cosy cafes and you won’t even miss city life. And if you’re a true-blooded traveller with the intent to explore, Fort Kochi’s growing cultural scenario, historic churches, unique Chinese fishing nets and the beach are sure to provide you with a holistic experience.
Distance from Hotel Xavier’s Avenue : 65 Kms . Travel time : 2 hour 05 minutes
| Thattekkad |
The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary has a rich and varied birdlife. Several species of birds, both forest birds as well as the water birds.This was the first bird sanctuary in Kerala. Salim Ali, one of the best known ornithologist described this sanctuary as the richest bird habitat on peninsular India. Thattekkad literally means flat forest, and the region is an evergreen low-land forest located between the branches of Periyar River, the longest river in Kerala.
Distance from Hotel Xavier’s Avenue : 23 Kms . Travel time : 35 minutes