Last day of #GoKeralatrip was coming to end and my eyes were getting wet as I didn’t want this journey to end. One of the best trip of my life and I would like to thanks for the last time to @HolidayIQ and @KeralaTourism for this amazing life Time opportunity.

Nayyar Dam

Having said that after enjoying a satisfying and luxurious stay at Quilon Beach Hotel and Convention centre and after having breakfast we moved our journey further and reached Neyyar Dam.

Nayyar dam
Nayyar dam

It is a gravity dam situated on the Neyyar River in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. It was established in 1958 and is a very popular picnic spot, many tourists are found visiting this dam.

Especially animal lovers and beauty lovers enjoy this dam a lot. It has a huge lake and a dense growth of trees and plants surrounding it. It is a famous Picturesque picnic spot for families, friends as well as solo-travellers.

It has a beautiful Tower and a Deer Park. Being a nature lover we immensely loved the beauty of this place. After visiting this dam I was feeling really fresh and satisfied.

Neyyar Lion Safari Park

After having lunch we proceeded further and visited Neyyar Lion Safari Park which was located nearby the Neyyar Dam.  Actually, it is a part of Neyyar Dam.

Lion safari
Lion safari

There we got lucky to see 5 lionesses at 5 different spots but they were very well. I wish forest departments can make them healthy by giving proper food and medication.

So let’s support to save tigers also had a crocodile rehabilitation and research centre. It has 12000 hectares of natural vegetation in the form of Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary. It has a beautiful and enchanting view of flora and fauna and several trekking options. I went to Agasthyamala Park.

it was about 1868m high and is also a famous picnic spot. The view of the fragile slopes and flat meadows from that height was so adorable and lovely which just cannot be expressed in words but can only be felt.

Neyyar Lion Safari Park has hundreds of species of fauna which includes The Asian Elephants, Tiger, Leopards, Reptiles and also Amphibians like King Cobra, Frogs, Tortoise, etc, I was lucky to have a look at those animals but while having a look at the wild animals of the Zoo I was unable to believe my eyes and was thinking like even these type of animals to survive on earth.

I even had a boating experience in Neyyar Dam and had a beautiful panoramic view of the entire area. It is the best place to visit who wants to enjoy scenic views. Then we reached Udaya Samudra Resort and had dinner there.

Uday Samudra Resort

Udaya Samudra Resort an excellent Resort, was located along the Kovalam Beach, just 15 meters from the sea. It is a luxurious 5-star leisure Beach-Hotel. It offers a  cosy cluster of rooms with gorgeous views of Arabian Sea.

Uday samudra main gate
Uday samudra main gate

It is constructed with defined architecture, spacious lawns and 3  blue swimming water pools.

Uday Samudra Resort
Uday Samudra Resort


It also had all basic facilities including gym, Spa, salon, ayurvedic massage centre etc.

Samudra Beach

One day in the morning we tried hands-on fishing and have a look at the fun of fishing on Samudra beach.

Fishing at samudra Beach
Fishing at samudra Beach

We pulled the strings to catch the fishes with local fisherman and look at produce we got.

Fish catch after hardwork
Fish catch after hard work

After that we had Lavishing lunch at Udaya Samudra Resort we visited Varkala Beach.

Varkala Beach

Varkala beach
Varkala beach

Varkala Beach is located in the south Kerala, in the Trivandrum District. It is an ideal holiday destination for the tourists interested in having the peaceful location. It is amongst the 10 seasonal beaches in the world because of its stunning beauty of landscapes, brown sand and sea.

Fun at Varkala beach
Fun at Varkala beach

It is also popular for Beach activities like Swimming, Sunbathing and other Water Sports. It gives an amazing view of Sunset. Varkala Beach is also called as Papanasam Beach and it is believed that taking bath at this beach washes away all your sins.

This beach is also famous for Spa, Mineral Springs and Ayurvedic Centres and offers best treatment and therapies. It was really a very clean Beach and is a place where local people used to follow their rituals. The view of a small hill makes the site more attractive and beautiful.

If you are seeking Peace from your daily life, this Beach can be a perfect place to visit and refresh yourself.After enjoying at Varkala Beach we returned back to Udaya Samudra Resort, had Dinner and overnight stay there.

The very next morning was the last day of our trip. After having breakfast we had a traveller meet at the Same Udaya Samudra Resort.

There we discussed our whole trip with its suggestions and our experience.All couples shared their experiences. They offered all the women of the trip the traditional Kerala Sarees.

All male wore Mundu and my angel wore Kerala traditional dress. We ladies tried the Sarees and had amazing Photoshoots as a couple. Our Journey closure ended with a note of Thank You from the Ceo of Holiday IQ to all the travellers.

Travellers meet with HolidayIQ and Kerala Tourism director
Travellers meet

My journey of holidaying in Kerala ended with sweet and memorable memories in my heart which will never fade. As I started in my first blog ” That footprints on beach may  fade way, but memories in my mind will never.”

Thank you every one for this wonderful journey of #GoKerala


Snehalata Jain, Mother, Lifestyle blogger, Traveler, Foodie and has a knack of parental advice. She loves to travel with her family and especially her daughter angel so that she can teach her kid the real life experience. A Micro Biologist and lecturer by profession, a full time mother and blogger by choice. She is a social media pro since 2012 handling over 100 profiles till now. Stepping to blog was her decision when she realized that whatever you do or experience, documentation makes it authentic. She loves photography and traveling and creating unique recipes which are healthy and tasty. She writes what she experience during her trips. About Blogsikka : It was just a quick decision to make my lifestyle blog , while searching for blog name. I wanted a name which is not related to specific things as my life is so dynamic that I can’t stick to one thing. I love travelling and eat delicacies from around the world. My love doesn’t stop here , infact I love to cook delicious thing which I see during my trips and replicate at home. Blogsikka is all about my own experiences of life and i write whatever i experience. And my backbone support is my husband DILKHUSH SHAH who is chartered accountant by profession and a hard core traveler by passion. He is the reason behind my all trips. DO FOLLOW MY BLOG : and my all social media tabs


  1. Such an amazing journey must say,

    I visited Kerala twice and have two different experience to share! Yes, during my first visit, we stayed at UDS (Udaya Samudra) @ Kovalam and still remember the buffet! It was awesome must say.

    The live music / performance and delicious food! the best combination. Do they still offers the same experience?

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