Recently I had a chance to unwind in Kerala (via Bangalore and return via Madurai), along with family. My kids had their quaterly exam vacation hence this trip.
First we went to Bangalore, stayed there for 2 days and a night, saw around the places where we were before, as we were visiting after a long time, met some old friends and went to the famous shopping spots (Brigade, MG Roads and Commercial) with some Kolu shopping at Cauvery and the no new McDonalds - a very good one which kids liked - toys with meal. The lunch at Kamat Minerva and dinner at MTR was superb!
After a trip to the Lalbagh Gardens, we then flew next day afternoon to Calicut from Bangalore, to relax at the backwaters of Kerala.
There is a famous five star resort in Calicut - about 10 kms away - called Kadavu. Stayed there for 3 days and 2 nights. Superb service and the best deal!. We enjoyed a lot. Kids liked their fish and other Non Veg curries. I cannot comment on that, as I am a vegetarian for now. This resort is on the backwaters and we stayed in a very good view room. You can see lots of foreigners there. We saw a show of Kalari payatu and a Kathak dance.
Then we went to Madurai via Coimbatore and stayed there for a day and did darshan in various temples including MeenakshiAmman temple, Alagar Koil and Palamuthir Cholai.