Kerala’s languid charm and exotic beauty are because of its beautiful beaches, national parks, pristine backwaters, poetic hill stations and cobalt blue skies.
It has always been the travel and leisure hub as it guarantees lush greenery of the deep running valleys, a cool climate and a relaxed ambience. Kerala tourism awaits all travellers that are planning a rather offbeat getaway. Blessed with both, blazing heat of summers and heavy rain showers, Kerala is engulfed in the absorbing beauty of nature.
Replete with aspects in abundance, it may be heart-breaking to miss out on any experience in God’s own land- Kerala. And to make sure you that does not happen, we have jotted down a complete guide of what to do in Kerala.
- Visit Tea Museums
The glorious tea plantations makes for Kerala’s most amazing tourist destination. The soil and climate of the WesternGhats are apt for tea cultivation. That is why it is grown in abundance in Kerala. A visit to the fully automated tea factory and museums gives a first-hand knowledge about the production and processing of tea and about the operations that go into the making of the finest of its kind.
Best tea museums in Kerala: Kannan Devan TeaMuseum and Lockhart Tea Museum in Munnar.
- Take A Stroll At The Beach
Collecting multi-coloured seashells, wading into the sea, building sand castles and racing crabs or just a casual stroll in the sands, this is just a gist of what you can do at the beaches in Kerala. Unspoiled and spotless, words fail to label the serenity of these beaches. You can also indulge in challenging water sports activities like parasailing, banana boat ride, jet skiing and many more.
Best beaches in Kerala: Kovalam beach, Marari beach, Varkala beach, Bekal and Fort Kochi beaches.
- Live In Tree Houses
Constructed using eco-friendly materials, tree houses in Kerala are tall and sturdy trees that overlook thick, dense forests. If you wish to feel closer to nature, spending a couple of nights in these kinds of accommodation is a must. It is equipped with class-apart amenities and provides for an exquisite experience.
Best tree house resorts in Kerala: Jungle Jive tree houses in Munnar, Tranquil Resort in Wayanad, Ranger Wood Nature Castle Machan Treehouse in Thekkady.
- Gobble On Kerala’s Varied Cuisine
Kerala takes all its visitors on a gastronomical journey owing to the mind-boggling food varieties it offers. Due to its coastal setting, numerous lip-smacking dishes are prepared out of seafood like tiny prawns, sardines and oysters. Having said that, vegetarians also have a long list of dishes such as appam with stew, Idiyappam and Malabar paorta.
Must-try Keralan dishes: Puttu and Kadala Curry, Kerala Prawn Curry and Fish Molee
- Sail On The Backwaters
The views of the majestic emerald backwaters is indeed a sublime sight for a traveller. The villages and scenic islands can be spotted as you sail. Hop on a houseboat and behold the mirrored lagoons for an experience of a lifetime. You can behold postcard-perfect views with coconut trees lined all along the houseboats. Moreover, delicious cuisines will be prepared on board and served fresh to you.
Best backwater destinations in Kerala: Alleppey, Kollam, Kumarakom, Kuttanad and Kasaragod
- Get An Ayurveda Massage
Kerala has also gained popularity as a holistic health destination. Hence, many resorts and individual chains offer all kinds of Ayurvedic healing therapies, treatments and spas. Indulge in a deep tissue massage that will ease out all your stress knots. The various sought-after services that these outlets provide offer ultimate refreshment to the mind and soul.
Best Ayurveda spas in Kerala: Carnoustie Ayurveda and Wellness Resort in Mararikulam, Kalari Kovilakom in Palakkad and Nattika Beach Ayurveda Resort in Thrissur.
- Experience An Authentic Village Life
Safeguarded from the ravages of industrialisation, the quaint villages in Kerala have maintained their pristine charm. You can live a laid back and scheduled life and add a definitive cultural dimension to your Kerala trip. Revisit the olden era of the rural village and its culture rich background. Indulge in activities like coir making, Canoe fishing and walk through lush paddy fields.
Most scenic villages in Kerala: Vaikom, Kumarakom, Kovalam and Thekkady
- Take A Spice Tour
The intoxicating aroma of pepper, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and many such will take over all your senses when in Kerala. Its equable climate and matchless geographical positions has helped the state become the de facto exporter of varied spices. Wander through these plantations and you can also buy fresh spices from where it originates.
Best spice plantations in Kerala: Cinnamon Gardens Spices Plantation in Munnar, Goodly Plantations And Group Of Companies in Kochi and Green House Spices and Spice Plantation in Thekkady
Buckle up your shoes, because your bucket list for a Kerala tourism package is absolutely ready!
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