Kerala - God’s Own Country
If you are planning for a Kerala trip, you should be aware that it is situated on the Malabar coast of the Indian republic. It is the 22nd-largest state in India, area-wise and is bordered by Tamil Nadu to its east and south, Karnataka to the northeast and north. On its west lies the Lakshadweep and the Arabian Sea. Kerala acquired statehood in November 1956 after the States Reorganization Act that combined all the Malayalam speaking regions. Malayalam is the most commonly spoken language in Kerala.
Many Kerala tour packages will allow the opportunity of a lifetime to explore the place and experience the vivid Malayalam culture and traditions completely.
1.Places to see in Kerala
Alleppey has Kerala’s most amazing backwaters which offer stays on houseboats which can be a mind-boggling experience. Other than amazing houseboat stays, Alleppey also boasts of a serene beauty that remains unmatched. There are vast stretches of paddy fields, fishing villages, quaint chapels and lakes full of water lilies which add to its beauty.
One of the popular hill stations, Munnar used to be the summer capital of the Britishers. Munnar has about 80,000 miles of tea plantations, a huge spread of aromatic vegetation and mist covered valleys with low lying clouds that makes it a perfect honeymoon spot. You can check out our Kerala honeymoon packages for a perfect getaway. Attukal Waterfalls, Kundala Lake, Mattupetty Dam, Eravikulam National Park, and Anamudi are the most popular sites in Munnar.
A quiet little hamlet with beautiful sceneries, Kumarakom is located near lake Vembanad. Kumarakom boasts of ever-pleasant weather which makes it possible for different types of activities to try all year long. Common activities include boating, cruising, fishing and houseboat stays. Kumarakom is nature’s gift and is filled with mesmerizing lakes, aromatic coconut grooves, thick mangroves forests, and beautiful waterways. Kerala sightseeing is incomplete without a visit to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, the Aruvikkuzhi waterfall, and the famous Kumarakom backwaters.
1.Best time to visit Kerala
Kerala is mostly a rainy state, and it has three tourist seasons - peak Season from September to March is perhaps the best time to visit the beautiful state. The weather during these months is warm and pleasant and not hot. Summer season from March to May is hot and a little humid as it is near the tropics, but it is not unbearable as evenings are mostly pleasant with slight rainfalls. Monsoon season From June to August is the best time to go to Kerala is you are looking for authentic Ayurvedic treatments and rejuvenation packages. The best time to visit Kerala might vary from one individual to the other depending on what you are looking forward to doing, once you reach there.
2.Things to do in Kerala
There are innumerable tourist places in Kerala, and once you start exploring the state, you will come across many exciting things to do. Still, we have some of them that are included in the Kerala holiday packages listed only for you!
a)Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary - this sanctuary has exciting activities like elephant safaris and bathing and feeding elephants and their babies.
b)Alleppey - houseboats stay with authentic home-cooked meals that can be enjoyed while on a lake.
c)Munnar - a visit to the Eravikulam national park to watch the Neelakurinji bloom once in twelve years can be a major experience.
d)Nilgiri Thar - tourists can go to spot the endangered species of Goat while trekking up the Nilgiri Hills.
e)Kumbalangi Integrated Tourism Village - one can experience an authentic rural way of life here by exploring paddy cultivations, learning about crab farming and canoeing in the mangrove forests.
1.How to Reach Kerala
Kerala has three international airports which also serve almost all domestic flight carriers. Kochi International Airport is in Central Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is on the southern part of Kerala, and Calicut International Airport is situated up north.
Kerala is well connected by road to different parts of the country via National Highways 17, 47 and 49. It is directly connected to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka by road and has many car and bus services that run throughout all these states.
Kerala has about 200 railways stations - big and small, that are interconnected to various places in and out of the state. There are direct trains to Kerala from most major cities like Bengaluru, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, and Mumbai.
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