Kerala, referred as 'God's own country', is a nature lover's paradise. Its wealth of flora and fauna, ancient temples, magnificent monuments, picturesque hill stations and tranquil backwaters beckon visitors. Then why not experience myriad hues of this Malayalam speaking state which has many surprises for the globetrotters this vacation.
Cruise Along the Serene Backwaters
Kerala is identified world wide for its tranquil backwaters. Add some golden moments to your memorabilia by experiencing backwater cruise. Embark on an enchanting journey across the serene backwaters on traditional houseboat, Kettuvalam. Let your eyes explore the rice fields, rustic village lifestyle, cattle gazing in pastures, swaying coconut trees and many more. Savor variety of backwater cuisines prepared by your personal chef. Some popular backwaters destinations in Kerala includes Kottayam, Thiruvananathapuram, Kochi, Kollam, Alappuza, Kasargod and many more.
Set out on a Heritage Tour
Kerala is blessed with glorious heritage and vibrant culture. The state is dotted with plethora of architectural wonders, which whispers the tales of bygone era. Tourist can't resist to feast on heritage wonders created several centuries ago by several ruling dynasties. Marvel the exquisite architecture with intricate carving and beautiful sculptures on the walls and ceilings of monuments that reflect the artistic work of skilled artisans. The monumental glory shines in edifices like Jewish Synagogue
, Edakkal caves, Koyikkal Palace, Bholghatty Palace, Alwaye Palace, Krishnapuram Palace, Bekal Fort etc.
Watch the Wonderful Wild
View a wealth of diverse fauna species in wildlife sanctuaries and national parks of Kerala. It is a delightful experience to sit on the back of a huge beast, elephant and catch a glimpse of numerous wildlife species roaming freely in their natural habitat. If you are lucky enough, you will see how predators catch their prey. The battle between the two is really very interesting, the predator doesn't want to miss the golden opportunity of partying and the prey leaves no stone unturned in its effort to escape from clutches of the predator.
Also watch herds of elephants and deers roaming in open grasslands, birds chirping, crocodiles peeping from inside the water, monkeys showing stunts by jumping from one tree to another and lot more to sights. So why to miss such interesting natural wonders? Set on a thrilling wildlife tour to some popular wildlife sanctuaries of Kerala like Periyar Tiger Reserve
, Chimmini wildlife sanctuary, Kumarakom Bird sanctuary
, Wayanad wildlife sanctuary, Thekkady Wildlife sanctuary
, Idukki Wildlife sanctuary
, Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary and many more.
Soak in the Beauties of Hilly Regions
If you want to escape the heat of plains, plan a trip to the beautiful hill stations of Kerala. The hill resorts fascinate the holiday makers with their serene and calm environment. Feel the cool bracing breeze rejuvenates your mind and soul. Enjoy the sprawling wide spread tea, coffee and other spices plantation. Indulge yourself in some exciting adventure activities like trekking. The magnificent view of wonderful waterfalls, meandering rivers, picturesque lakes, ravishing rivulets, splendid springs and lavish green woods mesmerize the visitors. Spend memorable vacations in salubrious climate of hill stations such as Wayanad, Munnar
, Idukki, Ponmudi, Vagamon and Nelliyampathy.
Lend Yourself to the Age Old Ayurveda
After exploring the charisma of Kerala, you might be very tired. So, don't worry as Kerala has solution for that also. Visit the Ayurveda ashrams of Kerala to relax your mind and streamline your body. Ayurveda lays emphasis on an individuals complete health, by providing various ayurvedic health remedies for spiritual and mental well being. The numerous ayurvedic resorts in Kerala have gained tremendous responsibilities because of their successful rendition of ayurvedic treatments
Enjoy the Tastes of Kerala
Tasting variety of food is the interest of most of the travelers. While in Kerala, you can't resist to relish at some delicious delicacies of the state. Different types of vegetarian and non vegetarian food items quench the thirst of foodies. Try some variety of sea food like fish, crustaceans, shrimps and prawns. Foodies can taste the traditional cuisines of state like Idli, Appam, Cheeda, Achappam, Karemeen, Pollichathu, dosa and many more.