Holiday in Kerala


 

For some people, traveling is the second name of finding their true selves. They go to places, and behold such beauty, such a culture, and people, which reflects to them what they truly like or desire, and this is the most important reason for some people to go back packing to various places, while for others it is just another holiday from work and stress. Whatever it is for you, dive with us into the deep ocean of tourist places that India has to offer for travel holidays.
 
From sunsets to snowfalls, from deserts to beaches, from Eco tours to luxury heritage trips, everything is offered by the country, and amongst the treasure of these destinations, one precious gem of a place is Kerala, “God's own country', the southernmost state of India, whose shiny beaches, rustic meadows and scintillating backwaters , make it one of the top 10 holiday destinations of the country.
 
Tourist Attractions of Kerala:
 
Backwaters-
These lagoons and rivers, together in their winding , maze like flow, forms beautiful backwaters in Kerala, which are famous in the whole world and draws the maximum number of tourists. They are found mainly in the Alappuzha and Kottayam areas, and offer houseboat cruises, and fishing facilities to the tourists.
 
Beaches-
Kerala is also very popular for its beaches, where you can view amazing sunsets and sit by the shore, gazing peacefully at the horizon. Some notable beaches in Kerala are Varkala, Kovalam, Alappuzha and Kozhikode, where you can have a nice time by yourself.
 
Heritage-
Kerala has its fair share of historical monuments as well, and many palaces, mosques, forts can be found in various parts. One of the most recognized palace in Kerala, is Padmanabhapuram Palace, which has been made quite unique with wood and granite, while the Hill Palace in Kochi is equally attractive. You can also take a visit to the Pre -British Raj forts at Bekal , Palakkad and Thalassery, while the Cherman Perumal Mosque is also worth taking a look.
 
Villages-
Kerala has a throng of small rustic villages, located by the rivers fringed with palm trees, where you can have an Eco tour. Some of these popular villages are Akkalum, Thenmala and Kumbalangi, which are working towards the development of Eco tourism in Kerala. 
 
Hill stations-
Kerala has some beautiful hill stations as well, far from the coasts, where you will be able to see mesmerizing tea plantations, rivers, lakes, trees, and mountain ranges. Spend some time in the places like Munnar, Devikulam and Wayanad, where you will get mesmerizing sights of the Western Ghats.
 
Wildlife-
The wildlife sanctuaries of Kerala will also provide you a very unique experience where you can have an exciting ride on the elephants or enjoy a boating session in the lake. Take a visit to the Eravikulam National Park and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, both of which are protected biodiversities with amazing water bodies, flora and fauna.
 
Recreational Activities:
In Kerala you would not have a moment's time to think about what possibly could you do in the spare time. You can explore the options available to you and try various adventure sports like trekking, rock climbing, mountain hiking, mountain hiking, para gliding, canoeing, kayaking, scuba diving, wind surfing  and above all cruising on the backwaters. Kerala is also popular for its ayurvedic health centers and spas, which you can try on your holiday. Also you can be a part of any of Kerala's cultural event. 
 
Shopping in Kerala:
Every place has its indigenous culture and tokens, which a tourist can embrace, see and appreciate on a tour. Hence, you can buy a part of the indigenous Kerala through an extensive shopping, like the coconut shell decorative items or handicrafts. A small town Aranmula sells exotic metal mirrors, which are authentic to Kerala, while some other souvenirs you can buy from various emporiums are wooden crafts, brass items, and wooden sailboats called urus. Oils, spices, tea, fabrics and beautiful murals and paintings are some other things you can buy.
 
Best time to visit Kerala:
Since Kerala is a tropical region, its proximity to the beaches and oceans makes it quite hot, especially in the summers, from March to June. Though winters are extremely pleasant in Kerala, so you can plan a visit in the months of November-February. 
 
How to reach Kerala:
 
By Air-
Kerala, being a major tourist destination has three major International airports, in Cochin, Kozhikode, and  Thiruvananthapuram. While Cochin is the biggest of the three, Kozhikode is a comparatively newer airport and hence limited flights.
 
By Train-
Though there are direct trains from neighboring Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, and the major metro cities Delhi and Mumbai, Indian Railways has many trains to Kerala, which enable tourists from any where in the country to board a train to Kerala.
 
By Road-
Inter State Bus facility is available to the tourists of neighboring states, while the well connected road network will provide a comfortable ride to the passengers. Tourist Volvo buses are another provision, and you can also take a private bus, cabs, taxis for internal journeys in the state.
 
Kerala is a green hub in India, where you will have an amazing holiday with satisfaction of exploring a unique land. So come to the land of Kerala, and explore a very rustic India.
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