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10 Reasons to Visit Kerala

by afiatajdar 5 year, 10 months ago

Kerala, God's Own Country, offers countless ways to allure the tourists to its land. Presenting 10 best reasons why you should not miss a holiday in Kerala.

Kerala, one of the most popular tourist destination in the World is visited by tourists all the year round. Located in the southwest India, this green patch of exoticism and beauty is also referred to be ‘God’s Own Country’. Blessed with the best of natural attractions like beaches, waterfalls, wildlife parks and the ubiquitous backwaters, Kerala is one of the best places to enjoy a perfect holiday in South India. Some of the most popular attractions that drive people to this wonderful land are -

1. Backwaters - This is the most eloquent facet of Kerala that draws large number of tourists to the state. Cruising on houseboats on these backwaters is a delightful experience, especially for newly married couples. The peaceful ambiance and dream like ride on slow waters is sure to give you the most relaxing experience on the earth. Alleppey and Kumarakom are the two hot spots wherein tourists can book a houseboat or a canoe and enjoy a cruise on the backwaters of Kerala. travellers can also enjoy the fresh coconut water that can be had when the houseboats halts at various spots on Alleppey holidays.

2. Houseboats - A houseboat ride in Kerala is one of the most unique experience. Perfect place for a honeymoon couple, these houseboats are equipped with most modern facilities and living on them is like floating on a five star hotel. These houseboats can cost from anywhere between Rs 3000 to Rs 9000 for a couple for a single night depending upon the facilities availed. Though might be tagged as a bit expensive, but a stay in these houseboats is an experience one cannot miss.

3. Ayurveda - Kerala is also very popular for its rejuvenation therapies through the traditional Ayurveda method. There are many ashrams dedicated to this purpose and thousands and tourists come here from all over the world to get bereaved from their diseases and indulge in some discerning relaxation. Some of the most popular Ayurveda ashrams are in Kalari Kovilakam in Plakkad District and Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Shala in Malappuram District. Enjoy some of the most relaxing therapies that are given here with the use of organically grown herbs and oil.

4. Beaches - The beaches of Kerala are very beautiful and not crowded, thus giving one an opportunity to enjoy the sun and sand more profoundly. Kovalam beach is perhaps the most famous one as it offers host of water sports. Another important beach is the Fort Kochi beach in Kochi tours as it is only here in the country that one can sight the traditional Chinese nets. Some other popular beaches in Kerala are Alappuzha beach known for its beautiful lagoons.

5. Tree House Stay in Vythiri - Kerala offers some of the most unique holiday experiences. One of then is the Vythiri tree house stay. Located around 62 kms form Kozhikode, staying in these one-of-a-kind wood houses located on trees, one can enjoy lip smacking Kerala wood besides the relaxing Ayurvedic spa. Vythiri is a small hamlet known for its ocuntless natural attractions and various adventure options.

6. Snake Boat Race - The state of Kerala is also famous for being the host of some of the most anomalous festivities in the country. Visit during the months of June and July when the famous snake boat race is held on the backwaters of Alappuzha and Kottayam. Another popular festival is the Elephant March at Thrissur held during the months of April to May.

7. Spice and Tea Tours - Another nonpareil experience in the beautiful land of Kerala is the trip to the exotic tea gardens and spice plantations in various parts of the state, especially in Munnar holidays. Located amidst the woods and jungles, visiting these natural paradise is truly a delightful experience. Besides Wayand, Attappadi, Siruvani, Vagamon, Vandiperiyar, Erumeli are place where spices are grown. Munnar, Grampi, Vilangakunnu and  Ponumudi District are popular for their tea cultivation.          

8. Wildlife - Kerala, the God's Own Country has been bestowed with beautiful jungles that make it a perfect haven for animals and birds. It is these facet that makes the state a popular destination for wildlife seekers. Visit the Silent Valley National Park, sight rare species of birds in the trip to Kumarakom Bird sanctuary or enjoy a safari in the world famous Periyar National Park, Kerala is rich with flora and fauna of all kinds. Watching combing of honey in these jungles is a cherish able experience.                 

9. Waterfalls - The land of Kerala has been bestowed with the best of all the natural attraction. Besides the backwaters, the waterfalls of Kerala are also famous. A waterfall tour to the Athirappally and Vazhachal waterfalls are sure to rehydrate your mind and body. Visit during the monsoon months (June to September) when these gurgling cascades are in full vigor.                      

10. Homestays - A real pleasure in Kerala is to enjoy the home stays that are offered by the local people. This is is certainly the best way to enjoy the local culture of the state and interact with the people. The people of Kerala are very hospitable and friendly and savouring their home cooked food is a must indulgence.

Kerala is one of the most visited destinations in the world and after being tagged as ‘One of the 1000 must places to visit in the World’, Kerala is flooded with tourists all the year round. Be it natural beauty or man made monumental marvel, a holiday or honeymoon holiday in Kerala is inevitable. Be it colorful festival or lip smacking food, Kerala is ‘the’ place to be. Come and enjoy the best of culture and enjoy a wonderful holiday in the beautiful state.
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