Lush green landscapes, huge lakes and relaxing massages here will make you super energetic! Spend your honeymoon in God's Own Country and you will never forget this experience for a lifetime!
Love is in the air. Quite literally, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner. Cupid is all set to play stupid and paint the town red. More so, in a country like ours where stars and planets manoeuvre and decide wedding dates. So, as pundits predict, we are in the middle of the Big Fat Indian marriage season that will witness close to 50,000 marriages!
Come season of love and thousands of people pack up their bags and escape for a holiday with their beloved. For, vacations help to break away from the monotony of routine life and spice it up.
Destination Kerala has many popular tourist sites. These include Kochi, Kovalam, Thekkady, Munnar, Kumarakom and Allepey. All these locations are near to each other with hardly 3-4 hour drives separating them. Most average packages start at Rs.6, 000 per person for 3 nights and 4 days and go up to Rs.16, 000 for 7 nights and 8 days.
Kerala is often referred to as ‘God’s own country.’ With a breathtaking blend of picturesque beaches, serene backwaters, majestic hills rising up to the sky and exotic wildlife, it is undoubtedly, God’s masterpiece.
Myriad experiences like visits to a Jewish synagogue, fishing using Chinese nets, watching elaborately dressed artistes performing Kathakali, spending nights cruising on backwaters in a house boat and just lazing around on the beach form up the itineraries for Kerala. Moreover, hotels there walk an extra mile by gifting wine bottles, pretty flower decorations and special cash gift vouchers to couples to make their trip a memorable experience that they can cherish all their lives.
Relaxing Massage Centres
A holiday to Kerala cannot be complete without a visit to the spa. It is the only part of the country where authentic Ayurvedic practices are being carried out from centuries. Using a large number of natural herbs and oils, these massages help not only to heal but also refresh the senses. It is a beautiful experience for the mind, body and soul. These therapeutic massages focus not on the affected area but on the individual as a whole. Tourists can enjoy the power of healing at any of the government certified Ayurvedic centres located in Munnar, Kumarakom, Kovalam, Thekkady and Kochi.
Planning your trip
Most tour operators offer flexible packages to tourists. These are not rigid plans that restrict couples. Rather, most packages are designed so as to help couples plan a tailor-made vacation that suits them the best. Customers can alter the duration of the trip, budget allocation and add up activities like adventure sports or cultural performances, if need be.
A perennially pleasant weather differentiates Kerala from other holiday spots. Therefore, tourists don’t have to worry about finding the best months to holiday here. Visitors are welcome all through January to December! A lot of couples flock to Kerala to enjoy the honeymoon period. Another factor which adds up to the tourist traffic is that North India is gripped in a cold wave. Kerala’s warmer and soothing climes, thus, lure hordes of travelers.
A sumptuous variety of delicacies like Avial, Sambhar, Parippu, Payasam and Meen Vattichathu are on the menu card. Sadya is the traditional vegetarian feast of Kerala. Usually served as lunch, it consists of par boiled pink rice, side dishes, savouries, pickles and desserts spread out on a plantain leaf. What is incredible is that a strict order and etiquette is followed when serving the food. Tradition insists that the tapering end of the leaf points to the left of the seated guest. Rice is served on the lower half of the leaf. The feast begins with the serving of Parippu, a liquid curry made of small gram and ghee. The second course is Sambar, the famous South Indian vegetable. Being rich in spices, food in Kerela can never be less than perfect.
Most tourists also love buying souvenirs as reminders of the tour, and Kerala does not disappoint in this department. Rather, it offers a huge variety of products like sandalwood figurines, mural paintings, bronze ware, coir products, intricately carved handicrafts and sarees for tourists to choose from. Since centuries, Kerala has been synonymous to spices which were exported not only to different states in India but all throughout the world. Therefore, edibles like cinnamon, pepper, clove, cashew nuts, banana chips, pickles, etc are a favourite with travelers. It is undoubtedly a wonderful place for travelers to loosen the strings of their purse!
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A vacation in Kerala is an experience of a lifetime. It is not without reason that it has been described as paradise on earth, where nature blooms in all its beauty and culture sings and dances animatedly in colorful forms. So, what’s the delay? Go ahead and holiday in God’s blessed land…