Kerala is widely and fondly called “Gods Own Country”. It’s a place which offers a perfect combination of nature, adventure and thrill. From breathtaking views of coffee plantations, green landscapes of Cochin, beautiful beaches, serene backwaters, flower bed blooms add to the charms of this land. Adventure just begins here with adventure sports including Quad Biking, Elephant Ride, Water Rappelling, Mechanical Bull Ride, cycle touring, mechanical bull ride and much more! Dipping in the sauces and spices of Kerala is another thing which brings some of the most scrumptious, ambrosial and delectable dishes in the world! So, come and live some of the most beautiful memories here in Kerala while on Vacation:
1. Blooms at Neelakurinji Bloom
Be in one of the most beautiful hill stations of Kerala and of course of India at Munnar. Here at Munnar, visit the land of Neelakurinji. This land gets filled with most astonishing and charming flowers once in 12 years. Neelakurinji is located inside Eravikulam National Park. Even if you do not get to see the flowers bloom, the surroundings are awesome and self – immersing. And the National park is definitely worth the stay – at least for 3 – 4 days. While being here, one can also visit Nilgiri Thar; known for its endangered Mountain Goat Species which thrive and survive in this place. This park is however closed in the months of February and March.
2. A Day in a Village
If you live in a cosmopolitan city like Mumbai or New York and are always on the run, then spending some days in an artificial man – made village can be a good idea. It’s also a good thought if you want your kids to see what a village life is actually like. Kumbalangi Integrated Tourism Village in Kerala is a man – made village crafted out for people or visitors who wish to live a real – life village for few days. Spend few days at this village in a full village – like atmosphere, doing chores like villagers – including trying hands out at paddy fields and spending nights outside in open looking at stars and moons in open space. This Village has got many homestays which can be booked and cancelled likewise online.
3. Try food at Floating Restaurant
You might have tried the food at heritage toy trains restaurant making their way in a particular city or town but ever tried food in a floating restaurant! There in Veli lake of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala; is this floating restaurant which offers all the cuisines and dishes of South India. Located inside Veli Tourist Village; tasting some of the most luscious and divine dishes can be an altogether different experience especially during sunrise and sunset. So, spend a day here to get a unique experience of a lifetime!
4. Backwater Houseboats
The backwaters of Kerala is a must when it comes to a tour of South India. Backwaters and their houseboats are a such a charm in themselves that one cannot avoid these while being here. Locally known as Kettuvulmns, are just the replica of a typical Kerala house. From the open living room facing water lagoon, furniture made out of wood, bedrooms with King and Queen size beds, kitchen with real – time cooking and fresh coconut water – these are just an amazing place to live in for a day or two as the houseboats move from one end of the lagoon to another. Pre – booking is essential in these.
5. Spend day and Night in Tree House
Kerala is also one of the best places in India to stay in Tree House. Places like Wayanad, Munnar, Athirapally and Thekkady make for some of the most fantastic places for Tree House stays. Surrounded by lush greenery and birds chirping around, these are definitely an attraction for city laden tourists. One can also go for activities like water rippling rock climbing, nature walks and even mountain biking while staying in these tree houses as some of these house locations do include such activities in their packages. One can enquire for more in the tour packages or from their tour operators.
6. Coffee and Spice Plantations
Kerala is filled with Coffee and Spice plantations. Spending a day in these plantations can be a novel experience. The smell of fresh and authentic spices like black pepper, cinnamon, exotic vanilla and cinnamon can really raise the levels of senses. Exploring the natural farms growing these plantations can be an unconventional and unusual experience. Book a day tour with us visit our website: http://www.southindiahighlights.com
7. Traditional Dance
Entire South India is known for the traditional dances like Theyyam. Staged in various temples all across the country; these exceptional and mesmerising dance performances are worth the watch. Cities like Kannur, Kasargod and even in Kerala Museum at Kochi. One can pre – book a seat for these performances online; look for these in Theuyyam Calender or ask us for the tour.
8. Explore the diversity
If you wish to explore the diversity of Kerala in Thekkady which also happens to be one of the most visited tourist destinations here. Just 190 kilometres from Kochi, this land is filled with flora, fauna, mammals and aquatic life. Visit the Periyar town, take a ride on the elephant in Periyar Jungle, take a walk in green farms, look out for endangered lion-tailed macaque or stay in the tent or a tree house. It’s a destination to be covered in a span of 2 – 3 days.
9. Enjoy the Thrills
Cochin is the best place if you wish to go for all thrill holidays. It’s a place filled with adventure sports like Quad Biking, Elephant Ride, Water Rappelling, Mechanical Bull Ride, cycle touring, mechanical bull ride. Get your booking ahead of the season as it’s always a tight fist here!
This land of God is filled with beautiful beaches. Book a hotel near any of the tourist beaches and enjoy the lazy morning and evenings there. Kovalam, Varkala, Alappuzha, Kannur, Mararikulam beaches are some of the best ones you can spend time at.