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Adventure Tourism in Kerala

Tourism in Kerala

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Adventure Tourism in Kerala

The promising level of adventure tourism in Kerala makes this state an ideal destination for adrenaline junkies. With the diverse topography of the state, it is quite possible to find something or the other to enjoy as far as adventurous activities are concerned. Adventure places in Kerala range from wildlife sanctuaries to hill stations and backwaters. Travelers of all ages can indulge in various adventure sports in Kerala including paragliding, hiking, trekking, and biking, fishing, canoeing, bamboo rafting, and scuba diving.

Here are the top 7 adventure activities in Kerala for travelers.

Kerala Backwaters

Nothing is more romantic and delightful in Kerala than enjoying a relaxing houseboat tour in the serene backwaters. Explore sleeping villages, palm-fringed shores, and unique culture with onboard meals while enjoying a tour of Kerala backwaters. Make sure to visit Alleppey and Kumarakom to enjoy backwater cruises in Kerala. 

Scuba Diving in Kerala

Scuba diving and snorkeling are very interesting sports. Kovalam and Varkala Beach are especially popular for diving in Kerala. Kerala tourism promotes this wonderful activity that can be enjoyed by even the non-swimmers with the help of professional instructors. The cost for scuba diving in Kerala begins from INR 1500.

Trekking in Kerala

One of the major places for adventure sports in Kerala, the Western Ghats feature several trails which can be enjoyed any season of the year. The mountain lovers can visit places like Munnar, Wayanad, and Vagamon for their lush landscapes and activities like trekking, hiking, and mountain climbing.

Paragliding in Kerala

The picturesque Wagamon hills in Kerala are the premier spots for paragliding in South India. Tandem Paragliding in Vagamon in the district of Idukki allows stunning views of landscapes for the adventure enthusiasts.

Kayaking in Kerala

For those who are fond of adventure, God’s Own Country allows an opportunity to venture out in the natural surroundings on a kayak. There are several spots with an intricate network of canals and backwaters worth exploring while kayaking in Kerala. Calicut, Alleppey, and Kasaragod are popular places to enjoy this activity.

Water Sports in Kerala

Travelers can easily personalize their itinerary according to the kind of adventure activities they wish to indulge in. The water babies out there can head to destinations like Kovalam, Alleppey, and Kumarakom that offer mesmerizing beaches and backwaters.

Snake Boat Race in Kerala

Held annually in during the harvest festival Onam in autumn, Vallam Kali is a traditional boat race in Kerala. The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is a popular event held in the Punnamada Lake near Alleppey and is attended by thousands of travelers from all over the world. Kollam, Thrissur, Kottayam, and Ernakulam are popular places where snake boat races in Kerala are organized.

The unmatched beauty of the state, the turquoise blue sea, the sun-kissed beaches, the lush green hills and the craggy mountains offer adventure enthusiasts an unmatched chance to indulge in their favorite adventure sports.


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Eravikulam National Park

The wildlife warden munnar PO, idukki dist. kerala, india, Pincode 685612.

Spread over around 97 square kilometers, the Eravikulam National Park in Munnar is one of Kerala’s most sought after tourist hotspots. When you visit the park, you can expect to find all kinds of flora and fauna, especially the rare and endangered Nilgiri Tahr. You may also be able to spot the rare Neelakurinji flowers, ...

  • Wildlife
  • Adventure
  • Waterfalls
  • Ideal for families
  • Ideal for couples
  • Ideal for friends

Anamudi Peak In Munnar

Kannan Devan Hills, Kerala, 685561, India.

Misty hills, lush valleys, scenic routes are what surround the majestic Anamudi Peak in Munnar. Situated at a height of 2,695 meters, Anamudi Peak in the Idukki district not only the highest peak in South India but is also the tallest in the Western Ghats as well. Anamudi trek is one of the most coveted trails in South Indi...

  • Nature
  • Mountains
  • Valley of flowers
  • Hills
  • Waterfalls
  • Ideal for couples
  • Romantic
  • Blue Mountain Tour
  • Ideal for friends
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Bamboo Rafting In Thekkady

Periyar Tiger Reserve, Idukki and Pathanamthitta Districts, Thekkady - 685536

 

 

 

 

Thekkady or Periyar, as it is sometimes known, is famous for its backwaters. And bamboo rafting in Thekkady is one activity that lets you witness the beauty of backwaters at its best!

This activity is organized in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, on the Periyar Lake, and is a part of a nature walk. On a tour to excurs...

  • Bamboo Rafting
  • Backwaters
  • Nature
  • Adventure
  • Ideal for friends
  • Ideal for couples
  • Ideal for families

Snorkeling Trip In Kochi

Snorkeling in Kochi is a must do, especially if you ar an adventure lover. Kerala is home to an abundance of lovely nature related landscapes. Nothing exemplifies this better than the beaches that can be found in places like Kovalam and Kochi. Kochi has a number of beach related activities for tourists to indulge in. Boat...

  • Adventure
  • Swimming
  • Seashore

Trekking In Munnar

Revel in the adventurous spirit of Kerala and its charming landscapes by indulging in trekking in Munnar! You will not only get to witness the beauty of Munnar at its best, but will also experience the real thrill!Trek through the spectacular tea plantations and climb till the top, where you can relax in your own camp. Stop...

  • Adventure
  • Trekking
  • Nature
  • Scenic Routes
  • Sightseeing
  • Tea plantations

Paragliding In Munnar

Soar across the majestic skies of Munnar while paragliding in this hill town. You will not only get to enjoy the beautiful views of this hill town but will also be able to cool climates of this hilly landscape. Situated in the Western Ghats above located around 1600 meters above sea level, Munnar is the perfect spot to go p...

  • Adventure
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature
  • Honeymoon
  • Paragliding
  • Ideal for couples
  • Romantic
  • Tea plantations

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Munnar

Munnar - Udumalpet Road, Munnar, Kerala 685612

If you are a nature lover, flock to the scenic and majestic Chinnar wildlife sanctuary where there are a variety of high sholas,  dry deciduous forests, and some grasslands. When you visit this wildlife sanctuary you will get to view the multitude of animal species like spotted deer, elephants, hanuman langur, peacocks, sam...

  • Sightseeing
  • Nature
  • Wildlife

Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall In Kumarakom

Oravakkal Koorali Road, Kerala 686503

Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls is one of the most popular picnic spots near Kumarakom, and rightly so. It is a beautiful place that has a gushing waterfall rushing down from a height of 100 mts. There is lush greenery all around making it one of the best getaways for all. Tourists, as well as locals, can visit this waterfall for a ...

  • Nature
  • Ideal for families
  • Waterfall
  • Ideal for couples
  • Trekking

Periyar Tiger Trail In Thekkady

The Periyar Tiger Reserve in Thekkady is one of the biggest and most well maintained wildlife reserves in India. The Reserve is full of picturesque scenery. You are not required to pay any entry fee here. The Periyar Tiger Trail is an exciting project started by the forest department. It gives all the thrill-seeking individ...

  • Periyar Tiger Reserve
  • Wildlife
  • Nature
  • Adventure

Chinese Fishing Nets In Kochi

The Chinese fishing nets in Kochi  are particularly famous for adding additional beauty to the beaches and the mundane waters. They are one of the most photographed sites in Kochi, and deservingly so. Their silhouettes against the sunset create a breathtaking view. The Nets are a famous tourist attraction as the mechanisms ...

  • Sightseeing
  • Fishing trip
  • Ideal For Family

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    Sharing a houseboat or having one exclusively to yourself depends on the package you have taken. Share your requirements with the travel agent in advance to avoid last minute hassles.

    With most airlines imposing a 20 kg limit on baggage, one must make sure to not bring excess baggage. Sunscreen and mosquito repellant are a must have, apart from airy cotton apparels and comfortable footwear. Also make sure that you leave enough space inyour bags for taking back home souvenirs from the state.

    Some temples in Kerala do not allow photography of the idols and the temple premises. Also, Indian government prohibits photography of bridges and hydroelectric projects in the state

     

    During the off-season, hill stations like Munnar are cool enough to travel to. However, places such as Alleppey and Kumarakom are pretty hot for a visit. Monsoon season does not see a lot of tourists but the lush greenery all around will ensure tourists will have a great time.

     

    The off season in Kerala is from April to May, during which time it is too humid for comfort. The monsoon season here is from June to August.

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