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Things To Do In Kerala

Set off for a tour to this serene & most beautiful state of South India

Tourism in Kerala

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Things To Do In Kerala

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Here’s a list of things to do in Kerala for a fun-filled vacation. Travelers who arrive here from all over the world in search of either adventure or some peace and tranquility, never leave disappointed. Adventure in Kerala is easy to find. Travelers will majorly all places in the state playing host to some or the other adventure activity. Whether its water sports at the many beaches or paragliding and trekking in the hills, Kerala has something for every type of adventure enthusiast. So lie back, and find out what the fun things to do in Kerala are.

If you are wondering what to do in Kerala, the choices are endless. From fishing at freshwater lakes to kayaking across the backwaters, from a volleyball game on a sun-kissed beach to touring an ancient monument, from an adrenaline-fueled hike up Meesapulimala to watching a Kathakali performance - the destination has a wide array of fun things to try. To single one out, the state is a paradise for tea lovers. People flock to Kerala in great numbers to visit the tea plantations and factories for an in-depth look at how the emerald green tea leaves are processed and turned into the brew that all of us love. Buy yourself a few samples on your own trip to Kerala, and those unusual flavors like spearmint and chocolate tea are sure to leave you asking for more!

Among the many other things to do in Kerala, some of the most popular ones include adventure sports such as paragliding, surfing, rock climbing, kayaking, bamboo rafting, trekking and many others. The list for adventure sports in Kerala is endless, so make sure to manage your itinerary in a way to accommodate most of them.

For those looking for a more laid-back holiday, it is a good idea to try some Ayurvedic therapies and massages, apart from simply enjoying a serene trip to the backwaters of Alleppey and Kumarakom. Ayurvedic spa therapy is one of the must-indulge-in activities to do in Kerala. Choose from an array of age-old massaging maneuvers and therapies to calm your body and mind.

In fact, if you have prepared yourself a list of top 10 things to do in Kerala, try to include a mix and match of adventure activities interspersed with days spent fishing, shopping for souvenirs or attending cooking classes. Spending time at the sunny beaches of Kerala is another favorite for families, newlyweds as well as solo travelers, offering everyone a chance to enjoy a sense of being away from the world.

For nature lovers, the main Kerala points of interest include the myriad of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries where they get a chance to spot rare animals and birds. There are 5 national parks and 13 wildlife sanctuaries in the state, ensconced beautifully on the slopes of the Western Ghats. The Ghats are home to a rich array of flora and fauna that is among the most well maintained in the country.

Those with a penchant for gaming and cheering teams on will love the famed snake boat race of Kerala. For travelers who visit the state during the boat festival, a major highlight of the trip is getting to see who lifts the prestigious award that year.

One thing is for sure, with something or the other to do for everybody, a Kerala vacation can never be uninteresting.

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Houseboat in Alleppey

Enjoying a houseboat tour in Alleppey is one of the best things to do in Alleppey, and if you find yourself falling in love with the place, well what else do you expect? Choose the best houseboat in Alleppey, if you want to feel truly at one with the lush wilderness all around you and the serene backwaters that take you to ...

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  • Backwaters

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 excursion ba...

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

Dolphins At Cherai Beach

The beauty of Kerala tourism and the state in general lies with the beautiful natural scenarios that can be observed here. Home to serene backwaters, lush, green forests and picture perfect beaches, Kerala is a traveller’s delight. Of all those features mentioned before, the most easily attributed one to Kochi is beaches. T...

  • Beach Walk
  • Dolphin Show
  • Ideal for families

Kayaking Canoeing in Alleppey

Kayaking in Alleppey is a must when you visit this backwaters heaven, where a number of small canals are located. Kayaking and canoeing in the backwaters of Alleppey offer a great experience to explore the beauty of the state. It is actually a very exciting thing to do in the Alleppey backwaters, ensconced right in the lap ...

  • Canoeing
  • Nature
  • Adventure
  • Backwaters

Temple Festival In Alleppey

Temple Festival in Alleppey is an annual festival which is held throughout the year in Alleppey. Of all the festivals, the one held in Mallukkal Temple is the most popular one. It starts from around the second week of November and lasts for 41 days, which is till the end of December. 

During the last two days of this festi...

  • Houses of Festival
  • Ideal for friends
  • Ideal for families
  • Sightseeing
  • Culture
  • Cultural Performances
  • Temple
  • Ideal for couples

Water Sports in Kovalam

If you are an adventure junkie, then visit Kovalam - a coastal town where there is an abundance of water sports to  let you engage in. While going to a coastal town, one always looks forward to several activities such as water sports in Kovalam. So, let the adventurer in you indulge in water sports in Kovalam for a thrillin...

  • Water Sports
  • Adventure
  • Beach

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

Wooden Boat Ride in Kovalam

Wooden boat rides in Kovalam are a common activity and it is what people visualize when they think about Kerala. There are pictures of families sitting in a wooden boat, somewhere amidst the serene backwaters of Kovalam on all websites. Wooden boat rides are extremely popular and almost every tourist goes on this ride. It i...

  • Nature
  • Backwaters
  • Sunset
  • Boating

Paragliding in Vagamon

Get ready to cherish a bird’s-eye view of lush green environs of Vagamon with a recreational adventure activity, called paragliding. Head to Vagamon located at the border of Idukki and Kottayam districts in Kerala, and grab a chance to fly like a bird in the midst of blue skies. As the month of September arrives, you can fl...

  • Paragliding
  • Adventure Activities
  • Nature
  • Ideal for friends
  • Unlimited Fun

Jeep Safari In Thekkady

Jeep safari in Thekkady through the rocky terrains is a thrilling experience. It is a must do for those in love with adrenaline rush. It is a very popular activity in Thekkady, and tourists and nature lovers always opt for this. The safari covers the dense and lush forests, waterfalls, spice plantations, and the rich green ...

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    Ranjeet's 6 days trip to Kerala

    Hi Dawn, The Honeymoon trip was amazing! The travel was very beautiful. The hotel was beautiful. Everyone there was so friendly. Kovalam beach and boat house were absolutely amazing! The best time we had on Kovalam and house boat.mhmmar is very beautiful and full of greenery wonderland tea museum all were so good It was awesome. We liked that one the best. We will definilty be using you in the future. We would love to do another trip in a year for our one year anniversary, just don;t know where yet! :) Thanks for all your traveling tips and suggestions. We felt very safe and it was very nice. Jungle saffari In thekkady , mattupatty dam and most beautiful house boat in Kerala backwaters Marari beach more peaceful than Kovalam

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    SHIVANGI BHATTACHARYA

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    Trip was awesome no doubt we've enjoyed it alot. Still wants to share some hotel trip experience -: 1-The first hotel wasn't satisfied (Dew Drops) at Munnar. As we want a hotel/resort with tea garden view/farm view but the hotel isn't that promising much. There is a damp smell in the room,food isn't that much good,water problem is there, even some of the staff aren't helpful too. 2- The second hotel ( Arcadia Regency)at Alleppey is quite good. As it is in the main city, food was okay but prices is little bit Higher,room is also good. 3- The cab driver which is provide by your end Mr.Abu,he is quite good, helpful and cooperative too,he didn't speak hindi but yes he do understand hindi. 4-The boat riding at Alleppey was Higher, we didn't expect that much. 5- We have done the Jeep Safari as well,that was not in the trIp still we did it. In total we ignored some things which was not expected and enjoyed our trip.

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    Gorakhpur

    Its's 4 days trip to Kerala

    Nice trip thanks team travel triangle and holidaypackagebooking Munnar and Alleppey

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