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Things To Do 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!

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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 t...

  • Adventure
  • 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 excurs...

  • 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

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 thrilli...

  • 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

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 v...

  • Jeep Safari
  • Nature
  • Wildlife

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

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    FAQ's of Kerala

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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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