Kerala is all about scenic natural beauty, thriving ecology, delicious traditional food, colorful festivals, ancient temples and interesting activities. It has always been a hub of tourism for travel lovers, peace seekers and adventure enthusiasts. This gorgeous southern state of India displays fantastic natural features ranging from lush gently rolling hills and rich heritage to beautiful beaches and of course, the backwaters. There is so much to do here that visiting just once won’t prove to be enough.
Here are some of the most fun packed, exciting and memorable things to do in Kerala with our meticulously crafted Kerala Tour Packages. Go ahead and make all your wishes come true in god’s own country.
Elephant Ride in Periyar National Park
Periyar national park is famous for being an elephant reserve so you can ensure that the elephants are kept very lovingly and in homely conditions. You can get an elephant ride and even feed them their favorite food. Feel like the king of the jungle by going on an exhilarating ride and watching the biosphere here unfold itself to you. A typical ride normally lasts from 30 minutes to 1 hour. Exploring the forests deeply, getting in touch with nature and having the best taste of adventure is what this elephant ride promises.
Canoe Ride in Kollam
Kollam is an offbeat destination that offers some much needed peace away from the otherwise crowded tourist locations. This place has numerous quiet backwaters, beaches and lakes for the water baby in you to indulge. Several activities have developed and are thriving on the shore, one of them is canoeing across these serene water bodies. Paddling quietly on the waters through the bountiful coconut trees lining both the sides and the sound of birds chirping all around will feel like a blessing. This will be a combination of a spiritual and an adventure experience.
Kathakali Performance in Varkala
Kathakali is a traditional dance form of Kerala and your trip to this state will remain incomplete if you don’t checkout this authentic old dance form. It is not just a dance it is the landmark of ethnic authentic culture of Kerala. You may have seen pictures of the dancers dressed in elaborate and vibrantly colored gown-like clothing accompanied with equally elaborate face painting. You can include this activity after a day of fun-filled sightseeing in Varkala, which has been named for hosting some of the most awesome Kathakali Performances.
Ernakulam Train Journey
You may have been on numerous train journeys in your life but the Ernakulam train journey will be an experience of a lifetime. Going on this route you will be taking up the route of Ernakulam – Kollam and Trivandrum. Witness some of the most awe inspiring views while making your way through the swaying coconut trees, beautiful still lakes and enchanting tea gardens. The beauty of this journey encompasses as far as your eyes can see making it a train journey of a lifetime. The trip commences from Ernakulam town railway station and swishes its way past some of the most photographic views you may have laid your eyes on.
Bird Watching In Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Nature lovers have a lot to look forward to in Kerala. Kumarakom is one place where you can witness the glorious collection of wonderful birds. Get your binoculars ready and get set to spot some rare migratory birds like egret, waterfowl, herons, siberian crane and much more! you will be taken for this experience not by foot but via an exciting cruise boat ride. Located at a comfortable distance of 3 hours from Kochi here you can do bird watching in the morning and sleep in one of the houseboats on Vembanad Lake.
Tea Plantation Visit In Wayanad
Wayanad is one of the most prominent hill stations in South India and is mainly famous for its organically grown tea in the plantations around here. You can not only visit one of these plantations but you can even stay at a coffee plantation resort or a home stay. considered to be one of the must do activities in Kerala you can even pair up this plantation exploration with exciting night safaris, trekking amidst nature, plucking and helping out the workers and sipping on some delicious tea from the backyard along with a camp fire. Everything about Wayanad is truly magical.
Authentic Rural Experience at Kumbalangi Integrated Tourism Village
The culture, traditions and the way of life of the people of Kerala is what makes this place truly one of a kind. To get a more personal look into the lifestyle here and get to know this place a little better is by staying at the Kumbalani village tourism facility. Located at just 14 kms away from the Ernakulam railway station and very well connected through a range of railway lines and roadways one can easily reach here and chill out with the villagers. Check out the paddy cultivation fields and get your hands dirty, stay in home stays, go crab farming, canoe across the mangrove forests and numerous fun stuff, awaiting your arrival.
Stay In a Houseboat at Alleppey
Alleppey is one of the must visit places in Kerala and the perfect place to go if backwater sailing and houseboat stay is on your list of experiences. Over time staying in a house boat has not only become of the most unique accommodation options here but has also become a huge crowd puller for people looking to get in touch with nature in a purer form. Spend your days surrounded by impeccable greenery and the deep tranquil vibe of the backwaters. You can easily stay a night or two here with your family and spend some quality time with them bonding and creating a lifetime’s worth of memories.
Go Temple Hopping
Kerala has given the world and Hinduism some of the most prominent and intellectual sages, saints and philosophers who have contributed hugely in laying the foundation for our current belief system. The temples in Kerala range from huge elaborate works of expert craftsmanship to small humble holy shrines. Check out one of the world’s richest temple of lord Vishnu called Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Guruvayur Temple, Shri Vadakkumnathan Temple, Sree Kadampuzha Bhagavathi Temple and so much more. Each temple Darshan will fill your hearts to brim with a sense of incredible positivity and wholesomeness.