Experience

Kerala

Lush green landscapes, scenic beaches and beautiful backwaters, Kerala is a popular travel destination in India and worldwide. Located in southern India, Kerala is home to major part of the western ghats and a huge diversity of wildlife. Popularly known as God’s own country, Kerala is a favourite destination for tourists. People come here for spending relaxing vacations, for visiting the Alleppey, for adventure trips and even for food explorations. One must visit the state to enjoy some of the most stunning beaches in Kerala.

History

The state of Kerala has always been the land of spices and that attracted many invaders to the region. In 1498 Vasco da Gama’s arrived in Kerala and exposed it to the Europeans. But present-day Kerala is a united state. As per recent history, after two years of India’s independence, Cochin and Travancore were united and made into one region then in 1956 Malabar Coast and the Kasaragod taluka were added to the region, making it present-day Kerala. Later, the state of Kerala was formed in 1956 based on linguistic diversity.

Even today, Kerala’s deep-rooted believes and history can be witnessed everywhere, the cuisine, the architecture and the temples of the state. One must visit Kerala even if they want a journey to understand the history.

Things to do (Activities)

Enjoy Alleppey

Alleppey is about 4 hours away from Thiruvananthapuram and is a magical place. The backwaters would give you a lot of opportunities to enjoy. You can go on a Shikara and spend a night there, you will have a leisure life enjoying the view and the scenic beauty around you. You can go on a boat ride in the backwaters of Alleppey. Not just the ride, you can also watch the boat race which is held between July to September every year.

Visit the Beaches in Kerala

The beautiful beaches in Kerala have made a special place in the hearts of the visitors. Some of the most spectacular beaches one must visit are Kovalam, Bekal, Varkala, Kozikode and Alappuzha beach. The Kovalam beach is the largest beaches in Kerala, it has three beaches as its part- the Lighthouse beach, Hawa beach and Samudra beach. All three of these beaches together make the Kovalam beach. All the beaches of Kerala are mesmerizing and give the visitors a chance to witness the beauty of nature.

Appreciate the wildlife

If you are a wildlife lover and would like to see animals in their natural settings, then Kerala is the best place for you. Visit the Periyar wildlife sanctuary and a take a jeep ride around the area. You may spot the endangered lion-tailed macaque. And if you want to witness the lifestyle of elephants, you can visit the kodanad Elephant Sanctuary. A major activity in the area is giving a bath to an elephant.

Do the adventure

Kerala offers a lot of adventure activities too. Head to Wayanad and do rock climbing, mountain climbing and you can even stay at a treehouse. You can also go for trekking into the forests at Thekkady and walk along the tiger trail. Another option is to go for adventure sports by the beach, you can try Sea surfing, scuba diving, biking etc.

Accommodation

List of the Accommodations available at the Destination

The Wind Munnar

The Wind Munnar

The Wind Munnar is a premium resort located on a magnificent cliff edge giving valley view of the scenic Munnar hill ranges.

Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum

Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum

Set in the heart of Kerala’s capital city, Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum is close to the Kerala Government Secretariat and the Central Business District.

Courtyard by Marriott Kochi Airport

Courtyard by Marriott Kochi Airport

750 steps to Tivai beach, 15 min from Calangute beach & Candolim Beach and 25 min from Baga beach in North Goa

Malabar House

Malabar House

Malabar House is a charming boutique hotel overlooking the parade ground in the heart of Fort Cochin.

Forte Kochi

Forte Kochi

Originally built by the Dutch in the 1860s, this 27-room heritage hotel stands tall and elegant on the popular Princess Street in Fort Kochi.

Windermere Estate

Windermere Estate

The Windermere Estate is an 18 room plantation retreat surrounded by the cardamom, coffee and tea hills of Munnar.

Spice Coast Cruises - CGH Earth

Spice Coast Cruises - CGH Earth

Well-placed in the romance, sightseeing, beaches area of Alleppey city, Spice Coast Cruises provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days

Aqua Castle Houseboat

Aqua Castle Houseboat

Floating on the backwaters of Alleppey and Vembanad, Aqua Castle Houseboat ( by Aqua Jumbo Houseboats ) features a 24-hour front desk to assist guests at all hours

Welwet Cruises

Welwet Cruises

Welwet Cruises features accommodation situated in Alleppey, 2.9 km from Alleppey Beach and 3.1 km from Alleppey Lighthouse.

Transportation

By Air

Kerala has four international airports, they are present at Kannur, Trivandrum, Kochi and Kozhikode. The state is well connected with the country and the world.

By Train

A total of 178 railway stations are present in Kerala but five are the major stations - Calicut, Ernakulam Junction, Trichur, Trivandrum Central, Trivandrum Kochuveli. All the stations are connected with the neighbouring and the distant places.

By Surface

It is a great idea to go on a road trip to Kerala. The roads are very well developed and the routes are very scenic. You can reach any major city and hire a vehicle to travel the entire state on road.

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