Finding a pleasurable, fun full and adventurous holiday destination in India always involves lots of effort and time taking too. In such time, without bothering the vacationers too much, the most featured South Indian state, Kerala, can accomplishes all dreams of the tourist and can give a perfect break from busy city life. Kerala holiday is not like an ordinary trip, its unique geographic features always allows the tour lovers to experience its rejuvenating Ayurvedic spa treatment, houseboat tour amidst the Kerala backwater and offers to spend a day amidst the wildlife. If some tourists love to visit its amazing hill stations like Munnar, Idukki and Devikulam to watch its picturesque beauty, then some choose them as their honeymoon destination. Seasons never ends in Kerala, therefore, tourist like to visit this God’s Own Country in no time throughout the year.
Following are the major Kerala attractions that you should visit during your tour to this state:
Munnar: Lifetime Holiday Destination
If you are really visiting Kerala in search of peace and tranquility, then the beautiful city, Munnar will be the best destination for you. Its vast green tea plantation area, spellbinding waterfall and cool weather will surely bring world’s peace to your life. Tourists get attracted towards this captivating hill station to indulge its unique adventurous activities like mountain biking, trekking, rock climbing, etc. Apart from that visitors can find ample of opportunities to explore its some unique attractions like Eravikulam National Park; famous for endangered Nilgiri Tahr, Anamudi Peak; considered the highest peak in south India, Mattupetty; a beautiful lake and offers pleasurable boat rides and many more.
Kumarakom: Revitalize Health with the Magic of Ayurveda
The small Island Kumarakom is situated in the backdrop of Vembanad Lake. It is an enchanting backwater destination. The breathtaking view of Kumarakom backwater can beautifully be explored by its unique houseboat. Honeymooners specially arrive at Kumarakom to experience its unique houseboat tour and Ayurvedic massage. The land is the home to many flora and fauna and most of them have remedial effects which are specially used for healing the body. Fishing and boating are best experienced near an extensive bungalow-that now has turned into resort and at Taj Garden Retreat. Never miss to visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, which is the dwelling place of many migratory bird species like Siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal.
Alappuzha: Enchanting Houseboats and Backwaters
The beautiful beach city, Alappuzha is best known for its backwater holidays, houseboat tour and snake boating. Houseboat tour is best experienced in Kettuvallam backwater of Alappuzha. Reach Kuttanad, to watch the enchanting view of snake boat racing. Each boat is rode by more than 100 oarsmen and they tries to meet the finishing point firstly and it is carried out by singing hypnotic galaxy of vanchipattu. Religious people also can find a great interest in this place by visiting some of its devotional sites like Ambalapuzha, Mavelikkara, St Mary’s Church, Arthunkal, etc.
Periyar: Wildness of Kerala
The bank of Periyar Lake is the home of massive Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and is the prime attraction of the city. In this thick forest you can find several wild elephants, lion tailed macaques, sambars, gaurs, tigers, Nilgiri langurs and many more. Elephant ride is best experienced here to explore the wildlife, which not only drives close to its endangered animals, but also provides a great photographic option. Indulge some of Periyar’s adventure activities like Bamboo rafting, trekking and jungle safari by waking up your wilderness. Boat cruise on Periyar Lake is one another opportunity by which you can catch the picturesque view of its birds, animals and reptiles. Periyar is top most travel destination in Kerala.
Idukki: Region of Mountains and Waterfalls
Touring the largest district of Kerala, Idukki, you will encounter several Mountainous Hills with dense forest. Availability of rare flora and fauna and mind blowing climatic condition of the city makes this place a nature lover’s delight. The city is famous for its wildlife sanctuary and Idukki Arch Dam, which is Asia’s first arch dam. Idukki wildlife sanctuary is very close to Arch Dam where you can sight numbers of rare and endangered species of birds and animals. The trekking routes of this landscape are dotted with many flora and fauna that make Idukki a dream destination for nature enthusiasts. Thommankuthu and Rainbow Waterfalls are two best destinations for picnic of Idukki.
Kovalam: Heaven of Beaches
Kovalam is a good beach destination; situated in Thiruvananthapuram; the capital of Kerala. Wake up your adventurous skills and indulge with a variety of activities like catamaran rides, snorkeling, swimming and many more. The beach complex has some Ayurvedic massage centers, a string of budget cottages, convention facilities, Ayurvedic health resorts, swimming pools and Yoga centers that always invite the tourist to experience them.
Cochin: Riviera View
The southwestern coast of the Indian Subcontinent is known for the great city Cochin, which has been the harbor of the state since years ago. The city is beautify adorn with magnificent forts, sanctuaries, cathedrals and churches. Visit Dutch Palace to see the unique blend of the occidental and oriental architectural patterns. Apart from that tourist can find numerous of attractions in this city like Fort Kochi beach, Vasco House, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Marine Drive, etc.