Often known as “God’s Own Country”, Kerala is a perfect introduction to incredible India. Golden beaches, serene backwaters, lush jungles, tantalizing cuisine, centuries of history & culture and heartwarming people- Kerala packs in a whole lot of punch for travelers visiting its pristine shores.
Check out the fascinating old cities, spend a few days on a houseboat on the backwaters, cheer with the crowds during Snake Boat Races, watch a riveting Kathakali performance or check in for a healing Ayurvedic massage- the options here are unlimited.
Major Destinations of Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram- Romancing the Old-World Charm
Popularly known by its colonial name Trivandrum, this state-capital of Kerala is a charming center of tradition with an economy driven by hi-tech IT industry. Its delightful landscapes, splendid temples, magnificent palaces, and luxurious Ayurvedic resorts make it a favorite with the globe-trotters.
Major Attractions of Trivandrum
Cochin- The Cultural Canvas
Officially known as Kochi, this intriguing city is an eclectic jumble of Jewish Quarters, Chinese Fishing Nets, Dutch Palaces and spice bazaars. A rich tapestry of vivid cultures and traditions; Cochin captures the cultural soul of Kerala.
Major Attractions of Cochin
Alleppey- The Emerald Backwaters
A perfect place to experience the tranquil backwaters of Kerala, Alleppey sits pretty high on every traveler’s Kerala itinerary. Enjoy a romantic houseboat stay and live the rustic scenery as the boat bobs through narrow channels alongside rural landscapes. Local cuisine, fresh catch and cool toddy add to the backwaters’ magical allure.
You may also visit Kochi, Kollam, and Kumarakom for a memorable backwaters’ experience.
Munnar- Honeymoon in the hills
Spirals of mist wafting over lush hills, verdant carpets of tea sheathing the landscape, quaint colonial bungalows, and breathtaking panorama; Munnar is a charming hill retreat of Kerala.
Major Attraction of Munnar
Kerala’s lush Western Ghats are home to other hill destinations like Wayanad, Ponmudi, Idukki and Wayanad.
Kovalam- Leisure on the Beach
An exotic beach-resort town, Kovalam with its long stretches of golden sands, serene waters, fancy beach resorts and a host of spas offering Ayurveda therapies & detoxification treatments; makes for a perfect leisure vacation in Kerala.
Other beach destinations in Kerala include Varkala, Marari and Kannur.
Periyar National Park- Call of the Wild
Periyar National Park’s teeming wildlife invites you for a delightful experience with the majestic Indian Elephant. Boat Safari in Periyar is a rage amongst wildlife enthusiast visiting the area.
Other wildlife destinations in Kerala are Idduki Wildlife Sanctuary, Eravikulam National Park, and Silent Valley National Park.
Yoga & Ayurveda in Kerala- Rejuvenate in the Lap of Luxury
Ancient Ayurveda Therapies, where natural herbs and oils are applied for various healing treatments, are much practiced in Kerala. Its array of luxurious Ayurveda resorts, offering a host of short & long treatments and rejuvenation therapies, are much sought after.
Trivandrum, Kovalam, Palakkad, and Kottayam are some of the famous Ayurveda destinations of Kerala.
Fairs & Festivals of Kerala
Shopping in Kerala
Aromatic spices from Kochi markets, fragrant Munnar tea & coffee, Kathakali masks, coconut & coir products from Kollam, aromatic oils, miniature snake boats, and Kerala Silk Sarees are some of the must-buy souvenirs of Kerala.
Food in Kerala
Prawn curry, Beef Fry, Appam & Stew, Puttu & Kadala curry, idiyappams & Egg Roast, and Chicken Fry are the culinary specialties of Kerala. Couple your curries with layered Malabar Parottas for a satiating experience.
Best Time to visit Kerala
Kerala is best visited from the monsoon months of June to the end of winters in March. The peak season however runs from August to February.
Book your Backwater Tour Package or take a Safari Tour in Periyar, go for a Kochi City Tour or plan a date with monsoons in Munnar; experience Kerala at its best with our alluring tour packages and take home a host of unforgettable memories.