Kerala, in other words, it is known as “God’s own country”. Is completely filled with beautiful scenery and a relaxing environment. People who have visited Kerala will definitely go on and on about their trip. So, if you are tired of listening to their stories and finally have decided to visit this wonderful place and are really confused between what are the things to do in Kerala, and what are places Kerala Tourism offers here. Then, my friend you have come to right place, I will be listing down some of the things which you should definitely try out when you are visiting Kerala. And also I will be including Kerala points of interest which you should definitely check out.
The experience of living in a Kerala houseboat is something that can’t be expressed in just plain words. You really have to experience it. You actually can live in a boat or houseboat to be more precise. You will wake up to the beautiful backwaters and amazing view. This is the most popular option that tourist opt for instead of staying in a hotel. Not only that you also have various things to do in Kerala houseboat, Like enjoying the freshly cooked meal, viewing and appreciating the scenery, enjoy the flow of backwaters etc. this is one of the best things to do in Kerala for honeymoon
This is one of the most important festivals which is celebrated in Kerala and the best part is not only you can view this and enjoy but you can also participate in them. It is performed in Malabar region of Kerala It basically is a form of dance where people dress up as deities and dance to a tune of story. The costumes are colourful and their performance is energetic and vibrant that the main reason people really like this dance form If you are around Malabar region then you should definitely check this festival.
You can rejuvenate your body and enjoy the authentic ayurvedic massage including various herbs and medicine which will definitely help you in relaxing. Most of the hotels have this facility inside their own area, so make sure you get a nice message to completely relax and open up your body before you leave Kerala.
The things mentioned above are best suitable for couples. But if you are planning an Adventure trip then you should also consider Kerala as Kerala really offers you a huge variety of things. So below mentioned are some of the best adventure activities in Kerala.
Kerala is famous for its beaches and coastal regions, You will definitely enjoy so many different kinds of water sports which Kerala has to offer to you. During the water sports tour, you can easily experience and enjoy parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, kayaking and a lot more. some of the beaches like Kovalam Beach and the Alaphuzza Beach offer you countless opportunities to enjoy water sports. Kerala offers you the best and thrilling experience of water sports.
If you truly want to enjoy the beauty of Kerala and feel the amazing air in your lungs completely then you should definitely consider traveling by bike. Kerala really enhances your mood while driving a bike, You will be really mesmerized with all the scenery and environment. You will definitely love traveling by bike especially if you are traveling through Munnar or Nilgiri region as they are famous for their coffee plantation and spice plantation which really adds a different aroma in your journey.
Enjoy the beautiful view of Kerala hills with the help of Paragliding, Paragliding offers you a great deal of adventure, but not only that you will also be amazed at the mesmerizing aerial view of the Kerala.
Kerala is full of bird sanctuaries and animal Kerala, So if you are into animals and birds Kerala also offers you to experience the wild life. Kerala is rich in bio diversity as well as all the amazing flora and fauna will leave you with an amazing experience and not only that you will become more aware of conservation of wildlife.
This is one of the best things that you should definitely try when you are in Kerala, anybody can enjoy this, it has no age limit. If you are having any troubles then you can also take the help of official tree climbing experts which will provide you with some important tips and equipment so that you can climb a tree.
If you love fishing then Kerala is really the best spot for you. Kerala provides amazing opportunities for fishing. Kerala is famous for its backwaters and amazing beaches where fishing enthusiast can easily fulfill their desire of fishing. Kerala has lots of backwaters, rivers, streams, lakes, lagoons, and canals which makes Kerala the best place for fishing.
Along with fishing Kerala also offers you the adventure of mountain climbing. Chembra Peak in Wayanad is one of the best spots where you can easily enjoy the mountain climbing to its fullest.
This is the thing that you should never miss if you are going to visit Kerala. Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady is the most popular region for bamboo rafting. here you will get one of the best ever experience for bamboo rafting, You should definitely go for this.
Elephant ride in Kerala is one of the most amazing experience which you will ever have. You can observe the wildlife with the help of elephant safari.
Kerala also provides adventure lovers with the experience of Kayaking, If you want to closely observe and experience the culture of Kerala then you should definitely try out the Kayaking. Many kinds of Kayaking are available for tourists you can choose any of them. The unique beauty of flora and fauna and dense backwaters can be enjoyed with the help of Kayaking.
Until now we have seen what Kerala has to offer for many of its tourists, Now following is the list of the places which are points of interest in Kerala, And you should definitely visit them.
Periyar National Park
It is also known as the Periyar Tiger Reserve, It is located in the western ghats of Kerala. This sanctuary is home to tigers and elephants as well. It also has Periyar Lake which is famous for its boating experience.
It is also one of the important tourist attraction in Kerala. Chellar Kovil, Murikkady are some of the places of interest which you should definitely visit.
This temple is located in Thiruvananthapuram. It is one of the richest temples in the whole world, You should definitely visit this as it is a masterpiece of architecture.
Most of the people who are thinking and planning Kerala as their honeymoon destination following is the list of all the things to do in Kerala for a honeymoon. You can visit the following places to enjoy the Kerala with your loved ones
Chembra Peak Wayanad, Treehouse facing Waterfalls in Athirappilly, Tea Gardens in Munnar, Houseboat, Cruise in Kumarakom, Heritage Streets of Fort Kochi, Floating Cottages in Poovar, Kundala Dam in Munnar, Green Meadows in Vagamon
Now that we have seen which places you should visit on Kerala it is time to move on to other things like food and spices, People who are visiting Kerala often asks questions like Kerala is famous for which food?, Kerala is famous for which spices? don’t worry about all of those, I will be listing some of the most important food dishes as well as spices which you should definitely buy or try if you are visiting Kerala.
Kerala Food You should definitely try
Puttu and Kadala Curry
Cylindrical steamed rice cake cooked with coconut shavings, and it is one of the most popular breakfasts that you should definitely try. It is served with Kadala Curry or black chickpeas. But it also tastes great with ripe bananas and grated coconut.
Appam with Stew
It is essentially a rice pancake and you can pair it with almost anything and still, it will taste wonderful. In a typical Keralian Stew, you will find Chicken or Meat cooked in a beautifully spiced coconut gravy.
Idiyappam with Egg Curry
It is also known as the noolappam, It is made from the rice flour, salt and water. It can be easily paired with lots of curries.
Nadan Kozhi Varuthathu
It is also known as Spicy Chicken Fry It is served on a banana leaf, Fried chicken with onion, garlic, chilli, vinegar and coriander will leave you mesmerized.
Now that you know what are the things you should eat on your trip to Kerala following are some of the spices which you should check out while visiting Kerala and I must declare I believe that spices are one of the best things to buy in Kerala
Kerala is famous for producing and exporting high quality of pepper. Pepper is also known as King of all spices.
One of the most expensive priced spices, It is almost as old as a human civilization it is also known as the Queen of all spices.
Clove is one of the best food flavouring spice, But along with that, it is also used as a local an aesthetic for toothaches.
Following is the list of things which you should definitely check out as they are some of the best things to buy in Kerala
these souvenirs are definitely worth buying as they will always remind you of the time when you visited “God’s Own Country”. This list includes handicrafts, Other products as well as some food items.
These products are made from the Husk of the coconut. the coir doormats are really popular and sold widely.
Coconut Shell Handicrafts
Amazing artwork and design of the coconut shell will definitely catch your eyes, as artists work hard to carve those on the coconut skin.
Nilavilakku (Traditional Lamp)
One of the best things which you can buy, A traditional floor lamp which is used on every auspicious occasion
Aromatic Oils and Essence, Kathakali Masks,.Kasavu Mundu, Sarees and dresses,.Banana chips, Tea & Coffe
Aside from the delicious food and other things kerala is famous for handicrafts. Most of the handicrafts which are available for sale in Kerala are completely eco-friendly and they are really beautiful. Just by seeing each artefact you can easily say that a lot of work has been put up by the worker to create the hand craft. You should definitely check out all the Coir and cane products, wooden toys and bamboo pens
Kerala has everything for everyone so without wasting much of your time, I think you should plan your next vacation to Kerala as soon as possible.
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