'The spice state of India', Kerala is located on the southwestern coast of India. Surrounded by the Arabian Sea, the Periyar River flowing in the state, and the hills of the Western Ghats give Kerala the name 'God's Own Country'. So, there is no surprise why Kerala tour packages are taken up frequently. With the capital Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum, Kerala boasts unique culture and language that makes it different from other states. Malayalam is the spoken language and the residents are called Malayalis. Apart from this, Kerala shares the border with Tamil Nadu on the south-east, Karnataka on the north-west, and the Arabian Sea on the south-west. Owing to so much in store, keen vacationers look up to Kerala holiday packages to explore its expanse.
Kerala can be reached by air. It is the only state in India with four airports at Trivandrum, Cochin, Kozhikode, and Kannur. Domestic and International flights operate regularly from major cities in India to Kerala. The railways connect Kerala with all the major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai. Kerala Express, Rajdhani, and Duronto are some trains to reach Kerala. For a luxurious experience, Maharajas Express and Golden Chariot are preferable. Tourists can reach Kerala by road through buses from their respective states.
The best time to visit Kerala is from December to February. The climate of Kerala is generally pleasant. During summers from March to June, the weather is quite hot and monsoons are humid due to heavy rainfall. Winter brings relief with cool weather and is perfect for sightseeing and other activities.
There are various places to visit in Kerala. Munnar is perfect for a tour of the tea and spice plantations. Tea tasting, tea-processing, hiking, trekking, and biking are a few activities to try in the hills. Some of the beaches like Kovalam, Varkala, Chowara, Chavakkad, and Cherai are good for sunbathing and swimming. Wildlife safari in Thekkady or cruising in the backwaters of Kerala are some things to do in Kerala. Tourists are often fascinated by the Dutch, French, and Portuguese architecture in Kochi.
For shopping in Kerala, one option is to buy from the plantation for fresh black pepper, nutmeg, cardamom, etc. Another option is to shop from a local market like Cochin Spice market. Grab a bag of tea or coffee during the tour of a tea or coffee plantation. Handicrafts and regional snacks are available in local shops all around the state. Collect shells from the beaches as souvenirs.
Onam is an important festival in Kerala. Vishu, Thrissur Pooram, Thiruvathira, and Theyyam festivals are some other festivals. Large scale festivals in Kerala include Aranmula Uthrattathi, Arattu at Trivandrum, and Adoor Gajamela. Tourists from all over the world come to witness these cultural activities and festivals of Kerala.
As Kerala is a coastal state implying that seafood is in plenty. Apart from seafood like prawns and fish, Kerala is famous for its dosas, idli, payasam, rice, and curry. Coconut is a common ingredient in a lot of dishes, increasing the taste of the meals. There is also a little foreign influence in the cuisines of Kerala.
The nightlife of Kerala can be seen in clubs and bars that are open to offer a great time. There are pocket-friendly as well as expensive bars in different cities of Kerala. Couples can enjoy the nightlife of Kerala by taking a long walk or dining at the beach. Tourists can find accommodation in Kerala for every budget. Houseboats, hotels, guesthouses, hostels are available in every nook and corner of Kerala. Tourists can choose their accommodations according to their budget.
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