If bliss could have a name, then it is Kerala. The South Indian state is a paradise tucked between the stretch of the lush Western Ghats and the cerulean expanse of Arabian Sea. There are many reasons to plan a holiday in Kerala. Plush beauty, serene backwaters, golden sand shores, bustling wildlife sanctuaries, colorful arts, dances, crafts and many more delights offer matchless experiences.
And, what better is it this ‘earthly heaven’ suits all categories. Be it fun-filled vacations with the family, romantic honeymoon, refreshing your mind and soul, adventure or one of the million reasons to travel, Kerala holidays are right for all!
The land of limitless blues and greens, Kerala finds its place in the National Geographic Traveler’s list of “one of the 50 must-see destinations of a lifetime”. In fact, the title of ‘God’s Own Country’ has often conferred on the land by the many visitors who have explored it with Kerala tour packages.
If you’re still confused as to why you must plan Kerala tours India, we have the reasons. It’s for the feeling of being home, away from the chaos of life. The blissful experiences are unmatched and each one of them offers the most cherished memories of a lifetime.
But before planning a Kerala trip, here’s something good to know about the picturesque state. Read on to know more.
Best time to visit Kerala
No wonder, Kerala is a paradise for avid holidaymakers and features pleasant weather. But, the best time to go to Kerala helps to make the most out of your holidays. Summer season is the best to bask in the bliss at the hill, stations in Kerala like Munnar.
On the other hand Monsoon season is the best time to visit Kerala for a pampering experience by indulging in Ayurveda Massages. Come winter and the state starts to welcome tourists from all over the world as it is the peak season and is ideal to plan your holidays in Kerala India.
Summer starts from April and ends till August. But occasional rain showers in between adds its own charm to the state. From September, you can explore calm, palm-fringed backwaters of Kerala to the fullest. Then comes the best season to visit Kerala which is winter.
The hill stations look heavenly and blissful beyond description. Beaches exude their own charm. Popular attractions starting welcoming tourists. Thus, undoubtedly, months between September and March are the best to book Kerala trip packages for honeymoon, family vacation, solo traveling, etc. Honeymooners can also think to enjoy the most cherished phase of their life during this season.
How to reach Kerala
AKerala tour becomes a lot easier if you’re aware of the various means you can choose to reach the state. Here’s a detailed guide about how you can reach Kerala bereft of any hassle.
There3 international airports in Kerala. So planning trips to Kerala India by flight is quite easy. Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the capital city is well-connected to most of the gulf countries and with major cities of India, such as Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai. The other two airports are at Kozhikode (Calicut) and Kochi (Cochin).
You can book Kerala packages that take you to the state by train without any worries. A network of about 200 railway stations allows you travel to the state easily. The primary railway stations in Kerala are at Ernakulam (Cochin) and Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram). These can be easily sought-after to reach any of the tourist places in Kerala. Reaching Kerala by train from any of the cities in India is possible and is an exciting option.
Many of the Kerala holiday packages allow you to reach here by road. A good network of roads connects the state to neighboring states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Regular cars, buses and taxis ply and to and from neighboring cities. Make it convenient to reach Kerala by road.
Places to visit in Kerala
One of the major highlights of the Kerala tour packages is an excursion to the top tourist attractions in the state. During your tour, don’t forget to explore these best places to visit in Kerala.
Bekal Fort- Built in the shape of a giant keyhole, the 3-century-old fort is one of the must-visit places during a holiday trip in Kerala.
Fort Kochi– One of the major highlights of trips to Kerala India is an excursion to Fort Kochi. It is an ultimate destination to rediscover and revel in the splendid history of the state. Watching the working of the splendid Chinese Fishing Nets is an absolute must here.
Mattancherry Palace– None of the Kerala trip is complete without a visit to the Mattancherry Palace, a token of friendship and harmony.
Kerala Backwaters– Pride of ‘God’s Own Country’, the Kerala backwaters are a chain of brackish water lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea Coast. Planning a Kerala backwaters tour allows you to treat your eyes to the astounding vistas of the pandanus shrubs, palm trees, coconut groves, villages, paddy fields and much more.
Mattupetty Dam- home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, the Mattupetty Dam is nestled away amidst the rolling hills of Munnar. Don’t forget to explore this scenic attraction while spending your holiday in Kerala.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary– A haven for bird watchers, the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary houses a myriad range of exotic and colorful birds. Many of the Kerala packages include an excursion to this sanctuary to cherish a memorable experience.
Periyar National Park – Cradled amidst a scenic location, the Periyar National Park is the best place to spot Bengal Tigers. Home to a large number of rare and endangered wildlife species, the park makes your Kerala trip special with a boat ride on the Periyar Lake.
Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple – Famed for both is religious importance and architectural brilliance, the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple is reckoned as one of the richest temples in India.
Vembanad Lake– Famed as the longest lake in India, the Vembanad Lake exudes a magical charm and is one of the best places for a Kerala houseboat tour.
Padmanabhapuram Palace- An epitome of ancient art and architecture, the palace is adorned with lively paintings, ancient murals, vibrant windows, carved ceiling made of teak wood and chairs with Chinese carvings.
Alleppey Beach- Reckoned as one of the most stunning backwater destinations in Kerala, the Alleppey Beach is an excellent place to bask in the bliss. Embark on an Alleppey houseboat and explore the scenic marvel at your own pace.
Sabarimala Sree Ayyappa Temple- Dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, the temple is perched at a hilltop in the Western Ghats.
Best Honeymoon Destinations in Kerala
Munnar– Indeed a paradise on the earth, Munnar is an astounding destination to make your honeymoon last long. Famed for its ethereal beauty, the heavenly hill town is bestowed with varied landscapes of hills, valleys, forest and exotic wildlife.
Wayanad– A wonderful destination for the newly wedded couples, Wayanad is full of surprises. One of the best ways to cherish a new beginning is to spend a few days in a Wayanad treehouse. Away from the hustle-bustle of hectic life, these treehouses offer you ample of time to cherish intimate moments.
Alleppey– Majority of the Kerala packages include a tour to Alleppey. Sailing across the serene backwaters, watching mesmerizing sunsets from the traditional houseboats fully-equipped with latest amenities and enjoying the natural environs together will surely make your sojourn out of this world.
Kovalam– Perfect for beach holidays in India, Kovalam offers a perfect blend of adventure and serenity. Outstanding amongst the rest of honeymoon destinations in Kerala, Kovalam exudes its own charm. The three stunning beaches namely Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach, and Samudra Beach will help you curate memories of a lifetime.
Things to do in Kerala
Float in serenity amid Backwaters
If you seek the most beautiful reason to grab the best Kerala holiday packages, it is the breathtaking backwaters. The network of waters- rivers, lakes and sea are simply beauty and what better is it’s navigable. The ancient Kettuvallams are now transformed into lavish houseboats that offer amazing experiences. Explore the unique ecology, pass by charming villages, go bird watching and stop for thrilling pursuits as you enjoy the houseboat ride on backwaters.
While with your family you can have a relaxing vacay. Also, exploring the backwaters by houseboats is among the top provisos of Kerala honeymoon package. Soak in feelings of love with your partner as you enjoy the charming scenery and the idyllic ride.
Bask in Blissful Beaches
Lying along the Arabian Sea, Kerala is blessed with bountiful beaches. The stretch of golden sands adorned with swaying palms and coconut groves lead to turquoise waters. While the beauty of the beach is absolute on the checklist of a Kerala trip, it is mostly for the pleasurable things to do. Relax on the soft sands, try out the exciting range of watersports or check out the possible delights. From getting a relaxing Ayurveda session on the beach to dining or shopping, beaches in Kerala offer a wonderful time.
Pamper with rejuvenating Ayurveda
Besides the abundance of pleasures, Ayurveda the holistic science of wellness is what makes you plan your holiday trip in Kerala. The natural knowledge is said to be the cure of many ailments. In addition it’s the secret of health, wellness and rejuvenation of body, mind and soul. The salubrious weather of Kerala is perfect for the soothing treatments. In fact in monsoon, the therapeutic sessions work like magic. Also, the season of rains and the months following are the best time to visit Kerala, especially for Ayurveda.
Alleppey and Kumarakom are dotted with specialized Ayurveda resorts for holidays where one can indulge in pampering. These surely make the Kerala Ayurveda tour extremely special.
Explore Tea gardens and spice plantations
The hills of Kerala, the stretch of the Western Ghats is home to many tea gardens and spice plantations. The salubrious misty weather conditions of Kerala hills is the reason these lush estates have magical produce. The green carpet of tea gardens and the aromatic plantations of spices make for wonderful exploring. Munnar and Thekkady enjoy an international reputation for their romantic setting and the treasure of the harvest of tea and spices. Exploring these natural wonders is the major highlight of the Kerala tours India.
In fact, spices were the treasure in search of which travelers frequented the land for centuries. Participate in walking tours while you learn about the cultivation and the benefits of the spices in adding to the savory delight in food. Whenever searching for the best Kerala trip packages, make sure an excursion to these plantations is included in it.
Go bird watching or on wildlife safaris
When the land is named as ‘God’s Own Country’, there is absolute no doubt that all creatures of nature find home amid the bliss. Wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala are abundant. The thriving numbers of elephants, tigers, birds and various other species of the animal kingdom make for interesting exploration during the Kerala holidays. Explore the best wildlife sanctuaries and stunning natural beauty with our best Kerala tour packages.
The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a popular place for bird watching pursuits and a Kerala tour is incomplete without discovering the secrets of this stunning place. The beautiful ecology is home to myriad species of avian. Also, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary suits the interests of Kerala family tour packages as one can enjoy the thrill of wildlife in addition to nature. Bask in the charm of wilderness.
Understand the interesting Culture
Dating to the time when foreigners first landed on the Indian shores, Kerala has a vast culture and heritage. The multi-ethnic communities have added to the legacy of the land. Revered temples in Thiruvananthapuram and Thrissur bless with spiritual enlightenment. No wonder, Kerala trip package remain in high demand for various reasons.
Also, colorful festivals are a way of life in Kerala. Onam is the most prominent of celebrations where the festive spirit is in the very air. Dance forms and traditions of Kathakali, Kalariyapattu, handicrafts simple enhance the thrill of exploring the vibrant culture. Snake Boat Races are the center of attraction and take the excitement of Kerala holidays to the next level.
Savor delicious cuisines
Kerala’s multi-ethnic culture makes its way into the delightful food. Owing to the wealth of spices, water all around and the coconut groves, these are the common ingredients in the daily food. The nature-fresh food with its nutritional value is also an important factor in the Ayurveda treatments and is an essential characteristic the best of Kerala.
A treat for all your senses, sadya feast is a festive traditional food thali that has more than 20 dishes each a pleasure in its own way. Relish the blissful flavors that tempt your taste buds during your Kerala tour.
Indulge in luxury experiences
Synonymous with luxury, Kerala has to its name a myriad of blissful experiences. Stay in heritage hotels equipped with luxury amenities. The 5-star luxury houseboats with a number of amenities make for wonderful Kerala holidays with family and the start of married life.
Stay in a treehouse
Another luxury experience that one can enjoy is a stay in the comfortable treehouse in Kerala. Vythiri and Wayanad are two popular names when it comes to staying in treehouses built on the ancient limbs of trees. The nature-friendly lodgings come equipped with all modern amenities making this a lavish addition to a holiday in Kerala.
There is much more about Kerala that adds to the cherished travel experiences. The offbeat trails, the unexplored locales, the out of the tourist map sites complement the thrill of having a wonderful time in the blessed heaven. Take a pick from the well-planned Kerala packages and delight in a wonderful experience.
Explore our collection of tastefully crafted Kerala holiday packages which have been tailored according to various themes and specialties so as to suit you. Whether you are planning a family holiday, a spa break at some of the best Ayurveda centers in India or a beautiful beginning with a romantic honeymoon, a Kerala tours offers memories of a lifetime.
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