Blue coastlines, serene backwaters, green tea gardens and the aroma of the spices in the air
and the diverse culture is what Kerala all about. The beautiful tropical southern part of India
that literally attracts huge number of tourists from around the world is the silver paradise.
Whether you decide to explore yourself through the serene backwaters or through the calm
beaches with the solitude at its best or by loitering around the crowded streets of Kochi and
sipping a cup of tea at the peaceful Munnar. You have wide varieties to explore from serene
to chaos and from deliciously spicy to sweet every ounce of Kerala has something amazing to
offer to you. So, don’t miss out on the real and sober beauty of Kerala. Let’s take a peek at it:
WHAT TO SEE:
• KOCHI: The living port town of Kochi (Cochin) known as the main center of India’s
spice trade, is a unique mixture of the old and the new culture and traditions.
Concerning the old culture, you can easily take a walk down the alleys of Kochi’s
historic Jewish colony, usually lined with the multicolored painted houses, also to see
the Matancherry Synagogue which is one of the oldest existing in the
Commonwealth. You can also explore the unique fishing nets in the fort Cochin area
because they are different than the usual nets as they are fixed with land
installations and can only be found at Kochi, also Kochi is said to have good relations
with the Chinese emperors.
• MUNNAR: The rolling huge hills of Munnar are a house to largest tea plantations in
South India. You definitely have to take some time out to wander through the
aromatic tea farms and the famous tea museums of the city or take a quite cup of
tea in the serene tea estates by relaxing through the amazing landscapes and
beautiful terrains making a perfect destination for honeymoons.
• ALAPPUZHA: Alappuzha or Alleppey is a home to the most beautiful, verdant and
serene backwaters was originally a small fishing village that has now converted into
the favored tourist destinations. Its amazingly balanced on the inland canals and the
backwaters with the intricately designed houseboats to live in, which are the best
part of living through the backwaters or just by taking a calm stroll through the calm
• KOVALAM: The most famous beach destinations, known to be vacation spot from
family to friends enjoying their weekend with the tiny kids making splash into the
water with ice-cream cones in hand and the umbrella stalls at every stop to
accompany you throughout the beach trip. Along with it you can go the lighthouse of
the headland or to see the sunset at one of the restaurants of the beaches to chill
and relax through the calm beaches.
TO DO LIST:
• TAKE A RIDE ON A HOUSEBOAT AT ALLEPPEY: nothing is worth than taking a restless
ride on a kettuvallam wandering through the serene backwaters of Alleppey. These
houseboats are usually used for the transport of the rice and spices from the port, but
now these boasts are used as luxury liners and available for hiring them for the ride.
• CRUISE ALONG THE PERIYAR RIVER: One of the popular wildlife sanctuaries, the
jungles of the Periyar are the literal homes to the most amazing animals including
Langurs, Bison’s, sambars and tigers. There is a wonderful opportunity for the wildlife
photographers to find some amazing spots and animals for their shoot. You can
either travel up to their yourself or either take a one and half hour cruise organized
by the KTDC to spot every wildlife and not miss out on any spot.
• TRADITIONAL KATHAKLI PERFORMANCES AT THE KATHAKLI CENTRE
Kathakali is the most ancient dance form of storytelling through traditional way that
originated in Kerala in the 17th century. You can have a great insight to the history
and the past with their meticulous dance performances mesmerizing everyone at the
kathakali center. Another adventurous part is to explore the oldest form of art known
as kalarippayattu having some amazing performances of how it is played giving
some insights of the unknown form of art.
DELICACIES TO DEVOUR:
• APPAM WITH STEW: appam are basically light, fluffy pancakes made out of rice
which are crispy at the edges and moist at the center making it delicious to taste
along with the stew of vegetables and green coconut chutney.
• KERALA BEEF FRY WITH MALABAR PORATTA: this dish includes small and chunky
fried pieces of the beef cooked in the spicy masala and served in the side of light,
flakey Malabar paratha which are the signature dishes of Kerala
• PRAWN MOILEE: As it is the coastal state its well-known for its sea food. Everything
here is delicious from the fish to the lobsters and the squids but let’s not miss out on
the moilee, a curry made out of coconut and kokum which is the local fruit known to
add the tangy and sour taste to the curries which makes the dish way more
WHEN TO GO
• OCTOBER TO FEBRUARY: The winters are the best time to travel to Kerala, although
it is advised to visit this beauty at any time of the year. But with the lowering
temperature in the winter, it is the best to hit the beach, pack your bags with your
kids and spouse and other family members for a perfect holiday.
• JULY TO SEPTEMBER: the monsoon is the best time to travel to Kerala in its all lush
and greenery spread around everywhere. Nature is at its best when you visit Kerala in
monsoons. You can enjoy the backwaters and the beach along with the umbrellas
and waterproof clothes to enjoy through the weather and all the excitement.
HOW TO GET THERE: BY AIR: – the Kochi International airport is well connected to
every part and the major cities of Kerala so that you can go to the airport by taxis.
BY TRAIN: – Cochin is well connected to all the railway stations in India. Most of the
trains are connected to Ernakulam Town Station.
BY BUS: – Kerala State Run Transport Corporation KSRTC runs Volvo buses to and
from cities like Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai.
This is how you will end up discovering the real beauty of Kerala with all its beautiful
and amazing aspects making a lot of memories to be remembered by.