Kerala, the God’s Own Country as it is famously called is the land of eternal charm and lures people from every corner of the globe to its bosom. The people who have visited this destination have gone back wistfully, because, the energy they felt while touring this place can never be replaced by any other.
If you are tired, Kerala embraces you to give you a perfect place to de-stress and rejuvenate yourself. So if you are looking for a vacation that will rejuvenate your mind, body and soul, come right here – Kerala is the Paradise you are looking for.
And know here the 10 must to do things when you visit this green state:
1. Stay in a Kerala Houseboat
A cruise on Kerala houseboat is a must thing to do, when you visit Kerala. It is usually the first thing that tourists opt for; but sometimes they just overlook this awesome experience. As you explore Kerala Backwaters, you will find nature entwined in all aspects of day-to-day life!
2. Go for an Ayurvedic Massage
Visit an Ayurvedic centre or a spa and indulge in a full-body replenishing therapy. A variety of herbs and therapeutic oils are used to nourish the aura around your body. Once you are done with the massages and treatments, you will be ready to take on the world.
3. Riding the Traditional Country Boat
While in the village, hire a traditional country boat (the ones without the motor) and go for an enchanting boat ride. Observe the life of the people as you float on the backwaters and enjoy the shade of the slanting coconut trees and surrounding greenery.
4. Taste Tapioca and Fish
This is one of the traditional delicacies of Kerala and if you go back without savoring the taste of Tapioca with a spicy fish dish, you’re seriously missing something.
5. Go for Vallamkali (Snake Boat race)
The boat race in Kerala, called the “Vallamkkali” is a major event that is held every year during the August-September months, especially during Onam. Snake boats are used for these boat races.
6. Stay in a Tree House
If you are looking for adventure, Kerala has some exclusive jungle resorts which will offer you just that with enough safety. You can practically see the animals in their natural habitat. Built with eco-friendly materials, you will be able to have a wonderful and relaxing holiday enjoying the scenery, watching the animals and listening to the different melodies of the birds
7. Visit at least one Waterfall in Kerala
Athirappally, Vazhachal, Thommankuth, Palaruvi, Cheeyappara and Thusharagiri…so goes the list of beautiful waterfalls in Kerala. Take time to visit at least one when you are in Kerala.
8. How about watching a Malayalam movie?
Malayalam movies have a nice of their own. They have heartwarming stories and most of them speak about the current society issues. Some of them are internationally admired and have won awards and recognitions.
9. Go and tour Munnar
You must visit this exotic hill station filled with beautiful scenery and thriving tea estates. Panoramic views of the mountains and valleys, gushing waterfalls, beautiful green landscape – enjoy it all when you are in Munnar.
10. Relish the Kerala Monsoon – Get Soaked in the Rain!!!
Last but not the least, get yourself soaked in the rain!! Its pure bliss. You will simply love it. In the hectic schedule of life, we tend to ignore its charm and beauty that had always captured the interest of poets and artists alike. If you are visiting Kerala in the months from June – August, do that.
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