Kerala’s nickname ‘God’s Own Country’ is well deserved. The South Indian state is a paradise nestled between the Western Ghats Mountains and the Arabian Sea. Blessed with lush greenery, magical backwaters, spice and tea plantations, unspoiled beaches, rich art and culture, Ayurvedic therapies, mouth-watering cuisine, and cherished memories, Kerala is matchless. From a romantic honeymoon to family holidays, pampering with Ayurveda sessions to savoring the rich heritage, there are a number of reasons to visit this earthly paradise.
The Kerala backwaters are a beautiful, blissful and breath-taking. Houseboats cruise over the palm-fringed emerald waters. The all-amenities equipped houseboats offer a serene experience. Enjoy the unique ecosphere, spot flora and fauna, indulge in lip-smacking food, relax on board, and try kayaking & other activities. For amazing houseboat cruises head to Alleppey, Kumarakom, Kollam, etc. Be it a romantic honeymoon, family time or a relaxing getaway, the backwaters are the highlight of Kerala tours.
Waterfalls, spice, coffee and tea plantations in the hills
Among the many blessings of nature, the stretch of the Western Ghats in Kerala is unmissable. The hills are blanked with waterfalls, spice, coffee and tea plantations in Kerala. The best ones are at Athirapally, Munnar, Wayanad, and Thekkady.
Nestled by the Arabian Sea, Kerala is also blessed with many beautiful beaches. Laze around the shores, enjoy the mesmerizing views especially at sunrise and sunset, indulge in water sports, enjoy delicious seafood, pamper with Ayurveda massages, etc. The best beaches in Kerala are Kovalam, Varkala, Cherai, Marari, Kannur, and Bekal.
Wildlife and bird watching
Kerala is home to almost 25 wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. Wildlife safari in Kerala allows spotting wild animals, migratory birds, and raw nature. Periyar Tiger Reserve and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary are the highlights while there are many others.
Rich history, art, and cultural heritage
The ancient land of Kerala has a well-preserved history, art, and cultural heritage. Since centuries travelers have visited the land even from foreign shores. Kochi is the best example of a multi-ethnic culture. Some architectural masterpieces of the town include the Paradesi synagogue in Jew Town known for its spectacular Chinese tiles, Belgian chandeliers, and period furnishings; Gothic-style Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica at Fort Kochi; and the Dutch Palace (also known as Mattancherry Palace) in Kochi, featuring murals and frescoes of scenes from the Mahabharata and Ramayana.
Witness Kalaripayattu (traditional folk art), Kathakali (17th-century classical dance), Chakyarkoothu (comedy satire), Mohiniyattam (a 16th-century classical dance, and Theyyam (a thousand-year-old form of worship) for the true showcase of the grand culture.
Rejuvenation with Ayurveda
Kerala is the land of Ayurveda. The holistic science and is one of the oldest forms of traditional medicine that has been practiced in India for thousands of years. Many resorts, Ayurveda hospitals, and the top hotels offer treatments include massage, application of oils, meditation, yoga, etc. Luxury tour packages of Kerala include relaxing Ayurvedic therapies and massages to soothe the body, mind, and soul as well as cure several ailments.
The best experience of Kerala’s culture is through its gastronomic delights. Savor a meal served on a green banana leaf, along with refreshing toddy (palm wine). Seafood is a specialty as are rich based dishes. Sadya is a feast with multiple dishes served on special occasions and certainly not to be missed on a holiday in Kerala.
Lavish accommodation options
With luxury Kerala tours comes the many lavish accommodation options. There are treehouses, beach-side resorts, boutique hotels, heritage stays, homestays and more. Each of these accommodations is known for pampering hospitality
Besides relaxing, Kerala is known for some interesting activities. Beaches offer water sports, while there are options for a wildlife safari, bird watching, biking, trekking, bamboo rafting, mountain climbing, fishing, and more.