Located on the Malabar Coast of southern India, Kerala is a complete package with pristine blue waters
of the sea, golden beaches, serene hills, lush greenery, backwaters, wildlife, and pure nature. Just with
one trip to Kerala, one can be totally mesmerized with this heavenly place. With Kathakali and
Mohiniyattam, Kerala is also home to a rich culture.
Kerala has an extensive rail and road network and Kerala State Transport Bus is highly recommended.
There are four airports in Kerala-
1. Cochin
2. Calicut
3. Trivandrum
4. Kannur
While Monsoons can be frenzy with heavy rains and hot and humid summers, the period between
September to March is considered as the peak season. If you wish to get lost in nature of Kerala, this will
guide you from North to South –

1. Kannur

The first thing that you notice after entering Kerala is the coconut trees. Coconut and coconut
oil is included in the daily diet here. Kannur is the land of Theyyam, the traditional art form with
face masks and enthralling performances. The grandeur can only be witnessed in person.
 Muzhappilangad Beach- Drive-in beach. If you love driving, you can go for a drive along
the shore, while looking at the waves. Sure is tempting!
 Payyambalam Beach- a non-tourist place for a private picnic on a beach.

2. Kozhikode

This beach city is also known as the spice capital. There are many beaches, art galleries, and
temples. Do try out Kozhikodan Halwa.

3. Wayanad

A Wildlife destination, famous for elephants and tigers, it won’t disappoint adventure lovers
either. A trek to Chembra peak will lead you to a heart-shaped lake on the top of the mountain.
Also, visit kuruva islands.

4. Kochi

Fort Kochi, which is 40kms away from Kochi airport, is a beautiful amalgamation of Dutch,
Portuguese and British architecture. There are also Chinese nets here, primarily used for fishing
From here, you can head to Athirapally falls, also called as Niagara of India.

5. Idukki

 Munnar

With the picturesque tea plantations, Munnar is one of the most popular hill stations in
Kerala. It is famous for tea estates and tea museum. You can also take a walk in the
spice plantations and enjoy an elephant ride. You will be able to buy homemade
chocolate here. Also watch the cultural show, held at Thirumeny at 5pm every day.
Eravikulam national park -10 km away, home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr.

 Thekkady

Along the banks of the Periyar river, it is one of the best places for exploring wildlife in Kerala.
Periyar national park is spread over 300 square miles and is home to elephants, deers, and
sambars.

 Vagamon

Known as the ‘Scotland’ of India. Its hills and hillocks make an amazing day with the
greenery.

6. Alappuzha

Also known as Alleppey, it is the most famous destination for backwaters. One can spend the
night in the houseboat here and wake up to an exciting morning. The popular ‘Snake Boat’ races
are held in Aug/September every year.
Don’t worry if you can’t make it to Alleppy as one can enjoy backwaters in other places, like
Kollam and Kochi.

7. Thiruvananthapuram

Commonly known as Trivandrum, this capital city is famous for Kovalam. Kovalam beach is like
the cover page of Kerala. There are three crescent-shaped beaches surrounded by rocky hillocks,
where you can enjoy paragliding.
Varkala beach, 43km away, is known for its emerald blue water. This beach is also considered to
be better than most beaches in Goa.
Also, when you visit Kerala, don’t forget to enjoy the authentic Kerala food. Fish curry, Puttu, Payasam,
Beef Curry and Appam. One must not miss an eplomb celebration of the biggest festival, Thrissurpooram
in May. Kerala should not just be limited to a trip, it should be an experience.

Kerala – A Trip to God’s own country

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