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12 Things to Do in Kerala, India

Sucheta Pradhan Jun 30, 2020
Rightly dubbed as ‘God’s Own Country’, the little state of Kerala in South India will enchant you with its mind-bogglingly green landscape, beautiful beaches, pristine backwaters, and lip-smacking cuisine.
If you’re traveling to Kerala this season and wondering what all to engage in there, keep tapping through this story. Kerala will never cease to impress you!
Get Charmed by Munnar’s Tea Plantations!
The town of Munnar is famous for its tea estates. From tea factories and plantations to tea museums, tea lovers will never run out of options in Munnar.
Rent a Houseboat in Alleppey!
If you intend to spend time in Kerala cruising the tranquil backwaters, Alleppey is the place to go. Rent a houseboat here in which you can stay with your family!
Explore the Spice Farms of Thekkady!
Thekkady is known for its spice gardens, which offer special spice-tasting tours. Take a walk across these gardens and taste some authentic spices like black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, and so on!
Take a Jeep Ride in Periyar Tiger Reserve!
If you love wildlife and adventure, Periyar Tiger Reserve is the place to go. It is home to many wildlife species like tigers, elephants, lion-tailed macaques, sambar deer, leopards, and Indian bison.
Sip Your Favorite Coffee in Wayanad!
A rural district in Kerala, Wayanad has several coffee plantation resorts, which offer activities like trekking, night safaris, campfire, and plantation walks. Learn about the coffee-making process and pluck your own coffee beans on these properties.
Admire the Architecture of Fort Kochi!
One of the topmost attractions of Kerala, Fort Kochi’s eclectic architecture has Arab, British, Dutch, Chinese, and Portuguese influences. Explore the place on foot or bicycle and get enthralled by the experience!
Get Drenched under Athirapally Falls!
Among the most-visited waterfalls in India are the majestic Athirapally Falls, which are an absolute delight to look at. If you visit during monsoons, between June and September, you’ll find these falls in full force.
Relax on the Kovalam Beach!
One of the finest beaches in Kerala and India, the picturesque Kovalam Beach will simply mesmerize you. Don’t miss visiting the landmark red and white lighthouse, the favorite spot for photography.
Go Bird Watching at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary!
Kumarakom is a small village in Kerala’s Kottayam district that is famous for its bird sanctuary. Here, you can spot rare migratory birds like, egret, heron, waterfowl, Siberian crane, etc., while taking a boat cruise.
Catch a Kathakali Performance in Varkala!
Accomplished dancers in colorful dresses, painted faces, and electrifying props – you cannot be in Kerala and not see a Kathakali performance. Varkala is the best place to spend a night filled with amazing dances and spirited fervor.
Get a Massage at an Ayuvedic Spa in Chingoli!
Chingoli is an urbanised village in Kerala that boasts numerous places to rejuvenate and relax. Go to one of the Ayurvedic Spas there and indulge in natural tension-release treatments of the body and mind.
Go on a Food-hopping Spree in Thiruvananthapuram!
Being the capital of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram brings you best cuisines from all over the state. Taste authentic dishes like Idiyappam, Ela Sadya, Parippu Curry, and other Kerala-style veg and non-veg delicacies.