There are far too many places to see and things to do in Kerala that it gets really difficult what to do and what to leave, especially if you have only a limited number of days in hand. Giving below top five things to do in Kerala:
A trip to Kerala is definitely incomplete without the houseboat experience. Enjoy the world famous Kerala backwaters of Vembanad Lake at Alleppey or Kumarakom. One night in the Houseboat is good enough. You will be served all meals at the houseboat, which are freshly cooked as per your preference. Just relax and lose yourself in the serene tranquillity of nature. Enjoy the sunrise and sunset while sipping in the fresh coconut water.
Kerala is the most famous destination for Ayurveda in the world. People from all over the globe visit Kerala to experience Authentic Ayurveda. If you have a few days in hand, stay in an Ayurveda Resort as it’s a life changing experience in itself or spend some time enjoying an authentic ayurveda massage. You can benefit from Ayurveda for any health problems that you may have to just go for a massage to de-stress, relax and rejuvenate.
Trip to Spice plantations
Munnar, Thekkady and Wayanad have huge Spice plantations and a visit to one of them is a “must-do” for Kerala tour. Black pepper, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Vanilla and Coffee plantations are spread over a huge area. Some plantations do charge a small entry free to regular the number of people visiting these. The fresh aroma of spices would certainly bring a calmness to your senses. You may even buy some of these spices, afterall, it’s not everyday that you get fresh spices.
Stay in a tree house
Imagine yourself living in a Tree House situated between the Spice plantations, aroma of fresh spices with every breath you take, abundance of greenery and a serene calmness. Best part is that you just sit back, relax and enjoy the nature while relishing the best of Kerala food prepared with fresh produce and spices. Highly recommended.
Watch a Dance Performance – Theyyam or Kathakali
Connect with the Culture of Kerala by watching any one of Theyyam or Kathakali live dance peroformances. The artists wear huge dresses with heavy make-up and dance to these traditional dance forms. The dance forms depict enchanting stories of passion and power.
There are some more ‘Not to miss’ things in Kerala, which we will cover in the next article. Till then, feel free to comment below if you have any questions or need help in your Kerala tour.
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