‘God’s own country’ lives up to its name with its heavenly greenery as far as the eye can see, its delectable scent of spices and tea, its abundant coconuts at every nook and corner, the rhythm of its backwaters and its ayurvedic massages by experienced expert masseuses. There are numerous Kerala packages that can be booked to experience the divine lifestyle that will heighten your senses. Here are some of the places which would help make the most of your Kerala packages
The capital city, Thiruvananthapuram fondly referred as Trivandrum, is a small city that’s energetic and has hardly any hang-ups, it is a perfect blend of convention and innovation. Trivandrum is home to the poetic beaches of Kovalam, is rich in culture with monuments and Victorian museums, boasts of elaborately carved temples and art galleries and cannot be done away with on your Kerala package.
Recently touted as the backpackers’ paradise, Varkala is a beach town complete with the lip-smacking cuisine, trance music, thrift shops which are reason enough to include on your Kerala package. While Varkala’s beach on the cliff side draws tourists, one can explore up north or down south and discover cleaner quieter beaches. In addition, Varkala is also a temple town and attracts devotees alike.
A melange of cultures, Kochi is rightly the ‘Gateway to Kerala’ and embraced all who came and imbibed in itself. It is probably the only place in India where giant Chinese fishing nets, a 400-year old synagogue, ancient mosques, Portuguese houses, and churches can be found. The ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’ puts you up in some of the finest homestays and luxurious heritage accommodations where you can experience the blend of medieval Portugal, Holland and English village that she is. Kochi is also the ideal destination to indulge in arts the Kathakali and Kalarippayattu that Kerala prides itself in. With so much to see and do, Kochi is a must on your Kerala package.
Munnar is a classic hill station town, as pretty as a picture postcard. It boasts of South India’s largest tea growing region. Acres and acres of carefully manicured emerald green tea gardens are a visual treat. Add to it the cool, pleasant weather year-round, plantation tours, waterfalls, natural parks, wildlife sanctuaries, adventure activities such as rock climbing, cycling, rappelling, boating, Munnar is sure to be a big hit with everyone and should definitely be included on your Kerala package.
Home to the famed backwaters, Alleppey is the ideal place to indulge in a houseboat stay. Just take in the stillness and experience and appreciate the smaller things. To experience the joy of doing nothing, include Alleppey in your Kerala package. During the season, Alleppey hosts boat rides and Kettuvalam rides.
Kerala is one of those destinations that one has to personally experience to believe for themselves that there does exist paradise. When picking a Kerala package ensure you include all the above places to experience a slice of heaven.