After so much of consultations and considerations, you have finally decided to visit Kerala for upcoming vacations. But, what bothers you is the thought of it being a South Indian state and for years Jammu & Kashmir, Shimla, Kullu-Manali and other North Indian states have been the most sought after tourist destinations for travelers. Hence you are worried about your decision. It is when you look for more information about Kerala. Your search begins with below questions
Best time to visit Kerala?
What is the normal temperature in Kerala?
Is visiting Kerala simple or difficult?
How to reach Kerala from a particular city?
What to do in Kerala
Where to stay in Kerala?
What to experience in Kerala?
Which cities to be visited in Kerala?
What are best places to enjoy water sports in Kerala?
List of good beaches to visit in Kerala?
Things to buy in Kerala?
and so on… Don’t worry! You have made the best decision and all your queries about Kerala are answered here.
#1 Which tourist places must be visited in Kochi?
Kochi is on the South-West Coast of Kerala supervising the Arabian Sea. For eras, it has been a center for merchants and travelers from several nations. There are various places to visit in Kochi from where you can witness the mixture of vintage and modern Kochi altogether like:
Fort Kochi: Well-known for Chinese fishing nets, attractive seashores and architectural style of the buildings.
Mattancherry Palace: Built-in 1555 A.D. by the Portuguese, also known as Dutch Palace.
Bolghatty & Vypeen Islands: It is where the Arabian Sea merges with Vembanad Lake and where you can see Fort Kochi on one side.
Cherai Beach: Among the beautiful beaches fronting the Arabian Sea.
Hill Palace Museum: Built-in 1865 and was the governmental command center of Kochi Rajas.
Backwaters of Kochi: Relish natures’ abundance through the propagation of palm and coconut trees facing the pellucid waters, and prodigy at the quiet atmosphere generated by the archetypal flashes of Kochi.
#2 What is the best time to visit Kerala?
When to visit Kerala solely depends on with whom you are going to visit. Honeymoon couples, vacationers, family trips, friends trip all of these have a different idea of visiting various spots of Kerala. Best time to visit:
Backwaters: September to March, as after rains the backwaters are at their best.
Fairs and Festivals: Attukal Pongala in January, Guruvayur in March, ThrissurPooram in May, Champakulam Boat Race in July, Nehru Trophy Boat Race in August, Onam in September, and Parumala Perunnal in November are among the best to witness.
Historical Places: October to May, as sunshine would be convenient for traveling across the state.
Natural Beauty: July to September, the rains fills the entire Kerala with various shades of green.
Tree Houses: Avoid Rainy season, rest seasons are fine.
Water Falls: July to October when the pace of falls flowing makes them look like Milk. Kerala in Monsoon is not a bad choice.
Hill Stations – To enjoy the chilling nature of Hill Stations you should visit Munnar & Wayanad during the winter season. September to January is recommended season to visit Kerala for hill stations.
#3 What are the must experience things in Kerala?
Well, a pretty descriptive question. Kerala will steal your heart on your arrival. Be it food, culture, people, beaches, backwaters, village tour, fishing in houseboats or famous historical places of Kerala. You would love to experience all of them. Listed here are some experiences that you should not miss while on Kerala tour.
Architecture tour to Fort Kochi
Bird watching & Village Tour in Kumarakom
Going on a Shikara rides in Alappuzha
Having Meal at the Veli Tourist Village
Staying in a Tree House
Swimming in the Arabian Sea
Taking a spice tour in Munnar, Thekkady or Wayanad
Taking the Periyar Jungle Jeep Ride
Visiting Coffee plantation in Wayanad
Watching festival Theyyam
Watching the flower Neelakurinji Blooming once in 12 years in Munnar
Watching the Snake Boat Races
And lot more to experience.
#4 Which is the best place in Kerala popular for Backwater Tourism?
Kerala Backwaters are well-known around the world for their hospitality and services. Majority of travelers plan a trip only for Kerala Backwaters. Listed below are 5 popular Kerala Backwaters to spent time with family and friends.
Kasaragod is away from the tourist centers but is an attractive village that proposes backwater services. This place is impeccable for serene boat rides and exploration. It is in the Padanna and grasps its own spirit.
Kuttanad has the pleasing environmental features. It is the lowest place in India and lies below the sea level. Rice being the prime crop here, it is called as “The Rice Bowl of Kerala”. It is a part of Alappuzha district.
Kumarakom offers a view like no other place in Kerala. The green paddy fields with the Mangrove forests seek your attention; accompanied by the waterways which are bedded by white lilies draw visitors here from all over the world.
Kollam is among the oldest harbors on the Malabar Coast and is distinguished for its Cashew industry. 30% of the backwaters of this town are engaged by the famous Ashtamudi Lake.
#5 What makes Kerala a different tourist destination than the rest of the Indian states?
Being in the southern part of the country, Kerala has everything in abundance. This state with the blend of art, culture, fairs, festivals, spices, hospitality, wellness, adventure, greenery, quietness, and a lot more attracts more than thousands of tourists every year. Be it natural beauty, backwaters, food and beverages, vegetation, hill stations, temperature, seashores, waterfalls, Ayurveda, yoga, medicines, spices etc. Kerala has everything to offer to its visitors. All these together are rarely found in any of the northern states of India.
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