Must-Do Activities On A Trip To Kerala, India

Parampara Patil Hashmi

Celebrated as ‘God’s Own Country’, Kerala truly is eco-tourism heaven. Here’s a rundown of the must-do things on your next trip to Kerala, India.

Treat Your Senses To The Scenic Beauty Of Kerala

Keep your camera ready, but mainly use your eyes as lenses to capture this heavenly beauty. You can cruise through the Backwaters, explore Waynad, visit the Anamudi Peak, safari at Periyar National Park and explore the lush green hills of Munnar and Thekkady.

Alley Backwaters

Go Trekking, Kayaking Or Parasailing

Kayaking the backwaters of Kerala

Try The Authentic Keralite Food Served On A Banana Leaf

There’s a difference between Keralite, Andhraite and Tamil culture, particularly in the food. The use of spices and condiments change the flavors drastically. Try an authentic Keralite lunch served on a banana leaf. Some of the popular local dishes here are Kerala style fish molee, Erissery, Nadan Kozhi Varithathu, Kerala prawn curry, Idyappam, Puttu and Kadala Curry.


Pamper Yourself With Some Ayurvedic Massage

Add an extra bit of comfort to your vacation. Treat yourself to an Ayurvedic massage which is widely offered in the vicinity. No stress relief could feel better.

Netra Vasti

Experience The Culture

Let your trip to Kerala not just be about beautiful pictures but also about enriching experiences, after all, culture is the best thing that you can experience in a new place. Watch the art installations and dance performances, and catch up on folktales from the locals. This is the best way to understand Kerala’s culture.

Kathakali Show In Kerala

Stay With A Local Keralite Family To Understand The Culture Better

The major point of travel is to explore a new culture and share some of your own, and what better way than experiencing authentic local culture? Homestays are highly popular in Kerala: you’ll learn much more from your host family than any guidebook can ever tell you.

Rema Amma from Pranavam Homestays

Have Tea at Munnar

Sit back and have some chai at the tea estates in Munnar. This is chai like you’ve never tasted it before.

Munnar Tea Plantations
Learning traditional mat making as part of the Village Experience at Kumarakom, Kerala

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