How to Plan a Trip to Kerala and Make it Memorable

by Dean on December 16, 2015

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Kerala is known as God’s Own Country. Located on a tiny piece of land on the Malabar Coast, Kerala is known for its rich culture, coconuts, and unique boat races on the backwaters, temples, wildlife and the magnificent and vibrant festival of Onam. Irrespective of whether you choose a Kerala honeymoon tour package or a family holiday package, Kerala is sure to delight you in every possible way.

Below are some tips to help you plan your trip to Kerala in a perfect way:

How to Reach Kerala?

  • There are three international airports in the state viz. Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, Calicut International Airport and Kochi International Airport. Local Transport is available from the airports to different parts of the state.
  • By railways, Kerala is connected by 200 railway stations on the South Eastern Railway Line.
  • By road, Kerala is accessible by National Highway 17, 47 and 49 and numerous other state highways.

Best Time to Visit Kerala

The best time to book a Kerala holiday vacation package is during the winter months of November to February when the sky remains clear and the weather is pleasant. March to June is considered typically as the off season for Kerala as the temperatures soars and the weather gets hot and humid. However, if you are interested in some discounts, then this might be the best time to try. The rainy season starts from June and continues till October. The traditional festival of Onam is celebrated during this period and is also considered as the second most popular tourist season of Kerala.

Best Places to Visit in Kerala

Kerala Beaches– The beaches of Kerala have a wonderful combination of sandy shores guarded by magnificent hills creating a beautiful panorama.

  • Varkala

Located just 50 Km. from the capital city of Trivandrum, Varkala is less crowded than the famous Kovalam Beach. This beach is very famous among foreigners and is known for its 200 year Vishnu Temple and beautiful sunset views.

  • Kovalam

Located very near to the capital of Trivandrum, Kovalamis internationally renowned for its hemispherical coastline. The calm waters of Kovalam are ideal for sea bathing.

  • Marari

Located at a distance of just 11 km. from Alleppey, Marari is an ideal destination for those who love peace and tranquillity.

Backwaters of Kerala

The backwaters of Kerala are a unique bliss of nature which has added to the beauty of this beautiful state. You can take a boat ride or stay ona beautifully decorated houseboat, floating on the backwaters of Kerala.

  • Alappuzha Backwaters: Alappuzha is also known as the ‘Venice of the East’. You can enjoy a boat ride on the backwaters of Alleppey amidst the enchanting greenery of the coconut palms.
  • Kumarakom Backwaters: Kumarakom is a popular Eco-tourism spot, which is also famous for the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Situated on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, a houseboat cruise on Kumarakom is a delightful experience.

Visit to Munnar

A tour of Kerala can never be complete without a trip to Munnar. Munnar is a unique hill station that welcomes its tourists with the aroma of freshly brewed tea and views of rolling waterfalls. Munnar is located at a distance of about 140 km. from Cochin and has a pleasant climate throughout the year.

Though a small state, Kerala has so much historical, cultural and natural diversity that it is not possible to explore the state completely in just one visit. The mesmerising beauty of this state would surely lure you.

About the Author: Randiv is a Travel blogger and content writer from Delhi, India. He loves reading and writing about Travel & Tourism recent updates and motivate the people for travelling. We Love Travel, Presently I am working on Discover India Vacation Pvt. Ltd.

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