We love to get on holiday with family and a tourist must realize that holidays are more than booking a flight, hotel, and local taxi, but it involves a lot of plannings and understanding the place to decide very difficult what to do, where to go and how to go, this is called itinerary planning. This itinerary planning is very difficult in case of destination with multiple locations like Kerala Holidays. To escape this planning, tourist goes for online readymade Kerala holiday packages, still, they need to understand the basics of an itinerary to choose the best Kerala holiday packages.
A tourist must decide on places to visit, and based on the distance between locations, and the number of days required at each location should decide on the duration of the trip.
One way to get the best out of a tourist place is to use local knowledge from the local tour operators, especially if you’ve never been to it before. Engaging a local tour operator is the best way to get the feel of the place. The magical hill stations, backwaters, beaches, and wildlife sanctuaries of Kerala provide something for every type of visitor.
Thrilling ways to discover Kerala are available, from traditional houseboats to beaches, from wildlife to tea groves and from tree houses to waterfalls. You can easily spend days getting enthralled with its rich traditions, and natural beauty, culture and heritage. Whether you’re planning a romantic honeymoon, a family vacation or solo tour, you’ll find Kerala’s charm tempting.
Some of the major tourist spots for holiday in Kerala is mentioned below:
- Alleppey – Houseboat in Backwaters lakes and canals
Alleppey, also known as Venice of the East and its endless, fascinating backwaters dotted with green paddy fields, and palm trees, make it Kerala’s best backwater destination of Kerala. You can make a houseboat stay the highlight of your trip and discover the charm Take this opportunity on the houseboat to explore local villages and see villagers performing their routine tasks as you drift off on a serene journey. When you think about the best places to visit for a honeymoon in Kerala, Alleppey tops the list due to the uniqueness of the backwaters that create a stunning backdrop for a romantic getaway.
- Athirapally Waterfalls – Grander than Grand
Athirapally Waterfalls is known as India’s Niagara Falls, the highest waterfalls (86 feet) in Kerala, and is one of the finest spots to be included in your Kerala Holiday Packages. This waterfall is situated near the Chalakudy River near the Sholayar range, the Athirapally waterfalls featured and served as a grand and favored location for several Hindi movies. The fascinating Athirapally Falls look straight out of the fantasy-like scene. You can get near the spot above the falls and experience the water flowing through your feet against a beautiful background of green peaks. You can spot four different hornbill species here too. So, when you talk about the economic places to visit in Kerala think about the waterfalls in Athirapally.
- Kochi – Starting Point of any Kerala Tour.
Cochin or Kochi is definitely among our top five tourist places in Kerala to explore during your Kerala tour. Kochi is also known as the’ Queen of the Arab Sea’ as it used to be an important centre of trade and commerce since ancient times. Contemporary Kochi has retained the charms of many cultures that have influenced it–Chinese, British, Portuguese, and Arabic.
- Thekkady – Kathakali, Martial Arts and Elephants
Thekkady is one of Kerala’s best tourist forest places and home to wildlife such as langurs, deer, Nilgiris, elephants, bison, and tigers. Cruise in a tourist boat along the lake length while watching reptiles, birds, and animals. Holding a pair of binoculars handy for spotting the unusual is a great idea. The forest’s lush greenery and the calm water can have a relieving effect on you. Check the timings, and the prices of boating before you go on an evening boating trip in Periyar Lake.
Thekkady also houses the tiger and elephant reserve called Periyar National Park, where you can enjoy a jeep safari in the jungle. Treks along the Tiger Trail, bamboo rafting, camps, and midnight safaris are also organized for those who are looking for something adventurous.
- Kumarakom in Kerala
Kumarakom, compared to Alleppey, there is a quiet and less populated backwater village with exotic scenery renowned for houseboats. If you’re interested in watching birds, you should go to one of the countries most popular bird sanctuaries, the Kumarakom Bird Shrine. It is home to a variety of migratory birds and can add a fun element to your voyage.
- Wayanad – Pristine Forests and Paddy Fields
Being an enjoyable hill station, Wayanad is one of the few locations in Kerala you can visit all year round. Wayanad means’ land of paddy fields and it offers you a lush landscape dotted with betel nut trees, bamboo forests, coffee plantations and rice paddy fields Wayanad is a land of Heart-shaped Lake and Paddy Fields It also has rock and wall carvings belonging to the Mesolithic ages and Neolithic, that makes it one of Kerala’s most exotic tourist spots.
- Munnar-Tales of Tea Gardens & Spices
Munnar is the most popular hill resort in Kerala situated in Idukki district and is the most beautiful place to visit in Kerala, Once the summer city of India in British Raj. Munnar is now renowned for lush tea plantations and tea museum. During your stay in a Munnar tea estate, experience endless, sloping greenery valleys and wake up to the smell of refreshing tea leaves.
- Kovalam – Crescent Beaches and Coconut Groves
If you are searching for one of Kerala’s best beaches that offer a variety of activities like a surf club, Kovalam should be on your list. A notorious’ hippie’ hangout in the seventies, Kovalam is now a quiet beach town with three stunning crescent-shaped beaches–Lighthouse, Hawah, Samudra Beach. There are plenty of food outlets dotting the shoreline and plenty of beach sports to treat your adventurous mind. You can go sunbathing, or enjoy a thrilling ride through Catamaran.