If you want to know where the natural beauty of India unfolds to its full glory, explore Kerala. It is all about breathtaking natural beauty, soothing Ayurvedic treatment, the unforgettable experience of floating on a houseboat on the Kerala backwaters, and the finger-licking Malayali cuisine.
Popularly known as ‘God’s Own Country’, Kerala has recently been attributed by the National Geographic magazine as one of the ‘10 Paradises of the Earth’.
1. FLOAT ON A HOUSEBOAT IN KERALA BACKWATERS
Experience the surreal atmosphere of Kerala backwaters, floating on a houseboat. Watch the sun set against the backdrop criss-crossing rivers merging with the open Arabian Sea. For the period of your stay, you’ll be in command of the boat. You decide where it shores, when it floats.
With an onboard chef, a pilot and support crew, enjoy the inexplicable beauty of the Kerala backwaters without any worry. Experience the calmness of this UNESCO World Heritage site on a floating private home. Many foreign travellers come to Kerala to witness this incredible experience. Let the serenity of Kerala touch your soul and get rid of all the hassles of daily life.
2. VISIT THE SPICE CAPITAL OF INDIA
Dip your finger into a bowl of Prawn Mango Curry, a specialty in Kerala, or have a spoon full of Thalassery Biryani and you will realize why the state is the Spice Capital of India. The dense rainforests of Kerala are famous for the spice and coffee plantations.
Kozhikode is the city where the most exotic spices are brought from the hills and traded to major cities across India and the world. Remember Vasco Da Gama, the Portuguese who discovered India in 1498 and never went back? It was these spices that had allured the European trader to India and it was the spices that made him stay back in Fort Kochi.
3. SOOTHE BODY & MIND WITH AYURVEDA
The ancient Indian medicinal practice of Ayurveda is the culmination of medical knowledge and botany. Ayurvedic massages are a popular form the therapeutic treatment that cleanses your body and mind.
Take in the beauty of Kerala in the peaceful and calming ambiance of the Ayurvedic resorts. Detoxify your body and mind and rejuvenate into a whole new avatar.
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4. TRY DIFFERENT TEA FLAVOURS IN MUNNAR
The quaint hill station of Munnar, a 3-hour drive from Kochi, brims with the essence of tea. The farm workers are seen scattered along the green slopes of the Western Ghats, picking tea buds all day long.
Try different flavours of tea or buy some to take home from the Kannan Devan Plantation Museum. Witness how the ancient technique of tea processing is still being followed in the hills of Kerala.
5. WATCH THE SNAKE BOAT RACE
The serene backwaters of Kerala transforms into an exciting sports venue each year in the months of August and September. Thousands gather to experience the thrill of snake boat race. Teams of fishermen and sailors come from different regions in the state with their 130-feet-long snake boats that look like a long, decorated kayak.
Resembling the rowing clubs of UK, the snake boat racing teams compete vigorously with each other and people cheer their hearts out for their favourite teams. It’s a unforgettable sight to behold!
Kerala is the soothing balm on a weary soul as it brings the essence of peace and calm in each of its aspects. So, if you are in a rut of daily life, catch a break and indulge in a Kerala holiday package.