Kerala tour is like travel in the paradise of nature. Kerala certainly does not belong on the itinerary of the hurried tourist, anxious to chalk up two or three temples a day. In the first place, it doesn’t have that many temples. And, in the second place, the very process of getting from one point to another is the most rewarding aspect of travel here. Pleasant ambience, natural environment, serene beaches, beautiful mountains, lush forests, diverse wildlife, rich local culture & calm backwaters - all make Kerala a favorite tourist destination in India. Hallmark of relaxation & rejuvenation, Kerala tour packages are perfect holidays for everyone – family, honeymooners, fun-lovers & leisure travelers. The scenery of Kerala has been shaped by a happy partnership of geography and civilization. No less than one-quarter of its area is covered by forests sprouting 600 varieties of trees. Timber, therefore, is an important industry here and woodsmen still use elephants as bulldozers. Up in the mountains are spread out plantations of tea and cardamom (this spice got its name from the Cardamom Hills of Kerala) while, below them, pepper, coffee, rubber, ginger and turmeric — a spice used in curry — are grown. The mountains look down on a contrasting landscape of coconut palms and gray farmhouses under thatched roofs of palm leaves.
A perfect duration to visit the most popular destinations in Kerala is about a week. Kerala toursinclude the Nilgiri mountains, the backwaters, the sea coasts and the wild life in this duration. Staying at the edge of the backwaters in a houseboat will be a different experience during your trip to Kerala. Yoga and Ayurveda holiday packages in Kerala are world famous. A large number of tourists from across the globe reach Kerala to be beneficiary of healing & rejuvenation therapy of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is intertwined with Yoga and meditation. South India is known for special variety of food and in Kerala you can taste some of these dishes. The best time to visit Kerala is between October and March. When traveling to Kerala with Optima Travels, one of the prestigious travel agencies in India, you can participate in many activities. Some of the popular activities that can be organized in during Kerala holiday packages are Kathakali dancing, elephant safari, boat ride on Periyar Lake, boat competition in backwaters etc.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding Kerala Tour Packages
Kerala tourism is known all over the globe for eco tourism, backwaters, exotic culture, beautiful beaches, scenic beauty, lush-green hill station, Ayurveda massage and rejuvenation therapy, spice plantations, tea gardens, centuries old vibrant traditions and multitude vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines. Kerala holiday packages must include some or all of these highlights of Kerala along with hotels, transport, knowledgeable guide, cultural activities etc.
You are advised to follow some dress codes while on Kerala tour for three reasons: one, the sentiments of the locals should not be offended; second, too revealing dresses will draw ogling eyes, and; prevailing dress code protects from the harsh weather conditions. Any dress will be okay as long as it is not too revealing. Female folks from other parts of the world should go in for tank tops, full sleeve shirts, T shirts, leggings, jeans, trousers, joggers etc. Long skirt is usually cooler than something short. Knee-length Bermuda shorts are okay. Women should not wear vest tops, short shorts, bikinis or short skirts in India. While entering into a temple, a tourist is required to wear traditionally decent dresses. Leather products, slippers & shoes etc should be removed outside the entrance gate.
First and foremost, glean the tourist destinations in Kerala, chalk out leisurely itinerary and incorporate distinguishing local highlights of the place. Houseboat ride on backwaters in Alleppey, tea plantation visit in Munnar, rejoicing Kathakali performance in Kochi, experiencing Yoga & Ayurveda Therapy in Kovalam, doing ‘puja’ at Shri Padmanabha Swami Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, watching the Snake Boat Races during Onam festival, spending a night in a tree house in Munnar, walking through spice plantations in Thekkady, watching avians in Kumarakom and exploring the colonial heritage in Fort Kochi are some of not-to-be-missed Kerala-specific experiences. Inclusion of some of these experiences in Kerala tour itinerary imparts best lifetime memories.
Kerala is known since thousands of years across the globe for its spices and exotic cuisines. Though scores of dishes are prepared in every region but some cuisines are very popular. Banana Chips, Palada Payasam, Parippu Curry, Appam with Ishtu, Idiyappam with Curry, Erissery, Puttu & Kadala Curry, Ela Sadya, Nadan Kozhi Varuthathu, Karimeen Pollichathu, Thalassery Biryani and Kallumakkaya Ularthiyathu special dishes a tourist should taste on a trip to Kerala.
Ancient and traditional health management system is known as Ayurved. Ayurveda treatment or Ayurveda rejuvenation therapy and Kerala have almost become synonymous to each other. There are many cities in Kerala like Thiruvananthapuram, Kovalam, Kumarakom, Palakkad, Kozhikode, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kollam, Kottayam, Mararikulam etc having several renowned Ayurveda wellness centers. Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort, Niraamaya Retreats, Athreya Ayurvedic Resort, Sarovaram Ayurvedic Health Center, Shina Shiva Ayurvedic Resort etc are famous Ayurveda treatment centers in Kerala.