Our lives nowadays are lost in the whirlwind of the chaotic, buzzing urban lifestyle. We are thus losing the abundant opportunities that we once had to appreciate the wondrous wildlife and nature that surrounds us. It is the heart to appreciate even the small wonders that makes us humans. It is never too late to start and therefore how about taking a break from these repeated rustic schedule and losing yourselves in the bosom of Mother Nature!? The land of Kerala is blessed with an enchanting and pristine environment which is home to so many rare species of animals and plants. The gorgeous greenery is complimented with natural beauties such as the pristine beaches, misty mountain tops, and beguiling backwaters. Kerala, God’s Own Country is hence the perfect destination for a quick getaway from the daily bustles of life with your loved ones. The land of Kerala happily welcomes individuals as well as families to enjoy their precious time in the most memorable manner!
Reinvent yourself in the ravishing beauty and hospitality that awaits you in the God’s Own Country. The best family Kerala tour packages are sure to include various adventurous and fun activities such as a visit to the wild Western Ghats, tasting the spicy Kerala cuisine, witnessing the unique traditional dance forms, exploring the serpentine backwater system, etc.
Here is the list of top 5 places that you don’t want to miss on your visit to Kerala:
- Ponmudi- Kashmir of Kerala
Ponmudi is a part of the Western Ghats and thus runs parallel to the Arabian Sea. It is a famous destination for honeymooners and solo travelers and is easily accessible by road. The place offers a varied range of adventurous activities other than sightseeing such as trekking, hiking, hill climbing, mountain cycling etc.
Other major attractions include Agasthyarkoodam which is one of the highest peaks, Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve covering Neyyar, Konni, and Achencoil…
The best time to visit Ponmudi will be during the months from October to March.
- Poovar – Famous for its village beaches
Poovar is a famous tourist village in Thiruvanathapuram and marks almost the end of the state. The village beaches present here are the main tourist attraction that allure travelers throughout the year. The tropical climate accompanied by mild humidity is perfect for foreigners. The hospitality of the common people towards the tourists have attained great admiration and hence is widely acclaimed as a tourist-friendly spot.
Other major attractions include Vizhinjam a natural harbor, the picturesque Poovar beach, the very famous Ezhimala Siva Temple etc.
The best time to visit Poovar will be during the months from October to February. The summer season is highly NOT recommended as it is extremely hot and humid during that time.
- Kuttanad – The granary of Kerala
Also famously known as ‘The Rice bowl of Kerala’, Kuttanad is one of the major tourist attractions in the state because of its huge expanse paddy fields and greenery. This one of the very few places in the world where farming is done below the sea level. The place also possess a complex yet picturesque network of water bodies consisting of rivers, rivulets and canals. The striking similarity of the criss-cross canals present in the Kuttanad evokes it to be compared to the land of Venice.
Other major attractions include the Vembanad Lake, Alleppey backwaters, Punnamada Lake Etc.
The best time to visit Kuttanad would be during the months of October to February as the summer season is always uncomfortably hot and humid.
- Idukki – The Spice garden of Kerala
Idukki district of Kerala is a wondrous blend of wilderness and misty hill tops. With its lowest population density, the district of Idukki offers a calm and peaceful stay. With more than half of its place ensconced in greenery, Idukki provides several adventurous activities. Anamudi, the highest peak in South India is located in Idukki. Spices such as black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and garlic are produced in large quantities thus the name Spice Garden of Kerala.
Other major attractions include Munnar, Vagamon, Ramakkalmedu, Thekkady and Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary.
The best time to visit Idukki would be during the winter season for this time.
- Bekal beach- The perfect destination for beach lovers
Bekal beach is situated in the district of Kasaragod and is located near to Bekal Fort on the West Coast of the state of Kerala. One of the best maintained historical fort, Bekal Fort and Bekal beach is the pride of Kerala. The port provides an impeccable view of the sea as it is situated on steep hills. The special lights that are lighted during the night adds beauty to the overall view.
Other major attractions include an observation tower, the famous Anjeneya temple, and a splendid walkway along the beach, Chandragiri fort, and Ananthapura temple.
The best time to visit Bekal would be during the winter season as it would be real hot all the other time. Hence December to February is the perfect time to visit Bekal.