Also known as ‘God’s own country’, Kerala is nature’s favorite child. From sandy beaches to misty mountains to verdant rainforests, the state has something to offer for every tourist.
It’s also the perfect place for a family to unwind and reconnect with nature and with each other.
While you’re there, don’t forget to check out these seven activities which are free:
Theyyam (or Theyyattam) is an ancient ritualistic dance. A form of worship, it is a fusion of vocal and instrumental music, dance, painting, sculpture and literature. The Theyyam festival is usually held from October to May every year in Kannur in northern Kerala and is a must-see.
The snake boat or chundan vallam races take place in the backwaters off Alappuzha and Aranmula. The boat race festival happens around Onam (late August or early September). The races form the highlight of the festival as hundreds of boats participate in this ancient sport.
Known as the Niagara Falls of India, the Athirapally waterfall is just over an hour’s drive north of Kochi and is hidden among the fauna and flora of the Western Ghats. The 80-foot cascade and the bustling stream below form the backdrop for a great picnic stop during the monsoons.
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Fort Kochi isn’t precisely a fort, but a small enclave that has none of the bustle of the urban sprawl that is Greater Kochi. You can still see the presence of Portuguese, Dutch, and French influences here. The Jewish synagogue, the ‘Dutch’ Palace, Santa Cruz Basilica, and the Chinese fishing nets by the seashore make for good Instagram posts.
Enjoying The Simple Life
At Kumbalangi Integrated Tourism Village, which is on the outskirts of Kochi, you can spend a relaxed half-day trying your hand at village life. Help the locals plant paddy or go fishing.
The mineral water springs gushing from the face of the cliffs adjacent to Varkala beach are known to have medicinal properties. The best time to visit is from December to March. The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram, less than an hour away by road or rail.
Take The Road Less Traveled
Kerala has about 25 wildlife sanctuaries and unexplored jungles. Take a pair of binoculars and waterproof boots and embark on a trekking expedition. These experiences come at no cost, and you can indulge with your family and explore different aspects of this verdant state.
Club Mahindra resorts in Kerala offer an ideal choice of stay during your family vacation. They are present in several popular tourist towns in the state, including Munnar, Thekkady, Alappuzha, Cherai, Poovar, Wayanad, Ashtamudiand Kumarakom.
Nestled in the lap of nature, these resorts offer comfortable and spacious rooms along with a host of modern amenities. The restaurants at the resorts allow you to relish the local cuisine of ‘the land of spices’. Besides, there are plenty of in-resort activities to indulge in – ranging from gourmet workshops, art and craft activities and cultural entertainment evenings. So let your next vacation be a memorable one!
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(Your Travel Guide)