Kerala – God’s Own Country: Best Things To Do

The best things to do in Kerala are ayurvedic treatment, beaches, backwaters, lakes, houseboats, hill stations, temples, spices, and delicious food. All these things attract Indian as well as foreign tourists to Kerala.

Kerala is located in south India. It is connected to major cities of India by road, train, and air. It shares the border with Karnataka state to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu state to the northeast and south, Lakshadweep Sea to the west. The major cities are Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. 

Ayurveda In Kerala

Kerala is the best place in the world for Ayurveda treatment. In Ayurveda, treatment of oils, different types of herbs, milk, and a special diet are used to cure the disease. The treatment is used for stress relief, weight loss, diabetes, balance hormones, joint pain, insomnia, skin problem, Spinal problem, and allergies. Along with that yoga, meditation, and food suitable for treatment cures the disease early. There are many Ayurveda centers and resorts that offer Ayurveda treatment. The Ayurveda center has various packages, therapies, panchakarma, and practices for complete relief from the diseases. The centers offer the facilities of living with modern facilities. The cost of the packages depends on the seasons. The cost of the treatment in the summer season is cheaper as compared to the other seasons in India.

Beaches in Kerala

Kerala is the land of beaches as there are a number of beaches ranging from small to large. Every beach has its specialty. The beaches in Kerala are famous for sand, the sea, and land. Varkala beach is the best beach among the beaches in Kerala. The Kovalam beach is near Thiruvananthapuram and most famous among the tourists. It is one of the cleanest and most developed beach in Kerala.

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Top 10 Beaches in Kerala










Kerala Backwater

Kerala backwater is a network of lagoons, canals, and lakes parallel to the Arabian sea. This large network is the real natural beauty of Kerala and the attraction of the world. A houseboat cruise on the backwater is a lifetime experience. You will see rural houses, people, culture, greenery of the coconut trees on both sides of the backwaters when the boat cruises through the backwater. There are many boats crossing backwater at a time. Among all the backwater Alappuzha is the best and is called “The Venice of the East”. Alappuzha is also called Alleppy. The visit to the backwater in Kerala creates a memory for lifetime.

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Lakes in Kerala

Kerala has many beautiful lakes and enhances the beauty of nature. These lakes are located in different places in Kerala. All the lakes in Kerala are surrounded by green forest and are a picturesque spot. It offers different types of boating for the fun of the visitors. The famous lakes in Kerala are Ashtamudi lake, Punnamada lake, Pulicat lake, Kolleru lake, Periyar lake, Loktak lake, and   Wembanad lake. The Wembanad lake is the longest and famous lake in Kerala. The tourist enjoys the wildlife in Kerala through the boat rides in Periyar lake.

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Houseboats in Kerala

Kerala is famous for living in a comfortable and luxurious houseboat in the Kerala backwater. There are various types of houseboats ranging from one bedroom to four bedrooms. It has ultramodern facilities from living, bathrooms, and dining. The houseboat has different packages like Kerala houseboat sightseeing to honeymoon package. There is no better way than living on a houseboat. To enjoy the backwater from the houseboat is sublime experience.

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Hill stations in Kerala

Kerala is famous for hill stations. The hill station in Kerala offers a cooler and pleasant climate with high mountains, flowing rivers, valleys and waterfalls. The acre of area covers tea plantation, green dense forest, coffee and spices farm. This is the perfect place for  a holiday with family or friends. This place is comparable to the Darjeeling of the West Bengal state or Shilong of the Meghalaya state of North East India. The Munnar hill station is very famous for its lush green forest and valleys.

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The Top 10 Hill Stations in Kerala











Temples in Kerala

Kerala is really the “Lang of God” as there are a large number of temples. The travel to Kerala without including the temple is meaningless. These temples are dedicated to Hindu Gods like Lord Ayyappa, Lord Shiva, and Lord Vishnu. Thousands of people visit the temple daily. The size of the temple by area is big as compared to the temples located in another part of India. The temples in Kerala make it the most religious tourist destination in India.

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Top 10 Famous Temples In Kerala

Padmanabhswamy Temple – Thiruvananthapuram

Guruvayur Temple –  Guruvayur

Sabarimala Sastha Temple –  Pathanamthitta

Vedakkunnathan Temple- Trisur

Ananthpura Lake temple – Kumbla

Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Temple – Melmuri

Udiyanoor Devi Temple – Thiruvananthapuram

Tali temple – Kozhikode

Sivagiri Temple – Varkala

Spices In Kerala

Kerala grows a variety of spices and is known as the spices capital of India. The atmosphere in Kerala is suitable for the spice plantation. There are acres of land under spice cultivation. The spices are being used as dietary additives and make the food delicious. In addition to that spices are used in medical treatment. The main spices are turmeric, ginger, cardamom, fenugreek, cinnamon, coriander, and cumin. 

Food In Kerala

Kerala offers varieties of food like traditional food, seafood, and meat. Every eatable item is served with rice but chapatti is also available. The traditional food is paratha, chicken curry, fish curry, idiyappam with curry, erissery, Sambar, appe, dosa, appam with stew, Puttu, Kadala Curry, and coconut. Vegetarian cruises are famous in Kerala.

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