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8 Most Compelling Reasons to Visit Kerala for Your Next Holiday

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Get a Kerala tour package, for an unforgettable vacation in God’s Own Country!

Blessed with abundant natural beauty, the gorgeous Indian state of Kerala tops among the most sought after holiday destinations in the country. The lush green and thick plantations along with tranquil and pure beaches are the crown of the region; not to mention the pristine beauty of the backwaters with its peaceful environs and pretty houseboats graciously gliding on them.

 

8 Compelling Reasons to Visit Kerala for Your Next Holiday

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No wonder that Kerala has been selected by National Geographic Traveller as one of the top thirteen most beautiful places in the world. Truly worthy from every angle to be awarded the sobriquet of  a ‘paradise’, it is the proud owner of inimitable natural beauty, boasting of numerous enchanting lagoons, aesthetic clumps of palm and coconut trees dotting the region and relaxing verdure spread all around. The mystic and pleasant state is highly popular among travelers from all over the world, owing to its unsullied natural charm, tranquility bestrewn in every direction and the rich art and cultural heritage.  This has succeeded in making Kerala holiday packages sell like hot cakes all year round, especially in the monsoons . which is also the best time to get the famous Ayurveda treatments of Kerala.

 

8 Compelling Reasons to Visit Kerala for Your Next Holiday

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Kerala is one of the best holiday spots in India, with something for everyone, from families to honeymooners and solo backpackers to group of friends. The calmness and refreshment that the region gifts you with is enough to satiate body, mind and soul of the traveler, making Kerala holiday package an obvious choice for a getaway. But if you still need some convincing, here are some undeniable reasons why you need to consider booking a Kerala tour package for your next vacation. Read on to find out.

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1.Hill Stations

With your Kerala tour package, you can experience a breath of fresh air, literally, visiting the many beautiful hill stations of the state ; a cool abode within the paradise. Notable for its picturesque rotating hills alive with the expansive species of pretty and rare birds, plants, trees and wildlife, Kerala leaves you spellbound and gasping for more. The Western Ghats in Kerala make for many quaint and lovely hill stations, with Munnar, Ponmudi, Wayanad, Idukki and Thekkady being the most prominent and popular of them all. Profusely dotted with mesmerizing waterfalls, gushing rivers and tea and spice plantations, these hill stations truly live up to Kerala’s nickname of paradise. You can enjoy a range of activities such as strolls along the thickets, mountaineering, wildlife treks, rock climbing and many adventure sports.

 

8 Compelling Reasons to Visit Kerala for Your Next Holiday

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2.Backwaters

Kerala is well known for its tranquil backwaters rather serenity sparkling on water! Giving one an enthralling feeling of living on a houseboat, afloat on the water and surrounded by the enchanting greenery all around, it is something that everyone needs to experience once in their lifetime. Popular among tourists not only from India but many far off lands as well, houseboats are quickly booked to experience this thrill in Alleppey and Kumarakom regions of Kerala. Being the main highlight of any Kerala holiday package for a romantic honeymoon or even for the much needed hiatus, backwaters with its houseboats sailing past the paddy fields and swaying palm trees is a must to experience.

 

8 Compelling Reasons to Visit Kerala for Your Next Holiday

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3.Ayurvedic Retreats

Kerala is famed worldwide for its inherent knowledge and practice of the ancient Indian wisdom of Ayurveda. Recognized as the home to this ‘holistic healing’ approach, Kerala offers its visitors a chance to relax and heal through its unique, and completely natural and safe Ayurveda treatments comprising the use of herbs and oils. Wont be wrong to say it is a complete rejuvenation of mind and body!

 

8 Compelling Reasons to Visit Kerala for Your Next Holiday

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The many beach resorts and spas or centers dedicated to Ayurveda and its principles also promote well being through holistic diets, massages, yoga and simple living techniques. There are also many well known Ayurveda hospitals located in Kerala, including Kottakkal Arya Vaidyashala, Kalari Kovikalam and Nagarjuna Ayurveda hospital Here people from across the globe come to get treated for various health concerns and leave healthy and thoroughly refreshed.

 

8 Compelling Reasons to Visit Kerala for Your Next Holiday

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4.Beaches

Highly regarded for its pristine beaches blanketed with glistening sands in dual colors of white and gold, Kerala doesn’t leave you disappointed when it comes to a beach vacation. In fact, Kerala holiday packages are most sought after for these carefree times that you get to spend at one of the many stunning Kerala beaches of Alappuzha, Kannur, Varkala, Bekal, Fort Kochi, Marari and Kovalam, besides others. Freckled aesthetically with clusters of lanky palm trees, azure lagoons, sightly natural harbors and myriads of sheltered bays, beaches of Kerala are ideal to spend lazy days sipping fresh coconut water, devouring yummy seafood and getting relaxing Ayurvedic massages. These lovely beaches also offer countless fun activities , including sea diving, boating, swimming and parasailing.

 

8 Compelling Reasons to Visit Kerala for Your Next Holiday

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5.Wildlife

With the dense woodlands and lush verdure, boasting of a variety of flora species, it is but an obvious fact that Kerala is fortunate enough to have copious wildlife as well. Kerala has multitudes of national parks, reserves and wildlife sanctuaries to protect the animals in their natural and wild habitat.

 

8 Compelling Reasons to Visit Kerala for Your Next Holiday

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These also let you watch those magnificent creatures in their natural surroundings and appreciate the diversity of life. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Silent Valley, Eravikulam National Park and Periyar National Park are some of the most prominent establishments of the cadre where you can get the opportunity to spot different wild animals. You can spot the majestic Bengal Tiger, the Nilgiri Tahr or Nilgiri Ibex, Leopard, mighty Asian Elephant, Giant Squirrel, Indian Grey Hornbill, Lion-Tailed Macaque, King Cobra and so on.

 

8 Compelling Reasons to Visit Kerala for Your Next Holiday

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8 Compelling Reasons to Visit Kerala for Your Next Holiday

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6.Art and Culture

Kerala has been considered as a heaven for multiple art forms since ages. It is a rich amalgam of art, history and legacy. A connoisseur of fine art of dance, music and drama, Kerala is known for various performing arts with bewitching and applause worthy dance forms of Mohniyattam, Theyyam, Koodiyattam etc.

 

8 Compelling Reasons to Visit Kerala for Your Next Holiday

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Tourists from the world over come to visit this enigmatic state for its theatre art based on Indian mythologies- Kathakali. The loud and exaggerated make-up, attire and expressions showcasing the various emotions of passion, love, anger, sorrow, fear or valor, is worth every bit of hype and time you spend watching this spellbinding performance. Chkyarkooth, which is a comic satirical drama is another theatre form worth mentioning.

 

8 Compelling Reasons to Visit Kerala for Your Next Holiday

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Apart from these, Kerala has always been known to respect visual art forms of painting as well, being the birthplace of many attractive arts like kalampattu or Kerala mural paintings. Kerala’s Kalaripayattu is an ancient warrior dance-martial art form, whose origination dates earlier than other martial arts like karate etc of Asian origin. Needless to say, it is a must to witness this agile and fatal art when on your Kerala tour package.

8 Compelling Reasons to Visit Kerala for Your Next Holiday

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7. Cuisine

Not just its landscape and natural beauty, Kerala is famous for it yummy and delectable cuisine as well. It is a tangy and spicy affair. Owing to the large spice plantations in the area, the traditional food of Kerala has adopted a very spicy and hot avatar. Though, maybe too hot for the ones habitual of the mild continental fare, tourists just cannot give up the temptation of tasting its aromatic and exceeding delicious food. What makes it so palatable is the fact that the traditional Kerala cuisine is made from locally grown and cultivated fresh vegetables, fruits and spices, giving them a flavor that’s hard to resist. While the seafood here is truly to die for, the natural flavor of coconut and curry leaves used in most dishes gives Kerala food a distinct appeal. It titillates your taste buds making you yearn for more and more!  Wayanad, Vagamon, Attappadi, Erumeli, Siruvani and Vandiperiyar are the chief spots for spice plantations, a walk through which can really add a tangy twist to your Kerala holiday package.

 

8 Compelling Reasons to Visit Kerala for Your Next Holiday

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8.Climate- God’s Own Weather

What makes Kerala so different than the rest? While mountains, beautiful beaches, waterfalls and scrumptious dishes can be found elsewhere too, there is no match to the wonderful weather that Kerala is blessed with. Situated adjacent to the equator, it is only rightly positioned to have a magical climate all the year round. Although, summers can get a little unbearable due to humidity, it is still pleasant enough in the evenings and at nights when the cool breeze ruffles your hair. On the whole, Kerala registers an average temperature of 29⁰C to 33⁰C, making the place suitable for sightseeing in every season. However, winters and monsoons are especially remarkable with superb weather conditions for exploring God’s Own Country.

 

8 Compelling Reasons to Visit Kerala for Your Next Holiday

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Kerala is a heaven on earth that needs to be explored and experienced once to truly gauge the beauty and charm of the land. With a Kerala holiday package as your next vacation deal, you can not only get to do that but also come back a transformed person, refreshed and revived holistically  that’s the magic of this celestial abode.

Let us know why do you love to visit Kerala, in the comments section below.


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