One of the most popular tourist destinations in Kerala, the tropical state on the Indian Malabar Coast. Kerala is a perfect place to relax, like places like Bali and Tahiti, with its distinctive culture and its incredibly picturesque environment – a contrast to the rapidly-filled modern world.
But you should be slumbering on your beachfront, there is no lack of things to do. See a popular Kathakali dance show, sail on a boat or take a tea tasting afternoon.
Home boat cruises the Backwater
Without experiencing Kerala, a trip to Kerala is not complete. The green palm-fringed countryside, wildlife, and villages lining the backwaters make a holiday by boat look like a trip to a different planet. Surely it’s a quiet effort and can be part of a romantic journey that is unforgettable.
Book a hotel or home along the way, and enjoy the culture surrounding these inland lagoons, lakes, and waterways.
Take a Tour of the City Traditional
The famous backwaters of Kerala are dotted with vibrant small villages and customs of the region. It just stops for the time when you visit them. Discover a meal with your local family and hear about your life story.
Kumbalanghi Village Tours provides group tours to Kumbalanghi in the vicinity of Kochi, which is surrounded by paddy fields. Here you can view the first fishing and tourist village model in India and deal with locals who live on agriculture and fishing.
Treatment with Ayurvedic
The Ayurvedic culture blends lifestyle practice with yoga and healthy eating. The tradition of ancient Indian healing is over 5000 years. Due to its warm climate and ample supply of medicinal plants, many Ayurvedic spas and resorts in Kerala are located.
A trip to an Ayurvedic healing center, where the liver is purged and the body is refreshed, will require a week of stay and detox (called panchakarma).
Alternatively, you can book either of their treatments such as an oil massage or Shirodhara, which include a soothing treatment that covers the forehead with warm oil. It is used in sleeplessness, tinnitus, psoriasis, and neurological disorders.
Register for a cooking class
Kerala is famous for its delicious food, with regional delicacies such as seafood and cocoa. And of course, it is enjoyable to simply have a feast on this Indian cuisine but to learn how to prepare it is worthwhile and to bring you back home skills.
Enter or schedule a trip around a cooking class by booking a residency program for two or three days that includes cooking classes and ayurvedic treatments. For a more personal experience, you can also go casually and learn to cook with the local family.
Catch a performance from Kathakali
Kathakali is a very rare and ancient form of Kerala dance drama. And every day, you won’t see those dressed artists! The intricate costumes and subtle dance gestures tell an important Hindu legendary story.
Interpreters undergo rigorous training during their learning of Kathakali, including hours of eye exercises. Stop at the Culture Center in Cochin or the Center for success at Kerala Kathakali. Or pursue a private tour of Kochi, which culminates in a performance of Kathakali dance.
Catch a rite of Youyam
Kannur, formerly a former commercial port of Kerala’s North has a secluded beach, sumptuous craftsmanship, and mysteriously masked rituals of the Iliam tribe.
This tradition covers dance, music, and mime to bring the rich heritage of Kerala to life. The art form of Theyyam also takes a season from November to May. Kerala Tourism offers an exhaustive schedule or a guided tour from Kannur for an overnight stay.
See the Kalaripayattu Martial Art
In Kerala, Kalaripayattu’s is a kind of former martial art. The roots can be found in 2000 B.C. with punches, kicks, grapples, pre-set forms, arms, and even cures. Attend a 60-minute demonstration to light the conventional torches, give a flower to a deity, and introduce the sport briefly.
There is no lack of excitement with the inclusion of approximately 27 different weapons. At the Kadathanadan Kalari Center in Thekkady take a performance or book a Kochi community tour.
August. See a boat race for snake
Kerala comes alive with colorful snake boat races each year during the monsoon season. One hundred and forty-foot long, 110 rowing boats meet to travel along inland waterways. – village has its own snake ship, each in different sizes and designs.
And the creation of boats, as well as the celebration, is a special aspect of a culture that unites community and water. Today snake boat races with leagues and scheduled tournaments can equate to an Olympic event.
In Kerala, tea production is a major business. In India, Munnar, and Wayanad there are some of the top tea plantations. Stay on a serene tea plantation in traditional atmospheric lodgings. Then explore the hills surrounded by regular walks capped off by tea delight.
(You might even book a treehouse!) See the Tea Museum in Nallathanni Estate at KDHP in Munnar to see the history of tea manufacturing.
Try a little bit
The sap of the palm trees is Toddy or palm, Kerala’s native alcoholic drink. The sapphire is collected by a tapper from a coconut palm which climbs the tree and drains it into a jar. This sweet nectar becomes slightly smooth and is kicked when fermented.
In small stalky shops – usually with wooden benches, Toddy is served throughout Kerala. Inside you will enjoy delicious Kerala cuisine dished along with the kid and as they claim, “the hotter the food, the more you need to drink.”