Things you should never miss in Kerala
Watching a sunset is indeed a favorite choice of many, and if it is in a place rich with scenic beauty, then it would be incredible! Colloquially, it would double the joy and ‘feel-good’ thing in you. This is the reason why Kerala beaches and backwaters are one of the backpacker’s favorite picks when it comes to experiencing sunsets. Kochi harbor, Marari beach, Kumarakom backwaters, Kovalam beach, Payyambalam beach, etc are observed to be the best destinations where one can capture an amazing frame with a camera.
Cruising in the Kerala backwaters will obviously get you peace. The cruise through the large lakes and small canals joined with lines of palm trees is a visual treat for your eyes. This also gives an opportunity for a tourist to know about the life of the communities in the shores and taste the very fresh seafood.
Trekking the Kerala Hills
Who else wouldn’t like to breathe the unpolluted air at eminences? Then Kerala is the most recommended choice for you. Tou can stay at the best resorts in Thekkady and enjoy lively trekking in the jungles of Thekkady. You can also choose to stay at the best luxury hotels in Thekkady and get directions from the experts to plan a perfect trek. You can choose to hike through the lush green plantations, sultry forests and foggy mountains of Kerala. You will feel energized and recharged to the fullest.
Village life experience
One main thing which would excite you during your trip to Kerala would be a chit chat with the friendly and polite locals, learning the local age-old tradition that will give you memories for a lifetime. The local tea shops in every corner can help you with anything you need to know. This is the place where the locals used to discuss hot news with a cup of steaming hot tea. If you have a plan to travel from north to south of Kerala, you will see a variety of cultures and traditions.
The vibrant and colorful streets of Kerala are worth a visit with your family. A walk through these streets can get you a diversity of small handcrafted goods unique to that particular destination. The Aaranmula Kannadi (Mirror from Aranmula) and coconut shell crafts are quite popular among them. The heritage Jew town, Marine Drive Kochi are the must-visit streets of Kochi, Kerala.
Kerala being a land with people belonging to different religions has a tightly packed calendar. Most of them are based on seasons and are celebrated the happiest way possible with music, dance, and colors. Onam, Vishu, Thrissur Pooram, Theyyam Boat Race are a few which you shouldn’t miss if you are visiting during that season. Special feasts of the season, dress codes, flowers, installations, music, and dance, etc will give you good memories and experiences for a lifetime.
Coconut tree climbing
It’s definitely amazing to watch how the local community climbs up a coconut tree with a special kind of rope tied onto their feet and another rope in hand. This happens in seconds but lasts in our memories forever as this is that fun to watch., and that too within seconds. The development of modern types of machinery has made it easy that even a beginner can climb up even after 1-hour training. On request, the locals normally give training for this which is an opportunity to know more about the region and it’s fun too!
A vegetarian Ela sadhya has meals served in a plantain leaf is one you shouldn’t miss during your visit to Kerala. It is a must-try and is available in most of the reputed restaurants in Kerala. This also shows up as non-vegetarian versions in the northern part of Kerala where you will get seafood and meat curries served along with the vegetarian curries. It is followed by a handful of Paalada ( sweet porridge ) and yeah, that’s the classy and sassy way to finish the Ela Sadhya!