Kerala has everything a nature lover can cherish, starting with the hill stations to the waterfalls and exotic beaches, from the wildlife centuries to the lovely tea estates, from the luxury hotel accommodation to the homestays and tree houses to the incredible boathouses.
A tour to the south of India is all about discovering old traditions, rich cultural heritage, incredible scenic beauty, and Kerala is one of the most sought locations in the south which witnesses lots of tourists throughout the year. Kerala tour packages generally includes classic temples, splendid backwaters, exotic beaches, remarkable wildlife sanctuaries, rich flora and fauna along with the most amazing nature.
Kerala is also famous for its Ayurveda and yoga resorts. Ayurveda is the world’s oldest healing systems which include the whole body, based on the principal that health and wellness completely depend on a balance between mind, body, and soul. People from all over the world come to attend the Ayurveda sessions and the major reason to make Kerala famous for these massages is the abundance of natural resources.
There are various reasons that attract tourists in Kerala, but the major attraction is its beauty, the unmatched natural scenic beauty. Lots of couples visit Kerala for their honeymoon to enjoy the serenity and togetherness amidst the natural surroundings.
Let’s have a look at few of the must-visit sites in Kerala that are blessed with Mother Nature.
A must for everyone planning a trip to Kerala, known as the “The Niagara Falls of India”. The amazing 80-feet high and 330-feet wide biggest waterfall in Kerala. It’s a border of Ernakulam and Thrissur District in Kerala.
Not only the waterfall but the surroundings offer outstanding views of the Sholayar hills and the Western Ghats making Athirapally most chased destination among nature lovers.
You can also choose to drive through the dense forest from Athirappilly to Vazhachal falls enjoying the wide variety of endangered Flora and fauna. Daily Jungle Safari trips are also available in Athirappilly and the nearby sites also offer short and safe trekking options.
Alleppey known as Alappuzha lies on the edge of the Ashtamudi Lake. A town described as “Venice of the East” by Lord Curzon is famous for water canals, lovely beaches, backwaters, and Lagoons.
One of the most eminent tourist destinations in Kerala, famous for its backwaters which is a chain of saline lagoons and lakes parallel to the Arabian Sea coast. You can stay in boat houses and experience the divine feeling amidst the greenery that will transfer you to the whole new world.
And if you are a photography and nature lover, you will get ample chances to capture the beautiful nature. Summer is the ideal time to visit this beautiful land. The other major sites to visit are, Alleppey Beach, Marari Beach, Indira Gandhi National Park, Kuttanad backwaters, St. Mary’s Forane church, Krishnapuram Palace.
Munnar is a mesmerizing hill station of Kerala, situated in the Idukki district at 5,200 ft (approx.) above sea level. A popular honeymoon destination is known as “Kashmir of South India” because of its natural beauty and fascinating sites. It’s a union of 3 mountains, Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni, and Kundala where you can get the hands-on experience of plucking tea leaves from One of the biggest tea plantations of South India and feel the amazing fragrance of tea plantations along with exotic lush greenery and mountain crests.
Marayoor which is situated at 40Kms from Munnar is famous for its Sandalwood trees and the first national park of Kerala, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and tea plantations and Eravikulam National park are most renowned destination among tourists.
Nature’s heaven nestled among the mountains of the Western Ghats situated on high altitudes ranging from 700 to 2100. Forest land that reminds us of the dreamland we have imagined in our dreams, an unspoiled clean and green land with enchanting and spellbinding beauty.
A place that tops the list of nature lovers and if you love to explore the history alongside the nature nothing can be better then Edakkal caves which are an emblem of our rich history, the carving reflects the whole civilization of enlightened people. For a nature lover’s delight, there are lots of waterfalls, Soochippara waterfall is one of the most famous and must visit falls, other important sites are Kanthanpara waterfalls, Banasura Sagar Dam, Pookot Lake, Pakshipathalam, Wayanad/Muthanga National Park. Also, Wayanad enjoys a good climate throughout the year, so yu can plan anytime and you will not be disappointed.
Thekkady has located about 257 km from Trivandrum, on the banks of Lake Periyar. Popular among travellers for its Periyar National Park, which is preserving various animal’s species including elephants, sambars, gaurs, tigers, and rare lion-tailed macaques.
More than half of Thekkady is covered by thick evergreen forest and this enthralling scenic beauty along with its wildlife is attracting tourists and visitors from all over the world.
The Kerala tourism arranges the visit into the middle of the jungles, you can go on your feet while walking or on top of elephants, an awesome opportunity to enjoy the real beauty of the nature for nature lovers.
It’s a beach town by the Arabian Sea with lots of coconut trees everywhere. It is home to Internationally renowned beaches and the oldest tourist enclaves in India extremely popular among foreigners because of its shallow waters and low tide. Surrounded Lighthouse beach, Hawah Beach and Samudra Beach, three curve shaped beaches.
If you love beaches, then you have two major famous options in Kerala Kovalam or Varkala Beaches. The natural charm of Kovalam attracts everyone, its partially black soil, lighthouse, and the attractive beaches are also the reasons that attract lots of bag-packers every year. You can experience surfing, Motorboat and Wooden boat ride at Hawah.
Also, you can roam around the beaches enjoy the lovely site of sunset, enjoy the variety of local food and buy some souvenirs for your friends and family.
The list doesn’t end, there is so much to discover and enjoy in Kerala, even few of the amazing hill stations in the world belongs to them. Kerala is an enchanting mixture of lovely surprises, that’s why Kerala tour packages are a paradise for everyone, especially nature lovers.
If you want to spend some quality time with your loved ones amidst the beautiful surroundings, admiring nature, Kerala is the perfect destination.
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