Complete Guide for a Family Trip to Kerala

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Published Date: October 28, 2021

Can you visualize the image of the lush coconut trees, Soothing breeze, Dense greeneries, exquisite Houseboats, Scenic backwaters, and rich culture, When you see the word “kerala”?

If not, you should visit Kerala soon and experience the magic by yourself!

In 2019, God’s own country recorded the highest growth in tourist visits.

The state is popular among tourists because of the visual treat it offers to the tourists.

This article will help you with the necessary information to prepare for your next trip to Kerala.

Visiting Kerala

Kerala has a well-integrated transport system. The state headquarters is located in Thiruvananthapuram. 

There are four operational international airports and 178 railway stations in Kerala. The state has airports, Railway stations, well-maintained roadways that facilitate transports. Cabs, Buses, and Auto Rickshaws are also available frequently with affordable rates as a means of inter transport. The state also has metro trains, and the Kochi Metro is the first metro project in India.

Best Time To Visit Kerala

The state encounters two monsoon seasons due to the Southwest and Northeast monsoon. 

By the end of June, The state enjoys the chief rainy season due to the Southwest Monsoon. By the end of November, It is the winter season for the state. During the monsoon seasons, The number of tourists is generally low but, the rainy seasons are perfect for taking ayurvedic treatments, which are very famous in Kerala. The state also has various festivals to enjoy during the monsoon season.

If you are planning to explore the various places in Kerala, the ideal time to visit Kerala is October to February.

Tourist spots in Kerala 

According to the BBC survey in 2018, Kerala is the top favourite tourist destination among foreign travelers. Kerala has stunning attractions that will mesmerize you.

 Best places of Kerala

  • Thekkady
  • Alleppey
  • Cochin
  • Munnar
  • Kovalam
  1. Thekkady

Thekkady is the most popular tourist destination in Kerala. The place experiences a pleasant climate throughout the year.

 It is located in the heart of a well-protected jungle area. You can encounter an exquisite variety of birds and wildlife in Thekkady.

Top Sights in Thekkady

  • Kadathanadan Kalari and Navarasa Kathakali
  • Elephant Junction
  • Periyar Lake
  • Periyar Tiger Reserve
  • MullaPeriyar Dam
  1. Alleppey

Alleppey is also known as the “Venice of the East”.

The place is popular for its magnificent backwaters and houseboat cruises. It is also known by the other name “Alappuzha”.

Top Sights in Alleppey

  • Alappuzha beach
  • Pathiramanal Island
  • Marari Beach
  • Alleppey Backwaters
  • International Coir Museum
  1. Cochin

Cochin is one of the big cities in Kerala. The city showcases enchanting architecture and it has the finest harbor. The city also has shopping malls and scenic restaurants to enjoy the view of the sea.

Top Sights in Cochin

  • Mattancherry Palace
  • Cherai Beach
  • Paradesi synagogue
  • Fort Kochi beach
  • Lulu Mall
  1. Munnar

Munnar is also known as the “Kashmir of south India”

It is famous for its tea plantation, and it is also a popular honeymoon spot. It has mesmerizing hills and enchanting greeneries.

Top Sights in Munnar

  • Eravikulam National Park
  • Mattupetty Dam
  • Tea Museum
  • Anamudi
  • Pothamedu ViewPoint
  1. Kovalam

Kovalam is a coastal town in Kerala. It is famous for its beaches and low tidal waves. 

The black sand beach in India can be spotted only at Kovalam.

Top Sights in Kovalam

  • Kovalam Beach
  • Samudra Beach Park
  • Rock Cut Cave Temple
  • Vellayani Lake
  • Hawa Beach

Best Foods to Eat in Kerala

The mouth-watering Malabar cuisine seasoned with coconut oil is famous worldwide.

Some of the must-try foods in Kerala are

  • Appam with stew
  • Malabar parotta with beef curry
  • Erissery
  • Karimeen pollichathu
  • Kerala Prawn curry

If you are planning for a family trip to Kerala, Check our 8 days Kerala itinerary.

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