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Kerala

Coconuts and kalari, synagogues and backwaters, seafood and kathakali. There's much more to Kerala than the swaying palm trees make it out to be. Step into a trader's wonderland, laden with spices and beautiful people, haven to Jews and Christians alike. Nothing in 'God's own country' is ever understated. From its people and politics to the fiery cuisine, everything in Kerala is in abundance.

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Things to do

Kochi backwater island tour- A short 22-kilometre drive to 'Poothotta' is the perfect way to begin your day. Head out past urbanization and a steadily growing city of Kochi to the quaint village of Poothotta. A pleasant surprise from rush-hour traffic in the city, the amazing backwaters of this region are a treat for sore urban eyes.

Ayurvedic massage- No visit to Kerala is ever complete without experiencing world's oldest healthcare option, 'ayurveda'. Choose your time slot and head over to the Ayurvedic Centre of your hotel for a uniquerejuvenating massage in medicinal oil.

Bamboo rafting- NilgiriLangurs are set in motion with alarming calls as they flee on treetops deeper into the jungle with your entrance.Move on to bamboo rafts through the reservoir dotted with little islands as the forest gets darker around. Expect the odd splash or two on this surprisingly comfortable rafting experience.

Chinnar Trek- Jungle Book it certainly is not, but close enough. Get up close and personal with nature as you spend a night in a thatched hut on top of a hill, in the middle of a jungle, overlooking the vast expanse of forest ahead.

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Best time to visit September to March

For clearer skies, opt for a slot between the early September to the end of March. The beaches look their best early November through to March.

Mid-October and November does see a fair amount of rain with the North-West monsoons.

Sultry summers set in by April to the end of May with fairly high outdoor temperatures.

Monsoons arrive by the first week of June right through to the end of August. Cool temperatures with overcast skies and green all around make this a visit like none other.

How to reach

Air

  • Kerala the ‘God’s own Country’ has 3 international airport – Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (TRV), Cochin International Airport (COK) and Calicut International Airport (CCJ).

  • Thiruvananthapuram International Airport was the first airport in Kerala. This airport serve cities of Trivandrum, Kanyakumari and Kollam. Thiruvananthapuram Airport is located 3 kilometre from the city centre of Trivandrum. It is well connected to domestic as well as international destination.

  • Cochin International Airport is located in Kochi serving Kochi and nearby cities. Cab/ Bus facilities are available at Cochin International Airport to reach your desired destination. Cochin International Airport is well connected to domestic as well as international destinations. You will reach here from any major destination.

  • Calicut International Airport also known as Karipur Airport is located in Karipur city of Kerala state. Karipur airport is well connected to domestic as well as international destination. Karipur airport also serves as operating base for Air India Express.

Rail

  • Kerala has around 200 railway station, and is well-connected to all the major cities in India. You will find many train inter-connecting the cities within kerala and to other major cities of India. You will find direct train from the four metro cities of India i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, and from other cities as well.

Road

  • Kerala has well-established road network, so it is easily accessible from any part of India. Roads in Kerala are in well-condition compared to most other states. Kerala has a number of National Highway cutting through it and connecting it well to other states. Some of the major National highways are NH17, NH47 and NH49, connecting Kerala to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Blogs

  • kerala-blog1

    Kochi - Home to everything that is Kerala

    Coconut palms and seafood, Dutch churches and Jewish synagogues, spices and culture, Kochi is so much more than just another city here in Gods Own Country. Right from the time of the great flood of...

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    Chasing your first monsoon in Kerala

    Chasing the monsoon for the first time can be one of your most revered and surprising experiences because most travelers actually do not know what to expect from such a sojourn. So for starters, ho...

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    Monsoons in Kerala - The Hills

    Munnar and Wayanad are perhaps the most compelling reasons to visit Kerala during the monsoon season. It all begins with a drive across Kerala's palm fringed countryside that slowly ascends into lu...

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