Kerala, the minuscule state in the Southern tip of Indian continent, has been capturing the attention of travelers from all over the world for many years. There are many simple yet alluring facts of Kerala that make everyone fall in love with it, in the first glance itself. The local culture is such one fact. When everyone goes after the glamorous backwaters and misty hill stations with the help of some amazing Kerala tour packages, that are covered by many travel operators like Gogeo Holidays, some of them may wish to experience the unique culture and traditions of this God’s own kingdom. Kerala holds a unique and distinct culture that is sure to boast of by every Keralite. This uniqueness is visible with everything that is home to, in the colorful vibrant festivals, art forms, performing arts, world-renowned literature, painting, music, the amazing cuisine and so on.
What we now describe as the culture and traditions of Kerala is actually a confluence of the amalgamation of different kinds of influences that this land has faced with. According to the archeological and historical evidence, the first and earliest inhabitants of Kerala were the Dravidians. And you can still see the influences of this Dravidian culture in different aspects of Kerala it’s day to day life.
The land of counts
As the name Kerala literally indicates, this state is indeed the land of coconuts- the tree of life. Many cultural habits of this state have been revolved around the cultivation of this crop. The tender coconut water is Kerala’s own soft drink that is now loved by many. And if the soft flesh is mixed with the water, it makes up for a wonderful snack. The matured coconut is grated as used as an ingredient for almost every dish that Kerala own. And the coconut oil made from the dry county is also using to cook almost every dish. The toddy, which is got from the coconut tree is Kerala’s own unique alcoholic drink which is made from the sap of the flower before it blooms.
Not only the land is full of coconut fringed landscapes everywhere, this tree also has made a great impact on the lifestyle of many people here. Toddy tapping is the source of income of many people here, and you can find Toddy shops in many parts of Kerala. The course that is made from the coconut husk forms the basis of the coir industry here. The choir is also used in many interesting ways. The fiber of the coir is used to make mats, rugs, baskets, and many other fascinating handicrafts. Many tourists buy these as typical Kerala souvenirs. So do not forget to visit the major coir hub- Alleppey in Kerala with your cheap Kerala family tour packages at low price, during your trip to Kerala. The list is not needed here. The outer shell of the coconut is also used to make different handicraft products and attractive traditional pots and ornaments. The coconut leaves are used for the purpose of thatching the traditional houses and the dried ones make up a form of fuel. So as you can see, the coconut indeed is the tree of life in Kerala and makes up a big part of the culture in here.
Unique performing arts to preserve the tradition
If you want to watch the live performance of the portraying of Kerala’s culture- then the best way is to watch some vibrant performing arts, which still maintain the Kerala’s culture in its purest form. The major performing arts that belong to Kerala are the Theyyam, Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Panchavadyam, Kalaripayattu and do on. All these musical extravaganzas and performing arts reveal the unique culture and the old era of this vibrant state. IN the ancient times, these kind of art forms were only part of temples and places that are linked to religions. But now these are more become like public spaces. Try to include Kalamandalam, one of the renowned cultural center in Kerala with your itinerary of the affordable Kerala tour packages, the experience would be experienced for you. Most of these unique arts of Kerala is now packaged as cultural products and is preserved for the future generations.
The fascinating beauty of Kerala’s tuskers and elephants
Well, we call it tusker mania. When you head out to explore the cultural roots of Kerala, you would be amazed by the fact that no even a single temple festival in Kerala passes without and the array of beautifully decorated tuskers on the display for the public. Keralites are simply big fans of elegant elephants and the tuskers. And these form an important part of the culture of this land. Elephants are considered to be a symbol of royalty and prestige for the Keralites, and also a big source of good fortune. In all the major temple festivals in Kerala, the idols are carried out by only by an elephant, who are considered as the Lord Ganesha himself. One of the popular such tuskers- Guruvayur kesavan who used to carry the deity of Lord Krishna in the temple of Guruvayur has a statue erected in that area, These tusker heroes are more like legends who are kept in the memory of people even after their death. You can also find fascinating paintings that portray these tuskers in their all glory. You can include the places like Kodanad elephant training camp, and Punnathur kotta near Guruvayur with your affordable kerala holiday packages for family to watch the elephants in its natural habitats.
The unpretentious food- the remarkable simplicity
No love is sincere than the love of food. The Kerala’s own dishes are known as one of the most healthy dishes in the entire world. Like many other popular cuisines, Kerala’s cuisine also takes advantage of the different mixture of flavors, spices, seafood, and especially coconut. Even just the simplicity of all these food items will make you want to try them. The cuisine of Kerala reflect the influences of many cultures and historical, geographical, social conditioning effects. Especially those from the colonial era, when the British, Dutch, used to rule here. Kerala is one such rare place in the entire world, where you can find as many varieties as for both the vegetarian and non vegetarian cuisine in equal amount.
The vibrant celebrations and festivals
Kerala is also home some of the most vibrant and unique festivals in the entire world. And these reflect the musical, religious, historical aspects of the state. And one of the common thing you would find about these festivals is the traitor harmony and oneness among them. Which means, regardless of different religions and culture, everyone takes part in these and celebrates in harmony, The traditional practices of the land is cultivated in the same spirit by the people here, and many still hold on to the ethics and values of the culture. Each of these celebrations is not for a particular people, or community or religion, it is for the entire society.
So, as a sum up, it can be said that the culture of Kerala reflects the confidence of many communities, civilizations, and most importantly the ones of people with the mother nature. People here carve out their identity preserving this unique culture and still being open to the modern aspects and plethora of influences from the outside world.
Kerala and culture have a strong and intimate bond since ages. Many of the foreign traders got settled here because they got attracted to the vivid culture and introduced their own culture that has blend over the centuries and has now become the culture of Kerala. We have accepted everything positive with open arms and that reflects in our cultural monuments and masterpieces that remain strong through the centuries. Kerala tour packages for family scanning the ethnic Kerala culture can be an amusing journey to start with. Most of the palaces and forts have been converted into museums now and a journey through the museums, palaces and forts can be a journey that takes you through the history of Kerala’s culture and traditions. The temples, mosques and churches have also equally contributed in shaping up the unique culture we follow. If you travel through every district of Kerala, you will find enough reasons to understand why the people here are still stuck in their culture and traditions even when they are highly educated. We believe that education opens our eyes to a higher level where we realize the value of our traditions and culture and make sure that we nurture them to present to our future generations.
Kozhikode & the Malabar Regions – The land of Zamorins
Kozhikode is the right place to start about the culture of Kerala. Located in the north Malabar region, Kozhikode is the first place where the famous Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama landed in India which opened a new sea route to the rich Indian subcontinent. Kerala’s aromatic spices were the major target for the traders who came here. The city is a busy place now with many beaches, shopping arcades, and other popular tourist destinations. Kappad beach still has a memorial of the place where Vasco Da Gama landed first. Pazhassiraja Museum is another important cultural destination for the tourists seeking information on the history and culture of Kerala. The beaches and the cuisine are quite popular among tourists on Kerala tour packages for couple. There are many cultural programs conducted regularly at the Manamchira Ground which is located in the heart of the city. Further, the districts surrounding Kozhikode till Kasargode are known as the Malabar region which is dominated by the Muslim community who migrated from various places and got settled here many centuries back. Now they are the backbones of the business and economy of these regions. Their exotic and rich cuisine has always been popular among the local foodies as well as those from far-flung places from India and abroad. The Muniyaras and Edakkal Caves of Wayanad have a long story to tell the visitors. Wayanad is a popular destination for the honeymoon as it has the dense tropical forests that offer a great climate and a lot of privacy to the romantic couples. Apart from the ethnic destinations, one must visit the Chembra peak and the love lake there during their honeymoon holidays in Kerala. Malappuram, Kozhikode and the areas have a lot of spectacular mosques, ancient temples and many churches also built by the missionaries who settled here. Most of the temples are many centuries old and have their own mythical stories to tell. The Jain temples of Sulthan Battery where used by Tippu Sultan as his weaponry for a while and hence, the place got the name Sulthan’s Battery which means Sultan’s weaponry!
Kochi – The money market of Kerala
Kochi belongs to central Kerala which was ruled by the Tripunithura royal family a few centuries back. The once-rich port of Muziris belonged to Kochi and the area is now preserved under the Muziris heritage department. Later, Cochin became the biggest port in South India and many Portuguese, French, Dutch, Japanese and Chinese came here to trade for spices, coconuts, cotton, and handicrafts. Some of them fell in love with the beautiful place which was full of greenery and got settled here itself. They built the churches and synagogues for establishing their society on this land and to pray. Many tourists on Munnar honeymoon packages tend to visit Kochi as a part of their tour program since Kochi is the nearest airport to Munnar and the way from Kochi to Munnar is really beautiful. While one part of the city is busy adapting to the changing requirements of technology, communication and travel, the suburbs have a totally different story to tell. A day tour of Muziris heritage tour will be an eye-opener to many things about this part of Kerala, you have never known. The Fort Kochi & Mattancherry tour will keep you busy for a day with visits to the churches, museums and palaces and on another day you can visit the Tripunithura Hill Palace Museum and the heritage clubs of Tripunithura. This part of the city can make you feel completely in a village with the narrow roads, small shops and a lot of greenery. The royal family members are still staying in some of the heritage houses here and most of the people are artistically inclined. It is believed that at least one member of every family that belongs to Tripunithura will be an artist – in music, painting or dance!
Trivandrum – The evergreen capital city
Though Trivandrum is now more visited during the honeymoon packages for Kerala it has always been the capital of this land of coconuts. Travancore, as it was known earlier, was the capital of Kerala before Trivandrum was formed. Travancore was the collective name for the entire Kerala state for a long time till the states were formed after independence. Trivandrum has many museums and palaces to visit while you are there on your holidays. The Napier museum complex is a great place to hangout. You can visit the Raja Ravi Varma art gallery nearby and also the zoo which is a popular destination for the children. The Sri Padmanabha swami temple is believed to be at least 1000 years old and the sculptures and the architecture are simply amazing. The temple has a lot of mysterious stories attached to it including many hidden treasures and secret tunnels. The Kuthiramalika nearby the temple is a popular museum now. It used to be a palace with a lot of Horse motifs that gave it the name Horse Mansion or Kuthira Malika. Some parts of the palace are still kept private though most of the royal artefacts are showcased here. The Padmanabhapuram palace, though now located in Tamil Nadu is very much owned by the Kerala government and is another beautiful structure to see. The palace has been featured in many movies and documentaries and the architecture is completely amazing. Built in the traditional Kerala style of Nalukettu with a central open courtyard, the interiors are pretty cool even without any fans or artificial coolers. The natural stones and ingredients used for flooring and the ancient Kerala architecture that allows free passage of air through the palace along with the intricate wooden furniture, pillars and ceilings make the palace one of the most sought after places for the tourists. It depicts the true Kerala architecture and craftsmanship which is still intact even after a couple of centuries of being exposed to the elements of nature.
There are many temples, churches, mosques, and palaces in the state that showcase the true culture and traditions of Kerala. Some of them also have been altered to overcome the age and accommodate the increasing population that visits them every year. Trissur has some very old temples that strictly follow the age-old traditions and rituals. Kottayam also has many Siva temples even though the place is supposedly dominated by Christians. The true beauty of Kerala lies in the fact that even though it was a Hindu-dominated society many centuries back, it has welcomed and accommodated every other religion known that include Jainism, Buddhism, and Jews other than the Christians and Muslims who came and settled here. The very first mosque was established in Kodungalloor and it has been renovated a couple of times to accommodate the increasing number of believers. Similarly many churches and temples that were established centuries ago have also undergone renovations to withstand the elements of time and nature. When you plan your Kerala tourism honeymoon packages, do not miss the chance for a rendezvous with the cultural and ethnic destinations of Kerala which can add a lot of charm to your beautiful and romantic holidays. You can also visit the ancient temples, churches and mosques here as per your belief and refresh your souls to begin a new journey of life. Sometimes you may come to know quite interesting facts and see some amazing places in Kerala which you never knew before. Not to miss at all are the flavourful cuisine, live performances of Kathakali, Mohiniyattom, and Kalarippayattu and getting dressed in the traditional attire of Kerala which is very simple and comfortable to wear. You can also try riding an elephant and the wooden snake-boat if you are adventurous enough as the snake-boats do not come with lifeguards!
5 years seems like a long time since we have been travelling to Kerala every year in a row without fail. But every time we reach this place on exciting Kerala tour packages for couple, it looks fresh and new to me! There’s something here completely fresh every year we come. It is not about the concrete buildings that sprout every month in the cities and towns, it is more about some hidden treasure that is unearthed with every trip of ours. It might not be new to the people here, but then it’s new to us, it is new to me for sure. I am Linda and my husband Nikolas and I have been coming to Kerala every year since 2010.
Our first ever visit was a day’s stopover during one of our luxury cruise around the world and that one day’s trip to the Kochi city and the suburbs were enough to make us fall in love with this beautiful place. By the end of the day, we collected enough information to pack our bags next year to come back here from Kentucky, where we actually live. We would love to call this our place now as we have been coming back every year without fail for the last 5 years. Our children tease us often telling we are on our Kerala tourism honeymoon packages every year and we both are in our 50s now! The place is so calm and pleasant that we truly wished we had come here during our young ages and we would have tried to get settled here itself. Kerala has such a charm and rich culture that we just love and respect the people here.
The Mysterious Mountains of Munnar
Over the last 5 visits, we have been to many popular tourist destinations in Kerala and we know that there are so much more to visit even now. We usually take a 3-week tour here and once we just spent our days entirely at Ollur, enjoying the Ayurvedic wellness treatment. Once we even booked romantic Munnar honeymoon packages and the manager was stunned to see us ‘old’ couple booked on a honeymoon. He soon realized the matter and did not consider our age anymore as we are very much in love even now and enjoyed our ‘honeymoon’ days in the beautiful resort. We try to explore more of nearby places avoiding long travels unless necessary. When we were in Munnar, we had seen most of the Munnar like none of the other tourists would have! We spent 2 weeks in Munnar and have explored almost every nook and corner of the place including the forests and rivers.
Our pictures taken in Munnar prompted our 2 children in their 20’s to tag along with us once on tour packages in Kerala. They could hardly spend a week here as they wanted to make the most of their India tour and hence, went to Delhi to explore a Golden Triangle Tour there for another week. They even managed a week at the Andaman Islands and enjoyed every bit of India they saw. That’s when they realized the magical effect of Kerala’s forests and monsoons that attracted us every year here. We enjoyed trekking through Rajamala and tried our luck with some mountain climbing too while in Munnar. It was quite refreshing even for our children to spend some quality time and we were happy about the long lost days of family tours we got back in Kerala.
Alleppey’s Alluring Backwaters
It was so captivating that, our daughter who got married soon after decided on honeymoon packages for Kerala and they had a wonderful time exploring the backwaters of Alleppey and Kochi. We have not been to Alleppey but we have enjoyed Kumarakom, Kollam and Trivandrum through the backwaters. We had befriended one of the tour managers we met during our second trip to Kerala, a very enterprising young man in his 20’s who was helping out his father in the tourism business. He helped us book his friend’s houseboat on a customized trip through the backwaters and rivers for a week which was unlike any of the luxury cruises we have experienced during our 50 years in the US.
This was life to the fullest and the best enjoying the basic elements of nature which gave us the kind of happiness, serenity and relaxation none of our luxury trips have ever given! Though the boat driver was telling us that this particular boat was more booked for Kerala honeymoon packages, he was very kind to help us with seeing the places around and also served as a guide when the boat was anchored for sightseeing in the land. He even helped us with a small canoe ride that took us through the narrow channels of water in the interiors where the houseboat could not enter. That was amazing! In fact, that was the most beautiful part of Kerala we had ever seen so far. We actually saw people live on the banks of these rivers and living quite happily with the limited resources which were quite humbling.
Romantic Rendezvous at the Beaches
One of our cheap Kerala family tour packages was theme-based as we wanted to enjoy the beaches of Kerala throughout the state. During our previous visits, we had visited the Kovalam beach, Fort Kochi beach and Trivandrum beach only. We read a lot on Kerala’s locations and came across an article that explored quite a lot of beaches some of which were world famous. Since we did not want to miss them, we booked on an exclusive beach holiday and landed in Trivandrum from where we took a car to take us to the various beaches and the resorts nearby during the trip. Even though we had visited Kovalam’s beaches, they have a special charm and we spent our first night of the trip in the Leela Kovalam beach resort to enjoy the sunset and the sunrise there.
The next day we visited all the beaches nearby and went to Trivandrum. We had not visited the famous palace of Travancore which we visited on our way. It was unlike any other palace I have seen so far in my life! Apparently, this was a popular place for family tours and honeymoon packages as the place was quite crowded. Sankhumukham beach was particularly beautiful with the Mermaid statue were we took some pictures too. After spending some time at most of the beaches in Trivandrum, we went to Varkala Beach which was also called Papanasam beach! The cliffs and the warm springs from them converging into the ice-cold sea at Varkala were amazing. We visited the Allepey beach next and stayed over at the Marari beach resort. Though we had read that this was ranked among world’s top 5 beaches, we had never imagined it would be such a beautiful experience.
First stint with Ayurveda
For those from the Western countries, Kerala’s beaches may not make sense in the first place. There won’t be coast guards, beach benches, bikini-clad women or kids playing with a beach ball! But I can promise you, your mind will go all blank for a good reason. All your worries and tensions will fly away, the moment you step out in these amazing beaches. It is plain nature in its raw elements that relaxes you rather than the beach chairs and a host of other facilities at the beach. Believe me, Mararikkulam turned is where we tried out our first stint with Ayurveda and it was an awesome experience. This is something you must try out while on exclusive Kerala tour packages for family. We were so awestruck by the place and the Ayurvedic massage that we enjoyed there that we enquired more about it later in our tour and decided to indulge in 3 weeks of Ayurvedic rejuvenation on our next tour of Kerala.
We booked in advance as advised and were booked in a cottage at the center. It had no air conditioner or swimming pool! The food was plain and mostly bland. They gave you medicines from time to time which tasted extremely bitter. But all that endured, we felt at least a few years younger and stronger inside and outside after the treatment. It was a 15-days treatment and a week’s rest after that and we were back to the US where our friends and our children kept wondering what magic potion we had in Kerala! The staff seemed initially detached but we realized it had more to do with the language than the attitude. Over the years, we also understood the basic words in Malayalam and soon befriended most of the staff at the center. We even learned Yoga which was practiced there and continue it over the year and a half now since we learned it.
And miles to go…
We have planned our next trip and this time, it is going to be a longer one as we want to travel first and then undergo the rejuvenating treatment before we come back to Kentucky. This time, we have planned a trip to the North of Kerala to explore Kozhikode, Kannur and Palakkad and then visit the plantations in Thekkadi. We are thinking of investing there but need to find out if there are any legal restrictions as we are American citizens. Once we are done with the travels, we will enjoy our days of Ayurveda at Ollur where we went during our last visit. And we realize, there’s so much more we have to explore in this God’s Own Country for which we will keep coming back!!!
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“I am the life saver, ‘Water’. I am abundant in Kerala, the God’s Own Country!
But people tend to misuse and pollute me even though they are very literate and learnt people. Littering and literacy have no connection I have to presume!” – If Water ever got a chance to speak up in Kerala, this would be the reaction! Kerala is rich in water sources and marine resources. It is one of the main lifelines of the state and even for Ultimate Kerala Tour packages. For ages, water used to be the major travel route to travel through the length and breadth of Kerala. That was the time roads were not yet developed here. With the infrastructural development and technological advancements, Kerala has almost stopped utilizing its waterways for trade and transportation. But tourism has made use of many of these waterways that amuse the travellers from water-scarce locations like Chennai who come on Kerala tour packages. During the summer season, the state is flocked by tourists from all over India for family holidays. Though Kerala is a tropical state and you cannot expect anything other than a hot and humid climate here, these tourists find solace in the beaches and backwaters here during summer. It is a great way to beat the heat is what the frequent tourists exclaim! Of course, during the summer season, the hill stations of Kerala are crowded with local and outstation tourists. Those from Chennai and the neighbouring cities even come on weekend Munnar tour packages to beat the heat in summer. All said and done, water still remains the major source of life and livelihood for the people in Kerala. If only we are able to use it wisely, we will have this source sustained over generations to come.
A tour of Kerala’s serene and beautiful beaches in summer
Kerala’s long coastal line has gifted the state a long stretch of beautiful yet unique beaches along the shores of the Arabian Sea. These beaches are a rich source of marine species which we use for our daily food as well as export to other countries across the world. These beaches are a rich source of the economy by way of tourism too. Our tourism development authority has realized the worth of the beaches in the state that keep the industry shining even during the leanest time and has introduced beach tourism development programs that help improve the beaches here. Refreshment stalls and restrooms are installed and tourism information centre and security guards appointed in the main beaches in the state which attract maximum tourists. These changes have made a huge difference to the less popular beaches which are now being frequented by tourists on their Optimum tour packages in Kerala.
Some of the interesting and amusing beaches in Kerala are the Kovalam Hawa Beach, Trivandrum Sankhumugham Beach, Varkkala Papanasam Beach, Allepey Beach, Marari Beach, Vizhinjam Beach, Bekkal Beach, Kappad Beach, Beypore Beach, Chavakkad Beach, Azhikode Beach, Cherai Beach, Fort Kochi beach, Kappil Beach, Meenkunnu Beach, Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, Nattika Beach, Neendakara beach, Poovar Beach, Thaikkadappuram beach etc. Some of these are very popular destinations in popular tour packages for Kerala. While some of these beaches like Kovalam and Cherai are popular for their sunset views, some others like Marai and Bekkal have a beautiful landscape nearby. Some other beaches here have unusual peculiarities like the Papanasam beach in Varkkala which has some hot springs of water coming out of the cliffs nearby the beach. The Muzhappilangad beach is the only drive-in beach in Kerala. While the Mid to South Kerala beaches are very popular among travellers on Kerala tourism packages, the beaches in the Malabar region are not so popular. As a matter of fact, the beaches in Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasargode are extremely beautiful, much more than their Southern counterparts and some even have rare specialities. In fact, the list of good beaches in Kerala is boundless as there’s a long stretch of around 700 kilometres to cover.
Sailing through the lakes and backwaters of Kerala
You won’t believe when I say some tourists visit Kerala every year from far-fetched places just to enjoy a few days of houseboat cruise in Kerala. They find these backwaters soothing and exciting at the same time, keeping their minds far from the tensions of their jobs. No wonder the houseboat cruises are so much in demand among the honeymoon couples on invigorating tour packages in Kerala. With the increasing demand for better waterways for tourism, the state government has plans to revive some of the ancient waterways which were discontinued due to human intervention. The first step has already been taken in Chendamangalam where the Muziris heritage tours are being conducted now along with houseboat cruise. Though the waterways here were never too wide, they were used earlier for transporting goods and rice from Allepey. With some renovation, these water channels are open now to take the tourists on a heritage tour across Chendamangalam, North Paravoor and the nearby islands where some beautiful resorts are functioning. This will gain popularity slowly within a couple of tourist seasons. The more popular waterways are in Kochi, Kollam, Kannur, Poovar, Kumarakom and Allepey. While Kannur is the only Northern district on this list, the southern counterparts are very popular destinations for honeymoon packages in Kerala.
Cruising through the Venice of the East
Allepey has always been a traveller’s delight from the earlier days itself. Much before tourism was considered a way of life for the locals, people used to visit the resorts of Allepey and enjoy a ride on the majestic houseboats. In those times, the houseboats had very little facilities onboard. With an increasing demand, the locals recognized the opportunities they offered and revamped their traditional houseboats to accommodate the tourists with modern facilities like air conditioners and televisions. This has boosted the already increasing demand for houseboat cruise among the Indian and foreign tourists. Many tourists are now planning their Allepey or Kumarakom houseboat cruise along with their Excellent Munnar tour packages. What makes Allepey more desirable is that the smaller water channels are still in use for travel, trade and transportation of goods by the locals. So you can also enjoy a ride on a smaller boat or even a traditional snake-boat through these channels to get a closer look at everyday life of the blessed people here. Water will remain a way of their life as long as they live in such beautiful and blessed locales. Another speciality of the houseboat cruise is that you can either go for a 2 to 3-hour day cruise or opt for an overnight stay in the houseboats to enjoy the true essence of Kerala.
As much as the honeymoon couples enjoy the houseboat cruises in Allepey, a family can also equally enjoy Exciting tour packages in Kerala waterways. You can enjoy the lavish spread of traditional Kerala lunch and seafood served onboard during your cruise. You can also enjoy a live performance of Kathakali or Mohiniyattom along with the green pastures of Kerala. In fact, many organizations are arranging their team meetings and family get-togethers to make sure they are not disturbed by any external elements during their time together. That is another reason why houseboat cruises are desirable for private tour packages for a family in Kerala so that they can spend some quality time together far away from the pollution and commotion of the city. The paddy fields, coconut groves and villages on both sides of the backwaters and lakes offer a soothing experience to the tourists.
The gorgeous waterfalls that have made their Hollywood entry
Yes, one of the stunning waterfalls in Kerala which is a popular part of honeymoon and Kerala tour packages for family in reasonable prices has already made its appearance in an Oscar-winning Hollywood movie. I am talking about the Athirappilly waterfalls which appeared in the celebrated movie Life of Pi. This place is so gorgeous that many Bollywood movies and song are shot here exclusively for the natural surroundings it offers. Along the forests and mountains of Kerala, there are many unexploited and unadulterated waterfalls that attract many locals during the summer holidays. You can also visit some of the three-stepped to seven-stepped waterfalls in Kerala that are completely natural to cool your body and mind. Some of these are used to generate electricity in the Hydro-Electric projects. That is another way Mother Nature has blessed the small state with water.
“Water sustains us before we are born,
Water sustains us during our lives,
For those who believe strongly in the rituals,
Water sustains their souls even after they die!”
Kerala , is known for its unique geographical diversity. It is also known as God’s Own Country . Kerala is also known as land of coconuts. The green and fertile land looks make us feel like a tropical heaven. Kerala is Known for its beaches, backwaters, hills, variety of vegetation , culture and festivals. Kerala got its name from its first ruler Keralian Thamboran. But it is also said that it is formed from “kera” which means coconut tree which is widely found in Kerala. Out of various states in India, Kerala is the most progressive as well as literate and highly educated state. The climate of Kerala is very good all over the year because of its unique geographical location which make Kerala one of the best tour location in India. National Geographic Travel named Kerala as one among ten paradise of the World. Kerala Tourism Packages brings amazing and wonderful experience to you. Kerala tour not only provide greenery looks it also bring forward the hidden wonders. The Best Kerala Tour Packages for family to hill station provide you best photographs you have ever taken. Munnar Tour Package provides excellent greenery view from tea plantation and mist that comes along the mountain , which provide amazing photography. Kerala Tour Packages provide opportunity to meet local keralite people and explore the culture. You will get the opportunity to taste the homemade food and take along with you the traditional recipes. Kerala Family Tour Packages allow you to travel through greenery as well as water bodies of Kerala.
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