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Things To Do in Kerala Guide to Kerala Beaches Tourist Attractions

Things To Do in Kerala Guide to Kerala Beaches Tourist Attractions

To guide you to Kerala’s best things to do, we have constructed a top 10 list to make planning your Kerala holiday simple and enjoyable.

Things to do in Kerala


1. Ride an Elephant
Trip out to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and get an experience of a lifetime riding one of the world’s most spectacular animals. The Periyar Game Reserve also provides hour long rides and trek through the forested reserve.

2. Relax and Rejuvenate with Ayurveda
The name Ayurveda comes from the word Sanskrit which translates to ‘knowledge for prolonging life’. This practice is very popular and thought to reach back over five thousand years. There are hundreds of Ayurveda outlets, many within health resorts as it is a growing trend amongst tourists.

3. Waterfall Hunt
Athirapilly found in the Thrissur district, Thusharagiri in the Kozhikode district and Kanthampara in the Wayanad district are three of the great Kerala waterfalls, all best seen after the monsoon rains.

4. Beaches
Kerala beaches are what make Kerala the buzzing tourist destination it is. There are over twenty beaches stretching along Kerela’s long coastline, many of which are picturesque and provide a beautiful base for sunbathing and swimming.

5. Watersports
The beaches offer many water sports from rafting, sailing, snorkelling, surfing, and even wind surfing. If you are staying in a hotel or resort, check that they don’t offer these activities. Otherwise stroll down to the beaches where you are likely to find someone who does.

6. House boating the Backwaters
Relax on the deck of a house boat while cruising down the famous Kerala backwaters. House boating is a truly unique experience for visitors to get a glimpse of the beautiful scenery of Kerala.

7. Kerala Festivities
Get amongst the celebrations of the Kerala festivals, usually between November and May. There are several festivals, many of which are accompanied by fantastic fireworks displays. The Thrissur Pooram festival is known to have one of the best displays in the state, so make sure you plan it into your stay.

8. Experience the Snakeboat Race
In August and September, hundreds of boaties flock to the snakeboat races in Kerala where they race to the finish line to the sound of boat songs. The event is growing in popularity and a wonderful spectacle for visitors.

9. Try on a Traditional Keralan Sari
This off white, golden edged sari is one of complete elegance. It is traditionally woven on a handloom and is a beautiful piece of cloth.

10. Visit the Local Markets
With numerous stalls, the energy at the market is high with salesmen luring you in with their best deals.