The country of God's own is full of picturesque and amazing views. But besides these, there's a lot to do when you reach Kerala's beautiful green countryside. A combination of gastronomic tastes, the gorgeous beaches, the serene waters, and the massage are not all that Kerala has to offer. There is much more to offer in this town.
1. The Neelakurinji Bloom Munnar Watch
The national park of Eravikulam, which flourishes once in 12 years and this unique view is a fascinating experience, is one of the tourist attractions in Kerala. See also Nigiri Thar, a mountain goat in danger while walking to the top of the hill. The adult tickets to Rs 55 are closed and in February and March, the park is closed. Explore Eravikulam National Park is the perfect choice for you if you wonder what it is to do in Kerala, besides walking through the tea estates and trying their flavors, in a cup. Plan a December visit to Kerala and have a nice time here!
2. Triple Tea Flavors Munnar
A marvelous place to visit during your stay in Kerala. In Munnar, three hours from Kochi, load some locally cultivated tea. To see tea processing and sample different teas, visit the Kannan Devan Plantation museum, which is one of the must-do in Kerala. The Kolukkumalai Tea Estate and a 100-year old factory can also be hired by Suryanelli jeeps (25 km from Munnar). The rate of jeep varies between Rs 1200-2000. While here, you can try different styles and tastes of tea and bring your favorite tea from the very shop of the museum home.
3. Alleppey – A Houseboat Stay
Alleppey tops in the Kerala tourist list. And don't miss a houseboat sailing experience that turns out to be one of the best activities in Kerala while you're here. In Kerala Houseboat are plenty to do, like look into the luxuriant green countryside and serve a newly cooked meal as you pass through the calm backwaters. The boat is perfect for the whole family, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Prices are different from 6500-11500 Rs and to get a less costly offer it is best to call and book it in advance.
4. Alleppey – Drives on Shikara
Alleppey provides spectacular views of the waters about 4 hours from Thiruvananthapuram. You can also see several birds other than gazing at village life and cocoon trees. Double-deck boats are available to travel for 3-4 hours, with a houseboat costing Rs 600 per hour. One must be in Kerala at no cost.
5. Watch the Snake Boat Race in Alleppey
Watching colorful Snake Boat races at Alleppey in Kerala is one of the most wonderful things to do. In most cases snake boat races take place during the Onam Festival from July to September, and watching this fascinating celebration is one of the best plays in Kerala. You can also hire a boat from nearby to watch the race and cheer for your favorite team, all running one by one. Alleppey is the nearest station from Ernakulam.
6. Take a Spice Tour Thekkady
Take a tour of Munnar, Thekkady, or Wayanad's spice plantations or gardens. Try some authentic black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, and exotic vanilla on a nature walk in the farms. It is one of Kerala's leading events. Most of the hotels provide such tours in their packages, but you can also visit the Spice Garden of Abraham in Thekkady for yourself. Spices can also be bought from the workshop in the spice garden itself at subsidized rates.
7. Sanctuary of Periyar Wildlife Taking A Jeep
Thekkady should be on the top list of places in Kerala for one of the most interesting activities in Kerala and its forests. Thekkady is considered to have a rich woodland, birds, mammals, and aquatic life, about 190 km from Kochi. The trip through the Periyar jungle overlooks the magnificent city of Idukki, Mullaperiyar dam, the luscious green vegetable farm, the vast vineyards, and the endangered macaque with lion's tail. In a tent or a treehouse, this is also one of the best things to do in Kerala, combined with an overnight camp.
8. Wayanad – Remain in A Home
We have to stay in a Tree House next to our list of things to do in Kerala. Near to nature and enjoy staying at a Wayanad, Munnar, Athirapally, or Thekkady treehouse. Trekking, hiking, nature, and mountain biking can also be enjoyed. The tree housing tariff begins with Rs 10000. Don't miss this sweet chance to live your long-lasting dream of a treehouse!
9. Elephants of Kodanad – Bath
Do you think you should bathe an elephant? One of Kerala's biggest tourist attractions is the Kodanad Elephant sanctuary. 42 km from Kochi to visit there for some fun events such as an elephant bath, an elephant safari, and elephant feeding. The rates differ according to time and activity from Rs 350-1500/person. It will be one of the pleasant things to see in Kerala watching nice baby elephants play and sprinkle each other with water!
10. Enjoy Village Life, Integrated Village of Kumbalangi
Have a truly rural experience in the integrated tourist village of Kumbalangi. In Kerala, there are several activities including exploring local paddy farming, canoeing in mangrove forests, fishing, crab cultivation. In the village, there are a lot of homestays that visitors can book. Ernakulam Train Station is 14 km from the village. So, by renting a car or bus it is very easy for you to get there.