Things To Do In Kerala

Kerala, the slender coastal strip is South India’s most serene state. Historically known as Keralam, the state’s coastline extends for 595 kilometers. From tranquil beaches to spellbinding backwaters to lofty mountain ranges to comforting ayurvedic massages to powerful art forms, the state has so much to offer!

Here’s a quick look at what to do at God’s own country!

Keep Calm And Drink Coconut Water

Low on calories and extremely refreshing, coconut water is your best travel buddy in the tropical weather. I loved Kings Coconut the most! We used to start and end our day with this drink (with atleast 3-4 stops during the day)! 🙂

Have Fish And Rice

This combo is heaven! And the best part is that the place offers variety of fishes cooked in a unique manner. From Karimeen (Karimeen refers to the pearl spot fish which is marinated and wrapped and steamed in a banana leaf) to Kerala Fish Fry to Meen Murringakka (drumstick) Curry to Meen Moilee, the strong aroma will simply direct you to the nearby restaurant.

Indulge In Other South Indian Delicacies

Apart from Fish & Rice, dishes like Idly, Dosa, Appam, Idiappam will definitely tickle your taste buds! They are usually served with coconut chutney, sambhar and/or egg/chicken/beef curry. (Yep, you read that right! Beef is not banned in the state.)

Watch Kathakali and Kalari

These powerful art shows will send you in a state of trance. We watched these shows at Thekkady and it was purely magical.

Chill In A Boathouse

Cruising in a boathouse on the backwaters of Kerala is the most remarkable and unique experience. I would recommend Allepey and Kumarakom for experiencing a boathouse stay. You can check out Citrus Resort in Allepey and Paradise Resort in Kumarakom.

Visit The Scenic Tea Estates In Munnar

South India’s largest Tea growing region, Munnar is indeed magnificent. The majority of the plantations are operated by corporate giant Tata. You can visit the Tea plantation site here to understand how Tea is made/processed. Also, the landscape is a thousand shades of green which is simply perfect for Insta-worthy pics!

Take A Safari Ride

Explore the thick forests, secret routes, waterfalls and echo points with a safari ride! We took one on our way to Munnar from Kochi and loved it!

Pamper Yourself With Ayurvedic Spa

The state practices this system of medicine with absolute dedication and the spa centers here offer authentic services. We took normal head, shoulder and feet massage at Lotus8 A’part Hotel in Kochi and it was superb. A quick visit to one of the spice gardens here and you will understand that almost all lifestyle disorders can be cured naturally.



About Trippy Travelette

A digital marketeer by profession, I was bitten by the travel bug when I was 18 years old. My Mother had gifted me an envelope that had to and fro rail tickets to Gujarat. I had studied in a boarding school in Gujarat and was more than happy thinking about the reunion with my girlfriends who were still there in Ahmedabad and Anand. I was travelling alone but being backed up both morally and financially by my mother, I was a bit relaxed. That trip was where I first experienced the urge to say, ‘I was here, I saw this and it mattered to me.” There was no looking back post this! I was falling in love with the idea of picking up the bag and leaving for the unknown! The travel experiences started becoming a reminder of human insignificance and frailty. Today, I am most particularly in love with Himachal Pradesh. The landscape, the culture and the people here have become a special part of my life. And you will see most of my travel experiences talk about the same. A complete tea addict, nothing gives me more joy than a 'pahadi chai' with some butter toast! Looking forward to exploring and exchanging awe inspiring stories. Happy Travelling!

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