There are not only many things to see but also many things to do in Kerala. With abundance of natural beauty, cultural diversity and architectural treasure, Kerala is a country to be explored through a number of things to do. We have listed the five best experiences of Kerala and explained why you should not miss them no matter which Kerala holiday packages you choose.
Staying in Houseboats
Houseboating in Alleppey is one of the best things to do in Kerala. Do spend quality time in a serene houseboat on scenic backwaters of Alleppey and drink to the beauty of nature while lying in peace. The houseboat will be gliding through the tranquil backwaters with lush greenery on both sides, giving you ample space to be lost in a different world. There are different houseboats with varying space for honeymooners and family tourists. We have exclusive Kerala houseboat packages including food and accommodation for all. Advance booking is recommended in high-traffic tourism seasons.
Watching Snake Boat Races
Watching snake boat races in Alappuzha is the most exciting thing to do in Kerala. Unique to the culture of Kerala, most of the snake boat races are held from July to September during the Onam Festival, Kerala’s harvest festival. The adrenalin-pushing excitement of participants in snake boat races raising waves on backwaters of Alappuzha and Alleppy is not seen in any other part of India. If you choose to visit Kerala during monsoon season from July to September, we will customize our Kerala tour packages for you so that you can have the best experience of snake boat racing in Kerala.
Staying in Tree Houses
Kerala offers the best places to stay in tree houses. Staying in a tree house amidst soothing greenery is the best part of holidaying in Kerala. It is also one of the ways to live green and travel green. Staying close to nature is what you can do to feel the joy and beauty of nature to your heart’s content. Wayanad, Munnar, Athirapally and Thekkady are some of the best places in Kerala to stay in tree houses away from the hustle & bustle of city life. We have the best Kerala tour packages for tree house stay.
Bird Watching and Photography
Bird watching and photography is one of the most popular things to do in Kerala. There are a few tourist-friendly bird sanctuaries in Kerala where migratory birds like heron, Siberian crane, waterfoul and others fly to. If you are a wildlife photographer or photography is your passion, Kerala’s bird sanctuaries are no doubt worth visiting. November to February is the best time for bird watching and photography in Kerala.
Watching Theyyam Festival
Don’t miss watching Theyyam in Kerala. Staged in village shrines and temples of Kerala, Theyyam is a spectacular dance festival in devotion to Goddess Kali. Unique to the folk culture heritage of Kerala, Theyyam is an 800-year old dance ritual characterized by dance, drama, music and mime. With heavy makeup, ostentatious masks and flamboyant costumes, Theyyam performers enact scenes from the stories of divine heroes and celestial spirits. Kerala’s Theyyam Festival is mainly celebrated from December to April. If you wish to see this musical dance extravaganza, we will include it into a Kerala tour package for you.