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Once in a lifetime visiting Kerala is on everybody’s bucket list. From weather to tradition, art forms to spices, adventurous sports to peaceful Yoga-Meditation, from food to drinks Kerala is a complete package for holidays. You can plan with either family or friends, in January or December, after the monsoon or before summers; Kerala will never disappoint you. Though, every planned trip to Kerala would be insufficient in comparison to the number of things to do it has. Here, we have tried summing up the best 31 things to do in Kerala for your ease in deciding what to do and what definitely to do.

#1 Fix a ‘Talk over Walk’ In Tea Gardens of Munnar

The lush green and picturesque tea gardens of Munnar hold the first position among things to do in Kerala. The reason behind is the beautiful surroundings it has. Having a romantic walk here with family and friends is recommended. The pictures clicked here would be memorable and colorful. Please note, clicking photographs is ban in some tea gardens. Hence it is better to ask before clicking.
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#2 Relax On The Silent Beaches Of Cherai And Marari

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These beaches are known for the peace they hold. Only the waves make noise here. These beaches are clean and therefore mostly chosen by honeymoon couples to seat for some time in solitude. A book, something to eat and drink and you are good to go.

Cherai-Beach-kerala#3 Spend Romantic Hours On The Hills Of Munnar

Munnar is a hill-station therefore mostly has a pleasant climate throughout the year. If you are planning for the honeymoon or celebrating togetherness, then there could be the better place than Munnar. Spending 2-3 days there would be the pleasurable experience.
Tea Gardens of Munnar

#4 Bid a Goodbye to Sun at Kovalam Beach

The Kovalam beach is known among the best place for sunset view in India. The in and out of waves, the cool breeze around and tranquility forms a perfect combination to enjoy here.

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#5 Unforgettable Cochin Carnival Awaits You Every Year

If you are a shopping enthusiast then attend the shopping fiesta Cochin Carnival. Celebrated annually in December this carnival’s highlights are the massive march on the New Year’s Day.

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#6 Visit Bekal Fort to Capture Its Immense Beauty

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The enormous Bekal Fort, Kasargod is amongst the most significant forts in Kerala and has been utterly upheld. It held up its head to 130 ft. above sea level and is positioned on a peninsula straddling 35km. Visiting anytime in from March to August is suggested.

Bekal Fort Kerala

#7 Fort Kochi Will Steal Your Heart

Fort Kochi is an old building in Ernakulam. It still holds remnants of its earlier splendor. A tour of Fort Kochi will remind you of the gentle pot of art, music, and literature our country once had.

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#8 Capture the Beauty of Backwaters in a Houseboat

There is no other way better than a stay of 2-3 nights in a houseboat to explore the backwaters of Kerala. The voyage experience would turn out to be a refresher for mind, body, and soul. Merely seat and relax on the deck of the houseboat, all your needs would be taken care of.

Backwaters in a Houseboat kerala

#9 Stay In A Tree House

Known by the name of ‘Erumadam’ the tree houses in Kerala is a must experience thing. Tree houses are constructed of giant robust trees supervising the forests. You can stay in the hotel anywhere else in the world but when you are in Kerala, residing in a tree house is advisable.

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#10 Witness the Snake BoatRace

The yearly snake boat race in Kerala is an exclusive sporting show owing to its scale and fame. The snake boat races are organized after monsoon in various cities of Kerala. The famous among all is Nehru Trophy Boat Race. It is mesmerizing to watch the decorated boats and powerful boatmen pulling the boats fast to win the race.

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#11 Soothe Yourself With Genuine Ayurvedic Massage

Yes, of course, take the good and soothing body massage when in Kerala. The oils, creams, laps that are used for massage are of the purest quality here. The massagers take their job seriously and giving you a soulful of satisfaction.

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#12 Enjoy Watching The Local Art Forms

From Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Chakyar Koothu, Theyyam, Ottamthullal, Nangiar Koothu to Panchavadyam, you will experience Kerala’s tradition at its best. These local art forms describe much about the customs, art, literature, and values of Kerala.

Kathakali-dance form of Kerala

#13 You Will Love the Amazing Tolpava Koothu- Puppet Show

It is an old weird formalized art form devoted to Bhagavati. Tolpava Koothu is executed from January to May at the mainly made theatre. This exceptional shadow puppet theatre is worth watching.

#14 Watching A Kalaripayattu Show To Earn The Energy

Kalaripayattu is the hoariest popular martial art form. It is part of the openness, legacy, and principles of India. The awareness of this art has handed through many age band, from its commencement to the nowadays.

Kalaripayattu show kerala

#15 Learn How To Put Pookalam

Variations of flowers in different colors are incorporated to create attractive Pookalam designs. It is a variant of Rangoli. If you happen to travel to Kerala during Onam, you can observe beautiful Pookalam outside every native home for consecutive ten days.

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#16 Get A Kathakali Mask To Decorate Your Home

The world famous Kathakali Mask is considered among the best memories of Kerala trip. Buy the attractive Kathakali mask as wall-hanging for adding the lushness of the Indian art, music, and literature to your home.

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#17 Taste the Original Payasam

It is a beautiful sweet course that has many names in India. It is relished in entire Kerala by every age group. It is healthy and delicious as it takes in ingredients like milk, cashews, sugar, almonds, cardamom powder, saffron, etc.

#18 Tasting the Local Food Stuff on Road Side Stalls

No matter from whichever part of India you belong to, the excitement of tasting the roadside food stalls remains the same. When in Kerala you must eat at some of those roadside stalls to have a taste of various banana recipes and other.

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#19 Buy The Original And Pure Spices At Affordable Rates

No matter you cook personally or professionally, the spices like cloves, black pepper, cardamom, nutmeg, etc. are found freshest here. These spices can add a zing to your food.
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#20 Roam in The Paddy Fields

No wonder if you come across many paddy fields while your road travels in Kerala. Don’t miss the chance to wander in them. You can click pictures and make memories in these paddy fields.

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#21 Understand The Tea Making Process Form Its Origination

Kerala is also famous for tea plantations. There are many tea estates in Kerala that take you for a long walk explaining the entire tea making process from plucking to finalizing. It would be a learning and pleasing experience altogether.

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#22 Shopping In The Local Markets

Shopping is a must when in Kerala. The interesting artifacts and show pieces that Kerala’s local artisans make are matchless among entire India. You also shop for Sarees, Dhoti-Kurtas, spices, and several other decorative items.

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#23 Take Out Sometime For Yoga At Ashrams

Among all the Indian states, Kerala has the peaceful environment, the pure breeze flowing around, and coolness in the atmosphere thus making it an excellent place for practicing Yoga. Many Ashrams run paid and free Yoga courses.

#24 Click Pictures With Nilgiri Tahr

Nilgiri Tahrs are thickset goats with small, rough fur and stubbly curls. They are easily found in Kerala; mostly on hill stations. Silent by nature, you can click pictures with them and save for future generations as they are endangered to extinct.

Nilgiri Tahr kerala

#25 Wake up Adventurist in you Go On a Trek

With various hills and valleys, Kerala is also known to be a heaven for adventurists. You can plan a trekking trip with your friends here. The companies that run a business in this field too give a guide to explore the treks at their best.

Go On a Trek Kerala hill

#26 Lay in the Sand on The Beaches

Mostly all the beaches in Kerala are clean and comfortable for taking a sun-bath. Doing nothing and just laying on the sand under the bright sun would surely add to your Vitamin-D intake.

Mandrem Beach

#27 Learn The Art Of Making Coir

Keralites are known for Coconut from inside out. They use the outer surface of coconut for making coir and thus using this coir for beautiful mats, wall-hangings, and other things. The process of making coir is usually executed outside the shops or in verandahs so that you can see.

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#28 Observe Unity In Diversity For Various Religions

Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity are three main religions found here. The state people celebrate all the festivals with equal enthusiasm and zeal. The cultural practices taking place make Kerala the best place to stay thus.

#29 Enjoy Water Sports At Various Beaches

Many beaches in Kerala offer water sports like parasailing, scuba diving, surfing and snorkeling under trained coaches and safety measures. For those who cannot afford to fly abroad for water sports can try them here.

#30 Crossing The Coconut Trunk Bridges

One among the exciting things to do is passing the coconut trunk bridge. You must have crossed various bridges at many places build of cement and wood. These coconut trunk bridges at multiple locations in Kerala are entirely different.

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#31 Try Your Hands At Fishing On Chinese Fishing Nets

These fishing nets are motionless land fittings for fishing. For people in Kerala, it is the way through which they earn their livelihood. Thus, you can experience the fishing adventure as well.

fishing in kerala

Through abovementioned 31 things, the writer has tried to sum up the Kerala trip. Though, you may miss many of them if your Kerala tour package is not made wisely. Thus, to avoid losing them chose your Kerala Tour Operator intelligently.