01 Sep Must Do Things in Kerala!
Kerala is a tropical state on India’s Malabar Coast and one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. Kerala, like Bali and Tahiti, is an indulgent place to relax because of its distinct culture and extremely picturesque atmosphere, which contrasts with the fast-paced modern world. If you get tired of your beachside slumber, there’s no lack of things to do. Attend a traditional Kathakali dance show, take a houseboat ride through the backwaters, or spend an afternoon tea sampling.
Traditional Village Tour-
Small villages dot Kerala’s popular backwaters, which are full of vibrant local people and customs. Visiting them is like visiting a time machine. Learn about a local family’s life storey when sharing a meal with them. Kumbalanghi Village Tours organises community tours to Kumbalanghi, a village on the outskirts of Kochi surrounded by paddy fields. You can visit India’s first model fishery and tourism village and interact with locals who depend on agriculture and fishing for a living.
Backwaters on a Houseboat-
The Kerala backwaters are a must-see attraction for anyone visiting Kerala. A houseboat cruise feels like a trip to another country because of the lush palm-fringed scenery, abundant wildlife, and houses and villages that line the backwaters. It is, without a doubt, a relaxing activity that can be part of a memorable romantic getaway. To fully immerse you in the community that surrounds these inland lagoons, lakes, and waterways, book a hotel or homestay along the road.
Kerala is known for its delectable cuisine, which includes regional specialties such as seafood and coconuts. Sure, simply eating this Indian cuisine is delectable, but learning how to prepare it is satisfying and provides you with a skill you can use at home. Enroll in a cooking class or book a two- or three-day residency programme that includes cooking classes and Ayurvedic treatments to schedule your trip around it. You can also dress down for a more personal experience and learn to cook alongside a local family.
Snake Boat Race-
Kerala comes alive with vibrant snake boat races every year during the monsoon season. A hundred-and-forty-foot-long canoe-like boats each carry 110 rowers and race along the inland waterways. Each village has its own snake boat, which varies in size and design. The construction of the vessels, as well as the celebratory case, is both unique aspects of a culture that combines community and water. Snake boat races are now comparable to an Olympic sport, complete with leagues and tournaments.
Ayurveda, an over 5,000-year-old Indian healing tradition, blends yoga and healthy eating with lifestyle activities. Kerala has a lot of Ayurvedic spas and resorts because of its mild climate and abundance of medicinal plants. A trip to an Ayurvedic healing centre will include a week-long stay and detox (known as panchakarma), during which the liver is cleansed and the body is rejuvenated. Alternatively, you can book any of their available treatments, such as an oil massage or a Shirodhara, a soothing procedure that includes the application of warm oil to the forehead. Insomnia, tinnitus, neurological conditions, and psoriasis are also treated with it.