5 Must-Have Experiences In Kerala

Kerala offers richer experiences than just the azure blue backwaters. Here are some lesser known places and things to see in "God's Own Country"
God's Own Country
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Kerala is a breathtaking destination in India, with its stunning beaches, majestic mountain ranges, and lush green landscape. It's a magical land that caters to nature enthusiasts, families, honeymooners, and adventure seekers. Once you step foot into this "God's own country," you'll realize that it's not just a place, but an experience of a lifetime. In addition to the usual tourist attractions, here's a list of 5 unique and authentic activities to do and places to visit in Kerala.

Lose Yourself To The Peaceful Palakkad District
Escape the chaotic crowds and overused tourist destinations by venturing to Palakkad district, nestled in the picturesque Nilgiri hills. Here, you can bask in the tranquility of nature's beauty and indulge in moments of peace. This hidden gem is not likely to be included in typical Kerala tour packages.

Check Out The Valiyaparamba Backwaters

Valiyaparamba is a hidden gem in North Kerala
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Located in Kasargod, the northernmost district of Kerala, Valiyaparamba is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. Surrounded by breathtaking greenery, this backwater is one of the least explored in the region. While Kerala is renowned for its houseboat stays, Valiyaparamba offers a unique and unforgettable experience. Take a ferry ride or visit the Bekal fort while you're here. For those seeking adventure, join the mangrove trail of Malabar, which includes hiking, bird watching, and boating. With numerous Kerala holiday packages available, now is the perfect time to book your trip.

Onam Festivities At The Vembanad Lake

The Vembanad Lake in Kumarakom is an ideal spot for boating, fishing and sightseeing. It is the best place to celebrate Onam in its most traditional form. You get to witness the snake boat races with 100 men rowing the boat silently sailing through the backwaters. The Kumarakom bird sanctuary is another tourist attraction around this place.

Head To The Banasura Sagar Dam

Banasura Sagar Dam
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It's bound to fascinate people visiting Kerala for the first time, that the second largest earthern dam in Asia is located here. One of the most notable features of this place is the stunning view of small islands surrounded by thick hill ranges that truly take your breath away.

Visit The Athirapally Falls
If you're in Kerala, don't miss out on visiting the Athirapally Falls. These magnificent falls are located in the Sholayar region of Kerala, surrounded by the Athirapally forest. The view is truly breathtaking, and if you're lucky enough to find the right spot and trail, you can have the pure beauty of nature all to yourself.

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