The Beach Destinations of Kerala, an Escaper’s Paradise with Pristine Beauty

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When it comes to enjoying a trip exploring the best travel destination to the south at cheaper rates it is always the best to look into the nature-friendly travel destinations. One of the main reasons for this is the availability of cheaper tour packages to the best nature destinations to the south as in at Kerala. Located to the southernmost tip Kerala is one of the most fascinating and charming travel destinations in India that is filled with the beauty and the richness of nature and greenery. It is mainly due to the popularity of the state as a fascinating destination filled with beaches that attracted me the most and thus planned my holiday trip to Kerala with Dream Holidays, a travel operator functioning in the land. The travel packages that they offered were both cheap and well planned or organised but as the travel package that I choose don’t include the travel expenses or the flight ticket from my home town to Kerala, I was all on my own while flying to the Kochi international airport. After a bit tiring long flight, I met the travel representative at the airport who briefed me with my travel plans and the destinations to explore for the day. It was just an escape trip to explore the beach and to enjoy the silence in the area so that I could get some alone time with myself. Plus exploring the beach destinations in Kerala at cheaper rates was an actual fun for nature lovers and solo travelers like me. After reaching the airport and meeting the travel representatives, my first preference was to check-in at the hotel, refresh and then take rest so after reaching the airport I checked- in at the hotel and took a small nap and woke up at 4 at the evening. As my first day organised was just meant for refreshing and relaxing I didn’t have much of a plan for the day but by evening I moved out of the hotel to take a walk around the place. I went walking through the marine drive just visited the Mangalavanam bird sanctuary enjoyed the view at the place and the magnificent sunset at the drive. One thing that I actually noticed while exploring the place was that most of the destinations in the area don’t even charge an entry fee or the entry charge is very cheap and affordable. It is mainly due to this reason that most nature-friendly travel packages organised to Kerala at affordable and cheap. The next day I started with my tour of the place and listed below are some of the best beach destinations in the land that I explored at cheap and affordable rates.

Cherai Beach, Kochi

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Located a bit too far from the Ernakulam town, which is the place where I stayed the day before, the Cherai beach is one fascinating beach detonation in Kerala. As the placed is least explored by the travelers and tourist the travel rates to the place was cheap and in addition, the accommodation that the place offers are also at pocket-friendly and affordable rates. Located close to the Vypin side this beautiful beach destination on short could be referred to as the swimmer’s paradise. The beach is one of the best spots for travelers and water lovers like me who are in search of a swimming detonation with the backdrop of coconut groves. The Cherai beach, in addition, is also known to offer the best views of the well known Chinese Fishing Nets or Cheena Vala as said by the locals. The place holds in a number of shacks that offers you with the best cuisine that fills you with the best taste and flavors of the land.

This fascinating beach destination also holds in a number of other attractions like the hells found in the area and the availability of dolphins in the waters of the beach. The Cherai beach is a blend of both backwaters and the sea water making it one unique destination to the south. Accommodation around the area is one easy thing as the place houses in a number of best resorts offering accommodation at cheap and affordable rates.

Getting there:

Nearest railway station: Ernakulam Junction railway stations is the nearest and is about one km from the main boat jetty

Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport which is about 20 km

Chavakkad, Beach

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Thrissur, mostly referred to as the educational hub is not just the land of educational institutions but is also a place that holds in the best beaches in Kerala. The Chavakkad beach located at the Thrissur district is one of the well-known beach destinations in the place that is known for the Azhimugam, the confluence of both river and sea.  Most of the travelers including me visited the place just to witness these fascinating phenomena of nature. This fascinating beach is one of the clean beaches in Kerala and this is the best spot where the travelers could swim and relax. Even after being a well-explored travel spot the tour price and the rate are cheap and affordable to the place. Apart from the Arumugam, this beach destination holds in a number of other attractions that the travelers could explore at cheap and affordable rates. The lighthouse, the Ramachapadam, which is very vast farmland of the Ayurvedic herb named Ramacham, the fish market are all some of the best destinations and attractions at the Chavakkad, beach which makes it one of the best tourist spots in Thrissur.

Getting there:

Nearest railway station: Guruvayoor railway station is the closes and is about 5 km. The Thrissur railway station can also be an option that is at a distance of about 29 km

Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport at about 79 km

Kappil Beach, Kasargod

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One of the best parts of the beach trip to Kerala is that you get to feel your own heart beating as the place coffers with such serenity and beauty of nature. Kappil Beach located at Kasargod is on charming beach destination in Kerala that I suggest all the beach lovers should visit. Being a destination that is known for its seclusion, the spot is one best destination where the travelers who are in search of peacefulness could trip to. Filled with pristine sands and coconut plantation this drive-in beach is one best where the travelers could have some alone in nature. In addition, Kappil Beach is one of the cleanest beaches in Kerala and a perfect spot for travelers like me who seek solitude. The beach holds in a number of hops and resorts nearby that offers the best cheapest accommodation, thus making the place as one of the cheapest drive-in beach destinations in Kerala.

Getting there:

Nearest railway station: Kasargod railway station located about 14 km

Nearest airport: Mangalore airport which is about 50 km from Kasargod town; Calicut International Airport which is at about 200 km from Kasargod town

Kollam Beach

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Kollam is mostly seen as an offbeat travel destination or a stopover destination in most of the backwater and beach tours organised to Kerala. The Kollam beach is one of the most explored travel destinations in the land but being an off-beat spot the travel rates and the accommodation charges at the place is very less and cheap. This beach designation offers the travelers with an array of beach activities that attract the attention of a number of travelers from around the world annually. This fascinatingly beautiful beach destination offers the travelers with the most enchanting view of the Arabian Sea. Apart from the beaches, the place holds in a number of other attractions which includes the collection of Chinese fishing nets, Chinese water pots, sampan-like boats and even more. A joy ride exploring the waters would be one thing that the travelers would love in the place.

Getting there:

Nearest railway station: Kollam Junction Railway Station which is about 4 km

Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport which is about 68 km

Chowara & Azhimalathara Beach

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A very beautifully charming and pristine beach in Thiruvananthapuram, the Chowara & Azhimalathara Beach is well known among the travellers for its isolated location and the availability of fishing spots that attract the attention of the travelers on a regular basis. The Chowara Ayyappa Temple that is located close by is one of the best attractions of the place and offers the travelers with the best and most fascinating view of the Chowara beach form the hilltop. The Azhimalathara Beach is located close to the Chowara beach and is said that the sea water recedes from the coast during the Monsoon.

Getting there:

Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway which is about 20 km.

Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport which is about 24 km.

 The tour package price to almost all of the beach destinations in Kerala is cheap as compared to the travel rates to the hill stations of the land. Offering the travellers with the best of attractions and solitude, most of the best beach destinations in Kerala could be taken as the escape spots for the travellers from around the world that they could explore at cheaper rates.

Ultimate Travel Guide: Explore the Fascinating Destinations in Kerala at Pocket-Friendly Rates

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To south Kerala is one of the well explored and most sought after travel destination which is one main reason for the place to be the costliest travel destination to the south. Filled with the true beauty of nature, the place is well explored by travelers from different parts of the world. But according to the latest statistic reports the rate at which the travelers visiting the state have declined to a greater extent and the main reason for the same is listed as the increasing travel rates. To solve this issue the travel and tourism department with travel operators like Dream Holiday have organized a number of tour packages to Kerala at cheaper rates. Bu then if it is to plan a cost-effective and pocket-friendly trip exploring the nature and the best travel destinations of Kerala, there are a number of other tips that the travelers could make use of. Listed below are some of the main tips by which the travelers could enjoy and explore the beauty of the travel destinations in Kerala at cheaper rates.

Choose the Best Offbeat Travel Destination

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It is mostly the choice of travel destination that brings a change in the travel price when planning a trip to Kerala. The state is the most sought-after travel destination to the south holds within a number of best travel destinations with fascinating natural beauty and charm. Most of the travel destinations in Kerala are classified into two like the off-beat travel destinations and the most explored travel spots. The travel rates to the off-beat travel destinations in Kerala are mostly cheap and pocket-friendly whereas the travel rates or the travel package rates to the best rates travel spots in Kerala like Munnar, Alleppey and more would be very high. Some of the best off-beat travel destinations in Kerala that the travelers could explore at cheap and pocket-friendly rates include Kollam, Kottayam, Thrissur, Trivandrum and more. Like all the other best travel destinations in Kerala, the off-beat travel spots in the land offers and holds within the best beauty of nature and wild.

Choose the Off-Season for the Trip

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Apart from the travel destination, the one thing that influences or contributes to the travel rates or the increasing package rates is the choice of season for the trip. Even though Kerala is a state with a moderate climate that is prevailing throughout the year, some months in the year are supposed to be the peak period or season of travel to certain travel destinations. And during the peak seasons, the travel rates and the travel package rates to the beat and most of the off-beat travel destinations of the state would be at its best hike as compared to the travel package rates and the travel price during the off-season. One of the best ways in which the travelers could save the maximum amount on a trip to Kerala is by booking any travel package during the off-season to the off-beat travel destinations in Kerala. With this choice, the travelers get to enjoy the best of the beauty of nature in Kerala at cheap and cost-effective rates.

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 Accommodation mode is another element of travel that eats up most of the travel expense when it comes to exploring the travel destinations in Kerala. The state is the most sought-after travel destination to the south offers the travelers with a number of best options for accommodation which are both cheap and luxurious. If it is to enjoy a budget trip to the best travel destinations of Kerala, it would be more preferable that you choose the budget modes of accommodations which include homestays, budget hotels, dorm rooms, camping options and more. By choosing the best cost-effective and budget modes of accommodation the travelers tripping to explore the fascinating destinations of Kerala could save a large sum from the travel price. Even if you are choosing a travel package make sure that the hotel booked or the mode accommodation made is cheap and cost-effective and would meet all your basic needs.

Travel in Public Transports

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As Kerala is one of the most explored travel destinations to the south and is one of the developing states almost all the best travel destinations in Kerala are well connected by public transports which include public bus and train. If it is for a town to town travel it is the best that you choose a public transportation like a bus as the ticket rates for the bus are much cheaper as compared to all the other modes of transportation. In addition, the travelers also get a chance to mingle up with the locals in the area and know their lifestyle from a closer angle and if it is a long journey the railways are always the best choice.

Avoid Un-Necessary Expenses

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When it comes to a trip exploring the travel destinations in Kerala, most of the expenses are of purchases and shopping. It is true that shopping is an unavoidable part of holiday tours but it is important that you know your needs. It is advisable that the travelers while tripping to Kerala buys less from the place of attraction at the rates would be high at the place, in such situations, it is beneficial to buy the same from places closer to the town where the rates of the material would be cheaper.

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 The travelers who are more interested in availing the tour packages are free to do the same by choosing the best price, effective budget trips organized to Kerala. Filled with the fascinating beauty of nature and a blessed climate, Kerala is one of the most enticing states with great charm. It is not just the natural beauty of the place that attracts the travelers, but the historic destinations in the land, the cultural art forms and the pilgrim centers of the land all attract the travelers to a greater extent. With best unique attractions Kerala to the south is a must explore spot to the south.

A Honeymoon Trip to Kerala Exploring the Best Treasures of the Land

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A beautiful climate, scenic view, picturesque scenery, and a romantic ambiance is all that a newlywed couple needs when it comes to a honeymoon trip. Apart from organizing a trip, it is mostly the selection of the travel destination that leaves the honeymoon couples in uncertainty. But the things were a bit different in my case; we had a very clear idea of the selection of the travel destinations for our honeymoon trip but were uncertain of the selection of travel operators. When it comes to the selection of a honeymoon destination with a beautiful climate, scenic view, picturesque scenery, and a romantic ambiance, Kerala to the south have always topped the list and thus our travel destination was already fixed. It was after searching for a while that we finally decided out travel operators which were  Dream Holidays who offered us a honeymoon tour package to Kerala in a budget price including all the destinations we like to enjoy and a number of activities that we like to get indulged in while enjoying our honeymoon in Kerala. Our honeymoon trip was organized to be on the 25th of November, as the travel package that we chose did not include the flight tickets from our hometown to the Trivandrum international airport we were all on our own until we reached the capital city. After checking out of the airport, we met the travel operators who then introduced us to the guide who was to accompany us throughout the honeymoon trip. After reaching Trivandrum we first decided to check-in to the hotel then take some rest and then start the honeymoon trip at the place.

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Our honeymoon trip included some of the best travel destinations in the state which starts from the capital city of the state which is Trivandrum. The honeymoon itinerary that was prepared for us started from Trivandrum from where we travel to Alleppey by road the next day, after being at Alleppey for a day we move to our next travel destination which is Kochi where we visit the Athirapilly Waterfalls, after spending a day in Kochi we move to our last travel destination which is Kozhikode from where we take the flight back to our hometown. Explaining our whole honeymoon trip is something very hectic and so given below are the travel destinations that we explored in our honeymoon and some of the best things about the place.

Thiruvananthapuram

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Being the capital city of the state, this place can’t be avoided during a honeymoon trip to Kerala. Mahatma Gandhi called this place as the Evergreen City of India. Kovalam beach and Varkala beach, two of the most wonderful beaches in Kerala are located in Thiruvananthapuram which is a must-visit spot for the honeymoon couples traveling to Trivandrum. The tourist and the travelers tripping to Kovalam will be surprised to see the beautiful alignment of coconut trees here. There are many other beaches in Thiruvananthapuram which makes this place a heaven for travelers. In addition, the city offers the travelers with the cheapest accommodation as well as tour packages. One of the richest temples in the world Shree Padmanabha Swami temple is an additional asset to Trivandrum. Agasthyamala, Ponmudi hills, Poovar are other major sports in Trivandrum.

Alleppey

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Alleppey was our 2nd travel destination on our honeymoon trip in Kerala. The drive from Trivandrum to Alleppey is about 4 hrs which were actually long and a bit hectic. When it comes to the unique travel attractions in Kerala, the backwaters of Alleppey would top the list. The place is one of the must-visit travel destinations in Kerala for all the honeymooners touring to the state. It is mostly nature, the greenery, the complex inland waters, and the backwater industries in the land that attracts and entertains the travelers to a greater extent. The backwater cuisines and the houseboat servicing in the land add to the experiences that any travelers could enjoy in the land. The backwater village life, the backwater tours are all an added charm to the travel attractions in Alleppey.

Kochi

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Located to the heart of Kerala, Kochi is one the busiest port city in Kerala, that holds within a number of hidden destinations with natural beauty and charm which attracts the attention of the honeymoon travelers to a greater extent. Traveling from Alleppey to Kochi will just take time duration of 1.30 hrs. The place holds in a number of best travel attractions which holds in nature, beauty and historic attractions like the Mangalavanam bird sanctuary, the hill palace museum, the mine drive, the Fort Kochi beach and much more. Kochi holds within a number of attractions which could fascinate and attract all the honeymoon couples and the travelers touring. Kochi, being the heart of the state the place even after being one of the best metropolitan cities is one of the best demanding when it comes to the travel destinations in Kerala. The pace is one of the best options for travelers who are in search of a blend of nature and historic beauty.

Athirapilly Waterfalls

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Kerala is gifted with one of the most beautiful waterfalls of the entire country, Athirapilly Waterfalls. Located in the Athirapilly Taluk of Thrissur district, this waterfall is one of the largest in the state. The place holds in such visual beauty that it has to be enjoyed at least once in your lifetime. While tripping through the wildlife destinations in Athirapilly you can spot a great variety of animal species. A visit to the falls would be one of the best parts of the honeymoon trip to Kerala; in addition, you get to explore the Vazhachal waterfalls, during your trip to Athirapilly. Tourism promotion council of Thrissur District have arranged jungle safari trips too. This majestic waterfall has also been the location for various Malayalam movies and is still a favorite spot for the filmmakers.

Beypore

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 Located in the district of Kozhikode, mostly referred to as the ship Building paradise of Kerala by the locals in the area, Beypore has been the honeymooner’s favorite spot. The Arabian transportation vessel or better known as Uru is one of the topmost attractions of this place. For all the nature lovers and birdwatchers, the Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary would be one of another attraction that travelers and honeymooners visiting Kozhikode could explore. Apart from the beauty of nature and the wild, the other attraction that Kozhikode holds within is the cuisine that the place offers. Most of the honeymooners and travelers visiting Beypore mostly fascinated by the Malabar cuisine that the place offers than the beauty and the charm of the travel destinations in the land. Offering the travelers and the tourist with the best of cuisine and travel attractions the place is yet another must-visit spot in most of the tour packages organized to Kerala.

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 Exploring Kerala is one of the best adventures that any traveler touring to the southern part of India can enjoy. Our honeymoon trip in Kerala came to an after exploring some of the best travel destinations in Kozhikode, after which we took our flight from the Kozhikode airport to our hometown. Our honeymoon in Kerala was worthy in all ways as the trip offered us with the best experience letting us explore all the attractions and wonders in the land and also allowed us to indulge in a few adventure activities. Holding the beauty, the charm and the vibrancy of tradition and history Kerala is a true paradise for travelers.

Best Tips to Enjoy a Budget-Friendly and Cheap Trip to Kerala

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To the south undoubtedly Kerala is one of the most fascinating travel destinations that entertains and attracts the attention of travelers with the immense beauty of the best travel destinations. But even after being one of the most sought-after travel destinations in the country most of the travelers find it inconvenient to travel to explore the tourist destinations in Kerala one of the main reason for this sudden change in interest is the increasing travel package rates. With the increasing demand for travel and tourism in Kerala, the rate of the travel packages is also increasing to a greater extent. Even though the state holds within a number of best travel operator like Dream Holidays who offers a  number special and cheap tour packages to Kerala, the foreign travelers find it difficult to trip to some of the best and most known travel destinations in Kerala like Munnar, Wayanad and more. Considering the decrease of travels to the state the state government with a number of travel operators has now organized a number of low price packages that would allow the travelers to explore and enjoy the beauty of the travel destination in Kerala at cheap and affordable rates. Apart from the selection of a travel package at an affordable rate, there are a number of things that one can look into before traveling to Kerala so as to keep the travel rates at a budget level. Listed below are some of the best ways in which one can travel exploring Kerala at cheap rates.

Set Your Priorities

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Before planning a trip it is important that you figure out the priorities. It is necessary that the travelers get to have a clear idea of the different travel destinations, the place they wish to explore and the different adventure that they wish to enjoy while in the land. Kerala to the south is one of the best travel destinations with a number of travel destinations and adventure options. One of the best ways in which you can actually reduce the travel cost is by knowing and having a clear idea of your needs and priorities and then setting the travel budget level.

Work With a Travel Agent

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In most cases working or organizing the trip with a travel agent would be one of the best ways in which you could save some amount on the tour. Travel agents mostly help you save in a number of ways. As they know more of the travel destinations and they are more updated of the sales and the changing rates in the travel packages and accommodation, the travel operators would help you to save a great deal of amount on a trip to Kerala. Moreover, this is one of the best ways in which you can enjoy a tension free and relaxing holiday at Kerala at cheap rates.

Go During a Destination’s Off-Season

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Kerala is a land with one of the best geographical condition and thus the state support tourism throughout the year. Being a place with moderate climate throughout the year travelers are allowed to explore the different travel destinations in Kerala at any time of the year. To enjoy the best of nature at a low cost and cheap rate it is best to travel to explore the destinations in Kerala during the off seasons. That is because, during the off-season, the travel rates, the travel package rates, the accommodation rates in the place and more would be lower than those offered during the peak seasons. Thus to enjoy the best of Kerala at cheap travel rates it is the best that you travel during the off-season.

Stay Within Driving Distance

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Saying in general, shorter is the travel distance cheaper is the travel packages and the travel price to Kerala. Domestic travelers from nearby destinations like Chennai, Bangalore and such could either take airways or even roadways so that they could save in flight and transportation charges. Moreover, you can even choose the accommodation to the center of your travel destination offering you an easy reach to almost all the travel destinations in the place. This would not just reduce your travel time but will also help you save in travel rates. Travelers can also choose the private mode of transportation which are even cheaper and budget friendly.

Don’t Procrastinate

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After planning a trip it would be best if you don’t keep things for the last moment, i.e. it would be best to make the bookings and all the arrangements as soon as possible so that you would get the best offers and other discounts in packets and packages. Not just the packages you can even save in ticket booking, flight charges, and hotel bookings. And when planning a trip to Kerala it is very important that you make the booking in advance so that you get the best offers applied during the time.

Think Beyond Flying

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It is very obvious that most of the travelers choose to travel via flight even when there are a number of other options. This is mostly one of the most expensive ways of traveling. If it is to reduce the travel rates it is the best that you choose the most inexpensive modes of travel as in the railways or the roadways. Even if it is the flight, travelers are free to make the bookings in advance so that they could get the flight tickets at a lower cost.

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Filled with a number of fascinating travel destinations and natural beauty, Kerala is one of the most fascinating spots to the south. To make the trip to Kerala the best effective and cheap it is the best the travelers choose the offbeat travel spots in Kerala with immense beauty and nature. As Kerala is one of the best nature spots almost all the travel destination in the land is filled with the charm and the beauty of the wild. With a number of best attractions and unique elements, Kerala is one of the must-visit travel destinations in the country.

 

 

 

Festive Tourism, Exhibiting the True Culture and Heritage of Kerala

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Festivals are the true attraction of Kerala, the land known as gods own country. These are occasions when splendor prevails over the simplicity of the lifestyle of Kerala. The celebrations other than being an occasion for merry-making have a great role in preserving the tradition, art, and culture of the land. The festivals whether social or religious, modern or traditional are never complete without a traditional art which includes the art forms that dates back to 2000 years from the traditional Koodiyattam to the contemporary art forms and shows of the modern age. Kerala being a land with a number of festivals and seasonal celebrations is a prominent destination for seasonal tourism. Most travelers visiting the land during these festive seasons are domestic travelers mostly from the northern parts of the country which includes states Delhi, Jaipur, and more. One of the main reasons for travelers from these places to tour to Kerala during the festival season is the fact that the celebrations in Kerala have some similarity to that in the north. It’s mostly during these festive seasons the travel rates to the land doubles overnight. This rapid rise in travel rates and tour packages directly affect the ratio at which the tourist visits the land. Most foreign travelers visit Kerala to enjoy an explore the seasonal and festive wonders of Kerala promoting the trend of festive tourism, the tourism department of Kerala with a number of travel partners like Dream Kerala organizes a number of Kerala tour packages with price affordable by the travelers. The main aim in revising the package rates during festive seasons is to attract foreign travelers to the land and thereby help in the development of the country. Kerala being a land with festivals and celebrations in almost every month of the year would always have a number of travelers visiting the state throughout the year. Some of the seasonal wonders that attract foreign tourist to a greater extent include:

Read More: Kerala the Land with Great Cultural Heritage and Historic Destinations

 

Thrissur Pooram

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The Pooram is one of the most famous temple festivals celebrated in Kerala in Thrissur during the months of April and May. A number of more than 3 lack people take part in the festival every year. The main element of the festival that fascinates the overseas travelers are the set up of a paradise with a number of 50 decorated elephants and 200 musicians playing the playing the traditional instrument of Kerala chenda. Heavenly decorated temples and fireworks that last for a minimum of 5 hours add up to the beauty of the festival. A number of travelers from around the world visit the place to witness this heavenly feast availing different budget packages. It is during this season that the city sees a flow of tourist. The Pooram is not just the festival of the city of Thrissur but the festival of the state which is celebrated with great unity among the people within the state. The Pooram is a religious treasure of Kerala which no other state possesses. To have a taste of this unique temple festival a number of tourist visit Kerala mostly who belong to Delhi and other northern parts of the country. The Thrissur Pooram is one of the main festivals of the land which bring back the unity of the people in the city.

Vishu

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The festival is celebrated as a New Year festival according to the Malayalam calendar. As it is believed that the festival marks the beginning of a new year seeing an auspicious sight first in the morning will make the year ahead prosperous and positive. This belief is the reason why special arrangements are done in most Hindu houses the night before the festival. The arrangements done are called the preparations for vishukani which is mostly kept in the pooja room. The arrangement of vishukani consists of things like beetle leaves, raw rice, gold coins, yellow flowers and a photo of Lord Vishnu. Believers wake up early morning to see the Kani which would be kept ready at the pooja room. Another most important and followed custom of the festival is giving money to kids and the poor. One of the main attractions of the festival which draws the attention of the overseas tourist is the food prepared during the day. The festival along with its preparations fascinates the over-sea tourist as all these traditions are very new and unique for them. Taking great advantage of this seasonal splash a number of travel operators offer and organizes several Kerala holiday packages under budget rates aiming the oversee tourist with a keen interest in the seasonal colors and flavors of Kerala. Making use of this reduction in rates of the season a number of travelers visit the land from different nook and corners of the world.

Navarathiri

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Another important festival of the land Navarathiri attracts a number of travelers to the land during the month of Sept-Oct. the festival is mostly celebrated in the capital city Trivandrum at Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple. The festival related to the adoration of Goddess Saraswathi mostly known as the goddess of knowledge among the natives is one of the major festivals in Kerala. In the capital city, the festival marks its start with a police parade to the well-known Sree Padmanabhapuram Palace following the ritual of bringing the royal idol of the goddess. The festival is lighted with the police parade, police battalions, guards of the royal palace and the members of the royal family who brings the idols to the capital city and places it in the Ramanar Palace located close to Sree Padmanabha temple for nine nights. These nine nights when the idols stay in the palace are celebrated with a number of different programs mainly the classical music fest which attracts a number of travelers to the land. Exclusive travel packages with affordable rates are organized during this season to let the travelers from different parts of the world enjoy this tradition of the land. Goddess Durga is believed to be the family goddess of the Travancore royal family due to which the festival is celebrated by the royal family of the Travancore kingdom.

Onam

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A harvesting festival which is celebrated in the state for almost 10 days during the month of August and September is one of the most popular and biggest festivals of the state.  The celebrations of this harvesting festival can be the best compared to that with the once celebrated in the northern parts of India. Flower carpeting, dances, and songs all part of the celebration which resembles those celebrated in the northern parts of Delhi. The snake boat race through the backwaters of Kerala is one thing that attracts the tourist from Delhi which draws them to Kerala during the harvest festival. To facilitate an easy visit for travelers from the capital state of the country an attractive and cheap Delhi to Kerala tour packages are organized. The snake boat race and the traditional dance forms held during the festival fascinated the travelers from the capital state and other domestic travelers as these are the traditional treasures that one could find only in Kerala.  The festival is mostly known as the harvesting festival among the Keralites as it is celebrated during the harvesting season of the land. Due to the increasing demand for tourist visiting the land the travel rates to Kerala would increase rapidly during this period. Even with the rise in tour packages during the season, a number of foreign travelers visit the land to enjoy and explore the cultural fest which includes boat race, dance, music, flower carpets and more which are an integral part of this traditional festival of the state. Onam is not just a harvesting festival of the land but also a shopping festival where a huge number of shops and companies offer great seasonal discounts on a number of different products.

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Apart from the above four festivals, Kerala has a number of the celebrations and festivals like the Biennale, new year celebrations at Fort Kochi and more. Being a land with an abundance of festivals and celebrations the land becomes an ideal destination for festive or seasonal tourism. Taking advantage of this seasonal color splash and flavor of the land the Kerala tourism department offers and arranges a number of cheap seasonal tour packages to Kerala. Most travelers visiting the land during the seasonal celebrations are domestic travelers and foreigners with a keen interest in the festivals and traditions of Kerala. The land is one of the best destinations for travelers who wish to explore the richness of cultural tradition and festive color splashes.

Offbeat travel destinations of Kerala a perfect spot for an effortless and cost-effective trip

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Blessed with hill stations, valleys, wildlife destinations, waterfall destinations and a number of such attractions Kerala to the south is one of the fascinating tourist destinations. The place mostly attracts the attention of the travellers to a greater extent with the rich greenery and the number of natural resources that the state holds in. The climatic condition of the state which stays moderate throughout the year is one other thing that grabs the attention of the travellers. Even after being a state with so much of potential in travel and tourism most of the travellers touring to Kerala find it difficult to explore some of the best travel destinations due to the high travel cost in the areas.  This is true to an extent too most of the travel operators in Kerala charges a very high price for tour packages organised to well-known travel destinations of Kerala like the hill stations of Munnar, Idukki, Wayanad and more. The prices would be even higher during the top seasons which would be unacceptable by most of the domestic travellers. This is one main element that affects the growth of tourism in Kerala. But the state, being located closer to the Western Ghats houses a number of fascinating offbeat travel destinations with heart-warming beauty. With a cool climate and rich natural beauty, most of these offbeat travel destinations of Kerala are best options for budget travel trips to the south. Listed below are some of the best offbeat travel destinations in Kerala that tourists could explore under very cheap and affordable travel rates.

Ponmudi

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Located at a distance of about 61 km from the capital city of Trivandrum, Ponmudi is one of the best offbeat travel destinations in Kerala to the Western Ghats. One main attraction of the hills is its location which is very remote and is perfect for a nature escape from the loud polluted city. This is one main reason for the place to be included in the budget and cost-effective packages organised to the south. The place could be explained as one of the best hill stations to the south with rich green mountains, hills and valleys. With a number of small brooks and rivers, colourful mountain flowers and rare collection of birds and butterflies, Ponmudi is one best destination for trekking and a number of other adventures. With a number of fascinating and aromatic tea plantations, waterfalls and hills the place is one best destination for travellers who would love to enjoy a mountain life.

Best attractions near Ponmudi

  •         Golden Valley: A beauteous spot near Ponmudi with the fascinating beauty of golden sand, crystal clear water and rich green valley which is an ideal spot to relax.
  •         Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary: located near the Peppara Dam on the Karamana River the wildlife destination is known to house rich flora and fauna.
  •         Mini Zoo: Located at an easy reach distance from Ponmudi, this zoo is known to house a large number of Barasinghas which is one of the main attractions in the land.

Nelliyampathy

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Filled with all the beauty of nature, Nelliyampathy is a fascinating offbeat destination located at a distance of about 60 kilometres from Palakkad. Plantations are one of the main attractions in the land. The place houses some of the best plantations in the land which includes orange cultivation, tea gardens and bio-farming.  Travellers from different parts of the world visit this destination not just to enjoy the beauty of the place and the climate but also due to the low travel cost. Most of the travel operators like Dream Holiday offers the tourist with cheap tour packages to this fascinating hill station in Kerala with an aim to promote tourism in the land. In addition, a number of adventure packages are also offered to the land. Being a place located to the hill station the place offers a number if adventures like trekking, camping, boating and tea plantation visits and more making the place a perfect destination for adventure lovers.

Best attractions near Ponmudi

  •         Nenmara: A fascinating village located at a distance of about 25 kilometres. The village is famous for the Nemmara-Vallangi Vela festival.
  •         Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary: Located at a distance of about 18 kilometres away from Nelliyampathy this rich wildlife sanctuary is blessed with exotic flora and fauna.
  •         Nelliyampathy Hills: Offering the travellers with a fascinating view of coffee, tea, orange and cardamom plantations at these hills is one main attraction of the place which is almost 2 kilometres from the city.
  •         Padagiri: Standing at a height of around 1500 meters above the sea level Padagiri is the tallest peak of Nelliyampathy Hills which is located approximately 3 kilometres away from the city.
  •         Raja’s Cliff: The cliff is one of the best spots where one could enjoy the splendid views of rich flora, fauna and awe-inspiring landscapes. Located at a distance of about 8 kilometres away from Nelliyampathy, the Raja’s Cliff lies at an altitude of almost 5250 feet above sea level. The place offers the travellers with the marvellous view of reservoirs, waterfalls, mountain ranges and forests from this spot.
  •         Palagapandi Estate: The estate holds in a charming colonial Bungalow which is one of the most beautiful spots in Nelliyampathy.
  •         Malampuzha Gardens: A literal paradise for children, the garden located nearly 33 km from Nelliyampathy is a must visit picnic spot. The children’s park, aquarium, mini zoo and toy rain are all the best things that attract the travellers mostly families to the place.

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Most of the offbeat travel destinations in Kerala offer cheap and affordable packages due to its less popularity. With an effort to make these offbeat travel destinations of Kerala known among the international travellers the state government have introduced a number of travel packages and projects to make the travel to these destinations cheap and more facilitated. In addition, a number of accommodation facilities under cheap rates were also introduced and set up to attract the attention of the travellers to the place. One of the main aims of the projects was to grab the attention of the travellers to the offbeat travel destinations of the state and to make the place known to the travellers by offering them with some of the best attractions in the place and best-facilitated stay under cheap and affordable cost. With beautiful wildlife destinations, attractions and fascinating climate the offbeat travel destinations in Kerala are one of the best spots for an effortless and cost-effective trip to the south.

Kerala, the land where breathtaking adventure sports are explored in cheap

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Adventures are always fun, but mostly adventurous trip cost a fortune due to which most of the adventure lovers think twice before travelling. Kerala to the southernmost end of the state is an exotic tourist destination which offers the travellers with a number of adventure activities. Unlike other states most of the adventure activities offered in the land are affordable and under budget. This makes the state one of the best destination where travellers could explore the by enjoying the adventures of the land under budget rates. Being a state blessed with mountains, waterfalls, wildlife backwaters and more, the state not just offers the travellers with a number of adventure activities but will also gift them with a visual treat of nature and wild. Adventure tourism now gaining importance and popularity among the domestic travellers the tourism department is now promoting the trend with the help of a number of travel operators like Dream Holidays. A number of new, attractive and cheap adventure packages are offered by the Kerala tourism department with an aim to attract the travellers who tour to the state with an aim to enjoy the adventures of the land. Some of the best adventures available in the state which travellers could enjoy under cheap rates are listed below.

 Bamboo rafting through the wild

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A treat for nature lovers and adventure seekers, Bamboo Rafting is one of the best spots that any traveller could enjoy in the gods own country. As the sport uses materials from nature, the ticket cost is very cheap and makes the sports one of the best which the travellers could include in a budget adventure package.  One of the best destinations in Kerala where you could experience the best part of Bamboo Rafting by enjoying the true beauty of nature and its wild is at the Periyar Tiger Reserve in Thekkady. The place is a part of a unique eco-tourism project where the travellers are allowed to enjoy the beauty of nature by strolling in the bamboo raft. If lucky enough you could see some of the wild animals near the river and hear the song of the birds. You can travel through most of the area of the forest by rafting. Mostly river rafting at Thekkady will be arranged from early morning which mostly extends to a maximum of 9hrs. You could enjoy the same at Wayanad too.

Preferable destinations: Periyar Tiger Reserve Thekkady and Wayanad are the only places in Kerala where you could explore Bamboo rafting.

 Natures Treadmill in the paddy fields of Kerala

The word treadmill mostly refers to an electronic machine on which you mostly run so as to burn the fat content in the body. Nature’s treadmill here refers to the traditional treadmill which you could only find in the paddy fields of Kerala. Being a state where farming was the traditional occupation, the farmers of the state used this treadmill to irrigate the paddy fields. Water was pumped in and out of the field with help of these natural treadmills. Even though now farming is not something common in the state now some parts of Alleppey still follow the ancient custom of farming where they use this treadmill to water the field. Even though not a well-known adventure sport, it could be fun and a new experience for foreign travellers.

Preferable destinations: The best place where you could experience Natures Treadmills at the paddy fields of Alleppey, Kumarakom, and Kochi.

 Mountain Climbing through the misty nature

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Kerala being a state blessed with a number of mountain ranges and hill station is one of the best destinations where adventure seekers could enjoy the beauty of nature. Mountain climbing is one of the cheapest and most affordable adventures sports that any traveller could enjoy. The sport is unavoidable when it comes to enjoying an adventure tour in the gods own country. Even though the state houses a number of destinations where travellers could enjoy climbing, the Chembra Peak in Wayanad is one of the most prominent destinations. Mountain climbing would most probably take you one whole day and it is important for you to carry the first aid gear as you will be travelling alone and won’t be accompanied by guide or trainer.

Preferable destinations: The hill stations of Munnar, Wayanad, Thenmala and Thekkady are all the popular destinations in Kerala for mountain climbing.

 Wildlife Safari through the unexplored wild

Kerala is a land which is blessed with nature and wildlife. The wildlife safari is one of the best adventure ones can enjoy in a tourist destination like Kerala under very low rates. The bio-diversity of the state is so very enchanting that it will let you enjoy a different travel experience in nature. A wildlife safari is an adventure sport which is mostly included in adventure package as it is a bit challenging and entertaining. The sport is comparatively dangerous as you will have high chances of getting encountered by the wild animals the need of travel guide and a forest officer is necessary. Kerala is a state with greater availability of wild houses a number of destinations where travellers could enjoy the safari. Most of the wildlife destinations in Kerala are home to a number of dangerous wild animals which includes tiger, lion, wild elephants and more. If lucky enough you can spot some while travelling through the dense forest.

Preferable destinations: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary are all the best-preferred destination in Kerala apt for wildlife safari.

 Canoeing and kayaking exploring the complex waters

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If you wish to explore and experience the adventures of Kerala from close then the two main sports Canoeing and Kayaking is the best option. The state houses a number of waterfalls and water destination which makes Kerala a prominent destination for travellers who love Canoeing and Kayaking. The tourism department of the state offers the travellers with a wide variety of kayaking opportunities where you can choose from a lot. The incomparable charm of the water destinations, especially which of the complex backwater stretches and the fascinating foliage beyond could be explored by enjoying a kayak tour in the land.

Preferable destinations:  Kochi, Alleppey, Kumarakom, and Varkala are the main destinations where Canoeing and kayaking are offered.

Adventure trips to an extent are very costly, but Kerala being a land with nature and destinations with beauty and potential, is the only state to the south where you could explore the beauty of nature in cheap rates. Most of the adventures that the state offers include natural elements and materials made from nature which makes the sport coast effective. As an addition, the tourism department also has taken a number of measures to let the adventure lovers visiting the state enjoy a pleasurable tour under budget rates. Being a state that promotes adventure tourism to a greater extent, Kerala is the best state to where you could tour to enjoy the adventures

TAKE A REPOSE AND UNWIND YOURSELVES, A VAST SEA SHORE IS WAITING FOR YOU!

Recently, I had a visit to Bangalore for an interview. Since I am from the capital city of Kerala, Trivandrum, my journey was awesome and I had some couple of my friends at Bangalore. After the interview, which went smooth, I had a meet up with my friends, sharing some cups of cappuccino. In our conversation, I caught up something that, even though the life in the IT hub of India seems interesting, jolly and enthusiastic, there is a darker side to it. Actually, my friends needed a change and rejuvenation of the mind. What I can suggest is a trip with friends or family, inflicting a feeling of ‘Out of the world’. My friends are actually beach lovers, so I suggested one of the top beach destination in Kerala, lying at my very own homeland, Trivandrum, which is Kovalam. Kovalam is a haven of serenity and the best place to hang out with friends, family or spouse. It is easy to reach from Bangalore as there are flights from Bangalore to Kerala landing at Trivandrum International Airport. A smooth travel can be achieved if tour packages are picked as it would include more places too. I have suggested some of the tour planners like Gogeo holidays where some authentic packages are prevalent to entice the tourists, and they will be giving awesome beach facing resorts for the stay.

 

Kovalam has the power to rejuvenate ourselves as the vibrant beachside is awesome to watch and spend time. Located about 16 kilometres from the city of Trivandrum, the ambience is free from the regular hassle of the city life. Kovalam is an international beach destination as there you can spot too many foreigners. Let us start the discussion of this vibrant piece of the seashore with its natural beauty and surroundings. Kovalam beaches are divided into three namely, Lighthouse, Eve’s beach and Samudra beach. These three beaches are separated by rocky out cuttings. Tourists can visit any of these beaches and bask in the sun. There is provision for the tourists to bask in the sunlight and chairs are provided for the same. Foreigners usually here opt for swimming, sunbathing and surfing. The reason for its placement in the tourist map of travellers across the world is due to the clean and bizarre surroundings, equipped with developed tourism facilities. To unwind yourselves, Kovalam is the best one. I am sure, it will be a perfect escape for my friends in Bangalore city. The climate is somewhat chill in Bangalore and at Kovalam, needed warmth can be provided to the skin. Some of my friends came with their family to Kovalam. A stay on the beach facing resorts is a dream of many, especially honeymoon couples.

Here, the majesty of the Arabian sea can be experienced and the water is clean and pristine, making the swimming extremely joyful to the tourists. When you come with your family, take a swim in the beach as it is the funniest part of Kovalam beach. Surfing is usually done on the beaches and necessary amenities will be provided. Taking into consideration of the safety of the beaches, guards are kept at each point so as to warn the tourists who enter deep into the sea. Eve’s beach is near to the lighthouse beach and since both are separated by a rocky promontory, the beauty of Kovalam will provide more option for the tourists. One can climb over the rock and watch the sea. The cool wind blowing from the sea is truly a rejuvenator. This spot is enjoyed more by the honeymoon couples and also kids love in climbing up the rock. Visit Kovalam with your family and make your children soak in the beach holidays. Owing to the safety and cleanliness, this beach is perfect for a family vacation and thus choosing Kerala family tour packages to Kovalam is the best idea. When visited during festive seasons, Kovalam will dress up in a festive mood and several fests like Village fair, elephant fair, Nishagandhi dance festival and Food festivals will be hosted. These festivals can entice people of every age and walks of life. These festivals are actually showcasing the cultural richness of Kerala and Swati Thirunal Musical festival is a great example.

There are too many food stalls, multi-cuisine restaurants facing the sea and delicious seafood are served there. If spicy Indian snacks like Panipuri, Bhelpuri, chat masala, chilly filled pineapple and mango pieces with the flavours of juicy items are your tastes, then head for a local stall placed in the beach shores. Coming to the activities that can be done in the Kovalam beaches, water adventures are the prime one. Swimming, surfing are some of the common water adventures and since it is the most sought tourist destination, Ayurveda and health centres are prevailing on the beach shores. Undergo some rejuvenation therapies to calm your mind. I have suggested this to my friends so that the hectic lifestyle of the Bangalore can be dealt with the magic of Ayurveda. Are you a shopping freak? Then the beach facing stalls in Kovalam is all yours. One can buy a handful of handicrafts, clothing, beach wears, hats and antiques with reasonable prices. Lighthouse beach is where a tall lighthouse is placed near to the sea and it has provision to allow visitors to reach up to the top and watch all sides of the Kovalam beach. The rocky promontory between lighthouse beach and eve’s beach is called Edakallu and people love watching the sunset from this rock. Settle in any of the rock formation and watch the biding sun. The changing colour of the sky during twilight is a must to watch.

Nightlife in Kovalam is what everyone should watch. Evenings are meant for blasting in Kovalam and the bars, restaurants are fully awake to serve the same. Live music with delicious eateries are provided by some restaurants and to involve in other social entertainment, several bars are open in the night. With dance, fun and music, enjoy the delicious cuisine under the night sky. The nearby attractions around Kovalam include Karamana stream and the boating there. Reach at Thiruvallam vessel club offering activities like kayaking trips, cruise trips and windsurfing. A trip to Kovalam will family or friends can increase your bonding and is the most suggested place to unwind yourselves. For employees working in a busy metropolitan city in India like Bangalore, can make a travel here. In fact, if I get tensed on some issues, the visit to Kovalam can revive me and give me the strength to counter the issue. Thus, soon give Kovalam an entry to your travel itinerary to Kerala.

 

HOW CAN THE CONCEPT OF RESPONSIBLE TOURISM PROTECT THE KERALA BACKWATERS?

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We are familiar with the concept of ‘Swatch Bharata’ or otherwise, clean India. Indians is a prodigious land and it is the duty of every citizen to keep it cleans not for enhancing its beauty but also to preserve the legacy of many great personalities who fought to get our land back. In India, the famous and popular state, which had elongated its fame cutting the boundaries of many countries, Kerala the real Gods own country is the epitome of culture and tradition. To maintain up the purity of this God-given land, a great effort must be followed every day. We know the condition of cleanliness in Kerala but neglecting all these, more inflow of tourists are experienced every year.

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Tourism in Kerala alone is reaping more part of the revenue. The reason is that people coming from faraway places do respect the existence of the state and they value the traditions followed here. Even many traits are being exported to foreign countries for practicing. At the same time, we are here making our state untidy by erupting pollution and violating the rules more than that not even doing our duties daily. It is our responsibility to clean our state for welcoming guests same as we do in our own houses. With this concept, the responsible tourism has taken its form.  The sole pride of Kerala tourism, Kerala backwaters is what which more needs care as, to witness its eminence lakhs of tourists are arriving yearly. They are really fond of booking any Kerala backwater packages to experience the charm of being inside a houseboat. At this point, it is our duty to maintain the cleanliness at these spots. This doesn’t mean that we must go to the destination and clean the garbage but at least, we can help ourselves to not make it untidy while we travel on these houseboats or during sightseeing.

 

We often see in the advertisements that the Kerala backwaters are addressed as the fascinating Water world in the earth. What actually happens is that the public markets are masking the plastic rust and bio-waste in the area. Is that sound really pride for us? Definitely not, and we must conceive the fact that Kerala is our land. As the first step of responsible tourism initiative, the effort was to make the Vembanad Lake purged of garbage. Vembanad Lake is the artery through which the backwater tour progresses. Houseboats are the major medium of water transport on which tourists enjoy the panorama of the adorable water world. Since the geography of some destinations is such that the water levels of a backwater, as well as the village, are same, we can enjoy sitting inside the houseboat itself and to get a view of rural lives. These houseboats are fitted with all luxuries and comfort, perfect for a stay. Thus the increased demand for Kerala Houseboat package is experienced day by day. Since more inflow of tourists is experienced at these locations, Government has focused the introduction of responsible tourism at these places. By doing so it is mobilizing the support of each and every individual linked with the tourism. There was interaction will all stakeholders and sought their support. 

 Kerala Houseboat package

In an effort to create more employment for many locals involved in tourism directly or indirectly, now the concept of responsible tourism has expanded its mandate to cover the preservation of ecology and environment too. Since the concept stresses on the organic involvement at the local level, the objective can be achieved well. The coordination committee interacted with houseboat, motorboat and Shikara boat owners to lessen their pollution in water while conducting the tourism. They replied that it is not just them who are involved in degradation of the backwaters but other factors too. Also, their future lies with the health of these adorable wetlands. Thus by the joint effort, a committee named Vembanad Kayal Samyukta Samraksha Samithi was formed headed by a houseboat owner. This venture is focusing on the cleaning of the Vembanad Lake for which 5 lakhs rupees has been allocated.  Even many resort owners are contributing towards it. Also, besides this effort for a cleaning drive, this group has appointed local units to manufacture paper and cloth bags in an effort to replace plastic bags.

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The Ashtamudi Lake, which is the gateway of backwater tourism, is also included in the list. We know that most of the tourists prefer houseboat rides and the income from these luxuriously cruising resorts many benefit some but concerning others, especially the rural households living on the banks of the waters. Actually, the poorly regulated houseboat tourism is the main reason that is indirectly affecting the ecosystem, fish species, and water qualities as well. Certain initiatives from the responsible tourism coordination can regulate this and there will be active participation of small local communities like Kudumbhasree, Karshika Samithi and all. Even the tour planners providing exotic Kerala backwater tour packages can help by active checking on the tourists arriving and regulating their activities without making them uncomfortable. Some norms must be followed once you are on a tour especially on preserving the ecosystem there. Kumarakom has successful, completion of responsible tourism concept and it ensured women empowerment, employment opportunities, and exhibition of local handicrafts and active rural tourism. It is with this pace, we all must progress and ensure a clean Kerala backwaters. 

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An escape from the capital city of India to Kerala

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” 
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Kerala is a biodiversity hub where the people get to see a lot of tourist sites. As one travels through the ways here, he indulges into the mother nature and escapes into the wildernesses of the place. A lot of places hence house both flora and fauna which makes the whole ecosystem of the location. As one view the Gods own country from an airplane, all that he gets to see is either water or greenery of the land. In order to witness this one should surely come on a Kerala tour package with price that is affordable in which people can see the best destinations of the place. I decided to take the opportunity of visiting Kerala along with my friends from our office.  As the public holidays arrived, we decided to set on this trip from Delhi, to the other end of India.
We flew to the Kozhikode International airport as one among our team belonged to this district. It didn’t take us long to reach the place where he lived. We were treated quite well with biryanis and a lot of snacks and fruits. The journey had been quite tiring due to which I had almost everything that had been kept in front of me. At the end, my friend also served us Kozhikode Halwa which was indeed a delight to my stomach. In fact, the delicious food of Kerala welcomed us and we felt quite good in being welcomed that way.  We had already decided that we would be going to few places at Kozhikode, the next day in order to explore this Malabar region.
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   The first place where we set to explore was the Thusharagiri waterfalls. In order to reach the falls, we had to trek up the hills. And we would never complain as anyone would feel like hiking here due to the plantations that surround the place. There were three hills located here which were the Erattumukku, Mazhavil Chattom, and Thumbithullum Para. As I walked, I could hear the sounds of insects and the humming of birds. I also got to see some birds which I had never spotted anywhere before. People had been growing pepper and other spices there. We reached the falls which had been cascading in grace. The view was amazing and it seemed to be flowing from nowhere. As we had come from Delhi we had not been to so many waterfalls. Even though there are few of them located in Rajasthan and Shimla we had to travel a long way to reach it. On being on this Kerala tour package from Delhi we had been on an escape trip. The major escape was from the pollution there due to which just being in these eco-spots were of joy to us. After sitting there and resting for some time, we clicked some pictures of the place.
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           On trekking for half a day, people could reach the adjoining district which is Wayanad. But as our car had been waiting for us, we did not take that adventure and returned back to go to the next place on our list which was the Kakkayam dam. The aura of this place was more than just heart-warming. We went to the dam and took a short boat ride in it. Even though it was evening time we could feel the chilled air here on cruising through the dam. The trees still had the dewdrops falling beneath. Animals like goats and bisons had been grazing on the grass there. The whole view of the hills standing in between the grasslands was indeed amazing. After exploring the place, we left to the next place in between which we decided to have some food. The meals served here is quite special as they have both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. The seafood served here is outstanding as the spices on it makes it taste good. We went to the Vellari Mala which belonged to both Kozhikode and Wayanad. This is indeed an awesome place to trek up the hills. We walked through for some time as the weather had been good even though it was noon time. The huge trees that had been there made the view more beautiful.  Finally, we went to the famous Kozhikode beach which seemed crowded even on a weekday.
   Quite a lot of snacks were being served there out of which we had tasted some as we were hunger stricken. In some time we went back as the next day we had decided to go to Wayanad. It took us approximately 3 hours to reach this beautiful land. The drive along the route itself seemed adventurous. On the sides of the road, I had seen deer that had been grazing. Wildlife sanctuaries and parks are located in this place After hogging some breakfast we decided to go to the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary. After taking the necessary instructions from the forest department we set inside with a guide who accompanied us. Endangered as well as exotic species resided in this hub of nature. We walked in without making noise as it would shoo away the animals around the place. We got to see some wild cats which we had never seen anywhere before. The animal seemed to be carefree of our presence. We also got the sight of some exotic birds which kept fluttering around. After spending almost 3 hours inside we got out and went to the Chembra peak for trekking. Wayanad seemed to be an amazing place to visit on a honeymoon.
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There were quite a lot of places for the couples to visit here which we had avoided as we were more into trekking We had already suggested our couple friends from Delhi to visit this place for a memorable time. On coming on a Kerala honeymoon package from Delhi they could have privacy as well as peace compared to other crowded places. Also, there were not enough couple hangout places at the capital city. As we climbed up, we got to see a heart-shaped lake. Out of the places I had trekked in Kerala, this place seemed harder but totally worth as the sight ones to see from the top is priceless. It took us a long time to get back down. And had drained all the energy from us too. Hence we decided to stay over at a resort in Wayanad. The next day we went to the Kuruva Island. It was a small delta which had orchids all around it. Nature was purely at bliss as butterflies had been fluttering around which was a great sight. We had to get back to Kozhikode in order to fly back as our holidays were already over. So right after having some fun at Kuruva, we set back home.
      The specialty of Kerala indeed is not just the tourist destinations, but also the cuisines that are served to the people which call back any tourist to visit the place again. The accommodation sites here are also very welcoming where we get maximum comfort which helps in getting rid of travel sickness. Also, there are a number of destinations to visit and explore here which offers nature at its best. A trip through this land is hence the best option to take when planning to go on vacation with DreamHolidays.