Things To Do In Kerala On October
God’s own country’ is full of scenic and breathtaking views. But aside from these there is a lot more to do when you enter the mind blowing green landscape of Kerala. A medley of cumestible experiences, the attractive beaches, the serene backwaters and the massage are not all that it has to offer.
Yatramantra has gathered a list of things to do in Kerala to make your day off memorable.
- Heavenly Cruise In Alleppey
Alappuzha or Alleppey, famous for its boat races, beaches, marine products and coir industry is a world renowned backwater tourist destination of India. Alleppey backwaters are a massive expanse of water body almost 230 sq km in area. The boat accommodates the whole family and includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Cruise in alleppey houseboat is a must thing to do in Kerala.
- Enjoy The Small Town Life.
Have a genuine rural experience at Kumbalangi Integrated Tourism Village. Traversing the local paddy cultivation, trawling in mangrove forests, fishing, crab farming are amongst the many things to do in kerala village. Many homestays are available in the village which can be booked by the visitors. The village is having a distance of 14 kms from Ernakulam railway station.
- Elephant Shower In Kodanad.
Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary is a significant crowd-pleaser in Kerala. 42 kms from Kochi, visit there for some exhilarating campaigns like elephant bath, elephant safari and elephant feeding and watching baby elephants too. The outlays vary from Rs 350-1500/person depending on the time and campaigns tangled. This is one of the main thing to do in kerala.
- Watch The Vallam kali Boat race.
Watching the colourful Boat races in Alappuzha is one of the bewildering things to do in Kerala. Boat races are mostly held from July to September especially during Onam festival. You can even hire a boat to look at the race from close-by. The nearest station is Alleppey which is attainable from Ernakulam.
- Relax In A Tree House.
Next things to do in Kerala is staying in a Tree House. Get attached to nature and experience the fun of boarding in a Tree House at Wayanad, Munnar, Athirapally or Thekkady. You can wallow in campaigns like rappling, rock climbing, nature walks and mountain biking. The cost for tree houses start from Rs 10000.
- Get a Spicy Day.
Take a expedition of the spice plantations or gardens in Munnar, Thekkady or Wayanad. Taste some undisputed black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and the tropical vanilla and explore the farms on a nature walk.
Most hotels include these tours in their packages but you can visit on your own too. Abraham’s Spice garden in Thekkady is the one which you can visit on your own which costs only Rs 200 to enter. Don’t skip these things to do in kerala.
- A Visit @ The Coffee Plantation.
Guzzle your coffee where it gets made. Stay at a coffee plantation resort or homestay in wayanad and it would include all the campaigns like trekking, night safaris, camp fire and plantation walks. For all these activities the rate begins from Rs 5000/night. Please be very sure that you don’t miss these things to do in kerala.
- Architectural Visit @ Kochi.
Fort Kochi is an astounding place to explore in Kerala. With the mastery of Arabs, British, Dutch, Chinese, and Portuguese, Fort Kochi has a lot of broad-based architecture to gaze at. Traverse the place on foot or on a bicycle counting the Jewish synagogue, Indo portuguese museum, Chinese fishing nets, Santa Cruz Basilica and Fort Kochi beach. Don’t miss these things to do in kerala.
- Behold The Cultural Art forms.
Kerala is a land of arts and festivals. It has everything to entertain the people all over the world. One of the best things to do in kerala is watching the cultural art forms.
Kerala is a land of cultural and art diversities. Theyyam is one of the very popular ritual and art form of north Kerala. They are staged in various temples of North Kerala, normally in front of the village shrine. Watch this unexcelled and beautiful dance form in the districts of Kannur and Kasargod or if you are very lucky you can catch a performance in Kerala Museum at Kochi. Be sure about the dates of the events on Theyyam calendar online before you visit and don’t miss these things to do in kerala..
- A Tea Sip @ Munnar.
This trifling paradise is a breathtaking place to traverse while in Kerala. Load up some locally enlightened tea in Munnar, 3 hours from Kochi. Holiday the Kannan Devan Plantation Museum to watch tea-processing and taste different teas. You can also rent a jeep from Suryanelli (25 kms from Munnar) to take a glimpse at the Kolukkumalai Tea Estate and a 100 year old factory. Jeep tariff vary from Rs 1200-2000. Be sure that you don’t miss these things to do in Kerala.
- Fly High With The Birds Of Kumarakom.
For all the one who loves the nature, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is must to be on your list of things to do in Kerala. Scene rare migratory birds such as egret, heron, waterfowl, Siberian crane, while on a boat cruise in Kumarakom. About 3 hours from Kochi, you can effortlessly reach the destination by bus or taxis. Integrate bird watching with a houseboat stay on Vembanad Lake to get the most out of the visit. November to February is the right time to traverse this place.
- Take a Dip In The Arabian sea.
Take a dip in the medicinal mineral water springs in Varkala beach and the salty ocean water on this heavenly beach. 50 kms from Trivandrum International Airport. The Right time to explore Varkala Beach is between December and March. Please do not skip this amazing beach from the list of things to do in kerala.
- Take A Jeep Ride @ Periyar Jungle.
For the most engrossing experience of the forest, Thekkady should be on the top most list of things to do in Kerala. About 190 kms from Kochi, Thekkady is popular for its manifold forest cover, fauna, mammals and aquatic life. The Periyar jungle ride traverse the views of the lovely Idukki town, Mullaperiyar Dam, the lush green vegetable farms, the streched vineyards and if you are very much lucky the endangered lion tailed macaque. You can also integrate this with an overnight camp in a tent or a tree house. The tariff for a day’s trip is Rs 1800/person.
- Get Drown Under A Waterfall.
One of the many crowd pleasers in Kerala are the extraordinary, 80-feet tall, Athirapally falls which are now called the Niagara Falls of India. 55 kms from the Kochi International Airport, the falls are effortlessly reachable by bus or taxis. The falls are most traversed during the monsoons, from June to September. Make sure that you don’t miss these things to do in kerala.
- Glimpse The Sunset @ Kovalam.
Watch the gorgeous sunset at the Kovalam beach, one of the outstanding beaches in Kerala. About 16 kms from Thiruvananthapuram, the major crowd pleasers here are the Lighthouse beach, Hawah beach and the much quieter Samudra beach. The leading light lighthouse can be traversed everyday between 3PM-5PM. Make sure that you don’t miss these things to do in kerala.
- Take A Bike Ride @ The Top Hill Stations.
The meandering roads up and down the hills are a pleasure, unbeatable when experienced on two wheels. From Kottayam you can take three routes to many places in Idukki. One of the best route is the route via Pala (Kottayam-Pala-Thodupuzha-Kulamavu) to see the astounding Idukki Arch Dam.
There are many more things to do, many more places to visit, to eat and explore a state so beautiful, but let’s leave something for your next trip!
Do you have a forethought to go to Kerala? Drop us any questions that you may have also you can share your doubts and we will respond to you within 24 hours.