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Seasonz India Holidays
Oct 12, 2017

We are a tourism and travel professional in Kerala. We provide exciting Kerala tourism packages to stunning and must watch destinations in Kerala. As an experienced travel consultant we can give you awesome trip ideas to this God's own country. If you want to know about the amazing destinations, history, culture,traditions, art forms and anything related to Kerala we are here to help you. 


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Which are the best places to visit in Kerala? for a 3 days trip?

Oct 28, 3:13AM EDT0

When is rainy season?

Oct 22, 4:17AM EDT0

Hi HHGUERRA,

Kerala has two major rainy seasons. The first season starts in the month of June. This is usually known as the South West Monsoon and "Edavappathy" in local language.  The second rainy season is the North east monsoon(Thulavarsham) tarts from the middle of October and ends around mid-Novermber.  https://goo.gl/xUTBps

Oct 25, 4:07AM EDT0

Is suntan lotion expensive or is it better to bring it with me?

Oct 20, 8:59PM EDT0

Is it safe and do I need to take any precautions when I'm out?

Oct 19, 2:31PM EDT0

Do I need a visa to visit your country?

Oct 19, 11:19AM EDT0

Hi Angelica,

You should need a visa to visit Kerala along with a valid passport. You can apply for visa online "https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.htm"

After getting " Electronic Travel Authorization" you can go to visit any place in Kerala. 

Oct 25, 4:14AM EDT0

Are there many yoga centers in the area?

Oct 18, 8:05PM EDT0

Is it advisable to hire a car and what side of the road do you drive on?

Oct 12, 2:22PM EDT0

Is there any sea beach in Kerala??

Oct 12, 11:51AM EDT0

Is it safe to have icecubes in drinks?

Oct 12, 7:01AM EDT0

What is the best time to travel to Kerala?

Oct 12, 6:48AM EDT0

What type of clothes should I bring?

Oct 11, 11:24PM EDT0

Do I need any vaccinations to visit Kerala?

Oct 11, 3:00PM EDT0

What are the best souvenirs to buy?

Oct 11, 10:20AM EDT0

Are there any good markets that you can recommend?

Oct 11, 9:56AM EDT0

Can I eat from a streetvendor or should I be careful?

Oct 11, 9:54AM EDT0

What is the traditional food of this area and what do you recommend?

Oct 11, 2:12AM EDT0

What is the main religion in Kerala?

Oct 11, 1:25AM EDT0

When is it the best time of the year to visit Kerala?

Oct 10, 10:33PM EDT0

Hi Lou,

Kerala has a moderate climate. The best time to visit Kerala is from December to February. During this period the climate becomes cool and dry. If  you visit Kerala during the summer season you will sweating a lot. Beacuse it is a tropical place. To experience the essence of Ayurevda I advice you to plan for a monsoon Kerala trip.

Oct 25, 4:00AM EDT0

What is the #1 thing people must see in Kerala?

Oct 10, 12:17PM EDT0

HI Melodyama,

There are a lot of things to see in Kerala. Kerala is absolutely a fun-filled destination to spend your holidays. The #1 thing you can see in Kerala is the beautiful hill station ‘Munnar’.

Munnar is considered as the queen of hill stations in Kerala and to escape from scorching summer there is no other better travel option. The amidst greenery of the sprawling tea gardens will be a refreshment for your mind. The way to Munnar itself is really gorgeous where you can witness small and large waterfalls. Choose Kerala tour packages with price in order to find out the rate of different packages to reach Kerala.

Places to Visit in Munnar

  • Eravikulam National Park

This national park is one of the major trekking destinations in Munnar. Upon reaching the park, the bus of tourism department takes you to the mountain. From the bottom, you can reach the top of the hill by trekking. On the way to the top Nilgiri Tahrs, waterfalls etc can be seen.  On the way, the Anamudi peak was visible which the highest peak in South India.

  • Kolkkumalai Hills

Kolkkumalai Hills is the highest tea plantation in the world which is at a height of about 7900 feet above the sea level. The sunrise from Kolukkumalai is like nothing we have ever seen. Top of this hill offers splendid views of the Munnar and tea gardens. Bumpy jeep trekking is used to reach the top. The trekking is really adventurous.

  • Tata Tea Museum

Here you can learn the history of tea and also we can see the entire making of tea from the tea leaves. A number of tea varieties, original fresh chocolates etc can be bought from this museum. The museum actually acts as a tribute to initial planters who converted the Munnar hill station into an epicenter of the tea factory.

Other places of Interest in Munnar:

  • Blossom Park
  • Matttupetty Dam
  • Attukal waterfalls
  • Pothamedu Viewpoint
  • Top station
  • Kundala Lake

Activities to do in Munnar:

  • Trekking in Eravikulam and Kolkkumalai hills.
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock climbing and Rappelling
  • Boating in Kundala lake
  • Elephant Safari at Carmelagiri Elephant Park
  • Ayurvedic treatments in Resorts
Oct 23, 7:26AM EDT1

What is the food speciality of Kerala? How did the backwaters come into existence?

Oct 10, 11:52AM EDT0

Hi, Richa,

Kerala is well known for its mouthwatering traditional delicacies. The tiny land offers a multitude of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. As the name suggests Kerala is the land of coconuts. Most of the cuisines contain coconut as a main ingredient. Ginger, Garlic, Green Chilly, Coconut oil, Coconut milk, curry leaves mustard seeds; asafetida, pepper and turmeric are the frequently used ingredients in the preparation of Kerala cuisines. Here are some of the most popular cuisines of Kerala,

Sadya

It is the most delicious and traditional one contains almost 20 items with desserts like Payasam.  Sadya is used as a lunch time food for special occasions.

Kappa

It is one of the most commonly used food item in Kerala. With Kappa (Tapioca) a plentiful preparations are available. Kappa and Fish curry combination is the best you must try during your Kerala trip.  Lot of foreigners prefers to taste this awesome delicacy during their House boat cruise.

Karimeen Pollichath

Alleppey is famous for this tasty recipe. This authentic Kerala cuisine attracts both domestic and International tourists.

Thalassery Biriyani

Malabar is the center tremendous non-vegetarian dishes and sweets. Biriyani is an all type favorite food of almost all people. But come to place to place the taste differs. Thalassery Biriyani is one of the tastiest one you should try out.

Other than this there are wide arrays of dishes that will thrill your taste buds. Kaya nirachath, Pazhampori, Kozhikodan Halwa,  Puttu and Kadala, Appam and Egg curry,Idiyappam, and Unniyappam etc.

Your next question is about the dazzling backwaters. Kerala has lots of geographical specialties. It is located in between the Arabian Sea to the west and Western Ghats to the east. The backwaters are formed by the action of waves and shore currents creating barrier islands across the rivers flowing from Western Ghats. Kerala has a large chain of backwaters. Alleppey, Kumarakom, Kollam, Thiruvallam and Kochi are some of the famous backwater destinations.

Thanks for your question. I think this will help you.

Oct 13, 1:54AM EDT1

Why is Kerala called the God's own country? Do you agree with it?

Oct 10, 10:27AM EDT0

Hi Shilpa,

Thanks for your question. Kerala is really a God’s own country. It is the tag line of Kerala Tourism Development Corporation. Lots of factors are there to adopt this catchy title. This tiny beautiful state situated in the southern tip of India is a land with almost all element of nature. It has been crowned as one of the “Top 10 Paradises on the World” and “50 must see destinations of a lifetime” by National Geographic. Here are some of the reasons why Kerala is renowned as God’s own Country”.

Enchanting Tourist Destinations

It is wedged between the pristine waters of Arabian Sea and the evergreen Western Ghats. Exotic wildlife, breathtaking hill stations, a network of backwaters and water ways, tranquil villages, lush never ending views of paddy fields, splendid luxury houseboat cruise, rich flora and fauna, amazing palm lined beaches, stunning waterfalls, and lot of vibrant places are there to explore during a Kerala tour.

Live in Harmony

Compare to other states of India Kerala is a place where people live without religious tolerance and communal riots. You can see lots of temples, Christian churches and Mosques in every corner.

Social and Cultural Facts

Kerala is the state with,

  • Highest Literacy rate
  • Highest Human Development Index
  • Highest Sex Ratio
  • Highest Life expectancy rate
  • Least Corrupt Indian State

It is has a rich cultural and traditional background. Lots of tourists come to Kerala every year to experience its unique lifestyle and culture. UNESCO honored art forms like Kathakali, and Koodiyattam.

Home of Ayurveda

You can feel and experience the essence of traditional Ayurveda in Kerala. Because of the geographical specialties it is one of the best places to take Ayurveda treatments. There are lots of Ayurveda resorts and spas located nearby almost all tourist destinations in Kerala.

Vibrant Festivals

The true celebrations of Kerala are its festivals. Each festival has its own specialties and characteristics. Onam is the state festival celebrated by everyone irrespective of caste and religion. The ten days festival shows the rich cultural values of Kerala.

 To experience the God’s own country at its fullest consult one of the best local travel service providers. Plenty of Kerala tour packages with price affordable for all kinds of travelers are available.

Oct 12, 1:53AM EDT1
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