KERALA TOUR ACTIVITIES
Best Things To Do In Kerala
- Village Tour (Maranalloor). Village temple visit (Maranalloor Siva temple) which is a 600 years old temple. Take a walk along the vegetable farms and banana plantations. Visit of pottery making units and handloom units. Visit to a village home and have lunch with the family, prepared in Kerala style. Local shopping.
- Kottoor Elephant Rehabilitation centre visit. Situated on the outskirts of the city, by the side of the Neyyar dam reservoir, it accommodates around 17 elephants of different ages. They are looked after here. You get a chance to learn more about this biggest animal on land.
- Neyyar dam visit. Situated away from the city centre, this irrigation project which irrigates the farm lands in the villages of Trivandrum. There are different activities held here for the tourists. Boating, trekking, and bamboo rafting are the main activities.
- Poovar Island boating. Poovar is an idyllic village situated on the banks of the Neyyar river. It meets with the Arabian sea at the mouth of it there is a golden beach. The islands around the backwaters of Poovar is a must visit place. It can be visited on the motorboats which take along the river and the mangrove islands. Watch the sunset from the golden beach.
- Ponmudi the Golden Hills. Situated 55 km away from the city, it is 1000 meters above sea level with 22 hairpin bends uphill. Kallar river at the bottom of the hill with Meenmutty waterfall in the deep forest is a must visit place in Trivandrum.
- Vizhinjam Harbour. The fishing harbor next to Kovalam beach is one of the must visit places in Trivandrum. Watch the fishermen sell their freshly caught fish at the auction centres in the morning.
- Trivandrum Heritage Walk. Go for a heritage walk around the streets of Padmanabha Swamy temple and its surrounding places. Every street and buildings in these streets have many stories to tell you. Trivandrum is a very old city with a lot of history.
- Vellayani Lake : Vellayani Lake is a beautiful freshwater lake located in the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. It is the largest freshwater lake in Thiruvananthapuram district and one of the largest in Kerala.
- Attukal Bhagavathy temple : The Attukal Bhagavathy Temple is a renowned Hindu temple located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. It is dedicated to the Goddess Bhagavathy, who is believed to be a form of the divine feminine power
- Vizhinjam Harbour : Vizhinjam Harbour is a major seaport located in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala, India. It is known for its strategic location and deep-water capabilities, making it an important hub for maritime activities.
- Houseboat day cruise. Enjoy the houseboat day cruise along the vast Ashtamudi lake. This lake surrounds the the Kollam city with Munroe island at one end. Go for a canoe ride along the canals of these tiny islands.
- Thankkaserry fishing harbour. One of the largest fishing harbours in Kerala where you will get the firsthand experience about the life of the common fishermen.
- Jatayu Earth Centre. Situated away from the Kollam town along the state highway, this centre on top of a hill, 350 meters high, holds the biggest bird sculpture in the world. Named Jatayu, a mythical character explained in Ramayana, a hindu mythology, was constructed in 2018. It is a must visit place.
- Shikkara boat ride : Take a shikkara boat ride along the narrow canals of the Vembanad lake. It takes you through the villages of this beautiful waterlogged land with green paddyfields. Take a closer look at the lives of the villagers.
- Village Walk : Take a morning stroll along the banks of the sleepy village town.
- Temple visit : Vist the Mullakkal Devi temple or Ambalapuzha Krishna temple situated on the outskirts of the town.
- Kumarakom bird sanctuary : Nestled along the serene Vembanad Lake, this sanctuary is a haven for bird enthusiasts. Witness a mesmerizing variety of resident and migratory birds in their picturesque wetland habitat, creating an unforgettable experience for nature lovers.
- Kumarakom Village Tour : Wander through charming villages, interact with friendly locals, and gain insights into traditional Kerala lifestyles. Explore paddy fields, coconut groves, and quaint houses, connecting with the authentic essence of rural Kerala.
- Shikkara boat ride : Drift along the tranquil backwaters of Kumarakom on a Shikkara boat, where every ripple of water carries a story.
- Houseboat ride : Set sail on an enchanting houseboat journey, a quintessential Kerala experience. Traverse the breathtaking backwaters on a luxurious houseboat equipped with modern comforts.
- Trekking in Kolukkumalai : Embark on an exhilarating journey to the lofty heights of Kolukkumalai. Trek through mist-covered trails, surrounded by lush tea plantations.
- Trekking and hiking in Lekshmi hills : Navigate diverse terrains, from dense forests to rolling meadows, as you explore the pristine beauty of nature
- Jungle Jeep safari : Unleash your inner explorer on a thrilling Jungle Jeep Safari. Traverse through rugged terrains and dense jungles, encountering native wildlife in their natural habitat.
- Cooking class : Immerse yourself in the culinary traditions of Kerala with a hands-on cooking class. Learn the art of preparing authentic dishes using traditional techniques and local ingredients.
- Panther Rock Munnar-Kolukkumalai Tea Estate,Munnar : Simhapara (Lion rock), which looks
like the panther statue in Wakanda (a fictional nation in East Africashown in the movie, The Black Panther). Simhapara is known as Lionrock as the rock naturally has the shape of a lion’s head with its jawsopen. The rock is located 8,500 feet above sea level in the
Keezhkamthukaya hills.Tourists throng the Lion rock to view sunrise, which is quitebreathtaking at this view point. 8,561-feet Kolukkumalai and 6,988-feet Thappadamlai are the mountain ranges near to the Lion rock.
- Tea Museum, Munnar : The KDHP Tea Museum is an industry and history museum situated in Munnar, a town in the Idukki district of Kerala in South India. Tata Tea Museum is its official name, but it’s also known as Nalluthanni Estate where it is located, or Kannan Devan Hills Plantation Tea Museum.
- Gavi Jungle Safari : It covers, Jungle sightseeing, trekking, cardamom plantation visit, Museum visit, Spice plantation visit, Sabarimala temple view point, pedal boating.
- Aangamoozhi Jungle Safari : Forest entry,total 110 km drive in jeep, 90 km bird watching jungle drive, Coracle ride, boating in the lake.
- Moozhiyar Dam – Penstock pipe-photo stop.
- Kakki Dam – Walking point
- Aanathodu – Dam-walking point
- Pampa dam – view
- Kochupampa : boating.
Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary Boating Thekkady : Saddled in the southern region of the Western Ghats, spread across an area of 777 sq. km of forest land and home to a luxuriant collection of different species of flora and fauna is the Periyar Tiger Reserve. This spectacular stretch of greenery gets its name from the River Periyar which has its origin deep inside the reserve. The reserve also offers a host of eco-tourism programmes to the travellers they are : 1) Bamboo Rafting.
2) Tribal Dance.
3) Nature Walk-day trekking.
4) Jungle Scout-night trekking.
5) Border Hiking.
6) Periyar Tiger Trail.
7) Eco-lodge accommodations.
8) Jungle Camp.
Traditional and Cultural arts Kathakali : Kerala is a haven for the lover of dance, drama and music and festivals.You have scores of art forms, which are quite unique in nature to Kerala, like Kathakali, Ottamthullal, Chakyarkoothu, Krishnanattam, Koodiyattam, Padayani, Kalaripayattu, Pavakathakali, Theyyam, Velakali, Thiruvathirakali, Kolkali, etc.These art forms help one to experience a gamut of varied emotions ranging from passion, love, kindness, compassion to mirth, joy, sorrow, grief,and from anger, wonder, horror to fear, valour, courage etc.
Kalaripayattu Theatre : Kalaripayattu is the martial art form of Kerala. Kalaripayattu’s influence can be seen in most of the art forms of Kerala. In the past kalaris (combat arena or battle field) formed an integral part of the lives of the people. Without any gender discrimination boys and girls in their childhood would be sent to the Kalaris for practicing. With social life undergoing changes, the position of Kalaris and their influence changed. Today, Kalaripayattu is staged during festivals and other occasions as a showpiece. People are more interested in kalari treatment (as a system of medicine) and Marmachikitsa (treatment of vital parts).
- Zipline cycling
- Adventure activities
- Cooking class
- Kathakali Dance theatre show
- Boating Marine drive
- Kumbalangi eco tourism village visit
- Temple visits
- Cherai beach aqua activities
- Water sports
- Night trail
- Trekking and hiking in Chembra peak
- Kuruva dweep visit
- Pookode lake boating
- Banasura sagar dam boating
- Thirunelli temple visit
- Adventure activities
- Village walk
- Tribal farm visit
- Experiential tourism