Kerala is one of India’s overlooked destinations for foreigners and that really shouldn’t be the case! This beautiful state has a lot to offer and experiences that are uniquely local. If you’re looking for alternative experiences on a laid back holiday, check our list out below.
1. Bathing elephants
A major attraction in Kerala, Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary is 42 km from Kochi. For some exciting activities like elephant bath, elephant safari and elephant feeding and watching baby elephants, this is the best place in town. The rates vary from Rs 350-1500/person depending on the time and activities involved.
2. Alleppey houseboat
Alleppey tops in the list of places to visit in Kerala. Looking at the lush green landscape and being served a freshly prepared meal as you travel through the tranquil backwaters is just as amazing as it is made out to be. The boat accommodates the whole family and includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Prices vary from Rs 6500-11500 and its better to call in advance and reserve.
3. The Neelakurinji bloom
Eravikulam National Park is one the most frequented tourist attractions in Kerala because of Neelakurinji, which bloom once in 12 years. Also see the Nigiri Thar, an endangered mountain goat while going on a trek to the peak of the hill.
4. Stay in a treehouse
Get closer to nature and experience the fun of staying in a Tree House at Wayanad, Munnar, Athirapally or Thekkady. You can indulge in activities like rappling, rock climbing, nature walks and mountain biking.