The thickly forested,
imposing mountains and great sea cost of Kerala offers ample
amount of adventure to its visitors. For centuries Kerala's lush
green vegetation and majestic mountains acted as a protector,
imposing a natural boundary for this narrow palm fringed piece
of land. These pristine beaches and mountain ranges offers some
of the most breath-taking water adventure activities as well as
a meandering trekking routes for those who want to indulge in
Kerala's adventure lies in its exquisite beaches, backwater
cruiser, wildlife sanctuaries, water sports and much more.
Kerala Backwater Adventure
Kerala's backwater is the most popular tourist attraction of the
city with its 41 tranquil rivers, the backwaters stretch to
almost 1,900 kilometers.
The most gratifying backwater region is the Kuttanad region,
called the rice bowl of Kerala. The area is probably the only
place in the continent where farming is done below sea level,
using a system of jetty.
The largest backwater stretch is the Vembanad Lake that flows into the sea at the Kochi port and
curves through three districts-Alappuzha, Kottayam and Kochi.
Alappuzha, one of the major centers for backwater boat trips is
also known as 'The Venice of the East'. Near Thiruvananthapuram
lies the Veli Aakulam lagoon famous for its water sports, a
floating restaurant, an amusement park and motorboat cruiser
houseboats, swamp beaches, marine products, coir industries
making it an idle adventure zone.
There are diversified water sports activities offered by the
picturesque Alappuzha beach. One can take up any of the
exhilarating water sports such as surfing or para sailing,
diving or swimming in the pristine blue sea. Even endeavor a
sandcastle on the swampy sands of the golden beaches and
indulging in games like playing beach volleyball, football and
basketball are all wonderful experiences.
Kerala Wildlife Adventure
Kerala, best known for its wildlife, is a must-see reservoir for
all visitors to Kerala. This chaste zone is a virtual Elysian
field for its entire wildlife habitats. Observation towers are
set about in the parks for more fervent of wildlife lovers. The
jungles of the Periyar tiger reserve and the mountains of Munnar
make the excursion a memory to be cherished.
The Periyar tiger reserve-180 km from Kochi - the commercial
capital of Kerala, is a famous wildlife sanctuary with its
diverse wildlife habitat. Enjoys the sights of flying squirrels,
herds of elephants and of course the majestic tiger along with
its immense population of birds.
The Eravikulam National Park - 17 km from Munnar, a home to a
mélange of wildlife - the Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri Langur, Sambar,
Gaur and the lion-tailed Macaque. From Kochi the park can be
approached in 4-hour drive.
Other wildlife sanctuaries are - Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and
Wayanand Wildlife Sanctuary - Wayanand rich in their wildlife
reserves, worth a visit sight.
An excursion to Munnar is absolutely mesmerizing, passing
through rugged hilly terrain, halting at the caradamom
plantations famous as a world's largest producer in caradamom.
Also enjoy the shola- grasslands perched at an altitude of 7000
feet, showcasing a perfect scenic beauty. The track also
facilitates some of the well-known adventure sports like- bird
tours, canoeing, hiking /biking, trekking and mounting and
The idle place in the world for boat races. Alleppey, also known
by its other name 'God's own country' is famous for its amazing
boat races, with 30m long snake-shaped boats, and hundreds of
participants chanting loudly as they travail at their oars.
These boat races are absolute energizer for a wonder-luster. It
is reasonably easy to hire a boat or to get an organized tour
for a fairy tale cruiser along the backwaters.
Situated on the banks of the Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam is known as
the center of the cashew industry and its house boat cruiser,
another attractions on the backwaters of Kerala.
The area is famous for exotic kettuvalloms (houseboats), boat
racing, motorboat and water sport activities. The magnificent
houseboats driven by local oarsmen are beautifully equipped with
a lavish living room, bedroom with attached bath and a
heightened deck for luxuriating in while sighting the panoramic
view of the landscape around. The best months to visit the place
Beaches in Kerala are a natural derivation of ecstasy. The palm
fringed Kovalam beaches- 12kms from Thiruvananthapuram, offers a
perfect beach holiday for its visitors. Besides, there are also
the ravishing beaches of Kappad and Pallikere in Malabar which
have the charm of their own.
Ayurveda in Kerela
Besides its adventure activities Kerala is also famous for its
Ayurveda and stocks a natural treatment to ones ailments.
Kerala's pristine atmosphere, lush green forest and the cool
pleasant rainy season are best suited for Ayurveda's remedial
and curative packages. With having no side effects, Ayurveda is
fast emerging as a natural cure for various ailments and has
received popularity throughout the world. Kottackal Ayurvaidya
Sala is a renowned center of Ayurvedaic treatment worldwide.
Kerala enjoys 2 major international airports, one at
Thiruvananthapuram and the other at Kochi, connecting Kerala to
all the important cities in Middle East, Sri Lanka and
Besides, Kerala is
well connected to other parts of India by means of rail
The state is also
linked by regular bus services to all the major parts of India.
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