101 Things To Do In Kerala
God’s own country is full of scenic and breathtaking views. But aside from these there is a tonne to do when you enter the mindbogglingly green landscape of Kerala. A melange of culinary experiences, the beautiful beaches, the serene backwaters and the massage are not all that it has to offer. 101 Things To Do In Kerala listed below will give you apt picture of what you should do while in Kerala:
- Wake Up And Let’s Start With World’s Best Breakfast:
Kerala’s spread of morning dishes –Puttu,Vellayappam, Uppuma,Iddli,Dosa, etc. are rated the best breakfasts in the world by Travel & Leisure magazine.
- Have A Tea/Coffee In The Green Hills:Lets Take a walk through the greeny hills of Kerala the tea and coffee plantations will lead you to the 100’s of year old tea processing factories. Here you can taste and pick up the finest tea/coffee in the country.
- Take The Real Breath With Nature:
The hill stations of Kerala are pollution free you can feel the real natural air here.
- Don’t Forget To Bath Just Take A Mud Bath:
The Kavil Bhavan Yoga and Cultural centre In Nileswaram (Kasargod district) offers you a mud bath. Here they were offering Mud therapy too.
- Don’t Want Mud Bath? Then Take A Dip In To The Mineral Rich Waters:
Take a dip in the mineral waters of Varkala (Trivandrum district) or in the Nelliyampathy forests in Palakkad District. Varkala, an important Hindu centre of pilgrimage, includes high cliffs with rich mineral springs. The mineral springs rising from the coastline are rich in their medicinal value. Take a dip in the bubbling waters of the hot springs. The sulphur rich water of these springs is thought to be beneficial for many ailments related to the skin and musculo-skeletal structures. Bathing in these mineral springs not just revitalizes you but also increases your appetite.
- Need More Water For Bath?? :
Kerala is filled up with the most beautiful waterfalls the following are the top of them…. Athirampilly, Vazhachal, Mulamkuzhi, Thommankuthu, Perumthenaruvi, Cheeyappara & Valara, Thusharagiri, Dhoni Waterfalls, Soochipara, Meenmutty .Here you are welcomed by the Crystal clear waters cascade down the mountains, gurgling, whispering, laughing and cleansing everything in their way. Watch them wake serene rivers with a magnificent splash. (Caution: Please watch your steps on the slipping rocks)
- Don’t Forget To Try Coconut Oil Before Bath:
Do you know the secrets behind the Malayali woman’s long, black, lustrous hair?? .. we are revealing the secret for you Don’t tell to anyone.. Its the magic of Coconut Oil.. Coconut oil is considered the best nutrient for hair and a coolant for the head. In Kerala, both men and women massage oil on their heads before a bath.
- Dress Up On Traditional Kerala Style:
Just try the traditional Kerala Saree. Kerala saree is regarded as the cultural costume of women of the Malayali community. The grace and appeal of the golden borders contrasting with the otherwise plain white mundum neryathum of Keralite women has come to symbolize Malayali women. For Gents you can try the Mundu And Shirt, A mundu usually has a line of comparatively thicker cloth woven into it near the border called the kara. The kara can be colored and comes in various sizes. There are also double coloured and ornamental kara (a strip of colour at the end of the mundu).For more ceremonial occasions (like weddings), a mundu has a golden embroidery known as kasavu.
- See Your Beauty In Aranmula Kannaadi(Aranmula Mirror):
Aranmula kannadi is a handmade metal-alloy mirror, made in Aranmula, a village in the state of Kerala, India. Unlike the normal ‘silvered’ glass mirrors, being a metal-alloy mirror, it is a front surface reflection mirror, which eliminates secondary reflections and aberrations typical of back surface mirrors. The exact metals used in the alloy are unknown to people and is maintained as a Vishwakarma family secret, however metallurgists suggest the alloy to be a mix of copper and tin. It is then polished for several days in a row to achieve their reflective surface. They are considered one among the eight auspicious items or “ashtamangalyam” that make up a Kerala bride’s trousseau. These unique metal mirrors are the result of Kerala’s rich cultural and metallurgical traditions, and have great historical and cultural value and are even considered to bring good luck
- Need Some Ornaments?? :
Get yourself a string of jasmine the natural ornament for your hair. its available in the most of the main junctions of Kerala or you could even pluck them fresh from a garden and string them yourself.
- Hungry? Try Kappa (Tapioca) & Meen (Fish) Curry:
Try Kerala’s hot red fish curry with steamed tapioca. It’ll make your mouth water. And your eyes as well. But you’ll still enjoy it.
- More Hungry?? Sadhya Is Waiting For You:
Seat yourself on the floor, roll your sleeves up and get start. is a variety of pure vegetarian dishes traditionally served on a banana leaf in Kerala, India. Sadhya means banquet in Malayalam. The main dish is plain boiled rice, served along with other dishes collectively called Kootan which include curries like Parippu, Sambar, Rasam, Pulisseri and others like Kaalan, Avial, Thoran, Olan, Pachadi, Mango pickle, Naranga curry, as well as Papadum, Banana, plain Yogurt or Buttermilk, and plantain chips. The dishes are served on specific places on the banana leaf in specific order. For example, the pickles are served on the top left corner and the banana on the bottom left corner, which helps the waiters to easily identify and decide on offering additional servings. The most common ingredients in all the dishes are rice, coconut and coconut oil as they are abundant in Kerala.
- Don’t Forget To Taste Payasam:
Payasam is the traditional & common dessert of Kerala, it’s made in scores of flavors and garnished with raisins and nuts fried in ghee. It is usually eaten with salty snacks. The traditional dessert called Payasam served at the end of the meal is of many kinds and usually three or more are served.
- Want More Crispy Snacks??:
Kerala has a wide range of crunchy snacks- banana chips, chakka varuthath (jackfruit chips), pappadavada, kuzhalappam, achappam, etc…. All worth every penny spend on them.
- Cashew Nuts:
Want Cashew nuts at an attractive special rate? Just make a journey through Kollam District of Kerala, Most of the cashew plantations are situated in here. Fresh cashew nuts are available in Raw, Fried, Grilled, Salted and Spiced formats.
- Drink Something In Natural:
Coconuts are different from any other fruits because they contain a large quantity of “water” and when immature they are known as tender-nuts or jelly-nuts and may be harvested for drinking. Refresh yourself with a sip of cool tender coconut- nature’s rejuvenating nectar and a scoop of its soft white flesh
- Want To Cook In Traditional Manner??:
Most of the traditional homes in Kerala women cook the food in earthenware. it takes more than normal time but the special taste is just awwwwsmmmm…
- Try Madhurakkallu (Sweet Toddy) & Karimeen Pollichath (Baked Fresh Water Fish):
Want to taste it? Just walk around the rural/village areas in Kerala and feel the real taste of original sweet toddy extracted from the coconut palm and have it in the Kerala way with exotic karimeen pollichathu (baked fresh water fish) or spicy pickles. If you have opted for a houseboat cruise you can ask the crew to stop pver at a Toddy shop near backwaters. Toddy is the desi cousin of the wine or any mild alchoholic drink in west.
In Kerala, Red, Green and Yellow are synonymous with various types of bananas. These digestives come in different shapes too — tall, short, stout, sleek… And while you taste Banana Chips, Raw Banana Dishes, Banana Milk Shake, Banana Ice Cream, Dried Bananas, Fried Bananas… you’ll wonder if there’s any other fruit more versatile.
- Order A Meter Of Tea From A Thattukada:
Stop by a thattukada, a roadside kiosk which opens at most tourist joints in Kerala at dusk, for a steaming cup of strong tea. Watch the expert stretch it to a meter while pouring it from glass to glass, blending it well and building up a tempting froth in the process. Thattukadas also offer “thattu dosa”—a light rice-flour crepe fried in coconut oil and served with coconut chutney. The menu at a thattukada includes omelettes, spicy pork fry and parottas (like naan, but beaten and mixed with oil). Enjoy while you can when you visit Kerala.
- Need More Sweets??:
M. Street or Sweetmeat Street( in malayalam: Mittayi Theruvu )is a street located in Kozhikode, Kerala, India. It derives its name from the time it was lined with sweetmeat and halvah stalls. It is reputedly the busiest street in Kozhikode.This has everything to make your mouth water with heavenly haluvas, juicy jillebies & creamy milk sweets etc…. Relish them as they melt in your mouth. You can also try the Sweet corners of Mattancherry in Ernakulam you can taste the best Gujarathi sweets here. most of them are made with pure ghee.
- Savor Nectar:
Beat the bees and butterflies to it in a banana plantation. Hold the tip of a banana inflorescence (koombu) to your mouth and suck the sweet nectar.
- Try Uppumanga:
You’ll simply relish a meal that is accompanied by uppumanga, tender mangoes preserved in brine for months (the longer, the better).
- Walk-Through Verdant Paddy Fields:
Here’s different walking experience that you can experience anywhere in the world. Venture in to the very heart of the verdant paddy fields, on narrow dykes in Alleppey, Vaikom, Kuttanad or Palakkad. Don’t lose yourself completely in the dazzling green around you, as you’ll have to watch out for the slushy water passages that run through your mud path. Try this out in Kuttanad, Alleppey or in Palakkad
- Need A Three Wheeler Ride??:
Explore the streets of Kerala in an AutoRisckshaw, a three wheeled taxi painted yellow and black. Don’t be surprised if you meet a driver who has a degree in English literature or is fairly fluent with the language.
- Make A Cruise In The Alleppey Backwaters:
Alappuzha, embroidered with a labyrinth of waterways, was extolled by travellers as the Venice of the East. Visit this land where the skiff is the family vehicle, the ducks outnumber chicken and children learn to swim perhaps even before they walk.
- Love Water Sports:
An adventure sports lover will rarely find time to stay idle in Kerala. Her beaches provide you with unlimited water sporting options of wind surfing rafting, sailing, power boating and even that of a simple catamaran ride.
- Say Hello To Nilgirithar:
Half the world population of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr live in the Eravikulam National Park in Munnar. Friendly as they are, you can pat them or pose for pictures with them. So meet them and have plenty to brag about when you get back home.
- Tip Toe Across A Coconut Trunk Bridge:
In the interiors of Kerala, you’ll come across plenty of small water bodies with these extremely narrow Bridges. Watch the native folk cross them with case, but think twice before you do. It isnt your cup of tea, don’t worry. Further down the water’s edge you’ll find a more friendly bridge.
- Elephant Pageants:
The spectacle of 30-60 caparisoned elephants will enthrall you as they move in a majestic procession, while trumpets and drum beats work up to a frenzy. The best of these spectacles is seen at the Thrissur Pooram.
- Ride A Canoe:
Drift along serene waterways in a country craft, enjoy the breeze, answer a cuckoo’s call. Wave back at the cheerful village folk on the banks. Invite some of their chirpy children to hop in for a ride. They’ll keep you well entertained.
- Workout On A Treadmill:
In Kerala, traditional treadmills are still used to irrigate the paddy fields. Try your luck with the local farmer and see if you can get to pedal one.
- Chinese Fishing Nets:
Watch fishermen tug at these huge nets with their rich haul. These nets that billow from massive bamboo poles were brought here by traders from the court of Kublai Khan, the Mongolian King. Their silhouettes against the evening sky make for terrific pictures too.
- Choose Your Pick From The Fisherman’s Net :
Along the Malabar Coast and at Vasco da Gama Square in Fort Kochi And Kovalam you can select your favorite from an inviting display of juicy sear fish, sardines, prawns, red snappers etc. Ask the friendly fisherman to fry it for you the local way.
Kerala is the Spice Coast of India. Take home a chest full of exotic spices and win compliments for your aromatic cooking. These are also available in special gift pouches.
- Jungle Ride With Elephant:
At the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady, you and your friends can majestically ride into the scenic jungle on an elephant. A mahout will guide you on your enchanting journey.
- For Bird Lovers:
Spot egrets, herons, Siberian stork, darters, teals and hundreds of other migratory birds in Kerala’s enchanting bird sanctuaries. Hear them sing. Take their Family photograph. Applaud their aerobatic skills. Kumarakom and Thattekkad Bird Sanctuaries are Main in kerala.
- Follow The Tiger’s Trail:
Join the Thekkady tiger trail- a real adventure trek into the dense forest with expert guides. Cook in the jungle. Sleep in tents. Wake up to the sounds of the wilderness. Try and spot a tiger.
- Make Floral Designs With Flowers:
During Onam, the harvest festival in August/September, you can see colorful, beautiful floral decorations in the courtyards of Kerala’s homes. Try making one with family and friends.
- Cheer A Snake Boat Race:
Watch the backwaters of Kerala come alive. Feel the excitement bubble in you as teams of 100 oarsmen row their snake boats, their bodies swaying in unison to the fast rhythm of full throated singing, in one of the most exhilarating water sports.
- Feel The Beauty Of Rain:
Kerala’s invigorating monsoon will cleanse you, refresh you and rejuvenate you. Let it run down your body, and wash away stress. So don’t just listen to the pitter-patter on the roof. Step out.
- Traditional Temple Music:
Panchavadyam is an orchestra of 5 native instruments – suddha-maddalam, kombu, edakka, elathalam and timila. This traditional temple music accompanying elephant pageants builds up the festive spirit. And never fails to leave its listeners entranced. Audio cassettes of panchavadyam are available.
Gift yourself new life. Surrender to the magical fingers of specially trained masseurs. To medicated baths that will refresh you. Herbal diets that will replenish you. Yoga that will revitalize you. And meditation that will recharge you.
- Try Percussion:
Kerala’s rich repertoire of percussion music and instruments is world famous. So bring alive your taste for good music and learn whatever your holiday allows.
- Purchase From Local Markets:
Small stalls with fresh vegetables, fruits, fish, chicken… High pitched salesmen luring you with impossible bargains. Visit these bustling markets or chandas for fresh buys.
Kerala’s handicraft centers have an extraordinary collection of wood, coir shell and sandalwood souvenirs, trinkets and jewellery. Woodcarved Kathakali masks, snake boats, elephants, jewellery boxes etc. are perfect showpieces for your drawing rooms and ideal gifts for friends.
- Bask In Sunshine:
Screne, secluded and spellbinding. Kerala has some of the best beaches in the world. Ride the surf. Get a tan. Build sand castles. Or simply sift sand through your toes. Anything you do here will unwind and relax you.
- Learn Malayalam:
Malayalam, Kerala’s sweet toned language, has 56 letters in its alphabet. Try learning the basics and roll the words off your tongue.
- Try Malayalam Movies:
Malayalam movies have excellent story lines and some of them are internationally acclaimed. If you visit the State during a film festival, you’ll get to see good movies with English subtitles.
- Buy Gold For All Occasions:
Kerala’s gold jewellery, intricately designed and delicate, will steal any woman’s heart. Make sure you have enough money on you before you step into a gold shop. Because whatever be your taste, you’ll find patterns you’d wish to own.
- Spin Coir:
See nimble fingers at work as they spin water treated coconut fiber into long ropes with a traditional hand spindle in the suburbs of Kollam. You can shop at a number of roadside stalls for brightly colored coir door mats, wall hangings and carpets.
- Peep Into Your Future:
The fortune teller on the street has your future written on his cards – your career, your life, your life partner and more. Just show him your palm and wait while his parrot picks your card from the pack.
- Rock About In A Bullock Cart:
On a pleasant evening, traverse the scenic mud roads of Kerala at the unhurried pace of a bullock cart. The tinkling bells and roll-over-from-side-to-side motion of the cart will pull you into a lazy reverie.
- Learn Exotic Art Forms:
Watch kathakali, mohiniyattam, theyyam or thiruvathira and pursue one that interests you most. Learn how a story unveils through the eyes, fingers, feet and myriad expressions of the artist.
- Climb Rugged Heights:
Not all places to visit in Kerala are on well-travelled roads. Or on roads at all. Hike up rugged terrains at Munnar, Wayanad and Kakkayam (Kozkikkod) for an exhilarating experience. If you haven’t tried rock climbing before, our experts will teach you the tricks.
- Walk Through The Historic City Fort Kochi:
Put on your hat and sunglasses, wear comfortable sandals and embark on a walking tour of Fort Kochi where bastions, churches and mansions built by the British, Dutch and the Portuguese, 500 years ago will greet you. Interestingly, Vasco da Gama, one of the world’s greatest explorers, was buried here.
- Study Rare Flora:
Treat your eyes to exotic orchids, anthuria, sandalwood trees etc. in the forests. One of these, the rare Neelakurinji, bathes the mountains of Munnar in blue once every 12 years. It is expected to bloom next in 2006.
- Take A Train Through Paradise:
A train journey is an interesting way to experience Kerala. Get a window seat and watch the landscape unfold like pages of a colourful picture book, or acquaint yourself with your fellow travelers who make interesting profiles
- Romance The Spice Hills:
Holiday amidst the sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns and winding lanes of Kerala’s mist clad hill stations – a world where tranquility abounds. The dense tropical jungles in these hill stations house some of the exotic bird and wildlife sanctuaries in the country.
- Visit Scenic Kuttanad:
Explore the lush paddy fields of Kuttanad, the rice bowl of Kerala – the only place in the world where farming is done 1.5 or 2 m below sea level. Kuttanad is in the interiors of the beautiful backwater district of Alappuzha.
- Feast Your Eyes On The Largest Mural:
The palaces and museums of Kerala have an exotic collection of ancient murals. The Krishnapuram Palace at Kayamkulam displays the largest of these masterpieces – gajendramoksham – which belongs to the 18th century and depicts an event from mythology.
- Watch Theyyam:
Theyyam is the oldest ritual art form of Kerala, Look on in awe as Theyyam performers invoke the temple diety Bhagavathy with their frenzied dancing and throbbing temple music in the courtyard of village temples.
- Watch The Making Of An Arabian Dhow:
Witness this 1500 year old tradition at Beypore. It takes an expert team of 15-30 strongmen at least two years to shape a vessel in wood. Locally called uru, this Arabian trading vessel is fast fading from the shipping scene.
- Go Arty:
You can browse in the art galleries for hours without track of time. Among them are collections of the world famous works of Raja Ravi Varma, Raja Raja Varma, Svetlova, Nicholas Roerich, rare murals and masterpieces from China, Japan, Tibet, Bali and other parts of India.
- Feel The Presence Of God At Maramon:
Witness the largest Christian convention of Asia at Maramon, near Kozhencherry. Interestingly, the waters of the Pamba River dry up every year to reveal sands that serve as the venue for the event.
- Holiday On An Island:
Spend a weekend on Kerala’s islands or lagoons, and experience special moments . Spectacular sunset, balmy backwaters and succulent seafood at Bolghatty, Pathiramanal, Poovar….These paradises can be reached only by a ferry or boat.
- Star Gaze:
Steeped in astronomy, Kerala’s planetariums will show you much more than Mercury, Venus and Mars. Buy a ticket to the evening star gazing sessions and experience the wonders of the universe.
- Go Paragliding:
Sweep across the lush green hills of Munnar on a paraglider and enjoy the vantage of an eagle. See the soothing blues and greens of nature. Enjoy the wind beneath your wings. Feel on top of the world.
- Walk In To The Royal History Of Kerala:
Besides exquisite wooden architecture, the palaces of Kerala flaunt the finest floors in the world. Floors that, surprisingly, need least maintenance – being made of crushed coconut charocoal, egg whites and the sap of plants. You’ll also see collections of antique sculptures, paintings and bronzes.
- Picnic Beside Virgin Lakes:
Pack a picnic basket and spend a romantic evening beside the crystal clear lakes near Munnar. Try your luck at fishing and feast on your fresh catch. Go for a long walk hand-in-hand, undisturbed. Lie down on the most comfortable of grass beds.
The museums of Kerala, especially the Pazhasiraja Museum at Kozkikkod, pay full tribute to outstanding crafts-historical and contemporary ornaments, temple carts and Ivory carvings of life sized figures of Kathakali in full regalia.
- Visit The Zoo:
The zoological parks in Kerala have plenty to excite the animal lover in you. The Trivandrum zoo is one among the best designed in Asia and is set amidst woodlands, lakes and lawns.You can also visit the Thrissur Zoo
- Watch Thullal:
Thullal, an exotic art form, and the rhythmic sounds of music accompanying it will keep you in a constant stage of merriment. Humour, satire and social criticism are its hallmarks. This art form was formulated overnight by the renowned poet, Kunjan Nambiar.
- Wash Your Sins Away:
According to a myth, sage Narada was approached by mendicants who confessed to having sinned. The place he created for them to pray for redemption is known as the Papanasham beach (papanasham meaning redemption from sins) at Varkala, Trivandrum. Take a dip and come out feeling clean in your heart too.
- Learn Yoga:
Relax your mind with yoga at the special ashrams in Trivandrum and Nileswaram – the cultural centre of Kasaragod. Sessions are conducted by spiritual gurus and experts in the field.
- Walk The Historic Kappad Beach :
This is where Vasco da Gama landed in 1498 with his men in three vessels. Here, you’ll find an interesting landscape of rocks that sprawl right into the sea. An 800 year old temple stands nearby.
- See Wildlife From A Boat :
Watch wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat at the sanctuaries of Kumarakom, and Periyar. Herds of wild elephants bathing in the lake, the Indian bison digging his horns into an unaffected tree, the cormorant darting into the waters… a treat for an amateur photographer.
- Chew Into A Juicy Mussel:
It is indeed fun watching mussel collectors anchor their boats, dive down and bring up basket loads of these fresh water delicacies. The shells are later burnt in kilns to make lime.
- See The Queen Of The Arabian Sea:
Kochi, also known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, is breathtakingly beautiful. Apart from being the commercial capital and the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala, Kochi also flaunts one of the finest natural harbours of the world.
- Discover Prehistoric Settlements:
The Edakkal caves at Wayanad and the caves at the mouth of the Shenduruny River have interesting pictorial writings and cave drawings from the Stone Age. You’ll have to trek at least a kilometer uphill to reach the Edakkal caves.
- Say A Prayer At The Old Synagogue:
The 500 years old Synagogue in Kochi is adorned with mid 18th century hand painted Cantonese tiles. Hebrew inscriptions on stone slabs, ancient scripts on copper plates and great scrolls of the Old Testament are preserved here. An age-old clock tower stands nearby.
Mohiniyattam or the dance of the enchantress reflects the graceful nature of the land. The sensuous, graceful movements of the dancer, clad in gold and off white costumes, will remind you of palms swaying in the gentle breeze and sweeping waves.
Kathakali, the four centuries old classical art form, is usually staged at night. Elaborate costumes, ornaments and multi-colored facial make-up give the artistes a super human appearance, which leaves you spellbound.
- See Mind-Blowing Fireworks:
Make a wish under a thousand shooting starts -brilliant firework displays that mark the end of a festival in Kerala. And you’ll never miss them as every dawn in Kerala brings yet another festival.
- Meet Smart Fishermen:
It is indeed a spectacular sight to watch Kerala’s smart fishermen outdo the crashing waves by pushing their boats into the sea from a pier beyond the wave point, and simultaneously jumping into it in perfect coordination.
- Collect Antiques:
Stroll up the Jew Street in Fort Kochi for interesting finds like period furniture, ancient coins, elaborately carved pens, ornamental brass latches, antique jewellery, grandfather clocks and timepieces etc.
- Watch A Puppet Show:
Yakshagana Bombeyattu (puppetry) is the art form of Kasaragod. Colourful puppets in huge headgears, elaborate facial make-up and loud attires dancing to throbbing music will keep you entertained.
- Go For A Flower Show:
Spend a colourful evening with pretty asters, glowing anthuria, exotic orchids, beautiful roses, elegant lilies and a bloom of soft cotton candy at a flower show.
- Watch Thiruvathira:
Thiruvathira, a traditional dance performed by women, has simple steps and a single rule-performers should be clad in a Kerala saree. Join them as they sing and move elegantly around a ceremonial lamp (vilakku) or a floral decoration (pookalam).
- The Season For Fun And Games:
Visit Kerala during August /September(onam season) and you’ll find it in every house. The friendly people here will be only too glad to let you join them.
- Try Out New Ways To Fish:
Dangle a rod and line into the flowing waters; sweep a towel through it; feel for fish with your feet in the mud below; or simply try trapping small fish with your hands. Anyway, you’ll never return disappointed.
- Visit A Snake Park:
The Snake Park at Parassinikadavu, Kannur, is the only one of its kind in the whole of India. There are three snake pits and fifteen glass cases full of various species of snakes, and two large glass houses for King Cobras. The snake demonstration conducted is a major crowd puller.
- Buy A Palmyra Fan:
In Kerala, you’ll find small, handy fans made of medicinal herbal roots, palm fronds, bamboo splits and grass. Get yourself a portable, compact, cute and colourful little fan that comes in handy anytime of the day. When not in use, you could even put it up on the wall as a showpiece.
- Smash The Elusive Pot:
Uriyadi (smashing the pot) is a spirited sport connected with some of the festivals of Kerala. The festive pot colourfully decorated will be hung from a tall pole. All you have to do is try and break it with a stick as the crowd pulls it up and down.
- Spot A Dolphin:
If you ‘re lucky, you’ll get to see the dolphins do their grand act at the Cherai beach, in Ernakulam district. Applaud them as they spring out of the magnificent waters with a splash, only to take a marvelous dive back.
- Meet Martial Art Experts:
Kalaripayattu, the martial art form of Kerala, is the oldest and most scientific in the world. Watch agile bodies gleaming in oil and armed with weapons practise their feats-chattam (jumping), ottam (running), marichil (somersault)-to stunning perfection. Explore the Bekal Fort.
- Explore The Largest And The Best-Preserved Fort Of Kerala At Bekal:
The imposing laterite structure rising 130 ft. above sea level, stands on a 35 acre headland that runs right into the Arabian Sea.
- Explore A Tharavad :
Relive the old times in the perfect settings of antique furniture and exquisite woodwork in Kerala’s heritage holiday homes and nalukettu (quandrangular mansions with a central courtyard), each more than 50 years old.
- Stay On An Exotic Houseboat:
Embark on an enchanting journey across sun – dappled backwaters on a kettuvallom-fully furnished traditional rice boats. While your eyes explore the rustic life that floats by, treat your palate to backwater delicacies prepared by your personal chef.
- Stay In A Tree House:
Spend romantic nights in the tree houses of Palakkad washed in the sweet scent of the forest flowers, and let the sounds of the forest fill up your dreams.
- Stay In Exotic Resorts:
Kerala’s innovative hoteliers have amazing experiences in store for you. Some even have Theme evenings when centuries old art forms like Kathakali and Mohiniyattom are performed as well.