About Kerala


The state of Kerala, which sits pristinely at the feet of India, has something for every kind of traveller - from vagabonds and honeymoon couples, to mountain-lovers and fans of riveting heritage. It has been blessed with enigmatic hills; mouth-watering cuisines and a distinctive culture, making it a unique destination for travellers.
Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape or backpacking on a budget from the countryside to the coast, you’ll find a host of choices ranging from day trips to extended journeys covering every territory in Kerala. Book a Kerala tour package for a melting pot of Indian and colonial traditions. It is the stronghold of varied traditions, religion, arts, cuisine and dance forms. It not only enjoys the lushness of its ethos, but also makes efforts to preserve the antiquity of the region.
Explore this rich culture through Kooditayattam, a traditional Sanskrit theatre, which has been announced as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. A Kerala tour package must also include an experience of its traditional festivals such as Onam or Vishu, which are celebrated with great pomp and show. 
Kerala is also known for Ayurveda. People here still follow natural home remedies and medicines, which are made of herbs, for healing purposes. With a Kerala tour package, you can also find natural soaps, powders and oils that work miraculously on your body. Don’t forget to pack a few for your home! A visit to Kerala is also ideal for Ayurvedic rejuvenation programs. 
 

Best time to visit 


What contributes in making Kerala a tourist’s delight is its soothing weather. It has a pleasant climate throughout the year, with monsoon and winter attracting a large number of travellers. The peak season starts from September and continues till March. The best time to visit Kerala backwaters is also in September, since you can enjoy the experience of calm, palm-fringed backwaters of Kerala to the fullest. The hill stations especially look heavenly and mistier during winter. Avail Kerala tour packages to experience this beauty! 
 

Things to do in Kerala


Kerala is a big bag of adventure and fun. With a variety of places to visit and load of activities to try, Kerala packages offer a bundle of authenticity and ethnicity. Some of the highly recommended things to do on your Kerala tour are:
  • Take a walk through the tea gardens of Munnar - The hilly areas of Munnar are adorned with lush tea gardens. The pleasing environment, sights of women picking tea leaves, witnessing tea processing and tea-tasting experiences, make it a great tourist attraction. Savouring a quiet cup of tea is an essential experience for any traveller in Kerala
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  • Watch snake boat racing - The Snake Boat race at Alappuzha is an experience you don’t want to miss in your Kerala tour package. Held from July to September during the Onam festival, these races are a sight of sheer enthusiasm and vigour. You can even rent a boat to have a closer look. Your Kerala tour package cannot end without witnessing this amazing race.
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  • Explore rustic village life - Experience the authentic village life at the backwater villages of Kerala. Your Kerala visit will become more exciting with activities such as fishing, crab farming and riding a bullock cart. 
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  • Make Houseboats your home - Houseboats of Kerala are literally houses floating on water. Spacious enough, you can take a ride of the serene backwaters on these houseboats. What makes this even more tempting is the traditional Kerala food available on these boats. Enjoy the plush greenery and tranquil scene, which will make your holiday even more soothing.
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  • Indulge in native, exotic dishes - A wide range of dishes made out of bananas are extensively available. Bananas in Kerala are found in varied sizes, shapes and colours. This makes culinary variations of banana like fried chips, puzhungiyathu (steamed) and pazhampori (fried in batter) must haves. 
 
This melange of culinary experiences, beautiful beaches, serene backwaters and rustic lifestyle is what makes Kerala tour packages special. So, pack your bags and head along the route of your choosing.
 

What to eat 


From famous international restaurant chains to local eateries, Kerala has everything a foodie could ask for, prepared with that special Kerala taste to it. There’s no better way to delve deep into a Kerala tour package than to try its indigenous dishes. Discover natural ingredients, in world-class restaurants and uniquely Keralite locations. Let the famous spices of the state take you on a delightful journey!  
 
  • Alleppey fish curry - The flavours of cocoum and coconut milk lend this dish a delectable taste, making it different from any other type of fish curry. The fleshy, white fish is smeared with onion, tomatoes, garlic, green chillies and coconut paste and then steamed, tempered, making it ready to be savoured.
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  • Appam with stew - A champion of indigenous Keralite culinary culture, the soft appam can be served either with vegetable or meat stew. It is essentially fermented flat bread made out of rice and coconut. 
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  • Puttu and kadala curry - Puttu is prepared by slowly adding water to ground rice until the correct texture is achieved. It is then spiced, formed into a cylindrical shape and steamed with layers of grated coconut, and served hot for breakfast. It is usually served with kadala curry (black chickpeas). The quintessential Keralite breakfast dish is a must try on your Kerala package!
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  • Dosa with Kerala style sambhar - Made from fermented rice and lentils, dosa is cooked in pure ghee and roasted till it gets as crisp as it can. It is a staple dish in Kerala and neighbouring states. It is rich in carbohydrates and protein and contains no sugar – making it perfect for the health conscious people availing Kerala packages.
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  • Malabar Biryani - While Malabar biryani is available in a lot of parts of India, for the best biryani you’ve to actually travel to Malabar! It is renowned for its unique aroma and taste. It is not very spicy and usually comes with small amount of chillies.
 

Places to see


Kerala is a vibrant hub of style, sport, culture and dining. Visit these places and make your Kerala tour package a memory of a lifetime.
 
  • Munnar - Popular as a honeymoon destination, Munnar is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. Tea plantations, which expand over 80,000 miles, are a sight to behold - especially during monsoons. Gifted with exquisiteness of hills, forest and rich wildlife, Munnar will interest people who are fond of adventure. Anamudi, the highest peak in south India, is great for trekking. A visit to Eravikulam National Park or rock climbing and paragliding are other adventures that one must add to their Kerala packages.
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  • Wayanad - Wayanad literally means land of paddy fields in Malayalam. It is the greenest area in the whole state. Include this in your Kerala tour package and go to Wayanad to experience refined beauty, rich culture and traditions. It has a lot of other attractions which must be a part of your Kerala package, such as trekking to Chembra Peak and Meenmutty Falls, exploring old Jain temples, climbing to Edakkal Caves, wildlife spotting at Muthanga and Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuaries.
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  • Varkala - If you are a water adventure enthusiast, Varkala beach is a must go for you. Water activities such as boat riding, surfing, para-sailing, jetting and horse riding are extremely popular here. This beach has an exotic coastline, a paved footpath surrounded by a line of coconut trees and an extended view of the Arabian Sea. It is thanks to attributes like these that Varkala is one of the best beaches in India.
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  • Kozhikode - Also known as Calicut, Kozhikode is a hub of various cultural sites, educational institutions and some fine restaurants. It is popular for the authentic Malabar food and exotic spices. Include a visit to Kozhikode, one of the most active commercial cities of Kerala, in your Kerala tour package.
 
Each one of these places will enthral you, making for a wholesome holiday experience. Kerala’s scenery and points of interest are almost as different and unique as its individuals and their lifestyle.
 

How to reach Kerala


If you are planning a trip here, you can look for Kerala tour packages on MakeMyTrip. You can reach here conveniently either by air, rail or road.
 
  • By air - Kerala has 3 international airports, so getting here is not an issue, whichever part of the world you stay in. The capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, has an international airport that is well connected to most of the gulf countries. It also has good connectivity with major cities of India, such as, Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Chennai. Two more international airports are at Kochi and Calicut; located in central and north of Kerala respectively, both these airports are connected to Indian and international cities via flights. 

By rail - Kerala is interconnected with most of the cities in India through a network of about 200 railway stations. You can arrive here by a direct train from major cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata.

By road - You can reach Kerala using National Highways 17, 47 and 49 from any part of the country. Neighbouring states such as Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are directly linked to Kerala through a good network of roads. Good availability of buses, cars and tourist taxis make it convenient for travellers to travel by road. 
 

Top 10 things that will make you go ‘Oh My God!’ in God’s own country!

 
  • Witnessing a Theyyam performance!
    Theyyam is a beautiful, traditional dance form, staged across various temples of North Kerala.
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  • Splashing in the Athirapally Waterfalls
    The 80-feet tall waterfall, also known as the Niagara Falls of India, is just 50 km from the Kochi International airport. Visit after June if you want to frolic in the gushing waters.
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  • Visit the ancient port city of Muziris 
    If you’re fond of heritage tours, you can walk through the lanes of Muziris and experience the charm of age old temples, mosques, synagogues and churches.
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  • Walk on the warm, sandy beaches of Kovalam
    Feel the sand between your toes, as you walk around the numerous coconut trees on Kovalam beaches. Feel rejuvenated and relaxed after your sojourn here.
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  • Witness the historical Fort Kochi
    The eclectic Fort Kochi is a must-visit for history and architecture buffs! Kerala tour packages must include a trip to the fort, which had been made with a blend of Arab, British, Dutch, Chinese and Portuguese influences. 
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  • Fall in love with the heart-shaped lake in Chembra
    The natural, heart-shaped lake in Chembra is ideal for Kerala tour packages, especially for couples. It’s the perfect romantic backdrop getaway for couples, amidst misty hills and floating clouds. 
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  • Be greeted by chirps at the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary 
    The expansive sanctuary is located on the eastern side of Vembanad backwaters. Siberian Storks are the most common migratory birds here. Make this pristine spot a part of your Kerala tour package! 
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  • Sleep under the stars in Wayanad 
    Another favourite honeymoon spot, a camping experience in Wayanad will make your Kerala trip honeymoon package complete.
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  • Treat your taste buds to spices for a taste of Kerala 
    With extensive spice plantations, the tantalising aromas of spices is sure to tease your senses in regions like Periyar, Thekkady and Kumily. Fresh black pepper, cloves, turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, or star anise - the spices available here are not what you get at other places. The Cochin Spice Market is also renowned. Exclusive in taste and aroma, pick up freshly-harvested spices on your Kerala tour package. 
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  • Shop for exclusive Handicrafts 
    Kerala is famous for its original, exclusive handicraft items, most of which are not found anywhere else in the country. Splendid showpieces made of wood, metals, coconuts etc. exhibit the refined culture of Kerala. Coconut and Coir Products including rugs, carpets, mats, and some superb souvenirs made of coconut husk are things that will complete your shopping trip. 
With all these charms and riveting attractions, it is hard to resist travelling to Kerala. The scenic beauty, tropical weather, ages-old culture and traditions are some things you can’t say no to. Book a Kerala tour package and have enjoyment of a lifetime. Experience this southern beauty in its full panache and glory! 
 

FAQ for Kerala Tour Packages:-


1. How many packages to Kerala  do you have?
 - We have a total of 364 packages to Kerala .

2. What is the minimum price for a package to Kerala?
 - The minimum price for a package to Kerala is Rs.6,425 .

3. What is the maximum price for a package to Kerala?
 - The maximum price for a package to Kerala is 122,134 .
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