If you are in a much-needed position for some rest and relaxation, then look no further than ‘Gods Own Country’, Kerala. Located in the south-west region of India, on the Malabar Coast and flanked by the Arabian Sea on the west and The Western Ghats on the East, Kerala is an abode of lush greenery. The best time to visit Kerala would be between the months of September and May when the humidity is interspersed with monsoon showers. Kerala is home to the best coffee, culture and wildlife you will ever experience.

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Once you are in Kerala, there is a Pandora’s Box of things you can do. A must-do when you are in Kerala is to enjoy some relaxation and rejuvenation on one of their very famous house boats which traverse the soothing backwaters of Kerala. The most famous route is that of Lake Vembanad, which happens to be the largest backwater lake of Kerala. Once on the houseboat, enjoy the calm and sanctity of the region, far away from the hustle of the city. The boat travels past the villages that flank the backwaters, where you get to witness the indigenous culture first hand. The locals are friendly and welcoming and it is difficult to not fall in love with the place.

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Visiting one of the Ayurveda Centres in Kerala should be an essential part of your trip as Kerala is world-renowned for its Natural Ayurveda techniques which encompass years of traditional therapy, free from any form of chemical accompaniments. The Ayurveda centres are plentiful with each place offering their own treatment plans. You can also check out the Yoga centres where classes are held demonstrating the proper techniques. This would be a great aspect of your trip as it is a great way to relax both body and soul.

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Explore the plethora of flora and fauna of Kerala by visiting its Wildlife Sanctuaries and Reserves in order to form an up-close and personal relationship with the animals. Take a guided tour and be witness to the activities of the animals in their natural habitats. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity as you can really learn a lot about the animals as well as learn to appreciate nature which is unhindered by human intervention. A visit to the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Idukki will satisfy all your expectations.

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A great time to visit Kerala is during its famous Boat Race Festival Season where the excitement and energy is palpable. The competitive atmosphere is electrifying and it is difficult to not get into the festive mood. These boat races are fixed according to the Malayalam calendar, so you need to confirm if these dates coincide with your trip. But if the opportunity arises, it is a great experience as this is part of a tradition that is unique to Kerala.

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Kerala is a land of culture and art with a specialisation in its own form of performing arts. It owes its International fame to the vibrant combination of dance, music and drama of the art form Kathakali. This performance is like nothing you have ever seen before as it absolutely captures the senses and leaves you awestruck at this great milieu of art. The endeavour taken by these dancers is immense and they are so multi talented that you feel nothing but appreciation for their aptitude.

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Kerala truly has something for everyone as it combines nature, rejuvenation, and beauty and ties it together with its culture and tradition. You are left not only feeling exhilarated but also with a feeling of oneness with yourself and your surroundings. Thus, a trip to Kerala should be on your bucket list of places to visit in your lifetime as this is a vacation you do not want to miss out on.


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