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Kerala Travel: All You Need To Know

Open the door to paradise: Your Kerala travel guide by Journey Fiesta!

A few houseboats on a lake


Kerala, India's "God's Own Country", is enchanted with emerald backwaters, palm-fringed beaches, and lush hill stations.

Nature's Playground: Glide on serene backwaters, trek through spice-scented hills, or unwind on sun-kissed shores.

Cultural Tapestry: Immerse yourself in vibrant festivals, ancient temples, and captivating dance forms like Kathakali.

Beyond the Tourist Trail: Learn to cook local delicacies, explore spice plantations, or stay in a homestay for an authentic experience.

Something for Everyone: Adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, Kerala promises an unforgettable journey.

How to Reach Kerala

Kerala, with its diverse landscapes and vibrant culture, is accessible through various modes of transportation. Here’s how you can reach this beautiful state:

By Air:

  • Thiruvananthapuram International Airport: Located in the southern part of Kerala, it serves travelers from this region.

  • Kochi International Airport: Central Kerala travelers use this airport.

  • Calicut International Airport: Travelers from the northern side of the state access this airport 1.

By Train:

  • Kerala has a well-connected railway network. Some of the railway stations include Ernakulam Junction, Thiruvananthapuram Central, and Kozhikode.

  • The Konkan Railway also connects Kerala to other parts of India.

By Road:

  • Kerala is accessible by well-maintained national and state highways.

  • NH 66 (formerly NH 17) connects Kerala to Mumbai and Goa.

  • NH 544 (formerly NH 47) links Kerala to Tamil Nadu.

  • Scenic drives through the Western Ghats offer breathtaking views.

By Water:

  • Kerala’s backwaters provide a unique way to explore the state. Houseboats and ferries operate on the serene waterways.

Best Time To Visit

Winter (October to February):

Ideal for: Pleasant weather, sightseeing, and beach activities.


  • December to January: Cool and dry climate, perfect for exploring cities like Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, and Munnar.

  • Christmas and New Year: Festive celebrations, especially in Fort Kochi.

  • Alleppey Backwaters: Enjoy houseboat cruises without humidity.

  • Beaches: Relax on the sandy shores of Kovalam, Varkala, and Marari.

Summer (March to May)

Ideal for: Hill stations, wildlife, and Ayurvedic treatments.


  • Munnar: Escape the heat and explore tea plantations.

  • Thekkady: Visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary for wildlife spotting.

  • Wayanad: Enjoy trekking and lush green landscapes.

  • Ayurvedic Spas: Rejuvenate with traditional treatments.

Monsoon (June to September)

Ideal for: Rainforest experiences, lush greenery, and off-season discounts.


  • Athirappilly Falls: Witness the majestic waterfalls in full flow.

  • Alleppey Backwaters: Experience monsoon houseboat cruises.

  • Munnar and Wayanad: Enjoy misty landscapes and fewer crowds.

  • Ayurvedic Rejuvenation: Monsoon is considered ideal for Ayurvedic treatments.

Must Visit Places in Kerala

Backwater Bliss

  • Alleppey: Glide through emerald waterways aboard a traditional houseboat, spotting diverse birdlife like kingfishers and herons. Enjoy freshly prepared meals, stop at bustling villages, and witness breathtaking sunsets over swaying palms.

  • Kumarakom: Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Vembanad Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Kerala. Explore hidden canals on smaller boats, spotting otters and turtles. Relax on pristine beaches like Kumarakom Beach, known for its black sand and Ayurveda resorts.

  • Bekal: Cruise through serene backwaters fringed by coconut groves and pristine beaches like Bekal Fort Beach. Witness the iconic Bekal Fort, a 17th-century marvel, and indulge in water sports like kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding.

Hill Station Haven

  • Munnar: Nestled amidst rolling hills carpeted with tea plantations, Munnar offers breathtaking views, scenic treks, and cascading waterfalls. Hike through Echo Point, witness the panoramic beauty from Top Station, and spot diverse flora and fauna at Eravikulam National Park.

  • Wayanad: Explore lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls like Meenmutty Falls, and spice plantations brimming with cardamom, pepper, and cloves. Go wildlife spotting in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, home to elephants, tigers, and langurs.

  • Idukki: Hike through the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, or embark on a jeep safari in Periyar National Park, spotting tigers, elephants, and wild boars. Take a boat ride on Periyar Lake, surrounded by verdant hills, and enjoy the serenity of nature.

Beachside Bliss

  • Kovalam: Relax on its famous crescent beaches like Lighthouse Beach and Hawah Beach, indulging in water sports like parasailing and surfing. Explore the vibrant nightlife scene, with cafes, restaurants, and beach shacks offering local delicacies.

  • Varkala: Chill on cliffside beaches like Varkala Beach with stunning views of the Arabian Sea. Explore hidden coves like Kappil Beach, perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Practice yoga or surfing, or simply soak up the laid-back atmosphere.

  • Mararikulam: Escape the crowds on secluded beaches like Marari Beach, known for its black sand and Ayurvedic resorts. Enjoy traditional fishing demonstrations, indulge in fresh seafood, and experience authentic Kerala culture in nearby villages.

Cultural Delights

  • Thrissur: Witness the electrifying Thrissur Pooram festival, a ten-day spectacle with vibrant processions, decorated elephants, and captivating percussion performances. Immerse yourself in the energy and devotion of this unique cultural experience.

  • Kochi: Explore Fort Kochi's colonial heritage, strolling through narrow streets lined with Dutch and Portuguese architecture. Visit Mattancherry Palace, bustling spice markets, and art galleries showcasing contemporary and traditional art.

  • Kannur: Delve into the rich history of Kannur, visiting ancient temples like Parassinikkadavu Muthappan Temple. Explore the Dutch and Portuguese settlements in Thalassery, and witness the captivating Theyyam performances, where masked dancers depict mythical characters.

Bonus Experiences

  • Ayurveda Retreat: Rejuvenate your mind and body with traditional Ayurvedic treatments like massages, herbal therapies, and yoga sessions at specialized retreats in Kovalam, Alleppey, or Wayanad.

  • Houseboat Cooking Class: Learn to prepare delicious Kerala cuisine aboard a houseboat, enjoying the flavors and aromas of local spices and fresh ingredients. Master dishes like Meen Curry (fish curry) or Appam (pancake) under the guidance of experienced chefs.

  • Kathakali Performance: Immerse yourself in the dramatic beauty of Kathakali, a classical dance form with elaborate costumes, intricate makeup, and captivating storytelling. Witness the expressive movements and powerful emotions conveyed through this unique art form.

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Journey Fiesta: Your Gateway to Kerala's Enchanting Embrace

Kerala's magic beckons, with its emerald backwaters whispering secrets, its sun-kissed beaches promising serenity, and its vibrant culture pulsating with life. But planning a trip to this paradise can seem daunting. Journey Fiesta, your trusted travel companion, is here to handcraft an unforgettable Kerala adventure, tailored just for you.

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