Amazing things you must do in Kerala for the new year 2022

Amazing things you must do in Kerala

Kerala is known as God’s own land; it has a different beauty and is full of breathtaking views. Apart from this, you can experience many more things to make your journey mind-blowing and worth it. Here are some of the places and activities you must consider while visiting Kerala.

Alleppey Houseboat


Visiting Kerala and not planning to stay in the houseboat will be a mistake, and you miss something massive. It is referred to as the topmost activity one should experience while in Kerala.

You get to travel through the backwaters, with the meals they provide, which is so satisfying for the tourists. The boat offers the accommodation facilities like breakfast, lunch, dinner, and basic needs.

Suppose you plan to stay in a boathouse, booking it in advance to avoid inconvenience. The stay costs between Rs 6,500 to Rs 12,000, depending on the size of the boat and facilities. Also, if you book the houseboat in advance, you can get some cheaper deals and discounts.

Neelakurinji Bloom

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Due to Neelakurinji, the Eravikulam National Park has become one of the highest tourists visited places in Kerala as the Neelakurinji blooms only once in 12 years. You are fortunate if you spot the rare experience, and the view will completely fascinate you.

If you visit this place, you can also see an endangered mountain goat called Nigiri while trekking to the hill’shill’s peak.

The Eravikulam National Park remains closed in February and March, and the tickets cost around Rs 55 per adult. So if you want to experience something different and try your luck for the rarest view, you can try visiting this place.

Tea Flavors

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While you are in Munnar, you have an excellent opportunity to try different tea flavours. As in India, we say tea is a beverage and an emotion. So having tea is a must.

It is around a three-hour drive from Kochi, and you can visit the Kannan Devan Plantation museum, where you can see the process of tea making and taste those different flavours of tea. For tea lovers, this place is heaven.

Also, while exploring the Munnar, you will get the tea spots at many places there. Also they offer a variety of tea flavours, and if you even like the taste, you can buy one from the shop owned by the museum only.

Shikara Rides

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On your visit to Alleppey, which is about four hours away from Thiruvananthapuram, you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes with the coconut trees, birds, backwater scenes while moving with the flow of water. You can also watch the village life.

They offer a double-deck boat, and the ride continues for 3 to 4 hours, and it costs approx., Rs 600 for one hour ride. You will love the bird watching scenes from the boat.

Snake Boat Race

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Not asking you to take part in the race but suggesting you watch the colourful snake boat race in Alleppey.  The boat race mainly occurs from July to September, especially during the Onam festival.

The snake boat race is considered the most thrilling experience and one of the fun fests in Kerala. The closest place or station is Alleppey, and you can access it from Ernakulum. To attend the festival and experience the race, you can book the tickets online via book my show, and also you can purchase them from the listing office, which is mentioned on the website.

Tree House

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When you are in God’s own land, you are entirely surrounded by nature and its beauty, and to make it a more beautiful experience, you can opt to stay in the treehouse located in the places like Wayanad, Athirapally, Thekkady, and Munnar.

The Wayanad treehouse provides other facilities like nature walks, mountain biking, rappelling, and rock climbing. Since childhood, we imagine living in a treehouse, and here in Kerala, you can live that dream, you should not miss the chance.

The treehouse tariffs start from Rs 10,000, and it provides the facilities, and you have different options while choosing.

Coffee plantation

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If Munnar is heaven for tea lovers, Kerala also has something for coffee lovers. You can have the coffee at the place where it is processed and made, and you can stay at the coffee plantation resort and watch the process of coffee making, plucking that means from the beginning till the end.

The resort also offers trekking, night camping, safaris, plantation walks, and a campfire. The stay costs around Rs 5,000 per night. We drink our coffees generally at home, but when you are getting the opportunity to experience it live and get the fresh coffee from the origin, why miss the chance.

You must visit the resort and look out for the process.

Kochi Fort

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This fort is an example of architecture, and it is one of the top attractions because of the architecture that influences Portuguese, British, Dutch, and Chinese.

It has many different kinds of architecture that will amaze you. You can also visit the Portuguese museum nearby, Chinese Nets, Fort Kochi Beach, Jewish synagogue, and Santa Cruz Basilica. You can see the place from 10 am to 5 pm, and the entry fee for adults is Rs 20, and it’s free of cost for children.


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When you are in Kochi, watching Theyyam is a must thing to do. If you don’t experience this, you have missed the most important items, and your trip will be incomplete without this. It is a colourful and life-changing experience.

You can spot Theyyam at many temples in north Kerala and villages. It is a beautiful dance form, and you can watch this at the Kerala museum at Kochi. Before visiting, check for the dates of the events as the Theyyam calendar is available online. Don’t forget to check the show’s timings so that you can not miss this beautiful art and cover the most essential part of the journey.

Varkala Beach

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You can swim in the Arabian Sea; you get the medicinal mineral water spring here in Varkala beach. It is one of the beaches which has some medicinal and healing properties. It is located around 50 km from Trivandrum International Airport.

Varkala beach skirts the Arabian sea, also a part of the Indian Ocean. The beach is also known as Papanasham Beach. Janardana Swami Temple is also located near the beach which is famous for the 10-day festival that is organized twice a year. You can experience parasailing, horse riding, and boat riding at Varkala Beach.

Athirapally Falls

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It is one of the most beautiful falls in India. The fall is 80 feet tall and is now referred to as the Niagara Falls of India. The best time to visit the fall is during June and September between the monsoons. At this time you can enjoy the full force of water flowing, and that looks marvelous.

It is one of the perfect spots for photography, and it refreshes you in every way. The location is just 55 km away from Kochi International Airport, and you have the option to travel by bus or by private cab or taxis.

The fall is known as the Charpa Fall among the locals and on the way to this fall, you can also visit the Vazhachal Falls.


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Kumarakom is the best place if you love watching birds. Kumarakom is a bird sanctuary and you can spot many rare migratory birds like Siberian crane, waterfowl, egret, and heron while travelling on a boat cruise.

It is situated at a distance of 3 hours from Kochi and you can travel via bus or taxi as per convenience. You also get the chance to combine bird watching and stay in a houseboat at Vembanad lake. The best time to visit is from November to February as this is when the migratory birds fly here.


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Food is the priority for everyone, and food gets its taste from the spices and that too fresh and authentic spices. So here in Thekkady, you can take a spice tour and see what happens at the plantation site of the herbs.

You can taste some of the authentic spices like cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla, and black pepper and also get the opportunity to explore the process by taking nature walks. You can visit Abraham’sAbraham’s spice garden and the entry fee is only Rs 200 and if you want to buy pure spices you can buy them from the shops located in the spice garden only. You can visit the spice garden from 7 am to 6 pm.

Periyar Wildlife sanctuary

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If you want to experience safari jeep rides, then this is the best option in Kerala. The wildlife sanctuary is known for its diverse mammals, aquatic life, flora, and fauna.

The whole safari ride covers the view of Mullaperiyar Dam, Idukki town, and vineyards. You can also opt to combine the ride with a night camping in a treehouse or a tent. If you don’tdon’t want to take a Jeep for the ride, you can choose a ferry ride.

So here are some of the best things that you should experience in Kerala and will enjoy doing so.

edited and proofread by nikita sharma

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