Should Kerala Be Your Next Vacation or Staycation? This article will tell you why you should take a vacation or staycation in Kerala.
You should know that Kerala was always God’s own country and known for its tourism, but in 2018, the Wayanad area, Kochi and backwaters were severely affected by floods.
Therefore, Kerala needs tourism, and you should help people who are Kerala locals. This is being called responsible tourism.
Let us count the blessings of Kerala and why you could have the time of your life in post-flood Kerala.
Reasons to take vacation in Kerala
First, you would find people from all religions such as Hindus, Muslims, and Christians.
If you know how to mingle with one community in Kerala, then you know how to mix with all religions. There is travel-induced unity.
What To Wear
What should you wear could be your next question, so my answer is that since there is a lot of difference in North and South India.
you should know that skimpy clothes which do not work in North India would work in South, South is more educated and more progressive, and you could wear what you want including your
Kerala is hot and humid, but it gets cold too. Depends on whether you like the rains or winters, you could plan between August to October.
The rainy season in Kerala is no longer scary; the storm is past us, people pour in large numbers in Kerala in both winters and rains.
What to do in Kerala
The place is heaven for coffee drinkers and who could visit the coffee plantations, and taste many a variety of coffee straight in the farms.
It feels you are in an exotic land when you visit the green farms. You could also stay in this locality, and you could hire huts if you want the feel of being close to nature.
The view you get is that of a valley, and you could get good quality sleep which means you could relax here and recuperate after a long flight, or days spent working hard in the office.
Not just beaches, the ocean, the coffee plantations, valleys but there are also a lot of lakes.
Take a walk near the beach or sit by a lake, and forget that you were ever experiencing Monday blues at work.
You could also go boating in a river which is surrounded by mangroves.
Then comes the beaches which make Kerala a great alternative to Goa. All the beaches in Kerala are dotted with an array of fine dining restaurants.
The Kerala cuisine is varied, and you would get high on eating a lot of authentic seafood, and there are in all 18 dishes which are a must-try, and some of them are vegetarian too.
Your travels have brought you to the right place if you are on a gastronomical visit. You would find coconut in almost all your food when you are in Kerala.
The recommended food is rice with chicken stew, and there is a hell lot to try if you like white meat.
The food is made right in front of you, the food is fresh and piping hot, and tastes like it is made in God’s own country.
If you want to shop, you could do that, and you will find all the products are of excellent quality. An example would be Pashmina shawls.
Kerala has its celebrations, and if you want to witness one festival being celebrated, you will find Onam pretty grand.
This takes place between August to September, it is a festival of colours and lasts for 20 days, the dances such as the local Kathak dance that takes place are equally grand.
This festival marks the period when the harvest is collected in India. The frizzy rains make the whole environment gay and full of happiness.
For nature lovers, there are also six national parks where you would find patented and preserved flora and fauna.
Here you would see wild goats which are endangered, elephants, wild dogs, tigers, and you would discover parks where no human ever lived, which is rare and there are 100 species of butterflies.
The hotels and huts are all value for money, the rooms are excellent, and the service is excellent too. You would find that the cleanliness is also well maintained.
The hotels are safe, and bad experience of theft should not bother you ever when you are in Kerala.
If you have travelled by land and are following the road trip trend then you will get free parking, all travellers get free breakfast in bed.
you should take the help of travel portal to plan your travel, and hotel and cab bookings.
You should book your food in advance too, and try and arrange for two rooms for the price of one.
For all people, there might be a language problem, and the only common language you would find is English.
if you do not know English, and all the local languages of Kerala then you should mention that in the Make My Trip portal and they would give you a driver and tourist guide who knows your language.
Do not miss out the experience of living in the backwaters, the feel is very 19th century, and the place is so beautiful and peaceful.
During monsoon, you will get a discount on all things such as hotels, and all things being offered such as the spa.
If you were to come looking for spas in India barring spas in 5-star hotels, then you have decided to visit the right place, Kerala.
These spas are Ayurveda, and it can not only relax you, but cure you of all stress-related problems such as depression and anxiety because the spa instructor knows all the right pressure points, and the fragrances are to kill for.
The state of mind of the visionaries of this beautiful state is that paradise has been found in Kerala.