Known for its palm-lined beaches and famous for its backwaters, along with canals, Kerala is also India's go to when it comes to coffee, tea and spice production.
While it's unique due to its rich cultural and historical tradition, the Indian state is also home to various wildlife.
In the event you're in Kerala, these are a must on your to-do-list.
See Kerala's Natural Wonders
For those who love nature, the Eravikulam National Park is a must visit. Here, the Neelakurinji flower can be found and it blooms only once in every 12 years. The park is also home to the Nigiri Thar, a type of mountain goat that is endangered.
Give an Elephant a Bath
If you love elephants and have always harboured a secret desire of swimming with them, then you must head over to the Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary. Located 42 KM from Kochi, the sanctuary also allows visitors to ride and feed the Earth's largest land creature.
Experience the Houseboat
If you're in Alleppey, then the houseboat should be on your to-do-list. It's a one of a kind experience where you'll live on the boat for one day while being served fresh meals as the boat slowly floats along Kerala's famous backwaters. Perfect for families and couples, it's highly advisable to book in advance for this highly sought after experience.
Kerala's Village Life Up-close
Ever wondered what Kerala's village life is like? The Kumbalangi Integrated Tourism Village allows tourists to dip their feet in paddy field work, canoe in mangrove forests, fish and farm crabs. There are various homestays available which can be reserved in advance.
Live Atop a Treehouse
Located at Wayanad, Munnar, Athirapally, and Thekkady, the treehouses allows visitors to do other fun stuff such as mountain biking, rock climbing, rappelling, and walking while taking in the natural beauty of the place.
Thekkady Spice Tour
There are many spice gardens located in Kerala, especially in Munnar, Thekkady and Wayanad. Here visitors can pluck cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, and even vanilla and taste them. There are also hotels available in these gardens. Yes, you can buy the spices directly from the farmers too.
So, don't forget! If you're making plans to go to God's Own Country, then be sure to include our recommendations into your list.
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Article Source: Travel Triangle