The thickly forested, imposing mountains and great sea cost of Kerala offers ample amount of adventure to its visitors. For centuries Kerala's lush green vegetation and majestic mountains acted as a protector, imposing a natural boundary for this narrow palm fringed piece of land. These pristine beaches and mountain ranges offers some of the most breath-taking water adventure activities as well as a meandering trekking routes for those who want to indulge in challenging adventure.
Kerala's adventure lies in its exquisite beaches, backwater cruiser,
wildlife sanctuaries, water sports and much more.
Kerala Backwater Adventure
Kerala's backwater is the most popular tourist attraction of the city with
its 41 tranquil rivers, the backwaters stretch to almost 1,900 kilometers.
The most gratifying backwater region is the Kuttanad region, called the
rice bowl of Kerala. The area is probably the only place in the continent
where farming is done below sea level, using a system of jetty. The largest
backwater stretch is the Vembanad Lake that flows into the sea at the Kochi
port and curves through three districts-Alappuzha, Kottayam and Kochi.
Alappuzha, one of the major centers for backwater boat trips is also known
as 'The Venice of the East'. Near Thiruvananthapuram lies the Veli Aakulam
lagoon famous for its water sports, a floating restaurant, an amusement park
and motorboat cruiser houseboats, swamp beaches, marine products, coir
industries making it an idle adventure zone.
There are diversified water sports activities offered by the picturesque
Alappuzha beach. One can take up any of the exhilarating water sports such
as surfing or para sailing, diving or swimming in the pristine blue sea.
Even endeavor a sandcastle on the swampy sands of the golden beaches and
indulging in games like playing beach volleyball, football and basketball
are all wonderful experiences.
Kerala Wildlife Adventure
Kerala, best known for its wildlife, is a must-see reservoir for all
visitors to Kerala. This chaste zone is a virtual Elysian field for its
entire wildlife habitats. Observation towers are set about in the parks for
more fervent of wildlife lovers. The jungles of the Periyar tiger reserve
and the mountains of Munnar make the excursion a memory to be cherished.
The Periyar tiger reserve-180 km from Kochi - the commercial capital of
Kerala, is a famous wildlife sanctuary with its diverse wildlife habitat.
Enjoys the sights of flying squirrels, herds of elephants and of course the
majestic tiger along with its immense population of birds.
The Eravikulam National Park - 17 km from Munnar, a home to a mélange
of wildlife - the Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri Langur, Sambar, Gaur and the
lion-tailed Macaque. From Kochi the park can be approached in 4-hour drive.
Other wildlife sanctuaries are - Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Wayanand
Wildlife Sanctuary - Wayanand rich in their wildlife reserves, worth a visit
An excursion to Munnar is absolutely mesmerizing, passing through rugged
hilly terrain, halting at the caradamom plantations famous as a world's
largest producer in caradamom. Also enjoy the shola- grasslands perched at
an altitude of 7000 feet, showcasing a perfect scenic beauty. The track also
facilitates some of the well-known adventure sports like- bird tours,
canoeing, hiking /biking, trekking and mounting and climbing.
The idle place in the world for boat races. Alleppey, also known by its
other name 'God's own country' is famous for its amazing boat races, with
30m long snake-shaped boats, and hundreds of participants chanting loudly as
they travail at their oars. These boat races are absolute energizer for a
wonder-luster. It is reasonably easy to hire a boat or to get an organized
tour for a fairy tale cruiser along the backwaters.
Situated on the banks of the Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam is known as the center
of the cashew industry and its house boat cruiser, another attractions on
the backwaters of Kerala.
The area is famous for exotic kettuvalloms (houseboats), boat racing,
motorboat and water sport activities. The magnificent houseboats driven by
local oarsmen are beautifully equipped with a lavish living room, bedroom
with attached bath and a heightened deck for luxuriating in while sighting
the panoramic view of the landscape around. The best months to visit the
place are June-August.
Beaches in Kerala are a natural derivation of ecstasy. The palm fringed
Kovalam beaches- 12kms from Thiruvananthapuram, offers a perfect beach
holiday for its visitors. Besides, there are also the ravishing beaches of
Kappad and Pallikere in Malabar which have the charm of their own.
Ayurveda in Kerela
Besides its adventure activities Kerala is also famous for its Ayurveda and
stocks a natural treatment to ones ailments. Kerala's pristine atmosphere,
lush green forest and the cool pleasant rainy season are best suited for
Ayurveda's remedial and curative packages. With having no side effects,
Ayurveda is fast emerging as a natural cure for various ailments and has
received popularity throughout the world. Kottackal Ayurvaidya Sala is a
renowned center of Ayurvedaic treatment worldwide.
Kerala enjoys 2 major international airports, one at Thiruvananthapuram and
the other at Kochi, connecting Kerala to all the important cities in Middle
East, Sri Lanka and Singapore.
Besides, Kerala is well connected to other parts of India by means of rail
The state is also linked by regular bus services to all the major parts of