5 Amazing things to do in top tourist places in Kerala

God’s own country Kerala has been named one of the ten paradises of the world by the UK travel magazine National Geographic Traveller. From Alleppey to Cochin and from Kovalam to Munnar, Kerala has everything that entices global tourists to its mesmerizing landscapes, natural beauty, and manmade structures. Water sports, adventure sports, backwater cruises, safaris, Ayurvedic spa, and local festivals define the Kerala tourism in a perfect manner. When you plan to visit Kerala after having an all-inclusive Kerala travel package, there are lots of popular and offbeat tourist places that can give you a reason to do some top amazing things to do there.

Elephant Shower and Bath, Thekkady

Elephant Splash and elephant wash are an unusual activity that you can enjoy while your next visit to Kerala. Come to Thekkady and make yourself completely drenched with water thrown on you from the trunk of an elephant. If you love to make an elephant clean in a river, you can also make an elephant bath with mahouts.

elephant shower thekkady

If you love a different adventure, just pick up a brush and start scrubbing the elephant’s body. Just bath with an elephant and then set out for an elephant ride to enjoy the wilderness and exquisite riverside scenery. There, you will be able to watch huge animals in their natural habitats. Watching birds, boating on Periyar, and viewing a herd of elephant are some reasons that beacon you to Thekkady.

  • Best season to visit: Sep – Mar
  • Languages: Malayalam, Hindi, English
  • Weather: Summer 26 to 36°C; Winter 15 to 21°C


Gavi Jungle Jeep Safari, Periyar

Gavi Jungle Jeep Safari in Periyar is the most popular program in the Periyar tiger reserve in Gavi. This program is an off-the-beat-track destination for a wild fun with activities of trekking, birding, canoeing, and boarding. This biological garden is a great home to lion-tailed macaque and Nilgiri tahrs. With exquisite landscapes of hills and valleys, tropical woods, rambling grasslands, sholas, gushing waterfalls, and cardamom plantation, this place is a not to miss adventure for wildlife lovers. Following are the salient features of this program: 36 km drive through the jungle; 3 km trekking; 1 ½ hour pedal boat, and stay in tents or bungalows, and enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you are seriously looking for a vacation in Kerala, try Periyar Jungle Jeep Safari and get an opportunity to experience nature with your naked eyes. This safari will give you a chance to come across various Keralian flora and fauna. For more travel packages information contact us PackagesTour.Com

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  • Timings: 5.30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Price: INR. 2500 – INR 5000
  • Best season to visit: Summers, Monsoon, Winters
  • Languages: Malayalam, Hindi, English
  • Weather: Summer 26 to 36°C; Winter 15 to 21°C

Kodanad Elephant Training Centre, Ernakulam

Kodanad lies on the banks of the Periyar River and is a rural riverside village famous as a popular picnic spot and tourist destination. There, you will find an elephant rescue and training center. Here, all baby elephants and adult elephants are trained. Ernakulam has the largest elephant training centers came into the existence in 1950-60s. Elephants trained at this center take part in temple festivals, processions, and cultural shows. There are also some elephant care centers in Konni and Muthanga. If you are planning to visit Kerala on your next holiday, you better spend some time there and see how elephants are being trained and cared.

Kodanad Elephant Park Kerala

  • Best time to visit the center: 365 days; 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Nearest railway station: Ernakulam, about 45 km
  • Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport,
  • Best season to visit Ernakulam: October – March
  • Languages in Ernakulam: Malayalam, English
  • Weather in Ernakulam: Summer 24 to 37°C, winter 17 to 33°C

Nehru Trophy Boat Race, Alleppey

Named after the first Prime Minister of India, Nehru Trophy Boat Race was started in 1952. This is the most famous tourist attraction of Kerala conducted on the Punnamda Lake, near Alappuzha (Alleppey). This boat race or Vallamkali is also known as snake boat race using Chundan vallam, a specially-designed long-tailed boat that used as a prop to win the race. Carrying more than 100 rowers, riders of the boat try their best to win the trophy.  This race takes place on the Punnamada Lake in Alleppey. Tourists from India and the world come to watch this race. The venue of the race is Punnamada Backwaters, Alappuzha District.  If you are planning to visit Kerala in August, don’t miss this charming event at all.

 Alleppey Boat Race

  • Best time to visit: The second Saturday of August every year
  • Location: Punnamada Backwaters, Alappuzha
  • Best season to visit Alleppey: Sep – Mar
  • LANGUAGES: Malayalam, English
  • WEATHER: Summer 20 to 36°C; Winter 16 to 32°C

Chinese fishing nets in Kochi

Suspended in mid-air, alongside the seacoast of Kochi in Kerala, you will find Chinese fishing nets set up on bomboos and teak poles. It is simply a unique and unusual method used for the purpose of catching fish from the sea. A lot of visitors to this area get attracted by this technique and come to watch the nets as a popular tourist attraction. This net goes into the water for 4-5 minutes in the tidal waters and is raised to have loads of fishes. If you want to see these Chinese Fishing Nets, come to the Fort Cochin on Vasco da Gama Square via buses and taxis from the main city. All visitors to this place like to capture these nets in images. If you are planning to spend some quality time nearby Kochi, don’t miss the spectacular nets.

Chinese Fishing nets kochi

  • Best season to visit Kochi: October – March
  • Languages in Kochi: Malayalam, English
  • Weather in Kochi: Summer 24 to 37°C, winter 17 to 33°C

There is no dearth of amazing things to do in top tourist places in Kerala, but these activities will simply add more colors and vividness to your next visit to Kerala. Just grab a right Kerala travel package from leading travel agent and set out for a new voyage in the quietest places in the backwaters of Kerala.

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