Kerala Forts and Palaces :
Kerala has a rich historical heritage which can be seen the large number
forts and palaces. Some of these forts and palaces are, Bolghatty Palace,
Chendamangalam Fort, Kunchan Smarakam Fort, Mattancherry Palace, Poonjar
Palace, Padmanabhapuram Palace etc.
The beautiful state of Kerala is famous for its unique and calm backwaters. In fact,
sailing on any of them in houseboat is a must do thing on the itinerary list of your Kerala
trip. Allepey, Cochin, Trivandrum, Kottayam, Kollam and Kumarakom are some of the
famous backwater destinations of Kerala.
Being a coastal city, Kerala is blessed with many beautiful and charming sun-kissed
beaches. Some of the popular beaches which you must visit when in Kerala are,
Alleppey Beach, Bekal Fort Beach, Beypore Beach, Kovalam Beach, Thirumullavaram
Beach, and Varkala Beach etc.
Kerala Hill Stations:
Apart from the beach and backwaters, Kerala is blessed with immense beauty of nature,
which is truly reflected in hill stations of the state. Some popular hill station destinations
of Kerala are Devikulam, Ponmudi, Idukki, Munnar, Thekkady, Wayanad and Vagamon.
Historical Monuments of Kerala:
Kerala's history is well reflected in its historical monuments and may interest history
enthusiasts as well as photographer's paradise. Fort Kochi, Guruvayoor Temple, Jewish
Synagogue (in Cochin), Kunchan Smarakam Fort, Napier Museum (in Trivandrum),
Padmanabhapuram Palace and Tipu Sultan Fort, (in Palakkad).
Best Time for Holidaying in Kerala
Because of being a coastal state, Kerala enjoys a pleasant weather all around the year.
However, the best time to be in Kerala is from the months of October to March. A huge
of tourist flock to Kerala during this season and therefore, it can be said that this time is
the peak season of Kerala. So, plan your Kerala holiday package accordingly.
Must Buy Things from Kerala
Traders have been travelling from all across the world to Kerala for its abundant wealth
of gold, ivory and most importantly, spices. You can also buy Wayanand coffee, patta
koda, Munnar tea, bell metal items, bamboo items, coconut shell crafts, unique wood
carvings and antiques are must buy during your Kerala vacation. Moreover, Kathakali-
masks made of wood or papier-mâché, metal ware, horn carvings, metal inlaid wood
craft, bamboo/jute mat paintings and Kathakali masks. Popular markets to buy exclusive
stuff are M.G. Roadin Trivandrum, Markets of Alappuzah and Kuttanad, Niraamaya,
Trives India, Connemara Market, DC Books (Bookshop), etc. So, don't forget to get
these items from your Kerala tour.
Explore Options to Reach Kerala
Don't be worried about how to reach Kerala while booking Kerala holiday packages.
This God's Own Country, is well connected wonderful place is greatly connected with
various places of India by air, roads and train.
There are 3 airports present in Kerala, Trivandrum International Airport, Kochi
(Ernakulam) International Airport and Calicut Airport (domestic airport). These airports
connects Kerala to all major domestic cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata
and most of the international airports from other parts of the world.
There are special trains to Kerala to connect this state from other major states as
well as cities of India. There are direct trains to Kerala from Delhi, Madras, Mumbai,
Calcutta, Bangalore and other major cities of India.
Kerala is easily accessible by road from any part of the country via National Highways
17, 47 and 49. Moreover, it is directly connected by road with the state of Karnataka and
Tamil Nadu, and has huge network between its important cities by a number of state
highways and well-maintained roads.
Within the state, the backwaters of Kerala are not only a popular means of
transportation, but also a famous tourist attraction as well. At present, these internal
water navigation systems are the single most popular travel means of Kerala with its
speed-boats, public ferry services and houseboats or 'ketuvallams'.