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    Kerala, “God’s Own Country” is among the most scenic and relaxing places to visit if you are looking for a break from the dreariness and monotony of everyday life. The beautiful backwaters, the stunning beaches and the thrilling adventure sports make for a heady mix of fun, excitement and thrills.

    The best way to explore the land is to opt for one of the many Kerala holiday packages that takes you to most of the tourist attraction places and offers you captivating experiences of India’s backwater capital.

    Below are some of the best Kerala packages and tours:

     1. Alleppey Backwater Tour

    If you truly want to escape from the noise and commotion of city life, undertake a backwater tour of Alleppey. The houseboats are available to take you down the river while offering you some spectacular views of the lush greenery that surrounds the region. Relax and rejuvenate in some of the best houseboat accommodations with luxurious bedrooms and other amenities along with delectable cuisine and services.

    Get the chance to pass some of the villages, experience peace and calm that abounds in this region. The network of canals and waterways make it an interesting journey. Also, prepare to catch a glimpse of some rare bird species and wild animals. 

    2. Kerala Beach Tour

    Kerala holiday tours that include a beach tour is a fantastic way of experiencing the true beauty of the place. Spend your time touring these scenic beaches on a houseboat while also visiting places of cultural interest. As part of the tour, you will get to visit Kovalam, Varkala, Cherai, Fort Kochi, Alleppey, Marari, Calicut, Arthunkal and Muzhappilangad beaches.

    All these beaches has their own splendours and ways of enticing the visitors. Amongst all these Muzhappilangad Beach is the destination where you can enjoy a blissful drive and cater some of the everlasting memory of your Kerala package. 

    3. Kerala Siteseeing Tour

    Embark on a loving journey of togetherness with your better half, step into a world of romance with the Kerala honeymoon tour. These tours offers the couples, the opportunity to enjoy the most romantic journey of their lives amidst the serene and appealing settings of God’s Own Country.

    Be it a sunset cruise down the backwaters of the region, candlelit dinner beside the beaches, relishing scrumptious delicacies, spending engrossing time with each other or making it to the most pleasant and romantic stay in a houseboat, Kerala has them all. Most of these tours extend for 4-5 days and also include stays in 3 or 5-star rated hotels. 

    4. Kerala Honeymoon Tour

    Some of the most beautiful backwaters in the world can be found in Kerala; visiting the backwaters is an integral part of the Kerala holiday tours. Among them, Periyar, Munnar, Alleppey and Kumarakaom rank as the best. Journey on a houseboat down to one of these backwaters and enjoy a peaceful and salubrious day while taking in the sights and sounds of the area.

    The surrounding forested area is home to some beautiful flora and fauna which makes for an eyeful journey. Sightseeing from the houseboat includes visit to some of the nearby villages in the area that represents the culture and heritage of the region. Enjoy good accommodation depending on the type of houseboat you decide to opt for as well as a range of delicious cuisine. 

    Check out: Best tours of Kerala.

    5. Kerala Backwaters Tour

    Some of the most beautiful backwaters in the world can be found in Kerala; visiting the backwaters is an integral part of the Kerala holiday tours. Among them, Periyar, Munnar, Alleppey and Kumarakaom rank as the best. Journey on a houseboat down to one of these backwaters and enjoy a peaceful and salubrious day while taking in the sights and sounds of the area.

    The surrounding forested area is home to some beautiful flora and fauna which makes for an eyeful journey. Sightseeing from the houseboat includes visit to some of the nearby villages in the area that represents the culture and heritage of the region. Enjoy good accommodation depending on the type of houseboat you decide to opt for as well as a range of delicious cuisine. 

    6. Cycling Tour in Munnar

    Take a trip down the roads that lead to a scenic and ecstatic world!  Ride through the picturesque terrains of Munnar and explore the less travelled locales. While cycling through the wide expanse of vibrant and flourishing land, you will pass the famous Flourishing Madupatty tea estate. A visit to Kundala is also a great way for anyone to experience the beauty of nature.

    Ride down through the other tea estates in the region and head into Marayoor, which is famous for its sandalwood forests. The Devikulam Lake and Annamalai National Park are just some of the other pit stops on the cycling trails before navigating through some dense forests and pastures. 

    7. Kerala Spice Plantation Tour

    A Kerala spice plantation tour is definitely one of the best ways of exploring the spice culture of the area. Munnar, Wayanad and Thekkady are some of the areas that are covered in this tour. There are a variety of spices which are grown here including ginger, cardamom, basil, vanilla and nutmeg.

    In addition to this, you can also indulge in other activities like bird watching or nature walking within these tours. Tourists even have the advantage of purchasing spices directly from the plantations itself.

     8. Kerala Cultural Holiday

    Rich in culture, Kerala offers the tourists, a chance to discover its heritage through tours that are destined to captivate its guests. Visit the oldest European church in India or enjoy a Kathakali performance by the local dancers. Also, enjoy visiting the Dutch Palace Museum that represents Hindu temple art form of ancient India. A walk down the Jewish Street, famous for its antique shops, is also a must for the visitors. 

    9. Kerala Wildlife Holiday

    A tryst with the wildlife is one of the ways of enjoying an exotic vacation in God’s Own Country. A typical wildlife tour in Kerala offers individual, the opportunity of visiting some of the best wildlife sanctuaries in the region including the Parambikulam Sanctuary, Annamalai Tiger Reserve which a part of Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary. The wildlife is varied with the Giant Squirrel among the best in the area.  Elephants, leopards and tigers can also be found roaming in the wilderness. 

    10. One Day Tour Packages of Kerala

    There are a range of Kerala holiday tours which are geared for tourists who have maybe just a day to spare.

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Attractions

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Chembra Peak

A trekking paradise, Chembra is the highest peak in the Wayanad Hill Range that will take your breath away. Encompassed by verdant greenery of the Western Ghats, Chembra Peak is one of those attractions in Wayanad that one just cannot ignore for its mesmerising views. 

It is where the clouds brush your cheeks and your eyes are greeted with solace of calm and quietness in the midst of nature.

It is known for offering an enchanting vista of the heart-shaped lake also known as the Cupid Lake. It also offers an unparalleled view of Banasura Sagar Dam surrounded by the majestic tea plantations located along the foothills of Chembra Peak.

Height: It is 2,100 metres (6,890 ft) above sea level

Location: Kalpetta, Wayanad

Best Time to visit: The best time to visit is between the months of September and March.

Entry fee: The entry charge for the peak is INR 50/USD 0.77

Timings: Chembra Peak is open to tourists during the day time.

Distance from Bus Station, Dam Road, Padinjarathara, Wayanad: It is about 40 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.

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The Bamboo Factory

If you wish to know how bamboo constitutes an important factor in both the lifestyle and livelihood for the people in Wayanad, then a visit to The Bamboo Factory comes highly recommended. 

This educating and inspiring experience gives a sneak peek into the lives of the locals in Uravu. This place is a great stop to witness the wonder of sustainable tourism and explore the ancient traditions that are still preserved in Wayanad.

The Bamboo Factory stands for uplifting the lives of many rural craftsmen along with offering tourists a unique experience by getting to know how bamboo is converted into your favourite items. Tourists at Bamboo Factory also get a chance to talk to these talented craftsmen and know more from their experiences.

Location: 100 Acres Road Thrikkaipatta, Kerala

Best Time to visit: October to February is the best time to visit here.

Entry fee: The cost to visit here is approximately INR 500/ USD 7.7 per person

Timings: One can visit here between 10 am and 4 pm.

Distance from Bus Station, Dam Road, Padinjarathara, Wayanad: The distance between the two places is around kilometres.

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Pookode Lake

If you’re browsing for the most serene Wayanad tourist places, Pookode Lake should incite your curiosity. Surrounded by the evergreen beauty of Western Ghats and verdant forests, Pookode Lake is a gorgeous freshwater lake. 

One of the most interesting features of this lake is that it virtually appears to be in the shape of India’s physical map. Boasting of picturesque excellence and a mesmerising ambience, this freshwater lake is the initiating point of Panamaram stream in Kerala.

Pookode Lake offers many activities like boating and boasts of a freshwater aquarium, a children’s park and a shopping centre where tourists can empty their pockets on excellent spices and handicrafts. 

Another big attraction of Pookode Lake is the widespread presence of wild animals and birds who can be spotted around the lake.

Location: Pookode Lake, Kunnathidavaka, Kerala

Best Time to visit: August to May are the best months to visit here

Entry fee: INR 10/ USD 0.15 for one person

Timings: The opening hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Distance from Bus Station, Dam Road, Padinjarathara, Wayanad: Pookode Lake is located 27.3 kilometres from the Bus station in Wayanad

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Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an esteemed natural habitat of many rare and endangered flora and fauna and a wonderful getaway for wildlife lovers. 

It is one of those rejuvenating retreats where people can appreciate sustainable tourism with a bit of adventure and recreation. The two most important areas in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is Muthanga and Tholpetty.

Offering an excellent opportunity to see the elephant herds, deer, langurs and tigers roam freely in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an absolute delight. 

Tourists here can also indulge in bird watching or undertake trekking in the forest with advance booking. Being a vital part of Nilgiri Biosphere reserve, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a biodiversity hotspot that one must add to their places to see in Wayanad.

Location: Bathery- Puthupally Road, Wayanad District, Sultan Bathery, Kerala 

Best Time to visit: The months from October to February are considered to be the best time to visit here.

Entry fee: INR 10/ USD 0.15 for Indians and INR 100/ USD 1.54 for foreigners

Timings: It is open from 7:00 am to 10:00 am and then from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Distance from Bus Station, Dam Road, Padinjarathara, Wayanad: It is approximately 60 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.

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