Vacationing in Kerala? Ditch the obvious tourist’s guide, and go on the best rafting tours in Kerala, because the southern backwater paradise is an ideal rafter’s destination. The lush forested region of Wayanad, with its abundance of calming water bodies is the best place for a rafting expedition. Indulge in bamboo rafting, cave-camping, and explore Kerala like never before. You can even opt for cycling trips through Kerala. Pedal through the exotic plantations trails of Wayanad, which are surrounded by magnificent tea estates.There are some amazing Kerala exploration packages which can be availed at quite attractive rates. For instance, a 7-hour cycle and rafting tour of Wayanad will cost you Rs 1,499 per person. Or if you want to go in for the 3-day, 2-night cycling, rafting, trekking, cave-camping package, it will cost you something around Rs 6,299. But that’s not all. There is so much more to do In Kerala!
You can go canoeing, biking, mountain-climbing, rappelling , and so much more. Indulge in bamboo rafting at Kuruva Island in the splendid greens of Wayanad. Grab a life jacket and set off on the tranquil waters, on a bamboo raft, which will carry you into the midst of nature. Every trip will have a qualified instructor to go along with you, so that you feel completely safe. You can also embark on a tour of the famous Parambikulam Nature Park. The Tiger reserve also features spotted deers, bisons and a number of bird species. You can opt for a jeep ride through the reserve, or you can go bamboo rafting through the river which runs through the park. Feeling adventurous, yet?If you’re a pro rafter, or a budding one, opt for the best rafting tours of Kerala in the Tejaswini River in Kannur. On a two hour excursion, you can raft on the rapids of Upper Tejaswini and Lower Tejaswini. Basic amenities and safety gear would, of course, be provided. A two-hour rafting trip in Kunnur will cost you something around Rs 1,100 per person.
Considered as one of the most historic sites in Kannur, the St. Angelo Fort was constructed by the first Portuguese viceroy of India. The fort is triangular in shape appears as a massive yet magnificent structure standing at the helm of the ruthless sea. The laterite walls made of stone lend it an even more imposing air and it is a must-visit destination for architecture students. The sea wall segregating the fort from the sea provides breathtaking views of the Mopilla Bay. Visit the fort for taking a relaxing walk in the complex and enjoy stunning views of the Arabian Sea.Distance: 2.0 km from Kannur bus stand.Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM, every dayEntry fee: INR 10.
Famous as Kerala’s only drive-in beach, the Muzhappilangad offers some of the most stunning views of the yellow and orange sun setting along the golden sandy beaches of Malabar coast. The 4 km stretch of land running along the ocean is perfect for taking a romantic, leisurely stroll with your partner or just drive on the beach and soak in the naked natural splendour around. Photography enthusiasts can take breathtaking shots of the ocean and food lovers can munch on authentic Malabar snacks sold on the beach.Distance: 13.8 km from Kannur bus stand.Timings: No timing restrictionsEntry fee: There is no fee charged to enter the beach but if you want to drive a vehicle on the beach, you are charged INR 10.