The annual range of temperature is comparatively low in Kerala. The coastal areas record a maximum temperature of 32oc and a minimum of 22oc. The interiors record a maximum of 37oc during summer. In the coastal area it is hot and humid during April-May while cool during December-January.
Kerala has two major airports - Cochin International Airport and Thiruvananthapuram International Airport. The airlines operate domestic and international flights from these airports.
The railheads in Kerala is well-connected by several trains with major cities and towns of India.
The state and national highways connect Kerala with important places of the country.
Kochi is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, hailed as 'God's Own Country'. This lovely seaside city is flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. Its proximity to the equator, the sea and the mountains provide a rich experience of a moderate equatorial climate.
Alleppey is famous for its boat races, houseboats, coir products, fish and lakes. Alappuzha remains prominent on the tourist trial of Kerela as one of the major centres for backwater boat trips. An enchanting backwater destination, Alleppey offers visitors many other leisure options. Boating and fishing facilities are available at Alappuzha. Holiday packages on the houseboats, traditional Kettuvalloms, are an out-of-this-world experience at Alleppey.
The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, and this small water world is part of the Kuttanad region. The bird sanctuary here, which is spread across 14 acres is a favourite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist's paradise. An unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals adorned with while lilies.
Munnar is South India’s most famous hill station and has lush green tea estates that produce some of the world’s finest teas. Today, it offers beautiful vistas, cardamom and spice plantations, aromatic oil factories, sights of several endangered species and the purple-blue of the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom every 12 years and are truly a spectacle to behold! Anaimudi peak offers splendid views of the town and hiking to it is a great activity.
Things to do
Staying in this moving palace is breathtakingly stimulating experience. While sailing down a maze of canals one sees different scenes from the villages, paddy fields, coconut palms, fisherman and local life.
Taj Mahal Palace & Tower
Built in 1903, the hotel is an architectural marvel and brings together Moorish, Oriental and Florentine styles. Offering panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and the Gateway of India, the hotel is a gracious landmark of the city of Mumbai, showcasing contemporary Indian influences along with beautiful vaulted alabaster ceilings, onyx columns, graceful archways, hand-woven silk carpets, crystal chandeliers, a magnificent art collection, an eclectic collection of furniture, and a dramatic cantilever stairway.
On the banks of Lake Vembanad is the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. The 14-acre area is home to countless indigenous species of birds. And also houses many migratory birds from as far away as Siberia and the Himalayas. Commonly sighted visitors here are the Siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal. The Pathiramanal Island is another great place for bird-watching.
Whilst in Kerela, rejuvenate yourself with an ayurvedic massage. The massage along with medicated bath and herbal diet therapy will revitalize the body and mind. When people across the globe think of Ayurveda, they think of Kerala as a natural choice where world’s top ranking Ayurveda treatment facilities are available at affordable costs.
Snake Boat Race
Share the thrill of the boat race as 100 odd oarsmen row in perfect unison to the rhythm of full-throated boat songs to reach the finishing point. Held through July to August they are a very popular event and the most impressive is the Nehru Trophy held on the 2nd Saturday of August.
Kochi city Tour
This internationally renowned beach resort has been a favorite haunt of tourists since the 1930s. Kovalamconsists of three adjacent crescent beaches. The southernmost, known as the Lighthouse Beach, is the most popular.
Periyar is one of the quietest national parks and one of the few where you could actually walk through the rough terrain. One can ride an elephant or raft through the serene lake and there is also option of taking a Night walk through the jungle as they discover the thrill of coming across the nocturnal beings.
Taj Malabar Cochin
Situated on Willingdon Island with a magnificent view of Cochin harbour, the Taj Malabar combines old-world elegance with modern day convenience. In its heritage wing, built in 1935, graceful Victorian interiors aptly reflect the inherent beauty of Cochin. Its tower wing houses newly renovated guestroom suites, each a delicate mix of the classic with the contemporary.
Leela Kempinski Kovalam
With 182 rooms and suites dotted over many verdant acres, Kerala’s largest beachside resort is cradled between two sweeping beaches. Perched on a rock-face, this 5 star deluxe resort offers the most panoramic views of the famed Kovalam shoreline.
Set in 18 verdant acres on the shores of the Vembanad Lake and just 2 hours from the International Airport, The Zuri Kumarakom, Resort & Spa is a five-star deluxe spa resort in Kumarakom set at the heart of the beautiful Southern state of Kerala - fondly referred to as 'God's Own Country'. Standing directly beside the Lake, the Kerala resort offers spacious living-dining rooms, traditional Indian style bedrooms and individual gardens with private plunge pools.
Spice Village Periyar
Imagine a resort where less is really more. No air-conditioning or television or nightclubs. Just a mirror, held up to an age old culture and a living harmony. This is the tribal village, reborn for the modern traveler.
Tea County Resort Munnar
Cosily nestled right in the middle of two hills is Tea County, your official host in Munnar. Here, every room offers mesmerizing views. You can enjoy the mist rolling down in the warmth of luxuriously furnished rooms. And it is literally a honeymooner's paradise.