If you are reading this blog, it already mean that you have the basic idea on how you would feel once you come to Kerala. The fame of the God’s Own Country is sure to have touched you and stay in your subconsciousness. The verdant landscape, the azure of the river and sky meeting and soothing the eyes, the riot of colours of the festivities and thus the much-celebrated Kerala cuisine is something a traveler in making and in spirit is already aware of and just an opportunity away to experience. And December is among the best times of the year with temperature in the range of 23-32 degree Celsius to do just that with a customised Kerala tour package shaped to meet your demands and expectations of the trip.
Things to do in Kerala
- Befriend locals to get more of the place
- Indulge in the local cuisine
- Become a part of festivities of December
- Trek in the scenic locations and capture the memories
- Cruise in houseboat and live in a floating home for a day or two.
- Take a safari experience in Bandipur
- See and learn how Chinese fining network to feed millions
- Visit spice farms of Kerala and see where your food gets taste from
- Explore tropical beaches (everyone does that which is why the point is in the last)
With the basics in place, it’s time to highlight 5 places lesser thought but must visit in December.
Since the place is well connect from most of the major cities of the country, you are bound to get attracted by it and wish to see it all. December is a good choice for the year-end carnival. If you are with friends or want to make some here, beach football is for you. Participate in other events of this 10-days carnival, see the adorned Fort Kochi and Mattancherry Palace, have fun watching the grand procession. And then there’s more of Kerala waiting. For more of Kochi, visit key attractions like Fort Kochi, Vypeen Island Zone, Marine Drive, Paradesi Synagogue and Santa Cruz Basilica.
You get enchanted by the mountains? Malampuzha is the place you should not miss in December. After all who does not want to remember rivers gurgling through the mountains. What makes the place special is manmade touch of love and care in the form of glittering fountains and pools in the lush green gardens, and not to forget the freshwater aquariums. Rock Garden coming alive with the waste material in the hands of creativity is a visual as well as moral treat. Japanese Park with its unique flora and fauna is the show stopper. More in this amazing place are Fantasy amusement park, Malampuzha Dam, Malampuzha Garden, Thread Garden, Ropeway and Snake Park.
If you want to visit prime attractions here, must-includes are Nelliyampathy Hills, Padagiri,Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Raja’s Cliff and Palagapandi Estate. To experience it uniquely, there are scenic routes for trekking, and farms of tea, lemon, and cardamom to walk through and misty mountains to breathe in. The resplendent beauty, lovely climate, breathtaking valley views and elephants enlivening the evergreen forests make the lovely.
Again, it’s for the lovers of the beauty of Nature. Great sunsets can become your routine when you get busy getting acquainted with the Nature during various trekking and hiking routes. The verdant Nature’s landscapes are painting-perfect with tea gardens as an integral part of it. The serpentine roads only add more reality to the whole view. Some of the sights that tourists and travellers enjoy include Ponmudi Rock, Mankayam Waterfalls, and Braemore Marigold Estate. Also, the hill station serves as sanctuary for around 283 species of birds, of which many are endangered.
A city that serves as a perfect getaway from common rush of life and fill your experience of Kerala with colors of culture is none other than the capital, Tiruvananthpuram. One of the most frequented holiday beach destinations in Kerala, the city is among the cleanest in India. Christmas and nice weather of December makes it a perfect place to be in this month. Theyyam Art is never to miss during these days. This time of year is also made special by the International film festival of Kerala. Add to your list the backwaters, hill stations, and lagoons in addition to Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kowdiar Palace, Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, Napier Museum and Attukal Temple, and you have covered a gem of a place in India.
Author Bio: – Jyoti is a travel writer, who love to explore different destinations across the globe, In the above article Jyoti is sharing her views about her recent holiday trip to Kerala.