Exciting and Relaxing ways to spend your Summer Holidays in Kerala

Summer is the time when many people like to take a holiday and travel to new, interesting and relaxing places. Kerala is an exciting summer holiday destination and much preferred by families, couples, honeymooners and even backpackers. Kerala is blessed with abundant natural beauty and there are many ways tourists can relax as well has have fun on their Kerala trip.

If you are planning to spend your summer holidays in Kerala, this guide will help you to choose places and activities that will make for a memorable Kerala summer holiday.

Hill stations

If you are looking for an escape from the scorching heat this summer, then Kerala hill stations are your best bet. There are many hill stations in Kerala; popular ones being Munnar, Wayanad, Vagamon, Ponmudi, Silent Valley, Idukki, Thekkady, Lakkidi, Peermedu and Malampuzha.

If you want to take the road less travelled, then there are other lesser-known hill stations such as Ayyampuzha, Gavi, Athirapally, Charalkunnu, Malayattur, Kalpetta, Thiruvambadi, Malakkappara, Vithura and Ranipuram.

Apart from having a cool climate, these hill stations of Kerala provide some of the most breathtaking views. One can also try activities such as paragliding, boating, hiking, safaris etc. at these places. These places provide a respite from the summer heat and provide peace and tranquility.

Munnar HIllstation

Beaches

If you want to take full advantage of the summer and enjoy the tropical paradise then you should visit the Kerala beaches. Some of the popular beaches of Kerala are Marari Beach, Alleppey Beach, Vizhinjam Beach, Kovalam Beach, Veli beach, Golden sand beach, Payyambalam beach, Bekal Beach, Kappad Beach, Beypore Beach, Chowara Beach, Shankumugham Beach, Varkala Beach, Cherai Beach, Kuzhuppilli beach, Nattika Beach, Andhakaranazhi Beach, Neendakara Beach etc.

Kerala has all types of beaches. Some beaches are popular and populated and cater to tourists, while others are peaceful and quiet. Kerala also has a drive-in beach- Muzhappilangad Beach, where one can drive their vehicle for up to 2kms on the sandy shore. One can also try adventure activities such as parasailing, boating, speed boating, surfing, swimming etc on Kerala’s beaches. If you are up to none of this, and just want to laze around sipping cocktails and watching the sea amidst swaying coconut trees, then Kerala beaches can provide you that too.

If you are a beach bum then exploring Kerala beaches is definitely an exciting way to spend your summer holidays in Kerala.

Backwaters

A Kerala experience will always be incomplete without exploring the Kerala backwaters. Cochin, Alleppey and Kumarakom are the popular backwater destinations in Kerala. Kerala backwaters can be explored in multiple ways but the post popular way is by the Kerala houseboats. One can choose from an array of houseboat packages that last anywhere from a day to a week. These houseboats come with all the amenities including bathrooms, air conditioning and even cooks. One can also explore these Kerala backwaters via local Ferries, Chakaras or by Canoeing. But if you have never experienced a Kerala houseboat, it is highly suggested to try this out. It is definitely a very unique experience filled with majestic views and relaxation, and one of the best ways you can spend your summer holidays in Kerala.