Top 10 attractions of Kerala

Usha Biswal Rout

01, Sep 2014 @ 09:55 PM
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The top attractions of Kerala ensures that this tropical south Indian state is most preferable on the list of tourists places to see in India. Its beautiful culture and full of natural resource make Kerala the best travel destination for relaxing and enjoying your holidays. If you make a tour plan to Kerala to enjoying Kerala travel spots in India, don't miss following top 10 Kerala attractions and things to do.

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1. Kerala temple festivals : Temple festivals are exotic. Elephants are the main attraction of these festivals. Most Hindu temples in Kerala have their own elephants. Each festival has a separate set of legends and myths behind it, depending God of the temple.

When Temple Festivals are Held?  Each festival running for around 10 days long from February to April or May. Temple festivals celebrated on a grand scale and are most awaited festival of Kerala's people.

2. Kerala's Ancient Martial Arts: There is an ancient martial arts named as Kalaripayattu practiced at the Kadathanadan Kalari Center in Thekkaday, Kerala. Its features are kicks, strikes, grappling, weaponry and healing methods.

3. Spot the Wildlife and Enjoy Natural places : North India's most popular Periyar National Park is located in Kerala.  This national park stays open in the monsoon season also, where you can explore nature by wide range of eco-tourism activities.

 4. Get Relax at the Beach : The most attractive thing about the beaches of Kerala is that there are not as crowded as Goa beaches, where you can fully relaxed and enjoy your holidays. Some of spectacular beaches of Kerala are Varkala beach, Kovalam beach where you can do many water activities and actions.

5. Watch the Snake Boat Race : Every year during the monsoon season, Kerala comes alive with colorful 100 to 120 feet long snake boat races. Each snake boat holds around 100 rowers for the competition. Every year the villagers of Kerala get together and race their boats along the lakes and rivers. This scene is unforgettable.

6. Enjoy a Kathakali Dance : Kathakali is one of the traditional dance-drama form of Kerala. The main attraction of Kathakali is the look of performers with its borders on grotesque, red bloodshot eyes. The movements of the dance and dancer's eyes and face expressions tell a meaningful mythological story. If you  make plan your tour to South Indian State Kerala then you should try the Cochin Cultural Center or the Kerala Kathakali Center to see a dance performance.

7. Mural Paintings of Kerala: The attraction of art of colorful mural paintings, showcased on the walls of temples, churches and all palaces in Kerala, give you the 9th century's experience. Kerala has the second largest collection of mural sites in India. Extensive murals depicting scenes from the Hindu epics are preserved at Mattancherry Palace in Kochi. You also can find famous mural paintings at the Padmanabha temple in Trivandrum and Vadakkumnatha temple in Thrissur.

8. Explore Historic Fort Kochi : Enchanting city Kochi is well known as the "Gateway to Kerala". Historical sites in Fort Kochi attracts all visitors here. The excellent place Fort Cochi can be easily explore on foot or by bicycle and knowing about the historic marks of Arabs, Dutch, Chinese, British and Portuguese.

9. Spending Time with Temple Elephants : Elephant Lovers can enjoy Kerala's elephants. The place where you have a relaxed moment with temple elephant. You can visit the places where they are found and their caretakers help you to ride over them. Kochi and Thrissur are best places to enjoy temple elephants.

10. Explore Kerala's Traditional Village Life : If you enjoy Kerala's famous backwaters house boat experience then you must have to go small villages, where experience of backwaters gives you feels like time has stood still. You can explore the original Indian villagers life style and their stories

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