Kerala is full of breath taking views, greenery and pleasant atmosphere. But apart from enjoying the greenery and landscape beauty, there are many more fun activities in which you can indulge yourself in holidays. Apart from visiting the beautiful beaches and enjoying the unique culinary of Kerala, visitors can do many more Adventure activities. Below are listed some of the Adventure activities in Kerala.
BIKE RIDE IN IDUKKI
The roads of Idukki, surrounded by all the beautiful green plantations and the wind blowing, will surely leave you with an unforgettable experience..! The journey of this beautiful atmosphere can be best enjoyed on a Two-wheeler. You can take one of the three routes from Kottayam to reach Idukki ( to enjoy the Marvellous Idukki Arach Dam ).
SUNSET AT KOVALAM BEACH
Watching Sunset while enjoying the beach and sea waves are the best combination for every tourist who just want to enjoy their vacations in Peace while enjoying the nature’s beauty..! Kovalam Beach is one of the best beaches in Kerala. The Kovalam Beach is for about 16 kms away from the capital of Kerala, which is Trivandrum. Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach and the Samudra Beach are the other things that you can enjoy here! Lighthouse is the landmark and you can visit it every day from 3pm to 5pm.
GETTING YOURSELF DRENCHED UNDER A WATERFALL
Getting drenched under a waterfall with your friends or partner can be one of the best experience that you earn in the God’s Own Country ‘Kerala’. Athirapally Falls which are 80 feet tall, is considered as the best Waterfall in Kerala. Athirapally Falls are also known as ‘The Niagara Falls of India’. These falls are situated at the distance of 55 kms from the Cochin International Airport. Any bus or Taxi can be used to reach the Athirapally Falls easily. The best time to visit this Waterfall is from June to September.
PERIYAR JUNGLE JEEP RIDE
Thekkady is the best place where you can enjoy this Jungle jeep Ride. Thekkady is situated for about 190 kms away from Kochi. This place is quite famous for its diverse forest, unique flora and fauna and aquatic life. You will get to see the wonderful views of Idukki town, green vegetable farms, Mullaperiyar Dam and the Lion tailed macaque (if luck is on your side )..! You can combine this jungle jeep ride with an overnight camp in a tent or a tree house as well..!
Elephant ride in jungles of Kerala is an experience that you will never forget. This highly sought after activity provides tourists with the best views of the forest and can feel like a throwback to the bygone era, where only kings (then known as Maharajas) rode on elephants.
Paragliding is one of the most popular adventure sports in the world which let you get a birds eye view of the entile landscape. Vagamon, Kerala is considered as the most preferred spots for paragliding and is fast emerging as the paragliding hotspot.
SWIMMING IN VARKALA BEACH
Swimming in the medicinal mineral water of Varkala Beach and the salty ocean water can be one of the most romantic things to do in Kerala with your loved one! Varkala Beach is located 50 kms away from the Trivandrum International Airport. The best time to visit this beach is between December and March.
WATCHING BIRDS IN KUMARAKOM
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary must be on the top of the list for all the Nature Lovers out there..! Some rare migratory birds like egret, heron, waterfoul, Siberian cranes can be spotted here, while enjoying the Boat Cruise. You can get to this place in around 3 hours from Kochi. House Boat ride on Vembanad lake with Bird Watching are the best combination for every nature lover. November to February is the best time to visit this place, Kumarakom.
TEA PLANTATIONS IN MUNNAR
Munnar is a beautiful place with a pleasant atmosphere. This place can be called as ‘ heaven’ for all the Tea Lovers. You can visit this place at any time of the year and it is about 3 hours away from the Kochi. If you want to know ‘How tea is prepared?’, then you must visit the ‘Kannan Devan Plantation Museum’ to watch the tea processing. You can taste the different types of tea which are prepared there! Jeep ride from Suryanelli to Kolukkumalai estate is another adventure activity in which you can indulge in, while staying in Munnar..!
Watching Theyyam is one of the best things to indulge in Kerala. Theyyam is staged in almost every temple of North Kerala ( usually staged in front of the main shrine of the village ). It is exceptional, unique and beautiful dance form in the Kannur and Kasargod districts. You can also catch a glimpse of this famous dance form in the Kerala Museum in Kochi.
TOUR OF ARCHITECTURE IN FORT KOCHI
Fort Kochi is one of the best places with the influence of British, Arabs, Chinese, Dutch and Portuguese. Fort Kochi has a lot of beautiful Architecture, which makes it very wonderful. This place can be enjoyed on foot or on a bicycle. Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, Santa Cruz Basilica are the other tourist attractions of this place.
VISIT THE COFFEE PLANTATION IN WAYANAD DISTRICT
Just imagine that you get to enjoy your cup of coffee on the spot where it is made. What a joy! You can stay in the Coffee plantation resort to witness the making of Coffee and enjoy all the other activities as well like Camp fire, walking in the plantations, Trekking, night Safaris etc.
TOUR OF SPICES
Anyone can enjoy the tour of Spices available in the districts of Munnar, Wayanad or Thekkady. Explore the farms and taste some of the authentic Spices of Kerala. Most of the Packages of Hotels include the tour of Spices or else you can go there by your own.
SPEND SOME TIME ON A TREE HOUSE
Spending some quality time on a Tree House can be the best thing in Kerala. Explore the beauty of Nature and experience the fun of staying on a Tree House. Anyone can indulge in fun activities like Rock climbing, Mountain biking and many more things.
SNAKE BOAT RACE
Snake Boat races are generally organised during the Onam festival, from july to September. Snake Boat races are generally held in Alapuzha, which can be easily reached through Ernakulam.
Trekking another popular adventure activities you can do while visiting Kerala. It is perfect for nature lovers. As Kerala is blessed with tropical forests and green misty mountain ranges. Enjoy the flora and fauna while waling through this mostly green and colourful landscape. Few places like Chembra peak, Agasthyarkoodam peak, Periyar tiger reserve, Dhoni hills, Silent Valley national park are among the most famous and sort after location for trekking.
WATCHING THE FLOWER ‘NEELAKURINJI’ BLOOM
The beautiful flower ‘Neelakurinji’, which blossoms in 12 years can be seen in the Eravikulam National Park. This park is generally crowded due to this flower only. It remains closed in February and March.