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Things to do in Kerala

A traveller has plenty of things to do in Kerala because of its rich cultural heritage, and abounding scenic beauty. Take a sightseeing tour to the capital city, Thiruvananthapuram, the pristine beaches of Kovalam and Varkala, backwaters at Alleppey, forests of Periyar, Parambikulam Sanctuary, the town of Munnar, and Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian Sea.

One can go shopping for idols, vessels, and lamps in metal. Traditional jewellery, horn carvings, and several other artefacts are also potential buys. The choice of outdoor activities in Kerala is vast and a traveller has the option from angling, boating, canoeing, kayaking, surfing, and white water rafting to camping, mountaineering, para-sailing, and trekking.

Apart from the famous festival of Onam, many other local festivals are celebrated all over Kerala. Some of these are the Ashtamudi Craft & Art Festival, the Nehru Cup Snake Boat Race, the Ettamanur Festival, and the Pooram Festival, to name a few.

Sightseeing in Kerala

Brilliant green is the colour of Kerala. As you trundle down its roads, sail through its lagoons, trek in tea country and hit the trail of the langoors, it’s that colour that’ll be with you.

Shopping in Kerala

Travellers have exciting prospects when shopping in Kerala. Brass, bronze, copper and bell metal (an alloy of tin and copper) are the metals of choice for idols, lamps, mirror frames and vessels.

Activities in Kerala

Emerald green forests blanketing the hilly stretches of Western Ghats against the magnificent backwaters invite adventure enthusiasts to participate in various outdoor activities in Kerala that’ll keep them high on adrenaline throughout their journey.

Festivals & Events in Kerala

There are quite a few festivals in Kerala that are celebrated all over the state and are well attended by the local people as well as tourists.

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