Travel deeper and immerse yourself in the unique way of life in Kerala, India. Beyond the stunning landscape is a fascinating human connection that is at one with nature. These are just a few reasons to visit incredible Kerala, India.
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India has long been on my bucket list, from the Taj Mahal in Agra to the beautiful beaches of Goa. Now, thanks to their latest global campaign, I’ve learned of Kerala and its picturesque backwaters, hill stations, and beaches.
Kerala is a state in the southwestern tip of India. It is known as God’s Own Country and has a way of life distinct from the rest of India. Here, nature and humanity intertwine for a truly unique experience.
Dive deep into Kerala’s stunning culture in this video from the Kerala Tourism ‘Human by Nature’ campaign:
There are hundreds of reasons to visit Kerala, India, but three in particular really stand out among the rest. This was all I needed to convince me to add Kerala to my bucket list.
Why Kerala, India is on My Bucket List
Explore Kerala’s Natural Beauty
Kerala is stunningly picturesque. The backwaters of Kerala draw you in and encourage you to go with the flow. Lush green forests cover the mountains. Waves beat against the relaxed shores.
The state is also awash with unique flora and fauna. You can spot wild animals on a wildlife safari or learn about preservation at a wildlife sanctuary; sample different teas, coffees, and spices at lush hillside plantations; and take in the mesmerizing sunsets along the coast.
When you visit Kerala, you’ll learn how to take your time and appreciate the beauty of the natural world around you. What could be better than that?
Discover Kerala’s Diverse Culture
Kerala has a way of life that draws from its history of trade and seafaring. Now, the state is a melting pot of some of the most diverse ideologies, faiths, and cultures co-existing like nowhere else. Fisherman, artisans, farmers, and more live and work together in harmony.
Discover a place of rich cultural heritage full of ancient treasures and traditions, from the many annual festivals to classical dance forms like Kathakali to the local martial art Kalaripayattu.
Kerala has a long-standing tradition of Ayurveda treatments, one of the oldest forms of traditional medicines practiced in India. Ayurveda, literally the “science of life”, emphasizes a holistic approach to good health and living with massage treatments, essential oils, and yoga. This would be the perfect way to unwind and experience more of Kerala’s unique culture after a long day of touring the scenery.
Feel Kerala’s Human Connection
There is more to Kerala than just natural beauty. A huge draw of the state is the human connection, among the locals who live there and between the tourists and locals. The people of Kerala are what bring travelers back to this place time and time again.
The people of Kerala live close-knit lives, but still they are so welcoming and open to tourists. It is the amiable, down-to-earth people who make this destination so inviting.
One of the best ways to get to know Kerala is to spend time with the locals and experience their culture first-hand. When you visit Kerala, you can stay like a local in one of many homestays that are available.
While the world is changing quicker every day, Kerala and its people can show you how to slow down, take in your surroundings, and enjoy the natural beauty the world has to offer. And that sounds like just the thing everyone could use on their bucket list.
Ready to visit Kerala, India? Plan your trip with these tips.
- Book Your Flight: Find the cheapest flights using Skyscanner, my favorite flight search engine.
- Find Accommodation: You can find top places to stay in Kerala using Booking.com.
- Get Packing: Make sure you’ve packed everything you need with my packing list resources.
Have you had the chance to visit Kerala, India? Let me know in the comments!