“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes”
Every one of us have a different expectation from our travel escapes. For fun, for relaxation, for cultural education and some for food discovery and the list continues. With diverse landscapes and food culture that change with every step you take India can't be contained in one article or even in one lifetime.
But what if I told you there is a place you can travel and it will tick every curious box in your mind there is.
Located along the coast of Malabar lies Kerala, a state blessed by nature. Its mesmerizing, refreshing and peaceful and have things to offer to Family travellers and Backpackers alike. With weather so soothing makes it a perfect holiday destination for anytime of the year.
From enjoying the Carnival at Kochi and enjoying the beautiful sunset from Rainbow bridge to exploring the backwaters at Alleppey Venice of the East on a houseboat to witness the colonial to hill station at Munnar to start your new year at the lap of nature at Kumarakom to celebrate the festival of lights at Wayanad to cruising around lake at Thekkady to clicking the best photographs at Varkala to enjoying beach carnivals at Kovalam to get the Christmas fervor at Thiruvananthapuram to be part of cultural festival at Trissur to Malampuzha to explore the valleys at Vagamon and not forgetting the buffalo race at Bekal. This are just few things Kerala has to offer.
It’s not just the exotic landscapes Kerala is known for. Kerala is also a fantastic food destination though there isn’t much food to explore on streets, Kerala is filled with small food stalls that serves food as excellent as it can get. Sulaimani Chai at Calicut is a must-try so is Malabar Biryani and if you are into pickles try Ice pickles at Calicut beach in the evening while watching the cinematic view it has to offer. To name some of the must-try dishes would be: Puttu and Kadala curry, Appam and Stew, Idliyappam and egg curry, Ela Sadya, Nadan Kozhi Varthatu, Kerala style prawn curry, Fish Molee, Kozhikodan Biryani.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and go witness God's Own Country.