Located on India’s tropical Malabar Coast, Kerala is one of the calmest and most serene places to visit. Kerala offers a variety of experiences ranging from lush greenery, thrilling backwaters, delightful spas, and lip-smacking food bound to steal your heart. To make sure you don’t miss out on these, here is a List

1. Dancing in the Waterfalls

Kerala has a total of 27 mesmerizing waterfalls. Out of these, the majestic Athirappilly waterfall, also called Niagra falls of India, situated in Thekkady, is a must-visit. You can either get drenched or capture a picturesque for your Instagram.

Top 5 waterfalls in Kerala-

·       Athirapilly Waterfalls

·       Vazhachal Waterfalls

·       Palaruvi Waterfalls

·       Meenmutty Waterfalls

·       Thomankuttu Waterfalls

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2. Go animal and bird watching

Harboring around 22 wildlife sanctuaries, Kerala is home to many birds and animals. In total, 465 wildlife species can be spotted here. Periyar national park, located in the Idukki district of Thekkady, offers a thrilling experience where you can gaze at birds and animals from a boat or jeep. If you love animals this is the ideal place for you. Encounter a few magnificent creatures such as Tigers, Elephants, Dole, Lion-tailed Macaque, Nilgiri Langur, and many more. The Nilgiri Tahr is a shy animal seen once in a while in Kerala and Chennai. If not in Kerala you could also visit Chennai to take a look at this rare species. MISTAY makes it easier by allowing you to book Dayuse hotels in Chennai. Dayuse hotels in Chennai allow you have an amazing trip without emptying your pockets.

Top 5 wildlife sanctuaries in kerala-

  • Periyar National Park, Munnar
  • Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thekkady
  • Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad
  • Silent Valley National Park, Palakkad
  • Pampadum Shola National Park, Idukki

3. Sip a drink

Palm wine called toddy is a famous alcoholic beverage in Kerala, made from the sap of palmyra, date palm, and coconut palm, and a must-try.

4. Work for your fish-dish

Fishing is the most common way to earn a livelihood in Kerala. It has also become an engaging tourist activity. You can fish using a rod, bamboo traps, or fish nets. Another Wonderful experience is going night-fishing. Many hotels and Resorts also offer to cook the fish caught by you, which can be a smart way to save on dinner. Fishing is also a popular activity in Chennai. Besides fishing explore other things in the capital city of Tamil Nadu by reserving cheap and convenient hourly hotels in Chennai.

5 Top beautiful lakes in Kerala to go fishing-

  • Asthamudi lake
  • Pookode lake
  • Periyar lake
  • Paravur lake
  • Vembanad lake

5. Kanan Devan Plantation Hills (KDPH) Company

Located in Munnar, this company dates back to 2005 and is a must-visit for all chai lovers. You can learn about different tea plants, how are various tea powders made, and the perfect way to make a cup of hot piping tea. Apart from this, the rich landscape around the company is a sight to adore.

6. Learn about different spices and medicinal plants

Kerala is an ocean of spices. You will find a spice garden at every nook and corner of the state. Spices discovered here are cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, pepper, and many more. The taste of each spice is unforgettable and fill every dish with flavour. Kerala also has numerous botanical gardens where you can appreciate various ayurvedic herbs and plants. The people of Kerala believe deeply in medicinal plants and their healing power and are always ready to impart knowledge.

7. Stay on a boat or a tree house.

Living in the middle of a water body or forest sounds very exciting. Enjoy the phenomenal view offered by nature by staying in either of these. Allepey, a city in Kerala, allows staying on a houseboat and doing fun activities like birdwatching. Wayanad, Munnar, Athirapally, and Thekkady are apt cities if looking to live in a tree house.


8. Float on a boat

Backwater boat riding is another infamous activity in Kerala. You can take a ride either in the morning and enjoy breakfast with your family or in the evening and enjoy the sunset with your partner.

5 best Kerala backwaters-

  • Allepey Backwaters
  • Kozhikode Backwaters
  • Kuttanad Backwaters
  • Ashtamudi Backwaters
  • Thrissur Backwaters

9. Bless your taste buds

Kerala is heaven for all the foodies. Enjoy the yummy south Indian cuisine consisting of idli, sambhar, coconut chutney, and medu vadas for breakfast and mouthwatering seafood for dinner. Currymean fish is the famous dish of Kerala in which Pomfret is marinated with exquisite Indian flavors, steamed on a banana leaf. Tired of sea food and want to try some delicious North Indian food? Plan your next trip by reserving hourly hotels in Hyderabad or dayuse hotels in Hyderabad.

10. Watch some action

Kalaripayattu is a traditional martial art form. It features strikes, blows, kicks, weaponry, and even healing methods. The tradition dates back to 2000 B.C. A 60-minute program including lamp lighting, flower offerings to gods, and a short description of the sport.

Theyyam is another traditional ritual practiced in Kannur, Kerala from November to May. It includes dance, music, and gestures to stir the audience and depict stories of the state of Kerala.


11. Watch some moves

Kathakali is a traditional dance form through which ancient stories are portrayed dramatically. Ironically the dance from is performed only by males. The performers dress in colourful costumes, and masks and paint their faces to engage the audience. it is believed that this dance form originated from a conflict between two kings.


12. Visit a historical site

Fort Kochi is in the Ernakulam district and is a combination of Dutch, Portuguese, and British architecture. Top 3 things to do in fort Kochi

·       Visit St. Francis Church which has undergone 3 transformations in its lifetime

·       Check out the Chinese fishing nets that are installed 10M high in the sea

·       Visit the Jew town Mattancherry known for its spices and Dutch palace museum.


13. Take a bathe

We all know Kerala has a large population of elephants, and they have found a way to economize on it. Bathe some cute elephants by paying a small amount. Many places also offer elephant rides. But we don’t support it as it promotes animal cruelty.

14. Take a dip in the Arabian sea

Varkala beach also called ‘Papanasham’ is located in south Kerala. The beach is believed to be gifted with medicinal and healing properties. You can Enjoy activities like sunbathing, windsurfing, parasailing, meditation, and peaceful walks while watching the sunset. If you don’t like swimming and only want to enjoy a view of the Arabian sea book a dayuse hotel in Mumbai and take a stroll at the infamous Marine drive.


15. Time to relax

I’m sure after completing all the above activities you will be a bit exhausted. Don’t worry, Kerala offers a range of ayurvedic spas using the best quality herbal oils and medicinal plants which will not only relax you but get you ready for your next adventure. Other cities well-known for their spas are Delhi and Bangalore where you can book hourly hotels in Delhi and hourly hotels in Bangalore for an affordable stay.


The Best time to visit Kerala is during the monsoon season, when the weather is pleasant and soothing. The trip has to be a minimum of five days long to experience all activities. Chennai is another peaceful and beautiful city located in the state of Tamil Nadu that you must explore. Click to book a Dayuse hotel in Chennai. Booking a day use hotel in Chennai will come handy when trying to cover most activities in a short period of time.