Kerala - Ideal Destination for Your Family Holiday Itâ€™s time to plan your annual family vacation and what better place that Godâ€™s Own Country, where the skies are blue, the land green and the waters the deepest shade of emerald. Kerala has a diversity of terrain, climate and experience that cannot be surpassed. From the dense tropical mountain ranges of the Western Ghats, placid emerald backwaters and white sand beaches, Kerala offers a variety within a short geographical distance.
Munnar, Gavi and other hill stations in the Western Ghats offers the entire family a peaceful rest in cool climes. The elderly can relax with commanding views of sprawling tea plantations across rolling hills extending as far as the eye can see, while the younger generation can visit tea factories to learn how tea is processed and little children can revel in nature collecting natural material for their scrap books or play in between the tea bushes. The backwaters in Kerala create ideal water frontage for resorts and holiday makers. Marari, Kumarakom and Alleppey form yet another immersive experience for family holiday makers coming to Kerala. Cool breezes sweep across large expanses of water making the coconut trees sway in a sprightly dance and rustling its leaves in a rhythmic hum that lulls the senses to sleep.
Calm, peaceful, mesmerising can least describe the experience. Houseboats or large covered barges take you around the meandering canals for a hands on experience of life on the backwaters. The older generation can sit back and relax on the sun deck watching the humdrum of village life while the younger generation can try their hand at canoeing or fishing. Fishing or angling is a favourite among the tourists who can expect a good catch of Pearl Spot, Bral, Tilapia. Visit a toddy shop for some local brew and traditional cuisine. Most resorts have swimming pools to dunk in too.
Alleppey, Kovalam, Varkala, Cherai & Bekal offer families the joys of a beach holiday. Sunny beaches bordered by swaying coconut palms, white foam crusted waves that crash on the seashore timelessly, breathtaking sunsets that paint the sky myriad colors as the sun begins it decent into its watery abode. The Kerala beached beaches have untold beauty and will entrance any traveller whatever the age. Families can experience togetherness and bonding as the older generation can relax with the sand between their toes or sunbathe and the young ones organise a round of beach volleyball or swim in the warm waters, amid the waves while the kids build sandcastles on the beach. While on your family holiday to Kerala, take in a bit of history with a visit to Fort Cochin. Wander through narrow lanes flanked by row houses in dutchportuguese architecture, stop for tea at the charming cafes serving homemade cakes and nibbles, shop at the dusty antique shops tucked into nondescript alleys, savour contemporary art at the many art galleries housed in crumbling old godowns. An experience that will thrill the entire family. Truly, Kerala is an ideal destination for a family holiday, one that will remain etched in memory for a long time to come.
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