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5 Ways You Can Explore The Different Shades of Kerala

5 Ways You Can Explore The Different Shades of Kerala

Kerala is a tropical state and is blessed with lush forests, tea plantations and a thick forest cover that blankets the state with its beautiful shades of green.

From the bluish green hills of Munnar and the deep green tropical forests surrounding the backwaters to the bright, light green of the many tea plantations that punctuate the state, the entire state is a medley of nature’s different hues. Here, we’ll talk about some such places that our travellers had the pleasure to experience.

1. Along The Muziris Heritage Project of Kochi!

Kochi is a wonderful place to observe a montage of varying colours. From the dramatic, painting-esque sunsets at the shipping yards that take various hues of blue and red against the surreal backdrop of Chinese fishing nets to exploring the relatively unknown Muziris Heritage Project that takes you on a cruise along the coastal green culture of Kerala- your eyes will never tire of the scenery!

It also lets you wade into the heart of the famous Spice Route, which was one of the most famous trade routes, Muziris being a famous port through which the Dutch and the Portuguese established trade routes with India!

HolidayIQ traveller Elsie says, “The Hop-on Hop-off boat service and water taxis on the backwaters in the Muziris region are ideal to hire to get a first hand experience of the ancient excavation world tourism in Kerala which is an integral part of historic spice route. The Hop-on Hop-off service is the first of its kind in the country.”

2. The many shades of green at the Munroe Island

If you have a penchant for veering off the beaten path, you’d fancy Munroe island more than most places. Situated on the confluence of Ashtamudi Lake and the Kallada River, the journey across the Ashtamudi lake is something out of the Hollywood river safari movies.

Apart from the boating experience you can also see the true village life of the locals up close and discover a whole new facet to Kerala. You’ll come across more shades of green along this stretch than you’d have seen in your entire life.

HolidayIQ reviewer Dilkhush says, “Munroe Island experience has took me back to village life which I miss in Mumbai. We did fish farming and prawn farming and also learnt how to make tody. The cottage had a small boat ride which took us to whole village which was so serene that I didn't wanted to come back. We really enjoyed this 40 min boat ride, and I am surprised that people are so grounded here.”

3. The lush plantations of Wayanad


Wayanad is one of the first places that come to one’s mind if one is looking to enjoy the greenery of Kerala. From sprawling lush plantations you can zip line across to informative nature walks that give you an idea about the culture and practices of the local- Wayanad has it all.

HolidayIQ traveller Vinod Nair says, “Wayanad is Kerala's best hill station but a little shadowed due to the prominence of Munnar and Thekkady. But nothing can beat Wayanad’s natural abundance in beauty climate and serenity. There is a lot of vegetations such as carrots, ginger, Pepper, Coffee and Tea plantations that are home to Wayanad.

4. The waterfront scenery of Thrissur

Mainly known for the stunning Athirapally falls, Thrissur is a treat for nature lovers as it is surrounded by a dense forest cover. Apart from the waterfall, it also has the famous Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum, which is the hub of Ayurveda in Kerala and if you’re interesting in giving your photography skills a shot, few places are as good as the hanging bridge in Thumburmuzhi.

HolidayIQ traveller Vinod says, “The Hanging Bridge at Athirappilly is Beautifully made. A Garden at the entrance and then you get on the suspended beach with the Athirappilly flowing stream below you. Scenic site for a good sunset shoot and have a nice long walk on the entire stretch of the bridge.”

5. Into the wild in Trivandrum

Trivandrum is a dream come true for wildlife lovers as it has the beautiful Neyyar dam and wildlife sanctuary that’s home to some of the most majestic big cats in the country. Apart from the wildlife, the vegetation here is an interesting mix of grasslands and tropical evergreens so you get to see multiple shades of green in just this one place!

HolidayIQ traveller Mamta Narula says, “This is an old dam on Neyyar river located inside a forest area. Great scenic beauty. Local people come here for picnics. They have Lion Safari. If one loves nature, he can visit this cool and quiet place. This place only has one restaurant operated by which offers only Biryani and Parotha and curry. Food is very tasty. Snacks and beverages are easily available. Take your umbrella and shades with you.”    

Loved exploring the many colours of Kerala? Watch this space for more interesting content from Kerala!

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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