Here are 10 Reasons Why Winter is the Right Time to Visit God's Own Country! | HolidayIQ Blog

Here are 10 Reasons Why Winter is the Right Time to Visit God's Own Country!

Here are 10 Reasons Why Winter is the Right Time to Visit God's Own Country! Shutterstock

Before you pile on those woollens, sit back and imagine spending your days lazing on the sunny, mesmerising beaches, enjoying a luxurious spa session on a houseboat or indulging yourself in a culture and cuisine rendezvous. And all this, on an all expenses paid trip! Stop imagining and start participating now, where all this can come true! #GoKerala this winter and get to experience God's own Country like never before! 

1. Delight yourself at the picturesque Bekal Fort

Delight yourself at the picturesque Bekal Fort Share source: Shutterstock

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shijo Thomas says "Knowing the reason why this fort was built, you will admire various watch towers and numerous slots on the walls. Be ready to walk and climb, as the fort is spread across 40 acres. There is one small soda shop inside on the opposite end, which is a respite if you are here under the hot sun. View of sea is just awesome from here."

HolidayIQ Reviewer Krishna Murthy says "One of the best forts to visit. The fort extends into the sea and gives a magnificent view. There are a few beaches in this place that are very clean and the sunrise and sunset views are splendid. We had one of beaches for our family all for ourselves since there was no crowd. The visit to fort involves walk for about an hour so. No special footwear needed. You can walk at your own pace, no need to hurry. Take a few breaks if you feel like."

2. Soak up some history in Muzhappilangad beach

Soak up some history in Muzhappilangad beach Share source: Shutterstock

HolidayIQ Reviewer Govindan Naganathan says "Muzhappilangad Beach is a drive in beach about 15 km from Kannur. An entry fee of INR 20 is charged for cars and one can drive along the beach for about 4 km. The sea being calm here this beach is any swimmer's dream. It is absolutely clean, neat and one can really enjoy the evenings just driving by the sea or having a swim"

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nandagopal R says "Beautiful drive in beach, spellbinding sunset, it looked so picture perfect. You should go there just before twilight and enjoy the sunset. We went driving there during evening and had a great time. We were sitting on the window plane of our car while the driver was driving at a low speed, soothing sea breeze touched us and had a great time."

3. Take long carefree walks on Kappad beach

Take long carefree walks on Kappad beach Share source: Shutterstock

HolidayIQ Reviewer Abdul Manaf says "Do you want to visit a historical beach? , then Kappad is the right place for you. Kappad is a famous beach in Calicut, India where the Portugese explorer Vasco Da Gama landed on 1948 whose voyage established a sea route from the Europe to India. It is a clean beach and it has a beautiful park."

HolidayIQ Reviewer Joji Joseph says "Vasco Da Gama, the Portuguese explorer is believed to have landed here in AD 1498 which paved the way for establishing a sea route from to India. I love this beach because the sea is not very rough, rather tranquil, the local people are very friendly and above all the beach is not very crowded too. The corniche, small park and rest room which were completed last year is a blessing to the visitors. The beach is not ideal to spent time during June and July being the Monsoon season but after the monsoon season the beach will be clean and one can just spend time, watch sunset etc. "

4. Enjoy a mesmerizing sunset at Beypore Beach

Enjoy a mesmerizing sunset at Beypore Beach Share source: Wikimedia Commons

HolidayIQ Reviewer says "One of the best beaches I have been to. Best time to visit is either during sunrise or sunset. Nice atmosphere around. There's nice breeze in the evening which is just calming."

HolidayIQ Reviewer Joji Joseph says "Beypore Beach, vast and clean is worth visiting to spend evenings. Beypore which was once a port city where ships from foreign countries used to come for trading and also the ship building yard of South India. The beach is situated at the end of Chaliyar River and a beautiful Marina, fishing harbour and Kadalundi estuary are art attractions nearby. Evenings are moderately crowded and kids can indulge in lot of activities here."

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5. Reconnect with the divine in Vadakkunathan Temple

Reconnect with the divine in Vadakkunathan Temple Share source: Wikimedia Commons

HolidayIQ Reviewer A K says "This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the oldest temples in Kerala. The architecture is beautiful and stone carvings adorn every wall. Inside you can find the idols of Sri Vadakkumnathan, Sankaranarayanan, Sree Raman, Sri Ganapathy and many other deities. "

HolidayIQ Reviewer Akshayakumar Vb says "It is advised to visit the temple with the knowledge of the complete history of it, the temple employees who are present there in the area will assist any one who to know about the same.There is "moolasthanam" which is a concreted place surrounding a Banyan tree, and the significance of this place is that it is believed to be the place where Lord Shiva stopped while coming to this place under the request of Parasuraman. So devotees are supposed to keep this in mind before entering the inner sanctum of the temple."

6. Rediscover yourself at Athirapally falls

Rediscover yourself at Athirapally falls Share source: Shutterstock

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rony Lz says "Considered as one of the best waterfalls in the south India. This iconic waterfalls have been attracting lot of people from across the world. If you planning to visit Kerala consider Athirapally. However make sure that you visit this place between June and September that is the time when the waterfalls look stunningly beautifull due to lot of monsoon rainfalls"

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurabh Jaison says "Very few place you can see the water flowing in this waterfall, one of the best to visit and watch during rain it's the best. It has some excellent sightseeing with natural forest covers, the place and mountains everything is so green you can feel that your eyes haven't seen enough of beauty in the world."

7. Feel like a king in a Houseboat in Alappuzha

Feel like a king in a Houseboat in Alappuzha Share source: Shutterstock

HolidayIQ Reviewer Narendrasingh Bisht says "We enjoyed the Kerala houseboat ride to the backwater of the lake. The hospitality by the houseboat crew is excellent.The experience of staying in a houseboat is truly magnificient. I will recommend the same to all "

HolidayIQ Reviewer Joy says "Kerala Houseboats (Riceboats) or kettuvallam are country boats that were used in the early days for the transport of goods from the isolated interior villages of Kerala Backwater area to the towns like Alleppey, Kollam, Cochin and Kottayam. With the advent of roads, bridges and ferry services, gradually the kettuvalloms went off the scene. Now these kettuvalloms are back again as a major tourist attraction as a modern moving boat house that is kerala houseboats.. Have a great trip! Enjoy!"

8. Enjoy the pristine blue waters of Varkala beach

Enjoy the pristine blue waters of Varkala beach Share source: Shutterstock

HolidayIQ Reviewer manmohan Totala says "Imagine a place with red cliffs and clear blue water separated by clean golden sand. That is Varkala beach for you. Scenic, beautiful, awesome are few of the words you can use to describe the place. Although none of them can match what it exactly is. Experience it to know it. You wont regret."

HolidayIQ Reviewer Gaurav Vashishta says "It is one of the best beachs I have visited. Truly a must visit. Best time is during sunset. The beach is really vast and enchanting. The good thing is that the restaurants are really close to the beach. Best place to relax and rejuvenate yourself."

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9. Onam Sadya to warm your soul!

Onam Sadya to warm your soul! Share source: Shutterstock

Sadya is the traditional vegetarian feast of Keralites. Commonly served as lunch, especially on Onam, the preparation consists of boiled pink rice, side dishes, savouries, pickles and desserts spread out on a plantain leaf. Other dishes like Mango Pachadi, Avial, Mathi Meen Curry, Puttu and Kadala are delicious to say the least. 

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sharon Wilson says "There is so many hidden places to explore !! Tiruvandrum is a complete package for the person who loves Mother Nature and religion
Mountains, oceans, rivers, rains, wildlife, dam, pond, backwater, greenery, churches, temple, mosque, beautiful houses, houseboat !!
Make sure you carry high memory camera or Mobile phone to save images and videos, couz every spot is mesmerising and spot on
There is a list of more interesting things to do which you can only come and experience. Kerala truly Gods own country
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