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Best Ways to Relax in Kerala

Updated on May 31, 2019

Kerala is one of the top places that people visit to spend a relaxing vacation. The simplicity and natural beauty of Kerala make it an ideal destination for every type of vacation. From honeymooners to nature lovers, and from families to adventure enthusiasts, everyone finds peace in their own way in the far-flung valleys, green-canopied mountains and pristine beaches of Kerala!

People who crave to spend time at a destination having scenic views and flourishing natural beauty find solace in Kerala for sure! Popularly known as “God’s own Country”, Kerala possesses everything that a person needs to unwind the mind and relax.

Are you also planning a trip to Kerala? If yes, then it’s time to know the most relaxing ways in which you can spend your Kerala trip:

Enjoy Houseboat Stay in Kerala Backwaters:

Kerala houses 44 serene rivers, waterways and lakes that are contributing to its beauty since centuries. To feel the calm of these backwaters, people stay in the traditional houseboats of Kerala that floats over these water bodies. These floating cottages are furnished with all the modern facilities like plush bedrooms, huge balconies, stylish living rooms etc.

Houseboat stays are the favorite activity of tourists as the charm of Kerala backwaters is quite irresistible. So, embark on a tranquil houseboat journey to see the nature at its best amidst the lakes of Kerala! Adore the natural beauty while feeling the fresh breeze. This is the best way to spend some private and relaxing time in Kerala.

Smell the Fragrant Tea Leaves in Tea Gardens:


Have you ever visited a tea garden? If not, then you have missed one of the most soothing experiences of life. Well, you still have the chance to feel that bliss on your Kerala vacation. Yes, Kerala is a hub of blooming green tea gardens! You can find many tea gardens in Kerala, but the one in Munnar are considered best for tourists.

The sight of far-stretched green tea leaves and their distinct aroma is enough to provide a pacifying feeling along with a strong urge to sip on some fresh Kerala tea! Fortunately, you can do that as well. There is sample tea available in some of the tea gardens which you can drink while savouring the views!

Try an Ayurvedic Therapy in the World-Famous Ayurveda Centres:


Kerala is famously known as “The Home of Ayurveda”. Yes, this destination is the hub of ancient Ayurveda centres and years-old Ayurveda healing techniques. People who don’t know about Ayurveda can understand it as an ancient Indian art of healing diseases through special herbs.

These medicinal herbs grow abundantly in Kerala; which is why people from all over the world come here for Ayurvedic treatments and therapies. Even a simple body massage at these centres is enough to rejuvenate you! Try special therapies to cure your ailments and say goodbye to your every pain in Kerala.

Feel the Tranquil Vibes at Kerala Beaches and Waterfalls:


Tourist who visits Kerala loves to spend time while gazing at the beautiful waterfalls and seashores in Kerala. Having 580 km long coastline, Kerala is a hub of beaches. These picturesque beaches make Kerala the perfect fit for a relaxing vacay! One can feel a unique solitude while adoring the clear water waves hitting the shore or by just lazing around at a beach of Kerala.

Apart from it, if you wish to view the magical natural vistas, then you should pay a visit to some of the waterfalls of Kerala. The rapidly gushing water of these waterfalls makes the entire atmosphere misty; which is enchanting enough to give you a heavenly feel! So, add the top beaches and waterfalls into your travel list while visiting Kerala.

Adore the Wildlife at Kerala Wildlife Sanctuaries:


The best way to enjoy natural beauty is by spending some time near the most beautiful creations of nature. Yes, we are talking about species of flora and fauna. Kerala is very rich in biodiversity having more than 20 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. That’s why wildlife photographers and enthusiasts prefer visiting Kerala over other destinations.

You can also visit these sanctuaries to spend some placing moments in the lap of nature. Spot wild animals like elephant, tiger, leopard, deer and lots of birds as you move on the green paths of these pristine natural habitats. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars to have a close look at the colourful birdies!

Watch the Sunrise in Kerala Hill Stations:


If you love pleasant weather, mountains and hill stations then, there is a lot to explore in Kerala for you! There are many beautiful hill stations in Kerala which are often visited by couples and honeymooners. The stunning scenarios from these hills provide a unique serenity to the soul.

Although, the hill stations like Munnar, Thekkady and Vagamon host many tourists around the year, you can adore natural charms in full tranquillity during the wee hours. The marvellous views of green valleys, pastures, lakes and waterfalls become incomparable when the sun bathes them with its fresh rays in the morning. Only lucky people get a chance to see such vistas in life!


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