Nestled between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, each corner of Kerala is resplendent with natural beauty. Kerala has it all, dreamy slopes, comforting beaches, lush green lands, and peaceful backwaters, and hence is one of the most popular tourist spots for people from Jaipur.
1.Best time to book Kerala tour packages from Jaipur
Kerala has three distinct tourist season- Peak Season (September-March), Off Season (April-May) and Monsoon Season or the Ayurvedic Season (June-August). People from the ‘Pink City’ wish to visit ‘God’s Own Country’ to enjoy its equable climate relaxing at the comfortable beaches, or to admire the peaceful stretch of backwater and canals, or to watch the exotic wildlife.
Among the three seasons in Kerala, Peak Season is the ideal time for people from Jaipur to visit Kerala. Though winters in Jaipur have their own charm with its cool breeze and beautiful climate, it can often get extreme. In Kerala, the winters are comfortable and hence is an ideal place for vacations. You can relax at the beach, tour the backwaters and even enjoy the festivals which take place in these months in Kerala. But don’t forget to book your tickets and accommodations in advance as Kerala in winter witnesses a major outburst of tourists.
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2. How to reach Kerala from Jaipur
Kerala is about 2322.1km from Jaipur by road. You can travel to Kerala from Jaipur either by road or by rail or flight.
Road– The distance between Jaipur and Kozhikode is 2227km. You can travel via AH47 which will take about 41h approximately. Buses aren’t available between the two places but you can book a cab. It usually takes Rs.5 per km and can vary according to the choice of the car.
Train– There is 1 superfast train between Jaipur Junction and Ernakulam Junction, Marusagar SF Express(12978) which takes 42h to complete the journey.
Flight– The best way will be to take a flight from Jaipur to Kochi. Search for non-stop flights online, it will take 3h. Make sure to plan your travels and book your tickets in advance to book them at the optimum price.
3. Things to do in Kerala
Kerala is a land of culture, just like Jaipur. You will find here glimpses of tradition and history, and not to forget natural beauty. When in Kerala one should experience all the adventures the land has to offer.
Backwater cruising in a houseboat– Kerala is blessed with beautiful backwater trails which can be best experienced on a houseboat. You can relax in a house like atmosphere and will be served delicious Keralan food as you sail through admiring the scenic beauty. Alleppey is famous for this activity, other places you can visit for this activity are Kollam, Kumarakom, Kuttanad, and Kasaragod.
Village Tour– Kumbalangi Integrated Tourism Village in Kochi provides you with an opportunity to witness closely the authentic village life of Kerala. About 14 km from Ernakulam Junction, this model fishery and tourism village is surrounded by backwater, Chinese fishing nets, and rich aquatic life. This hamlet allows tourists to engage with the locals, many houses in the village are homestays and tourists can book stay directly with the homestay operators.
Shikara Ride– Backwater trails in Kerala can also be enjoyed on a Shikara. This double-decker boat costs lesser than houseboats and allows you to sail through the peaceful trails admiring the natural beauty, swaying palm trees, vibrant village life and an array of birds. If you love nature and birdwatching, then this activity is a must for you.
Treehouse Stay– A good number of resorts in Wayanad, Munnar, Athirapally, and Thekkady has treehouses. You can get closer to nature as you which is in itself a beautiful experience and can indulge in activities like nature walks, mountain biking, rappelling.
Spice Tour– The ‘Spice Garden of India’ has extensive spice plantations in Munnar, Thekkady or Wayanad. When in Kerala one must take a tour of these spice plantations and taste some freshly grown authentic species like black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, and the exotic vanilla.
Visit a coffee plantation– Among other things, Kerala is also known for its amazing coffee beans. If a coffee lover one must visit the coffee plantations in Wayanad and learn about the coffee making process. You can learn about the entire process right from plucking the coffee beans to getting that perfect brew in your cup.
Relax at the Beaches– One of the primary objectives of people coming from Jaipur to Kerala is to relax and sunbathe in the comfortable and clean beaches of Kerala. Kerala has a 600km long shoreline with a number of palm-lined beaches. About 50km from Trivandrum International Airport in Varkala beach water has therapeutic and healing properties and about 16km from Thiruvananthapuram is the Kovalam Beach with its famous Lighthouse beach, Hawa beach, and Samudra Beach. Beaches in Kerala offer it all from party vibes to a peaceful atmosphere.
Kathakali Performance– Kerala is a land culturally rich. Near Santa Cruz Basilica in Fort Kochi is the Kerala Kathakali Center. When in Kerala one must miss the opportunity to be an audience to the colorful and vibrant Kathakali performance.
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary– Thekkady can offer one of the most fascinating forest tours. About 16km from Kochi, Thekkady is endowed with diverse forest cover, fauna, mammals and aquatic life. Periyar Jungle ride includes the view of Idukki village, Mullaperiyar Dam and lush green vegetable farms. If it is in your luck you can even have a glimpse endangered lion tail macaque.