If you have been working hard all year and are looking forward to some relaxation, look no further than Kerala for the best holiday of your lifetime! Kerala is also known as Land of Coconuts, State of Enlightenment, and Gods Own Country. It is a coconuts-and-water state on the west coast of India, sandwiched between the Western Ghats and the Lakshwadeep Sea, and each district has its own unique characteristics and culture.
At holidaybirds we offer some of the best Kerala holidays to be found on this green earth of ours. Whether you want to spend your vacation quietly in the hills, or in a vibey village, you will find that our range of Kerala tour packages and Kerala holiday packages are suited to both your needs and your pocket.
Does the thought of lazing about on a pristine beach all day grab you, or do you prefer to take to the hills and live like the locals do, living off the produce of the land, swimming in the sparkling rivers, and having a picnic at the foot of a magnificent waterfall? Picture drifting along the canals on a houseboat, just you and your party, tanning, drinking long drinks and being served fresh fish and produce bought right off the boat that pulls up alongside.
What to Expect During Kerala Holidays
Kerala is very conscious of the values in recognizing the sustainability of natural resources, their cultural heritage and customs, and the socio-cultural ethos of the land, therefore it has implemented various measures to ensure that responsible tourism is practiced by all visitors to God’s Own Country, and these are promoted in all Kerala holiday packages.
To this end, all Kerala tour packages contain information ensuring that tourists are sensitized and educated on the measures required to preserve the pristine beauty of nature, and to conserve and protect Kerala’s natural bounty.
The people of Kerala are ethnically very diverse, with the majority belonging to the local race of early Indian peoples called the Dravidians. A small portion of the population is descendents of the Indo-European migrants from the north, and some hill tribes have some affinity with the Negrito peoples of Southeast Asia.
Most Keralites are Hindus but there are also many Christians and Islamists, and a minority of Jews and Jains. The official language is Malayalam.
Kerala has a rich cultural heritage, and it is manifest in the variety of religious architecture that includes colonial Portuguese Baroque churches, and both ancient Hindu temples sporting copper-clad roofs and the later Islamic mosques with “Malabar gables.
The Kathakali dance form flourishes here, as does theatre, and the only surviving Sanskrit drama, Koottiyattam, is still performed by the Chakkiars of Kerala. The region is also known for its very distinctive artworks, especially murals.
Sports and Martial Arts take prime importance in the life of a Malayali. Sports competitions such as rowing form a big part of the Festival customs, and there is also a strong tradition of martial arts training. Malayalis believe in holistic physical development systems, and martial arts are taught in combination with Ayurveda, accupressure, and herbalism.
Keralan food is traditionally served on a clean green banana leaf and eaten with one’s fingers. Meat dishes are spicy and aromatic, and vegetarian dishes are just as tasty but much milder. Coconuts are used in various ways, and the staples are seafood and boiled rice, eaten with various gravies and curried accompaniments
Whether your ideal Kerala holiday is lazing around on the beautiful beaches, visiting a wildlife sanctuary, getting to know the locals via home-stays or living it up in a luxury hotel, holidaybirds has the perfect Kerala package to suit you.
We have daily departures to Kerala (India) from several international places (Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Saudi Arabia, England, United Kingdom (UK), United States (USA), Australia, Fiji, Mauritius, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Brazil, Qatar, Philippines, Ireland.