Welcome to the official Blog of Kerala Holiday Mart

As we bring you closer to "God's own country" through our experiences of being a superior holiday provider in Kerala and other neighbouring southern states in India

Spectacular Beaches of Kerala

Learn about the best beaches in Kerala, dont miss the famous Meenkunnu Beach, Varkala Beach, Cherai beach and other important beaches in Kerala...

For an adventurous wild life expedition in Kerala

Wildlife enthusiasts are bound to be mesmerized by the numerous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks the state of Kerala is home to.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Enjoy a Lazy Vacation in the Backwaters of Kerala

The thought of Kerala holidays, brings to mind backwaters to most of us. To experience the ultimate backwaters magic no doubt the state of Kerala is the best place. The luxurious houseboats, bent coconut trees, fishermen fish hunting around and splendid views can leave any person awestruck. Alleppey and Kumarakom are the most popular destinations to explore the mesmerizing backwaters. Read on to know what you can expect from these two destinations of Kerala.

Alleppey: A small town of god’s own country, Alleppey is blessed with ponds, rivers and soothing backwaters. The residents of this town are simple and nature loving people, something you will easily make out while roaming in the streets here. However the sight of the backwaters and the houseboats that are equipped with every modern day amenity will blow your mind. The lazy pace of these houseboats will give you ample time to enjoy the spectacular surroundings. From getting to taste the most authentic local food to sipping fresh coconut water, you can indulge in these and many such moments during your stay in houseboats.

Kumarakom: The village of Kumarakom remains unscathed from pollution and therefore forms an ideal backdrop for a relaxed vacation. The Kumarakom bird sanctuary and the backwaters are two of the most important experiences every visitor needs to soak in. Spotting the most exotic, vibrant looking and melodious birds and capturing them in your camera lens will prove to be a thoroughly delightful adventure in the woods! This doesn’t end here; the grandeur of houseboats awaits you further. Spoil yourself, laze around in houseboats that are spacious enough to make you feel like you are in an affluent suite or try fishing post-sunset; the options will be many and memories created worth cherishing.

A Kerala tour especially a backwater escape is all that you need to unwind during your vacation. So you don’t need to go around the world in search of destinations that provide you experiences apt for your appetite, Alleppey and Kumarakom have it all.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Varkala Holidays - Rejuvenate yourself at Varkala this holiday season

Holidays are meant to bring in tranquility and bring in cherished memories with loved ones. However busy a person is, a refreshing holiday is always on his mind. If you too are planning for such a break then Kerala tourism has it all for you. From the scent of herbal massage oils to the colourful spice gardens, your senses will be in for a treat when you are in this state, especially in Varkala. A Varkala tour can prove to be amazingly refreshing one for you. It is home to the finest ayurveda therapies and beaches in Kerala. The beaches, cliffs and exotic massage therapies you can experience here are hard to find anywhere else. You can choose to simply walk by the beach-side at the Varkala beach, enjoy the marvelous view from the cliffs here or get yourself pampered with a body massage packed with herbal aromatic oils in a spa.

Whether it is a peaceful backdrop that attracts you or the revitalizing ayurvedic therapies that you crave for, Varkala tourism can offer it all. This coastal region located in the district of Trivandrum has ample of tourist destinations and ayurveda inspired Spas that you can visit. When looking for a destination that can make you feel refreshed, consider a Varkala break.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Kerala Wildlife Tours - Make your Wildlife expedition an adventurous one in Kerala

Wildlife enthusiasts are bound to be mesmerized by the numerous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks the state of Kerala is home to. The evergreen rainforests and other forest regions that cover around 24% of the entire area of Kerala are the main reasons behind more than 10 wildlife sanctuaries in this state alone. If you are planning to spend a vacation in the lap of nature going animal spotting in the dense, lush green jungles then Kerala is the place to be. Below mentioned are some terrific wildlife sanctuaries and national parks that will make your Holidays in Kerala unforgettable.

Periyar Wildlife sanctuary: The area of Periyar wildlife sanctuary begins from the banks of the river Periyar which is the longest river in Kerala. This place is known for its tiger and elephant reserve and is also home to hundreds of different species of birds. When here you can spot tigers lazing in the thick forest or the elephants marching around; such marvelous views are best enjoyed on a boat ride. Kingfishers, deer, mongoose, leopards are just a few of the many species of animals and birds you can have a glimpse of at the Periyar wildlife sanctuary.

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary: Known as the richest bird habitat on the Indian peninsular, Thattekad bird sanctuary is the ultimate destination for bird-watching. From the yellow bulbuls to darters, frogmouths to Large Hawk-Cuckoo, watching these birds flying fearlessly or sitting on a quiet tree branch is a true visual treat. Naturally scenic background and the vibrant birds are true delights for the avid wildlife photographers.

Eravikulam National Park: When you think about Ervaikulam national park the first thought in your mind would generally be about the Nilgiri Thar. The endangered species of Nilgiri Thars are being preserved in their natural habitat in the best possible way at the Eravikulam national park. Animals like the small clawed otter, Nilgiri langur, Indian porcupine etc can be spotted here as well. 

Silent Valley National Park: The Silent Valley National Park is sure to woo you with its green landscape that stretches across a considerably wide area. The diverse plants, lively flowers scattered all around and more than 15 species of animals together make this national park a perfect blend of nature in itself. Visit this place once and you fall short of time to explore every aspect of this buzzing valley.

Above mentioned attractions are just a few of the many naturally pleasing and enticing wildlife getaways of Kerala. The options for nature explorers are never ending in god’s own country, just plan your tour to kerala and experience the thrill of wildlife adventure to the fullest.

Spectacular Beaches of Kerala - Refresh yourself with a visit to the top beaches in Kerala

Kerala tourism is renowned for its beaches, with every shore having a unique experience to give visitors. If you are a beach lover you shouldn’t miss out on visiting the below mentioned beaches of Kerala for a truly relaxing and refreshing vacation.

Meenkunnu Beach: The first thing to catch your attention at the Meenkunnu beach is the golden sand spread across the beach. Located near a small town named Kannur, this beach is hugely popular amongst surfers across the globe. Surrounded by small hills and coconut trees the Meenkunnu beach also serves as the perfect romantic backdrop. A walk by the beachside or a sunny surfing adventure, watching the sunset or simply lazing around, this beach has it all.

Varkala Beach: Located in the city of Thiruvananthapuram, the Varkala beach has plenty of attractions for its visitors. Along with the amazing beach, you can also witness the mineral water springs located in the nearby areas. When you think about beaches, the thought of exotic spa treatments comes to mind naturally.  Varkala beach has numerous resorts and spas offering the best of ayurvedic treatments to sooth your mind and body. Not just, the Janardhanaswamy Temple which is over two thousand years old will hold your interest and take you back in the past era. 

Shankumugham Beach: Shankumugham will charm you with white sands and energy filled surroundings. The stone pavilion situated by the beachside itself makes for a perfect visual treat; also the giant statue of Mermaid is a brilliant example of manmade wonder. 

Cherai beach: Known as the golden beach of Kerala, Cherai beach can mesmerize you in every way. Whether it is the walkway or the mask lamps that illuminate the beach stretch after dusk or bird watching during the day time, you can get the best of sea experience.

Bekal fort beach: The palm trees, rock garden, sculptures that surround the Bekal fort are sure to captivate your senses. Situated amidst this beach are two sculptures of Theyyam that are no less than a magnum opus, witnessing the sunset from this point can be an unforgettable experience for you.
Kerala therefore can be the host to your beach vacation, so don’t think much and pack your bags right away!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Welcome to Kerala Holiday Mart's Official Blog,

Kerala Holiday Mart welcomes you to its official blog. At this blog you can find information about the finest destinations in south India that you can explore during your vacation.

The definition of vacation differs from person to person; you may want to spend time by the beachside whereas for someone a wildlife adventure would be the perfect retreat. South India tourism is a complete package of never thought about experiences, natural wonders, architectural marvels, beaches, lazy backwaters, wildlife and a lot more. You may not know about all the possible options that can make up for superb holidaying experiences. We at Kerala Holiday Mart are here to give you information about such destinations and help you plan your vacations accordingly.

Kerala, Tamil Nadu or Karnataka these states are home to every possible activity; right from trying your hand at fishing in a pond to lazing amidst the backwaters or going trekking you can do it all here. Keep watching this space for more information about such destinations of south India that can make your holidays memorable in every way!

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