September 01, 2020
One touchdown in this beautiful state and you will know why they call it ‘God’s own country’! Spanning 38,863 km², Kerala sits pretty with the Arabian Sea coast and beaches forming a 600-km-long pretty necklace around it. India’s most literate state also boasts of a boundless network of glassy backwaters, sprawling beaches, tea plantations and spice farms.
Get spoilt for choices!
Choosing Kerala as your next vacation destination is easy; just put your finger on the map of Kerala and you will have a one of the eight Club Mahindra resorts in Kerala in the vicinity. Club Mahindra has splendid resorts located around prominent Kerala points of interest – like resorts in Munnar, Thekkady, Poovar, Kumarakom, Cherai and resorts in Ashtamudi – that let you soak up the culture and calm of this gorgeous state.
Places to visit in Kerala
There is no dearth of tourist places in Kerala. Soak in the serenity of the glistening backwaters of Alleppey, explore the old town at Fort Cochi, chat with birds at Thattekad Bird Sanctuary. Among the best places to visit in Kerala are enchanting destinations Munnar and Thekaddy that has plenty to offer as far as nature’s beauty is concerned
So much to look forward to!
Your trip to the Land of Ayurveda is incomplete without its time-tested ayurvedic therapies. Add a melodious touch to your Kerala Tour by watching artists performing Kathakali, a 300-year old dance form or practice the ancient martial art form Kalaripayatu that has recently gained popularity worldwide. Bond with your family over kayaking in the enchanting backwaters or simply ride on an elephant. While drawing your list of places to visit in Kerala, don’t forget the many spice plantations and the famous Ghats, which are popular biodiversity hotspots. The Resort’s Activity Managers will help you plan a host of trips and entertainment evenings for you. Cruise with your family in a houseboat on the backwaters, embark on nature trails, bamboo rafting, or just watch the locals fishing, harvesting paddy, breaking open coconuts and building beautiful boats. You could also enjoy the various workshops on Indian and western dance, pottery, puppetry, coir-making, magic, cooking etc at Club Mahindra resorts.
If you aren’t a foodie, the tempting aromas and flavors of Kerala will turn you into one. The resorts chefs will treat you with delectable regional delicacies like Karimeen, Thoran, Avial, Alleppey fish curry, Kurukku Kalan, Payasams and more. For a taste of the authentic Kerala meal, try the typical vegetarian Kerala Sadhya, a traditional Kerala feast served on banana leaves with 24 mouth-watering dishes.
Best time to visit Kerala
The peak season in Kerala is from September to March, when the weather is warm and comfortable, but not hot. If you wish to avoid the overflow of tourists, stop by any time between April to May, which is usually Kerala’s off-season. Kerala looks and feels its best during the monsoons between June and August.
How to reach:
You can land in Kerala at any one of its three airports – Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, Cochin International Airport or Calicut International Airport. The state is also accessible by rail. If you prefer road trips, you may choose self-drive or a bus ride along the beautiful coastline and landscapes.
Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.