7 Places to visit in Kerala for Wellness Tourism

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Defined by a gorgeous strip of coastline, diversified topography, and layered landscape, Kerala is truly God’s own creation and India’s most serene state. With glorious beaches, and vast network of alluring backwaters, this state showcases the uniqueness of the Arabian Sea coast and mesmerizes every visitor. Located far away from the chaos and frenzy of the modern-day life, Kerala is the perfect place to rejuvenate under soothing shades of green palm trees and the soul-satiating ambiance. Be it the tea plantations of the Western Ghats, scenic hill stations, or the protected wildlife reserves, this state is without doubt, synonymous with tranquility and peace.

 

                                                      “God’s own country.

                                                    Or a heaven on earth.

                                 Place full of mountains, greenery and streams

                                 Oh Kerala! God created you with utmost care”

                                                                                                                     -RekhaMenon

Ayurveda is another feature that illuminates the amazing history and culture of Kerala. The natives of Kerala have been practicing naturopathy for ages and aim to spread awareness about the same through Ayurveda treatments and therapies. This has lead to a significant rise in a number of health and wellness centers in Kerala that attract people from the entire world. Kerala has now become a prominent location for the best Panchakarma treatment and other rejuvenation therapies. Most resorts in Kerala offer specialized health and wellness packages for complete restoration of an individual’s well being and health, and are operated by renowned Ayurveda professionals and centers. With world-class hospitality services and bountiful amenities, Kerala has become a leading place for leisure vacations and soulful holidays.

If you’re searching for places to visit in Kerala for health restoration, then we must warn you, because the serenity and magnificence of this state might just stop you from going back to your monotonous life. Let’s explore some popular places in Kerala for your upcoming wellness vacay: 

Alleppey
Globally famous for the amazing backwaters, Alleppey is also called ‘Venice of the East’ and is an ideal location for romantic and scenic getaways. The ethereal ambiance of this place increases exponentially with lavish houseboats, where people can spend the night and experience the soothing effects of Ayurveda therapies. Alleppey is a major hub of Kerala’s backwaters and showcases an extensive network of waterways with canals, floating rice barges, toddy shops, and paddy fields, along with beautiful villages beside the banks. Ayurbhadra Ayurveda and Samanga Ayurveda Wellness Center are popular places in Alleppey for relaxing and rejuvenating Ayurveda experiences.

Kovalam
The beaches of Kovalam are idyllic spots for water sports, sunbath, rejuvenating yoga practice, and herbal massages. This place is literally a haven that offers spectacular seascapes of the Arabian Sea, along with stunning sunrise and sunset views. Kovalam used to be a peaceful fishing village with crescent beaches, but today it’s an immensely popular destination for tourists, which is flanked by various health and wellness resorts that stretch from hillside to the shore. Also, there are various Ayurveda centers at the beachside that are perfect for refreshing massages and other Ayurveda treatments. Bask in the sun or try adventurous water sports such as jet-skiing, parasailing, diving, etc for an extraordinary experience in Kerala’s best beach destination.

Munnar
The lush green hills and the bountiful nature of Munnar are perfect for adventure lovers and nature enthusiasts. This beautiful hill station is located at an altitude of 1,600m and covered with beautiful tea plantations. Eravikulam National Park is a popular place for trekkers and tourists, who wish to indulge in recreational activities such as paragliding, boating, and rock climbing. There are several wellness and health resorts in the vicinity that offer top-notch amenities to the guests amidst spectacular views of waterfalls and lakes.

Thekkady
This is one of the most popular tourist spots in Kerala, where one can witness picturesque scenery of the wilderness, along with spectacular wildlife. Thekkady is also the home to various species of fauna such as deer, lions, elephants, tigers, gaurs, sambars, boars, and bison. This natural heaven is also famous for wildlife safaris, scented spice plantations, never-ending chains of hills, and stunning wildlife reserves. Boating and bird watching are also a big draw for tourists, who wish to spend rejuvenating time in this scenic place.

Kochi
Relax amidst the rich cultural, natural, and blissful ambiance of this multi-ethnic port station and create beautiful memories for a lifetime. The Jewish Synagogue is a popular attraction for tourists, along with beautiful gorgeous churches and mosques of Portuguese, Dutch, and Jewish heritage. This colonial place is also famous for its special Chinese finishing nets, beautiful backwaters, and ethnic villages. Tourists can indulge in lip-smacking meals, varied shopping experience, and cultural sightseeing tours in this gem of a place. Kochi is also renowned for yoga teacher training and amazing heritage hotels that offer exquisite facilities during the stay.

Kumarakom
A trip to Kerala is incomplete without visiting the beautiful backwaters of Kumarakom. This quaint city lies on the shores of Vembanad Lake and is a spectacular combination of blue backwaters and the lush green scenery. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a must-visit, if you wish to capture beautiful flora and fauna in peace, whilst absorbing the serene vibes of this heavenly place. Tourists can also cruise on beautiful houseboats with their loved ones or join a rejuvenating Ayurveda Retreat in Kerala to witness the holistic science of healing and relaxation.

Wayanad
This jewel of Kerala is also known as ‘The Land of Paddy Fields’ and mesmerizes the visitors with its stunning natural beauty. This green habitat is perfect for trekking and you can visit the amazing Meenmutty falls and Chembra peak to get up-close view of nature. This place also offers an exquisite opportunity to stay in verdant teahouses and rejuvenate amidst the tranquilizing vibes of paddy fields. With ancient Edakkal caves, ruins, and temples, this place showcases the vivid history of South India. This destination is ideal for leisure vacations and you can also witness unique fauna at Muthanga Wildlife sanctuary and Tholpettey.

Kerala is truly a paradise for nature lovers where they get the best of everything from traditional Ayurveda practices to gorgeous sunsets to marvellous beaches and more. Come and explore this south Indian state to be witness to its amazing beauty and hospitality. 

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