Snake Boat Race
There is no need to worry; snake boat race gets their name from their shape rather than anything to do with live snakes. The snake boat race in south India’s state of Kerala and the songs of the boatman are, by themselves a major tourist attraction of the region. Typical snake boats are 100 to 120 feet long. It is known for being one of the oldest water sports in the world and traditional war boat of Kerala.
Each of the villages consists of its own snake boat and each year the villagers in the region get together with their boats and race the boat along the lakes and rivers. The snake boat races are held each year during the month of August-September.
• Nehru Trophy Boat Race held on Punnamda lake.
• Aranmula Boat Race.
• Vallamkali Boat Race.
• Champakulam Moolam Boat Race.
• Rajiv Gandhi Trophy Boat Race.
• Payippadu Boat Race.
• Thazhathangadi Boat Race.
One night cruise on the backwaters of Kerala, is one of the most popular attractions of Alappuzha. Alappuzha is surrounded by waterways and canals, for this reason it is also called the Venice of the East. It is famous for the beautiful backwaters with water birds, flowers and greenery along their banks is a stunning sight.
Alappuzha is famous for snake boat race held every year in the month of August around the time of Onam festival. It is a race against each other for the prestigious Nehru Trophy, takes its name from India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who inaugurated in 1952.
In Alappuzha you not only experience the snake boat race, but also you get the advantage of getting a closer of the village life on shore.
One of the most popular attractions, Kovalam Beach is something you really can’t miss on your trip of this beautiful destination. The pleasant weather, golden soft sand, tall coconut trees, soothing breeze is just perfect for a long relaxed day. You can enjoy swimming at the beach and the gushing waves of the sea leave you refreshed.
There are number of Ayurvedic therapies, parlors and yoga centers near by the beach where tourists can relax with a massage or also join yoga sessions. The beach is lined up with a number of restaurants where you can enjoy seafood within a budget.
Munnar Hill Station
Kerala, also called “Gods Own Country” are one the most beautiful hill station and one of the best tourist destinations of India. Green and surrounded by the serenity of spectacular hills is best for a newlywed couple who are planning for a honeymoon and also who are planning a holiday in Munnar with family.
The beauty of hill station includes nature walks, tea and coffee plantation and trekking. There are several tourist attractions includes Mattupetty, Devikulam, Attukal and more. In Tamil, Munnar means “Three rivers” and the district of Munnar is characterized by being the confluence of three rivers, the Nallathanni, Mudrapuzha and Kundala.
Athirapilly Falls is one of the best and popular waterfalls of India. It is also known as the ‘Niagara Falls of India’ and the biggest waterfalls of Kerala. This falls is located at a distance of 32 km from Chalakudy and 73 km from Kochi.
This waterfall cascades down from a height of 80 feet. These falls become fuller and even more amazing during monsoon months. If you want to swim, you can do with the stream at the bottom. There are also other attraction near this waterfalls include Charpa falls, Sholayar Dam, Malayattur wildlife sanctuary.