Kerala, in south India, is a coastal state rich in distinctive traditions and culture, and lush unspoiled tropical beauty known for its elephants, elaborate temple festivals, and the tranquil backwaters. There are many wonderful destinations within easy reach from Koratty. Some of the must-see destinations are:
The charisma of Athirappilly and Vazhachal waterfalls is beyond description. They provide a pacifying escape from the hassled city life. At a distance of 35 kilo meters, this scenic spot is just a drive from Koratty.
Take a trip in a houseboat along the palm-fringed canals of Kerala’s backwaters for a tranquil and relaxing experience. Freshly cooked Kerala food and chilled beer make the experience even more enjoyable! Distance: 80 Km
Kochi is an enchanting city long shaped by Arabs, British, Dutch, Chinese, and Portuguese influences. But Kochi retains its unique native character. From historical architectural sites to Chinese fishing nets along the waterfront, Kathakali dance performances and Ayurvedic treatments, there is plenty to explore in and around Fort Kochi.
Periyar National Park
Kerala's Periyar National Park is one of the most popular national parks in southern India. Periyar is known for its elephants and elephant rides through the jungle are an experience. Boat trips on the lake and various eco-tourism activities add to the amazing rain-forest experience in the Western Ghats.
Munnar and its surrounding regions are renowned for its sprawling tea plantations. From seeing tea being picked and processed, to hiking along winding lanes, misty hills, and forests full of exotic plants and wildlife is an experience not to be missed. The adventurous can trek to Anamudi, the highest peak in south India or explore Eravikulam National Park.
Wayanad is a bright green mountainous region that stretches along the Western Ghats. It is a very scenic region rich with coconut palms, thick forests, paddy fields, and lofty peaks. Popular attractions include trekking to Chembra Peak and Meenmutty Falls, exploring old Jain temples, climbing to Edakkal Caves, and wildlife spotting at Muthanga and Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuaries.