Christmas in Kerala: The hues of various religions and cultures are reflected in Kerala’s culture. To celebrate diverse festivals, people from all backgrounds and religions unite. Christmas is celebrated by the public with great enthusiasm and energy. For Christians, a new year begins with the birth of Jesus.
One of the largest holidays in Kerala is Christmas, especially for Christians. Like Diwali, Eid, or any other event, Christmas is celebrated with the same emotion and spirit. Some people choose to remain home, put up their trees, exchange gifts, and have a big meal with their families, but others love the outdoorsy appeal of strolling through the well-lit streets, attending a themed party, and spending the night with friends. If you belong to the second category then here’s a quick guide of the offbeat places to celebrate this christmas in Kerala
1. Kanthalloor, Munnar
Kanthalloor is virtually a rain shadow village, lying on the eastern side of the Western Ghats near to Marayur and it is one among the beautiful hill station near Munnar. The major attractions of kanthalloor are none other than the alluring landscape and climate.
Distance from Munnar to Kanthalloor is 20 km / 12.6 miles. Marayoor is located a few km away from Kanthalloor where the famous Marayoor jaggery produces .The road towards Kanthalloor from Marayoor is so attractive where we can spot jaggery farms on both side of the roads. Apart from that Marayoor sandal forests attract lots of people to this destination.
There are really good stay options available in Kanthalloor like top station resorts, forest resorts, home stays, tree house or tree hut. Choose your stay wisely so that this will be a destination in itself.
2. Attappadi, Palakkad
Surrounded by the lush green mountains, numbers of activities comes with all the ingredients for an adrenaline junkie. Away from the bustles of busy life, Attappadi is a perfect spot for backpackers and solo travelers and it ensures a calm and comfy stay amidst the richness of nature. With mild wind speed, you can experience rapid fog movement over the area. Being a less spoilt spot with human interference, the views of Attappadi lets you sink into the serenity of nature.
There are lots of cave resorts and private hill tent stays available at Attappadi so you can celebrate christmas with your loved ones enjoying the serenity of the nature to the fullest. You can check them out below.
3. Varkala Cliff
A small tropical paradise of private beaches, green lawns, and fringed with coconut palm groves. Visitors can enjoy the view of sand, sunset, the surrounding greenery, and the blue sky from the numerous private beach resorts here.
Varkala is perfect for honeymooners, friends, and families. A perfect, uncrowded beach with modest but steady winds (perfect for water sports) and splendidly secluded beach resorts with a view of the beach. In addition to impressive sights and a comfortable stay, guests can also relax in the ayurvedic spa, and engage in other activities like yoga, beach surfing, standup paddling, etc. Also, you can enjoy some excellent cuisines, especially sea foods.
The Private Varkala resorts are the nicest ones available to suit your preferences. From your window, you would also have a stunning view of the tranquil beaches and the marine splendour. Check them out below.
Munnar is a beautiful and mesmerizing hill station that every tourist travelling to Kerala will surely explore atleast once due to its lush green vegetation and cool climate. Located at an altitude of 1,200 meters above sea level. It is also known as “Scotland of South”. This town is famous for its tea plantations and attracts many tourists from different parts of India and abroad.
Although Munnar is a tourist destination, there are unexplored off beat places for you to escape to, where you get to see some of the hidden, less talked about and amazing places like Pothamedu viewpoint, Viripara Waterfalls, Lockhart gap view point or choose to stay at the famous tea plantation bungalows. You can explore them below.
5. Munroe Island
Munroe Island is a vacationer’s paradise surrounded by the famous backwaters of Kerala. Located amidst the Kallada river and Ashtamudi lake, this mesmerizing Island is composed of a group of 8 islands separated from each other by small canals and lakes.
This hidden gem in Kerala is a destination you should not miss. Especially if you are travelling with family or groups. Fresh coconut water, fishes, Prawns, Kerala Delicacies here are awesome. Sea food is the main highlight here. The homely food with the combination of seafood is mouth-watering. It is a unique location, as it provides something different to everyone. Especially for those who prefer village life and it is the perfect hideaway for people trying to take break from busy city life. It’s truly a magical place to spend your christmas at, and this is our promise to you.
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