Family friendly Kerala has something for everyone to make it a great vacation. Most places are children-friendly and there is enough to ensure the little ones keep busy. From historical monuments to natural wonders to parks and gardens, the list goes on when it comes to family as well as romantic tours of Kerala.
Mattancherry Palace, Kochi
A remnant of the Portuguese conquest, this palace is also known as the Dutch Palace due to the renovations done during the Dutch reign. Built in the traditional Kerala style of architecture, the palace is famous for the murals it houses.
Timing:10.00 am to 7.00 pm (Except Friday)
Tea Plantations (Munnar)
The number of tea plantations in Munnar easily come up to 50 or more. Many of the larger tea estates belong to major corporations such as Tata Group, AVT, and the like. But there are plenty of smaller plantations that function as resorts and have tea tours and a host of other activities that are sure to be enjoyable for family tours in Kerala.
Timing: October to February is a good time to visit
Mattupetty Dam, Munnar
This concrete gravity dam provides water to generate hydroelectricity. You can hire speed boats, speed launches, and motorboats for a spin around the dam. The reservoir is also a frequent haunt of elephant herds looking to quench their thirst.
Timing:9.30 am to 5.30 pm
Eravikulam National Park, Munnar
This sanctuary for the endangered Nilgiri Tahr is also home to various other animals and birds. The park also offers fabulous views of the rolling hills with lush tea plantations enveloped in mist.
Timing:7.30 am to 4.00 pm (The park is closed from February to March)
Tagore Park, Thalassery
Experience Kochi like a local by going on a bus tour of the city. Cover historical sites, museums, the local markets, and the Chinese fishing nets. Go on a ferry Situated in the former French colony of Mahe, this park is great to spend a few hours of leisure. There is a memorial dedicated to freedom fighters and a statue installed to mark the centenary of the French Revolution in 1789.
Timing: All day though evenings can be pleasant with a gentle sea breeze blowing in
Bright Water Houseboat, Alappuzha
No holiday in Alappuzha is complete without a night or two on a houseboat! Gliding noiselessly over the tranquil backwaters, it can be easy to forget all the stress and chaos of city life. A perfect getaway for couples, it figures at the top of the list of romantic things to do in Kerala.
Timing: Best time to visit is from October-March
These are just a few places that are likely to be fun for family holidays in Kerala. Despite its small geographical size, Kerala is large on the holiday quotient and you are sure to want to come back for more at the end of your trip!
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