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Kerala… This part of the world is extremely romantic and its lush green forests and brackish backwaters make for an exuberant corner for romance and sightseeing. However, the best way to spend your days in Kerala is to adapt to the local cuisines, the local customs and the local languages. First-time tourists may miss out on the fun by ignoring this basic aspect of holidaying.

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One of the major mistakes which a tourist may make is to look for north Indian food. Kerala, of course, is a popular tourist destination and has got every kind of eatery where you can find easily north Indian dishes or even international cuisines. But unless you are a very finicky eater or unless you have a phobia for unfamiliar foods, it will be a mistake to miss out on the local cuisines. The dosa of Kerala is simply delicious. While you may have munched it in your own city (since it is available all over the country), the fact is that there is a huge difference between the Dosa available in north India and the Dosa available in south India. Here, you can get them in different varieties, ranging from simple to chocolate Dosa and more. Likewise, there are a few dishes which are local to Kerala. One great thing about south Indian dishes is that they are light and easy digestible.

Image source -hungrygrape.wordpress

Image source -hungrygrape.wordpress

Missing out on the Ayurvedic massage is also something which can be a sin. Some budget-conscious tourists may not fall for the charms of the local massage parlors. But the truth is that Ayurveda has got its roots in these parts of the country. So, the Ayurvedic massage out here is of the purest form. The kind of pleasure they give to your muscles and mind is unparallel. Missing out on them is a blunder. Besides, there are many different therapies and massages and many of them are affordable. Though the Ayurvedic centers stay open throughout the year, it is believed that the best time to enjoy them is during the rainy season. So, if you happen to visit Kerala when the monsoon is on (between June and September), you must definitely give Ayurveda a shot. On another note, those who are looking for best Kerala tour packages from Delhi should also target the monsoon season when the prices drop to their lowest point. Honeymoon packages in Kerala have become an easy catch for both budget-friendly and luxury-loving tourists.

image source -keralatravelcentre

image source -keralatravelcentre.com

Though any sensible couple will not miss out on a houseboat, but some people, for some strange reason, do so. It is a very unwise thing to skip the houseboat rides. Kerala is chiefly known for its backwaters and if you haven’t explored these waters on a houseboat, you have missed out on something really beautiful.
Fishing is another local sport which every tourist should try- if not for the fun then for the archaic bliss and experience they bring.

Kerala: A Place of green forests and brackish backwaters

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