Everyone deserves a vacation, every once in a while. Some plan their vacation in advance and some take impromptu decisions and hit the road. Irrespective of whether you plan or not, the outcome of the vacation mainly depends on where you are heading, as some destinations are meant for long holidays and some for quick getaways. Only a few destinations offers the best of both worlds and excite tourists in any case.

Kerala, or God’s own country, is one such destination. And here’s what it has to offer tourists who are visiting during a weekend or for a week or so.

If you’re visiting for a weekend, Kerala offers:

Misty hills: The verdant mountain slopes of Munnar or the abundance of greenery in Wayanad, the hill stations of Kerala are a perfect getaway. Spending a day or two is just the right thing to do, especially if you want to relax during the weekend and stay AWAY from the chaotic traffic of the city. A drive down to these beautiful places will ensure a pleasant experience.

Backwaters: Enjoying the backwaters, sipping on tender coconut amidst a sleepy little hamlet will take you to another world. However, the thrill of living this experience is best when it’s done for a night or two. Spending time on a houseboat for a week could make the holiday a tad boring and slow. Besides, spending time at just one place isn’t what a holiday is all about, right?

Heritage: Kerala is rich in its heritage, proof if which lies in the many monuments that capture the attention of people who visit the state, be it international or local tourists. A visit to the monuments like the Bekal Fort or Tellicherry Fort during a weekend can offer the much required respite from malls and theatres, and offer you the rejuvenation your deserve.

If you’re planning a long holiday, Kerala offers:

Ayurveda: The Treatments and Therapies offered in Kerala are almost magical. Stories of decade-long backaches being cured, pinched nerves being treated, wrinkles disappearing, prove that some remedies can change life. And that’s exactly what Kerala offers, if you have the time and patience. When visiting Kerala, make sure to experience the best of the state by choosing from the best of Ayurveda packages in Kerala.

Cuisine: From the traditional Sadya to the world famous sea-food, and everything in between, Kerala has a plethora of offerings in cuisine. A true gourmet’s paradise, the state offers an unforgettable experience to the tastebuds, if you have the time and energy to experiment.

Culture: Kathakali, a 300-year-old dance form developed exclusively in Kerala is a heady fusion of opera, ballet, masque, and pantomime. The dance is a beautiful blending of colour, music, drama, and expressions. So is Mohiniattam and a host of other dance forms like Krishnanattom, Thullal, Koodiyattom, Kolkkali and Thiruvathirakali, to name a few. The culture of Kerala is so vast, and to experience the best of it, all you need is time. And some more time.

source: https://www.thezurihotels.com/blog/a-short-weekend-trip-or-a-long-vacation/

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