India is in a nationwide lockdown since 25 March 2020. The Coronavirus outbreak has killed over 1,100 people in the country and has infected about 34,000. Due to immense pressure from the markets and trading bodies, the government has started giving out relaxations in lockdown. The question in everyone’s mind now is, Will India lockdown end on 3 May 2020? Or lockdown will be extended for some more days.
Whatever the answer is, we know life will not come to normal for at least a year. The tourism industry is among the hardest hit by COVID-19 pandemic and it may not recover back to its normal back 2022. We have arranged a small scenic list from South India’s Kerala state that you can visit virtually using google maps or can make a trip once COVID-19 situation normalizes.
Here are 5 places in Kerala that you can visit post lockdown-
Munnar is a hill station in Kerala’s ‘Idukki’ district. It is one of the few places in India where you will not meet many tourists but the scenic beauty of the place will amaze you. It is the place where three rivers Nallathanni, Madupetti, and Periavaru meet in Kerala. Due to its lush green landscape, waterfalls, lakes, forests, and tea plantations the natural beauty of Munnar becomes more fascinating.
The district offers spectacular views of misty valleys and lakes which call you towards themselves. The aroma in Munnar is so soothing that it will attract your time again towards itself.
Kumarakom is a hidden treasure in South India. It is the place where you will find houseboats and backwater amazements. Away from the hustle and bustle, the town offers authentic taste and aroma of Indian culture and diversity. It is a living example of how broad and beautiful the Indian landmass is.
Located near ‘Kottayam’ city, the lakeside resorts and hotels are a true treat for couples who wish to give time to their lovesong. It is also a bird watcher paradise aiming to the 14-acre bird sanctuary that is filled with mostly migratory birds. True relaxation is what Kumarakom offers the best! Visit the place to find time for yourself and your loved ones.
Thekkady is one of Kerala’s top tourist destinations. It is the place where you can find a number of Indian and foreign tourists any time of the year. Famous for its backwaters, elephants rides, and wildlife, the place is a perfect weekend or a week-long getaway for a family. It also offers a relaxing time for couples or people who are tired from their busy lifestyle and want peace in nature’s lap.
Thekkady is also famous for wildlife cruises that offer a rather unusual yet exciting experience for the viewers. Wildlife in South India is very different from the country’s Northern part and it can only be experienced fully with such cruises and expeditions.
Varkala is an industrial and tourist centre in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram district. It is famous for its cliffs and landscapes. It is also called the ‘Goa of Kerala’ for its amazing beaches and resorts. You could stretch and lit your eyes feast on the tranquil atmosphere or go for swimming and enjoy great physical exercise in Varkala’s refreshing atmosphere. It has far better connectivity than any other Kerala tourist hotspots and it could be the best place to start your Kerala trip with.
Kovalam’s Lighthouse beach is a beach from dreams. It is the place where you will not find any battered crowd or uncanny tourists but you can totally relax in peace at any time of the day. With its astonishing sea views and seafood varieties, Kovalam is a box of pearls that got lost in South India.
While there is no end to the beautiful saga of Kerala, there is a point where you have to return back to base. Let’s enjoy some other Indian state next time with finger-licking cuisine and ravishing views to feast your eyes.