18 Christmas Holiday Travel Destinations In Kerala One Should Explore
The Christmas Holidays signify happiness, love, and family. This time, refresh your minds with a wonderful array of Christmas holiday packages that would make your Kerala tourism trip extra special. Relive your treasured holiday times with your family, children, and special partner in Kerala this time.
Why should I spend my December vacation in Kerala?
Did you know that Kerala is not only known as “God’s own country,” but it is also one of India’s top eco-tourism destinations? Holiday travel packages models showcase the best spots for Christmas Holidays in India.
The most suitable time to visit Kerala starts in September. Then in December, it is loaded with carnivals and ends off the New Year with fabulous celebrations. Plus, December is the best time to visit the serene plantations, the soothing beaches, wildlife parks, and so much more. The weather is perfect with a touch of cool winds, sunny days, and plenty of transport and lodging options.
Our travel packages for Christmas are safe for women, men, and children as Kerala is a special land that welcomes guests as one among their own.
So, let's check on the places to visit during your Christmas holidays in Kerala.
Beach lover? The sun-kissed beaches of Kovalam should be your must-see destination! This Kerala beach is a formation of three crescent-shaped beaches, outlined with rocks. The rocks ensure a delicate sway of seawater.
Wade in the beach water, get that tanned glow, and yes, they have a string of body toning and Ayurvedic massage centers to pamper your body.
The entire beach is bordered by budget cottages, convention venues, rejuvenation stay homes, and plenty of cafeterias and five-star hotels to enjoy a fine array of Kerala food and Continental recipes too.
Ashtamudi Lake-Kerala's water pride
Once you reach Kollam (Quilon), the octopus-shaped water body of Kerala, Naturally, it is Kerala’s pride, the second largest wetland ecosystem after the Vembanad estuary (Kerala). It connects to brackish water lagoons and canals and has a total depth of 6.4 meters as of date.
The name Ashta means “eight,” and Mudi means “corners,” as the lake is shaped like a spread-out palm tree or an eight-legged octopus.
The lake is home to migratory species of fauna and has been noted for its wide scope of marine bio-reserve sustainability. Tourists can take luxury houseboat cruise rides in the calm waters and relish the fresh seafood catch of the area.
Explore the scenic beauty and visit the nearby islands like Chavara South, Thekkumbhagom, and even Munroe Islands during the boat rides.
Munnar Hill stations
Beat the hectic life with misty landscapes, breezy ice-cold winds, and pure, non-toxic nature. This is what Munnar is all about, and the Munnar hill stations are absolute heaven for the mind and soul.
This Christmas, let the dewy tea leaves soothe your senses. Make a trip along with our experienced tour guide and view the Anamalai mountain ranges and acres of mountain slopes richly carpeted with tea gardens.
Indulge in tea-sipping sessions at the Tata Tea Museum, and watch the small waterfalls. Some of the travel hotspots are Kundala Lake, Anamudi Peak, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Meesapulimala, Rose Garden, the Lockhart Gap, and shooting your memories at Photo Point.
Marayoor Trekking Adventures
Marayur, or Marayoor, is a divine place for nature lovers. It is located in the Idukki district, and you can spend hours embracing the silent woods, bird watching, and trekking through the woods.
Once you reach Marayur, visit the Megalithic Dolmens, Muniyara Caves, the famous Marayoor Sandalwood Forests, and Thoovanam waterfalls.
Traveling to Kerala this Christmas? Well, we have the enchanting Alleppey or Alappuzha backwaters to explore. These are one of the most beautiful backwater houseboat cruise tours that every holiday monger should explore for their vacations.
Whether you are a water baby or just a married couple, this is the ideal place to spend quality time with your family, watch the silent waters and neighboring village life, and enjoy peace in the traditional Kerala style.
Explore panoramic views, lush paddy fields, and enjoy the local fishing experiences in Kumarakom. It is located in Central Travancore-Kottayam. You can reach here by train, car, or bus and reside in some of the finest backwater houseboats.
Enjoy Kerala seafood dishes on the go and watch nestling birds while you travel in this calm backwater stretch of mangrove life.
Kochi is a land of many contrasts. Traditional fisherman's life to luxurious living can be witnessed in this magical metropolitan city of Kerala. Cherai Beach is easily accessible by road and is a great place to visit from December to March.
Witness how the locals use the famous Chinese fishing nets to make their own local fish catch. Unwind by splashing in the cool waters and lazing on the lazy stretches of beaches and coconut groves.
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
For wildlife enthusiasts, we have something awesome for you! The Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Idukki and you can easily reach the place by car. This misty landscape protects the entire wildlife in the Western Ghats in Kerala and nearby areas that adjoin Tamil Nadu.
This ecosystem breeds endangered and exotic fauna like the Grizzled Giant Squirrel, Hanuman Monkey, Gaur, elephants, panthers, and lots more.
Thrissur Beaches & Waterfalls
Thrissur is one of the most culturally rich towns in Kerala. Be it for Onam, Christmas, or Vishu, there is an enlightening spread of festive celebrations in this glorious place.
Apart from that, our special Christmas holiday packages will showcase the complete tour of Athirappilly Waterfalls, spiritual convention centers, Chavakkad Beaches, Punnathur Kottas, Kerala State Museum, and lots more. Take a relaxing trek along the countryside to see the beauty of hillocks and waterfalls. If you love adventure, the hairpin roads are a must for a quick early morning ride.
Neliyampathy Coffee Plantations
Enjoy the lazy groove in one of India’s largest coffee producers, Kerala, and indulge in a cup of refreshing, freshly roasted, ground, and brewed coffee at Neliyampathy Coffee Plantations. There are about four estates that specialize in the growth and harvest of Robusta and Arabica coffee beans.
You can get there by car or drop-down at the Palakkad train station. Take a cab to the plantation and enjoy the landscapes that adjoin Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Walk along the lush greenery spread along the countryside and nearby forest reserves, and if you’re lucky, you can click some insta-worthy snaps on your way.
Kozhikode, the City of Spices
For those who love the scent of warm spices in their houses, Kozhikode city is the divine heaven of spices. That's not it! This time for your Christmas holidays, lift your vibes with the romantic sunset hues, explore the art galleries that showcase Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings, and don't forget that stunning walk through the local Manachira Square.
The excitement does not stop there, as our guides will take you around Calicut town. Pump up your Christmas cakes and special dishes with fresh, best-quality whole spices and dry fruits. Moving on, get a spiritual touch at the famous temples like Tali Temple, Lokanarkave Temple, and other tourist attractions like Thikkoti Lighthouse, planetarium, and also Kozhippara Waterfalls.
Kannur Cashew Plantations
Go nuts over the luscious cashew nut plantation in Kannur! Be part of our enjoyable Kerala tour packages and enjoy breezy Jeep rides in this 1523 hectare estate.
The sunsets that shadow these estates are breathtaking indeed. You can also take time to visit the traditional Gothic-styled churches in Kasargod town. Tourists can easily reach the place via Kannur International Airport or even Mangalore International Airport.
Vagamon Adventure Travel Packages
Christmas is most enjoyed with family. Our Vagamon Travel holiday packages are best suited for the Christmas season. This dreamy place is locked on the Kottayam-Idukki district border. From December to March is the best time to visit Vagamon, Kerala.
With us, you can undertake Thekkady-Vagamon tours, stay safe and sanitized, and make the most of your Christmas vacation. It is a must-visit picnic getaway for nature lovers once you land in Vagamon Meadows (grasslands). Then explore the Kurisumala, Pine Hill, Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary, Murugan Mala rock temple, pilgrimage centers, Mundakayam Ghats, and Palaruvi waterfalls.
Malampuzha Man-Made Tourist Destinations
It's time to muse your adventurous vibes in Malampuzha, Kerala, while you spend your Christmas holidays in India. Apart from the natural tourist hotspots, the place has been transformed into a visual overload of relaxing avenues that are man-made and eco-friendly.
Malampuzha is in Palakkad and has been a loved spot for picnicking, honeymooners, and family trips. The location is loaded with nature-friendly homestays, nature parks, thread gardens, Rock Garden, and Snake Park. It is home to Kerala's longest river, the Bharathappuzha. Visit one of the largest man-made dams in the world—the Malampuzha Dam.
You can travel to Malampuzha by car, train, or air flight. There are buses from Palakkad, Kottayam, Kochi, Bangalore, and Tamil Nadu. If you travel by train to Malampuzha, you can get down at Palakkad. You can reach us by flight via Cochin International Airport.
Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
Set aside the gadget life and make your Christmas holidays in Kerala extra memorable. The nearest town to the Idukki wildlife sanctuary is Thodupuzha. As you enter this natural reserve, get embraced by the refreshing sounds, fragrances, and cooling ambiance of the Periyar and Cheruthoni Rivers.
If time and weather permits, our guides will be most happy to visit the historically famous Idukki Arch Dam. Don't miss locations like Perumedu, Hill Palace Museum, History Museum, and Idukki Lake.
Spice Plantations in Thekkady
Just as much as wildlife brings life into your vacation, the Thekkady Spice Plantations of Kerala will be one of the best aromatic therapies you will experience. Laze around the sleepy town of Kumily, and embalm your senses with cinnamon, cloves, peppers, cardamom, nutmeg, vanilla, and many Ayurvedic plants.
Enchant your Christmas holidays with the tantalizing culinary delights of Kerala cuisine. If you want to experience simple, holistic living, relax and enjoy the cool breeze and warm local love.
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
With a plethora of eco-tourism activities in Kerala, we have a lot of Kerala tour packages. This Christmas, have a great time at the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. At every festive time, tourists from all over the world throng to get a glimpse of the Gavi Jungle Safari, Periyar Tiger Reserve, deer population, squirrels, and the royal Indian elephants, tiger trail, and the Periyar Lake.
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
If you have longed to travel through the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, this Christmas we are here to fulfill your travel wishes!
With our guidance, travelers can enter the sanctuary in the Wayanad district to have a first-hand experience of exotic flora and fauna. The easiest reachable points in Wayanad are the Kannur International airport or the Kozhikode railway station.
Need more Christmas Holiday Packages in Kerala?
We have mentioned the most exciting locations right above. But there are so many wonderful adventures and honeymoon-perfect locations to venture into. Some of them would include Varkala Beaches & Fisheries, Trivandrum-Poovar Beach, the royal Kowdiar Palace, and the historically acclaimed Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Moving on, we can take you to the dreamy film shooting venues in the Wayanad Mountains and the freaking cool Fort Kochi. Visit Mattancherry Palace, Vypeen Island, Willingdon Island, and also the Ponmudi Hilly Landscapes
Make your festive holiday one of a kind. With Christmas just around the corner, get in touch with us, or book a Christmas travel package for you and your loved ones.