We all know that the creator was a bit partial toward Kerala when he created the world. No wonder that this place is called “God’s own Country”. Undoubtedly, it is. The flabbergasting expanse of undulating greenery, glistened by a sheen of cascading waterfalls and rivulets, and adding to the entire scenery, the whiff of freshly grown tea and coffee- picture this! That’s Kerala for you. A mainstream honeymoon and solo travelling destination, Kerala also has the right ingredients that make it a family and kid friendly place too. Who said that scenic places are only for lovers and peace seekers?  

Now that you’re done with the flight booking and accommodation process for the upcoming Kerala trip, the last fight is to pen down some options that could hook your kids so that you can make the most of your trip. Don’t worry, Kerala does have some lovely options to brighten up your little ones’ day. Have a look–

Go Wild

Photo: Anand2202

Photo: Anand2202

Kerala is home to six national parks and many known, unknown wildlife sanctuaries. Your kids can have a great time spotting a tiger in the wild {of course with precautionary measures under proper supervision} at the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary or watching the elephants bathing at Kodanad. They can even feed baby elephants.

Water Parks Galore

Photo source: Wonderla

Photo source: Wonderla

We all have a child inside us that goes berserk at the sight of a water park, isn’t it? When in Kerala, apart from twirling and going bananas over the luscious landscape, there are a lot of options to explore in this paradisiacal destination. Also, those who say that there’s nothing interesting for kids in Kerala have probably never been to the amusement parks there. The Silver Storm amusement park, Fantasy Amusement Park, and Wonderla, are some of the most popular amusement park outings that you can undertake in Kerala. Happy kids, happy you, right?

Cruising the Backwaters

Photo: Augustus Binu

Photo: Augustus Binu

One quintessential Kerala experience is cruising the numerous channels that line the backwaters. Boat while viewing the rich palm-bordered scenery pass through, spotting some wildlife, while experiencing the conventional lifestyle of the people around. Cruising the backwaters is one of the most blissful things you can do in India, even with your kids. You can always plan your Kerala backwaters tour in advance to make the most out of it.

Take a Tea-tour

Photo: Jakub Michankow

Photo: Jakub Michankow

Kerala is home to innumerable tea plantations where you can not only tour the entire estate at your own pace or under guidance, but can also stay at one of the homestays that most of these estates offer. Well, as much as this sounds ethereal to you,  chai lover, your kids are going to love the entire tea-tour as well. From procuring tea leaves to supplying them around the country, in Munnar you can educate your kids with the whole process. Book your tea-trail trip in advance.

Up Close With Dolphins

The Cherai Beach, situated at the northern end of Vypeen Island, is the ideal place to watch dolphins in their natural surroundings. Take a boat ride for a better view of these adorable creatures. Your kids are going to love watching the dolphins up close.

In God’s Own Country, there is no dearth of options that would hinder from making your family trip to Kerala an ecstatic experience. So, if you have your little brats along, you need not fret. Not after reading through the aforementioned list at least! Have a great time.

Written by Mehak Malhotra for ixigo

Featured Photo: Bimal K C