Kerala is a tropical state in South India. Founded in 1956, this region of diverse landscapes calls out to travelers from near and far who like to enjoy languid days on the beach, explore exotic locales, or seek thrills provided by the many adventure parks. Wherever your heart leads you, there is an abundance of budget-friendly hostels in all areas of Kerala so that you can settle into a hostel bed wherever your sightseeing takes you.
Kerala’s hostels not only are well dispersed throughout the state, but also tend to be conveniently located close to attractions and points of interest. On average, the hostels earn very high marks from guests due to clean rooms and facilities, included breakfasts as well as wifi, helpful staff members, and a friendly ambiance. If you prefer other types of lodgings, there is also a large selection of B&B’s and inns for you to stay in. Whichever hostel you prefer to make your temporary home, you are sure to find plenty of sites to explore in the vicinity.
There are about 600 kilometers (370 miles) of enticing Malabar Coast along the Arabian Sea’s palm tree-lined shore beckoning all the beach lovers. Then there are the backwaters with their houseboats calling out for visitors to spend a relaxing day on the lake. Acres of tea and spice plantations will seduce those who are in search of exotic flavors. Forests and nature reserves such as Gavi Forest and Silent Valley National Park have elephants and monkeys that will attract animal lovers from all over the world. Finally, kids and kids-at-heart will feel drawn to the promise of thrills and adrenaline rushes offered by adventure parks such as Magic Planet, Vismaya Water Park, and Wonderland Amusement Park. If that is not enough, there are plenty of museums, islands, churches, and temples to explore all over the Kerala region.
Wherever your day takes you, be sure to take a bit of time to stop by one of the many lookout points within Kerala in order to take in the overall beauty of this tropical paradise. Ponmudi, or The Golden Peak, is one such hill station. Part of the Western Ghats mountain range, this lookout point requires you to travel through lush forests along winding trails past streams and waterfalls until you reach the point where you are rewarded with breathtaking views of nature all around. Be sure to have some sandwiches and water with you to enjoy a picnic amid the soft hilltop breeze. Once you are ready to head back down, you will be looking forward to sinking into your hostel bed and getting some hours of restful sleep before the next’s day’s adventures.
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