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Adventurous activities to experience while you are in Kochi

August 28, 2014

Kerala is often preferred as a calm holiday destination that is known for its beauty. I have noticed that it is mostly preferred by couples than adventure travellers. All those adventure junkies who are looking for a fun trip should most definitely visit Kochi.

Here are some of the adventurous activities for your Kochi trip:

Fort Kochi Cycling

Start your ride early morning from Fort Cochin heading towards the south. I would recommend that you avoid the busy roads and ride on the road along the beach. This cycle ride offers you a chance to check out the traditional Kochi, fishing communities and rural villages. You can interact with the locals and experience their way of living and culture. While riding you can check out locals indulging in activities such as toddy tapping, duck breeding, coir making, fishing etc.

Hike Bike Kayak

Now move on to Kodanad Elephant Rescue Centre. Here you will see mahouts riding the elephants. You can also interact with them and then continue cycling. While riding towards the Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, you will get a chance to see spice plantations and paddy fields of Kerala. I recommend that you have a traditional malayali lunch at the Hornbill Camp. Later you can kayak on the Periyar River as well as take part in rainforest trekking at Bhoothathankettu. At the end, you can return to Kochi city.

Backwater Kayaking

Backwater Kayaking In Kochi

Backwater Kayaking In Kochi | Image Resource : lh6.ggpht.com

If you are in Kochi then you must go paddling in the backwaters of Kochi. After a quick safety brief, you can go kayaking in the beautiful water of Kochi under the guidance of trained professional. You will also be provided with life jackets. Here tourist can explore lakes, waterways, rivers and narrow canals, they will have a chance to enjoy the beauty of Kerala.

Houseboat Cruise

Kerala is known for its House boating experience. This activity is best suited for couples. If you want to offer your partner a special time then I would recommend that you book a luxurious houseboat. These boats will take you on a pleasant and unforgettable journey through the calm canals of Kerala riding along the paddy fields local toddy shops, floating markets, churches and temples.

Jungle safari

When in Kochi, you must check out the Periyar Tiger Reserve. See magnificent and rare animals such as Bison, Sambar deer, Mouse deer, Bonnet macaque, Elephant, Gaur, Barking deer, Nilgiri langur, Leopards, Wild dogs, Lion-tailed macaque, Jungle cats and of course Tigers.

These are some of the activities that you must carry out if you are looking for adventure in Kerala.

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