If you are from Ranchi, a part of the industrial belt of India, it is obvious that your soul is seeking for a break and you want to break the monotony of life. To get away from all the humdrums of life, Kerala is one of the best places in India. In order to save few bucks, you can also opt for Kerala tour packages from Ranchi from Honeymoon Bug.
To spend a peaceful vacation, you can select Kerala which is also known as ‘God’s Own Country’ because of its natural charisma. The Kerala holiday packages from Ranchi has been curated for you keeping everything in mind. But, before we get into that, you need to make sure how and when you should head to the mesmerizing place.
About the Location
Kerala is nestled on the southwestern tip of the Indian mainland on the Arabian Sea. The beautiful state extends between the latitude 10°00 North and longitude 76°25 east. If we see its geographical features, the state has been divided into hills, valleys, plains and also coastal belts.
The coastal belts of this state accommodated the world-famous backwaters that are the more or less main attraction of Kerala.
The name of the state of Kerala has been derived from the word Keralaputra which means the land of the sons of Cheras. The meaning of the place was mentioned in one of the Ashok edicts which date back in 273 to 236 BC. There is not much known about the religion of the destination after the Ashoka edicts. Cheras were one of the first rulers who ruled here and continued it till the 7th century. The primary language was Tamil which is why there is so much of influence of this language.
Cheras established a wide network of trade links not only with Indian businessmen but also with the countries outside Sumatra to Cordoba. But, there was a decline in Cheras’s power back in the 10th century AD after the Cholas took over their dynasty at the destination and defeated the Cheras.
Right after the decline of Cholas in the 11th century, gradually political power in the state went into the hands of the Zamorins of Calicut (now known as Kolkata). In the year 1496, Vasco Da Gama became the first European who found the route to India through sea. Not only this, he also started a long-time flight for the power between Portuguese, British and Dutch.
It is said that Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan also tried to annex the areas in the south of Travancore, but could not fulfill their dream as they were attacked by the British from the east and had to take a back step on conquering the destination. The local chieftains in Kerala looked up to the British to save them from the wrath of Tipu.
Fairs & Festivals Celebrated in Kerala
With the Kerala trip guide, you can get more details about the fairs and festivals of the state. Onam is a time for sports and festivities and in Kerala-where one-third of the area is low lying, covered with canals, lakes, and backwaters-the people take to their boats and country crafts to celebrate.
There are many festivals that are celebrated along the sacred river Pampa. Depending on the positioning of the stars and the moon, the festival is held at the end of August or beginning of September.
Another festival that is highly celebrated in Christmas and people celebrate with full happiness and enthusiasm. There are other festivals also which are being celebrated like Eid, and Muharram unlike others.
Best Time to Visit
The climate of the state, as in most of the other parts of India, is moderate. The summer begins from April and remains till the next four months. If we talk about the temperature, during the summers it reaches around 33°C. Monsoon season starts from the first week of June and remains till September. The most amazing season of the year, winters, it starts off with October and remains till January. Although, the temperature drops a little bit, but the weather is pretty good at this time. You can visit anytime of the year.
How to Reach Keralafrom Ranchi
There are three airports in the state at Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, and Kozhikode. Out of these three, Thiruvananthapuram is an International airport that connects the state to many places in the Middle East.
There are around 200 railway stations in Kerala. The Long-distance express connect important places in the state to places outskirts the destination like Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai and Calcutta.
An extensive network of metaled roads that connects most of the places in the state. You can also take National highways 47, 17 and 49 that connects the state with other parts of the country.
So, what are you waiting for? Book your Kerala tour packages from Ranchi and enjoy all the things to the fullest.