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Planning a Trip to Kerala? Know How to Keep it Pocket-Friendly

Kerala is not called ‘God’s Own Country’ without a reason. This southern state of India has plenty in store for the tourists that make them believe they have landed in heaven. With the lofty Western Ghats providing a cool embrace and the sunny beaches filling the hearts of the people with laughter and energy, Kerala is a place that cannot be left unexplored. Even though it isn’t huge, Kerala has been blessed with bountiful flora and fauna accompanied by heritage and architectural wonders. Because of this, exploring the whole of Kerala and enjoying its true beauty becomes a matter of at least a fortnight. This is when the expenditure increases. Thus, if you want to visit Kerala and curb down your expenses without compromising on exploring every beautiful abode, know how you can organize a pocket-friendly trip.

Decide in which Month You would like to Visit Kerala:

The Kovalam Beach in Kerala

Kerala has a warm climate all the year round as most parts of the state are adjacent to the Arabian Sea and is a beach area. However, if you consider places like Munnar which are on the Western Ghats, the climate is far pleasant and cool there. If you want to explore only the coastal area in Kerala, you will have to plan your trip in December and January. This is the peak season and the prices will be higher be it accommodation, transport, or sight-seeing. O the other hand, if you are interested in visiting the hilly areas, you can plan your trip in summer as well. As most of the tourists avoid visiting Kerala in summer, you will surely get discounts.

 

Purchase the Tickets in Advance:

If you are visiting Kerala for a fortnight or so, it is expected that you will have to purchase your tickets in advance. During the peak season, the ticket prices escalate. So, try to buy your tickets at least 3 to 4 months prior to your trip. If you are purchasing flight and train tickets, take a look at all the booking engines to analyse that is providing the best deal. Try booking single tickets even if you are travelling in a group to curb the expenses. And, you should also keep in mind that a two-way ticket might turn out to be expensive. So, break your journey if you have to in order to spend less.

 

Stay at Regular Hotels:

A regular cottage for tourists in Munnar, Kerala

 

Of course, staying at a posh resort or hotel can be pleasing. However, if you try to do so every single day in Kerala, you might end up with a hole in your pocket. There are plenty of comfortable stay options in Kerala that are pocket-friendly. Yes, you might not get a swimming pool or a well-equipped gym there; however, you will surely get clean linen and comfortable bedding.

Eat Healthy but not at Posh Restaurants:

You must try these local delicacies!

Kerala is known for its rich cuisine. And, the best place to indulge in the delicious local cuisine is at some of the local restaurants. While you may be tempted to dine on a houseboat on a starry night while kayaking down the lagoon, you should keep the expenses in mind. If you are on a tight budget, you should avoid that luxury. Instead, hop into a reputed local restaurant and delve in the pleasure of mouthwatering delicacies.

Thus, if you are looking forward to an extravagant vacation in Kerala without giving up on your savings, you need to plan your trip wisely. If you keep these tips in mind, you will surely be able to enjoy a wonderful vacation in Kerala within your budget.

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