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A Diwali Trip Guide to Kerala


Explore Kerala's Splendor on the Vande Bharath Train

As Diwali approaches, the air in India becomes electrified with festivity and joy. It's a time when families come together to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness. If you're looking to create unforgettable Diwali memories with your loved ones, consider embarking on a journey to the enchanting state of Kerala. Known for its natural beauty, rich culture, and vibrant traditions, Kerala transforms into a mesmerizing wonderland during the festival of lights. And what better way to explore it than on the Vande Bharath Train?

All Aboard the Vande Bharath Train

Kerala, often referred to as "God's Own Country," is a paradise for travellers. With lush green landscapes, serene backwaters, and a unique blend of tradition and modernity, it's the perfect destination for a memorable Diwali vacation. And now, the Vande Bharath Train offers a seamless and comfortable way to experience the best of Kerala's 9 picturesque districts.
The train route spans from Thiruvananthapuram in the south to Kasargod in the north, taking you through a breathtaking journey across the heart of Kerala. These 9 districts include Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Shoranur, Kozhikode, Kannur, and Kasargod. Each district has its own unique charm, from the tranquil backwaters of Alappuzha to the bustling streets of Kozhikode.

Here are five enchanting destinations in Kerala where you can enjoy an unforgettable Diwali with family and friends.


1. Cultural Delights – Kannur
Kannur, known for its rich cultural heritage, is an ideal destination for those who want to experience the cultural side of Diwali. Explore the Theyyam rituals, a unique and vibrant form of worship that involves elaborate costumes and dances. Immerse yourself in the cultural traditions of Kerala as you witness the artistic and expressive performances that are an integral part of Diwali celebrations in Kannur.

2. The Best Beach - Kovalam
Start your Diwali escapade at the stunning beaches of Kovalam. Known for its crescent-shaped coastline and serene waters, Kovalam is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the festive season. You can soak up the sun, indulge in water sports, or simply relax on the sandy shores. As the sun sets, witness the breathtaking spectacle of Diwali fireworks lighting up the night sky over the Arabian Sea.

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3. Land of Worship - Thrissur
For a spiritual Diwali, visit Thrissur, often called the "Cultural Capital of Kerala." This city is renowned for its temples, including the majestic Vadakkunnathan Temple. Witness the grandeur of Diwali celebrations at these temples, where lamps, fireworks, and traditional rituals create a truly divine atmosphere. It's a chance to connect with the spiritual essence of Diwali in a place steeped in history and devotion.

4. Backwaters Destination - Kumarakom
For a tranquil Diwali experience, head to Kumarakom, the land of backwaters and pristine nature. Rent a traditional houseboat and cruise through the serene backwaters of Kumarakom. Enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings as you savor delicious Kerala cuisine prepared onboard. It's an opportunity to bond with your loved ones while surrounded by the tranquil beauty of Kerala's backwaters.


5. Wildlife Adventure - Thekkady
If your family and friends are nature enthusiasts, Thekkady is the place to be. Explore the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can spot elephants, tigers, and a variety of bird species in their natural habitat. Take a boat ride on the Periyar Lake and enjoy the lush greenery and serene waters. Diwali in Thekkady is a unique experience where you can celebrate amid the untamed beauty of the wild.

Make this Diwali truly unforgettable by exploring the beauty and culture of Kerala with your loved ones. Kerala offers a wide array of options for a unique and remarkable Diwali celebration, whether you prefer its serene beaches or vibrant cultural experiences. At Niraamaya Retreats, we're dedicated to making your Diwali exceptional. Our luxurious properties in secluded settings are designed to elevate your Diwali experience, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the festival's splendour. So, let the spirit of Diwali shine brilliantly in the enchanting 'God's Own Country' of Kerala, and let Niraamaya be your gateway to a truly magical Diwali celebration.