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Last Updated Friday October 28 2016 04:00 PM IST

6 tips to make the most of your #summertrip to Kerala

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6 tips to make the most of your #SummerTrip to Kerala Representational picture. Photo: Istock

The mercury is soaring. And according to the latest reports the temperature is not expected to dip in the coming days. However, let that not deter you from planning a trip. Here are some tips to make the most of the visit even during this weather.

1) Early to rise

Stay near your destination and visit places before the sun burns bright. If you are staying near Kovalam beach for example, you could wake up early and see how the fishermen put out to sea in search of the day's catch. And as the temperatures soar, get back to the comfort of your rooms. The sea is not going anywhere and you can enjoy a pleasant evening at the beach. A single girl's trip to Kovalam

2) Where to go

6 tips to make the most of your #SummerTrip to Kerala A travel bag. Representational picture. Photo: Istock

Now, that is a tricky decision to make. The temperatures have touched nearly 40 degrees Celsius in and around Palakkad, but Nelliyampathy, which is just about 60kms away, is one of those destinations that will calm you down. The hilly parts of the state and the beaches are the best options to beat this summer heat.

3) Your food mantra

Summer drink

Ask anyone who loves to travel and they will swear by the 'stay hydrated' mantra. Drink a lot of water. You have to be careful about the food you eat too. Salads are healthy and it is ideal to ignore fries, biscuits, caffeine and energy drinks that will give you wings. Indulge in ice creams and juices, for they cool you down. Always keep water and oral rehydating salts handy.

4)What should you wear?

Campus summer trends

Make sure you wear material that breathe. Go in for cottons and lighter shades. Do not wear thick materials. It is ideal to cover yourself properly on the roads. However, these rules do not apply at some of the beaches. Make sure that you carry sunscreen – loads of it.

5) Take time to relax

6 tips to make the most of your #SummerTrip to Kerala Relax on the beach. Photo: Istock

During afternoons and after a hearty meal it is advisable to relax. If siestas are not your cup of tea, you could sit back in the comfort of your AC rooms and just read a book or spend some quality time with your family.

6) Power backup

Power failures are common during this season and it is always advisable to keep power backups. Ensure that you keep the batteries for your phones and cameras always charged.

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