“God’s own country”! Literally, Kerala seems to be blessed by god with immense gorgeousness of universe. This thin piece of land in the southernmost part of India is full of surprises for tourists. It doesn’t matter if you are going there first time or after multiple visits, Kerala is always ready to mesmerise you.
Regarded as the most visited tourist location in India, Kerala has plenty to offer for leisure tourism, adventure tourism, educational and research tourism etc. That is why this Indian state receives numerous local, national and international tourists. Mostly people love to see Kerala from its traditional and natural aspect. Green colour of wide laid coffee and tea plantations, rolling hills and dense forest is contrastive with blue and aquatic blue colour of the rivers, backwaters, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean and amongst them their colourful art, culture and cuisine –beyond amazing!
What make Kerala very much unique among all tourist destinations in India are its backwaters and the colourful houseboats on them. The culture and lifestyle of this state is very much entangled with these best backwater destinations in Kerala. Alleppey and Kumarakom are the backwater places which people love to visit the most.
Ayurveda is the speciality of Kerala. This works like a magnet to drag people from all over the world towards this South Indian state. Different healing therapies, meditation, diet, massage, use of essential oils for healthy living are done with traditional Kerala Ayurvada methods. Kalari Kovilakam, Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Shala and Nagarjuna Ayurveda are the most famous Ayurveda centres in this state.
With breathtaking scenario, white and golden sand, natural harbours, palm trees and lagoons, the famous beaches in Kerala like Alappuzha,Varkala, Marari, Kannur, Bekal, Kovalam etc offer excellent chances to enjoy the seafood, coconut juice, parasailing, swimming and so on.
Weather in Kerala with average temperature of 29° C to 33° C and average rainfall of 100 inches is suitable for cultivation of finest quality coffee. So lay down on your couch on a lazy evening and take a sip in a cup of aromatic coffee on your visit to Kerala.
- Hill Stations
Munnar, Wayanad, Idukki, Ponmudi, Wagamon are five most popular hill stations in Kerala. These rolling hills of Western Ghats are suitable for enjoying wildlife treks, bird watching, mountaineering, visiting tea-plantations, rivers, waterfalls and absorbing the stunning natural beauty.
- Art & Culture
Since the ancient time, Kerala has been presenting marvellous examples of their tradition and culture through their artwork. Dance forms like Mohinattam, Koodiyattam, Pathakam, Chkyarkooth are and Kalaripayattu martial art along music, drama etc create heaven for those people who are in love with art and culture of Kerala.
- Wildlife Sanctuaries
Large part of the bio-diverse tropical forest of Western Ghats is divided in various national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Eravikulam National Park, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Periyar National Park, and Silent Valley are most famous among them.
- Spicy Cuisine
Kerala is the land of spices. Hot spices and various aromatic spices are added to their dishes of fresh vegetables and fruits, available in large amount here. Spices from Wayand, Siruvani, Attappadi, Vandiperiyar, Vagamon and Erumeli are used in Kerala cuisine and exported nationally, even internationally.