Kerala considered as God’s own country is India’s one of the most advanced city with 100% literacy rate. The city is blessed with rare geographical features which make it very popular among tourists. Located on the Western Coast, Kerala enjoys an equable weather.
Kerala is one of the smallest states in Indian Union Territory. In the matter of size, it occupies only 1.3% of total area of the country. But its unique geographical position and rare physical attributes give it an individual identity and make it popular world wide.
As it is with Kashmir in the North, the same importance and popularity has come into the credit of Kerala in the South.
The history of the state is still a mystery which yet has to be revealed completely. According to a legend, the state was reclaimed by Parshurama by throwing his club in the sea and thus a number of parts of it land were made or living by receding sea.
No evidences are found about the rulers who ruled the state prior to Christian era. It was with the arrival of Europeans that the state came into external influences and thereby began to transform into today’s cosmopolitan society.
The region is known for its serene stretches of emerald color backwaters, hill station full of greenery and exotic wildlife sanctuaries. In addition to this, people reach here to spend healthy Ayurveda holidays. The cultural life of the state also plays an important role in ever increasing tourism industry in Kerala.
Why Visit Kerala
There are several reasons to visit one of the most beautiful states of India. After being named in top 1000 must places to visit, the number of tourists reaching in Kerala has increased manifold. Among many few of the prominent reasons are:
Different Tourist Attractions
Not one but many attractions in Kerala are the reasons that attract tourists. It includes floating houseboats in serene river, lush green mountains, popular tropical beaches, wildlife in its natural habitat, ayurveda, and sports activities like hiking, rafting etc.
Enjoy Home Stays
You can actually experience the life of Keralan people by living with them in their homes and get closer to their culture. Delicious home made south food is incomparable along with the hospitable and friendly nature of people.
Mouth Watering Food
Keralan food is famous around the world. Lots of green veggies, exotic fruits and aromatic spices are used in the preparation.
Get a unique and healthy experience with world famous rejuvenating therapies which are conducted using conventional Ayurveda methods. Some of the famous ashrams offering these therapies are Kovilakam, Kottakkal and Arya Vaidya Shala.
Stay in Tree House
Get a unique holiday experience of its kind by staying in any of the houses built on trees in Vythiri. The place is known for its natural attractions and a number of adventure options.
Anomalous Snake Boat Racing
Kerala is a host of snake boat race which held in the months of June and July in the backwaters of river Alappuzha and Kottayam. Another watch worthy festival is Elephant March that take place between the months of April and May.
Places Around Kerala
Kerala the land of sea, palms and elephants and the land which is highly rich in cultures and traditions has always been among the top tourist destinations in India. Top attractions of this beautiful state are:
Munnar, also referred as Kashmir of Kerala is the most beautiful place in t he state with lush green hills decorated with tea and coffee plantation. It gives a beautiful view to the tourists. The Indo Swiss diary farm and th dam are also other must watch places here.
There are houses and cottages representing Kerala in olden times.
Wayanad is a place can be said as one of the most beautiful creations of the nature without any kind of human interference. Tourists get ethereal experience when passing through the road and watching dense forests and the mountains on either side.
Places to visit here include Muthanga wildlife sanctuary, the Edakkal caves and the Bamboo forests which are an ideal picnic spot.
Thiruvananthapuram is definitely a must visit place due to some of the beautiful places it has. It includes some of the finest Indian beaches Kovalam and Varkala. Another is Kanyakumari, where the pleasure of watching inexplicable scene of Sunrise and Sunset attracts thousands of tourists.
The place is a heave for those looking for relaxation in isolation in the lap of nature. Enjoy the trip in houseboats with mouth watering Kerala food. Sailing through Kumarakon River and relaxing with ayuervedic massage definitely leave tourists in surprise.
The place is a showcase of the wildlife in the state. Here tourists get to know the nature subtly. Enjoy watching rare animals and try your hands at photography from the resort which is situated exactly in the center of the forest.
Ideal time to visit this place is between September to March.
It is main entrance to the state for foreigners. Almost all tourist places in the state are easily accessible from here. The merging of backwaters makes it a perfect place for rafting and boating. Other attractions include the Thripunithura Palace and St. Thomas Church.
Other prominent tourist places in Kerala include Thrissur, Vagamon, Kollam and Agastyakoodam.
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