Kerala or God's Own Country is a state situated on the tropical Malabar Coast on the southern tip of India flanking the azure Arabian Sea. Known as one of the ten paradises of the world, Kerala is one of the most flattering tourist destinations in the country. It is famous for its ecotourism programs that generally contribute a biggest share to the economy of the state. Indeed, a Kerala holiday can not only give you a break from the mundane life but also provide you with an overwhelming unforgettable experience of your life time.
With the Arabian Sea bounded in the west, the Western Ghats soaring high in the east and 44 rivers networking the place, Kerala flaunts a unique geographical features and demography that have made it a destination of a lifetime and the most sought after tourist hub in Asia. The state features an equable climate, pristine beaches, tranquil emerald beaches, exotic hill stations and wildlife. The hill stations of Kerala are counted among the best in the world. Munnar is the best hill-station of the place. What's more- the Ayurvedic health resorts, mouthwatering food, enchanting festivals, historical and cultural monuments and extraordinary dance forms, all of which make the place a worth seeing unique destination.
Religious diversity is the strength of the state. Many famous temples, churches, and mosques are seen in the land of God's Own Country. Major pilgrim Kerala tourism attractions include- Guruvayur, Malayatoor, Sabarimala, St. Mary's Forane (Martha Mariam) Church, Attukal Pongala and Chettikulangara Bharani.
The travel and communication facilities are one of the best that has facilitated the tourism industry. Tourists from every parts of the world can easily reach there through Air ways, Sea route, rail and road transport. International Airport in Cochin and Cochin Port are the two most eminent arrival destinations for International tourists. The most amicable people and good accommodation facilities are offered to national and international tourists to ensure them a unique holiday experience and a traditional Kerala hospitability. Tourists can explore the rich traditional culture at home stays. There are hundreds of resorts, hotels and tourist places all over the state which will ensure you a comfortable stay and budget-friendly lodging all through your visit. Considering the area and proximity to all the places in Kerala, the ideal place to put up during your visit is Cochin. Trivandrum, the capital city of the state, Cochin and Calicut are some of the finest shopping destinations.
Kerala The coastal state in south India is rich in distinctive traditions and culture, and lush unspoiled tropical beauty. Most of all, Kerala is known for its elephants, elaborate temple festivals, the tranquil backwaters, Peaceful beaches, composed climate, lush green hill stations, serene stretches of backwaters, and exotic wildlife. According to the National Geographic Traveller Magazine Kerala is among the "ten paradises of the world". Resort in Kerala offers floating cottages with ayurveda packages, where you can stay in a floating cottage, relax to an ayurvedic massage.
Cochin is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of Kerala and is known for its striking beauty and tourism. Fort Kochi beach and Cherai Beach the two beaches of Cochin are ideal for enjoying the golden sand and refreshing sea waters. Luxurious resorts near the beaches increase the pleasure of your stay in the place. You will love the different style of sea-food served here. The other places of interest in Cochin are - Museum of Kerala History, St. Francis Church, Vasco House, Santa Cruz Basilica, Jewish Synagogue and Jew Town, Dutch Palace, Hill Palace, Palliport, Bolghatty Palace, Veega Land Amusement Park, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary and many more.
Munnar is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Kerala. Munnar is also known as Kashmir of South India. Munnar is located at an altitude of 1600 feet above sea level. Main Attractions in and Around Munnar are Eravikulam National Park, Indo Swiss Dairy Farm, Chinnar Wild Life Sanctuary, Anamudi, Tata Tea Museum and Idukki Arch Dam.
Thekkady is probably the best place in Kerala to observe wildlife and hence itEUR(TM)s a dream destination for any tourist visiting Kerala. Elephants, Deers, boars, bisons and lion tailed macaques are a common sight in the reservoir area.
Kumarakom if you are looking for a place to relax, to relieve the tension that has builded up from your workload, to just enjoy peace and silence, this is the place to be. The resorts organize many cultural programmes exclusive to kerala like Kathakali for their visitors and also arrange spicy Indian food.
Kovalam literally means "groove of coconut trees. Kovalam is a beach town located on the shore of Arabian Sea. The big churches, Hindu temples, special variety of fishes, and the sea port Vizhinjam make it a perfect tourist spot.
Trivandrum also known as Thiruvananthapuram, is the capital of the Indian state of Kerala. Near By Major Tourist Attractions are Priyadarshini Planetarium, Vizhinjam Rock Cut Temple, Kuthiramalika, Kanakakunnu Palace and Kanyakumari. The other tourist attraction of kerla are Mattupatty Dam, Echo Point, Ervikulam National Park, Rajamalai, Periyar, Wildlife Sanctuary Boating by boat safari, Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Musuem, Naipier Dam, Vivekananda Rock, Vivekananda Temple, Triveni Sangam and the most attractive Sunset Point.