Kerala well known as ‘Paradise for Travelers’ is popular for its crystal clear backwaters, ancient temples, valleys, green vegetation, coffee and cardamom. It is surrounded by Western Ghats in its east and by the Arabian Sea in its west. Architectural heritage is in evidence because of the traditional temples in Kerala. It is enriched with many cultures which are very well maintained by the people of Kerala as well as the State Government.
Enthralling Facts of Kerala :
It is situated on the southern end of India, almost covering a distance of 550 km along the coast of India.
Kerala is bestowed with the serene backwaters which are also known as the lifeline of Kerala. It is the only state in India with tranquil backwaters.
Kerala is an Ayurvedic Centre since an ancient period famous all over the world.
Kerala is home town for various art forms like Koodiyattam, Kathakali etc.
Rate of highest literacy is found in Kerala.
Charm of Kerala :
Sun kissed beaches, tranquil backwater, astounding highlands, exotic wildlife, traditional temples, enthralling art forms etc gives the best experience one can ever have. This feel is totally different from all other experiences in India.
Serene Backwaters :
Kerala has a widespread network of unified waterways, lakes, inlets and rivers which results in the Kerala Backwaters. It covers a distance of around 900 km. These backwaters give the same experience as of Venice City and Gondolla ride. Most of the places in Kerala are connected through this backwaters cruises offering as the starting and ending point to them.
Tourist from all over India are attracted to the scenic beauty of Kerala especially the backwaters. These backwaters are a favorite destination for couples for honeymoon. Cochin, Kasargod, Kottayam, Kumarakom, Alappuzha, Kollam, Kozhikode, Thiruvallam, Kuttanad and Thirunvananthpuram etc. are most popular destination for backwater tourism.
Elegant Carved Temples :
Kerala is fulfilled with myriad religions of the world. These temples are so divine that they have a capacity to turn an atheist individual into a religious one. The temples are designed keeping in mind the climatic condition and the resources available in Kerala. These temples have their own original story of ancient times. The Sivagiri Temple and the Padmanabha Swammi Temple are the most venerated temples of Thiruvananthapuram district, Guruvayoor Temple of Trichur district, Sabarimala Temple and Tiruvalla Temple of Pathanamthitta district, Ambalapuzha Temple and Mannarshala Temple in Alappuzha district.
Salubrious Hill Stations of Kerala :
Tranquil backwaters, virgin beaches and tropical vegetation are the main attraction along with the hidden treasure of Kerala. This beautiful hill stations are resting in the lap of the Blue Mountains and Western Ghats. The pleasant environment high up in the hill offers you the serene, misty and cool climate that would make up your mind. These Hill stations are a home town for coffee, tea, pepper, cardamom, rubber plantation and vanilla. Munnar Idukki, Wayanad, Ponmudi, Nelliampathy, Devikulam and Wagamon. These hill stations are well known for trekking, mountain climbing, photography, spice tours, lake boat cruises, bird watching etc.
Wildlife Sanctuaries :
Situated in the lush green canopies of Western Ghats, Kerala is an ecological paradise offering the best land to roam around especially for the wildlife enthusiasts and the nature lovers getting explored to the myriad national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. There are 2 National Parks and 12 wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala offering the best and rich anthology of fauna and flora. ‘God’s Own Country’ have elephants in her lap also referred to as ‘Sons of the Sahya, a ride on it is the best way to explore Kerala. The Wildlife Sanctuaries are decorated with scenic valleys, misty mountains, meadows and magnificent waterfalls give a closer look to Mother Nature. Peppara Wildlife sanctuary, Shenduruni Wildlife sanctuary, Idduki Wildlife sanctuary, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Eravikulam National Park, Neyyar Wildlife sanctuary, Periyar Wildlife sanctuary, Chinnar Wildlife sanctuary, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary and Silent Valley National Park are some of the succulent wildlife sanctuaries.
Exotic Beaches of Kerala :
Kerala is bestowed with virgin beaches covering around 600km of sandy shoreline of Kerala. It is embellished with the world’s best lagoons, beaches, shelter coves and natural harbors. These beautiful destinations are the favorite amongst not only National but also the International Tourists. Kovalam beach, Varkala beach, Fort Kochi beach Poovar beach, Alappuzha beach, Cherai beach, and Kappad beach are amongst the most popular beaches for adventure lovers and offers myriad water sports like scuba diving, swimming, surfing and many more.
Ayurveda Treatment :
Kerala is world famous for its medicinal treatments since ages. Well, it is believed that the Ayurveda has its origin in Kerala. Ayurvedic is considered to be the best way to get involved with nature and to cure the problems and diseases rather than engaging with the high doses of expensive medicines. Rajah Healthy Acres in Palakkad district, Karakathi Beach House at Kovalam Manasa, Sarovar Ayurveda Mandir at Trivandrum, etc are few famous Ayurvedic centers of Kerala.