|Kerala is the God&39s own country in India. Total literacy in Kerala is one of its many claims to fame. The kaleidoscopic Kerala is full of good things. So often dressed in white the people of Kerala are renowned for infinity of intriguing customs and high-intensity cultural life. The great mind-blowing landscape of Kerala makes it a natural wonder to be visited time and again.
Kerala is bound by Arabian Sea on the west, Karnataka on the north and northeast, and Tamil Nadu on the east. Hills, valleys, midland plains and coastal belts comprise the captivating Kerala. Being a treasure trove of nature and heritage Kerala beckons tourists from far and away.
Any trip to Kerala is incomplete without a boat-ride on its enchanting backwaters. These waterways of Kerala teem with life. One can be seduced by the panorama of beautiful landscapes, beaches and waterways, coconut palms and, of course, beautiful, friendly people of Kerala.
The charming state of Kerala is dotted with tourist destinations. Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala is a must on every tourist itinerary. In Kochi or Cochin, the port city of Kerala dawn is not often a thing of breathtaking beauty, but just a careless smear of tinted light where sea and sky unite. Washed by the waters of the Arabian Sea Kayamkulam connects you to the breathtakingly beautiful backwaters of Kerala.
Come over to Kottayam one of the best backwaters sites that beckon tourists from far and away. The mountains, lovely landscapes, backwaters, bird sanctuaries, temples and churches make it a must visit while holidaying in Kerala. The groove of coconut trees - Kovalam in Kerala is a combination of three small beaches including the Lighthouse Beach. An anglers&39 paradise Kovalam is preferred as a sunbathing destination. Typical Kerala massage from the parlours are not be missed by those visiting Kovalam.
In Kerala get captivated by Kumarakom. Situated on the shores of thebeautiful Vembanad Lake Kumarakom makes a perfect destination for leisure holidays. An ornithologist&39s paradise, Kumarakom lets you spot egrets, darters, herons, teal, waterfowl, cuckoo, wild duck and migratory birds like the Siberian stork.
There are a number of pulsating and picturesque hill stations in Kerala including Munnar, Ponmudi, Idukki, Peermade, Devikulam, and Wayand. For the nature lovers the hill station of Munnar is perfect with its lush green surroundings, lakes, reservoirs, forests, and tea estates. The majestic mountains, wondrous valleys and spectacular stream invite you to visit Idukki. The gorgeous green slopes that are as high as if to touch the sky, lovely large lawns, rare fauna and flora and the cool breezes in Devikulam make it a delight to visit. In wonderful Wayanad picturesque mist-clad hills, sprawling spice plantations, luxuriant forests and rich cultural traditions are must check outs.
Owing to the rich cultural heritage Kerala celebrates a number of festivals. Amongst the most popular and largely celebrated festivals in Kerala are Onam, Vishu, Thrissur Pooram, Makaravillakku, Boat festivals, Easter and Theyyam.
Kerala Ayurveda Ayurveda is a term usually associated with the ancient times. Now a day in this modern day living no one really gives these priceless tips any importance but the benefits of these can never be challenged. Balance your health in a natural way according to a 5,000 year old perfected health care system. India&39s Vedic Naturopath System called "Ayurveda".
Kerala Backwaters Backwaters are basically a body of stagnant water connected to a river that is flowing near by its periphery. The backwaters of Kerala are connected through the meandering inland lakes networked by canals that stretch to over 1900km.If one is the adventurous kind and loves to boat across then this one would be the experience to cherish.
Kerala Beaches Welcome to God&39s Own Country - Kerala. Sun-drenched and golden sand await your footsteps at the shoreline of Kerala which is home to some of the finest beaches, Fine blue waves that hit the shore now and then making that huge noise that make scare a child away from the shore but at the end of the day who doesn’t like to have fun and enjoy the beaches that make you feel excited and adventurous. Kerala beaches add color to its repertoire of tourism delights apart from the houseboats and the backwaters a traveler to Kerala always looks forward to the beaches of Kerala.
Kerala Culture Kerala GOD’S OWN LAND is blessed with the gift of Nature. Mother Nature has been bountiful when it comes to Kerala. This particular state has been gifted with the best of natural sites and is considered to be the Heaven of India. Right from the beautiful sites to the people of this state, all about this state is awesomely gorgeous. This is the only state of India, which boasts of complete literacy. None of the other states can match the literacy of this state.
Kerala Dances A pleasant morning to begin with and the sunrays have just reached your doorsteps. Wake up on a mist-softened morning in Kerala. The sun has just come over the palm trees and given the color of gold to the entire universe.
Kerala Festivals The state is as rich in its fairs and festivals as it is in its culture and tradition. This state has a colorful list of festivals, that color the state through out the year and these fairs are as diverse as the land proving the dictum of unity amidst diversity to be true in the country.
Kerala Hill Stations Lying on the windward side of the Western Ghats, Kerala has a long chain of lush, mist-clad hill stations that are home to exotic wildlife. All the hill resorts in Kerala offer the most enchanting experience of nature in all its virgin beauty.
Kerala History When we think of history we think of times gone by and something that cannot come back. But, it’s not true as far as something’s are concerned. Who says history is gone and can’t be brought back. It lives as memories and historical monuments bear testimony to this fact.
Kerala Houseboats Further inland when one goes into the interiors of this state there are more and endless miles of placid Kerala backwaters, flanked on either side by a towering palm tress. These meandering freshwaters are all mainly concentrated around the townships of Alleppey, Kumarakom, Kottayam, Quilon and Cochin.
Kerala Information Think tourism; think India. Yes folks! It’s all about discovering and re discovering the hub of tourist spots, INDIA. India’s tourist attractions are by far the most attractive and adventurous ones and the revenue in the tourism industry bears testimony to this fact.
Kerala Monuments Cheraman Juma Masjid in Kodungalloor.Juma masjid was the first mosque in India. It was built in 629 A.D. and resembles a temple in appearance but is a mosque. This was rebuilt recently as certain parts were damaged due to natural catastrophes.
Kerala Museums Founded in 1857 the museum is located within a spacious park and zoological garden. The art collection covers aspects of Kerala&39s rich heritage, especially stone, wood and bronze sculpture. Over the centuries Kerala developed a unique style of craftsmanship in the visual and performing arts. The Bronze Gallery displays the special characteristics of bronzes from Kerala which were distinct from the ones from Tamil Nadu.
Kerala Pilgrim Centres Kerala, the visitors&39 paradise, has soul-cleansing centres too. Pilgrim centres of all religions abound this tiny state. Thousands throng such centres with agitated minds and return cool, calm and collected. Hindus, Christians, Muslims and even microscopic minorities such as Jains have their own pilgrim centres where devotees genuflect to bare their mental trauma.
Kerala Wildlife Kerala in South India also called God&39s Own Country. It is a jewel in the map of south India and it is also the home to many rare and special forms of animal, bird and marine life. The wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala provide refuge to different forms of wildlife in Kerala and provide tourists with an opportunity to see these rare creatures in their natural surroundings.