Kerala is a tourist’s delight as it is blessed abundantly with natural beauty. Kerala has a special advantage of being the southernmost state in India. It has the Arabian Sea Coastline on the west and the Western Ghats on the east. There are several enchanting and bewitching tourist attractions in the state that is often lovingly called God’s own country.
Kerala boasts of unique wildlife at the Periyar National Park which is also the Tiger Reserve for the entire south of India, tropical rain forests, the alluring backwaters and the sun kissed beaches. Bird watching is also a popular activity in Kerala since you can spot several rare species at the various wildlife sanctuaries and bird sanctuaries.
Kerala also takes pride in the fact that it is a completely literate state. The climate of the state is soothing and wonderful and the people are hospitable. All these factors together make Kerala a very attractive place of interest in terms of tourism.
The coastline of Kerala extends upto 600 km ad is adorned by several serene beaches where you can participate in various water sports and other adventure trails and sports. With the mesmerizing sea and the twinkling sand beaches, be a part of the different water sports like swimming, parasailing, scuba diving, water scooting and other such activities. Some of the most popular tourist sea beaches in Kerala are Kovalam, Ezhimala, Varkala, Shanghumukam, Allapuzha, Beypore, Cherai, Bekkal, Fort Kochi, Kappad and Dharmadam.
Of course when you are in Kerala, you just cannot miss being at the Kerala backwaters. It encompasses around 900 km of interconnected lakes, lagoons, rivers, canals and other waterways. When you travel through the backwaters, you can get a proper glimpse of the Keralian life style at the rustic villages of the state along with the various cities and towns.
The Keralian backwaters shore is beautiful with rippling waters and the verdant countryside, the swaying coconut trees and the lustrous fields all around. You can also take a cruise at the traditional boat of Kettuvalloms. The kettuvalloms have been in the business since the ancient times and is now made a lot trendier with times. They are now known as the houseboats. You can also stay at the serene waters in such houseboats and enjoy the hospitality of the state of Kerala. Some of the most populat backwater tourist resorts are based in places like Kottayam, Cochin, Allapuzha, Kumarakom, Kollam, Thiruvallam and Kuttanad along a host of other places.