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Welcome to God's Own Country!

April 18, 2014
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Kerala- The land of Natural bliss

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.

Lush greenery all around

Lush greenery all around

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.

Cruising on a houseboat

Cruising on a houseboat

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.

April 17, 2014
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Opt for a package tour in Kerala

Kerala, the southernmost state of India stretches along the Malabar Coast and is on the Western Ghats. Kerala is undoubtedly known as the God’s own country and it is simply because of the wonderful and exotic natural beauty ranging right from the backwaters to the vast plantations, the lofty green mountains to the huge Western Ghats. Kerala is not only home to the vast fields of greeneries, but is also home to the sprawling tea and coffee plantations. It has a rich heritage and ancient history of enticing art and culture and rejuvenating ayurvedic treatments and spa services. Try the exotic Kerala Cuisine together offers you an experience of a life time that you will cherish for the rest of your life.

Allepey Beach

Allepey Beach

When in Kerala, you can either explore the several beach sides like Poovar and Kovalum, or jus soak in the beauty of Allepey, Kochi and Thekkady. Also do not forget to spend some days on the exotic houseboats in the back waters of Kerala. They look very similar to a normal home, except the fact that they are floating on the water. In fact the houseboats are also the most common means of transport and yet they are decked with the best of comforts and luxuries.

The myriads of lagoons, brackish water and the lakes and the rivers make for a tranquilizing journey towards eternity. Apart from the awe inspiring views of the backwaters, you can also explore the dense forests within the Periyar National Park. You will do good to know that Periyar National Park which is located in Thekkady is also the only tiger reserve in southern India.

Munnar

Munnar

Apart from the above, make sure to put Munnar and Allepey in your travel itinerary when you are in Kerala. While Munnar is fast growing in popularity for its scenic beauty, Allepey is known for its beautiful sun kissed beaches. Munnar is located at the confluence of three rivers, namely Kundaly, Nallathanni and Muthirappuzha. There are some splendid and spectacular views of the vast tea plantations and the craggy peaks, the winding lanes and also the picturesque towns.

Allepey on the other hand is a long beach along the stretch of the Kerala coastline against the Arabian Sea. From here, you can see the remains of the Alappuzha Sea Bridge which boasts of the glorious ancient history of Allepey when it was an important port in Kerala. You can also enjoy the view of the coast of Allepey from the lighthouse in the beach.

 

 

April 16, 2014
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Kerala for a fun filled holiday

There is a well known saying that the less is the place explored, the more fun and adventurous it is to explore the place. The same is so true for Kerala, the southernmost state of India. It is known as God’s own country and there are several places that are yet to be explored by the tourists. Kerala is blessed with abundance of natural and scenic beauty. It is rich in terms of the cultural heritage and also biodiversity and that is the reason why it is one of the most sought after travel destination in India along with Kashmir.

Houseboat in Kerala

Houseboat in Kerala

Kerala is fulfilled with the breathtaking views of the backwaters and the palm fringed beaches, the charming Western Ghats will certainly make you feel serene. Kerala is also the land of temples and thus if you are a spiritual kind of a person, you can also visit Kerala for pilgrimage. You can also soak in the various natural wonders in this state like the exotic wildlife, musical waterfalls, and the ayurvedic spa therapy that is a remedy for many a bodily disease.

Here are some of the most exotic travel places in the state of Kerala that opens the arms for the travelers all over the world:

Nelliampathi- located right in the heart of Western Ghats, Nelliampathi is an ideal destination if you are planning a trip to Kerala on a budget. It is a hill station that is located on the tip of the Palakkad Gap and is at an altitude of 1500 m above the sea level. The view of the hill station is exotic and picturesque with vast coffee plantations and hill side flower beds in full bloom. All in all, it is an exotic place to be in during the vacation of a life time.

Kerala Backwater

Kerala Backwater

Thusargiri Waterfalls- this is an amazing destination if you are an adventure freak. This is a musical waterfall and is located in the district of Kozhikode. Here you can take part in various activities like rock climbing, trekking, mountain biking etc. with the scintillating sights of the Chalippuzha River and the lush greeneries all around, the natural marvel of the place creates the most memorable of ambiance that you will cherish for the rest of your life.

Anamudi Peak- if you are in love with nature, you must keep the Anamudi Peak in your travel itinerary. This is the highest peak in the Western Ghats and also a part of the National Park of Eravikulam.

 

April 15, 2014
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The alluring Kerala at its best

Kerala, the land of God is located between the Arabian Sea on the west and Western Ghats on the east. The Kerala is a destination that you must travel to at least once in your life time since if you do not do that, you will miss something that cannot be measured in terms of money.

The Kerala is a classic beauty of a state with beaches that are fringed with palms like the Varkala and the Kovalam beach, the vast majestic beauty of the Vagamon and Munnar and also not to be missed the serenity of the back waters of Kerala and the undulating hills at the silent valley and the national park with dense forests at Thekkady and periyar.

Kerala Culture

Kerala Culture

Although apparently, Kerala is a small state, you will be amazed by the diversity of the various geographical features that this state holds in its little palms. If you are especially planning for a honeymoon trip with your partner, Kerala is the ideal place to be. Known for its exotic beaches and the amazing waterfalls, it is truly the land of God with abundant inland lakes, brackish lagoons and also the coconut and palm fringed roads next to the sea.

While the back waters at Kerala is well known all over the world as the most beautiful travel destination, munnar in Kerala is also quickly gaining popularity as a hill station in this southern state of India. Explore and get enchanted with the beauty of the waterfalls, backwaters, beaches and also the hill stations. The culture of the state is also so different than the rest of the country, with abundant rituals and traditions that will take your breath away.

Kerala Backwaters

Kerala Backwaters

Enjoy the back waters in Kochin, the vast vegetation and a soothing climate at Munnar, top it up with the local sightseeing and just soak in the feeling of being in God’s own country. When in Kerala, do not miss a visit of the Periyar national park. It is located in Thekkady and is the tiger reserve for the southern India. When in Thekkady, you can also cruise through in the Periyar Lake and enjoy the surroundings. You can also take an elephant ride in the evening inside the park. This is a beautiful place and spending an entire day in the park can rejuvenate your senses like no other.

When in Kerala, also do not miss out the spa treatment there which is certainly a once in a life time opportunity. They provide spa treatment like no other in the world.

April 14, 2014
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Tourist attractions of Kerala

Kerala is one of the best travel destinations in India. Not only is Kerala known as God’s own country, it truly lives up to its name. Known for some of the most exotic travel destinations like the wild life sanctuaries, the backwaters and also the different beaches and the hill stations, Kerala is a treat for travelers.

The beach line of Kerala is spread along 900 km in the coast line of the Arabian Sea and the backwaters are a part of Kerala beach line. The backwaters along with the several lakes and the brackish lagoons make for beautiful sight seeing in Kerala. Here are some of the best tourist attractions in the state:

Periyar National Park

Periyar National Park

Wayanad- this place is blessed with the lofty mountains and the valleys. Wayanad is located on the Western Ghats at elevated picturesque mountains. This is one of the most coveted hill stations in Kerala and is worth making a visit when you are in the state.

Munnar- is another hill station in Kerala that boasts of a lovely climate and vast vegetation. Well known for its coffee and tea plantation, Munnar is located on the Western Ghats at the confluence of three rivers namely Nallathani, Mudrapuzha and Kundala. Munnar is a paradise for the newlyweds and is considered as the perfect honeymoon destination.

When in Kerala, you must also make it a point to visit the Periyar National Park which is a wild life sanctuary located in Thekkady. This is one of the most popular sanctuaries in the country and is also the only tiger reserve in south of India. There is also an artificial lake within the park and it covers a wide area of 26 sq km. This artificial lake provides water to the town of Madurai which is also known as the temple town.

Kerala Backwaters

Kerala Backwaterera

Gavi in Pathanamthitta is one place in Kerala that is not very well known among the tourists yet it is a must visit eco tourism destinations in the state of Kerala. If you are fond of adventure activities, there are several activities that you can participate while in this place. For instance, you can go for long nature walks or go trekking, opt for night camping, bird watching, night excursion in the forest.

If you are in Kerala, can you just leave behind Alappuzha? It is known as the Venice of the East and is one of the major tourist destinations. Kerala is a gem in terms of travel destinations of India and is worth the name of God’s own country.

April 5, 2014
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Growth of Kerala tourism over past few years

Kerala is small and beautiful state having very narrow strips of land which lie along the south western tip of the country. The coastline of this region is situated on Arabian Sea. The east border consists of the weatern Ghats. It has been bestowed with landscapes which vary from busy towns, exotic beaches, and misty hill stations to dense populations and lush green beds.

In Kerala tourism gas always been vast and in fact the main source of income of people of Kerala is tourism itself. It attracts tourist, travellers, holiday goers etc with its historic and beautiful tourist places. It has also registered its name in the list of top ten heavenly tourist destinations of the world. With a number of tourist visiting Kerala very year it is crowded throughout the year. Also tourism has always been the centre of attraction in Kerala, since years.

The green beds of Munnar

The green beds of Munnar

Since past few decades there has been a considerable growth in the foreign travellers visiting Kerala. Due to this Kerala has gained popularity even abroad.

Kerala has a huge range of possibilities of tourism to be offered to the tourists like the backwaters tourism, nature’s tourism, Monsoon tourism, Cultural tourism, health and beauty tourism, etc. the beaches of Cherai, Varkala and Kovalam, the fort if cochin, hill stations of Nelliyampathu, Wayanad, Ponmudi and Munnar, various wildlife sanctuaries including Periyar, Munnar and Parambikkulam.

The backwaters of Kochi, Kumarakom and Juttanadn etc. are some of the major tourist attractions of Kerala. There is so much to explore in Kerala that no matter how many days you spend here or how many holidays you spend in Kerala, each time you will find something new to be explored. The hospitality as well as the warmth of the people is worth experiencing. Almost all cities if Kerala right from Kasargod to Trivananthapuram, are popular for something or the other. Each city has its own unique feature. These features include the beaches, hills, spices, wildlife, etc. There are also a number of luxury resorts in Kerala where you can stay.

A Ayurvedic message center

A Ayurvedic message center

The most ancient system of medicine the Ayurveda is very close to nature. The Ayurveda medical science is world renowned and people from all over the world come here to take the treatments. The agenda of about Kerala tourism here promotes eco tourism which focuses mainly on the regional culture of Kerala. The measures which have been taken by the Government for reducing the effects of the traditional ways of tourism are really helpful.

 

 

 

April 5, 2014
by Akrishta
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The growth of Kerala tourism over past few years

Kerala is small and beautiful state having very narrow strips of land which lie along the south western tip of the country. The coastline of this region is situated on Arabian Sea. The east border consists of the weatern Ghats. It has been bestowed with landscapes which vary from busy towns, exotic beaches, and misty hill stations to dense populations and lush green beds.

In Kerala tourism gas always been vast and in fact the main source of income of people of Kerala is tourism itself. It attracts tourist, travellers, holiday goers etc with its historic and beautiful tourist places. It has also registered its name in the list of top ten heavenly tourist destinations of the world. With a number of tourist visiting Kerala very year it is crowded throughout the year. Also tourism has always been the centre of attraction in Kerala, since years.

Since past few decades there has been a considerable growth in the foreign travellers visiting Kerala. Due to this Kerala has gained popularity even abroad.

The green beds of Munnar

The green beds of Munnar

Kerala has a huge range of possibilities of tourism to be offered to the tourists like the backwaters tourism, nature’s tourism, Monsoon tourism, Cultural tourism, health and beauty tourism, etc. the beaches of Cherai, Varkala and Kovalam, the fort if cochin, hill stations of Nelliyampathu, Wayanad, Ponmudi and Munnar, various wildlife sanctuaries including Periyar, Munnar and Parambikkulam.

A Ayurvedic message center

A Ayurvedic message center

The backwaters of Kochi, Kumarakom and Juttanadn etc. are some of the major tourist attractions of Kerala. There is so much to explore in Kerala that no matter how many days you spend here or how many holidays you spend in Kerala, each time you will find something new to be explored. The hospitality as well as the warmth of the people is worth experiencing. Almost all cities if Kerala right from Kasargod to Trivananthapuram, are popular for something or the other. Each city has its own unique feature. These features include the beaches, hills, spices, wildlife, etc. There are also a number of luxury resorts in Kerala where you can stay.

 

The most ancient system of medicine the Ayurveda is very close to nature. The Ayurveda medical science is world renowned and people from all over the world come here to take the treatments. The agenda of about Kerala tourism here promotes eco tourism which focuses mainly on the regional culture of Kerala. The measures which have been taken by the Government for reducing the effects of the traditional ways of tourism are really helpful.

 

 

 

April 4, 2014
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The serene beauty of Kerala

The tour attractions of Kerala are a huge craze amongst not just the residents of the country but even amongst people abroad. All the tourist destinations of Kerala have been blessed with serene beauty of nature which needs to be explored. While your visit in Kerala. You will realize that you are not on earth. It does not feel anything less than heaven.

Some of the most popular kerala tourist places to visit are:

 

Kerala tourist places include:

Kochi

It houses one of the most busy ports of the state if Kerala. Various travellers from the foreign countries used to land here in Kochi during ancient age and they left a very strong influential imprint on the lifestyle and architecture of this city.

The popular houseboats of Kerala

The popular houseboats of Kerala

 

Kayamkulam

It is a very bright but small town bathed in the waters of the Arabian Sea. The village we located in between Quilon and Alleppey.

Both these places connect to the backwaters.

Kozhikode

It is a beautiful city of Kerala which allures a lot of travellers. It has the most perfect set up of the Arabian Sea on the west and the magnificent Wayanad mountains on its east. It is seemingly beautiful and draws the attention of all the tourists.

Munnar

You can call Munnar as a mini hilly area of the state of Kerala. It is situated in the hulls if Kanan Devan. The aura, lush green beds, the estates of tea, forests and the reservoirs will give you a heavenly pleasure. While   travelling to Munnar you will be able to loosen up and that too in the lap of the nature.

The green beds of Munnar

The green beds of Munnar

 

Allepey

You must have definitely heard about the serene backwaters of Kerala

 

 

 

Munnar is a miniature hill station of Kerala located in the midst of

The Kannan Devan hills. Its aura, lush greenery, tea estates,

reservoirs and forests are heavenly. Travel to Munnar and you will

enjoy loosening up in the lap of mother nature here.

Aleppo

Travel to Alleppey, a striking backwater site of Kerala. The famous

snake boat race, which is held here each year, is a must-watch. It

enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year.

Kumarakom

Kumarakom is a group of islands nestling in the Vembanad. Waving

palm trees, waterways and green paddy fields are major

attractions of the lake.

Varkala

Varkala is a well-known South Indian beach.

Kerala Attractions

Kerala has a high demand as tourist’s must-visit place in India

because of its scenic attractions.

Backwaters and Houseboats

Kerala backwaters is the most popular of all tourist attractions in

Kerala. It boasts of an excellent network of lakes, canals, lagoons

and estuaries. While you will travel to kerala you should definitely savor the charm of a houseboat cruise on the blissful blue

backwaters. This journey is beautiful, so much so, that you will feel

as if you have been transported to some other world.

 

 

April 4, 2014
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The land of lagoons and backwaters

Kerala is a state of lagoons and palms, rich and diverse cultures well as traditions, scenic beauty, rich and diverse wildlife and warmth if the people. That is why it is known as one of the most sought after tourist destinations of not only India but the world.

 

The serenity and tranquility that the environs embrace offers heavenly experience to the tourists. Every year Kerala hosts a number of tourist vacations. Kerala is fondly known as god’s own country and even lives up to his name. It looks like god has been quite kind while showering some of its most sought after creations on this state. There are a number of places in Kerala which can be explored like the astonishing backwaters the rejuvenating ayurvedic treatments and a lot more. The tourist spots here are all very exciting and thrilling. Some of the best tourist place in Kerala is:

Munnar

You just cannot deny the fact that Munnar is the most beautiful hill station situated in Kerala. It is situated at a height of 1600 metres and used to be the summer capital for the Britishers in the southern part of the country. The lush green beds in Munnar will leave you spellbind. These green beds are adorned with estates of coffee and tea. This region also houses some of the most unique and serene waterfalls, paths for trekking, dams, bungalows, etc.

A waterfall in Munnar

A waterfall in Munnar

The most significant places un Munnar include the photos point, the Salim Ali birds sanctuary, the peak of Alamode, the Pallivasal waterfall, rose garden, and a number of other such exciting things. The hotels also in Munnar are situated in the hulls. Thus even your stay in the hotel will be quite dun and exciting. But being a hilly area Munnar us not very safe to be explored during night. It is very strongly suggested that you return to your hotel before seven in the evening. After seven many a times wild animals come out.

A pleasant day in Thiruvananthapuram

A pleasant day in Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of Kerala and thus is also a far famed tourist attraction. It we applauded mainly for its unmatched charm and serene aura. The most popular tourist spots in Thiruvananthapuram include the famous and ages old Shri Padmanabhaswamy temple, the Poovar Island, Agastya mala, the palace of Kuthiramalika, the zoological park, the art museum of Napier, beach of Chiwra and a lot of other tourist spots also. The beaches here are worth being visited. The backyard of almost every hotel here in Thiruvananthapuram opens to the beach. Thus you can go there for morning and evening walks.

There are a number of tourist destinations and Kerala which you can enjoy.

April 3, 2014
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Best time to vist Kerala? All 12 months of the year

Kerala is one of the top tourist destinations in India. People love holidaying in Kerala. The renowned National Geographic magazine once mentioned Kerala and its divine beauty in a list of top fifty destinations on this planet. The Kerala tourism has been working quite hard since past few decades with the help of foreigners as well as the locals for making t even a better place to holiday.

Kerala is known t be a friendly state of southern part of India. Also it does not suffer from any kind f climatic boundations or Geographical barrier. Thus, there is no best time to visit Kerala as such. You can visit it anytime during a year. But still if asked what would be an idle time for visiting Kerala, the locals would suggest between Octobers to April. This is because these months are fairly dry here and in case it rains also, it does not pour. Thus, the weather remains pleasant and there is n inconvenience of any sort.

The fully loaded backwaters after monsoon

The fully loaded backwaters after monsoon

 

In between April and August also you can visit Kerala, but only if are visiting it for the purpose of ayurveda rejuvenation. The local Ayurvedic treatment of Kerala is very popular and effective. Foreigners from far off land come here and stay for months to together to get treated with these treatments. Monsoons are breezy and thus this kind of weather totally supports the sessions of Ayurveda.

Kerala is the only state of India which has tourists roaming around all over throughout the year. No other state offers that flexibility in terms of tourism. That is why Kerala is one of the favorite tourist destinations of people. Following monsoons, the backwaters f Kerala re full to the brims, and thus give you a rich experience of the houseboats.

A cloudy day in Munnar

A cloudy day in Munnar

 

Another good thing about Kerala is that accommodation is not at a problem for the tourists. As it is totally a tourists place, it has a number of hotels. There is a hotel for very budget, whether small or big. In case you are looking for a budget hotel or if you are planning to stay for a long time, you can opt for one of the many budget hotels available. In case you wish to have a relaxing and an ultra luxurious holiday, then there are a number of high class hotels which are equipped with all the modern day amenities. Apart from these there are a number of Kerala tourism hotels which are managed by the Government. These hotels are also good to be considered.

 

 


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