Kerala - "God's own Country"

Kerala– one of the celebrated ten must see destinations in the world, a land renowned as God’s Own Country.  What adds to its charm are its backwaters, beaches, Ayurvedic health holidays, hill stations, wildlife, festivals, monuments, vibrant art forms and an amazing social development that indicates we are on par with the developed world. 

Kerala, the “land of coconuts” means the palms shade nearly the entire state from the tropical sun.  A very easy place to simply sit back and enjoy, Kerala gives ample options to the visitors in leisure.  Spend a day riding small ferries through the backwater lagoons or watching elephants cavort in the wildlife sanctuaries; enjoy the spicy food which may be the best vegetarian cuisine on the planet. The beach at Kovalam is considered one of the best in India!

Wake up to the bird calls, the music from the temples, the Mosques, and Church bells ringing at the cathedrals. Religious tolerance defines the Kerala culture and lifestyle. Kerala is a place to meander –Embark on a car journey from Trivandrum or Cochin out to almost any village and spend a day wandering the dikes between the rice paddies and rubber trees, seeing how half the world still lives, men and women stooping to cut rice with sickles, or spreading coconut along the road to dry, water buffaloes wallowing in the irrigation ditches, every inch of ground cultivated. Every small field lined with palms.  The breeze rustling the palm fronds is just a bonus…

Kerala Tour Destinations

The breathtakingly beautiful destinations are the true storehouses of the nature at its best. The splendid sunsets, the waxing moonlights, the shoals of ducks, the pulsating palms and the wonderful waves make the backwater destinations the most sought after in the kaleidoscopic Kerala.

With the Arabian sea on the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons and fresh water rivers criss-crossing it, Alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty. Referred to as the Venice of the East by travellers from across the world, this backwater country is also home to diverse animal and bird life. By virtue of its proximity to the sea, the town has always enjoyed a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala.

Kumarakom is a tiny village with charming ethnicity and beautiful backwaters. Few places are as perfect to enjoy a boat ride on the backwaters while you sip on fresh tender coconut. It is a village close to its roots and thus unpolluted. This clean atmosphere makes the village an abode to thousands of rare migratory birds, giving India its best bird sanctuary.

Set snugly in the hills of Kerala, Thekkady is not a typical and lazy hill station. Home to the Periyar National Park, Thekkady has a host of adrenaline pumping experiences to offer. It is also one of the only places in India where you can observe magnificent elephants spraying water on the boat you ride in. Thekkady rightly said is a hill station which surprises you always.

Kochi, one of the finest natural harbours in the world, was once a major centre of commerce and trade with the Arabs, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and the British. The commercial capital and the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala, Kochi is also known as the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea' . The foreign traders have left their mark on this beautiful island. Half the fun of visiting Kochi is moving around on the local ferries. R

Kovalam was a simple village with fishermen. It was then that the Rajah of Travancore turned Kovalam into a serene beach retreat for European royalty. Kovalam however is a place of metamorphosis and thus in 1970 it sprung up as one of the top most youth destinations. Today, Kovalam is a perfect balance of serene beaches and bustling youth. The white sands and the crystal waters make it the ideal relaxation spot while the beach side cafes and the delightful cuisine are a delight to the tastebuds.

Munnar, the erstwhile retreat of the British is now one of India’s most loved hill stations. Its green flowing hills and silent brooks always compete with the verdant tea gardens to grab your attention. Imagine waking up with the aroma of fresh tea leaves, imagine a drive through a fluffy cloud, imagine boating in clear lakes; imagine Munnar.

Wayanad is a derivative of the term Vayal Nadu, where Vayal means Paddy fields and Nadu the land, comprising it to indicate a land of paddy fields. Wayanad is explicitly beautiful with mist clad mountains, intense forests and fertile green plantations. The forests of Wayanad are cosmic landmasses for animals to enjoy their natural dwelling.

Varkala, a natural paradise for tourists is a small seaside town located just 54 km from Tiruvanthapuram in Kerala. It is famous for its unlimited potential and infinite charm where tourists enjoy a wide range of pursuits like boat riding, sun bath and exposure to ayurveda. The town is a famous pilgrimage centre of the Hindus known for the last resting place of Sri Narayan Guru.

Kanyakumari is a marvel during the full moon. On such a night one can see a starry skied phenomenon where both the sun and the moon are lined exactly adjacent to each other. Even on a normal day Kanyakumari has the most exquisite dusks where the sun and moon rise and set in a matter of seconds, throwing a bright hue in the sky, colouring it with only the most godly colours.