Kerala is popularly known as God's Own Country and the title is apt. Ensconced in verdant greenery of forests and the interrupting brackish water blue lagoons, palm fringed hamlets and the beaches make the State one of the most exotic locale for vacation.
Serene, calm and composed that is how visitors to this destination announce. They are not wrong for one visit makes you forever in love with this magical hub of diversity in India. Like it's forests and backwaters the long silent beaches composed fine slivery sand attract sun bathers and sea swimmers from all over the globe.
Also known as Cochin it is the capital of the Kerala State in South India. The port city was well known as the spice trading center of the World. After trading with the Arabs and Jews followed by occupation by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British the city developed diverse characteristic flavor due to amalgamation of many cultures with the original Malayali culture. It is this characteristic evolution that sets the destination apart from rest of the State. The port city Kochi is an industrial and urban hub.
Backwater and cultural tourism dominate, and in conjunction Ayurveda treatment or massage centers are very popular. The capital city offers sights of many historical edifices besides modern structures that are equally impressive.
A picturesque destination home of tea plantations and forests Munnar is a hill station in the Western Ghats. The resort is popular for being a less crowded retreat for wellness and exciting holidays. Apart from visit to expansive tea plantations the wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks nearby are the major attraction.
Few protected areas are more popular in India than Thekkady. It is a tiger reserve and home to many endemic birds and mammals. Wild elephants, bison, tiger, Nilgiri langur and Lion tailed macaque are the main attraction of the park. The River Periyar is the lifeline of this ecosystem and boat rides are organized here. In the park another means of excursions are the open jeeps. Spice gardens could be explored nearby to discover the wonderful world of aromatics.
The backwater tours on house boat are the main attraction of Alleppey. The backwaters are a network of brackish water lagoons, rivers and streams. The waterways stretch over most of the State. The long distance houseboat tour provides a glimpse of the magical landscape green paddy fields, quaint hamlets and palm fringes all along the way. Kerala is truly a God's Own Country.
Named after Lord Shiva it is excellent beach location with potential unlimited for tourism. The beach is known as Marari Beach and is ideal for sea side activities. Nearby there is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva known as Mararikulum Mahadeo Temple.