Kerala, the “God’s Own Country” is among the most favorite and popular tourist spots. Huge number of people from all across the globe comes to pay a visit to this beautiful state of Kerala. Peaceful beaches, composed climate, lush green hill stations, serene stretches of backwaters, and exotic wildlife are the most sought after attractions of this land. According to the National Geographic Traveler Magazine Kerala is among the “ten paradises of the world” and “50 places of a lifetime”.
The town was founded by Raja Keshawadasan, Divan of Travanacore in 1762. With the Arabian sea on the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons and fresh water rivers crisscrossing it, alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty. Alappuzha (Alleppey) has grown in importance as a backwater tourist centre, & also famous for its boat races, houseboat holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry.
Calicut is locally known as Kozhikode, it was the capital and an important trade centre of the former Malabar District. It is the third largest city of Kerala. This cityis famous as the place where Zheng He of China first visited, then later Vasco da Gama in 1498. He landed in the remote beach of Kappad which is 18 km away from the city.
This beautiful high range district of Kerala is geographically known for its mountainous hills and dense forests. Idukki is one of the most nature rich areas of Kerala. High ranges and wooded valleys are girded by three main rivers – Periyar, Thalayar and Thodupuzhayar – and their tributaries. The River Pamba also has its origin here. As a tourist destination, Idukki offers diverse attractions like Wildlife sancturies, Hill stations, Dams, Spece plantation tours, Mountain treks, Elephant rides etc.
Formerly known as Cochin, Kochi is located along the Arabian Sea, on the south-west coast of India. Kochi is one of the seven taluks of Ernakulam district in the state of Kerala. Straddled by the backwaters, it is bordered by the Arabian Sea in the west and urbanised region in the east. The major part of the city lies at sea level along the coastline of around 48 km. Spread over an area of 94.88 sq km, Kochi is the second largest city of Kerala. Inhabited by 601,574 people, the city of Kochi is a part of an extended metropolitan region.
Kovalam is one of the internationally renowned beaches in India. The fascinating atmosphere created by the sea, sand and azure sky makes it one of the most lively holiday destinations. Here is a Kovalam travel guide that provides you all the primary informations required for planning the trip to this exotic beach.
If you want to take a break from the humdrum of life and run away to a paradise, then you should travel to Kumarakom. What better way to enjoy your vacation than a cruise down the backwaters on a houseboat through an enchanting land that can only be described as paradise.
Munnar is one of the popular hill stations in the Indian state of Kerala. The hill station is situated at an altitude of 5,600 ft in the Idukki district of Kerala. Munnar literally means “three rivers” and its name is taken from the fact that it lies at the confluence of three mountain streams.
You can visit many places in Thekkady. Some of the most renowned ones are Kadathanadan Kalari Centre, Elephant Junction, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Periyar Tiger Reserve, Gavi Forest, Periyar Lake, Mangala Devi Temple, and others.The first thing you cannot miss while visiting Thekkady is the Periyar Lake. A boat ride here is simply unforgettable. It is not a natural lake but an artificial one, which is formed due to Mullaperiyar Dam.
Trivandrum, also known as Thiruvananthapuram is the lively capital city of Kerala. The city enjoys a rich history and legend has it that the land was carved out by Parashuram’s (ancient Indian sage) axe as it fell into the sea. The city has seen the rise and fall of civilizations like Romans, Arabs and more, the city till date retains its maritime importance.