|Area ('000 sq. km)
Kerala located in the southern part of India can be referred as a world in
its own. Be it honeymoon, vibrant culture, ubiquitous backwaters, holy
temples, yoga and healthcare or the timeless ayurvedic treatment, Kerala
is a destination beyond par.
Often termed as God's own country, this land
of green magic lies sandwiched between the Lakshadweep islands and Western
ghats. It was created in 1956 from Travancore,
Kochi (Cochin) and Malabar. Trivandrum or Thiruvanantpuram is the capital of
Kerala. This is also one of the most popular city in Kerala and has its
Explore The Destinations
There are a number of destinations that travellers would like to travel in Kerala depending upon their interest areas. The most famous of these are Kochi
, Thekkady, Thrissur
, Munnar and Alappuzha. All these destinations have charms of their own and each year they attract tourists in large number who come from far and wide just to explore them. In the subsequent sections, you will get to know more on these destionations.
Cruise Along Backwater
Backwaters is the most illustrative word associated with Kerala Tourism. A
fascinating forbearance will be the stay on 'Kettuvallam
houseboats) that provides with excellent facilities like air conditioner
and personal cook among other things. Backwater cruise during your Kerala travel is the
best way to explore the rural hubs of the state and also a chance to
interact with the locals.
Feel the Magic of Ayurveda
Kerala shares its sobriquet as 'Ayurvedic capital of India'. The natural
opulence, tropical climate of the state along with the plantation of herbs
and medicinal plants give Kerala its due importance of being a refreshing
and therapeutic land. Tourists from all over the world come to seek solace
in the various ashrams and resorts to cure themselves of their fatigue and
tiredness. Kerala Tourism offers you a unique chance to indulge yourself to some of the most relaxing ayurvedic treaments.
Enjoy The Beaches
The exotic beaches of Kerala allure thousands of holiday makers across the world. Celebrate the moments of leisure under the palm-fringes lanes and fall in love with bountiful nature on your Kerala tourism. Travel Kerala to relish the delicious variety of sea food and refreshing coconut water under the colorful umbrellas. Delight yourself by visiting some fascinating beaches of Kerala including Varkala beach
, Alappuzha beach
beach in your Kerala tourism.
Soak in The Freshness of Hill Stations
Venture to the hill stations of Kerala & explore the picturesque locations enhanced with sprawling grasslands and lush green meadows. Kerala hill station tourism is a wonderful opportunity to rejuvenate your senses with abundant greenery and fresh air. In Kerala, travel to hill stations like Idukki, Munnar
, Wayanand, Vagamon and Ponmudi hill stations of Kerala to enjoy the breath taking view of wide spread tea and coffee plantations and misty valleys. Also indulge in a lot of thrilling adventure sports..
Unfurl the Wild Kerala
The wildlife sanctuaries of Kerala fascinate globetrotters from every part of the world. Travel Kerala to have a glimpse of wide spectrum of animal species like panther, sambars, elephants, tigers, mangoose, gaurs, lions, tahr, pythons, cobra, viper, crocodiles, rats and many more. Bird watchers can spot numerous avian species such as peafowl, darter, woodpecker, stork etc. Encounter several reptile species in your Kerala tourism. The most famous wildlife sanctuaries are Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
, Wayanand Wildlife Sanctuary, Thettekad Wildlife Sanctuary,Kumarakom Bird sanctuary
, and Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary
Marvel At The Monuments
Like the rest of India, Kerala is also a land rich in culture and heritage
. The glorious past of the state has ensured that the current generation has plenty to know. The monuments erected by the erstwhile rajas of the regions are a standing reminder of the rich heritage of the region. The Jewish Synagogue
is one of the most important monuments of the state which you can visit during your Kerala travel.
Take a Spice Tour
Kerala is famous for its spices and Spice tourism in Kerala is fast catching up. It is infact becoming one of the highlights of all those who are planning to travel to Kerala. The spice tourism circuit of Kerala includes two villages namely, Kalady and Anakkara. Travellers can enjoy farm stays here and learn a lot about the spices of Kerala. Apart from this, Periyar and Munnar are also good destination for Kerala spice tourism.
Go On A Pilgrimage
Kerala is not just a nature lovers' paradise, rather it is also an important destination for Hindu pilgrims. Sacred pilgrimage destinations like Sabrimala
, Malayatoor and Sivagiri and Aruvippuram are highly revered by locals and visitors alike. The architectural brilliance of a number of temples are also huge drawers of visitors. Travel to Kerala to explore the various pilgrimage destinations that make it so significant for pilgrims.
Participate In The Festivals
Festivals in Kerala carry an interesting history and tradition behind them. People celebrate the festivals with great enthusiasm and gaiety. Get a glimpse of mosaic festivals in your Kerala travel. In your Kerala travel, feast your eyes with the traditional dance, music and rituals performed during the pageantry and processions. The major festivals celebrated in the state includes Onam
, Maha Shivratri, Aranmula Boat Race
, Nehru Trophy Boat Race
, Thrissur Pooram
, Thirunelli festival, Thitambu Nritham Kerala and many more.
Find Your Accommodation
Since Kerela is a tourists destinations and lakhs of people come down to the state every year, there is no dearth of good hotels. Apart from the homestays mentioned above, there are top quality hotels and resorts that cater to the need to different segment of travelers. Check out details of Hotels in Alappuzha
, Hotels in Trivandrum Hotels in Thrissur
, Hotels in Idukki Hotels in Kovalam
, Hotels in Kumarakom
, Hotels in Periyar
, Hotels in Thekkady
, Hotels in Varkala
and Hotels in Kochi
How to Reach Kerala
The most convenient way to reach Kerala is through air.
Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode are the major airports from where
domestic as well as international flights are connected to Kerala. With
around 200 railway stations, it is very conducive to reach Kerala from
other parts of the country. Various long distance express trains connect
Kerala with other states. An extensive network of metalled roads connects
most of the places in the state. National highways 47, 17, and 49 connect
Kerala with the rest of India.