LocationOn the southwestern tip of India lies Kerala with the Arabian Sea on the west and Western Ghats towering 500-2700m on the east. Kerala is divided into three regions - the highlands, the coastal lowlands and the fertile midlands. The forested high lands has plentiful of tea, coffee, rubber and spice plantations and wildlife reserves. The lowlands of Kerala are networked by endless backwaters and the deltas of forty-four rivers. The midlands are rich with cashew, coconut, arecanut, tapioca, banana, rice, ginger, pepper, sugarcane and vegetable plantations.
God's Own County - KeralaPopularly known as "God's Own Country", Kerala, has attracted people from various countries and cultures. People get together in this paradise land of South India by intermingling their languages and spend their leisure time joyously. The green surroundings blended with the azure water of the sea beaches makes moments heavenly. Kerala offers high spirit of exquisite experiences of a wonderful summer spent at the wonderful backwaters and enchanting beaches to its tourists from all over the world. The charisma of Kerala tempts tourists to come back again soon, seldom found anywhere else in the world.
Kerala - A Trade CentreThe aromatic spices, the fragrant sandalwood and lustrous ivory has always tempted people from distant lands to Kerala since ancient time. The coast of Kerala was trading medium for traders from Phoenicia, Rome, Arab and China, long before Vasco da Gama led the Portuguese to India. The friendly nature of the people of Kerala has resulted in the successful blending of various cultures, giving the state a cosmopolitan outlook.
TourismIndia's most charming state Kerala is today one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. It is a dreamy place for tourists all over the world. Reclusive beaches, palm fringed backwaters mist clad hill stations, lush tropical forests, water falls, exotic wildlife, monuments, art forms and festivals makes it distinctively charming. Beside being a tourist destination, Kerala is one of the most progressive, literate and highly educated states in India. India's most peaceful state, Kerala offers an fascinating blend of cultures and some fantastic ways of travelling around. Perhaps more than anywhere else in India, getting around can be a lot of fun, particularly on backwater trips along the coastal lagoons.
Some of the major attractions of Kerala :
Kerala's equable climate, natural abundance of forests, and the cool monsoon season are best suited for Ayurveda's curative and restorative packages. Infact, today kerala is the only state in India which practices this system of medicine with absolute dedication. Ayurveda has certain prestigious type of treatment methods, done only in Kerala.
Kozhikode, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Kollam.
Tiruvanthapuram, Kollam, Kozhikode, Kanur and many other districts.
Thiruvanthapuram, Idukki, Kanur, Kollam, Palaghat, Trichur, Wayanad.
Pythalmala, Lakkidi, Ezhimala, Ranipuram, Vythiri.
Kerala has a rich repertoire of historic and cultural monuments. Some of the monuments are :
¤ Fort Kochi
¤ Kuthiramalika(Puthenmalika)Palace museum
¤ The Napier Museum
¤ St. Francis Church
¤ Santa Cruz Basillica
¤ Mattanchery(Dutch) Palace
¤ Jewish Synagogue
¤ Chinese Fishing Nets/Vasco da Gama Square
¤ Thali Temple
¤ Kannur District
¤ St. Angelo Fort
¤ Thodeekulam Siva Temple
¤ Ananthapura Lake Temple