14 Jan Kerala Tourism: Visit God’s own Country
Kerala Tour –
Indeed Kerala is God’s own country, when you are in Kerala Tour you can actually feel the divine aura of the heavenly land. Jeweled with scenic natural beauty, striking backwaters, delicious cuisines and breathtaking views of beach side makes it perfect holiday destination for the travelers. Tourism of Kerala offers you abundant tourists’ places to visit and spend quality time with your friends and family.
Location & Geography
Located at the southern tip of the Indian peninsula, Kerala is beautiful state with full of tangible beauty and a phenomenal thing like total literacy. Moreover, Kerala enjoys unique and diverse geographical features and culture. Wedged with the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats in the east and the home of 44 rivers, God has really designed this land as heaven.
Apart from mélange of culinary experiences, the beautiful beaches, the serene backwaters, there are lot many things to do and visit in Kerala. If you are looking for perfect holiday destination this winter, then Kerala tops the list of best tourist destinations in India as well as Asia.
Far from hustle bustle of city life, if you want to escape from hectic lifetime, and spend some time in the lap of nature. Explore the incredible Kerala!! Nothing is more relaxing and soothing than walking along the seashore and experience the alluring view of sunset at Kovalam beach and Varkala beach.
If you are an adventure lover, then exploring the dense forest of Thekkady and Periyar, undulating hills of Munnar and Vagamon, will definitely fulfill your adventure goals.
People across the world visit Kerala to learn Yoga, Meditation and experience the healing effect of ayurvedic spa and treatment. Embrace few days of relaxation of mind and soul by planning tour to Kerala.
The places to visit or most popular tourist destinations of “ God’s Own Country” includes Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kovalam, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Munnar, Palakkad, Alappuzha, Kollam, Kannur, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and Sabrimalai etc.
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How to reach Kerala?
There are three international airports in Kerala which connects Kerala various international across the world. Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is in south Kerala, Kochi International Airport is located in the central Kerala and Calicut International Airport is located in north Kerala.
The beautiful state of Kerala is well connected to various major cities of India through National Highways 17, 47 and 49. Moreover, the state of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu is directly connected by road routes.
The state of Kerala is well connected railway networks and having more than 200 Railway Stations interconnected with various Indian cities. There are direct trains to Kerala from major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, and Kolkata.
Best Tourist Places to visit in Kerala
The State of Kerala offers the blend of cultures Arabs, British, Chinese, Dutch, and Portuguese. There is a range of tourist places to visit in Kerala and lot of things to do and enjoy. Spend few days of your life and collect some memories for lifetime.
1. Munnar Hill Station
Surrounded by lush green forest, sprawling tea plantation and three spectacular mountain ranges named Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala, this beautiful hill station was once the summer resort of the British Government in South India.
Every year thousands of travelers and naturelover head to Munnar to have glimpse of captivating scenic view and picturesque landscapes. It is also one of the most loved Honeymoon destinations of Kerala as well as south India, if you are planning a trip with your newlywed this winter, Munnar is the best idea among all.
2. Kollam Backwaters
Located at the distance of 60 km from the city of Trivandrum, Kollam is one of the most alluring travel destinations of Kerala. The captivating and mesmerizing experience of traditional house boat ride-‘’Kettuvallams’’ on backwaters is just unforgettable. When in Kerala tour, don’t miss to visit Kollam, which is known for its picturesque landscape and lush greenery.
3. Kovalam Beach
Kovalam Beach is something you really can’t miss on your tour to this beautiful state, Kerala. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Kerala tourism. Just sitting and thinking nothing near the seashore and viewing the captivating view of sun set is the best thing you will ever experience in your entire life. There is something about the place; ambiance around the beach is just perfect. Free flowing soothing breeze, tall coconut trees, sparkling sea water, beautiful view of horizon is just breath taking.
4. Alappuzha Backwaters
Admired with the name of Venice of the East, Alappuzha is beautifully ringed with waterways, backwaters and canals. This place is popular across the world for its coir industry. The wide spread backwaters, chirping water birds, colorful flowers and lush green bushes near banks makes it worth remembering place, which will never fade way from you mind.
5. Chinese Fishing Nets
The Chinese fishing nets,local name Chevala are emphatically unique and one of its kind in India. It is arguably Kochi’s most remarkable sight, since the 14th century and is still it is used today. The historians have a different thesis regarding it, but most of them claim that the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan introduced these nets. A local fisherman shows the travelers, how it works and charges a small fee for it.
6. Athirapilly Falls
Resting in the lap of nature, Athirapally Waterfall is located at a distance of 32 km from Chalakudy, 59 km from Thrissur and 73 km from Kochi. It is the most popular waterfalls in India. It is also counted among the most famous tourist attractions in Kerala and is the most loved weekend getaways from Kochi, Coimbatore and Munnar.
7. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Located on the banks of Vembanad Lake in the Kottayam district of Kerala, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is very popular among adventure freaks and nature lovers. Local folks also refer this Sanctuary as Vembanad Bird Sanctuary, which is home to numerous species of birds which include migratory birds from Siberia..
8. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Nestled on the high altitude ranges of the Western Ghats, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the blessed environs of Thekkady, Kerala. The entire area is covered with dense evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savannah grasslands. The best thing about this wild life Sanctuary that it doesn’t remain closed in monsoon season for visitors.
Things to do in Kerala
Apart from beautiful destinations, the state of Kerala has lot more to offer. During the tour to Kerala, don’t miss to do things and enjoy which I have mentioned below:
1. Snake Boat Race
Kerala is renowned across the world for its unique snake boat races, which is one of the significant attraction and part of Kerala Tourism. Generally it is organized during the time of Onam, the most important festival of Kerala. The huge crowd gathers near the backwaters to watch this incredible sport. It is really a great experience to watch it in real.
If you are not able to Kerala during this festival, don’t lose your Heart!! The Tourism of Kerala these days organize it frequently for the travelers coming to the state.
2. Watch the sunset at Kovalam Beach
Experience the captivating view of sunset, while sitting near the sea shore at the Kovalam beach is just Wow!! It is just 16 Km drive from Thiruvananthapuram. You can also visit Lighthouse beach, Hawah beach and the much quieter Samudra beach, when in Thiruvananthapuram.
3. Enjoy the traditional folk dance of Kochin, Kerala “Kathakali”
The tour to Kochi is incomplete if you have not witnessed the traditional folk dance of this region “Kathakali”. If you wish to watch this spellbound glimpse of the local tradition, then plan for The Cochin Cultural Centre and Art Kerala Kathakali performances. These cultural centers organize the Kathakali dance every evening. Kathakali is a folk dance form of Kerala, which is unique in its own way, the excellent facial expressions, hand gestures, and flawless dance moves will leave mesmerized forever.
4. Bird watching in Kumarakom
The travelers from worldwide come to Kumarakom for bird watching and explore the immense diversity of Mother Nature. It is now one of the famed destinations for nature lovers. The various species of Birds like egret, heron, waterfoul, siberian crane happens to be the biggest source of attraction for the nature lovers all over the world who come here. Tourist as well as researchers comes here to study the different habits of these birds. November to February is the best time to visit the place.
5. Watch Theyyam
Kerala is land of beautiful culture and tradition. The tour to Kerala is incomplete if you haven’t spent your evening watching Theyyam, the traditional dance form of Kerala.You can watch this exceptional and beautiful dance form while your visit to Kannur and Kasargod.
6. Stay in a Tree house
The Experience of staying in a Tree House at Wayanad, Munnar, Athirapally or Thekkady is just exceptional. Nothing is better than spending few days closer to nature.
7. Elephant bathing in Kodanad
Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary is one of the famous tourist attractions of Kerala at present. Just 42 kms drive from Kochin, Travelers across the world visit Kodanad for some exciting activities like elephant bath, elephant safari and elephant feeding and watching baby elephants too.
Best Season to visit Kerala
The state of Kerala has pleasant climate all across the year. However, most of the travelers visit the place from September to March as the climate is warm and comfortable.
Monsoon season ranging from June and August is the perfect time to visit Kerala for Ayurveda treatments.
Don’t forget to carry Cotton outfits; hats, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion.
So, now you have enough information of Kerala Tourism. What are you waiting for? It is High time to visit “God’s Own Country”, Kerala. Take out some time from busy life and spend some time in the Heavenly land. Avail your Kerala tour Package Now!!