Kerala one of the most favored destinations in India, is well known for many things like the backwaters, Ayurvedic centers, Boat races, Festivals, Kerala martial art forms like Kalaripayattu, Valeru, Parisa Kali, Kunderu and Velakanni. Kerala tourism cherished with all the above assets keeps a topmost position among the Indian Tourism sector. |
Located on Malabar Coast of south west India bordered by Karnataka to the north and Tamil Nadu to the east and the Arabian Sea on the west, state of Kerala came into existence on 1st November 1956. The coastal districts are the main attractions of Kerala for the tourists coming from every corner of the world. Kerala enjoys moderate climate throughout the year, still September to February is the best time to visit Kerala. It can be easily reached by Air, having three international airports at Thiruvnanthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode and a few domestic airports also. It is well connected by a network of railways and is directly connected by road with the neighboring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Additionally public ferry services, speed-boats and even houseboats serve as the popular mode of transport in the Backwaters of Kerala. Among the many tourist places in Kerala the beaches of Kerala are on the top of the list. They are well known for fun filled water sports as well as leisure vacation, the most popular among them being Allappuzha, Kumarkom, Kovalam, Bypore, Marari, Payyambalam and Thirumullavaram Beach. Among the vast choice of tourist places to visit in Kerala some of the most popular places are Alleppey famous for its backwaters, beaches, boat races, coir products and lakes. In Alleppey you can visit places like Ambalapuzha temple, Krishnapuram palace and Karumadi, Cochin also blessed with backwaters is having excellent landscapes, waving palm trees, fishing nets, remarkable cruises through the backwaters and monuments on its shores.
Kovalam once only a fishing village, is now turned into a beautiful tourist spot with many activities like water sports, visiting the Samudra beach, Hawa beach, Vizhinjam Lighthouse, Koyyikal Palace, Veli tourist village and monuments like Padmanabhapuram Palace and Koyyikal Palace.
Kumarakom is an island providing opportunity for watching the migratory birds, as well as watching the various varieties of salt water and sweet water fish, shrimps and prawns. Munnar a popular hill station, is a paradise on earth with its vast tea plantations on the slopes and many places to visit like Mattupetty, Pothamedu, Rajamala Wild Life Sanctuary and Devikulam. Periyar is having the most reputed Periyar wildlife sanctuary, Peemede the hill station, highest mountain in the region Anamudi, Crusoe Island and Periyar dam. The state of Kerala is bestowed with rich cultural heritage boosting music, dance and the list of festivals in Kerala. Onam being the most celebrated festival among them. Snake boat race, Vishu, Mahashivratri, Thiruvathira, and Thrissur pooram are the other festivals celebrated with prompt in Kerala. Having a rich cultural and historical background Kerala is having many monuments and architectural wonders like Bolghatty Palace, Paradesi synagogue, Koyikkal Palace, Mattancherry Palace, Alwaye Palace and Edakkal cave at Wayanad. Famous for its local craft and gold jewellery ivory carvings, pottery, brocade fabrics, earthenware products, murals and the spices Kerala is having lot of scope for shopping in Kochi, Kumily and Aranmula. Forts of Kerala include Kannur fort, Bekal fort, Palakkad fort and Pallipuram fort. The Historic places to visit in Kerala are Portuguese church, residence of Kochi royal family and Padmanabha Swamy Temple.
Kerala tourism being on the top of the list is having lot of potential to be explored. Visit Kerala for a life time memorable experience.
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