The God’s Own Country – Kerala
Kerala, India's most sophisticated society, with hundred percent literacy ration, top-notch health care systems, India's lowest infant deaths and utmost life expectancy ration, the supreme corporeal quality of life, serene and pristine vistas and culture, known for being the cleanest state in India, is rightly called the “God’s own country”. With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats soaring 500 to 2700 meters in the east and connected by 44 rivers, Kerala is truly blessed with its unique geographical features that have made it to be the one of the most sought after must-see tourist destinations in Asia. The elongated shores with tranquil beaches, serene backwaters, thriving hill stations and striking wildlife, gushing waterfalls, extensive agricultural estates, Ayurvedic health care centers, captivating art forms, thrilling festivals, significant cultural monuments and many more Kerala has in its kitty.
Alappuzha, precisely called as the Venice of the East, is bestowed with the famous backwater yards, pristine beaches and pulsating boat races. Alappuzha beaches are popular picnic spot and the wharf that broadens into the maritime here, is more than 137 years old. One can also find an old lighthouse close by and is truly mesmerizing. The other charming experience in Alappuzha is the houseboat cruise. Houseboat cruise are the recent versions of the kettuvallams of olden times. The original kettuvallams or rice barges would lug heaps of rice and spices. The latest versions of houseboat are festooned with all comforts of a hotel standard including well equipped bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy rooms, fully furnished kitchen and a balcony for angling. This would be the most romantic way to spend time with your loved ones or just to unwind oneself.
Kumarakom, a bunch of little islands on the Vembanad Lake is a part of Kuttanad region. The best tourist attractions of this place include the bird sanctuary, which is extends across 14 acres of land, s a beloved haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist's ecstasy. The other leisure options of Kumarakom are boating and fishing facilities at the captivating backwater destination and these facilities are available at certain resorts in the vicinity. Kovalam is a worldwide popular beach with three contiguous falcate beaches. It has been a desired hang around for tourists, particularly Europeans, ever since the 1930s. A colossal stony cape on the beach has formed a stunning bay of tranquil waters idyllic for marine bathing. The vacation choices at this coast are bounty and diverse. Sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, aquatic activities, special cultural programs and catamaran cruising are some of them. The sultry sun gets into action so fast that one will be able to see the slight glow of coppery tan on the skin in just few minutes. Life on the beach starts off tardy in the day and marches till late night. The seashore complex comprises of a twine of country houses, Ayurvedic wellness resorts, and convention facilities, shopping arena, swimming pools, Yoga and Ayurvedic massage centers. The capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, is just 16 km away from Kovalam, has lot of interesting places to see like the Napier Museum, the Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Ponmudi hill station, the Padmanabhaswamy Temple – the richest temple in India, etc.
Munnar is one such attraction that contributes to Kerala's esteem as a travel destination. Positioned at the convergence of three mountain brooks - Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala, and hovering about 1600 m above sea level, the hill station of Munnar were used to be the summer getaways of the erstwhile British government in south India. This hilly region is marked by enormous stretchs of tea plantations, regal bungalows, creeks, waterfalls and fresh weather. It is also the best place for trekking and mountaineering.
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