Places to visit in Kerala
Kerala travel leads the visitors to one of the most popular tourist destinations not only of India, but of the entire world.
Kerala is an internationally reputed Ayurveda hub. Tourists from all over the world travel to Kerala to receive the holistic natural therapy provided by the many high-quality Ayurvedic centers of the state.
A region noted for its biodiversity, Kerala is the considered to be the greenest state of India. It is resplendent with verdant forests and virgin backwaters. The golden sandy beaches and the lush tea plantations add to its beauty. Because of its unsurpassed scenic beauty, Kerala is rightly referred to as ‘God’s own Country’. Wildlife tourism is one of the greatest attractions of Kerala. The 14 wildlife sanctuaries, nestled in the deep forests of Kerala form a vital part of Kerala tourism.
Kerala has wonderful places that support for adventure tourism as well.The adventure-lovers can also go trekking on the exciting hiking trails that border these exotic destinations. There are, moreover, beautiful plantation fields where tea, coffee, pepper, cardamom, vanilla, oranges, mangoes are grown.
The famed backwaters of Kerala is an intricate network of countless lakes, canals, deltas and lagoons, that stretch for a total navigable length of over 900 km. This absolutely dreamlike aquatic world can be explored by indigenous houseboats called Kettuvalloms. Kerala has a large number of beaches that dot the state. Many of the beaches are located on the historic and famous Malabar coast, while there are others that are located in faraway islands and only approachable by boats.
Some of the most popular beaches of Kerala are:
- Kovalam Beach
- Beypore Beach
- Shankhamugham Beach
- Kozhikode Beach
- Kappad Beach
Due to its enchanting greenery and paradisaical landscape, the state of Kerala has been ranked as one of the 50 ‘Paradises Found’ by the Geographic Traveler. All of its myriad attractions, along with a very pleasant weather that prevails for most parts of the year, make it the most sought after tourist destination in the Indian subcontinent after Goa, Rajasthan and Agra. The exotic houseboats, luxurious resorts and hotels in Kerala (Kottayam) present a wide range of accommodation facilities for the tourists.
The most favorite tourist spots in Kerala are as follows:
- Kovalam Beach
- Kairali Ayurvedic Health Resorts
The state of Kerala has fantastic transportation links with the rest of the world. The presence of three international airports in Kerala, including a privately owned international airport at Kochi, has contributed significantly towards boosting international tourism in the state. The state is also very well connected by roads and railways with other parts of the country.
Kerala is located between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea in Southern India. The geographical coordinates of Kerala correspond between 8º18’N and 12º48′ N latitudes and 74º52′ E and 72º22′ E longitudes. With a total population of about 32,000,000, the state is divided into 14 districts. (Thiruvanathapuram)Trivandrum is the capital and Malayalam is the official language of this South Indian state. Kerala witnesses pleasant climate throughout the year but the best time to visit this ‘Paradise on Earth’ is between the months of October to March.