Kerala is South India’s most serenely beautiful state. Holophrastic of beaches and long coastlines, thrilling snake boat races, surreal backwaters, rich wildlife, unique art and architecture, variety of energetic dance forms, coconut trees, rejuvenating ayurveda treatments, aromatic spices, tea covered hills, big and flavoursome multicourse meal, exotic honeymoon destinations is Kerala. Kerala is often referred as the ‘God’s own Country’. Kerala is famed for its architecturally unique temples, among which Rajarajeswara, Padmanabhaswamy, Bathery Jain, Alathiyur Hanuman and Aranmula Parthasarathy temples are the most famous ones. If you get to see the colourful and energetic Snake Boat Race during the harvest festival of Onam, and watching a traditional Kalaripayattu duel it will take the holiday experience to another level.
More than 500 species of migratory birds can be found in Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Periyar, and Thattekad Bird Sanctuary. A wide array of Ayurveda treatments that are based on Ashtangadhridaya text, make Kerala an important hub for wellness tour in India. The tourism of Kerala is scented with aroma of its spice markets, the state boasts growing and selling finest quality of spices and the best place to test it is Kumily near Thekkady.
Munnar rises as three mountain streams merge – Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Sprawling tea plantations, picturesque towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji. One of the main attractions near Munnar is the Eravikulam National Park. This park is famous for its endangered inhabitant – the Nilgiri Tahr. The places to visit in Munnar are Tea Museum, Anamudi Peak, Mattupetty, Pallivasal, Chinnakanal & Anayirangal, etc.
The very sound of the word Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice-scented plantations. In the Periyar forest of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks. places to visit in Thekkady are Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kurisumala, Kumily, Pandikuzhi, etc.
The gushing silvery waves of the humbling Arabian Sea, the town of Alleppey, now Alappuzha, the lifeline of the backwaters of Kerala. This water-locked district with its picturesque lakes, serene day to day life, sandy beach, well-fed canals flanked by palms and spectacular lagoons, attract a crazy number of tourists every year from all around the world. Tour to Kerala, without a visit to the Alleppey backwaters is incomplete. The boundless landscape of the town of Alappuzha with tall coconut trees, green paddy fields, elongated canals and gleaming waters, form a delightful scenery for your eyes. Each and every attraction of Alleppey backwaters makes an amazing contribution to make your holiday, a memorable one.
Cruising along the backwaters of Kerala is an unforgettable experience. You could get in any House Boat of your liking, saunter down the cool placid waters of our world-famous backwaters, have a merry time and get back home either the same day or after spending a night as well out floating around. House Boats are huge, slow moving, exotic barges designed for sheer leisure trips.