Sunny beaches, stunning backwaters, and misty hills – Kerala, situated in South India, justifies its alias of ‘God’s Own Country’ quite aptly.
Kerala is riddled with fresh water rivers that form canals and merge with the Arabian Sea at the famous Kerala backwaters. Holidays in Kerala is said to be incomplete without a houseboat in the backwaters.
The unique experience of staying on a houseboat in Kerala backwaters is surreal. For the period of accommodation, you will in command of the boat. You decide where it shores, when it floats. With an onboard chef and support crew, experience the serenity and calmness of this UNESCO World Heritage site on a floating houseboat. A lot of foreign tourists come to Kerala to take in the exotic landscape, look at the remains of colonial culture, and traverse through the canal ways on boats and ferries.
Apart from being a treat for the eyes, Kerala is also famous for being the centre of Ayurvedic treatment in India. Heal from chronic ailments, detoxify your body and mind, or just relax and rejuvenate in the calming ambiance of Ayurvedic resorts in Kerala.
The soulful culture of Kerala reflects itself in its festivals. Onam, the main festival of Malayalis – the natives of Kerala, is observed each year in August-September. Thrissur Pooram is another major festival of Kerala, known for its enchanting music and elephant dance.
Nestled in the green Western Ghat hills and caressed by the Arabian Sea, Kerala has recently been attributed by the National Geographic magazine as one of the ‘10 Paradises of the Earth’. One of the most scenic and serene places in India, the state attracts couples who enjoy the honeymoon packages in Kerala.
Tourists are also attracted to the clean and serene beaches of Kerala, away from the hustle and bustle of the metro cities. One can rent a bicycle or a motorcycle or scooter to hop from one beach to another without any hassle. Some of the most famous Kerala beaches are Kozhikode, Marari, Alappuzha, Varkala, and Kovalam.
The dense rainforests of Kerala are famous for the spice and coffee plantations. Kerala, especially Kozhikode, is famously known as the Spice Capital of India and the hills are the sources of the finest spices that had once allured European colonisers to the majestic land of India.