Monday, July 15, 2024

On the way to God’s own Country Kerala

A southern sojourn in Kerala is the perfect way of lazing around in the sun and relaxing on the beach, a perfect Indian beach holiday. And if you think there is nothing more to Kerala than beaches then think again, is it? Absolutely not! Kerala often referred to the Emerald paradise or more widely as God’s own country is indeed the epitome of the land chosen by the gods, the land adorned to please the omnipotent and it is Kerala. It’s unmatchable ambiance, tremendous mangroves, wonderful hill stations, breathtaking beaches, dancing palms, exotic wildlife, astounding lagoons and the most wonderful, the stunning backwaters give it the status of a Natural Marvel.

Kerala’s beauty stands out among all the earthly heavens and it was only for its paradisiacal beauty that it bagged the honor of being one of the ten paradises found on Earth by the highly acclaimed National Geographic Traveler. Not just on the tourism front, Kerala excels in every field from Literacy rate to the sex ratio with a jaw dropping almost hundred percent literacy rate and highest sex ratio in India. With greenery spread all around, it is also one of least polluted and populated states of India which only adds to the remarks.
Kerala is one of the tiniest states in India and is located on the extreme western side along the Malabar Coast with the Arabian Sea surrounding it and Karnataka and Tamil Nadu bordering it on the other sides. With an extensive shoreline of roughly 550 km along the Arabian Sea, its beaches maintain the status of being one of the finest. Kerala is blessed with rick topography with far-reaching beaches and soaring mountains embellishing it at the same time.
Kerala tour packages are an awesome way of enjoying your lifetime cherish-able vacation. On your Kerala Visit, see the wonderful forts at Bekal, Thalassery. Pay homage to the religiously significant sites such as Santacruz Basilica, Paradesi Synagogue (Jewish Synagogue), St. Alphonoso’s Tomb, Guruvayur Temple, Punnathur Kotta, Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, CSI Christ Church, St. Andrayose Basilica Arthunkal etc. Explore the centuries old sites of Lakkidi View point, Kerala Folklore theatre and Museum, Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, Princess street, Mattancherry Palace, Tipu Sultan Fort, Vasco Da Gama Square etc. Stroll up the Cardamom Hills and smell the fresh trance-y spice plantations that will transport you into the heaven of fragrances.

Kerala Tourism is these days pretty much a byword of an exotic beach holiday which is partly true owing to the dazzling backwater scenario of Kerala and the sun kissed beaches will make you roll in the sun. Cruise in Kettuvalams on the wonderful backwaters of Kumarakom, Alleppey, and Kollam that drain into the astounding Arabian Sea. Sink your feet in the crystal like sand of the beautiful Kovalam, Varkala, Cherai, Kappad Beach. Add some colonial pinch to your vacation, Visit Munnar the magnificent hill station and see the yesteryear colonial mansions. Do not forget to see the spectacular Landmarks, reminiscent of the centuries gone by such as the Japanese fishing nets in Kochi, Athirapally waterfalls, Vembanad Lake, its matchless preserved wildlife collection in the Periyar and Eravikulam National Park, Chinnar and Silent Valley national Park etc.

Don’t keep counting; just plan a trip only to Kerala to have an experience of a lifetime.

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