Kerala referred as God's own country, is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in India. Secluded beaches, palm-fringed backwaters, mist-clad hill stations, lush green tropical forests, cascading waterfalls, exotic wildlife, majestic monuments, fine art forms and enchanting festivals give it a distinctive charm and make it a perfect holidaying destination. It has fourteen districts, each of which provides something captivating and charming to its visitors.
Starting from queen of Arabian Sea, Cochin (Kochi) has a fascinating blend of varied culture of Dutch, Portuguese and English. Ancient churches, colonial structures, and enchanting backwaters giving way to adventurous backwater cruise make Kochi a tourist spot.
For some more fun at backwaters house boats, Kumarakom is an ideal place. Backwater journey will take you through rich green, rural area of Kumarakom on the Vembanad Lake. It’s a unique experience where you can move smoothly along the calm and serene backwaters flanked by green leaves and palm fringes and witnessing the virgin part of rural Kerala. Secluded Kumarakom is an ideal place for bird watching and attract nature lovers.
Allepey or the Venice of the East is equally recommended for backwater journey. With a large network of inland, Alleppey is also worldly known for its snake -boat race The Nehru Trophy boat race. One can have the experience of the village life style during their house boat cruise along the backwaters of Alleppey.
For some exotic hills, visit Munnar, which is a splendid, tranquil hilly resort possessing cool climate, where one can experience tea plantation and get themselves involved in many adventures activities. Picturesque mountains with winding lanes, splendid fresh waterfalls, Munnar are highly enriched by wooded hills of Anamalai Ranges. The cool breezes of Munnar invite tourists to explore lush greenery of this scenic hill station.
For wildlife expedition, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in the Ldukki districts is the apt place to visit. The tiger reserve is one thing that one would find it hard to resist. From hiking trips to boat rides to jeep safari, one can explore rich flora and fauna of Kerala wildlife. The splendid sight of submerged trees in Periyar lakes formed by manmade dam by way of Boat cruise will take you to guided life of rich exotic wildlife.
Moving to exotic beaches of Kerala- Varkala beach in the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram below rock cliffs with sandy stretch is major tourist attraction when it comes to beaches. The clean and charming ambience tempts visitors to visit natural paradise. Varkala, apart from beaches possess important religious place for Hindus and thus ideally suited for pilgrimage tourists.
There is large number of visit options ranging from beautiful high altitude blue mountains to pristine rain forests to golden sun-sand beaches with easy accommodation. Bekal forts, Kovalam Beach, Allepey backwaters, house boat rides of Kumarakom, exotic hill station Munnar, Wayanad, Periyar tiger reserve and Silent Valley National Park are some of the must visit places of Kerala. Every nook and corner of Kerala has something exciting to offer to its tourists who flock together to admire the exoticness of God’s own country Kerala.