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Culture of kerala  >>  Kerala Tourism

What is a vacation? Vacation means excitement, vacation means enjoyment, vacation means thrill, vacation means sightseeing, vacation means shopping, vacation means adventure, vacation means having delicious cuisines. The definition of enjoying a vacation varies from person to person. Everyone can enjoy such vacations at one place known as Kerala, which is popularly known as the 'God's Own Country'. It can be called 'the destination for all' by all means. Kerala Tourism is a potpourri of magical influences that is revering with soul-gripping beauty. This enigmatic state of extraordinary beauty is blessed with a rich natural bounty and a fascinating cultural heritage.Tourism of Kerala presents you with an awesome array of options. Kerala is a land of

green fields, thick forests, sombre mountains, leisurely backwater cruises, beautiful beaches, azure blue waters and modern cities. You can explore this wonderful land to add to your lifetime's pleasant experiences.

Kerala has three international airports in Kozhikode, Nedumbassery and Thiruvananthapuram. The domestic as well as international flights are operated from these airports. The state is well-connected by road and train with rest of the cities in India. Kerala tourism sedates tourists with its mild and pleasant climate throughout the year. The winters are not too cold and the summers are not extremely hot. However, the best time to visit Kerala is from November to February. Though the official language of Kerala is Malayalam, English is also widely spoken in the state. Hence, the tourists from India and abroad don't face much difficulties in communication. The tourism in Kerala is luxurious and offers a good collection of luxurious hotels and resorts. They provide all the modern facilities to the tourists of varied budgets.

You can embark on a tourism in Kerala of different kinds such as Kerala city tour, Kerala backwaters tour, Kerala beach tours, Kerala heritage tours, Kerala houseboat cruises, Kerala hill stations tours and Kerala water sports.

Kerala is blessed with a long coastline. The excellent beaches with golden sands fascinate the tourists. The popular beaches in Kerala are Kovalam beaches, Alappuzha beach, Kappad beach, Cherai beach, Varkala beach, Marari beach and Fort Kochi beach.

The exotic backwaters give unique identity to Kerala tourism, and are highlighting features of the tourism of Kerala. Alleppey, with its intricate alley of backwaters, is known as the 'Venice of the East'. The houseboat tour on the backwaters affords a wonderful experience for the tourists. Eastern Kerala consists of high mountains, deep-cut valleys and gorges. This region

has many popular hill stations such as Munnar, Wayanad, Devikulam, Ponmudi, Peermade, Nelliyampathi and Vagamon, and they can give your tourism of Kerala the required heights of ecstasy.

The churches, temples and the heritage places such as the Mattancherry Palace and the Padmanabhapuram Palace are the major attractions for the tourists. Eravikulam National Park and wildlife sanctuaries at Periyar can also explore the 'wild streak' of the tourists.

If you are fond of adventure, tourism in Kerala gives you plenty of opportunities to enjoy the water sports like kayaking, parasailing, paragliding, hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking and diving. You will find many shopping opportunities in Kerala. The state is popular for handicrafts and metal works. The rosewood and sandalwood carvings of Kerala are very famous. There are many huge shopping centers in the cities like Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. You should not miss out the performing arts in Kerala either, for without these exotic experiences, your Kerala tourism would not be endowed with a holistic feel.


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