A tropical paradise
Kerala is blessed with an abundance of nature, seclude beaches, lush green tropical forests, scenic backwater with palm-fringed, mist dressed hills, flowing waterfalls, magnificent monuments, rich culture, and the finest form of art truly makes it God's own country. The rhythm of its beauty flows on the same chord and every corner enchants the same. The unique geographical feature, untouched nature, the pristine environment makes Kerala a commendable destination for a calming holiday.
Kerala is not just endowed with mesmerising and refreshing nature but is also known for its Ayurveda. The tropical climate along with the holistic healing techniques to soothe and relax the nerves, body, and mind entitles Kerala for various wellness programs. A blend of traditional and modern culture can be witnessed here, it also treasures ancient and enchanting art forms from classic to folks which are another of its unique qualities.
The history of Kerala is very mythological and covered in the haze of tradition. It is said that Kerala is raised from the depths of the ocean. During a war between the Brahmin avatar of Lord Vishnu, Parasurama, and the Kshatriyas, there was a moment when the sage was struck with a feeling of sorrow on seeing the destruction the war has bought, he out of grief threw his mighty axes into the midst of the ocean. The ocean than foamed a prawn-shaped land extending from Gokarnam to Kanyakumari to form the state which is truly 'God's Own Country'.
Just like its enchanting natural beauties, the handicrafts of Kerala are unique in itself. The craftsmen of Kerala are expertise in creating crafts from the simple raw materials available in the region. The markets of Kerala are stuffed with coir and cane products, another major handicraft found here is metalware, ivory products, lacquerware and not to forget the silk sarees.
Cuisine holds the essence of culture and people very tightly and Kerala is home to many delicious dishes. Due to the vast coastline, a variety of seafood items are available here and major of the dishes prepared of mussels, crab, tiger prawns, king prawns, tiny prawns, oysters, sardines, mackerel, tuna, and gorgeous red lobsters. Some of the traditional dishes of Kerala are Puttu and Kadala Curry, Appam with Stew, Idiyappam, Nadan Kozhi Varuthathu (Spicy Chicken Fry), Kerala Prawn Curry, Naadan Beef Fry or Kerala Style Beef Fry, Malabar Parota, Kerala Style Fish Molee, Banana Fritters, Palada Payasam, Sadhya, Erissery, Thalassery Biryani, Naadan Kozhi Curry, Erachi Varutharacha Curry, Ada Pradhaman, Chatti Pathiri, Coconut Toddy and many more.
Kerala is bathed in the fragrance of the homegrown spices and intends to be one of the must-buy items. Also, the famous Nilgiri Tea, Kerala Kapi, and Malabar Coffee can be obtained from local shops. The banana chips and cashew nuts are another must-buy items. If you want to try your hands on the traditional dresses of Kerala, don't forget to shop Kasavu Mundu and sarees. You can shop your favourite items at the local bazaar/market or go for mall shopping.
Places to Visit
A paradise blessed with a soothing breeze, enjoyable weather, golden beaches, and high-ceilinged coconut trees.
Blessed with fascinating sceneries, exotic ecosystem, the backwaters fringed with coconut grooves.
It houses Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Periyar Lake, apt for several wildness activities.
Houses many relics of megaliths and belonging of the Neolithic period, the oldest site of human settlement.
Well-known for various sacred sites and colourful festivals, encourages Keralan performing arts, religious sites.
Mix of nature and history, and an amalgamation of different traditions-Arabic and Chinese.
Termed as Venice of the East is perfect for a houseboat vacation.
Tea and spice plantation tour decked up with a tranquil atmosphere makes it perfect for a relaxing stay.
Soak yourself in nature combined with some thrilling adventure activities.
38,863 square km
September to March, the best time to visit backwaters is the winter season, which is from November through February
The weather is hot and humid most of the time, prefer wearing Cotton clothes
Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, English
Nearest Railway Station
Cochin – Ernakulam Town Station and Ernakulam Junction Station
Cochin International Airport