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» Kerala - One of the 10 paradises of the World - " National Geographic Travel

Kerala, the land of rivers and backwaters is a green strip of land, in the South West corner of Indian peninsula. Kerala is a state with full literacy, Higher Health care and lower mortality ratio. In Kerala you experience freshness and touch of mother earth every where. No wonder keralites call their State "God's Own Country". The cultural mosaic of Kerala is studded with landmark monuments, palaces, forts, memorials, and places of worship portraying the socio-cultural and historical evolution of the land with indelible marks left by travelers from far-flung lands. Be part of its many festivals and celebrations to understand its significance, emotions and traditional practices of Kerla. Extend your tryst with this spectacular geographical wonder called Kerala and experience its rich cultural heritage and enterprising denizens who are epitomes of hospitality, which adds vibrancy to its diverse and bountiful natural wealth. Visitors are given fullest value of money and time they spend in Kerala, which offers some of the best getaways when it comes to diversity

Some of the major destinations in Kerala are given below :

» Trivandrum

Thiruvananthapuram (known as Trivandrum) the capital of Kerala. Located at the South Western tip of India, is bounded by the Arabian sea on the West and Tamil Nadu on the East. The wooded highlands on the Western Ghats in the Eastern and North Eastern borders give some of the most enchanting picnic spots, a long shorline, with internationally renowned beaches, historic monuments, backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage make this district a much sought after tourist destination.


This small town in Kerala is well-known because of the Janardhana Swamy temple, which holds its legend for over 2000 years. To honour the ancestors the residents of this town celebrate Arattu every year in March/April. The sun, sea and the calm beach under the red cliff attracts western visitors to this delightful .

» place.Kollam [Quilon]

Quilon or Kollam is located 155 km south of Cochin with old timber buildings and red clay tile roofings, which is a mark of typical Kerala architecture. For most tourist Kollam is either a starting point or the last stop of their backwater trip. The much cherished ashram of Mata Amritanandamayi is in the proximity of Kollam.

» Alleppey

This pleasant easy-going market town, criss-crossed by canals and surrounded by coconut plantations, is also known as the Venice of the east and is one of the starting points for backwater trips. The famous Snake Boat race, which takes place each year in the second week of August, is a spectacular event not to be missed.

» Kumarakom

Kumarakom is an island in the Vembanad lake, on the backwaters of Kerala. It is an ideal starting point for a backwater trip. The various rivers, lagoons, channels and lakes here form a unique scenic network of water routes. The romantic houseboats converted from former rice boats, can be used for a comfortable stay overnight.

» Thekkady

Thekkady is tucked amidst lush green tea gardens. It is one of the best places to visit tea, coffee and spice gardens and have a taste of delicious Cardamom tea. Adjacent to it is the Periyar wild Life Sanctuary with its unsullied grasslands and "Blue Mountains". A boat ride in the lake running through the sanctuary provides an opportunity to watch wild animals like elephants, deer and scores of water birds. A guided walk through the serene forest with beautiful birds and scent of the woods can be quite invigorating.

» Munnar

A scenic four-hour drive from Cochin takes you to Munnar, a nature lover's paradise. This place with its hillside rivulets and streams running along the roads, extensive tea plantations, and breathtaking views also has a sizable population of wildlife. A stroll through Eravikulam National park will bring you 'face to face' with a good population of Ibex. Mudapetty Dam is an ideal picnic spot on the route to the 'Top station', from where you can enjoy the views of the valley.

» Trissur

Thrissur, with its rich history, cultural heritage and archeological wealth is called the cultural capital of kerala. From ancient times, this district has played a significant role in the political history of south india. Many rulers and dynasties beginning with the zamorins of kozhikode, tipu sultan of mysore and europeans including the dutch and the british have had a hand in moulding the destiny of this region. Raja rama varma popularly known as sakthan thampuran was the architect of the present thrissur town.

» Palakkad [Palghat]

The district of palakkad known as the granary of kerala, is a land of valleys, hillocks, rivers, forests, mountain streams, dams and irrigation projects. Situated at the foot of the western ghats, this is the gateway to kerala from The north. Palakkad derives its name from the malayalam words pala (alsteria scholaris) and kadu (forest) which goes to prove that this place was once a beautiful stretch of forests covered with the sweet scented flowers of the pala tree.

» Wayanad

Wayanad is one of the districts in Kerala that has been able to retain its pristine nature. Hidden away in the hills of this land are some of the oldest tribes, as yet untouched by civilisation. Wayanad is known for its picturesque mist clad hill stations, sprawling spice plantations, luxuriant forests and rich cultural traditions. The leading tourist centres of south india like Ooty, Mysore, coorg, Kozhikode (Calicut), and Kannur are around this region.

» Kozhikode [Calicut]

Once the capital of the powerful zamorins and a prominent trade and commerce centre, Kozhikode (Calicut) was the most important region of Malabar in the days gone by. Today, lush green countrysides, serene beaches, historic sites, wildlife sanctuaries, rivers, hills,a unique culture and a warm, friendly ambience make Kozhikode (Calicut) a popular destination.

» Kannur

With the western ghats in the east (Coorg district of Karnataka state), Kozhikode (Calicut) and Wayanad sistricts in the south, Lakshadweep sea in the west and Kasaragod in the north, Kannur district is bounded by a wealth of natural beauty. The district itself which shares much of this natural splendor has been a key contributor to the cultural, religious, political and industrial heritage of the state. In addition, Kannur enjoys the credit of having been the cradle of many a colourful folk art and folk music of Kerala.

» Kasargode

The Northern most district of Kerala, Kasaragod is world renowned for its coir and handloom industries. Fishing is a prime source of livelihood. Kasaragod is known as the land of gods, forts, rivers, hills & the beautiful beaches.

The fort at Bekal is the largest and best preserved in the state. Kasaragod displays a variety of styles in temple architecture - the unique style of the Madhur Mahaganapathy temple, the typical Kerala style of the Historic malik deenar great juma masjid and so on speak volumes about the rich cultural heritage of the region. Spectacular pageants of Theyyam, Yakshagana, Kumbla (buffalo race), Poorakkali, Kolkali etc. Enchant visitors.

» Lakshadweep

The Islands look like emeralds in the vast expanse of blue sea. Varying hues of turquoise blue translucent water surround them. Coral atolls, the matchless marine environment with myriad colours results in a complex interaction of animate and inanimate things.

Monuments In India

Lotus Temple Delhi
qutub minar (Delhi)
Hawa Mahal Jaipur
Taj Mahal Agra
  Forts & Palaces of India

Hawa Mahal Jaipur
Jaisalmer Fort Jaisalmer
City Palace Jaipur
Lalgarh Palace Bikaner

Wildlife Sanctuaries
In India

Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary
Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
B R Hills Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildlife Parks In India

Bandhavgarh National Park
Corbett National Park
Ranthambore National Park
Kaziranga National Park
  Fairs & Festival of India

Onnam Kerala
Pushkar Festival
Baisakhi Punjab

  Temples In India

Birla Mandir Delhi
Iskon Temple Delhi
Jama Masjid Delhi
Sun Temple Konarak

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