Situated in the south-western tip of India, Kerala has found its mention in many acclaimed travel magazines and publications like National Geographic Traveler. A major reason that makes Kerala such a popular tour package is the accessibility – as any hot spot is only two to four hours away. Blessed with a moderate climate, the state has colorful festivals, sumptuous cuisine and various classical art forms to boast about.
Kerala Houseboat rides or cruise on the tranquil backwaters are quite a romantic and relaxing getaway. These luxurious holiday homes can be found in Alapuzzha, Kottayam and Kuamarakom. Equipped with its own kitchen and bedrooms along with modern amenities, this is a great way to unwind while watching the soothing backwaters pass by.
A few of India’s finest beaches are in Kerala. Kovalam, Cherai, Kappad and Bekal have been a favorite destinations, featured by Kerala Tourism Packages, for ages now due to their pristine sand and breath-taking coastline. A large section of visitors often indulge in the water sports on these beaches. Para sailing, jet sailing are a couple of the most preferred ones. If nothing else, beach bumming is the favorite past time, especially enjoying the art of doing nothing, while relaxing on the beach, sipping a drink.
For the nature lovers, Kerala has a lot to offer. Eravikulam National Park, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Silent Valley National Park and Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary have an exotic variety of wildlife, birds and flora and fauna. There are trekking trails to be explored too. Vast plantations of cardamom, vanilla, tea, coffee and pepper also make a splendid sight.
Kerala has a rich past and it is evident from the existing forts and ruins. Bekal, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Koyyikal Palace and many other forts and palaces must be visited to get a glimpse of its glorious history. Several museums have been set up to preserve the early eras and are open to public.
Thenmala is India’s first planned eco-tourist site. Famous for its bio-diversity and unique vistas, Thenmala and Shenduruney Wildlife Sanctuaries at the foot of the Western Ghats, have overlapping resources and shared beauty. Children’s eco-park, dam, riverside treks and many other options available here ensure that you get a chance to be up, close and personal with the nature.
Kottakkal is world renowned for its Ayurveda centres. The rejuvenating and invigorating ancient Ayurvedic therapies in Kerala are an ideal way to simply pamper you self. Special therapies are also done to help you overcome physical ailments and ensure a perfectly healthy body.
Whatever your reason of visiting Kerala may be, this place is certain to enthrall you and leave you wanting for more.