Kerala enjoys the most coveted geographical position in the southwestern tip of Indian peninsula. It is a 560 km long narrow stretch of green land, blessed with myriad tropical features. With the Arabian Sea in the west, the towering Western Ghats in the East and a network of serene rivers , Kerala surely deserves the best gift of nature and so has been rightly referred as “God’s Own Country”. The combination of beaches, backwaters, plantations, hills and house boats, great food, culture, exotic wildlife and rejuvenation therapies make Kerala really a world destination that challenges even the most discerning nature lover. The tranquil Kerala backwaters are the epitome of rustic beauty and elegance, and a boat trip (Ketuvalum) across the Backwaters is an experience of a lifetime. While being the most favored tourist destination in Asia, Kerala is also India’s most advanced society with 100 per cent literacy rate, highest living ratio, highest density of since and technology personnel. It is also the cleanest and most peaceful state.
Attractions Kochi - Kochi is a busy port city, famous for the Chinese fishing nets in its harbor, the Jewish synagogue, St Francis Church, the Dutch Palace at Matancherry, Fort Cochin and the Santa Cruz Basilica. The harbor here forms an attractive sight with ships, people and tourists coming together to ensure there's never a dull moment.
Palakkad - It is the land of misty monuments with its ever green tropical forests, dams, wild life sanctuaries, rivers, rare birds and animals, historical monuments, places of worship and traditional Ayurvedic treatment centers.
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary - Nestled on the bank of the Periyar Lake, this thick green canopy of moist deciduous forests and Savannah grasslands is one of the most fascinating wildlife reserves in the country. Home to elephants, sambars, tigers, gaurs, lion-tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs. To watch wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat on the lake is a unique experience at Periyar.
Kovalam - The small village of Kovalam is one of the most popular beach hangouts in Kerala. The beaches here are ranked amongst the finest beaches of the world. Situated 18 km from the capital Trivandrum, the palm fringes bays of Kovalam, in secluded coconut groves are full of holiday activities like sun bathing, Swimming, Ayurvedic Rejuvenation, Yoga and meditation, Herbal body toning massages, Special Cultural Programmes, Catamaran cruising and more.
Backwaters - Your holiday in Kerala is incomplete without a boat ride through the tranquil backwaters. Sailing through the calm palm-fringed waterways that connect villages along the coast is an experience of a lifetime. During the ride you come across through magnificent Chinese fishing nets, Stops are made at small settlements where people live on carefully cultivated narrow spits of land only a few metres wide, and there's the chance to see traditional boats with huge sails, and prows carved into the shape of dragons.
Get There By Air: Indian Airlines, Air India and jet Airways have regular flights to Trivandrum and Kochi in Kerala from places like Mumbai, Delhi, Goa, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore. Kochi being an International airport, it is also the hub of an increasing number of international flights from all over the world, particularly from the Middle East.
By Train: Thiruvandrum is directly connected by rail to Calcutta as well as all the major cities in India. The other railhead of kerala is Kochi, reachable direct by train from Goa via Mangalore. Other connections include Bangalore, and Mysore.
By Road: Kerala’s capital Trivandrum is connected by road to several tourist centers in India as: Calicut 448 kms, Cochin 223 kms, Kanyakumari 87 kms, Madurai 417 kms, Periyar 272 kms, Ponmudi 61 kms, Quilon 73 kms, Varkala 55 kms.