Kerala – The choice of the tourists
Kerala, God’s Own Country’ is the preeminent choice for tourists from different parts across the world. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Every year several international, as well as domestic tourists, throng to the state to enjoy their holidays here. Here we provide a few supporting reasons in case you have already made Kerala your favorite tourism destination.
This state which lies in the southern part of the Indian peninsula is well attached by air, road, and water that connects the major cities of the world. There are three major International airports – Trivandrum, Cochin, Calicut, and Kannur – in Kerala. Most cities, towns, and villages of Kerala have rail and road connectivity. Some of these roads pass through picturesque sceneries and the travel itself is a beautiful experience. The beautiful backwaters of Kerala also serve as a network of canals and are also well connected to other parts of Kerala.
Well, as we mentioned the backwaters of Kerala are one of the unique features of the state with its ever-alluring appeal to the tourists visiting. A houseboat trip through these lakes, canals, and lagoons is an experience that will be treasured forever. You could enjoy the sunrise and sunset from these floating houses and relax on the deck as your boat takes you through the surreal panoramas of Kerala. These houseboats are floating houses with most of the facilities you would find in a house and it also comes with personal cooks who would prepare lip-smacking Kerala foods for you.
Kerala is indeed a land of diversity. It has something for people of any age group. It has many hill stations for those who don’t want to visit backwaters. So you could travel up the hills to Munnar, Thekkady (blessed with natural beauty and also the land of spices), Ponmudy, Lakkidi, Wayanad, Vagamon or Nelliampathy to enjoy the cool mountain breeze and you can even book your stay at the best resorts in Thekkady to enjoy your trip at the fullest. It has breathtaking landscapes, including waterfalls and pretty lakes that wind through the mist-laden picturesque hills which are adjoined with tea plantations. You could also enjoy the unique experience of staying in a treehouse. However, you can also choose the best hotels in Thekkady if you don’t prefer a treehouse.
As we said the landscape of Kerala is diverse, it not only comprises of hill stations and backwaters the location of the state in the Indian peninsula also gives it not just one but several pristine beaches. Kovalam that lies in the capital city of the state is one of the oldest and most popular tourist destinations in Kerala. A few of the beaches include Kovalam, Varkala, Poovar, Cherai, Vypin, Marari, Alappuzha, Kappad, and Bekal. The state also has the longest drive-in beach in India ( Muzhappilangad) in Kannur.
Kerala is blessed bountifully by nature. The forests which form a part of the biosphere of the towering Western Ghats also have many small and large streams that diminish through the greenery and finally fall as spectacular waterfalls that delight millions of tourists every year. Most stunning of all is the waterfalls of Athirapilly which would be familiar to you through many movies.
Kerala is one of the largest yielders and exporters of spices and the Kerala cuisine also uses it to its ample potential. It has a great diverse menu that would satisfy both vegetarians and non-vegetarian tummies alike. Seafood varieties of Kerala are a roaring hit among the tourists.