Kerala, the God's Own Country' is the first choice for tourisy from all across the world. It is one of the most beautiful places on the earth. Every year a number of foreign as well as domestic tourists flock to the state to enjoy their holidays here. Here are the 7 of the many reasons we could provide you if you wish to make Kerala your favourite tourism destination.
The state which lies on the southern part of the Indian peninsula is well connected by air, road and water with the major cities of the world. There are three major International airports - Trivandrum, Cochin and Calicut - in Kerala. Most cities, towns and villages of Kerala have rail and road connectivity. Some of these roads pass through picturesque landscapes and the travel itself is a breathtaking 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 is one of the unique features of the state with its alluring appeal and excellent network connection. A houseboat trip through these lakes, canals and lagoons is an experience which will be cherished 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 landscapes of Kerala. These houseboats are literally floating houses with most of the amenities you would find in a house and it also comes with a personal cook who would prepare lip-smacking Kerala delicacies for you.
Kerala is a land of diversity. It has something for everyone. It has many hill stations to 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. These places not just provide the cool climate of the mountains it also has breathtaking landscapes, including waterfalls and pretty lakes that wind through the mist-laden scenic hills which are bordered with tea plantations. You could also enjoy the unique experience of staying in a tree house. These places also have many wildlife reserves that would give you a chance to see many wild animals, including the majestic tigers, up close.
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 a number of beaches. Kovalam that lies in the capital city of the state is one of the oldest and most popular of tourist destinations in the country. Kerala has many pristine beaches some of them are Kovalam, Varkala, Poovar, Cherai, Vypeen, Marari, Alappuzha, Kappad and Bekal. The state also has the longest drive in beach in India at Muzhappilangad in Kannur, it is also considered as one of the top 6 best beaches for driving in the world.
The state is blessed generously by nature. The forests which form a part of the biosphere of the towering Western Ghats also have many small and large streams that dwindle through the greenery and finally fall down as spectacular waterfalls that amuse millions every year. Most stunning of all is the roaring waterfalls of Athirapilly - you may be familiar with it through many movies.
Kerala is one of the largest producers and exporter of spices and the Kerala cuisine also uses it to its full potential. It has a great diverse menu that would satisfy both vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Seafood varieties of Kerala are a big hit among the tourists. The famous Malabar special biryanis and sweets have many fans from all over the country.
You don't need to spend a fortune to get a holiday package or accommodation in Kerala. There are various kinds of accommodation available in the state so your honeymoon trip will not make a hole in your pocket. The state has many luxury star hotels to budget friendly hotels and home stays.