As the dawn cracks, Kerala gleams, beckoning visitors yet another learning day in the state. Dolled up in green, the state calls out to travellers from far and near to relish a holiday in India unlike any other. Kerala’s major allurement lies in its topography; where it is fringed by the azure blue Arabian Sea on its western side, the east is protected by the mighty and famed Western Ghats. It also enjoys a cordial relationship with some scenic destinations of the neighbouring states of Karnataka in the north and Tamil Nadu in its east and south.
The state opens its doors to beach holidays, family vacations, honeymoon tours, wildlife adventures, ayurveda treatments, cultural tours and pilgrimages. Thus inviting travellers of all kind to satiate their wanderlust. Running parallel to the Arabian Sea, the coastline of Kerala, measuring 580 kms in length boasts some of the most picturesque beaches in India such as Varkala, Kovalam and Marari. Adorned with array of swaying palms and coconut trees, the beaches here an important part of the Kerala tourism. Expect lazy days of sunbathing, thrilling hours of watersports and cozy moments of strolling on the sandy beach, what more, the picture perfect sunrise and sunset view is something that can remain etched in the memory forever.
Giving a good run to pristine beaches are the backwaters of Kerala; and a cruise along them is probably the most amazing experience that the state can offer. On, what is called, Kettuvallam, explore the labyrinthine network of rivers that renders a glimpse of the villages and unique lifestyle of Kerala. For the best backwaters experience in Kerala, ideal choices would be Alleppey and Kumarakom on the edge of Vembanad Lake, and Kollam between Ashtamudi Lake and Arabian Sea.
An ideal holiday in Kerala would mean exploring the different colours and moods of the state. And what allures travellers in the state is its diversity. The way the topography drastically changes within a distance of 150 kms is what leaves the tourists thrilled, also, how each landscape compliments the other is also quite exciting to witness. Kerala’s beach and backwaters are accompanied by its lush and surreal hill stations, of which Munnar, Wayanad and Vagamon are the best examples.
Dotted with rolling tea gardens and lush vegetation and comprising pure air, tranquil surroundings and the warmth of the people, they make for some great travel destinations in Kerala. Within the rocky cliffs of Kerala, there are some more beautiful secrets. Nelliyampathy and Kalamachal are quite scenic hill stations along with Devikulam and Idukki, which also some of the most scenic destinations in Kerala.
In Kerala, tourist can catch sight of the chattering waterfalls, cascading from gigantic rocky cliffs. The swishing and whooshing sound of the water streams add to the mesmerizing beauty of the state. Athirappilly, Palaruvi, and Thommankuthu are some of the gorgeous waterfalls in Kerala. The waterfalls can be seen in full flow right after the monsoon season. These waterfalls might not be the highest or most voluminous, but they are definitely some of the most beautiful.
With Western Ghats on its side, Kerala is a delightful specimen of rich flora and fauna. Lush green surroundings and climatic conditions make Kerala an ideal habitat for a large number of migratory birds.