Kerala Introduction :
Kerala, also known as "God's Own Country" is one of the
most popular tourism destinations in India. It's tropical climate, beautiful palm-fringed beaches with pristine stretches of sand, the serenity of the backwaters and the clear blue Arabian Sea, make Kerala one of the most beautiful destinations in India. The rich cultural heritage, the Ayurveda spas and resorts where traditional healing the rapies are practiced and the opportunity for relaxation and water sports, make Kerala one of the best tourism destinations in India. While in Kerala you can travel from beautiful beaches at Kovalam, Varkala, Beypore and many more to the green hills of the Western Ghats. You can hear the silence of the sea and relax on the golden sands of the beaches of Kerala. You can breathe in the aroma of spices in the spice plantations of Munnar. You can see the splendor and fervor of a temple festival at Thrissur and t he excitement of a snake boat race at Allapuzha.
Fairs and Festivals :
Onam, Thrissur Pooram, Snake Boat Races, Christmas, Id-ul-Fitr
Kerala is known for its delectable vegetarian and seafood cuisine. Meals in Kerala are traditionally eaten using the fingers, from a plate that consists of a fresh banana leaf. With coconut and coconut milk liberally used to thicken curries and the legendary spices of Kerala adding a dash of flavor to various dishes, the cuisine of Kerala is sure to leave you licking your fingers and asking for more. Each community in Kerala, the Brahmins, the Nairs, the Thiyyas, the Ezhavas, the Muslims and the Christians have their own special dishes made on their festive occasions
Music & Dance :
Kerala has a rich cultural heritage. Sculpture, music and dance are all seen in the historic development of Kerala's
cultural traditions. The traditions of Kathakali and Mohiniattam are highly developed art forms that have developed from their folk origins into highly evolved classical dance forms. Kathakali, Mohiniattam, Thiruvathirakali, Theyyam, Thullal, Kannyarkali, Velakali, Margomkali, Kolkkali.
Kerala Ayurveda :
Ayurveda is a traditional system of healing that has been practised in India for centuries. This system of medicine is widely practised in Kerala and its medical benefits have been recognized worldwide. Ayurveda which evolved in India around 600 B.C., is based on the theory that the body has three humors vatta, pitta and kapha, which need to be kept in balance for the body to remain in a state of health
How to Reach There :
Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the state, is very well connected to all major airports in India like Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai. Kochi and Calicut are other two airports connected from air to other cities in India.
With around 200 railway stations, it is another convenient mode of traveling in Kerala. Railways connect most of the places in the state to places in the other parts of the country and inside the state. Long-distance express trains connect to almost all places outside the state like Mumbai, New Delhi. The state of Kerala is a narrow strip located along Arabian Sea in the southernmost tip of Indian Peninsula. The natural backwaters have given birth to internal water , Chennai, and Kolkata.
Road traveling in Kerala is much smoother because of the good condition of he roads. Also state is connected with other parts of South India by a number of National Highways. Major modes of road transport are buses, tourist taxis, cars, and local taxis and autos.
Important Cities :
Cochin, Ernakulam, Kasargode, Kannur, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Kollam, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Thrissur, Mamallapuram, Wayanad, Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha.