Nestled in the south-western part of India on the Malabar Coast, the state of Kerala also referred as Keralam is a one of the most sought after destinations in India. The state that is bordered in the north and north east by Karnataka, east and south by Tamil Nadu, west by Lakshadweep Sea is nothing less than a miraculous destination and a must for every tour enthusiast. Founded on 1 November 1956, the state is spread across an area of 38,863 km2 and is the twelfth largest state of India by population. Malayam is the official language of the state and is widely spoken across all 14 of its districts. Thiruvananthapuram is the state capital that was an illustrious spice exporter during 3000 BCE to 3rd century. The state with the highest literacy rate is renowned for its ayurvedic treatments and backwaters that attract travelers from different parts of the world. Moreover, the hill stations rich traditional heritage followed by cultural values makes Kerala an enticing destination.
Beaches : The splendid beaches of Kerala offer unending holidaying opportunities to backpackers on the go. Dotted in different parts of the country, the beaches in Kerala are a must for travelers who wish to explore this southern beauty. While adventure lovers can indulge into numerous beach activities, those in search of some calmness can enjoy a nice sun-bathing experience beneath the shade of the swaying palms & coconuts. Some of the famous beaches of Kerala are Alappuzha, Bekal, Beypore, Cherai, Fort Kochi, Kappad, Kizhunna Ezhara and Kovalam. Read More….
Tradition & Culture : One can experience diverseness when it comes to the tradition and cultures of Kerala. The culture here is influenced by three major religions namely Hinduism, Christianity and Islam. As a result, the state embraces a great vividness that adds up to its overall appeal. The culture of Kerala showcases a rich influence of the Aryan and Dravidian rulers. The culture of Kerala boasts music, dance, literature, martial arts etc. Read More….
Folk Dances & Music : The folk dances & music of Kerala is a sheer delight to the eyes of the viewer and ears of the listener. Kathakali is a famous dance form of the state. Some of the other dance forms are Theyyam, Mohiniattam, Margamkali, Thiruvathirakali and Oppana. The colorful costumes, ornaments and bright make up add up to the dance performances thus making them more of a visual delight. Sopanam is the traditional music of Kerala that is used as background music in Kathakali performances. Melam is another music form that is widely played across the temples of the state. The influence of carnatic and South Indian music can be easily witnessed in the music forms. The classical music is based on rag-taal. Moreover, traditional songs are sung on special occasions like marriages and childbirth. Read More….
Fairs & Festivals : The state of Kerala celebrates an array of festivals and is also host to numerous fairs that draws in numerous fun-seekers. Some of the famous festivals celebrated in Kerala are Onam, Maha Shivratri, Nehru Trophy Boat Race, Vettukad Festival, Pongal, Thrissur Pooram, Pattambi Nercha, Paripally Gajamela etc. that are celebrated annually. Read More….
Backwaters : The lush green backwaters of Kerala offer a lifetime experience to travelers. The dense green vegetation and astounding flora accompanied by a glimpse of the traditional villages of Kerala makes the backwaters of Kerala one of the most prominent parts of Kerala Tourism. Some of the illustrious backwater destinations in Kerala are Kumarakom, Kollam, Alleppey, Trivandrum and Cochin. Cruising on a houseboat over the serene backwaters is an experience that can be best basked in Kerala. Read More….
Hill-stations : The astounding hill stations of Kerala have got every fair reason to beguile travelers to its landmass. Stunning aura, picturesque vistas, unrivalled natural beauty, ultimate serenity and suitable climate, each of the hill stations in Kerala has got in store the best reasons to invite visitors to its landmass. Munnar, Devikulam, Idukki, Ponmudi, Vagamon etc. are the famous hill-stations of Kerala. Read More….
Wildlife : The state of Kerala houses rich wildlife that can be witnessed in its 12 Wildlife sanctuaries and 2 National Parks. Each of the wildlife centers houses some rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. Some of the notable names in this category are Peppara Wildlife sanctuary, Neyyar Wildlife sanctuary, Shenduruni Wildlife sanctuary, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Silent Valley National Park, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Read More….
How to Reach
By Air : Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Cochin and Calicut are the national and international airports that are well-connected to the domestic and international destinations.
By Road : Kerala State Road Transport Corporation connects different parts of the state to each other as well to the nearby states. By Train: Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum, Cochin, Shonur and Kozhikode are the major railway stations of Kerala that are well connected to Mumbai and North West states via Konkan rail line.