Kerala, a state in Southern India is complemented by being called paradise for the travellers. Its charismatic beauty is truly unmatched with any other state in India.
Some of the popular Kerala attractions are:
Backwaters are one of the major tourist attractions of Kerala, being inimitable to the state. A network of 38 rivers, 5 lakes and 1500 km of canals both natural and manmade make the backwaters of Kerala. Traditionally used as one of the main transportation alleys, today backwaters offer an invigorating experience for tourists visiting Kerala.
The Backwaters can be explored by hiring a boat/houseboat for one or several days. The boat usually comes with a cook and a navigator (if hired for more than a day), providing various facilities while exploring the backwaters. The annual Vallam Kali boatv races for the Nehru Trophy Vallam Kali take place the backwaters.
Kerala offers for its tourists various beaches to visit, which are quite a hit among the vacationers. The most popular among these include Kovalam beach, Varkala beach, Alappuzha beach, Poovar beach, Fort Kochi beach, Cherai beach and Kappad beach, spanning over the shoreline of 600 km. Besides enjoying moments of leisure, tourists can also revel in the adventure sports like Surfing, Para sailing, Canoeing, Snorkeling, Scuba diving, etc.
Kerala Hill Stations
Another important attraction of Kerala are its pristine hill stations which unlike other hill stations are still not spoilt and less crowded. Nilgiris – The Blue Mountains of Western Ghats are close to Thiruvananthapuram. There are numerous hill stations in this area and the most popular is Munnar, which is also called the honeymoon capital of the state. Anamudi (2,695 meters) is the highest peak of the Western Ghats where tourists can relish trekking.
There are more than two dozen waterfalls, both large and small and the largest fall waters are at Athirampally where we can observe three milky waterfalls falling at great speed. Tourists can enjoy various Adventure Sports such as – Trekking, Rock Climbing, Mountain biking, Mountain hiking, Para Gliding.
Various historical monuments in Kerala include: The Palaces at Sree Padmanabhapuram – are the largest Palaces ever constructed from wood and granite in India.The Hill Palace in Kochi stocks more than 200 artifacts including Cochin Crown and other rare Crown jewels. The forts at Bekal and Palakkad and The Cherman Perumal Mosque at Kodungallor are among other famous historical monuments.
Kerala is famous for its Ayurvedic treatments. Tourists can relish Ayurvedic Spas popular for light massages and pleasure treatments. Even in case of serious ailments, you can go to any of the famous Ayurvedic hospitals.
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