The state of Kerala is located at south-western peninsular tip of India. It is sandwiched between tall mountains and deep sea. Popularly known as God’s Own Country, this southern state of India is a tropical paradise that offers a never-seen-before enchanting view of the nature. It is such a pleasant place to be that you cannot stop admiring its simplicity and richness once you set out on a Kerala tour.
The Backwaters of Kerala enhances the ecological beauty of the state manifolds. Kollam, Kochi, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Kasargod, Kumarakom and Kuttanad are some of the most popular backwater destinations in Kerala. These silent water bodies will simply drive you crazy by its splendour and exotic locales. You can easily explore these backwaters by opting for the traditional House Boats or Harbour Cruises on your Kerala backwater tours.
In addition to backwaters, the exotic beaches of Kerala act as perfect holiday destination for honeymooners as well as leisure travellers. Simply enjoy the sunset or the sunrise while you relax along the beach. You can even take a walk on the white sand of the beach to let wet sand slip below your feet. And if you want to add more fun and adventure to your Kerala tour, participate in a wide range of waster-sport activities like rafting, sailing, wind surfing and catamaran rides. If you travel to Kochi harbour you will see fishermen catching fish using Chinese fishing nets. Kerala beaches have lot to offer, you just need to take your pick!
Travelling through Kerala you can engage in a number of other exciting activities. You can either ride an elephant or trek in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady. You can choose between day treks and night treks and go for camping & bamboo rafting to make your Kerala tour an unforgettable event. In Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary you can also watch some rare and endangered wildlife from close quarters.
Besides its natural beauty Kerala also has a fascinating cultural attraction. It is home to people of different religion and customs making it the melting pot of cultural influences. It has highly rich art and cultural dimension that you can easily make out from its festivals and art forms. The food of Kerala is another specialty that you will enjoy on a Kerala tour to India.
Some of the major cultural events of Kerala are the festivals of Onam, the Vishu, the Thrissur Pooram and the annual Snake Boat Race at Alappuzha. Apart from these several other festivals like and Id & Christmas are also celebrated with huge gaiety and fervour in different regions of the state. Take a Kerala tour any time of the year and be sure to be greeted with one or the other of these celebrations.