Palm-lined beaches and emerald backwaters, lined with slopes that support tea, coffee and spice plantations. Lofty mountain ranges that are home to wild and exotic beasts, as well as flourishing fauna. Gushing waterfalls and an ancient culture in a modern state. ‘God’s own country’ certainly lives up to its moniker.
Although there’s no need for further convincing, here are five reasons to visit Kerala:
The serene backwaters : The backwaters of Kerala are a series of narrow and interconnected lakes, channels, inlets, and waterways. The backwaters are referred to as a place where the land, sky, and water come together to showcase one of the most beautiful experiences in India. Elegant houseboats can often be seen on the backwaters. A houseboat ride is a divine experience, surrounded by the green and lush countryside, coconut-heavy palm trees, swaying rice fields and children running along the banks, waving and screaming. Recently, there has been an increasing number of resorts in Kerala backwaters, along the coast. Along with breath-taking views of the beauty of the backwaters, the resorts also offer customised Kerala honeymoon packages, as well as summer holiday packages..
The colourful culture: For lovers of dance, music, and drama, Kerala is a must-visit. The art and culture of Kerala attracts people not only from across the country, but also from all over the world. Kerala is also teeming with festivals all year long, which bring the sleepy villages to life. From adrenaline-pumping snake boat races to temple festivals, Kathakali plays, and cultural fairs like the Kochi Muziris Biennale, there is something for everyone.
The mouth-watering delicacies: Whether you’re a foodie or not, the spicy and tangy cuisine of Kerala is something that should not be missed. Fresh vegetables, exotic fruit, and local home-grown spices give the food a new twist. Rice and fish are two of their staple dishes. Traditionally, the food is served on a banana leaf. Don’t forget to shop for spices at the local spice market to make some exciting discoveries!
The unspoiled beaches : Walking along the mesmerising blue Arabian Sea on golden beaches is a heavenly experience. Some of the most beautiful beaches in India, like Kovalam, Marari, Varkala, and Bekal, are in Kerala. Relax, sunbathe and sip on fresh coconut water in the beach. If you’re looking for adventure, there are several activities like parasailing, diving or swimming in the sea.
Astonishing nature and wildlife : TThe land of Kerala is full of incredible landscapes, like the beautiful sandy beaches, the lush green plantations, the picturesque backwaters and a lot more. It is also a place where you can witness the most amazing wildlife - wild elephants, exotic birds and even the occasional tiger, if you’re lucky! The mystic mountains and the rustic nature of Kerala provides a glimpse into the stunning beauty of the state.
Experience paradise on Earth, literally. Visit Kerala, one of the thirteen paradises on Earth, according to National Geographic, and have an unforgettable experience.