Kerala is known as “God’s own country” and those who have been there, would certainly agree. This exotic land has the best of things to offer – an enchanting golden coastline lined with swaying palm trees, beautiful hill stations, amazing hospitality, mesmerising backwaters, delicious cuisine & great culture! Here are 5 reasons why Kerala is the perfect holiday destination.
The calm & serene backwaters, surrounded by palm trees – this could be one of the most enticing thing about the trip. The beautiful backwaters of Allepey & Kumarakom attract a lot of tourists every year. They are not just an amazing romantic destination but also a perfect relaxing getaway ! An interlinked channel of waterways sprawling across a huge area is something you’d thoroughly enjoy. And the best way to enjoy it is by cruising the backwaters in a traditional houseboat, amidst all the greenery, the calm emerald waters & the paddy fields.
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The beautiful long coastline of white & golden sand beaches will totally win your heart ! The mesmerising blue Arabian sea along the golden beaches perched with tall palm trees is a delight for everyone. Kerala is home to some of the most amazing beaches of the Malabar Coast. Some of them are Kovalam, Marari, Varkala, Cherai, Alapuzzha, Bekal & Kannur Beach.
You can also indulge in several activities like parasailing, diving or swimming in the enchanting Arabian sea. A day at the beach – relaxing, sun bathing & sipping on the fresh coconut water is absolutely recommended !
The Home of Ayurveda
Kerala has been the home of the ancient form of medicine used for healing & curing ailments for many centuries. Kerala Ayurveda attracts several tourist from India & abroad to visit Kerala. However, other than curing ailments, Ayurvedic spa treatments are known for rejuvenating & calming the senses. One of the best way to relax during your vacation – you must definitely enjoy a soothing Ayurvedic spa session when you visit Kerala!
Hills, Valleys, Wildlife
Kerala is home to some of the best landscapes in the world – the beautiful white sand beaches, mesmerising green backwaters, amazing hill stations, Lush green forests & the picturesque tea plantations ! There is a lot of natural beauty in this exotic land. You can spend a day sunbathing at the beaches & the next strolling at one of the hill stations, with cool breeze gushing through your hair. This place is a paradise !
You can also spend your days here witnessing some of the most amazing wildlife. The Asian Elephants, the Bengal tiger or the Indian Hornbill, you can see them all in their natural habitat – in all their glory! Thrilling nature walks & wildlife trek is great option for wildlife & nature lovers.
Some places you must visit are the tea plantations of Munnar, Tata Tea Museum, Periyar National Park, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Eravikulam National Park & hill stations like Munnar, Idukki, Silent Valley, Wayanad.
Kerala is known to be the hub of spices & hence, its cuisine is quite spicy but absolutely marvellous. Traditionally the food is served on a banana leaf, its a nice new experience to have. Some of the must have traditional dishes are Ghee Dosa, Puttu with Kadala curry, the spicy Nadan Kozhi Varuthathu, Malabar Parotta (a must), Moilee, Prawn Curry & Palada payasam for dessert. You should also try a local coconut & palm wine called “Toddy”. The food here is as amazing as the place !
Also, don’t forget to shop some spices from the local market to carry back home !
Get ready to experience the best !