Kerala

 

Kerala “Gods Own Country” it is very difficult to shortlist which are the Tourist places in Kerala because of its Thick forest & Greenery, Golden beaches, Tranquil stretches of backwaters, Lofty hill stations and an equable climate, the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west are the major attractions of this land, it fulfills all the dreams of warmth and color and fairytale beauty, there are so many wonders that await you in Kerala. once you visit Kerala then the memories will make life worth living, Kerala was selected by the National Geographic Traveler as one of the 50 destinations of a lifetime and one of the thirteen paradises in the world.

Trivandrum is the Capital city of Kerala however Cochin “Queen of Arabian Sea” is basically known as the financial capital of the state where most of the official administration are held including The High Court of Kerala, Information Technology, and Film industries, there are 14 districts are in Kerala but Munnar, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Allepey, Kovalam are some of The Honeymoon destinations in Kerala, State has seen exceptional growth because of its tourism, Tourist visit here from all over the world for Holidays, Honeymoon, Houseboat Cruise and mainly for Natural ayurveda treatment as well, Kerala is also famous for its Ayurveda treatment, monsoon the best season for the rejuvenation therapies according to Ayurveda, because the atmosphere remains cool and dust-free which can make it most receptive to natural herbal oils and therapy, Kerala has mainly two rainy season “Southwest Monsoon” arrives in the month of June and “Northeast Monsoon” arrives in mid of October.

According to the legends the History of Kerala state which proclaims that Parasurama (Avtar of Lord Vishnu) during the war he threw axe into the ocean and the result of which Kerala was retrieved from the water, it is believed that Kerala was under the rule of Chera Dynasty when India was ruled by Mauryas, later on in the 10th century Namboothiris (Brahmins) began ruling Kerala, and the Brahmins ruling was ended and power was handed over to the Warlords, the state had remained as a unique cultural land during ancient time, then the state land which lay divided into two rulers Travancore (Kingdom of Kochi) and Malabar (Madras Presidency) under the British rule, in 1956 Kerala has become a separate state with its bordered by Tamil Nadu on its South-East, Karnataka on its North-East and the Arabian Sea on its West. Kerala is one of the small states in the country but it was the first state who had democratically elected a communist government in power in 1957 after Indian independence.

Kerala has emerged one of the most literacy states, and the most celebrated festivals in the state is Vishu (in April) and Onam (in August) apart from these traditional festivals other festivals like Id-ul-Fitr, Ramzan, Christmas, and Easter are also celebrated with equal enthusiasm, there are many Best tourist destination in Kerala for the tourist who wishes to visit in the state, and Kathakali, Mohiniattam, and Kootiyattam are the most traditional theatrical show in the state, The cuisine of Kerala has multitude of both Veg and Non Veg, the main dish for the lunch is boiled rice, Some of the important places to visit in Kerala’s are given below.

Munnar: (Atukkad Waterfalls – Mattupetty Dam – Muniyara Dolmens – Eravikulam (Rajamalai) National Park – Echo Point – Top Station – Chithirapuram – Marayur)

Kumarakom: (Kumarakom Backwaters – Kumarakom Beach – Vembanad Lake – Pathiramanal Island – Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls – Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary – Bay Island Driftwood Museum – Juma Masjid)

Thekkady: (Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary – Pullumedu – Kurisumala – Mangala Devi Temple – Murikkady)

Varkala: (Papanasam Beach – Edava Beach – Shree Janardhanaswamy Temple – Sivagiri – Varkala Tunnel)

Kovalam: (Lighthouse Beach – Hawah Beach – Samudra Beach – Karamana River – Vellayani Lake – Halcyon Castle – Vizhinjam Village – The German Bakery – Edakallu – Valiyathura Pier)

Kochi: ( Fort Kochi – Cherai Beach – Kerala Folklore Museum – Vypin – Willingdon Island – Chottanikkara Temple – Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary – Durbar Hall Art Gallery)

Trivandrum: (Padmanabhaswamy Temple – Puthenmalika Palace Museum – Koyikkal Palace – Thiruvananthapuram Zoo – Samudra Beach Park)

Thrissur: (Shree Guruvayur Temple – Chavakkad Beach – Snehatheeram Beach – Athirappilly Waterfalls – Vazhachal Waterfalls – Vadakkunnathan Temple – Triprayar Sri Rama Temple – Thiruvambadi Shree Krishna Shrine – Bible Tower – Thrissur Zoo & Museum – Shakthan Thampuran Palace – Malakkappara – Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary)

Palakkad: (Malampuzha Garden & Dam – Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary – Silent Valley – Seethargundu Viewpoint – Kalpathy Temple – Nelliyampathy Hills – Palakkad Fort – Chittur Kavu –  Meenkulathi Bhagavathi Amman Temple)

Wayanad: (Banasura Sagar Dam – Kuruvadweep – Chembra Peak – Edakkal Caves – Lakkidi View Point – Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary – Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary – Bamboo Factory )

Malappuram: (Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary – Ponnani Juma Masjid – Padinharekara Beach – Thrikkavu Temple)

Kozhikode: (Beaches – Thusharagiri Falls – Kakkayam Dam) Kasargod: (Bekal Fort – Valiyaparamba Backwaters)