Posted on April 29 2019 at 10:26 AM
Kerala is paradise personified on earth. Kerala is blessed with enchanting hill stations on the laps of the Western Ghats, mesmerising beaches by the Arabian sea that gifts you the most breathtaking views of sunset & sunrise and the calm rides on the picturesque backwaters. No wonder Kerala called God’s Own Country. Kerala has been voted as the must-see destination by The National Geographic Traveller channel.
Kerala destinations have to offer an everlasting memory for both a travel newbie or a seasoned globe trotter.
The Mountains Call
The western guards entrail Kerala with beautiful lacks, waterfalls, wildlife, hill stations and rare flora. UNESCO recognizes Western Ghars as one of the eight hottest biodiversity hotspots in the world. An adventure junkie & a nature lover will find bliss in the mountain destinations like Munnar, Idukki, Vagamon, Ponmudi, Wayanad, etc. The scenic beauty and the mountain trails connect your soul to nature with a pump of thrill & adventure. You may enjoy a sip of tea from the comforts of your own private treehouse. Now if you are out seeking adventure, you may enjoy trekking, camping, river rafting, parasailing, kayaking, speed boating, etc.
Nature lovers may explore the wildlife sanctuaries, take a walk along with the rolling spread of tea plantations and get enchanted by the blue meadows of Neelakuriji flowers (seasonal).
Kerala is rimmed with Arabian sea coastline. The palm-lined beaches offer you breathtaking views of sunset and sunrise. You may count the stars by laying down on the beach with your loved one. Swim with the dolphins and get sunkissed while sipping the refreshing tender coconut water. Visit the 300-year-old Bekal Fort towering the Bekal beach. Stand on the sands where once Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama once set his foot on Kerala at the Kappad beach. Go on a stroll on the Hawa beach with your loved one while enjoying the sunset. Now if you wish to have some adventure, enjoy the water sports at Kovalam beach. Interested in the history of Chinese fishing nets, they drop by the Kollam beach and experience the amazing fishing nets introduced by a Chinese explorer.
Relax On The Backwaters
Among attractions of Kerala, relaxing & calming backwaters are very famous. Alleppey is famously known as “ Venice of the East”. The magnificent houseboats offer you cruising on the lush green backwaters and you may enjoy the locally cooked seafood. The homestays along the backwaters offer you authentic Kerala cuisine and also it’s a way to experience the lifestyle of Keralites. If you visit Kerala during the festive Onam season, you also get to enjoy the snake boat racing on the backwaters and even take part in the festival of harvest.
Kerala is a land immersed in traditions, heritage and culture. To learn the beautiful and experience Kerala in its true essence you need to visit the age-old monuments, temples, churches, museums and famous landmarks in the state. Visit the richest religious centre in Kerala, the Padmanabhaswamy temple in the Trivandrum, the capital of the state. Visit the glorious abode of Lord Krishna, Guruyavoor Temple and see the amazing craftsmanship of the great builders from the history. To enjoy the traditional architecture you may visit the Padmanabhapuram palace in Trivandrum, Koyikkal Palace in Trivandrum, Krishnapuram Palace in Kayamkulam, Mattancherry Place in Kochi, Hill Place in Kochi, etc. All these royal abodes are now open to tourist as museums that hold artefacts that scream traditions of Kerala. Feel the impact of the British rule by visiting these monuments built the British. Anjengo Fort build by the British in Trivandrum as their main trading station, Bekal Fort situated at the backdrop of Arabian sea is another unique structure and the Thalaserry Fort build a military base for the British.
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