Kerala “God’s Own Country”
Kerala is a narrow strip of coastal territory that slopes down the Western Ghats in a cascade of lush green vegetation, and reaches to the Arabian Sea. It is truly “God’s own country”. It has the perfect balance of Flora & Fauna. Popular destinations at Kerala are Kochi (Cochin), Munnar, Periyar (Thekkady), Alappuzha (Alleppey), Kumarakom, Kovalam.
- Kochi: Crowned as “Queen of the Arabian sea” also known as Cochin. Main Spoken Language of Cochin is Malyalam and English. Marine drive is very famous to visit at night. You even can visit Dutch Mahal etc. Cochin always had a very popular & historical sea trade connection with Middle East, Mediterranean Europe & Dutch.
- Munnar: A very famous hill station situated at the western ghat of an Indian state “Kerala”. It is believed that the name “Munnar” mean “Three rivers” refers to the strategic location at the junction of the Madhurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers.
- Periyar: Periyar also known as “Thekkady” famous for its wildlife Sanctuary. Periyar is the place where you can see the real nature where you can feel the essence of nature. A beautiful city is full of greenery.
- Alappuzha: Alleppey or Alappuzha is famous for its several backwater canals, beaches, paddy fields and lagoons. The most beautiful part of the backwater is Ashtamudi Lake and it’s also a second biggest lake in Kerala. You can spend a night at Houseboat in Alleppey which will be adventures and will mesmerize you.
- Kumarakom: Kumarakom, located near Kottayam city in Kerala, is a breathtaking peninsula of ‘God’s own country’. From spectacular flora and fauna to a paradise of lagoons, backwaters and mangroves, it undeniably offers nature’s paramount platter of peace and beauty.
- Kovalam: Kovalam is famous for its fascinating beaches. There are many beach resorts in and around the city. The place is also famous for its special variety of fish, ancient Hindu temples, Churches and Mosque.
- Thiruvananthapuram: Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum is the capital city of kerala and has an appealing blend of strong heritage and nostalgic colonial legacy. Best known as “The City of Lord Ananta”, Trivandrum is the perfect example of amalgam of quaint urban charm and astonishing scenic beauty of nature. Trivandrum has a huge variety of sightseeing spots including incredible museums, beautifully designed palaces, sacred temples and mesmerizing beaches, making the city one of the best tourist spots in South India.
Delicacy: Kerala offers the multitude of both vegetarian and non- vegetarian delicacies using fish, poultry, and red meat. The cuisine has extensive use of chillies, curry leaves, coconut, mustard seeds, turmeric, tamarind, and asafoetida. Some of the famous dishes from Kerala Cuisine are Appam with Stew, Idiyappam, Nadan Kozhi Varuthathu (Spicy Chicken Fry), Kerala Prawn Curry, Naadan Beef Fry or Kerala Style Beef Fry, Malabar Parota, Kerala Style Fish Molee, Palada Payasam, Erissery (Pumpkin and Lentil Stew), Thalassery Biryani.
How to reach: Kochi and Trivandrum are the two major international airports in Kerala. Apart from airways, railways and roads connect various cities of the country to Kerala.