A vast network canals and waterways have boosted Kerala's appeal to its tourists. This interlinked water ways are called as backwaters are navigable and are in use since centuries. Travelling on Kerala backwater on board houseboats showers you with the opportunities to experience of sailing down these calm waters and interpret the distinct aspects of Kerala life. Sailing along the backwaters guides you to the country side and traditional Kerala with lush greenery and unbelievable beauty of living on water.
Kerala is adorned with beautiful beaches, rather stretches of white sand, fringed by coconut groves and many beautiful pilgrimages on its each side. The sand on Kerala beaches are believed to be blessed with curative powers, now enhanced by the Ayurvedic centers set up on the beaches. Besides the beautiful scenic spectacle of nature here, the Kerala beaches are fancied with sporting options like boating, swimming, bathing and snorkeling activities. Among the famous beaches are Kovalam, Varkala and Cherai Beach. The tourists can indulge in numerous beach activities offered on the marvelous Kerala beaches. Experiment with any of the adrenalin rushing water sports such as surfing or parasailing, or go swimming in the clear azure sea, just play with wet sand or indulge into a game of beach volleyball. Water sports are one of the most exciting beach activities, and Kerala beaches have the best of water-sport equipments such as water-scooters and high-speed boats.
Pilgrimages in Kerala
Kerala is one destination that has everything to appease its tourist. If you are travelling to Kerala with sole motive of spiritual needs you will be amazed by the number of pilgrimages in Kerala. A number of pilgrimages adumbrate Kerala where you can feel the holy presence by and cleanse your soul in the divine aureole. Some of the popular pilgrimage destinations in Kerala, South India are the Attukal Bhagavathy temple (Trivandrum) that is referred to as the Sabarimala of women, Guruvayoor temple (Trichur) is known as the Kasi of South India. Go on pilgrimage tours to the Chettikulangara temple in Alappuzha, Sree Krishna temple, Mannarasala temple at Harippad, various temples devoted to Lord Subramania.
Kerala portrays a happy blend of tradition and modernity and its equable climate, its wide spread forests, with a abundance of herbs and medicinal plants are best suited for Ayurveda's healing and restorative qualities. Kerala has earned unique reputation in this field and practices this system of cure with utmost dedication. Spending a day at these Ayurvedic centers in Kerala arms you better about Kerala's ancient tradition. Some of the approved Ayurvedic centers and resorts at Kerala are at Alapuzzha, Changanassery, Kalady, Kalpetta, Kochi and Kollam.
A kaleidoscope of fairs and festivals enwrap throughout the year. Every season has some or the other festival to add colours to the state and keep attracting tourists to the state. Festivals like Onam, Thrissurpooram, Easter and Thiruvathira are celebrated with much gaiety and harmony. The Kerala Government has declared the month of Onam to be 'Tourism Week' where the whole of Kerala looks like a new bride wedded to festive spree. There are several festivals like Nehru Trphy Boat Race and Snake Boat Race that keeps the visitors glued to the state. Boat race exudes the intensity and zest of local people during the celebration of their main festival, Onam. Various types of boat race are held and each are distinct from one another. Plenty of world famous snake boats and other smaller vessels indulge in these events. The largest team sport in the world, the snake boat races are preceded by colorful water parades.
- Taking a flight to Kerala you need to choose one out of three airports; Thiruvananathapuram, Karipur and Cochin International Airport to alight, taking a train to Kerala you need to be sure of your destination as there are 200 railway stations in Kerala and again there is a choice out of three NHs to choose from like 47, 17 and 49.
- Although Kerala looks beautiful through out the year but the best time to visit Kerala is during the month of festivals like Onam and Christmas.
- Tourist Facilitation Centre, Department of Tourism, Park View.
- Wake up to the worlds best breakfast.
- Sip tender coconut
- See Chinese fishing net
- Design a floral pattern
- Wear a Kerala Saree and decorate your hairs with jasmine
- Get An Ayurvedic massage
- Buy gold for all occasions
- Have a mud bath in a house tree
- Bathe in the waterfalls
- Learn Malyalam
- Stay in the exotic resorts
- Learn cooking in a earthen ware
- Discover the prehistoric settlements
- Savour Nectar
- Munch on the crispy banana chips
- Meet Martial art experts
- Order a meter of tea
- See the nimble fingers weaving the coconut coir
- Lastly!!!!!!!Let Mohiniyattam enchant you.
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