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The southern part of India boasts of having a place like Kerala: Gods' own country: which is famous for back water, Ayurveda and spa. Kerala has the best facilities for the Ayurvedic treatments which give a synchronization of mind body and soul. People from all over the world come to Kerala to feel this ultimate pleasure of Ayurveda and Backwaters. A house boat cruise in the backwater of Kerala is an unforgettable and fascinating experience. Club these two with the pristine natural beauty and rich culture of the Kerala and you will know why this state has to be visited on your trip to India.
Kerala is located in the south-west corner of the Indian peninsula. Kerala's vibrant culture and rich traditions with Ayurveda and Backwaters has made Kerala one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Kerala has been named as one of the "ten paradises of the world"and "50 must see destinations of a lifetime". Kerala is also the fastest growing destinations in thee world, In 2011 the tourist inflow to Kerala crossed the 10-million mark. Kerala enchants both domestic and international tourists with its famed backwaters, sandy beaches, lofty palm trees, mountain ranges and wildlife sanctuaries. Tourists can visit Kerala anytime of the year but during winter season Kerala at its peak . And it can be easily reached from the rest of the country. It is rightly said as Gods Own Country. Best season to visit Kerala is during winter, between October to February. Thousand of visitors visit every year for Ayurveda treatment and to enjoy the beauty of Backwaters
The most popular tourist attractions in Kerala are backwaters and hill stations. Major beaches are at Kovalam, Varkala, Kappad, Muzhappilangad and Bekal. Popular hill stations at Munnar, Wayanad, Wagamon, Peermade, Nelliampathi and Ponmudi. Kerala's ecotourism destinations include 12 wildlife sanctuaries and two national parks: Periyar Tiger Reserve, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, and Eravikulam National Park are the most popular among them. The "backwaters" are an extensive network of interlocking rivers (41 west-flowing rivers), lakes, and canals that center around Alleppey, Kumarakom, Kollam and Punnamada (where the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race is held in August). Padmanabhapuram Palace and the Mattancherry Palace are two notable heritage sites. For the foreign tourists, the major attractions of Thrissur Pooram. Nemmara Vela are Elephants, fireworks display and huge crowd that throng the place.
Munnar Munnar is also known as the Queen Among Hill Stations and is famous for its verdant tea gardens and Ayurveda. The main attractions in munnar includes churches, tea estates, waterfalls, dams and the Eravikulam National Park and Backwaters. if you are visiting munnar dont miss to take a Ayurveda massage and Elephant Safari at the wildlife parks and shopping for tea and spices from the local shops in Munnar. Cheeyapara Falls, which is on the way to Munnar, Tea Museum, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetti Dam and Rose Garden are some of popular attractions that can be visited in Munnar. Marayoor, at a distance of around 42 km from Munnar is well-known for its Sandalwood forests; with Sandalwood Factory being the prime attraction of the place. best time to visit Munnar is between December to February
KovalamKovalam is well-known for its charming beaches and backwaters. Kanyakumari is a popular excursion from Kovalam which is renowned for its breathtaking sunset and sunrise views. Enriched with fantastic and attractive appeal of many tourist attractions Kovalam is also popularily known for its Ayurveda. Popular attractions in Kovalam are Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Thiruvalluvar Statue, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Kanyakumari Beach, Wax Museum and Mathur Hanging Bridge. September to March are the best months to visit kovalam but if you wans to enjoy the Ayurvedic treatments in Kovalam then Visit kovalam in monsoon season between June to August,
VarkalaVarkala is a small town in kerala and is an important ayurveda treatment centre. Varkala is also famous for its backwaters. other major tourist attractions in Varkala are Varkala Beach, Sarkara Devi Temple and Janardana Swami Temple. Ayurveda treatment and backwaters can be enjoyed in winter season
Alleppey and Kumarakom Alleppey is popularily known for its backwaters and houseboat cruising. The best time to visit the Alleppey is during the month of August, when the most famous snake boat race is held here. You can spend a beautiful day at the houseboat in order to experience the beautiful backwaters of Alleppey. Thousands of tourist visit every year to take the ayurveda treatment. Kumarakom is located at 40 km away from Alleppey which is one of the alluring destinations of Kerala, that is made from an assemblage of small islands near the Vembanad Lake. Besides fishing, tourists can visit the famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary to get a glimpse of various unique migratory birds and Bay Island Driftwood Museum. Boating to the nearest island of Pathiramanal is an also attractive way to explore the area. If your also wants to take an ayurvadic treatment and wants to spend a night in backwaters then alleppey is the best destination for you
Trivandrum The capital of Kerala - Thiruvananthapuram, also known as Trivandrum. Trivandrum is also one of the most popular tourist attraction in Kerala and Popularily known for its backwaters and Ayurveda. Other major tourist attractions in Trivandrum are Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Napier Museum, Chitra Art Gallery and the Observatory. The city is home to the famous ancient martial art form called Kalarippayattu. October to February are the best months to visit trivandrum for ayurvadic treatment
Kochi Kochi is also known as Cochin is a famous port city of Kerala, popular for its beaches and monumental heritage. Kochi also offers ayurvadic treatment and backwaters. One can visit Fort Kochi Beach which is one of the very few places in the country where one can see the traditional Chinese fishing nets. Another place of interest in Kochi is St. Francis Church, one of the oldest churches built in India by Europeans. Just 5 km away from Kochi is Mattancherry which includes Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Jew Town & Spice Market.
Guruvayoor It is the holy Abode of Lord Krishna and is an important pilgrim centre of Kerala, especially known for its Sri Krishna Temple. Guruvayoor Also, known as Bhooloka Vaikuntam, meaning Holy abode of Vishnu on Earth. The beauty of Guruvayur Temple, Palayur Church, and Mammiyoor Temple with backwaters and Ayurveda treatment attracts thousand of travelers and devotees every year