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Best Kerala Tourist Places

 

Are you searching for the best tourist places in Kerala? ."There is no paradise in the earth. But there are some pieces of it". If this is true we are inviting you to a small piece of heaven in the earth that can steal your senses for the lifetime because of its astonishing natural beauty. This land is simply Kerala. Here you can have the opportunity to stay in a hill station which more than 2000 meters above from the sea level, staying close to a wildlife sanctuary, cruising and staying overnight in a deluxe houseboat to enjoy the charm of backwaters & backwater life, to enjoy swimming in a secluded beach, to experience the historic charm of colonial era, to stay in a tree house & live like a Tarzan in the dense forest,

 

to have a trekking through forest with experienced guides to learn more about wildlife, to be a part of splendid festival, to get pleasure from an elephant ride, to bath under a forest water fall, you can seek remedy for your illness from well established hospitals with a half the cost of your city, to enjoy marvelous rejuvenation ayurvedic massage & beauty treatments, paragliding, white water rafting, mountaineering, this list never ends. Because Kerala is unique, that is why she is called as god's own country. Believe it or not you can experience all these within ten days.

 

Kerala is the southern most state of India, sharing its border with north by Karnataka, south east by Tamil Nadu, the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats ranging from 500 meters-2700 meters in the east . The major spoken language is Malayalam but English is also widely spoken in business circle. Major cities are, Thiruvananthapuram the capital, Cochin & Calicut, by order they are located in south, central & northern part of the state. Kerala is one of the most literate, healthiest, and gender-equitable regions in India , it is also one of the most advanced educational system in India. Kerala is rich in wildlife with 11 wildlife sanctuaries, 1 bird sanctuary & 2 national parks. Kerala’s unique geographic & cultural features like, equable climate, tranquil beaches, wonderful stretches of backwaters, greenish hill stations and amazing wildlife, Waterfalls, Spice plantations and paddy fields, Ayurvedic holidays, art forms like Katahkali & Kalalripayattu, miraculous festivals, historic and cultural monuments. An exotic cuisine makes it as one of the most promising tourist destination in the sub continent.

 

Kerala is divided into fourteen districts. Most of these districts offer all the tourism products typical of the State. All of these fascinating destinations are only a two hour drive from the other.Before Indian independence there were three major states in the region named as Malabar, directly ruled by British, while Kochi & Travnacore was ruled by local kings of the then states. After Indian independence these three states joined together to form Kerlala. Now fourteen districts are distributed among Kerala's three historical regions: Malabar it also known as northern Kerala , Kochi (central Kerala), and Travancore (southern Kerala). Kerala's modern-day districts (listed in order from north to south) correspond to them as follows:

Tourist Places in North Kerala

Kasaragod
Kannur
Wayanad
Kozhikode
Malapuram
Palakkad


Tourist Destinations Central Kerala

Thrissur

Ernakulam

Tourist Places in South Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum
Kottayam
Idukki
Alappuzha
Pathanamthitta
Kollam

Kerala’s culture is largely influenced by both Tamilakam & Karnatic culture. Kerala’s culture developed through centuries of relationship with neighboring & overseas cultures. Native performing arts like Koodiyattam, Kathakali, Mohinyattom, Thullal, Padayni & Theyyam. Koodiyattam is a 2000 year old Sanskrit theater tradition; UNESCO recognized it as a Master piece of the Oral & Intangible heritage of Humanity. Kerala also boast its heritage in paintings through its murals & contributed one of the world famous painters Raja Ravi Varma to the painting word. Kerala has its own Malayalam Calendar; Kerala's cuisine is typically served as a sadhya on green banana leaves. Such dishes as, pulisherry, puttucuddla, puzhukku, idly, payasam, rasam, and sambar are typical. Traditional dress for men is ‘Mundu’ a loose piece of cloth wrapped around men’s waists & ‘sari’ is the traditional ware of Kerala just like any Indian women.