Exploring God's Own Country Kerala

Posted On : 15-3-2018
Exploring God's Own Country Kerala

Kerala, god's own country or a country for the gods. By whichever name we might call it, its sheer spectacle in the rains is a panorama to remember. With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 m in the east and networked by forty-four rivers, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia.

Art equable climate...

A long shoreline with serene beaches...

Tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters...

Lush hill stations and exotic wildlife...


Sprawling plantations and paddy fields...

Ayurvedic health holidays...

Enchanting art forms...

Magical festivals...

Historic and cultural monuments...

An exotic cuisine...

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All of which offer you a unique experience. And what's more, every one of these charming destinations is only a two-hour drive from the other. A singular advantage no other destination offers. Every district in Kerala has its own unique culture and characteristics. Kerala also has considerable ethnic diversity. The rich cultural heritage of Kerala lies in its various religious architecture like Islamic mosques, ancient Hindu temples, colonial Portuguese churches, especially murals, splendid paintings, exhibit distinct local traditions and styles. Kathakali is the most popular dance form of Kerala. The only surviving Sanskrit drama is “Kootitiyattamy” which represents a rich theatre practice of this state This is performed by the Chakkiars of Kerala. Some principles of the Natya Shastra are evident in their presentations.

Kerala is indeed India’s most advanced society. A hundred percent literate people. world-class health care systems. India's lowest infant mortality and highest life expectancy rates. The highest physical quality of life in India. Peaceful and pristine, Kerala is also India's cleanest state; and the rains really bring out the crystal clear beauty of the lush greenery around. Kerala shines in the rain.

How to reach Kerala?

The state of Kerala is a narrow strip located along the Arabian Sea in the southernmost tip of the Indian Peninsula. The natural backwaters have given birth to internal water navigation systems, which also work as the major trade ways in the state. These backwaters of late have become the major tourist attractions of Kerala and people have started offering luxurious houseboat accommodations to the visitors.


Road traveling in Kerala is much smoother because of the good condition of the roads. Also, Kerala is connected with other parts of South India by a number of National Highways. Buses, tourist taxis, cars, and local taxis and autos are major modes of transport in Kerala.


Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the state, is very well connected to all major airports in India like Bangalore, Chennai. Delhi and Mumbai. Kochi and Calicut are the other two airports connected by air to other cities in India.


With around 200 railway stations. it is another convenient mode of travelling in Kerela. Railways connect most of the places in the state to places in the other Parts of the country and inside the state. Long-distance express trains connect to almost all places outside the state like Mumbai, New Delhi. All in all, getting to Kerala is a rather easy though longish journey full of scenic views.

Highlights / Tourist Places of Kerala

Kerala. it is said, was created by God with a green thumb. A land with emerald backwaters lined with coconut palms. with breathtaking scenic beauty that simply glistens in the rains. Kerala is indeed God’s own land. Some of the major best tourist places of Kerala are listed below.

Alleppey: The Venice of India, Onam snake boat race.

Calicut: Historical port where Vasco - de — Gama landed. Churches and mosques, hand-loom textiles.

Cannanore: Fort. beach, handlooms, Palace.

Ernakulam - Cochin: Twin cities, fort, Churches (Vasco-de-Gama’s tomb, Chinese fishing nets, Jew town, palaces, museums.

Kottapuram: where St. Thomas landed, Hindu pilgrimage centre, fort. Palace. temple.

Kottayam: Churches. Syrian Christian Pilgrimage centre, cultural centre.

Kovalam: Beach resort.

Munnar: Hill station, plantations, golf course

Primed: Hill station, plantations.

Pon Mudi: Hill station, scenic beauty.

Quilon: Start of the inland waterways. ruins of forts, palaces. Chinese fishing nets, Pagoda boats.

Thangasseri: Lighthouse, old Dutch. Portuguese and English Cemeteries, fort ruins.

Sabrimala: Temple of Lord Ayyappa. Hindu pilgrimage centre.

Sulthanbatheri: Hill station, fort

General Information Kerala

Climate: The climate is pleasant from September to February, which is also the peak tourist season. The summer months are warm and humid with a mean max temperature of about 33-degree C.winters too are mild with lowest at 18 degrees C.

Rain: Kerala is directly exposed to the southwest monsoon but also receives rain from the reverse (northeast) monsoon. Rainfall averages about 118 inches (3,000 millimetres) annually statewide, with some slopes receiving more than 200 inches.

Clothing: Lightweight summery clothes will do very well for the summer months. A light jacket might be needed in winters.

Accommodation: Kerala offers plenty of accommodation and houseboat options that suit every budget. October to March is the best season to visit Kerala when Kerala is awash with rains.

Area: 38,863 sq.km
Population: 29,698.518
Languages: Malayalam
Ethnic Composition: predominantly Hindu with smatterings of Jains.