|Places To Visit in Kerala : Beaches, Backwaters, and a Lush Tropical landscape |
Kerala in the 1980s was responsible for drawing the attention of the tourists who at that time used to concentrate on the North Indian tourist destinations. This South Indian state relies on its extremely peaceful nature’s splendor and rich culture and traditions to offer unique holiday experiences to the visitors. Needless to say, Kerala has become one of the top tourist destinations of the world, contributing impressively towards the Indian tourism industry.
Kochi is indeed the most visited city in Kerala. The city is capable of entertaining all categories of tourists because of its attractions like colonial buildings, temples, churches, forts, palaces and iconic landmarks. Chinese Fishing nets, Dutch Palace, Santa Cruz Basilica, St, Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue and many other popular attractions in the city acts as evidences for the city’s long association with the foreign traders and visitors.
Kerala has some of the most spectacular beaches of the world, offering great opportunities to relax. From the Cherai Beach in Kochi to the amazing Kovalam Beaches, there are many venues to witness the mesmerizing glory of the nature. Varkala Beach is perfect for enjoying sun-bathing and Alapuzha Beach offers many sports activities. The tourists, including honeymoon couples and family tourists love to have the memorable holidaying experiences at the popular beach resorts.
Hill Stations in Kerala are equally enchanting and offer natural treasures in the form of thick forest covers, waterfalls and extremely relaxing atmospheres. The most popular of them is Munnar which is known for its cool climate and unlimited attractions like Tea Estates, Tata Tea Museum, Eravikulam National Park (home to the endangered mountain goat specie) and opportunities for rock climbing, rappelling and boating. Wayanad and Vogamon are among other worthwhile hill stations in the state.
The most characteristic feature of the state is its backwater bodies that attract a huge number of domestic and international visitors. Alleppey and Kumarakom are the two highly admirable destinations where the tourists love to spend time exploring the serene backwaters. The excitement of being at these venues is increased by the fun-filled houseboat rides. The tourists can also stay in these traditional boats that offer all possible amenities and deliciously cooked foods onboard.
Just like other South Indian states, Kerala is also the home to various popular national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Periyar National Park, which accommodates the scenic Lake Periyar, is a fabulous destination for the wildlife explorers. It is well-known for healthy populations of tigers and elephants. Silent valley National Park and Karimpuzha National Park too are worth visiting as they have unlimited treasures of faunas and floras.
Kerala is known as God’s Own Country, not just for its natural magnificence, but also for being the home to many world-famous Hindu temples like Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Meenakshi Temple and Guruvayoor Temple. The temple festival in the state marks grand celebrations and events like snake boat race are simply astonishing. Ayurvedic centers in the state are also worth mentioning for attracting tourists by offering relaxing mind and body treatments.
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