Sandwiched between the Western Ghats Mountains and exceptional landscape of 600km of glorious coast and beaches along the Arabian Sea, Kerala is a world away from the frenzy commonplace. Kerala or Keralam is originated from the word “kera” and “alam”. Kera means coconut and alam means land or location – thus the meaning “The Land of Coconut Trees”.
The lush green landscape of Kerala houses 5 National Parks and 13 wildlife sanctuaries which are home to wild elephants, tiger exotic birds and other wild animals in the wet evergreen forests forming a good ground for jungle safaris, jungle camps and nature trails. If you are on a look out to relax, your options are many. The backwaters of Kumarakom and Alleppy; where you could lounge on your houseboat while it stirs you along the fabled villages.
The bewitching coast with swaying palms, rocky cape and luxurious sandy beaches with the options of choosing between serenity and happening ambiance; beaches boasting history-culture and chilled out atmosphere; action and secluded spot; Kerala’s coast has it all. Draped in green the hill stations of Kerala will surly leave you hypnotized by playing on your senses. Green and surrounded by serenity these hill stations redefine nature and will lure you with her picturesque landscapes.
Known for the crazily vibrant Kathakali and the soft- languorous Mohiniyattam dances developed from their folk origins into highly evolved classical dance forms; world’s oldest martial arts Kalaripayattu and the snake-boat races will surely leave you entertained. While the deliciously prepared cuisines, with varied spices can leave your taste-buds tickling and craving for more.
In total the languid network of backwaters, the spice and tea-covered hills of the Western Ghats, lush hill stations and exotic wildlife, Ayurvedic health retreats and enchanting art forms, exotic cuisines … makes Kerala a favourite haunt for the holiday seekers. The biggest problem is choosing where to linger the longest !!