Kerala – God’s Own Country

Any mention about Kerala, conjures in one’s mind, an image of pristine backwaters, palm fringed beaches, tranquil villages and greenery in profusion. God has generously bestowed this land with the bounties of nature and so it only seems natural when Kerala is referred to, as God’s own country.  A much sought-after destination for tourists in India and abroad, Kerala is named as one of the Ten Paradises of the World and Fifty Places to Visit in a Lifetime by the National Geographic Traveler Magazine. The alluring serenity of this place leaves every tourist spell-bound, making them come back year after year. Be it the sun-kissed beaches or the misty hill stations; the rhythmic backwaters or the forest lands rich with all varieties of flora and fauna; pilgrim centres or historic monuments; Kerala has everything you might travel far and wide to see. Just one visit and you will know why Kerala has the lovely epithets attached to it.

Places to Visit

Wedged between the Western Ghats on the East and the Arabian Sea on the West, the narrow strip of land known as Kerala is a destination of a lifetime. The timeless beauty of the palm fringed beaches of Kovalam and Varkala, the majesty of the undulating hills of Munnar and Vagamon, the serenity of the pristine backwaters of Kumarakom & Kuttanad and the enchanting woods and forests of Thekkady and Silent Valley will have you bowled over.That such a small terrain can hold diverse geographical features and cultures is a wonder in itself.

Cuisine

One of Kerala’s popular attractions is its delicious Kerala cuisine. The unusual cuisine of Kerala brings to the fore the culinary expertise of the people of Kerala. Producing some of the tastiest foods on earth…

The cuisine of Kerala is characterized by the use of coconut, either chopped or grated and used as garnishing, coconut milk or paste is used to thicken gravies and coconut oil is used for cooking. Though one can’t imagine Kerala food without chilies, curry leaf, mustard seed, tamarind and asafoetida. Seafood is very popular in Kerala and consumed with every meal. Various fish including sardines, mackerel, tuna, rays and shark are eaten, as are crabs, mussels and oysters. “Karimeen” or fried fish is a popular dish as is fish curry called “Fish Moilee”. Various locally available vegetables such as tapioca, cassava and yam form part of the cuisine of Kerala. Seasonal fruit such as papaya, jackfruit, mangoes and lime are eaten at different times of year. Bananas and coconut are available year round and are a staple of the Kerala diet. The refreshing juice of the tender coconut is a delightful drink, which you can enjoy on Kerala Tours with Kerala Backwater.

Best Time of the Year to Visit

Kerala is not the place when one will have to think, when to visit. One can visit Kerala anytime but then there is always the best time of the year. Kerala, famously known as Gods Own Country, has impeccably beautiful and adventurous places to visit. From picture perfect backwaters to colorful and lively festivals, from clean and lazy beaches to adventurous wildlife in the blue mountain of the Western Ghats. Fabulously clean and a pollution-free state of India, it provides specialized medical treatment method like that of Ayurveda. Kerala is one of the best known tourist spots in the world. There is regular and prolonged downpour of rain with sprinkle of sun and invasive humidity which at times can be intense.Though monsoon soon vanishes after September but rain springs up again some time in winters in the months of October and December, which is known as the ‘Retreating Monsoon’ that comes in from the bay of Bengal. End of December   sees clear sky and warm winters, with hot sun and by early April the temperature   crosses 35 degrees in the Kerala. Hottest months are April, May and June. Nevertheless southern part of India is never cooler like it is in the other parts of the   country.

World Tour & Travels brings to you a 5 Nights / 6 Days stay in God’s own country, Kerala at just INR 11999* per person (on twin sharing basis) and Honeymoon in Kerala packages starting at just INR 15999*.

So come over to this land that holds promises of leaving you mesmerized and gifting you with one of the best holidays, you have ever had.

* All rates are ex-Kerala

Content courtesy : Kerala Tourism.Com and Kerala Tourism.Org

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