It isbelieved to be a gift of the Arabian Sea.
With its long coastline, beautiful tranquilbeaches, emerald backwaters, luxuriant hill stations, waterfalls plantations,striking flora and fauna truly seems to be gods own special country.
Location Kerala is onthe southernmost tip of India.
It extends along the coast of the Arabian Sea and is separated from the rest ofthe India by the stunning Western Ghats.
From the majestic heights of the Western Ghats the country rolls west, displaying a vistaof still rich green valleys.
Destinations Kerala is the perfect destination forfamilies, honeymooner's couples or tourists, with its sandy beaches, blue Lagoons,hill stations, backwaters, plantations, mountain peaks, valleys, wild lifeparks, forts and temples.
The best part about Kerala is that all of thesedelightful destinations are only a two-hour drive from each other.
Beaches Along the 600 km Kerala coast there are abundant and unique beaches.
Kerala has some of the finest tropical beaches of India, with swaying coconut treesand fishing villages.
For the more adventurous soul there is surfing, diving,snorkeling and water skiing along with many other beach sports.
Kovalam, Varkala,Shangumugham, Vizhinjam, Alappuzha, Kappad, Payyambalam and Bekal are the mostfamous and popular beach destinations.
Backwaters & Lagoons Kerala'sbackwaters and lagoons stretch over 1900 km, snaking and twisting all over theland.
These backwaters act as water ways for the transport of people and goods.
Sometimes they are the only link between remote, inaccessible villages andtowns.
It's an unbelievable experience to travel or just laze around on theselagoons in a canoe or houseboat and absorb the sights and sounds of Kerala.
The bluish waterways and the greenland blend to create a mood that is both serene and unreal.
The slow wateryhighways twisting between palm laden banks create a magical aura making youforget the rest of the world.
The best way to travel in these water lands is tohire a houseboat, which have rooms, bathrooms, open-sided lounges, andkitchens, on board.
Alumkadavu,Calicut, Kumarakom, Alleppey, Cochin, Quilon, Veli Tourist Village, TouristVillage at Akkulam have the most beautiful and overwhelming waterways.
Hillstations Kerala's hill stations are breathtaking with majestic mountains, valleys,waterfalls, plantations, paddy fields and a rich variety of flora and fauna.
Wayanad, Ponmudi, Nelliyampathy, Munnar,Idukki, Devikulam, Peerimade, Lakkadi, Malampuzha and Wagamon are the morefamous hill stations of Kerala.
Wildlife Conservation Parks Kerala sharesits beautiful and bountiful land with a variety of exotic wildlife, which canbe found in its many conservation parks.
The endangered Nilgiri Tahr, andtigers can be found among the many other beautiful creatures.
There are manyfamous parks like EravikulamNational Park, Silent Valley National Park, PeriyarWildlife Sanctuary, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary,Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Aralam WildlifeSanctuary, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Peechi -Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary and Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary.
Historical Sites Kerala has been the gateway for many cultures and religions into thesubcontinent of India.
Kerala has a multifaceted and colorful history, resulting in a rich culturalheritage and awe-inspiring monuments and places of worship.
These monuments andplaces of worship are spread all over Kerala and represent the history ofKerala through their varied architectural wonders.
There are many famouspalaces, temples, forts and museums, the most famous ones are, Palaces- Alwaye Palace, Bolghatty Palace, Kanakakkunnu Palace, Koyikkal Palace,Krishnapuram Palace, Kuthiramalika palace, Shakthan Thampuran Palace,Mattancherry Palace, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Pazhassi Raja's Tomb Forts- Bekal Fort, Pallippuram Fort, Tipu's Fort, Thalassery Fort Museums-Hill PalaceMuseum, Cheruthuruthy traditional artcenter, Napier MuseumTown Hall and ArchaeologicalMuseum, ThrissurArt Museum, Shri Chitra Art Gallery Temples and Religious places- Edakkal Cave,Jewish Synagogue, Kaviyoor Stone Temple,St.
Francis Church, Experiencing the natural beauty of Kerala youjust might be inspired to think, that Kerala is not just God's own country, butactually a part of God's paradise on earth.