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.
How to Reach Kerala :
Air: There are three airports in the state - Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode. Thiruvananthapuram is also an international airport, connecting the state to many places in India and the world.
Rail: There are around 200 railway stations in Kerala connecting most of the places in the state to places in the other parts of India and inside the state. Long-distance express trains connect important places in the state to places outside Kerala like Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata.
Road: An extensive network of metalled roads connects most of the places in the state. National highways 47, 17, and 49 connect Kerala with other parts of India.
Places to See in Kerala
The Backwaters: This place enroutes to Thiruvananthapram, it is famous for back water rides. Kollam [86 km] – the boarding point for many a mind-blowing household cruise, kollam has an intricate network of backwater, canals and lagoons. The most famous of these is the Ashtamudi Lake, a vast expanse of emerald green water fringed by coconut groves.
Fort Cochin: It is one of the finest natural harbors in the world. this made Kochi a haven for seafaring visitors from all over the world and thus it became the first European township in India when the Portuguese settled here in the 15th century. Fort Kochi is also home to one of India's oldest churches - the St.Francis Church. Apart from the many historic and cultural landmarks, Kochi also has an array of restaurants serving fresh seafood that are popular among tourists.
Kollam: It is considered as the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala. it was formerly a renowned trading point for spice. The district is a leading center for fishing in Kerala. It is home to the largest fresh water lake in Kerala – Sasthamcotta
Idukki: Idukki for its mountain hills and dense forests that combinedly make Idukki tour as one of the most nature rich areas of Kerala. Idukki is also regarded as “God’s Own Hideaway” because of its prime attractions that are hidden in its mountains, dams, forests, wildlife, scenic points, trekking trails, sanctuaries, hill stations and lakes.
Devikulam: The Devi Lake with its mineral water is a natural gift. Legend has it that Sita of the Ramayana fame came here and bathed in the waters of the lake in Devikulam. The lake is also ideal for fishing and is a good picnic spot
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary: The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is located 16 kilometers east of Sultan's Battery and is also known as Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary. He Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and is rich in bio diversity. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is home of number of animals that like monkeys, Elephant, Panther, jungle cat, tiger, wild dog, deer, bear and bison..
Kovalam Beach Kovalam: Beach offers an excellent diversity with Kovalam beach to suit all desires and occasions there are three curve shaped beaches, Lighthouse Beach, Hawa Beach, and Samudra Beach, disaffected by stony rock outcrop, from the major attraction of this coastal resort. Backed by precipitously mounting headlands and covered by fertile coconut palms