Kerala is considered as "God's Own Country" because of its untouched lush greenery, distinctive culture and tradition. This coastal state is known for its temple festivals, elephants, serene backwaters, intricate traditional houseboats, pristine beaches and various renowned centers of Ayurvedic treatments. Therefore, it is considered as a perfect place for a vacation.
Some of the important tourist spots of Kerala that attracts numerous tourists from all across the globe include Kochi, Munnar, Varkala, Wayanad and Periyar National Park. Fort Kochi being considered as the "Gateway to Kerala" is a wonderful city with combined influence of foreign countries such as British, Arabs, Chinese, Dutch and Portuguese. It is popular for its Chinese fishing nets and captivating architectural and historical sites.
Travelers wishing to spend best moments in Kerala can go for a traditional cruise on intricate houseboats that will glide through the romantic backwaters. Rely comfortably and experience the lush greenery gliding across the backwaters and relishing freshly cooked food.
If you want to experience the tea plantation then move towards Munnar that is enclosed with sprawling tea gardens. It also has a tea museum. The misty hills, winding lanes and exotic wildlife are its major attractions. The highest peak of South India Anamudi is located in Munnar that attracts Adventure enthusiasts for trekking. Exploring Eravikulam National Park, rock climbing and para gliding are the favorite activities of tourists visiting Munnar.
Varkala is one of the stunning beaches of Kerala that has stretches of winding cliff surrounded with coconut palms. The pictorial view of the beach having beach shacks, quaint shops, guest houses and hotels attracts tourists.
You can go to the mountainous region of Wayanad stretched along the Western Ghats. The appealing scenic beauty of this region draws numerous visitors to this place. Its lush greenery includes coconut palms, paddy fields and thick forests. Adventurous souls can also visit this place as it has opportunities for trekking like Chembra Peak. Other attractions include Meenmutty Falls, Jain temples, Edakkal Caves, Muthanga and Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuaries.
Being in Kerala one must visit the Periyar National Park in the Thekkady district. It is one of the most well known national parks of south India. It shelters exotic wildlife like elephants and other species. Enjoy a fascinating elephant ride, cruise across the lake through boat and observe the enchanting view of sunset. All these places of Kerala will give you a whole new experience of tourism in South India.