Kerala aptly called “God’s own country” is a coastal state in Southern India. Blessed by the nature, Kerala is known for its elegant Houseboats in emerald Back-Waters, Beaches, Spice and Tea covered mountains, wildlife, and the centuries-old history of Malabar coast.
Ranked as one of the ” Ten Paradises of the World” by National Geographic Traveler, Kerala is flanked on the western coast by the Arabian Sea and has a long coastline of 580 kms; all of which is virtually dotted with sandy beaches. Houseboats or Kettuvalams on the palm-lined backwaters spread all around the Arabian sea coast (Malabar coast) is the most enticing attraction inviting tourists from all around the world. Lush green hills covered by tea and spice plantations and exotic wildlife make Kerala, a paradise for travelers. Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine was born here in this coastal state of Kerala. Panchakarma, the rejuvenation therapy in Ayurveda, is practiced everywhere and is a must to experience at one of the many authentic ayurvedic spas.
Kerala is well connected with many countries as many International flights operate to and from International airports in Kerala as Cochin, Calicut and Trivandrum. Most important city Cochin is also well connected with all major cities in India by a network of domestic flights.
While the entire state is full of attractions, here are a few of the most important places to visit.