Kerala, a state on India’s tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600 km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It’s known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife. A paradise for both, natives and travellers, this popular place of visit beckons a travel experience unlike any other. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, langur monkeys and tigers. Jane Austen wrote, ‘To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment,’ and Kerala is one such destination that not only rejuvenates but in a way cleanses one’s body, mind and soul. Home to age-old science of Ayurveda; energetic and vibrant dance forms; ever-so scenic backwaters; aromatic spices; pristine beaches; opulent wildlife; flavoursome food; scintillating rivers; and rich history, the southern state of Kerala is a destination in India that truly makes it feel proud.
For pristine beaches and long coastlines, thrilling snake boat races, surreal backwaters, rich wildlife, unique art and architecture, the variety of energetic dance forms, rejuvenating Ayurveda treatments, aromatic spices, big and flavoursome multicourse meal, exotic honeymoon destinations.