Kerala- God's Own Country
Kerala - One of the 50 must see destinations of a lifetime - National Geographic Travel http://www.nationalgeographic.com/traveler/kerala.html
Enjoy the unsurpassed soothing power of natural beauty in Kerala- land of heavenly beauty.
Mighty Arabian Sea in the west and the mountain ranges of Western Ghats on the East-
The narrow strip of land in between called Kerala, is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Travel of less than a couple of hours will transport you from the misty hill station to the gleaming beach resort. This southern most state of India attracts tourists from far and near. National Geographic designated Kerala as a "must-see" destination on our planet.
Kerala has over 40 rivers. Many of them form waterfalls in their courses. The rivers and the heavy south west monsoon make the land wonderfully green. As your aircraft descends, you will wonder if the state is covered in a green carpet. In Kerala you will spend your time in one big natural garden of more than 38,000 Square Kilometers, with water bodies and exotic wild life.
In Kerala you enjoy
• Sun bathing on Serene Beaches
• Enchanting cruises in Tranquil Backwaters
• Exotic Hill Stations
• Mighty Waterfalls
• Gently swaying coconut gardens
• Sprawling plantations and paddy fields
• Rejuvenating Ayurvedic Treatment
Kerala has an equable climate. The temperature is almost never more than 35o Centigrade or less than 15o C. Except for the two summer months of April and May, weather is simply heavenly. The ferocious southwest monsoon during June and July, the mild winter in November to January and the beautiful festivals make Kerala an exotic vacation for you. February and March could be a little warm, but certainly good for outdoor activities. Monsoon- that is from June to August- is the ideal time for Ayurvedic treatments.
But if you ask me the most beautiful period of the year, it is August and September. Visit during that period, and enjoy the Onam festivities. Onam is the biggest festival of Kerala. It is a harvest festival, with beautiful associated legends.
While on a visit to Kerala, do watch some of the art forms of Kerala. ‘Kathakali’, ‘Mohiniyattam’, ‘Theyyam’ and ‘Thiruvathirakali’ are treats to your eyes. You just do not get to see such colorful and elegant dance forms often in life. These art forms were developed over hundreds of years. Through them you get a peep into the bygone era.
The ancient culture and traditions give a mystical aura to Kerala. ‘Thrissur Pooram’ and hundreds of temple festivals are attractions you should not miss in Kerala. Fireworks, caparisoned elephants and rhythmic drumbeats are hallmarks of Kerala Festivals. Each of these festivals will remain etched in your memory for many years to come.
Being geographically isolated, Kerala has a unique culture and language of its own. Around the state you see cultural monuments unique to the land. Thousands of years of its history have left many a breathtaking monument. You should be watchful of the unique architecture of Kerala. Along side you also see the architecture of various foreign cultures, thanks to the Arabian traders and Europeans who frequented this land.
Kerala’s exotic cuisine is another experience you would love. The breakfast consisting of ‘Puttu’, ‘Idli’, ‘Dosa’ and various curries are unforgettable for a visitor. The elaborate ‘sadya’ for lunch will let you taste nearly a dozen Kerala delicacies. ‘Payasam’, the Kerala dessert is a culinary delicacy you should not miss.
Above all Kerala offers the singularly exciting opportunity to benefit from Ayurveda-the wisdom of the sages, to rejuvenate yourself. The weather, the natural beauty and the magical art forms of Kerala will soothe your stressed soul. The therapeutic Ayurvedic Massages will recharge you to enjoy life better and perform at the top of your efficiency.
Kerala is not only pristine tropical beaches- You will see in Kerala
Misty romantic mountains
Idyllic lagoons and water bodies
A heritage of millennia
Art forms dating back to the dawn of civilization
A delicious cuisine
A vibrant society and people
Do you want to know more about the culture, ethos and life in this magical land? Read Arundhati Roy’s Booker Prize winning novel, The God of Small Things - a beautiful novel set in the backdrop of Kerala. The story takes you to a small village called Aymanam in the Kottayam district of Kerala. This novel will give you a feel of Kerala and the life here. Above all, it is a wonderful story worth reading.
Take away from this Magical Land the images of Beautiful backwaters, lush green landscapes, gleaming white beaches, misty mountains, silvery waterfalls and the mystical traditions. We guarantee you will leave Kerala with a Reinvigorated Body and Mind.
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