Kerala backwaters are a world of serenity and wonderment. The coastal regions of Kerala have a network of waterways, inlets from the sea, estuaries of over forty rivers, lakes and natural canals connecting coastal towns. This interlinked body of waterways is known as the backwaters in Kerala. Over 900 Km of the Kerala backwaters are navigable and have been used for centuries by the local people for transportation. You can travel on these waterways on a traditional houseboat and enjoy the scenic beauty of the backwaters in Kerala
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Kerala Tourism

Kerala is situated on the tropical Malabar Coast of southwestern India, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. The tourism industry has taken the state of Kerala to the global map with its branding. The brand name of Kerala, God’s Own Country’ has become popular around the world. Kerala is labeled as one of the ten paradises of the world by the National Geographic Traveler, Kerala is famous especially for its ecotourism initiatives. Its unique culture and traditions, coupled with its varied demography, has made Kerala one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.


The Western Ghats of Kerala with its tropical forest ecosystem provides a natural advantage for the development of this segment of tourism. In order to facilitate the fast growth of tourism sector in Kerala, diversification our tourism products is essential. In true sense, the Western Ghats region of Kerala can be projected as an Ecotourism Zone.

Kerala is popular for her beaches, backwaters, mountain ranges and wildlife sanctuaries. Other popular attractions in the state include the beaches at Kovalam, Cherai and Varkala; backwater tourism and lake resorts around Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom and Alapuzha; hill stations and resorts at Munnar, Wayanad, Nelliampathi, Vagamon and Ponmudi; and national parks and wildlife sanctuaries at Periyar and Eravikulam National Park. The "backwaters" region an extensive network of interlocking rivers, lakes, and canals that centre on Alleppey, Kumarakom, and Punnamada also see heavy tourist traffic. Heritage sites, such as the Padmanabhapuram Palace, Hill Palace, Mattancherry Palace are also visited. more»»

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Kerala backwaters are a world of serenity and wonderment. The network of waterways, inlets from the sea, estuaries of over forty rivers, lakes and natural canals conne- cting coastal towns. This interlinked body of waterways is known as the backwaters in Kerala.

Over 900 Km of the Kerala backwaters are navigable and have been used for centuries by the local people for transportation. You can travel on these waterways on a traditional houseboat and enjoy the scenic beauty of the backwaters in Kerala. more»»
 
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Backwater cruises in Kerala are carried out on large converted traditional boats. These boats called Kettuvalloms (House Boat) were traditionally used as grain barges, to transport the rice harvested in the fertile fields alongside the Kerala Backwaters.

Kettuvallams, the stitched boats are the traditional house boats of Kerala. They provide the best way to experience the colourful backwaters of Kerala. more»»

The tree houses of the Kerala is a truly amazing place to stay. Kerala is fast becoming popular for its tree houses besides the beaches, wildlife and hill stations. You can stay in wooden lodges high up on trees in the forests of Kerala on your Kerala tours. The tree houses of Kerala seek to bring guests closer to the natural environment of Kerala. Live up in the tree houses of Kerala, wake up to the sound of birds, look out of your more»»

The charm of the Athirampally & Vazhachal nature cannot be described by words, Starting calmly from the high ranges, and crashing through gorges overhung with trees, these waterfall is one of the best places in India to re-capture a real sense of the classical idea of the "Picturesque"...not just calm and sweet, but something wild and natural. Affording to the onlookers, one of the most bewitching more»»

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Ayurveda is a perfect ancient science of life; the word Ayur literally means life and Veda the science or knowledge. Ayurveda briefly explains the knowledge of the do's and don'ts one has to follow, which favours the well being of each individual to lead a healthy, happy, comfortable and advantageous life both physically, mentally and socially. Ayurveda also emphasizes that prevention is better than cure. In the Ayurveda philosophy all living organisms are made up of more»»

Kerala Beaches Most of India's finest beaches are in Kerala. Virtually its entire 900km length coastline is lined with sandy beaches, rocky promontories and coconut palms. Beaches are same everywhere, however, once in Kerala, you will realize that this is not so. Kerala's beaches are renowned for the gentle surf and blue waters. Beach travel has never before been so exciting! and you will be left with a feeling of seeing and experiencing something new everytime. Every more»»

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