Kerala is one destination in India where every individual desires to visit at least once in a lifetime. This beautiful place is also known for its rich culture and tradition, elephants, mesmerizing back waters and is the real land of coconuts. When it comes to beautiful places in India, then Kerala is always among the top contenders.
Kerala: ‘Gods Own Country’
Yes, it’s called the Gods Own Country and this title doesn’t need any justification, as it truly deserves it. Located in the southern part of India, Kerala is an absolutely extra ordinary land. Since it is blessed with all the elements of nature, one would actually feel sitting in the lap of mother nature.
Nature is at its peak as this city, what makes me say that is because Kerala is snuggled between the immaculate waters of the Arabian sea on its west and lush Western Ghat mountains peaks on its east. To add to its beauty it is also surrounded by thick forest, intense set-up of lagoons and rivers, exotic wildlife, relaxing backwaters and beaches which have a long shoreline.
Do you know what does the word Kerala actually mean? Well, in Malayalam the term “Kera” means coconut, so we can even say that this place got its name quite naturally as Kerala is abundant coconut plants .So many even call Kerala the land of coconuts as you can find Coconut trees almost everywhere.
Kerala: A Travellers Paradise
Kerala attracts large number of tourist from the country and also from abroad, it is in fact one of the most visited tourist destination in India. The magical air and nature is one of the top reason which attracts the tourist to this place, but apart from the nature Kerala is also known for its rich cultural heritage . The music and dance form of this state portrays the true essence of its traditions. This is one of the most magical feature of Kerala which leaves the tourist spell bound.
Explore Kerala: 7 Top Places To Visit
The beautiful state has numerous number of wonderful and magnificent attractions which are just way afar one’s thoughts. Wont you want to explore every bit of the God’s own country? So here is the list of the top places which one just cannot miss to visit in Kerala.
Munnar is also known as the Kashmir of South India. It is an extremely beautiful and popular place which is a must visit. What makes Munnar popular is its lavish organic mountains, dense forests, steep- sided valleys, tea plantations and the flora and fauna. The beauty of this hill station is immeasurable and it is also regarded as one of the best romantic destinations in India. In fact best place for honeymoon couples.
Amazing Backwaters, Lagoons and the beaches make Alleppey one of the most attractive tourist point in Kerala. Another romantic destination in this state which is also called the ‘Venice of the East’, mainly because for its beauty by the Lord Curzon. Apart from the beautiful backwaters and boats the paddy fields are another key tourist attraction.
Are you a wildlife lover? Then Thekkady will surely be one of your dream destinations as it is immensely renowned for the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. This place offers double fun, as it offers amazing scenic beauty and also thrilling wildlife experience, both these make Thekkady one of the best places to visit in Kerala.
Vagamon or the “Scotland of Asia” has the most perfectly maintained gardens, mystic hills and steep-sided valleys. This hill station has something which is so enchanting and will leave you with treasured memories for life. Vagamon is the most promising holiday haven of India.
Trivandum or Thiruvananthapuram, this city is also called the The City of Lord Anantha. This is an Evergreen city of India which has undulated landscape of low coastal hills. The worlds richest temple which is also known for its hidden treasures is located in this city.
Wayanad or the Green Paradise of Kerala. Wayanad is located on a very high altitude, and is blessed with nature. This place is one of the most popular tourist destination in Kerala, majorly known for its paddy fields, wildlife, serenity and tradition.
A town with beaches, immensely popular as it has some of the best beaches of India. Kovalam is also regarded as the Heaven of the South. Visited by tourist from all across the glove, Kovalam is one of the favourite destinations for many tourist. Kovalam is also very popular for its Ayurveda treatments and massages which are too powerful.
These places were some of my best picks, but this is just few of them you can even visit Kochi, Ashtamudi, Bekal, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Varkala, Malampuzha, Kumarakom and Nelliampathy. All these places are blessed with natural beauty and truly justifies Kerala’s beauty to the fullest.
Kerala is indeed making our India much more Incredible!