As I come from the mallu land, I would like to take the pride and opportunity to make a quick guide that will for sure convince you to travel down to this beautiful land of divinity. After all, Kerala is not just a land of worships.
Early last week Kerala was in news for some really good reason. Kerala Tourism was conferred the top United Nations Award for its global leadership in creating innovative initiatives for sustainable tourism. According to various media reports, in its biggest international recognition to date, Kerala Tourism won the UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Public Policy and Governance, the highest honour given to government bodies for shaping global tourism policies through innovative initiatives.
These facts itself draws a lot of attention of tourist toward this state which is fondly called as, ‘God’s Own Country”. With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 m in the east and networked by forty-four rivers, Kerala enjoys diverse geographical features. From tall mountains and deep valleys to endless backwaters and an extensive coastline, Kerala has it all.
Interestingly, Kerala was placed among the `50 destinations of a lifetime’ by National Geographic Traveler in a special collectors’ issue released just before the turn of the millennium. As I come from the mallu land, I would like to take the pride and opportunity to make a quick guide that will for sure convince you to travel down to this beautiful land of divinity. After all, Kerala is not just a land of worships.
World’s best Ayurveda resorts are in Kerala
Ayurveda today is considered more than a life science. People across the globe have a lot of trust on this ancient science. There many who come down to Kerala for rejuvenation and rehabilitation. This is the very reason why Ayurvedic doctors are today not just into consultation, they are scale up their business that are of high commercial value. Visiting an ayurveda resort is extremely worth your time and money invested.
Kerala is the spice garden of the country
Kerala’s history is closely linked with its commerce, which until recent times revolved around its spice trade. Celebrated as the Spice Coast of India, ancient Kerala played host to travellers and traders from across the world including the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, French and the British. It can be noted that the tea gardens in Munnar is considered to the finest in the world. Every corner of the state is close to mother nature.
Original toddy can be found only in Kerala
The land of coconut is known for its nook and corner toddy shops. People who like to try interesting drinks shouldn’t miss having Palm wine, also called kallu. Toddy as it called commonly is an alcoholic beverage created from the sap of various species of palm tree such as the palmyra, date palms and coconut palms. Kerala is one of the leading states in toddy production too.
Kerala has many virgin beaches
Marari, Bekal, Varkala are few beaches that are not very popular in tourist guides. If you want to soak up some serenity, then these beaches will not disappoint you. These and few other virgin sand and water areas should be a part of your Kerala tour. Free tanning therapy, a long walk and soaking in your feet around will be a unique experience if you are here.
A day spent at the backwaters is worth it!
When in Kerala taking a long ride on houseboat in backwaters is a must. Breathtaking view, a peaceful rest back as if the world is all yours, such feelings can come to you only when you go along the backwaters in Kerala. One of the most spectacular backwater spot which is now attracting a lot of attention is Kumarakom. Apart from this Alappuzha, Kollam, Astamudi, Kuttanad are few other other popular backwater destinations. Plenty of traditional rice boats and canoes can be spotted her leaving a scene that is immensely pleasing to the eye.
Gold shopping and hogging on Malabar parathas shouldn’t be given a miss!
World’s best gold jewellery brands can be found in Kerala. From pure gold jewellery to traditional temple collection one can find all in Kerala.
If you have to try different meat curries and fish fry dipped in coconut milk with some hot Malabar parathas then Kerala is the place you should go to.
Take a look at a film developed by Kerala Tourism Board on how to reach Kerala…
So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags to visit this spectacular mallu land super soon!