Kerala Tourism, Kerala Travel Guide

Kerala Tourism

Kerala Tourism

Kerala is one of the most popular tourist state in India that has been named as one of the 'Top 10 paradises in world' by the National Geographic Traveler, as well as 'Fifty places of lifetime'. The state tourism industry is growing at double digit rate and is a major contributor state's economy. Kerala is a popular travel destination among both domestic and international travelers. The state has a wide range of tourist attractions starting from beautiful beaches, scenic backwaters, gurgling waterfalls, picturesque hill stations and majestic heritage monuments. 

Kerala is the southernmost state of India lying between the Western Ghats on the East and the Arabian Sea on the West. This small state is one of the most beautiful travel destination in India with its palm fringed beaches, undulating hills covered with tea and spices plantations, pristine backwaters surrounded by coconut groves and the wild green forests providing an unforgettable experience. This narrow strip of land holds very diverse geographical features and therefore, attracts tourists with different passions.

The state government has played an important role in popularizing Kerala as a tourist destination. The 'God's own country' marketing campaign of Kerala tourism department has been very popular worldwide and helped a lot in transforming the state as one of the most visited tourist destination in India. The state government has been also successful in popularizing Kerala as the center of ecotourism. Kerala is the land of Ayurveda which is one of the oldest practices that continues to blossom even today, draws thousands and hundred of tourists from all over the world.

The city of Kochi is one of the most popular travel destination in Kerala, which is frequented by travellers for its scenic beaches and old monuments that stand as witness to the Portuguese rule in India. Apart from that the other popular destination for beach lovers are Varkala, Kovalam and Bekal. Kerala is also home to one of the most popular hill station in South India - Munnar. Munnar is a very beautiful hill station in the Western Ghats with its tea plantations covered hills providing a breathtaking view. One of the most unique travel attraction of Kerala are its backwaters that are the biggest contributor in making the state comparable with paradise. The best cities to get a flavor of the scenic backwaters and take a houseboat ride are Kottayam and Alleppey. There is also plenty in the state for wildlife and nature lovers with the wildlife destinations like Wayanad and Thekkady

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