About Kerala

Head on to Kerala to explore deeply the aura of nature


Are you a die hard traveler? Planning to go for a vacation far from the scorching and melting heat? Pep up yourself for a nostalgic vacation in a peaceful environment. Explore famous Backwater destinations In the midst of lush greenery and evergreen beauty. Take an adventure of stunning wildlife and unique world of water. Sound like heaven? Well that is Kerala, Gods own country. Pack your bags and baggage and get ready to explore some of the trading centers of Kerala, Kollam, Kuttanad, Kottayam, Munroe island, Kasargod, ThiruvallamKozhikode,andalappuzha: mostly famous for its snake boat race. similarly each destination among this have its own value and attraction and definitely a not to miss place.

Kerala is very rich and famous for its natural heritage and is considered as one of the best holiday destinations Kerela attracts its tourists through its eye-capturing beauty and serenity that can be felt only by touring in the traditional houseboats known as "Kettuvallam". The salinebays,lovely lakes and canals encompasses the chain of interconnection of the backwaters thatstands parallel to the Arabian seacoast .The AshtamudiKayal in Kollam is termed as the Kerala doorway to the backwaters in Kerala. The Houseboats in Kerala passing through the calm aquatic life of backwaters,villages,extensive forests of palms and coconuts, offers tourists an experience of lifetime complimented with romance and thrill. a day spend in the luxurious houseboats of Kerala always rejuvinates mind and soul and makes your vacation worth of yourtime ad money spent.

The natural aura of green surroundings provides people complete peace and relaxation of mind worth to make their holidays wonderful. Kerala cannot be explored or enjoyed in true sense without touring by the houseboats .The dazzling beaches o kerela offers toutists the tourists a panoramic view of the nature. The tourists can explore the nature all day long by lying on the shacks of the beach.You wilk catch the local people busy in their daily and rustic routine life of fishing and farming.if you are in kerela dont forget to pamper yourself with the exotic ayurvedic message ,spa and sauna,all most every hotels and cruises in kerela have the facilities. Kumarakom in Kottayam district is the best and ideal holiday destination of Kerala. It offers tourists some of the eminent five star hotels and resortsalong with other rejuvenating facilities.

Places to Visit

Thekkady

Thekkady is located about 257 km (160 mi) from Trivandrum, 114 km from Madurai City and Madurai Airport, 145 km from Cochin International Airport and 114 km from Kottayam railway station. Thekkady is located near to Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. The sanctuary is famous for its dense evergreen, semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savanna grass lands. It is home to herds of elephants, sambar, tigers, gaur, lion-tailed Macaques and Nilgiri Langurs.

Mattancherry Palace

The Palace was built and gifted by the Portuguese as a present to the Raja of Cochin around 1555. The Dutch carried out some extensions and renovations in the palace in 1663, and thereafter it was popularly called Dutch Palace. The rajas also made more improvements to it. Today, it is a portrait gallery of the Cochin Rajas and notable for some of the best mythological murals in India, which are in the best traditions of Hindu temple art. The palace was built to appease the king after they plundered a temple nearby.

Chembra Peak

Chembra Peak is the highest peak in Wayanad, at 2,100 m (6,900 ft) above sea level. Chembra is located near the town of Meppady and is 8 km (5 mi) south of Kalpetta. It is part of the Wayanad hill ranges in Western Ghats, adjoining the Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu and Vellarimala in Kozhikode district in Kerala. Chembra Peak is accessible by foot from Meppady. District Tourism Promotion Council provides guides and trekking equipment on hire charges to tourists.

Vembanad

Vembanad (Vembanad Kayal or Vembanad Kol) is the longest lake in India, and the largest lake in the state of Kerala. It is also counted as one of the largest lakes in India. Spanning several districts in the state of Kerala, it is known as Punnamada Lake in Kuttanad, Kochi Lake in Kochi. Several groups of small islands including Vypin, Mulavukad, Vallarpadam, Willingdon Island are located in the Kochi Lake portion. Kochi Port is built around the Willingdon Island, and the Vallarpadam island.

Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park is a 97 km2 national park located along the Western Ghats in the Idukki district of Kerala in India. It is the first national park in kerala. Three major types of plant communities are found in the Park – grasslands, shrublands and forests. The terrain above 2000m is covered primarily by grasslands. However, there are numerous small patches of forests in hollows and gullies in these areas. The deeper valleys are extensively forested. Shrublands predominate along the bases of the cliffs and interspersed in rocky slab areas. The antibacterial Eupatorium glandulosum is found here.

St. Francis Church, Kochi

St. Francis CSI Church, in Fort Kochi (aka. Fort Cochin), originally built in 1503, is the oldest European church in India and has great historical significance as a mute witness to the European colonial struggle in the subcontinent. The Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama died in Kochi in 1524 when he was on his third visit to India. His body was originally buried in this church, but after fourteen years his remains were removed to Lisbon.

Santa Cruz Basilica

The Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica at Fort Kochi is one of the eight Basilicas in India. Counted as one of the heritage edifices of Kerala, this church is one of the finest and most impressive churches in India and visited by tourists the whole year round. It is a place of devotion as well as a center of historic significance, endowed with architectural and artistic grandeur and colours of the gothic style. It was built originally by the Portuguese and elevated to a Cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558, was spared by the Dutch conquerors who destroyed many Catholic buildings. Later the British demolished the structure and Bishop D. João Gomes Ferreira commissioned a new building in 1887. Consecrated in 1905, Santa Cruz was proclaimed a Basilica by Pope John Paul II in 1984.

How to go ?

  • All express trains from all over the country operate on daily basis to the nearest railhead at New Jalpaiguri (NJP/Siliguri).
  • Well connected by Air from all parts of the country to Bagdogra (Siliguri), which is the nearest Airport.
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