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Kerala- it’s God’s Own Country

Wedged between the Western Ghats on the East and the Arabian Sea on the West, the narrow strip of land known as Kerala is a destination of a lifetime.

The timeless beauty of the palm fringed beaches of Kovalam and Varkala, the majesty of the undulating hills of Munnar and Vagamon, the serenity of the pristine backwaters of Kumarakom & Kuttanad and the enchanting woods and forests of Thekkady and Silent Valley will have you bowled over.

That such a small terrain can hold diverse geographical features and cultures is a wonder in itself.

 

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BackWaters 

The coastal regions of Kerala have a network of waterways, inlets from the sea, and estuaries of over forty rivers, lakes and natural canals connecting coastal towns. This interlinked body of waterways is known as the backwaters in Kerala.Many unique species of aquatic life including crabs, frogs and mudskippers, water birds such as terns, kingfishers, darters and cormorants, and animals such as otters and turtles live in and alongside the backwaters in Kerala. Palm trees, pandanus shrubs, various leafy plants and bushes are a common feature along the Kerala backwaters, colouring the surrounding landscape, a rich green.Cruise the backwaters for an unforgettable experience that lets you delve into natures magical realm.Click to view places within each district.

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Ancient History- Ayurveda & Yoga

There are several myths about the origin of Kerala. One such myth is the creation of Kerala by Parasurama, a warrior sage. According to a legend, Parasurama, an avatar of Mahavishnu, threw his battle axe into the sea. As a result, the land of Kerala arose.Kerala has seen the rise and fall of many an empire the Chera Empire, Kalabhra Interregnum, and the Kulashekharas. The arrival of Vasco Da Gama at Calicut in 1498 is another landmark in the history of Kerala. In fact, the Portuguese had a strong impact on the educational and cultural life of the people of Kerala.Each dynasty, each rule and each era has left behind a legacy which is now a part of Kerala’s rich cultural heritage. Kerala has several forts, palaces, cemeteries and citadels, some of which are very well preserved and others which still retain an irresistable charm despite the worn down state they are in.

 

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WildLife

Watch wildlife at close quarters. Kerala, with its lush green tropical forests, attracts some exotic flora and fauna that make it worth your while to get a glimpse of life in the wild.Trek up the roads less trodden, follow jungle trials and spend time observing wildlife. Relive the old safari spirit. At the water front, hop on to a raft or a Kayak and enjoy the panorama. Interact with tribal settlements. Explore the spirit of adventure in you.The hills, rocks and valleys which contribute to the very unique character of Wayanad and Idukki provide a lot for adventure tourism. The wildlife of Periyar, Thekkady and the deep dense forests offer the adventure seekers a fine holiday.

Connected to World.


Kerala has three airports – Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram), Cochin (Kochi/Ennakulam) and Calicut (Kozhikode) .Roughly they are located 200 km apart, at south, central and north part of Kerala respectively. Both domestic and international flights are operated from all the three airports. Calicut International airport (CCJ) , the northmost airport of Kerala is located about 26 km (16 miles) from the Calicut Railway Station.Cochin International airport (COK) is located about 30 km (19 miles) from the Cochin city center.Trivandrum International airport (TRV) is located about 6 km (4 miles) from the Trivandrum city .
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