in the southern peninsular India, the state of Kerala can aptly be referred
to as a piece of paradise. Flanked by the azure waters of the Arabian Sea on
its west and the soaring Western Ghats on its east, the state is an
assimilation of a variety of experiences. Its diversified landscape and the
abundant greenery truly beggar description. There are places where you can
just sit in an easy chair, sip a drink and enjoy the show of nature, for
hours on end. While there are some where you will find yourselves
irresistibly restless! Make a trip and see for yourself.
The state experiences a tropical climate, the conditions being pleasant for
most part of the year. April to June is the summer period, with maximum
temperature recording 33 degrees centigrade. The southwest monsoons bring a
good amount rainfall in the state from June till September. Winters are mild
and extend from October to January. Anytime can be a good time to visit here
as every season has something new in store for the holidaymakers.
Important Cities & Towns
Kerala has to its credit a number of significant cities and towns,
Thiruvananthapuram being the state capital. Each one as crucial as the
other. For, you'll see that almost every single city or town has won itself
a huge appellation to sport. Cochin, the port city, is referred to as the
'Queen of the Arabian Sea' whereas Alappuzha is famous as the 'Venice of the
East'. There's Kuttanad, the 'Rice Bowl of Kerala'. Munnar is fit to called
the state's 'Plantation Paradise'. Other important cities and towns of the
state include Kannur, Kasaragod, Kozhikode, Kollam, Palakkad, Thekkady,
Trichur, Trivandrum, Wayanad etc.
People & Culture
are a fascinating race of people. From one point to the other, there are
sights and sound to be remembered for a lifespan. There's a unique lifestyle
based on centuries-old customs and traditions. Dance and music are an
essential part of the people's life here. Popular folk dances of the state
include Kathakali, Koothu and Mohiniyattom. No wonder, even traditional art
forms like Theyyam, Kummattikkali and Mudiyettu can be observed to be alive.
Whether you talk of art and craft, music or literature, Kerala is always
ready to respond. A series of festivities, that keep flocking throughout the
year, showcase the true essence of spirit of the people and their culture.
And last, but all the more important, is the Keralan cuisine that will keep
you licking your palate for long.
Famous Travel Attractions
Plenty of attractions await your arrival in Kerala. From some of the finest
beaches like Kovalam, Poovar and Varkala to celebrated wildlife havens like
the Periyar National Park and the Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala
holds a bouquet of surprises for you. Cochin remains dispersed with a number
of historical remnants like the Dutch Palace, Mattancherry Palace and the
Jewish Synagogue. A string of scenic backwaters like Alappuzha, Kumarakom,
Kozhikode, Cochin and Kollam among others offer excellent houseboat
cruisies. Munnar is one of the much talked about and visited hill stations
in the state. There's much more!
Air/ Rail/ Road Links
Kerala boasts of three well-operated international airports
Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode. From here, there are regular
domestic and international flights to the key destinations of India and the
world. Rail routes too are excellent as the state has around 200 railway
stations connecting to different parts of the state and the world. National
Highways 47, 17 and 49 provide Kerala with an excellent network of roads.