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Kerala God’s Own Country

Kerala Backwater tourKerala the “Gods own country” is blessed with different festivals, great art forms & beautiful landscape, it is the land of kera trees gifted by the God’s.

Kerala has over 900 km of interconnected waterways, rivers, lakes and inlets parallel to the Arabian Sea that forms the Kerala backwaters. In the midst of the beautiful landscape there are a number of town & cities which are starting and end points of backwater cruises. Many unique species of aquatic life and animals live in and alongside the backwaters. Palm trees, pandanus shrubs, bushes & other leafy plants grow alongside the backwaters provide a beautiful green surrounding landscape. It offers unique opportunity to the tourists to experience memorable backwater cruise in a traditional houseboat.

The Houseboats is a new addition to the travel and tourism of the state’s backwaters. The houseboat may measuring up to 120 feet in length. These houseboats were once used as a cargo vessels poled by one or two men and used to transport rice, coconut and other commodities. With time the houseboats were replaced by some modern modes of transport, leaving the old houseboats to decay.

In modern times the houseboats have come back from time, now these houseboats are been used as as floating hotels with all modern facilities with total comfort and relaxation one can imagine.

The houseboats that cruise these backwaters are constructed using huge planks of jack wood joined together without the use of any nails.

The Kettuvalloms (houseboats) are now comfortably furnished with an open lounge, rooms with attached bath and a kitchen. Every houseboat is manned by a crew of 3-4 men, a cook, guide and oarsman. Houseboats can be the most relaxing experience for any age, size or type of people.

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Posted by on March 1, 2012 in Travel India


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Kerala is perfect for honeymoon!

Where to go for a honeymoon? If that’s the question bothering you as you do not want to make any bad choice for something which definitely is the most important part of your life and something you would always want to hold fresh in your mind. Then I can suggest you one such place. Its Kerala, a state in southern India, a paradise of panoramic view, it is known as “God’s own country” and its just not a phrase to boast this place for tourism, it is the truth and anyone who visits this place agrees with it. It’s a coastal area of lush green vegetation that slopes down the Western Ghats to reach the Arabian Sea Kerala borders the states of Tamil Nadu to the east and Karnataka to the north and is the most literate state in India. Kerala is considered to be one of the safest regions of India and initiated Ecotourism. Tourists find this place one of the friendliest places in India, incidents of cheating the tourists by local people is almost negligible. Kerala is a place of religiosity and one can find Hindu Temples, Mosques, Churches and even synagogues. Natural beauty is at its best here, The National Geographic Traveler magazine named Kerala was named as one of the “ten paradises of the world” and “50 places of a lifetime”.

Enjoy : The Backwaters of Kerala

Kerala Backwaters

Kerala Backwaters

These are chains of interconnected water bodies like rivers, lakes and inlets , all separated from the sea by a narrow strip of sand banks and this is a stretch of almost 900 km. Serenity of backwaters can be enjoyed on large wooden canoes.

The Blue Mountains


Blue Mountains (popularly known as Nilgiris) of Western Ghats , are close to Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala and now known as Thiruvanthapuram, there are numerous hill stations in this area. The most popular is Munnar, the honeymoon capital of the state. Anamudi (2,695 metres) is the highest peak of the Western Ghats, and is good for trekking. The area is also home to several sanctuaries and forest reserve areas. Waterfalls- More than two dozen waterfalls, both large and small, with numerous rapids and springs. The largest fallwaters are at Athirampally, where three milky waterfalls fall at great speed. Beaches- Kerala has 650 km of coastline and numerous beaches.

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Posted by on August 28, 2010 in Travel India


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