Exotic Kerala

Popularly known as "God's Own Country", Kerala is one of the most romantic, beautiful natural attractions of the world. It can attract a traveller with vast expanse of beaches, green shades of palm trees, lowlands, and sky scraping mountains, placid lakes and some of the most picture- perfect locations of the world. The natural beauty packed with beaches, jungles, mountains and backwaters, Kerala is a hot destination for health tourism. This land of coconuts provides an ultimate tourist destiny for its exotic beaches, cousins amalgamated with ayurvedic health resorts, historic monuments, magical festivals and the cool shade under palm trees ashore the emerald backwater. Kovalam is adjudged as country's best beach and for its rich and varied touristic experiences Kerala has been declared as one of the ten "Paradise Found" by National Geographic Traveler. Land of attractive mist-covered hills and serene backwaters, Kerala is an ideal spot to explore this 4 days trip to Munnar, the paradise of Kerala, Thekkady and a Houseboat Cruise at Alleppey. Start your tour by getting picked up from the Cochin airport and driving to Munnar. Visit the Cheyyappara, Valara waterfalls and Karadipara View Point.

The hill station of Munnar is well known for its verdant hills with tea plantations and this is among the best photo opportunities in Kerala. The tea gardens make a memorable background for honeymoon and family photographs. Backdrop of greenery from the tea gardens of Munnar and silvery mist among the mountains form a perfect setting for photography along with other tourist spots in Munnar. Many of the tea estates may not allow trespassing and you may have to seek permission before photographing.

  • History
    History

    Kerala, a state on India's tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It's known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, langur monkeys and tigers.

    Kerala, a state on India's tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It's known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, langur monkeys and tigers.
    With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 m in the east and networked by 44 rivers, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. An equable climate. A long shoreline with serene beaches. Tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters. Lush hill stations and exotic wildlife. Waterfalls. Sprawling plantations and paddy fields. Ayurvedic health holidays. Enchanting art forms. Magical festivals. Historic and cultural monuments. An exotic cuisine... All of which offer you a unique experience. And what's more, each of these charming destinations is only a two hour drive from the other - a singular advantage no other destination offers.

  • Seasons
    Seasons

    Bestowed with a pleasant and equable climate throughout the year, Kerala is a tropical land with the coast running down its entire length and the Western Ghats forming a protective barrier against the dry winds from up north. The monsoons (June-September & October-November) and summer (February-May) are the seasons markedly experienced here, while winter is only a slight drop in temperature from the normal range of 28-32°C.

    Bestowed with a pleasant and equable climate throughout the year, Kerala is a tropical land with the coast running down its entire length and the Western Ghats forming a protective barrier against the dry winds from up north. The monsoons (June-September ; October-November) and summer (February-May) are the seasons markedly experienced here, while winter is only a slight drop in temperature from the normal range of 28-32°C.


  • Geography
    Geography

    With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 m in the east and networked by forty-four rivers, Kerala enjoys diverse geographical features.Kerala is divided into three geographical regions: Highlands, which slope down from the Western Ghats onto the Midlands of undulating hills and valleys into an unbroken coastline with many picturesque backwaters, interconnected with canals and rivers. The Western Ghats are nowhere more than 120 kms from the sea.

    With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 m in the east and networked by forty-four rivers, Kerala enjoys diverse geographical features.Kerala is divided into three geographical regions: Highlands, which slope down from the Western Ghats onto the Midlands of undulating hills and valleys into an unbroken coastline with many picturesque backwaters, interconnected with canals and rivers. The Western Ghats are nowhere more than 120 kms from the sea.

  • Alapuzha-Alleppey
    Alapuzha-Alleppey

    Alappuzha (or Alleppey) is a city on the Laccadive Sea in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It's best known for houseboat cruises along the rustic Kerala backwaters, a network of tranquil canals and lagoons. Alappuzha Beach is the site of the 19th-century Alappuzha Lighthouse. The city's Mullakkal Temple features a traditional design. Punnamada Lake's snake boat races are a well-known annual event

    Although often called the Venice of the East, it feels a bit more like Holland, with the coast opening up into myriad waterways weaving through flat expanses of rich farmland, most of it below sea level. There are houseboats to stay on, homestays or boutique hotels to explore and beaches such as Marari nearby. Gateway to Kerala’s famous ‘backwaters’ it is also accessible by train.
    Kerala is popular for Ayurveda treatment and if you also want to avail it, please your trip during the monsoon season, between June and August.Known as the Venice of the East, Alappuzha has always basked a major place in the maritime history of Kerala. Alappuzha (Alleppey) is a landmark between a network of rivers flowing into it and the Arabian Sea. 

  • Munnar
    Munnar

    Munnar is a town in the Western Ghats mountain range in India’s Kerala state. A hill station and former resort for the British Raj elite, it's surrounded by rolling hills dotted with tea plantations established in the late 19th century. Eravikulam National Park, a habitat for the endangered mountain goat Nilgiri tahr, is home to the Lakkam Waterfalls, hiking trails and 2,695m-tall Anamudi Peak.Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. 1,600 m above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture-book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji. This flower which bathes the hills in blue once in every twelve years, will bloom next in 2018. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, which towers over 2,695 m. Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking. Let us now explore some of the options in and around Munnar that would provide travellers ample opportunities to enjoy the captivating hill station of Munnar.

    The hill station of Munnar is well known for its verdant hills with tea plantations and this is among the best photo opportunities in Kerala. The tea gardens make a memorable background for honeymoon and family photographs. Backdrop of greenery from the tea gardens of Munnar and silvery mist among the mountains form a perfect setting for photography along with other tourist spots in Munnar. Many of the tea estates may not allow trespassing and you may have to seek permission before photographing.

  • Houseboat Cruise
    Houseboat Cruise

    Land of attractive mist-covered hills and serene backwaters, Kerala is an ideal spot to explore this 4 days trip to Munnar, the paradise of Kerala, Thekkady and a Houseboat Cruise at Alleppey. Start your tour by getting picked up from the Cochin airport and driving to Munnar. Visit the Cheyyappara, Valara waterfalls and Karadipara View Point.

    The hill station of Munnar is well known for its verdant hills with tea plantations and this is among the best photo opportunities in Kerala. The tea gardens make a memorable background for honeymoon and family photographs. Backdrop of greenery from the tea gardens of Munnar and silvery mist among the mountains form a perfect setting for photography along with other tourist spots in Munnar. Many of the tea estates may not allow trespassing and you may have to seek permission before photographing.

  • Wildlife Safari
    Wildlife Safari

    wayanad wildlife santuary,Entry to both parts of the sanctuary is only permitted as part of a two-hour jeep safari (650), which can be arranged at the sanctuary entrances.Kerala, a state on India's tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It&'s known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, langur monkeys and tigers.

    wayanad wildlife santuary,Entry to both parts of the sanctuary is only permitted as part of a two-hour jeep safari (?650), which can be arranged at the sanctuary entrances.Kerala, a state on India's tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline.