It is called God’s own country, for a valid reason!
For many tourists, Kerala is one of South India most scenic state. A slender coastal strip that is shaped by its layered landscape, it includes a laid-back network of pretty backwaters, spice and tea covered hills of Western Ghats and more importantly almost 600 km of glorious Arabian Sea coast. The state is also home to wild elephants and exotic birds on one hand and rich vibrant traditions of Kathakali, temple festivals and snake boat races on the other hand. These festivals and cultural traditions are celebrated in even the smallest villages, giving tourists and locals a chance to experience the rich traditions of the state.
Apart from the popular tourists attractions, Kerala is also home to some of the most sacred and religious places in India. The Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple and Sabarimala Sree Ayyappa Temple are major Hindu temples, that attracts devotees from all over the country. With so much to offer, it is hard to deny Kerala's liberal use of the slogan 'God's Own Country'.
If you can’t decide about one destination to visit in this state, consider a road trip to see them all. Over two weeks, gorge on Syrian Christian, Muslim Mappila, and Hindu cuisines in Calicut, take a cooking class in Thalassery, visit the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve that borders Tamil Nadu, and cool off by the ocean in Varkala. You will want to come back again, we promise.
Cities to explore in Kerala
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