Kerala ” The Gods own Country” , regionally referred to as Keralam is a state in the south-west region of India on the Malabar coast. It was formed on 1 November 1956 as per the States Reorganisation Act by combining various Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2(15,005 sq mi) it is bordered by Karnataka to the north and north east, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west.
Kerala’s culture and traditions, coupled with its varied demographics, have made Kerala one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. National Geographic’s Traveller magazine names Kerala as one of the “ten paradises of the world and must see destinations of a lifetime. Travel and Leisure names Kerala as “One of the 100 great trips for the 21st century”.
Kerala’s beaches, backwaters, mountain ranges and wildlife sanctuaries are the major attractions for both domestic and international tourists. Major beaches are at Kovalam, Varkala, Fort Kochi, Cherai, Kappad, Muzhappilangad and Bekal. Popular hill stations are atMunnar, Wayanad, Wagamon, Peermade, Nelliampathi and Ponmudi. Kerala’s ecotourism destinations include 12 wildlife sanctuaries and two national parks: Periyar Tiger Reserve, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, and Eravikulam National Park are the most popular among them. Alleppey, Kumarakom is famous for back water tours.
Best Time to Visit Kerala:
The best time to visit Kerala is during winter season, from November to March. This is decidedly the peak tourist season of the state of Kerala and the weather, at this time is at its mild, pleasantest best, to enjoy yourself on beaches, hill stations and backwaters.
Off Season (Monsoon)
The Monsoons in Kerala do not take the pattern of incessant rains continuing for weeks. Virtually it rains for a few hours with sunny interludes. Occasionally the rains might stretch on for a few days but the respite of sunshine is never far away. People look forward to seeing the sun peep through the wet palm fronds and rain drenched green. These golden interludes provide an equilibrium to life’s natural flow.
However, the rainy season is the best time to experience the health benefits of India”s ancient art of ayurvedic medicine. This is because the cool, moist, and dust free atmosphere encourages the body’s pores to open up, making it particularly receptive to herbal oils and therapy. Hence, the months of June and July are best suited for administering ayurvedic treatments.
During monsoon times also lot of visitors coming to Kerala to explore their holidays with Monsoon specially honeymooners.
Kerala Tour Packages
To explore Kerala ” The Gods own country” , Travels Kerala offers different packages, please find the available package details given below.