This is Kerala: A land of wonders
This is the land that is famously known as ‘God’s own country’, widely known for its culture
heritage, unique customs, rituals, structure, offerings and festivals. The beauty of the land is even
more colorful and vibrant during the monsoons. In this blog I will be talking about the different
aspects of Kerala that attract tourists around the world.
The Backwaters: This is indeed a well known attraction for tourists around the globe.The
serenity and peace of relaxing along the beautiful backwaters brings backs a sense of the
Ayurvedic treatments: The sense of nature truly surrounds the land. This is one phenomenon
that will surely stand tall among the many wonders of this land.
Cochin/Kochi Port: From virtual offices to the decorated streets, fully furnished offices or
exceptional landscapes, nothing beats the heritage Cochin/Kochi port. The old part of the city has
many cultural attractions and the famous Chinese fishing nets.
The horizons of tea plantations: The weather and aura of these locations build a sense of
oneness with nature. These picturesque locations are indeed a delight to the eyes.
The great beaches: If you are a great admirer of sand, sunsets and a lazy relaxing atmosphere
you would truly love these beaches.
Wildlife Sanctuaries: The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is among the popular of nature reserves of
India. It is home to sambar, wild boar, bison, langur, elephants and tigers.
Homestay: The Guidebook publisher Lonely Planet rated Kerala as one of their top family
friendly destinations for 2014 and recommended a homestay.
Food for the soul: Kerala is famously known as the spice bowl of India. It is a great treasure not
only for the state but the entire nation. The Portuguese and Dutch could resist the grand treasure;
it is something you should never miss.
The Waterfalls: The vividness of nature and alluring places to visit are but a sublime experience
to the spirit. The beauties of nature that gush down hills, crags, mountain sides have the power to
enchant you and these sites can leave you breathless. The pristine beauty of the natural cliffs and
ranges add to the colours of the state. The long monsoon season of the state enhances these great
waterfalls and gives a perennial water supply to add on to the beauty of these waterfalls.
Dance Forms: There are nearly 50 dance forms in Kerala. The Kathakali, originated over 500
years ago, a theatrical dance form that means story-play (Katha –story and Kali – play) depicts
story through a classical dance form. Mohiniattan is a sensual dance form that involves graceful
movements. Theyyam, Thullal, Kodiyattam are some of the other famous dance forms.
These pointers are but a few highlights of Kerala. To understand the great beauties of this land
you really need to discover a lot more. From the soft, white sand beaches, to the calm and
composed people, a small heaven amidst the tropical, fresh spices, tea plantations and a place
where literature has gained its prominence and a really unique culture … this is Kerala.