Kerala, also known as the God’s own country, is one of the most popular romantic destinations in the country. With a serene climate and a picturesque location, the state is bustling with couples celebrating their honeymoon throughout the year.
The people of Kerala have the habit of planning trips only as a search for different food items. This is actually an exciting idea. We have gone trips to see natural wonders like lakes, hill station and beaches etc. We have visited man made fascinations like palaces and amusement parks. Here is a new reason to plan a trip. Like we see in many television shows, why can’t we make a trip to taste the different food items in our state? Our state Kerala is not only rich in natural wealth, but we are also rich in delicious cuisines that are exclusively available here. Let us make a glance through some mouth-watering cuisines in Kerala and some of the important shops that you can mark before starting the trip. Then pack the luggage and keep your taste buds ready.
Cochin is a city holding colonial beauty. There are many stunning places to visit at here. The Marine Drive is a place where you can relax in the evening time. In this plan you can only spend one daCochin. So it is better to not add the beautiful places like Kumbalangy, Vypin and Wonderla in this plan. We can add the stunning stopovers that you can visit in a single day. Mattancherry Palace which is also called Dutch Palace is a place that depicts the architectural brilliance of Kerala in the colonial era. Near to this palace is the Paradeshi Synagogue located. This place is an active Jewish religious centre. Lulu Mall is the largest shopping mall in Kerala and is located in Edappally. If you get more time, you can visit Hill Palace located at Thripunithura. After the day you can stay at Mermaid Hotel at Vypin. The stay in Mermaid Hotel in Cochin will add the fun of your trip.
In the early morning you can leave to Thekkady in Idukki District. Thekkady is a treasure trove of wildlife. Thekkady is located about 150km from Cochin and you can take Pala-Kuttikanam route if you are in your own vehicle. Bus service is also available to Thekkady from Cochin. Thekkady is a place that well blessed with natural beauty. The boating through the Periyar River will be a once in life experience. While somebody think of boating in Kerala, the first image that comes in mind is boating through the Periyar River at Thekkady. You can see wild animals like Tiger and deer in their natural habitat in your boating. Elephants climbing down the hill to bath in the river will be an exciting visual treat for you and your camera. The two days at Cochin and Thekkady will be the most memorable days in your life.
Lakshadweep is a place that you should never miss in your life. The islands can be reached by ship as well as air from Cochin. Agatti Aerodrome on Agatti Island is the only airport in Lakshadweep and you get flight from Cochin International Airport to here. The other islands at here are linked through boat services or through helicopter. There are six ships to connect Cochin and Lakshadweep; they are M.V Kavaratti, M.V Aminidivi, M.V Minicoy, M.V Arabian Sea, M.V Lakshadweep Sea and M.V Bharath Seema. Special permission is needed to visit this Union Territory as these places come under specially protected areas. There are many limitations for the visitors at here. Alcoholic beverage consumption is not permitted here except on Bangaram Island. There are many stunning stopovers at the islands in which some of them are pointed below. Golden Jubilee Museum at Agatti Island is a must visit spot that will give you more information about the history of this place. The Kalpeni Beach is a lovely beach that offers many water sports activities to the visitors. The 37 meter high lighthouse in Kalpeni Island is another attraction for you. You get the wide view of the island from the top of this light house. Bangaram Island has the most attractive coral reef destination and you can also enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling at here. Minicoy Tower House at Minicoy Island, Samundrika Museum at Delanipur and Dolphin Dive Centre are the major tourist destinations at Lakshadweep.
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Pack your bags to Kerala and get an Ayurvedic treatment. Do not panic because of the term treatment. Ayurveda treatment is also a method to rejuvenate your senses and refresh your entire body. It is also a recognized mode of medical tourism that is popular around the world. The popularity of this treatment has reached every corner of the world and people from all around the globe are flying to this small state for therapeutic treatment.
Kerala tourism is always special for everyone. So the land is called "God's Own Country". One of the main attractions in Kerala is the Ayurvedic Treatment. The best 3 star hotel in Kochi, Kerala is Mermaid Hotel http://www.mermaidcochin.com/
Kochi (Cochin) is situated between the waves of the Arabian Sea and the peaks of the Western Ghats,Kerala is a beautiful piece of land with mesmerizing waterways and scenic landscape. It is home to a variety of flora and fauna residing across diverse geographical settings. The small state with exotic wildlife, misty hill stations, sun kissed beaches, gorgeous backwaters and popular pilgrim centers has now become one of the most sought out tourist destinations in the country.
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Thekkady is a part of the Idukky district of Kerala. It is where the Periyar Tiger Reserve is located. It is on the Kerala and Tamil Nadu border and is famous for the reserve and its spices such cinnamon, black pepper, cardamom and clove. The sanctuary is famous for the moist deciduous forest and savanna grass lands. It spreads across 777km and about 360 Km of it is forest. You would find elephants, Sambars, tigers, Nilgiri Langurs and lion-tailed Macaques in the sanctuary.
Kerala, a small state in the south of India is gaining immense popularity all around the world due to the scenic beauty and pleasant climate it offers. The state, that is also known as God’s own country is famous for the stunning landscapes, backwaters, coconut groves and beguiling sea shores.
Kerala is renowned for its greenery and sandy shores worldwide. While the million hues of green that you see in the evergreen forests of Kerala are bound to fill any tourist with wonder it is the completely indigenous flora and fauna of the forests that attract the seasoned traveller. Almost a third of the state is covered with forests. Among the protected forest land there are six national parks and fourteen wildlife sanctuaries.
One of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries is the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. On the shores of the river Periyar there is a Tiger reserve as well. Home to several endemic species such as the Lion tailed macaque the sanctuary is the best for the first time trekker. Facilities and accommodations are quite easy to find for the tourist and there are well trained guides to take you on guided tours. A few shops can also be found nearby which cater mostly to tourists and sell exotic jewellery and forest merchandise.
If you are someone who likes to explore the untouched wild then Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is a must visit. This sanctuary is also a tiger reserve and admission is restricted to tourists. Wild Gaurs, the Nilgiri Tahr, Wild Boars, Great Indian Hornbill, Great Pied Hornbill, King Cobras, etc are some of the numerous exotic fauna of the region. Parambikulam has well equipped tents that are guarded with fences for the tourist who wants to play it safe. However if adventure is what drives there are tree-houses right in the middle of the forests constructed on some of the tallest trees of the reserve. The view from the top is spectacular and you can experience the sheer bliss of being surrounded by Mother Nature in her most pristine form.
The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary is must visit for any bird lover. The sanctuary is best visited during winter when many rare species of birds migrate to the region. The sanctuary is well known for the Indian Pitta. Orange-headed Thrush, Large-billed leaf-Warbler, Jerdon’s Nightjar, Indian Cuckoo, Oriental Darter, Cormorants, Whiskered terns, Collared Scops Owl, Ceylon Frogmouth, Pompadour Green Pigeon, Yellow-browed Bulbuls, etc are some of the other birds that can be found here. As the sanctuary has several varieties of cuckoos it is also called the Cuckoo paradise.
Unlike most other states in India the state of Kerala is almost green throughout. It is very difficult to travel a few kilometres without finding at least a small water body. The abundance of water added with the heavy rains of the region make the state a bright green. The shimmering leaves sparkling in the golden rays of sun just after a rain is a sight that could be exotic for most but is a typical scene in the evergreen forests of Kerala.
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Kerala, The God’s own Country is blessed with lot of temples and historical churches. Lot of pilgrims comes to the state for their religious purpose. Sabarimala the Temple of Lord Ayyappa, the Malayattoor Church are the best examples in the list. Every district in the state has at least one famous temple or church. If one wants to cover maximum number of temples or churches in one go, Ernakulam is the best place in Kerala.
Chottanikkara Temple is most famous temple in Ernakulam district. All the three Goddesses in the Hindu mythology are worshipped here. In the morning Goddess Saraswati, afternoon Lekshmi and evening Durga are worshiped here. The temple is famous for its wooden sculptures. The women in Kerala and the neighboring states are devoted to Chottanikkaradevi from their heart. The ‘Guruthi Pooja’ in the evening is the most auspicious ritual at the temple. Every year lot of people visits the temple for the famous “Makam Thozhal” festival.
Vallarpadam Church is another pilgrim centre at Ernakulam. Lot of pilgrims visits the church irrespective of caste. Mary, the mother of Lord Jesus commonly called as Vallarpadathamma is worshiped at the church. The church has historical importance too. It was built in the sixteenth century, by the Portuguese merchants. The church was rebuilt after is got destroyed by heavy flood in the end of seventeenth century. The church is now a national pilgrim centre which has received special status from the Pope.
Foreign visitors to Ernakulam cannot ignore the Santa Cruz Basilica at Fort Kochi. The cathedral got the status of one of the eight basilicas in India. The church can be considere as one of the heritage point of south India. The one who visits the church would get feast of architecture and ancient styles.
One of the seven major Shiva Temples of Kerala is located at the heart of Ernakulam that is the Ernakulam Siva Temple. Lord Shiva at the temple is called Ernakulathappan by the local people. The Lord is considered as the protector of the city. The temple once was one of the Royal Temples of the Kingdom of Cochin, is now under the administration of Cochin Devasom Board. The festival of the temple happening once in a year during the month of December or January is the prestigious and proud event of the town. The fireworks during the grand finale of the festival are very famous and the local clubs do the fireworks as a competitive event.
Sree Poornathrayeesha Temple is another greatest temple of Kerala which situated in Ernakulam city. The temple is famous for its yearly festival. The festival is called ‘Vrichikoltsawam’. During the festival throughout the day various cultural activities takes place around the temple.
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Kerala is an ideal honeymoon destination. With lovely beaches and chilly hill stations this wonderful land invites the newly married couple to celebrate their togetherness. There are many stunning places in different parts of Kerala that can be marked by the couples to visit after their marriage. Many people in Kerala plan honeymoon trip to foreign countries like Malaysia and Singapore. Actually they never see the better portion of Kerala that are thousand times beautiful than the places that they plan to visit. You canspend some romantic days in Kerala destinations if you have a clear plan and wish. Here you will feel safe and secure. The warm people at here will treat you with care and love. Let us see some of the loveliest destinations having romantic ambiance in Kerala.
Munnar is a chilly hill station with ecstatically romantic atmosphere. It is the most ideal destination in Kerala for your honeymoon. The tea plantations and the lake at here will be creating a perfect ambiance for you to romance. You can start the journey from Cochin. Cochin itself is a stunning place to visit. Mermaid Hotel is one of the best options for your accommodation in this trip.
Gavi at Pathanamthitta is another romantic hill station in Kerala. You can enjoy the beauty of virgin wildlife and can go for exciting jungle safari at here.
Kovalam Beach at Trivandrum is the most romantic beach in the state. You can stay at any resort at here and can make your private hours a real celebration. Kappil Beach at Trivandrum near the Kollam boarder is another romantic beach in Kerala.
Alleppy is another romantic destination that you should visit with your partner. The houseboat cruise at here will be a once in life experience. You can also taste delicious cuisines like Kappa, Karimeen and toddy from here. The enchanting beauty of backwaters at Alleppy is beyond words to explain.
Wayand is a real honeymoon stopover. The view of Thamarasery Churam will be breath-taking for you. Boating at Pookkodu Lake with your partner will be another romantic experience for you.
There are many more romantic destinations in the state that you should visit with your partner. The beauty of Kerala cannot be explained in a single article. Get a private vehicle and drive through the misty roads of Munnar, Wayanad, Ponmudi in Trivandrum and Vagamon etc. You can feel the essence of romance in your journey. Kerala is well blessed with natural beauty. But sometimes we forget to see that and search beauty outside. Love your partner and land. Both needs and cares you than anything else. Both of them are the most romantic and beautiful things in the world for you.
The people of Kerala are awaiting the Onam festival that comes in the Chingam Month of Malayalam calendar. This year it is in the August month and the main day of the 10 day long festival falls on August 28th. It is the most celebrated festival in Kerala and the major reason why this festival becomes unique is the all people irrespective of the religion and caste celebrate Onam with equal vigour and happiness. Onam is celebrated in the remembrance of a king ruled Kerala named Mahabali. Kerala observe Onam as the state festival of Kerala and holiday is given to all the working men in public and private sector on the Thiruvonam day. The programs that happen in Kerala in association with the Onam celebration are beyond words to explain. You should visit Kerala during any Onam season to experience it in real. You can see the real ecstatic celebration of all the people together if you plan trip to Kerala in this August. You can stay at any park in Kerala and can witness the magic of Onam festival. If you land at Cochin which is located at central Kerala, youcan stay at Mermaid Hotel that offer extreme comfortable accommodation for you.
Vallam Kali, Puli Kali, ThumbiThulla, Onavillu and Attachamayam are some of the major activities in Kerala during the Onam season. But the major thing is the Pookkalam which is a floral carpet. Every people create floral carpets on all the 10 days of the festival in their residences. They make a special and big Pookkalam on the final day which is the Thiruvonam day. Floral carpet competitions are also carried out by different groups in local areas in Kerala. Vamanamoorthy Thrikkakara Temple at Cochin is believed to be the ancient capital of Mahabali and is directly linked to the mythology of Onam.
Onam Sadya is a special feast on the Onam day. It is served on the banana leaf and is a great experience to taste the OnamSadya. There will be boiled rice and many curries in the feast.Sambar, Thoran, Kaalan, Olan, Aviyal, Rasam etc. are some of the curries served with the sadya. Pickles, banana chips and Pappadam are also served. Dessert called Payasam is another attraction of the Onam Sadya. The people of Kerala wear new dress on the Onam day. It is called Onakkodi. It is widely said that the people of Kerala should celebrate Onam even though they are in any kind of troubles. Such important is this festival in Kerala. You can enjoy all these things if you make up a trip to Kerala this August. You can join the madly celebration of Kerala people to have the most colourful experience in life.
The reason why the global travelers rush to Kerala is the unlimited natural beauty hidden in the villages and the wildlife areas at here. There are many exclusive attractions of Kerala that you can never witness from other portions of the world. The immense greenery and the pure water at here makes this land the ‘God’s own country’. As you walk through the ways in Kerala you can see many lovely visuals that will defeat your mind. The beauty of Kerala cannot be limited to some photographs and thus you will sure come back here to enjoy this blessed beauty again and again. Let us see some of the loveliest visuals that you see exclusively at Kerala.
The coconut trees in rows are the first thing that you gonna notice at Kerala. At all the 14 districts at Kerala, you can see coconut farms and even you can see coconut trees in most of the residences. This is used for many purposes. The fruit of coconut is used as an ingredient in most of the tasty food items that you get at here. Coconut oil is used for cooking the same. The shell of coconut is used for making many craft works. Never forget to buy some items to show your friends are relatives as a memoir of your Kerala trip. Next thing you notice at here are the paddy fields. The beautiful paddy fields that you see in your road or train journey are also the backbone of Kerala agriculture. Elephant is a major attraction of Kerala. Indian elephants are common to see at here. Kodanad Elephant Kraal at Ernakulam District is a special attraction at here. In some places you can enjoy elephant safari too. This will be an amazing experience for you.
Kerala backwaters are famous all over the world. You can see emerald backwaters in places like Cochin, Alleppy, Kumarakom etc. There are houseboat services at all of these places in different rates. A voyage through the backwaters at Kerala will be an incomparable experience. Another attraction of Kerala is the virgin wildlife. There are many forest areas and national parks in different parts of the state which is a habitat for many rare animals, birds and trees. There are many lovely visuals at Kerala including the sunset. Sunset at beaches like Cherai Beach, Cochin, Shangumugham, Trivandrum are simply awesome. Now the next thing that you should see at Kerala is the Kerala traditional costumes. You can even try them too. A girl in ‘Mundum Neryathum’ which is a Kerala traditional woman’s wear will look gorgeous. Other thing you should never miss in Kerala is the food items. The items like Puttu, Dosha and Halwa will be the best thing that could fill your stomach and mind. Come and enjoy the visuals at Kerala.
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Cochin is the most engaging travel destination in Kerala and is a city with unique culture and legacy. The colonial beauty of this city is the major attraction for the travelers. The city still holds the charm of the colonial era after these decades. You can see the architectural marvel of that era in the buildings and the museums that you visit at here.The major fascination at Cochin is that you have opportunity to admire both the urban beauty as well as the village beauty in a single travel destination. From the places like Lulu Mall, the Marine Drive etc. you can see the developed portion of the Cochin City that stands with you for all your modern requirements. There are many renowned shopping malls, multiplex cinema halls and many more attractions like amusement parks in this city. Along with that the places like Kumbalangy and Kodanad holds the beauty of virgin nature. These places are real realm for the nature lovers who seek for the extreme beauty of Kerala villages.
Munnar is situated at the peaks of the Western Ghats and is abundantly blessed by nature. The peaks are surrounded with tea plantations and other wildlife. Unlike other hill stations in India, it is also easily accessible from the major cities of Kerala, especially Cochin since it is situated in the adjacent district, Idukki. Just a small road trip to the town and there you are – away from the rush of the city and in the arms of the nature. Along with the endless stretches of tea plantations, Munnar is also abode to a plethora of flora and fauna.
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