Categories: Destinations

Kerala

Kerala, a state in Southern India is known as a tropical paradise of waving palms and wide sandy beaches. It is a narrow strip of coastal territory that slopes down the Western Ghats in a cascade of lush green vegetation, and reaches to the Arabian sea. Due to its unique geography, Kerala gets rain for at least 7-8 months of the year and the forests are classified as rainforests. There are many opportunities to trek, camp and see wildlife.

You should check out Backwaters of Kerala – a maze of lagoons criss-crossed with rivers, shallow pools and canals, all separated from the sea by a narrow strip of sand banks. Backwaters are present throughout the state but Alappuzha and Kottayam are most notable in this regard. There more unexplored backwater stretches in Malabar, particularly in Kannur District. You can also visit Kovalam Beach, Varkala Beach, or The Blue Mountains of the Western Ghats. But that is not all this place has to offer, you also may choose to explore Periyar National Tiger Park, Eravikulam Reserve, Silent Valley Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Wayanad Reserves.

Kerala is also considered as land of festivals, with numerous festivals falling across the year. The national festival of Kerala is Onam, marking 10 day long festivities across the state, happening between August-September. The second biggest festival is X’mas due to large Christian population in the state, celebrated in grand zest in many cities, particularly in Kochi and Kottayam. This is such a great place to visit, because your day can always be filled with adventures.