The state of Kerala is located in the Southwestern part of the country of India and is also commonly known as “Gods Own Country”. The name “Gods Own Country” conjures up images of immaculate natural beauty and peace which is a 100% true in the case of Kerala. This state of India has perfect balance of culture, tradition and beauty which seems to be in perfect synchronization with each other. The beauty of the place is defined by many wonders of nature among which the emerald backwaters of the place stands out.
There are many tourist attractions in Kerala which depict beauty so great that it will move you. Some of the most famed attractions in the state are:-
Munnar- this is one of the most beautiful and serene place of the state. This place is a hill station and is most known for the cool climate and the lush green tea plantations. The hill station of Munnar towers at an elevation of 1600 meters above the sea level and is the main reason for the cool climatic conditions of the place. The charm of this beautiful hill station is brought about by the extensive tea gardens and a shawl of thick mist that the place almost always wears. When one finds the plains of the state a bit hot one can always escape to this place and breathe in the cool fresh air that envelope it. This place is also a well known trek zone and is packed with beauty all the way.
Thiruvananthapuram- this is the capital city of the state and is home to many sightseeing spots. One must visit this place for it brings to you a wide array of temples, beaches, and pilgrimage centers to see in and around it. Some of the easily accessible places from this city are Kovalam, Varkala, Ananthapuri temple, Ponmudi etc.
Kumarakom- the backwaters of this region are among the beat known backwater channels of the state. This is a place where you can forget all of your tiredness and anxiety due to the sheer calmness of the place. The backwater tours that you embark on in this particular place will capture your hearts with the amazing stillness and beauty that lies here. The place is also known for the various species of migratory birds that flock the place. A cruise on the traditional style boathouses or a stay in one will make you forget all the troubles of the world as the experience is so peace instilling.
Thrissur- this place also goes by the name of Trichur and is also said to be the cultural capital of the state. A visit to this place during the festival of Poornam will amaze you with the magnitude of celebrations held. There are almost about a hundred well decorated elephants that are placed on either side of the Vadakkunnatha temple during the time of this festival. The city is also well known for the many centers of Kathakali which is a traditional dance form of the state. Also the place is rich in natural beauties such as the Athirappally and Vazhachal falls which are two of the most beautiful falls of the state.
The above mentioned places are just appetizers to get you started, the main course is for more elaborate and beautiful. Some of the other places that would make up Kerala tourist attractions are Thekkady, Vagamon, Kollam, Cochin, Wayanad etc.
A visit to this state of beauty, culture and tradition is a definite must when traveling to the southern parts of India for beauty as exhibited in this state cannot be found in others.