GODS OWN COUNTRY KERALA
When a place has a slogan called ” Gods own country ” you expect beauty at its very best and that’s what you get in this stunning tropical paradise. Discover a thousand shades of green, indulge in some freshly caught seafood, visit tea and spice plantations, laze on beaches watching the sunset, explore the narrow canals and bigger lakes of the unique backwaters on a luxurious houseboat and share smiles with the friendly local people in this lush, tropical part of the country. Your Kerala experience is never complete till you have the taste bud tingling cuisine from a banana leaf, watch the art forms of Kathakali ( dance – drama ) and Kalaripayattu ( martial arts ) and indulge yourself in a session of Kerala ayurvedic massage.
Our Best of Kerala tour, takes you through the most popular stretch of Kerala inducing the cultural area of Fort Cochin, the hill station of Munnar, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary at Thekkady and the Alleppey Backwaters . At Fort Cochin …
Classic Kerala covers Fort Cochin, Munnar, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Alleppey Backwaters and Kovalam beach in a relaxed way with two nights each at each place. This tour helps you experience more of the best places in Kerala at a comfortable …
Kerala Multi Adventure tour is for those seeking a light adventure activities based tour. It includes Trekking and Camping in the hills and forests of Munnar, Jungle walks inside the deeper forests of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary accompanied by armed …
Experience the most popular destination is Kerala, the Alleppey Backwaters at a leisurely pace. Enjoy the views of this unique watery paradise as the houseboat slowly chugs its way through the smaller canals and larger lakes of the backwaters. See …
“The North Kerala Experience” is a journey into the less explored region of Northern Kerala. North Kerala is rich in nature and culture, with pristine and secluded beaches along its coast, dense jungles and hills along the western ghats …
This one is for the explorer. Our offbeat Kerala tour out and out experiential journey through the length and breath of the state covering places where tourism is still at its nascent stage. Experience real Kerala in its villages, …
Kerala is situated on the southwestern coast of India. This tropical paradise enjoys a unique topography with Arabian sea, a part of the Indian Ocean on the west and the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 m in the east and networked by forty-four rivers, Kerala enjoys diverse geographical features.
Kerala is divided into three geographical regions: The Highlands slope down from the Western Ghats (also known as the Sahyadri) which rise to an average height of 900m, with a number of peaks well over 1800 m in height. It is 18650 sq.km in area and accounts for 48 percent of the total land area of Kerala.This is the area of major plantations like tea, coffee, rubber and various spices.The Midlands, lying between the mountains and the lowlands, is made up of undulating hills and valleys. It is 16200 sq.km in area ie, about 40 percent of the total land area. This is an area of intensive cultivation. Cashew, coconut, arecanut, tapioca, banana and vegetables of different varieties are grown in this area.Lowlands are also known as the Coastal Area. It is made up of numerous shallow lagoons, river deltas, backwaters and shores of the Arabian sea and is essentially a land of coconuts and rice. This area is very fertile and most of the paddy cultivation is along this area.
Though small in size, Kerala is a land affluent in water sources. 44 rivers water the land, of which 41 are west flowing and 3 flow east. Apart from these 44 main rivers, their tributaries and a countless number of streams and rivulets crisscross the land making it green and fertile and also serves as inland waterways. Aside from these rivers, Kerala is bestowed with a number of lakes and backwater lagoon which add to the beauty of the land. Vembanadu lake with a area of 260 sq.km is the largest in the state.
Alleppey Backwaters – Known as the ‘Venice of the East’ Alappuzha is a place of immense natural beauty. Caressed by the Arabian Sea in the west and a vast network of beautiful lakes, lagoons and freshwater rivers criss-crossing it, this backwater country offers some unique sights and experiences.
Fort Kochi – Historic Fort Kochi is art and culture enthusiasts delight . Walk through Fort Kochi and witness giant fishing nets from China, a 400-year-old synagogue, ancient mosques, Portuguese houses, bustling markets selling Kerala spices and art centers where Kathakali and Kalarippayattu are performed.
Munnar – Munnar is a picture perfect hill town at 1600 meters surrounded by sprawling tea plantations, waterfalls and trekking trails. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, which towers over 2,695 m.
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary – Sprawled over an area of 925 Sq .km., Periyar is one of the 27 tiger reserves in India and is located in the Cardamom Hills and Pandalam Hills of the Southern Western Ghats in Kerala. The sanctuary is home to many animal and bird species. Periyar wildlife sanctuary offers many unique wildlife sand adventure based programs like jungle hiking, bamboo rafting, wildlife safari etc. for the travellers.
1. Take a Houseboat cruise and experience the backwaters in Alleppey.
2. Watch a Kathakali performance at Fort Kochi.
3. Walk through tea gardens and spice plantations in Munnar and Thekkady.
4. Watch the sunset at Kovalam Beach.
5. Visit the spectacular Athirapally falls.
6. Walk through the markets of Fort Kochi.
7. Feast on spicy Kerala Cuisine.
8. Watch a highly charged and energetic ritualistic Theyyam dance in Kannur.
9. Hike through Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary spoting wildlife.
10. Spend a day at a Kerala village home.
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