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Kerala – Admired from ancient times

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From the ancient times Kerala was a piece to marvel at for travelers. Their admiration for the natural beauty of Kerala is found abounds in ancient diaries of voyagers. Still visitors wow at the marvel called Kerala. Such is the immense blessings of nature showered on Kerala. This verdant piece of land lies in the Malabar Coast of southwestern India. Kerala is cradled between Western Ghats and Arabian Sea.


Kerala tour packages include attractions that are rich, colorful and diverse such as virgin beaches, mist shrouded hill stations, winding backwaters, enchanting wildlife, luxuriant jade landscape and sophisticated art forms.


The prominent beaches that form the attractions of Kerala tourism packages are Kovalam, Bekal, Kappad, Mararikulam, Cherai, Varkala, and Muzhappilangad. Of these much sought after destination by tourists is Kovalam. Kovalam is formed by three crescent shaped beaches and is situated in the southern part of Kerala. The tourism potential of Kovalam was discovered by Travancore Kings. Kovalam is one of the oldest known tourist spots of India. During ninety seventies hippies swarmed to Kovalam. From then on the fame of Kovalam reached worldwide and it found a place in global tourism map. The seas of Kovalam are shallow and one can even go hundred meters into the sea. This fact coupled with calm weather makes Kovalam apt place for swimming. The white sandy beach of Kovalam is tempting for sunbathing. Most cannot resist this temptation. The accommodation facilities and quality of service offered at Kovalam hotels and resorts are up to the mark. Most of the Kovalam resorts are located in the vicinity of beach letting tourists stay in the eerie ambience throughout the stay. The single most thing that endears Kovalam to you is the fact that it has not lost its innocence despite being highly crowded and commercialized.


Hill stations that are attractions of Kerala tourism include Munnar, Wayanad, Wagamon, Peermade, Nelliampathi and Ponmudi. Munnar is the more preferred destination of these. Munnar is breathtakingly beautiful and a haven of peace and tranquility. It is blessed with natural beauty immensely that  Munnar is called Kashmir of the south. Add to it, the salubrious climate Munnar is endowed with. Tourists literally die for Munnar. Munnar is situated one thousand and six hundred meters above sea level and stands near the confluence of three rivers. With the magnificent views it offer of rolling hills, undulating meadows, attractive colonial bungalows, cascading waterfalls and gushing brooks Munnar is apt for trekking and mountain biking. In addition to that there are many interesting sightseeing spots nearby Munnar like Eravikulam National park, Anamudi Peak, Mattupetty, Pallivasal, Chinnakanal, Anayirangal, Rajamalai, Echo Point, Top station, Tea Museum etc.



Backwater is an attraction unique to Kerala. A Kerala tour is considered incomplete without the opportunity to savor backwaters. Backwater is the labyrinth formed by canals and inlets of natural and manmade origins, estuaries of over forty rivers and five lakes. The backwaters make for exquisite setting; with shores adorned by monuments and abodes, swaying coconut trees, emerald flora and lush green paddy fields, fishing nets and various activities of life; and backwaters lined by hydro flowers especially water lilies. The reputation of backwaters has reached far and wide and cruises through backwaters relishing this landscape have many takers. Although Backwater is a all Kerala phenomenon Alleppey, Kochi, Kollam and Kumarakom are the main spots for backwater tourism.


Meenu is an eminent analyst and writer in Travel & Tourism related topics. She has authored many books on tour guide for Kerala Holiday Packages   and Kerala Tour Packages From Delhi Find more packages at

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