The Southern state of Kerala is
arguably India's most interesting state. Its culture has been
influenced by Portuguese, Dutch and English
elements involved in the spice trade, its geography varies in a
very short distance from tropical beaches to high hill stations,
and it boasts the world's first freely elected communist
government whose social policies have resulted in a literacy
rate of 95%. In the space of just 11 days, we do our very best
to give you an introduction to this beautiful corner of India.
name of the state of Kerala has been taken from the word
Keralaputra (land of the sons of Cheras), as mentioned in one of
the Ashokan edicts dating back to 273-236 BC. Chera was the
first large empire that took roots in this state, and continued
to use Tamil till 7th century as their administrative language.
The Chera power declined in the 10th century AD, after Cholas,
the rulers of Tamil Nadu, were successful in overthrowing the
It is the backwater
cruises that complete the tour to southern India take you
through the winding waterways revealing the colorful culture and
customs of the rural life. The magic of the mystical backwaters
works on one and all. Though you may plan your backwater tour to
Kerala anytime of the year, the best time for cruising is from
October to March.
On your way back home from the backwaters of Kerala do not
forget to pick up the best buys being offered by the region
ranging from the carved wooden elephant souvenirs, assorted
handicrafts like bell metal products, coir goods, sandalwood,
brass and wooden items, conch shells, paintings and
Kerala Tourism revives you with a perfect holiday to recharge
your body and soul intoxicating your mind with its natural
beauty. Kerala tourism plays a major role in Indian tour
attractions. Kerala tourism is blessed with extravagant
attractions - Kerala backwater tour packages , Kerala ayurveda
tour packages , Kerala wildlife tourism , Kerala beach tourism ,
Kerala hill station tourism etc.
Kerala tourism offers a great variety of tours & travel
experiences. Whether it is about backwater tour package of
Kerala or a travel package, vacationers are assured of a great
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Kerala offers two kinds of
Ayurvedic health options: recreative and therapeutic. These
ayurveda packages are based on the time-tested, ancient Indian
system of medicine- Ayurveda.
Kerala, selected as one among the
ten 'Paradises of the world' by the National Geographic
Traveller, is a tourist destination which has everything from
beaches, hill stations, wildlife sanctuaries, backwater,
culture, heritage, art forms, etc. In short, the only thing that
would not be available here is snow, making Kerala the only
place to have something for everyone.
your pick for the best backwater tour for family and friends.
The cruises and the overnight stays in the houseboats are the
best way to an unforgettable holiday. The waterbus ferry and the
cruise boats are the most relaxed. Your backwater holidays need
not be meticulously planned. Even the booking need not be made
well in advance. Besides the houseboats the regular
accommodation options of the budget, standard, deluxe, luxury et
al may be opted for. The entire maritime journey
is a merry time experience in true sense.
The green and graceful, palm fringed backwaters of Kerala are
unique in themselves. Known all over
the world, the tour of
Backwaters in Kerala India is considered equivalent to and even
much refreshing than the canals in Thailand, or the backwaters
in Milan. The sparkling and emerald
green waters acquiring the hues of tall huge green palms attract
the tourists in quest of serenity and intangible beauty.