About Kerala tourism

Kerala popularly known as "Gods own country", along the tropical Malabar Coast of southern tip of India, is one of the most beautiful states of India and globally famous for its pristine beauty of nature. State attracts tourists from all over the world with its unique cultural and geographical features. These picturesque destinations are popular for backwater tourism as well as rejuvenating Ayurveda tour packages. There are 14 districts in Kerala and out of them 9 are the main tourist destinations. In whatever part of the state you will travel, you find amazing attractions stealing your heart. Sukhavasam a complete Kerala tourism guide about Kerala tourism, how to reach Kerala, holiday destinations, popular tourist attractions of Kerala, Kerala Ayurveda, hotels in Kerala, backwaters holidays, hill stations and houseboat stay in Kerala. Here in Kerala you will find all around lush green landscapes as if nature had poured all its beauty on it. Kerala - the land of coconut trees, backwaters - is so beautiful that perhaps you will forget to wink your eyelids.

There are lot of tourism options in this beautiful state, such as; beautiful beaches, breathtaking backwaters, lovely lakes, historical monuments, terrific temples, rich flora & fauna, rich culture & tradition, traditional villages, verdant hill stations, lush green landscapes, exotic beach resorts, exhilarating wildlife sanctuaries & parks, enchanting bird sanctuaries, beautiful waterfalls, sprawling plantations, paddy fields, palm coconut trees, colorful fairs & festivals, historic cities, beautiful architectures, traditional rice boats, forest expedition, adventure and sports, friendly people, etc are the prime factors to make Kerala a globally famous tourist destination.

Kerala occupies a long (550km), narrow strip of land in the far south of India. Its coastline is on the Arabian Sea (part of the Indian Ocean) and its eastern border with the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu is the top of the majestic Western Ghat Mountains. The landscape varies from long golden beaches to cool hill stations and dense green jungle to bustling cities. Its unique feature is the 1,900km of palm fringed backwaters.

Kerala was created in 1956 from the former princely states of Travancore, Kochi, and Malabar. Largely ruled by benevolent Maharajas who introduced social reforms emphasizing the provision of education and basic services, Kerala remains one of the most progressive, literate, and educated states in post-independence India. Today Kerala is most peaceful, pristine and cleanest state in India.

An equable climate, a long shoreline with serene beaches, tranquil stretches of emerald backwater, lush hill stations, sprawling plantations, paddy fields, Ayurveda health holidays, enchanting art forms, magical festivals, hosting and cultural monuments, a divine cuisines features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. Your trip to India is truly incomplete without a visit to Gods own country Kerala.

Location: Southwestern tip of India
Area: 38863 sq. km
Population: 3,18,38,619 (Census 2001)
Capital: Thiruvanathapuram (Trivandrum)
Language: Malayalam, English is widely spoken
Religion: Hinduism, Christianity. Islam
Time: GMT + 5:30
Currency: Indian Rupee
Climate: Tropical
(Average Temperature
Summer: February - May (24 - 34C)
Monsoon: June - September (20 - 30C)
Winter: October - January (18 - 28C)