The surreal beauty of Kerala’s backwaters, beaches dotted with coconut trees and a charming landscape which is replete with natural abundance are reasons enough to attract travelers from all corners of the world for an outstanding vacation in God’s own Country. The culture of Kerala is a true depiction of the diversity of religions populating this state which includes Hindus, Christians, Muslims and Jains.
This place has numerous ancient temples, churches and mosques which attract a number of devotees from all over India to seek the blessings of their respective gods. It is for this reason that this place got the slogan God’s own country which gives it the honor of being one of the best pilgrimage sites in India.
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The churches of Kerala are another attractive feature of Kerala Tours. Built in pre-European style architecture, these churches reveal the history of Christianity in India. St. Alphonsa’s Church, Mayalattoor Church, St. Francis Church and Santa Cruz basilica have great historical relevance in Indian Christianity and are worth visiting for a culturally rewarding experience in this South Indian state.
Kerala’s cuisine is another highlight of your South Indian tour package which speaks of the carefully preserved traditions of this state. Yet, the dishes of Kerala are a distinct mix of flavors owing to various cultural influences on this state as this state used to be the hub of spice and wood trade which attracted people from all corners of the world. Spice and coffee plantations are another attractive element of Kerala tours. Tours are organized to the spice estates to give the tourists a chance to see the spice and coffee plantations.
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Cruising along the enchanting backwaters of Kerala especially from Kollam to Alappuzha is an unmissable activity for nature lovers. This part of Kerala offers the most beautiful views of its backwaters in eight hour long rides in house boats. Canoeing is another option if you want to get a real view of the backwaters.
Though not as enticing as the charming backwaters, the beaches of Kerala are a gem in their own sense and hence are a must visit for the tourists. Fort Kochi, Kovalam, Cherai and Warkala are some famous beaches in Kerala that offer endless options for the adventure living souls with the amazing variety of water sports which includes canoeing, kayaking, parasailing and rafting.
If you think beaches and backwaters are the only choices for tourists, you are so wrong as Kerala is home to some really beautiful hillsides which are mostly covered with mist and clouds to offer captivating sights of mountains, waterfalls, rivers and meadows. For those who wish to spend some quiet moments in the lap of nature, a visit to the hills of Kerala is highly recommended.