Located on the western side of the Indian mainland, Kerala is a coastal state facing the Arabian sea with 600kms of shoreline along the Malabar coast. It is known as ‘God’s Own Country’ due to its lush green forests, western ghats, backwaters and abundance of natural beauty. The place has palm-lined beaches as well as beautiful hill stations, wildlife sanctuaries and tea plantations. It is also becoming a popular choice for hiking, cycling and trekking offering spectacular views of the nearby area with forests. Adventure lovers can take pleasure water sports along the coastal beaches.
Alleppey and Cochin are two popular places in Kerala where one can experience the city life as well as the peaceful remote life of the state. Within these two cities, tourists visit popular attractions like Jew Town, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church, Kumarakom Brid Sanctuary and Sri Krishna Temple. Alleppey beach is known for its sandy beaches and hosts a lot of cultural event throughout the year. Alleppey is immensely popular for its houseboats on the tranquil backwaters giving an authentic experience among the palm trees and forests.
Kerala is also popular for its cuisine which consists of coconut, rice and local seafood. Coffee, tea and spices plantations also make this a popular place. You can witness some amazing wildlife in Kerala including elephants, monkeys and tigers. Culturally, Kerala is very rich with mixed influences of Christianity, Hinduism and Islam. People also come to Kerala for a retreat with yoga and meditation as it has the perfect environment to please all senses.