Kerala Tour is one of the best tours in India. The state of Kerala derives its name from the word Kerala, which means 'Land of Coconuts' in Malayalam language. The Kerala tour introduces you to the most literate and the most densely populated state in India. Situated in the southern region of the country, sandwiched between the Lakshadweep and the Western Ghats, the landscape is dominated by rice fields, mango and cashewnut trees and coconut palms. No doubt Kerala Tours takes you to this "God's Own Country" within India.
Upland area, relatively less visited during a tour to Kerala, is composed of thick teak and rubber tree forests where Kerala's most precious spices - cardamom, pepper, nutmeg are grown, giving Kerala the name - 'the Spice Coast of India'.
Places of Tourist Interest in Kerala Tour
The capital of Kerala, Trivandrum is famous for historical temples, museums and the long coast with internationally acclaimed beaches, backwater tourist destinations, and other tourist places that retain the rich cultural heritage of Kerala. The following are the major tourist places to be visited by the tourists in Trivandrum in Kerala: -
Padmanabhaswamy Temple Tour
Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, it stands as an excellent example of South India architecture. The Kerala style buildings and temple pond surrounding the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple are also worth a visit.
Napier Museum built in the Indo-Saracenic structure goes back to the 19th century boasts of a rare collection of bronze idols, ancient ornaments, archaeological and historical artifacts, a temple chariot and ivory carvings.
Near Trivandrum airport, this picturesque beach is an ideal spot for watching the dusk. The tourists can also see the fishermen using the fishing nets from the sea. There are also eating outlets on the beach including the starfish shaped restaurant.
Kochi (formerly Cochin) Tour
Known as the 'Queen of Arabian Sea', Kochi is a natural harbour and a commercial hub of Kerala. Some of the places of tourist interest which can be visited during Kerala tour are - 'Jewish Synagogue', 'Dutch Palace', 'Vypeen Island' and the list is endless.
Situated on the banks of Vembanand lake, this coastal town on the Arabian Sea is known as the 'Venice of the East' for the numerous canals that meander through it. It is also popular for its cashew nuts, coir trade, rice, pepper and coconut cultivation. Snake-boat race is a thrilling event held every year in August when the tourist traffic in Kerala increases enormously.
Periyar National Park (Thekkady) Tour
Gets its name from the Periyar river flowing through this place. Covered with dense evergreen and deciduous forests, it provides an ideal habitat to wild life. Amongst the animals that can be seen are elephants, wild boar, sambhar, tiger, langur etc. Periyar is the tourist destination which tops the list of must visits in the Kerala tour especially if you are a wildlife/nature lover or an environmentalist.
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