Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations
in Asia. An equable climate. A long shoreline with serene beaches. Tranquil streches of emerald Kerala
backwaters. Lush Kerala hill stations and exotic Kerala wildlife. Kerala Waterfalls. Sprawling Kerala
plantations and paddy fields. Kerala Ayurvedic health holidays. Enchanting art forms of Kerala. Magical festivals
of Kerala. Historic and cultural monuments in Kerala. An exotic Kerala cuisine... All of which offers the visitors
an unique experience.
A hundred percent literate people. World-class health care systems. India's lowest infant mortality and highest
life expectancy rates. The highest physical quality of life in India. Peaceful and pristine, Kerala is also
India's cleanest state.
Fair & Festivals of Kerala
The colorful mosaic of Kerala festivals and fairs is as diverse as the land, is an expression of the spirit of celebration, that is
an essential part of the State. Observed with enthusiasm and gaiety, festivals are like gems, ornamenting the crown of Kerala
tradition and culture. Round the year the fests keep Kerala life vibrant and interludes in the mundane affairs of life.
Culture of Kerala
Spectacular visual effects and stunning music are hallmarks of Kerala's performing arts. In a land which cannot boast of monumental
architectural feats, unlike many other parts of India, the performing arts, both individually and collectively, make up for the
lost magnificence. No other State in India can match the grandeur and creativity of Kerala's performing arts. The classical and
ritual arts of Kerala have always enjoyed a rich patronage, from the former kings who ruled the state to the latter day democratic
Music & Dance of Kerala
Kerala has a rich verity of dances. They are highly developed and reflected and the temperaments and moods of the localities in
music and costume. Nature silently and unobstrusively has moulded these dances just as the lives of people who dance them.
Religious colouring is seen in almost all of these folk dances, even in those performed in connection with harvests,
sowing of seeds, festivals etc., so much so that their secular nature is always at doubt.
Ayurveda in Kerala
Ayurveda evolved around 600 BC in India. This new system of medicine stressed on the prevention of body ailments in addition to
curing them. Followed by the Dravidians and Aryans alike, Ayurveda has been practised ever since. Today, it's a unique, indispensable
branch of medicine - a complete naturalistic system that depends on the diagnosis of your body's humours - vata, pitta and kapha - to
achieve the right balance.
Backwaters of Kerala
Showcasing a unique heritage The Kettuvalloms (houseboats) of Kerala are giant country crafts, measuring up to 80 feet in length.
It took great skill and meticulousness to construct these giants by tying huge planks of jack wood together, without the use of a
Today, these goods carriers have been adapted to make the most exciting tourism product in India, the luxurious furnished houseboat.
A kettuvallom usually has one or two bath attached bedrooms, an open lounge, deck, kitchenette and a crew comprising oarsmen, a cook
Cuisine of Kerala
The unusual cuisine of Kerala brings to the fore the culinary expertise of the people of Kerala. Producing some of the tastiest foods
on earth, the people of Kerala are gourmets with a difference.
The cuisine is very hot and spicy and offers several gastronomic opportunities. The food is generally fresh, aromatic and flavoured.
Keralites are mostly fish-and-rice eating people.
The land and the food are rich with coconut, though one can't imagine Kerala food without chilies, curry leaf, mustard seed,
tamarind and asafoetida.
Yoga & Meditation in Kerala
Conceived by the great sages in their quest forself-realisation, it has come tobe recognised during its; long travails from the
hermitages to the cities, as the science of man, a philosophy old life, a code of conduct, an attitude and an approach, as well as
an art of living which is capable not only of ensuring physical well-being, mental peace harmony, moral elevation and spiritual
uplift of man but also of transforming man from his gross animal existence to the sublime heights of divinity. It must, however be
kept in mind that it is a long and arduous journey calling for perseverance, persistence, dedication and total surrender.
How to Reach Kerala
There are three airports in the state - Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode. Thiruvananthapuram is also an international
airport, connecting the state to many places in India and the world.
There are around 200 railway stations in Kerala connecting most of the places in the state to places in the other parts of India
and inside the state. Long-distance express trains connect important places in the state to places outside Kerala like Mumbai,
New Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata.
An extensive network of metalled roads connects most of the places in the state. National highways 47, 17, and 49 connect Kerala
with other parts of India.