Kerala Travel

By: Jadiete Collinns

The land of infinite wonders, Kerala has just begun to unfold its colors to the tourists who have started to pour in hordes from all over the world to capture the true essence of this magical land better described as- God's Own Country. With its verdant backwaters, virgin golden beaches and lush green mountains, Kerala is increasingly becoming a tourist hub attracting thousands of international and domestic tourists every year from all parts of the world playing a key role in the framing and development of the regional economy. A Kerala Travel has become almost a compulsory feature of all itineraries to India.

However, it is only recently that Kerala Travel has become so popular among tourists all over the world. Surprisingly enough, the sinfully tempting and exotic locales in Kerala were kept hidden from the tourist spectrum for a long time. This late limelight has, however in a way proved beneficial for Kerala- the dense forests and vast backwaters have fewer plastic bags and mineral bottles that bear traces of enthusiastic tourists all over the Indian subcontinent.

Kerala is in more ways than one, India incarnate. Be it the moist supple fertility of its soil and climate, its ancient orthodox temples or the smiling hospitality of its dark skinned people, Kerala makes for most of the Westerner's view of India. Somehow, time has not been able to etch too deep a scar on the face of Kerala and the ancient traditionalism of the place and the innate awareness of that heritage among the locals is what takes one aback at his/her first Kerala travel.

You will pass plenty of sprawling spice plantation homes and rich beach and backwater resorts on any drive on the outskirts of a city and it is fascinating to see how almost all the significant structures you pass conform to the Kerala's architectural traditions. Among which the conical roofs with intricately carved wood paneling and railings, brass bells hanging at doorways and pillared conical porticos rule the show. As you can find out on http://www.indianholiday.com/tour-packages-india/tour-packages-for-kerala.html, the houseboats that take tourists along on a cruise of the backwaters are all traditional wooden houseboats that were actually used by the ancient dwellers of this ancient land to traverse the stretches of emerald backwaters that connected one island to another forming an intricate network of lakes and canals teeming with a rich store of aquatic life. The Vembanad Lake notably, is the largest lake on the Kerala Backwaters.

The ancient heritage of Kerala however, has more to offer than wooden houseboats and Chinese fishing nets- it is the wealth of the ayurveda and the masked dance of Kathakali. A Kerala Travel without a therapeutic massage or a Kathakali performance is an alien concept in modern day tourism. With the mushrooming of innumerable ayurvedic spas and the promotion of Kathakali by travel agents and hotels, Kerala Travels have become serious competitors of Southeast Asian destinations. The Kovalam Beach and the Varkala Beach along with the backwater lakes and the Eastern Ghats are burgeoning fast and steady into a tourism market that seems increasingly to shun the city for rustic luxury with a seasoning of the exotic.

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