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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Travel Destinations Of 'Kerala' India


Wedged between the Western Ghats on the East and the Arabian Sea on the West, the narrow strip of land known as Kerala is a destination of a lifetime. Kerala is located on the southwestern tip of India with the Arabian Sea on the west and Western Ghats towering 500-2700m on the east.This area is rich with cashew, coconut, arecanut, tapioca, banana, rice, ginger, pepper, sugarcane and vegetable plantations. This is a state abound in tea, coffee, rubber and spice plantations and wildlife reserves.

Kerala offers some of the exotic beaches in India. The entire length of Kerala coast is lined with sandy beaches and coconut palms. The palm-lined beaches of Kerala are renowned world wide.

Kerala is a land with a huge necklace of canals, lagoons, lakes and rivers. These water bodies are known in the local as the backwaters. Kerala uniqueness lies in its backwaters - found nowhere else in the world.

Kerala is well-known for its lush greenery and backwaters; it is ranked as one of the must see 50 destinations by National Geographic. One beautiful backwater holiday destination is Kumarakom, which was "discovered" barely a decade ago. The lagoon here, with its spectacular view and fringed by coconut groves, has been featured in travel books all over the world.The backwaters are also famous for Snake boat races, with the Nehru Boat Race being the most renowned amongst all.

A good illustration of the religious tolerance or secularism is found in the heart of Kerala's capital,a close look at the Kerala calendar will reveal that this is a land where the festivals never end.

The story of Kerala's spices dates back to many thousands of years into the past. Spices found in Kerala are,Pepper,Cardamom,Clove,Cinamon,Ginger,Turmeric,Tamarind,Nutmeg,Curry leaves,Vanilla.

As for the Cuisine of Kerala, it is midly flavored, gently cooked and has a certain genteel delicacy on the stomach. An example is the rich biriyanis of the northern parts of Kerala. The Malabar Biriyanis. Kerala does have its own well developed vegetarian cuisine. If you visit the State during post harvest Onam season lunch with thoran or kaalan or pachadi or olen.

As we all know Kerala is very famous for its Ayurvedic rejuvenation and therapeutic treatments that it offers to the people who wish to take it.Today, it is such a success that there are spas run and approved by the government. Ayurvedic health resorts, Ayurvedic centers and hotels that offer these programmes, across the state and also impart this education to enrich themselves with this highly meaningful study.

Travel Destinations in kerla are Idukki,Kollam,Munnar,Thekkady,Trivandrum,Wayanad, Periyar and more....

List of hotels in kerala :

THE MUTHOOT PLAZA : Punnen Road, Trivandrum 39

: G.V.Raja Road Kovalam, Trivandrum.

: Mullor P.O, Trivandrum

ISOLA DI COCCO : Kovalam, Trivandrum

POOVAR ISLAND RESORT : Pozhiyoor, Trivandrum

MARARI BEACH RESORT : Mararikulam, Alleppey

SPICE VILLAGE : Kumily Road, Thekkady.