The gifted land of Kerala is charmingly beautiful and laden with lush greenery all around. Its landscape is dotted with envious natural vistas that have earned it the sobriquet of "God's Own Country". Kerala has been put under the list of "Top Ten Paradises of the Earth", "Top 10 Love Nests of India" and "Top 50 Travel Destinations of the World" by various prestigious world tour operators. This shows importance of Kerala tourism as a world tourism destination.
Kerala's tranquil backwaters are a great draw for global travelers. The serene backwaters are fringed by pristine beaches and meandering coconut palm trees. Kovalam Beach is the second largest beach of the world where you can enjoy exciting water sports like wind surfing, boating, snorkeling in Kerala, bamboo rafting, sea swimming etc. Romantic view of the sunset against the backdrop of Arabian Sea from the sun drenched silvery sands of Kovalam Beach will provide you a mesmerizing experience. Periyar Lake is equally popular among honeymooner and wildlife lovers.
Munnar Hill Station has mist enveloped rolling green hills whose breeze of fresh air will have a refreshing effect on your mind and body. Snake Boat Race in Alleppey and Kumarakom Backwaters will leave you amused while Onam festivities with grand elephant pageants will leave you awe-inspired with the cultural grandeur of Kerala. Malabar Coast of Kerala is a popular tourist hangout destination and trade center.
Kerala Temples like Padmanabhaswamy Temple of Thiruvananthapuram are world famous for their grandeur and wonderful architecture. In fact, it is the richest temple of the world with its assets amounting to trillions of rupees. Kerala is sandwiched between the azure waters of Arabian Sea and mighty mountains of Western Ghats. It is strategically situated close to the equator, due to which the region experiences good monsoon and tropical climate.
There are 44 rivers, canals and estuaries that run through the landscape of Kerala. Besides this, there are numerous lovely lagoons and backwater channels in Kerala. All this has made Kerala's soil very fertile and enviously green. No wonder then that Kerala's is home to rich varieties of wildlife, birds and fishes. Kerala has 12 wildlife sanctuaries and 02 national parks where you can explore the rich flora and fauna of the region. Kerala's delicious cuisines and colorful fairs and festivals are also great draw for the tourists.