Kerala is a beautiful state that conjures up the image of pristine green foliage, interlinked channels of canals, backwater and rivers, fishing boats returning at sunset, rich temples with its traditional practices and one of the friendliest, jovial and laid back people in India. These are just a few reasons which make the state a popular tourist destination of India and World. This socialist state is a successful model of socialism in India and its proper implementation sees the highest literacy rate in India. The geographical diversity is vast as the state is blessed with sheer cliffs of Western Ghats in the Northern Malabar and the eastern portion is covered by Nilgiri and Palni Hills. The southern region is full of green foliage and a channel of interlinked canals, rivers and lakes all separated from the Arabian Sea by narrow strip of land and some of the most pristine white sand beaches of World are present here.
The rich diversity resulted in vast tracts of precious natural ecological parks where one can see many endangered variety of wildlife and is a heaven for nature lovers. The state has its own cuisine and culture, which may sometime look similar to the rest of the south Indian states but; yet very distinctive from them. The demographics include people of ethnic Arabic Muslims, Syrian Christians, and Traditional Hindus. The state capital is Trivandrum and is one of India's most well maintained cities. Other important cities like Cochin, Kozhikode, Alleppey, Kottayam are now growing at a fast pace. The state is rich in culture and heritage; full of churches, mosques, temples and heritage buildings. All result of a unique cultural fusion which is evident in all parts of the state. Ayurveda treatment and spa is spread in every nook and corner of the state. Kathakali, a traditional and classical Indian Dance form is highly revered by the locals and is the most famous cultural export of Kerala. Kalarippayattu is one of the world's ancient martial arts and is quite gravity defying and is a must watch one thing of Kerala.
This is a place where whatever you do you are rest assured of a memorable experience. Cruise along the pristine backwater of Alapuzha in houseboat or watch the most magnificent sunset bathed in an orange tinge; Enjoy the vast stretch of pristine white sand beaches covered with swaying palm trees like Varkala and Kovalam or enjoy fresh coffee while admiring the beautiful hill station of mist clad Munnar. Enjoy a river cruise in Periyar River admiring the rich flora and Fauna of the state or simply relax and rejuvenate with a traditional Ayurveda treatment. Visit the local temple and shared the deep beliefs of devoted Hindus, watch a charming cultural performance of Kathakali and Mohiniyattom, learn about the gravity defying stunts of Kalarippayattu and savour the local cuisine. Kerala will be an experience of lifetime for any visitor. This is why the Kerala takes pride in calling itself as €the God's own country'.