Saturday, November 12, 2011

Kerala-God's Own Country

Kerala, often called the God's Own Country is without doubt one of the best tourist locations in India. It has a comfortable tropical climate with monsoonal rains from June to September and cool winds in December. The landscape is full of greenery and the backwaters offer a nice way to relax on board a traditional house boat. The Kerala cuisine offers several mouth watering dishes both savory and sweet. All the more reason why tourists flock to this small state on the western coast of India.

Kovalam Beach
Flanked by the Western Ghats to the east and the Malabar Coast to the west, Kerala offers visitors the opportunity to chill out in hill stations like Munnar or Vagamon and enjoy sunbathing on beaches like Kovalam or the Varkala Beach. The backwaters of Alapuzha are the best in the world with clear water and greenery on either sides featuring coconut trees gently swaying in the breeze. 

Houseboat lazing away on the Backwaters
Kerala is also the best state in India when it comes to economic development. It has 100% literacy, best healthcare facilities in India and high per-capita income. It also has several shopping malls and local markets selling exquisite merchandise. 

 Natural beauty coupled with economic stability truly ensures that Kerala remains an attraction to tourists from all over the world.