Kerela offers diverse options of tourism for travelers. Having over 600 kms of coast line, Kerala has some of the most beautiful beaches of India. With over 44 rivers criss crossing the lad at several places, Kerela is the only state where tourists can enjoy serene backwaters. Besides it has several lush green, plantation loaded hill stations, forts of historical importance, wildlife sancturies, temples, museums etc.
The Aattukal Bhagavathi Temple dedicated to the Goddess Bhagavathi is
situated in Thiruvananthapuram city. The temple is specially famous for
Pongala, an exclusive festival for women that falls in February/ March.
As a tourist, while you can find hill stations at all parts of the
country, the dense, lush Backwaters of the state along the 600km long
coastline of dazzling beaches unique to Kerala. These Backwaters are
both the basis of a distinct lifestyle and fascinating sights. The boats
cross shallow, palm-fringed lakes and travel along narrow shady canals,
where Coir, Copra, and Cashews are loaded into the boats.
Bekal Fort Kerala
Bekal fort, which is the most important monument of the region, is the
largest and the best-preserved fort in Kerala. Believed to have been
built in the 1650's by Sivappa Naik of the Ikkeri dynasty. Later it
changed hands with Hyder Ali of Mysore and the Britishers.
Nehru Trophy Boat Race
Nehru Trophy Boat Race is the most famous of the boat races of Kerala
and is held on the Punnamada Backwaters of Alappuzha district on the
second Saturday of August. The spectacular race features magnificent
snake boats or 'Chundans'. The boisterous and rhythmic boat songs or
Vanchipattu work the spectators to a state of frenzy.
Onam which is the biggest festival of Kerela is celebrated in memory of
the golden era of King Mahabali whose spirit is said to visit the state
at the time of Onam. It is a time for sports, festivities, and ritual
celebrations in Kerala. Colorful aquatic festivals are organized along
the sacred rive Pampa as part of the celebrations.
Kerala travel agent offering Kerala backwaters cruise through the Kerala backwaters canals.