Have you ever wondered why Kerala is called God's own Country? Well, it's a matter of experience! I'm going to take you to the virtual travel experience of Kerala.
The people of Kerala are very welcoming for tourists, most importantly they follow all rules! From masks, traffics rules to cleaniness on roads, Kerala people are really admired for their love for state.
Kerala has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It's known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Having a diverse natural beauty Kerala is the best travel destination for all seasons. Beaches, backwaters, hill stations, cultural heritage, religious sites and of course famous Kerala cuisine - Kerala has everything to make you excited to travel!
Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Kochi
Kochi is the biggest metro city in Kerala known as the Spices Capital of the World since ancient times. It is well known as the business capital of Kerala. It still holds the cultural heritage of Portuguese, Dutch and British colonies. Fort Kochi is a charming seaside area, known for its Dutch, Portuguese, and British colonial architecture, and elaborate chinese fishing nets at Fort Kochi Beach. Cherai beach, LULU Mall - spread over 17 acres are some of the best places to visit in Kochi. It has Metro Rail for local transport.
Munnar, known for its evergreen tea plantations, the hills are lush green with stunning waterfalls, magical landscapes. Truly Munnar gives you the feeling of Darjeeling tea plantations!
Kerala is famous for its clean backwaters. Allepy or Alappuzha is the place where you can truly enjoy the soothing backwaters of Kerala in a Houseboat. The houseboat travels through the second largest lake in India - Vembanad Lake. The check-in time is 12 noon, with a complimentary lunch, evening tea and snacks and dinner. Check-out will be at next day morning at 9 AM with breakfast.
Now, coming to the capital city of Kerala, called the 'Evergreen city of India', Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of the state of Kerala. The city comprises beautiful beaches, long stretches of palm-fringed shorelines, windy backwaters and historical structures. It is well known for the world richest temple The Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple. The temple is an architectural marvel, built by Travancore Maharaja Marthanda Varma of The Royal Travancore Family. The dress code for men - wear Dhoti and Angavastram (not compulsory) and should not cover anything on the head. Dress codes for women – can wear Sarees, wrap a Dhotie above the pant. This really gives a cultural understanding of Kerala. Attukal Bhagvari temple is a must-visit temple in Thiruvananthapuram.
Definitely, Kerala must be place to visit in your bucket list. Let me know when are you planning to visit God's Own Country! Please share your feedback.