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Kerala, the paradise of peace and tranquility is placed in the southern territory of India. God's own country, Kerala is sanctified with a virgin, pristine beauty and tranquility. Vast fertile plains, tropical forests, breathtaking beaches, amazing backwaters and numerous shimmering rivers - lure travellers from far across the globe. This 560 km long narrow stretch of land is one of the most hunted tourist destinations of India. People flock to this place mainly in the month of October to April.
Amongst the myriad features of Kerala Rejuvenation Program is most sought after. Its distinct culture is feast for most discerning traveller. Beautiful cultural diversity, water sports, cruising etc all have made it number one tourist destination in South India. If you want to get close to nature and want a rejuvenating retreat far from the madding crowd then this is the place you are pining for.
¤ Capital - Thiruvananthapuram
¤ Main Language - Malayalam
¤ Area - 38,863 sq kms
¤ Location - South West Tip of Indian Main Land
¤ Time - + 5:30
¤ Currency - Indian Rupee
¤ Climate - Tropical Climate
Climate/ Best Time
Climate of the state keeps varying according to the changes in the landscape. Hills enjoy cool and refreshing weather but hot and humid weather is a common phenomenon of plains. There are four types of climate normally found here summer, winter, north east monsoon and south west monsoon. Foreign tourists find winter season very friendly so the months from December to February are the best to visit Kerala.
Places to Visit
» Alappuzha / Alleppey
Serene backwaters, sun-kissed beaches, marine products, annual boat races and coir industry are some prime attractions of this divine city described as 'Venice of the East'.
Also known as Trivandrum, this capital city is named after a mythological snake, Anantha. Numerous exotic and serene beaches besides plenty of natural beauty are the major attraction of this historic city.
Sabrimala temple of Mayyanad, Sasthamhotta, Ochira, Thangasseri Lighthouse , Thenmala and Palaruvi, Kulathupuzha and a Portuguese fort and some churches are premier attraction of this tourist destination.
A multi-coloured city, Kannur is known for some of the best beaches in Kerala including Kizhunna Ezhara, Ezhimala and Dharmadam.
Kovalam beach is comprises of three hemispherical shaped beaches. For its clean sandy stretches, opportunities for water sports and Ayurvedic masseurs, it is known as the one of the best beach resorts of India.
Hills station Munnar is nestled amidst of the Kannan Devan hills. The lush green surroundings, lakes, reservoirs, forests, tea estates, quiet environs etc attract the travelers far and wide.
Idukki district of Kerala houses Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Wildlife in Periyar includes tigers, leopards, monkeys, nilgai, sloth bear, porcupine, the Malabar Flying Squirrel etc.
Having a well-developed infrastructure, Kerala has numerous important railway stations. Long route and super fast trains operate regularly to and from these stations. Three National Highways NH 17, NH 47 and NH 49 facilitate a smooth journey for road travelers. Long route luxury buses and cabs are available from almost all the major destinations of the country.
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