Kerala tour - A holiday with nature by sarahasan


									Kerala tour - A holiday with nature

Kerala is located on the Malabar coast of south west India the capital being Thiruvananthpuram.It is a
tourist destination famous for its backwaters and ayurvedic treatments.There are several beaches
where you can enjoy the cool breeze and dip in the sea water. Kovalam, Cherai, Varkala, Kappad,
Muzhappilangad and Bekal are some of the famous beaches here. Besides sitting and getting a lovely
tan at these beaches the tourists love to get involve in leisure activities like herbal body toning
massages, sunbathing ,swimming, special cultural programmes etc. The Varkala beach attracts tourists
not only for the beach but also for pilgrim purposes.The 800 year old Janardan temple dedicated to
Ayyappan and Hanuman is situated here.

There are a number of ayurvedic resorts in Kerala. These resorts also provide for other heeling
activities like yoga, steam bath etc. These resorts are renowned all over the world for the ayurvedic

A number of hill stations in Kerala gives you a blissful vacation away from the crowds of the city and
the honking vehicles. The hill stations in Kerala are rich in vegetation and a source of spices which
are exported outside India. Pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and the cashew nut are grown in plantations
in the hill stations of Kerala. Some of the hill stations are Munnar,Ponmudi, Idukki, Palakkad and

With vast stretches of forests Kerala is home to a number of wildlife sanctuaries. The most renowned
sanctuary is the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The Thattekad Bird Sanctuary is visited by the tourist to
discover different varieties if birds .Idukki and Chinnar are other famous wildlife sanctuaries.

If you have come for a vacation in Kerala then you cannot miss out the backwaters. Surrounded by
palm trees the backwaters of Kerala once only served the purpose of state’s trade but today they have
become famous tourist attractions. These are inland lakes connected with canals. They link the remote
villages to the big towns and cities so as to trade the goods produced for a better price. The largest
backwater stretch is the Vembanand Lake which opens into the sea at the Kochi port. It flows through
the districts of Alappuzha, Kottayam and Kochi. Alappuzha is also known as the “Venice of the East”
being one of the major centres of the back water boat trip.

Folk dances and music hold a special place in Kerala. The Kerala tours help you find a way to witness
the various folk dances and musical gathering which become a memory for the lifetime. Kathakali is
the most famous dance form of Kerala. The meaning of Kathakali is story play. It depicts scenes from
Hindu mythology.Kathakali artists wear large head dresses.They paint their faces according to the
positive or negative characters they play.The dance is very graceful and mesmerising. Another famous
dance form is Mohiniattam.It is a dance of enchantment performed by a woman.The dancers dress up
in white Kasavu saree of Kerala with golden border. Other traditional dance forms are Koodiyattam,
Ottamthullal and Chakiarkuthu.

The Kerala tour makes your vacation a holiday with nature where you can relax your body by the
means of various ayurvedic treatments and dance to the tunes of traditional music.

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