With the presence of Western Ghats in the east and Arabian Sea in the West along with several quiet lakes passing through this beautify state of Kerala adorned with a unique topography makes it amongst the best tourist destinations across the Globe and one of the best destinations of India and that is why Kerala is called as “God’s own Country”. Kerala is a pleasant medley of coconut groves, lush green fields, serene and tranquil beaches with long winded emerald backwaters, misty hill stations, the wilderness of rain forests, Ayurveda, history and the culture. The vibrant Kerala offers unflappable climate along with the finest beaches across India and the optimal wildlife sanctuaries. The beautiful backwaters of Kerala are the main internal water bodies of the state and most of them are connected to a sea. A voyage on Houseboat through the backwaters of Kerala is just like as you are dating with the nature.
Apart from salient landscape, Kerala also unfurl cultural image of India. Kerala is known for its hospitality which a traveler enjoys while travelling here. Kerala enjoys the tag for being the most literate states of India with 100% literacy. With the presence of the best health care systems, least infant mortality, best physical quality of life in India, the serenity and tranquility has rewarded as the Cleanest State of India. Kerala is also amongst the most developing states for social well being and quality of life.
The diverse culture of Kerala “God’s Own Country” is enriched by three great religions that have strong roots in this beautiful land. The majority of the population in Kerala is Hindu and Hinduism is followed here with a rare rigor that prohibits non Hindu from entering temples or other Hindu shrines. Around one fourth of the population follows Christianity which believed to be brought here by the Apostle St. Thomas while Islam was introduced by Arab traders during the 7th Century.
Kerala has been famous from millenniums for producing variety of spices in its soil and is also considered as Spice Capital of India. Many famous rulers across the Globe were trading spices from Kerala and also tried to get control of this affluent state. It is said that Spice Trade from Kerala started around 3000 years before. The imprints of Greeks, Romans, Chinese, Portuguese, Britishers, Dutch and Arabs can be seen here in the form of cuisine, architecture, culture and traditions. Some of the famous spices produced in Kerala are Pepper, Cinnamon, Cardamom, nutmeg, turmeric and ginger. Apart from this Kerala contributes for being highest production of cashew nuts and also is land of coconuts.