Clichés and ratings run wild in aggrandizing Kerala – the Gods Own Country, Land of Coconuts, State of Enlightenment (National Geographic), one of the 6 destinations of the millennium (Khaleej Times), one of the 50 must-see destinations of a lifetime (National Geographic Travel), but for once it is also a place that justifies the hype. The glossy photos in travel magazines and online travel guides don’t lie – Kerala, the surreal tropical paradise, is truly enigmatic and beautiful.
The state of Kerala sits in sharp contrast to the rest of India with its highest literacy rate, women outnumbering the number of men, newspaper readership among the highest in the world, world-class health care systems and being the most developed society in India. This petite state synonymous with wellness is popularly referred to as the ‘Land of Ayurveda’.
With the Arabian Sea in the west, Western Ghats towering 500-2700 meters in the east and a network of 44 rivers cutting across the state, it is Kerala’s unique geographical features that make it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. The state is divided into 14 districts, all of which offer unique combinations of - shimmering backwaters, bio-diversity hotspots, tropical forests, golden sand beaches, historic monuments, Wildlife Reserves et cetera. Cosmopolitan Magazine, in apt recognition of the state’s romantic charms, rates Kerala as one of the top 10 love nests in India.
The state stays abreast with other developed nations of the world. The proactive policies has helped catapult the state into one of the major IT hubs of India, on par with that of Bangalore and Hyderabad. Watch dazzling kaleidoscopic visions of a landscape painted with many shades of green unfold before your eyes as you travel from one end of the state to the other. Kerala is, beyond the power of words to say it, a lovely destination, or to be more precise, the loveliest of all destinations in India. Sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of this timeless land.