Each year the state hosts large number of tourists who flock down to explore the exotic beauty of Kerala. But, actually what makes Kerala tourism so irresistible to the tourists and gives it a place in the bucket list of many travellers. Well, if you think about it then the state is blessed by nature in many ways. Eventhough there are many places in the world which have got beautiful and pristine beaches, waterfalls, wildlife and other sightseeing worth places than Kerala., the main reason that makes Kerala unique is the fact that it is an amalgamation of all these natural wonders. It is not just the natural wonders that attract the tourists to this exotic land; they also love to enjoy the rich and unique cultural heritage and traditions of Kerala, God's Own Country. It is also a land of festivals and they also reflect the state's legacy of unity in diversity.
Kerala is a visual treat for the tourists, the sunny beaches, famed backwaters, serene hill stations, roaring waterfalls, great greenery, large tea & spice plantations and large coconut groves offer a wonderful experience for the visitors. The biggest advantage of these places is that they are well connected by road and rail while some are connected by air too.
The visitors don't have to spend much time in moving from one place to another. The place also has a good climate all around the year. The summer and monsoon are not extreme compared to other places in the country.
Many tourists even flock to the state from the month of June to enjoy the monsoon season which lasts until December. Unlike other places rain usually, doesn't create much havoc in the state.
There are many ways to enjoy the beauty of Kerala. Take a houseboat ride to enjoy the tranquil backwaters of Alappuzha, Kollam and Kumarakom. You can even spend the night on these floating houses and revel in the calmness of the lake and even visit the remote villages of the region otherwise inaccessible. You can also go for boating or adventure water rafting in many tourist places of Kerala.
Kerala which has a long coastal line has a number of beaches where you could enjoy and relax. The most famous of these beaches are Kovalam, Varkala, Kappil, Alappuzha, Cherai, Kozhikode and Bekal.
A visit to the beautiful hill stations like Munnar, Vagamon, Ponmudi, Kumily, Vandanmedu, Nelliyampathy and Wayanad provide a refreshing energy.
The roaring waterfalls of Athirappilli (which has appeared in many movies), Vazhachal, Meenmutty, Soochippara, Palaruvi, Perunthenaruvi are some of the tourist attractions in Kerala. There are also many wildlife and bird sanctuaries in the state.
The state is not only blessed by nature, as mentioned earlier Kerala has a rich cultural traditions and art forms. Other than many pilgrim centres the state Kerala also has centres such as Kerala Kalamandalam a deemed University of Art and Culture which is a major centre for learning Indian performing arts, archeological museums and art galleries.
Kerala is also famous for many festivals and cultural events such as Thrissur Pooram, Puli kali, various boat races, Athachamayam, Onam, Cochin Carnival etc...
You can also enjoy an authentic Ayurvedic experience while you are here. There are many hospitals and resorts here which offer many rejuvenation treatments based in Ayurveda.
It is also the state with highest literacy rate in the country so communication with the public will not be a big problem to the domestic and international tourists. The state also has good tourism infrastructure facilities and is well connected by air, water, road and rail with most parts of the country and the major cities in the world.