When God is blessed and kissed on a tiny piece of tropical land with all the beautiful things on earth, people started call our state as Gods Own country. Is there any such amazing geographical unit on planet with seductive beauty, enchanting natural wonders, colourful culture and heritage, world class social set up, beliefs and rituals, most advanced health and educational system to match with Kerala!! Kerala Tourism is almost everything about Mother Nature & and the unique hospitality of the Keralites. Kerala Tourism is one of the best known tourism brands in the world as well as the fastest growing destination with innovative tourism products and events.
Being the premium branded Tour operator of the region, Kerala Travel Exotica is active behind the innovative growth and prosperity of Kerala tourism for the last many years. Kerala Tourism is the second fastest growing destination in the world after Istanbul in Turkey. Kerala tourism became the brand ambassador of India to call the travellers for the each and every corner of the world. Unlike other north Indian dominating destinations Kerala Tourism has no such long year’s stories to tell but the stories to tell the world is about the success and growth of a small state with its unique hospitality and unmatchable natural destinations. National geographic channel titled Kerala as the one of the ten paradises in the world. Kerala has its pet name as “Gods own country” which keeps country highest tourism growth rate almost double the national growth rate.
Unlike other tourism destinations of the country, Kerala Tourism doesn’t have a long history in tourism domestic or world map but it became the global super brand by putting the aggressive effort in marketing and campaigning across the globe by exhibiting the Kerala’s natural beauty and other products and services offered to the tourists. Kerala tourism has been awarded with so many global as well as national awards for its model development and new initiatives in the feild.
The state Kerala Tourism is even a model more advanced countries in its health care system and education. The state Kerala supplies world’s best human resources & also at the every corner of the world has the presence of Keralites with most challenging positions. States Standard of living is equal to the most advanced European countries and people are famous for their hospitality and mannerism, so that the travellers are enjoying Kerala as their best peaceful destination.
Responsible Tourism Kerala
The concept of Responsible Tourism is very simple and also very crucial in the development aspects as it shows the responsibility towards the society and local people in the areas where the tourism activities are conducted. Kerala tourism adopted the strategy of responsible tourism to ensure more participation from the local community and get benefited from it. Kerala was the hosting state of the first international convention on Responsible Tourism and it succeeded with positive result from the selected places like Kumarakom. We Kerala Travel Exotica stand behind and support the socially supportive activities of Kerala Tourism.
Sparya Tourism Initiatives of Kerala
Sparya is the latest tourism initiative of Kerala tourism to identify, develop and promote the local and rural element of tourism with some conservative strategies over the cultural as well as heritage resources. Sparya ensures the better participation of Local people and offers more opportunities bring out their life style and local rituals to the world. It’s a tool to conserve the heritage an culture of rural Kerala life and travellers benefitted by new experience in the village atmosphere.
Kerala Travel Mart
Kerala Travel Mart is India’s Largest Buyers and Sellers meet conducting in every two years at cochin with almost all major hotel chains, tour operators, travel agents, Ayurveda & Spa companies, Vehicle operators, houseboat operators, Airways, State and national tourism bodies etc to exchange the new ideas, new product launching, building up the relations hip, tackle the challenges etc. Kerala Travel Mart has the active participation of travellers, vendors and local people to attract more investment and development initiatives in the state.
Kerala Tourism Destinations
Kerala is one of the smallest states in the nation and its location is at the south-west corner of the Indian Subcontinent sharing its borders with Karnataka and Tamilnadu. The land is one of the greenest spot in the world and has a population of more than 40 million with 100% literacy. The blessing presence Western Ghats offers 6 month monsoon throughout the state which helps it to keep up the greenery and gives birth to 44 rivers and so many other streams. More than 14 wildlife sanctuaries and 5 national parks in the state are the habitat of many rare species. So many beautiful backwaters, spice plantations, paddy fields, coconut palms, art and culture, pilgrim centres, colonial remains and a long stretch of 540 kilometres sea shore attracting millions of tourist to the state Kerala very year.
Most Popular Kerala Attractions
Eranakulam-Cochin-Cherai Tourist Places
Cochin is the gate way to the Gods Own Country geographically located in the centre of Kerala on the shore of Arabian Sea as well as it’s the commercial capital of the state and the largest metro town. Cochin is the favourite port of Luxury international cruises coming from Europe, America and other Scandinavian countries. Major attractions includes historical Fort Cochin with the colourful remains of the Colonial Powers like Dutch, French, English, Jews, Arabs etc, Gigantic Chinese fishing nets and live fish catching with its traditional operation, India’s oldest St. Francis Church, Asia’s best preserved Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Jew Street, Cochin Marine Drive, Bolgatty Palace hotel and Island, Vallarpadam Church, Sea Mouth, Historical Museum Edappally, Hill Palace Thripunithura, chottanikkara Temple, Cochin Backwaters, Cochin Marena only one of its kind in India, Cherai- the most popular beach in Central Kerala with so many good beach resorts and holiday homes, Thattekkad bird Sanctuary, India first mosque Cheraman Masjid , Kumbalangi Tourism Villages etc are the attractions in Cochin. Also the newly recovered Muziris Heritage & Archeological site is the best hope of the future as it was the oldest port in the ancient India by the remains found out from there.
Munnar is known as the greenest place in Kerala and the icon of Kerala’s honeymoon tourism located in the district of Idukki as around 130 kilometres from Cochin. Munnar was the summer capital of British in India and it’s covered with unending expands of tea Plantations like a green carpet across thousands of acres hill area. Kerala’s best hill resorts are located in Munnar with fascinating views to the misty mountains and tea plantations. Its often misty and cooling to offer the best holiday mood to the honeymoon couples and family tourists. Major attractions in Munnar include the tea plantations, Tata Tea Museum, Eravikulam National Park (It’s the conservation place and protected area of endangering rare mountain goats called Nilgiri Tahr. Kundala Dam, Mattupetty Dam, Eco point, Top station, Pothamedu View Point, Chinnar Wild life sanctuary, Cheeyappara waterfalls, Karadippara waterfalls, Thoovanam Waterfalls etc are the major sightseeing spots in Munnar.
Thekkady is also known as Periyar as it’s the prime wild life destination in Kerala and a calm and quite hill station with large spice gardens and so many good tourist resorts. Periyar wildlife sanctuary is the core of Thekkady Tourism as it offers a wonderful boat ride through the Tiger reserve in Periyar Lake which offers the rare chance to watch the wild animals roaming on the shore and hills like Wild Elephant, Bison, Panther, Deer, Sambar, different kinds of birds etc. Attractive activities are available for tourist there like elephant ride, Spice plantation visit on foret and elephant, trecking, bamboo rafting, theatre shows for Kathakali and Kalarippayattu etc. Parunthumpara is another peak nearby Thekkady with tremendous view to the valley and forest, Ghavi Eco Tourist spot, Vandiperiyar are the some other beautiful spots in the surroundings. Thekkady has a distance 110 kms from Munnar and 180 kms from Cochin.
Kumarakom is as simple as Beautiful Kerala, world’s most beautiful backwater destination only 65 kilometres distance from Cochin. In a recent survey, people recorded its position above the world wonder monument Taj Mahal. Kumarakom is an interior village with agriculture and fishing farms and people living with simple village atmosphere. Today So many international Hotels chains are operated in Kumarakom to cater to the needs of all kind travellers with greatest leisure ambiance on the shore of Vembanadu Backwaters. Kumarakom also famous for its sea food and the excited travellers can participate in various village tourism Activities like fishing, farming etc
Alleppey is near to Kumarakom and commonly known as Venice of the East because of its geographical specialities as its one of the rarest place in the world where cultivation is doing below the sea level and kids learning swimming before they start walking. A life is framed out by backwaters and its resources feed the common people in Alleppey. Now a day Alleppey is famous for the Houseboat cruise through the interior backwaters. Even though Kumarakom also holds houseboats, Alleppey is the prime board of Traditional Kerala Houseboat. Alleppey has vast paddy fields and a unique village life, many Hindu Temples, Very good beaches like Alleppey beach, Marari beach etc. Annual Nehru Trophy Snake boat race is one of the incredible fest in the region.
Trivandrum is the capital and southern most city of Kerala, which was the administrative capital of old Travancore Kingdom. City has many Iconic spots to visit like Padmanabhapuram temple, Kuthiramalika, Zoo, Napier Museum, Sri Chithira Art Gallery, Veli beach, Shangumukham Beach etc. Kovalam is only 15 kilometres away from Trivandrum is a beach paradise for the last 40 years. Kovalam has very shallow water and lengthy and sandy beaches. Kovalam is like a homely destination for the Europeans and other international travellers as they use to stay there for long days for the rest and relaxation. Poovar is another backwater cum beach destination nearby with very beautiful estuaries and riverbanks.
For emerging Malabar Tourism, Wayanad plays a crucial role as its the hot pot in the northern Kerala with so many natural based tourism attractions with a very cool climate. Wayand is basically a hill station and a crop producing states. Coffee, Tea, Coco, Pepper etc are the main crops it produces. Historically important Edakkal Caves and Jain temples, Soojippara waterfalls, Meenmutty Waterfalls, Phantom rock, Kuruva
Dweep, Thamarassery Gap, Lakkidi, Muthanga Wildlife sanctuary, Pakshi Pathalam, Pookot Lake, Tholpetty Sanctuary, Thirunelli Temple, Chembra Peak etc are the major attraction sin Wayanad. It’s around 65 kilometres from Calicut City. Calicut also have very good beaches like Town Beach, Kappad beach etc
Athirappilly –Vazhachal Waterfalls
Athirappilly is an Exotica destination as it’s the most beautiful waterfalls in Kerala inside the deep forest of Western hats. More than one million tourists visit this destination every year as well as the spot is very favourite for cine directors capture their films and song scenes. Athirappilly is completely covered with thick ever green forest and it’s the part of Chalakudy River. Even though the accommodation options are less, some good properties offer exotic scenic resorts are there. Rain forest is the one and only luxury resort offers the bright and direct view to the falls.
Guruvayur Temple in Trichur District is famous all round India and attracts mass pilgrims. Its the Largest Krishna Temple in Kerala keeps an indigenous Hindu Tradition and many famous people regularly visit and get blessed with Guruvayur. Guruvayur has great Elephant affection and it has Kerala’s largest elephant collection of More than 60 in nearby Punathur Kotta.
Kerala Destination and Distance Map