Kerala- A journey to the captivating amalgamation of geographically, ethically, and culturally exquisite state
India is a Pandora box brimming with a wide range of picturesque beauty to mesmerize your senses. Besides the serene beauty of the North, the southern horizons of India exhibit a charming blend of Destinations, with an enchantment that will leave you enthralled in the lap of nature and nudge you to revive yourself to greater peace. Amongst the various Southern magnificence, adorned with a concoction of beaches, wildlife, wonderful backwaters, hill stations, compelling culture, art, and heritage, houseboats, Ayurveda, and many other unique hidden gems in Kerala.
A dazzling destination located between Western Ghats mountains and the Arabian Sea, Kerala is one of the most gifted states of India, particularly in terms of idyllic destination. In fact, speaking factually, owing to its divine beauty, Kerala was enlisted in the ‘Ten Paradises of the World’ by National Geographic’s Traveler magazine. And truly the heavenly offering of this state, which has something unique for everyone is, as matter of fact, the actual motivation behind why Kerala is regarded as one of the idealistic options on the travel list worldwide. Synonymous with ‘God’s Own Country, the tranquil extravagance and climate of Kerala will captivate your soul inside out. However, Kerala’s charm is just not limited to this, read on to know about all that will enchant and compel you to return to its enthralling beauty.
The Kerala backwaters
Amongst its numerous treasury, the backwaters of Kerala embellished with houseboats is a ‘must visit’ locus of the state. Eye-catching houseboats
skimming across the slow-moving emerald waters, fringed with tall palm trees and lush greenery, deliver a fascinating prospect in combination with an utmost feeling of contentment and joy. Houseboats along these black waters, furnished with modish facilities are often nicknamed the floating hotels. The model ministrations proffered while riding along the water beholds a particular attraction for honeymoon couples. However, the joy of enjoying the serene beauty of nature, afloat in the backwaters of Kerala delivers an equally pleasant experience for family ventures. The best places for backwater voyage in Kerala are Alleppey, Kumarakom, Kollam, Kasaragod and Kuttanad.
Located near the equator, the Climatic conditions of Kerala are generally marked high on the scale of pleasantness. With an average temperature range between 29oC and 33oC, all around the year, the weather conditions in Kerala, in fact, complements the tourism excellence and allure of the state.
Magnificent art and cultural heritage
Besides the serene beauty of Kerala, the state also beholds a rich cultural legacy nurtured by awe inspiring artistry and well-preserved traditional heritage. Art forms such as ‘Kathakali’ the 17th-century classical dance and ‘Kalarippayattu’-traditional folk art have travelled a long way without even the slightest stumble in their majestic quality. A variety of dance forms and combative techniques address the rich cultural heritage of Kerala. These art forms can be easily traced at Kerala Kathakali Center, Navarasa Kathakali Center, Folklore Museum or Kadathanadan Kalari, Kerala Kalamandalam and Greenix Village in Fort Kochi. In addition to the splendid art forms, there are also an array of numerous special Festivals and occasions in Kerala, portraying the rich culture. Kathakali is one of the most popular and mainstream dance types of India which originated from Kerala.
Charismatic Hill Stations
Next on the list of wonders bestowed by Kerala is its excellent and beautiful hill stations. The hills station in Kerala, carry their own set of beguiling treasure. Ranging from its noteworthy rotating hills of Western Ghats to the stupendous variety of flora and fauna, waterfalls, rivers and sloping hill ranges graced with spice plantations and tea plantations, without any doubt the hill stations of Kerala offers a definitive enchanting encounter of nature. Having said that, some of the famous hill stations of Kerala include Wayanad (with its colorful assortment of flora and fauna), Munnar (with the celebrated rolling tea cultivations, the tea historical center and neelakurinji, a flower with the curious blooming trendy if once in about 12 years.), Thekkady (with its elating experience of Jungle Jeep Safari) or the charming encounter set out at Idukki, Wagamon, Ponmudi and Athirapally. Besides site gazing and enjoying the tranquil beauty, you can also avail of various activities such as rock climbing, nature walks, wildlife treks and mountaineering.
Ayurveda or The Science of Life is the oldest conventional medical origins of India, which has been practiced for millennia. In fact, over the years, it has gained massive popularity for its effective functioning. With India being the hub of Ayurvedic practices, several states register to the practice of this medical field. However, Kerala is one of the most popular states of India, known for Ayurvedic medication. The Ayurvedic facilities in Kerala encompass a way to secure great wellbeing and healthy living. Some of the famous Ayurvedic medications incorporated in Kerala include yoga, massages, the use of oils, and so on. After the exhilarating travelling experience in Kerala, a stop at Ayurvedic centers for Ayurvedic therapies is highly recommended to not only restore a peaceful harmony between your body and mind unwinding the wear of travel but also for the additional benefit of treating any ailment. Some of the best Ayurveda agencies in Kerala are Nagarjuna Ayurveda hospitals, Kalari Kovilakam and Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Shala, in addition to the Ayurveda services provided by various resorts and spas.
Encompassed in the solace of the magnificent landscape and all entrancing beauty that Kerala offers, the ultimate experience of pleasure is limitless!! It is not possible to do justice to the serene beauty of Kerala in words, it can be graced only with the actual feel of this mesmerizing destination. In fact, these were just a few wonders, to begin with, in the extensive list of all enthralling beauties that Kerala has to offer. Therefore, grace the soils of Kerala once and be ready to accept the gift of joy that anticipates you; rediscovering your mind, body, and soul along the way in this brilliant journey!!