Kerala is an enchanting kaleidoscope full of breathtaking surprises. It is a small strip of land sandwiched between the Arabian Sea and the mighty mountains of the Western Ghats. Kerala State was formed on 1st November 1956, with Thiruvanthapuram its capital city.

Kerala is gifted with exotic ingredients-For beach lovers, the choice of beaches are many where you can swim and surf on peaceful beaches. If you are Nature lover, cool high mountains, boating through the silent lake, a walk through plantation are waiting for you. Kerala, the land of lagoons, long stretches of lush vegetation, wildlife sanctuaries, cool enchanting backwaters and so on makes it a perfect vacation paradise.

Apart from exotic scenery, Kerala is famous for its colourful festivals and events. The Nehru Boat Race held at Alappuzha has attained popularity all over the world. Onam is the most important festival of Kerala; children go around collecting flowers for the decoration in front of their house. It’s an occasion for family get-together for the Keralites.

Kerala has enriched the cultural heritage of India in the field of Arts, Music and Dance. Kathakali is the famous classical dance drama of Kerala. The Ayurvedic treatment and yoga are the added attractions of Kerala. Soak your soul and mind in the ecstasy of celestial blessing of nature, rejuvenate your body and mind.

Keralas tempting cuisine is mildly flavoured and gently cooked. The breakfast menu starts with pootu, dosa, idilli, palappam etc. For lunch the items are served on banana leaf starting with rice, sambar, pachadi, aviyal, pickles, pappad and so on. Desserts (Payasam) are essential part of the meal. Payasams are thick fluid made of milk, coconut milk, nuts and raisins. No lunch is complete without having a banana.
Kerala is an ideal place for shopping. You can take home ivory carvings, eye-catching handloom sarees, gold ornaments, spices etc.
The handicrafts of Kerala are known for the unique style. Kerala is also a busy exporting factor of tea, rubber, cardamom, coffee, and cashew nuts. No wonder Kerala is known to be God's Own Country.

Alappuzha, with the Arabian Sea in the west is interlocked with a large number of canals, bridges, lagoons and lakes. Referred to as the Venice of the East, it’s a district of natural beauty. Alappuzha is a small district in Kerala, and is an ideal place for backwaters cruise. The lakes are used for water transport of cargo and passenger. Alappuzha is also famous for its boat races, houseboats, beaches, marine products and coir industry.

Alappuzha Beach:  This is one of the most popular beach among the tourist. The Vijaya Beach Park is an added attraction of the beach. It is a picnic spot with children’s park and boating facilities at Sea view Park. There is also an old lighthouse.

Nehru Trophy Boat Race: This popular event is held on every second Saturday of August at Vembanad Lake. This prestigious cultural event of Kerala has been attracting people from all over the world. This trophy named as NEHRU TROPHY was donated by the late Prime Minister of INDIA Jawaharlal Nehru to the winners of the first boat race, on his first visit to Kerala in the year 1952.    


Away from all rush of the town, the backwaters are in the land of Kuttanad. A land of lush paddy fields referred to as the Rice Bowl of Kerala. When we pass through this green land many beautiful sights greet us such as the palm fringed lakes, Chinese fishing nets, aquatic birds and many more. The boat passes through exotic locations and gives a close view of the countryside.

Excellent boat services are available through the backwaters around Alappuzha. A beautiful backwater spot accessible from Alappuzha is Kumarakom,a 14 acre bird sanctuary adds to the natural beauty of Kumarakom.

The journey through the backwater is one of the main highlights and economically valuable feature of Kerala.

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