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Tourist Spots in Kerala

Tourist Spots in Kerala

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Tourist Spots in Kerala
Spread over an area of 38,863 sq km, Kerala stretches for about 360 miles along the MalabarCoast on the western belt of the Indian peninsula. Surrounded by the states of Tamil Nadu to the east,Karnataka on the north, and the Arabian Sea to the west, Kerala has evolved a unique culture owing tothe various foreign influences. The tourist spots in Kerala vary from mountains to valleys to tea/spiceplantations, from beaches to backwaters, from historical/religious monuments to wildlife sanctuaries.The variety of art and culture of Kerala happens to be some of the major lures for tourists visiting thisstate.You have to arrange your tour to Kerala in an organized manner so as to cover the huge array of aspects of the state and its culture. There is no denying the fact that Kerala is a paradise as far as naturalbeauty is concerned. You simply cannot do without experiencing the thrill of cruising in the backwaterson a traditional kettuvallom or houseboat through the green waters and past the tall bamboo bushes,palms, dense thickets and quaint villages. The options for backwater cruises in Kerala are as follows:
AlappuzhaKuttanadKottayamKollamKochiKumarakomMalapuramKozhikodeKassarkodTrivandrum
 By and large you cover a major portion of the Tourist Spots in Kerala if you have traveled to thedistricts of Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Kochi, Wayanad and Alappuzha. Backwater cruising inThiruvallam is a major attraction among the canoe riders. Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, magnificentpalaces of the maharajas of the Travancore state, an observatory and a museum, with an assortment of excellent art work is some of the important monuments and other tourist attractions in Kerala.The palm fringed beaches are inseparable parts of Kerala tourist attractions. Visit the VarkalaBeach, Kovalam Beach, Poovar Beach, and Kumarakom Beach are some of the choicest Tourist Spots inKerala. Surfing, water skiing and a catamaran ride or simply relaxing among the golden sands, soaking inthe juice of the ambience bit by bit will prove extremely rewarding.
 
Periyar, Wayanad, Silent Valley, Chinnar, Erivakulam, Parambikulam and Thattekkad offervarious wildlife sanctuaries, reserves and national parks, showcasing the varied flora and fauna of thestate.The various presentations and representation of the various forms of arts and culture comprisethe other tourist attractions in Kerala. A recital of Kathakali or Mohiniattam will transport you to adifferent world of charm and perfection. A game of Kalarippayattu, a martial art of Kerala, can be asthrilling.On your tour to Kerala you cannot overlook a session of the Ayurveda treatment at any of theresorts. Special massages, yoga and various rejuvenation programs will transform the restlessness or thetiredness in you completely. A smack of the Kerala cuisine comprising dosas, idlis, rasam and uttapamsbrings your tour to Kerala almost to a full circle.
Package list
Day 01: Cochin
On your arrival, you'll find an Indian Holiday representative waiting for you at the airport or railwaystation. Once at the hotel, you can get some rest before leaving for Fort Cochin. In addition, you can alsogo for some sightseeing to the Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church and Chinese fishingnets.
Day 02: Cochin - Kumarakom
On the second day of your tour with Indian Holiday, why not enjoy a three hour drive to Kumarakom?Plan your stay at any hotel of your choice! It would be best to go in for one that comes with massageand ayurvedic centers.
Day 03 : Kumarakom
 On the third day of your Kerala India travel tour, you may plan a visit to the Kumarakom bird sanctuary.Post breakfast have some fun at the farm houses located close by.
Day 04 :Alleppey
 After an overnight stay at Kumarakom, head to Alleppey on the fourth day of your Kerala India traveltour. Nothing could be more enjoyable than opting for a houseboat and sailing through the Keralabackwaters. The paddy fields, quaint villages and other scenic delights are something that you cannotafford to miss while on your Kerala backwater tour.
Day 05 :Cochin
Drive back to the Cochin railway station or airport. This marks the end of your backwaters tour with us.
 
Alapey:
Commonly known as Alleppey, the town of Alappuzha, in Alappuzha District of Kerala is a place withcharming backwaters, canals, exotic beaches, and lagoons. Referred to as the Venice of the East by LordCurzon, it is the center for backwater tourism in the state of Kerala. On your trip to Kerala you will dowell to travel to the various tourist attractions in Alappuzha.
Tourist Attractions in Alappuzha:
The various tourist attractions in Alappuzha are discussed below:
Punnamada Kayal
:This is a must visit in Alappuzha for tourist visiting this town. It is actually the place where the yearlyNehru Trophy boat race is held. During the months of August-September, the backwaters are throngedby several spectators and competitors who come to take part in the renowned Nehru Trophy boat race.
Krishnapuram Temple
:This is a two-storied building of Alappuzha, representing the typical Keralite style of art and architecture.The biggest mural painting, Gajendra Miksham, is exhibited in a museum here.
Ambalapuzha Temple
:This temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna, is a place to visit in Alappuzha where one can appreciate thecharacteristic temple architecture and culture of Kerala and also avail of the chance to relish the Keralitedelicacy, payasam, which is offered to the visitors during the festival months of March and April.
St. Andrew’s Church
:Established by the Portuguese missionaries in Alappuzha, one of the tourist destinations in Kerala, St.
Andrew’s Church observes the feast of St. Sebastian.
Mullackal Temple
:Located in the center of Alappuzha, Mullackal Temple, another major tourist interest, is devoted togoddess Rajarajeswari.
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
:Enclosed by deep green forests, Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple is a sacred place where traditionallythe king of serpents is offered prayers. Several devotees from all over India and the world visit this placeeach year.

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