From Kochi or Cochin, there are regular ships and ferries venturing towards the Lakshadweep Islands. The backwaters of Kerala not only act a prime medium of transportation but also are also renowned as major tourist attractions in themselves. Looking for Kerala Hotels or Kerala flights, just log on to www.yatra.com, for using Hotels in Kerala.
Popularly known as "God's Own Country", Kerala is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world. This exotic land is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, tropical climate, palm fringed beaches, misty hill stations, health resorts, wild life sanctuaries, enchanting art forms, grand festivals and, the serenity of the backwaters and the emerald blue Arabian Sea which promise an unforgettable holidaying experience to travellers. According to "National Geographic Travel", the leading travel Magazine, Kerala is one of the 50 must see destinations of a lifetime and one of the 10 paradises of the World.
Kerala tourism is renowned world over for its exotic destinations, cultural heritage and unparalleled hospitality. Tourism in Kerala attracts millions of tourists every year from all parts of the world. From pristine beaches, scenic hill stations, wildlife sanctuaries to ancient temples, churches and palaces, Kerala tourism offers everything that a tourist can desire on a fulfilling holiday.
Kerala Tourism has travel information centers all over the state, which assist and provide information to travellers about all of Kerala's tourist destinations, hotels, transport and travel guidelines. The informative website of Kerala tourism is the ultimate Kerala tourism guide, which offers in-depth details about Kerala tourism, Kerala travel destinations, Kerala accommodations, Kerala holiday packages, Kerala backwater cruises and other travel related services.
Kerala Tourism Department is known for its innovative and market focused Ad campaigns. These exciting campaigns have led Kerala tourism to win numerous travel awards including Das Golden Stadttor Award for "Best Commercial 2006", PATA – Gold Award for "Marketing 2003", and the Government of India's Best Promotion Literature, 2004 award.
By Air : Kerala has three airports located in Tiruvananthpuram, Kochi and Kozhikode two of which are International Airports. The Karipur Airport plays host to domestic airlines while Cochin and Trivandrum Airport operate both domestic and international flights.
By Rail : Kerala has around 2000 railway stations, which connect places both within and outside Kerala. Many long distance express trains connect all prime cities of Kerala with Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, and Goa.
By Road :: An extensive network of roads, state highways connects most of the places in the state. Kerala is directly connected by road to both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. National highways 47, 17, and 49 connect Kerala with other parts of India.
Kerala enjoys a pleasant climate through out the year. The perfect time to visit Kerala is during the months of October to April and during Monsoons for Ayurveda rejuvenation programmes.
Aattukal Bhagavathi Temple, Padmanabham Temple, Kerala Backwaters, Bekal Fort, Kovalam beach, Nehru Trophy Boat Race, Onam Festival, Chinese fishing Nets, Periyar wildlife sanctuary are some of the major tourist attractions in Kerala. Kerala Travel destinations comprise of Tiruvananthpuram, Kochi, kayamkulam, Kozhikode, Kumarakom, Munnar, Alleppey, Wayanad, Thekkady, Kollam, and Varkala.
Munnar, with its sprawling forests and tea plantations, and hills and lush valleys, is your perfect monsoon getaway.
Palaces and churches make Kerala a historically significant destination!
Do not miss to visit these historical marvels in the southern part of India