» Backwaters :
The largest backwater stretch in Kerela is the Vembanad Lake, which flows through three districts and opens out into the sea at the Kochi Port. The Astamudi lake, literally having eight arms, which covers a major portion of Kollam district in the south, is the second largest and is considered the gateway to the backwaters
» Prestigious Beaches :
Kerala is an imperious habitat to the majestic beaches at the coast of Arabian Sea. The immaculate amusements of the golden beaches, going for yachting, diving in deep waters or riding the motorboats are peerless experiences. Kerela beaches are also eminent and are acclaimed for the yoga, meditation and other health activities. the major beaches in the Kerala are Kovalam, Thirumullavaram, Ernakulam beach.
» Backwater Journey :
The backwater trips along the coastal lagoons provides a sublime view of the charming beauty of ancient Kerala. The major backwater stretches are Vembanad Lake and Astamudi Lake. The most exhilarating activity on the backwaters of Kerela, is the kettuvallom, a traditional houseboat that is becoming very popular with the visitors. The popular backwater tours are conducted around Allappuzha, Kollam and Koyalam.
» Ayurveda in Kerela :
Besides being an idle beach resort, Kerela also provides a natural healing to your ailments. The forests of Kerela are the canister of a variable medicinal herb that helped in flourishing of Ayurveda in India. Kottackal Ayurvaidya Sala is an illustrious center of Ayurvedic treatment worldwide. Kerala's equable climate, natural abundance of forests , and the cool monsoon season are best suited for Ayurveda's curative and restorative packages.
» Boat race :
Boat races are quite famous in Kerala. The popular snake boat race take places in the backwater of Kerala and is organized to celebrate the harvest festival Onam. A perfect combination of festival sprit and culture, an event not to be missed.
» Wild Attractions :
For the wildlife lovers Kerala offers numerous wild life sanctuaries for the wild life enthusiast. Eravikulam National Park,Silent Valley National Park, Periyar Tiger Reserve and many more with wide variety of wild animals like tigers, lions etc and birds.
» Government Museum and Venkatappa Art Gallery :
This Government Museum has a enormous accumulation of archaeological artifacts, and the art gallery. It was built in 1886 and one of the oldest museum in the country. Open 10.00 to 17.00 hours except on Wednesdays
Amidst thickly dense hills of Cochin are rubber and spice plantations, it is a 5 hour drive from Cochin. Another world of palm fringed waterways is a route from Kottayam to Alleppey. Sailboats and tiny skiffs are used to transmit coconuts and children to school are lovely sights on these backwaters.
Best Time To Visit
October to March
Mode of Transport
» Air :
The nearest airport is at Thiruvananthapuram. It is connected by Air-India and Indian Airlines flights with all the major cities in India. Private Airlines: Continental Airways operate flight to Thiruvananthapuram from Mumbai and Goa.
» Rail :
It is well connected by rail to all the major cities in India.
» Road :
Thiruvananthapuram is connected by regular bus services to various of India. Important distances are: Cochin 223 kms, Kanyakumari 87 kms, Periyar 272 kms, Varkala 55 kms.
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