Kerala Tourism Overview

Ideal duration: 4 - 15 days
Best time: October to March
Major Airports: Cochin, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode

"God's Own Country"

Kerala Tourism At A Glance

The captivating beauty of Kerala not only offers you long beaches and palm trees but the state is also famous for its vast culture, festivals and local handicrafts.

More Information About Kerala

The land of simple and literate citizens, Kerala amuses you with its spectacular dance forms, music and handicraft. Named as one of the ten paradises of the world, Kerala is known for long palm tree beaches, charming rivers, pious inland waterbodies and a calm, green atmosphere. Apart from lush green and charming hills of Wayanad and Idukki, beaches like Kovalam and Varkala and backwater destinations including Alleppey and Kumarakom are among few of the highlights of Kerala. Surrounded by coconut trees the long coastline provides ample opportunity for fishing. The backwaters, wildlife sanctuaries, mountain ranges and beaches give you ecstatic pleasure and the serenity refreshes your mind and body

Local Food and Cuisine of Kerala

Kerala cuisine is a combination of Vegetables, meats and seafood flavoured with a variety of spices. It is marked by the dominance of rice, coconut, seafood and variety of non-vegetarian dishes and lavish use of spices like Pepper, Cardamom, Cloves, Ginger and chillies add to the taste and flavour of food.

Food in Kerala has its own share of vegetarian dishes as well which comprise various tubular and root based vegetables as well as lavish use of beet-root, ginger, garlic and onions along with animal milk. The cuisine here, hence, is an almost balanced blend of non vegetarian and vegetrian preparations. Traditionally, food is served on a banana leaf in Kerala and almost every dish prepared in Kerala has coconut and spices to flavour the local cuisine.

People and Culture of Kerala

Kerala is one of the safest regions where people believe in simplicity and honesty, they are very down to earth and they live simple yet satisfactory life. While the language of Kerala is Malayalam most people are conversant in English. Kerala is the land of art and culture, the spectacular dance forms like Kathakali, Mohiniyattom, Koodiyattom and the colourful festivals are the soul of state. White colour is one of the most preferred and there is a sense of respect for the culture, religion and tradition of the state. Political discussions are very common as people have an inclination towards politics and socialist leanings. Popular as the land of art and culture Kerala celebrates numerous colorful festivals across the year which add to the richness of it's culture.