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Kerala



Kerala "The Green Paradise on Earth", is a popular tourist destinations draped in an evergreen beauty of nature. Blessed by all the expressions of nature, this beautiful state of India is gifted with unmatched beauty of hill stations and picturesque backwaters, a necklace of lagoons lakes, canals and rivers that run through the length and breadth of this beautiful land. Beside these Kerala has long stretch of sun kissed beaches endowed with heavenly ambiance, that is unmatched and is found no where else in the world. It has also some exotic wildlife sanctuaries and national parks with variety of rich flora and fauna, which is unique to Kerala. Kerala is the land of Ayurveda which is one of the oldest practices that continues to blossom even today, draws thousands and hundred of tourists from all over the world. Ayurveda rejuvenation therapy is the indispensable branch of medicine that not only eliminates toxic imbalances from the body but also rejuvenates mind, body and soul to regain good health.Above all Kerala Tourism is truly unique and unmatched that has fascinated tourists from all over the world. Every year a large number of tourists not only from India, but from abroad come for Kerala tour to enjoy their vacation in this evergreen paradise. Truly holidaying in Kerala is a lifetime experience, so come and enjoy your vacation and relish the moments forever and ever.


Kerala Tours


Kerala the must see 50 destinations of the world is located in the southern part of India. It is one of the most captivating states of the country. Nature has left all its expression in Kerala gifting it with gleaming beaches, breathtaking backwaters, lovely hills, exotic flora and fauna and amiable cool climate. All these wonderful attractions makes Kerala one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia today. Every year large number of tourists from all over the world comes for Kerala tours availing tailor made Kerala tour package from tour operators. Kerala Tours


Kerala tourism has fascinated tourists from all over the world. The beauty of the breathtaking backwater destinations are simply beyond words to describe. Kovalam backwaters, Kumarakom, Kollam, Cochin (Fort Kochi), Kasargod, Kuttanad, etc are some of the picturesque backwater destinations of Kerala worth visiting and exploring on your holidays. Sun Kissed beaches of Kerala are dotted with swaying palm trees that creates heavenly ambiance for tourist to enjoy their vacation in a delightful way. Indulge in water sports activities like boating, swimming, wind surging, angling, or simply enjoy leisure time enjoying the panoramic view of the sea and enthralling natural beauty.


Like backwaters and beaches, Kerala holidays packages also provide wonderful opportunity for tourist to explore the exotic flora and fauna of the state. Wildlife parks and sanctuaries of Kerala are home to some varied species of birds and animals. Enjoy wildlife tours and view the wildlife from the very close range – truly unique experience to relish for lifetime.


Enchanting Hill stations are also the favored holiday destination among tourists and honeymooners. Draped in scintillating beauty of nature, hill stations of this celestial state offer the most enchanting experience of nature in all its virgin beauty. Munnar, Wayanad, Devikulam, Rajamala, Wagamon, Peerumade, Neliyampathy, etc are some of the major hill resorts of this celestial state. Among all these Munnar is highly preferred by honeymoon couples on their Kerala honeymoon holidays. Due to its exceptional beauty of nature and salubrious climate, Munnar is also referred as "Kashmir of the South".


Well if you want to make your Kerala travel more memorable and delightful, a tailor made travel package Kerala will cater you needs. We have enlisted several Kerala tour packages after making a detailed research to provide tourists with delightful holiday experience. Surly you will have wonderful holidaying experience in Kerala with our travel package, which you will love share with much pride with your dear ones.


Kerala Festivals


India is a land of fairs and festivals and Kerala is no exception to this. Besides the major festivals that are celebrated across India, there are numerous local festivals that are celebrated in Kerala. Most of the festivals of Kerala are connected with local traditions and religions. There are certain festivities like the boat races, which originated to commemorate religious events but subsequently turned out to be events of social importance. Vishu


Vishu:- It is one of the important festivals of Kerala. Vishu is celebrated in the month of April. According to the old traditional Malayalam calendar it is the 1st day of the New Year. The main event of the Vishu celebration is the 'Kani- Kanal'. Coconuts, fruits, cereals and Konna flowers are kept in big pots to prepare Kani. Behind this pot, a mirror and a garlanded statue of Krishna are kept. Early morning on the Vishu day, the master of the house sees the Kani and then the rest of the family follows. Children's are brought blind folded to see the Kani. The elders in the family give money to the youngsters and bless them. According to the local beliefs, if we you Kani good luck will stay with you till the year end.


Navratri:- The Navratri celebration is known by different names in different parts of India. It is Durga Puja of Bengal, Dussehra of Bombay and the Saraswati Puja and the Ayudha Puja of the south. The Navratri festival runs over 9 days. The last three days of navratri are most important. The last three days are known as Durga Ashtami, Mahanavami, and Vijaya Dasami. On the night of the Durga Ashtami day, there is the ceremony known as 'Puja Vayppu'. It involves decorating a room superbly, illuminating it with many lights and arranging on a platform, raised in the middle of the room, the things necessary for performing Saraswati Puja. During the last three days of Puja, all sorts of learning and business come to a stand still. Onam


Onam:- Onam is the most important and popular festival of Kerala. Onam is celebrated with lots of fervor and gaiety. All Malayalis, irrespective of their religion, celebrate Onam. It falls in the Malayalam month of Chingam (Aug-Sept). Onam is the harvest festival of Kerala. According to legends, Onam is celebrated to commemorate the home coming of Mahabali, the king who ruled over Kerala in the age of plenty and was pushed down to the Patala by Lord Vishnu in the form of Vamana. The image of Thrikkakara Appan (Vishnu in the form of Vamana) is installed in every Hindu home during the Onam celebration. Children go around collecting flowers and decorating them in the front portion of their houses in different designs and patterns. Onam festival is an example of religious harmony and provides for family get-together.


Mahasivarathri:- Maha Shivaratri is an important festival of Hindus and is celebrated in Kumbam (Feb-March). Mahasivarathri festival commemorates the day on which Lord Shiva consumed the deadly poison (Kalakuda visham) to save the world from destruction. On the Mahashivaratri day, people throng all the prominent Shiva temples to offer their prayers to lord Shiva.


Asthami Rohini:- Asthami Rohini, the birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great fervor in the state. It is celebrated in the month of Chingam (Aug- Sept). Devotees visit the Krishna temples to offer Pooja and prayers. Cultural programmes are also held to mark the occasion.


Thrikarthiaka:- Thrikarthiaka festival is celebrated in the month of Vrischikam (Nov-Dec). Display of light in the evening is an integral and unique part of the festival. Easter and Christmas


Christmas:- Christmas is an important festival of Kerala. Christians, all over Kerala, celebrate Christmas on 25th Dec. During Christmas, holy Mass is held in all the churches of Kerala. Singing of Christmas Carols, Setting up of Christmas tree, exchanges of cards, gifts etc form an integral part of Christmas festivities in Kerala.


Easter:- Easter is another important festival of Christians, which commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter is celebrated with fervor and dedication among the Christian community of Kerala. Easter generally falls in March-April. During the Easter celebrations, Christians go for mid-night mass as a memory of the resurrection of Jesus.


Bakrid:- Bakrid commemorates the sacrifice of Ibrahim in obedience to God's command. Bakrid is an important festival of Kerala. Muslims enjoy hearty feasts on Bakrid day. Many rich people sacrifice goats and distribute them among friends, relatives and the poor, to mark the occasion. Idul Fitr


Idul Fitr:- Idul Fitr/Eid is celebrated after the conclusion of the Ramzan fast when Muslims give up all kind of food and drink during the day and spend the major part of the night prayer. Since Kerala has a substantial population of Muslims, Idul Fitr/Eid is an important celebration.


Miladi Sharif:- Miladi Sharif, celebrated on a large scale in April, Commemorates the birth of the prophet. This celebration has acquired its present dimensions only in recent times. Previously the day was observed by the Muslims by reading what is commonly known as Maulud which is a short treatise in Arabic celebrating the birth, life, work and sayings of the prophet or some saint.


Muharram:- Muharram is another festival celebrated by Muslims of Kerala on the 10th day of Muharram, the forbidden month, which marks the beginning of the Hijra year.


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