Kerala, famously known as 'God's Own Country', is among the most favourite tourist spots not just in India but also abroad. Peaceful beaches, serene climate, lush green hill stations, serene stretches of backwaters and exotic wildlife are the most sought-after attractions in this state. According to the National Geographic Traveller magazine, Kerala is among the "ten paradises of the world".
Kerala is home to some of the most wonderful and serene waterways, estuaries, lakes, canals, rivers etc. This huge interlocking network of waterways can be enjoyed on a houseboat. The backwaters of Kerala are home to some of the most beautiful and unique varieties of aquatic life including frogs, crabs, mud-skippers, kingfishers, cormorants, darters and turtles. Leafy plants, shrubs and palm trees along the sides of backwaters provide the environment an abundance of greenery. Some of the beautiful backwaters of Kerala that you can pay visit to are the Kollam backwaters, Alleppey backwaters, Kozhikode backwaters, Cochin backwaters, Kasaragod backwaters etc.
The exotic land of Kerala houses a number of beautiful hill stations adding to the appeal of the state. Some of the beautiful hill stations are Munnar, Ranipuram, Devikulam, Ponmudi, Idukki, Pythal Mala to name a few. The mesmerising beauty of these emerald green places is something worth your visit to take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily city life.
If you are a beach lover, then Kerala is the ideal destination for you. It has almost all kinds of beaches be it sandy, coconut, rocky or promontories. Besides the clean blue water of the sea, there is also a wide range of delicious seafood cuisines to make your holiday unforgettable. The beaches of Kerala attract visitors from all over the world. Some of the famous beaches are Cherai beach, Bekal beach, Kappad beach, Kovalam beach, Dharmadam beach, Fort Kochi beach, Beypore beach and Alappuza beach.
Kerala serves as the natural habitat of a huge variety of animals, marine life and birds of a variety of species. Some of these animals found here are Nilgiri tahr, tigers, leopards, elephants, macaque, deer, butterflies, moths, crabs, mudskippers and the list goes on. There a number of wildlife sanctuaries here that you must visit. Some of these are Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, Eravikulam National Park, Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.