India packs a lot into a massive space, and you’ll never have time to see it all on one trip.Think about what interests you, what you like doing and how much time you have, and tailor your trip accordingly. Be realistic about how much you can fit in. Rather then trying to see the whole country, you may get more out of your trip if you concentrate on the south of the country, or on the north. However internal flights are plentiful and inexpensive so you can hop from north to south if you want a taste of both worlds.
Kerala : –
Kerala, a state situated on the tropical malabar coast of southwestern india, is one of the most popular tourist destination in the country. Named as one of the ten paradises of the world by national geographic traveler. Kerala is famous especially for its ecotourism initiatives and beautiful backwaters. Its unique culture and traditions,coupled with it varied demography, have made kerala one the most popular destination in the world. Growing at a rate of 13.31% the tourism industry is a major contributor to the state’s economy.
Major attractions of kerala are its beaches, hill stations, wildlife, lighthouses, backwaters and waterfalls. Kovalam beach near trivananthapuram is the most visited beach in the state. The backwaters in kerala are a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian sea coast known as the Malabar coast. Houseboats rides and boat races held during festivals, both are major tourist attraction in the backwater region.
Eastern kerala consists of land encroached upon by the western ghats, the region thus includes high mountains and deep cut valleys. The wildest land are covered with dense forest. The western ghats rise 1500m above sea level and some popular mountains of kerala are munnar, vagamon, etc.
Lighthouses are the main centre of tourist attraction of beaches and coast line. Tangasseri lighthouse in Kollam city is the tallest lighthouse in the state which is actually built by british in 1902.
Festivals : –
The major festival in kerala is Onam. kerala has a number of religious festivals such as thrissur pooram, attukal pongala, beema palli uroos are major temple festivals of kerala. The thrissur pooram festival is conducted at the Vadakumnathan temple.
Kochi-Muziris Biennale : –
Kerala is also known for many events conducted by the ministry of tourism for tourist attractions. The government conducted about 12-150 millions on the event.
Grand Kerala Shopping Festival : –
To furthur promote kerala tourism, the government of kerala conducted grand kerala shopping festivals in 2007 in december-january period. During this period the shops and showrooms provide a wide range offer of discounts and VAT refunds,etc.