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Spectacular Beaches of Kerala

Learn about the best beaches in Kerala, dont miss the famous Meenkunnu Beach, Varkala Beach, Cherai beach and other important beaches in Kerala...

For an adventurous wild life expedition in Kerala

Wildlife enthusiasts are bound to be mesmerized by the numerous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks the state of Kerala is home to.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Kerala Wildlife Tours - Make your Wildlife expedition an adventurous one in Kerala

Wildlife enthusiasts are bound to be mesmerized by the numerous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks the state of Kerala is home to. The evergreen rainforests and other forest regions that cover around 24% of the entire area of Kerala are the main reasons behind more than 10 wildlife sanctuaries in this state alone. If you are planning to spend a vacation in the lap of nature going animal spotting in the dense, lush green jungles then Kerala is the place to be. Below mentioned are some terrific wildlife sanctuaries and national parks that will make your Holidays in Kerala unforgettable.

Periyar Wildlife sanctuary: The area of Periyar wildlife sanctuary begins from the banks of the river Periyar which is the longest river in Kerala. This place is known for its tiger and elephant reserve and is also home to hundreds of different species of birds. When here you can spot tigers lazing in the thick forest or the elephants marching around; such marvelous views are best enjoyed on a boat ride. Kingfishers, deer, mongoose, leopards are just a few of the many species of animals and birds you can have a glimpse of at the Periyar wildlife sanctuary.

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary: Known as the richest bird habitat on the Indian peninsular, Thattekad bird sanctuary is the ultimate destination for bird-watching. From the yellow bulbuls to darters, frogmouths to Large Hawk-Cuckoo, watching these birds flying fearlessly or sitting on a quiet tree branch is a true visual treat. Naturally scenic background and the vibrant birds are true delights for the avid wildlife photographers.

Eravikulam National Park: When you think about Ervaikulam national park the first thought in your mind would generally be about the Nilgiri Thar. The endangered species of Nilgiri Thars are being preserved in their natural habitat in the best possible way at the Eravikulam national park. Animals like the small clawed otter, Nilgiri langur, Indian porcupine etc can be spotted here as well. 

Silent Valley National Park: The Silent Valley National Park is sure to woo you with its green landscape that stretches across a considerably wide area. The diverse plants, lively flowers scattered all around and more than 15 species of animals together make this national park a perfect blend of nature in itself. Visit this place once and you fall short of time to explore every aspect of this buzzing valley.

Above mentioned attractions are just a few of the many naturally pleasing and enticing wildlife getaways of Kerala. The options for nature explorers are never ending in god’s own country, just plan your tour to kerala and experience the thrill of wildlife adventure to the fullest.

Spectacular Beaches of Kerala - Refresh yourself with a visit to the top beaches in Kerala

Kerala tourism is renowned for its beaches, with every shore having a unique experience to give visitors. If you are a beach lover you shouldn’t miss out on visiting the below mentioned beaches of Kerala for a truly relaxing and refreshing vacation.

Meenkunnu Beach: The first thing to catch your attention at the Meenkunnu beach is the golden sand spread across the beach. Located near a small town named Kannur, this beach is hugely popular amongst surfers across the globe. Surrounded by small hills and coconut trees the Meenkunnu beach also serves as the perfect romantic backdrop. A walk by the beachside or a sunny surfing adventure, watching the sunset or simply lazing around, this beach has it all.

Varkala Beach: Located in the city of Thiruvananthapuram, the Varkala beach has plenty of attractions for its visitors. Along with the amazing beach, you can also witness the mineral water springs located in the nearby areas. When you think about beaches, the thought of exotic spa treatments comes to mind naturally.  Varkala beach has numerous resorts and spas offering the best of ayurvedic treatments to sooth your mind and body. Not just, the Janardhanaswamy Temple which is over two thousand years old will hold your interest and take you back in the past era. 

Shankumugham Beach: Shankumugham will charm you with white sands and energy filled surroundings. The stone pavilion situated by the beachside itself makes for a perfect visual treat; also the giant statue of Mermaid is a brilliant example of manmade wonder. 

Cherai beach: Known as the golden beach of Kerala, Cherai beach can mesmerize you in every way. Whether it is the walkway or the mask lamps that illuminate the beach stretch after dusk or bird watching during the day time, you can get the best of sea experience.

Bekal fort beach: The palm trees, rock garden, sculptures that surround the Bekal fort are sure to captivate your senses. Situated amidst this beach are two sculptures of Theyyam that are no less than a magnum opus, witnessing the sunset from this point can be an unforgettable experience for you.
Kerala therefore can be the host to your beach vacation, so don’t think much and pack your bags right away!

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