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As we bring you closer to "God's own country" through our experiences of being a superior holiday provider in Kerala and other neighbouring southern states in India

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.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Make Kerala your Ideal Honeymoon Host

For the honeymooners, Kerala can turn out to be the ideal destination. With peaceful atmosphere and greenery scattered all over, the state indeed can set the romantic mood right for a romantic honeymoon. From the calm and soothing backwaters to the breezy and mysterious hill stations, Kerala tourism has endless options for the newly-weds to cherish.

 The Backwaters: A houseboat sailing at its own lazy pace amidst the lush green backwaters can serve as the most cherished memory for you and your spouse. The houseboats in Kerala are equipped with every amenity you could ever think about. The quiet village of Kumarakom is the most preferred destination for people looking for relaxing, reviving and romantic holidays. Wake up in the morning watching the magnificent scenic view, spot some rare species of birds or watch the fishermen fishing or just, the choice is all yours!  

Hill stations: Hill stations are preferred choices when it comes to honeymoons. Munnar, Devikulam are amongst the most popular hill stations that Kerala is home to. Munnar can mesmerize you with its wide stretched tea plantations, dams, lakes and the pleasant weather. On the other hand, Devikulam’s sandalwood forests, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and the Pallivasal waterfalls can leave you with a thoroughly refreshing experience. There are many honeymoon destinations that Kerala tourism has got to offer which will surely woo you. Natural beauty, wildlife, backwaters or the marvelous architecture, the state has something for every couple, therefore choosing Kerala as your honeymoon destination will be a wise decision to make.

Ooty Tourism; nature’s abode and manmade wonder

Hill stations are always a perfect retreat for the entire family, visiting Ooty will make you feel this in every sense. Whether a newly married couple, family or a short break alone away from the hustle and bustle of city life; a tour to Ooty will leave you relaxed and awestruck by nature’s beauty. Below are some of the most popular destinations Ooty has to offer:

Rose garden: Ooty is home to India’s largest rose garden where you can find more than 20,000 varieties of roses! The sight of this garden is truly a visual treat. This place is a must visit for every visitor and will surely make you marvel at nature’s beauty.

Deer Park: For the wildlife adventurers, Ooty’s deer park is the ideal spot. Enjoy the beautiful view spread across acres of land and go deer spotting. Take your camera along and you could get to capture some rare moments too.

Ooty lake and Kalhatti Falls: The Ooty lake and Kalhatti falls will leave you mesmerized by their beauty. At the Ooty lake, you can experience peace with your loved ones on a boat ride across 65 acres. The Kalhatti falls on the other hand will charm you with their mystical presence.

St. Stephen's Church: revisit the Gothic era at St. Stephen Church and marvel at the man-made beauty you witness here. The artistically done interiors and the spectacular inside view will give you a divine feel. 

Honey and Bee museum: This museum is dedicated completely to efforts that go into making of honey. Right from bee farming to the honey collection process, whatever goes into the making of honey will surely surprise you after visiting the honey and bee museum.

If you are looking for destinations that provide the wholesome experience of nature, wildlife and man-made beauty, then a tour to Ooty awaits you!

Experience the Majestic waterfalls of Kerala

Nature’s gifts can be found in abundance in the state of Kerala, no denial about this fact. One of the many such natural marvels one can enjoy in this state are the soothing waterfalls. The milky white water, gushing through tall hills and dashing the rocks, when meets your eyes is bound to create a magical effect. The famous Athirapally waterfalls promise a breathtaking view. The beauty of these falls located amidst lush greenery is truly captivating, perfect to bring out the romantic within you. Just a few kilometers away you can enjoy the view of Vazhachal falls. Both the waterfalls have blossomed out of the Chalakkudy River, which is the fourth largest river in Kerala. The waterfalls of Palaruvi will give a sight that will leave you awestruck. Palaruvi means a milky stream; this is exactly how the waterfalls appear alongside the lush green woods. Kerala tourism has many more such waterfalls that will serve as idyllic sightseeing spots for you. Whether you like nature photography or love being in the woods for hours, a dedicated tour to explore the numerous waterfalls that God’s own country has to offer is a must. Visit Kerala and experience the natural bliss yourself!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cochin, city that recites history

The city of Cochin can serve as a reminder of the past eras; on the other hand it can also be called as one of the most advanced cities the state of Kerala. From the Chinese fishing nets, historic architectural structures to the churches, every spot here has a story to tell.

Dutch palace: The Dutch palace, also known as the Mattancherry Palace will remind you of the Portuguese era and the rich Indian heritage. This palace was constructed by the Portuguese which is the reason one can find many elements of their culture in its architecture. It was gifted to the Rajah of Kochi, who further made alterations in the palace and added the Indian appeal to it. The two storeyed palace has beautiful depiction of Hindu gods and tells numerous mythological stories. The interiors of this historical structure are adorned by artwork that will astonish you.

Chinese fishing nets: When in Cochin you cannot miss the sight of Chinese fishing nets spread across the Kochi fort beach. Installed by the side of the beach, these nets are different from the usual fishing nets. These are huge nets, supported by bamboos installed at the shore. It is said that the Chinese introduced these unique and useful fishing nets here and since then have become an inseparable part of the local fishermen, supporting their daily bread.

St Francis Church: St Francis church reflects the European era in India and is also the oldest European church built in India. The gravestone of Vasco Da Gama here is a major tourist attraction for Cochin tourism. There you are bound to go into the depths of the historic events the church has witnessed . Not very often one gets to see and experience history as closely as in the St Francis church , and this can be best felt only when you visit it.

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