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Kerala- God’s Own Country the Land of Ecotourism

By Vijay Joshi Subscribe to RSS | January 14th 2012 | Views:

Kerala is famous for its mind blowing ecotourism initiatives which have been tag among the top ten paradises of the world for its incredible tourist attractions of nature available in it. Kerala become a super brand tourist destination popularly known by its nickname as the land of God’s own country. It is the only state that has the maximum record for its excellent quality and peaceful nature. This striking destination has been transformed to be one of the most popular holiday destinations of India and a nature tourist destination in the world. It is sought after in modern days by many people for health rejuvenation and relaxing vacation purpose.

Flanked on the western coast by the Arabian Sea the state is virtually dotted with numerous sandy beaches along the vast coastline of 580 km which are rediscovered by back-packers and tan seekers in the sixties and later on followed by the hordes of hippies in the seventies. The beaches of Kovalam and Thiruvananthapuram are the famous beaches packed by hippies and other fun seekers while the beaches of Alappuzha, Cherai and Varkala are well sought out for its health stimulating nature of peace and tranquility rendered by the romantic beaches. Some other prominent beaches frequented by most of the tourist are Nattika beach and Vadanappilly beach in Thrissur and beach of the Fort Kochi are also some of the interesting beaches of Kerala tourism which are worth visiting and should not be miss out in your trip.

The backwater is also a unique attention grasping tourist attractions of the state. The houseboat and wild life excitements are commonly relish by tourist in this backwater. The backwaters are formed by the action if waves and shore currents creating low barrier islands across the mouths of many rivers flowing down from the Western Ghats ranges on the way to the Arabian sea. This stuck bodies of water later forms a network with five large lakes linking 1500 km of canals of both man-made and natural which are fed by 38 rivers extending virtually the entire length of the state. Thus this river like still lake connects almost every nook and corners of the state for which Kerala tour operators have manipulated and use it as a means for tourist access to various attractions lying different corners of the state. This is how houseboats of Kerala are popular as it can float on it and explore the backwater with mesmerizing tour cruise on the backwaters of the state. Some of the popular backwater sites like Kumarakom, Alleppey, Kasargod and Kottayam are quite popular for its houseboat cruise tourist entertainment. Alleppey is a famous backwater glorious district which is known to be the Venice of the East for innumerable tourist attractions beside backwater and its prominent role played by its backwater to the state. The famous Vallam Kali popularly known to be the snake boat race is also officially held in grand manner in this particular site.

Kerala has much to explore and thrill your imaginations. Tourism in this state is meanly base on nature exploration and its experience. Its tour is one of the best and the healthiest way to take up during vacation and holidays.

Vijay Joshi - About Author:
Vijay Joshi is an eminent analyst and writer in Travel & Tours related topics. He has authored many books on Kerala Food and Kerala Ayurveda and Kerala tourism and Kerala tour operators. Find more information plz visit

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