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Visit Kerala and Experience Kerala’s Thrilling Boat Race

By Abhay Kumar Subscribe to RSS | January 14th 2012 | Views:

Popularly called ‘God’s Own Country’ Kerala is the most sought after tourist destination located at south-western part of India. With long stretch beaches, lush green meadows and tropical greenery it fascinates tourists from every nook and corner of the world. Kerala is an ideal holidaying place for those who wish to spend their vacations in the lap of Mother-nature. Be it honeymoon, family holiday, adventure trip or whether simply wish to spend some quality time in the lap of mother-nature, it is the perfect place to get in. Due to its immense heart-gripping natural attractions and all time pleasant climatic conditions, it is fondly called God’s own home as we mentioned above. Apart from its attractions, there are many other things which are equally famous and experienced by tourists such as its fascinating culture, exotic food, friendly people and excellent hotels and accommodations gives world class amenities to the visitors and make them feel special. Besides if there is anything which really draws the attention of visitors from across the world then it’s fascinating culture which is amazing and incredible.

An essential part of Kerala’s culture Kerala boat race is very popular in the state gathers large number of visitors from across the world all the year round. It is yearly event that take place in the month of august or September in the memory of India’s formerly Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru represent the unique cultural heritage and traditional legacy of Kerala. Among several boat races, national snake boat race is very popular among visitors, commonly referred to as Chundanvallams. The brilliant performance of the rowers depicts the inherent sporting zeal and sportsman spirit of the local inhabitants of the southern state of India. Once formerly Prime Minister Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru was so impressed with the snake boat race that he awarded and introduced the Nehru trophy to the winners. In several places of this state snake boat race has been conducted.

There are several reasons why anyone should choose Kerala as their holidaying destination. Well if are pissed off with hustle and bustle of city life and wish to spend some relaxing time in the beautiful hill station then also it is the perfect place to get in. No wonder but being a tropical place Kerala is gifted with innumerable hill stations, and Munnar is among them. Set on the bliss of western-Ghats, blessed with vast tea gardens, cascading waterfalls, lush green meadows and all time soothing climatic conditions, Munnar is one of the finest hill satiations in Kerala fascinates tourists from every nook and corner of the world. Eravikulam National Park, Devikulam, Attukal, Rajamalai and Mattupetty etc are the few attraction places in and around Munnar.

Apart from if you are aware with its picturesque backwaters and wish to explore them by close then must head to Kumrakom well-illustrated in the ‘God of Small Things’, well-renowned novel written by booker prize winner Arundhati Roy. Several rivers, lakes, inlets and lagoons team up together and form the breathtaking backwaters that can be well-experienced through houseboats also known as Kettuvallams in traditional language.

There are many other places of tourist’s interest such as Alleppey, Kottayam, Cochin and many and if you wish to explore them without seeking someone’s help then you can bring Kerala tourism map with you.

Abhay Kumar - About Author:
Abhay is an eminent analyst and writer in Travel & Tourism related topics. He has authored many books on tour guide for Kerala Tourism and Kerala Ayurveda.

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