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Kerala Tour

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Kerala

Kerala's heart is composed of intensely green paddy fields and a unique network of rivers and lagoons. Trivandrum- the state capital has an exceptionally fine museum set in an amusement park. Kovalam is one of the most popular beaches in the country. Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Trivandrum, and Padmanabhapuram Palace are important monuments. Cochin has been Kerala's center of maritime trade for innumerable centuries. Jew town, complete with an immaculately preserved synagogue, has a flavor all its own, while Tripunathura, at the other end of the city, has many traditional houses with central courtyards. Kerala's traditions of dance forms can be witnessed at regularly held performances. A five hour drive from Cochin leads into thickly forested hills, past rubber and spice plantations, and into southern India's tea growing district headquartered at the charmingly old world Munnar. From Kottayam to Alleppey is a world of palm-fringed waterways, a route that is covered by motor launch. Elderly sailboats, long barges transporting tons of coconuts and tiny skiffs used to transport children to school are common sights on these backwaters.

Reaching There:

The major airports are located in Trivandrum, Kochi, and Calicut and International airports are in Cochin and Trivandrum. The capital of Kerala- Trivandrum is also well connected to other states and cities of India by railways.

PLACES YOU CAN VISIT IN KERALA:

Trivandrum, the capital of the Kerala is a beautiful seaside city built on seven hills. The city gets its name from the word, Thiru Ananthapuram meaning the city of Ananth or the abode of the sacred serpent Anantha, on which Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the Hindu trinity, reclines.

Major Tourist Attractions:

Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Zoological Park, Napier Museum, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Science & Technology Museum, Veli Lagoon, Shanmugham Beach, Aruvikkara Dam, Neyyar Dam, SMSM Institute

Excursions:

Kovalam- 16 kms, Kanniyakumari- 87 kms, Padmanabhapuram Palace- 54 kms, Ponmudi- 61 kms Quilon- 72 kms, Suchindram Temple- 99 kms, Thekkady (Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary)- 272 kms, Varkala- 55 kms.

KOVALAM

On the Malabar Coast along the Kerala shoreline, there is a small village called Kovolam, which is endowed with unusual beauty. This natural bay is a safe sea-pool free from high waves and surge. Today Kovalam has become one of the most popular beach hangouts in India.

ALLEPPEY

Alleppey situated in South of Cochin is the center for backwater cruises in Kerala. It is also the center for coir products of Kerala. Nehru Trophy Boat Race - the most colourful snake-boat race in Kerala - is held here on the second Saturday of August every year.

Major Tourist Attractions:

Backwater Cruise

Excursions:

Ambalapuzha- 14 kms, Haripad- 33 kms

QUILON (KOLLAM)

Quilon is a major tourist attraction in Kerala. It is one of the earliest seaport towns and the largest trade center of Kerala. Famous for its varied modern industries, cashew nut processing & research, fisheries, Quilon attracts thousands of tourists every year.

Major Tourist Attractions :

Valiya Pally, Thazhathangadi Mosque and Kumarakam.

Excursions:

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (Thekkady)- 114 kms, Ettumanoor- 13 kms, Vaikkom- 48 Kms.

Excursions:

Ambalapuzha- 14 kms, Haripad- 33 kms

PERIYAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary at Thekkady is an important tourist attraction. It is situated around the Periyar Lake in the hills of Western Ghats and is the finest sanctuary for viewing & photographing Indian wild elephants.

Wildlife Attractions:

Wildlife can be seen in its natural habitat by cruising on the lake in motorboats. Indian Wild Elephants, Sam bar, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Tigers, Panthers, Wild Dogs, Bison, Spotted deer, Leopard, Musk deer.

Excursions:

Forest Arubi creek- 16 kms, Crusoe Island- 19 kms, Manakkavala- 10 kms, Mullakudy-29 km Pavarasu 19- kms, Periyar Dam- 12 kms, Thannikudy- 38 kms, Peermade- 40 kms.

COCHIN (KOCHI)

Cochin, the commercial hub of Kerala, is a town of great historical importance. It has a fine natural harbour around which the city has grown. The Fort Cochin area, where the Portuguese settled in the 16th century, has been declared as Heritage Zone.

Major Tourist Attractions:

Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Bolghatty, Gunda and Willingdon Islands, Kerala History Museum, Hill Palace Museum, Parishath Taamburan Museum, Chinese Fishing Nets, Santacruz Cathedral (Basilica).

Excursions:

Alwaye- 21 kms, Kaladi- 45 kms, Alleppey- 64 kms, Trichur- 80 kms, Kottayam- 76 kms, Guruvayur- 109 kms, Munnar- 136 kms, Idukki- 138 kms, Palghat- 163 kms, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (Thekkady)- 190 kms, Sabarimala 209- kms, Calicut (Kozhikode)- 218 kms

TRICHUR (THRISSUR)

Trichur, 78 kms North of Cochin on National Highway 47 lies at the base of a hillock, crowned by the famous Vadkkumnathan (Shiva) Temple. The famous pooram festival is celebrated at the Vadakkumnathan Temple every year during April-May. The Kerala Sahitya Academy and Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy are located in Trichur. The Vadakkumnathan Temple is a classic example of the Kerala Style of architecture. The temple contains the sacred shrines of Paramashiva, Parvathy, Sankaranayana, Ganapathi, Sri Rama and Sri Krishna.

Major Tourist Attractions:

Vadakkumnathan Temple, Town Hall, Zoo, Aquarium, State Museum, Art Museum.

Excursions:

Guruvayoor- 32 kms, Cheruthuruthy- 29 kms, Peechi Dam- 23 kms, Tiruvilwamala Temple- 29 kms, Cranganore (Kodungallor)- 36 kms, Triprayar- 25 kms, Irinjalakuda- 21 kms, Kalady- 55 kms.

GURUVAYUR

Guruvayur is one of the most sacred and important pilgrim centers of Kerala drawing thousands of pilgrims from all parts of the Country. Its chief attraction is a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna known as 'Guruvayurappan.' It is at this temple that Melpattur Narayana Bhattathiri composed his renowned Sanskrit devotional poem Narayaneeyam.

Major Tourist Attractions:

Guruvayur Shree Krishna Temple and Punnathur Kotta.