By Mukti Sharma
known as 'God's own country. I would say Kerala is just like the phrase
suggests. Kerala is situated on the south-western part of the Indian
peninsula. The land has along coastlines which is dotted with small islands.
These islands are surrounded by backwards, which give Kerala its own unique
identity, district from the rest of India. The state of Kerala has
everything which a tourist craves for - you name it and it has got it!
Waterfalls, rivers, mountains, forests, lake, wild life sanctuaries and
above all, the sea beaches
make Kerala a traveler's paradise.
Tourism is a major industry of this state and hence, it is nothing but
obvious that great care has been taken to cater the needs of both domestic
and international tourists. Guided tours to various tourist destinations are
extremely popular. Some of these places include Jew Town (the only Jewish
settlement in India) situated in the Ernakulam district,
which is a nature lover's treat, the Athirapally
waterfalls and the world famous
Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala and
charismatic hill station near Idukki in Kerala.. The canoe rides on the
backwaters are something that no tourist should miss! The reason why a
traveler should visit the place is many. A part from the scenic beauty, the
state boasts of hundreds of hotels (budgeted hotels, three - stars, 5 stars
along with guest houses). Kerala is connected to all parts of India through
rail, roadways and airways. It also has an international airport. The
traveler can also visit the place to undergo ayurvedic treatment for various
ailments. Apart from that, Kerala offers a variety of
to cater to the
different taste buds. All in all Kerala is a tourist's paradise.