Kerala is a dream destination for tourists with lush green forest, beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine, wonderful people and quite ambiance. Today Kerala is one of the most preferred honeymoon destinations in India. A boat trip in the Kerala backwaters is considered quite a romantic experience.
One of the major Kerala tourism attractions is pristine white sandy beaches. The 580 km coastline of the state along the Arabian Sea has come of the finest beaches in India. Most popular tourist beaches in Kerala are Kovalam Beach, Varkala beach, Alappuzha beach, Cherai Beach and Nattika Beach. In addition there are plenty of unexplored beaches in Kerala where couples are enjoy some peaceful time.
Other important Kerala tourist places are Alappuzha also known as Alleppey - referred as Venice of the East due to several picturesque canals and backwaters. It is famous for the annual Snake Boat Race in August. Munnar - a popular hill resort famous for tea gardens. Kochi, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Trichur and Trivandrum are other popular tourist places.
However the biggest attraction of Kerala tourism is without doubt the Backwaters. The series of brackish lagoons and lakes known as the Backwaters in Kerala are very popular among the tourists. A trip in houseboats locally known as Kettuvalam through the backwaters is considered as one of the most romantic thing to do in the world.
There are 12 wildlife sanctuaries and 2 national parks in Kerala. Peppara Wildlife sanctuary, Eravikulam National Park, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Shenduruni Wildlife sanctuary are major sites of wildlife tourism in Kerala. In these national parks tourists will come across wild boars, sloth bears, deer, Elephants, Hanuman langurs, Tigers and over 100 varieties of birds. Wildlife safaris in Kerala are unique experience and best way to come close to nature and explore wildlife.
In recent years Aryuvedic tourism in Kerala has become quite popular. Ayurvedic therapy include massage from herbal oil, made from local herbs. The Ayurvedic treatment of Kerala is very helpful against several diseases like Cholesterol, Obesity, Paralysis Blood Pressure, Diabetes and ski diseases. Some prime body treatment in Ayurveda are Abhyangam, Kativasthi, Dhara, Udvarthanam and Kizhi. These treatment usually takes place for the duration of 14 days. The best time to travel Kerala for treatment is June to July and October to November.