Saturday, February 8, 2014


The name Kerala is derived from Keralaputra or 
the land of the sons of the cheras who were the first rulers of Kerala.

The beaches of kerala had begun to attract 
European guests of the Travancore kings  from the early 1930's .Kovalam is a 
typical example.It was a sleepy coastal village  until the
1960's when backpackers & 'hippies' began to discover the charms of southern beaches.Today Kovalam has few equals as a seaside tourist destination.
The story is similar in other parts of Kerala-the famous backwaters which gave the
name 'venice of the East' to kerala and also the virgin forests & the green hills.
The waterways : Kerala has an extensive network of waterways that lace the interior coastline, from Hosdurg in the north to Thiruvananthapuram in the 
south,covering a distance of560  kms.Also,the large inland lake, entire network of canals,estuaries & waterbodies formed by
the inimitable craftmanship of nature. KUMARAKOM is typical example of the
beautiful waterworld. The many resorts that have sprung up in and around Kumarakom have transofrmed this once quiet & peaceful settlement into a much sought after destination.

Let us see  what the reputed Travel Magazines say about Kerala.

# Kerala-one of the Must see destinations of a life time-National Geographic Travel

#Kerala-One of the 10 Paradises of the world-National Geographic Travel.
# Kerala - One of the great 100 trips of the 21 st century- Travel & Leisure.
# Kerala - One of the 10 hotspots of the millennium - Emirates In-flight magazine.
# Kerala - One of the 10 Love Nests in India - Cosmopolitan.
# Kerala - One of the Six destinations of the millennium  - Khaleej Times.

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