Kerala, popularly known as the God's own country, is one of the most important tourist destinations in India. Kerala is a narrow strip of land between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea. Kerala has a timeless beauty with all its beaches, hill stations, forests, wildlife sanctuaries, waterfalls, backwaters, plantations, bird sanctuaries, temples, churches, mosques, historical monuments etc. Kerala is blessed by the nature for having all the essential factors that an ideal tourist destination should have.
Kerala was selected as one of the most 50 destinations of a lifetime and one of the 13 paradises of the world by the National Geographic Society. This small piece of land has diverse geographic features. Art forms like Kathakali, treatments like Ayurveda, martial arts like Kalaripayattu, national festivals like Onam and Vishu, religious festivals like Thrissur Pooram etc. have been attracted by people around the world since the past.
Kerala has been widely known for its beautiful beaches. Kerala beaches are the best in India. Kovalam Beach, Varkala Beach, Bekal Beach, Kozhikode Beach, Payyambalam Beach, Beypore Beach, Cherai Beach, Mararikulam Beach, Alappuzha Beach, Kollam Beach, Shanghumugham Beach, Fort Kochi Beach etc. are the popular beaches in Kerala.
Kerala has a long chain of mountain ranges. A variety of flora and fauna can be seen in these hill stations. Munnar, Wayanad, Ponmudi, Vagamon, Vythiri, Peermade, Devikulam, Lakkidi, Vandiperiyar, Agasthyakoodam, Ilaveezhapoonchira, Charalkunnu, Ramakalmedu, Nelliyampathy, Neelimala etc are popular hill stations in Kerala.
Kerala has 5 national parks and 13 wildlife sanctuaries. All these national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are popular tourist destinations.
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Chenthuruni Wildlife Sanctuary, Peechi Vaazhaani Wildlife Sanctuary, Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary, Aaralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Mangalavanam, Thattekkaad are the wildlife sanctuaries.
The national parks are Eravikulam National Park, Silent Valley National Park, Paampadum Shola National Park, Aanamudi Shola National Park, Mathikettaan Shola National Park.
Cruising through the backwaters of Kerala on a luxury houseboat is a unique experience. Kerala has various cultures and traditions. Kerala tourism is popular in the world for its unique travel destinations, temples, churches and mosques. Kerala tourism offers everything that a tourist desires.
Munnar, Wayanad, Kovalam Beach, Athirapally Waterfalls, Kumarakom Backwaters and Bird Sanctuary, Thekkady and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Ponmudi etc. are beautiful tourist spots in Kerala.