Kerala is a south Indian state,
located in the extreme southern tip of India.
Time to Visit :
Any Time of the year.
Salubrious and Pleasant.
Known For :
The Rich Biological Resources.
India's most loved tropical paradise, Kerala boasts of some of the
richest biodiversity in the World. Popularly known as the God's Own
Country, Kerala is today one of the most sought after tourist destinations
in Asia. Located at the southern most tip of India, Kerala is a 560 km long,
narrow stretch of land. The land blessed by the God, is higher in diversity
with the climate more humid and wetter. Kerala represents one of India's
three richest tropical moist forest areas. This part of the country with wet
evergreen forest has the most complex and species rich vegetation assemblage
in the country. Endemism is very high especially in flowering plants, small
and amphibians. Kerala is also home
to a kaleidoscope of people and cultures.
Eco-tourism in Kerala
Kerala Wildlife Resources
Settled in the luxuriant forests of the Western Ghats in Kerala are some of
the finest Wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks
Each one home to rare animals
, birds, reptiles,
insects and plants. You will come across endangered Nilgiri tahr,
lion-tailes macaque, atlas moth, Travancore evening brown, rarest of
butterflies in the world. Kerala is home to the Neelakurinji that blooms
once every twelve years, podocarpus wallichianus (the only south Indian
conifer), and skirting. These exotic locations are some of the most
refreshing and revitalizing trekking
trails in the country. The management of the parks laid emphasis on creating
scientific conservation methods that are complementary to the traditional
lifestyle of the tribal residing in the region. Some most visited wildlife
sanctuaries in Kerala are - Wynad Wildlife Sanctuary, Eravikulam National
Park, Periyar National Park, Silent Valley National Park. A visit to these
parks should be regarded as a memorable experience, as this part of India is
the last representative virgin tract of tropical evergreen forests in India.
Lush Backwaters of Kerala along the 600 km long coastline of dazzling
beaches are unique to Kerala. These Backwaters of Kerala are the basis of a
unique lifestyle and mesmerizing sights. The boats cross shallow,
palm-fringed lakes and travel along narrow shady canals, where Coir, Copra,
and Cashews are loaded into the boats.
The 600 km long shoreline of Kerala dotted with some of the most charming
and most enticing beaches of the world. The beaches of Kerala are all in
splendour with coconut groves, natural harbors, lagoons and sheltered coves.
The palm-lined beaches of Kerala are most visited for the gentle surf and
the soothing azure waters. Some of the beaches in Kerala where you can sit
amidst tranquil and healthy ambience along with some Yoga, Meditation and
Ayurveda practice are - Alappuzha Beach, Kovalam Beach, Pthiramanal Beach,
Sankhumugham Beach, Thirumullavaram Beach and Varkala Beach Kerala.
Kerala Hill Stations
Kerala's highland area rising to an average height of 1520 m covers the
tropical forests of the Western Ghats, housing rich flora and fauna. Not to
speak of expansive, loamy plantations of tea, coffee, rubber and fragrant
cardamom. The hill stations in Kerela offer the most charismatic experience
of nature in all its spotless beauty. The hill station of Munnar and
Nelliyampathy in Kerala are an ideal spot for trekking.