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Kerala Travel Guide

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Plan Your Kerala Vacation

A charming myth explains the creation of Kerala, the narrow state running 560 km (350 miles) along India's western coast. Parashurama, an avatar of Vishnu, performed a series of penances to atone for a grievous sin, and the god of the sea rewarded his devotion by reclaiming Kerala from the deep.

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Ease Your stress There's no place better than Kerala to get an ayurvedic oil massage and a yoga session. Let your tension melt away and your body kick back into equilibrium.
  2. Sail along the scenic backwaters Luxury houseboats come with hotel comforts, but the real attraction is the traditional village life you see drifting by.
  3. Lounge by the sea Relax along an isolated stretch of sand in North Kerala, access backwaters minutes from the beach at Marari, or party on Kovalam's Lighthouse Beach.
  4. Indulge your taste buds Whether its spicy, coconut based curries, Portugese and Dutch influenced dishes, or North Kerala biryani cooked in bamboo trunks, Kerala's extensive menu is sure to win over your taste buds.
  5. Tap into the past Reflect on Kerala's colonial past in Kochi, as you watch the sun set over Fort Cochin harbor, or visit the ancient port of Muziris, India's gateway for world religions.

When To Go

When to Go to Kerala

High Season: October to March

Although Kerala used to have a second dip in visitor numbers during October's monsoon, this month now ma...

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