In 1989, the Tourism Department of Kerala asked an ad agency to come up with a fitting slogan to promote their state. The Creative Director of the ad agency created the phrase ‘God’s own country’. The rest, as they say, is history. Bounded by the stunning Western Ghats in the east and the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean in the west, the enchanting coastal state is truly God’s own country. The National Geographic Traveller lists Kerala as one of the ‘10 paradises of the world’ and ‘50 must-see destinations of a lifetime’.
Kerala is a geographical gem. Its lovely, unspoilt landscapes are diverse – holding nearly 600 km of the beautiful Arabian Sea coast and its beaches, stunning groves of coconut and palm, salty lagoons, tranquil backwaters, fragrant spice, coffee, and tea plantations sitting on lush hill slopes, deep tropical rain forests, roaring waterfalls, and several sanctuaries and wildlife parks that are amongst the richest bio-spheres in India.
Kerala is home of the ancient medical science of Ayurveda, that is curing so many ailments that are beyond realms of modern medicine. There are many Ayurveda retreats here that offer wellness solutions for travellers across the world. Ancient Kerala, famed for its spices, was a major hub of maritime trade. Even today Kerala continues to be major producer of spices Cardamom, Pepper, Vanilla, Nutmeg alongwith Coconut, Pineapple, Tea and Coffee.
Houseboats, heritage homes, wild elephants, temple festivals, old synagogues, churches, and mosques, colonial European architecture, snake-boat races, mural art, music, kathakali, kalaripayattu, coastal cuisines, Ayurveda, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (the Western Ghats) and so much more – that’s glorious Kerala for you.
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