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Travel India guide provides you with detailed information on Kerala. It's a tropical paradise of waving palms and wide sandy beaches, this thin strip of coastal territory slopes down from the mountain ghats in a cascade of lush green vegetation.
Plantations and forests are everywhere. And canals and backwaters, where ancient craft still leisurely ply the waters, bisect the land throughout the State. It is a land of industrious people who have the highest standard of literacy in the country, 9 out of 10 children now going to school. It is also an area where many cultures have met - Hindu and Muslim, Christian and Jew - and left their indelible marks on the land and its people.

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Tourist places to visit in Kerala
Kerala Backwaters
Showcasing a unique heritage The Kettuvalloms (houseboats) of Kerala are giant country crafts, measuring up to 80 feet in length. It took great skill and meticulousness to construct these giants by tying huge planks of jack wood together, without the use of a single nail.
Today, these goods carriers have been adapted to make the most exciting tourism product in India, the luxurious furnished houseboat. A kettuvallom usually has one or two bath attached bedrooms, an open lounge, deck, kitchenette and a crew comprising oarsmen, a cook and guide. It's an intricate network of innumerable lagoons, lakes, canals, estuaries and the deltas of forty-four rivers that drain into the Arabian Sea. Over 900 km of this labyrinthine waterworld is navigable. The largest backwater stretch in Kerala is the Vembanad lake which flows through three districts and opens out into the sea at the Kochi port.
The Ashtamudi Lake (literally, having eight arms), which covers a major portion of Kollam district in the south, is the second largest and is considered the gateway to the backwaters.
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Kerala Temples
Ambalapuzha Temple, Thali Temple, Thiruvalla Temple, Guruvayoor Temple, Vaikom Temple, Chottanikkara Temple, Mangla Devi Temple, Thirunavaya Temple, Kalpathy Temple, Oachira Temple.

Hill Stations in Kerala
Kerala has a long chain of lush, mid-clad hill stations that are home to exotic wildlife. All the hill resorts in Kerela offer the most enchanting experience of nature in all its virgin beauty. When the heat is on the plains, and the time to get away from the crowd, came for a rendezvous with nature.
Echo point, Ramakalmedu, Peermede,Munnar, Thrissanku and Peeru hills, Rajamala, Pandikuzhi, Ponmudi, Agasthyarkoodam, Wayanad, Nelliyampathy, Devikulam.
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Kerala Beaches
Alappuzha Beach, Cherai Beach, Valapattanam Beach, Payyambalam Beach, Muzhapilangad Beach, Kappil Beach, Bekal Fort Beach, Thirumullavaram Beach, Kozhikode Beach, Kappad Beach, Beypore Beach, Shankhumugham Beach, Kovalam Beach, Varkala Beach, Dharmadam Island, Moppila Bay, Pathiramanal Beach, Tanur Beach, Thangassery Beach, Ezhimala Beach.
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Kerala Wildlife Sanctuaries
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kottayam Wildlife Sanctuary, Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Ernakulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Thrissur Wildlife Sanctuary, Palakkad Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary, Silent Valley National Park, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Shendurni Wildlife Sanctaury, Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, Kollam Wildlife Sanctuary, Aaralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Thiruvananthpuram Wildlife Sanctuary.
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Kerala Ayurveda & Spa
Ayurveda evolved around 600 BC in India. This new system of medicine stressed on the prevention of body ailments in addition to curing them. Followed by the Dravidians and Aryans alike, Ayurveda has been practised ever since. Today, it's a unique, indispensable branch of medicine - a complete naturalistic system that depends on the diagnosis of your body's humours - vata, pitta and kapha - to achieve the right balance.
Ayurveda believes in the treatment of not just the affected part, but the individual as a whole. Making it the natural way to refresh yourself, eliminate all toxic imbalances from the body and thus regain resistance and good health.

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