Mythology has it that Kerala was carved out of sea by the sage Vishwamitra. When his wrath had stained mainland India with the blood of the thousand slain Kshatriyas, he created Kerala out of sea by throwing an axe into the sea to be populated by the pure minded.
This land is indeed pure and pristine. Kerala is one of the most popular tourist destinations. The tropical Sun, long stretch of beach on the west and misty hills in the east, rains for large periods of the year have given rise to a unique landscape blessed backwaters and perennial rivers. The land is fertile and supports dense tropical rain forests and lush green paddy fields and tea plantations.
The famous beaches of Kovalam, Varkala, Kappad and others have been making tourists return year after year for more. Historic towns, lush forests and tranquil hill stations attract globetrotter from every nook and corner of the world. Kerala also owes its popularity to reasons such as easy accessibility, widespread use of English, friendly people and superlative food and accommodation. An added attraction is the authentic Ayurveda treatments provided here.
But one of the most important things to do while in Kerala is go on a houseboat cruise on the backwaters. These riceboats fashioned with comfortable interiors helps you discover the real Kerala and absolute peace. And be sure to enjoy the sumptuous Kerala Sadya, a feast served on plantain leaf.