Kerala

About Kerala

Kerala, a state in India known as "God's Own Country," is renowned for its diverse geography, rich cultural heritage, and vibrant cuisine. The state's Western Ghats, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, form the eastern boundary of the state, offering a stunning backdrop of mist-clad peaks, dense forests, and cascading waterfalls. The backwaters of Kerala are an iconic feature, with interconnected canals, lakes, and lagoons providing a unique glimpse into the state's rural life and ecosystem.

Kerala's biodiversity is also remarkable, with dense forests home to rare species such as the Nilgiri tahr, Malabar giant squirrel, and Bengal tiger. The state is also renowned for its spice plantations, where aromatic spices like cardamom, pepper, and cloves thrive in the fertile soil, contributing to its reputation as the "Spice Garden of India."

Kerala's cuisine is a delightful reflection of its multicultural influences, featuring aromatic seafood curries and delectable vegetarian dishes like avial and olan. Coconut, a staple ingredient in Kerala cuisine, adds a unique flavor and richness to many dishes, while spices like turmeric, curry leaves, and mustard seeds lend complexity and depth to the flavors.

The state's religious diversity is evident in its numerous temples, churches, and mosques, including the famous Sabarimala Temple dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. The historic St. Francis Church in Fort Kochi, built by the Portuguese in the 16th century, stands as a testament to the state's colonial past. Community-based tourism initiatives, such as homestays and cultural exchanges, offer travelers an authentic and immersive experience while providing local communities with opportunities for economic empowerment.

Basic Information
Country
India
Language
Hindi, English
Currency
Rupees
Area
2,063 Square Miles
Population
15M
Time Zone
UTC+2
Time to Travel
May, June, July, August

City Map

Weather

  • Jan - Feb12o C - 18o C
  • Mar - Apr8o C - 12o C
  • May - Jun4o C - 8o C
  • Jul - Aug12o C - 16o C
  • Sep - Oct15o C - 18o C
  • Nov - Dec22o C - 30o C

Tours in Kerala

Walk Tour
Top Rated
Istanbul Walk Tour
Amazing Historical Istanbul Walking Tour
5 Days 6 Nights
12
Start from  $399
Spice Tour
Bosphorus
Day Light Bosphorus Cruise and Fun Tour
2 Days 1 Nights
4
Start from  $450
Spice Tour
Istanbul
Istanbul Culinary, Flavors of the East and West
2 Days 3 Nights
12
Start from  $335

Activities in Kerala

Derwish
Istanbul
Whirling Dervishes Show
Start from  $225
Hot Air Balloons
Top Rated
Cappadocia
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Start from  $300
Street Food
Istanbul
Local Street Food Tour
Start from  $245

Hotels in Kerala

Mom Hotel
Istanbul
Mom Hotel
Start from  $240
Beach Hotel
Top Rated
Istanbul
Istanbul Beach Hotel
Start from  $450
Little Sofia
Istanbul
Little Sofia Hotel
Start from  $569