Kerala visitors guide - Kerala tourism

The state of Kerala is in the southern part of India. It stretches along the coast of the Arabian  Sea and has a 600 kilometer shoreline with serene beaches, tranquil stretches of backwaters. Kerala has lush hill stations, exotic wildlife, sprawling plantations and many historic and cultural monuments. Kerala also has some popular hill stations that offer an excellent escape from the heat in the plains and some breathtaking views. Places to See in Kerala India  Kerala Backwater tours Alleppey backwaters, Kollam backwaters, Kumarakom backwaters, Alleppey backwaters, Kozhikode Backwaters, Cochin Backwaters, Kasaragod Backwaters and Alappuzha Kerala Hill Stations  Munnar, Ranipuram, Devikulam, Ponmudi, Idukki and Pythal Mala Kerala Beaches Cherai beach, Bekal beach, Kappad beach, Kovalam beach, Dharmadam beach, Fort Kochi beach, Beypore beach and Alappuza beach. Kerala Wildlife Parks Periyar wildlife sanctuary, Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, Eravikulam National Park, Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. English is freely spoken in Kerala. Many Indian and foreign visitors are visiting Kerala to enjoy special Ayurvedic health holidays as the ultimate form of therapy and relaxation. There are several ancient temples and monuments all over Kerala. Many foreign travelers have recently discovered the benefits of Rejuvenation Therapy that is becoming very popular in Kerala.  

Health Tourism in Kerala

Kerala's health tourism attracts almost a hundred thousand tourists every year. While there are some excellent resorts in Kerala offering Ayurvedic treatments there  are also several spa's that are not up to standard, make wild claims of having cures for anything one can imagine with the aim of fleecing tourists. Presently there is no classification for health resorts in Kerala. According to news reports in June 2007, considering the great potential of health tourism in Kerala, the state government plans to introduce classification of Ayurveda resorts to ensure that they offer better quality service to visitors.

Ayurvedic Therapy

Most Ayurvedic therapy spa’s in Kerala are located on the south coast. Ayurveda is the traditional health science of India. It uses natural herbs and their oils to treat ailments and claims to ensure a healthy life. There are many spa's and health centers that have programs that offer Ayurvedic massages and yoga. Some of these programs are offered in packages that can be from 3 to several weeks. Some spa's include meals and accommodation. Needless to say some of these places will want to sell you expensive packages. If you just wish to try an Ayurvedic massage you do not have to sign up for an expensive package. Many places provide such massages. So check out the different spa's. Don't get talked into expensive spa treatments that will do wonders for your health or cure every ailment imaginable. Some of these places make all sorts of claims so spend your money carefully.

Shirodhara Therapy

Shirodhara is a form of treatment in Ayurveda that involves liquids (usually oil) gently dripping over the forehead which is considered the third eye. Shirodhara is said to be used to cure eye diseases, sinus problems, hearing impairment some skin diseases. While there is no proof to verify such claims this type of therapy does relax your body and helps relieve stress. Visitors are advised to use common sense and not get carried away by claims of magical cures by places that provide such massage therapies.

Backwater Tours in Kerala information

Kerala is famous for its backwater tours. No visit to Kerala can be complete without taking a journey along the serene backwaters of Kerala. Backwater tours take you through lakes, canals and deltas of several rivers that make their way to the Arabian Sea. Whether it’s relaxation of body or mind. Kerala is definitely a place to consider when planning your visit to India. Kerala has some great beaches. To get more information on Kerala beaches please use the link: Kerala Beaches 

Munnar Kerala

Munnar is one of the most popular attraction in Kerala. This scenic hill station is located in the southwestern stat of Kerala. Generally people drive up from Kochi to Munnar, a distance of about 130 Kilometers, roughly a three and a half hour drive. Complete information on Munnar is provided here” ‘Munnar Kerala Guide

Best time to visit Kerala

The best time to visit Kerala is between August to March. April to August is good time for Ayurvedic treatments. Domestic tourists travel during this time frame as it falls during the summer holidays for schools across India. Tourist attractions not only in Kerala state, but all across India are packed with visitors during the summer school holidays.

Major Airports

There are three airports in the state of Kerala. Trivandrum International - Kochi International (Kochi) - Karipur International (Kozhikode). All three are linked with International airports. There are daily flights operating from Singapore, Colombo , Male, Muscat , Bahrain , Kuwait , Abu Dhabi and Dubai . These airports are also well connected to all major Indian airports.  

Facts and Figures for Kerala

  √ Capital:  Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) - √ Size Area:  38,863 sq km. √ Population:  (2001 Census) 31.839 Million √ Literacy:  90.92 per cent Kerala claims to have the highest literacy rate. Rainfall:  Monsoon (June to September). Climate:  √ Winter: September to March, √ Summer: April to June √ Monsoon or rainy season: June to August.  
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Kerala visitors guide - Kerala tourism The state of Kerala is in the southern part of India. It stretches along the coast of the Arabian Sea and has a 600 kilometer shoreline with serene beaches, tranquil stretches of backwaters. Kerala has lush hill stations, exotic wildlife, sprawling plantations and many historic and cultural monuments. Kerala also has some popular hill stations that offer an excellent escape from the heat in the plains and some breathtaking views. Places to See in Kerala India  Kerala Backwater tours Alleppey backwaters, Kollam backwaters, Kumarakom backwaters, Alleppey backwaters, Kozhikode Backwaters, Cochin Backwaters, Kasaragod Backwaters and Alappuzha Kerala Hill Stations  Munnar, Ranipuram, Devikulam, Ponmudi, Idukki and Pythal Mala Kerala Beaches Cherai beach, Bekal beach, Kappad beach, Kovalam beach, Dharmadam beach, Fort Kochi beach, Beypore beach and Alappuza beach. Kerala Wildlife Parks Periyar wildlife sanctuary, Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, Eravikulam National Park, Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. English is freely spoken in Kerala. Many Indian and foreign visitors are visiting Kerala to enjoy special Ayurvedic health holidays as the ultimate form of therapy and relaxation. There are several ancient temples and monuments all over Kerala. Many foreign travelers have recently discovered the benefits of Rejuvenation Therapy that is becoming very popular in Kerala.  

Health Tourism in Kerala

Kerala's health tourism attracts almost a hundred thousand tourists every year. While there are some excellent resorts in Kerala offering Ayurvedic treatments there are also several spa's that are not up to standard, make wild claims of having cures for anything one can imagine with the aim of fleecing tourists. Presently there is no classification for health resorts in Kerala. According to news reports in June 2007, considering the great potential of health tourism in Kerala, the state government plans to introduce classification of Ayurveda resorts to ensure that they offer better quality service to visitors.

Ayurvedic Therapy

Most Ayurvedic therapy spa’s in Kerala are located on the south coast. Ayurveda is the traditional health science of India. It uses natural herbs and their oils to treat ailments and claims to ensure a healthy life. There are many spa's and health centers that have programs that offer Ayurvedic massages and yoga. Some of these programs are offered in packages that can be from 3 to several weeks. Some spa's include meals and accommodation. Needless to say some of these places will want to sell you expensive packages. If you just wish to try an Ayurvedic massage you do not have to sign up for an expensive package. Many places provide such massages. So check out the different spa's. Don't get talked into expensive spa treatments that will do wonders for your health or cure every ailment imaginable. Some of these places make all sorts of claims so spend your money carefully.

Shirodhara Therapy

Shirodhara is a form of treatment in Ayurveda that involves liquids (usually oil) gently dripping over the forehead which is considered the third eye. Shirodhara is said to be used to cure eye diseases, sinus problems, hearing impairment some skin diseases. While there is no proof to verify such claims this type of therapy does relax your body and helps relieve stress. Visitors are advised to use common sense and not get carried away by claims of magical cures by places that provide such massage therapies.

Backwater Tours in Kerala information

Kerala is famous for its backwater tours. No visit to Kerala can be complete without taking a journey along the serene backwaters of Kerala. Backwater tours take you through lakes, canals and deltas of several rivers that make their way to the Arabian Sea. Whether it’s relaxation of body or mind. Kerala is definitely a place to consider when planning your visit to India. Kerala has some great beaches. To get more information on Kerala beaches please use the link: Kerala Beaches 

Munnar Kerala

Munnar is one of the most popular attraction in Kerala. This scenic hill station is located in the southwestern stat of Kerala. Generally people drive up from Kochi to Munnar, a distance of about 130 Kilometers, roughly a three and a half hour drive. Complete information on Munnar is provided here” ‘Munnar Kerala Guide

Best time to visit Kerala

The best time to visit Kerala is between August to March. April to August is good time for Ayurvedic treatments. Domestic tourists travel during this time frame as it falls during the summer holidays for schools across India. Tourist attractions not only in Kerala state, but all across India are packed with visitors during the summer school holidays.

Major Airports

There are three airports in the state of Kerala. Trivandrum International - Kochi International (Kochi) - Karipur International (Kozhikode). All three are linked with International airports. There are daily flights operating from Singapore, Colombo , Male, Muscat , Bahrain , Kuwait , Abu Dhabi and Dubai . These airports are also well connected to all major Indian airports.  

Facts and Figures for Kerala

  √ Capital:  Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) - √ Size Area:  38,863 sq km. √ Population:  (2001 Census) 31.839 Million √ Literacy:  90.92 per cent Kerala claims to have the highest literacy rate. Rainfall:  Monsoon (June to September). Climate:  √ Winter: September to March, √ Summer: April to June √ Monsoon or rainy season: June to August.  
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