A sliver of a coastal state in India's Deep South, Kerala is shaped by its layered landscape, almost 600km of glorious Arabian Sea coast and beaches. The glistening backwaters of Alleppey, the tea covered hills of Munnar and the Spice plantations of Thekkady; Kerala is a world away from the frenzy of city life.
Besides its famous backwaters, elegant houseboats, Ayurveda treatments and delicately spiced, taste-bud-tingling cuisine, Kerala is home to wild elephants, exotic birds and the odd tiger, while vibrant traditions such as Kathakali plays, temple festivals and snake-boat races frequently bring even the smallest villages to life. It's hard to deny Kerala's liberal use of the slogan 'God's Own Country'. Idealistic in its natural beauty and with its gracious hospitality, Kerala is unmistakably every tourist’s paradise.