At the southern tip of India cradled by the mountains and the sea lies Gods Own Country-Kerala. This narrow strip of beauty covered with living shades of green is a real natural beauty which one has to explore to experience the feeling of enjoyment which cannot be expressed in words to its full but to really feel it by being part of it.  Kerala, where mist clad mountains tiptoe down to virgin beaches and the serene backwaters shimmer to the lullaby of palm grooves.  And emerald paddy fields wave invitingly at deep green forest.  It offers a whole world of holiday options in one exciting holiday destination-Kerala.   Kerala  where  nature  has  showered  its blessings abundantly has also welcomed  holiday lovers  with a  different cause-Health.  For  those  there  is Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Therapies.

          Its an intricate network of innumerable lagoons, lakes, canals, estuaries and the deltas of rivers that drain into the Arabian Sea.  Boat trips across these tranquil stretches are an experience unique to Kerala. 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.  Large Kettuvalloms have been converted into luxury Houseboats for these cruises.  These Kettuvalloms are giant country crafts measuring up to 80 feet in length.  It usually has one, two, three or even four bath attached bedrooms, an open lounge, deck, kitchenette and a crew comprising oarsmen, a cook and a guide.  The cuisine is of traditional Kerala flavour along with the local specialities in both Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian dishes. 
         Abco organizes inland cruises on houseboats covering Alleppey-Kuttanad, Alleppey-Quilon and also covering places like Kumarakom, Pathiramanal etc. Alleppey is also the venue of the world famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race which takes place on the Second Saturday of August every year which is a beauty on its own.  As the sun sets, drop anchor at any place that catches your fancy and let the lullaby of the distant waves of the Arabian sea echoed from the inscrutable western ghats put you to sleep.

            Lying on the windward side of the western ghats, Kerala has a long chain of lush, mist-clad hill stations that are home to the exotic wildlife.  All the hill resorts in Kerala offer the most enchanting experience of nature in its virgin beauty. 
is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams-Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and kundala.1600 m above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British government in South India.  Sprawling tea plantations, picture-book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town.  Munnar also has the highest peak in south India, Anamudi, which towers over 2690 m.  Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking. 
PONMUDI an idyllic hill resort with narrow, winding pathways and cool, green, woodern environs is 915 m above sea level.  
NELLIYAMPATHY a fascinating hill station is at a height of 467 to 1572 m above sea level.  At least 10 hairpin bends have to be negotiated on the ghat road that passes through the breathtaking evergreen forests of the Sahya Ranges.  There are many more Hill Stations around .




           Settled  in  the  lush  forests  of the  western ghats are  fourteen wildlife sanctuaries. And skirting these exotic destinations are some of the most delightful trekking trails in the country. 
is  one  of  the  world's  most fascinating natural wildlife sanctuaries noted for its geomorphology, wildlife and landscape.  A boat ride on the splendid Periyar lake is the best way to experience the sanctuary.  The greatest attraction here is the herds of wild elephant that come down to the lake to frolic in the waters.  Tiger, Sambar, Bison, Spotted Deer, Leapord, Malabar Flying Squirrel etc. can also be spotted in the forest.  
KUMARAKOM BIRD SANCTUARY 16 kms from Kottayam is a beauty on its own with beautiful scenary around ,has local birds like water fowl, cuckoo, owl, egret, heron and the water duck in plenty as well as the migratory Siberian duck.  
PARAMBIKULAM WILDLIFE SANCTUARY in Palaghat district has a real treasure of mammals, reptiles and birds, Tigers, Sambar, Barking dear, Spotted dear, Crocodiles, Cane turtles, Darters, Black eagles etc.  
WAYANAD WILDLIFE SANCTUARY in Wayanad district is a beauty on its own with Elephants, Tigers, Panthers, Jungle cats, Monitor lizards, Peacocks, Babblers wood peckers etc. in plenty to see and enjoy.

          The forests of the western ghats are punctuated with large and small waterfalls that roar, gurgle and splash down the mountain side.  Almost all these scintillating cascades are the venues for excursions around the year.  
PALARUVI 75 kms from Kollam town ,which means "stream of milk" makes its way down the rocks from a height of 300 feet is really a delight to watch.  
ATHIRAPALLY 78 kms from Kochi located at the entrance to the Sholayar ranges is a wonder to watch.  
VAZHACHAL a short drive from Athirapally a picturesque spot is adjacent to dense green forest land and is a part of the chalakudy river.

          Sharing its western border with the Arabian sea Kerala has a 600 km long shoreline dotted with some of the finest ,most charming beaches of the world, coconut groves, natural harbors, lagoons and sheltered covers. 
THE KOVALAM BEACH is internationally  renowned  and a  favorite  haunt  of tourists. Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches. The south most, known as the Lighthouse Beach, is the most popular one. 
THE VARKALA BEACH is a seaside resort and spa. High cliffs with rich mineral springs rise majestically from the coastline. 
THE CHERAI BEACH bordering Vypeen island is ideal for swimming.  Dolphins are occasionally seen here. 
THE ALLEPPEY BEACH is one of the most popular spots in Alappuzha.   The pier, which extends into the sea here is about 140 years old.

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