Know more about State Kerala

 About the State : Kerala, God’s own country, a  perfect destination for holiday, honeymoon, art, culture, health care and ayurveda. It is a small state located in the South of India on the West coast. It offers the picturesque and scenic beauty of Nature at its best. Trivandrum is the capital of Kerala. The literacy rate is the highest among all states in India.It is also famous for its rich culture and heritage. Malayalam is the state language. 
Major cities
Tiruvananthapuram
Kochi
Kozhikode
Kollam
Trissure
Palakkad
Alappuzha
Must see Places :
Hill Stations : Munnar(The Kashmir of South), Nelliampathi, Ponmudi
Keralite Architecture : Padmanabhapuram Palace, Bolghatty Palace
Backwaters : Kumarkom, Alleppey, Kochi
Beaches : Kovalam, Cherai, Varkala Beach
Wildlife Sanctuaries : Periyar National Park, Eravikulam National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Silent Valley National Park, Mathanga Wild life Sanctuary Wayanad, Periyar Tiger Reserves in Thekkady
Edakkal Caves
For the adventurer, trekking in Muthanga, Edakkal and Pakshipathalam
Trissure-the cultural capital of Kerala for Trissure Pooram, one of the biggest festivals.

Know more about Traditional sarees of India and how to wear saree in Kerala Style or Mundu Neriyathum style

 Best Eating Joints : Enjoy the Kerala delicacies here
Kochi Restaurants  serving local dishes are:
Sri Krishna Cafe (Gujerati road, Mattanchery) They serve amazing Stuffed Parotta & Vegetable Masala Dosa.
Art Café Here, you get really delicious Banana and Chocolate cakes. The coffee served at the café is also pretty good.
Arya Bhavan All kinds of basic Tamil food is served here
Palms Restaurant (Metropolitan) It is bit expensive, but the menu includes really authentic and sumptuous local cuisine. 
Some other good restaurants in Kochi are Salt N Pepper, Solar Café, Fort House Restaurant and Kashi Art Café.
Multi-cuisine restaurants in Kochi :
Pandhal on MG road is a family restaurant. They also have an attached pastry counter. Renaissance on MG road offers Continental, Chinese and Thai food, apart from Indian dishes. Tharavad is located on Willingdon Island. This is Casino hotel's coffee shop and a variety of cuisines are available here throughout the day.
Indian Coffee House for Coffee 
Azad Restaurants & Arya Bhavan for South Indian Thali Appam & Stew at Cafe Magnet, Mutton Biriyani/Paratta & Mutton Curry at Azad Restaurants
Puttu & Mutton Curry/roast/fry – Hotel Buhari Bolgatty Palace Hotel for Perfect seafood
Some other famous food joints are:
  • Bimbi's Fast Food - Shanmugham Road
  • Chariot Beach Snacks Princess Street - Fort Cochin
  • Chinese Jade Pavilion Taj Malabar hotel - Willingdon Island
  • Kashi Art Café Snacks Burgher Street - Fort Cochin
  • Pandhal Multi Cuisine - M.G. Road, Ernakulam
  • Ramathula Hotel - Irimpichi Road and New Road
  • Sealord Seafood - Shanmugham Road, Ernakulam
  • Utsav Indian Taj Residency - Marine Drive
What to buy where : There are so many places in Kerala to satiate one's shopping desires. Apart from Gold, you can buy ivory carvings, pottery, brocade fabrics, earthenware products, Kathakali faces, Spices, Kerala Sari, famous Banana chips, ecofriendly coir crafts, Canned Sea Foods, Raja Ravi Varma paintings.
Kochi is known for its textiles, readymade garments, jewellery, handicrafts, antiques and spices. M.G. Road is the main commercial center. Besides, Broadway and Marine Drive in mainland Ernakulum and Jew town in Mattenchery are some of the important shopping sites in Kochi.The shops in Jew Street sell antique pieces of crockery, carved wooden furniture, bronze and brass sculptures, jewellery and many other things. Kumily in Idukki district is an important shopping center and spice trade center. Aranmula is famous for its metal mirrors, a unique craft that is not found anywhere else in the world.

Some of the well known Malls in Kochin:
  • Abad Nucleus Mall
  • Bay Pride Mall
  • Forum Thomsun Mall
  • Gold Souk Grande Mall
  • Lulu Kochin Mall
  • Oberon Mall
Visit the Connemara market at Trivandrum and pick up some great variety of beautiful South Indian silk sarees, handicrafts and antique souvenirs, clothes, fabics, spics 
When it comes to rejuvenating yourself, visiting a meditation and yoga center or a relaxed ayurvedic massage would be the best option. There are umpteen number of  ayurvedic spas offering wellness of body, mind and soul.  Choose the right place and surrender yourself in the serene beauty of nature to experience the bliss in your life.

1 comment:

  1. Kerala is a place with many good destinations to visit and enjoy the vacation. India Tourism provides many opportunities to see all the natural beauty in India. In Kerala Tourism tourist will get all the opportunities to see the Kerala destinations like backwaters, houseboats, temples, etc.

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