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What makes Kerala is most popular tourist destination in India?

Here are the few things I can think of that makes Kerala  a popular tourist destination

- One of the most beautiful Backwaters in the world

- Land of Ayurvedha/Spices

- Plethora of Beautiful Sunny Beaches spread across the state

- Rich cultural heritages/festivals/ Experiences

- Unique culinary experiences.

Kerala is one of the most  beautiful places worth visiting in India.

Kerala has been listed in top 5 family destinations in the world by Lonely Planet 

1.Natural Beauty  and unique geographical positioning -    Kerala is gifted with natural beauty and greenery  has Arabain Sea on    one side and Wester Ghats on the other side, providing different    wonderful experiences such as Hill stations,Beaches,Backwaters,Wild life,Waterfalls with all most all the experiences geographically closer to each other. This    helps a traveler to roam around from one experience to another easily    and enjoy  all these experiences in a short span of time (say 4-5    Days). This gives a unique advantage to Kerala unlike many other   Tourist  destinations which offers only a single theme. To get better   idea of  this you can consider the below most famous tourist circuit of   Kerala.

The Famous tourist Circuit is : Cochin  Inernational Airport to Munnar Hill  Station (5 Hour) -> Thekkady Wild life (4 Hour)  ->   Alleppy/Kumarakom Backwaters (4 hours)  (Travel time from  previous   destination to current  destination in bracket). Most of the travelers are selecting this circuit for 4 days in kerala.

Many such Tourist circuits exists in south Kerala, North Kerala connecting the international airports in those areas

2. Moderate Climate round the year making in an all year destination for international as well as   domestic  travelers . Every season is Kerala is offering  its own   unique  experience to the travelers be it Monsoons, Winter or Summer.   You just  need to know what to expect in each season and pick your most   suited  season for heading to Kerala.

3. Well connected by Sea and Air with 4 international airports and 3 Sea Port falling in international ship route. 

4. Kerala offers the most authentic Ayurvedic Experience and can be called the land of Ayurvedha. A lot of Domestic as well as    International travelers are heading to Kerala for having the first  hand   experience of Ayurvedic rejuvenation treatments and massages .

5. Easy to communicate in English.    Thanks to the high literacy rate most of the people in Kerala will can    speak and understand basic English making it much easier for    international travelers to roam around, communicate and blend in.    Coupled with tourism friendly  and welcoming people and support from    local authorities makes the travelers comfortable.

6. Well developed Tourism infrastructure and world class marketing from Kerala Tourism Department - There are plenty of mature professional players in all areas  of  the   tourism sector  (Accommodation, Tour Operators, Activities) ,   providing   exceptional service with international standards which  opens  up a large  world of different options, making travelers feel  like  spoiled with   choices. This also prompts them to come back next  time  for another set  of new experiences which they have missed this  time.  The Kerala Tourism  department does a pretty good job in  marketing  Kerala tourism through  various innovative ways and a strong  social  media presence.

7. Best value for money experience -  High USD to  INR conversion rate makes Kerala a very affordable Value for money destination for International travelers

8. Land of Spices – right from earlier centuries  Kerala     has marked its presence  in the global spice market for its rich    flavored spices. In Kerala you can visit Spice plantations and get a    first hand experience of everything in the world of spices. Spice    tourism is gaining momentum in Kerala

9. Rich cultural traditions and colorful festivals-     Different festivals spread throughout the year (Thrissur Pooram, Boat    Races, Theyyams ,Onam). Any time you visit Kerala, most likely there    will be at least one local festival you can experience.

10. Unique Local Cuisines –    . If   you visit Kerala, the southern most state of India you will    have  a   unique culinary experience, thanks to its wide variety of    spices.   Kerala, often called the “Land of Spices,” was one of the    major spice    shipping hubs for the globe as early as 3000 B.C. and  is   still a major    grower and exporter of spices and foods to this  day.   Kerala breakfast   has been listed in top 5  favorite  breakfasts  in the world.

11. Last but most important World class Experiences Kerala offers,    be it  BackWaters or Sunny Beaches or Hill Stations. 

Here are the Top destinations of Kerala in each Experience
1.Backwater Experience
2.Beach Experience
3.Hill Station Experience
4.Wild Life Experience

1.Aleppy and Kumarakom Backwaters (Kuttanad)
2.Nileswar/Valiyaparamba/Kavvayi Backwater
3.Ashtamudi lake, Munroe island Backwaters and Ponnumthuruthu Island, Kollam
4.Poovar Island Backwaters, Trivandrum

1.Varkkala Cliff Beach
2.Kovalam Beach, Trivandrum
3.Marari beach, Alleppy
4.Cherai Beach, Ernakulam
5. Meenkunnu, Thottada, Payyambalam,and Ezhara Beaches, Kannur
6.Muzhappilangadi and Dharmadam Island Beaches, Kannur
7.Bekal Fort Beach, Kappil Beach, Nileshwar Beach, Kasargod
8. Naatika and Chavakkad Beaches,Thrissur

3.Hill Stations  
4.Ponmudi, Trivandrum
5.Paithalmala, Kannur
6.Ranipuram, Kasargode.

1.Periyar Wild Life and  Gavi forest ,Thekkady
2.Parambikkulam Tiger Reserve/Wild Life Sanctuary
3.Muthanga,Tholpeety Wild life Sanctuaries, Wayanad
4.Ervaikkulam National park (Rajamala), Munnar
5. Chinnar wild life sanctuary, Munnar
6. Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary
7. Silent Valley National Park,Palakkad  
8. Aralam Wild life Sanctuary, Kannur

Airports1.Trivandrum International Airport, Thiruvananathpuram
2. Cochin International Airport, Nedumbassery,Ernakulam
3. Calicut Internationl Airport, Kozhikode
4. Kannur International Airport, Kannur
5. Aranmula Internatioanl Airport, Pathanamthitta
(in process)
Kerala's Climate
With around 120 to 140 rainy days/year Kerala maintains a maritime tropical climate (The rainy Days are awesome)

The Coastline
Extended to 595 km and it houses 13 major beaches
Some of them are 
Kozhikkode etc.

Here are some few pics on of these places and experiences

     Athirapally Waterfalls 

  Alleppey House Boats


  Fort Kochi

  Varkala Beach








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