About Kerala

About Kerala

Kerala is the most southwest federal state of India and a very fertile coastal stripe.
The state Kerala, in south india, offers vast woodlands convenient for high, big nature reserves with
to varied wild animal population, wildlifeparks, many palms in the coastal area, a lot Backwaters and the wonderful beaches near the capital of Trivandrum in Varkala.

The most important commodities Kerala are the so-called „black gold“ (pepper) and different spices.
Not to forget the coconuts from which in Kerala all possible one is won by the oil, about ropes,
as roofs the leaves are used and of course as the most different variations in food.

Keralas nature is known for his luxuriant sceneries, to its wooded mountains with clean, after
to the most different flowers fragrant air, as well as the countless Backwaters and waterfalls and they, for
southindia to known, wonderful beaches (the famous beaches lies in Varkala in India).
The most different kinds of the yoga and the special Ayurveda treatments with different oil massages, to herbal baths and vegetarian diets are also to be mentioned.

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is the capital of Kerala (about 750,000 residents), there one can admire the Sri built in the 17th century Padmanabha Swamy temple. There are there many nice old colonial buildings and in the typical Kerala style to built houses give to this town quite a special ambience. Trivandrum lies to the south of Varkala in India.

Alleppey (Alappuzha) is also called „Venice of the east“, it is a wonderful town with a gigantic canal system, the Backwaters which she(it) links with two other towns: Kollam in the north and Kottayam in the south. Between these towns regular ferry connections exist.

The scenery between these towns changes from coconut palm groves and banana plantations to there
to small villages and gigantic rice area.

Kottayam is a starting point for motorboat journeys by Keralas nice plain canals.
152 km away one thinks on 1800 m the tea plantations of Munnar in the fertile mountain slopes the western Ghats where about 50 different orchids take and many medical herbs grow.
About 80 km of Kottayam there is the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, a wildlifepark on the shore of a reservoir, there gives it the most different local animals, like monkeys, buffaloes, tigers, leopards and
Elephants (in India holy animals) to see.

Cochin (Kochi) is removed a port approx. 168 km from the capital of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with a very old culture and the biggest aggregation of places of interest in completely Kerala. Moreover the Franciscan’s church, the oldest church built by Europeans belong in India, the famous Chinese fishing nets which were imported in the 13th century by Chinese businesspeople and which was built in the part of town of Mattancherry recumbent Mattancherry palace, the middle of 16 centuries by Portuguese around a Hindu’s temple.

Varkala lies with the Malabar coast in the Arabian Sea, is for the Indians on account of the Janardana Swami temple an important Hindu pilgrim’s place. For each of the holidays would like to make, this nice place with his wonderful nature, its great sandy beach and its red coloured cliff offers a lot of rest and fun.
Here in Varkala you find except rest also a lot of leisure activities, how Elephant’s horse riding,
Excursions to wildlifeparks, boat trips and a lot more.

Kerala itself calls itself „God’s own country“.