Our rich history is a source of pride and inspiration for every Keralite. The cultural and artistic lessons that have been passed down to us are of utmost importance. It is our own heritage and hence, across the state, we have centers built to honour and preserve these traditions. From the Stone Age carvings of Edakkal caves to Kalamandalam, a University for performing arts, the teachings of our elders still thrive in the modern day Kerala. Their gifts to us shall never be forgotten and each new generation adds its own input to the cultural and traditional heritage. Come visit these locations for a deep insight into the legacy of the state.
Tourism in Kochi:
The bustling district of Ernakulam is a cluster of islands networked by lagoons and backwaters, situated on the east coast of the Arabian Sea. The cosmopolitan city of Kochi (also known as Cochin), part of Ernakulam, is the commercial hub of present day Kerala. Nicknamed the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’, Kochi is one among the finest natural harbours in the world. During ancient times, the port city of Kochi was a major centre of commerce and trade with the Arabs, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and the British. To this day, one can still observe the influences of these myriad cultures here, as they each left their unique mark in Kochi and nearby places. The most exciting part of visiting Kochi is moving around in the local ferries to surrounding islands and other beautiful locations. Organised cruises on the Kochi backwaters will take you to a number of charming and quaint destinations.
Fort Kochi (Beach)
A leisurely walk is the best way to discover the land of historical and legendary importance Fort Kochi, although there are bicycle tours on offer as well. Once an obscure fishing village then became the first European township in India, Fort Kochi’s vibrant history will serenade you from every nook and corner. It had a formidable reputation as a seafaring commercial town, so much and Nicolas Conti, a known Italian traveller of the Middle Ages, remarked: If China is where you make your money; then Kochi surely is the place to spend it. The town as seen now was shaped by the Portuguese, the Dutch and later the British. The most prominent outcome of these cultural interfaces is seen in the many remainings of Indo-European architecture that still exist and can literally be seen here. The massive cantilevered Chinese Fishing Nets, brought here by traders from the court of Kublai Khan, are a riveting sight on the shore line of Kochi.
With the entire world raving about the charm, simplicity and magnificence of the backwaters, it is natural to assume that Alappuzha tops among the finest Aqua Tourism options in all of God’s Own Country. Blessed by its proximity to the sea, Alappuzha has always enjoyed quite of a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala. With the Arabian Sea on the West and a vast network of lakes, lagoons and freshwater rivers crisscrossing it, it is very much home to many an extraordinary sight.
Another tourist hub is munnar which is a hill station of the famous western ghats and if you are looking for best honeymoon resorts in munnar you will find many.