There’s no better way of understand a region, unless you have experienced the best they have on offer. When you think of Kerala, the first thing that would strike you is its scenic beauty. You’d wonder how Mother Nature has been so benevolent to this region, endowing it with a rich diversity in every aspect. Then, you must look at these three aspects, beaches, backwaters and wildlife which Kerala is well known for.
First, when you close your eyes and visualize a beach, you would be able to form a mental picture of endless stretches of sand and pristine waters which are ever so welcoming. If you’d settle for nothing but the best, then you must head to Kovalam. The history of Kovalam dates back to the pre colonial era, during which the beach was a clam and tranquil place. The Queen has taken a liking for this beach and built a palace on the cliff top, where she would spend the monsoons. The locals followed suit and began to organize small picnics, which the hippies thoroughly enjoyed.
At present, as you walk along the beach, you would be able to find a plethora of beachfront restaurants, guesthouses and umbrella wallah’s. But if you want to see some action, then you must visit the Hawa beach is the liveliest stretch of the beach. You’d be able to see little children slurping ice lollies from push cart ice cream vendors as well as teenagers enjoying themselves at the beach.
Next you must cruise through the backwaters of Alappuzha, on a houseboat. These houseboats have all the modern amenities, which you can think about! You wouldn’t just have a personal chef onboard who would serve fresh fish and other savouries; you would also have luxury rooms. Traditionally known as Kettuvallams, these boats were used for transporting spices and rice, which were taken to Kochi.
Finally, now that you’ve got a chance to sit back and relax on a beach as well as the backwaters, it is time to enter the jungle, not literally though. Wayanad is best known for its wildlife, where the Nilgiris biosphere is located, which is also a part of two adjoining states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. While you are here, if you are lucky enough, you would be able to see sambar deers and royal Bengal tigers.
The Royal Bengal tiger is an endangered species that can be found here. Even though the tiger population seems to be dwindling, statistics suggest that there has been a steady rise in their numbers. This sanctuary was built in 1986 and it has been successful in preserving endangered species. This complex consists of six areas which are protected. Apart from that you could easily spot peackcocks, gray langurs, monitor lizard, wild boar, grey mongoose, spotted dear, elephants and an endless variety of birds. Tigers and leopards also call this reserve their home.
Now that you are aware of the various opportunities that await you in Kerala, which are sure to fulfill all your travel needs. Make plans to visit this region and create memorable memories which would last for a lifetime.
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