Kerala – A Tropical Paradise
Language: Malayalam (English is widely used)
Main Airports: Trivandrum, Cochin
Best time to visit: November to April (Monsoon season during June and July)
Popular Beaches: Kovalam, Poovar, Marari
How to get there: The best way to get to Kerala is by Charter flight direct to Trivandrum from London Gatwick (November to March)
Kerala is undiscovered India
A tropical paradise located at the south-western tip. It is an up and coming tourist destination and has a rich natural beauty. Kerala has a lot to offer for travellers. The scenery is green and lush. You will first notice the breathaking scenery of the dense coconut palms surrounding the beaches, when looking out of the aircraft window on arriving at Kerala.
Kerala is hugged by coasts on one side and hills on another, which are the homes of tea and coffee plantations leading to denser monsoon forest land. This green land is interrupted by the azure backwaters, where you can explore the country on a rice boat.
Kerala is a land of ancient culture. People are warm and lively with strong sense of tradition and religious belief. It is the first State in India to achieve hundred percent literacy and zero percent population growth. The former booker prize winner Arudhathi Roy is from Kerala. Her book The God of small things took place in Ayemenem near Kottayam.