4 Days Wayanad Wonders helps to enjoy the unexplored pristine nature of Wayanad. Evergreen forests and wooded hills of Wayanad will mesmerize you. (more…)
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Kerala is truly God’s own country when it comes to the beauty of the land. Lush green paddy fields, pristine beaches, awe inspiring backwater vistas, loffy mist clad peaks, plantation views, emerald forests. The list is seemingly endless. Mother Nature has been bountiful with her largess when it came to Kerala. (more…)
The fall of Muziris following the freak flood of 1341 saw the rise of the twin cities of Mattancherry and Kochi down south. While the former grew into a great trading centre of repute attracting men and material from all over the globe, the latter emerged as a seat of royal power with all the attendant glitz and glamour. Today, neither retains the old mores, new ones having replaced them over the years. And therein hangs the fascinating story of their transformation. (more…)
For a short stretch of land in the country of continental proportion, the Malabar Coast, presently called Kerala, perhaps deserved mention only on the back pages of history. That was not to be. Long before any part of the country came up for reckoning, this gorgeously verdant land had already had its tryst with the rest of the world. Its spices, particularly pepper, also called black gold, were what the world was after. And if ever history was made by geography, it was indeed here. (more…)
As the competing yacht sailed into Cochin waters in tandem on the second lap of the famous Volvo Race in early December, 2008 they were inadvertently, but symbolically, recapturing history of the five centuries ago. With perhaps, one major difference: the earlier seafarers were adventurous traders, while they present-day peers are footloose adventures. And both found a warm welcome here, a coastal fishing village, then called British Cochin, now Fort Cochin, the gateway of Kerala, a tourist super brand. (more…)
Not much princely state in pre- independent India had two capitals; one where royalty sat and took decisions and another where its minions sat and dispensed royal diktats. The erstwhile Cochin State was one such. The hamlet-like Tripunithura was the abode of royalty, while the neighboring sleepy town of Ernakulam housed the secretariat, judiciary and other sundry officialdom. (more…)
Poomully Mana, located in Peringode, Palakkad district, Kerala used to be the ancestral home of one of the richest and most powerful Namboothiri families in the State. The 500 tear old mana (house) stands today as a unique Heritage Centre forKerala Ayurveda, Yoga, Kalari, and other traditional art forms. (more…)
Coffee Acres – Feel the fragrance of the Nature
Welcoming you with a meaningful silence, the Coffee Acres Plantation Resort transmits novel experience to the Kerala Tourism visitors. It will not be surprise if you might see a monkey or a forest deer as the gate watcher in the entrance. So untroubled and untouched is the Nature here. Nestled in laps of a serene and picturesque plantation, it is a delicious concoction of tradition, luxury and homeliness. The sight of the highest and the most magnificent peak in Wayanad, the Chembra on the west side, is fascinating. One can merge with the finest piece of nature by a countryside estate walk on foot or a trek up to the spectacular mountain sides. Sight seeing and trekking arrangements are done here. (more…)
Dr. Mohanakrishnan Perumpilavil, MBBS, DLO is an experienced healthcare professional with extensive clinical, planning and managerial skills. He has more than 20 years of experience in establishing successful health care facilities in India and UAE. A practicing ENT surgeon, he had developed the concept and established the Institute of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery in Kerala. (more…)
Dr.G. Rijju is the consultant in Nuclear Medicine in Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences, Calicut. He obtained his MBBS degree from Trivandrum Medical College. He did his post graduation in Nuclear Medicine from TATA Memorial Hospital & BARC, Mumbai and obtained DNB from Hinduja National & Research Center, Mumbai. He started his Nuclear Medicine career at CMC, Vellore. Prior to joining MIMS he was working as a consultant in Rugveda Health Care, Ahemadabad. (more…)
Itinerary covers whole Western Ghat region.
DAY-1 : THATTEKKAD BIRD SANCTUARY
You will be picked up from Cochin Airport and start drive towards Thattekad Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, which is an evergreen low land forest situated on the banks of river Periyar . The sanctuary is a habitat for 280 species of birds which includes forest birds and water birds. Some of the birds found here are Crimson-throated Barbet, Bee-eater, Fairy blue bird, Grey-headed fishing eagle, Blackwinged kite, Grey heron, Common Grey Hornbill and Malabar Hornbill, Grey Drongo, Malabar Trogon. Guests will have accommodation at Periyar river lodge ,which is in the midst of Sanctuary. (more…)
Banasura Resorts and Villas is an ambitious hospitality industry project of the Seagot Developers based in Wayanad, Kerala. Slated to be ready by 2010 Dec, the project is sure to make big strides in the hospitality industry, complementing the value addition of the Wayanad as a prime destination in Kerala. (more…)
Responsible Tourism at its Best
The first tree house in Kerala is from Tour India’s eco-lodging resort called Green Magic Nature Resort. This unique Kerala Resort with tree houses, situated at Kalladi, Wayanad just a two and a half hour drive away from Calicut at an altitude of 3750-4500 feet. (more…)
Tourism in Kasaragod district is often considered synonymous with the tiny town of Bekal. The beach at Bekal and the Bekal Fort, which stands adjacent to it present visitors with wonderful windows to both natural beauty and history.
The development of Bekal Beach is headed towards making it the first planned beach destination in India. Bekal is a ‘green field’ destination as is evident in its colour and the foreground greenery.
The biggest attraction of the place is the astounding structure of Bekal Fort; the largest and best preserved one in Kerala. At a height of 130 feet and spread over forty acres the Fort stands on a 35-acre promontory between two long classically beautiful palm fringed beaches stretching along the shores of the Arabian Sea.
More than 300 year old, one story attributes Bekal Fort to Sivappa Naik of the Ikkeri dynasty in AD 1650. Another prevailing belief gives credit for its creation to the Kolathiri Rajas from whom Sivappa Naik is said to have captured it later. Archeologists have excavated several historical coins and other artifacts from the fort premises and these have proved to be a source of attraction for historians, Kerala tourism and nature-lovers.
The Bekal fort appears to have been built up from the sea since a large part of its exterior is lashed by the waves. The nearby Hanunam temple and the ancient Muslim Mosque built by Tipu Sultan of Mysore evike memories of a glorious past and bear testimony to the religious harmony that once prevailed in the area. The zigzag entrance and the trenches around the fort are signs of the exceptional defense strategy of the fort. Also impressive are the sea bastion, underground tunnels and the strategically placed observation tower which provides a good view of all the important places in the vicinity like Kanhangad, Pallikare, Bekal, Kottikulam, Uduma, etc.
Located 16km south of Kasaragod on the national highway, the Bekal can be accessed through all mean of transportation. The nearest airport are Mangalore (50km); Karipur International Airport ie., Calicut (Kozhikode) International Terminal (180km).
Its time for Ragam 2011 cultural fest– The largest college festival of Kerala is back again to judder the youth with its grandeur and excitement. (more…)
Kerala Cities and City Life
Kerala Cities and City Life has everything you need to live with ease and keep a smile on your face.
Kerala cities are cradles of development, plays a significant role in Kerala Tourism bringing more tourists. They are unique and different with each other. During your Kerala travel, there will be never a dull moment in Kerala city life and cities are as warm, energetic and vibrant as the people live in here. The appealing cities of Kerala are a unique blend of tradition and novelty. Interiors of cities reflect traditional urban heritage at the same time urban areas echoes bustling city life. Business centres, towering apartments, retail outlets, dance floors, multiplex, shopping malls and high-end living are just some of the facets of Kerala cities.
The cities of Kerala and its surrounding areas, by virtue of their location and other attractions, became the focus of investment of many multinational companies. Thus cities are key economic driver of the state, improve quality of life for residents and visitors, and enhances the quality of working environment.
Energetic youth pulsating with warmth, vivacity, enthusiasm and aggressiveness represents the cities of Kerala. Entertainment in Kerala cities connected with the crazy night life in dance floors combined with live DJ, tin of beer, a hot dog and hamburger.
Kerala has three main cities that might interest the on goers – Trivandrum, Calicut and Kochi. Multi cultural populous live in the cities truly make it diverse.
Trivandrum, being the capital city, is a busy administrative and political centre of the state. Politics has strong influence on this administrative capital. Calicut is a city known for its rich traditions and heritage. Kochi, this port city is the commercial hub and rapid changing city of Kerala. Kochi is the starting point in Kerala of any global change and adapt to it much quickly.