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KERALA

God's own country

Overview

Kerala, located on the south-western tip of India, enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in Asia. Fondly referred to as God's Own Country, Kerala was selected by the National Geographic Traveller as one of the 50 destinations of a lifetime and one of the thirteen paradises in the world.

An equable climate, serene beaches, tranquil stretches of backwaters, lush hill stations and exotic wildlife are the major attractions of this land.  A unique advantage of Kerala is that most of the destinations here are only a two - four hour drive from the other.

Classical art forms, colourful festivals, exotic cuisine are some of the cultural marvels that await travellers. Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine and Panchakarma, the rejuvenation therapy in Ayurveda have also helped Kerala to gain a pan-global reputation as a worth-visit destination. Season never ends in Kerala, thanks to the year-long moderate climate and numerous festivals and events. 

Venture into the villages of God's Own Country and experience a medley of incredible art forms and artists. Let's delve into its rich tapestry of cultures and picturesque beauty. How about trying your luck at the traditional bow and arrow fishing or learning some tricks of making the golden fibre, coir? Go for an unforgettable journey with the Responsible Tourism Mission of Kerala and take back with you memories packed with fun, excitement and bliss. RT Mission offers several Village Life Experience packages in which a smorgasbord of Native Experiences ranging from trying your hand at the native cuisine to the electrifying steps of the martial arts, Kalaripayattu. 

Set out on a boat journey through the tranquil backwaters or join a blacksmith to explore the methods involved in making weapons and tools or get your hands dirty by taking part in clay pot making with the skilled artists of Kerala. Get a chance to experience a unique intersection of heritage, tradition and modern ways of livelihood. 

In Kerala, mainly 3 types of fishing are practiced -net fishing, Chinese net fishing and bow and arrow fishing. These interesting methods are plenty impressive on their own. But here, the gem is the majestic Chinese fishing nets that deliver you a spellbinding experience. 


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