Gods’ Own Country, Kerala or the Land of Coconuts, as the name indicates, beckons from the southwestern tip of the Indian landmass. This narrow green strip of tropical land, with a 100% educated, cosmopolitan and amicable people. Noted for its amiable and stunning culture, pristine beaches, generous vegetation, hypnotizing backwaters, rolling mountains and spice scented air; Kerala is celebrated for its dance forms of Kathakali, Mohiniattam and Theyyam, the martial art of Kalaripayattu, Astrology, as well as the Marama Chikitsa and Ayurveda systems of medicine that use energy centers, herbs and massage to treat a range of ailments.
Kerala has a 600-kilometer coastline dotted with picturesque beaches sheltered by coconut groves and lagoons. Some of the finest resorts and hotels of India have come up along the coast of the Arabian Sea.
Kerala is served by three international airports from north to south, Kozhikode, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. A fourth Kannaur, in north Kerala is scheduled for opening. Besides Kerala can be accessed from the airports of Mangalore in the north, Coimbatore in the centre and Madurai towards the south.
The Railway network (online search https://enquiry.indianrail.gov.in/ntes/ book https://www.irctc.co.in/eticketing/loginHome.jsf serves both local and inter-state passengers, with direct trains from New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai as well as other major towns and cities of India.
Local city, inter-city and interstate Bus Services are provided by the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (book online at http://www.ksrtconline.com/KERALAOnline/) , though options are limited online) and private operators, and include comfortable ordinary, deluxe and luxury seat-in-coach services. Most bus stations are near railway stations, and bus services are perhaps the quickest and rather cost-effective way to travel even to the remotest attraction in Kerala.
Taxis, auto-rickshaws, buses can be hired for both local and intercity travel and sight-seeing. Transportation by public or private boat is also available along rivers and back-waters.