Top 10 Reasons Why Kerala Known as “God’s Own Country”
Do you know why Kerala is known as “God’s Own Country?” lets see why?
Here we first talk about mythology and one of the reason why Kerala is known as God’s own country. During 1729 to 1758, Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma was the rule of the state Travancore which also includes the kingdom of Cochin (and major part of the Kerala these days). He Surrendered this entire Kingdom to Padmanabh Swamy i.e he donated his Kingdom to Padmanabhswamy temple of Trivandrum. This means that the God Padmanabhswamy Owns the Kingdom of Travancore (Kerala too).
During 1980, when Kerala was not that much known among tourist, Kerala tourism department has adapted this slogan to promote the tourism. Since then, the phrase has become very popular and contributed a lot in tourism development of Kerala state.
As there are different reason behind it but according me, the most authentic reason is the beauty of Kerala. We all fall in love with a person in our life be it our parents, friend, colleague, neighbors, or anyone else. But have you ever fallen in love with a place? Yes! Place. This could be a spot, a gully, a market, a city or a state or a country itself. You must be thinking why would ever be someone falls in love with a place when the world is too large to travel in a lifetime. Well, what if the place has all the reasons to make you love it. Yes, reasons? There are always few reasons for loving or not loving a place. But Kerala is a state offering you all the reasons to love it. This article has covered 10 Reasons People Love Kerala Utmost. Let’s go through them one-by-one:
1. Beautiful Beaches:
Bekal, Beypore, Varkala, Kolam, Kanwatheertha, Chowara, Chavakkad and few more beaches. Kerala has the most beautiful beaches with the utmost attention to cleanliness and hygiene. There are beaches that offer water sports as well. You can spend lazy hours on the beaches taking a sun bath and enjoying the sound of sea waves. The beaches also have stalled for food items.
2. Cultural Creativity:
You can watch the Kathakali, Theyyam, Thullal, Koodiyattam, Oppana, Duffmuttu and several dance forms where performers put on heavy colorful make-up and dresses. There is a mythological story enacted in their every performance. Besides, Kerala is pleasingly recognised for Sopana Sangeetham which is a religious form of classical music that coined in the temples of Kerala. In Kerala, there are many festivals and events are famous. You would love it.
3. Friendly Citizens:
Even if you are a solo traveler, the local people of the state will not make you worry about anything around. They are helping in nature and supportive to travelers for basic needs. Many of them know English and hence communication is not a problem in Kerala. You may also not require a tourist guide as the people are enthusiastically ready to guide your way to nearby tourist spots.
4. Heartening Hospitality:
So far no other state has touched to the benchmark set by Kerala in the field of Hospitality. Kerala Tourism hosted a new scheme wherein it wishes to offer tourists the crux and essence of Kerala homes. ‘Kerala Serviced Villas’ provides comfy accommodation amenities to tourists altogether complementing the obtain ability of accommodation in numerous tourist destinations in Kerala.
5. Houseboat Cruises:
The most amazing experience one could ever have is of Houseboat Cruises in Kerala. From boarding the cruise in the morning hours to get off from the cruise next day or after 2-3 days; every second spent there is memorable. The cruise staffs serve you with a wide variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Keralian and National-International way.
6. Nature at Its Best:
Well, not to mention Kerala is been known as “God’s Own Country”. The greenery, freshness in the air, blossoming of Neelakurinji flower in every 12 years, wide spreading tea estates, fascinating waterfalls like Athirapally, Meenmutty, Soochipara, Thusharagiri, Arippara, Orakkampara and many others would re-energise you. The Wildlife and Bird Sanctuaries offer you an opportunity to watch the various species of animals, birds, flowers, leaves, and trees.
7. Savoring Spices Sold:
Kerala has been renowned for rich and outlandish spices like Cardamom, Nutmeg, Clove, Pepper, Star anise, Cinnamon, Turmeric and many others. The spices available and sold here of supreme quality and variety. They are used in all through the globe in preparation of cuisines. You can also take these spices as a memory from Kerala.
8. Tasty Food and Drinks:
If you “live to eat” then here is another reason to love Kerala. Try Kerala’s world famous food such as Kerala style Fish Molee, Naadan Beef and Malabar Parotta, Pumpkin and Lentil Stew, Kerala Prawn Curry, Kallumakkaya Ularthiyath, Nadan Kozhi Varuthathu, Idiyappam, Dosa Ghee Roast with Kerala Style Sambar and many other tempting and delicious food items. You would not be disappointed with anything related to food here.
9. The YAM Place:
When you have everything to soothe your body from nature to food to entertainment and adventure. How can your mind and soul be left uncounted in Kerala? The best of Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation are here to touch your soul and calm your brain all the way making your body fit and fine. The best of massage oils, pastes, and scrubs are found here.
10. Unity in Diversity:
Kerala has an exceptional record in India for the symphonic cohabitation of various religions. Hindus, Christians and Muslims are the main religious societies here, though small inhabitants of Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jews and some others also exist. This is why you can visit many temples, churches, mosques and other places of cultural and religious values. Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Ambalapuzha Sri Krishna Temple, Sabarimala Sree Ayyappa Temple, Malayattoor Church, St. Alphonsa’s Church, Vallarpadam Church, Cheraman Juma Masjid, Mishkal-Mosque, Palayam Juma Masjid and others quote the best example of Unity in Diversity in Kerala.
So, this was all about the main reasons to love Kerala, though you could discover reasons of your own to love it to the core. Don’t wait! Plan your trip to Kerala now.