Why is Kerala known as God's Own Country? | Ipsa Singh

Why is Kerala known as God's Own Country?

Kerala is an extraordinary land located in South India between the pristine waters of Arabian Sea on the West and lush green Western Ghats on the East, comprising an intricate network of rivers, lagoons, exotic wildlife, serene stretches of emerald backwaters, thick dense forests and a long shoreline of tranquil beaches that truly makes it a traveler’s paradise.

God’s Own Country!!Paradise!!

Kerala has an immensely rich cultural heritage be it the dance, music or art forms. Kerala in Malayalam (native language) means Coconut thus literal meaning of Kerala is “Land of Coconuts”. Kerala has glorious and magnificent attractions that are way beyond our imagination.

Why is it known as God’s Own Country?

Mr. Walter Mendez, was the Creative Director of a reputed Ad agency in India created the magical tagline “The God’s own country” in the year 1989 on request of Kerala Tourism Department when they aspired to market Kerala’s high tourism eventualities before the travel world.

The phrase “God’s Own Country” did marvel and had a magical impact, such that the tourists changed their destination plans now to Kerala in order to feel the experience of the place. The catchy tag created a curiosity in people to explore the beauty of the place.

Your to do list when in Kerala-

1>The Famous Kerala Backwaters-

Every Kerala trip needs to have backwater cruising. The lush green flora, assorted wildlife and the backwater line houses and villages makes the trip memorable for a lifetime. It is a perfect combination of a romantic getaway with a peaceful perusal. Book your blessed homestay surrounded by lakes , inland lagoons and waterways.

2>Immerse yourself in Ayurvedic Wellness Therapy-

Kerala is also known for its Ayurvedic Wellness programs , the ancient method of mind and body wellness medicine, comprising Yoga practice as well. You can head to any resort for an oil and herbal massage and try weekly treatments or even longer than a week. Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village in Palakkad, Athreya Ayurvedic Center in Kottayam, Nattika Beach Ayurveda Resort in Thrissur, and Ayurvedic Yoga Villa in Kalpetta, Wayanad, Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala centers are pretty much popular in Kerala.

3> Take a tour of Munnar Tea Plantation -

It is a small sanctuary with locally grown tea in Munnar about 3km away from Kochi. You can also visit the Kannan Devan Plantation museum to taste various teas. There is also Kolukkumalai Tea Estate and a 100-year-old manufacturing plant visited with help of a Suryanelli jeep (25 km from Munnar).The Museum store has variety of teas available with different flavors, style and aroma.

4>Witness a Kathakali show-

Kathakali is an ancient dance-drama style forming a part of Kerala’s tradition. The intricate costumes , subtle dance gestures tell an important mythological Hindu tale exercises. Visit a show at the Cochin Cultural Center or Kerala Kathakali Center.

5>Get a Spice Tour-

You can opt for a spice tour in Munnar, Thekkady or Wayanad spice plantations.Get some good quality black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, and outlandish vanilla.This is one of Kerala’s main activities. You can likewise purchase flavors at limited rates from the shop arranged in the zest garden.

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