It is one of four states that compose the linguistic-cultural region known as South India. And one of “ten earthly paradises” a paradise of waving palms and wide sandy beaches rising to meet steamy jungles and plantation-covered hills, watered by no less than 44 tropical rivers ,canals, lagoons and lakes, lying parallel to the Arabian Sea coast, and forming more than 900km of navigable waterways. With backwaters, mountains, coconuts, spices and a land of great religiosity, where you can find Hindu temples, mosques, churches, and even synagogues. Kerala known for its unique, traditional Hindu temples, of simple structures made of wood, brick and laterite stone. Temple architecture in Kerala is different from that of other regions in India. The structure of the temples in Kerala is distinctive. The roofs are steep and pointed, and covered with copper sheets.
There are many places of attractions and things to see such as:
Kochi is known as the “Queen of Arabian Sea” or “Gateway to Kerala”, and is the commercial hub of Kerala.
This is one of the most busiest city in India and is considered to be one of the most civilized cities in India.
Known for The architecture and historical sites in Fort Kochi. There is the Saint Francis Church, the oldest European built church in India built in 1503. It stands as an evidence of the European colonial struggle in India.
Munnar is a beautiful hill station which blessed with the natural beauty of winding lanes, misty hills, and forests full of exotic plants ,wildlife, and cool climate. Munnar is popular for the tea plantation which decorates the hills to a great extend, surrounding a picturesque lake .
The word ‘Ayur’ means life, while ‘Veda’ means science. Based on the idea of restoring balance to the whole person , the inherent ability of the human body to rejuvenate, to heal and to restore its natural balance.
Alleppey also known as Alappuzha , the “Venice of the East” and is one of the most classical tourist destination in Kerala. Alleppey is known for its stretch of canals, beaches, lagoons ,boat races, houseboat , backwaters, coir products, fish ,and lakes. The rice bowl of kerala, is well known too in Alleppey which is one of the very few places in the world where farming is done below sea level.
Thekkady is a hilly area, located in the center of Kerala state, the only gateway to the most famous wildlife sanctuary( India ‘s largest wildlife sanctuary), and is well known for its natural beauty, pleasant climate and unique wildlife animals not long back, this was a place known for its elephant poaching.
The wildlife in Thekkady boast of some of the best wildlife animals such as Elephans, the Great Indian Tigers, deers, lion tailed macaques. turnbing into protectors of animals
Apart from wild animals, Thekkady has got plenty of tea and spice plantations and some of the best and rare plant species.
Kovalam is a small is a beach town in Southern Kerala on the Arabian Sea which is considered to be one of the best vacation beaches in India,and is one of the most safest beaches in India. Kovalam beach is known as the “Paradise of the South”.
“Kovalam” means a grove of coconut trees and truelly , the village offers an endless sight of coconut trees.
There are also various beach resorts near Kovalam where you can enjoy ayurveda massaging and other treatments.
The Jewish Synagogues:
The Paradesi Synagogue is is said to be the oldest synagogue present in the common wealth countries, located in Kochi, Kerala.
It was built in 1568, the synagogue was partially destroyed during the wars of 1662 AD, but was later rebuilt by the Dutch.
The ancient synagogue still preserves the Old Testament and the ancient copper plates that recorded the grants of privilege left by the Kochi rulers, which is still the chief attraction,beside the unique Chinese tiles and the Belgian .
Cochin is the commercial capital of Kerala, and is the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’. with rich cultural heritage, but is one of the most fast paced and modern cities in India. Cochin is one the 3 largest ports on India’s west coast and one of the finest natural harbors in the world.
Cochin is known with its ancient and multifaceted Jewish community in addition to the Jewish sights, one can see Portuguese churches, Dutch architecture, mosques, Hindu temples and a British village green.
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