Kozhikode Beach

6 Must See Tourist Places Around Calicut

Calicut was the capital of Malabar in the north of Kerala when Zamorins ruled. It was the Spice Capital and very prosperous. This attracted  foreigners who found the rulers friendly and tolerant. The Arabs were the first to arrive. They were followed by Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and finally the British. The rivalry between them resulted in battles during the medieval… Read more →

Photo Essay: Portraying the Real Life In Kerala

Photo Essay: Portraying the Real Life In Kerala

Kerala even though is a very small state in India, it is rich in its cultural diversity. You will find followers of almost all the major world religions here. This completely reflects in Kerala culture and traditions. The hush and rush of city-life interspersed with calm and quiet villages – that is what you can expect in Kerala. Yes, there… Read more →

13 Exotic Souvenirs from Kerala, You Can Take Back Home!

13 Exotic Souvenirs from Kerala, You Can Take Back Home!

Souvenirs are keepsakes or tokens of remembrance of some cherished memories, one experienced in the past. And traveling is often a time we accumulate lot of happy memories.  Who doesn’t enjoy narrating travel tales with supporting evidence to boot, such as photographs, ethnic artifacts from a distant land? Of course some of the items maybe of sentimental value which only… Read more →

Stunning Kerala Images

Photography: The Beauty of Kerala in 50 Stunning Images

Kerala has many faces and names. Some call it as the ‘Land of Coconuts’… and some “Land of Spices” while some call it ‘Land of Elephants’! It is indeed incredible with its unique geographic features, rich cultural tradition and history… But then nothing is perfect. Kerala has its own share of negatives and drawbacks. That’s part of the parcel! In… Read more →

100 Things to Do in Kerala

100 Things to Do in Kerala

Kerala, the land of eternal charm lures people from every corner of the globe to its bosom. The people who have visited this destination have gone back wistfully, because, the energy they felt while touring this place can never be replicated by any other. Kerala is like the nectar that breathes fresh life into tired souls, so if you are… Read more →

Paradise Holidays Cochin Reviews

Paradise Holidays Cochin Reviews

Paradise Holidays reviews. These are email appreciations we get every day from our guests..We feel proud to be their trip advisers for Kerala. ————————————————————————————————————————— Dear Anu, Greetings of the Day! I take the opportunity in thanking each one of you who have contributed towards my most comfortable tour to kerala. The hotels were excellent and the stay was great, we… Read more →

Discover: Backwaters of Kochi

Discover: Backwaters of Kochi

This is the sixth post in the Kerala backwater Series. In this post, we will be traveling around Kochi and its close lying backwaters… A holiday spent in Kochi would be an exotic mix of history, modern city life, and water world. By water world,  I meant the backwaters adjacent to the sea, almost making it a unique marine experience…. Read more →

Feel the Beauty of Kollam Backwaters

Feel the Beauty of Kollam Backwaters

This is the fifth post in the Kerala Backwaters Series. Lets explore backwaters of Kollam and nearby regions, in this post. A Glimpse of Kollam : Image by  raj_nair81 via flickr The coastal district of Kollam formerly known as Quilon lies 70 km from Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala. The first thing that comes to the mind of a Keralite… Read more →

Kerala Houseboat Ride in Kuttanad

Traversing Backwaters of Kuttanad

This is the fourth post in Kerala backwater series. In this post we are exploring Kuttanad and its backwater stretches… Kuttanadu is called the rice-bowl of Kerala. It is the area of lowest altitude in Kerala. As a consequence, farming here is carried on below sea level! Kuttanad Backwaters : Photo by Abraham C via flickr  Kuttanadu has some legend… Read more →