When the undulating waves of the sea touch the majestic forts at the shore, they divulge to create sheer pearls with water, and you would love to look at the pristine beauty; you are in Kerala. Churches and temples, too, make you think of the splendour of the royals of the state and their opulence signified the wealth creation that happened in the coastal state as a hub of early global trade from India.
Sabarimala Sastha temple, the most popular not only in Kerala but across India, is among the most visited temples and pilgrims throng the place in large numbers. Situated close to Periyar Tiger Reserve, Sabarimala is said to be the place where Lord Ayyappan meditated after He destroyed Mahishi. The temple is a must visit place if you believe in god. Shrikrishna Temple at Guruvayoor is another famed place for the religious in you. A tank is there in the temple premises the water of which is considered sacred for Hindus and many devotees come to visit the tank as well.
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple at Thiruvananthapuram is an epitome of the Dravidian style of architecture and is among the oldest temples in India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and it is said that the temple is mentioned even in Padma Purana, among the oldest religious scriptures in India.
The state has a number of forts, and you must include them in your Kerala holiday package. Built by Hyder Ali, Palakkad Fort is one of the best preserved in Kerala, and when you look at the city from it, you will be in love with the view it presents. Bekal Fort is another must visit place on your Kerala tour. Just a few kilometres from Kasaragod town, the fort is considered the largest in Kerala, and you would love to enjoy the beautiful view of the sea from the fort. There are a number of other forts in Kerala that you can visit including Pallipuaram Fort, Thalassery Fort and St. Angelo Fort.
Whether you are a spiritual person or just an admirer of architecture, the temples of Kerala would make you contemplate: God ordained to create such intricate art, or it’s human ingenuity that finds its idol in the craftsmanship. Kerala would mesmerize you with its creations, and when such beauty is there to explore, you must go and explore it. As for planning your Kerala tour, SOTC is there for you.