Kerala is God’s Own Land, and nature has blessed it appropriately. A stream of canals known as backwaters arouse every traveler’s attention and a ride on the “kettuvallam” both soothes and excites you. With almost 600km of shoreline, its blessed with the finest beaches in India. Up in the hills of Munnar, the fog plays hide and seek with the mountains, while the aroma of tea leaves pervades the air. Somewhere, a village still has that unhurried existence, where life’s simpler pleasures are celebrated. A traditional “Sadya” meal puts that smile on your face, while the hospitality of the people wins your heart immediately. Here, you learn that Ayurveda is more than just a rejuvenating experience, it’s a way of life. In its national parks and sanctuaries resides an amazing wildlife, and once every 12 years, the Nilgiri Hills don a coat of pink with the blossoming of the Neelakurinji Flower.