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17 Best Things to Do in Kerala, India

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 01.18.2017 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

At the southern tip of India, the State of Kerala is generally not on the top of the list for first-timers to this vast country, but it is growing in ...

House Boat Through the Palm Fringed Kerala Backwaters

Priya Vin | Posted 05.16.2016 | Travel
Priya Vin

A photo blog of a day on a dreamboat.. a day cruising the back waters of Gods Country Kerala in a House boat... fresh fish and toddy for lunch!

From The Land of Tea: Munnar, Kerala India

Kimberly Cantor | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Kimberly Cantor

After a six and a half hour drive from Kochi (with a few stops along the way), we arrived in Munnar around 4:30pm. Our homestay was called Jade Munna...

10 Festivals Worth Traveling for in May

Viator | Posted 05.03.2016 | Travel

Ah, May! Spring flowers blossom, birds chirrup, serpents get thrown in the forest. That's right - Italy's snake festival takes place this month, as d...

The Romance of the Backwaters and Kochi's Compelling Story

Geetika Jain | Posted 04.20.2016 | Travel
Geetika Jain

A Kettuvellum rice boat Down south in Kerala, India, the abundant greenery battles the human world vigorously, reclaiming structures, creeping on to ...

100 Dead, Almost 400 Injured, In Huge Fire In South India Temple

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 04.10.2016 | World

PARAVOOR, Kerala (Reuters) - A fire and explosions during a fireworks display to mark the start of the local Hindu new year killed 100 people and inju...

There's a Place in India Where Religions Coexist Beautifully and Gender Equality Is Unmatched

Chandran Nair | Posted 05.21.2016 | World
Chandran Nair

KOCHI, India -- When the basic needs of life are denied, resentment against the "other" can fester. Racial, ethnic and religious divisions can be exploited and can erupt into communal violence. But in Kerala, where equality and development are driving forces, peace has become ingrained.

30 Travel Bloggers That Absolutely Love Kerala!

Anita Hendrieka | Posted 03.15.2016 | Travel
Anita Hendrieka

I spent an unforgettable 15 days in Kerala on a trip of a lifetime with Kerala Tourism.  We had so much fun exploring and getting to know this part o...

Angry Elephant Smashes Up Vehicles During Holy Festival

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.29.2016 | Weird News

A rampaging elephant destroyed multiple vehicles during a holy festival in India. Video posted online shows the pachyderm called Devidasan wreaking ha...

Twin Sisters Marry Twin Brothers In Ceremony Officiated By Twin Priests

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 11.13.2015 | Good News

Matrimony is a beautiful thing, and a double wedding is twice as nice! A recent wedding in the Indian state of Kerala celebrated the marriages of a pa...

Top Ten Reasons To Visit Kerala

Sharon Hoge | Posted 09.20.2016 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

Once you're visited iconic India's "golden triangle" of Jaipur +Delhi + Agra, your next destination should be the country's exotic southwest Malabar coast.

Nova Scotia, Spain's Costa Brava and 5 Other Food-Filled Honeymoons

Food52 | Posted 07.09.2016 | Travel

Thinking about the moments after the buzz of getting married -- when not every waking hour is dedicated to florals, hors d'oeuvres or seating -- can be exciting and wonderful. And especially when you're planning a trip you and your partner will take to celebrate just being together.

A Picture Postcard From Kerala, India

Alison Teal | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel
Alison Teal

For Sam and me, Kerala is the jewel in India's crown: quiet, relatively clean, filled with color and contrast. It is thought that apostle Thomas arrived in Kerala and founded seven churches around 53 AD.

Pope Francis Canonized Six New Saints This Weekend

The Associated Press | Posted 11.24.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis canonized six new saints Sunday, including a priest and a nun from the Indian state of Kerala, in a packed ceremony i...

An Astrological Roadmap From Kerala

Pranay Gupte | Posted 05.05.2014 | Style
Pranay Gupte

His success in reviving India's handloom industry emboldened Nair to launch an export business. He invented "Bleeding Madras" textiles -- which became the rage in the United States -- and also sparked what would become a multibillion-dollar garment export industry.

India: The Perfect Family Holiday in 2014

Scott Goodson | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Scott Goodson

Earlier this month, my wife and two young sons -- 12 and 9 years old -- returned from a mind-blowing Indian travel experience. It was the best family ...

We Are All Connected

Gopi Kallayil | Posted 02.16.2014 | Technology
Gopi Kallayil

I am walking along the banks of the Yamuna River in Brindavan, India. Every Bhagavad-Gita-quoting pundit-philosopher here is happy to talk to me about...

Where to Go in December: 20 Places to Travel Now

Viator | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel

With the holiday season under way and Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, December is the perfect time to dust off your passport and celebrate in style.

Tangled Roots: Racial Identity and Family Trees

Jennifer R. James | Posted 07.13.2013 | College
Jennifer R. James

At first I considered the thought of having anything but an obligatory check-in phone call with my dad as a roadblock. But with my professor's advice in mind, I viewed that challenge as an opportunity.

A Spicy Destination In India

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 04.28.2013 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

While Kerala is renowned for its backwaters and the houseboats that cruise them, the terrain of its mountainous Western Ghats on the southern tip of the Deccan Plateau is spectacular too. Tangled jungle, intimate valleys and exposed ridges are interspersed with plantations and palm trees, and of course give shelter to a wide variety of animals.

Unearthing Kerala's Best Kept Secrets

Shivya Nath | Posted 08.11.2012 | Travel
Shivya Nath

At the confluence of the backwaters and the Arabian Sea, across a sandy beach, lies the sleepy hamlet of Thottada.

8 Unforgettable Experiences In Kerala (PHOTOS)

Maria Russo | Posted 07.17.2012 | Travel
Maria Russo

Beautifully serene settings coupled with a culture as vibrant and warm as the very sun that shines on Kerala's verdant land make a trip here unforgettable.

Sonia Gandhi -- The Hapless Italian Anchor of the Enrica Lexie Affair

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 06.23.2012 | World
Sreedhar Pillai

If Enrica Lexie was flying another flag, chances are it would have been released and home and dry a long time back. The problem is the vessel is Italian like Sonia Gandhi was before she became an Indian citizen.

PHOTOS: Scenes From Kerala

Diya Luke | Posted 04.11.2012 | Travel
Diya Luke

I admit to thinking that the Kerala Tourism Board's motto of "God's Own Country" was highly presumptuous.

A Minor Diversion: A Tea Plantation Retreat In India

Diya Luke | Posted 03.06.2012 | Travel
Diya Luke

We wanted to experience life as it existed in colonial days, so we chose to stay in a bungalow that used to be a British tea manager's house.