Kerala, also known as the God’s Own Country, won this years ‘Best Family Destination’ award by Lonely Planet Magazine India. The Tourism Director U V Jose received the award at a function held at Mumbai. Nominations for the awards are shortlisted by the panel of experts and professional who are travel enthusiasts. Above all, the readers also had participated voting both through online polls and magazine.

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Kerala Backwater House Boat Tourism, Alappuzha

Kerala is a South Indian state bordered by Karnataka to the North and NorthEast. Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and Lakshadweep Sea to the west. I have been to different states in India, Kerala’s greenery and atmosphere is unparalleled. Kerala has the highest literacy rate in the country and also one of the cleanest place to live in. The myriad of Coconut Trees welcomes you when you enter the state and that’s why the name ‘Land of Coconut Trees’.

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Kovalam Beach, Kerala

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Varkala Cliff Beach, Kerala

When North Indians often mistakes Kerala for Chennai, I would like to strongly emphasis on the point “Chennai is in Tamil Nadu and it is 773KM from the State Capital, Trivandrum”. The hill stations like Munnar, Ponmudi, Chempara Peak, Gavi and more recreates heaven in Earth and the scenery is quite breathtaking. Blessed with the longest coastal line Kerala’s tourism flourishes mainly on backwaters, beaches, Ayurvedic tourism, cultural and traditional artforms. All this combined there is no wonder they call the state ‘God’s on Country’ and it is ofcourse ‘Family Friendly’ than any state in the country. Besides being Best Family Destination, Kerala was also nominated for best destination for ‘culture’ and ‘relax’ category.