Traditional Boat Race in Kerala, South India

Traditional Boat Race in Kerala, South India

Kerala, a state situated on the tropical Malabar Coast of southwestern India, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India.

Named as one of the ten paradises of the world by the National Geographic Traveler, Kerala is famous especially for its ecotourism initiatives. Its unique culture and traditions, coupled with its varied demography, has made Kerala one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Growing at a rate of 13.31%, the tourism industry is a major contributor to the state's economy.