The south of India is a tranquil region combining beautiful scenery, laidback cultures and the legacy of many layers of history that have resulted from its position as a centre for the spice trade, dating back to ancient times.
Kerala is often celebrated as the spice coast of India, a serene land of backwaters, verdant hills, quiet villages, leafy tea plantations, delicious food and fine beaches. This state is the ultimate region for relaxation amid interesting surrounds. The coastline is crammed with seaside villages and spice ports, dotted with the remnants of Portuguese and French cultures. Sleepy backwaters and palm-fringed beaches let you embrace the tropical climes, while colonial hill stations help you escape it.
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