Idyllic beaches, Ayurveda resorts, mountain retreats with coffee and spice plantations in the Blue Hills, and houseboat cruises on Kerala Backwaters sum up the best tourist attractions of Kerala. The unspoilt natural and cultural environment of the state has spelled a travel and tourism boom in Kerala. Munnar, Alappuzha, Thekkady, Kumarakom and Kovalam are some of the most romantic honeymoon destinations in the state. Some of the latest additions to the pristine holiday locations in the state are Marari, Poovaar, Mananthavaadi, Poovaar, and Kalpetta.
Calm and tranquil verdant green forests, virgin countryside, and palm fringed coastlines provide several getaway to enjoy sun, sand and sea away from crowds. Natural endowments of Kerala include tropical beaches and dreamy lagoons. A large number of international tourists are seduced by finding it in the list of '50 Place of a Lifetime' and 'One of the Top 10 Paradises of the World'. The lucrative travel deals in the state include holistic healing and massages at most exotic Ayurvedic resorts and spas, performances of traditional classical dances such as Kathakali and ancient martial art forms such as Kalaripayattu, amazing biodiversity of wildlife sanctuaries and Vembanad Lake wetlands, and snake boat race festivals in the region.