Kerala has everything you could wish for in a holiday destination from golden beaches beside the Arabian Sea, through the lowland plains to the cool Hill Stations and on the majestic mountains of the Western Ghats. The greenery of Kerala is unique in India so it,s no surprise that she is widely known as God,s Own Country This is the land of festivals with events occurring in every month of the year from huge gatherings to small village temple festivals. Elephants, brightly dressed characters and musicians mean that where ever you see one of these occasions, you will enjoy the holiday atmosphere.. The hugely popular Snake Boat Races take place around Alleppey at the time of Onam. Other festivals will have spectacular parades with many elephants richly caparisoned with gold ornaments, leading through the streets to the temple to honour the God. Kerala culture has much to offer, dance, drama and martial arts are still performed today as they have been for hundreds of years. In Kathakali, the most famous among Kerala,s dance/dramas, music, dance, vivid makeup and expressive hand gestures combine to tell a dramatic story. The Backwaters of Kerala are a series of inland lakes and canals where a houseboat cruise is an experience to be had nowhere else on earth. Gliding through these waterways in a traditional houseboat will take you to another world of peace and tranquillity. Any Kerala holidays would be incomplete without a houseboat cruise.