Eco-tourism is a growing area in the friendly tourist state of Kerala. The ecological tourism in Kerala has taken off to a large extent because Kerala has many destinations known for their natural beauty and exquisite landscape. As Kerala is one of the greenest destinations in India, the state is a perfect center to promote ecotourism in a big way.
The landscape is covered with coconut trees in coastal areas. The rice fields shine with the emerald green of the new shoots. Banana plantations are filled with the whisper of shaking the green banana leaves. Tea plantations are a green blanket that covers the hills as far as the eye can see, and the backwaters are lined with Pandanus plants that drag the tips of their long leaves in the undulating water, while floating. The green beauty of Kerala stands out intensely through the different ecotourism destinations. Mountain stations, Western Ghats, the silent valley, wildlife sanctuaries, jungles and parks are all splendid ecotourism destinations.
Ecological tourism has to do with being sensitive to the surroundings and the need to preserve nature. The vegetation that abounds in Kerala is not only relaxing but also refreshing. The green patch that is Kerala offers refuge to some of the best species of plants, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.