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A Complete List of Tourist Places in Kerala

Posted On November 17, 2017 by Tours In India

A-complete-list-of-tourist-places-in-KeralaKerala is one of the vibrant states in India which is situated in the coastal area of Arabian sea. With its scenic beauty and ecstatic landscape, Kerala is all time favorite destination place for the tourists. Kerala has gifted with a wide range of attractive tourist places like serene beaches, amazing backwaters, exotic wildlife sanctuaries, national park, hill stations, historical monuments, aromatic spices and tea plantations. Kerala is popularly known as “God’s Own Country, ” and that’s why tourists from all over the world love to visit this place.

Below, we are mentioning a complete list of tourist places in Kerala

1. Munnar

Munnar

Undoubtedly, Munnar is one of the most stunning and popular hill stations in Kerala. Situated at an elevation of 1600 m, Munnar was the summer resort of erstwhile British Government in South India. This is an ideal place for honeymoon couple who want to spend some cozy time with each other under the astounding scenic beauty of nature. The most mesmerizing sight here that spell bounds every traveler is that of the lush green mountains adorned with plantations of tea and coffee. Some of the popular attractions in Munnar are TATA tea museum, rose garden, Kundala lake, Attukal waterfalls, Eravikulam National Park, etc. The best time to visit in Munnar is from October to March. So, if you are planning to go some tourist places in this December, then don’t forget to include Munnar’s name on your list.

2. Alleppey

Alleppey

Also known as Alappuzha, Alleppy is highly famous for the backwater which is something entirely exclusive for Kerala. If you are planning for only backwater trips and houseboat stay in Kerala, then Alleppey would be the ideal place for you. Alleppey is also known as “Venice of the East.” Here, you can enjoy a houseboat ride along the water canals and explore nature and culture alike. Together with this houseboat ride, the visitors can also see various famous temples of Kerala, the Ambalappuzha Krishna temple, and the Mannarasala Naga temple Haripad. Enjoy the warm affection coconut and palm trees and can drink a lot of fresh coconut water. Moreover, the visitors are served with various traditional and scrumptious prawn and sea fish dishes so that they can relish their tour forever. For the entertainment of the tourists, several cultural activities like Kathakali, traditional folk dances, boat races are organized so that the customers can indulge and enjoy wholeheartedly. These houseboats are well-equipped with all modern amenities so you will never get bored with them. Alleppey houseboats is your ideal place if you want a short 2-3 days to visit in Kerala.

3. Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram is the capital city of Kerala which is blessed with many attractions. The city is famous for its unparalleled charm and enchanting aura. The most preferred places to visit in Thiruvananthapuram are Shri Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Poovar Island, Agastya Mala, Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, The Zoological Park, Napier Art Museum & Gallery, Chowara Beach and so on. The Padmanabha Swamy Temple is in dedication to Lord Vishnu, and it is situated in the heart of the city. This temple is the right place for art lovers as it holds many ancient stone carvings and mural paintings. If you are planning to visit Kerala for just 2 or 3 days, then must visit this place and get drenched in the blessings from Lord Vishnu.

4. Kovalam

Kovalamm

Kovalam is another popular destination of Kerala which is situated 16 km away from Trivandrum. This place is famous across the globe for its crescent-shaped beaches which are divided into three parts. Each part has its unique and distinct features and attractions that can easily allure the tourists who come here from various parts of the globe. The Lighthouse, Hawah and Samurda are three beaches of this place which are separated by rocky terrain through each other. Samudra beach is on the northern side of Kovalam, Hawah beach is in the middle of Kovalam and lighthouse is in the southern part of Kovalam. Lighthouse beach is the biggest beach among the three. The favorite and exhilarating water sports activities which can be enjoyed by tourists during their Kovalam tour are skiing, swimming, surfing, and kayaking.

5. Kochi

Kochi is known as “Queen of Arabian Sea, ” and the city got its name from a Malayalam word Kochazhi that means a small lagoon. Here, you can find numerous noteworthy attractions like the appealing backwaters of Willingdon Island, Ernakulam city, Kumbalangi, the Mattancherry Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, the Museum of Kerala History,  Bastion Bungalow, etc. are few that can be mentioned. In addition to this, you can also enjoy Athirappilly Falls, Paliam Palace, Bhoothathankettu and Cherai Beach which are some of the other promising attractions around Kochi. Fort Cochin is another prime attraction for the tourists and this is situated just 8 km away from the Ernakulam town. Kochi is a natural harbour and it plays an important role in the economy and growth of the state. Kochi is one of the fastest growing cities in Kerala with many industrial buildings and IT parks

6. Thekkady

Thekkady is a prime wildlife attraction and it is a must visit place for tourists who come to visit in Kerala. The forest is situated on the banks of the lake, Periyar, it’s of 777 sq km of area, 360 sq km has been covered up by the thick evergreen forest. Here, you can get a chance to see the nearly extinct species of animals including tigers, sambars, gaurs and lion-tailed macaques. Also, there are elephants, lions, deer, bisons, boars, and the Great Indian tigers. As per the government census, this wildlife reserve is the home of 40 tigers, 900 elephants, 20 leopards and 180 species of birds. The trekking path from Moozhiyar to Thekkady Gavy is one of the popular and adventurous trails in South India. Boating and wildlife observation are the common pastimes which will help you to explore this sanctuary in many ways.

7. Wayanad

Wayanad is a perfect blend of nature and man-made beauty. Wayanad means land of paddy field in Malayalam. This place is famous for its culture, tradition, and celestial beauty. There are many places that you can enjoy and they are Edakkal caves, Banasura Sagar Dam, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Lakkidi, Tusharagiri Waterfalls, Kalpetta, and Sentinel Rockfalls. The ideal time to visit this place is from October to May. So, if you are planning a short trip in November, you can probably visit this place. Wayanad is also favorite trekking destination for all the passionate trekkers. All the trekking enthusiasts must visit this site during monsoon season.

8. Kumarakom

Kumarakom is another tranquil place in Kerala which can allure the tourists with its scenic beauty and pleasant weather. Situated near Vembanad lake, this place can truly mesmerize you. The place is the perfect mix of a fantastic backwater, tender coconut, mangrove trees, fresh paddy fields and delicious authentic Keralan food. Kumarakom’s houseboat stay offers you to spend few days with nature and enjoy the scenic beauty. Popular places around Kumarakom are Kumarakom backwater, Aruvikkuzhi waterfall, Juma Masjid, Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Vembanad Lake, Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Valiyapally, Cheriyapally, and Kumarakom Beach. If you are planning to stay only in Kerala houseboat, then apart from Alleppey you also visit this place and explore the surroundings.

9. Varkala

Varkala is an amazing beach destination and one of the popular seasides in Kerala. The coastline surrounds the place along with cliffs and lush greeneries. This place is located near about 51 miles away from Thiruvananthapuram. You can spend your time by enjoying boat riding, surfing, parasailing, jetting and horse-riding. There are many exotic resorts in Varkala which will offer you the highest level of luxury and will make your trip the most memorable trip forever. Varkala is a popular religious place for Hindu, and it is adorned with many temples. Some of the famous places at Varkala are Varkala Beach, Janardhan Temple, Sivagiri Muth, Kappil Lake, Papanasam Beach, Janardan Swami Temple, Vishnu Temple, Anjengo Fort, Sarkara Devi Temple, Varkala Tunnel, and Kaduvayil Thangal Dargah.

10. Bekal

Bekal is situated in the Kasargod district of Kerala. The place is famous for “Bekal fort” which is a known travel destination place in Kerala. This is an ideal movie shooting place and many Indian movies like Rang de Basanti are filmed on the premises of the fort. Bekal is among the top three honeymoon places in South India and is very much liked by the honeymoon couples who want to spend some quality time along with exotic beauty and serenity. Ananthapura Temple, Valiyaparamba Backwaters, Bekal Beach, Mallikarjuna Temple, Chandragiri Fort, Kappil Beach, Nileswaram, Bekal Hole Aqua Park, and Pallikere Beach are some places that you can’t miss here.

11. Kozhikode

Kozhikode is also known as Calicut is famous for its cultural, traditional, historical and culinary excellence. Calicut is yet another popular commercial hub in Kerala. Vasco da Gama in his search for spices and other trades came to Calicut first, who was later followed by the English and the Dutch. The National Institute of Technology and the Indian Institute of Management have their campuses here which offer higher education to the aspirants. The famous tourist places in Kozhikode are Mananchira, Conolly Canal, Hilite Mall, Kallayi, Tali Temple, Kappad Beach, Kozhikode Beach, Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Sargaalaya, Payyoli Beach, Kozhippara Falls, and Matri Dei Cathedral. In Kozhikode, don’t forget to taste some mouth-watering dishes like Dum Biryani, Kallummakkaya, Chatti Pathiri, and Dal Halwa.

Hope, the above-listed places of tourism in Kerala will give you an in-depth knowledge of the various travel destinations in Kerala. So, what are you waiting for? Just pack your bags and contact the nearest tour operators to know the best Kerala tour packages.

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