Tourist Places in Kerala

Here are the top 60 places to visit in kerala in 2024:.

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1 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 51 Tourist attractions

Famous for the tea estates, greenery, winding roads, blanket of mist, and viewpoints, Munnar is a hill station in Kerala, located in the Idukki district. Lying in the Western Ghats at 1600 metres, it is one of the most sought after and visited travel destinations globally, especially popular amongst...

Best Time: September to May

2. Alleppey

2 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 37 Tourist attractions

Officially called Alappuzha, Alleppey is known for its network of canals and lagoons with beautiful backwaters and the houseboats offering overnight stays. Located in the southern part of Kerala, the coastline of Alleppey offers some of the best beaches with water sports during the dry sea...

Best Time: June to March

3 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 57 Tourist attractions

Lying on the Malabar coast in the southwest of India, Kochi or Cochin is a port city with a trading history that dates back to at least 600 years. Known popularly as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, the city is also Kerala's financial, commercial, and industrial capital. Exuding an old-world charm with...

Best Time: July to April

4 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 38 Tourist attractions

Nestled in the Western Ghats of Kerala, Wayanad in Kerala is famous for its spice plantations and wildlife. Situated at an altitude ranging from 700 to 2100 meters above sea level, this picturesque region is blessed with verdant forests, mist-covered hills, and glistening waterfalls, making it ...

Best Time: Throughout the year

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5 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 26 Tourist attractions

Varkala is a coastal town in the southern part of Kerala known for the unique 15m high 'Northern Cliff' adjacent to the Arabian Sea. Located approximately 50 kilometers north of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the capital city of Kerala, Varkala offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, s...

Best Time: October to February

6. Kumarakom

6 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 18 Tourist attractions

With emerald green waters flanked by lush vegetation, Kumarakom is an enchanting backwater destination situated 16km away from Kottayam in Kerala. Lying on the banks of Vembanad Lake, Kerala's largest lake, Kumarakom is a cluster of small human-made islands reclaimed from the lake. This picturesque ...

Best Time: October - February

7 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 17 Tourist attractions

Vagamon, also known as Wagamon, is a tranquil hill station nestled near the border of Kottayam and Idukki districts in Kerala. Offering a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life, Vagamon boasts meandering rivulets, verdant hills, tea gardens, pine forests, and captivating waterfalls, ...

Best Time: October - March

8 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 33 Tourist attractions

Famous for its resorts and ayurvedic massage centres, Kovalam is a coastal town located around 13 km from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. The largest beach in Kovalam is the lighthouse beach that features a 30-metre tall lighthouse. The other two adjacent beaches are Samudra beach and Hawa beach....

Best Time: September to March

9. Periyar National Park

9 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala

The Periyar National Park in Thekkady, Kerala, is one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world and the best-protected reserve area that one can lay eyes on in India. Famous for its gorgeousness, greenery and stillness, the park is the dwelling place of abundant significant species, including the...

10 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 9 Tourist attractions

Poovar, nestled in the southern tip of Kerala, India, is a charming coastal village renowned for its natural beauty and serene ambiance. Situated about 30 kilometers from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the capital city of Kerala, Poovar offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of urban ...

Best Time: August to March

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11 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 41 Tourist attractions

A treasure trove of natural wonders and historical edifices, Kollam is an enchanting town with backwaters and picturesque landscapes. Located 70kms away from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Kollam is a commercial centre and home to India’s cashew producing industry. Popularly known as Quilon, it is ofte...

Best Time: September to February

12 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 38 Tourist attractions

Nestled amidst the lush Western Ghats of Kerala, Idukki is a captivating destination renowned for its scenic beauty, diverse wildlife, and abundant natural resources. Situated approximately 140 kilometers from Kochi, Idukki offers a refreshing escape into the lap of nature, making it an ideal destin...

13. Sabarimala

13 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 6 Tourist attractions

More than 30 million pilgrims visit the temple in Sabarimala annually, making it the largest in India and second largest in the world, after Hajj Pilgrimage of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Located inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve, in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, Sabarimala is a temple town on th...

Best Time: September to Apr

14. Kozhikode

14 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 44 Tourist attractions

Formerly known as Calicut, Kozhikode is located in Kerala. It was the Capital of Malabar during the Zamorin rule 500 years ago and is famous for its centuries-old trade in cotton and spices with Jews, Arabs, Phoenicians and Chinese. Basking in the idyllic setting of the serene Arabian Sea on th...

Best Time: October to March

15 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 12 Tourist attractions

Located on the west of the Malabar coastline, Bekal is a small town in the Kasargod district of Kerala. It is famous for its beaches, backwaters, forts and some tourists spots. Bekal is home to the largest fortress in Kerala. It's one of the primary landmarks of Kasargod district.

16. Thrissur

16 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 40 Tourist attractions

Located in the heart of Kerala, Thrissur is a vibrant city known for its rich cultural heritage, colorful festivals, and historical significance. Situated about 80 kilometers north of Kochi, Thrissur is often referred to as the "Cultural Capital of Kerala" due to its prominent role in preserving and...

Best Time: October - February; April, May

17. Palakkad

17 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 28 Tourist attractions

The quaint town of Palakkad in central Kerala boasts of picturesque landscape, tranquil scenery and clear backwaters. Also known as Palghat, Pallakad is located near a wide low pass in the Western Ghats mountain ranges. Palakkad is the land of Palmyras and Paddy Fields and is famous as the chief gra...

Best Time: July to March

18. Thalassery

18 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 17 Tourist attractions

Fondly known as Tellichery, Thalassery is a coastal town of Kerala nestled at the shore of Arabian Sea and immersed in the vibrant culture. Steeped in rich history and heritage, this town was one of the earliest British settlements in the state.

19. Trivandrum

19 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 28 Tourist attractions

The capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum, is an appealing blend of a strongly rooted heritage and a nostalgic colonial legacy. Built upon seven hills, this city has long since left the days when it was only used by seafaring explorers behind - today, Trivandrum is an expensive me...

20. Nelliyampathy

20 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 14 Tourist attractions

With plenty of unexplored treasures, Nelliyampathy is a hill station located near the Kerala and Tamil Nadu border offering bounty of nature and lush green surroundings of tea, coffee and cardamom plantations. The town is also ornamented with a variety of flora, fauna and picturesque tourist attract...

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21. Vythiri

21 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 5 Tourist attractions

62 kms off Kozhikode is Vythiri, a popular resort town famous for its old world charm of cottages, log huts & tree house accommodations cosily nestled in the forests of Wayanad. Situated at an altitude of 700 metres, Vythiri in Wayanad comprises of 18 villages.

Best Time: October to Apr

22. Nilambur

22 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 12 Tourist attractions

Enriched with raw nature, a unique blend of culture, exquisite art forms and shadows of colonial rule, Nilambur is located in Malappuram District of Kerala. Nestled at the bank of Chaliyar River in proximity to Nilgiri Range, this small town is popularly known as 'Land of Teak Plantations'.

23. Ponmudi

23 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 5 Tourist attractions

Nestled in the lap of rolling hills of the Western Ghats, enveloped with tea plantations, lush green hills and valleys, waterfalls and streams; Ponmudi is a quaint little town in Trivandrum, Kerala. Trekking and mountain climbing on Agasthayarkoodam, the highest peak in the region is the most popula...

Best Time: November to May

24. Kalpetta

24 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 20 Tourist attractions

Kalpetta is a quaint town with a backdrop of majestic hills lurking in the shadows, lush green surroundings, fresh air and picturesque beauty. Housed in the Wayanad District of Kerala, at a height of 780 m above the sea level, Kalpetta is a perfect place for nature lovers as well as honeymooners.

25. Peerumedu

25 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 8 Tourist attractions

Blessed with lots of green cover, beautiful rolling hills, wandering streams and gurgling waterfalls; Peermede is a small bewitching hill station of Kerala, pure and pristine. Perched at an altitude of 915 m above the sea level, the town has many hidden treasure troves waiting to be uncovered.

Best Time: April to June, September to November

26. Guruvayur

26 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 12 Tourist attractions

Guruvayur, situated in the Thrissur district of Kerala, is a revered pilgrimage destination renowned for its historic Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple. Located approximately 29 kilometers from Thrissur city, this sacred town holds immense significance for Hindu devotees, particularly those worshipping L...

27. Malampuzha

27 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 8 Tourist attractions

Malampuzha in Palakkad district a place with rich lush green vegetation popular for its scenic beauty as well as the dams and exotic wildlife that it offers as tourist attractions.

Best Time: August to April

28 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 29 Tourist attractions

Located on the Malabar Coast of Kerala, Kannur (fondly known as Cannanore), is a beautiful city bundled with a plethora of sightseeing options like beaches, monuments, ancient temples and picnic spots.

29. Kasaragod

29 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 29 Tourist attractions

Kasargod is a small coastal town in Northern Pary of Kerala displaying a delightful blend of various religions, culture and bounty of nature. Blessed with majestic forts, lofty hills, beautiful offbeat backwaters, temples and pristine beaches, the town oozes charm and tranquillity from every aspect....

Best Time: September to January

30. Thenmala

30 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 7 Tourist attractions

Snuggled between the dense woods of Western Ghats, Thenmala is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in Kollam, Kerala. With winding roads, dotted with rubber and tea plantations, Thenmala boasts of being the first planned ecotourism spot in India. Spread over acres of dense timber trees, the name '...

Best Time: December to February

31. Kottayam

31 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 31 Tourist attractions

An ancient town located on a hilltop bordered by the western ghats on the east and the thrilling Vembanad Lake on the west, Kottayam is a culturally rich and naturally enchanting destination. Apart from nature's bounty, the town has many laurels to its name. It is a proud town to achieve 100% litera...

32. Silent Valley National Park

32 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala

The Silent Valley National Park, with its lush green forests and beautiful views of the rich flora and fauna, is a popular destination for nature as well as wildlife lovers all across the globe. Spread across an area of 89 square kilometres, the Silent Valley National Park is located in the Kundali ...

33 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 5 Tourist attractions

Separating Kerala and Tamil Nadu, this quaint little town is best known for its plantation walks, diverse wildlife, boating and trekking and its Ayurvedic massages.

34. Ponnani

34 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 10 Tourist attractions

A small beach town located in the Malappuram District of Kerala is mainly renowned for its beautiful sandy beaches. Flanked by the Arabian Sea on the west, Ponnani is also referred to as small 'Mecca' of South India. It is dotted with several Muslim institutions, Jama Masjid, established in 925,&nbs...

35. Pathanamthitta

35 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 16 Tourist attractions

Pathanamthitta, in southern Kerala, is a town immersed in spirituality and mysticism. Blessed with several ancient temples, it is renowned as headquarters of pilgrimage in Kerala as Sabarimala is situated in the Pathanamthitta district. It is a land of untouched beauty with pristine rivers, lofty mo...

36. Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

36 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 2 Tourist attractions

Located near Kothamangalam in Ernakulam on the northern bank of Periyar River, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary is famous for its rich and varied birdlife. It is the first Bird Sanctuary in Kerala that was surveyed by Dr Salim Ali (the birdman of India), who also called it the richest habitat he has ever se...

37. Thekkady

37 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 24 Tourist attractions

Home to the country's largest Tiger Reserve- Periyar, Thekkady is an important tourist destination in Kerala. Periyar National Park, a major attraction, is where you can enjoy bamboo rafting in the catchment area of Mullaiperiyar Dam. Travelers can also experience night treks in the wilderness of Pe...

38. Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

38 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala

Known to be the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Wayanad, the area is home to a large variety of wild animals. This sanctuary is a part of the Nilgiri Bioreserve along with Nagarhole and Bandipur area of Karnataka. Promising an endearing view with plenty of experiences, the sanctuary has been de...

Best Time: October to May

39. Malappuram

39 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 21 Tourist attractions

Enclosed by the Nilgiris in the east and the Arabian Sea on the west, Malappuram is a prominent district in Kerala which is commonly known as "the land on the hilltop."

40. Devikulam

40 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 4 Tourist attractions

A lake with a legend of its own, greenest sceneries, waterfalls and tea plantations are what offer its charm to Devikulam, a hill station in Kerala.

41. Tholpetty

41 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala 5 Tourist attractions

Replete with natural forest and wildlife reserves, Tholpetty is a part of Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. Around 20 kilometres away from Mananthavady, this region is known for its abundant flora and fauna. It is the home to several species of wild animals and birds including leopards, bear, monkeys, ele...

42. Mananthavady

42 out of 60 Places to visit in Kerala

On the banks of the Mananthavady River or locally known as ‘Pusha’, a tributary of the Kabini River, lies the municipality of Mananthavady, in Wanayad, Kerala. It is one of the three major towns and the second largest in the district. Adorned with lush green hills of the Western Ghats, it has a...

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Kerala, a surreal destination where the morning brings in the mist and magic. Fondly called the “ God’s Own Country ”, this is the place where the  backwaters  hold everyone captive with their alluring silence. Yes, it’s the ‘ Spice Capital of India ’ where the evening wishes adieu with some of the enchanting melodiesplayed by Mother Nature. Yes, such is the beauty and appeal of Kerala!Let loose the wanderlust in you and plan a trip to this prismatic land; there are an array of  places to visit in Kerala . Make sure you make it to all these destinations and curate some of the most pleasing memories out of your trip. And in case, you are finding it tough to decide the destinations to cover, here is a sorted list of  tourist places  that will fill your travelogue with fun, frolic and excitement:

  • Alleppey Wayanad Cochin Munnar Kumarakom Kovalam Kollam Vagamon Kozhikode Kumarakom Thekkady Ashtamudi Bekal Guruvayur Idukki Kannur Kasargod Backwaters Kavvayi Backwaters Kizhunna Beach Kuttanad Malampuzha Malappuram Marari Munroe Island Nelliampathy Palakkad Ponmudi Poovar Thiruvananthapuram Thrissur Varkala

1 Alleppey (Alappuzha):

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There is the whole of Kerala in one side, and then there is this heavenly tourist destination called Alappuzha or Alleppey! Esteemed as the ‘Backwater Capital of India’ or the ‘Venice of the East’, Alleppey is known for its silent backwaters and bountiful beauty!

Seated on the banks of the azure Vembanad Lake, it is in fact one of the most popular backwater destinations in Kerala and one of the highest sought-aftertourist places in Kerala. Visit this paradise; enjoy houseboat cruise and stay, village walks, Ayurvedic therapies and lot more!

Also see :  Top 10 Backwater Resorts in Kerala

Year-round destination

Vembanad Lake , Alleppey Beach, Marari Beach, Krishnapuram Palace, Pathiramanal, Kuttanad Backwaters, Arthunkal Church, Ambalapuzha Temple, Mannarshala Temple, Karumadikuttan Statue, St. Mary Rorane Church

Alleppey Railway Station

Summer (April – June), Winter (October – Mid March), Monsoon (July – September)

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Cradled in the lap of the Western Ghats, Wayanad truly deserves a top rank in the list of  places to visit in Kerala . Situated at an astounding height of 700-2,100m, this stunning hill station is all about fantasy, untouched nature, unforgettable moments, and merriment!

Adding more to  Wayanad’s  enchanting beauty, visitors can also revisit and unfold history while visiting this hilly retreat. Yes, the lush and pristine forests in Wayanad are said to be inhabited more than 3,000 years ago.

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Year-round Destination

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary , Banasura Sagar Dam, Chembra Peak, Soochipara Falls, Sentinel Rock Falls, Kanthanpara Waterfalls, Kuruva Island, Pookode Lake, Lakkidi, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Pakshipathalam, Edakkal Caves, SulthanBthery, Chain Tree

Calicut International Airport (98km)

Nilambur Railway Station (92km / 3 Hours)

Summer (March - May), Winter (December - February), Monsoon (June - September)

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Kochi  or Cochin is a unique placein  God’s Own Country  that is perfectly blended with cultural values and modern ideas! Fondly called the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’, this imposing port-city has always been an attraction point since the beginning of history.

A melting point of numerous culture and traditions, Cochin has embraced all the modern outlook to become one of the most developed metropolis in India. Be it the essence of the Dutch establishments, British history, Chinese nets, or the traditional spice markets, Cochin will surely make you fall in love once again!

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July (Beginning of Monsoon) to April (Early Summer)

Fort Kochi, Vypeen Island, Vypeen Beach, Cherai Beach, Andhakaranzhi Beach, Marine Drive, Bolghatty Island, Guruvayoor, Chinese Fishing Nets, St. FrnacisChirch, Basilica of Santa Cruz, Thrikkara Temple, Kanjiramattam Masjid, Shri Guru Singh Sabha Gurudwara, Jewish Synagogue, Cochin Cultural Centre, Malayattoor, Mattancherry, Lulu Mall (Largest Mall in India), Kodannad Elephant Training Centre, Hill Palace Museum, Edappally Museum, Princess Street, Kerala Kathakali Centre, Vasco Da Gama Square

Kochi International Airport

Kochi Railway Junction

Summer (March - June), Winter (July - September), Monsoon (October - February)

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Yet another gorgeous hill station in the lap of the fascinating Western Ghats, Munnar needs no introduction. Rising 1,600m above the sea level, a vacation in the beguiling locales of this hilly retreat is all about the lofty clouds, picturesque mountains, rolling hills, and a soothing ambience.

Canopied mostly by never-ending tea plantations and lush forests, you simply cannot miss out Munnar while searching for the best  tourist destination in Kerala . Be it during the summer or the winter, monsoon or the spring, Munnar will always make you crave for more!

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Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Pothamedu View Point, Anamudi, Blossom Park, Devikulam, Pallivasal, TATA Tea Museum, Vattavada, Attukal Waterfalls, Cheeyapara Waterfalls, Kundala Lake, Nyayamakad, Meesapulimala, Kolukkumalai, Lock-Hart Gap, Chithirapuram, Rajamala, Top Station, Marayoor Dolmens, Indo Swiss Diary Farm, Lite of Pi Church,

Cochin International Airport (125km)

Ernakulam Junction (128km / 4 Hours)

5 Kumarakom:

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Adorned by the magical charm of the Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is another beguiling  backwater destination in God’s Own Country. Located within the proximity to Kottayam city, this is the place where even being lazy is also one of the best things you can do during your Kerala holidays.

Adorned by the charm of the emerald Vembanad Lake, the evergreen coconut grooves, breezy rice fields, and lot more, Kumarakom is popular among all the types of visitors. However, backwater cruise and houseboat stays are the most popular thing to do in this beautiful tourist destination.

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September (Monsoon End) to March (Winter End)

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If you are a beach goer, and is still assuming none can beat the charm and allurement of Goa or other popular beach destinations, you must visit Kovalam today! Located along the coastlines of the charismatic Arabian Sea, this beach town is undoubtedly one of the best tourist attractions to visit in Kerala.

Located only 16km from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala,  Kovalam  is the home to some of the most picturesque and playful beaches in the country. While in here, you can stroll around, indulge in beach activities or in other fun-filled activities around Kovalam Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach, and Samudra Beach.

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September (Monsoon End) to March (Beginning of Summer)

Vellayani Lake, Lighthouse Beach, Chowara Beach, Kovalam Beach, Hawah Beach, Samudra Beach, Shangumkham Beach, Neyyar Dam, Aruvikkara Dam, Edakallu, Karamana River, Halcyon Castle, Kovalam Art Gallery, Valiyathura Pier, Veli Tourist Village, Artificial Coral Reef, Vizhinjam Rock Cut Temple, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, Naiper Art Museum, Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple,

Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (16km)

Trivandrum Central Railway Station (13km)

Summer (March - June), Winter (November - February), Monsoon (July - September)

7 Thekkady:

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Considering that you want more from your Kerala holidays, you should not miss a trip to Thekkady, the evergreen abode of God’s Own Country! Strategically located and well-connected with some of the major Kerala holiday destinations, this is the place that always wears the green colour of Mother Nature!

The ‘Spice Capital of Kerala’, Thekkady is much popular as the natural abode to numerous exotic wildlife species. And while talking about wildlife species, the  Periyar National Park  in Thekkady will surely behold all your senses with its fascinating range of dwellers!

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October to February (Winter)

Periyar National Park, Periyar Lake, Gavi, Kumily, Caramom Hills, Spring Valley Mountain, Pandikuzhi, Chellarkovil, Panchalimedu, Vandiperiyar, Grampi, Mangala Devi Temple

Madurai Airport (140km), Kochi International Airport (265km)

Kottayam Railway Station (107km / 3 Hours)

Summer (March - May), Winter (October - February), Monsoon (June - September)

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A quaint port-city in God’s Own Country, Kollam has its own charm and appeal. Enthralled by the turquoise Lakshadweep Sea and caressed by the emerald Ashtamudi Lake, it is a picture-perfect holiday destination in the list of the most appealing or enticing tourist places in India’s ‘Backwater Capital’.

While in Kollam, you can feel and experience the indigenous cultures and traditions of Kerala in the most vivid way. Be it fishing, agriculture, cashew processing, or tourism, this port-city holds a prominent place among the visitors. For the beach lovers, they can revel around the Kollam Beach, Tangasseri Beach and Thirumullavaram Beach.

You may also like: Best Beaches in Kerala & List of Backwater Destination in Kerala

August (Mid Monsoon) to March (Beginning of Summer)

Dutch Quilon, Thirumullavaram Beach, Kollam Beach, Ashtamudi Lake, Palaruvi Waterfalls, Paravoor, Punalur, Thenmala, Mayyanad, Deer Park, Thevalli Palace, British Residency, Chavara, Jatayupara, Thangasseri, Rameshwara Temple, Sasthamkotta, Ochira,KottarakkaraKathakali Museum, Picnic Village, Munore Island, Neendakara Port

Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (51km), Kochi International Airport (129km)

Kollam Railway Junction

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If you are looking for an offbeat, yet captivating holiday experience in Kerala, you must plan your vacation in Vagamon . One of the most scenic hill stations and least explored tourist places in Kerala, this retreat in the Idukki district is known for its salubrious beauty, pleasant climate, and much more.

In addition to leisure travellers, thrill and adventure seekers also make it to Vagamon in a considerable number. A year-round destination, it is considered as an ideal destination for adventure activities like paragliding, mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking, and lot more.

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Murinjupuzha Water Falls, Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary, ElaveezhaPoonchira, Idukki Arch Dam, Pine Hills, Parumthumpara Point, Kurisumala, Peermade, Mangala Devi Temple, Pattumalai Church, Kuttikanam Palace,

Cochin International Airport (75km)

Kottayam Railway Station (64km / 2 Hours)

Summer (March - June), Winter (October - March), Monsoon (July - September)

10 Kozhikode:

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You won’t be wrong if you call this metropolis as the ‘City of Spices’, ‘City of Truth’ or the ‘City of Sculptures’. Well, all these synonyms are hardly enough to describe the aura and essence of Kozhikode or Calicut! This kaleidoscopic city is much more than a tourist destination.

Located on the Malabar Coast, Kozhikode or Calicut is esteemed as one of the diverse and best places to visit in Kerala. Dotted with an array of historical landmarks, tourist spots and attractions, this wonderful city is also a lively reminiscent of the Dutch and British eras in India.

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July to April

Kappad Beach, Kozhikode Beach, Beypore Beach, Kozhippara Falls, Thusharagiri Falls, Thikkoti Lighthouse, Kadalundi, Tali Temple, Lion's Park, Kalipoyika, Mananchira Square, Krishna Menon Museum, Peruvannamuzhi Dam

Calicut International Airport (28km)

Kozhikode Railway Station

Summer (April - May), Winter (October - March), Monsoon (July - September)

11 Ashtamudi:

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A quaint city in the warm locales of Kollam, Ashtamudi lies on the outer edges of the alluring Ashtamudi Lake. While a bustling trade centre in the past, it now attracts an impressive number of visitors form different corners of the globe. Visitors usually throng Ashtamudi to enjoy its impeccable beauty and treat themselves with the bucolic ambience of God’s Own Country. While in this pictorial city, you can witness cashew processing, coir manufacturing plans, traditional fishing, and lot more.

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November to February (Winter)

Ashtamudi Lake, Thevally Palace, Alumkadavu Boat Building Yard, Monroe Island,

Trivandrum International Airport (71km)

Kollam Junction (15km / 1 Hour)

Summer (March - May), Winter (November - February), Monsoon (June - September)

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Located in the Kasaragod district of Kerala, Bekal is among the most scenic hamlets you can ever visit while on a Kerala tour. A combined beauty of the mighty Arabian Sea and lush landscapes, this tiny, yet pictorial village is of utmost historical importance. The glorious Bekal Fort testifies this fact vividly.

Serving as a perfect getaway from the concrete life, Bekal enjoys a pleasant climate while wearing a greener shade throughout the year. If you are yearning for silent, yet joyous holiday experience in Kerala, Bekal is the ideal hideout for you!

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October to March

Bekal Fort, Pallikere Beach, Bekal Fort Beach, Valiyaparamba Backwaters, Kappil Beach, Hosdurg Beach, Nileswaram Cultural Centre, Nityanandarshan Caves, TulurVanam, Bekal Hole Aqua Park, Mallikarjuna Temple, Malik Dinar Mosque Nearest Airport: Mangalore Airport (50km)

Kasaragod Railway Station (12km), Kanhangad Railway Station (14km)

Summer (March - June), Winter (December - February), Monsoon (June - September)

13 Guruvayur:

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Home to the Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple – fourth largest Hindu temple in India, Guruvayur has many legends. One of them states that this temple town was chosen by Lord Krishna to ensconce His Dwarka temple. On the wish of the Lord, Vayu Deva along with Brhaspati reinstated Lord Krishna’s statue in the sacred Guruvayur Temple . Today, a large number of devotees visit this holy temple on a daily basis.

The venue ground for festivals like Guruvayur Ekadasi and ChembaiSangeetholsavam, Guruvayur is also known for its magnificent charm and appeal. A sought-after destination among the seclusion lovers, it is still resonates the untouched beauty of God’s Own Country.

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Guruvayur Temple, Guruvayur Elephant Camp, MammiyurMahadevan Temple, Palayur Church, Parthasarathy Temple, Chamundeshwary Temple, Devaswom Museum, Institute of Mural Paintings

Calicut International Airport (77km)

Guruvayur Junction

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A gem in the lap of the mighty Western Ghats, Idukki boasts of being one of the evergreen and pristine districts in Kerala. Canopied by lush vegetation, this part of ‘India’s Backwater Capital’ has a unique charm and attracts visitors from almost all the corners of the globe.

Home to numerous natural marvels, lofty peaks like Anamudi and others, captivating sanctuaries, and spice gardens, this surreal part of Kerala is a must for every nature lovers. To note here, many of the popular Kerala tourist destinations like Munnar, Vagamon, Ramakkalmedu, Marayur, and Thekkady are located within this district.

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Periyar National Park, Periyar Lake, Idukki Arch Dam, Munnar, Vagamon, Thekkady, Nandukani, Painavu, Gavi, Murikkady, Kulamavu Dam, Anakkara, Hill View Park, Thommankuthu Falls, Keezharkuthu Falls, Mangala Devi Temple

Cochin International Airport (98km)

Theni Junction (83km)

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Also known as ‘The Crown of Kerala’, Kannur is a true treat to the visitors’ eyes! Bordered by the fascinating beauty of the Western Ghats, adorned with the alluring strokes of the Arabian Sea, and decked with the bucolic charm of an evergreen outlook, this beach town in the Malabar Coast is among the most beautiful places to visit in Kerala.

Whether you are a nature lover, beach goer, history buff, culture fan, thrill seeker, or a casual backpacker, you would surely fall in love with the untouched beauty of Kannur. Also, not to forget here, this city is the home to Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach , the only drive-in beach in India.

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October (Early Winter) to March (Early Summer)

Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, Payyambalam Beach, Meenkunnu Beach, Thottada Beach, Baby Beach, Mopila Bay, Dharmadam Island, Parassinikkadavu, Arakkal Museum, Sundareswara Temple, Fort St. Angelo, Pallikunnu, Holy Trinity Cathedral

Calicut International Airport (84km)

Kannur Railway Station

Summer (March - May), Winter (October - February), Monsoon (June - August)

16 Kasargod:

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A quaint town that showcases a diverse of biodiversity, a prismatic destination is dotted with an array of tourist attractions , and a home away from home for the visitors, Kasaragod is a swaying beauty in Kerala’s tourism map. Steeped with glorious past, this balmy town also serves a home to a range of loft peaks, stunning beaches, historic marvels, natural treasure, and much more.

While on a trip God’s Own Country and searching for places to visit in Kerala, you must plan a trip to Kasaragod. Whether on a honeymoon trip, nature tour, backpacking quest, or any other, this scenic town will keep you amazed with its kaleidoscopic and admirable beauty!

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September to January

Chandragiri Fort, Parappa Wildlife Sanctuary, Malom Wildlife Sanctuary, Kammadam Sacred Grove Wildlife Sanctuary, Ananthapura Lake Temple, Valiyaparamba Backwaters, Ranipuram, Malik Deenar Mosque, Madhur, Cheruvathur, Rock Point, Kareem's Forest Park, Manjeshwar, Trikkanad and PandayanKallu, Nileshwar, Kottancheri Hills, Anandashram and Nityanandashram, Kumbala, Bela Church, Maipady Palace

Mangalore Airport (45km)

Kasaragod Junction

Summer (March - May), Winter (December - February), Monsoon (June - November)

17 Kavvayi Backwaters:

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While searching for places to visit in Kerala , you may find a number of backwater destination. However, if you are yearning the most surreal or enchanting backwater experience, Kavvayi Backwaters is the one for you! Flowing with all its beauty and grace Payyanur in the Kannur district of Kerala, this patch of backwater has a unique appeal that can infect the visitors within just a wink!

Fringed with lush greeneries, Kavvayi Backwaters serves as an ideal honeymoon and family vacation destination in the entire of Kerala. Visit this pictorial abode anytime of the year, and its heart-warming beauty and charm will surely hold you captive!

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Valiyaparamba Island, Payyannur Island, Kavvayi Island, Boating

Calicut International Airport (154km)

Payyannur Junction (3km)

18 Kizhunna Beach:

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One of the most promising, yet offbeat beaches in Kerala, the Kizhunna Beach is located in the coastal town Kannur in God’s Own Country. Often called the ‘KizhunnaEzhara Beach’ due to its proximity with the Ezhara Beach, this picturesque retreat can be make any beach goer crave for more!

Adding more to its untouched beauty, the Kizhunna Beach in Kerala enjoys a favourable climate almost throughout the year. Owing to this, it receives an ample of beach lovers from across the globe.

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December to February (Winter)

Kannur, Ezhara Beach, Swimming, Sun Basking, Village Tours

Calicut International Airport (108km)

Kannur Railway Station (10km)

19 Kuttanad:

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Fondly called as the ‘Rice Bowl of Kerala’, Kuttanad is truly a poetry in motion! Gracious, tranquil, evergreen, and still untouched by the outer world, this magnificent tourist destination in God’s Own Country is fringed with captivating groves of coconut trees, and is interconnected with a bucolic network of canal. This makes Kuttanad a place to behold among the visitors.

While the intrinsic network of canals add more to the beauty and charm of Kuttanad, its evergreen swaying paddy fields make it truly irresistible for the visitors. Also, the rustic and traditional way of living that still persists in this piece of heaven will surely make you feel and live the true colours of Kerala.

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August to March

Champakulam, Chengannur, Pamba River, Meenachil River, Achankovil River, Manimala River, Punnamada Lake, Backwaters, Paddy Fields, Traditional Water Turbines,

Cochin International Airport (85km)

Alleppey Railway Station (22km) and Changanacherry Railway Station (28km)

Summer (April - June), Winter (October - Mid March), Monsoon (July - September)

20 Malampuzha:

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India’s ‘Spice Capital’ is all about lush greeneries and heart-warming ambience, hence the name “God’s Own Country’! And while in Malampuzha, located in the Palakkad district, you can feel the true essence of Kerala and its bountiful nature.

Mostly covered by evergreen vegetation, this part of the state is a picture-perfect display of how we should co-exist with Mother Nature. Malampuzha’s undulating beauty and tranquillity makes it a must to visit place in the entire region of Southern India.

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August (Monsoon End) to April (Early Summer)

Malampuzha Dam, Malampuzha Garden, Kava, Palakkad Fort, Dhoni Hills and Waterfalls, Thread Garden, Rock Garden, Snake Park, UdanKhatola, Fantasy Park,

Coimbatore International Airport (Tamil Nadu) (55km)

Palakkad Junction (8km)

Summer (April - May), Winter (September - March), Monsoon (June - August)

21 Malappuram:

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Once a military headquarter, Malappuram or the ‘City of Hills’ or ‘Soccer City of Kerala’ could be one of the best things happening to you! All you need to do is, just plan a visit to this gorgeous hilltop city, and you would surely get pleasantly lost within its beguiling ambience.

Situated in the southern corner of Kerala, this scenic city wears a misty outlook for most of the year, and draws a large number of tourists from across the country. Be it natural appeal, historic significance, tourist activities, places of attractions , or even to laze around, you will find ample of elements to keep yourself soaked with fun-frolic while in Malappuram.

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July (Early Monsoon) to March (Winter End)

Keralamkundu Waterfalls, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Koottayi Beach, Padinharekara Beach, BiyyamKayal, Up & Down Hill, Kottakkunnu, Panakkad, Shanthitheeram, Arimbra Hills, Teak Museum, Anakkayam, Melmuri, Malappuram Juma Masjid, Thiruppuranthaka Temple, Mannoor Shiva Temple,

Calicut International Airport (38km)

Angadipuram Railway Station (17km)

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Believe it or not, but Goa alone cannot be called the paradise for beach lovers and other tourists alike! And if there is any other place in India that can be equally compared with Goa, it has to be Kerala. Well, if you want to know why, you must plan a visit to the Marari Beach in the Alleppey district of Kerala!

One of the most captivating beaches in the entire country, Marari Beach will surely make you forget any other beaches in India. Rated among the top five ‘Hammock Beaches’ by National Geographic, this virgin beach proves to be a wonderful place to laze around, enjoy sun basking, indulge in beach activities, and lot more!

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September (Monsoon End) to May (Summer End)

Beach Activities, Thumpolly Beach, Alappuzha Beach, Cherthala, The Dutch Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Andres Church, Mararikulam Shiva Temple, Aroor, Arthunkal, Poochakkal

Cochin International Airport (90km)

Mararikulam Railway Station (3km)

Summer (March - May), Winter (November - February), Monsoon (June - October)

23 Munroe Island:

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A cluster of islands straight out of fairy tales, Munroe Island comprises of a collective group of 8 different islets. Interconnected with each other with a turquoise network of canals, this group of islands is around 27km form the heart of Kollam , and is a much-sought-after destination among the visitors.

Edged with evergreen coconut groves, these islands can be called the epitome of serenity and tranquillity. Whether on a family vacation, honeymoon trip, backpacking trails, or casually holidaying, you can bump on the Munroe Island anytime or during any part of the year.

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October to May

Island Hoping, Boating, Kallada River, Ashtamudi Lake, Wonderla Amusement Park, Kerala Kathakali Centre, Jew Town, Mattancherry Palace, Paradesi Synagogue, Santa Cruz Basilica

Trivandrum International Airport (97km)

Kollam Railway Station (25km)

Summer (March - May), Winter (November- February), Monsoon (June - September)

24 Nelliampathy:

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If Kerala is called the ‘God’s Own Country’, Nelliampathy (or Nelliampathi) is fondly called the ‘God’s Own Village’! Located around 60km from Palakkad, this quaint hamlet is one of the least explored and equally stunning hill stations in Kerala .

With a captivating range of hills that soar up to an astounding height of 467-1,572m, Nelliampathy serves as an ideal getaway to enjoy and revel in the alluring charm of India’s Backwater Capital. With lofty peaks, rugged trails, and around 10-hair pin bends, this tiny, yet enthralling hill station also serves as a hotspot among the thrill and fun seekers.

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October (Pre-Winter) to March (Early Summer)

Trekking, Boating, Nelliyampathy Hills, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Nenmara, Palagapandi Estate, Seetharkundu Viewpoint, Padagiri, Raja's Cliff, Pothundi Reservoir, Malampuzha Gardens, Nelliyampathy Gardens

Palakkad Railway Station

25 Palakkad:

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Palakkad or the ‘Gateway to Kerala’ is truly a paradise for the nature lovers and admirers. Situated at the foothills of the mighty Western Ghats, this scenic land is jotted with lush and evergreen vegetation all throughout, and is adored as the ‘Granary of Kerala’.

Steeped with a glorious past, decked with diverse range of traditions, cultures, art & music, and the indigenous Malabar style of living, Palakkad surely qualifies for a natural treasure in Kerala’s tourism map. Also, the tropical climate that prevails in this gorgeous city, makes it a not-to-be missed place to visit in Kerala.

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July (Mid-Monsoon) to March (Winter End)

Palakkad Fort, Silent Valley National Park, Parambikulam Wild Life Sanctuary, Mayiladumpara Peacock Sanctuary, Malampuzha Dam and Gardens, Attappadi, Kava View Point, Rock Garden, Siruvani Reservoir, Kanjirapuzha Reservoir, Dhoni Forest (Trekking), Kalpathy Heritage Village and Temple Complex, Nelliyampathy Hills, Pothundi Dam and Reservoir, Mangalam Dam, Tipu's Fort, ThiruvalathurRanduMoorthy Temple, Jain Temple, Vadakkanthara Temple, Manapullikaavu, KalpathyAgraharam and Vishwanathaswamy Temple, KumarapuramTemple, EmoorBhagavathyTemple, Thiruvalathoor Shiva Temple,

Peelamedu Airport (Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu) (43km), Kochi International Airport (96km)

Palakkad Junction (Broad Gauge Line), Palakkad Town Railway Station (Narrow Gauge Line)

Summer (February - May), Winter (November - March), Monsoon (June - October)

26 Ponmudi:

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If you still think that Kerala is all about backwaters, mighty ocean, playful beaches, spice gardens, or evergreen coconut groves, you must visit the stunning hill station called Ponmudi ! Around 55km away from the state capital, this promising hill station will make you rethink and create a whole new perception God’s Own Country!

Enchanted by the spellbinding beauty of the Western Ghats, a drive or ride to Ponmudi has its own fun and excitement. While for the nature lovers, this part of the journey opens an unknown window to Kerala’s mesmerising beauty, adrenaline seekers love to have a tryst with the thrills associated.

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November (Post Monsoon) to May (Summer End)

Trivandrum International Airport (67km)

Trivandrum Central Railway Station (61km)

Summer (March - May), Winter (December - March), Monsoon (June - September)

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While in the Poovar Beach, you can witness one of the rarest phenomenon in the world. It is in this scenic beach, where the sea meets a river and a lake. Well, this is not it! Poovar estuary is also serves as the confluence ground of the beach and land!

A quintessential display of exotic flora and fauna, this beach portrays much of traditional ways of coastal living where fishing plays an important part of daily life. Situated around 12km from Kovalam , Poovar Beach has gained immense popularity as a popular picnic spots among the beach lovers and other types of visitors.

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August (Mid-Monsoon) to March (Early Summer)

Poovar Beach, Thiruparappu Falls, Fishing Village, Kalipoika, Kozhipara, Thikkoti Light House

Trivandrum International Airport (38km)

28 Thiruvananthapuram:

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The capital city of God’s Own Country, Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum , or the ‘Evergreen City of India’ is also the largest city in the state. Located at the south-western edge of Kerala, this city is the perfect example of how rural life gets mixed with the contemporary way of living.

Dotted with numerous tourist spots, places of historical importance, scenic beaches, and much more, Trivandrum is a true treasure trove among visitors from all the walks of life. Rated as one of the finest Indian cities to live in, Thiruvananthapuram can also be called the ‘Economic Capital’ of Kerala.

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Ponmudi, Kovalam, Shanghumugham Beach, Aruvi Waterfalls, Akkulam Tourist Village, Veli Tourist Village, Aruvikkara Dam, Neyyar Dam & Wildlife Sanctuary, Peppara Dam & Wildlife Sanctuary, Poovar, Kowdiar Palace, Agasthyakoodam, Koyikkal Palace, Kanakakunnu Palace, Anchuthengu Fort, Napier Museum, Zoological Gardens, Vizhinjam, Thiruvallam, ParipallyGajamela, AnanthaPadmanabha Temple, AttukalBhagavathi Temple

Aaranmula Boat Race, Trekking, Meenmutty Falls, Golden Valley, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary, Mankkayam Falls, Kallar, Koyikkal Palace, Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Sri Krishna Swami Temple

Trivandrum International Airport

Trivandrum Central Railway Station

Summer (March - June), Winter (October - February), Monsoon (July - September)

29 Thrissur:

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If you are a cultural fan or enthusiastic about the rich traditions of Kerala, Thrissur should be ranked as #1 in your travelogue! Also called ‘Trichur’, this city was once the capital of Kingdom of Cochin, and is fondly called the ‘Cultural Capital of Kerala’.

Being edged with a number of scared temples and other religious spots, Thrissur serves as an important pilgrimage among the Hindu devotees. Yes, this city is the venue ground of the famous ‘Temple Festival’ or the ‘Thrissur Pooram’ that is known and participated by devotees from across the globe.

Visit the city during this festival, and you will find the entire Trichur uniting and celebrating the festival with high vigour and equal gusto!

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Year-round Destination / April to May (Thrissur Pooram is celebrated)

Chavakkad Beach, Nattika Beach, Vatanappally Beach, Athirapally Waterfalls, Guruvayoor, Peechi Dam, Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary, Thrisuur Zoo, Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary, Chimmony Dam, Thrissur Pooram, Archaeological Museum, PunnathurKotta, Sri Maheswara Temple, Lourdes Cathedral, Marth Mariam Church, Vaddakunathan Temple, Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple, Dolours Basilica, ParamekkavuBhagavathy Temple, Arattupuzha Temple

Kochi International Airport (67km)

Thrissur Railway Station

30 Varkala:

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Flaunting its gracious beauty and charm while having a tryst with the Arabian Sea, Varkala is surely one of the most gorgeous and best places to visit in Kerala! A kaleidoscopic coastal town in Trivandrum, this is in fact the only place in God’s Own Country where cliffs are found alongside the sea-line.

While being a hotspot among the beach lovers, Varkala is also known for the ancient Janardana Swami Temple that dates back to 2,000 years. If you are planning for a Kerala trip, make sure you visit this quaint town; it will keep you amazed all through with its impeccable beauty, devout ambience, and playful beach!

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Paragliding, Varkala Beach, Thiruvambadi Beach, Edava Beach, Kappil Beach, Papanasam Beach, 590 Cliff, Anjengo Fort, Sivagiri Mutt, Janardhanaswamy Temple, Ponnumthuruthu Island, Varkala Tunnel, Vishnu Temple, Varkala Aquarium, KaduvayilJuma Masjid, Varkala Lighthouse,

Trivandrum International Airport (36km)

VarkalaSivagiri Railway Station

Summer (April - June), Winter (October - March), Monsoon

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For many travelers, Kerala is South India's most serenely beautiful state. This slender coastal strip is defined by its layered landscape: almost 373 miles (600km) of glorious Arabian Sea coast and beaches; a languid network of glistening backwaters; and the spice- and tea-covered hills of the Western Ghats, dotted with fiercely protected wildlife reserves and cool hill stations such as Munnar. Just setting foot on this swathe of soul-soothing, palm-shaded green will slow your subcontinental stride to a blissed-out amble. Kerala is a world away from the hectic action of the rest of India, its long, fascinating backstory illuminated by historically evocative cities like Kochi (Cochin) and Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

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Wayanad, Kerala, India

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Northern Kerala

Wayanad's ethereal 345-sq-km sanctuary is accessible only by two-hour jeep safari (₹680), on which you might spot langurs, chital deer, sambar, peacocks,…

Sightseeing cruise passing dead tree on lake at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in early morning.

Periyar Tiger Reserve

Bison, sambar, wild boar, langur, around 2000 elephants and 35 to 40 tigers wander the lushly green hills of South India’s most popular wildlife reserve,…

Synagogue, Jewtown, Cochin, India

Pardesi Synagogue

Kochi (Cochin)

Originally built in 1568, Mattancherry's synagogue was partially destroyed by the Portuguese in 1662, and rebuilt two years later when the Dutch took…

Also known as Dutch Palace, the Mattancherry palace with its medieval charm is situated at Palace Road, Mattancherry, 10km from Ernakulam city, Kochi, Kerala, India. (Photo by: MyLoupe/UIG via Getty Images)

Mattancherry Palace

Mattancherry Palace was a generous gift presented to the Raja of Kochi, Veera Kerala Varma (1537–65), as a gesture of goodwill by the Portuguese in 1555…

Museum of History & Heritage

Museum of History & Heritage

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Occupying a handsome 120-year-old heritage building within the Kerala Tourism complex, this intelligently presented museum traces Kerala's history and…

Napier Museum

Napier Museum

Housed in an 1880 wooden building designed by Robert Chisholm (a British architect whose Fair Isle–style version of the Keralite vernacular shows his…

Matha Amrithanandamayi Mission

Matha Amrithanandamayi Mission

The incongruously salmon-pink Matha Amrithanandamayi Mission, 30km northwest of Kollam, is the famous ashram of one of India’s few female gurus,…

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

This reserve on the 5-hectare site of a former rubber plantation on Vembanad Lake is the haunt of a variety of domestic and migratory birds. October to…

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Kerala , a tropical state located along India's Malabar Coast, is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Its distinctive culture and extremely picturesque setting—which contrasts with the fast-paced modern world—make Kerala an indulgent place to go to relax in a way that's similar to other destinations like Bali and Tahiti. There's no shortage of things to do should you grow bored of your beachside slumber—attend a traditional Kathakali dance performance, cruise the backwaters on a houseboat, or take an afternoon to go tea tasting.

Not sure when to visit Kerala ? This part of India has something to offer all year round, although the weather does need to be taken into account—the climate is a hot, tropical one that receives rainfall from two monsoons.

Get Outdoors at Eravikulam National Park

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Eravikulam National Park is perhaps known best as being as a sacred sanctuary home of the Nilgiri Tahr, pictured above, as well as the Neelakurinji flowers, which bloom here every 12 years. With 97 square kilometers to spread out in, there's plenty of breathing room for visitors looking to go hiking and escape the hustle and bustle of India's cities. Keep in mind the park closes each February and March to allow for the Nilgiri Tahr's calving season, so plan your trip accordingly.

Float Down Kerala's Mighty Rivers on a Raft

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For a uniquely regional experience, head to Wayanad for the chance to float down the Pozhuthana River on a traditionally crafted bamboo raft —the bamboo is grown in the forests nearby and the river is shallow and calm in this part of Kerala. Another good place to try this is along the Periyar River or the Kabini River near Kuruva Island.

For something a little more action-packed, try your hand at whitewater river rafting in other parts of Kerala, namely Kannur, Chalipuzha, Iruvanjhipuzha, and along the Paneli River in Boothathankettu.

Check Out Munnar's Tea Estates and Gardens

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Thanks to Kerala's warm, humid climate, and the amount of rain it gets each year, Munnar has been a major center for commercial tea production since 1875—and you can actually visit some of the plantations where it's still being harvested today. Learn all about the tea-making process at the Tata Tea Museum , located on the Nallathanni Estate, or venture out to tour the Kolukkumalai Tea Estate , which claims to be the highest elevation tea plantation in the world at an altitude of 7,000 feet above sea level.

Take a Scenic Train Ride Through Kerala

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If you have the chance to do one epic train ride during your trip to India, make it the Ernakulam-Kollam-Trivandrum route through Kerala. It's one of the most beautiful train rides in the world, offering scenic views of the Kerala countryside, and all the coconut trees, paddy fields, lakes, and backwaters that go along with it.

Cruise the Backwaters on a Houseboat

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A trip to Kerala is not complete without experiencing the Kerala backwaters —the lush palm-fringed landscape, diverse wildlife, and houses and villages lining them make a houseboat cruise here seem like a journey to another world. It's a tranquil endeavor, for sure, one that can even be part of a memorable romantic getaway.

For a real treat, book a hotel or homestay along the route to immerse yourself in the culture that surrounds these inland lagoons, lakes, and waterways, and to enjoy a meal with a local family while learning about their life story. Kumbalanghi Village Tours offers group tours to Kumbalanghi, an area surrounded by paddy fields on the outskirts of Kochi. Here, you'll be able to see India's first model fishery and tourism village and engage with the residents, who make their living off of agriculture and fishing.

Relax With an Ayurvedic Treatment or Tea Tasting

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Ayurveda, an ancient Indian healing tradition that's over 5,000 years old, combines lifestyle practices with yoga and healthy eating. Many Ayurvedic spas and resorts are located in Kerala due to its warm climate and the abundant supply of medicinal plants. A trip to a healing center can involve a week's stay and detox (called panchakarma ), where the liver is purged and the body becomes renewed. Alternatively, book any one of their offered treatments, like an oil massage or Shirodhara , a relaxing treatment that involves dripping warm oil onto the forehead that's used to treat insomnia, tinnitus, neurological disorders, and psoriasis.

Tea production is also a big business in Kerala, and the state holds some of the top tea plantations in India in Munnar and Wayanad. Stay in typical atmospheric accommodations on a serene tea plantation—you can even book a treehouse—then, check out the surrounding hills with daily hikes topped off with tea tastings. Stop by the Tea Museum at the Kanan Devan Hills Nallathanni Estate in Munnar to get a peek inside the history of tea production in the region.

Enroll in a Cooking Lesson

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Kerala is renowned for its delicious cuisine, featuring regional delicacies like seafood and coconuts. And sure, simply feasting on this Indian fare is delightful, but learning how to cook it is rewarding and gives you a skill you can bring back home. Enroll in a cooking class or even plan your trip around it by booking a two or three-day residency program that involves cooking courses and Ayurvedic treatments. You can also go casual for a more intimate experience and learn how to cook with a local family.

Catch a Kathakali Performance

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Kathakali is a very unusual and ancient form of dance-drama that's traditional to Kerala, and you won't get to see performers dressed up like this every day. The elaborate costumes and subtle dance movements tell a meaningful Hindu mythological story. Performers undergo intense training, including hours of eye exercises, when learning the art of Kathakali. Stop by the Cochin Cultural Center or the Kerala Kathakali Center to see a performance, or arrange a private tour of Kochi that culminates with a Kathakali dance performance.

Catch a Theyyam Ritual in Action

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The small town of Kannur , once an ancient trading port in northern Kerala, boasts secluded beaches, elaborate handloom weaving crafts, and mysteriously masked theyyam  rituals . This practice encompasses dance, music, and mime art to bring to life the rich stories of the state of Kerala. The theyyam art form actually has a season, too, running from November until May. Kerala Tourism provides a comprehensive calendar of theyyam events or you can try taking an overnight guided theyyam tour from Kannur.

Watch the Martial Art Form of Kalaripayattu

Kalaripayattu is an ancient martial art form practiced in Kerala—featuring strikes, kicks, grappling, preset forms, weaponry, and even healing methods, its roots can be traced back to 2000 B.C. Attend a 60-minute fighting demonstration that includes the lighting of traditional lamps, a flower offering to a deity, and a brief introduction of the sport. With the incorporation of about 27 different weapons, there's no shortage of excitement. Catch a performance at the Kadathanadan Kalari Centre in Thekkady or book a group tour from Kochi.

Watch a Snake Boat Race

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Every year during the monsoon season, Kerala comes alive with colorful snake boat races , where 140-foot-long canoe-like boats holding 110 rowers each get together to race along the inland waterways. Villages have their own snake boats, each featuring varying sizes and styles. Both the building of the boats and the celebratory event itself are unique parts of a culture that joins the community with the water. Today, snake boat races can be compared to an Olympic event, complete with leagues and scheduled tournaments.

Try Some Toddy

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Toddy, or palm wine, Kerala's Indigenous alcoholic drink, is made from the sap of palm trees, collected from a coconut palm by a tapper who climbs the tree and drains it into a container. When fermented, this sweet nectar, turns slightly tart and has a bit of a kick. Toddy (traditionally called kallu ) is served in small thatched shops, usually with wooden benches, all over Kerala. Inside, you'll find tasty local cuisine dished up alongside the toddy, and, as they say, "the hotter the food, the more you need to drink."

Explore Historic Fort Kochi

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Known as the "Gateway to Kerala," Kochi is an enchanting city with an eclectic influence, and Arabian, British, Dutch, Chinese, and Portuguese cultures all have left their mark here. The architecture and historical sites in Fort Kochi draw most of the visitors to the area. Explore Fort Kochi and its Chinese fishing nets, Jewish Synagogue, and Mattancherry palaces by foot or bicycle, or book a three-hour walking tour of the site. Hotels and homestays that suit all types of budgets can also be found in Kochi.

Discover the Ancient Port City of Muziris

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Multi-cultural Muziris, located about an hour north of Kochi, was historically one of the most important trading ports in Kerala. Businesses thrived here for more than 1,000 years prior to a flood that caused severe damage to the city. The Muzuris area encompasses Kodungallur and Paravoor and is full of old churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples. The first mosque in India, Cheraman Juma Masjid, is a fascinating place to visit. Book a tour or wander the streets on your own to experience ancient Indian culture.

Attend a Temple Festival

Kerala temple festivals, which highlight India's most prized animal, the elephant, pay tribute to the presiding local god or goddess. Watch large processions of bejeweled elephants, drummers, musicians, and colorful floats carrying gods and goddesses around the harvest season in March and April. The largest festivals take place in the Thrissur and Palakkad districts in northern and central Kerala, although many small temples throughout the state do offer small-scale festivities if you're not one for noisy crowds.

Chill at the Beach

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The beaches in Kerala are crowd-free and undeveloped, making them more desirable than beaches in other touristy areas of India. Some boast lighthouses and facilities, while others can only be accessed by boat. Varkala beach , a favorite of travelers, has a spectacular cliff setting and is lined in beach shacks and shops. Stay up high on the cliff and take in the view, or if you're looking for action, head to Kovalam beach near the capital city of Trivandrum—do note, however, that this beach is among the busiest in the state.

Spot Wildlife and Enjoy Impressive Waterfalls

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Periyar National Park , one of Kerala's most magnificent attractions, lies on the banks of a large artificial lake. Complete with hilly forests and a plethora of wildlife, it's the most popular national park in southern India. Unlike other national parks in southern India, Periyar stays open during monsoon season and offers a wide range of eco-tourism activities so you can really experience nature—book a stay during this slow time for an unforgettable and budget-worthy trip.

Two amazing Kerala waterfalls are located within a 55-kilometer drive of the Cochin airport: Athirappally and Vazhachal. Athirappally Falls , the bigger of the two, cascades from a height of 80 feet and resembles Niagara Falls during monsoon season. Note that heavy rains can cause travel disruptions during this season, making the best time to visit between September and October. Nearby, you'll find Vazhachal Falls. While the drop on this waterfall is not as spectacular, it's every bit as majestic as Athirappally Falls and a great place for a picnic. While swimming and bathing are prohibited underneath both of the falls, at Athirappally, you can take a careful dip upriver before the falls plunge.

Admire Mural Paintings

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The colorful mural paintings seen on the walls of temples, churches, and palaces in Kerala all date back to the ninth century. The oldest of these murals lies in the rock-cut cave temple of Thirunandikkara (now in the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu ), where only sketchy outlines remain.

The largest mural panel in the state, coming in at 49 square meters, is at Krishnapuram Palace near Kayamkulam. Extensive murals depicting scenes from Hindu epics are preserved at Mattancherry Palace in Kochi, while the murals of the Shiva Temple in Ettumanoor provide insight into the earliest forms of Dravidian mural art. Other famous mural paintings can be found at the Padmanabha temple in Trivandrum and Vadakkumnatha temple in Thrissur.

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Must Visit Cities in Kerala

Alleppey

A hub of Kerala's backwaters, Alleppey is the center of an immense net of waterways and coir industry. Officially called Alappuzha, this beautiful city borders the Laccadive Sea and revivified Ayurvedic resorts. Arrive in Alleppey to experience its houseboat cruises passing through its calm backwaters and explore green paddy fields, gorgeous avifauna, and the local life of Kerala. Alleppey beach rests in the Arabian Sea, and the beauty of this beach is only enhanced by the history connected to it. Houseboats, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Vembanad Lake, Pallippuram, and Bay Island Drift Museum are some of the top-most attractions to visit in Alleppey. The snake boat race festival is a must-visit if you are in Alleppey during August. The race takes place on the second Saturday of every August. Best time to visit- November to February.

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It’s a place where magnificent waterfalls, historical caves, exotic resorts rest. Famous for its spice plantations and wildlife, Wayanad is truly a nature’s abode. The best way to explore the town is by walking through the beautiful spice plantations and trekking to the ancient caves while dining at the best resort. Wildlife reserves are a special thing to visit Wayanad. The Wayanad wildlife reserve is where you can explore a wide range of flora and fauna. It’s a significant part of the Nilgiri Biosphere reserve located in the Western Ghats. Animals like elephants, leopards, and bears are easily spotted here. A few places to visit in Wayanad are- Banasura Dam, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Edakkal Caves, Chembra Peak, Soochipara Falls, Vythiri, Kuruva Dweep, and Pookode Lake. Best time to visit- Between October and May Check Out:  Exciting Things to Do in Wayanad Also Checkout:  Cochin Tour Packages

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Cochin or Kochi is the central port city in Kerala. Regarded to be the “Queen of Arabian Sea,” Cochin is located on the south-west coast of India, and is a busy, profitable port city in Kerala. Its trading activities date back to more than 600 years. It’s the financial, industrial, and commercial capital of Kerala. The Arabs seem to have put a profound influence on the city, along with influences of the Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese, and the British. The Chera Dynasty and the Feudal Lords have also played a significant role in the nourishment of the city. This sophisticated town is quite famous for its upmarket stores, art galleries, shopping hubs, cultural heritages, fashion, restaurants, and a few palaces and beaches. Places like Fort Kochi, Mattancherry Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets, Jewish Synagogue, Willingdon Island, Bolgatty Palace, and Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary are worth visiting. Best time to visit- From October to March Must Read: Things to Do in Cochin for a fun vacay! Must Checkout:  Kochi Trip

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Munnar is a local town and a tranquil hill station located in the Western Ghats. It is one of the prettiest places to visit in Kerala. Widely famous for its tea estates, lush greenery, and rocky peaks, Munnar is so beautiful that it serves to be the commercial center for a few of the world’s largest tea estates. Munnar is a divine beauty that is yet to be explored fully. It has various protected areas that protect species like Nilgiri Tahr and Neelakurinji. The hill station is located over three mountain rivers- Kundala, Nallathanni, and Mudrapuzh. It is located at 1,600 meters above the sea level and served as the perfect destination for summer holiday during the British era in India. Munnar is also one of the top-listed honeymoon destinations in India. Anamudi Peak, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty, Pallivasal, Top Station, Tea Museum, and Chinnakanal & Anayirangal are a few tourist spots worth visiting in Munnar. Best time to visit- September to March Also Check:  Resorts in Munnar for a comfortable stay! Must Book & Checkout:  Wayanad Tour Package From Calicut

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The village of Kumarakom lets you experience magic in several ways. It’s a huddle of little human-made islands situated on the Vembanad Lake. Kumarakom is a significant part of the Kuttanad region, and it is home to beautiful backwaters, just like Alleppey. The bird sanctuary in Kumarakom is spread across 14 acres of land where you can spot different migratory birds and other birds like Cuckoo, Wild Duck, Teals, Waterfowls, Egrets, Darters, Herons, etc. Activities like boating and fishing are quite popular at the Taj Garden Retreat. Kumarakom is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Kerala, due to its backwaters, paddy fields, and lavish houseboats. A few other places to visit in Kumarakom are- Vellavali, Toddy Shops, Bay Island Drift Museum, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, Kumarakom Craft Museum, and St. Mary’s Church.  Best time to visit- September to March Must Read:   Enticing Things to Do in Kumarakom

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Popular as the beach lover’s first choice, Kovalam is one of the most beautiful tourist places to visit in Kerala. Kovalam is a peaceful village located at the coastlines of the Arabian Sea. There are three spotless beaches for which Kovalam is famous- Samudra beach, Lighthouse beach, and the Hawah beach. These beaches are the best gateway to spend some quality time in Kerala while trying out activities like surfing, motorboat riding, diving, etc. These beaches, when coming together, form a splendid pebbly falcate. These beaches have become the center of attractions for tourism. The literal meaning of Kovalam is “a grove of coconut trees,” and so the town of Kovalam is filled with coconut trees as well. The city also lets you explore some effective Ayurveda treatment with a dash of yoga. Some popular places to visit in Kovalam are Halcyon Castle, Vellayani Lake, Karamana River, Veli Tourist Village, Kovalam Art Gallery, Artificial OffShore Coral Reefs, Ashoka Beach, and the Catamaran Ride. Best time to visit- September to March Must Check:  Alluring Things to Do in Kovalam Also Book:  Wayanad Tour Package From Bangalore

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One of the oldest ports in the Arabian Sea, Kollam is a local town with a rich history and unique culture credited with the magic of nature. Kollam is located on the south-west coast of Kerala bordering the Arabian Sea. There are several hidden gems in Kollam that are yet to be discovered. The port here has been carrying out its activities since the majestic rule of ancient Rome. The seaport of Kollam has a rich past of Arabs, Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese, and British trying their luck with the trading of spices and cashews. The place still possesses higher significance in terms of the economic backdrop. The beauty of Kollam can be very well described in terms of its calm seashore, coconut palms, lush cashew plantations, and traditional villages. Some popular places to visit in Kollam are- Punalur, Palaruvi Waterfalls, Karunagapally, Mayyanad, Ashtamudi Lake, Amritapuri, Pathanapuram, Aryankavu, and Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary. Best time to visit- October to February Planning a Kerala trip, Checkout: Kerala Trip Packages You May Also Like To Book:  Wayanad Trip From Chennai                                                   Kerala Tour Packages For 5 Days

Vagamon

Located at an altitude of 100 meters above the sea level, Vagamon or Wagamon is a blessing on earth. If you want to spend your weekend in Kerala, far away from the tiresome city life, then Vagamon is your destination. It is one of those places to visit in Kerala that you must visit at least once in your lifetime. Lush greenery, tranquility, a perfect blend of human-made beauty and nature, and a place for pilgrimage; Vagamon has everything you can ask for. The Vagamon forest is a treat for wildlife lovers, and it serves to be one of the major tourist attractions in Vagamon. For the love of adventure, you can go for activities like trekking, rock climbing, cycling, and paragliding. Some famous attractions in Vagamon are Marmala Waterfalls, Vagamon Meadows, Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary, Pine Hill, Kurisumala, Kurisumala Ashram, Thangalpara, Barren Hills, Murugan Mala, Pattumala Church, and the Vagamon Lake. Best time to visit- Throughout the year Must Book:   Wayanad Packages For Family Also Checkout:  Packages Tours From Bangalore To Alleppey

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Renowned for its history, Kozhikode is one of the most beautiful tourist places in Kerala. It was the place where Vasco-da-Gama first landed in India and the origins of the famous Spice route were mapped. It is famous for its picturesque beach where one can behold one of the most fantastic sunsets and enjoy a great deal of seafood. Some of the must-visit places in Kozhikode are Dolphins Point, the lighthouse and the Lions Park. The city is a great visit to plan with your family and friends if you wish to cherish some laid back time in the realm of nature. Location:  Kozhikode, Kerala. Timings: All day. Entry fee:  None. Planning a honeymoon trip, Checkout:   Kerala Honeymoon Packages Must Checkout:  Alleppey Tour Packages From Chennai

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Thekkady is one of the top-most visited tourist places in Kerala. It is the location of the largest Tiger Reserve in the country- Periyar Tiger Reserve. If you want to explore a jungle on your vacation, then Periyar is your ideal destination. Since Periyar Reserve is the central tourist attraction, there are many things that you can enjoy here, like bamboo rafting in the Mullaperiyar Dam, shopping, eating at the most excellent eateries, and trying out various adventure sports. The Spice Gardens are always ready to welcome the visitors. The backwoods of the Periyar let you enjoy a little trekking adventure as well. The best way to explore the Periyar is to enjoy the early morning boat ride, and you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of wild elephants, wild boars, bison, numerous birds, and more. Places to visit in Thekkady are Periyar Tiger Trail, Thekkady Lake, Green Park Ayurvedic and Spice Plantation, Mudra Cultural Center, Annakara, Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and Kadathanadan Kalari Center. Best time to visit- September to April Popular Read:  Amusing Places to Visit in Thekkady Also Book:  Alleppey Houseboat

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A small town located in Kasaragod district of Kerala, Bekal is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Kerala. Bekal is all about pristine beaches, backwaters, and historical forts. The town shares its borders with the shores of the Arabian Sea. This small town is blessed with various tourist attractions to explore, and it’s famous for its natural beauty. Spending some time in Bekal and exploring its temples and mosques is the best way to escape the hustle-bustle of daily life. There is a set of 45 caves located in Bekal, known as the Nityananda Ashram caves which are worth visiting at least once in a lifetime. A few other tourist attractions in Bekal are The Aqua Park, Bekal Fort, Bekal Beach, Kappil Beach, Chandragiri Fort, Valiyaparamba Backwaters, Ananthapura Temple, Nileswaram, Hosdurg Beach, and Malik Deena Mosque. Best time to visit- October to February Click here to book:   Kerala Tour Package From Ahmedabad Book Now:  Munnar Tour Packages From Mumbai

Idukki

Widely recognized as an “eco-village in the Western Ghats,” Idukki is one of the most vibrant and naturally lush places to visit in Kerala. It’s a non-coastal district located in Kerala with nearly more than half of the land covered with dense forest. This craggy district is famous for its tea factories, rubber plantations, forests, wildlife sanctuaries, and beautiful villas. Idukki means “a deep gorge” in the Malayalam language. It’s a tranquil place that is located between two enormous rocky mountains of Kuravan and Kurathy. The highest peak in India, Anamudi is also situated in Idukki. The district is also renowned for housing the Kulamavu Dam which is a popular spot for trekking. Some popular must-visit places in Idukki are Gavi, Hill View Park, Idukki Arch Dam, Nandukani, Painavu, Mangala Devi Temple, Murikaddy, and Meesapulimala. Best time to visit- Throughout the year Check Out:  Luxurious Resorts in Idukki Must Book:  Munnar Packages From Coimbatore

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Cited as “God’s own country,” Kuttanad is one of the most beautiful and scenic places to visit in Kerala. Kuttanad has preserved four essential rivers in Kerala- Pampi, Meenachil, Achankovil, and Manimala River, making it a diving tourist place in Kerala. Kuttanad is located in the middle of thick and lush greeneries, and the region is also known as the “Rice Bowl of India.” Like Alleppey, Kuttanad is also quite famous for its backwaters as it covers a large part of Alleppey. It is undoubtedly an ideal place for a honeymoon destination. The region offers long houseboat tours and short canoes trips for the visitors. Canoeing through the backwater is probably one of the most engaging activities you can do in Kuttanad. Some popular places to visit in Kuttanad are Champakulam, Pamba River, Chengannur, and Punnamada Lake. Best time to visit- August to March You Can Also Checkout:  Munnar Trip Packages From Hyderabad                                            Munnar Holiday Packages From Chennai

Thrissur

Famous for nurturing classical Keralan performing arts, religious edifices, and the famous Thrissur Pooram festival, Onam Festival, and Vadakkumnathan Temple, the local town of Thrissur is undoubtedly one of the fascinating tourist places in Kerala. The culture here is so astounding that Thrissur has been named as the official cultural capital of Kerala. Previously known as Trichur, the town of Thrissur is the exact spot that provided Kerala with its charm of festivals and culture. Thrissur used to be the capital of Kochi Kingdom. The best way to explore Thrissur is by witnessing the magic of the festivals celebrated here. Some popular tourist spots to explore in Thrissur are Heritage Garden, Vadakkumnathan Kshetram Temple, Tomb of Shakthan Thampuran, Athirapally Falls, Archeology Museum, and the Thrissur Zoo. Best time to visit- October to March Suggested Read:  Best Places in Thrissur   Must Checkout:  Munnar Package From Kochi

Varkala

Varkala is a small town located on the coastline of the Arabian Sea in the southern part of Kerala. The city is widely famous for its hippie culture and the exclusive 15m high Northern Cliff located on the adjacent side of the Arabian Sea. This cliff is where you can have the most delicious seafood in Varkala. They also play global music. The Samadhi of Kerala’s famous saint Shri Narayana Guru is also located in Varkala. The town is home to the famous Janardana Swami Temple (Dakshin Kashi). There are several flawless beaches, hills, forts, lakes, lighthouses, natural fisheries, and hot springs in Varkala, making the town a must-visit tourist place to visit in Kerala. A few places to visit in Varkala are Edava Beach, Thiruvambadi Beach, Anjengo Fort, Sivagiri Mutt, Janardhana Swamy Temple, Varkala Cliff, Vishnu Temple, Papanasam Beach, and Chilakoor Beach. Best time to visit- Between October and February Popular Read:  Things to Do in Varkala for a fun filled vacation Must Book & Checkout:  Bangalore To Munnar Travel Package

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A small, local coastal town located in the Northern part of Kerala, Kasargod is one beautiful blend of beauty and nature with a dash of religion, culture, and grace. The town is immensely famous for its grand forts, lofty hills, scenic backwaters, temples, luxurious resorts, and its flawless beaches. With so much to offer, Kasargod has become one of the most visited tourist places in Kerala. The history of Kasargod also displays gracefulness and integrity. It is said to be preserving various significant forts in Kerala. The fascinating art and culture of Kasargod has become the talk of the neighborhood. Kasargod is also famous for the budding handloom industry. Some popular tourist attractions in Kasargod are- Ranipuram, Malom Wildlife Sanctuary, Ananthapura Lake Temple, Parappa Wildlife Sanctuary, Nileswar, Kareem’s Forest Park, Manjeshwar, and Kumbala. Best time to visit- During September and January Must Read:  Best Resorts in Kasargod

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Tata tea museum.

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Blossom Park Dark Forest

Blossom Park Dark Forest

Blossom Park Dark Forest is a magnificent park located at a fair distance of three kilometers from the town of Munnar. It is situated nearby the Pallivasal Hydro-electric project, near the beautiful river Muthirappuzha and in the middle of the Kanan Devan Hill Tea Estates. The beauty of this park is further enhanced by a large variety of blossoming flowers. The park has visitors from all over the world. The best part about this park is that they have planted seasonal flowers as well. Blossom Park is one of the most vibrant places to visit in Kerala, due to its naturally blooming flowers and lush greenery. The park is also an ideal spot for photography and activities like cycling, boating, trekking, bird-watching and more. They also arrange a fascinating flower show every year. Location- 3 km from Munnar Town Timing- 09:00 am to 07:00 pm Entry Fee- Adults- INR 10, Kids- INR 2

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Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park isn’t just a tourist place in Kerala; it is also home to a number of endangered and vulnerable species in the world. The national park is about natural beauty and riveting landscapes that offer one the ultimate opportunity to rendezvous with the wild.  With its natural landscapes and the backdrop of hills, this stunning national park is certainly one of the best places to visit in Kerala.  The rolling hill plateau of Eravikulam serves as home to over 25 species of mammals, including the Nilgiri Tahr, which is the largest surviving population of the species.  The park is also home to Golden Jackal, Elephants, dusky palm squirrel, Stripe-necked Mongoose, and porcupine, making this place feel alive with a blend of tall and small animals. Lakkom Waterfalls and the Cauvery River in this region provide a natural source of water to the wildlife here. Location:   The Wildlife Warden Munnar PO, Idukki, Kerala, 685612 Timings: 7:30 AM to 4 PM Entry fee: Starting from INR 65

Lockhart Gap View Point

Lockhart Gap View Point

Lockhart Gap View Point is a viewpoint located in Munnar. It is named so because of its locked heart-shaped view. Famous for its mind-blowing views of the neighboring valleys, mountains, tea plantations, and exciting trekking trails, Lockhart Gap ViewPoint lets you explore the beauty of sunsets from a different angle. It is also famous for its ancient natural craggy cave. The Lockhart viewpoint enables you to explore the Bison Valley and trek around the dense forests and scenic trails. It is one of the most idealistic tourist places in Kerala for a weekend getaway with friends and family. These trails also let you explore the various rare species of flora and fauna. The best part about this viewpoint is the cool breeze that makes it a serene spot for picnics. Location-  Munnar, Kerala Timing- 24 hours Entry Fee- Free Recommended Read:  Beautiful Waterfalls in Munnar

Mattupetty Dam

Mattupetty Dam

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

If you want to see a blend of all tourist places in Kerala, then Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is your destination. This Indian wildlife sanctuary is one of the protected areas of Kerala and features a nominated World Heritage Site. With 34 species of mammals, including panthers and spotted deer, this wildlife sanctuary is one of those Indian destinations that any wildlife or nature lover would like to explore.  The rusty-spotted cats and grizzled giant squirrels, which are known as vulnerable species are also found here. The Mugger Crocodile is quite famous around here. With 22 amphibian species and over 150 species of butterflies, Chinnar is certainly one of those places that will cause butterflies in your stomach.  The Chinnar montane rain forest gives it ethereal natural beauty, which is complemented by the Thoovanam Waterfalls, providing this forest with a stunning appearance. Tourists are allowed to enjoy nature walks at Chinnar and its Pamber River Banks, thereby giving them an opportunity to find a giant squirrel and watch birds. Here, adventure lovers can get a strong rush of adrenaline by enjoying natural activities such as trekking. The scenic beauty makes a perfect backdrop for camping. The lofty watch tower here provides an incredible panoramic view of the entire area. Location:   Munnar - Udumalpet Road, Munnar, Kerala 685612 Timings: 8 AM to 5 PM Entry fee: INR 10 Planning a trip to Kerala? Checkout our best selling  Kerala Tour Packages From Kolkata

Valara Waterfalls

Valara Waterfalls

Located in Idukki, the Valara Waterfalls is one of the most mesmerizing places to visit in Kerala. The waterfall is located amidst Adimali and Neriamangalam. The magical and fantastic beauty of this waterfall is enough to make anyone fall in love with it. Valara owns a chain of waterfalls, neighboured by lush green forests, and it holds a large variety of animals and birds. The beauty of this scenic and gushing waterfall is a treat to behold. It’s the best way to escape the day-to-day tiresome city life. Valara Waterfalls is also an ideal location for nature photography and picnics. For nature lovers, it is a heaven’s gift. Location- Idukki, Kerala Timings- 24 hours Entry Fee- Free

Top Station

Top Station

Situated in Kundala Valley, Top Station is one of the most popular places to visit in Kerala. The place is famous for having beautiful tea plantations, verdant valleys, fabulous waterfalls and mostly the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom once in twelve years. One of the most spectacular sights that can be witnessed from Top Station is the beautiful landscape covered with clouds. The pristine beauty of the place will leave you in search of words. It is a great spot to enjoy a picnic with your loved ones and enjoy the most panoramic views of the Western Ghats on your vacation. The place is a haven for nature lovers and best visited from the month of April to May in Kerala. Location: Munnar - Top Station Highway, View Point Path, Munnar. Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM Entry fee: None. Also Read:  Amazing Places to Visit in Munnar in One Day

Attukad Waterfalls

Attukad Waterfalls

Best Places to Visit in Kochi

Fort Kochi

Among the tourist places in Kerala, Fort Kochi is a beautiful region located towards the South-West part of the city of Kochi. This region is one of the three main urban regions that constitute the present-day Kochi City. Fort Kochi was the place of the first European township in India, the influence of which can still be felt and observed in the city’s architecture and its town planning. In current times, the Fort Kochi region is considered to be one of the finest places to visit in Kerala, with its major attraction being its beaches, the beautiful sight of traditional fishing in this region, and of course the European-inspired architecture of this region. Location:  Kochi 682001 Timings:  5 AM and 9:50 PM Entry fee:  None. Planning a trip to Kerala? Checkout our best selling  Kerala Family Packages

Cherai Beach

Cherai Beach

Kodanad Elephant Training Centre

Kodanad Elephant Training Centre

Santa Cruz Basilica

Santa Cruz Basilica

Wonderla Amusement Park

Wonderla Amusement Park

Gear up for an adventurous day at Wonderla Amusement Park when you are vacationing in Kerala. It is one of the exhilarating places to enjoy rides and have fun with your loved ones. The amusement park is great for having thrilling experiences with your family. The place has a lot of food options and offers a memorable experience. A few of the popular attractions at Wonderla Amusement Park are Musical Dancing Fountain, The Vintage Castle, Vintage Tornado, Wavy and Vertical Fall, Caterpillar ride, Rapid River, Wave Pool, and Wonder Splash. Location: Kumarapuram P O, Pallikkara, Kerala 683565 Timings:  11 AM to 6 PM Entry fee: Starts from INR 385 Also Read:  Places to Visit in Kochi at Night

Hill Palace of Tripunithara

Hill Palace of Tripunithara

Marine Drive

Marine Drive

One of the most picturesque locations in Kerala, the Marine Drive is a promenade in the Indian city of Kochi, which has been built in a beautiful way to face Kerala’s backwaters. A popular hangout for local populations, Marine Drive is known for being one of the most enthralling, beautiful tourist places in J. The Rainbow Bridge here is quite popular and provides travelers with a chance to enjoy the structural beauty of this place. The drive is located at an economically thriving region of Kochi.  Visit Marine Drive in Kochi if you wish to experience the bounties of a sunset. The beauty of this region, along with the gentle breeze from the Vembanad Lake makes a perfect backdrop for chatty conversations, eating and shopping. Tourists throng this walkway during evenings, enjoying incredible things that this place has to offer.  Starting from High Court junction till Rajendra Maidan, this Drive has a length of 1.75 kilometers and also offers boat jetties along the way. Two new bridges, the Rainbow and the Chinese Fishing Net Bridge offer surreal views of Kerala’s backwaters. Truly, this is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. Location:  MG Road, Kochi. Timings: All day. Entry fee: None. Must Check:  Kerala Honeymoon Packages From Hyderabad

Best Places to Visit in Alleppey

Alleppey beach.

Alleppey Beach

Krishnapuram Palace

Krishnapuram Palace

Chavara Bhawan

Chavara Bhawan is cited to the inherited residence of one of the leading personalities of the Christian Faith, the Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara. He is said to be the founder of the first parishioners for the men in the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church. It is one of the most significant places to visit in Kerala. The Chavara Bhawan is said to be three centuries old, and it’s a symbol of Christian relic that acts as a refuge for Christians to pray and explore the heights of their spirituality by relaxing in tranquility. This edifice can only be reached through a boat ride. If you are visiting the Chavara Bhawan in January, you might want to be a part of the major festival of this Bhavan that is celebrated annually on January 3rd every year. Participate in the mass prayer that is held on this day. A special prayer is held every Saturday of every month. Location- Alleppey, Kerala Timing- 09:00 am to 04:30 pm Entry Fee- Free

Marari Beach

Marari Beach

Triveni Floating Market

Triveni Floating Market

The Triveni Floating Market is an economic market located in Alleppey. Visiting this flea market is an experience in its own. It is one of the most economical market places to visit in Kerala. The best thing about this market is that it’s a floating market. Owned and run by the state cooperative, this floating market is renowned for the red and white chequered boats. You can get everything you need here; from shampoos and health drinks to televisions and music systems. The market attracts thousands of tourists visiting the backwaters of Alleppey. You can call it as a supermarket where locals buy rice, sugar, wheat, and other significant daily-usable stuff at relatively lower prices than the rest of the markets in Kerala. Location- Alleppey, Kerala Timing- 08:00 am to 06:00 pm Entry Fee- Free

Alleppey Lighthouse

Alleppey Lighthouse

Mullakkal Market

Mullakkal Market

If you want to go for shopping in Kerala and have a value for money, then the Mullakkal Market is where you should visit next. It is regarded to be the central market of Alleppey. You can get a lot of things at very reasonable prices. The price for every item on sale is the reason this market attracts a wide range of visitors every day. Primarily known for selling gold and silver pieces of jewelry and offerings, the Mullakkal market also showcases a variety of metal utensils, incense, handicrafts, animal and wooden boxes, etc. You can also shop for fashionable attires during the wedding seasons. Exclusive items like carpets, rugs, hammocks, bags, cushion covers, souvenirs, etc. are also available at reasonable prices.  Location- Alleppey, Kerala Timing- 10:00 am to 08:00 pm Entry Fee- Free

Best Places to Visit in Kumarakom

Kumarakom bird sanctuary.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

For all avid bird watchers and fauna lovers, the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is nothing less than a heaven. Set in the backdrop of Kerala Backwaters, this beautiful bird sanctuary is known for its lush green lawns and deep blue skies, which are adorned by birds from all over the world.  The sanctuary, which is spread over 14 acres offers boat ride from Kavanar River or the Vembanad Lake.  The main attraction of birds that can be seen here includes the duck, the Brahminy Kite, waterfowl and cormorant, darter and egret along with heron, cuckoo, moorhen, and owl. The place is also home to a number of migratory birds such as flycatcher, Siberian Crane, teal, lark and parrot. The bird sanctuary is probably most popular for having migratory birds from as far as Siberia and the Himalayas.  Mostly an early morning trek, preferably before the sunrise, is one of the best ways of watching birds here. The birds leave their forest homes early in the morning and usually surround and fly over the lake, making it the hub for bird watchers from all over the world which makes this place one of the best tourist places in Kerala.  Location:   Kavanattinkara, Kumarakom, Kerala 686563 Timings : 6:30 AM to 5 PM Entry fee: INR 50  Must Read:  Best Kumarakom Houseboats  

Kumarakom Beach

Kumarakom Beach

Kumarakom is one of the most breathtaking Kerala tourist places that is known for its backwaters, museums, scenery and the most fabulous beaches. One can look forward to having a refreshing getaway with adventure activities like swimming, water polo, snorkeling, volleyball, and other water sports activities. One can appreciate the calm nature on the beach resorts and look forward to relaxing and unwind by the beaches. The place will leave you spellbound as you take a stroll by the beach which will leave your senses revived. There are also places where you can unwind with yoga, meditation and have a relaxing time enjoying an Ayurvedic massage at Kumarakom Beach. Location: Kumarakom, Kottayam, Kerala, 686563 Timings:  All day. Entry fee:  None.

Vembanad Lake

Vembanad Lake

The pulse of Kerala can be felt at the Vembanad lake, which is a confluence of ten rivers. The largest Lake in Kerala also the pride of the state is a labyrinth of several groups of small islands, lagoons, canals, and estuaries presenting an overwhelming display of nature’s glory. Being a tourist hot spot exclusively for backwaters, one may find over five hundred Kettuvallams, traditional houseboats either plying or anchored to the banks. The Kumarakom Bird sanctuary is on the banks of Vembanad, showcasing hundreds of migratory and local birds in their flamboyance. Location: 16 km from Kottayam. Timings: Sunrise to Sunset. Entry fee: None. Also Check Out:  Mesmerising Kumarakom Resorts  

Best Places to Visit in Kovalam

Lighthouse beach.

Lighthouse Beach

Karamana River

Karamana River

Vellayani Lake

Vellayani Lake

Valiyathura Pier

Valiyathura Pier

Hawah Beach

Hawah Beach

Best Places to Visit in Thrissur

Chimmony wildlife sanctuary.

Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary

Thrissur Zoo

Thrissur Zoo

The Thrissur Zoo or the State Museum Zoo is located in the center of the Thrissur city in Kerala. It is probably one of the most attractive tourist places to visit in Kerala if you wish to explore the exclusive fauna in Kerala. Earlier it was known as the Trichur Zoo, and it was opened in the year 1885. The zoo is spread over 13.5 acres of land, and it is home to a large variety of animals, birds, and reptiles. Apart from animals, the zoo also has a lot of other attractions to explore like the Zoological garden, the Botanical Garden, a Natural History Museum, and an Art Museum that displays the socio-cultural heritage of Kerala. The museum has a beautiful collection of wood-carvings, metal sculptures, Kathakali figures, ancient ornaments and a selection of Kerala lamps, swords, rocks, and stuffed butterflies. Location- Thrissur, Kerala Entry Fee- Adult- INR 6, Children- INR 4 Timing- 09:00 am to 05:15 pm

Athirappilly Waterfalls

Athirappilly Waterfalls

Fondly known as the ‘The Niagara of India,’ Athirappilly Falls is certainly the best waterfalls in the country. Located at the Chalakudy River, this waterfall has a total height of 82 feet and is located at the segmented type at an elevation of 390 feet. The river just below the falls remains turbulent and resumes its calmness after a kilometer. The falls are also known for flowing towards the Arabian Sea and its environs are known for being home to a number of animals and plants, including endangered species. Apart from the scenic beauty of this waterfall, the place is known for its wildlife, including animals such as Asiatic elephant, Sambar deer, leopard, bison and lion-tailed macaque. The forests here serve as a nestling bastion for Malabar Pied and Grey Hornbill along with the Great Hornbill. Teak, Bamboo and Eucalyptus are some of the trees that are widely found here. Location:  Athirapally, Chalakudy Taluk, Thrissur. Timings:  8 AM to 6 PM Entry fee:  INR 15

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Vadakkunnathan Temple

Vadakkunnathan Temple

Paramekkavu Bhagavathy Temple

Paramekkavu Bhagavathy Temple

Sakthan Thampuran Palace

Sakthan Thampuran Palace

The Sakthan Thampuran Palace is a popular attraction in the history of the former ruling dynasty of Kochi, i.e., Perumpadappu Swaroopam. The palace is located in the center of the Thrissur town. It is one of the most popular places to visit in Kerala because of its regal past. The palace was built in the Dutch and Nalukettu style of architecture which is rarely found in Kerala. The castle attracts several tourists from all over the world due to its unique construction of two-stories and traditional Kerala Nalukettu style. The palace is also home to an intricate museum inside that has a massive collection of significant galleries like the Bronze gallery, Sculpture gallery, and the Epigraphy Gallery. These galleries showcase the advancement of ancient writings. The palace also is a resting place of Shakthan Thampuran.  Location- Thrissur, Kerala Timing- 09:30 am to 04:30 pm Entry Fee- Adult- INR 5, Children INR 3

Snehatheeram Beach

Snehatheeram Beach

Best Places to Visit in Wayanad

Chembra peak.

Chembra Peak

Kuruva Island

Kuruva Island

Pakshipathalam Caves

Pakshipathalam Caves

Edakkal Caves

Edakkal Caves

When it comes to exploring the hidden facets of Kerala, then there is no place better than the Edakkal Caves. These caves, which are situated near the Wayanad district, are known for having pictorial writings and details that are at least 6000 BC old. Considered to be drawn and represented by the Neolithic man, these caves provide incredible insights into the prehistoric civilizations around the world. They aren’t technically caves, but they are rather considered to be clefts and rifts, with fissures that have been caused by the splitting of rocks. Several tons of this cleft or the rift serves as a cave. The carvings here are known for representing human and animal figures, providing an indelible insight into the presence of prehistoric settlements. In fact, the oldest one dates back to more than 8000 years ago and suggests that these Edakkal caves have been inhabited several times in history. Location:  Nenmeni, Kerala 673595 Timings: 8 AM to 4 PM Entry fee:  INR 15

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Wayanad Heritage Museum

Wayanad Heritage Museum

Also recognized as the Ambalavayal Heritage Museum, the Wayanad Heritage Museum is an archeological museum that houses a fascinating collection of artifacts that are said to have belonged to the ancient tribes of Wayanad. The collection dates back to the 2nd century and is individually rare in nature. The fascinating thing is that some of these artifacts date back to the Neolithic age. Items like terracotta figurines, memorial stones, and decorative objects are put on showcase here. There are four sections in this museum- Deva Smruthi, Gotra Smruthi, Veera Smruthi, and Jeevan Smriti. Every section displays the way of living of the old age. If you ever wish to know how people used to live in the Neolithic period, you must visit the Wayanad Heritage Museum. It is one of the most intellectual places to visit in Kerala as it brings alive the bygone era in the simplest way possible. Location- Wayanad, Kerala Timing- 09:00 am to 06:00 pm Entry Fee- Adults- INR 15, Children- INR 5

Banasura Sagar Dam

Banasura Sagar Dam

Thrissilery Shiva Temple

Thrissilery Shiva Temple

Located in Wayanad, the Thrissilery Shiva Temple is one of the most popular tourist places to visit in Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is visited by thousands of tourists regularly, along with the temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu in Thirunelli, located 19 kilometers away from this temple. The shrine of Jala Durga is situated at this temple which was put there by the legendary Parasurama himself. Located on the water tank from the Papanasini River, the temple is of considerable significance and must be visited on a trip to Kerala. The temple is also one of the oldest temples in Kerala. The temple is said to have been built by the Kings of the ancient medieval times. The festival of Mahashivaratri is celebrated here with utmost gracefulness and excitement. Location- Wayanad, Kerala Timings- 06:00 am to 08:00 pm Entry Fee- Free

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

The animal sanctuary of Wayanad isn’t just for wildlife enthusiasts, it is also a great place for photographers, vacationers, couples and travelers who wish to choose unique rides of the state.  With some unusual birds found in this place, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary has gained prime importance. Apart from birds, the wildlife area is also known for housing some of the most endangered species of flora and fauna. With salubrious climate, the place is known for housing a wide range of flora, fauna and avian fauna. For instance, the forests here combine moist deciduous trees, including rosewood and bamboo.  A number of semi-green patches are also found throughout the jungles here.  Apart from them, monkeys, wild dogs, and bears are also popularly seen here. Monitor lizards, panthers and jungle cats are also quite common. In terms of avian fauna, peacocks are quite popular. They are widely seen dancing with their feathers open. Cuckoos, jungle fowls and woodpeckers can be witnessed by avid bird lovers. Babblers are also a common variety of avian fauna seen throughout the Wayanad Wildlife Reserve. Location:  Bathery- Puthupally Road, Sultan Bathery, Kerala 673592 Timings: 7 AM to 10 AM & 3 PM to 5 PM Entry fee: INR 10 Holiday Special:  Wayanad Tours with best offers & discounts

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Other Places to Visit in Kerala

Varkala beach.

Varkala Beach

Varkala Beach is one of the famous beaches of Southern India located in the city of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. This beach is also known as the Papanasam Beach with the word ‘Papanasam’ meaning ‘wash away your sins’. It is believed that a dip in the waters of this beach would wash away all your sins. This region is quite famous amongst tourists owing to the fact that it is the only region in Kerala where cliffs can be seen adjacent to the Arabian Sea. These cliffs are considered to be unique geographical features owing to the fact that they are the only elevation on the otherwise flat surface of Kerala. Considering its beautiful location and amazing scenic beauty, this place is counted as one of the top Kerala sightseeing places. This beach is a haven for sunbathers and swimmers. And it also has an array of spas and exotic restaurants.  People come here in masses each year to enjoy the aura of this place along with getting a beautiful glimpse of the setting sun, which is quite mesmerizing to experience.  Apart from this, the beach also serves as an elegant spot for various kinds of water sports and spas, which is enjoyed in abundance by one and all who visit Varkala Beach. Location:  Varkala 695141 Timings: All day. Entry fee: None.

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Bekal Fort, Kasargod

Bekal Fort, Kasargod

The Bekal Fort is the largest fort in Kerala and is one of the most important places to see in Kerala. It is spread across 40 acres of land and it appears as if the fort has come up from the sea considering the fact that almost 3/4th of its exterior is drenched along with the waves continuously hitting its citadel.  It is believed that the fort was built in order to serve the purpose of defence because there are no remains of any palace, mansion or any such building found here.  The outer walls of the fort had holes that were supposedly used to defend the fort effectively. There were two layers of holes on the outer walls, the upper and the lower. The upper holes were constructed in order to aim at the farthest points while the lower ones were used to strike when the enemy was nearer.  Presently the maintenance, preservation and protection of the fort have been given in the hands of the Archaeological Survey of India, which has been looking after its welfare quite efficiently. Location:  Kasaragod Road, PO Bekal Fort, Beside Bekal Fort Railway Station Dist, Bekal, Kerala 671316 Timings: 8 AM to 5:30 PM Entry fee: INR 5

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Periyar National Park

Periyar National Park

Periyar National Park and wildlife sanctuary is one of the most visited places in Kerala by people who love nature and like to explore te exotic wildlife that stays here. Situated in Thekkady, it is nestled amidst the cardamom hills, and offers a wonderful escapade from the humdrums of city life. The scenic beauty of this place has no comparison with any other part of Kerala. Periyar National Park is super rich in its biodiversity, is home to tropical evergreen forests and covers the entire stretch of land. The park also houses a 100-year-old artificial lake inside, and you can find it in the heart of the sanctuary, which is frequented by most of the wild animals present in the park. Apart from tigers and elephants, you can find rare lion-tailed macaques, sambar deer, Indian bison and leopards. Don't forget to indulge in a calming boat ride while you’re here with your tribe.  Location:  Kumily, Thekkady. Timings:  6 AM to 3 PM Entry fee:  INR 25 You may also like: A detailed travel guide for Periyar National Park

Ponmudi

One of the most ideal weekend getaways from Kerala, this one’s a hill station that is sometimes also referred to as the Kashmir of Kerala. Offering some of the most scintillating views of the valleys, misty mountains and the green carpet of flora, Ponmudi is a must-visit. You will find various wildflowers, orchids, exotic butterflies, and several springs during your stay here, and if you’re fond of adventure activities like hiking and trekking, this hill station is really apt for you. You could also check with the local groups here who offer camping facilities. Or you could check into picturesque resorts and hotels and unwind and rejuvenate inside with your BAE. A part of the western ghats, Ponmudi really raises the bar when it comes to a perfect mountain getaway. Location: Ponmudi,  Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Timings: All day. Entry fee: None.

Munroe Island

Munroe Island

Comprising of 8 beautiful islands separated by small water channels, Munroe Island is one of the most gorgeous places in Kerala. With various tourist attractions like the narrow waterways, canal cruise and the famous Kallada Boat Race held here during the 10-day festival of Onam, Munroe Island is worth a visit if you wish to give your bucket list some sweet adventures. The place is mostly known for its relaxed and calm ambiance which offers a fresh respite from the hustle and bustle of modern life. With some glittering views of the each and coconut plantations, Munroe Island is a good visit to cherish some leisure time when you are vacationing in Kerala. Munroe Island is a pleasant visit if you are interested in getting a glimpse of the typical backwater island villages of Kerala. Location:  Puthen Purayil, Nemmani, Munroe Island, Kollam 691502, Timings: All day. Entry fee: None. Popular Read:  Fun Places to Visit in Kerala in November

Peermede

Boasting of verdant beauty with rolling hills and sparkling streams, Peermede is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. The pristine natural beauty of this place is enticing for every traveler and makes it a perfect getaway for families, adventure aficionados and honeymooners. There are a number of beautiful plantations of tea, coffee, rubber, cardamom and pine forests that dot the landscape of Peermede. There are also a number of trekking trails which can be explored around the beautiful landscape of Peermede allowing you to have an unforgettable vacation in Kerala. Location: Peermede, Kerala. Timings: All day. Entry fee: None.

Thenmala

Known as India’s first planned Ecotourism destination, Thenmala is one of the most wonderful places in Kerala. Literally meaning the ‘Honey Hill’, Thenmala is known for its quality honey and dense forests. The place is known for its eco-friendly activities and will enchant you with a number of adventures like boat rides, mountain biking, and rock climbing. Some of the popular places to visit in Thenmala are Thenmala Dam, Leisure Zone, Nakshatravanam and Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary. Offering a refreshing experience to let you escape the worries of life, Thenmala is a wonderful vacation destination that you must see when you are visiting Kerala. Location: Thenmala, Kerala. Timings: All day. Entry fee: None. Also Read: Best Backwater Resorts in Kerala 

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Experience the wonders of Periyar National Park! Nestled in the Western Ghats of Kerala, India, this biodiverse sanctuary offers a captivating blend of wildlife and pristine landscapes. Embark on thrilling jungle safaris and encounter majestic elephants, tigers, leopards, and diverse avian species roaming freely in their natural habitat. Discover lush forests, shimmering streams, and cascading waterfalls as you trek through its verdant trails.Boating on the tranquil Periyar Lake provides a unique opportunity to spot wildlife congregating at the water's edge. As a responsible eco-tourism destination, the park promotes conservation efforts and sustainable tourism.Whether you're an adventure seeker, wildlife enthusiast, or simply seeking a serene retreat amidst nature's bounty, Periyar National Park promises an unforgettable and enriching experience in the lap of pristine wilderness.

Elephant Junction

Here, you will get to feed these gentle giants, understand their daily routines, and even capture these moments with them. The guides are knowledgeable, sharing insights into elephant conservation and the importance of ethical interactions. Elephant Junction also offers an educational journey into the lives of elephants, promoting wildlife conservation. With various packages, from short visits to full-day adventures, it is a place where memories are made and awareness is raised.

Kadathanadan Kalari Center

One of the most interesting Thekkady tourist places is Kadathanadan Kalari Center – a place famous for enjoying Kalaripayattu martial arts, the traditional self-defence practices of Kerala.The place emanates an air of culture and historical heritage of Kerala. It is designed to ensure the safety of guests – as well as enjoying the performance of the martial arts. You can also learn martial arts at different levels here – basic, intermediate and advanced.

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Kerala is the crowning glory of India’s grandeur. Ranked ninth as an eco-tourism destination on the “World’s Greatest Places 2022” list by TIME magazine, it holds its position as one of India’s top travel destinations. Nationally and internationally acclaimed, Kerala Tourism  was recently honored with the “Responsible Tourism Global Award” at the World Travel Mart forum in London, UK.

Kerala’s sublime beauty transports visitors back in time, from its magnificent heritage sites to the timeless ebb and flow of its backwaters. Often described as a ‘thing of beauty, a joy forever’, it welcomes travelers in all seasons – be it summer, winter, or monsoon. Picturesque and captivating, Kerala is an all-season tourist paradise, rich in cultural heritage, flora, and fauna. The grandeur of its temple architecture stands as an invitation for visitors to immerse themselves in its beauty.

Experience the divine allure of ‘God’s Own Country’, from its pristine beaches to dense forests and majestic mountains, each echoing tales of tranquillity and eternal joy. Kerala’s renowned cuisine invites travelers to savor its world-famous culinary delights. For those in pursuit of a distinctive travel experience, Kerala tourism introduces Caravan Tourism, promising a comfortable journey with minimal human interaction. For those eager to connect deeply with the region’s spirit, Kerala is ready to welcome you.

Here’s our updated list of the top 20 must-visit tourist places in Kerala for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Queen of Arabian Sea Kochi  

Kochi Kerala

Past splendours and contemporary style make Kochi Kerala’s one of the most engaging cities. Travellers vanished into the mist of time used to call Kochi ‘Cocym’.

Connect with Kochi’s heart through its backwater villages, small cafes, Dutch mansions, Raj-era bungalows, Elephant training camp, Bird sanctuary and waterfalls.

If you want to escape the city rush, then disappear to the most beautiful Beaches and peaceful rural Buddhist sites.

At Marine Drive, you will be lured by the spectacular view of lights reflected in water from the ships anchored in the harbour at night. One of the major attractions in Kochi is watching the Chinese fishing nets in action on the promenade. Not only that If you visit SNC Maritime museum, the star attraction is the 300 years old boat belonging to the Raja of Ambalapuzha.

Kochi also houses India’s first European church – St Francis Church. It is the original burial spot of the great Portuguese explorer Vasco De Gama. And the best from the rest is the melodious rhythm of the Athirapally Waterfalls never ceases to give a blissful experience. Visiting Kerala would be incomplete without viewing the breathtaking cosmopolitan legacy of Kochi.

Popular Tourist Attractions in and around Kochi, Kerala

  • Bolgatty Island – It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kochi.  Bolgatty Island was built by an anonymous Dutch trader in 1744. You can reach here via Goshree Bridge.
  • Mattancherry- This place has an historical vibe. It is a home to the oldest synagogue in the country. Jewish community dates back to 2000 years lives here. Mattancherry is an epicentre of spice, local handicrafts, culture and lip smacking food. The main attraction of Mattancherry is Mattancherry Palace which is also known as Dutch palace which is a masterpiece of Colonial and Kerala style architecture. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Kochi.
  • Princess Street – Princess Street in Kochi is one of the most popular points of tourist interest in Kerala. It still retains its old world charm which never ceases to attract tourist. It is the oldest street of Kochi. The street gives the colonial vibes. Tourists are fascinated by the beauty of old European homes built in Dutch, French, Portuguese styles.
  • Hill Palace Archaeological Museum – It is one of the must visit places in Kerala. It was built in 1865; it is Kerala’s first heritage museum. It was the official residence of the erstwhile rulers of Kochi. The museum showcases wooden memorials from Indus Valley civilization, murals, sculptures, displaying royal throne, picture of former rulers and Tanjore paintings.
  • Thirumala Devaswom Temple- After the decline of the legendary Vijayanagar Empire, Gowda Saraswat Brahmins built the temple in 1599 to worship Sri VenkataChalapati Thirumala Devar Idol. – It is one of the must visit places in Kerala.
  • Vypin – This is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kerala. Vypin Island connects Kochi with Goshree bridges touching two other islands Mulavukadu and Vallarpadam. Boating in Vypin Island is one of the top things to do in Kochi. Paddy fields, Backwaters, Coconut groves and Dolphins in waters are the mesmerising sight to behold.

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Alappuzha – Delightful Venice of the East

Alappuzha Kerala

No doubt one can have ‘memories or fun longer than the road that stretches out ahead’ in Alappuzha.  Alappuzha is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kerala.

Close down the sounds of all the cities and you will hear melodious chirping of rare avian species, coming from places like Siberia in Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.  It is a paradise of bird watchers as various species of birds like Little Cormorant, Indian Darter, White Ibis, Kingfishers and many more. Boating to watch the migratory birds is one of the top things to do in Alappuzha.

Don’t miss the wondrous and warm island of Pathiramanal which can only be accessible by Boat. It is one of the offbeat tourist destinations in Kerala.

Visit the mysterious yet delightful Krishnapuram Palace which was once the residence of the rulers of Kayamkulam Kingdom. It houses the 49sq km Gajendra Moksham which is the largest single band of Mural paintings discovered in Kerala. Exquisite display of Bronze sculptures, Paintings, beautiful gardens and the recently discovered Buddha Mandapam makes it one of the most popular tourist attractions in Alappuzha.

Apart from that Kuttanad Backwaters, Alappuzha Lighthouse, Alappuzha Beach, Marari Beach are the most popular destinations in Alappuzha.

Top Things to Do in Alappuzha, Kerala

  • Houseboat Cruise – In a song filled morning, cruising in a houseboat on the backwaters is one of the top things to do in Alappuzha. Thrilling boat races, awesome backwater holidays, marine products, beautiful beaches are the main attractions in Alappuzha. Backwaters of Kuttanad are the best part of enjoying holidays in Kerala. As you navigate through the narrow canals, coconut palms, dense vegetation, paddy fields, churches and mosques will be an interesting sight to behold.
  • Mullackal Road- Mullackal Road is the one of the most popular tourist places of interest in Alappuzha. It is a paradise for shoppers. One can find variety of spices, gold jewellery, bell metal and fishing equipments.
  • Alappuzha Lakes- Tranquil waters of Punnamada and Vembanad will never cease to attract you. The easiest way to reach is the chartered diesel-powered motorboats. Holidaying is Kerala is incomplete without enjoying the bliss of Alappuzha Lakes.
  • Mararikulam – Don’t forget to miss the north side of Alappuzha – Mararikulam. It is a fishing village.  Holidays in Kerala would be blissful if you experience the simple lifestyle of traditional village of Mararikulam.  Away from the chaos of city there is nothing so good for a traveller to rest in the lap of nature. Lotus ponds and coconut grooves are a mesmerizing site to behold.

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Kollam – Kerala’s blissful heart

Kollam Kerala

Kollam is one of the most visited destinations in Kerala. The grandeur of Kollam lured Phoenicians and Romans in ancient times because of its spice trade but now it is popular for its industries like fisheries, Cashew and nut processing.

It houses relics of the past and temples which are built in traditional ornate architectural style. This town has many traditional bazaars, narrow backstreets, rice stores, wooden houses and coir warehouses. If the chaos of the city overwhelms you too much then escape to the peaceful Kollam beach for a blissful experience.

The backwater houseboat rides from Kollam to Alappuzha is one of the top things to do in Kerala. DTPC offers backwater cruises from Kollam to Alappuzha. Munroe Island in Kollam is a must visit in Kerala. It is a cluster of 8 islands. Narrow waterways, canal cruise, serene setting, tranquil waters brings its own enchantment and the cool winds across the brine roam with a purpose to never find a home in your heart. Visiting Kollam would be a wonderful experience.

Kollam also offers mesmerizing sites old colonial era buildings.

Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Kollam are-

  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Police Museum – It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kollam. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Police Museum chronicles the history and development of the police force. There are various exhibits, guns, machines and police arms of 18 th and 19 th Martyr’s gallery is the centre of attraction which displays the fascinating history of Police force.
  • Thangassery – It is also known as gold village. It houses the majestic Portuguese fort and churches of 18 th Lighthouse road is the centre of attraction in which Thangassery Lighthouse stands still in pride, it is 144 ft high. You will be mesmerized by the beauty of sea. It also offers the opportunity to view beautiful sunset and the blissful moonlight. Holidaying in Kerala becomes blissful because of these scenic beauties.
  • Thevally Palace – It is a marvellous piece of colonial architecture in the banks of beautiful Ashtamudi Lake. There is a temple of divine Lord Sastha inside the palace. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Kerala.
  • Thiruvalla- It is one of the most popular places in Kerala. It houses Shree Vallabha Temple which is the only temple in Kerala, where Kathakali Dance is performed as a ritual offering.
  • Jatayu’s Bird Center – You will be mesmerised by the beauty of the world’s largest Bird sculpture. This is Kerala’s First ever Build- operate –transfer (BOT) tourism. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kerala. Jatayu is the legendary bird mentioned in the Hindu epic Ramayana.

Apart from the above mentioned places Kollam Cave temple, Malamel Temple, Kollam Harbour and Kollam beach are some of the most popular tourist attractions for blissful holidays in Kerala.

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Bekal – Offbeat Gem of Kerala

Bekal Kerala

Bekal is a place where your soul will open out her raven’s wings to fly. Your emotions will flow in tune with the calmness of pristine waterfalls. Crystal clear backwaters blow your heart away. 300 year old historical charm of Bekal fort is still intact.

Breathtaking views of sunset and thrilling opportunities for water sports and nature walks of Bekal makes holiday in Kerala awesome. Bekal is known for its unique granite idols, coconut products, and wood carvings.

Bekal is a heaven sent blessing for nature lovers. It is a gateway to enchanting locations like Kannur and Kozhikode. It is one of the offbeat tourist attractions in Kerala. Bekal is the perfect place to enjoy your holidays with family and friends.

One can escape the city chaos at serene backwaters of Valiyaparamba for a blissful boat ride at sunset and Beaches swaying with palm and coconut trees. Bekal is the perfect destination to indulge in yoga and meditation. Bekal also has some very good health retreats and spas to rejuvenate your soul and mind. If a peaceful and scenic setting is all what you want then Bekal is a must visit tourist destination in Kerala.

Some of the most popular destinations in Bekal, Kerala are-

  • Bekal Beach Park – Away from the chaos of the city life, Bekal Beach Park offers serene surroundings, scenic views and peaceful vibes. With the breathtaking views of Bekal fort, Bekal Beach Park offers entertainment facilities to enjoy with family and friends. Tourists can enjoy local delicacies of Kerala here. It is one of the offbeat tourist destinations in Kerala.
  • Kapil Beach – It is one of the offbeat destinations in Kerala. It is an isolated beach to enjoy peaceful and scenic setting with family and friends. Climb to the Kodi cliff if you want to watch the breathtaking sights of Arabian Sea. Rare sea shells, lush green coconut trees and nature walks will make your day.
  • Ullal – It is known for its religious places. Peaceful vibes and gorgeous south Indian architecture will melt your heart. The tomb of Sufi saint Sayyed Madani, Somnatheshwara Temple, St Sebastian church and Ullal Jama Masjid are some major tourist attractions in Ullal.
  • Hasdurg Fort- Holidays in Kerala would be more blissful if you visit Hosdurg Fort. It is popularly known as Kanhagarh fort. Karpooreshwar Temple is located right next to it.  Hosdurg fort was built by Somashekara Nayak of Ikkeri dynasty.  It also houses the internationally renowned spiritual centre Nithyanandashram.

Apart from the above-mentioned places Thalassery, Vliyaparamba backwaters, Malik deenar mosque, Malikarjuna temple, Krishna Menon Museum, Pazhassiraja Museum East Hill are some major tourist attractions in and around Bekal which will make your holidays in Kerala memorable.

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Palakkad- Gateway of Kerala

Palakkad Kerala

Palakkad is a place where your thoughts find rest. Gentle plains, untouched waters and deep forests add to the charm of Palakkad. This place has a different vibe.  Come home to the untouched plains; sooth your ears with the sound of rustling leaves in the wind; feel the bliss in the forests where the magnificent trees lift her leafy arms to welcome you and trail through the untouched waters if your soul needs peace.

Here you will find the pool of happiness that Palakkad’s beauty has made. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kerala. Picturesque Palakkad is cradled high in natural beauty and rich biodiversity. It is also known as the land of Palmyras and Paddy fields. It is set in the foot of Western Ghats on the borders of Kerala.

Some popular tourist attractions in Palakkad, Kerala are –

  • Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary – It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kerala. This scenic landscape is rich in flora and fauna. It is a home of leopards, Indian elephants, fresh water crocodiles, birds like Bay Owl, Nilgiri wood pigeon and many others. It also has the first scientifically managed task plantation in the wood.
  • Dhoni Falls- 12 km from Palakkad lies the peaceful retreat for nature lovers – Dhoni Village where the beauty of Dhoni falls has been luring tourist for ages. It’s a great picnic spot. Forest around the falls is a mesmerizing sight to behold. You can spot Elephant, tigers, deer and many other animals in the forest. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Kerala.
  • Palakkad Fort – Haider Ali of Mysore in 1766 laid the foundation of Palakkad Fort. It is the most popular tourist destination in Palakkad. Temple of Lord Hanuman is located near the fort. There is a museum of archaeology inside the fort which displays some past relics.
  • Malampuzha Gardens and Dam- It is located at the foot of Malampuzha Dam. It is a beautiful masterpiece made of Brocken pieces of bangles, tiles plastic cans and tins. It was designed by renowned artist Nek Chand.It is a perfect place to relax with your friends and family. Boating in the gardens of Malampuzha is a blissful experience. It is one of the most visited places in Kerala.
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Idukki – Forest Paradise

Idukki, Kerala

Idukki is the crown of Kerala tourism. The charm of Idukki never ceases to attract the tourists. Half of Idukki is covered by forests. It is the perfect place to enjoy with family and friends away from the chaos of cities. Lush greenery, cascading waterfalls, lagoons, cliffs, serene rivers are the crowning glory of this spice garden of Kerala.

Scenic sights and lovely weather makes Idukki a beautiful haunting ground for photographers. Idukki is a heaven for adventure seekers. Bird watching, Trekking, wildlife tour, safaris, Canoeing, Paragliding, biking, camping, and bamboo rafting and hiking creates a vast natural playground for adventure seekers. Holidays in Kerala would be incomplete without visiting Idukki.

Top Tourist Attractions in Idukki, Kerala are-

Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary – It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kerala.  Idukki wildlife Sanctuary is surrounded by Idukki Arch Dam which is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kerala. One can enjoy boat rides here. Kuravan and Kurathi hill across which the dam was built is one of the most scenic sights to behold.  Wild dogs, Bison, Sambar Deer, Jungle cats, Cobra, Viper, Jungle Fowl and many others in the sanctuary is a visual treat to the wildlife enthusiasts.

Hill View Park- It is one of the must visit places in Kerala.  Idukki Arch Dam is located near it which provides wonderful opportunity of boating to enjoy picturesque views. Scenic views of Cheruthoni Dam, lush greenery and beautiful flowers will make your day.  There is a small pond in the corner of the park which is famous for Pedal Boating.

Gavi – It is the most popular scenic and sublime destinations in Idduki. The Hill station of Gavi offers many adventure opportunities like Trekking, Off- Roading, Jungle Safari, Bird Watching and Camping to the adventure seekers. It is one of the leading eco- tourism centres in India according to Alistair International. This place is also famous for boating and tree house stay. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Kerala.

Mangala Devi Temple- In the dense forest of Periyar Tiger Reserve, Mangala Devi Temple stands still in pride for 1000 years. The temple is dedicated to Mangala Devi who is also known as Devi Kannaki. Local believe that this temple was built by the chera King Chenkuttuvan. It is one of the must visit places in Kerala.

Ramakkalnudu – Ramakkalnudu is the highest point in Idukki. It provides trekking opportunities to adventure seekers. Scenic landscapes along with picturesque views makes Ramakkalnudu the popular point of tourist interest in Kerala.

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Wayanad – Sooth your eyes in the serenity of Wayanad

Wayanad Kerala

Located on the border of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, Wayanad is a part of a forest reserve rich in wildlife and spice plantations.

It is a paradise of a misty hills and enchanting rainforests. It is one of the most popular destinations in Kerala. Call it a nature Paradise where the day starts with the chirping of birds.

The gushing of streams is a fascinating site to behold. Majestic hilltops gaze in bliss. Lush green tea factories blow your heart away. This place is a perfect haunt for photographers.

Wayanad is decked with delightful flora and fauna. On the skies and the tree tops you will be mesmerized by the sights and sounds of rare birds.

An adventure on jeep safari and Bamboo rafting on the clean waters of Anoothupuzha is one of the top things to do in Wayanad.  It is a perfect place to experience the bliss of adventure tourism in Kerala.

Top Tourist Attractions of Wayanad, Kerala are –

Eddakal Caves- Eddakal Caves is one of the most popular destinations of Kerala. It is located 1200m above the sea level. It is believed that the caves are formed by the arrows of Luva and Kusha – Son of Lord Rama. Trekking through Ambakuttu Mala will lead you to the ancient charm of Eddakal Caves. It is popular for the cave paintings which is older than 6000 BC.

Pakshipathalam- It is one of the top travel destinations to enjoy your holidays in Kerala.  It is a beautiful site of Wayanad which is 1700m above the sea level. Sights and sounds of emerald green forests, avian species and giant Malabar squirrels are visual treat for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. It is also a best place for overnight camping.

Neelimala- It is one of the best places to enjoy your holidays in Kerala with your family and friends. It is a picnic spot. Scenic views of Meenmutti waterfall, flowers and plants of all varieties are a fascinating sight to behold. It is also a popular spot for trekking. One can also capture picturesque views of Western Ghats.

Pookot Lake- Pookot is a must visit tourist destination in Kerala. It is 3 km from Vythiri town. This lake is surrounded by emerald green forests and misty hills. Tourists can enjoy the bliss of boating and shopping. It’s a great picnic spot to spend some quality time with family and friends. Sree Narayana Ashram is located near Pookot Lake to refresh your mind and soul.

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary- It is ranked 8 th in the list of world’s biodiversity hotspots. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kerala. Decked with hilly terrains and dense valleys, it’s a heaven for nature lovers. It is a part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.  Asian Elephants, Stripped Necked Mongoose, Leopard Cats, Vulture and many more will be waiting to make your holidays in Kerala the best.

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Thiruvananthapuram – Culture Capital of Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram

How can we miss Thiruvananthapuram from our travel list? Thiruvananthapuram epitomises real elegance in the form of historical monuments, museums, backwater stretches and rich cultural heritage.

Temples of Thiruvananthapuram area a must visit in Kerala to taste the serene drops of spirituality.  Thiruvananthapuram is the most popular destination in Kerala for its water sports, Backwater stretches, Beaches, Temple trails and Ayurvedic health resorts and shopping zones. Adventure activities like Kayaking and Canoeing are the best things to do in Kerala.

Thiruvananthapuram also houses the world’s first magic theme park which is the best place to enjoy with friends and family.Visiting Kerala without enjoying the charms of Thiruvananthapuram would be an incomplete experience of fun and thrill

Some popular tourist attractions in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala are:

Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple- It is one of the top tourist destinations of Kerala.   Dates back to 8 th century Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple is the world’s richest temple. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It’s Dravidian and Keralian architecture has been luring the tourist for ages.

Akkulam Tourist Village- Akkulam Tourist Village is one of the most popular picnic spots to enjoy your holidays in Kerala with family and friends. It is located near Akkulam Lake. It is also one of the backwater destinations in Kerala. The bliss of boating, children’s park and swimming pool will make your day.

Sree Mahadeva Temple – Sree Mahadeva Temple is one of the must visit places in Kerala. It is an ancient temple of Lord Shiva which dates back to 14 th century.

Kallar – Kallar is a best picnic spot to enjoy your holidays in Kerala. It is very popular for trekking and angling.  Scenic views of Golden Valley and Meenmutti Waterfall and Kallar River are a mesmerizing sight to behold in Kallar.

Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium- It is officially known as Sagarika Marine Research Aquarium. It is the best place to know the mysteries of marine life. Variety of species like clown fish, eels, wrasses, seahorses, box fish and cow fish will be waiting to welcome the tourists in bliss.

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Kottayam – Grandeur in Beauty

Kottayam Kerala

With enchanting Western Ghats on the east and the paddy fields of Kuttanad on the west, Kottayam located in central Kerala is an amalgamation of beauty with grandeur. Kottayam is also known as Akshara Nagari (City of letters) because it played a very important role in the development of print media and literature. The city is a hub of Rubber plantations. On your way to the sublime journey to Kerala, don’t forget to tune into the vibes of calmness in Kottayam.

Quaint rivulets, pristine paddy fields, brackish water lagoon is the heart of Kottayam tourism.

Some popular attractions in Kottayam, Kerala are –

Drift wood Museum – Drift wood Museum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kerala. It is the best place for an art lover. The museum houses unique art works made of waste materials. Sculptures made of driftwood deposited by the sea are the main attraction of this museum.

Poonjar Palace – It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kottayam.  Sculptures in the walls of this palace depict warfare stories from Puranas. Extraordinary collection of antiques, palm leaf engravings, furniture, Natraj Statues, weapons is a fascinating sight to behold. Chuttuvillakku is a rock cut lamp carved out of the stone walls of the Sastha temple is the main attraction of this Palace.

Vembanard Lake – It is one of the top travel destinations in Kerala. Houseboat cruise is the one of the top things to do in Kerala. As you move through its narrow canals, small islands of Vembanard Lake, old bungalows, lush green landscapes will blow your heart away. It is also popular for boating and fishing.

Ilaveezha Poonchira – It is a beautiful hill station tucked between three hillocks Mankunnu, Kudayathoormala and Thanippara. You will be mesmerised by the beauty of gigantic hills. Trekking in these hillocks would be the most thrilling experience.

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Kumarakom –Magic in the Tranquil Backwaters

Kumarakom Kerala

Kumarakom is one of the top tourist destinations in Kerala. It is a blissful heaven for bird watchers. Sights and sounds of various types of Birds like Egrets, Darters, Herons, Teals, Waterfowls, Cuckoos and wild duck, Siberian stork will be a fascinating sight to behold.  Houseboat cruise in the backwaters of Kumarakom is one of the top things to do in Kerala.

Dive deep into the mesmerizing beauty of the backwaters where Boating and fishing will give you immense pleasure. Kumarakom is popular for its houseboat cruise. Sightseeing from the houseboats in the backwaters of Kumarakom is the best way to enjoy your holidays in Kerala.

You will be teleported to a paradise of the mysterious mangrove forests, coconut palms, migratory birds and cluster of islands on the eastern banks of Vembanard Lake. Travelling to Kumarakom is one of the most top things to do in Kerala.

Some popular Destinations in Kumarakom, Kerala are –

Subrahmanya Temple and Sree Dharma Sastha Temple- The pavilion of this temple is made out of a single stone. It is considered to be the first temple in Kumarakom, built by the orders of Vaddkkumkore 1800 years ago. Sree Dharma Sastha temple is believed to be 1200 years old. It is one of the must visit places in Kerala.

Aymanam – Aymanam is one of the most popular destinations in Kumarakom. This village is decked with scenic landscapes and heritage home stays. It is an ideal place to enjoy some quality time with your friends and family in the lap of nature away from the chaos of city life.

Kudamaloor – It is located on the banks of the tranquil river of Meenachali.  Vasudevapuram Temple, Eeraveeswaram, Mahadeva temple and Muthiamma church are the major tourist spots in Kudamaloor. Calm vibes, rural ambiance and scenic beauty make Kudamaloor the best place to enjoy your holidays in Kerala.

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Munnar – Blissful Heaven of Kerala

Tea Plantation Munnar

Munnar is the crown of gorgeous Western Ghats. Emerald green landscapes, plantations, scenic sights and pristine waterfalls are the ‘thing of beauty joy forever’. It is one of the most popular destinations in Kerala. Munnar also houses the beautiful Neelkurinji flowers which bloom in every 12 years. Picturesque and enchanted valley of Munnar never ceases to attract tourist. It is cradled with rich flora and fauna.

If the chaos of the city overwhelms you then Munnar is the perfect destination to refresh your mind.

Some popular destinations in and around Munnar, Kerala are –

Pothamedu – Pothamedu is a perfect destination to enjoy trekking and long nature walks.  It also offers beautiful views of tea, coffee and cardamom plantations. It is one of the top places to visit in Munnar.

Devikulam – It is very popular for Sita Devi Lake. It is believed that Lord Rama’s wife Devi Sita took bath in the thermal water spring here. Tourists can enjoy the bliss of trout fishing. It is one of the most popular pilgrim places to visit in Munnar.

Attukal – located between Munnar and Pallivasal. It is one of the perfect destinations for trekking in Kerala. Scenic landscapes and mesmerizing waterfalls adds to the charm of Attukal which makes it a popular destination to enjoy your holidays in Kerala.

Rajamala – Visiting Kerala without enjoying the bliss of Rajamala would be an incomplete experience. It is a home to the endangered species of Nilgiri Tahr.  Enjoying the wildlife along with scenic beauty of Rajamala. It is a perfect haunt for the photographers.

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Kozhikode – Elegance is in Simplicity

Kozhikode Kerala

Kozhikode (Calicut) was once the most prosperous coastal city in the reign of Zamorin. In 1498 Kozhikode’s shores welcomed the great Portuguese explorer Vasco De Gama. Kozhikode’s charm lies in its simplicity.

Tharavadukal mansions (only few of them survived), Kozhikode beach, Palayam Market and Mohiudeen Masjid are some popular attractions in Kozhikode.  Beauty of serene beaches, historical sites and rivers will elevate your experience to a different level.  Holidays in Kerala is incomplete without witnessing the charms of Kozhikode.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Kozhikode, Kerala

Kallayi – If you want to witness a breathtaking sunset Kallayi is the best place to be.  It is a small village located in the bank of river Kallayi in Kozhikode. It was famous for timber trade in late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Kozhikode Beach – It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kerala. It is a perfect place to enjoy some quality time with your friends and family.  Kozhikode beach is popular for sea food, dolphins’ point, lion’s park and old lighthouse. Tune into the vibes of the serenity of Kozhikode beach.

Kokkayam Dam – Kokkayam Dam is very popular for boating and trekking. It is one of the offbeat destinations in Kerala.  Small waterfalls and dense forests add to the charm of Kokkayam Dam. It is the best picnic spot to enjoy with family and friends.

Kadaluni Bird Sanctuary – It is the best spot to rejuvenate your mind and soul. Rare avian species, scenic islands, picturesque hills add to the charm of Kadaluni Bird Sanctuary. It is a heaven sent blessing for nature lovers. Kadaluni River flows through Arabian Sea are a mesmerizing sight to behold. It is a bird watchers paradise. Seagull, Odd Otter, sand pipers and many more birds blow your heart away. It is one of the most popular destinations in Kerala.

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Vagamon – Ode to the Grassy Hills

Vagamon Lake Kerala

Let’s go to a place full of refreshing vibes, stunning grassy hills, cascading waterfalls, rose gardens, delightful tea estates, pine forests and awesome Spice plantations. Vagamon is a treasure trove of delightful vistas for nature lovers and honeymoon couples. Visiting here would overpower your senses completely. It is one of the best hill stations to visit in Kerala. Here nature will smile on you as the glimpse of breathtaking and soothing vistas of picturesque landscapes will be of unequalled loveliness. For adventure lovers it is a paradise. Adventure enthusiasts must indulge in thrilling activities like trekking, mountaineering, paragliding and rock climbing etc.

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  • Sightseeing – Explore the scenic wonders of this beautiful Hill Station called Vagamon where nature’s melodious rhythm will blow your heart away. Some of the best places to visit in Vagamon are – Marmala Waterfall, Kurisumala, Barren Hills, Thangal Para, Pine Hill and Murugan Mala etc.
  • Adventure Activities- Soothe your adventurous soul by tasting the pleasure of thrill. Indulge in adventurous sports like Trekking, mountaineering, Rock climbing and Paragliding.
  • Picnic Time – Picnic at Vagamon Lake and Vagamon Falls will be one of the most fun-filled activities to do here. The delightful vistas offered by this place are magical.

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Thekkady – Fine Tune Your Spirit

Thekkady Kerala

When it comes to Thekkady , the images of hills, emerald spice plantations, and Majestic Elephants pop into mind. It houses verdant forests which are known by the name of Periyar forest and it is one of the most popular wildlife reserves of India. Its breathtaking backdrop will definitely fine tune your toil weary spirit. Bamboo Rafting, Boat Safari, Elephant Safari are some of the greatest delights this place has to offer. The natural wilderness of Thekkady is a place not less than a paradise.

Top Things to Do in Thekkady, Kerala

  • Boating – Boating at Periyar Lake is a must not miss tourist activity in Thekkady. The lush greenery and animals playing in the water is a sight to behold.
  • Hiking and Bamboo Rafting – Taste the thrill of adventure by indulging in Hiking and Bamboo Rafting at Periyar wildlife Sanctuary. The deep dense forests are waiting for you.
  • Mangala Devi Temple- Amidst Periyar wildlife Sanctuary, the divine Mangala Devi Temple will shower its divine grace to you. You must visit this serene temple.
  • Trekking – Enchanting trekking trails to Gavi will make your day. Spend some time amidst the tranquil nature.
  • Elephant Rides – The most exciting activity is an Elephant Ride in Periyar Tiger Reserve. Try it once, it’s a different experience.
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Kovalam – Crescent-Shaped Shallow Water Beaches

Kovalam - Lighthouse Beach

Since 1930, Kovalam, which is about 18 kilometres from Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram, has been a popular beach vacation spot. It was noticed when Her Highness Halcyon Castle was created by Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bai, Queen of Travancore.

In the local language, Kovalam means “coconut,” which is what this region is known for and how it got its name. Kovalam, an area with international recognition, is a well-known vacation spot in India for travellers from all over the world.

From relaxing on beaches and doing adventurous water activities in the Arabian sea to experiencing the authentic cuisine of Kerala in homestays and a rejuvenating Ayurvedic spa, Kovalam is an ideal destination for people who want to indulge in yoga, meditation and cultural pursuits with lots of adventure sports and foods.

Popular Tourist Attractions in and around Kovalam, Kerala

Lighthouse Beach – The largest and the most popular beach in Kovalam, Lighthouse Beach is named after a 30-metre-high lighthouse, which is located on the southern end of the beach. The lighthouse houses an observatory that you can reach by ascending 142 steps or availing the lift. The observatory provides breathtaking panoramic views of the beach along the Arabian coast. You can also see the famous Beemapally mosque and Poovar from the lighthouse.

Hawa Beach – Located just about 1.5 kilometres from Lighthouse Beach, Hawa Beach is an untouched beach in India and that’s why it is a perfect destination to spend time peacefully. The beach is a natural wonder; looks like a boundary between the land of Kovalam and the sea. The clear blue sky along with the water contrast with the glowing sandy beach that is dotted with green palm trees here.

Samudra Beach – Samudra Beach is the third beach among the three famous beaches in Kovalam, where the other two are Lighthouse and Hawa Beach. The beach remains a hidden gem as there is a ridge between the north and south coastline. And, because of the ridge, the privacy and natural beauty of the place have remained untouched. There are several homestays off the beach where you can get authentic Kerala vibes by staying and tasting the food.

Veli Tourist Village – The village is located around 12 kilometres from Kovalam City where Veli Lake connects with the Arabian Sea. A perfect place amidst nature for spending time with family and friends. People can also experience several boating activities here.

Karamana River – Kerala’s one of the finest backwaters where you can spend your leisure time by staying in a houseboat. The verdant environ beside the river, the fields full of rice, vegetables and pepper and several bridges over the river will make your stay memorable for life. You can also enjoy kayaking and canoeing on the Karamana River.

Vizhinjam Rock-Cut Cave Temple – Vizhinjam Rock-Cut Cave Temple is one of the earliest temples found in Kerala. Built in the 8th century, this temple is about 17 kilometres from Thiruvananthapuram City. It is maintained under the Archaeological Survey of India and houses an idol of Tripurantaka (Lord Shiva) with a bow and arrow along with Goddess Parvati.

Padmanabhaswamy Temple – Padmanabhaswamy Temple, one of the richest sites of worship in the world, is an architectural wonder to see.  The temple’s grounds are enclosed by high walls and a gopura from the 16th century.  Lord Vishnu is the temple’s main deity (Padmanabhaswamy). You will discover Padmanabhaswamy’s yogic position of eternal sleep here. Padmanabhaswamy is the guardian god of the Travancore royal dynasty.

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Kannur – City of Looms and Lores

Kannur - Payyambalam Beach Kerala

Popularly known as ‘The Crown of Kerala,’ Kannur is a beach town along the Malabar coast, while the backdrop of the town is created by the hills of the Western Ghats. The rustic charm of the town looks evergreen and it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in Kerala. The place is famous in the world for its flourishing handloom industry and a ritualistic folk artform, called Theyyam.

Kannur, the ancient trading hub in South India, is located south of Mangalore and north of Calicut and Cochin. You will be amused by spotting the colonial structures here that feature Kannur’s rich legacy in art and culture.

Apart from the beaches and hills, you will be mesmerised by the spectacular views of the sparkling waterfall here, such as Palchuram, Alakapuri, Meenmutty and Kudiyanmala.

Kannur is home to India’s one and only drive-in beach, Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach. The city is full of a laid-back beach vibe that never disappoints any traveller be it a beach lover, nature lover, thrill seeker or culture explorer.

Popular Tourist Attractions in and around Kannur, Kerala

Payyambalam Beach – The most appropriate weekend destination to unwind after a hectic working week. You have to cross a small bridge to reach the beach. Besides relaxing in peaceful nature, you can also try some water activities here like swimming, boating and others. It spreads along four kilometres and looks like a paradise on a sunny day.

Muzhappilangad Beach – Being the only drive-in beach in Kerala as well as India, it attracts lots of visitors all year long. In addition to being one of Kannur’s cleanest beaches and the longest drive-in beach in all of India, it is also one of the best drive-in beaches that the entire Asian continent has to offer. Go out and engage in some paragliding, parasailing, powerboating, or other water sports to satisfy your need for excitement.

St Angelo Fort – The compelling history and fascinating tales that St. Angelos Fort has to tell are largely responsible for its fame. This fort was a target for numerous dynasties, both domestic and foreign, and it has been the scene of many terrible conflicts in the struggle to take it. You can practically visualise the conflicts that this imposing stronghold has witnessed as you walk around its walls. You may tour the barracks, an old chapel, and the gravestones of the men who died defending the fort. Also visit Kannur’s first lighthouse, which stands next to the architecture.

Palakkayam Thattu – A hill station, located around 52 kilometres from the main city, perched in the verdant Western Ghats at a height of 3,500 feet, Palakkayam Thattu is one of the must-visit tourist destinations in Kannur. This hilltop is one of the most well-liked trekking locations in the south because of its breathtaking vista. The entire ascent to Palakayyam Thattu is peaceful and unaffected by the stresses of the outside world, wrapped in the lap of nature.

Ezhimala – A place famous for its religious values among Hindus and Buddhists, Ezhimala is a 286-metre-high hillock located along a pristine beach. As per legend, Ezhimala got its name from two words ‘ezhu’ and ‘mala’ which mean seven and peaks, respectively. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Hanuman was believed to have dropped the seven peaks here while carrying Sanjeevani for Lord Lakshman. It is also believed that Lord Buddha once graced the peaks with his holy presence. Apart from the religious values, one of the main tourist destinations in Ezhimala is NAVAC (The Naval Academy), which was inaugurated in January 2009. The academy is the largest of its kind in Asia.

Kasargod – Hidden Tranquility

Ananthapura Lake Temple Kasargod Kerala

Kasargod is a beautiful amalgamation of Different religions and cultures. Stunning Forts, lofty hills, verdant backwaters, temples and pristine beaches, it will never cease to surprise you with its immense beauty. It is decked with coir and handloom industries. Forts of Kasargod will give you the insights of its rich and glorious past. You will get multicultural experience here. People here speak 7 languages. It is one of the must visit destinations to visit in Kerala.

Top Things to Do in Kasargod, Kerala

  • Ananthapura Lake Temple – Visit this stunning temple surrounded by a beautiful Lake. It is said that there is a crocodile in a lake which protects the temple.
  • Parappa Wildlife Sanctuary- Experience the exotic wildlife along with the soothing wilderness.
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  • Valiyaparamba – Enchanting Backwaters will call you and you will not resist its charm.
  • Manjeshwar – The pilgrimage Town of Kasargod will take you to serene temples and mosques.
  • Shopping – Explore coir products, shell products and other unique artifacts to satisfy your shopper soul.

Varkala- Where Cliffs Embrace the Coast

Varkala Beach Kerala

Situated on the coastline of Kerala, Varkala is a captivating blend of cliffs, beaches, and rich cultural sites, making it one of the must-visit places in the state.

Popular Tourist Attractions & Things to Do in Varkala

Varkala Beach and Cliff:  Often referred to as the ‘Papanasham Beach’, Varkala Beach is renowned for its golden sands juxtaposed against the imposing red laterite cliffs. The cliffs are a geologist’s marvel and provide an exceptional backdrop for sunsets. Along the cliff edge, there’s a paved pathway lined with cafes, shops, and coconut groves, allowing tourists to take leisurely strolls and soak in the panoramic sea views.

Anjengo Fort:  A remnant of the colonial era, this fort showcases a blend of Kerala’s history and natural beauty. Surrounded by lakes and backwaters, it’s a serene spot that provides a glimpse into Kerala’s past.

Sivagiri Mutt:  Founded by the famous sage and social reformer, Sree Narayana Guru, Sivagiri Mutt is a pilgrimage center that attracts thousands annually. The serene atmosphere and architectural splendor of this site make it a must-visit when in Varkala.

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Mararikulam- Coastal Kerala’s Hidden Gem

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Mararikulam is a quaint village boasting one of Kerala’s most pristine beaches. It’s the perfect escape for those looking to experience Kerala’s coastal beauty in a tranquil setting.

Popular Attractions & Things to Do in Mararikulam

Marari Beach:  This is undoubtedly Mararikulam’s crown jewel. Unlike many other popular beaches, Marari Beach retains a rustic charm. Its vast stretches of golden sand, fringed by swaying palms and dotted with traditional fishing boats, create a postcard-perfect setting. It’s an ideal spot to unwind, either by taking a gentle walk or indulging in Ayurvedic massages.

St. Andrew’s Basilica Arthunkal: Located a short drive from Mararikulam, this historic church is a testament to the region’s religious harmony and architectural grandeur. It’s particularly famous for the Arthunkal Perunnal, a grand feast held annually.

Local Village Tours: Mararikulam is not just about the beach; the nearby villages offer tourists a chance to witness the traditional lifestyles of Kerala’s coastal communities. Participate in coir-making workshops or watch skilled fishermen at work for a richer experience.

Gavi: Nature’s Best-Kept Secret

Gavi Forest Kerala

Gavi, nestled in the Western Ghats, is a paradise for nature enthusiasts and one of the must-visit destinations in Kerala for those in search of tranquility.

Popular Attractions & Things to Do in Gavi

Wildlife Watching: Gavi is part of the Periyar Tiger Reserve, and it’s teeming with diverse fauna. From the majestic Indian elephants to the elusive tigers, Gavi’s dense forests are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Opt for a guided safari to maximize your chances of spotting these creatures.

Camping:  Gavi offers numerous camping sites amidst its lush forests. Imagine setting up camp under a canopy of stars, surrounded by the harmonious sounds of nature – it’s an experience that is bound to stay with you for a lifetime.

Cardamom Plantations:  Kerala is famed for its spices, and Gavi is home to vast cardamom plantations. Wander through these aromatic fields and learn about the cultivation and processing of this coveted spice.

Sabarimala View Point: Gavi offers an exceptional view of the famous Sabarimala temple, especially from the vantage point. It’s a serene spot that allows one to witness both the cultural and natural beauty of Kerala.

Let us Find Out What to Expect in Different Seasons in Kerala

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Expectations from Summer in Kerala

The summer season is different to the people coming to Kerala because it is different from other Indian states. The summer in Kerala starts from February with temperature up to 35-degree Celsius but compared to other Indian states it is cooler. Here the high ranges have cool and pleasing climate throughout the year. This time the pristine beaches and scenic landscapes of the Western Ghats will fine tune your spirit with refreshing vibes and healing touch of nature. Summer in Kerala is very popular for temple festivals. Between the months of February and March Attukal Pongala is celebrated which is one of the most popular temple festivals of Kerala. Women from all the states attend this festival at Thiruvananthapuram to pay their respect to goddess Kannaki.

During this time, Kerala pleases people with its lush greenery and backwater tourism. The houseboats are ready to take you to the scenic narrow canals and lush vegetation through pristine backwaters. Also try Sambharam, it is one of the most popular summer drinks of Kerala made of curd, green chillies, ginger, curry leaves and lemon leaves. The culture and cuisine of Kerala offers variety to the tourist.

In the month of April Thrissur Pooram is celebrated with great pomp and this vibrant temple festival showcases the musical heritage of the state. Also, the festival of Vishu this time marks the new year for the people in Kerala. People celebrate this festival with lights and fire crackers.

May and June bring the bliss of Wildlife tourism in Kerala. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary offers awesome Wildlife Safari, elephant ride, boat rides, jungle camping, trekking and nature walks. The rich flora and fauna of the country will take you to a different world where the silence of nature will sync with the calm rhythm of your heart.

Expectations from Monsoon in Kerala

Kerala, the god’s own country is different because you will see rain pitter patters throughout the year here. You will be amazed to know Kerala enjoys two monsoon seasons- Southwest Monsoon and Northeast monsoon. The main rainy season in Kerala starts from the month of June and ends in August. The month of June – August is a time for Southwest monsoon in Kerala which is known as Edavappathi.

During this time the natural vistas of Kerala resemble the garden of Eden.  In the months of July and September, thrilling boat races at the backwaters of Kerala will take your breath away. Some of the most popular boat races are the Nehru Trophy Boat Race and Champakulam Moolam Boat Race and the most fascinating part of the race is the snake boat known as Chundan Vallams. The festive vibes of Onam is a must not miss if you are coming here in the months of August, it lasts till September. But this festival is the soul of Kerala, it is the most popular harvest festival of Kerala celebrated everywhere in the state with great zeal.

Also, the weather of Kerala is so soothing in monsoon that Ayurvedic massage is the best thing to enjoy to refresh your mind, body and soul. Honeymoon couples consider it the best time to visit in Kerala. The magical waterfalls flowed with all their might during this time, the hill stations of Kerala dipped in lush greenery. This is also the best time for a wonderful stay experience in traditional tree houses surrounded by soothing hills, valleys, waterfalls and lakes to become one with nature.

One must try Parippu Vada and hot cup of Tea, it is a must if you are enjoying the monsoon in Kerala. Apart from that some of the most popular monsoon snacks to enjoy in Kerala are Pazhampori, Arikadukka and Appam etc.

Expectations from Winter in Kerala

Winter season in Kerala starts from the end of November and ends in the middle of February. This season is ideal to enjoy the best of Kerala tourism. From misty hill stations, serene beaches, thrilling adventure activities, vibrant festivals and exotic wildlife. You can enjoy something of everything in Kerala during this time.

During winters, there is less rainfall in Kerala which makes it pleasant for sightseeing. The most prominent festivals Christmas and New Year keep the joy and enthusiasm intact throughout the year.  These are the most popular festivals celebrated everywhere in Kerala in winter. The churches and markets of Kerala are decorated in a grand manner and people celebrate these festivals with great fervor.

Tourists from all across the globe enjoy houseboat cruise tours of Alleppey and Kumarakom during this time. The bliss of Yoga and Ayurvedic massage refreshes the toil- weary soul. This is also the best time to enjoy the beauty of emerald green Tea Estates of Munnar. Moreover, if you include the tour of the lush green paddy fields, coir manufacturing industries, coconut leaf weaving, fish and village markets, you will have one of the most memorable winter vacations in Kerala.

Exotic Wildlife Safaris in Kerala during winters is a must not miss. There are 16 wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala and 5 national parks which boast of exquisite flora and fauna. It’s time for a wonderful bird watching session as numerous winged visitors arrive in the state. You will behold greater flamingos, Pelicans, Black- tailed Godwit, Garganeys, Dendrocygna Javanica and Gulls etc. Also behold the beauty of Neelakurinji flowers which bloom every 12 years in Eravikulam. It is the best tourist place in Kerala to visit in Winters.

During winters try lip smacking winter delicious cuisines of Kerala like Malabar Biryani, Erachi Ularthiyathu, Thrissur Avial, Palada Payasam and Kozhi Porichathu etc.

Moreover, November to January in Kerala is filled with numerous exciting events and festivals which will make your Kerala Holiday tour one of the best tours ever. Some of the must not miss festivals and events to enjoy in Winters are Kanathur Nalvar Bhoothasthanam, Cochin Carnival, Perumthitta Tharavad Kottamkuzhy, Vasantholsavam Flower Festival, Adoor Gajamela. Kerala Utsavam Folklore Festival, Chittur Konganpada and Pariyanampetta Pooram etc.

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God’s Own Country, Kerala has some extremely beautiful tourist destinations to hold the attention of global tourists. There are hill-stations, backwaters, commercial cities, hamlets, and much more to explore. Rich culture and heritage coupled with some of the best places to visit in Kerala attract crowds from all over the world.

Once you set foot in the beautiful paradise, all other things seem inconsequential. Most of the metro cities pale in comparison of Kerala in terms of beauty. Apt for family vacations, romantic getaways, and honeymoon, here are some of the top tourist places in Kerala, that must be a part of your travel plan.

57 Best Places To Visit In Kerala In 2023

The appeal of tourist places in Kerala gets better once understand what the place is about. While you may be wondering about where to head in the charming land, getting to know about a few best ones is surely helpful before visiting. So, scroll down to learn about the best places to visit in Kerala and what all awaits you at this charming state. The clash of hill stations, temple towns, backwaters and lakes will simply amaze you:

1. Alleppey – The Backwater Hot Spot

Alleppey: one of the best places to visit in Kerala

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Alleppey tops this list of best places to visit in Kerala with pictures. Its backwater trips, houseboat stays, and serene beauty attract a fair number of people to its territory. In fact, it is the most popular place to experience some offbeat Kerala backwaters . Lord Curzon’s depiction of Alleppey as the Venice of the East is not hyperbole. Alleppey houseboat vacation is what people look for on their visit to Alleppey. There are expanses of paddy fields, quaint chapels, interesting fishing villages, and lakes filled with water lilies which make Alleppey one of the best tourist places in Kerala for 3 days trip itinerary. It is one of the safest places to visit in Kerala during Covid.

The fascination of Keralites with coconut and banana leaves in their food will prove to be a good experiment for you if you have never had it before. The cobbled pathways and cleaner roads comparatively will take you on an old-world tour.

Places To Stay: Ramada By Wyndham Alleppey, Tharavadu Heritage, Bamboo Lagoon, Treebo Tryst Palmyra Grand Suite Things To Do: Shopping: Buy Souvenirs For Your Loved One, Nightwalk: Gear Up For A Crazy Campfire, Temples: Indulge In Spiritualism, Beaches: Watch The Sun Go Down Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Alappuzha Beach, Krishnapuram Palace, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Marari Beach, Revi Karunakaran Museum, Marari Beach, Punnamada Lake, Pathiramanal, and Sri Krishna Temple in Ambalappuzha. The Snake Boat Race in Alleppey is another crowd-puller. Best Time To Visit : September to mid-May Nearest Airport : Kochi Airport, which is 53 km away from the city. Nearest Railway Station : Alleppey Railway Station; it is well within the city limits.

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2. Munnar – Perfect For A Romantic Honeymoon

Tea plantations of Munnar, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

A very popular one among hill stations in Kerala , Munnar is one of the best tourist places in Kerala for 2 days trip itinerary. Once the summer capital for the British, Munnar sightseeing attracts tourists from all across the world. With about 80,000 miles of tea plantation, an equal measure of aromatic vegetation, misty valleys, and low-flying clouds, Munnar is a hill station that has become one of the best tourist places in Kerala for a honeymoon.

Cute bungalows, cozy homestays and lavish hotels and resorts in Munnar , make it the most romantic destination even among the top places to visit in Kerala. The old world colonial feel has its own charms and it certainly makes for a good selfie drive. Revel in the extraordinary blend of luxury and beauty, at the most amazing honeymoon resorts in Munnar.

Places To Stay: Chandy’s Windy Woods, Pallivasal, The Panoramic Getaway, Forest Glade, Devonshire Greens Things To Do: Plantation Resort, Kolukkumalai – Tea Estate Tours, Echo Point – Camping And Trekking, Eravikulam National Park – Spot Rare Species Ideal Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : TATA Tea Museum, Meesapulimala, Blossom Park, Pothamedu ViewPoint, Life of Pi Church, Attukal Waterfalls, Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Top Station, Marayoor Dolmens, Indo Swiss Dairy Farm, Kundala Lake, Lockhart Gap, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi, and Eravikulam National Park Best Time To Visit : October to March Nearest Airport : Kochi Airport, at a mere distance of 143 km from the hill station. Nearest Railway Station : Aluva Railway Station, which is 110 km away from Munnar.

3. Kumarakom – One Of The Most Tranquil Places

scenic view at one of the best places to visit in Kerala

Situated near Vembanad Lake , Kumarakom is a quiet little hamlet with alluring sceneries, ever pleasant weather and exotic flora and fauna; making it one of the loveliest and the best tourist places in Kerala for family. You get a mix of everything here – backwaters, authentic Kerala cuisine , uber fresh air, the warmth of Keralites, and deliciously fresh coconuts. There is a lot to do; choose from boating, cruising, Kumarakom houseboat stay, and fishing.

Kumarakom holds a special spot in the list of best of Kerala’s sightseeing places. The tempting waterways, decorated lakes, aromatic coconut grooves, fresh paddy fields, thick mangrove forests, delightful authentic food, and unpolluted freshness of the air add to the list. Also, Kumarakom’s houseboat stay offers a lot more solitude and privacy as compared to Alleppey. Even the resorts in Kumarakom are exceptionally serene and mesmerizing.

Places To Stay: Hotel Green Fields, Hotel The Club, Royal Riviera Hotel And Resort, Lakshmi Hotel And Resort, Hotel Dubai Things To Do: Houseboat Ride, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary : Watch The Birds, Maya Spa: Invigorate With Aromas Of Ayurveda, Kathakali Performance Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom Backwaters , Aruvikkuzhi waterfall, Juma Masjid, Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Vembanad Lake, Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Valiyapally, Cheriyapally, Kumarakom Beach, and Pathiramal Island. Best Time To Visit : September to May Nearest Airport : Kochi Airport is 85 km away from Kumarakom. Nearest Railway Station : Kottayam Railway Station is 16 km away.

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4. Wayanad – The Land Of Heavenly Trails

lush green surroundings at one of the best places to visit in Kerala

Wayanad means the land of paddy fields in Malayalam. Wayanad is one of the greenest tourist places in Kerala. Enriched with godly beauty, serene atmosphere and rich culture, Wayanad tourism is a perfect mix of nature and man-made heritage. After all, the place is famous for its richness in cultures, traditions, and tribal heritage. Small, unnamed waterfalls, that line the city haphazardly, add to the place’s charm. Being home to some of the most lush green vegetation, Wayanad is one of the most refreshing forest and unique places to visit in Kerala.

Places To Stay: Arayal, Banasura Hill, Wayanad Wild – CGH Earth, Mount Xanadu Things To Do: Kuruva Island: Enjoy Bamboo Rafting, Pookode Lake: Enjoy Boating, Camping: When The Hills Summon You, Cycling: Go Around Town Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Besides top Wayanad tourist places , there are Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Thirunelli Temple, Banasura Hill, Lakkidi View Point, P Kuruvadweep, Puliyarmala Jain Temple, Kabini, Papanashini River, and Padinjarathara Dam. Best Time To Visit : October to May; adventure enthusiasts should visit during the monsoon months of July and August to enjoy the perks of trekking and other adventure activities. Nearest Airport : Karipur International Airport at Calicut is just 95 km away. Nearest Railway Station : Kozhikode Railway Station, which is 72 km away from Wayanad.

5. Thekkady – For The Love Of Wildlife

Riverside view at one of the best places to visit in Kerala

Thekkady is simply heaven hidden in thick forests and wild vegetation and this is exactly what it makes one of the best forest tourist places in Kerala. You get to see the nearly extinct species of animals including tigers, sambars, gaurs, and lion-tailed macaques. Also, there are elephants, lions, deers, bison, boars, and the Great Indian tigers. Probably, the most favored among Kerala’s tourist places, Thekkady boasts of abundant beauty and exotic wildlife. Its trekking path from Moozhiyar to Thekkady Gavi is one of the most popular trails in South India. Boating and wildlife observation are two of the favorite pastimes in Thekkady.

Places To Stay: The Elephant Court , Paradisa Plantation Retreat, The Mountain Courtyard, Forest Canopy, Poetree Sarovar Portico Things To Do: Thekkady Boating Tours, Bamboo Rafting & Hiking in Thekkady, Border Hiking, Jungle Night Patrol Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Besides the top places to visit in Thekkady , there are Periyar Lake, Kadathanadan Kalari Centre, Elephant Junction, Deepa World Spice, and Ayurvedic Garden, Kumily, Ramakkalmedu, Mullaperiyar Dam, Periyar Tiger Trail, Mudra Cultural Centre, Vandiperiyar, Chellarkovil, Murikkady, and Vandanmedu. Best Time To Visit : November to early-May Nearest Airport : Madurai Airport is just 136 km away. Nearest Railway Station : Kottayam Railway Station is 114 km away.

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6. Kovalam – For Some Beach Fun

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Kovalam beach, one of top romantic Kerala beaches , is famous for its New Year celebrations, deep strong massages, Ayurvedic treatments, sunbathing fests, and water sports like parasailing. It has a crescent-shaped coastline which is always buzzing with activities. People from different countries, cultures, and states come together and add to the beauty of the place.

Places To Stay: Hotel Jasmine Palace Kovalam, Hotel Samudra KTDC, Jumayira Residency, Kovalam Beach Hotel, Unwind Hotels And Resorts Things To Do: Take a sightseeing tour – An excursion to discover the town, Spend a night in the houseboat, Give adventure sports a shot Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions Lighthouse Beach, Hawa Beach , The Lighthouse, Samudra Beach, Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, Halcyon Castle, Akkulam Lake, Vizhinjam Fishing Harbor, Kovalam Jama Masjid, Vellayani Lake, Karamana River, Aruvikkara, Rock Cut Caves, and Valiathura Pier. Best Time To Visit : September to May Nearest Airport : Trivandrum International Airport is mere 15 km away. Nearest Railway Station : Trivandrum Railway Station is just 14 km away.

7. Vagamon – Solitude Guaranteed

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There is an enchanting hill station called Vagamon which is hidden from all the hoopla and surprisingly is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. Adorned with magical meadows, mystical gardens, beautiful dales, aromatic tea plantations, and misty valleys, Vagamon hills has surely earned its place among the best tourist places in Kerala. The fresh air and perfectly manicured gardens of Vagamon are a breath of fresh air.

Places To Stay: Honeycomb By Astral Inn, Chillax, Falcon Crest, Lavender, The Kissing Mountains Things To Do: Murugan Mala- Trekking, Off Roading, Vagamon Lake- Boat Ride, Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary- Visit Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Thangal Hill, Murugan Hill, Kurisumala, Vagamon Pine Forest, Barren Hills, The Pattumala Church, Vagamon Lake, Mundakayam Ghat, Vagamon Falls, and Maramala Waterfalls. Best Time To Visit : Early-August to May Nearest Airport : Kochi International Airport is 94 km away from Vagamon. Nearest Railway Station : Kottayam Railway Station is 15 km away.

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8. Bekal – Nothing Less Than Heaven On Earth!

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Bekal is especially known for its famous Bekal Fort, which is rated amongst the best places to visit in Kerala. Many Indian movies, like Rang De Basanti, are filmed in the fort premises. The sea breeze passing through your hair, the pleasant weather and good company are key ingredients to have a good time in Bekal. Owing to exotic beauty and serenity, Bekal is among the top three honeymoon places in South India.

Places To Stay: Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, The Lalit Resort and Spa Bekal, Kanan Beach Resorts, Malabar Oceanfront Resort and Spa Things To Do: Bekal Fort-Witness The Glory and grandeur Of Bekal’s, Bekal Beach-Explore The Heavenly Paradise Delight, Nityanand Ashram experience tranquillity Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Bekal Fort, Ananthapura Temple, Valiyaparamba Backwaters, Bekal Beach, Mallikarjuna Temple, Chandragiri Fort, Kappil Beach, Nileswaram, Bekal Hole Aqua Park, and Pallikere Beach. Best Time To Visit : September to May Nearest Airport : Bajpe Airport is nearest at 72 km. Nearest Railway Station : Kasaragod Railway Station is just 12 km from Bekal.

9. Kozhikode – For Authentic Malabar Cuisine

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Kozhikode, also known as Calicut, is one of the most active commercial cities and popular Kerala tourist places you can think of. The place is famous for its culture, historical sites, educational institutions, and culinary experiences. The architecture of the city has strong influences of the Dutch and the British. It is known for its authentic Malabar food and the exotic spices that make the food so delicious. When in Calicut, don’t miss out on delicacies like Dum Biryani, Kallummakkaya, Chatti Pathiri, and Dal Halwa.

Places To Stay: The Gateway Hotel Beach Road Kozhikode, Sunrise Homestay Things To Do: Try local food, shopping Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Mananchira, Conolly Canal, Hilite Mall, Kallayi, Tali Temple, Kappad Beach, Kozhikode Beach , Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Sargaalaya, Payyoli Beach, Kozhippara Falls, and Matri Dei Cathedral. Best Time To Visit : September to May Nearest Airport : Karipur International Airport in Calicut is just 28 km away. Nearest Railway Station : Kozhikode Railway Station is well within the city limits.

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10. Varkala – One Of Kerala’s Most Scenic Seasides

scenic view at Varkala, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

Varkala is one of the best places in Kerala seaside. The enticing coastline with cliffs on one side and lush greenery on the other attracts thousands of tourists and water-adventure enthusiasts to the beach. It is popular for activities like boat riding, surfing, parasailing, jetting, and horse-riding are the life of the beach. The unmatched beauty of the beach is at its prime during sunsets. The hues of colourful rays make for a surreal atmosphere. Add a dash of luxury by choosing from the most exotic beach resorts in Kerala , around Varkala and you are set.

Varkala is also an important religious place in Hindu culture. Adorned with many Hindu temples, it welcomes many religious travellers and heritage lovers to its seams with open arms. With so much packed in a single city, Varkala is certainly fit to be among the best places to visit in Kerala.

Places To Stay: Zostel Varkala, Quality Inn, Varkala Cliff Villa, The Lost Hostel, Short Giraffe Hostels Things To Do: Water Sports: Be Thrilled, Varkala Culture Center: For An Enriching Experience, Yoga: Rejuvenate Yourself, Local Cuisine: Treat Your Tastebuds Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : 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. Best Time To Visit : August to mid-May Nearest Airport : Trivandrum International Airport is 53 km away. Nearest Railway Station : Varkala Sivagiri Railway Station is well within the city limits.

11. Kannur – The Picture Perfect Coastal Town

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Kannur, formerly known as Cannanore is one of the best tourist places in Kerala for 1 day, popular for weaving industries. Feel the charm of this beautiful colonial town, located at the northeastern coast of Kerala with its sun-kissed beaches bordered by luxuriant cashew plantations, ancient temples, splendid monuments and British and Dutch style buildings.

Places To Stay: Hotel Blue Nile, Central Avenue, Broad Bean, Sea Breeze Beach Inn, Royal Omars Things To Do: Banana Boat Ride, Paithalmala Trekking, Bike Trip, Wave Runner, Boating Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Ezhimala Beach, Fort St. Angelos, Tellicherry Fort and Rajarajeshwara Temple Best Time To Visit: October to March to enjoy a cool climate. Nearest Airport: Calicut International Airport Nearest Railway Station: Kannur Main

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12. Kasargod – A Coastal Paradise In Kerala

scenic surroundings of Kasargod which is a coastal paradise

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Among the best Kerala trip places Kasargod is quite famous among tourists. Located close to Bekal, tucked between the Western Ghats on one side and the Azure Arabian Sea on the other, Kasargod is an entrancing beauty of ‘God’s own country.’ Featuring rolling hills, plush coconut plantations, soothing sea breeze, and a host of heritage temples, it attracts peace-loving travellers and is considered one of the most photogenic places in Kerala.

Places To Stay: The Lalit Resort And Spa Bekal, Taj Bekal Resort And Spa, Bekal Little Hut Homestay Things To Do: Take a stroll, Click Pictures Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Bekal Fort, Madhur Temple, Thonikadavu and Ananthapura Lake Temple, Malom Wildlife Sanctuary and Ranipuram Best Time To Visit: June to November and January to February. Avoid summer months as they are warm and humid. Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport Nearest Railway Station: Kasargod has its own railhead

13. Kizhunna Beach – For Complete Solace

Kizhunna Beach is beautiful, less crowded and pristine

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Listed as one of the secluded beaches in Kerala, Kizhunna Beach is beautiful, less crowded and pristine. Adorned by reddish and black cliffs and bordered by lush green palm plantations, Kizhunna Beach is the ideal place to relax, unwind and rejuvenate. People visit this scenic beach during weekends and indulge in sunbathing beach strolls, and swimming. 

Places To Stay: Kanbay Beach Resort, Ocean Green Homestay, Mascot Beach Resort Things To Do: Take a stroll, Click Pictures Ideal Duration: 2 hours Popular Tourist Attractions : Ezhara Beach – regarded as the twin beach of Kizhunna, Arakkal Museum, Munambam, Mappila Bay, Kannur town, Sea View Park and Dharmadam Island. Best Time To Visit: Round the year, except from June to August. Nearest Airport: Calicut International Airport Nearest Railway Station: Kannur

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14. Idukki – The True Gem Of Kerala

Idukki is the perfect place for relaxation and rejuvenation

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Among the best holiday destinations in Kerala , Idukki is the perfect place if relaxation and rejuvenation is your priority. Nestled amidst verdant hills and luxurious forests, Idukki tourist places allure ardent travellers, nature enthusiasts, and photography buffs with their stunning natural aura and attractions. Surrounded by aromatic tea and spice plantations, Idukki is undeniably one of the famous tourist spots in Kerala perfect for treks, nature walks, and bird watching.

Places To Stay: Best Mist Home Stay, Meadows Pride Homestay, Olivia Homestay, John’s Villa Homestay, Green Spot Homestay Things To Do: Trekking, Camping, Paragliding, Misty Mountain Resort Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary or Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, Thommankuthu Falls, Ramakkal, Kalvari Mount, Idukki Arch Dam, Cheeyappara Waterfalls and Kalvari Mount Best Time To Visit: June to August and November to January Nearest Airport: Kochi Nearest Railway Station: Theni- 60 km from Idukki.

15. Munroe Island – For An Exciting Canal Cruise

Scenic view at Munroe Island in Kerala

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One of the main tourist places in Kerala , Munroe Island is perched at the confluence of Ashtamudi Lake and River Kallada, 27 km from Kollam, Munroe Island is popular for canal cruises in Kerala. Named after Colonel Munroe, this place showcases the scenic rural landscape of Kerala with thatched houses, coconut plantations, narrow canals, lagoons and mangrove forests. Counted as one of the best places to visit in Kerala, Munroe Island is also famous for the Kallada Boat Race held in September every year.

The canal cruise of Munroe Island is run by the District Tourism Promotion Council. The voyage operates twice a day, morning at 9:00 AM and afternoon at 2 PM. Charges per person for the cruise are INR 500.

Places To Stay: Moneroe Meadows, Muneroe Island Lake Resort, The Monroe Vibe Inn Things To Do:  Take a stroll, savor the view, Click Pictures Ideal Duration:  5-6 hours Popular Tourist Attractions : Thangassery Light House, Kollam Beach and Thirumullavaram Beach Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year, except monsoon. Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport Nearest Railway Station: Munroe Island Railway Station

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16. Kavvayi Backwaters – The Stunning Backwater Landscape

Enjoy the real charm of Kerala backwater at Kavvayi Backwaters

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To enjoy the real charm of Kerala backwater, Kavvayi Backwaters Island should be on your list of famous tourist places in Kerala. Counted as the third largest backwater in the state and one of the most scenic places to see in Kerala, Kavvayi Backwaters Island is formed at the confluence of River Kavvayi and its tributaries Kuppithodu, Konkol and Kuniyan. One can cruise in houseboats in and around the islands on Kavvayi Backwaters, locally known as Kavvayi Kayal. 

Places To Stay: Kavvayi Rivera, Kavayi Beach House Things To Do: Savor the scenic view, Click Pictures Ideal Duration: 2 hours Popular Tourist Attractions : Holy Snakes Forest located in Edayilakadu Island Best Time To Visit: October to March, for soothing weather. Nearest Airport: Calicut International Airport Nearest Railway Station: Payyanur

17. Kuttanad – Rice Bowl Of Kerala

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Located in the Alappuzha region, Kuttanad is one of the most beautiful places in Kerala to see and experience the rural landscape with charming villages, backwaters, rivers and agricultural lands. Moreover, Kuttanad is the perfect place to see the globally famous traditional Heritage Agricultural System of Kerala with farmland bordered by canals and inland waterways.

Places To Stay: Warmth Lake Haven, Triveni River Palace Things To Do: Savor the scenic view, Click Pictures Best Time To Visit: October to March months are extremely pleasant. Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Punnamada Lake and Pampa River Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport Nearest Railway Station: Alappuzha

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18. Thrissur – Experience Rich Cultural Heritage

Thrissur, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

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One of the best among all the other Kerala trip places, Thrissur boasts of its rich cultural extravaganza along with scenic splendour like picturesque waterfalls and beaches. Famous for Thrissur Pooram and Onam celebrations, this small quaint town of Kerala is fittingly acknowledged as the ‘cultural capital of Kerala. 

Places To Stay: Hotel Niya Regency, Kochi Marriott Hotel, KPM Tripenta Hotel, Hotel Abis Grand, The Mayberry Things To Do: Athirappilly Waterfalls: Lose Yourself In The View, Vadakkunnathan Temple: Seek Blessings, Kerala Kalamandalam: Seek Peace In Art, Snehatheeram Beach: Beachy Activities Ideal Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Snehatheeram Beach, Vazhachal Waterfalls , Vadakkunnathan Temple, Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple and Athirappilly Waterfalls Best Time To Visit: October to March is the Best Time To Visit Thrissur. One can also visit during April and May to experience the grandeur of the Thrissur Pooram festival. Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport Nearest Railway Station: Thrissur railway station ; well connected with Trivandrum, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai and Delhi.

19. Palakkad – A Nature’s Delight

Lush greenery at one of the best places to visit in Kerala

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Just like a beautiful picture postcard, Palakkad features the most awesome weather, picturesque mountains, sparkling lakes, beautiful dams, lush green forests and majestic temples and forts. This lush greenery makes it another one of the most rejuvenating forest tourist places in Kerala. With vast sprawling paddy estates and tea plantations, Palakkad, one of Kerala’s famous places is aptly known as the ‘granary of Kerala’.

Places To Stay: Tree Top Resort, Vythiri Resort, Misty Valley Hill Resorts, Misty Valley Hill Resorts, Coffee Valley Resorts Things To Do: Fantasy Park: Embrace The Inner Child, Palakkad Fort: Revisit The History, Rock Garden: Witness The Artistic Side Of The District, Malampuzha Dam: Soak In The Beauty Of The Reservoir Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Silent Valley National Park , Palakkad Fort, Malampuzha Garden and Dam, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Jain Temple and Seethargundu viewpoint Best Time To Visit: November to March months are extremely pleasant here. Nearest Airport: Coimbatore Airport Nearest Railway Station: Palakkad railway station and Palakkad Town Railway

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20. Malappuram – Vedic Learning And Islamic Philosophy Centre

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One of the most offbeat yet best places to see in Kerala is Malappuram. Locally translated as ‘land atop hills’ this place is famous for expansive teak plantations and houses many heritage temples, mosques and historic monuments.

Places To Stay:  Karibu Residency, Redbell Suites Malapuram Things To Do: Teak Museum, Nedumkayam Rainforest, Boating, Camping Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Nilambur Teak Museum, Kottakkunnu and Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy Temple Best Time To Visit: July to September to enjoy the beauty of rains. November to February to get away from the scorching heat of cities. Nearest Airport: Calicut International Airport Nearest Railway Station: Angadippuram- 16 km from Malappuram is the closest railway station.

21. Poovar – The Tropical Stay Paradise

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Located in Trivandrum District of Kerala, Poovar island is famed for its scenic beach. The beach is also dotted with classy resorts that make it one of the ideal places to visit in Kerala if you’re in search for a lovely tropical staycation.

Places To Stay:  Niramaya Retreats, Poovar Island Resort, Isola Di Cocco Things To Do: Savor the scenic view, Click Pictures Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Aazhimala Siva Temple, Poovar Beach, Arjuna Backwaters Best Time To Visit: October to February Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport is located just 30 km away. Nearest Railway Station: Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station is located 27 km away from Poovar

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22. Ponmudi – The Golden Peak

Sunset in Ponmudi, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

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If you’re a mountain child and wish to lose yourself amidst lush mist-laden hills, then Ponmudi Hills is the place for you. This is one of Kerala’s famous places also for the hikers and trekkers since there is so much to explore! With many narrow winding roads, the landscape of Poovar looks surreal. The tea gardens spanning all around add charm to its beauty.

Places To Stay:  KTDC Golden Peak, Hotel Rohini International. Hill View Stay Inn Things To Do: Savor the scenic view, Click Pictures Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Meenmutty Falls, Mankayam Waterfalls, and Ponmudi Rock Best Time To Visit: All around the year Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport is 67 km away from Ponmudi Nearest Railway Station: Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station is located about 55 km away

23. Guruvayur – A Spiritual Spot

Guruvayur, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

One of Kerala’s most spiritual places, Guruvayur is located in Thrissur District. Being a small town, this is one of the lesser-known tourist places to visit in Kerala, and thus a perfect spot to get to know the local culture of the state. Guruvyaur is one of the best places to visit in Kerala for those who are seeking to embrace the essence of spirituality.

Places To Stay: Srivar Hotels, Kunnathur Mana Ayurveda Heritage And Luxurious Resort, Sterling Guruvayur, Sopanam Heritage, Krishna Inn Things To Do: Seek blessings, Click Pictures Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Guruvayur Sree Vishnu Temple, Mammiyoor Temple, and St. Thomas Church Best Time To Visit: October to March Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport is located 87 km away Nearest Railway Station: Guruvayur has its own railway station

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24. Ashtamudi – Impeccable Beauty

Houseboat in Ashtamudi, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

Ashtamudi is one of the quaint and best places to visit in Kerala in Kollam attracting visitors from far across the globe because of its impeccable beauty. Visitors usually come here to enjoy the scenic beauty and soak themselves in the soothing ambience of God’s Own Country. The pictorial city has many popular tourist attractions you can witness like cashew processing, traditional fishing, gorgeous Ashtamudi lake and a lot more.

Places To Stay: The Raviz Ashtamudi, Club Mahindra Ashtamudi, Ashtamudi Villas Things To Do:  Fishing, relax amidst nature Ideal Duration: 1  Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Thevally Palace, Alumkadavu Boat Building Yard, Ashtamudi Lake and Monroe Island Best Time To Visit: November to February (winter months) Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport (71 km) Nearest Railway Station: Kollam Junction (15 km)

25. Marari – Gorgeous Beach Location

beach side view at one of the best places to visit in Kerala

Marari Beach in the Alleppey district of Kerala is a paradise for beach lovers. It is one of the most gorgeous beaches in the country and is also rated among the top five ‘Hammock Beaches’ by National Geographic. One can enjoy various beach activities, sun basking or simply chill in peace for some time. The beautiful white sand beach is also famous for its gorgeous sunset view.

Places To Stay: Munroe Meadows, Munroe Heritage Inn, Munroe Nest Homestay, Kailasam Home Stay, Munroe Coconut Homestay Things To Do: Savor the scenic view, Click Pictures Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Alappuzha Beach, Cherthala, The Dutch Palace, Thumpolly Beach, Chinese Fishing Nets, Mararikulam Shiva Temple, Poochakkal and St. Andres Church Best Time To Visit: September to May Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport (90 km) Nearest Railway Station: Mararikulam Railway Station (3 km)

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26. Cochin – Major Port City

Ports of Kochi, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

Cochin is a major port city in God’s own country. Fondly called the Queen of the Arabian Sea, this is one of the best places to visit in Kerala for couples and has forever been on every traveller’s bucket list. It is a perfect blend of local flavours and modern ideas, to offer the best to its visitors. The backwaters, beaches, and traditional spice markets which are a short drive from Cochin have made their way to the list of things to see and experience in Cochin.

Places To Stay: Sea Lagoon Health Resort, Sea Lagoon Health Resort, Holiday Inn Cochin, The Mercy, Travancore Court By Spree, Grand Hotel Cochin Things To Do: Click Pictures, Sightseeing, Try Local food, Shopping Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Fort Kochi, Vypeen Beach, Cherai Beach, Andhakaranzhi Beach, Chinese Fishing Nets, Marine Drive, St. Francis Church, Basilica of Santa Cruz, Bolghatty Island, Thrikkara Temple Best Time To Visit: July to April Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport Nearest Railway Station: Kochi Railway Junction

27. Malampuzha – India’s Spice Capital

River view in Malampuzha, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

A popular village in the Palakkad district of Kerala, Malampuzha is India’s spice capital. Famous Kerala tourist places with lush greenery all around and a soothing ambience, you can feel the true essence of Kerala here. The tranquillity and picture-perfect display of this part of the state makes it a must-visit place in Kerala.

Places To Stay: KTDC Garden House Malampuzha, Hotel Govardhan Samos, Hotel Tripenta Things To Do: Savor the scenic view, Click Pictures, take a walk Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Malampuzha Dam, Palakkad Fort, Dhoni Hills and Waterfalls, Malampuzha Garden, Kava, Fantasy Park, Thread Garden, Rock Garden, Snake Park, UdanKhatola Best Time To Visit: August to April Nearest Airport: Coimbatore International Airport (55 km) Nearest Railway Station: Palakkad Junction (8 km)

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28. Nelliampathy – God’s Own Village

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Nelliampathy is one of the most popular Kerala tourist places . This stunning hill station in Kerala is one of the least explored places. Fondly called God’s own village, it is an ideal getaway to enjoy the charming India’s backwater capital. With lofty peaks, hills and gardens; it is a perfect place for fun seekers.

Places To Stay: Kailas Plantations, Greenland Farmhouses Resort, Coffee Valley Resort Things To Do: Savor the scenic view, Click Pictures, Take a relaxing walk Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Nelliyampathy Hills, Nenmara, Palagapandi Estate, Padagiri, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Raja’s Cliff, Seetharkundu Viewpoint, Pothundi Reservoir, Nelliyampathy Gardens Best Time To Visit: October to March Nearest Airport: Coimbatore Airport (113 km) Nearest Railway Station: Palakkad Railway Station

29. Thiruvananthapuram – Economic Capital Of Kerala

Aerial view of Thiruvananthapuram, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

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Thiruvananthapuram is the capital city of God’s own country and also one of the popular Kerala tourism places. This largest city in the state has many tourist spots, exotic beaches and much more. It is also one of the finest cities to live in India and hence it is also rightly called the Economic Capital of Kerala. With so many places to visit, it attracts tourists from all walks of life.

Places To Stay:  The Raviz Kovalam, Hilton Garden Inn, Hycinth Hotels Things To Do: Sightseeing, shopping, Click Pictures Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Aruvikkara Dam, Neyyar Dam & Wildlife Sanctuary, Poovar, Koyikkal Palace, Kowdiar Palace, Agasthyakoodam, Kanakakunnu Palace, Anchuthengu Fort, Peppara Dam and Wildlife Sanctuary Best Time To Visit: October to February Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport Nearest Railway Station: Trivandrum Central Railway Station

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30. Sabarimala – The Mecca Of India

Temple in Sabrimala, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

The largest temple town in the entire country and the second largest in the entire world by virtue of the largest number of pilgrims visiting one of these Kerala tourist places, Sabarimala is a destination sitting in the heart of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Blanketing Ayyappa temple, this temple has the essence of spirituality spread all across.

Dedicated to the son of the feminine incarnation of Lord Vishnu- Mohini and Lord Shiva, this temple appeals to the devotees of Dharma Sashta. It is believed that the idol of the Lord was placed atop the peak of the hilly mountain by another incarnation of Vishnu – Parasurama. This temple is sitting in between the forest-clad hills and dense vegetation.

Places To Stay: Periyar Meadows Leisure Hotels, Aranya Niwas, Greenwood Resorts Thekkady Things To Do: Enjoy river rafting, visit the famous Sabarimala temple  Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Ayyappa Temple, Makaravilakku, Vavar Shrine, Erumeli, Malikappuram Devi Temple, Pampa Ganapathi Temple Best Time To Visit: September to April Nearest Airport: Kochi airport is the nearest at 110 km Nearest Railway Station: Chengannur railway station is the nearest at 90 km

31. Kollam – Treasure Trove Of Natural Marvels

riverside view in Kollam, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

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Often tagged as one of the best places to visit in Kerala with friends, Kollam has proven to be an ideal destination for those who are seeking to escape the city chaos and embrace the tranquillity oozing out of natural wonders. Kollam is often referred to as the gateway to the backwaters and it exhibits some of the most picturesque views that take away the breath of spectators.

Snuggled on the shores of the Ashtamudi Lake, this destination is known for its rich and deeply-rooted history. This town reeks of old-world charm and is home to numerous ports in the Arabian Sea that were once of significance to merchants, explorers, and missionaries.

Places To Stay: Fragrant Nature Backwater Resort and Ayurveda Spa, Hotel All Seasons, The Raviz Resort and Spa, Ashtamudi Villas, All Season’s D’Fort Ayurvedic Resort Things To Do: Canoeing, Paddlesport Activities, ATV Rides & Bike Tour, Houseboat Ride Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Thevally Palace, Amritapuri, Mahatma Gandhi Beach And Park, Jatay Earth’s Centre, Punalpur, Palaruvi Waterfalls Best Time To Visit: September to February Nearest Airport: Trivandrum airport is the nearest at 66 km Nearest Railway Station: Kollam Junction Railway Station is located within the town itself

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32. Thalassery – The Most Beautiful Coastal Town

Coastal town of Thalassery, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

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Exhibiting deeply rooted history and rich culture that dates back to the time of the British era, Thalassery often named Tellicherry, is a coastal town that is one of its kind. Hiding impeccable experiences in its lap, Thalassery is a destination that offers a perfect amalgamation of the glorious past and the present-time natural marvels sitting in the arms of Kerala.

Giving travellers a chance to witness the charm of timeless ruins, Thalassery attracts history buffs and nature admirers from the entire country. Apart from being home to several thousand picturesque landscapes, this town is also famed for numerous bakeries that offer lip-smacking delicacies in every nook and cranny.

Places To Stay:  Parco Residency, Hotel BKM International, Navaratna Inn Things To Do: Relish bakery items, savour the picturesque view Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Mahe, Dharmadan, Thalassery Fort, Muzhappilangad Beach, Kannur, Overbury’s Folly, Gundert Bungalow, Tellicherry Pier, Jagannath Temple Best Time To Visit: October to March Nearest Airport: Calicut airport is the nearest at 94 km Nearest Railway Station: Thalassery Railway Station is located within the town itself

33. Nilambur – The Land Of Teak Plantations

Lush green forests of Nilambur, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

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Showcasing unspoiled nature, Nilambur is one of the best places to visit in Kerala with family transfers travellers back to the time of colonial rule in the country. Blanketing an exquisite blend of culture and art, Nilambur is a quaint, little town snuggled on the shores of the Chaliyar River and is often tagged as the ‘Land of Teak Plantations’.

This destination offers awe-inspiring views of the well-groomed nature that houses exotic wilderness. Those who are seeking to get an insight into the royal history should surely consider travelling to Nilambur. There is an extensive number of woods that cover the floors of Nilambur including Venteak, mahogany, and rosewood. Massive Royal mansions, ancient tribal communities, extravagant rainforests, and enchanting waterfalls define this destination.

Places To Stay:  Hotel Park Residency, Rose International Hotel, Green View Tourist Home Things To Do: Witness the serene waterfalls, savour the view Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Teak Museum, Kannimara Teak, Nedumkayam, The Elembala Hill, Adyanpara Waterfalls, Valamthode Waterfalls, Aruvacode Best Time To Visit: October to March Nearest Airport: Calicut is the Nearest Airport at 45 km Nearest Railway Station: Nilambur Road Railway Station is located within the town itself

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34. Kalpetta – That Quaint, Little Town

Quaint town of Kalpetta, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

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Another one of the Kerala tourist places that offers a perfect escape to the lap of mother nature is Kalpetta. This quaint town boasts about mighty forest-clad hills that are spread as far as the eye can see, the lush and dense vegetation, a refreshing aura, and charming scenic views. Sitting in Wayanad, Kalpetta reeks of the fragrance of coffee as soon as a traveller steps into this town. One can also witness some of the most impeccable ancient Jain temples covering the floors of this destination, which is nothing less than a cherry on top.

Places To Stay: Rippon Eco Woods, Western Ghats Holiday Homes, Hill Top Camping, Woodrose Resort, Pepper View Things To Do: Visit the spiritual sites Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Karapuzha Dam, Kanthanpara Waterfalls, Meenmutty Falls, Vaduvanchal, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Thirunelli Temple, Chembra Peak, Soochippara Waterfalls, Neelimala View Point Best Time To Visit: October to March Nearest Airport: Calicut airport is the nearest at 85 km Nearest Railway Station: Kozhikode Railway Station is the nearest at 72 km

35. Peerumedu – An Escape For Every Kind Of Traveler

Peerumedu, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

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A popular hill station sitting in Idukki District, Peerumedu is the most beautiful place in Kerala that is blessed immensely by Mother Nature. The rolling velvety grasslands, mystical hills, alluring streams of river, and the gushing waterfalls of this destination make it a perfect destination for those who are seeking solitude in their lives.

The lands of this destination are all covered with extremely fragrant plantations of cardamom, rubber, tea, and coffee which adds to its beauty. Home to a couple of tribal settlements including Orali, Malapandaram, and Malayarayan, Peerumedu offers a magnificent blend of cultures with its one leg still hanging somewhere in the ancient days. Peerumedu hides unmatchable experiences such as gorgeous trekking trails, picturesque landscapes, and much more. Thus, attracting various kinds of travellers ranging from honeymooners to adventure seekers.

Places To Stay:  Wisteria Luxury Villas, Eagle Rock Holiday Villas, Thrisangu Haven Resort Things To Do: Trekking, Witness the beauty of the waterfalls Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Grampi, Thrissanku Hills, Payyumala, Wagamon, Peeru Hills, Sahyadri Ayurvedic Center Best Time To Visit: April to June, September to November Nearest Airport: Kochi airport is the nearest at 133 km Nearest Railway Station: Kottayam Railway Station is the nearest at 54 km

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36. Mannarkkad – Doorway To Silent Valley

River in Mannarkkad, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

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Lying in God’s Own Country, Mannarkkad is one of those Kerala visiting place s that attract those travellers who are seeking to get closer to nature and wildlife. Blessed tremendously with mother nature, this destination is home to an extensive number of tribal settlements.

Sitting in the capital city of Kerala, Mannarkkad is one town that looks straight out of a fairytale with enchanting rivers flowing through the forest-clad valley, making it a picturesque spot. Snuggling on the foothills of the Western Ghats, Mannarkkad is a town that is one of the largest agricultural markets in Kerala, welling various plantation products including cinnamon, rubber, pepper, and plantain.

Places To Stay:  Hotel Hill View Tower, Ritzy Malabar The Retreat Hotel, KTDC Tamarind Things To Do: Shopping, relax amidst serenity Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Ooty, Wayanad, Munnar, Palakkad, Nilambur, Coonoor, Malampuzha Best Time To Visit: May to September Nearest Airport: Calicut airport is the nearest at 73 km Nearest Railway Station: Palakkad Railway Station is the nearest at 32 km

37. Vythiri – The Resort Town

A splendid view of Vythiri which is known as the resort town

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Boasting the old-world charm that reeks from every corner of this destination, Vythiri is one of the ideal Kerala visiting places. Vythiri is known for blanketing charming antique cottages, gorgeous tree houses, and magnificent log huts. Vythiri is an umbrella that covers around 18 villages in the district of Wayanad.

This is a perfect destination for those who wish to take a step into the ancient past and embrace the simpler lifestyles of those times. Vythiri is one destination that offers one of the finest amalgamations of country lifestyles with a touch of modernity to it.

Places To Stay: The Sanihara, Nexstay Indeevara Retreat, Mellow Shack, Tea Terrace Vythiri, Vythiri Stream View Things To Do:  Stay at tree houses, relish local foodThings To Do: Stay at tree houses, relish local food Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Pookot Lake, Soochipara Falls, Banasura Dam, Chembra Peak Best Time To Visit: October to April Nearest Airport: Calicut airport is the nearest at 74 km Nearest Railway Station: Kozhikode is the Nearest Railway Station at 61 km

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38. Thenmala – The Planned Ecotourism Land

Thenmala is nestled amidst the lush green vegetation of the Western Ghats

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Nestled amidst the lush green vegetation of the Western Ghats, Thenmala is one of the places to see in Kerala that has earned itself a position on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Covering the floors of Kollam in God’s Own Country, Thenmala blankets an extensive number of fragrant tea and beautiful rubber plantations and stands on top of our list of best places for one day trip in Kerala.

Translating to ‘Honey Hill’ in English, Thenmala is one of the highest suppliers of medicinal honey throughout this region. Apart from being a favourite among nature lovers, this destination also has plenty to offer for adventure enthusiasts including trekking trails, rock climbing hills, mountain biking, and much more.

Places To Stay:  Thenmala Heritage, Orchard Valley Resort, Kumar Palace Leisure Hotel Things To Do: Trekking trails, Rock climbing hills, Mountain biking Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Butterfly Safari, Leisure Zone, Nakshatravanam, Children’s Park, Adventure Zone Best Time To Visit: December to February Nearest Airport: Trivandrum airport is the nearest at 75 km Nearest Railway Station: Thenmala Railway Station is located in the town itself.

39. Kottayam – The Cultural Hub

Kottayam, one of the top places to visit in Kerala

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Allowing travelers to travel back in time, Kottayam is one of the most serene places to see in Kerala. The ancient town of Kottayam boasts about being rich in culture. With its population achieving a hundred per cent literacy rate, this town was given the name ‘Akshara Nagari’, which also translates to the City of Letters. Along with being home to several publishing houses, this destination is also the commercial hub of spices and crops. The picturesque views and the ancient shrines simply add to the beauty of this destination.

Places To Stay: Akkara Homestay, Kuttickattil Gardens Homestay, Thomman’s farm stay, Nellimoottil Guest House, The Mana-Heritage stay Things To Do: Vaikom: Enjoy The Secluded Beauty, Elaveezhapoonchira: Experience The Beauty Of Nature, Nadukani: The Perfect Picnic Spot, Island of Pathiramanal: For A Tropical Vibe Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Kottathavalam, Nadukani, Island of Pathiramanal, Illikkal Kallu, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple Best Time To Visit: September to February Nearest Airport: Kochi airport is the nearest at 86 km Nearest Railway Station: Kottayam railway station is located in the town itself

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40. Kumily – The Divider

The quaint town of Kumily

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The most beautiful place in Kerala, Kumily is a tiny quaint town that separates Kerala and Tamil Nadu. This one of the beautiful destinations in Kerala is famed for being home to numerous fragrant plantations, exotic wildlife, recreational activities, and adventurous experiences. The spice gardens sitting in the lap of this destination leave travellers in awe of Mother Nature. Also famed for its Ayurvedic massages, Kumily is one of the best destinations for those who are seeking to rejuvenate and revitalise on their escapade to the South.

Places To Stay: Niraamaya Retreats Cardamom Club, Panthalams Homestay, Kairali Palace Home Stay, Chrissie’s Hotel, Woodnote Thekkady Things To Do: Ayurvedic massages, visit spice gardens Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Thekkady Lake, Periyar National Park, Abraham’s Spice Garden, Kadathanadan Kalari Center Best Time To Visit: September to April Nearest Airport: Kochi airport is the nearest at 161 km Nearest Railway Station: Theni railway station is the nearest at 62 km

41. Ponnani – Culturally Harmonious Land

Ponnani, one of the top places to visit in Kerala

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One of the most beautiful places for Kerala sightseeing, Ponnani is a beach town that looks right out of a storybook. This town earned its fame by the expansive sandy beaches with clear blue waters of the Arabian Sea. With its floors being covered by numerous Muslim Institutions, this destination is also tagged as the Mecca of South India. 

Ponnani is a destination where one can witness the best of cultural harmony. There is no dearth of eye-catching flora and fauna in this destination, which makes it one of the must-visit places to see in Kerala.

Places To Stay:  Rouba Residency, Bhavanam Regency, Rajavalsam Things To Do: Witness the flora and fauna Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Jama Masjid, Thrikkavu Temple, Human Ath Mosque, Padinharekara Beach, Navamukunda Temple Best Time To Visit: October to March Nearest Airport: Calicut airport is the nearest at 55 km Nearest Railway Station: Tirur railway station is the nearest at 19 km

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42. Pathanamthitta – A Land For Pilgrims

Pathanamthitta in Kerala

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Another one of the famous temple towns for Kerala sightseeing, Pathanamthitta is a small town that reeks of the essence of spirituality from every nook and corner. With being home to an extensive number of temples that are adorned with ancient architecture, Pathanamthitta is a destination that is one of its kind.

The untouched nature of this destination including divine rivers, forest-clad mountain ranges, and the plethora of coconut groves makes it a refreshing destination. Apart from being a hub to nature, this destination is also known for it metal mirror art and other handicrafts.

Places To Stay:  Park Residency, Tharangam Residency, Hotel Hills Park Things To Do: Seek blessings, sightseeing, shopping Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Perunthenaruvi Waterfall, Thriveni Sangamam, Konni Forest Reserve, Kaviyoor Rock Temple, Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple, Manjinikkara Church Best Time To Visit: September to February Nearest Airport: Trivandrum airport is the nearest at 109 km Nearest Railway Station: Chengannur railway station is the nearest at 30 km

43. Devikulam – Home To Lake With A Legend

Quaint town of Devikulam

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Another one of the quaint little towns in Kerala, Devikulam is famed for its lake with a legend of its own, making it one of the best places to visit in Kerala. The town is also home to numerous other marvels of Mother Nature including painted sceneries, magical waterfalls, and a plethora of tea plantations, giving travellers a chance to embrace Mother Nature to the fullest.

It is believed that Goddess Sita herself has taken a bath in the lake, thus its name being ‘Sita Devi Lake’. This water body has an impeccable religious significance latched to it, and this is what attracts tourists all year long.

Places To Stay:  Tea Valley Resort, Pine Tree, Je’s Home Stay Things To Do: Walk around the tea plantations, witness the waterfalls Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Sita Devi Lake, Thoovanam Falls, Pallivasal Lake, Tea and Spice Plantations Best Time To Visit: November to May Nearest Airport: Kochi airport is the nearest at 114 km Nearest Railway Station: Kottayam Railway Station is the nearest at 132 km

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44. Tholpetty – Habitat Of Wildlife

Forests of Tholpetty

Home to the most exotic and diverse wildlife of God’s Own Country, Tholpetty is a destination that is a small part of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. Famed for offering a myriad of stunning flora and fauna to travellers, Tholpetty is home to various species of animal kingdoms including tigers, elephants, bears, monkeys, leopards, and more. There is also a watchtower located in this destination for those who wish to witness these species just living their lives in their natural habitat. A major chunk of this destination is completely covered with Silver Oak, Teak Trees, and Eucalyptus. It is one of the best places to visit in Kerala with friends.

Places To Stay:  Koomankoly Heritage Resort, Coffee Polo Service Resort Things To Do: Spot animals, click pictures Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Papanashini, Kuruva Dweep, Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary, Panchatirtha Best Time To Visit: October to March Nearest Airport: Calicut airport is the nearest at 134 km Nearest Railway Station: Calicut railway station is the nearest at 100 km

45. Cherai – Known For Its Beachy Nature

Beach of Cherai, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

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Here is one of the places to visit in Kerala where you can visit the beautiful beaches on one end while amazing backwaters are awaiting you on the other one. Cherai is a very small town situated on the northern end of Vypin Island perfect for a private vacation. The beach area has plenty of dolphins which you can watch while sunbathing or building sand castles. Due to the seclusion, the place attracts a few couples on their honeymoon too!

Places To Stay:  Cherai Beach Resort, Renai Blue Waters, Club Mahindra Cherai Beach Things To Do: Sunbathing, Build sand castles Ideal Duration : 2 days Popular Tourist Attractions : Cherai Beach, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Mahatma Gandhi Beach, Kuzhupilly Beach, Vasco da Gama Square Best Time To Visit : All year round Nearest Airport : Cochin International Airport Nearest Railway Station : Ernakulam Railway Station

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46. Kodanad – Ideal Place For Families

Kodanad Hills Aerial View

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Kodanad is one of the unheard tourist places in Kerala which is basically an idyllic village located just 42 km away from Kochi. You know if you are looking for a time, a moment which you will remember for your life, then Kodanad is the perfect place. With the Periyar River flowing nearby, the opportunities for boating and fishing are immense. And visit the elephant training centre to get a grasp of Kerala’s culture. This is the perfect place to spend quality time with family members.

Places To Stay:  Hotel Dewland, Atlas Airport Hotel Things To Do: Boating, Fishing Ideal Duration : 1 day Popular Tourist Attractions : Abhayaranyam Mini Zoo, Kaprikkad, Edavanakavu Temple, Malayattoor Best Time To Visit : February to April Nearest Airport : Cochin International Airport Nearest Railway Station : Aluva Railway Station

47. Thodupuzha – Covered By Green Vegetation

Thodupuzha River and Hills

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Thodupuzha is a municipal town and one of the largest in the district of Idukki. The area is mostly characterized by green vegetation while the Thodupuzha river flows through the town. With a relatively cool climate throughout the year, Thodupuzha is one of the coolest tourist places in Kerala. The list of places to wander in Thodupuzha is extensive and this is an ideal place for friends or family to visit on weekends.

Places To Stay:  Hotel Moonlit Regency, Kalumkal Apartments, Hotel Ceasar Palace Things To Do: Sightseeing, shopping Ideal Duration : 2 days Popular Tourist Attractions : Malankara Dam, Uravappara Temple, Karikode Temple, Uravappara View Point, Pampanal Waterfalls, Muniyara Cave Best Time To Visit : August to November Nearest Airport : Cochin International Airport Nearest Railway Station : Nellikkavu Junction

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48. Kattappana – Perfect For A Road Trip

A mesmerizing view of Kattappana

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Another perfect municipal town in the Idukki district is Kattappana, which has been built on the Sahyadri range of Western Ghats. The place is rich in spice and commercial cultivation like tea and coffee. With a fairly moderate climate, Kattappana is one of the top places to see in Kerala throughout the year. The curly roads are amazing for a bike or car road trip while the mesmerizing views do the rest of the job.

Places To Stay:  Cloud bay Hotel, Kgees, Trinity Residency Things To Do:  Sightseeing, boating, trekking, camping Ideal Duration : 2 days Popular Tourist Attractions : Anchuruli Waterfalls, Erattayar Dam, Plantations Best Time To Visit : All year round Nearest Airport : Cochin International Airport Nearest Railway Station : Kottayam Railway Station

49. Paravur – A Pleasant Town

Paravur Costal Road

Paravur is a town located in the Kollam district which comprises some of the finest tourism combinations. The town has an abundance of natural splendour in the form of backwaters, sea, lakes and vast expanses of green farms. This might not top the list of places to see in Kerala but has all the very potential to be part of it. The houseboat trips are just pleasant and fine exclusively inviting an environment that attracts couples. With the largest natural backwater lakes in South Asia, engage yourself in boating, fishing, surfing and swimming.

Places To Stay:  Club Mahindra Cherai, Indriya Sand Things To Do: Boating, Fishing, Surfing, Swimming Ideal Duration : 2 days Popular Tourist Attractions : Paravur Lake, Puttingal Temple, Polachira, Puthenkulam Elephant Village, Paravur Beach, Edava Nadayara Kayal, Kappil Pozhi Best Time To Visit : October to March Nearest Airport : Coimbatore International Airport Nearest Railway Station : Kollam Railway Station

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50. Parunthumpara – The Eagle Rock

panoramic view from the Parunthumpara Eagle Rock

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Parunthumpara is a small and scenic village near Vagamon. Yes, Parunthumpara is one of the best places to visit in Kerala and a great spot to unclog from the hustle and bustle of cities. The village is surrounded by endless stretches of valleys, meadows and highlands. The mist covering the charming and picturesque landscape of Parunthumpara makes it one of the most scenic places to see in Kerala. Views from the mountaintop are just amazing – endless valleys, curly roads and the famous Sabarimala temple.

Places To Stay:  Granby Gold, Springdale Heritage Things To Do: Trekking, birdwatching Ideal Duration : 2 days Popular Tourist Attractions : Parunthumpara Hill View Point, Tiger Sathram View Point, Suicide Point, Tagore Head Best Time To Visit : All year round Nearest Airport : Cochin International Airport Nearest Railway Station : Kottayam Railway Station

51. Marayoor – Encounter Rich Heritage

Marayoor Sandstone Forest

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Marayoor is an amazing town with sandalwood forests throughout the region otherwise shadowed by the Sahyadri mountain ranges. The beauty of these places to see in Kerala is that they are small, tiny dots on a map yet hold so many things in them. Nestled in the hills, the jungles and forests pave the way to a historical peak – the ancient dolmens and rock paintings from the Stone Age. As a history lover, you will love them! The aura of the place is such that you are awe-struck by the exotic and pristine beauty.

Places To Stay:  Marayoor Holidays, Nature Castle Vattavada, Pleasant Holiday Resort Things To Do: Hiking, Photography Ideal Duration : 2 days Popular Tourist Attractions : Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Sandalwood Forest, Kulachivayal Rocks, Muniyara – Anakottapara Park, Kanthalloor Waterfalls Best Time To Visit : December or February Nearest Airport : Peelamedu Airport Nearest Railway Station : Aluva Railway Station

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52. Anamudi

View of the Anamudi Peak

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Anamudi is another one on the list of popular places to visit in Kerala that is located in Eravikulum National Park. Anamudi Peak is amongst the highest mountain peaks in India and offers a vast collection of rich flora and fauna. The place is home to the largest surviving populations of Asian Elephants.

Places To Stay:  Deep Woods Resort Munnar, Pavithra River View Homestay, Munnar Castle Things To Do: Trekking, Photography, Camping Ideal Duration : 2 days Popular Tourist Attractions : Eravikulam National Park, Lakkam Waterfalls, Mattupetty Dam Best Time To Visit : December or February Nearest Airport : Cochin Airport Nearest Railway Station : Angamaly Railway Station

53. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala

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Another delightful place for wildlife enthusiasts is Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. This is among the most protected regions of Kerala and showcases scenic views of nature. The place is home to over 34 species of mammals which includes panthers, spotted deer, etc.

Places To Stay:  Marayoor Holidays, Nature Castle Vattavada, Pleasant Holiday Resort Things To Do: Hiking, Photography Ideal Duration : 2 days Popular Tourist Attractions : Sandalwood Forest, Kulachivayal Rocks, Muniyara – Anakottapara Park, Kanthalloor Waterfalls Best Time To Visit : December or February Nearest Airport : Peelamedu Airport Nearest Railway Station : Pondar Junction

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54. Valara Waterfalls

scenic Valara waterfall

One of the most refreshing places to visit in Kerala, Valara Waterfalls is a hub for backpackers. The waterfall is nestled amid Neriamangalam and Adimali and offers spectacular views of the surrounding ambience. The place is idesl for nature lovers or those interested in clicking on the panoramic beauty of Kerala.

Places To Stay:  Munnar Crown Residency, Marjan Residency, Al-Hind Things To Do: Hiking, Photography, Animal Spotting, Wildlife photography Ideal Duration : 2 days/ 3 nights Popular Tourist Attractions : Cheeyaparra Waterfalls, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Thommankuntu Waterfalls Best Time To Visit : November to February Nearest Airport : Cochin Airport Nearest Railway Station : Ettumanur

55. Top Station

scenic view at the top station

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Top Station is located in Kundala Valley and being one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kerala, the place welcomes visitors throughout the year. The place is famous for its landscaped views featuring lush green tea plantations and valleys, spellbinding waterfalls, and exclusive flowers of Neelakurinji that grow once in twelve years.

Places To Stay: Nature Castle Vattavada, Pleasant Holiday Resort, Shola Country Resort Things To Do: Nature walks, trekking, Hiking, Photography Ideal Duration : 1 days Popular Tourist Attractions : Pampadam National Park, Rhodo Valley Best Time To Visit : December  Nearest Airport : Cochin Airport Nearest Railway Station : Ambaturai

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56. Alleppey Beach

Alleppey beach, top places to visit in Kerala

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If you are looking for an ideal place to have a family picnic then you can surely plan a visit to Alleppey Beach. As Alleppey is called the Venice of the East, the beach is a hub of holidayers and peace seekers. One of the scenic places to visit in Kerala, Alleppey Beach is famous for romantic evening strolls.

Places To Stay:  Vrindavan Heritage Homes, Ramada by Wyndham, Alleppey Holiday Beach Resort  Things To Do: Relax by the beach, glance at sunset and sunrise, photography Ideal Duration : 1 day Popular Tourist Attractions : Marari Beach, Pathiramanal Island, Punnamada Lake Best Time To Visit : February Nearest Airport : Cochin Airport Nearest Railway Station : Alappuzha

57. Krishnapuram Palace

Krishnapuram Palace is one of the top Places to visit in kerala

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Another interesting place to explore in Alleppey is Krishnapuram Palace. The palace was established in the 18th century in Kayamkulam by the rulers of the place and its magnificent structure stands still, foresaying the sagas of the bygone days.

Places To Stay: Vrindavan Heritage Homes, Ramada by Wyndham, Alleppey Holiday Beach Resort Things To Do: Explore the palace, photograph, enjoy the surrounding nature   Ideal Duration : 2-3 hours Popular Tourist Attractions : Relaxed and serene ambiance of the site Best Time To Visit : December  Nearest Airport : Cochin Airport Nearest Railway Station : Alappuzha

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Frequently Asked Questions About The Best Places To Visit In Kerala

Which are some of the must-visit places in Kerala for couples?

It is a bit difficult to answer because you cannot choose one. The USP of Kerala is that you find different landscapes in one state. You have tea plantations in Munnar, the backwaters of Alleppey, and the beaches of Kovalam. It depends on you what kind of terrain you like the most that defines your most beautiful in Kerala. In short, there are plenty of must-visit places in Kerala for couples.

Which are the best hotels in Kerala?

Kerala is home to a plethora of amazing hotels like Old Harbour Hotel, The Leela, Brunton Boatyard, The Panoramic Gateway, Spice Tree Munnar, Chandy’s Windy Woods, and Fragrant Nature.

How many days should you spend in Kerala?

Well, it depends on you. If you want to explore all the landscapes in Kerala, then you need at least a week in Kerala. If you want to spend a few days at a single destination like Munnar or Kovalam, then 3-4 days are fine. The thing is that you need to travel by road for long hours from the airport be it Munnar, Alleppey or Kerala. So, you should take that time into account while planning your itinerary.

How much does it cost to visit Kerala?

Even if it is a 3-4 day trip, it will take more or less INR 25,000 per person that includes your flights, hotels, food, and everything. The cost of your budget will depend upon the type of accommodation you choose. Also, if you are covering all three destinations (Munnar, Kovalam, Alleppey), it will cost you more.

Which are the best shopping markets in Kerala?

If you are planning to head out for shopping in Kerala, then you must stop by the famous markets like Ernakulam Market, Connemara Market, Polakkandam Market and Pattalam Market.

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Last updated: Apr 26, 2024

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Lush green tea plantations, serene winding backwaters and spice plantations are a few features that define Kerala as one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Popular as ‘God’s Own Country’ Kerala is a haven for travellers who come here to unwind in the salubrious climes, away from the concrete jungle. In a state where the topography ranges from cool hills to balmy sea beaches,  Kerala  is a sight for sore eyes. Here is a list of places which are a ‘must-see’ for all those visiting this tropical paradise.

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Alleppey or Alappuzha is best known for the world renowned backwaters of Kerala. The backwaters are a network of brackish canals, rivers and lakes that weave through half of the state of Kerala. One can cruise down the backwaters while enjoying the unique feel of the “ Kettuvallams ” or house boats which provide amenities including a taste of typical Kerala cuisine. For other curious travellers, there are several unique temples and churches which add more value to the picturesque beauty of Alleppey.

How to get there : The Cochin International Airport, located at a distance of 75 kilometres is the nearest airport to Alleppey. The airport is well connected to major cities in India as well as abroad.

Where to stay: For a luxurious experience, you could rent a houseboat such as The Tharangini House Boat, JCT House boat or Cosy Houseboats available for 6,500 INR/Per night* and above. If you’d rather stay grounded, The Ramada Alleppey , Citrus retreats and Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Hotel are great hotels available within the range of 3000-7000 INR/ Per night*.

Read more:  Alleppey: Of Houseboats, Lakes and Toddy

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Kochi is the cultural and economic capitals of Kerala. It’s a hub of tourist activity and attracts visitors from all over the world. From Chinese fishing nets to exotic spice cultivations, there’s a lot to feast your eyes upon in Kochi. This city is an amalgamation of various cultures which seek to endure even till date. There’s a surprise in every corner of Kochi, just waiting to be discovered.

How to get there : There are direct flights to Kochi from major cities all across India and the world. From the airport, the main city centre is about 29 kilometres away.

Where to stay : The Trident , Le Colonial Neemrana and Neemrana’s Tower house are available at 3000-10,000 INR/Per night*.

Thekkady is home to the popular Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary . You can observe the elephants that roam around the sanctuary, explore the verdant green forests, take a boat cruise over Periyar Lake or take an elephant safari into the depths of the wilderness. Periyar is the perfect getaway for wildlife enthusiasts and for people who want to rejuvenate in the misty mountains of the Nilgiris.

How to get there: Thekkady/Periyar is located at a distance of about 165 km from Kochi (Cochin). Periyar Tiger Reserve and is well-connected to Kochi by roadways and railways. However, the best way to reach Thekkady/Periyar from Kochi is by car, a journey of about 4 hours.

Where to stay : Aranya Nivas , Springdale heritage resort or Michael’s Inn which are available within the range of 1500-3500 INR/Per night* and guarantee a comfortable stay.

munnar hills

Munnar is considered one of the most beautiful tourist places in Kerala. Situated on the Western Ghats, Munnar is evidently one of the highest producers of tea on the Indian subcontinent. The view of undulating hills as the touch the clouds in Munnar rejuvenates your mind and soul. The town is flanked by a narrow patch of the Arabian Sea and The Western Ghats on the other side which makes Munnar a unique getaway from the city life. Palm-fringed backwaters, scenic waterfalls, sunny beaches, misty mountains and gushing streams, Munnar has it all!

How to get there : The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport, which is 110 kilometres away by road. From Cochin, you can hire a cab to get to Munnar.  There are state-run or private buses, plying from various towns in Kerala and Tamil Nadu which are the best way to get to Munnar by road.

Where to stay : Misty mountain resorts , Munnar Terrace Greens and Fort Munnar provide rooms at 3000-5000 INR/Per night*.

Read more:  Tourist Places In Munnar You Must Visit

Thrissur was previously the capital of the Kingdom of Kochin, however, now it is considered the cultural capital of Kerala because of its spiritual, cultural and religious leanings throughout history. One can visit an array of beautiful temples and churches that become a hub of activity during the festive period in the city. When in Thrissur, you must try the delectable Vellayappam which is a type of a rice hopper, a speciality of the city.

How to get there : Thrissur does not have an airport. Thrissur does not have an airport. The nearest airport is Kochi Airport which is 95 km away from Thrissur. You can easily get regular trains to Thrissur from other major cities of the country. Also, there are tourist buses available to Thrissur from major cities of the country. Thrissur. You can easily get regular trains to Thrissur from other major cities of the country. Also, there are tourist buses available to Thrissur from major cities of the country.

Where to stay : As a major city in Kerala, Thrissur has many options to stay such as Thrissur has many options to stay such as Dass Continental , Lulu International Convention and Hotel Peninsula charging 1500-3000 INR/per night.

Sink your feet into the warm sandy beaches of Kovalam. There are numerous coconut trees here as far as the eye can see, add to that prime resorts surrounding lush green vegetation and you’ve got yourself a popular tourist destination. Kovalam has gained popularity as centre of Ayurvedic healing in the past few years. So if you want to take a break and feel re-energized, Kovalam is your kind of getaway.

How to get there : The closest airport and railhead is Trivandrum which is 20 km away from Kovalam. One can hire taxi cabs or auto-rickshaws which are a great medium for transport in Kerala.

Where to stay : Beach Hotel De Tour Neelakantha , Hotel Samudra KTDC and Vivanta by Taj Green Cove and hotels available at 1500-7000 INR/Per night*.

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One of the prime hill stations in the south, Wayanad boasts of production of tea, coffee, cardamom, pepper and other spices. The region is populated with many natural marvels such as waterfalls, caves, lakes and dams which you are bound to enjoy the cool weather of Wayanad . Do visit Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to wildlife species like the Spotted Deer, Bison, Cheetah and Bears.

How to get there : The closest airport is the Calicut International airport, which is 87 km away from Wayanad. The closest railhead to Wayanad is at Nilambur road which is 53kms away. You can easily get buses to Wayanad from all major cities in the country.

Where to stay : Vyithiri Village , Upavan Resort , The Woods Wayanad and Wayanad Silver Woods Resort are hotels which are available at 2500-6500 INR/Per night* and they ensure you have a comfortable stay.

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Otherwise known as Trivandrum, this city is the capital and presumably the most culturally affluent part of the state. Trivandrum has played host to a variety of rulers who have all left behind a mark over the city. Rapid development has not hindered the unique heritage in the form of the architecture and the culture that is still embodied by the city. The Kowdiar Palace, which was previously the official residence of the Travancore royal family, is particularly a must-visit in the city.

How to get there: Trivandrum is easily accessible by air, trains and national highways.

Where to stay: Fortune Hotel The South Park , Classic Sarovar Portico , Hotel Galaxy Inn and Vivanta by Taj fall in the range of 500- 6000 INR/Per night*. These hotels provide access to all facilities along with great service.

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Much like Trivandrum, Kozhikode has been a habitat for multiple dynasties which have left their imprint on the city. Perhaps that is why Kozhikode is dubbed as the ‘City of Sculptures’. Kozhikode is also considered as the ‘City of Spices’ as it a major trading port of eastern spices. The district is famous for folk songs or ballads known as Vadakkan Pattukal . The sweet-meat street is a popular tourist hub and is a centre of marketing for many products that are locally produced in the region.

How to get there : Kozhikode is connected by all major airports in the world.  The railway station of Kozhikode is well connected to other cities of India.

Where to stay : Renai Kappad beach resort , The Taviz Resort and Spa and Park Residency at Ramanattukara are hotels available within 1400-4000 INR/per night*

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Kannur was previously a very important British trading centre in the south, hence much of the city still carries the aura of Colonial times which is mixed in with the local flavour of Kannur. You can explore St. Angelo Fort, walk along the Payyamabalam Beach, spot some wildlife at Aralam wildlife sanctuary or take a ferry ride over the Laccadive Sea. Kannur is a destination for everybody.

How to get there : Kannur international airport is still under construction; instead, you could take a train . There are trains plying to Kannur from all major cities in the country, and six daily trains connecting Kannur to the capital, Trivandrum.

Where to stay : Hotel Sky Pearl, Kaula Inn , Aroma Ayur Heritage Resort and Hotel The Sky Park Mattanur provide rooms at 1400-3000 INR/Per night*

*Prices may vary

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Dear Sir, I Mr. Alex Tuscano from Mumbai i want to visit Kerala with my Wife,daughter 22 years and son 13th years. my date is 10 September to 14th September. we are prefer Mumbai to Kerala flight and 1 AC room.for 4 days and 3 nights. want to see some side scenes. could you make the trip and send me complete tour quotation?. Regards, Alex Tuscano

raghav sharma | on 22 July 2018

Nice article, useful information to plan my next holidays. Good work!!!

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The southernmost district of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram is not known just as capital of the state but also a land of white sandy beaches and wooded highlands which attracts tourists from the far west. Its magnificent monuments and ancient shrines stand as testament to its varied cultural and historic past.

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Tourist Places in Kollam

Situated on the banks of Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam is a land with immense tourist potential. It has beautiful beaches and backwaters, meandering rivers, lovely lakes, majestic mountains, verdant valleys, lush forests, fertile plains and vast green fields, enough to bring people searching for this gem of a land.

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Tourist places in Alleppey

Known as the Venice of the east, Alappuzha is a waterlogged district endowed with immense natural beauty and has emerged as a major tourist destination of the country. Today Alappuzha is well known for its beaches and backwaters.

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Krishnapuram Palace.

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Derived from the Malayalam word ‘Idukku’, meaning a narrow gorge Idukki is a slice of heaven. Blessed with one of the most pristine reserve forest, hill stations, tea plantations and wildlife sanctuaries it should definitely find a place in your pit stops in Kerala.

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Periyar Tiger Reserve

Nedumkandam Hills

Thommankuthu falls

Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

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Cheeyappara Waterfalls

Idukki Arch Dam

Eravikulam National Park.

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Tourist Attractions in Pathanamthitta

Known as the headquarters of pilgrimage tourism of Kerala, this land of temples is yet to receive its due place in the tourism map of the country. Blessed by nature it is covered in vast unending stretches of forests, rivers and serine countryside, all of which are a treat to one’s eyes.

Konni Elephant Training Center

Perunthenaruvi waterfalls

Konni forest reserve

Kaviyoor rock temple

Tourist Spots in Ernakulam

Recognised as the commercial capital, it is the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala. With the Chinese, Portuguese and British influences, Ernakulam has always been a land of varied cultural demographic. Ernakulam sees a large number of tourist arrivals every year.

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Cherai Beach

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Tourist Places in Thrissur

Referred to as the cultural capital of the state,Thrissur is the seat of, many of Kerala’s cultural and archaeological wealth. It is also well endowed with splendid natural beauty in the form of Beaches, Hills, Waterfalls etc.

Below are some of the most important tourist places in Thrissur:

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Chavakkad Beach

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Athirappilly waterfalls

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The rice bowl of Kerala, Palakkad is the largest district in the state. The topography of Palakkad is a rich blend of forests, rivers, valleys and hills. The state also has a significant influence on  Kerala’s historic and cultural backdrop.

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Silent Valley national park

Malampuzha dam and gardens

Parambikkulam wildlife sanctuary

Kava viewpoint

Dhoni Hills

Nelliyampathy hills

Pothundi dam

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With a distinct place in the Indian history, with Vasco Da Gama landing in Kappad in 1498, Kozhikode is not only known for its historical significance but also for the hospitable and welcoming people, the unique culture and mouth watering food.

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Kakkayam dam

Kozhikode Beach

Thusharagiri waterfalls

Mananchira square

Beypore beach

Pazhassiraja Museum

Peruvannamuzhi dam

Tourist places in Wayanad

Known as the spice garden of the south, the land of paddy fields, and the home of the monsoon, Wayanad is a heaven like none other. Southernmost tip of the Deccan plateau, Wayanad is a land of virgin forests and misty peaks, alluring tourists from far and beyond.

Chembra peak

Muthanga wildlife sanctuary

Soochippara waterfalls

Edakkal caves

Pakshipathalam

Banasurasagar dam

Kuruva island

Pookot lake

Pazhassi Raja tomb

Tourist places in Malappuram

One of the northern districts of Kerala, Malappuram is flanked by Arabian Sea on the West and Western Ghats on the east. With an eventful history of the Zamorin rule, the uprisings against British rule, this is a land of great historic and political significance. Its monuments, authentic cuisine, ritualistic art forms all make Malappuram a much loved destination for travellers.

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Thirunavaya

Padinharekara Beach

Kadalundi bird sanctuary

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Pazhassi Dam

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Paithalmala

Taliparamba

Muzhupilangad Beach

Pappinisseri Snake Park

Payyambalam Beach

Gundert Bungalow

Tourist Places in Kasaragod

Known for handloom industries worldwide, Kasaragod is a land of abundant beauty. With a strong foothold in the cultural landscape of Kerala, Kasaragod is a must visit destination. With the beaches, forts , hills and rivers, it is a land of many faces.

Ananthapura Lake Temple

Madhur Temple

Pallikkara Beach

Ranipuram Hills

Valiyaparamba Backwaters

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