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Places To Visit In Kerala

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Best Places To Visit In Kerala

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Kerala Tourism : Tourist places in Kerala include rolling meadows, lush tea gardens, craggy mountains, fragrant spice plantations and sunny beaches. All of these essentially define Kerala! There are a number of tourist attractions in Kerala including breathtaking natural wonders, thrilling wildlife spots, and beguiling ancient monuments. Munnar plantations and Alleppey backwaters are the favourite places to visit in Kerala for honeymoon. Kovalam, Kumarkakom, Wayanad, and Thekkady are also among the best tourist places in Kerala.

Most tourist spots in Kerala hold something or the other to entice travelers of all ages, thus ensuring everybody has a good time on their vacation. Walk along the rice paddies or wander under a stray waterfall, gaze in awe at the lush thickets of the national parks or enjoy a breezy afternoon on a palm-shaded beach, float around in a handmade canoe on the backwaters or enjoy a visit to a historical monument - when in Kerala, there's no end to exploring!

The slopes of the Western Ghats support some of the widest vegetation and wildlife in the country. Some of most well maintained and famous places in Kerala include the wildlife sanctuaries and national parks such as the Periyar National Park, Silent Valley National Park, Eravikulam National Park, Bandipur National Park, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary. On a tour of these places to see in Kerala, tourists are likely to spot wild species such as tigers, Nilgiris Tahrs, macaws, elephants, crocodiles, leopards, bears, panthers, cobras, vipers, and hundreds of varieties of birds and butterflies. These are the perfect places in Kerala for wildlife enthusiasts, who throng to the state for a chance to witness these creatures in their natural habitat. The nature buff in you is sure to love Kerala for its brilliant typography, and its diverse flora and fauna.

Some of the other best places to visit in Kerala include Cherai Beach, tea gardens of Munnar, Paradesi Synagogue, Fort Kochi, Edakkal Caves, Mattancherry Dam, Lighthouse Beach, Alleppey Backwaters, Samudra Beach, the Santa Cruz Basilica, Jew Town, Chinese Fishing Nets, Rajarajeshwari Temple, and Kolukkumalai Tea Estate.  

Wait, the list of Kerala points of interest doesn't end here. Be it a long vacation or a short one, tourist attractions such as Chembra Peak, Vembanad Lake, Periyar National Park, spice gardens, tea plantations, Athirapally waterfalls, Veli Tourist Village and Folklore Museum are a must visit. All of these Kerala tourist spots are perfect if travelers want to enjoy a laid-back holiday at a few spots of historical significance, while also gaining on some peace and quiet.

When going for sightseeing in Kerala, make sure you manage your time in such way that you can cover all major attractions, and then also get time for some hearty shopping and local cuisine tasting. Also, plan ahead and add a few leisure days to your itinerary to explore the destination on your own. A trip to Kerala is sure to give you memories to last a lifetime if you plan it right! 

Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or a family holiday, winter is the best season to visit Kerala. Daytime temperatures in Kerala from October through March remain ideal for local sightseeing. The backwaters, beaches, and coffee plantations are the best places to visit in Kerala in November.


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Eravikulam National Park

The wildlife warden munnar PO, idukki dist. kerala, india, Pincode 685612.

Spread over around 97 square kilometers, the Eravikulam National Park in Munnar is one of Kerala’s most sought after tourist hotspots. When you visit the park, you can expect to find all kinds of flora and fauna, especially the rare and endangered Nilgiri Tahr. You may also be able to spot the rare Neelakurinji flowers, ...

  • Wildlife
  • Adventure
  • Waterfalls
  • Ideal for families
  • Ideal for couples
  • Ideal for friends

Lighthouse Beach In Kovalam

Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, Park View, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 695 033

Lighthouse beach in Kerala is a beautiful sandy beach with a lighthouse. In a state that offers so much to travelers like dense forests, picturesque hill stations, lush green plantations, and serene backwaters, the hawa beach in Kovalam is a breath of fresh air. Tourists and locals alike flock to the lighthouse beach koval...

  • Adventure
  • Honeymoon
  • Ideal for friends
  • Ideal for families
  • Nature
  • Beach

Marari Beach In Alleppey

Alappuzha-Arthunkal- Cherthala, Thoppumpady road, Mararikulam, Alappuzha, Kerala 688523

Popularly known as Mararikulam beach, Marari beach in Alleppey is nestled in the Alappuzha District of Kerala. It is located at a distance of 11 kilometers from the main city of Alleppey. This now well-renowned tourist destination was a local and unidentified fishing spot a few decades back. This beach spot is now an excel...

  • Adventure
  • Water Activities
  • Sun and Sand
  • Sightseeing
  • Romantic
  • Beach

Pathiramanal Island In Kumarakom

Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, Park View, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 695 033

A small but beautiful island in the Alappuzha district of Kerala, Pathiramanal Island is one of the best kept secrets of the state. For those wondeirng how to reach pathiramanal, it is located in the centre of Vembanad Lake. Loosely referring to “sands of night”, the Pathiramanal Island Kerala is a major tourist destination...

  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic view
  • Nature
  • Speed boat ride

Mattupetty Dam In Munnar

Mattupetty Dam, Mattupetty, Kerala 685616

Surrounded by the lush hills of Mattupetty, the Mattupetty Dam is one of the major tourist hotspots of Kerala. This dam lies about 13 kilometers from Munnar and is a nature lover’s delight surrounded by enchanting valleys, rolling grasslands, mist-laden hills and cascading streams.

When you visit the Mattupetty dam in Mu...

  • Temple
  • Religious Tour
  • Nature
  • Romantic
  • Boating
  • Lake
  • Tea plantations
  • Ideal For Family
  • Ideal for couples
  • Hill Station

Anamudi Peak In Munnar

Kannan Devan Hills, Kerala, 685561, India.

Misty hills, lush valleys, scenic routes are what surround the majestic Anamudi Peak in Munnar. Situated at a height of 2,695 meters, Anamudi Peak in the Idukki district not only the highest peak in South India but is also the tallest in the Western Ghats as well. Anamudi trek is one of the most coveted trails in South Indi...

  • Nature
  • Mountains
  • Valley of flowers
  • Hills
  • Waterfalls
  • Ideal for couples
  • Romantic
  • Blue Mountain Tour
  • Ideal for friends
  • Ideal for families

Top Station in Munnar

Top Station, Kerala 625582

The Western Ghats in Kerala have been used for tea plantation since the British Raj. One of these heavenly places in God’s Own Country is Munnar. This hill station lies within the largest tea-growing region in South India. Located about 32 kilometres from Munnar in Idukki district, Top Station offers an expansive view of th...

  • Adventure
  • Nature
  • Hills

Anakkara In Thekkady

Anakkara is a small village in the Idukki district of Kerala. Anakkara lies in the Western Ghats at a height of 4000 feet above the sea level. Anakkara is famous for its spice plantations and is situated at a distance of about 13 km from Thekkady and 120 km from Kottayam. It has comfortable climate throughout the year with ...

  • Spice plantations
  • Wildlife
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature
  • Adventure
  • Family Trip

Periyar Lake In Thekkady

Idukki, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta, Kerala state, India

The Periyar lake in Thekkady is part of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala. The Periyar Lake was formed during the construction of the dam across the Mullaperiyar river in the year 1895. Periyar Lake offers one of its kind of animal watching, where the tourists can watch the animals very closely, sitting comfortably ...

  • Lake
  • Nature
  • Boating
  • Tea plantations
  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Cardamom Plantation
  • Family Trip

Cherai Beach In Kochi

Cherai Beach RoadKochi, Vypin Island

Cherai beach in Kochi is located in a district called Ernakulam, near to the city. This beautiful sandy beach and the the ocean waves make it a desirable spot for family picnics.

You can either choose to go for a swim to cool off on a hot summer day or indulge in boating. Dolphins can sometimes be seen in the water around ...

  • Sightseeing
  • Beach Walk
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Fishing trip
  • Family Trip
  • Honeymoon
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Sharing a houseboat or having one exclusively to yourself depends on the package you have taken. Share your requirements with the travel agent in advance to avoid last minute hassles.

With most airlines imposing a 20 kg limit on baggage, one must make sure to not bring excess baggage. Sunscreen and mosquito repellant are a must have, apart from airy cotton apparels and comfortable footwear. Also make sure that you leave enough space inyour bags for taking back home souvenirs from the state.

Some temples in Kerala do not allow photography of the idols and the temple premises. Also, Indian government prohibits photography of bridges and hydroelectric projects in the state

During the off-season, hill stations like Munnar are cool enough to travel to. However, places such as Alleppey and Kumarakom are pretty hot for a visit. Monsoon season does not see a lot of tourists but the lush greenery all around will ensure tourists will have a great time.

The off season in Kerala is from April to May, during which time it is too humid for comfort. The monsoon season here is from June to August.

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