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Places To Visit In Kerala

Set off for a tour to this serene & most beautiful state of South India
Tourism 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, tha...

  • Wildlife
  • Adventure
  • Waterfalls
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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
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  • 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
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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

Kurisumala in Vagamon

Kurisumala is a hill that is a must-visit for every spiritual seeker. The holy hill is surrounded by a mist that deep freezes all your worries and lets you experience a wave of serenity that soothes the soul of its visitors. Kurisumala is a Christian pilgrimage center that is surrounded by lush greenery and tea estates that...

  • Sightseeing
  • Spiritual
  • Hills
  • Ideal for friends
  • Ideal for families

Vagamon Pine Forest in Vagamon

Being one of the elevated cities in Kerala, Vagamon, with an average temperature of 15 degrees Celsius, is famous for housing the rare pine forests. These pine forests are usually found in the northern region of India, but Vagamon Pine Forests have existed for so long in the southernmost state in India, Vagamon. The pine fo...

  • Sightseeing
  • Pine Forest
  • Nature
  • Adventure

Thangal Para in Vagamon

Nestled on the Thangal hill, Thangal Para in Vagamon is a famous tourist attraction and a holy site of muslims. The site oozes out unbounding beauty, serenity and tranquility. There is a rock and a tomb of Sheikh Fariuddin at the spot. Under the rock is a mosque. Every year, hundreds of tourists and devotees pay a visit to ...

  • Sightseeing
  • Religious
  • Hill Station
  • Ideal for families

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    • Trip to Kerala

      Travel triangle support was very good helped me to get my trip completed successfully as per my requirements and in budget. All hotels, house boat, cab service, everything with our trip was awesome. We really had a great time in Kerala. Elite palazzo Cochin - food and supporting staff & restroom, Summit hampton hotel thekkady - Peaceful delux spacious room, Misty Mountain Munnar - Mesmerising views Cozy room & fresh calm environment , Alleppey house boat stunning views with rain was out of the world. Misty Mountain Hotel in Munnar was superb. One should try that once if plan to go there.
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      Delhi, 17 hours ago

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      Travel triangle support was very good helped me to get my trip completed successfully as per my requirements and in budget. All hotels, house boat, cab service, everything with our trip was awesome. We really had a great time in Kerala. Elite palazzo Cochin - food and supporting staff & restroom, Summit hampton hotel thekkady - Peaceful delux spacious room, Misty Mountain Munnar - Mesmerising views Cozy room & fresh calm environment , Alleppey house boat stunning views with rain was out of the world. Misty Mountain Hotel in Munnar was superb. One should try that once if plan to go there.
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      Delhi, 17 hours ago

    • Trip to Kerala

      Travel triangle support was very good helped me to get my trip completed successfully as per my requirements and in budget. All hotels, house boat, cab service, everything with our trip was awesome. We really had a great time in Kerala. Elite palazzo Cochin - food and supporting staff & restroom, Summit hampton hotel thekkady - Peaceful delux spacious room, Misty Mountain Munnar - Mesmerising views Cozy room & fresh calm environment , Alleppey house boat stunning views with rain was out of the world. Misty Mountain Hotel in Munnar was superb. One should try that once if plan to go there.
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      Kolkata, 20 hours ago

    • Trip to Kerala

      1. It was a Nice trip....thank you Ankit (Maxis Holidays). According to the itinerary, everything was good except, Cherai beach & Service at Hotel Mare Blue resort at Cherai not good. 2. The Houseboat experience was excellent. Houseboat staff behavior excellent. The food quality also was good. 3. The driver's behavior was not good on the first day. The driver was list bothered for showing sites to us as per itinerary, he was more interested in paid sites as per him choice (someplace was skipped), he has improved after we talked to the vehicle's agent along with Maxis agent. 4. In the future, we want to travel abroad with very good hospitality & the best cost.
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      Mumbai, 20 hours ago

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      Trip to Munnar was Awesome in my view. Travel agent was excellent and cab driver was awesome also. Sandeep the travel agent always follow up with us regularly about the schedule. Thanks to Sandeep from Silver shark and also cab driver Harris. Entire ride was awesome. Cab ride with Harris was good and also schedule given by Sandeep(Silver Shark) was excellent too.
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      Ijazmohamed Cool

      Chennai, 21 hours ago

    • Trip to Kerala

      Houseboat stay should be improved. One day stay hardly one hour boat ride.. Tea valley resort is located in excellent location in munnar minimum three days to be spent to enjoy the stay.
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      Wajid Baigmmh

      Hyderabad, 21 hours ago

    • Trip to Kerala

      It was a good experience with Travel Values. However, the credit goes to Travel Triangle to connect me with Travel Values. We reached at Kochi for our 4N5D Honeymoon trip on 1st Oct'19 and we met Firoz bhai (driver). He was brilliant. Thanks to my agent. We had enjoyed a lot, exceeded our expectations. We can't tell so much as we felt there.
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      Bhaskar Sinha

      Guru sahay lal nagar, 2 days ago

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      Very poor service provider, the agent booked and when driver came he only dropped us at hotel....not a single point seen by him......booking 35k package without flight.....we had to book auto to visit in rameshwaram, ....driver did everything like his mood....no window will open.....no visit....infact the behaviour is also rude.....before making payment agent is picking my call.....after payment.....whole 2 days I tried to call but he didn't picked.....nor solved my problems....or ask driver nythng...pathetic service from guruji travels.......don't believe them....don't book with them.....not recommended plzz
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      Pavitra Papi

      Lucknow, 2 days ago

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      Hotels - Kovalam Hotel Ocean Bay was the bad experience. It was too unhygienic , unhygienic breakfast and washrooms , not good breakfast. Allepey Houseboat - House experience was worst. The only good part was our cook otherwise nothing was happening their. Firstly we were picked up late by 30 mins after waiting , cruise driver was so irresponsible he stopped the cruise at dot 5 PM and left for his home ,we hardly enjoyed cruise ride, TV was not working , washrooms were dirty, rooms were suffocating and stinking .In the morning we checked out early and have to pay auto charges on our own to have drop at the drivers pick up point as cruise driver was unavailable. Ideally drop should have been arranged by cruise team. As per the itinerary, we were supposed to have candle light dinner but no arrangements were done for it. We just spent one day their without any memories and enjoyment. Kochi, Munnar and Tekkady hotels were good and as per our expectations. We will rate them 4* as per the services and hospitality provided. Ocean Bay Resort will be rated as 2* and Butterfly Cruise which was arranged for us as 1*. Driver friendliness and proper guidance and support throughout the trip. He made our journey happening.
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      Shikha Gupta

      Pune, 2 days ago

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    Major attractions of Kerala can be explored in around 7 to 8 days. 

     

    The cost to explore major attractions of Kerala is approximately INR 32,000.

     

    Kerala is famous for tourism due to its pristine surroundings and pleasant weather. 

     

    The best season to visit Kerala is from September to March.

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    Yes, one can visit Kerala in the month of April when the weather is pleasant and mild.

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