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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
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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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    Rahul Tulsiani

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    Rahul's 6 days trip to Kerala

    Agent was helpful in deciding itinerary. All items in itinerary met their expectations quit well except the experience in hotel grand valley munnar tough it was discussed earlier that the hotel is new and it may lack in amenities. I just suggest not to go for grand valley munnar as it lacks in amenities. Namaskaram travels did a great job and it's agent vinit was very helpful. The travel triangle adviser assigned to me went out of reach and switched off her mobile which was very unprofessional behaviour and I didn't expected this from travel triangle. Poor assistance from travel triangle. Cab driver girish from hira travels was a fun. A good driver indeed plays an important role in any trip and he does it very well.

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    Sathyaseelan's 3 days trip to Kerala

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    Zebanoor Ansari

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    Zebanoor's 6 days trip to Kerala

    I had done a booking earlier from travel triangle and hence opted for the same. Kerela trip was overall a good one with lots of memories. However, the hotel at Munnar was not good at all and the service was very bad. The place was beautiful, but not all the places mentioned in the itinerary was covered by the driver. Also we were informed that there were no elephants. Thekkady was a disappointment as tour operators did jot mention us the timing of boating. Please book ur boating online well in advance. Thekkady was waste of time. The boat house in allepey was splendid. The food was superb. Kovalam and the hotel provided was good. But tour operators did not inform that kovalam is near trivandrum, else we could cover that. We had to drive all the way to kochi which is 6 hrs drive to catch our train. Better take flight or train from trivandrum if you are visiting kovalam. Chowara beach was better than main kovalam beach as it was less crowded and clean water. All India Holiday were always on call, helping me out plan my trip, but after payment my calls were not received by the agents nor messages were replied on time. They should always be available on call as we might face issues anytime during our trip. Had a lot of problem communicating with the driver, hence few places were left out. Overall a good trip. Boat house and the food there.

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    Shesh Verma

    Bengaluru

    Shesh's 4 days trip to Kerala

    Overall I was very happy with trip but there was one problem with my trip, It was started in opposite direction and I was loosing more time in travailing one place to another place and it should not be happened if they have booked my hotels on same days when I did the payment.

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    Murtaza Kachwala

    Pune

    Murtaza's 7 days trip to Kerala

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    Hyderabad

    Anweshasen's 3 days trip to Kerala

    Everything was good but it would have been easier for me if the travel agent would have been a little bit more vigilant and responded to my calls and messages more often

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    Kapil Shyamkuwar

    Raipur

    Kapil's 6 days trip to Kerala

    My Kerala Trip was just awesome. We had Great time there. Hotels were okey. The Few Hotels serviced poorly. There was power cut and Hotel was not maintained clean in munnar. Resort at Thekkedy was isolated and unoccupied. Travel agent shifted us to different hotel on demand. HouseBoat was just awesome. Food made on Houseboat was tasty. Staff was also cooperative. Our Transfer Journey was so enjoyable that we never got tired. Cab staff guided us at all the time, gave us all info about places we visited right from day1. We enjoyed Maximum.

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    Mumbai

    Ddivyashetty's 5 days trip to Kerala

    Here we go!! Vinit had planned our trip in a beautiful places like Munnar ,thekkady and Alleppey. The places he had suggested for our trip was very beautiful Hotels was located in a perfect view. Special car drive was very polite and friendly In Alleppey houseboat the staff where treating us like family food was so amazing veg/non We didn't face a single promble in any facility. Because of Vinit our trip was best the way he planned according to our needs and demands He cooperated so well Thank you Vinit for everything

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    Parasepalli

    Pushpangowda's 4 days trip to Kerala

    Everything is good but changing the driver in-between is little inconvenience because he does not understand English or Hindi . And the vehicle also not so comfortable . And some of the places not covered as mentioned in the package . Aleppy was the best place

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    Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary operating timings are 07:00 am to 10:00 am and 02:00 pm to 05:00 pm.

    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.

    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.

    The entry fee for Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is INR 110 for adults and INR 40 for children.

    A variety of exotic species of wildlife can be found at Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary like elephants, civet cats, jungle cats, tiger, panthers, wild dogs, monkeys, and many other such animals.

    August to March is the best time to visit Kerala for backwaters.

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