8 Tourist Places In Kerala That You Will Love To Revisit

by Payal Mathur Travel Consultant

Kerala is an amalgamation of lands with unparalleled picturesqueness and therefore is rightly called the God’s Own Country. Being the 22nd largest Indian state and 13th largest in population, Kerala is branched out into 14 districts. Since Malayalam is spoken the most here, it has also been accredited as the official language of this place.

Counted amongst the prominent metropolitan state of India, Kerala is considered to be the most beautiful. The scenic landscapes, lush greenery, and soothing climate stand in perfect contrast with the hustle-bustle of the city. Being 38,863 km2 in area, Kerala is bordered by Indian states like Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The economy of Kerala is known to be 12th largest in India and tourism too holds importance in it apart from communications, real estate, transport, etc. There are various tourist places in Kerala and some of the prominent ones are listed below!

  1. Munnar

Formerly considered to be a resort by the British elites, the town of Munnar is located amidst the mountain range of the Western Ghats in Kerala. There are rolling hills around this area that are covered by tea plantations. The tea fields here were established during the late nineteenth century and look as beautiful today!

The place is also renowned for the scenic Eravikulam National Park, which provides a safe habitat to the endangered mountain goat, Nilgiri Tahr. Lakkam waterfalls are the highlight of this national park. You can even visit this place to explore the hiking trails if you want to add adventure to your travel experience. People also visit this place to witness the glorious Anamudi peak (2695m). 

  1. Kumarakom

Situated in Kerala’s backwaters, Kumarakom is a village established on Vembanad lake. The village is surrounded by canals where you can find many houseboats traveling to distant shores. Moreover, this place is also famous for its bird sanctuary that provides a home to various species, ranging from cuckoos to Siberian storks.

People who have a thing for art can also visit the well-known Bay Island Driftwood Museum that showcases skilfully designed wooden sculptures.  In the eastern part of this village, there’s Thazhathangady Mosque that has historical significance.

  1. Wayanad

This is one place in Kerala, which is particularly known for its greenery that surrounds the thrilling trekking trails. Moreover, the place is enriched with amazing culture and can be seen as an amalgamation of man-made as well as natural wonders.

The natural elements include the picturesque waterfalls standing in juxtaposition to the urban city. ‘Wayanad’ translates to the ‘land of paddy fields’ in Malayalam. You can visit this place any time between October to May; trekkers must consider visiting this place during Monsoon to have a great time looking at the lush green beauty of the place.   

  1. Kovalam

This place is ideal for beach babies! Apparently, this place is exclusively known for the New Year celebrations organized here. You can indulge yourself in the thrilling water sports like parasailing and reap all the benefits from facilities like spas, ayurvedic therapies, etc.

The place is also visited by the masses because of the happening sunbathing events. You can visit this place between September to May and make the most of it. The best spots at this place include the lighthouse, Halcyon castle, Kovalam Jama Masjid, Rock Cut Caves, etc.

  1. Vagamon

Also spelled as Wagamon, this is a hill station in India, which is situated in  Peerumade Taluk in the district of Idukki. It also shares its area within the Meenachil Taluk as well as Kanjirappally Taluk in the district of Kottayam.

To have the best time at this place, you must plan your visit here from August to May. The airport and railway station are at a distance of 94 kilometers and 15 kilometers, respectively from this place.  

  1. Bekal

Mainly renowned for Bekal Fort, this town usually finds its place in travelers’ itineraries. Movies like Rang De Basanti were filmed here. The view here is breathtaking and the weather remains pleasant. This place is also one of the best 3 honeymoon destinations in South India.

Some of the best tourist spots at this place are Ananthapura Temple, Valiyaparamba Backwaters, Kappil Beach, Chandragiri Fort, etc. The ideal time to visit here lies between September to May. Airport from this place is at a distance of 72 kilometers while the railway station is at 12 kilometers.   

  1. Varkala

One more coastline in Kerala, Varkala is surrounded by greenery and is ideal for adventure seekers, as you can engage yourself in various water sports - parasailing, surfing, boating, water horse riding, etc. This place is also known for its religious significance, as you can find various Hindu temples here.

The most perfect time to visit this place is from August till the middle of May. Having red cliffs at the backdrop, Varkala covers an area of 15.42 km². The most prominent tourist attractions here are Vishnu Temple, Anjengo Fort, and of course, the Varkala beach amongst other spots.

  1. Kasaragod

This place is located near Bekal and between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea. Kasaragod is a true manifestation of Kerala’s godliness, known for various temples. Travelers usually come here to find peace out of the bustling city. The spots here are all into-worthy and therefore this can be counted as one of the most visited places in Kerala.

Some of the popular spots here are Madhur temple, Thonikadavu and Ananthapura Lake Temple, Malom Wildlife Sanctuary, etc. Mangalore International Airport is closest to this place and the place apparently has a railhead of its own. You can consider visiting this place anytime between June to November or January to February.

The list provided above will help you plan your Kerala trip without any hassle. Amongst various other tourist places in Kerala, do not forget to include these to make the most of your vacation in God’s Own Country. This will help you make innumerable memories to cherish! Make sure you visit this South Indian state with your family and friends if you are seeking a thrilling travel experience.

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