Top 10 places to visit in Kerala

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Enchanting beauty, magnificent hill stations, unique hamlets a state of most beautiful holiday destinations, Kerala has always been on the topmost list for the travellers all across the world. Rich in culture and heritage, and luscious tea and coffee plantations, natural reservoirs Kerala serves as the best holiday destination for the nature lovers, honeymooners, tourists, friends and family.

The best weather to go to Kerala will be in late Monsoons and Early winters, that is, October- December. Every place has at least 10 main attractions in Kerala, making visiting the state a once in a lifetime experience. From its backwaters to wildlife, Ayurvedic treatments to picnic on beaches, authentic Malabar cuisine to zealous dance forms, Kerala is a holiday destination like no other.

Places In Kerala

Here is the list of Best places to visit in Kerala:

1. Alleppey.

Kerala’s number destination for tourists, Alleppey is best known for its backwaters, houseboats and tranquil beauty. Lush Paddy fields, fishing spots and imperial lakes suffused with water Lillies make Alleppey the most favourite holiday destination in Kerala. The Best tourist attractions will be Alappuzha beach, Revi Karunakaran Museum, Marari Beach and Krishnapuram Palace.

2. Cochin.

Kochi or Cochin is a gorgeous station to luxuriate in its elegant environment. Kochi beach, St. Francis Church, Mattancherry Palace, Jew Town, Santa Cruz Basilica, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary are some of the wonderful, places to visit while Kochi. One can go for massages and picnics. A visit to Kerala Folklore Theatre and Museum will be a delightful treat to your eyes and ears.

3. Munnar.

Cosy cottages, beautiful resorts, lush tea plantations, serene valleys make Munnar the best place to visit in Kerala. Tea Museum, Life of Pi Church, Kundala Lake, Pothamedu Viewpoint, Lockhart gap and Eravikulam National Park are the main attractions of Munnar in Kerala. Hydel Park and Munnar Tea Museum will complete your visit to Munnar. Kundala Lake and Echo Station and Point will enrich your ‘nature’ buds.

4. Kumarakom.

Kumarakom is a small village with calmness and quietness in its sceneries, weather, and charm in flora and fauna. The place is best known for its backwaters, Kerala Cuisine, Boating, Houseboat Stays. Like Alleppey, Kumarakom to has beautiful paddy fields and pollution free environment. Kerala tour packages popularity lies with Kumarakom’s Juma Masjid, Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Kumarakom Beach and Aruvikkuzhi waterfall.

5. Wayanad.

Reverent scenic beauty, profound culture and heritage, Wayanad is a perfect blend of nature and tradition. A wonderful place for the nature admirers because of picturesque landscapes and adventure enthusiasts because of unbound exploration of caves, sanctuaries, waterfalls and gorgeous viewpoints. Wayanad has to its name varied vegetation of cinnamon, ginger, tea, coffee, pepper and cardamom. One can go for bamboo rafting in Kuruva Islands, mountain biking, rappelling and camping.

6. Thekkady.

Periyar lake, Ayurvedic Garden, Periyar Tiger Trail, Mudra Cultural Centre, Elephant Junction make Thekkady the best place to visit for those who love animals and want to spend their time amidst nature. Thekkady is best known for its forests and vegetation and Moozhiyar Trek Path.

7. Kovalam.

If you love beaches and seafood and everything exotic, Kovalam is a place to be, especially if you plan to visit through Kerala honeymoon packages.With its Ayurvedic cures, water sports, new year celebrations, Kovalam is a lively holiday destination in Kerala. Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach, Akkulam Lake, Fishing Harbor, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium are the main attractions of Kovalam in Kerala. Kovalam is most popular amongst people from across the globe because of the varied activities like Snorkelling, kayaking, coastal walks, happening here. Shopping in Kovalam cannot be missed. Handicrafts, seashell jewellery will be all over the markets at too good to be true prices.

8. Kozhikode (Calicut).

Famous for its Malabar food, Dutch and British architecture, educational institutes, Calicut is the most visited attractions included in Kerala holiday packages. Main attractions in Calicut are:
Hilite Mall, Kallayi, Kozhikode Beach, Mananchira, Kappad beach. Kozhikode is also best known for the exotic spices that enrich and maintain the authenticity of its food. Chatti Pathiri and Kallummakkaya are the must-try delicacies.

9. Kannur.

Known for weaving business, Kannur is another best holiday destination owing to its magnificent monuments, cashew plantations, age-old temples and beautiful beaches. The main attractions in this place are Ezhimala Beach, Rajarajeshwara temple, Tellicherry Fort.

10. Idukki.

Also known as the gem of Kerala, Idukki appeals to travellers, photographers and nature lovers. If you want to plan an escape from the coarseness of the daily life, Idukki’s calm sceneries, surrounding hills and rich forests will welcome you with open arms. Thattekkad bird sanctuary, Kolukkumalai tea estate, Kalvari Mount are the main attraction in Idukki.

Kerala proves to be a wonderful and the most sought for a holiday destination in South India. Apart from these best places to visit in Kerala, some other places worth visiting are:

  • Kollam
  • Thattekkad
  • Varkala
  • Trivandrum
  • Thrissur
  • Poovar
  • Ernakulam
  • Marari
  • Athirapally
  • Parambikulam

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