Kerala, which is also known as God’s Own Country is one of the most visited destinations across the globe because of numerous reasons. It is the land of greenery, elephants, backwaters, coconuts, tea gardens, hills, forests, falls, beaches, scenic hamlets and much more offered by this single destination. Kerala is a popular tourist destination that offers unforgettable experiences. For family, friends, or the couples, Kerala caters something for everyone. So, among the number of places, let’s talk about the best places to visit in Kerala.
Munnar is the most popular destination that offers a complete package of natural beauty including Hill Station, Charismatic Lush Green Landscapes, Tea Plantations, Waterfalls, Lakes, and Flora and Fauna etc. Eravikulam National Park, Attukal Waterfalls, Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Anamudi, and Tea Estates are main attractions here. You can also enjoy the spectacular beauty while doing Paragliding, Rock Climbing, or by trekking.
Kumarakom is located near Kottayam and it is well-known for Vembanad Lake, Ayurvedic Massage, and Houseboats. It offers the pure flavor of Kerala. You can enjoy the boat ride and enjoy the spectacular beauty of Lake. You also experience the luxury of the houseboat. You can take a short or long stay at houseboat and enjoy the beauty and serenity of Vembanad Lake which is the longest lake in India. Because of the Ayurvedic Massage, this place is the favorite destination for among the tourists and they can relax their body and mind.
This the ideal place for those who are fond of wildlife. It is like a natural heaven which is blessed with wilderness and surrounded by lush greenery. Thekkady is a famous destination for wildlife that can be enjoyed by cruise and you can also enjoy elephant rides. Apart from that, the major attraction here is Periyar National Park. You can find various species of Tigers, Elephants, Deer, and various other animals and around 265 species of birds can be seen here. It is also popular for Periyar Lake, Coffee Plantations and Spices.
Alleppey is termed as the “Venice of East” which is famous for Backwaters. You can enjoy backwaters trip on houseboats. Coconut groves, net fishing, ducks and lilies in water, lavish paddy fields, and small chapels are the landscape attractions here. Alappuzha Beach, Revi Karunakaran Museum, Marari Beach are the main attractions to visit. Apart from that, don’t forget to see Snake Boat Race which held in the month of August or September.
Kovalam is another attractive place to visit in Kerala. It is 16 Kms away from Trivandrum city. It is mainly popular for beaches. Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach, and Samudra Beach are the most famous beaches here. Kovalam’s other attractions are The German Bakery, Karamana River, Vellayani Lake, Halcyon Castle, Rock Cut Caves, Edakallu are some of the major attractions to be visited here.
It is the greenest place in Kerala. Its natural scenic beauty along with thrilling adventure makes it a popular destination among the tourists. You can stay in tree houses, enjoy the trekking and you can also see a heart-shaped lake near the Chembara Peak which is a major tourist attraction here. Wayanad also holds tribal heritage. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Edakkal caves, Banasura Sagar Dam, Tusharagiri Waterfalls, and Sentinel Rock Waterfalls are other major tourist attractions in Wayanad.
- Fort Kochi
Fort Kochi is termed as the gateway to God’s Own Country. It is also known as the Queen of Arabian Sea. Fort Kochi is highly-visited tourist place in Kerala. Fort Kochi is just 8 Kms away from Ernakulam. It holds history and heritage and you can see old buildings and houses in English, Dutch and Portuguese style. It offers various attractions in terms of Museums, Churches, Hindu Temples, Synagogues, Art Galleries, Beaches, and much more. Here you can enjoy the beautiful view of Chinese fishing nets during the sunset. Main attractions of Fort Kochi are Pardesi Synagogues, Mattancherry Palace, Hill Palace, Marine Drive, and Shiva Temple etc.
Besides the above-mentioned places, there are lots of other tourist attractions that can be visited in Kerala. Some of them are like Thottada Beach in Kannur, Kazhakootam in Trivandrum, Varkala Cliff and much more.