Kerala is a land of backwaters, tea estates, classical dances, and tranquil beaches, Ayurveda, crystal clear waterfalls, gorgeous hill stations, pleasing wildlife, moderate climate, simple yet tasty cuisines, and the list goes on and on. The best part about this “God’s own country” is countless and timeless. It is that pristine land which is covered by the azure of the Western Ghats from the East and the Arabian Sea from the West. Words will short to define the extra-large bliss of this heaven of Earth. You yourself have to come here to discover the true beauty of this heaven. As celebrated “National Geographic’s Traveler magazine” has listed Kerala in the ‘Ten Paradises of the World’ and ’50 must-visit places of a lifetime‘. While we’ve bought some beauty here in form of info about Places to Visit in Kerala. Do check it out.
One of the best places in Kerala for a honeymoon, Kochi is a soothing blend of the colonial past and contemporary India. Ancient churches, forts, and Cathedral here are surrounded by lush mangroves, coconut trees, azure Kerala backwaters. The city is lined by the Western Ghats on the east and the majestic looking Arabian Sea in the west. The major attraction of Kochi includes Fort Kochi, Bolgatty Palace, Cochin Backwaters, Mattancherry Palace, St. Francis Church, etc. Kochi is one perfect starting point for exploring the vast diversity and beauty of Kerala, rated in the top three tourist destinations by the World Travel & Tourism Council and featured in National Geographic Traveler’s ’50 greatest places of a lifetime‘. Flow with the magical vibes of the port city Kochi which is also known as Cochin.
Best time to Visit Kochi:- The best time to visit Kochi is from July to April from the starting of Monsoon to early summer.
Munnar, the tranquil hill town of God’s own country, set at an altitude of 6000 feet, Munnar holds breathtaking charms with lush tea estates, pristine valleys, and hills. In fact, Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamidi with a height of 2695 meters. Because of all good reasons, Munnar was the favourite most hill station of British rulers during their rule in India and it still preserves that magnificent colonial charm. The charms of this hill station are enhanced with the gorgeous and abundant Eravikulam National Park. This National Park is a heaven of rare and lush flora and fauna, that’s why it invites a large number of nature enthusiasts each year. Munnar has a legacy of its own when it comes to the origins and evolution of tea and various spice plantations. You can shop tea, ginger, cardamom, pepper, cinnamon, coffee, clove, nutmeg, etc. from a large variety of spices grown in Munnar. Take a heavenly stroll in Green fragrant valleys of Munnar.
Best Time to Visit Munnar:- September to March is the best time to visit Munnar when the temperature is more relaxed and you will also some occasional rain showers.
Places to Visit in Kerala Munnar City:-
Life of Pi Church
TATA Tea Museum
Indo Swiss Dairy Farm
Eravikulam National Park
Nearest Airport:- Cochin International Airport
Nearest Railway Station:- Ernakulam Junction
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Any list representing the places to visit in Kerala will be incomplete without the inclusion of Thekkady. When it’s about Thekkady, then one can imagine images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. Thekkady is placed at an altitude of 700m above sea level. It’s a picture-perfect retreat for those who seek fun, adventure, scenic beauty, wildlife, and thrill in a single holiday. Thekkady is home to picturesque and lavishly green Periyar National Park, one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. You can enjoy the wildlife while having a boat ride through the lake to sight Asian Elephants, bison, tigers, leopards, lion-tailed monkeys, etc. Periyar is not only an awe beautiful home of endangered species but also shelters the rich tribal culture of India. Find the spectacular Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar adding charm to the park. Thekkady is a pleasant heaven on Earth for those who love nature in its wild manifestations.
Best Time to Visit Thekkady:- October to early May
Places to Visit in Kerala Thekkady City:-
Deepa World Spice
Kadathanadan Kalari Centre
Periyar Tiger Trail
Mudra Cultural Centre
Nearest Airport:- Madurai Airport
Nearest Railway Station:- Kottayam Railway Station
Being the best place to visit in Kerala for 3 days during the rainy season, Alleppey (Alappuzha) is considered as the oldest planned city in this region and most famous among tourists with amazing glimpses of backwaters, amazing beaches, lagoons, canals, and Alleppey Lighthouse. The special treat of this tranquil town is elegant and serene houseboat cruises in its mirror still backwaters. Another major striking point is the annual “Nehru Trophy boat race” organizes by this town every year on the second Saturday of August month. It is one of the famous and entertaining boat races of India. Apart from the boat trips through the town’s many canals and lakes, Alleppey offers glimpses of the coir manufacturing process-from the coconut husk to the final rope/coir yarn stage. There are also several shops selling coir matting and carpets, often at prices cheaper than elsewhere, shop them to take back home the art of Alleppey. Come here to be the guest of nature and serenity.
Best Time to Visit Alleppey:- September to mid-may
Places to Visit in Kerala Alleppey City:-
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Revi Karunakaran Museum
Sri Krishna Temple in Ambalappuzha
The Snake Boat Race
Nearest Airport:- Cochin International Airport
Nearest Railway Station:- Alleppey Railway Station
An excellent beach town situated in the capital city, Thiruvananthapuram of Kerala, this place brings the thrilling spirit in you, as you gonna locate adventure activities like water diving, parasailing, windsurfing, and others on wild waters of Ocean of Kovalam. Kovalam has three curve shaped beaches covered by fertile coconut palms. Kovalam beach and Lighthouse beach are the hearts of this beach town. You can also count this intense beach city for blissful rejuvenation; as Kovalam is the hub for assorted Yoga and Ayurvedic massage centers. The amalgamation of sunbathing and relaxing Ayurveda massage are your reasons for Ultimate relaxation from Kovalam. This coastal town will turn on the cheer in you with the beauty and sophistication it holds. All this makes Kovalam, as one of the tourist’s favorite places to visit in Kerala during summer.
Best time to visit Kovalam:- September to May from the monsoon end to the beginning of Summer.
Hotel Price:- 3-star at an average rate of $28, a 5-star hotel at an average rate of $59
Places to visit in Kerala Kovalam City:-
Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium
Kovalam Jama Masjid
Rock Cut Caves
Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple
Vizhinjam Fishing Harbor
Veli Tourist Village
Nearest Airport:- Trivandrum International Airport
Nearest Railway Station:- Trivandrum Railway Station