Kerala, known as ‘God’s own country’ is the place filled with backwaters which attract tourists from all over the globe. Let yourself loose in the wanderlust and plan a trip to the charismatic land, there are many beautiful places to visit in Kerala. Make sure you make it the best of all the destinations and make the best memories out of the trip. If you are finding it hard to decide the places to cover, here is the list of tourist places which will fill your travel with excitement, fun, and frolic.
Cochin or Kochi is the unique place situated in Kerala mixed perfectly with the modern ideas and cultural values. Known as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’, Kochi has always been the point of attraction since the historical times.
The point of traditions and culture, Kochi has the modern outlook to become of the best metropolitan cities in India. Be it the essence of British history, Dutch establishments, traditional spice markets or Chinese nets, Cochin will make you fall in love with it.
There’s an entire Kerala on one side and this heavenly tourist destination called Alleppey on other. Fondly called the ‘Venice of the East’ and ‘Backwater Capital of India’, Alleppey is one of the best tourist places which is famous for its beauty and silent backwaters.
Situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake, it is the most famous backwater destinations in Kerala and the highest sought after tourist places in Kerala. Visit this heavenly place, enjoy the cruise and stay for the Ayurvedic therapies.
Another hill station situated in the heart of Kerala needs no introduction, rising 1,700m above the sea level; a holiday in the locales of this hilly area is everything about the magnificent mountains, lofty clouds, soothing ambiance and hills.
Filled by the green forests and tea plantations, you simply can’t miss Munnar while searching for the places to visit in Kerala. Be it during the winter, summer, monsoon or spring, Munnar is the place which will crave you for more.
The capital city of Kerala, Trivandrum or ‘Evergreen City of India’ is the largest city in Kerala. Located in the south of the city, Trivandrum is the perfect example of how rural life gets mixed with contemporary living.
Filled with various tourist spots, scenic beaches, places of history and much more, Trivandrum is one of those tourist places that attract tourists from all walks of life. Rated among the finest cities to live in, one can also call Trivandrum as the ‘economic capital of Kerala’.
If you are the one who loves to explore the beach and assuming that nothing can beat the beauty and charm of Goa, take a visit to Kovalam today. Located on the coastline of the Arabian Sea, the beach is one of the best places to visit in Kerala.
Located about 16km from Trivandrum, Kovalam is the home of picturesque beaches in Kerala. Here, you can get indulged in fun-filled activities.
Kumarakom is the backwater destination situated in Kerala, Located within the close proximity of Kottayam, it is the place where even being lazy is also one of those things that you can do during your holidays to Kerala.
Filled with evergreen coconut grooves, Vembanad Lake, icy fields, etc, Kumarakom is famous among all kinds of visitors. Stay on a houseboat and the backwater cruise which are the famous things that one can do in this tourist destination.
There’s nothing wrong if you call the metropolitan city the ‘truth city’, ‘city of spices’ or ‘sculptures’. All of them are enough to describe the beauty and charm of Kozhikode. It is much more than the tourist destination itself.
It is one of those tourist places which is situated on Malabar Coast and is esteemed as the best place in Kerala to visit. Filled with the array of tourist spots, historical lands, and attractions, the city is also reminiscent of British and Dutch eras.
8) Periyar National Park
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary which is blessed with the Lake is the well-known destination for tourists. Periyar, one of the 27 Tiger Reserves in the country is inhabited by the species of fauna such as tigers, elephants, gaurs, etc. Enjoy the wild activities such as jungle patrol, safari, jungle camp, rafting, hiking, etc.
9) Sultan Bathery
It is the largest town situated in Wayanad district of Kerala and is one of those tourist places which is known the best for its commercial and tourism activities. It got this unique name after the Sultan of Mysore occupied this region and used this as the battery during the 18th century. Famous for the ancient temples and history, it was earlier called as ‘Ganapativattom’.
10) Eravikulam National Park
The park is situated in Munnar which is also the first national park of Kerala. The place is popular for its Tahr collection. Nilgiri Tahr is the species of the goat which is endangered. A tourist can easily spot Tahr here. Also, some endangered species, as well as animals, can be spotted here. It is one of the best places to visit in Kerala.