The unique attraction, as well as various things to do in Kerala, makes sure that this South Indian state is one of the famous tourist destinations in India. The distinctive culture and the picturesque setting that contrast with the modern world makes this place the perfect destination for rejuvenating and relaxing.
1) Vadakkunnathan Temple
The temple in Thrissur is one of the most famous ones in Kerala. It is believed to be the first temple of Shiva which is built by Lord Parasurama who is also the sixth incarnation of Vishnu. However, the temple is the UNESCO recognized heritage sites. It is also called as Vrishabhachalam or Thenjailasam and it is must explore on Kerala holiday.
2) Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple
The temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa and is the most prominent and popular among all the temples in Kerala. It is located on the top of the hill which is around 4000 feet above the sea level. The temple is open for all the religions irrespective of creed, caste or religion.
3) Tea Gardens at Munnar
It is one of the marvelous things to do in Kerala. Take a visit to Kannan Devan Plantation Museum to witness the process of tea and try the different type of teas. You can also hire jeep from Suryanelli to take a visit to Kolukkumalai Tea Estate.
4) Athirappilly Waterfalls
One of the best Kerala attractions are extraordinary, 80 feet tall, Athirappilly Falls are called the Niagara Falls of India. Situated 55 km from Kochi International Airport, the waterfalls can be reached easily by taxis or bus. They are visited the most during monsoons on Kerala holiday.
5) Vembanad Lake
The lake which is also called Vembanad Kayal is the largest lake situated in Kerala and also one of Asia’s largest freshwater lakes. Covered with the area of 200 sq km, the lake lies at the sea level. It also surrounds the Perumbalam, Pathiramanal and Pallippuram Islands and is a famous backwater stretch in Kerala. Come on this tour of Vembanad Lake and you’ll get the memorable experience of a lifetime.
6) Vallarpadam Church
It is the ancient church and also the famous pilgrimage center in Ernakulam. This was developed by the Portuguese Missionaries in 1524 and also the oldest European Church in India. It is a place which is must visit on a Kerala holiday.
7) Thottada Beach
Relax and sunbathe at the beach which is best for the lazy days in the sun. The beach is about 800 m long and offers a lot of space for the ones who love water. It is one of the best things to do in Kerala and you’ll also get to know about various other attractions near it.
The beauty of the place can be enjoyed by trekking. The trek which is 8 km long offers the trekkers beautiful views of the rainforests, lands as well as wildlife present at the high altitude.
9) Trivandrum Zoo
It is one of the oldest zoos in India which is developed in the year 1857. This zoo is a home of about 82 species of animals including white tigers, Indian rhinoceros, leopard, Nilgiri langur, giraffes, Asian elephants, etc. It is must to explore on a Kerala holiday.
10) Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium
The aquarium which was established in the year 1997 is an important port of fishing in Kerala. This showcases the rare species of ornamental fish and invertebrates in the world. The aquarium consists of squirrelfish, crabs clownfish, moon wrasse and butterfly fish which can be explored on Kerala holiday.