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Kerala Tourism Destinations

Magnificent waterways, sheltered beaches, rejuvenating Ayurveda, spectacular art forms,colorful festivals, exotic cuisines. Kerala acclaimed as one of the ten paradise of the world, this verdant stretch adorning the southwestern tip of India is a haven for the world-weary traveler. Since the ancient times the nature-rich land of Kerala has played host to travelers and traders from all over the world. And even today, its people live up to their long cherished dictum adithi devo bhavo – our guest is our god.

Asia’s fastest growing hotspot, Kerala is today easily the most acclaimed destination of the millennium. Observing the prominence of Ayurveda and the dedication with which it is practiced here, Germany’s largest selling travel magazine Geo Saison lauded Kerala as ‘the Mecca of the oldest and holistic heath system’ relaxed cruises on the tranquil backwaters of Kerala were highlighted by the New York Times which described Kerala as the place ‘where India flows at a relaxed pace’. The delicious cuisines of Kerala is world famous and had the Travel and Leisure acclaiming Kerala’s as ‘one of the best breakfast in the world’. And enthralled by the unmatched beauty of this green paradise , former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney refereed to the land as ‘Truely God’s Own Country’.

With travel becoming more about experimential holidays, the holistic land of God’ Own Country has proved to be an ideal choice for the alert independent traveler. Eco- friendly resorts and hotels vie with each other in providing accommodation options in tents, tree houses and houseboats to give an authentic experience of the region.

Honeymoon Destinations in Kerala

Kerala is one of the beautiful and most romantic honeymoon destination in India and is famous for its backwaters, tall palm trees and its serene beauty. Hills of Munnar, Alleppey Beach, Kovalam in South Kerala, forests of Thekkady and Silent Valley, beaches of Kovalam and Varkala, backwaters of Kumarakom & Kuttanad are some of the most popular honeymoon destinations in Kerala.

Tourist Places to Visit in Kerala

Beaches in Kerala

Encompassed with Arabian Sea westward with 580 Km long coastline Kerala have numerous beaches dotted with golden or silver sand and palm grooves swaying alongside the beach.Some of the famous beaches of India and around are located in Kerala. Kerala Beaches attracts many tourist all round the year. Kovalam Beach is the most famous beach of Kerala , Other popularly beaches in Kerala are Alappuzha Beach, Nattika beach, Vadanappilly beach, Cherai Beach, Kappad beach, Marari beach, Fort Kochi beach, Payyambalam Beach and Varkala beach. The Muzhappilangad Beach is the only drive-in beach in India located in Kannur district of Kerala.

Hill Stations in Kerala

Kerala consists of land encroached upon by the Western Ghats from eastern side. Hills station in Kerala are scenic and beautiful covered with dense forests and tea and coffee plantations. Kerala comprises of some of the best and most beautiful hill stations of India. Some of the popular Kerala hill stations in the region are Munnar,Vagamon,Wayanad, Nelliyampathi, Peermade and Ponmudi.

Forts in Kerala

Kerala state of India has a rich history from ancient time. Kerala was an important trading centers to many countries in ancient times.The Portuguese were the first to discover a direct sea route between Lisbon and Kozhikode in Kerala, and this marked the beginning of European colonization in the country. There are various forts in Kerala embarked by various rulers and foreigners who came to India in previous times. These forts are the beautiful blend of various style of architecture in various platforms. Some of the famous forts in Kerala are Palghat Fort, Bekal Fort, Fort Kochi, Pallippuram Fort, Mattancherry Palace, St. Angelo’s Fort and many more. These forts depict a fusion of traditional Kerala and various foreign styles of architecture.

Pilgrimage in Kerala

Kerala is a land of different religions where all religions blend in peace. Kerala have various pilgrimage places of all religions and some of the important pilgrimage destination of the country. Mosques, Churches, Temples and synagogues can be seen here. All these pilgrimage places are of historical time which depicts the beautiful and remarkable art and architecture of that time.

Wildlife in Kerala

Kerala is richly blessed with nature, it consists of wet evergreen rainforests at lower elevations and highland deciduous and semi-evergreen forests in the east . It has abundant species of both Flora and Fauna. Kerala has various National parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries for protection of its wildlife. Lake Sasthamkotta and the Vembanad-Kol wetlands are noted as being wetlands of international importance.Asian Elephant, Bengal Tigers, Leopard, Nilgiri Tahr, Grizzled Giant Squirrels, Lion-tailed Macaque,Indian Sloth Bear , king cobra, viper, python,Oriental Bay Owl,Great Hornbill,Indian Grey Hornbill and many other notable wildlife can be spotted here.

Kerala Backwaters

Backwater of Kerala are known all around the world. Alleppey is known as the "Venice of East". Backwater tourism is centered mostly around Alappuzha, Kollam and Kumarakom. Boat races in Kerala held during festival seasons are also a major tourist attraction in the backwater regions. Some of the places known for backwaters in Kerala are Kuttanad, Kollam, Kumarakom, Kochi and many more.

Waterfalls in Kerala

Kerala is surrounded by western ghats that are grilled with several small and big beautiful waterfalls. These waterfalls thunders in the dense and evergreen forests of Kerala. Kerala is home to some of the beautiful waterfalls of India. Cascading from height these waterfalls gives captivating view amidst the nature. Some of the famous waterfalls of Kerala are Adyanpara Falls, Aripara Falls, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, Athirappalli and Vazhachal Falls, Charpa fall, Thusharagiri Waterfall, Siruvani Waterfalls and many other waterfalls.



Visit Top Tourist Destinations in Kerala

Munnar

1. Munnar

Munnar means three rivers in Malayalam as it is surrounded by three rivers that merges here.Munnar was discovered by Scottish tea planters but Britishers were the first who developed it for tea cultivation. In the... more »
Alappuzha

2. Alappuzha

Alappuzha or Alleppey nick named as "Venice of the East" by Lord Curzon during the British period is a beautiful town located in Alappuzha District of Kerala India.Known for its Backwaters Aleppey is one of... more »
Cochin Kerala

3. Cochin Kerala

Kochi was earlier known as Cochin. Cochin Kerala is a major port city on the west coast of India by the Arabian Sea. It is part of the district of Ernakulam in the state of... more »
Kottayam

4. Kottayam

Kottayam is a city in the Indian state of Kerala. It is located in central Kerala. It is the administrative capital of Kottayam district. The city is bordered by the lofty and mighty Western Ghats... more »
Kollam

5. Kollam

Kollam or Quilon is an old sea port town on the Arabian coast , stands on the Ashtamudi lake. It was previously known as Desinganadu and had a sustained commercial reputation from the days of... more »
Kozhikode

6. Kozhikode

Kozhikode was at one time the capital of the powerful Zamorins and a prominent trade and commerce center, Kozhikode was the most important region of Malabar in the days gone by. Today, lush green countryside’s,... more »
Palakkad

7. Palakkad

Palakkad is also known as the he Gateway of Kerala. In this way it is able to give the rest of India access to the State.Till very recently, the place was also known by its... more »
Thiruvananthapuram

8. Thiruvananthapuram

One of the Kerala’s most established destinations, Thiruvananthapuram is justifiably popular with travelers. Offering pristine sandy beaches, breezy backwaters and a lively city, Thiruvananthapuram continues to be a delight to all who visit. Also known... more »
Aluva

9. Aluva

Aluva is known for its large river banks of Periyar River has a rich history and culture.Aluva is famous for its festivals, large river banks and temples. It is a suburban town situated on the... more »
Kannur

10. Kannur

Kannur is described as well known emporia in the spice trade by the explorer Marco Polo. It is synonymous as Cannanore which is a picturesque and an awesome city situated in northern Kerala. It is... more »
Pathanamthitta

11. Pathanamthitta

Pathanamthitta is one of the smallest town of Kerala districts, situated in the southern region of Kerala, Pathanamthitta has nearly half of its total area under forest cover. It is the pilgrim center of Kerala,... more »
Malappuram

12. Malappuram

Literally a land atop of hills, Malappuram is well known for its extensively forested land which shelters the world 's oldest teak plantation and bamboo woods. Ponani in Malappuram is said to be the Mecca... more »
Thalassery

13. Thalassery

Thalassery is a small town in the Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala. The term Tellicherry was coined during the British Rule and it is still used extensively today. The town is a... more »

14. Kalady

Kalady is a tiny village situated on the banks of River Periyar and popular as the holy pilgrimage centre in the state of Kerala. Since it was the birthplace of Sri Adi Shankaracharya - one... more »
Thrissur

15. Thrissur

Thrissur the cultural capital of Kerala State is one of the most popular temple towns situated in the district with same name of the state Kerala. Thrissur is also known as Trichur that is far-famed... more »
Adoor

16. Adoor

Adoor is a small town located in the Pathanamthitta District, 77 km away from the Kerala capital city – Thiruvananthapuram. The town is famous because of its culture, festivals and historical temples. The top most... more »
Kovalam

17. Kovalam

Kovalam is situated 16 kms from the Capital of Kerala is a city with four sandy bays called Kovalam. The meaning of Kovalam is 'groove of coconut trees'. It is a spectacular beach resort which... more »
Varkala

18. Varkala

Varakala is a town located in the Indian state of Kerala. This town is mainly famous as a beach town and it is located near the Arabian Sea, in the Kerala coast. Economy of the... more »
Cherthala

19. Cherthala

Cherthala is a little quaint town in the Indian state of Kerala.The town is located in the Alappuzha district in Kerala, halfway between the cities of Kochi and Alappuzha. The town of Cherthala is famous... more »
Anchal Kerala

20. Anchal Kerala

Anchal is a fast growing town in the District of Kollam in the state of Kerala in South India. It is very near to Pandalam town, which is very famous as the starting point of... more »
Chalakudy

21. Chalakudy

Chalakudy is a municipal town located in Thrissur district in the state of Kerala in South India. It is rightly situated on the banks of the river named Chalakudy.This town serves as a base camp... more »
Irinjalakuda

22. Irinjalakuda

Irinjalakuda is a town located in Thrissur district in the state of Kerala in South India.This particular town is locally nicknamed as Varadanangalude Nadu.The town derived its name Irinjalakuda from "Iru" and "Chaal" in Malayalam... more »
Chengannur

23. Chengannur

Chengannur is a municipal town situated in the district of Alappuzha in the state of Kerala in South India. It is locally spelled as Chengannoor, Chenganur and Chenganoor. This town lies in the Alappuzha district’s... more »
Kasaragod

24. Kasaragod

This naturally first-rate land of Kerala is more popular as God's very own Country. Kerala may serve as the most captivating state of the Indian subcontinent. Kerala is a home to many wonderful creations of... more »
Kottakkal

25. Kottakkal

Kottakkal is known as the Land of the Fort in Malayalam. It is a municipal town in Malappuram district in Kerala, southern India having 32 wards. It is located 12 km south-west of Malappuram, the... more »
Kumarakom

26. Kumarakom

Stationed at the Kottayam district of Kerala, Kumarakom is one of the important tourist destinations in India. It is located at a distance of about 160 km from Trivandrum and was established as a part... more »
Kumily

27. Kumily

Kumily is a town in the Cardamom Hills near Thekkady and the Periyar Tiger Reserve, in the Idukki District of Kerala State in South India at the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The state... more »
Ponmudi

28. Ponmudi

Ponmudi is a hill station which is located in Trivandrum is a beautiful hill station located at a distance of 61 kilometers from the city. An unexplored destination, Ponmudi, Kerala is a tranquil spot located... more »
Kuttanad

29. Kuttanad

Kuttanad is the major rice granaries of Kerala, where vast stretches of verdant paddy fields are interlaced with enchanting backwaters create some of the unforgettable sights.Kuttanad is a village in Kerala, India. It is 1329... more »
Lakkidi

30. Lakkidi

Lakkidi is a town that is situated in the Wayanand district of the state of Kerala at height of 700 meters above sea level. The town is credited as the second wettest place on earth.... more »
Wayanad

31. Wayanad

Wayanand city located in the state of Kerala majestic is a rugged terrain of the Western Ghats, with lofty ridges interspersed with dense forest, tangled jungles and deep valleys. The word ‘Wayanand’ is a derivative... more »
Peeru Hills

32. Peeru Hills

Peeru Hills are located about 4 Km from Peermede is a fascinating hill station located in Idukki District of Kerala . It is as ideal place for adventure lovers. The hill station offers breathtaking view... more »
Kerala Museums

33. Kerala Museums

Kerala State have a rich and glorious past which are depicted by their architecture, culture, monuments of by gone era and also which are preserved by the museums of Kerala.Museums in Kerala have been preserving... more »
Thekkady

34. Thekkady

Thekkady is a small place in Periyar national park located in Idukki District of Kerala India.Thekkady is enchanting as the road winds through tranquil countryside, rich plantations & thick jungles.The sanctuary, 60 km from Idukki,190... more »
Chembra Peak

35. Chembra Peak

Chembra Peak is the highest peak in Wayanad district of the Indian state of Kerala located at an altitude of 2100 m above the sea level.The region is entirely natural surrounded by tea estates on... more »
Chithirapuram

36. Chithirapuram

Chithirapuram is a small town in the state of Kerala with its verdant forest cover, near perfect green backdrop and great tourist sites.The dense and picturesque tea & coffee plantations thriving on the high mountains... more »
Devikulam

37. Devikulam

Devikulam is located in the Idukki district of the state of Kerala, which is quite well known for its many tourist locations. The town of Devikulam mainly serves as a minor hill station in the... more »
Vythiri

38. Vythiri

Vythiri the resort town is located in the Wayanand district of the Indian state of Kerala. There are many places to visit in the town of Vythiri and town basically serves as a place where... more »
Vagamon

39. Vagamon

Vagamon is a hill-station located in the Indian state of Kerala. The entire state is famous for its scenic setting & breathtaking locations and Vagamon is not behind in its natural beauty. Secluded from the... more »
Chellarkovil

40. Chellarkovil

The village of Chellarkovil is located in the Indian state of Kerala nearby Kumily at an altitude of 1200 m above the sea level.Chellarkovil is a small village that is idyllic and serene and it... more »
Vellarimala

41. Vellarimala

Vellarimala is small town that is situated in the state of Kerala, in the Kozhikode district. The town is a popular tourist place in the region and one can experience different tourist activities here. There... more »
Ranipuram

42. Ranipuram

Ranipuram is a small town located in the Kasargod district of the state of Kerala. The prime attraction of Ranipuram is Ranipuram National Park.The forests are home to a host of different animals.The national park... more »

43. Ramakalmedu

Ramakalmedu is a town that is located in the mountainous regions of the state of Kerala and it is a picturesque place. The town is located in the Western Ghats and is located at a... more »

44. Pullumedu

Pullumedu is a scenic village that is located in the state of Kerala and it is famous for its stunning view of hills draped in lush greenery. The famous Sree Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala and... more »
Peermade

45. Peermade

Peermade is a small hill town that is located in the state of Kerala in the Idukki district. It is a popular tourist town in the state and there are many attractive sites that are... more »

46. Kottancheri Hills

Serene and covered with copious beauty Kottancheri Hills is located in the Kasargod district of the Indian state of Kerala.This rain forest is popular among tourists because of the scenic views that it provides. There... more »
Nelliyampathy

47. Nelliyampathy

Nelliyampathy hills are located in the Indian state of Kerala. This hill station is a very popular tourist destination in the region and many tourists flock to this place, as it is culturally rich and... more »
Vandiperiyar

48. Vandiperiyar

The town of Vandiperiyar is located in the Indian state of Kerala. This town is located in the Idukki district, which is a very popular location among tourists. This district has a lot of forests... more »
Idukki

49. Idukki

Idukki with the plethora of Hill Stations amidst the lap of mother nature located at 2500 ft. above the sea level is richly blessed with the beauty of Nature at every nook and corner. Idukki... more »
Pakshipathalam

50. Pakshipathalam

Pakshipathalam lying in famous Brahmagiri hills of Western ghats is at an altitude of 1740 meters above sea is a beautiful hill with lush greenery and full of nature all around it. Pakshipathalam is famous... more »
Attappady

51. Attappady

Attappady located on north-eastern side of Palakkad District is a small serene town come mountain valley nestled below the Nilgiri Hills of the Western Ghats.Bhavani River flows here in the Attappady village continues to the... more »
Gavi Kerala

52. Gavi Kerala

Gavi a village located in Pathanamthitta District of Kerala is a world famous Eco Tourism Destination in Kerala and Must Visit Place in India after its "Alistair International' the world acclaimed tourism major listed it... more »
Vattavada

53. Vattavada

Vattavada located about 50 km Munnar is a serene village known as "Market Of Kerala" is a lush green area with terraced farming like Tea plantations in Munnar instead here it is all vegetables .... more »
Parambikulam

54. Parambikulam

Parambikulam (10°28′N 76°50′E ) is located in the Palakkad district of Kerala state, south India. Established in 1973, the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is in the Sungam range of hills, sprawling over 285 km. It is... more »
Periyar

55. Periyar

Periyar is basically a Tiger Reserve which lies in the Western Ghats in the Idukki District of the Kerala state in India. The terrain of the Reserve is undulating and the drainage is dendrite. The... more »
Neyyattinkara

56. Neyyattinkara

Neyyattinkara is a prominent town in Thiruvananthapuram district in the Indian state of Kerala. The name 'Neyyattinkara' in Malayalam literally means the shore (kara) of Neyyar River. Neyyar River flows from Agasthyarkoodam, the highest peak... more »
Kayamkulam

57. Kayamkulam

Kayamkulam is a famous tourist spot in Kerala. While traveling to Kerala, you must include this beautiful city in your list of tourist attractions.The name "Kayamkulam" is derived from the Malayalam words "kayam" and "kulam".... more »