Top places to visit in Kerala for a relaxing holiday

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Kerala, the land of coconuts, also called as God’s own Country is situated between the Arabian Sea at the west and the Western Ghats to the East, on the southern region of India in Asia. Kerala is called as India’s cleanest and most advanced society with 100% literacy. The whole Kerala is blessed with abundant natural beauty.

Some of the most beautiful places to visit in Kerala includes

1. Munnar


The beautiful hill station of Kerala, with vast tea plantation, is a paradise for nature lovers, trekkers, photographers, and campers is in Idukki. You can also enjoy a fantastic boating on the beautiful Madupetty Lake, visit Eravikulam National Park and see Nilgiri Tahrs in groups, Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, Kumili, and more.

2. Kottayam


The much sought after holiday destination of backwater at Kumarakom. You can also visit the popular bird sanctuary here, enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding Vembanad Lake, Peer made Health Resorts, Idukki Reservoir, one of the major Hydroelectric projects in Kerala, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary at Thekkady, the famous Pilgrim centre at Sabarimala.

3. Kochi (Cochin)


 The queen of Arabian Sea has a lot to offer, such as Chinese net, Kochi Fort, St.Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, temples, museums and more. One of the great places to visit in Kerala. Also a great place for shopping traditional as well as local goods.

4. Thiruvananthapuram, (Trivandrum)


 The capital city of Kerala has a lot to offer – Beaches like Kovalam, Shanghumugham, Varkala, Temples, Museums, Palaces, Veli tourist village, Kalari Payattu, and more. Also, beautiful Kollam (Quilon) with Museums, Beaches, Ashtamudi Lake, Temples, and Wildlife, is not far away.

5. Kannur (Cannanore)


Arabain Sea washing the sands on the long beaches like Muzhappilangad with drive-in facilities, and other beaches; Ezhimala hill with medicinal herbs, Pazhassinikadavu Snake Park, Pazhassi Dam, Temples, Arakkal Kottaram and Ayurveda Resorts. You can also visit the nearby fishing village Beypore to see the fishermen building the wooden country boats, and Thalassery (Tellicherry) just 70 km away, the Church built by the famous European Scholar of Malayalam Dr. Gundert, and Gundert Bungalow.

6. Kozhikode (Calicut)


 Historic town on Malabar coast, Beaches like Kappad, Museums and Art Galleries, Temples, trekking, backwater and more.

7. Wayanad


 Plantations of coffee, tea, pepper, rubber and cardamom, Edakkal caves, adventure at Tholepetty wildlife sanctuary, trekking to Neelimala viewpoint, Soochipara falls are some of the natures marvel of Wayanad.

8. Thrissur


Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple, Kerala Kala Mandalam at Cheruthuruthi for teaching classical dance in Gurukul system, Punnathur Kotta, and Vadakkunnatha Shiva Temple, and Thrissur Pooram.

9. Alappuzha


Popularly called the Venice of the East, with the intricate network of canals, backwaters, and bridges, along with the Vembanad Lake. Beach, Nehru Boat Race and more Aranmula Vallom Kali, Ambalapuzha Krishna Temple, Aranmula Partha Sarathy temple, special metal mirrors called “Aranmula Kannadi”, Mannarshala Snake Temple. Alappuzha must be one of the most important places to visit in Kerala.

10. Palakkad


Picturesque place at the foot of Western Ghats is the Gateway to Kerala, with misty mountains, rivers, and forests. Apart from Palakkad Fort, Kalpathi Shiva Temple, and Malampuzha Dam, wildlife sanctuaries like Parambikulam and Silent Valley National Park are also here. During the harvest festival Onam, the beauty of Kerala further enhances and becomes more colourful.

These are just a few famous places to visit in Kerala. While there are many, we have listed you the top and popular places to visit in Kerala on your vacation.

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