Kerala, also known as god’s own country is a beautiful place to visit during monsoon. But you can visit this place any time of the year. The beautiful greenery, the houseboat, the rain, tea plantation is something that you can’t miss. The spice land of India is a must visit place if you ever happen to visit south or even India. Kerala culture and landscape is what attracts tourists from all over the world. I will give you the best 15 places to visit if you ever plan.
1. ALLEPPEY BACKWATERS
This place gives you the best backwater trips with a houseboat. Alleppey was called as “Venice of the East” by Lord Curzon. This place gives you a chance to observe beautiful landscapes like lavish paddy fields below the water levels, chapels, fishing with netting, water lilies and much more. The conventional and authentic Kerala food which is served on Banana leaves makes this experience all the more exhilarating.
This place is known for its best backwaters. Ashtamudi actually means a lake dividing into 8 channels and it is the second longest lake in Kerala sizing up to 16kms. The backwater between Ashtamudi and Alleppey is considered to be the longest one. Do you know what really adds beauty to this place? Migratory birds, freshwater fish, aquatic life and the lush green vegetation increase the beauty of this place.
Located near the Arabian Sea, this place is the haven of Kerala. The major tourist attraction of this place is the Bekal fort located near the sea. This is a keyhole shaped fort with Anjaneya temple at its entrance. This place is also a favourite spot for film directors for shooting a film song.
This place holds the largest wildlife sanctuary in the south called as the Periyar wildlife sanctuary. This place holds a reserve of many animals such as sambhar, elephant, deer, tigers, gaurs etc. exploring Thekkady sanctuary is more like trekking. You are actually given choices whether you want to go on foot or on the jeep safari. Boating is the favourite past time for the tourists who visit this sanctuary.
The most popular hill station in south India. This place has it all. Also, Munnar has the highest peak. Just imagine, your hotel room at 10th floor as, you open the floor to ceiling windows you could literally see the clouds entering your bedroom and then you see the lush green tea plantation covering the mountains. Been there done that, one of the best hotels to stay there is “the clouds valley”.
Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of Kerala. The most famous place to visit in the city is the Padmanabha Temple. It is located in the heart of the city and people worship Lord Vishnu. This temple is a sight to behold due to its Dravidian style of architecture. Moreover, Trivandrum has India’s first IT Park and Asia third largest techno park.
Cochin is the place where all the travel agency has their first meeting spot. This makes it one of the most sought out tourist spots. But the main attraction of the city is the district named Ernakulam, located on the coast of the Arabian Sea. You cannot miss the Fort Kochi if you visit this place. A beautiful mixture of British, Portuguese and Dutch style of architecture makes this place stand out. This city is also titled as the ‘queen of Arabian sea’.
You will see this place in every brochure of a travel agency. This is one of the best beaches in Kerala. The best part about this beach is its shape. From the top of the light house located at the southern end of the beach, you can easily figure out that the shape of the beach resembles the crescent moon.
y 6666666666666666666666665neHow about living amongst the locals? Experiencing their culture and learning their tradition is the best way one can experience Kerala. This village is situated near Vembanad Lake. This place offers many opportunities such as house boating, cruising, fishing sightseeing and much more. So sit near the lake while sipping on the coconut water and enjoy the warmth of Keralan breeze.
This place is famous for its never ending greenery. The second largest river of Kerala passes through this township. The charm of Malampuzha attracts tourists from all over the world
This is also one of the best hill stations that you cannot afford to miss. This place is famous for peacocks, nature’s retreat. This place is also known as ‘poor man’s Ooty’ as it lets you experience hiking paths and adventure experiences.
This place is also known as the green paradise. This place is known for its paddy cultivation. Over 50 local tribes live in this area and trust me it will give you an authentic and awesome experience. The locals can also teach you the Malayalam language. This place holds many beautiful locations such as Lakkidi, Tusharagiri waterfalls, Sentinel rockfalls, Kalpetta, Wayanad wildlife sanctuary. These are some of the best location to look around.
Thrissur is also known as the cultural capital of Kerala. Another title that is given to this place is ‘golden capital of Kerala’ as this place has the highest sales of gold every year. The compulsory festival celebrated every year here is the Thrissur Pooram which is held in the month of April-May. This festival is a colourful spectacle.
This is one of the most sought out hill station in Kerala that attracts tourists from all over the world. This place is also known as a holiday retreat. The best part about this hill station is the never ending hills covered with greenery which includes Thangal hill, Murugan hill, and Kurisumala. This place is rated amongst the best hill stations in India.
Kozhikode, also known as Calicut is the first place where Vasco da Gama first stepped in search of spices. Calicut is famous for its history, culture, and ethnicity. This place is famous for Malabar foods such as dum biryani, Catti Pathri and much more. It is a must visit place in Kerala.