It’s time to travel again!
Now with everything back to normal, you can start visiting your favorite tourist destinations. Even if you don’t have the budget to travel abroad, you can visit mesmerizing places in India.
And we would love you to visit Kerala, “God’s Own Country”!
Kerala has got a lot to offer to its visitors. Starting from warm and gorgeous beaches to cool hill stations, serene and refreshing backwaters, lush green plantations, and much more. Kerela is the perfect place to unwind away from the concrete jungle and give your body, mind, and soul much-needed rest and refreshment.
Now, there are several places to visit in Kerala, but we have picked our 10 favorite destinations that are a must-visit. Check them out below.
Alleppey or Alappuzha is one of the most popular backwaters destinations in Kerala. It is also one of Kerala’s most visited tourist places and is known as “Venice of the East”.
Alleppey offers you numerous backwater canals with exquisite natural beauty. Hire “Kettuvallams” or houseboats to get the unique feel of nature while indulging in authentic Kerala cuisines. Apart from backwater canals, the place offers you beautiful and marvellous temples and churches.
You can visit Alleppey all year round. But if you visit during August/September, don’t miss the Snake Boat Race. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport which is well-connected to major cities in India and abroad. If travelling via Indian Railways, the nearest railway station is Alleppey Railway Station.
Also known as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea”, Kochi is the perfect amalgamation of historical, natural, and modern vibes. Whether you are a history buff, nature lover, or casual tourist who wants to explore everything a city can offer, Kochi is the perfect destination for you.
It is one of the most visited places in Kerala and offers beautiful surprises at every turn. You can find the finest museums, temples, churches, synagogues, palaces, beaches, art galleries, heritage buildings, and so much more to explore. While taking in all that Kochi has to offer, don’t forget to taste the delicious Kerala cuisine.
You can reach Kochi via Cochin International Airport or Kochi Railway Station. The best time to visit Kochi is the beginning of July to early summer in April.
If you want to spend your vacation around mother nature, you must visit Thekkady/Periyar. And when we talk about this serene location in Kerala, we need to mention the Periyar National Park.
The national park is located near Periyar Lake and is amongst the 27 Tiger Reserves in India. Apart from experiencing the grandeur of Bengal tigers, you can also see a plethora of flora and fauna. You can see elephants, sambars, 265 types of birds, and much more.
Thekkady also boasts of lush green spice and coffee plantations that are worth a visit. While you are here, you can enjoy border hiking, safari tours, trekking, jungle patrol, jungle camp, bamboo rafting, and more.
You can visit Thekkady during winter from October to February. 165 km away from Kochi, Thekkady is connected by railways and roadways. However, the best way to visit is by roadways, a 4-hour drive from Kochi.
Munnar needs no introduction. If you are in the mood to rejuvenate your heart, body, mind, and soul, Munnar is the perfect place for you to visit. It is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Kerala, with the Arabian Sea on one side and the Western Ghats on the other.
Munnar is famous for its extensive tea plantations. It is one of the biggest tea producers in the Indian subcontinent. This hill station can offer you it all! Whether you are in the mood to spend a day at the beach or check out the backwater canals, take a shivering bath in the scenic waterfalls, or get covered by clouds on the mystic mountains, Munnar has got you covered.
You can visit Munnar all year round. In each season, you will have something to experience in this hill station. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, whereas the nearest station is Ernakulam railway station.
Located at the banks of Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a perfect destination if you are in the mood for a lazy vacation. The location offers pleasant weather and scenic beauty that can be enjoyed from your houseboats or backwater cruises.
While in Kumarakom, you can also visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, a house for several bird species. You can also find some migratory birds, such as Siberian Storks.
The best time to visit Kumarakom is from September to March. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, whereas the nearest railway station is Ernakulam railway station.
If you want to spend your vacation away from all the tourist hustle and bustle, you can visit one of the most peaceful hill stations in Kerala, Vagamon.
This location offers an off-beat vacation and provides solitude from your daily life. It is the best place to find some mental escape from daily stress. However, if you are looking for some thrill and adventure, Vagamon is the best destination for you to visit. You can go for trekking, off-roading, paragliding, rock climbing, mountaineering, and a boat ride on the lake.
You can visit Vagamon all year round. Cochin International Airport or Kottayam railway station is the nearest point of access to Vagamon.
If you are looking for a romantic getaway with your partner, Kovalam is the perfect destination to visit in Kerala. It is the place of romantic Kerala beaches and will offer you a cherished experience.
Kovalam offers warm and soothing weather along with a chance to spend a day at the beach basking in the sun or swimming in the waters. You can also go parasailing or snorkelling. You can also get soothing ayurvedic massages that can be a bonding activity for you and your partner.
If you want to make your new year celebration special, Kovalam is a must-visit. It is highly popular for its extravagant new year’s celebration. Kovalam has got something to offer for all types of tourists.
The best time to visit Kovalam is from September to March. The nearest airport and railway station is Trivandrum. You can take taxi cabs to reach Kovalam.
This is one of the greenest places to visit in Kerala and offers tea, coffee, and spice plantations along with numerous lush green paddy fields. This is one of the many hill stations offered by Kerala.
The place has several natural wonders to offer, such as caves, waterfalls, lakes, and dams. Located in the lap of Western Ghats, Wayanad gives you a chance to make unforgettable memories you will cherish for your life. It is a perfect mix of nature, modern and tribal heritage. You can learn about more than 50 tribes around Wayanad.
For a more natural adventure, you can visit Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary and see a plethora of flora and fauna. Wayanad is one of the most mesmerizing forest places to visit in Kerala.
You can visit Wayanad all year round. The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport, and the nearest railway station is Nilambur railway station.
Also commonly known as Trivandrum, this is the capital city of God’s Own Country. It is one of the largest cities in Kerala state. Thiruvananthapuram is a perfect mix of how rural heritage can mix with urban development without forgetting the historical and religious heritage.
Thiruvananthapuram has been the centre of several kingdoms throughout history. And all the related monuments have been perfectly preserved. The most notable palace is Kowdiar Palace which was the place of stay for the Travancore Royal Family.
The best time to visit is October to February. Thiruvananthapuram can be reached easily by airport, railways, or by road.
City of Sculptures, City of Spices, and the City of Truth, all are names given to Kozhikode or Calicut for its marvellous amalgamation of cultural, historical, religious, and natural heritage.
The city has to offer visual, culinary, and olfactory experiences through its British and Dutch influence and Malabar cuisines. Kozhikode is definitely a must-visit city in Kerala to get an all-around tourist experience.
The best time to visit Kozhikode is July to April. The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport, and the nearest railway station is Kozhikode Railway Station.
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