Best Places to Visit in Kerala
ALSO SEE- Top 12 Kerala Honeymoon Places (with Photos) for a Romantic Escape If you want to explore beyond the backwaters of Alleppey, head to the Alappuzha Beach. The lighthouse on the beach is a popular tourist place. Adding to Alleppey’s charm is also the traditional Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race that takes place on the Punnamada Lake in August every year. For curious wanderers, Alleppey is the most beautiful place in Kerala that has a lot of fascinating places to visit. Popular tourist attractions in Alleppey: Backwaters and Houseboats, Alappuzha Beach, Nehru Trophy Boat Race (Snake Boat Race) in Punnamada Lake, Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, International Coir Museum, St. Mary’s Forane Church, Arthunkal Church, Pathiramanal Island, Vembanad Lake, Marari Beach, Krishnapuram Palace, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Karumadikkuttan and Mannarshala Temple.
ALSO SEE- 10 Best Tourist Places in Alleppey Best time to visit Alleppey: All-year round : Summer (April – May), Winter (September – February/ March), Monsoon (June – September Mid).
Popular tourist attractions in Munnar include: Kanan Devan Tea Museum, Tata Tea Museum, Kundala Lake, Nyayamakad, Meesapulimala, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi Peak, Pothamedu View Point, Blossom Park, Devikulam, Pallivasal, Kolukkumalai, Chithirapuram, Rajamala and Top Station, Life of Pi Church, Vattavada, Attukal Waterfalls, Cheeyapara Waterfalls etc.
Best time to visit Munnar : Summer: March to May, Winter: September to February
CHINESE FISHING NETS. KOCHI HAS RETAINED THE CHARMS
OF THE MANY CULTURES THAT INFLUENCED IT – BRITISH,
ARABIAN, PORTUGESE AND CHINESE
ALSO SEE- 11 Tourist Places to visit in Kochi Kochi is one of the best places to visit in Kerala for 2 days. It is perfect for travelers interested in food, history, and beaches. The unique Chinese fishing nets are hard to miss on your arrival to Fort Kochi. The fishermen are always ready to show you how the nets work and enthusiastically let you to participate in the fishing activity. While in Kochi, it’s a good idea to head to the traditional spice markets for some authentic spice shopping, which make a great backdrop for vibrant pictures. Kochi is also among one of the best places to celebrate Christmas and New Year in Kerala.
Popular tourist attractions in Kochi: : Fort Immanuel, Chinese Fishing Nets, Dutch Cemetery, David Hall, Vasco da Gama Square, Vasco House, St. Francis Church, Basilica of Santa Cruz, Cherai Beach. Mattancherry Palace, Jew Town, Jewish Synagogue, Spice Market, Vypeen Beach, Edappally Museum, Cochin Cultural Centre, Bolgatty Island, Muziris Heritage Project and Lulu Mall (one of the largest malls in India).
Best time to visit Kochi: October to February
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ALSO SEE- Best Things to do in Thekkady : Popular tourist attractions in Thekkady : Periyar National Park, Periyar Tiger Trail, Bamboo Rafting, Border Hiking, Gavi Forest, Mangaladevi Temple, Deepa World Spice, and Ayurvedic Garden, Peermedu, Mullaperiyar Dam, Elephant Junction, Pandikuzhi Waterfalls, Kadathanadan Kalari & Navarasa Kathakali Centre, Vandanmedu Cardamom Hills and Vandiperiyar Spice Plantations.
Best time to visit Thekkady : Monsoon: June to September, Winter: October to February
Popular tourist attractions in Kumarakom: Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall, Vembanad Lake, Kakkathuruthu, Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Kumarakom Beach, Valiyapally, Cheriyapally and Juma Masjid.
ALSO SEE- Top 8 Hill Stations in Kerala : Popular tourist attractions in Wayanad: Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Edakkal Caves, Banasura Sagar Dam, Lakkidi, Sentinel Rock Falls, Kuruva Island, Chembra Peak, Soochipara Falls, Vythiri, Kanthanpara Waterfalls, Meenmutty Falls, Pookode Lake,Thirunelli Temple, Pakshipathalam, Sulthan Bathery and Puliyarmala Jain Temple.
Best time to visit Wayanad: All-year round
Popular tourist attractions in Athirapally Waterfalls: Athirapally & Vazhachal Waterfalls, Charpa Falls, Chalakudy River and Sholayar Dam.
Best time to visit Athirapally Waterfalls: October to February
ALSO SEE – Poovar Honeymoon Package : Popular tourist attractions near Poovar Island: Poovar Beach, Pozhikkara Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam Beach, Hawa Beach, Thirparappu Falls, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, Neyyar Dam and Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary Best time to visit Poovar Island: October to February
Popular tourist attractions in Vagamon: Vagamon Meadows, Vagamon Lake, Karikadu View Point, Pine Forest, Thangan Hill, Murugan Hill, Kurisumala, Vagamon Falls, Maramala Waterfalls, Barren Hills, Mundakayam Ghat, Pattumalai Church, Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary, Vagamon Orchidarium and Floriculture Project, Peermade and Kuttikanam Castle.
Best time to visit: All-year round
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Popular tourist attractions in Varkala: Varkala Beach, Water Sports in Varkala, Edava Beach, Thiruvambadi Beach, Kappil Beach, Papanasam Beach, Varkala Lighthouse, Anjengo Fort, 590 Cliff, Janardhana Swamy Temple, Sivagiri Mutt, Vishnu Temple, Sarkara Devi Temple, Ponnumthuruthu Island, Varkala Tunnel, Varkala Aquarium, Kaduvayil Thangal Dargah and Kaduvayil Juma Masjid
Best time to visit Varkala: October to February
ASHTAMUDI IS A UNIQUE BACKWATER WITH A TOPOGRAPHY
THAT HAS EIGHT (ASHTA) BRANCHES IN SOUTHERN KERALA
Popular tourist attractionsin Ashtamudi: Ashtamudi Backwaters, Ashtamudi Lake, Thevally Palace, Alumkadavu Boat Building Yard and Munroe Island.
Best time to visit Ashtamdui: October to February
Popular tourist attractions in Kannur: Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, St. Angelo’s Fort, Arakkal Kettu Museum, Payyambalam Beach, Thottada Beach, Baby Beach, Meenkunnu Beach, Mopila Bay, Dharmadam Island, Parassinikkadavu and Sundareswara Temple
Best time to visit Kannur: October to February
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Popular tourist attractions: Guruvayur Temple, Punnathur Kotta Elephant Palace, Mammiyoor Shiva Temple, Parthasarathy Temple,Guruvayur Elephant Camp Sanctuary, Mammiyur Mahadevan Temple, Chamundeshwary Temple, Devaswom Institute of Mural Paintings and Palayur Church.
Best time to visit: October to February
BEKAL IS THE LARGEST FORT IN KERALA (RISING TO ABOUT 130 FT
ABOVE SEA LEVEL) IS SURROUNDED BY A BEAUTIFUL BEACH
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Popular tourist attractions in Bekal: Bekal Fort, Bekal Beach, Nityanand Ashram Caves, Ananthapura Temple, Valiyaparamba Backwaters, Bekal Hole Aqua Park, Chandragiri Fort, Mallikarjuna Temple, Nileswaram Cultural Centre, Kappil Beach and Pallikere Beach.
Best time to visit Bekal: September to May
FONDLY KNOWN AS CALICUT, THE PORT CITY IS FAMOUS FOR
BEING THE PLACE WHERE VASCO DA GAMA LANDED IN 1498.
Popular tourist attractions in Kozhikode: Kozhikode Beach, Kappad Beach, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Mavoor Road, Palayam, or Calicut Byepass Road, Beypore Beach, Kozhippara Falls, Sarovaram Bio Park, Thusharagiri Falls, Thikkoti Lighthouse, Kadalundi, Thalikkunu Shiva Temple, Tali Temple, Lion’s Park,Thiruvachira Sree Krishna Temple, Kalipoyika Backwaters, Mananchira Square, Art Gallery And Krishna Menon Museum and Peruvannamuzhi Dam.
Best time to visit Kozhikode: October to February
KOLLAM IS A SEAPORT AND BACKWATER TOWN THAT IS THEGATEWAY
TO KERALA BACKWATERS & FAMOUS FOR JATAYU STATUE
Popular tourist attractions in Kollam: Thenmala Dam, Palaruvi Falls, Jatayupara Earth’s Center, Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam Beach, Thangassery Beach, Thangassery Light House, Thirumullavaram Beach, Palaruvi Waterfalls, Sasthamkotta Lake, Mahatma Gandhi Beach And Park, Deer Park Thenmala, Neendakara Port, Thevally Palace and Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls.
Best time to visit: October to February
KOVALAM IS A BEACH TOWN WITH THREE SPLENDID CRESCENT-SHAPED
BEACHES – HAWAH, LIGHTHOUSE, AND SAMUDRA
Popular tourist attractions in Kovalam: Kovalam Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Samudra Beach, Hawa Beach, Surfing Activities, Neyyar Dam, Vizhinjam Marine Research Museum, Vizhinjam Cave Temple, Halcyon Castle, Vellayani Lake, Shanghumukham Beach, Artificial Off-Shore Coral Reef and Karaman River.
Best time to visit Kovalam: November to February
Popular tourist attractions in Thiruvananthapuram: Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple, Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, Shankumugham Beach, Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, Napier Museum, Natural History Museum, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Chalai Market, Neyyar Dam, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Vellayani Lake, Academy for Mountaineering and Adventure Sports and Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.
Best time to visit Thiruvananthapuram: October to February
How to reach Trivandrum
1) Air: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (6.9 km)
2) Rail: Trivandrum Central Railway Station (5.5 km)
3) Road: KSRTC buses
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Popular tourist attractions in Thrissur: Guruvayur Temple, Punatthur Kotta, Vadakkunnathan Temple, Thrissur Zoo & Museum, Archaeological Museum, Bible Tower, Shakthan Thampuran Palace, Peechi Dam, Heritage Garden, Vilangan Kunnu, Basilica of Our Lady of Dolores, Chavakkad Beach, Arattupuzha Temple, Shankara Samadhi, Thiruvambadi Krishna Temple, Appan Thampuran Smarakam, Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple, Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple, Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum and Vadakkechira.
Best time to visit Thrissur: October to February
MALAMPUZHA HAS THE ONLY ROCK GARDEN IN SOUTH INDIA MADE WITH
BROKEN PIECES OF BANGLES, TILES, USED PLASTIC CANS, AND TINS.
The garden overlooks the Malampuzha Dam, which is a tourist attraction. You can visit the Kava Viewpoint behind the dam for a breathtaking view of the greenery. Add Malampuzha to your list of places to visit in Kerala and get a refreshing break.
Popular tourist attractions in Malampuzha: Malampuzha Garden and Dam, Thread Garden, Udan Khatola, Fantasy Park, Snake Park, Palakkad Fort, Dhoni Hills and Waterfalls.
Best time to visit: August to April
Popular tourist attractions in Nelliyampathy : Seethargundu Viewpoint, Pothundi Dam, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Nenmara, Palagapandi Estate, Padagiri, Raja’s Cliff, Pothundi Reservoir and Nelliyampathy Gardens.
Best time to visit Nelliyampathy: October to February
PEOPLE IN KASARGOD SPEAK 7 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES INCLUDING TULU,
MALAYALAM, KANNADA, TAMIL AND KONKANI!
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Popular tourist attractions in Kasargod: Bekal Fort, Chandragiri Fort, Chandragiri Bridge, Kasargod Beach, Kappil Beach, Bekal Beach, Chembirika Beach, Kareem’s Forest Park, Madiyan Koolom Temple, Parappa Wildlife Sanctuary, Malom Wildlife Sanctuary, Madhur Temple, Mallikarjuna Temple, Maipady Palace, Kasaba Beach Park, Ranipuram, Valiyaparamba Backwaters, Kottancheri Hills and Mogral River.
Best time to visit Kasargod: October to February
MARARI BEACH IS AN UNDEVELOPED STRETCH OF WHITE SAND
BORDERED BY COCONUT TREES AND SLEEPY FISHING VILLAGES.
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Popular tourist attractions: Alappuzha Beach, Thumpolly Beach, Mararikulam Shiva Temple, Cherthala, Aroor, Arthunkal, Poochakkal, Kokkamangalam Apostle St. Thomas Pilgrim Centre, St. Francis Church, The Dutch Palace and St. Andres Church.
Best time to visit: September to May
Popular tourist attractions in Munroe Island: Houseboats, Canoe Cruises, Thangassery Lighthouse and Sasthamkotta Lake
Best time to visit Munroe Island: October to February
It is also interesting to be a part of the local activities to see coir making and toddy tapping. One of the best places to visit in Kerala, Kuttanad is a dreamy destination for those who love a laid-back vacation.
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Popular tourist attractions: Houseboats, Champakulam, Champakulam Church, Moolam Boat Race, St Mary’s Forane Church, Chengannur, Kavalam, Chakkulathukavu Temple, Karumadikuttan, Mannarasala Temple, Thottappally Spillway and Thottappally Lake.
Best time to visit: November to February
SABARIMALA HAS ONE OF THE LARGEST ANNUAL PILGRIMAGES IN
THE WORLD WITH 50 MILLION+ DEVOTEES VISITING EVERY YEAR
It is a good idea to check before visiting because the temple is open for worship only during the days of Mandalapooja in November and December, Makara Sankranti on January 14 and Maha Vishuva Sankranti on April 14, and the first five days of each Malayalam month. For the faithful and for the curious travellers alike, a trip to Kerala is usually incomplete without visiting Sabarimala. So, make it a part of your travel plan and get engulfed in a sea of spirituality.
Popular tourist attractions in Sabarimala : Ayyappa Temple, Makaravilakku, Malikkappuram Devi Temple, Vavar Shrine, Pampa Ganapathy Temple, Erumeli and Pandalam.
Best time to visit Sabarimala: September to April
Popular tourist attractions in Palakkad: Palakkad Fort, Silent Valley National Park, Kava Viewpoint, Malampuzha Dam and Garden, Malampuzha Snake Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Agali Hills, Chulliar Dam, Kollengode Palace, Mayiladumpara or Cholanoor Peacock Sanctuary, Vadakkanthara Temple, Seethargundu Viewpoint, Thiruvalathur Randu Moorthy Temple, Dhoni Waterfalls, Mangalam Dam, Meenkara Dam and Jain Temple.
Best time to visit Palakkad: July to April
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Popular tourist attractions in Gavi: : Gavi Forest Trek, Outdoor Camping, Jeep Safari, Night Safari, Sabarimala Viewpoint, Boating, Cardamom Factory and Ninnumulli Waterfalls.
Best time to visit Gavi: September to February
Popular tourist attractions in Thenmala: Thenmala Eco Tourism Centre, Thenmala Dam, Metre Gauge Railway, Palaruvi Falls, Pathimoonnu Kannara Palam Bridge, Ambanad Hills, Deer Rehabilitation Centre and Punalur Suspension Bridge.
Best time to visit Thenmala: May to November
HOW TO REACH THENMALA :
1) Air: Trivandrum International Airport (72 km)
2) Rail: Sengottai Railway Station (34 km)
3) Road: KSRTC buses
Popular tourist attractions in Idukki: Idukki Dam, Kulamavu, Munnar, Thekkady, Nandukani, Painavu, Mangala Devi Temple, Murikaddy, and Meesapulimala.
Best time to visit Idukki: All Through the Year
Popular tourist attraction in Thangasserys: Thangassery Beach, Light House, Dutch Fort, Portuguese Fort.
Best time to visit Thangassery: All Through the Year
Popular tourist attractions in Nilambur: Nilambur Teak Museum, Connollys Plot, Hanging Bridge, Adyanpara Waterfall, Nilambur Kovilakom.
Best time to visit Nilambur: All Through the Year