Top places to visit in Kerala

Kerala, one of India's Southern states, is also known as "God's own country." Although it is just a tourism tagline, once you explore Kerela's beauty and the variety it offers, you will truly feel as if you are living in God's own country. The state's total population is about three crores, and the capital of the state is Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). Locals speak in Malayalam. However, most of people can communicate with you in English, Hindi, & Tamil. Kerala is full of attractions and beautiful scenery. If you want to get genuinely enchanted by what Kerela has to offer, here is a list of top best places to visit in Kerala.

Alleppey - Alleppey, also known as Venice of the east, is situated along with the Arabian Sea coast and offers backwaters, beaches, and lagoons tourism. Alappuzha District is one of the major tourist destinations apart from backwaters. It also provides a beautiful landscape of long paddy fields. The paddy fields are grown every year below the sea level, and it's one of the major attractions in Kuttanad and the backwaters boat tours and rides. The major attraction is the overnight Houseboat ride, which you will genuinely enjoy. The boat takes you through a complex network of interconnected lakes, rivers, lagoons, and canals. The Portuguese used these waterways to transport spices on 'kettuvallam' boats back in the 16th century, but now, the boats have been converted into floating hotels called houseboats. On-board, you'll enjoy spectacular Southern Indian feasts, including seafood. Ensure you ask for 'Karimeen Pollichathu' (Pearl spot, a freshwater fish available in Kerala, especially in Alleppey (fish fried, and toasted with Masala inside the banana leaves) and Tiger prawns fried with Kerala spices. 

Munnar - Munnar is the famous hill station in Kerala situated at the meeting point of the three rivers, Madhurapuzha, Nallathanni, and Kundaly. It is located on the Idukki district's Western Ghats range and famous as the central tea plantations region. Tea plantations, dense forests, valleys, green mountains, and flora and fauna make Munnar one of India's best romantic honeymoon destinations. While in Munnar, you'd also be remiss if you didn't make the drive up from Surianalle Estate to Kolukkumalai in the early morning. There, near the top of the mountain, you'll witness one of the most magnificent sunrises on Earth. It is truly majestic and one of the most beautiful things you will ever see in your life. This sunrise alone makes Munnar one of the best places to visit in Kerala. After experiencing the sunrise, head down to Kolukkumalai Tea Plantation, the highest-elevated tea plantation on the planet. There, you can tour their facility and get a taste of their black and lemon teas. You can also buy some tea to take home with you! If you have time, ensure you check out the nearby places like Vagamoun and Thekkady for a quick day trip.


Kochi – Kochi is also known as Queen of the Arabian Sea. Kochi, earlier known as Cochin, is a port city of Kerala located on India's west coast on the Arabian Sea banks. Kochi city is home to Port of Kochi, Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, and some major chemical industries. The city of Kochi is ranked as the best tourist destination in Kerala and sixth-best in India. Kochi Marine Drive and Kochi Harbour, Jain temple in Mattancherry, Jew town are a few famous spots. 

Kozhikode – Calicut - Kozhikode, now known as Calicut, is located on the southwest coast of Kerala, bordered by Kannur, Wayanad,Malappuram and the Arabian Sea. Calicut is where Vasco da Gama landed and among the territories ceded to the British East India Company by Tipu Sultan of Mysore. The city is known as City of Spices and famous for its many temples and mosques and other attractions like Thusharagiri Falls, Kuttiyadi Dam, and Seaport. Kozhikode cuisine is dominated by biryani, a layered rice dish that you can find throughout the Indian subcontinent. The city has its own unique variety of the dish, called Thalassery dum biryani. If you visit, try the variety of available snacks around and the Samudra Sadhya like a flavourful Kerala thali meal with 18-20 types of Seafood menus. 

Thiruvananthapuram – Trivandrum - The capital of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, is situated west coast of India and bordered by Tirunelveli, Kollam, and Kanyakumari. Thiruvananthapuram is an Evergreen city of India and is considered one of India's ten greenest cities. The largest city of Kerala is an IT hub and home to several educational institutes, Napier Museum and Research Laboratory. Prominent sites around the town include Sri Padamanabhaswamy Temple, the richest temple in the world. Only Hindus are allowed to go inside. Also, it is said over $22 billion worth of gold and jewels have been unearthed. The 16th-century temple is considered one of the 108 Holy Abodes of Vishnu and is an excellent example of Dravidian architecture. Check out Chalai Bazaar, Kerala's busiest street market, which is a real flurry of activity. The crescent-shaped Kovalam Beach is also a must, and art enthusiasts will love the Napier Museum and Gardens.

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