Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Kerala

Though every region of KERALA is full with attractions and beautiful scenery and all the places are counted as must to visit. Some of the best Places to Visit in Kerala are Kovalam, Kottayam, Pallivasal and Kundala. The places can by divided as per the seasons like Trivandrum during the monsoons, Munnar in Winter and Wayanad in summer. Here is the list of top 10 best places to visit in Kerala during the monsoon.

Alleppey – Alappuzha

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Alleppey is situated along with the Arabian coast of Alappuzha District and offers backwaters, beaches and lagoons tourism. Alappuzha District is one of the major tourist destination apart from backwaters it offers long paddy fields. The paddy fields are grown every year below the sea level and its one of the major attractions in Kuttanad along with backwaters and Boat services.

Munnar – Hill Station

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Munnar is the famous hill station in Kerala situated at the confluence of the three rivers Madhurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly. It is located on the western ghats range in the Idukki district and famous as the major tea plantations region. Tea plantations,Dense forests, valleys,green mountains and flora and fauna makes Munnar as one of the best romantic honeymoon destination in India.

Wayanad – Kalpetta

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The district of Wayanad is located in the north-east of Kerala on the on the high altitudes of majestic Western Ghats. Wayanad is one of the least explore area of Kerala and major portion are tribal habitat. District of Wayanad is full of attractions with Mountains Peaks, Rivers, lakes and waterfall. Meenmutty Falls a three-tiered waterfall with a height of 300 metres is located in Kalpetta.

Kochi – Port City

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Kochi earlier known as Cochin is a port city of Kerala located at west coast of India in the Arabian Sea. Kochi is the part of district of Ernakulam, the eastern part of the mainland of Kochi and they both are called as twin cities. The city of Kochi is home to Port of Kochi,Indian Navy,Indian Coast Guard and other major chemical industries. City of Kochi is the best tourist destination in Kerala and sixth best in India. Kochi Marine Drive and Kochi Harbour,Jain temple in Mattancherry are few famous Spot to visit around the city.

Kozhikode – Calicut 

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Kozhikode is known as Calicut located in the southwest coast of Kerala and bordered by Kannur, Wayanad,Malappuram and Arabian Sea. Calicut is the place where Vasco da Gama lands and among the territories ceded to the British East India Company by Tipu Sultan of Mysore. The city known as City of Spices and famous for its many temples and mosques along with other attractions like Thusharagiri Falls, Kuttiyadi Dam and Sea port.

Thrissur – Pooram 

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Thrissur is known as cultural capital of Kerala situated at the central of in Thrissur District. The city host many cultural, spiritual and religious festival of the state, Thrissur Pooram festival is the most colorful and spectacular among them. Puli Kali also known as Tiger dance is one of the most popular folk art performed here during Onam festival.

Kannur – Drive in Beach

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Kannur or Cannanore means the land of Lord Krishna, is a city located in the District of Kannur on the North Malabar region of Kerala. The city is famous for its Theyyam art,pristine beaches and Adventure Tourism. Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach is the most popular beach here and only one Drive-in Beach in Asia, other beaches are Payyamballam, Meenkunnu and Ezhara beaches.

Thekkady – Periyar 

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Thekkady is important tourist destination in Kerala located in the famous the Periyar National Park. The Periyar National Park is home to a large number of Indian elephants,lion-tailed Macaques,Nilgiri Langurs, Indian bison and Bengal Tigers. Mullaperiyar Dam is situated around the area on the Periyar River and formed an artificial lake for Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Thiruvananthapuram – Trivandrum

Padmanabhaswamy Temple

The capital of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram is situated west coast of India and bordered by Tiruneveli,Kollam and Kanyakumari. Thiruvananthapuram is a Evergreen city of India and also considered as one of the 10 greenest cities in India. The largest city of Kerala is an IT hub and home to several educational institutes,Napier Museum and Research Laboratory.

Kollam – Backwaters 

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Kollam is also a seaport city on the banks Ashtamudi Lake, known for cashew processing and coir manufacturing. The ancient city of Quilon known as best seafood export hubs in India, Cashew Capital of the World and Ashtamudi Lake backwaters destination in Kerala.

– Kumarakom – Kottayam

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Kumarakom is most popular tourist spot located near the Kottayam city and famous for its houseboat in backwaters of Vembanad Lake. Vembanad Lake is the largest freshwater lake of Kerala and longest lake in India. Kumarakom is a famous Bird Sanctuary and home to a wide variety of local and migratory birds.

 

  • abhin suresh janardhan

    You forgot to mention about kollam.which is the cashew capital of Kerala.it has many water bodies such as Ashtamudi Lake,the most purest lake Sasthamcotta lake etc.Even kollam beach ,Thirumullavaram beach,Thangasherry light house etc.The next place is kallada.which is divided into two.East kallada and West kallada.Which is filled with mind blowing natural beauty.Then it comes to chavara.Then the Tenmala eco tourisam,Jadayu rock,punalur hanging bridge Etc.
    A lot is Still there to meantion.Kollam district plays a vital role in fish and cashew marketing.The back waters ride from aleppy is meantioned above in the post,the reality behind it is the boat passes by touching many beautiful places in kollam.for example chavara,azheekal,oachira etc but the guides address it as the part of Aleppy to travellers.
    Next time shouldn’t forget to update about kollam.the city plays a vital role in state development.
    “KOLLAM KANDAVANU ILLAM VENDA”
    Which means people who visits kollam will forget about their own homes.(a phrase used by many old travellers)

  • Milan

    Good list! I’ve been to most of these places listed and I guess the list should be even better, because kerala is a land of amazing landscapes, backwaters, cultural centres and more. So best 10 won’t fit I guess. I’ve gone through a blog recently which ahd listed most of the places in kerala that everyone must see.
    Here is the link : http://tripdayz.com/places-to-visit-in-kerala-the-ultimate-list/

  • Best Resorts Kerala

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  • Rino.r

    Its really a nice article. It is discussing about the famous and most popular tourist places in Kerala. All the places have been detailed about its peculiarity. Recently I came across an article which was telling about the lesser known tourist places in Kerala. Here are link for the same to get details:

  • manju

    Good post and thanks for adding my place “Aleppey” in this list . But there are more tourist destinations in Aleppey and please include them in the next article .
    http://makeourmoments.com/kerala-house-boat-packages/

  • Swapan Kumar Mukherjee

    How the above-mentioned 10 important touring spots maybe covered at a time. Where I will land for covering all the above spots. Please inform the touring package for touring the above-mentioned 10 important touring spots including cost of package for 2 adults consisting all expenses fooding & lodging.

  • Wow…It’s a wonderful place. I am planning to visit Kerala and your tips are very useful for me. Please tell me the best time for visit in kerala?Thanks for sharing this article. Keep posting more interesting place.