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Top places to visit in Kerala

Top places to visit in Kerala

Kerala is a beautiful South Indian destination that every tourist should visit. Embellished with backwaters, lush green tea estates, amazing hill stations, and the vast Arabian Sea, Kerala offers you so much that you will fall in love instantly.

Besides its natural beauty, Kerala also attracts people with its rich culture i.e their unique dances, festivals, mouth-watering cuisine, literature, Ayurveda therapies, art & craft. 

There are so many clean and picturesque beaches to visit in Kerala like Varkala, Kovalam, Kannur and Marari.

So, here are the top destinations to visit in Kerala which you should not miss.

  • Alleppey

Alleppey is famous for the incredible experience of staying and cruising in a traditional houseboat. It is also known as ‘the Venice of the East’. Alleppey is the hub of Kerala’s backwaters with more than thousand houseboats. 

The modern houseboats provide the comforts of a good hotel room like air conditioners, modern toilets, living rooms, a kitchen etc. A mesmerizing view of backwaters surrounded by coconut trees can be enjoyed from a houseboat. This is a must-visit place of Kerala.

  • Cochin

Kochi (also known as Cochin) is a cosmopolitan city with a bustling port since the 19th century and was built by the British Raj in India for trading. The backwaters of Kerala can be enjoyed here through the waterways flowing across Cochin in streams and lagoons. 

Many such spots in Cochin have been changed to picnic spots where people can relax in camps with nature, do fishing etc.

Fort Kochi, a famous beach gives the colonial era feel and the breeze from the Arabian sea relaxes the travellers. You also get the opportunity to see the British era churches and forts here.

  • Munnar

Munnar is an attractive hill station located in the Western Ghats of Kerala. It is at an altitude of 6000 ft and famous for its green rich forests, valleys, mountains, varieties of flora & fauna and never-ending tea estates. You can find animals like Neelakurinji and Nilgiri Tahr in Munnar and also Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary.

Atukkad Waterfall and Photopoint are few more stunning destinations in Munnar filled with scintillating water and quiet woods, ideal for taking photographs, trekking and camping. Safari tour of Eravikulam National Park and Shikara ride in Kundala lake should also not be missed. The best time to visit Munnar is between March to September when the weather stays very pleasant. 

  • Wayanad

This place has pleasant weather all around the year, so this is a very good destination to escape the heat of North India. Wayanad also offers amazing woods, mountains, and long spread plantations. Tourists can also enjoy vast gardens of various spices like cardamom, Black pepper, Star Anise, Fenugreek, Black cumin and also coffee plantation.

You can also find numerous wildlife sanctuaries, reserves and national parks protecting the rural life of the forests. India’s largest earth dam and Asia’s second-largest earth dam, Banasura Sagar Dam in there in Wayanad. 

Tourists enjoy trekking, hiking, mountaineering, rock climbing, camping, and many more adventurous activities in the nature of Wayanad.

Kerala is full of nature’s beauty and one should visit it once in their lifetime.

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