Best Places to visit in Kerala

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Kerala is surrounded by the Arabian Sea in the West, the towering Western Ghats in the East and networked by 44 interconnected rivers. It is blessed with a unique set of geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. A long shoreline with serene beaches, tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters, lush hill stations and exotic wildlife, are just a few of the wonders that await you once you crossover to the other side. The Land of literate and simple citizens, kerala will amaze you with its culture, dance forms, music and food.

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Best Places to visit in Kerala Cochin Fort Kochi Market Kochi or Cochin fondly called as “Queen of the Arabian Sea” is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala hailed as ‘God’s Own Country’. Attractions: Chinese Fishing Nets St. Francis Church Basilica of Santa Cruz Fort Kochi Marine Drive Jewish Synagogue Cochin Cultural Centre Mattancherry Palace Lulu Mall Princess Street Kerala Kathakali Centre Vasco Da Gama Square Alleppey Houseboat cruising in Alleppey Backwaters

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Alleppey called as ‘Backwater Capital of India’ or the ‘Venice of the East’ Alleppey is known for its silent backwaters and bountiful beauty. It’s best known for houseboat cruises along the rustic Kerala backwaters a network of tranquil canals and lagoons. Attractions: Vembanad Lake Alleppey Beach Krishnapuram Palace Pathiramanal Kuttanad Backwaters Arthunkal Church Ambalapuzha Temple Mannarshala Temple Karumadikuttan Statue St. Mary Rorane Church Munnar Munnar Tea Plantation Munnar is one of the most sought after gorgeous hill stations in the Western Ghats of Kerala. It is famous for its tea estates exotic lush green forest and high peaks. It is also famous among honeymooners. Attractions: Eravikulam National Park Mattupetty Dam Pothamedu View Point Anamudi Blossom Park Devikulam Pallivasal Attukal Waterfalls Cheeyapara Waterfalls Kundala Lake Nyayamakad Meesapulimala

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Periyar Thekkady Boat Ride at Periyar Lake to witness Wildlife Thekkady is a pleasant heaven on earth for those who love nature in its wild manifestations. Periyar National Park is the major attraction and The early morning ride in the boat within the sanctuary is an extremely awesome experience and you might be able to spot wild elephants bisons wild boars various kinds of birds etc Attractions: Periyar National Park Periyar Lake Jeep Safari at Gavi Kumily Caramom Hills Spring Valley Mountain Vandiperiyar Grampi Mangala Devi Temple Kumarakom View of Kumarakom Backwaters

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Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake and is part of the Kuttanad region. It is an enchanting backwater destination which offers visitors many other leisure options. he bird sanctuary here which is spread across 14 acres is a favourite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist’s paradise. Attractions: Bird sanctuary Pothamedu View Point Anamudi Blossom Park Devikulam Pallivasal TATA Tea Museum Vattavada Attukal Waterfalls Cheeyapara Waterfalls Kundala Lake Nyayamakad Meesapulimala Kolukkumalai Lock-Hart Gap Chithirapuram Rajamala Top Station Marayoor Dolmens Indo Swiss Diary Farm Lite of Pi Church Kovalam Kovalam Lighthouse Kovalam in Kerala is famous for its beaches among the most pristine in India. It is extremely popular among tourist due to shallow waters and low tidal wave. Attractions: Lighthouse Beach Chowara Beach Kovalam Beach Hawah Beach Samudra Beach Shangumkham Beach Neyyar Dam Aruvikkara Dam Edakallu Karamana River Halcyon Castle Kovalam Art Gallery Valiyathura Pier Veli Tourist Village Artificial Coral Reef Vizhinjam Rock Cut Temple Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium Naiper Art Museum Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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Marari Marari Beach Marari or ‘Mararikulum’ is a beach in Kerala with golden sands and coconut palm trees on the Arabian Sea coast. Attractions: Alappuzha Beach Cherthala St. Andres Church Mararikulam Shiva Temple Aroor Arthunkal Poochakkal Vythiri Vythiri Tree House

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Vythiri is a popular resort town famous for its old world charm of cottages log huts tree house accommodations cosily nestled in the forests of Wayanad district in the Indian state of Kerala. It is set in a lush tropical rainforest. Rustic themed cottages in indigenous architecture beside a frolicking jungle stream splendid tropical birds on overhanging branches colourful butterflies and the insistent chatter of cicadas Attractions: Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Banasura Sagar Dam Chembra Peak Soochipara Falls Sentinel Rock Falls Kanthanpara Waterfalls Kuruva Island Pookode Lake Lakkidi Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary Pakshipathalam Edakkal Caves Sulthan Bathery Trivandrum Trivandrum Padmanabhaswamy Temple Trivandrum is the capital of the southern state of Kerala. It is known for its strongly rooted heritage and a nostalgic colonial legacy. Trivandrum is a swanky metropolis with a quaint urban charm and plenty of scenic places to visit. Proudly retaining its age-old cultural charm Trivandrum offers a huge variety of sights including incredible museums beautifully designed palaces sacred temples and mesmerizing beaches Attractions: Shanghumugham Beach Aruvi Waterfalls Akkulam Tourist Village Veli Tourist Village Aruvikkara Dam Neyyar Dam Wildlife Sanctuary Peppara Dam Wildlife Sanctuary Koyikkal Palace Kanakakunnu Palace Anchuthengu Fort Napier Museum Zoological Gardens Vizhinjam Thiruvallam AnanthaPadmanabha Temple Attukal Bhagavathi Temple Meenmutty Falls Golden Valley Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary Mankkayam Falls Kallar Koyikkal Palace Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve Sri Krishna Swami Temple

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Varkala Varkala Beach Varkala is a calm and quiet coastal town in the southern part of Kerala known for the unique 15m high ‘Northern Cliff’ adjacent to the Arabian Sea. It has some of the best pristine beaches hills lakes forts lighthouses natural fisheries and springs – all of this together makes this town a little paradise. Attractions: Varkala Beach Thiruvambadi Beach Edava Beach Kappil Beach Papanasam Beach 590 Cliff Anjengo Fort Sivagiri Mutt Janardhanaswamy Temple Ponnumthuruthu Island Varkala Tunnel Vishnu Temple Varkala Aquarium KaduvayilJuma Masjid Varkala Lighthouse Thrissur Thrissur Pooram

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Thrissur is known to be the cultural capital of Kerala. It is famous for fostering classical Keralan performing arts religious sites and the renowned Thrissur Pooram festival. The best time to travel to the city is during its festivals. Attractions: Chavakkad Beach Nattika Beach Vatanappally Beach Athirapally Waterfalls Guruvayoor Peechi Dam Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary Thrisuur Zoo Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary Chimmony Dam Thrissur Pooram Archaeological Museum PunnathurKotta Sri Maheswara Temple Lourdes Cathedral Marth Mariam Church Vaddakunathan Temple Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple ParamekkavuBhagavathy Temple Arattupuzha Temple Guruvayur Guruvayur Temple Guruvayur is famous for the Guruvayur Temple – India’s third-largest temple housing Lord Krishna. The temple is believed to be one of the 108 most divine Vishnu temples in the world. Guruvayoor has emerged as one of the most important places of worship in Southern India among pilgrimages. Attractions: Guruvayur Temple Guruvayur Elephant Camp MammiyurMahadevan Temple Palayur Church Parthasarathy Temple Chamundeshwary Temple Devaswom Museum Institute of Mural Paintings

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Kollam Kollam City Kollam is an enchanting town with backwaters and picturesque landscapes. It is a commercial centre and home to India’s cashew producing industry. Popularly known as Quilon it is often regarded as the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala. Attractions: Dutch Quilon Thirumullavaram Beach Kollam Beach Ashtamudi Lake Palaruvi Waterfalls Paravoor Punalur Thenmala Mayyanad Deer Park Thevalli Palace British Residency Chavara Jatayupara Thangasseri Rameshwara Temple Sasthamkotta OchiraKottarakkaraKathakali Museum Picnic Village Munore Island Neendakara Port

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