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Kerela, God’s Own Country has some exotic and most beautiful landscapes that you will see. The state is full of breathtakingly beautiful places to visit and it’s definitely a paradise for nature lovers. The best part about Kerala is that you get everything to experience in one place like wildlife, nature, beaches, mountains, cultural heritage, etc. In case you are thinking to explore the places in Kerala, then below is the list of 15 top tourist places one should definitely visit:
Plan your wonderful trip to Idukki, if you want to relax in nature’s lap. This place in Kerala is just perfect for trekking and bird watching. Must-Visit Places: Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary or Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, Thommankuthu Falls, Kalvari Mount, Idukki Arch Dam, Cheeyappara Waterfalls and Kalvari Mount.
If you want to explore a less crowded beach, then visit Kizhunna beach which is beautiful. Must-Visit Places: Ezhara Beach, Arakkal Museum, Munambam, Mappila Bay, Kannur town, Sea View Park and Dharmadam Islan
Unwind your soul as you visit the beaches of Kovalam. Kovalam is also famous for water sports like parasailing. Must-Visit Places: Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach, The Lighthouse, Samudra Beach, Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium.
To experience the charm of villages and rivers, Kuttanad is a perfect place to visit which is set in Alappuzha region. The best time to visit Kuttanad is from October to March. Must-Visit places: Punnamada Lake and Pampa River
Malappuram in the state of Kerala is popular for temples, monuments, and mosques. The best time to visit this beautiful place is from November to February. Must-Visit Places: Nilambur Teak Museum, Kottakkunnu and Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy Temple
Munnar is a popular destination amongst the youth! A hill station to unwind & have a luxurious experience at splendid hotels and resorts. Must-Visit Places: TATA Tea Museum, Mattupetty Dam, Meesapulimala, Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Blossom Park, Pothamedu ViewPoint, Indo Swiss Dairy Farm Life of Pi Church, Attukal Waterfalls.
Palakkad is a beautiful place to visit in Kerala where tourist will witness scenic mountains, lakes, dams, forests, and temples. Must-Visit Places: Silent Valley National Park, Palakkad Fort, Malampuzha Garden and Dam, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Jain Temple and Seethargundu viewpoint.
Poovar is situated in Trivandrum District of Kerala. The place is mainly famous for beaches and the best time to visit here is from October to February. Must-Visit Places: Aazhimala Siva Temple, Poovar Beach, Arjuna Backwaters
Thrissur is a place for people who love waterfalls and beaches. Thrissur is known for Pooram and Onam celebrations. Must-Visit Places: Athirappilly Waterfalls, Vazhachal Waterfalls, Snehatheeram Beach, Vadakkunnathan Temple, Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple.
All the water sports lovers, you should definitely visit Varkala. Tourists here can enjoy activities like boat riding, surfing, parasailing, jetting, horse-riding. Must- Visit Places: Varkala Beach, Janardhan Temple, Sivagiri Muth, Kappil Lake, Papanasam Beach, Janardan Swami Temple, Vishnu Temple, Anjengo Fort, Sarkara Devi Temple, Varkala Tunnel, and Kaduvayil Thangal Dargah.
Wayanad is a perfect place for people who love natural beauty. If you love adventure activities like trekking then you can plan your tour to Wayanad. The best time to visit Wayanad is from October to May. Must-Visit Places: Padinjarathara Dam, Lakkidi View Point, Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Thirunelli Temple, Banasura Hill, P Kuruvadweep, Puliyarmala Jain Temple, Kabini, and Papanashini River.
One of the top tourist places to explore in the state of Kerala is Alleppey. Plan your trip to Alleppey if you want to experience backwater kayals, and stay in a houseboat. Must-Visit Places: Krishnapuram Palace, Punnamada Lake, Alappuzha Beach, Krishna Temple in Ambalappuzha, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Marari Beach, Revi Karunakaran Museum, Marari Beach, and Pathiramanal.
If you love forests then this place is for you. The visitors will be able to have a look at the rich wildlife. One can have fun while with boating and trekking. Must-Visit Places: Kadathanadan Kaalari Centre, Mullaperiyar Dam, Elephant Junction, Deepa World Spice, Kumily, Ramakkalmedu, Periyar Tiger Trail, Mudra Cultural Centre, Vandiperiyar, Chellarkovil, Murikkady, and Vandanmedu.
The commercial city in Kerala is popular for its culture, food and historical places. When you are in the city, do experience the rich local cuisines that are going to melt your heart out! Must-Visit Places: Mananchira, Conolly Canal, Hilite Mall, Kallayi, Tali Temple, Kappad Beach, Kozhikode Beach, Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Sargaalaya, Payyoli Beach, Kozhippara Falls, and Matri Dei Cathedral.
Kannur is a must-visit city when you are on your way to explore Kerala. Tourists here will be able to enjoy scenic places, beaches, and temples. Must-Visit Places: Ezhimala Beach, Fort St. Angelos, Tellicherry Fort, and Rajarajeshwara Temple