Tourist destinations in Kerala

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Alleppey

Best Time: November to February

The sumptuous green landscape with swaying coconut plantations, endless stretches of paddy fields, meandering water channels and large backwaters, this place is a tourist’s paradise in central Kerala. Aside from the natural beauty, the culture and architecture here are also stirring. The famous houseboat trips, the variety of delicacies and the sweet nature of the people here is a dream of every traveller.

Alleppey Travel Guide
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Varkala

Best Time: December

Varkala is an emerging tourist destination along the coast of Kerala. It has been developed as a major tourist destination in recent years. Varkala is quite calm except for the peak season which is around December. The beach extends around the cliff for about 500 meters. 

Varkala Travel Guide
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Kovalam

Best Time: September- March

Kovalam is a town in the state of Kerala. It falls in the Thiruvananthapuram metropolitan area. The term Kovalam means a groove of coconut trees. The village actually is filled with a whole lot of coconut trees. The place has three beaches, which are the main attractions of the place, Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach and Samudra Beach. Apart from the beaches, Kovalam also has other places to be visited like Karamana River, Vellayani Lake, Halcyon Castle, K...

Kovalam Travel Guide
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Kumarakom

Best Time: September to February

Kumarakom is a village in Alleppey district of Kerala. It is famous for its backwaters and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

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Munnar

Best Time: October to May

Munnar is a popular hill station in Kerala. It has been a popular destination for honeymooners for a long time. Munnar is known for its beautiful tea plantations. Most of the plantations were started by British. "Kannan Devan" brand tea is made in Munnar. Munnar can be visited throughout the year, the climate remains pleasant even during the summer. During winter the temperature can be as low as 5 degrees. The hill station is accessible from all sides v...

Munnar Travel Guide
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Bekal

Best Time: September-March

Bekal is a town in the Kasaragod district. It is a beautiful town in the state of Kerala. The main attraction of the town is Bekal Fort, which is in the shape of a keyhole and is one of the largest forts in Kerala. Kasaragod is the main town near Bekal. Bekal beach is popular for its backwaters and the scenic beauty.  Tourists generally gather in the beach after sunset to enjoy the beautiful and fascinating view while walking the walkway or to engage i...

Bekal Travel Guide
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Thekkady

Best Time: September - February

Thekkady is one of the most important tourist attractions, located towards the southern region of India, near the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. It is basically a sanctuary with the location of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The nearest airport is the Madurai Airport in the city of Madurai, about 141 kms from Thekkady and the nearest railway station is Kottayam railway station, located at a distance of about 114kms from the sanctuary. The place is famous for it...

Thekkady Travel Guide
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Wayanad

Best Time: October- May

Wayanad is a district in the north-east of the state of Kerala. The beautiful hill station was formed by carving out certain areas from the Kozhikode and Kunnur districts on 1st November, 1980. It can also be called the green paradise of Kerala, which is located among the mountainous plateau of the Western Ghats. The hill station covers an area of 823 sq mi, out of which 885.92 sq km is under forest. The district has three municipal towns, Kalpetta, Man...

Wayanad Travel Guide
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Kottayam

Best Time: August-March

Kottayam is an old town situated on a hilltop flanked with the enticing Western Ghats on east and green paddy fields and thrilling Vembanad Lake on the west. The various estates of rubber, coconut, palm, spices, and the verdure make for rich green scenes that are absolutely shocking. Every one of these variables, besides it being strikingly excellent, making it as one of the most visited destinations in Kerala. Kottayam is an antiquated city of Kerala w...

Kottayam Travel Guide
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Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

Best Time: August-February

Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the four ranges of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, which is the largest wildlife sanctuary of Kerala, the other three being, Sulthan Bathery, Kurichiat and Tholpetty. The wildlife sanctuary is located in Wayanad, Kerala. The Sanctuary is an important part of the Nilgiri Forest Reserve. It is committed to scientific conservation and also considers the general lifestyle of the tribal who live in and around the sanctua...

Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary Travel Guide
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Poovar

Best Time: September- February

Poovar is a town in Neyyattinkara in the state of Kerala. It falls in the Thiruvananthapuram district. At this place the lake, the river and the sea meet the land. It is an undiscovered paradise of Kerala. It is a small village which is located at the southern tip of Thiruvananthapuram and is beside the village, Pozhiyoor, which marks the end of Kerala. This beach has not been visited by a lot of people however it is one of the best places to be visited...

Poovar Travel Guide
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Idukki

Best Time: November to February 

Idukki district is a hill station in the stunning Indian state of Kerala. This mountainous spot is popularly appreciated for its wildlife parks, gorgeous cottages, tea factories, rubber plantations and forest covers. The district headquarters of Idukki is established at Kuyilimala in Painavu. Idukki is a land-locked area, which is teeming with extremely gorgeous natural surroundings. It is one of the districts in the Kerela which has remarkable wildlife...

Idukki Travel Guide
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Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

Best Time: November-February  

Favored with such a significant number of natural marvels, Thattekad is an amazing destination, conceal in the wonder of copious widely varied flora and fauna. This magnificent spot is situated on the Njiyapilli Hill and is primarily famous for the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, named after the incomparable Ornithologist, Dr. Salim Ali. This haven was set up in the year 1983 by the Kerala Government, on the proposal of Dr. Salim Ali in the mid-1930s. This is...

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary Travel Guide
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Ponmudi

Best Time: November-March

Settled in the laps of the moving slopes of the Western Ghats, loaded up with tea-manors, lavish green slopes and valleys, cascades, and streams, this curious little town of Ponmudi, draws experts of mountain life. You can investigate trekking and hiking on Agasthayarkoodam, the most noteworthy top in the locale at 1868 feet above the level of the ocean. This is a town in the Thiruvananthapuram region and is found at a distance of 61 km from the primary...

Ponmudi Travel Guide
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Vythiri

Best Time: October-May

62 km off Kozhikode is Vythiri, a mainstream resort town well known for its old-world appeal of cabins, log cottages, and tree house facilities comfortably settled in the timberlands of Wayanad. Arranged at an elevation of 700 meters, Vythiri in Wayanad includes 18 towns. Vythiri is a perfect visitor goal with little bungalows and resorts ornamenting its lovely environment. It is the spot to be in the event that one needs to venture back a little into t...

Vythiri Travel Guide
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Palakkad

Best Time: November-March.

Palakkad or Palghat is a city in the state of Kerala and quite a contrasting one from how the normal cities in Kerala are. The city is known by plenty of different, but very much appropriate names. The "Granary of Kerala", "The Gateway of Kerala", "Land of Palmyra Trees" and the "Land of Paddy Fields", being some of the most popular ones among others. Palakkad is located at a distance of 350 kilometres north from the capital of Kerala, Thiruvananthapura...

Palakkad Travel Guide
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Vagamon

Best Time: March-June

Vagamon is a beautiful tourist hill station in Idukki and one of the many spots on the planet that should be experienced directly to really find its brilliance. The verdant slopes, green lands and mostly the glorious quality of the spot can't be duplicated anyplace else on the planet. On the off chance that you are a nature lover, the primary spot that you should visit in Vagamon is the Vagamon Pine Forest, which is the significant vacation destination....

Vagamon Travel Guide
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Kochi

Best Time: October to February

An exciting blend of medieval Europe with native Kerala, Kochi is truly an off-beat destination to explore. What was once a thriving port that played a pivotal role in trade is now flourishing metropolis that is still growing. It is sure to please your traveler's palette with places that are not only visually appealing but stand as a testament to the historical background that the city has grown from. Fort Kochi forms the older part of the city where yo...

Kochi Travel Guide
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Ponnani

Best Time: December-April

Ponnani, a town of various mosques, is the tiniest taluk in the Malappuram locale of Kerala. It is a community encompassed by the Arabian Sea on the west and is a significant angling focus. Ponnani has the main tidal port situated at the mouth of the Bharathapuzha River and this has, thus, added to the exchange and economy of the Malabar district. The populace here is a decent blend of Hindus and Muslims. Ponnani is called as the little 'Makkah' of Sout...

Ponnani Travel Guide
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Thenmala

Best Time: December-February

Thenmala is a place, which literally translates to Honey Hill- is India’s first planned Eco Tourism spot that lies in the dense forest of Western Ghats, in the Kollam district of Kerala. As the name suggests, Thenmala is known for its high quality honey export. The surrounding forest of Thenmala is blessed with a number of important timber trees along with rubber trees and tea plantation. The World Tourism Organisation has selected Thenmala as one of th...

Thenmala Travel Guide
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Thrissur

Best Time: October-May

Kerala is known for its natural beauty and considered as a paradise on earth. But the best place to get a glimpse of the state’s blend of architecture with culture, one has to visit Thrissur. Surrounded by innumerable temples, beaches, and hillocks, Thrissur is located right in the heart of Kerala. Known as the cultural capital of the state it is a beautiful district that celebrates the famous Onam festival and Thrissur Pooram festival in the renowned V...

Thrissur Travel Guide
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Nelliyampathy

Best Time: October - March

Nelliyampathy is an unexplored hill station in Palakkad district of Kerala. Nelliyampathy is famous for its unexplored lush green forest, orange gardens, and coffee plantations. The altitude varies from 450m to 1500m. It is also known as Poor Man's Ooty.Nelliyampathy can be visited throughout the year but its ideal to visit right after the monsoon.

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Nilambur

Best Time: December-February  

Nilambur, also called the Land of Teak Plantations, is a noteworthy town to pay a visit and is situated in the Malappuram locale of Kerala. This town involves exceptional spots in the historical backdrop of Malabar with its huge copses, normal magnificence, one of a kind wildlife, enchanting water bodies, imperial residencies, and lively pilgrim past. This deliberately situated town imparts its outskirts to the Nilgiri Hills, Eranadu, Palakkad, and Cali...

Nilambur Travel Guide
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Kozhikode

Best Time: October to March

Kozhikode, also known as Calicut, is often called the spice capital of the nation. This North Malabar district of Kerala is famous for being the food and cultural capital of the region. With significant influences of Arabic, Jewish and Portuguese culture, Kozhikode had begun trading in spices like cardamom and black pepper more than 500 years ago. Vasco Da Gama, the first European person to land on Indian Shores had landed on the sands of the Kappad bea...

Kozhikode Travel Guide
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Guruvayur

Best Time: October-February

Checked amongst the best journey goals in Kerala, Guruvayur is home to the fourth biggest temple in India. This flourishing township in the heart of Thrissur is wealthy in regular excellence and encases some magnificently assembled temple and architectures that are celebrated over the globe. An insignificant visit to Guruvayur can total your look for otherworldliness and give your get-away a significance. Guruvayur is generally renowned for Sree Krishna...

Guruvayur Travel Guide
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Devikulam

Best Time: March-May

In the deep valley of Munnar, there lies a utopia known as Devikulam. This gift of mother earth lies in the state of Kerala. It is a small hill station in Munnar which is in the Idukki District and is 5 kilometres away from Munnar. Devikulam is also famously known as the place with the lotus pond of Goddess Sita. The green velvet lawns of the plantation are the most visited place in the vicinity. Devikulam is blessed with the bounty of nature. The desti...

Devikulam Travel Guide
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Kannur

Best Time: January-March

Kannur is one among the northernmost areas in the southwestern province of Kerala in India. The old name 'Cannanore' is the anglicized type of the Malayalam word Kannur. Kannur may have got its name from one of the Hindu god, Kannan, and Ur which symbolizes place, making it the place of Lord Krishna. The god of the Katalayi Sreekrishna temple was before located in a sanctum at Katalayi Kotta in the southeastern part of the Kannur town. With the Western ...

Kannur Travel Guide
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Malampuzha

Best Time: December to March

Wish to spend some amicable time in the lap of mother nature? Then Malampuzha is the place for you. Malampuzha derives its name from the River Malampuzha, and it offers soothingly beautiful scenery of lush greenery. Malampuzha lies in the Palakkad district (also named as the rice bowl of Kerala) in the divinely enchanting state of Kerala. This town is a perfect spot to muse over the vibrant blend of both natural and man-made display. Malampuzha attracts...

Malampuzha Travel Guide
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Peermede

Best Time: July-January

Favored with loads of green spreads, wonderful rolling slopes, meandering streams, and sputtering cascades; Peermede is a little entrancing slope station of Kerala, unadulterated and perfect. Roosted at a height of 915 m over the sea level, the town has many shrouded treasure troves holding on to be revealed. Peermede, lying in Idukki District likewise involves rambling spreads of tea, coffee, rubber, and cardamom. The spot is home to different kinds of...

Peermede Travel Guide
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Kollam

Best Time: October-February

Kollam, otherwise called Quilon or Desinganadu, is the spot which assumes the acknowledgement for being the centre point of the country's cashew trading and handling industry. Managing a perfect mix of picturesque encompassing, custom and cordiality, Kollam is regularly alluded to as the fairyland of Kerala. Kollam is considered as one of the most established ports on the Malabar Coast and has for some time been drawing the fascination of global nations...

Kollam Travel Guide
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Kalpetta

Best Time: October-March

Wrapped in the fragrance of coffee, amidst the lush greenery ambience, Kalpetta is a small yet one of the beautiful towns of Kerala. The quaint place is situated on the altitude range of 780m above the sea level, giving a mesmerizing view of the city. Kalpetta is not only nature coated place but also mark per se as an ancient religious town with many temples built in the city. This is a splendid weekend getaway spot as it is surrounded by the mountaino...

Kalpetta Travel Guide
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Tholpetty

Best Time: October to March

Sprawling with natural woods and wildlife parks, Tholpetty is a portion of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and comprises the Nilgiri forest Reserve. Popular for its large squirrels, mouse deer, spotted deer, langurs, tigers, panthers and leopards Tholpetty is a wonderland for the admirers of nature. According to the legends, Malabar King Pazhassi Raja fought a battle with the Colonial British at this very place. Recommended sites in and neighbouring Thol...

Tholpetty Travel Guide
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Pathanamthitta

Best Time: December - February

Pathanamthitta, in southern Kerala, is a town inundated in otherworldliness and enchantment. Favored with a few old temples, it is prestigious as central headquarters of pilgrimage in Kerala as Sabarimala is located in the Pathanamthitta region. It is a place where there is immaculate excellence flooded with flawless streams, grand mountain ranges, and rambling coconut forests. Pathanamthitta is an unmistakable tourist magnet for its boat races, religio...

Pathanamthitta Travel Guide
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Kasargod

Best Time: September-January

The northernmost region of Kerala, Kasargod is situated on the ocean coast bordered by hilly slopes of Kodagu and Mangalore area of Karnataka in the east and north. However, it has a lot of appealing shorelines, fortresses, wildlife sanctuaries, trekking trails and different spots of significance. Kasaragod is located on the shores of the Arabian Sea and was at one time the entryway to the Malabar Coast. The long coastline is spotted with some thrilling...

Kasargod Travel Guide
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Malappuram

Best Time: July-March

Aside from being a lovely green expansion on the guide of God's Own Country, Malapuram is a city that has seen a broad history before and has created through it. Be it the woodland scopes of the city with coconut manors, the stream belt of Bharathapuzha, rainforests of Nedumkayam, the excellence of the waterway Challiyar, birds in Purathur, or the happy state of mind of the whole city consistently. Malappuram is the ideal case of a healthy treat and ret...

Malappuram Travel Guide
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Sabarimala

Best Time: November to January

Sabarimala is a prime pilgrimage of India which is located amidst the Western Ghat mountain ranges in Kerala. The place is a part of a reserved biosphere and since the pilgrimage is seasonal, it attracts up to 30 million people every year thereby making it the biggest pilgrimage of India and second biggest worldwide after Haji pilgrimage of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The mountain range is famous for its Ayyappa shrine which is situated at the hilltop and th...

Sabarimala Travel Guide
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Kumily

Best Time: September to April

A quaint city located at the borders of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, in South India, Kumily is one the unique attraction point to visit. This place in Idduki District is not only a popular destination point but also a well-acknowledged spice trading centre as well. Kumily is centred amidst the cardamom hills, and at the near proximity to Periyaar Tiger reserve and Thekkady. The location of the place is like an all in one place where you could enjoy the tranqu...

Kumily Travel Guide
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