Many wonderful tourist attractions in Kerala, a state in Southern India is famous with a tropical paradise of waving palms and wide sandy beaches. In Kerala you will be treated to the beauty of the flora and fauna, blue lagoons, cascading waterfalls, verdant hills of the meadow, ethnic villages, modern cities, historic sites, heritage monuments, old churches, beautiful temples.
Kerala is also considered to be one of the safest place in India. Landscape, in Kerala is very beautiful, proven by the presence of buildings, exotic traditional houseboat floating gently above the flow and calm blue sea. Alleppey, Kumarakom, Fort Kochi, Trivandrum (the capital), Kollam, Periyar, Kozhikode, Kovalam, Palakkad, Munnar, Wayanad, Kannur, are some of the important tourist places and cities that right to visit in Kerala.
Here are popular tourist attractions in Kerala:
1. Alleppey Backwaters
Alleppey is a town with magnificent canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons. Backwaters of Alleppey are world famous and is the most popular tourist attraction in Kerala. A houseboat cruise in these backwaters is a memorable experience. The other attractions in Alleppey are Alappuzha Beach offering one of the most beautiful views of the Arabian Sea, Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, Edathua Church, Champakulam Valia Palli, Krishnapuram Palace also attracts lot of tourists.
Munnar is most beautiful hill station in South India with extensive tea plantations is a paradise for nature lovers. Munnar gives you a heavenly feeling, with the thick mist surrounding you in the middle of the plantations.The nearby mountains present a spectacular view. There are also some waterfalls and trekking paths for the adventurous traveller.
3. Fort Khoci
Fort Kochi and Mattancherry are must see in Kochi. Try out the fishing in the Forth Kochi beach using the Chinese fishing nets. Cherai Beach and the St.Thomas Church at Malayattoor are also attractions around Kochi that may be of interest.
If you want to take a break from work and relax, Kumarakom is the right place for you. Kumarakom amazes any visitor. You can sailing through the calm waters of Kumarakom or enjoying an ayurvedic massage. Kumarakom is located close to Ayemenem village, with its mangrove covered lagoons and houseboats made on bamboo, serving you the most delicious Kerala food. Kumarakon is also a bird watchers’ paradise. Many different species visit this place all round the year.
Thekkady is the best place in Kerala to observe wildlife while doing a boat trip. Elephants, deers, boars, bisons and lion tailed macaques are a common sight in the reservoir area. The tourism department offers trekking right into the heart of the forest either on foot or at op elephants. Boating through the lake is a very pleasant experience and you can observe many waterbirds at close range.
Varkala is famous for its beauty of the beaches. The long sandy beaches, beautiful resorts, fresh air etc attracts the tourists to Varkala, who wish to make the holidays enjoyable and a memorable one. Varkala beach is about one kilometer long and divided into two. The northern end is for sun worshippers & the southern end is for Hindu devotees.