When most of people think of Kerala, they instantly think of its beaches. Undoubtedly, it is immensely famous for its pristine beaches. But there is a lot more on offer in the charming & captivating state of Kerala – God’s Own Country. Picture-perfect landscapes, lush tea plantation, aromatic spice plantation, verdant hill stations, exotic wildlife, serene backwaters, historical places, religious sites, magnificent forts & palaces, terrific temples, traditional villages, etc are other attractions of tourist interest in Kerala (God’s Own Country) besides beautiful beaches.
Here is brief guide to some of popular destinations of Kerala which you will love to explore on your visit.
It is the capital city of Kerala with many places of tourist interest. It is one of the most important tourist destinations in the state. It is also the gateway to visit many other picturesque destinations of God’s Own Country. Major attractions and places of tourist interest in and around Trivandrum are Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, Kanakakunnu Palace, Christ Church, Zoological Park, Napier Museum, Natural History Museum, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, State Science and Technology Museum, Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, Kovalam Beach, Varkala Beach, Veli Tourist Village, Ponmudi Hill Station, Vizhinjam Beach, etc. With so many tourist attractions and convenient access to nearby destinations, Trivandrum is indeed a must visit destination of tours in Kerala, South India.
Kochi, formerly known as Cochin, is an important city and tourist destination in Kerala. It is popularly known as the Queen of Arabian Sea. It is also known as one of the finest natural harbors in the world. Willington Island, Fort Kochi, Mattancherry, Ernakulam City, Kumbalangi, etc are important places to visit in Kochi. The city of Kochi holds a number of attractions to present its visitors coming from all over the world. Key attractions in Kochi are Backwaters, Marine Drive, Fort Kochi, Mattancherry Dutch Palace, Mattancherry Jain Temples, Chinese Fishing Nets, Hill Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Bolgatty Palace, Willington Island, Museum of Kerala History, St Francis Church, Pallipuram Fort, Parikshit Thampuran Museum, Kanjiramattom Mosque, Bastion Bunglow, etc are major attractions of Kochi, Kerala tour. From Kochi tourists can make excursion trip to fascinating places and tourist sites like Athirappilly Falls, Cherai Beach, Kalady Pilgrim Centre, Bhoothathankettu Dam, Chottanikkara Temple, Paliam Palace, Kadamattom Church, etc.
3. Kumarakom & Alleppey
Kumarakom and Alleppey are popular backwaters destinations in Kerala – God’s Own Country. They are blessed with exceptional scenic beauty and known for serene and scenic backwaters. They are very ideal places for backwater tourism in the state. Tourists can enjoy the charm of backwaters by luxury houseboat cruise over the backwaters.
Munnar is a picturesque hill station and a very ideal destination for tour to Kerala, God’s Own Country. Blessed with superb nature beauty, the hill town presents truly relaxing ambiance. Fresh air and aromatic fragrance of spice plantations in the city are delight for tourists and vacationers.
There are many other destinations you can visit, explore and enjoy when you will tour Kerala. Some other worth visit travel destinations in the state are Wayanad, Kollam, Ponmudi, Kovalam, Varkala, Kottayam, Palakkad, Kozhikode, Periyar, Bekal, Kasargod, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, etc. So, think Kerala, visit Kerala and experience lifetime memories.