5 Best Places To Visit In Kerala


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Kerala, in South India, is often referred to as “God’s Own Country”,Kerala has some extremely adorable tourist destinations to grab the attention of global tourists. Kerala is one such destination that not only rejuvenates but in a way cleanses one’s body, mind and soul. Kerala is perfect place for a leisurely vacation. A beautiful paradise for both, natives and travellers.

  • Capital:Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Language: Malayalam.
  • Location: Southwest India.

Kerala has three tourist seasons

  • Peak season :September to March
  • Off season in kerala: April To May
  • Monsoon Season: June to August

Best time to visit Kerala

Novemeber and February are ideal visiting Kerala.
Each season in kerala is unique making it an ideal destination for tourists who are coming for different kind of travel experiences in each of these seasons.

Wheather

Summer: 24 deg to 33 deg March-May

Monsoon: 23 deg to 32 deg May-November

Winter: 23 deg to 31 deg Dec-Feb

Most of the metro cities pale in comparison of Kerala in terms of beauty. Apt for family vacations, romantic getaways and honeymoon, it has a bounty of beauty and engaging activities. And here are the best places to visit in Kerala that must be a part of your travel plan.


Allepey

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Alleppey, called Alappuzha lies on the edge of the great Ashtamudi Lake. With the Arabian Sea on the west and a vast labyrinth of lakes, lagoons and several freshwater rivers criss-crossing it, Alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty.

Related to the Venice of the East by travellers from around the world, this Backwater Country is also home to diverse range of animals and birds. It has always been honored a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala for its proximity to the sea. Alleppey has earned fame in the commercial world as the world's premier supplier of coir.

Top Tourist attractions in Alleppey

Alappuzha Beach, Krishnapuram Palace, Kumarakom bird sanctuary, Marari Beach, Revi Karunakaran Museum, Marari Beach, Punnamada Lake, Pathiramanal, and Sri Krishna Temple in Ambalappuzha.

  • Best time to visit: September to mid-May.
  • Nearest airport: Kochi Airport, which is 53 km away from the city.
  • Nearest railway station: Alleppey Railway Station; it is well within the city limits.

Munnar

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Munnar is an idyllic escape into the natural wonders of God's own country, Kerala. Munnar holds the secret of producing India's best tea and spices. Munnar is an great escape into the natural wonders of God's own country, Kerala. Munnar's greenery and cool breeze draw streams of honeymooners and weekenders from many metropolitan cities of South India.

Top tourist attractions in Munnar

TATA Tea Museum, Meesapulimala, Blossom Park, Pothamedu ViewPoint, Life of Pi Church, Attukal Waterfalls, Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Top Station, Marayoor Dolmens, Indo Swiss Dairy Farm, Kundala Lake, Lockhart Gap, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi, and Eravikulam National Park.

  • Best time to visit: October to March
  • Nearest airport: Kochi Airport, at a mere distance of 143 km from the hill station.
  • Nearest railway station:Aluva Railway Station, which is 110 km away from Munnar.

Kumarakom

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Kumarakom is a village on Vembanad Lake in the backwaters of Kerala, southern India. It offers wide variety of flora, exotic sightseeing, boating and fishing experience. The bird sanctuary spread across 14 acres is safe home for many migratory birds like Siberian stork, wild duck etc. They live with other birds in flocks such as darters, herons, egret, waterfowls and cuckoos are fascinating sight for the visitors. Kumarakom’s houseboat stay offers a lot more solitude and privacy as compared to Alleppey.

The mesmerizing nature in Kumarakom is ready and waiting for any seasoned traveller to explore. Whether seeking relaxation, rejuvenation or on a honeymoon trip, there is something to keep everyone happy in Kumarakom.

Top tourist attractions in Kumarakom

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom Backwaters, Aruvikkuzhi waterfall, Juma Masjid, Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Vembanad Lake, Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Valiyapally, Cheriyapally, Kumarakom Beach, and Pathiramal Island.

  • Best time to visit: September to May
  • Nearest airport: Kochi Airport is 85 km away from Kumarakom.
  • Nearest railway station:Kottayam Railway Station is 16 km away.

Wayanad

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Wayanad is one of the greenest places to visit in Kerala. Enriched with godly beauty, serene atmosphere and rich culture, Wayanad is a perfect mix of nature and man-made heritage. The breathtaking nature of Wayanad can make anyone touched by its beauty. The hill station in wayanad appears to look like a sparkling green emerald sprawled all over the Western Ghats. Here, tourists can explore more vibrant shades of greens rather than dusts.

Top tourist attractions in wayanad

Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Thirunelli Temple, Banasura Hill, Lakkidi View Point, P Kuruvadweep, Puliyarmala Jain Temple, Kabini, Papanashini River and Padinjarathara Dam.

  • Best time to visit: October to May; adventure enthusiasts should visit during the monsoon months of July and August to enjoy the perks of trekking and other adventure activities.
  • Nearest airport: Karipur International Airport at Calicut is just 95 km away.
  • Nearest railway station: Kozhikode Railway Station, which is 72 km away from Wayanad.

Thattekad

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The Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, covering an area of barely 25 km², and located about 60 km north-east of Kochi. was the first bird sanctuary in Kerala. Thattekad literally means flat forest, and the region is an evergreen low-land forest located between the branches of Periyar River, the longest river in Kerala.

You get to see the near extinct species of animals including tigers, sambars, gaurs and lion tailed macaques. Also, there are elephants, lions, deers, bisons, boars, and the Great Indian tigers. Probably, the most favored among the Kerala’s tourist places, Thekkady boasts of abundant beauty and exotic wildlife. Its trekking path from Moozhiyar to Thekkady Gavi is one of the most popular trails in South India. Boating and wildlife observation are two of the favorite pastimes in Thekkady.

Top tourist attractions in Thattekad

There are Periyar Lake, Kadathanadan Kalari Centre, Elephant Junction, Deepa World Spice and Ayurvedic Garden, Kumily, Ramakkalmedu, Mullaperiyar Dam, Periyar Tiger Trail, Mudra Cultural Centre, Vandiperiyar, Chellarkovil, Murikkady, and Vandanmedu.

  • Best time to visit: November to early-May
  • Nearest airport: Madurai Airport is just 136 km away.
  • Nearest railway station: Kottayam Railway Station is 114 km away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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