Kerala, also known as God zone country, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful states in India, Kerala attracts millions of people every year due to its tropical vegetation, lush greenery, clean beaches and scenic backwaters. The thing that makes Kerala even more special is the diversity here.
Everything from Mountains, Beaches, Lush greenery and Tree plantation to the traditional culture here can be seen in this one state. So if you are also planning a single trip to Kerala, then today I will share with you the top 10 tourist places of Kerala which you must visit after coming here.
Munnar is undoubtedly the most scenic hill station in the whole of South India. At an altitude of 5200 feet, it is famous for its Lush Greenery, Scenic Waterfall, Tea Plantation, Trekking Roots and Amazing Viewpoint.
Munnar used to be the summer resort of British India at one time and even today this place is no less than a paradise. If you want to take a break from your regular life and spend time at a very scenic and relaxing place. Then Munnar is an ideal option for you.
Munnar is most famous for its tea plantation. That’s why you should not miss visiting Munnar to explore the tea gardens here. There are also many options for trekking in Munnar. After coming here, you must trek to Anamudi and Meesapulimala Peak. Which is the Highest Peak of entire Kerala.
Alleppey is one of the best tourist places not only in Kerala but also in the whole of India. Firstly, the whole of Kerala is the main Hub in Backwater Tourism and there is no competition for the Backwater and Houseboat Experience here. Alleppey Backwaters are covered from both the sides with coconut trees, paddy fields and lush greenery.
By taking a Houseboat Ride in their Backwater, you will feel like you have come to a different world. Alleppy’s houseboat is also the most luxurious houseboat in Kerala. Coming and staying in these houseboats should not be missed at all.
Apart from this, you can visit some very beautiful places in Alleppey like Alleppey Beach, Alleppey Lighthouse, Marari Beach Alleppey, Shri Krishna Temple, Sant Marriage Foreign Church.
Wayanad is one of the most unique and most interesting places in Kerala. Wayanad is most famous for its Waterfall, Historical Games, Luxury Resorts, and Spice plantation.
You feel a different smell in the air of Wayanad. Because there is a plantation of many different spices here. It is also known as the Spice Garden of India. You must also experience activities like trekking, hiking, mountaineering, rock climbing and camping in the lush greenery of Wayanad.
Coming to Wayanad, you have the Wild Life Century, Tiger Reserve and India’s Largest Dam here, from where you get to see a wonderful sunset view. Apart from this, you can visit many historical places like Edakkal caves, Thirunal Temple, Nishant Jain Temple in Wayanad.
Kumarakom is one such city in Kerala. Which is made from small Irish mixers of Vembanad Lake. Vembanad is the largest lake in Kerala and this place is famous for its scenic beauty, lush greenery. The main highlight of Kumarakom is Backwater Tourism, which is one of the most beautiful backwaters in the whole of Kerala.
To explore these backwaters well, you can also stay here in a Luxury and Traditional Houseboat. Apart from these backwaters, you can also visit Toddy shop, Aruvikkuzhi waterfall, Kumarakom Beach, Saint mary church and Ayurvedic Spaz here in Kumarakom.
Kochi is the largest city of entire Kerala and the most important port city here. Kochi was always used as a port city by the British. Because of which you get to see a lot of Colonial Sites here. Despite being a commercial city, Kochi is a very beautiful city.
Because of this she is also known as queen of the Arabian Sea. One thing that you should not miss while coming to Kochi is the Houseboat Ride in the backwaters here.
The backwaters of Kochi is one of the most famous backwaters in Kerala. And here the view is seen from between Coconut Trees and Lush Greenery. Apart from these Backwaters, you can visit Mattancherry Palace, Fort Kochi, Kerala kathakali centre, Cherai beach, Bolgatty Palace and many other places in Kochi.
Varkala is a hidden paradise of Kerala. Which is famous because of its Scenic Beaches, Hills, Lakes, Forts and LightHouse.
Varkala is the only city in Kerala where you get to see Clips 15 meters high. And because of these Clips you get a very good panoramic view of the entire Arabian Sea.
Beaches of Varkala are very clean and scenic. Which promotes tourism here even more. You can also enjoy many water activities like Scuba Diving, Banana Boating, Parasailing on these Beaches. Apart from this, there are also many Ayurvedic resorts in Varkala.
Here you also get a lot of Ayurvedic treatments. Which is very refreshing. Apart from this, after coming to Varkala, you can visit Varkala Beach, Varkala Lighthouse, Anjengo Fort, Kappil lake, Vishnu Temple, JanardhanSwami Temple, Chilakoor Beach and many other places.
Thekkady is a hill station in Kerala, which is famous for its forest reserve and rich flora and fauna. In Thekkady, you get to see a very good view of Cardamom, Tea Plantation, Mountain Ranges, Waterfalls and the scenic Landscape here. Thekkady is most famous for its Periyar Tiger Reserve. It is the largest Tiger Reserve in the whole of India.
In this Tiger reserve, you can enjoy Tigers and Birds Watching as well as Jungle Safari. The weather of Thekkady remains quite pleasant throughout the year. And by coming here, you can also enjoy activities like Trekking, Rafting, jungle safari and Elephant Safari. Apart from this, you can visit Mangaladevi Temple, Murikkady Plantation, Thekkady lake and other places here.
Kovalam is a very beautiful coastal city just 20 kilometers away from Trivandrum. Which attracts not only Indian but also European tourists with its natural beauty.
Kovalam is most famous for its Pristine Beaches and Sunset View and if you are a Beachlover then Kovalam is the ideal destination for you. In 1920, Maharani Sethu Lakshmibai of Travancore built a beach resort here. After which Kovalam has emerged as 1 popular tourist destination.
Coming to Kovalam, you can visit all the special places like LightHouse beach, Hawa beach, Samudra Beach, Halcyon Castle, Valiyathura pier, Kovalum art gallery and many more places.
Vagamon is an offbeat hill station in Kerala. Which is located at an altitude of 3600 feet. Vagamon’s Weather Pleasant remains and this place is a perfect destination for its Tea Garden, Fine Forest, Water Falls Getaway.
Vagamon has become very famous due to its adventure activities for some time and by coming here you can enjoy activities like Trekking, Raw climbing, Paragliding.
Looking at one of the adventure activities here, the Kerala Tourism Department also organizes the INTERNATIONAL PARAGLIDING FESTIVAL here every year during March-April. Which is a very different experience. If you also want to visit Vagamon, then you must experience this festival by coming here during March-April.
Thiruvananthapuram, also known as Trivandrum, is the capital of Kerala. It is a city where you get to see a very good mixer of Colonial legacy and Deep-Rooted heritage here. This whole city is situated on 7 hills, which is famous for its architectural beauty. Thiruvananthapuram’s main attraction is Light.
The Padmanabhaswamy Temple here is one of the largest and most mysterious temples in India. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu where he is worshiped in Anantashayana form. This temple comes in the richest temples of the world and no one knows till date how much is the total wealth here.
The feeling of visiting the temple is very special and apart from this you can also visit Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, Aazhimala Shiva Temple, KuthiraMalika Palace and Napier Museum in Trivandrum.