THINGS TO DO:
Kerala holds an array of rich culture and tradition. It is essential for one to experience the true essence of this place while they are visiting. Many even refer to Kerala as the ‘Paradise on Earth’ and there is more than one reason why they do so. You can do a lot of things here like:boating on backwaters, enjoying traditional art forms, rejuvenating with Ayurveda, indulging in delicious Kerala cuisine, learning the language, celebrating the state festival of Onam, exciting elephant safaris and many more.
PLACES TO VISIT:
Alleppey: Alleppey tops this list of best places to visit in Kerala with pictures. Its backwater trips, houseboat stays, and serene beauty attract a fair number of people to its territory. In fact, it is the most popular place to experience some offbeat Kerala backwaters. Lord Curzon’s depiction of Alleppey as the Venice of the East is not hyperbole. Alleppey houseboat vacation is what people look for on their visit to Alleppey. There are expanses of paddy fields, quaint chapels, interesting fishing villages, and lakes filled with water lilies which make Alleppey one of the best tourist places in Kerala
Wayanad:It’s a place where magnificent waterfalls, historical caves, exotic resorts rest. Famous for its spice plantations and wildlife, Wayanad is truly a nature’s abode. The best way to explore the town is by walking through the beautiful spice plantations and trekking to the ancient caves while dining at the best resort. Wildlife reserves are a special thing to visit Wayanad.
Munnar: A very popular one among hill stations in Kerala is Munnar. Once the summer capital for the British, Munnar sightseeing attracts tourists from all across the world. With about 80,000 miles of tea plantation, an equal measure of aromatic vegetation, misty valleys, and low-flying clouds. Cute bungalows, cozy homestays and lavish hotels and resorts in Munnar, make it the most romantic destination even among the top places to visit in Kerala. The old world colonial feel has its own charms and it certainly makes for a good selfie drive. Revel in the extraordinary blend of luxury and beauty, at the most amazing honeymoon resorts in Munnar.
Vagamon: There is an enchanting hill station called Vagamon which is hidden from all the hoopla and surprisingly is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. Adorned with magical meadows, mystical gardens, beautiful dales, aromatic tea plantations, and misty valleys, Vagamon hills has surely earned its place among the best tourist places in Kerala. The fresh air and perfectly manicured gardens of Vagamon are a breath of fresh air.
Kumarakom: Situated near Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a quiet little hamlet with alluring sceneries, ever pleasant weather and exotic flora and fauna; making it one of the loveliest tourist places in Kerala. There is a lot to do; choose from boating, cruising, Kumarakom houseboat stay, and fishing. The tempting waterways, decorated lakes, aromatic coconut grooves, fresh paddy fields, thick mangrove forests, delightful authentic food, and unpolluted freshness of the air add to the list.
Kovalam beach: It is one of top romantic Kerala beaches, is famous for its New Year celebrations, deep strong massages, Ayurvedic treatments, sunbathing fests, and water sports like parasailing. It has a crescent-shaped coastline which is always buzzing with activities. People from different countries, cultures, and states come together and add to the beauty of the place.
Thekkady: It is simply heaven hidden in thick forests and wild vegetation and this is exactly what it makes one of the best forest tourist places in Kerala. You get to see the nearly extinct species of animals including tigers, sambars, gaurs, and lion-tailed macaques. Also, there are elephants, lions, deers, bison, boars, and the Great Indian tigers. Probably, the most favoured among Kerala’s tourist places, it boasts of abundant beauty and exotic wildlife. Its trekking path from Moozhiyar to ThekkadyGavi is one of the most popular trails in South India. Boating and wildlife observation are two of the favourite pastimes in Thekkady.
Kannur: It is formerly known as Cannanore is another scenic places to visit in Kerala, popular for weaving industries. Feel the charm of this beautiful colonial town, located at the north eastern coast of Kerala with its sun-kissed beaches bordered by luxuriant cashew plantations, ancient temples, splendid monuments and British and Dutch style buildings.
Kasargod: Located close to Bekal, tucked between Western Ghats on one side and azure Arabian Sea on the other, Kasargod is an entrancing beauty of ‘God’s own country.’ Featuring rolling hills, plush coconut plantations, soothing sea breeze, and host of heritage temples, it attracts peace-loving travellers but and considered as one of the most photogenic places in Kerala.
Kozhikode: It is also known as Calicut, is one of the most active commercial cities in Kerala. The place is famous for its culture, historical sites, educational institutions, and culinary experiences. The architecture of the city has strong influences of the Dutch and the British. It is known for its authentic Malabar food and the exotic spices that make the food so delicious. When in Calicut, don’t miss on delicacies like Dum Biryani, Kallummakkaya, ChattiPathiri, and Dal Halwa.
Bekal: Bekal is especially known for its famous Bekal Fort, which is rated amongst the best places to visit in Kerala. Many Indian movies, like Rang De Basanti, are filmed in the fort premises. The sea breeze passing through your hair, the pleasant weather and good company are key ingredients to have a good time in Bekal. Owing to exotic beauty and serenity, Bekal is among the top three honeymoon places in South India.