Kerala Tourist Destinations

Munnar - Hillstation

One of the most popular hill stations in India, Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Breathtakingly beautiful - heaven of peace and tranquillity -the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country. Set at an altitude of 6000 ft. in Idukki district, Munnar was the favoured summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Unending expanse of tea plantation - pristine valleys and mountains exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests - aroma of spice scented cool air- yes! Munnar has all these and more.

Sightseeing places in Munnar : Cheeyappara and Valara waterfalls, Mattupetty, Lock Heart Gap, Rajamala , Devikulam , Top Station, Echo Point, Photo Point, Kundala Lake, Marayoor, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Cochin - The Queen of Arabian Sea

Cochin is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian Peninsula, in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, dubbed 'God's own Country'. Its strategic importance over the centuries is underlined by the sobriquet Queen of the Arabian Sea. Informally, Cochin is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala. Over the years, Cochin has emerged as the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala and is perhaps the second most important city on the west coast of India (after Mumbai/Bombay). Cochin is one of the finest harbours of Kerala and is quiet famous as the commercial hub.

Sightseeing places in cochin : Fort Kochi, Santa Cruz Basilica, Dutch Palace at Mattancherry, Jewish Synagogue, ST. Francis Church, Willingdon Island

Thekkady – Land of Wild Life

Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. Thekkady Wild Life Sanctuary is located in Idukki in the beautiful and picturesque state of Kerala. Its about 160 miles from Thiruvananthapuram and is near the Kerala- Tamil Nadu border.It lies on the Western Ghats and is approximately 4000 - 5000 ft above sea level.

One can see deers, monkeys, tigers, herds of elephants and other exotic flora fauna here. A boat ride in the lake surrounding the sanctuary gives one an opportunity to see the animals. This lake is unique in the sense it is manmade and one can see partially submerged tree-trunks in the lake. For the more adventurous, trekking into the jungle would be an exciting thing to do.

Wagamon - Hillstation

It is a very ideal tourist spot surrounded by the greenery of tea gardens, beautiful meadows, deep puzzling valleys and dales. The enchanting hill station dotted with tea gardens will soon be one of India's foremost eco tourism projects. All the trekking enthusiasts will enjoy climbing this 1100 meters tall hill.

This tourist place also has to offer Thangal Para, the Indo-Swiss projects and Kurishumala Ashram. Grass covered hills, velvet lawns and the cool mountain make Vagamon a perfect holiday retreat. A curious blend of religious mysticism and European legacies, this hillside village is a heaven of tranquillity. The chain of three hills-Thangal Hill, Murugan Hill and Kurishumala is a mark of religious harmony.The dairy farm managed by the Kurishumala monks is worth a visit.

Trivandrum – The capital city of Kerala

Location: Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum is located at the south western tip of India, is the capital of Kerala.

Trivandrum sightseeing places: There are a number of tourist attractions in Thiruvananthapuram, India. A must visit is the the Padmanabhaswami temple, amongst one of the 108 shrines sacred to the Vaishnavites in India. Several kings also built their palaces in and around Thiruvananthapuram.

The major attraction here is the 250-year-old temple car made for Lord Vishnu lying within the museum compound of Thiruvananthapuram. Sri Chitra Art Gallery proves to be an ideal place for art lovers. Then, of course, a trip to the capital city is incomplete without a boat-ride on its enchanting backwaters.

Kovalam - Beach

Kovalam is just 16km from from the state capital of Kerala- Thiruvananthapuram. Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. The southernmost beach named Lighthouse Beach, is the most popular one among the tourists. Kovalam has been a favourite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing.

The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse-sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programmes, Catamaran cruising etc. The tropical sun acts so far than one can see the faint blush of coppery tan on the skin in a matter of minute. Life on the beach begins late in the day and carries on well into the nights.

Kanyakumari - Beach

Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin)- 87kms away from TVM, it is located at a junction at the southernmost tip of India where the three water bodies, namely The Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and The Indian Ocean meet. From here, one can see the sun rise from The Bay of Bengal and sunset in the Arabian Sea. It is a holy place for Hindus be cause of the Kanyakumari Temple. The Gandhi Smarak Mandir and Vivekananda Rock Memorial are additional tourist attractions.

Kumarakom - Backwater

Kumarakom is a serenely beautiful and scenic backwater destination, a charming peninsula jutting into the ever-effervescent Vembanad Lake that is dotted with plenty of traditional rice boats and canoes, leaving a scene that is immensely pleasing to the eye. Kumarakom is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating places to unwind in Kerala. Kumarakom is renowned for its mangrove shores ,Kumarakom houseboat cruise and the Kumarakom bird sanctuary.

Kumarakom is well equipped with a range of luxury resorts and budget hotels with unique leisure options like ayurveda massage, yoga, meditation, fishing and boating in beautiful kumarakom backwaters. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary on the side of Kumarakom backwaters which houses exotic birds and plants is a beautiful green spot and an orthithologist's paradise.

Alleppey – Backwater

Kerala - Alleppey one of the best-known ports along the cost of Malabar, is often reffered to as the 'Venice of the East'. Alleppey has a large network of canals and is the centre for backwater cruises in Kerala. Alleppey (Alappuzha ) is famous for its boat races, Alleppey houseboats, coir products, fish and lakes.

Alleppey remains prominent on the tourist trial of Kerala as one of the major centers for backwater houseboat trips. Sailing along in a Alleppey houseboat through the enchanting backwaters of Aleppey is sure to rob your heart. Alleppey houseboat cruise on the backwaters of the Alappuzha is one of the most popular cruises offered. The most intresting area in the backwaters is the Kuttanad region. Kuttanad is called the rice bowl of Kerala, because of her wealth of paddy crops is at the very heart of the Alleppey backwaters. Alleppey (Alappuzha ) is famous for its boat races, Alleppey houseboats, coir products, fish and lakes.

Wayanad – Wild Life

Wayanad, the green paradise is nestled among the mountains of the Western Ghats. Located at a distance of 76 km. from the sea shores of Kozhikode, this verdant hill station is full of plantations, forests and wildlife. Wayanad hills are contiguous to Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu and Bandhipur in Karnataka, thus forming a vast land mass for the wild life to move about in their most natural abode.

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Chethalayam Waterfall, Sri Mahaganapathy Temple at Thiruvangoor, Pazhassi Raja Museum, Pookote Lake and Edakkal Caves are the prime tourist attractions of Wayanad. Beisdes, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Tholpetty, Karappuzha Dam, Jain Temple at Sultan Bathery, Tiger Valley, Meenmutty Falls, Soochippara Waterfalls, Chembra Hills, Bird Sanctuary in north Wayanad, Thirunelly Temple and Kuruva Islands are the other nearby tourist destinations in and around Wayanad.

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