Known as 'God's Own Country', Kerala is home to the backwaters, long coastlines, tea gardens. It is one of the best tropical tourist destinations one could ever look for. Kerala is very famous for its serene atmosphere, sunny beaches, beautiful rivers and spectacular dance forms. It is one among the ten paradises in the world and promises to leave your mind and body refreshed.
Top Places to Visit in Kerala
Munnar is an iconic hill station known for its tea estates, rugged peaks and lush green surroundings. It is lined up with many protected areas which are home to endemic and highly endangered species such as the Nilgiri Thar and the Neelakurinji. Some of its major attractions are- Eravikulam National Park, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and tea plantations.
AlleppeyFamous for its beaches, temples, boat races and Ayurvedic spas, Alleppey is a must visit in Kerela. Out here you can catch glimpses of green paddy fields and also get to know the life of locals in Kerela.
Thekkady is home to the largest tiger in the country- Periyar. You can either enjoy a night trek or bamboo rafting or various other adventure sports. With an early morning boat ride in the sanctuary you can spot animals such as wild elephants, bison, wild boars, various kinds of birds and many more.
The financial capital of Kerela, Kochi is also known as the Queen of Arabian Sea. It is a bustling commercial port city where you can witness Kathakali and Kalarippayattu performances. Kochi is marked by influences of Arabs, Dutch, Phoenicians, Portuguese, and Chinese.
An idyllic coastal town, Kovalam is packed with resorts and ayurvedic massage centres. The major attractions of this town are- Lighthouse beach, Samudra Beach and Hawa beach/Eve's Beach.
Comprising of waterfalls, historical caves, comfortable resorts and homestays, Wayanad is home to a large variety of flora and fauna. It is widely known for its spice plantations and exquisite wildlife and is a great weekend gateway idea.
How to reach?
By Air : There are three international airports in Kerela each of which is well connected to major cities of the country. From the airport you can easily hire taxi services to reach your preferred destination.
By Train : There are a total of 200 railway stations in Kerala. Trains are available almost every day from important cities like Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta and Bangalore to different parts of Kerala.
By Road : Kerela is well connected by road with all the surrounding states. You can avail several private and government buses running to Kerela from important states and cities in the country.