Top Ten Tourist Attractions & Places to Visit in Kerala

Posted on October 28, 2022 by

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The southernmost state of India, Kerala is famous for several things including a high education ratio, the best gender ratio in the country, and its incredible beauty. The state has been called ‘God’s own country and if God or some oth34 Celestial being was to choose an abode on Earth, then they won’t find a place better than Kerala. Here we bring you a list of the best tourist attractions in this country.

Here’s the list of 10 Places to Visit in Kerala

Let us get started:

1. Alappuzha

The first and foremost tourist attraction of Kerala is Alappuzha where natured is endowed with all its love. Called by many nicknames like ‘Venice of the East, Alappuzha is the best place to sample the exquisite beauty of the state. Located on the banks of Vembanad Lake, it is filled with incredible sights on all sixes making it one of the most attractive backwater destinations in the world.

Apart from that, it also has Alleppey and Marari beaches as well as akroshnapuram Palace. There are also many famous temples here such as Mannarshala Temple and Ambalapuzha temple.

2. Cochin

Also called Kochi, Cochin has sometimes been fondly called the ‘Queen of Arabian Sea’. The port city can be a breadth of modern lifestyles in a state filled with natural and timeless beauty.

Cochin is also a bit like Mumbai in that it is a place where several diverse cultures come together including Indian, Dutch, British, and even Chinese.

If you are in the city then you must try spices as the town is one of the biggest spice centers of the world. The city can be explored in all months of the year though you may want to avoid the months between April and July to avoid a hot summer.

Kochi Fort is its most renowned destination. Vypeen Island and the beach are a must-visit too. The largest mall in India, Lull mall too is located here.

3. Wayanad

No list of tourist attractions of Kerala can ever be complete without a mention of Wayanad. The hill station is made of the stuff of fantasies and is an exquisite exercise done by nature into floral beauty.

Apart from natural beauty, you will want to visit this hill station for Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, and Banasura Sagar Dam along with a dozen other Attractions in Wayanad.

Wayanad is located at a distance of about 3 hours from the neatest Airport (Calicut International Airport) as well as the Nearest Railway Station (Nilampur) but it is well worth the extra effort you will need to make to reach it

4. Munnar

Munnar provides an excellent contrast with the Wayanad in terms of natural beauty. Located at a distance of 125 kilometers from Cochin Airport, the hill station is famous for tea plantations and has the famous TATA Tea Museum. A visit to Eravikulam National Park is something that no wildlife enthusiast will want to visit. Attukal and Cheeyapara Waterfalls are pristine sights.

5. Ashtamudi

Ashtamudi is another city that has established itself as one of the best tourist attractions in God’s own country. It is an off-beat attraction that can take you away from the crowds that plague some of the best tourist attractions. The city has a beautiful lake and Palace along with pristine natural beauty.

6. Kumarakom

Whether it is Kumarakom’s coconut grooves or the magical sight of Vembanad Lake that makes it irresistible we won’t know. The best reason for coming here though is the houseboat stays.

7. Kovalam

If one comes to Kerala through the state’s capital Thiruvananthapuram, one should first go straight to Kovalam and bless oneself with a chance to explore some of the best sea beaches in India. These are Sea beaches that can have even the beaches of Goa run for their money. Located at a distance of mere 16 kilometers from the state capital, it also has a lake and an art gallery worth visiting among countless other attractions.

8. Guruvayur

The town is home to Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple, from which it takes its name. It is the fourth largest Hindu temple in India and, if the legend is to be believed, it must have once served as the abode of Lord Krishna, the Hindu God and an avatar of Lord Vishnu. The religious importance of this temple to Hindus makes it a must-visit and there are several other temples too nearby. Apart from these temples, you should also consider visiting the local elephant camp and Institute of Mural Paintings.

9. Malappuram

Malappuram is another must-see place in Kerala that has several tourist attractions including Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary – which no ornithophile will ever want to miss. It also has Keralamkundu Waterfalls and Teak museum. Koottayi Beach and Padinharekara Beach are two beautiful beaches,

10. Kizhunna Beach

Last but not least in this list of must-see places in this list of ten must-see places in Kerala is Kirhunna beach. This picturesque beach is one of the best beaches in not only Kerala but also India. Though Kerala has countless other beaches, this off-beat beach holds a special place of its own. It is best visited during the winter season when you can sub-bask here or go swimming.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

There are several questions people ask that relate to the above list of must-see places in Kerala. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) on this topic.

Question: What is the best time to visit Kerala?

Answer: While Kerala is exquisitely beautiful and can be visited throughout the year, you may prefer cooler months of the year.

Question: What are some of the other places worth seeing in Kerala?

Answer: We have made a very eclectic list of attractions above and Kera has countless other attractions to offer. The following are some of the other things worth seeing in Kerala: Thekkady, Vagamon, Kollam, Kozhikode, etc.

If the reader has any other questions, they should feel free to ask them in the comments below.

The Bottom Line

One can quickly wrap up the above discussion by concluding that Kerala is perhaps the most beautiful state of the country and is worth visiting for both humans and gods alike.

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