Famous Tourist Places and Attractions in Kerala
Kerala is a dream for all those who love offbeat destinations and nature’s bliss. The top attractions in Kerala comprise of the laid-back beaches, houseboat cruises along the tempting backwaters, swaying thick forests and its abundant coconut trees, elephant rides and lots more.
With its wildlife and undulating green tea gardens, Kerala has a glut of tourist attractions to please its visitors. Here is a list of all those famous tourist places in Kerala that will leave you enthralled.
Famous Tourist Places to Visit in Kerala
• Tea Estates in Munnar
Lush green tea plantations and forests surrounds the quaint town of Munnar. Nothing less than a painter’s canvas, Munnar’s beauty is absolutely alluring.
A trip to Munnar will be unfinished without paying a visit to these tea plantations. It is a must visit place in Kerala. Perched at an altitude of 8000 ft. above sea level, it is one of the biggest centres in India for tea trade. It is most popular for its flavoursome tea. You can also visit the Tea Museum which houses photographs, curious and machineries that contributes to a flourishing tea industry.
• Alleppey Backwaters
One of the top among the best destinations to check out in Kerala is Allleppey backwaters. Experience the exclusive backwater encounter at this emerald backwater town. Known as the ‘Venice of the East’, a houseboat vacation will let you sail through scenic villages and picturesque islands.
Moreover, you can witness postcard-perfect sights with the coconut trees that are lined all along the shore. You can also enjoy lip-smacking sea food that is served on board.
• Thekkady’s Elephant Sanctuary
Kerala has the largest elephant sanctuary in India. Bath the elephants in the world’s largest Elephant sanctuary in Thekkady and feed them bananas and tomatoes. Climb up on the back of the elephant and let the pleasant sprinkles of water be showered upon you by his trunk.
Have fun in the serene waters with the elephants and add this to your list of places to visit in Kerala. Besides, explore the rich heritage of olden spices and study about the variety of sacred plantations around the vicinity.
• Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Trivandrum
This tourist attraction in Trivandrum is a nature enthusiasts treat. It is a popular picnic spot in Kerala with a picturesque dam site and a lake. The vegetation varies from grasslands to tropical wet evergreen. The Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to an elephant rehabilitation centre and also houses a crocodile farm.
A guided tour of this park is advisable and will be very informative. Try and spot gaur, Nilgiri tahr, sloth bear, wild boar, jungle cat and Nilgiri langur here.
• Lighthouse beach, Kovalam
This is among the most developed and most popular beach in Kerala. Kovalam is also popular as a surfing destination in India. Opt for this adventure sports activity in the pristine waters of the lighthouse beach. Besides, long strolls by the coastline, beach volleyball, sunbathing and swimming are other activities you can opt for.
Stand on the observation platform of the 30 meter high Light house which is the most important feature of this beach. See Poovar on one hand and the famous Beemapalli mosque on the other.
• Fort Kochi
With its pristine water and tranquil ambience, fort Kochi is a laid-back town set away from the city’s bustle. Fort Kochi’s growing cultural set-up, unique Chinese fishing nets, remarkable churches and innumerable homestays are certain to offer you a holistic experience.
If you are planning a trip to Kerala anytime soon, visit this small town during the annual Kochi Festival. It is held every year on the snowy sands of the Fort Kochi Beach. You can also find numerous restaurants and eateries that offer appealing cuisines.
• Periyar Jungle, Thekkady
Nestled amidst the cardamom hills, this part of Kerala is very famous among tourists as a tiger and elephant reserve. Opting for a safari in the Periyar jungle gives you a chance to explore the wild areas of southern woods.
Right from a healthy breakfast to pick up and drop facility, every arrangement is made to meet your comfort. Sit in a stretched open jeep and immerse in the aroma of fresh air and spiced side tracks. You can also opt for canoeing in the Gavi Lake that flows through the jungle.
• Varkala Beach, Thiruvananthapuram
Listed among the top ten seasonal beaches in the world, Varkala Beach is considered to be sacred. It is said that a dip in its waters washes away all your sins. The beach is famous for mineral springs, spas and the ayurvedic centres set up here that provide best treatments and therapies.
The elongated winding stretch of a cliff spanning over the Arabian Sea is another breath-taking view that you can behold here.
• Athirappilly Waterfalls, Thrissur
Athirappilly Waterfalls are unarguably the best in the country and are also fondly known as the ‘The Niagara of India’. This spectacular cascade of frothy water runs down from a height of 82 feet and is 330 feet wide.
The enchanting beauty of this place also lures a number of plants and animals including endangered species. The falls are sure to make you feel riveting and rejuvenating in every aspect.
• Bekal Fort, Kasargod
Narrating a tale of its past, this fort is a keyhole-shaped lofty structure that stands in its full grandeur and glory. One of the most famous places to see in Kerala, the Bekal Fort appears as though it has emerged from the sea.
This is because 3/4th of its exterior walls are drenched as the Arabian tides continuously hit the citadel. It is also one of the largest and well preserved forts in Kerala.
What do you think of such a land that is drenched in green and its cuddle beauty that is still uncovered?
This list of the sightseeing places in Kerala will without a doubt make your expedition exciting and exceptional. They make Kerala top vacationing destination in India. Head out to revive yourself in conjunction with family and cohorts this holiday season. So pack your bags and head out to explore what is proudly called ‘God’s Own Country’- Kerala!
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