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Backwater Kerala

Kerala is also known as “God’s own country,” and so it should be. With a 600 km of Arabian sea coastline, Kerala is filled with palm trees on beaches, backwaters, and a large network of canals. Kerala is also home to mountain slopes of Western ghats, which grow tea, coffee, and spices, which accounts for exports. Kerala also has two large national parks – Eravikulam and Periyar. Not to mention that there are other sanctuaries as well. Let us now take a look at the top 10 Tourist Places in Kerala with pictures.

1) Alleppey

Backwater - alleppey

It is the “Venice of the East,” as has been rightly pointed out by Lord Curzan. You can takebackwater trips, stay on houseboats and watch how the sun sets over the horizon.The best time for you to pay a visit would be from September till May before the scorchingheat kicks in. You can go visit temples, relax on the beach and take night walks.Vast paddy fields, peaceful churches, lakes, and fishing villages are what make Alleppey oneof the best touring spots in Kerala. You should definitely visit places like the Ramada,Tharavadu Heritage, Bamboo Lagoon, etc.

2) Munnar


Munnar is the heaven for honeymooners out there. Within your 2-day itinerary there, youare in for a ride to see lush green tea plantations at every cutting slope of the mountains.The beautiful vegetable gardens, low hanging clouds and carved out roads on the sides ofthe mountains make Munnar a dream destination for couples.While you are there, you should definitely visit the Tea Estates, Echo Point for Camping andTrekking. Do not miss out on Eravikulam National Park and Kundala Lake. The ideal time foryou to visit would be around October to March, and you should stay for about 2 to 3 days.

3) Kumarakom


Kumarakom is one of the most exotic places in India. The weather here is always pleasant.Flora and fauna are an impeccable treat to the eyes. The silence and tranquillity of this placewill surely win you the perfect trip away from all the hustle and bustle of city life.You should not miss out on visiting the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Backwaters.Moreover, you will get to see the Aruvikkuzhi waterfall, Juma Masjid, and ThirunakkaraMahadeva Temple.The ideal time to visit would be sometime between September to May.

4) Thekkady

Beautiful view of thekkady lake

If you love wildlife, this is your place to be! You can literally see near to extinction specieslike tigers, gaurs, sambars, and macaques. Additionally, you may also see deers, bison, elephants, etc.
If you love trekking, then you should follow the trail path from Moozhiyar to Thekkadi Gavi. Moreover, you can take boating and rafting tours too. The most thrilling part of your Thekkadi visit might be the night time jungle tours. You can visit Thekkady sometime during the winters of the northern hemisphere.

5) Kovalam


Kovalam is definitely a dream beach to be on. If you are in India during the summers, do notmiss out on therapeutic spa, ayurvedic treatments, sunbathing, and water sports.Even though Kovalam is all about the beach, you can still go out for various excursions.You can visit the Lighthouse, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, and harbor, Akkulam, and Vellayanilake, Karaman river, and rock-cut caves.If you visit Kovalam during the winter, make sure you stay over for the new year’s party.Kovalam is a place with no cultural boundaries, and neither is entire Kerala.

6) Wayanad

View at Wayanad, Kerala

Wayanad is the greenest part of Kerala, despite having lush green plantations of Munnar. Ifyou love visiting places to explore their culture, Wayanad is going to open your eyes just theright way.The beauty of Wayanad lies in the fine mixing of nature and humans. When you tread alongthe jungles of Wayanad, you will witness how strangely refreshing this place is.You can visit the Kurava island and enjoy bamboo rafting. You should also visit Pookode lakeand enjoy boating and camping

7) Vagamon


This is an unlikely recommendation in this list of top 10 tourist places to visit in Kerala.However, this hidden gem is one of the coziest hill stations in all of Kerala, and you shoulddefinitely visit for a day or two.The beautiful valleys, mystic meadows, tea gardens, and magical climate would make youwant to visit Vagamon over and over again. You can enjoy trekking, off-road biking, boatrides, and visit the Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary.

8) Bekal

Bekal Fort

If you wish to finish reading your favorite novel, Bekal is the place for you to be. The tranquilsolitude is only one of the many virtues of this gorgeous place. Probably, that is why it is anideal place for couples on their honeymoons.While you are there, do not forget to pay a visit to the fort where a major Bollywoodblockbuster movie, “Rang De Basanti” was partly shot. Also, do not forget to check out thegorgeous beach.You can and should visit Bekal between September to May

9) Kozhikode


One of the busiest commercial cities is Calicut, the other name for Kozhikode. Calicut is
known for its historical monuments and educational institutions. Moreover, the richheritage and cultural sites are a treat to watch.The architectural lineage descends from the British era and draws the influence of thedutch. The Malabar food, an exquisite array of spices, beaches, temples, and churches,make this place worthy of a visit once in your lifetime.

10) Varkala


Varkala boasts of a beautiful beach with cliffs and greenery all around. If you are into watersports, this is the beach to be on. You can obviously rent one of the most pristine beaches inthe whole of Kerala or simply enjoy the sunsets from the beach itself.Varkala is also one of the most renowned places for Hindu spiritualism. You can definitelygrow a taste for spiritualism if you happen to visit all the temples around the town.You can choose to rejuvenate yourself with soulful yoga by the beach, ride a bike, and enjoythe delicate scenery. You may choose to visit anytime after the monsoons.


  • Saket Dixit

    July 22, 2020

    A must visit destination !
    Closest to the nature is closest to the heaven !


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