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Best of Kerala: An Ultimate guide

The narrow strip of land extending along the west coast of India, also referred to as the ‘God’s own Country’ is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth. Visit now and take along this list of top 10 tourist places in Kerala. It is here that the Arabian Sea caresses the golden shores and waterfalls emerge from deep within the hills and trickle into little streams. It is in Kerala that the pristine tea, spice plantations and the rich traditional dishes are in abundance. This land of coconuts, elephants, temples boasts of its backwaters, thick green forests, silent valley & majestic hills.

Kerala is in the bucket list of almost every individual planning a trip down south. Besides, the places to visit and the list of things to do in Kerala is endless! So, where all should you go to experience the natural wonders of the Gods Own Country? Without wasting time, Book a Kerala Package and enjoy your holiday in Kerala This summer.

Let’s jump straight to these top 10 tourist places in Kerala.

1. Alleppey

Of all the things to do in Kerala, visiting Allepey for its backwater pathways is a must. Described as the ‘Venice of the East’ by Lord Curzon, a houseboat vacation along the natural backwaters takes you through the untouched rural diversity of Kerala.

Best months to Visit: Jan – Mar; Sept – Dec

Nearest Airport: Kochi Airport (COK) at a distance of 51 Kms

Alleppey Weather: Pleasant to Hot

2. Munnar

Covered with tea farms across 80,000 miles, low flying clouds and misty valleys, Munnar is one of the top tourist places in Kerala. This popular hill station offers exclusive views of deep gorges and white water brooks. Located at a height of 1,600 feet above the sea level, it is known as the Kashmir of the South.

Best months to Visit: All round the year

Nearest Airport: Kochi Airport (COK) at a distance of 110 Kms

Munnar Weather: Pleasant to Cold

3. Cochin or Kochi

One of the major tourist places in Kerala and the most important seaports of India- Kochi, earlier known as Cochin- is located in Ernakulam. Portuguese settled in here in the 15th century and Kochi became the first Europea township of India. With a wide choice of recreation to immense scope for shopping, there are a lot of interesting and fun things to do in Kochi.

Best months to Visit: Sept – April

Nearest Airport: Kochi Airport (COK)

Kochi Weather: Pleasant to Hot

4. Thekkady

A well-known tourist place in Kerala, Thekkady, is India ‘s largest wildlife destination. The name of the place invokes images of elephants, unending chains of hills and aromatic spice plantations. Thekkady is a heaven in India for those who love nature & its pristine experiences.

Best months to Visit: Oct – June

Nearest Railway Station: Kottayam at a distance of 114 Kms

Thekkady Weather: Mostly Pleasant

5. Wayanad

One of the most popular tourist places in Kerala, the ‘Green Paradise’ or Wayanad serves each traveller with an incredible countryside experience. Spellbinding mist capped mountains, vast landscapes covered in the foliage blankets, white water springs and splendid awe of nature can attract any city dwelling traveller.

Best months to Visit: Sept – June

Nearest Railway Station: Kalpetta at a distance of 75 Kms

Wayanad Weather: Mostly Pleasant

6. Vagamon

Though Vagamon seconds Munnar in terms of the beauty but it is famous amongst the tourist places in Kerala for its soothing environment. Studded with lush green landscapes, vast meadows, pine forests, pristine waterfalls and scented plantations it is a pleasing getaway to any metropolitan tourist.

Best months to Visit: Jan – June & Sept – Dec

Nearest Railway Station: Kottayam – at a distance of 64 Kms

Vagamon Weather: Pleasant to Cold

7. Kozhikode

While all the tourist places in Kerala state boasts of nature, beaches and an exotic holiday, Kozhikode is the only place which offers the best of all the destinations combined. Previously known as Calicut, where the trading of spices began. Filled with historical, cultural, educational and exceptional culinary excellence, Kozhikode is worth a visit.

Best months to Visit: Sept – March

Nearest Airport: Calicut Airport

Kozhikode Weather: Pleasant to Humid

8. Trivandrum

Trivandrum or literally the ‘City of Lord Anantha’ is the home to the southern tip of India, Kanyakumari, and is amongst the incredible tourist attractions in Kerala. With a rich cultural history, diverse social & religious traditions and assorted ayurvedic treatments, it is a must to be on the itinerary of every tourist.

Best months to Visit: Sept – April

Nearest Airport: Trivandrum Airport

Kovalam Weather: Pleasant to Humid

9. Thrissur

On your holiday in the God’s Own Country, a trip to the cultural attraction of Kerala will add a touch of magical peace to your memories. The capital houses some of the most influential artists and teachers and preserves the cultural legacy and integrity till date.

Best months to Visit: Jan – Mar; Sept – Dec

Nearest Airport: Kochi Airport (COK)

Thrissur Weather: Pleasant to Hot

10. Kumarakom

An idyllic place to stay in a village in Kerala while you enjoy the backwaters, sip on coconut water, taste the authentic coastal and Malabar cuisines, Kumarakom is an absolutely relaxing tourist place in Kerala. Lined with coconut groves, green paddy fields and mangrove forests, the scenic beauty is quite tempting for a stress relieving vacation.

Best months to Visit: Jan – Mar; Sept – Dec

Nearest Airport: Kochi Airport (COK)

Kumarakom Weather: Pleasant to Hot



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I believe travelling is the foundation of my personality. It gives me opportunities yet streamlines my choices, brings me closer to the world yet allows solitude, identifies my weaknesses yet enhances my strengths.Coming from the land of diversity, India, I have always handpicked destinations which offer a multitude of experiences in terms of culture, people as well as sightseeing.

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