Kerala, located on the south-western tip of India, enjoys with unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in Asia. Fondly referred to as ‘God Own Country’, Kerala was chosen by the ‘National Geographic Travelers’ as one of the fifty destinations of a lifetime and one of the thirteen paradises in all over the world.
An equable climate, lush hill stations, serene beaches, tranquil stretches of backwaters; and exotic wildlife are the major attractions of this land. A unique advantage of Kerala is that almost all of the destinations here are only a two – four hour drive from the other.
Colorful festivals, Classical art forms, exotic cuisine are some of the cultural marvels that await travelers. Panchakarma, the rejuvenation therapy in Ayurveda and Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine have also helped Kerala to gain a pan-global reputation as a worth-visit destination.
Thanks to the moderate climate, numerous festivals and events. Season never ends in Kerala.
Tourist attractions- Top Six Kerala tourist places
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1. Fort Kochi
Kochi is an enchanting city that’s had an eclectic influence, Known as the ‘Gateway to Kerala’. British, Dutch, Arabs, Chinese and Portuguese have all left their mark here. The architecture and historical sites in Fort Kochi magnetize most of the visitors to the area.
2. Kerala Backwaters
One of the most tranquil and relaxing things you can do in Kerala is take a trip in a houseboat along the palm-fringed Kerala canals.
Chilled beer and freshly cooked Indian food on board the boat make the experience even more pleasant. You can even spend the night out on the center of a lake. Stay a few nights at a resort or hotel along the backwaters too Bliss!
Visit to Munnar is a must, if you like tea! The surrounding area is renowned for its sprawling tea plantations. See tea being chosen and processed and try fresh tea straight from the gardens. There is even a tea museum. The locale is blessed with the natural beauty of misty hills, winding lanes and forests which are full of exotic plants and wildlife.
Adventure enthusiasts can hike to Anamudi, the maximum peak in south India, travel around Eravikulam National Park, or go rock climbing and Para gliding.
The setting of this Varkala beach is striking enough to take your breath away, with a long winding stretch of cliff that extends over the Arabian Sea. A cemented footpath runs along the length of the cliff, quaint shops, beach shacks, bordered by coconut palms, hotels. Nestled at the bottom of the cliff is a long stretch of sparkling beaches, reached by steps leading down from the cliff top. It is not surprising that Varkala is one of India’s best beaches.
Wayanad is a bright green mountainous region that stretches along the Western Ghats. Have a great deal of scenic appeal. Abundant coconut palms, paddy fields, thick forests and lofty peaks form the landscape. Due to the nature of its terrain, the region (area) also has much to offer adventure enthusiasts. Most popular attractions include trekking to Chembra Peak and Meenmutty Falls, climbing to Edakkal Caves, exploring old Jain temples, wildlife spotting at Muthanga and Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuaries. Highlight of Wayanad is the many delightful homestays in the area.
6. Periyar National Park
Kerala’s Periyar National Park, Thekkady district, is one of the most famous national parks in southern India. One of the most popular things about the park is that it stays open all the time in year, even during the monsoon season. Periyar is known for its elephants. Safaris are carried out by boat, with the lake being chiefly captivating at sunset. Tourist and Visitors can also take part in an excellent variety of eco-tourism activities there.