Tourist Attractions in Kerala that You Must Visit
Tourist Attractions in Kerala that You Must Visit
Lush green tea plantations, spice plantations, and serene winding backwaters are a few features that define Kerala as one of the most memorable and popular tourist destinations in India. Famous as ‘God’s Own Country,’ Kerala is a haven for tourists who come here to unroll in the beauty climes, away from the concrete jungle. In a state where the topography span from beautiful and cool hills to balmy sea beaches, Kerala is a sight for sore eyes and soul. Here is a list of some of the most popular and beautiful places that are a ‘must-see’ for all those visiting this unique and tropical paradise.
Alleppey- The Backwaters of Alleppey:- Alleppey and Alappuzha are impressive and best known for Kerala’s world-renowned backwaters. The bushes are a network of brackish rivers, canals, and lakes that weave through half of Kerala’s state. One can cruise down the backwaters while seeing or enjoying the beautiful and unique feel of the “houseboats” or Kettuvallams, which gives amenities, including a taste of typical Kerala cuisine. For other curious tourists, there are some unique temples and churches which add more enjoyment and value to the picturesque beauty of Alleppey.
Kochi- Fishing nets of Kochi:- Kochi is Kerala’s economic and cultural capital. It’s a hub of tourist attractions and activity visitors from all over the world. Some are to feast your eyes upon in Kochi, from Chinese fishing nets to exotic spice cultivations. This city is an amalgamation of different-different cultures that seek to endure even to date. There’s a beautiful surprise in every corner of Kochi, just waiting to be discovered.
Thekkady:- Thekkady is home to the beautiful and famous Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. You can hear or observe the elephants that roam around the sanctuary, explore the verdant green and beautiful forests, take an elephant safari into the depths of the wilderness or take a boat cruise over Periyar Lake. Periyar is a fantastic getaway for wildlife enthusiasts and for tourists who want to rejuvenate in the misty mountains of the Nilgiris.
Munnar:- Munnar is considered one of Kerala’s most memorable and beautiful tourist places and located on the Western Ghats, Munnar popular and highest tea producer on the Indian subcontinent. The full view of undulating hills as the touch the beautiful clouds in Munnar rejuvenates your soul and soul. The town is flanked by a very narrow patch of The Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea on the other side, making Munnar a fantastic and unique getaway from the city life. Palm-fringed backwaters, sunny beaches, scenic waterfalls, gushing streams, and misty mountains Munnar has it all!
Thrissur:-Thrissur was previously the Kochin’s capital; however, now it is considered Kerala’s beautiful and cultural capital because of its cultural, spiritual, and religious leanings throughout history. One can visit an array of beautiful churches and temples that become the most popular and hub of activity during the city’s festive period. When in Thrissur, you must try the fantastic delectable Vellayappam, a type of rice hopper, a city’s famous and specialty.
Kovalam:- Sink your feet into the beautiful and warm sandy beaches of Kovalam. Some coconut trees here, as far as the eye can see, add to that most amazing resorts neighboring lush green vegetation, and you’ve got yourself a popular tourist destination. Kovalam has gained fantastic popularity as the center of Ayurvedic healing in the past years. So if you want to take a short break and feel re-energized, Kovalam is your kind of getaway.
Wayanad:- One of the most memorable and prime hill stations in the south, Wayanad boasts of the production of tea, coffee, pepper, cardamom, and other spices. The region is populated with lots of natural marvels such as waterfalls, lakes, caves, and dams, which you are bound to feel the cool weather of Wayanad. Do visit the most popular Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, home to wildlife species like the Spotted Deer, Bears, Cheetah, and Bison.
Thiruvananthapuram:- Otherwise known as Trivandrum, this city presumably capitalizes on the most memorable and culturally affluent part. Trivandrum has played host to different rulers who have left behind a city’s mark. Rapid development has not hindered the beautiful and diverse heritage in the form of the culture and the architecture that is still embodied by the city. The Kowdiar Palace, formerly the Travancore royal family’s official residence, is a must-visit in the city.
Kozhikode:- Much like Trivandrum, Kozhikode has been a habitat for some unique dynasties which have left their stamp on the city. Perhaps that is why Kozhikode is called the ‘City of Sculptures.’ Kozhikode is also examining as the ‘City of Spices’ as it an essential and most popular trading port of eastern spices. The district is famous for folk ballads, and songs are known as Vadakkan Pattukal. The sweet-meat street is a favorite tourist destination and is a center of marketing for many locally produced products in the region.
Kannur:- Kannur was previously a top-rated and important British trading center in the south; hence much of the city still convey the aura of Colonial times, which is mixed in with the local taste of Kannur. You can explore some of the most amazing St. Angelo Fort, walk along the Payyamabalam Beach, spot some, take a ferry ride over and the Laccadive Sea wildlife at Aralam wildlife sanctuary or. Kannur is a destination for everybody.
Author : Pawan Bugaliya
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