Best Places to Visit in Kerala

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Kerala is a wonderful destination to go to if you want to explore the magnificent southern gateway of India on vacation. Referred to as “God’s own country,” it is located on the tropical Malabar coast of India. The charming city is known for its gorgeous backwaters, lush tropical beaches, and greenery, making it tough to define the best among them.

If you’re looking for a unique travel and food experience. Kerala is the perfect destination for you to visit with your travel partner. Here are some of the places in Kerala that you must visit-

1. Munnar

2. Alleppey

3. Cochin

4. Kumarakom

5. Wayanad

6. Kovalam

7. Thiruvananthapuram

8. Vagamon

1.Munnar

Located in the Idukki district, Munnar is one of the most visited hill stations in India. 3 beautiful rivers Muthirapurzha, Nallathanni, and Kundala River flowing through the region make Munnar a popular destination. The gorgeous hill station is blessed with exotic lush greenery and famous tea and spice plantations.

It is counted as one of the best destinations always on the bucket list of the best hill stations for visitors. Once you explore it, it will make you crave it again!

Nearby Attractions in Munnar: Tea Gardens, Kerala -Periyar India’s Largest Tiger Reserve, Attukad Waterfall, Rajamalai (Eravikulam National Park), Mattupeety dam, Devikulam.

Popular Cuisine: Idiyappam with Egg, Puttu & Kadala Curry, Kerala Prawn Curry, Appam with stew, and popular Cardamom tea

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport(110 km by road)

Best time to visit: December to February

Ideal Duration-2-3 Days

2. Cochin

The historical jewel of Southern India is the Cochin Fort. An ideal tourist spot since the weather is lovely all year long. Also, the city plays a major role in the development of trade and shipping in the area.

Visitors love to visit this place of city culture and traditions.

Nearby Attractions in Cochin: Kerala Kathakali Centre, Wonderla Amusement Park, Chottanikkara Temple, Cherai Beach, and Lulu Mall.

Popular Cuisine: Puttu kadala, Ellum Kappayum, Thattu Dosa, Kappa Boti, and Meen Molagita Curry.

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport

Best time to visit: October to February.

Ideal Duration: 2 days.

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3. Alleppey

Alleppey is the most picturesque location in India, famous for its stunning beaches, and a beautiful backdrop of pristine backwaters like Pappy Field, Greenary, Canals, and lagoons. The charming location is home to a vast network of waterways. 

It is a treasure trove of peace and tranquillity and an ideal holiday destination to spend with loved ones. For a memorable experience, visitors to this location take pleasure in boat rides.

Nearby Attractions in Alleppey: Alappuzha Beach, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Vembanad Lake, and Nehru Trophy Boat Race.

Popular Cuisine: Puttu and Kadala, Kerala Sadya, Malabar Biryani, Kerala Fish Curry.

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport(78 km away)

Best time to visit: November to February

Ideal Duration: 2 Days

4. Kumarakom:

 It is the largest lake in Kerala, which is a cluster of little islands alluring on the Vembanad Lake. This beguiling location is famous for enjoying boating, fishing, and strolling. One can enjoy a 2-hour canoeing trip for a mesmerizing view of sunrise and sunset and witness the beauty of the lake.

Nearby Attractions in  Kumarakom: Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall, Vembanad, Kumarakom Beach, and Vembanad Lakes.

Popular Cuisine: Seafood, Crunchy Papadam, Jackfruit Chips, Karimeen, and tapioca.

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport

Best time to visit:  October- March

Ideal Duration:2-3 days

5. Wayanad

Travelling to Wayandland will take you to the trail of nature with shimmering waterfalls, historical caves, spice plantations, and rich wildlife. The enchanting tourist destination provides a stunning view away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Visitors enjoy walking through tea farms, experiencing the excitement of zip lining, trekking through the hills, cycling at Nilgiri, and spotting the wildlife.

Attractions in Wayanad: Banasura Sagar Dam, Chembra Peak, Pookode Lake, Chain Tree, Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary, and Bamboo Factory.

Popular Cuisine: Rasam, Sambhar, Moru koottan andPorich, koottu, Pulissery, stew, Avial, and Thoran.

Nearest Airport: Air Karipur International Airport

Best time to visit: October to May

Ideal Duration: 3 Days.

6. Kovalam

If you are a beach lover, Kovalam is the perfect place to visit. It is located 13 km away from the well-known place of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Here you can indulge yourselves in a quiet stroll on a calm beach or enjoy fishing, watersports, windsurfing, sailing, and the famous Ayurvedic massage, among many more. 

Nearby Attractions in Kovalam: LightHouse Beach, Hawah Beach, Vellayani Lake, Halcyon Castle, Samudra Breach.

Popular Cuisine: Puttu, Kappa, Karimeen 

Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport

Best time to visit: November to February

Ideal Duration: 2 Days and 1 Night

7. Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram is the capital city of Kerala.  Mahatma Gandhi referred to it as the Evergreen City for its pristine natural beauty, rich cultural history, and ancient temples. Also, the city has become the fastest developing commercial and IT hub.

Nearby Attractions in Thiruvananthapuram: Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Poovar Island, Magic Planet Theme Park, Kovalam Park, and Attukal Bhagvathy Temple.

Popular Cuisine: Kerala Prawn Curry, Fish Molee, Varutha Kozhi, Nadan Beef, and Malabar Parotta

Nearest Airport: Trivandrum (TRV) Airport

Best time to visit: October to March

Ideal Duration: 3 Days

8. Vagamon

One of the most popular scenic hill stations in Kerala, it is located 64 km away from Kottayam. The Rolling Hills are covered with a greenery blanket, lofty clouds, a pleasant climate, ravines, and much more.

Enchanting tourist places to escape by performing meditation activities and also adventure seekers’ best choice for performing sports. The shimmering waterfall and deep forest make this place perfect for relaxed holidays. 

Nearby Attractions in Vagamon: Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary, Vagamon Meadows, Pine Hill, Kurisumala, Vagamon Falls, Barren Hill, Murugan Mala, and Idukki Dam 

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport

Best time to visit: March to May

Ideal Duration: 4 days