Kerala, also known as ‘God’s Own Country’, is one of the finest places to visit in India. From its mesmerizing coastal line and greenery to rich culture, mountains, and heritage, this beautiful Indian state has got something for every avid traveler. If you are packing your bags for this beautiful destination, don’t forget to explore these top-rated tourist places in Kerala.
Regarded as one of the most sought-after places in Kerala, Alleppey is extremely beautiful. Known for its backwaters, the place can be visited to experience a relaxing houseboat tour along the calm and serene canals. Treat yourself with the delicious South-Indian food on the boat along with chilled drinks. You can also decide to spend a few nights in beautiful resorts along the backwaters. Besides backwaters, don’t forget to explore village life, visit temples, and hit the beautiful beaches. Well, some other top-rated tourist attractions here include Marari Beach, Alappuzha Beach, Sri Krishna Temple, and Krishnapuram Palace.
Munnar is a famous hill station lying in the Western Ghats. Known for its tea plantations, this gorgeous place is all about picturesque mountains, serene ambiance, beautiful hills, and lofty clouds. The surrounding region also has forests that are famous for their wildlife and plants. Hit the Blossom Park, cherish the Cheeyappara Waterfalls, or explore ATA Tea Museum. Adventure seekers can try paragliding, explore the national parks, or go rock climbing. Top Station, Eravikulam National Park, Life of Pi Church, and Mattupetty Dam are other best tourist places in the region.
Note: Whether it’s spring, winter, summer, or monsoon season, Munnar can be visited all year-round.
Kumarakom can’t be missed at all when we talk about the must-visit tourist places in Kerala. Adorned by the Vembanad Lake, the place is known for its tranquil atmosphere. The pleasant weather, picturesque sceneries, and also tempting backwaters make it truly enchanting. Apart from staying amid backwaters, you can try fishing, strolling in the paddy fields, and also tasting authentic food. Thick mangrove forests with their exotic and rich flora and fauna, Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Bay Island Driftwood Museum, stunning coconut grooves, and Kumarakom Beach add to the list.
Poovar Island located in Trivandrum has a tranquil beach dotted with resorts. So, if you are looking forward to a tropical destination, the island has indeed got you covered. Savor the scenic beauty of the beach, have a walk on the shore, and be merry. The best part is to book an over-water bungalow and then stay there for a few nights. Besides visiting the beach, you can also explore the Arjuna Backwaters or visit Thikkoti Light House.
If you want to the rural life of Kerala, you can’t forget exploring Kuttanad that’s located in the Alappuzha region. Known for its backwaters, villages, and network of canals, it is truly a place to behold. Its paddy fields, groves of coconut trees, and rivers make it one of the worth-visit tourist places in Kerala. Stay at Kuttanad for a day or two to feel the traditional lifestyle and true colors of the state. Pamba River, Manimala River, water turbines, paddy fields, Punnamada Lake, and calm backwaters are some popular attractions here.
Kannur also fondly called ‘The Crown of Kerala’ is a beautiful beach town bordered by the Western Ghats. The town located in the Malabar Coast has Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach. You can also hit other popular beaches such as Baby Beach, Payyambalam Beach, and Thottada Beach. The place is also great for thrill-seekers and history explorers. Don’t forget to visit Holy Trinity Cathedral, Arakkal Museum, Fort St. Angelo, and also Dharmadam Island.