Kerala is one of the most popular tourist destinations in south India and it is named as one of the ten paradises of the world by a National Geographic traveler. Its unique culture and tradition along with the beautiful natural environment which includes beaches at Kovalam, kappad, Cherai along with many lake resorts, hill stations, national parks, lakes, canals and wild life sanctuaries attracts people towards it. Kerala is referred as “God’s own country” and it is well known for its elephants, temple festivals, forts, waterfalls and many other scenic places. Due to this reason many people across the globe visit Kerala to enjoy natural beauty and among all cities Kochi ranks first in the total number of international and domestic tourists in Kerala.
Kerala is the perfect tourist destination in south India; plan a holiday tour to Kerala to enjoy the best and peaceful environment. Following are the must visit Top 5 Tourist Places In Kerala.
5.Periyar Wild life sanctuary:
It is located in Thekkady which is the best place to observe wildlife closely. It includes all types of animals and it is the widest destination spot for bathing elephants, deer, wild boar, exotic birds along with great Indian tiger. Tourism department offers trekking into the forest which offers wonderful experience to watch all the animals in the forest. It also includes Boating through the lake which offers a pleasant experience to watch all birds at very close range. The best time to visit this Thekkady is from September to March as the climate will be beautiful and stands as ideal place for wildlife photography.
Cochin is one of the famous seaports in India and it is the best place for recreation and tourists in Kerala. Ernakulum features tropical monsoon climate and has only minor differences in temperatures between day and night all over the year. It attracts number of tourists every year and offers beautiful climatic conditions to live. It also includes fort kochi, St.Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Dutch Palace Mattanchery, Jewish Synagogue, Hill place museum, Thattekkad Bird sanctuary, Willington Island etc. Many tourists from different parts of the world enter the city to enjoy the beautiful climate in Cochin. It is also famous for shopping and stands as best tourist spot which offers attractive accommodation with wide range of hotels.
It is a well known hill station in Kerala and the name Munnar indicates three rivers. It is situated on the Kannan Devan Hills village in Devikulam taluk and it is the largest panchayat in the Ldukki district in Kerala. It is commonly called as Kashmir of south India and it is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Kerala with attractive beaches, diverse wild life, beautiful landscapes, waterfalls and with wide cultivation of tea plants. It also includes a magical flower “Neeakurinji” which blooms flowers only once in every 12 years. Chinnar Wildlife sanctuary, Pothamedu, devikulam, kuthumkal waterfalls along with tea museum are the nearby attractions to Munnar.
Allapuzha which is commonly called as Allepy is one of the important tourist center in kerala state which attracts many national and international tourists every day. It is considered as one of the oldest planned towns in Kerala and it includes beautiful canals, backwaters, beaches, lagoons and it is described as “Venice of the East” by Lord Curzon. Ambalappuzha payasam is the delicious and most popular dessert in this region. It also include many attractive places like Kuttanadu which is well known as “rice bowl of Kerala” , Ambalapuzha sreekrishna temple, Krishnapuram palace, Pathiramanal, etc. House boat cruise is famous in this place and comes with attractive packages from Alapuzha backwaters. It offers delightful experience to travel on the boat and it covers Vembanad Lake along with 4 more rivers and labyrinthine canals, the emerald green tropical vegetation and exotic fauna.
Kovalam is a beach town which is be sided by Arabian sea in Thiruvanantapuram city. It is well known as paradise of south and it is completely surrounded by coconut trees which bring beauty to the place. It is one of the oldest beaches in India since 90’s and offers excellent accommodation facility for the tourists with wide range of hotels and resorts. Kovalam has 3 beaches which are separated by rocky outcroppings in its 17 km coastline and the three together forms the famous crescent of the Kovalam beach. Ayurvedic centers, lighthouse beach, hawah beach, samudra beach, thiuvallam, poorvar beach are the nearby attractions to the kovalm beach.