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Guzzler green tea plantations, cloudless wind, the backwaters, and spice plantations are a few features that mark Kerala as one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Also known as ‘God’s Own Country’, Kerala is a simply Eden for travelers who come here to open up their breath in this heavenly city that is away from the concrete jungle. In this state, the topography ranges from cool hills to scented sea-beaches. Kerala is also a sight for adventures and therefore a haven for adrenaline junkies.

We have handpicked the top 10 tourist attractions in Kerala that will sway you by its mesmerizing beauty. Take a look:

#1 Alleppey

Alleppey or Alappuzha is globally the best known for the backwaters of Kerala. The backwaters are a connection of rivers, brackish canals, and lakes that weaves through half of the state of Kerala. One can enjoy the currents and can also experience the feel of the “Kettuvallams” or houseboats which provide benefits including a taste of typical Kerala caboose. For other excited travelers, there are various unique temples and churches which add more phrases to the picturesque beauty of Alleppey.

Way to get there:  

The nearest airport is The Cochin International Airport, which is situated at a distance of 75 k.m. from Alleppey.

#2 Kochi

Kochi is the economic and cultural capital of Kerala. It’s a nave of tourist activity and drags visitors from all over the world. From Chinese fishing nets to external spice plantations, there’s a lot to wassail your eyes upon in Kochi. This city is a composition of various cultures that will soothe your eyes about this heavenly place. 

Way to get there: 

From the airport, the main city center is about  29 km. To Kochi from all across India and the world, direct flights are available.

#3 Thekkady

Thekkady is the home to the popular Periyar Wildlife Sanctum. You can twig the elephants that roam around the sanctuary, to analyze the verdurous green forests take a boat and float over Periyar Lake, or take an elephant safari into the altitudes of the wilderness. Periyar is the perfect entrance for wildlife enterprising people and for those who want to witness the foggy mountains of the Nilgiris.

WAY to get there: 

Thekkady is also known as Periyar, which is situated at a distance of about 165 km from Kochi (Cochin). Periyar Tiger Reserve and is well-connected to Kochi by roads and railways. However, the best way to reach Thekkady or Periyar from Kochi is by car, a journey of about 4 hours.

#4 Munnar

Munnar is well known as one of the most beautiful tourist places in Kerala. It is located on the Western Ghats,  Munnar is marked as one of the chief manufacturers of tea on the Indian graph. The view of wavy hills with the touch of the clouds in Munnar gratifies your eyes, heart, and soul. The town is attached with a narrow fragment of the Arabian Sea and on the other side the Western Ghats which makes Munnar a beautiful getaway from city life. Palm-frilled backwaters, scenic waterfalls, sunny beaches, foggy mountains, and gushing streams, Munnar has it all!

Way to get there:

The nearby airport is the Cochin International Airport, which is 110 kilometers away by road from Munnar. From Cochin, you can rent a cab to go to Munnar.  There are state-run or private buses, conducts from various towns in Kerala and Tamil Nadu which are the best way to get to Munnar by road.

#5 Kovalam

Kovalam is basically standing on greens. You can take a new experience in India by sinking your feet into the warm sandy beaches of Kovalam. There are uncountable numbers of coconut trees as far as your eyes can see, lush green vegetation is surrounded the prime resorts and that made them a popular tourist destination. Kovalam has gained more popularity as it is the center of Ayurvedic healing elements in the past few years. So if you want to take a break and holy breaths feel re-energized, Kovalam is your kind of place.

Way to get there:

Nearby airport and railways are Trivandrum which is 20 km afar from Kovalam. You can rent taxi cabs or auto-rickshaws which are a great moderate for transport in Kerala.

#6 Wayanad

One of the prime hill stations in the south is Wayanad, the production of cardamom, pepper, tea, coffee, and so on. The territory is populated with many natural wonders such as fountains, dens, lakes, and barrages which you are tied to enjoy, and the cool weather of Wayanad. Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is the land for wildlife species like the Cheetah, Bears, Spotted Deer, and Bison.

Way to get there:

The closest airport is the Calicut International airport, which is 87 km away from Wayanad. The closest railhead to Wayanad is Nilambur road which is 53kms away. You can easily get buses to Wayanad from all major cities in the country.

#7 Thiruvananthapuram

Trivandrum is the capital of the most culturally wealthy part of the state. Rapid development has not hindered the unique heritage in the form of the architecture and the culture that is still embodied in the city. The Kowdiar Palace, which was previously the official residence of the Travancore royal family.

Way to get there:

Trivandrum is easily accessible by air, trains, and national highways.

#8 Kozhikode

Kozhikode is dubbed as the ‘City of Sculptures’ and also considered as the ‘City of Spices’ as it a major dealing port of eastern spices. The district is famous for folk songs known as Vadakkan Pattukal. The sweet-meat street is a popular tourist hub and is a center of marketing for many products that are locally produced in the region.

Way to get there:

Kozhikode is connected to all major airports in the world.  The railway station of Kozhikode is well connected to other cities of India.

#9 Kannur

Previously Kannur was a very important British trading center in the south of the city. You can explore St. Angelo Fort, walk along the Payyamabalam Beach, spot some wildlife at Aralam wildlife sanctuary, or take a ferry ride over the Laccadive Sea. Kannur is a destination for everybody.

Way to get there:

Kannur international airport is under construction; you could take a train, six daily trains connecting Kannur to the capital, Trivandrum.

#10 Thrissur

For someone who likes to explore different cultures and traditions, Thrissur in Kerala is the kind of place, you shouldn’t miss visiting. Also known as Trichur, it is also known as the cultural capital of Kerala. 

As it has been sprinkled throughout with temples, Thrissur also happens to be a terrific place for those who have a spiritual inclination.

Way To Get There

Consider deboarding at the Cochin Airport which lies at a distance of about 50-60 km from this place. If planning to visit by train, then consider deboarding at the Thrissur Railway Station.


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