Kerala, God’s own country, is the best place to visit
Life will be meaningless if it ends without seeing the world’s incredible places in Kerala, God’s own country. You will know the meaning of ‘nature’ once you visit tourist destinations in Kerala. Each and every corner will be a big surprise for the visitors. With world-class beaches, floating resorts, and exotic dance forms, Kerala stands as one of the best tourist destinations in the world. If asked to list the top five places to visit in Kerala, one will be at sea. Every visitor may have their own opinion as each spot is incomparable.
Kerala has 14 districts and the people are very cool. Each district is different and even the official language ‘Malayalam’ has got various slang’s in various spots. Each hook and nook of the state is worth visiting and there are numerous traditional temples and fortress to explore. Bekal fort of Kasaragod is an ideal fort and Padmanabhapuram temple is a world-famous temple one should visit.
A wide range of art forms and dances draw the attention of everyone. Kathakali is the masterpiece of the state. The famous martial art ‘ Kalaripayattu’ is unique and you can easily find places if you are eager to learn both.
You cannot write anything about Kerala without landing the stunning backwaters of Alappuzha, especially in Kumarakom. Kerala is filled with 44 rivers out of which 3 rivers flow through the eastern region of the land. Pambar, Bhavani, and Kabani are the eastern flowing rivers of Kerala. It would be a lifelong memory and journey once you glaze through the backwaters of Alappuzha, Kumarakom, and many such places of the state.
Kerala is the land of Ayurveda, a traditional medicinal system and the land is also renowned for Ayurveda tourism. Many world-famous travel magazines listed Kerala as one of the must-see destinations. Many international tour operators offer various kinds of tour packages that include house boating and Ayurveda messaging for their clients.
Let’s enjoy the top five world-class destinations of Kerala.
Top 5 Places To Visit In Kerala
Kumarakom – A Real Heaven to Visit in Kerala
Kumarakom is the most famous tourist attraction in Kerala. It is a small village resembling a small island. Surrounded by Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is an absolute feast for the eyes. The houseboats of Kumarakom are already listed on the map of world tourism. There are hundreds of traditional houseboats, canoes, and rafts eagerly waiting for tourists.
There are many kinds of houseboats ranging from economy to luxury. All facilities are available in these houseboats, including traditional Kerala food, internet, yoga, massage, Ayurveda, and more. You have the option of fishing and swimming and enjoying nature while you are crawling through the backwaters of Kerala.
At last, you reached a perfect place if you are a nature lover. Coconut palms standing everywhere you will get tired glancing at never-ending paddy fields. The air is so fresh that it arouses poems if you are a poet. And the poem will definitely on nature itself. Plenty of options if you are a great painter. Kumarakom is on the outskirts of Vembanadu Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Kerala.
The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a must place to visit in Kumarakom. You are expected to watch many rare and endangered birds there. You can easily watch a majority of the birds if you opt for the houseboats of Kumarakom. Thousands of birds ranging from cuckoo, owl, water duck, and some special guests from the land of Siberia.
Munnar – An Enchanting Hill Station of Kerala
Munnar is a stunning green hill and is famous for tea. The majority of tea for the people of Kerala comes from Munnar. Tata tea museum is unique in all aspects and draws thousands of tourists daily.
Just climb Munnar Top stations, and here come the highest tea estates of India. Please don’t forget to taste the hot tea of Munnar.
Munnar is an ideal honeymoon destination, and couples will find their love at the summit and loves to glue the golden memories ever. Munnar is situated at an altitude of 1,532 m & located in the Idukki district.
Munnar is blessed with a national park – Eravikulam National Park, and many small but breathtaking waterfalls. I just don’t want to write more about Munnar. Let some beautiful pictures of Munnar will tell the rest of the story.
Kovalam Beach – The Paradise of Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram is the capital city of Kerala. It has many tourist attractions, including Padmanabhapuram temple, Veli Lake, Ponmudi hill station, Sri Chitra art gallery, and the world-famous Kovalam Beach.
Kovalam is a world-class curve-shaped beach with all facilities. The government of Kerala paid special attention to modernizing and providing all kinds of security for the visitors.
Kovalam is the best option with its massive rocky promontory if you want to take a sea bath. You can enjoy a wide range of cultural shows specially arranged for foreign tourists. Ayurvedic body massage centers will provide a unique kind of freshness for the whole body and mind. Kovalam beach is well equipped with world-class Ayurveda, yoga centers, and health resorts.
Wayanad – A Bio Diverse Forest Destination
Wayanad is a tribal land where culture and heritage merge so as to create uniqueness in every aspect. World-famous Edakkal caves are the major attractions.
Vythiri hill station of Wayanad is a must-see place along with Kuruva Dweep and Chembra peak. Meenmutty waterfall is another location attracting a large number of visitors.
You have a lot of options if you are adventurous, as Trekking to the Chembra peak is a precarious and entertaining one. If you are ready to travel 20 kilometers through the thick wild forest, you can access Pakshipathalam in Brahmagiri hills at Thirunelly.
Periyar Tiger Reserve via Thekkady
Last but not least in the list is an Ecotourist destination called Periyar Tiger Reserve sanctuary. This is actually the largest wildlife sanctuary in India. Wide ranges of activities are arranged for the tourists, including elephant safari, forest jeep journey, Kathakali dance, Kalaripayattu, etc.
Special trekking camps are arranged in Thekkady, and Thekkady will be a heaven for those who love nature in its wild manifestations. Just enjoy the bamboo rafting of Thekkady with all its spirit.