Best Places to Visit in Kerala

Kerala-God’s Own Country


Kerala is very popular destination in India. Kerala is blessed with incredibly distinctive geographic features that set it apart from other cities. Kerala is also famous for its tropical islands, nature, wildlife, and hill stations. Most of the state is surrounded by rich greenery, which gives a very calm experience most of the time. Kerala is a tropical land where you can relax in relief.

Kerala is a tropical state where you can kayak on calm backwaters, chase mists in hill stations, trek the rocky Western Ghats, and receive Ayurvedic treatment. Kerala is not just a destination, it’s a tale of experiences.

There are numerous best places to visit in Kerala, but we recommend the following as the best places to visit:

1. Munnar

There is no place else in India quite like Munnar. That’s a reason most travellers love to spend their holiday time in Munnar and it tops their itinerary while travelling to Kerala. It is very famous for its tea villages. It is also regarded as the best honeymoon destination in India. Munnar rises as a merger of three mountains: Nallathanni, Mudrapuzha and Kundala. The hill station of Munnar is 1600 m above sea level. The hill station was the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India.


Munnar is famous for its:

Tata Tea Museum, Pothamedu ViewPoint, 

Attukal Waterfalls, Top Station, Kundala Lake, 

Mattupetty Dam, Eravikulam National Park, Marayoor Dolmens, 

Anamudi, Indo-Swiss Dairy Farm, Lockhart Gap, 

Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Life of Pi Church, Meesapulimala. Blossom Park

munner land of beauty

 2. Alleppey Backwaters

If you are searching for the most popular backwater destinations in Kerala, Alleppey is one destination that nobody wants to miss in any way. Alleppey Backwater is located on Vembanad Lake. Alleppey is a paradise for travellers. You can visit Alleppey Backwater with your family, friends, and loved ones. It’s also known as “Venice of the East” and it’s the most famous backwater in Kerala.

alleyppey backwater

Alleppey is famous for its:

Kumarakom bird sanctuary, Revi Karunakaran museum, Marari Beach, Punnamada Lake, Alappuzha Beach.


Kumarakom is located 13km away from Kottayam, a very small village on the Vembanad Lake in Kerala. It gives you a large variety of flora, amazing sightseeing, boating and fishing experiences. It is a very beautiful paradise stocked with mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut trees. Kumarakom gives you the best romantic experience. It is the best place to spend your vacation with your partner. It is also a very popular honeymoon destination in Kerala.


Kumarakom is famous for its:

Kumarakom Backwaters, Vembanad Lake, Aruvikkuzhi waterfalls, Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Juma Masjid, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

4. Wayanad

Wayanad is very popular and famous for its wildlife and its spice plantations. It is part of the forest reserve which is located on the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Because of its wild green coverage, it gives you an amazing beautiful view along with the experience of seeing wildlife. The weather in Wayanad remains constant, but September to May is the best time to visit Wayanad. It is 76 kilometres from Kozhikode’s seashore.


 Wayanad is famous for its:

Pookot Lake, Edakkal Caves, Kuruva Island, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Soochipara Waterfalls, Banasura Sagar Dam, Phantom Rock, Pakshipathalam, Chembra Peak, and Thirunelli Temple.

5. Thekkady

Thekkady is a very famous place in Kerala. Thekkady gives you a very peaceful and calm atmosphere. The cool climate of Thekkady will refresh your whole mind and body. The forest areas of Thekkady are strictly uninhabited by the Forest Department to preserve Mother Nature.

The nearest town to Thekkady is Kumily, which is 4 kilometres away. You can plan a calm walk through this town at evening. This town is also a famous place for shopping. You can easily shop here for spices, handicrafts, and clothes.


Thekkady is famous for its:

Thekkady, Jungle Patrol – Shepherding the jungle, Tribal Heritage, Bullock Cart Discoveries, Plantation Tour, Border Hiking, Bamboo Rafting, Elephant Riding, Chellarkovil Waterfalls, Ramakkalmedu, Kalvari Mount, Nature Walk – The guided day trek


Vagamon is a very popular hill station which is located on the Kottayam-Idukki border of Kerala. It has a very cool climate with a temperature range of 10–23 °C during the summer. It is located 1,100 metres above sea shore.


This is a very famous tourist place, which offers Thangal Para, the Indo-Swiss Project, and Kurisumala Ashram. Welcome to a land that will make you come back again and again. You could rejuvenate yourself and cherish memories of this beautiful land.

Vagamon hill station consists of a beautiful series of hillocks, valleys, and cascading waterfalls that make a beautiful place for tourists. True bliss can be found by strolling along the winding, zigzagging roads that wind up the hills in the mist. For those who love adventure, there is the option of trekking, paragliding, or rock climbing.

Vegamon is famous for its:

Kurisumala Ashram,Kuttikanam,Murugan Mala, Parunthumpara ViewPoint,Vagamon Tea Estates, Tangal Para, Elaveezha Poonchira,Vagamon Pine Forest,Vagamon Natural Green Meadows.

I hope these are the places you will visit when you go to Kerala with your family, friends or loved one.

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