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Best Tourist Places in Kerala and Local Sightseeing Spots

Kerala is one of its kind tourist destination in India where you can find hill stations, beaches, meadows, tea gardens, Forts, waterfalls and backwaters in a single state, that’s why it is also known as God’s own country. There are awesome tourist places in Kerala which can enthrall you with mesmerizing scenic beauty and soothing atmosphere. Whether it is a honeymoon or any other vacation, tourists love the place and local sightseeing. Kerala is situated on Malabar coast in South India and is wettest region of Southern India, this is the reason behind its evergreen rich flora and fauna. Selecting best places to visit in Kerala is difficult as the every tourist spot in Kerala is stunning and beautiful. Kerala is also rich in its cultural heritage, apart form sightseeing, tourists come here to get a feel of  ayurvedic message, taste of spices, luxury house boats ride, participate in festival and enjoy its traditional dance.  Here most favored tourist places and sightseeing spots are mentioned below which everyone must visit during his lifetime.

1. Munnar

Munnar is one of the most famous tourist places in Kerala. It’s a town and hill station in the Idukki district of Kerala in South India. It is situated at 5,200 feet above sea level in the mountain ranges of Western Ghats. It is also known as “Kashmir of South India”. Munnar is concealed with vast tea plantations, the greenery sprawls all over its hills, it has waterfalls, beautiful resorts and soothing environment which attracts tourists in all seasons, be it in summer, winter, rainy or spring.

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Munnar

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2. Bekal

A coastal town in South India known for the Bekal Fort, built-in 17th-century in the shape of a keyhole. This is one of the best places to go to in Kerala. Mukhyaprana Temple is just adjoining the fort and is dedicated to the Hindu monkey God, Hanuman. The sea breeze passing through your hair, the pleasant weather is all what you need to have good time in Bekal. Having such exotic beauty and serenity, this is among the top honeymoon destinations in India

 

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Bekal

 

3. Alleppey

One of the top tourist places in Kerala. Full of houseboat stays, backwater trips and its serene beauty are the reasons for love of tourists for this place. Alleppey Beach is the site of the Alappuzha Lighthouse built-in 19th-century. Mullakkal Temple in the city is popular for its features of traditional design. Krishnapuram Palace, Revi Karunakaran Museum, Pathiramanal, and Sri Krishna Temple are also other best places to visit when you are in this beautiful city. Best time to visit Alleppey would be September to March.

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Alleppey

 

4. Palakkad

Palakkad is also known as Palghat in Kerala. Palakkad Fort built-in the 18th-century contains sturdy battlements, a Hanuman temple and a moat. Viswanatha Swamy Temple built-in as early as 15th-century is a popular venue during the famous Ratholsavam chariot festival. Another best place to visit here is Malampuzha Dam located in the town of Malampuzha which has a rock garden that is created from recycled materials.

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Palakkad

 

5. Kavvayi Backwaters

Being the third largest backwater in Kerala and one of the most famous tourist places in Kerala must be on your list if you are looking for places to visit in Kerala in South India. You would love to cruise in houseboats in Kavvayi Backwaters, locally known as Kavvayi Kayal

 

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Kavvayi Backwaters

 

6. Idukki

Idukki is situated in top of western ghats. It is a mountainous region with dense forest very much known for relaxation and rejuvenation amongst tourists. If you are a photographer, then this is undeniably the best places in Kerala. You can also look out for treks and walks amongst the nature while enjoying the bird watching. Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary is one of the main attractions here. Idukki can be visited all round the year as the climate remains pleasant through out the year.

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Idukki

 

7. Kizhunna Beach

Kizhunna Beach, also referred to as the hidden pearl is one of the most secluded and less crowded beaches in Kerala in South India. It is best for people who just want to get out and relax and unwind in its serenity to sun-bath and swim. With its awesome water views and rock formations, this should be on your list to visit the tourist places in Kerala.

 

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Kizhunna Beach

 

8. Kannur

Another best place to visit in Kerala is Kannur or erstwhile known as Cannanore. It has a history for spice trade. It hosts St. Angelo Fort which was built-in 16th century and was occupied by European colonial forces. Full of British and Dutch style buildings, you will also get to view flourishing weaving industry here.

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Kannur

 

9. Varkala

The town famed for springs, Samadhi for Kerala’s saint and natural fisheries is a coastal town with hills, pristine beaches, and light house. The Varkala beach gives your soul a soothing affect and rejuvenates your inner soul. In the Tiruvandrum region of Kerala, Varkala is an ideal destination for tourists to go. The other attraction of Varkala are Vishnu Temple, Anjengo fort, Sivagiri Mutt and Janardhana Swamy Temple.

 

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Varkala

 

10. Vagamon

You may have heard about Vagamon or Wagamon as a beautiful hill station full of pine trees, waterfalls and lush green meadows. Home to a variety of flowers and beautiful orchids, this surely is going to be a delight on your best places to visit in Kerala list. Maramala Waterfalls, Vagamon Lake, Vagamon Pine Forest are some of the best attractions here. People even come here to enjoy para gliding.

 

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Vagamon

 

11. Guruvayur

Located in Thrissur in Kerala State in South India, Guruvayur is famous for Guruvayur Sree Vishnu Temple, Mammiyoor Temple, and St. Thomas Church. Here devotees make offerings to God equivalent to their own weight. You may visit this small yet one of the best places to visit in Kerala during October to March.

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Guruvayur

 

12. Poovar

Famous for beautiful beach, Poovar is in Trivandrum in Kerala in South India. Also, Famous for being the second last beach marking the end of Kerala. If you are looking for a weekend getaway and relax in a tropical and relaxing place, this is one of the best places to visit in Kerala.

 

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Poovar

 

Have had enough of the best tourist places to visit in Kerala in South India? Waste no more time in browsing, simply grab the deals and book your stay in one or more of the above best places to visit on our list. Stay in touch with us to get to know more of the happening places around the world. We’ll be updating them while you would be reading this. Happy travelling and enjoy your vacation in God’s own country Kerala.

Authored by Ramesh

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