From the coffee plantations of Munnar to the backwaters of Alleppey, God’s own country, Kerala is indeed special and worth a visit. There is much to do, see and explore in Kerala ranging from trip to roaring waterfalls, exploring the nuances of Ayurveda, relaxing on the beach to experiencing the wilderness of Western Ghats.
This is a picturesque town and should be on your list among places to visit in Kerala. The backwaters of Alleppey can be best explored on a houseboat cruise. Alappuzha Beach, Krishnapuram Palace, Marari Beach, Revi Karunakaran Museum, Marari Beach and Punnamada Lake are some of the must visit places in Alleppey. While August to February can be the best time to plan a visit to Alleppey, the annual boat race competition which is held during second Saturday of August every year attracts large crowds to Alleppey and must be visited.
The confluence of Muthirapuzha, Kundala and Nallathanni Rivers make Munnar an indeed unique place to be explored in Kerala. Considered among most romantic places in India, Munnar certainly needs to be among places to visit in Kerala, when you are here. This town located at over 1600 meters is popular for its sprawling tea plantations, spice plantations, lakes and what not. Among the key tourist attractions at Munnar are Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi Peak, the Tea Museum, Attukal and Cheeyappara Waterfalls if you are here for a day.
Kumarakom is a picturesque town that is located on the shores of Vembanad Lake. The best option to explore this scenic region is to take a houseboat trip on the lake and experience some ayurvedic massage therapies.
You can also spend some time at Kumarakom Beach, make a trip to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, head to Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls and visit the Bay Island Driftwood Museum when in Kumarakom.
There is so much to do at Kochi that time will fall short. Listed among places to visit in Kerala, Kochi has a rich colonial history and you can experience all of this in itsBeaches, Museums and Churches.
You should definitely go to Fort Kochi, one of oldest heritage sites in Kerala, Santa Cruz Basilica, watch the age old Chinese Fishing Nets, take a round of the Kerala Folklore Museum and explore the Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary when in Kochi.
Located in Western Ghats, Wayanad is among important places to visit on Kerala trip. Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve is also located in this region and if you have interest in exploring nature, Wayanad is the place to be.
Wayanad also has Chembra peak which is one of the highest peaks in the region. Meenmutty Falls, Edakkal caves, Wayanad Heritage Museum, Muthanga Wildlife Safari are the key places to visit in Wayanad.
At an altitude of 1200 meters, Vagamon is another among places to visit in Kerala. If you are looking for a serene place to visit away from the hustle- bustle of city life, Vagamon should be on your list.
Meenachil River, Pattumalai Church, meadows of Barren Hills and Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the locations that should be visited in Vagamon.
When to visit Kerala
September to March is the best time to plan a visit to Kerala. The weather is pleasant indeed during these months and you can visit all corners of the state during these months.
How to reach Kerala
Kerala is well connected by Rail, Road and Air route. Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode have airports and are connected to major cities all over the world. All the major cities of India are also connected to Kerala by train.
National Highway no.47, 17, 49 connect Kerala to different parts of India.