Don’t Miss These 10 Best Places To Visit On Your Holiday To Kerala

Crafted by the hand of Gods, Kerala is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Its sobriquet of God’s Own Country is well deserved. The entire expanse of Kerala is blessed with beauty, unmissable attractions and some of the most scenic places to visit. From the lush hill stations on the Western Ghats to scenic shores by the Arabian Sea, from the backwaters to the wildlife sanctuaries, lush tea gardens to roaring waterfalls, soothing Ayurvedic resorts to the bustling festivals, Kerala abounds in beauty and bliss.

Here Are The 10 Best Places To Visit On Your Holiday To Kerala


Napier Museum, Thiruvananthapuram

The capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. Built on seven hills, the pleasant city offers interesting sights that are worth a look. It is a historic as well as the cultural hub of the state in addition to being a modern metropolis. There are many tourist attractions in the city, including temples, gardens, palaces, museums, beaches, backwaters, wildlife sanctuaries and many more.

Best Tourist Attractions in Thiruvananthapuram

The golden Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, the historic wooden Puthe Maliga Palace, the Napier Museum, Natural History Museum and art gallery, Attukal Temple, Kowdiar Palace, Vellayani Lake, Palkulangara Devi Temple, Veli Lake and Tourist Village.

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Alleppey, Backwater

India’s Own Venice, the picturesque town of Alleppey is known for the unique natural spectacle of backwaters. The emerald landscape can be best enjoyed on a houseboat cruise. Experience a secluded holiday on your houseboat with natural bliss for company. Ayurveda, sightseeing and adventures adds to the pleasure of time spent here. Relax in the rejuvenating ambiance, it is one of the places in Kerala you must not miss on your holiday.

Best Tourist Attractions in Alappuzha

Alappuzha Beach, Krishnapuram Palace, Kumarakom bird sanctuary, Marari Beach, Revi Karunakaran Museum, Marari Beach, Punnamada Lake, Pathiramanal, and Sri Krishna Temple in Ambalappuzha. The Snake Boat Race in Alleppey is another crowd puller.

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Mesmerising View of Munnar

Munnar is a beautiful hill station in God’s Own Country. Situated at an altitude of 1600 m, on the confluence of Muthirapuzha, Kundala and Nallathanni Rivers. It is one of the best places for holiday in Kerala, favored by honeymoon couples from all over the globe. In fact Munnar is voted among the best romantic places in the world. Lush sprawling tea plantations, aromatic spice plantations, lovely lakes, mountain streams, rolling hills, etc. make it truly a wonderful destination.

Best Tourist Attractions in Munnar

Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi Peak, Tea Museum, Attukal Waterfalls, Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Top Station, Marayoor Dolmens, Indo Swiss Dairy Farm, Kundala Lake, Lockhart Gap, trekking.

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Kumarakom Houseboat

Set on the shores of the serene Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a picturesque town. The network of waters, the abode of birds, sleepy villages and the abundance of heritage resorts offering Ayurveda make it one of the top places to visit in Kerala. Go cruising on the houseboat, enjoy the Ayurvedic treatments and spot birds in their natural habitat. The tranquil ambiance is perfect for relaxing vacations. Kumarakom is one of the top reasons for holidays in Kerala being favored by travelers and honeymoon couples from around the world.

Best Tourist Attractions in Kumarakom

Kumarakom Beach, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Vembanad Lake, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Pathiramanal Island, etc.Explore places to visit with these best customized  Kumarakom holiday packages.



Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Nestled amidst the lush green hills of Western Ghats, Wayanad is one of the popular travel destination for nature lovers. The district is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, therefore perfect to spend time with nature and indulge in adventures. The emerald beauty of the hills, the mists clouding the roads, thundering waterfalls, uninhibited wildlife, will welcome you to God’s Own Country. Trekking is the lure for adventure enthusiasts whereas honeymoon couples are enchanted by the charming treehouses.

Best Tourist Attractions in Wayanad

Wayanad wildlife sanctuary, Chembra peak, Heart shaped lake, Meenmutty Falls, Edakkal caves, Kuruwadeep, Banasura Sagar Dam, Wayanad Heritage Museum, Kanthapara Waterfallls, Karapuzha Dam, Muthanga Wildlife Safari, etc. Explore Wayanad tour packages.


Periyar National Park

Set in the midst of picturesque natural beauty, Thekkady in the Western Ghats of Kerala is known for the hub of wildlife adventure. The Periyar National Park in the area is a major tourist destination for wildlife lovers. Set in the captivating locales of Thekkady, nature has blessed the lands with abundant of flora, fauna and adventure. The Periyar Lake set in the national park is particularly of interest. Wildlife safaris on boats are only available here. Spot Elephants, Tigers, rare species of birds and other animals unique in the Western Ghats.

Best Tourist Attractions in Thekkady

Wildlife safari, boat safari, visit to spice plantations of Thekaddy, stay at homestays and eco-friendly resorts.

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Kovalam Beach

Kovalam is one of the beautiful, fun and relaxing beach destinations in India. The popular tourist destination in Kerala is home to a number of luxury accommodations and many Ayurveda massage centers. Spend time walking along the sandy shores, indulge in watersports, get a luxurious massage, and relish delicious sea food. The serene ambiance of the beach is just perfect for a long relaxed day. The pleasant weather add more charm to this little piece of paradise. The beach lures families, honeymoon couples and even solo backpackers seeking to enjoy the sand, sea and surf.

Tourist Attractions at Kovalam Beach

Lighthouse beach, Hawah beach, Samudra Beach, Karamani River, Vellayani Lake, Halcyon Castle, Valiyathura Pier, Vizhinjam Village, etc.

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The Queen of Arabian Sea, Cochin is one of the top places to see in Kerala. The coastal city has a legacy of history that traces back to the first colonialists who landed on the shores. Beaches, Museums, Churches, modern tourist delights, there is so much for travelers to explore. The multi-ethnic heritage of the city is reflected in its tourist sights, food, shopping and every aspect of the town.

Best Tourist Attraction in Cochin

Vypeen Island Zone, Fort Kochi, Paradesi Synagogue, Marine Drive, Santa Cruz Basilica, Chinese Fishing Nets, Mattancherry Palace, Kerala Folklore Museum, Vallarpadam Church, Museum of Kerala History, Kerala Kathakali Centre, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Cochin Port Maritime Heritage Museum, Bastion Bungalow, etc.

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View of Kozhikode Beach

Originally known as Calicut, Kozhikode is famous for its inherent natural beauty, culture, historical sites, educational institutions, and culinary experiences. The town has played a very important role in shaping up the colonial era of India. The Dutch and the British colonial era have left strong influence on the city. Named among the best places to visit in Kerala, Kozhikode is known for its authentic Malabar food. The cuisines are definitely mouthwatering and must be given a try. Kozhikode has everything what one requires to make it a perfect holiday.

Best Tourist Attractions in Kozhikode

Mananchira, Conolly Canal, Hilite Mall, Kallayi, Tali Temple, Kappad Beach, Kozhikode Beach, Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Sargaalaya, Payyoli Beach, Kozhippara Falls, and Matri Dei Cathedral.

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Paragliding at Varkala

When it comes to the unrivalled bliss of Kerala, it’s not fair to not talk about Varkala, one of of the best beach destinations in India. Set along the shores of Arabian Sea, the beauty takes your breath away. The quietude of the beach is noteworthy. Soft sands are lined by lush palm groves and playful waves. Varkala is quite away from the throngs of tourists and is one of the serene locales. Get an Ayurvedic massage on one of the beach centres and you will be revitalized.

Tourist Attractions at Varkala Beach

A hot spring with medicinal properties, Papanasam beach, Janardhana Swamy Temple, restaurants, Ayurvedic beach centres, Sivagiri Mutt, Anchengo Fort & Lighthouse, etc.

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16 thoughts on “Don’t Miss These 10 Best Places To Visit On Your Holiday To Kerala”

  1. The land of God, Kerala is believed to be a gift of the Arabian Sea. The pride of Kerala are Gorgeous and Exotic Beaches, Breathtaking hill Stations, Enchanting waterfalls, Beautiful lagoons, Meandering rivers and Amazing natural scenarios.

  2. Ohh, its amazing post and places you listed. India is one of the great places to visit. As especially Cochin, it’s a great place for nature lover. Thanks for sharing a nice list of places of India.

  3. Last year, I had visited Alleppey in Kerala and I stayed there and I found the backwater is really good.Thanks for sharing other places and beaches also, may be when I visit Kerala I would like to try some of them.

    1. Hey Priya,

      Thank you for your kind words. We are glad that you really enjoyed the holiday on the backwaters of Kerala. For other such informative posts on India travel & tourism, keep following our blog.

  4. Nice post. Superb explanation with Images. Posting with Picture is always feel good to read. I would like to share this post. Keep posting.

  5. Hi this is venki, I’m planning to visit kerala from kakinada andhra pradesh by car, so tell me which month is better to visit.8688810138

    1. Hey Venkatesh,

      Thank you for reaching out to us. Kerala is glorious from September to January. You can plan your trip anytime between these months.

    1. Hi Ramakrishnan,
      You are right. Everything about Kerala is beautiful, its beaches, backwaters, the practice of Ayurveda etc. Everybody should visit Kerala to know what true beauty of nature looks like. Thank you for reading the article and providing your valuable suggestions. Keep reading the blog in the future for more such articles and keep providing your valuable feedback. Thank you.

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