Kerala rightly referred to as God’s own country. It is a state in the southernmost region of our very own country, INDIA. This state has a culture which ages for around 5000 years and traditions are still followed with the same enthusiasm even today. The language that the people of this state speak is known as Malayalam which is spoken by 2.88% of Indians. It is one of the cleanest state of the country with the literacy rate of 96.2%. It is also the paradise of Ayurveda. It offers various ayurvedic treatment options to people who are inclined towards to it. Padmananhaswamy temple is the richest Hindu temple which is located in Kerala. This state also celebrates ample number of festivals with utmost creativity. So, a visit to Kerala should definitely be on your checklist this season. Here are some of the most fascinating and captivating places of Kerala –


Munnar located in the Western Ghats mountain range, it is a hill station where three mountain streams merge. It has exotic tea gardens and beautiful sceneries to make you go in awe. Mattupetty is near Munnar at a height of 1700 metres above sea level which is mainly recognised for its beautiful lake and storage masonry dam. Top station is the highest point on the Munnar-Kodaikanal Road. One can enjoy the blooming of Neelakurinji flowers over a vast area. Eravikulam National Park is also one of the magnificient places to visit there. It is a wonderful place for the purpose of trekking and is house of exotic birds and animals.


Alappuzha formerly known as Alleppey, It is an important tourist destination of Kerala. Alleppey Backwaters is the most famous tourist spot with beautiful lakes, canals, lagoons, etc with lush greenery around it. It has an enchanting landscape with paddy fields around. The irresistible houseboat trip is something which adds on to the excitement of the tourists. One can also visit important historic attractions and the marvellous Alappuzha Beach. The place is filled with even more excitement during the festival of Onam when annual Snake Boat races are held. The splendid beauty of the culture can be seen at that time.


Being the city with the Richest Hindu Temple, Thiruvananthpuram attracts the tourists because of its modern facilities available. It was formerly known as Trivandrum. Neyyar Dam and Wildlife Sanctuary is paradise for nature lovers. It has an elephant rehabilitation centre and a crocodile farm. Agasthyakoodam also known as Agastya Mala Peak is one of the best places for trekking. The Padmanabhaswamy Temple is the Richest Hindu Temple which is embellished with gold plating. This place is one of the most important worship centre of the people who follow Vaishnavism. This temple is dedicated to one of the forms of Lord Vishnu and many devotees show up to offer their worships every now and then.


It is also known as Cochin is known as the Queen of Arabian Sea, located in the Ernakulam district of Kerala. Kochi is an amazing port city of India. October to February is the best time to visit the city because of fairly decent temperature. History lovers can visit St. Francis Church or the Mattancherry Palace and to explore some mixed culture, one can visit the Indo-Portuguese Museum. Marine drive is the perfect place to hangout with friends and family. Witness the beauty of Kerala on a Backwater Boat Trip. Santacruz Basalica will make you witness some gothic style architecture which is bound to leave you mesmerised.


It is quite popular for its shallow waters. KOVALAM has three major beaches with the Lighthouse. Beaches at the southernmost end, Main Beach at the northermost crescent and the Hawa Beach between the two of them. The sand usually appears greyish-black in colour because of the presence of monazite. Aruvikkara Dam is located on the banks of Karmana River and proves to be a perfect picnic spot for the tourists. One can experience peace and calmness in this place.


VARKALA is known for the Varkala Beach with the spectacular view of waters of the sea with the ample amount of vegetation around. The Janardhana Swamy Temple is one of the pious places for the tourists. Some amazing architecture can be viewed here. Varkala Aquarium is a perfect place for animal lovers. One can see tremendous varieties of fishes here. Local cultured area is also something that the tourists can experience and enjoy.

So what’s the perplexity all about? Kerala offers you a wide range of places to explore this vacation season. Book your tickets and get your bags packed because Kerala is waiting to offer you a plethora of mesmerising and captivating tourist spots where you can go with your friends and family.

Chetna Singh

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