Tourist Places in Kerala
Kerala is one of the astonishing tourist places in India.Because of its unique heavenly nature and well known Culture it is proudly recognized as “God’s own country”. Wide spread mountain ranges,hill stations and wildlife sanctuaries makes the name apt for the state and attract tourists towards Kerala. Askmeholidays offers the best Kerala tour packages to make couples to enjoy the best time in their lives.
Ancient Forts, museums, temples, mosques and churches even from first century talks about the religious and historical background of the place.Kerala is famous for Ayurvedic treatments, Spices, Rubber and Elephants.
Kerala is also famous for its culture, traditions, festivals and celebrations.Dance like ‘Kathakali’,’mohiniyattam’, festivals like ‘Onam’, ‘vallamkali’ and the taste of variety cuisines especially ‘sadhya’ are the things one never want to miss while visiting Kerala.
Through all these unique features and much more specialties Kerala ranks first place in ‘The best Tourist place to visit once in lifetime’ records.
Kerala tourist places list
Thiruvananthapuram holds the title ‘The capital of Kerala State’.Formerly known as ‘Trivandrum’,it is one among the 10 greenest cities in India. The city is built on seven hills surrounded by beaches, rivers, hill stations, back waters. The City is aptly referred as ”Ever Green City of India”by Mahatma Gandhi. More than 50 recognized Ayurveda Centers and World-class Medical Hospitals are few specialties of Thiruvanthapuram.
Kollam is one the major business and commercial center of southern Kerala.Cashew and coir are the major trade.It is known as the Gate Way to the back waters of Kerala. ‘Ashtamudi Lake’ bordering Kollam is one of the most visited back waters and the biggest tourist attraction of Kerala. Thirumullavaram beach and Mahatma Gandhi Beach are the famous twin beaches of the city.’The Palaruvi Falls’ and ‘Kumbhavurutty’ waterfalls are the other few attractions of Kollam.
Sculptured with Churches, Mosques and Temples, Pathanamthitta is famously known as ” The Pilgrim Capital of Kerala”.It is also known for its communal and religious harmony. ‘Sabarimala ‘is a famous hilltop temple, mounted mid of 18 hills. It has an estimated over 100 million devotees visit every year. Fifty percent of the land covered with thick forest along with Tiger reserve and rivers ‘The Pamba’. ‘The Achan Kovil’ and ‘The Manimala’. Pathanamthitta ranks one the best among tourists place in Kerala.
Alappuzha is also known as ‘The Venice of the East’. It is the head quarter of backwater Tourism of Kerala.Prawn farming and coir are the major trades. Beaches, Boat Race, House Boats and the picturesque background of canals,lagoons and back waters makes Alappuzha a beautiful tourist spot.
Kottayam is one of the largest producers of rubber, tea, pepper and cardamom. The district is an array of rivers ,hills ,back waters,lush green paddy fields and coconut grooves. Vembanad Lake is one of the main attraction of Kottayam. ‘Pathiramani’,a small island in the lake and ‘Kumarakom bird scantuary’ are the other peculiar views of Kottayam.
Mountains ,valleys and thick forests cover ninety seven percent area of Idukki district. ‘Anamudi’ is the Second highest mountain peak of India.Walk way through marayur sandalwood trees, Munnar tea valleys,trekking in Vagamon are the major attractions.
Ernakulam is the commercial capital of Kerala.It is also considered as the richest city of Kerala.Cochin(Kochi), also known as the ‘Queen of Arabian sea ‘is the largest metropolitan city of the State.
Thrissur is a revenue district of Kerala also known as the cultural capital of Kerala.The District is famous for ancient Churches,Mosques and Temples.’Thrissur Pooram’ is a famous and colorful festival celebrated in Kerala.The district itself is called as ‘Land of Pooram’ for its festive nature. The land is also covered with rivers and boundaries met with Beaches. ‘Athirapally Falls ‘ is a famous waterfall widely known as ‘Indian Niagara’
Palakkad is known as ‘the Gateway to Kerala’ due to the presence of Palakad Gap in the western ghats.It is also known as ‘rice bowl of Kerala’. One fourth of Palakkad land area is covered with mountains, thick forests, mountain streams and rivers. Palm trees and paddy fields are seen every where in the land side.
Kozhikode is famous for folk songs known as ‘vadkkan pattukal’. The district has rich tradition of “‘Folklore Art’. The city is famous for ‘ Kappad Beach’ is the place where Vascodagama landed first time in India. ‘Kuttiyadi Dam’ situated in Kozhikode is one of the biggest Dam in Kerala. ‘Thusharagiri Falls’ is a beautiful and famous water fall in Kozhikode.
Malappuram is a beautiful place covered with small beautiful mountains, up hills and down hills bonded wit fresh water streams. ‘Kottankunnu’ is the best place in Malappuram to enjoy the scenic beauty of hill side.’Kadalundi Puzha’ is a major river in Kerala is flowing around the city.’Arimbra Hills’ is another famous tourist spot located in Malappuram.
Wayanad can be defined as ‘Trekkers Delight’ ‘Chembra Peak’ ‘Neelimala’ are the best trekking spots and ‘Chethalayam’ , ‘Meenmutty’ are those fabulous Water falls in this area. ‘Banasura sagar dam’ and ‘Pakshipathalam’ are the other few other attractions of Wayanad.
Kannur is also known as land of ‘looms and lores’.It is also famous for spices. Marco Polo, the great explorer, has referred to Kannur as ‘a great Emporia of spice trade’. Kannur was once a premier port of ancient Kerala.It is also bounded with beaches and hilltops. ‘St.Amgelos fort’ and ‘Kanjirakolly Waterfalls’, Payyavoor are the other few attractions of Kannur.
The speciality of Kasaragod is the meeting of three dream lands Kerela,Tulunadu and Coorg. It is the north most district of Kerela. Kasargod is world wide famous for its coir and hand-loom industries. The district is also filled with rivers , hillocks, beaches, shrines and forts. ‘Ananthapura Lake Temple’ and ‘Ranipuram Hillstation’ are the other few attractions of Kasargod.