Places to visit in “Kerala”
Athirapally Falls:- Athirapally Falls is one of the most famous and largest water falls in Kerala and is nicknamed “The Niagra of India”. It is situated at Athirappilly Thaluk in Thrissur district of Kerala, India. The water surges around big rocks and cascades down in three separate plumes at Athirappilly Falls.
The journey to Athirappilly Falls passes through a landscape of winding roads, small villages and lush green trees. You can reach the top of the waterfall via a paved path that leads through thick bamboo clusters. A step narrow path also leads to the bottom of the falls. The falls attract visitors from across India, especially during the monsoon months.
Athirappilly Falls is in amidst thick forest, so night riding is not advised.
Alappuzha Beach:- Alappuzha Beach is one of the famous tourist spot in Alappuzha town, Kerala. It host many events annually like Alappuzha Beach festival and many more. Camel safaris was another attraction in beach which introduced a couple of years ago but it got banned by authorities.
Vembanad Lake:- Vembanad Lake is the longest lake in Kerala, India. It is also counted as one of the largest lakes in India. Spanning several districts in the state of Kerala, it is also known as Punnamada Lake in Kuttanad, Kochi Lake in Kochi. The famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race is conducted in a portion of the lake.
Alleppey Backwaters:- One of the most tranquil and relaxing things you can do in Kerala is take a trip in houseboat along the palm-fringed Kerala canals, known as the backwaters. Alleppey was described as the one of the locations known as ‘Venice of the East’ by Lord Curzon.
A houseboat vacation along the natural backwaters in Allepey provides a chance to observe landscapes attractions like lavish paddy areas below the water levels, small chapels, fishing with netting, ducks in water, water lilies etc. sure to remain etched in your mind forever and this is among the best places to visit in Kerala.
Munnar:- Munnar is the most popular hill station in South India and the best tourist place in Kerala. It has a unique views of verdant mountain slops which are covered with about 80,000 miles of green tea farms like organic bedding over mountains which offer views of low-flying clouds and misty valleys. Munnar is usually cold and relaxed and gives you an incredible sensation, with the dense spray around you in the center of the organic tea farms. Munnar is one of those unique hill stations in India with an old world colonial feel to the area.
Kumarakom:- Kumarakom is the place you should be in when you travel to Kerala for enjoying the backwaters. It is situated near the Vembanad Lake. Kumarakom is a sleepy little hamlet with exotic scenery and rare flora and fauna. The place offers boating, house boat cruising, fishing and sightseeing.
Wayanad:- To know the greener side of Karala, one must visit Wayanad which translates to the land of paddy fields in local language Malayalam. It won’t be irrelevant to call it the ‘Green Paradise’ if you are planning for a sightseeing in Kerala.
Wayanad is also famous for the richness it holds in the tribal heritage and agricultural abundance. The place is least populated when compared to other districts in Kerala, but the exoticness and landscape make it a must visit destination in the God’s own country.
Bekal Fort:- In Kasargod district of Kerala, locates a place Bekal Fort with beauty engraved all over. The Bekal Fort enhanced with the Arabian Sea is definitely one of the most significant tourist attractions. In Kerala, Bekal Fort is the best preserved and the largest among its kind. This giant keyhole shape fort with the excellence of the sea surrounding it, greenery view from the top of the fort and the cool breeze sets an exotic feel. The Anjaneya temple located at its entrance is another attraction of the fort.
Poovar Island is a popular tourist destination in the state of Kerala. The village adorns a beautiful beach which attracts tourists. A very small island, which is away from the hustle and bustle of city. This place is worth visiting if you are looking for peace. It is one of among the natural wonders where the Lake, River, Sea and Beach meet the land. A rear find in Kerala, the southern state of India. Poovar is a small fishing island located in the southern part of Trivandrum. Fringed with coconut trees on all sides, it is an ideal place for tourists who want to have an outing.