Munnar, Wayanad, Thekkady, Cochin, and Thrissur! I loved Munnar and Wayanad especially. They are 2 of the most beautiful places in the world! Thekkady is probably the best place in Kerala to observe wildlife! Hope that helped. Cheers!
Kovalam Beach is one of the best beaches in India, it's very beautiful! Varkala Beach, located at about 40 km from Thiruvananthapuram, is situated near a 2000-year-old temple and a popular Ayurvedic treatment center. This one is very beautiful too. Attracts a lot of tourists. So, that makes it 2 of them. These are the only 2 beaches I've been to, in Kerala, i.e. There are a few more of them I guess!
Kerala is famous for its cuisine, the culture, the weather, the back waters and the forests. The backwaters are the most iconic perhaps and if you plan to take that route, do visit the Ashtamudi lake - a truly unique one. Also, you can find great rooms here at the fully loaded Raviz (http://theraviz.com/) hotel.
I'm going to start traveling across the U.S. next year, and I want to know where your favorite places are to visit in the U.S. I want National/State Parks, camp grounds, cities, sacred sites, etc...... and why do...