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10 Best Places to Visit in Kerala

Updated on July 28, 2016

1. Kerala Backwaters

Weather you’re planning a family vacation, a rejuvenation getaway or a romantic honeymoon strolling on the backwaters amidst the lush green landscape the Kerala backwaters would be ideal.


2. Tea Gardens (Munnar)

When you need a getaway from the hustle bustle of the common din this will prove to be a bliss. Absolute amazing tea gardens serve the purpose for your weekend escapades where one can enjoy the process of tea making from gardens to kitchen. Highlights – they let you sample the freshly grown tea too.


3. Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple (Trivandrum)

This temple even though a replica of one in Kanyakumari is highly praised for its architecture. When visiting a soulful place like Kerala it’s a must to step into Thiruvananthapuram to experience the aura of this temple. This is a sacred place and worshippers of Lord Vishnu can be found here, the highlight would be - a dress code.


4. Banasura Hill Trek

Travelers and adventure seekers have rated this place as one of best places to trek in south India. When you are mesmerized amidst god’s created beauty a trekking experience could be a fun activity with family, friends and even colleagues.

5. Athirappilly Waterfalls, Thrissur

The ‘Niagara of India’, Athirappilly is the largest waterfall in Kerala and an absolute beauty to experience. This is a feast for the eyes as you see the waves it creates while proceeding towards Athirappilly from the Western Ghats.

6. Bekal Fort, Kasargod

This fort like any other has a lot of fascinating history belonging to its name. This fort has seen war and peace and today is a popular tourist destination for everyone to enjoy the triumphs of the history and beauty.

7. Soochipara Falls

Sentinel rock waterfall or so it’s called is again a place for the thrill seekers, add a little spark of adventure on your blissful trip by visiting this place for tea estates views and rock climbing.

8. Varkala Beach, Thiruvananthapuram

Spirituality in style is what you can experience at the Varkala beach. The natural spring is what attracts most tourists as it’s known to have medicinal properties that cure body and mind. While on a vacation this seems absolutely appropriate, what better way to free your mind and get back feeling healthier? In fact, there is a Varkala helipad too, in case you’re traveling in style. Apart from this you should also explore kovalam, bekal, Cherai etc beaches in Kerala.

9. St. Mary's Forane Church, Alleppey

This is an ancient church in Kerala and one of the oldest churches in India. A unique experience with the simplest architecture speaking volumes of the decades the walls have seen.

10. Periyar National Park, Thekkady

Yes! This is one of the 48 tiger reserves in India. Periyar national park and wildlife sanctuary is a must visit. If you are a lover of flora and fauna this park will be a day spent well.


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