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Five places to see in Kerala before you die

Updated on December 17, 2014

Kerala, God's own country, is the best place to visit

Life will be meaningless if it ends without seeing world's incredible places in Kerala, God's own country. You will know the meaning of 'nature' once you visit tourist destinations of Kerala.Each and every corners should be a big surprise for the visitors. With world class beaches, floating resorts and exotic dance forms, Kerala stands one of the best tourist destinations in the world. One will be at sea if asked to list top five places to visit in Kerala. Every visitor may have their own opinion as each spots are incomparable.

Kerala has 14 districts and people are very very cool. Each district is different and even the official language 'Malayalam' has got various slang's in various spot. Each hook and nook of the state is worth visiting and there are numerous traditional temples and fortress to explore. Bakel fort of Kasargode is an ideal fort and Padmanabhaswami is a world famous temple one should visit.

Wide ranges of art forms and dances draw the attention of every one. Kathakali is the masterpiece of the state. The famous martial art ' Kalarippayattu' is unique and you can easily find places if you eager to learn both.

You cannot write anything about Kerala without landing the stunning backwaters of Alappuzha especially in Kumarakom. Kerala is filled with 44 rivers out of which 3 rivers flowing through eastern region of the land. Pambar, Bhavani and Kabani are the eastern flowing rivers of Kerala. It would be a lifelong memory and journey once you glaze through the back waters of Alappuzha, Kumarakom, and many such places of the state.

Kerala is the land of Ayurveda, a traditional medicinal system and the land is also renowned for Ayurveda tourism. Many world famous travel magazines listed Kerala as one of the must see destinations of the lifetime. Many international tour operators offer various kinds of tour packages that include house boating and Ayurveda messaging for their clients.

Let's enjoy the top five world class destinations of Kerala...................

Kumarakom, a real heaven to visit in Kerala

Kumarokom is the most famous tourist attraction of Kerala. It is a small village resembling a small island. Surrounded by Vembanadu Lake, Kumarokom is an absolute feast for eyes. The houseboats of Kumarokom are already listed in the map of world tourism. There are hundreds of traditional houseboats, canoes and rafts eagerly waiting for tourists.

There are many kinds of houseboats ranging from economy to luxurious. All facilities are available in these houseboats including traditional kerala food, internet, yoga, massage, ayurveda, and more. You have the option of fishing and swimming and enjoy the nature while you are crawling through the backwaters of kerala.

At last you reached a perfect place if you are a nature lover. Coconut palms standing everywhere you will get tired glancing never ending paddy fields. The air is so fresh that arouse poems if you are a poet. And the poem will definitely on nature itself. Plenty of options if you are a great painter. Kumarakom is in the outskirts of Vembanadu Lake, the largest fresh water lake of Kerala.

The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a must place to visit in Kumarakom. You are expected to watch many rare and endangered birds there. You can easily watch majority of the birds if you opt houseboats of Kumarakom ( 'you should i must say). Thousands of birds ranging from cuckoo, owl, water duck and some special guests from the land of Siberia.

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Kovalam Beach, the paradise of Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram is the capital city of Kerala has hot hundred of tourist attractions including

Padmanabhapuram temple, Veli lake, Ponmudi hill station, Sri chitra art gallery and the world famous Kovalam Beach.

Kovalam is a world class curve shaped beach with all facilities. Government of Kerala paid special attention for the modernizing and for providing all kinds of securities for the visitors.

If you want to take sea bath Kovalam is the best option with its massive rocky promontory. You can enjoy wide ranges of cultural shows specially arranged for foreign tourists. Ayurvedic body massage centers will provide a unique kind of freshness for the whole body and mind. Kovalam beach itself well equipped with world class Ayurveda and yoga centers and health resorts.

Wayanadu, a bio diverse forest destination

Wayanad is a tribal land where culture and heritage merge so as to create uniqueness in every aspect. World famous Edakkal caves is the major attractions.

Vythiri hill station of Wayanadu is a must see place along with Kuruvadweep and Chambra peak. Meenmutty waterfall is another location attracting large number of visitors.

You have lot of options if you are adventurous as Trekking to the Chembra peak is very risky and entertaining one. If you ready to travel 20 kilometers through the thick wild forest you can access Pakshipathalam in Bramha Giri hills at Thirunelly..

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      Rosaquid 5 years ago

      What a gorgeous place. I had not heard of it. Thank you!

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      mytone 5 years ago

      @srsddn lm: exactly...thanks...

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      srsddn lm 5 years ago

      Lovely images, specially of beaches. I know your neck starts paining as you are glued to the natural beauty all along the coastal line.