Kerala is fondly called as God’s Own Country and there are several of mesmerizing reasons for the same. It’s the captivating land of stretched beaches, striking backwaters, foggy mountains, tranquil rivers, calming greenery, dense coconut plantations and fascinating natural water bodies. There are abundant of beaches such as Kovalam, Shankhumugham, Mararikulam, Fort Kochi and Payyambalam, while hills of Wayanad and Idukki are absolutely appealing. Streams such as Periyar, Kallar, Pamba, inland water bodies like Vembanad and Ashtamudi add to the beauty of this state. The scenic setting appeases the drained mind, body & soul and the visitors experience some sense of calm as they explore the natural splendor of Kerala on the boat voyage that takes place on a relaxing pace and utterly fascinates one and all.
Munnar: Munnar, sited at an elevation of 6000 ft, is a serene retreat for the nature lovers and before the independence came through, it was preferred by the British rulers whenever they desired to visit a soothing location. Incessant presence of tea plantations, immaculate valleys, serene mountains, wide variety of flora and fauna make this an exotic destination, which you’d love travelling to. Top attractions in Munnar are: Eravikulam National Park, Indo Swiss Dairy Farm, Chinnar Wild Life Sanctuary, Anamudi, Tata Tea Museum, Idukki Arch Dam.
Thekkady: Counted amongst the finest places of Kerala, Thekkady is a dream sight for the wildlife lovers as here they find exotic flora and fauna from great Indian elephant to the Great Indian Tiger. In the lake area, visitors enjoy the everyday sight of Elephants, Deers, boars, bisons and lion tailed macaques. There is also an eternal array of hills as well as spice farms. Excursion to Periyar forest turns out to be memorable for every visitor as here the striking wildlife reserve is stretched all around the district, presenting scenic orchards and hillocks where the treks are extremely relished.
Alappuzha Backwaters: Also known as Alleppey, Alappuzha is fondly recognized for its backwaters, boat races beaches, marine products and coir industry. It successfully draws the attention of unlimited foreign tourists and due to the immense natural beauty here this land is nicknamed as Venice of the East. It is fondled by Arabian Sea in the west, while the main attractions here are Statue of Karumadikuttan, Revi Karuna Karan (RKK) Memorial Museum.
Vagamon: Visiting this virgin hill scape, with incessant set out of lush green hills, fills the soul with such calmness and releases it from the superfluous disquietude. It’s found on the Kottayam-Idukki border of Kerala, located 1,100 meters above the sea-level, having pleasant climate even during the summers. Take delight in the greenery of tea gardens, cool breezes, humming Pine woods, cascades and stunning meadows.
Cochin: Called as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’, Cochin bestows exceptional beauty with it being endowed with supreme greenery and dazzling lagoons. Besides being rich in terms of immense natural splendor, this port city also keeps its prosperous heritage of Dutch, Portuguese, British and conventional Carnatic influences. It’s a paradise for shopaholics as here one can shop till drop. Top tourist attractions here are: Jewish Synagogue, Cherai Beach, Marine Drive, Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Kochi, Chinese Fishing Net, Mattancherry Palace, Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary, Ezhattumugham Nature Village, Athirappally Falls.
Wayanad: This is the land of fascinating marvels, olden remains, enigmatic mountain caves, aborigine folks, tree houses, impressive wildlife and fantastic adventures. Visitors head to this place filled with brilliant natural gems and take immense pleasure in the alluring hills, rocks and valleys. Major tourist attractions are: Kalpetta, Pookot Lake, Edakkal Caves, Pakshipathalam, Lakkidi, Sulthan Bathery, Banasura Sagar Dam, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Neelimala view point and Meenmutty Falls.
- Alappuzha Backwaters