Tourist Places in Kerala
Kerala, a pristine natural beauty and lush green state is one of the most attracting tourist destinations of India. Lies in the southernmost part of the country, wedged between the Western Ghats and Lakshadweep Sea, Kerala is referred to God's own country because of its pleasing natural beauty, lush green lands covered with coconut trees, cardamom and Malabar hills, most famous backwaters, giant and lovely houseboats, pristine and virgin beaches, adventurous water sports and rich cultural heritage. Kerala has emerged as the Indian capital of Health Tourism. There are several five star Tourist Health Resorts scatted in the state that provides the effective natural and Ayurvedic treatments for several ailments.
Kerala, the land of coconuts, cardamom and black pepper is also famous for India's aromatic spices, snake boat races, genuine rich culture, Indian classical music and dance, green vegetation, and adventurous backwater games. It is also a crucial maritime trading centre. Kerala is ranked India?s most transparent state and one of the top states in Human Development Index. Kerala also holds the record of highest literacy rate and greater sex ratio in which the population of women is more than that of men.
The mesmerizing natural landscapes, the delicious cuisines made of hot spices, the myriad coconut trees, the romantic hill stations, the luxurious house boats, the thrilling backwater games, and soul soothing panchklarma and other natural treatments make Kerala the real tourist paradise. Kerala is also important from religion point of view because of containing several prestigious and holy pilgrimages like Sabrimala temple Pathanamthitta district, The Mary's Forence Church - the oldest church in Kerala, and the Jama-Masjid at Tannur etc. So, come to Kerala and feel the joy of paradise here.
Here is the list of some most amazing tourist places of Kerala:
Alappuzha (Alleppey) Tourism Kerala: A seaport, Beach; Alappuzha is known as the Venice of the East. Centre of backwater cruises large network of canals; Nehru Trophy boat race; Mullakal Devi Temple with no roof Vembanad Lake, Coir product.
Alleppey Excursions : Ambalpazha Krishna temple, Haripad Subramanyam Swami Temple, Mannarrala-Snake temple.
Aluva (Alwayae) Tourism : A Shivlinga located on the sandbank of river Periyar, Shivaratri Festival.
Aluva Excursions : Malayattoor and Church of St.Thomas.
Cheruthurthy Tour : Kerala Kala Mandalam, Dance & Music Academy for Kathakali & Mohiniyattam.
Guruvayur Tourism Kerala : An ancient shrine of Sri Krishna, most sacred pilgrim centre of South India; elephant race.
Kaladi Travel Kerala: The birthplace of Sri Adi Shankaracharya located on the river Periyar. Aryamba Samadhi, Sri Krishna temple, Kirti Stambh, Ramkrishna Mission temple, Crocodile Ghat.
Kannur (Cannanore) Tourism : Ancient seaport, Portuguese fort, Palaces, Handloom works.
Kannur Excursions : Taliparamba-Shiva temple, Kangiraghat-Vaidhyanath temple.
Kochi (Cochin) Tourism : Known as the "queen of the Arabian sea"; famous for enchanting backwater and pristine natural splendors. It is a natural harbor on Malabar coast, comprising many islands; Kochi & Ernakulam are twin cities; Ernakulam is modern commercial city; Cruising in backwaters; Tomb of Vasco Da?Gama; Willingdan, Gundu, Boolghatty Islands; Dutch Palace, Chinese fishing nets.
Kodungallur (Cranganore) Tour of Kerala ? Ancient seaport; Capital of Chera empire; Temples; India's first mosque.
Kollam (Quilon) Tourism Kerala : Located on the Ashtamudi lake; Boating; Cashew Products; Thevally Palace, Chinese fishing machines, pagoda boats.
Kottaakal Tour : Arya Vaidyashala.
Kottapuram Tour : St. Thomas first landed here in India; Hindu Pilgrim centre, fort, palaces.
KottayamTour: Commercial city; Backwaters; Syrian Christian pilgrim centre; Cultural, educational and publishing centre.
Kovalam Tourism: Beach resort of international standard; Palace; Hotels.
Kozhikode (Calicut) Tourism Kerala ? Capital of Zamorin; Seaport; Tali Temple; Vasco?da?gama landed at nearby Kappad in 1498. Kozhikode is a Commercial city.
Mahe Travel : Part of Puduchcheri; Beach.
Malampuzha Tourism: Picnic Site by dam, garden.
Malayattur Tour: Christian pilgrim centre.
Munnar Tourism Kerala : Hill station, Tea Plantation.
Pirmed Tour : Hill station, Tea Plantation.
Pon Mudi Tour : Hill Station, Tea Plantation.
Sabarimala Tourism : A temple dedicated to Sri Ayappa amidst a thick jungles and high hills. The pilgrims lead rigorous and austere life for a period of 41 days prior to visiting this temple. Trek for 5 km from river Pamba.
Sultan Bathery Tour : Fort, Hill Station; Coffee plantation; Wynad wildlife Sanctuary.
Thangasseri Trip: Fort, Ruins.
Thekkadi Tourism Kerala : Periyar Tiger Reserve around Periyar river & lake.
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Tourism : Capital of Kerala located on seven hills; Sri Padmanabha swami temple, palace, observatory, Tagore Theater, Museum, Zoo, Chitralaya.
Trivandrum Excursions : Bhagavathy temple, Thumba Space Research Organisation.
Thrissur (Trichur) Tourism: Historical town, former capital of Cochin; Vadakkunathan temple having continuous Abhiskek with ghee; Podran festival.
Vaikam Tourism : Vaikthamppan Shiva temple acclaimed as Dakshin Kashi.
Varkala Tourism Kerala : Janardan Swami temple. It is believed that the diseases are cured by worshipping in this temple. A holy water spring at Papanasam, which has medicinal properties. The Samadhi of Narayan Guru, the saint and a social reformer.
Varakala Excursions : Anjengo fort & beach.
How to reaching Kerala?
The southernmost western state Kerala is easily accessible, as it is well connected by air, by rail and by road communication. Kerala has an additional means of communication : by waterways.
How to Reach Keraba By Air
Kerala houses three airports including one international airport at Thiruvananthapurm. The other two are domestic airports at Kozhikode and Kochi. All the three airports are well connected to other parts of the country. You can select one tourist destination after planning your trip.
Getting Kerala By Train
Kerala also holds a strong rail network and its major stations like Kochi, Trivendrum, Kozhokode, Calicut and Ernakulum are connected to other major railway stations of India. Kerala houses over 200 railway stations that are intra-connected to one another.
How to Reaching Kerala By Road
Like rail network, the road network in Kerala is robust and state's major cities are connected by roads to other parts of the country.
How to Reach Kerala by Water ways
Waterway transportation in Kerala is very popular and tourists love to reach Kerala via Lakshdweep sea and backwaters of Kerala. The western part of the state is coastal state and connected with several small ports while inside the state, the giant boats float in the backwater of the state.
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