Kerala, the southernmost Indian state is such a place that fascinates travelers with its abundant natural beauty. In fact, you cannot just get enough of in this astonishing destination because it offers a lot of tourist attractions. There are so many places to see and plenty of things to do during your visit this lovely state. All of the places in Kerala are equally or sometimes even more tranquil and majestic than what you read always about the state when you search in the internet. Of course, we help you to get an idea about some of the must-visit places in the state you might add while planning your travel itinerary.
Echo Point Munnar
Echo Point is a beautiful spot located almost 15 kilometers away from Munnar attracts travelers with its captivating natural beauty. It is on the way to Top station and for many people, it is a stopover. As the name suggests, this tourist spot in Munnar is famous for the natural phenomenon of echo. A lot of travelers visit this place during the blooming of Neelakurinji flowers which occurs once in twelve years. It is certainly a must-visit place in Kerala.
Ponmudi is an eye-catching hill station in Kerala located at the southern stretch of Western Ghats. Located around 61 kilometers away from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala, this scenic tourist spot is on an altitude of nearly 1000 meters above sea level. Popularly known as the Golden Peak, Ponmudi is surrounded by extensive tea estates, spice plantations, natural springs, scenic hills and winding streams. People visit this hill station in order to enjoy its quaint charm.
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Thattekad bird sanctuary is a favorite picnic spot of nature lovers and birdwatchers. This first bird sanctuary in Kerala is located nearly 58 kilometers away from Kochi/Cochin. Salim Ali, the famous ornithologist expressed this bird sanctuary as “the richest bird habitat on peninsular India”. This well known bird sanctuary is home to exotic wildlife besides more than 300 species of birds. Add Thattekad bird sanctuary in your wish-list.
Kerala is famous for backwaters and tourists to this state love to enjoy backwater cruising in a houseboat. Travelers to Northern Kerala can consider the gorgeous Veliyaparamba Backwaters to experience a houseboat cruising during their trip to Kerala. In fact, cruise through the lovely backwaters is soothing as well as makes you relaxed. Veliyaparamba Backwaters is not so famous but a cruise through it makes you truly refreshed.
If you are a nature lover searching out to find some unique species, visit Anamudi. This is the highest peak of Western Ghats with an altitude of nearly 8842 feet above sea level. Located near Munnar, this place is home to some rare animal species like Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri Marten and Bengal tigers. Anamudi proudly invite travelers with its wide variety of flora and fauna. From Bamboos to teak and black-wood, visitors can watch the abundant growth of them in this enchanting destination.
Standing in the middle of the sea is certainly a great fantasy. And you can fulfill your dream by visiting the Beypore Beach. With its 2 kilometers long stone bridge that stretches into sea near the beach fulfills your dream of this. Locally famous in the name of ‘Pulimuttu’, walking till the end of this bridge is a fine way to extract the best of Kerala. You can also watch the famous Beypore Lighthouse a little away from this immaculate beach.
Athirappilly Waterfalls is certainly on your itinerary if you plan to visit Kerala. There is another waterfall in this area almost 4 kilometers away from Athirapilly waterfalls named Vazhachal Waterfalls. Missing out this cascade during your Kerala trip certainly makes you regret later. October to March is the perfect time to visit this waterfall to enjoy it at its best.
Elephant Junction Murikkady
It is interesting for travelers to Kerala to visit elephant camps. Here, they can watch how mahouts feed, bath and train elephants expertly and professionally. Visitors love to watch elephants and how they follow the commands of mahouts. Elephant Junction in Murikkady is a fine place to watch such activities without any long boring queues. This serene destination is in between thick green cardamom plantations. You can reach this place within a 2 kilometers drive from Kumily Town. You can add Elephant Junction if you plan to visit Munnar or Thekkady.
Watching the snow-capped hills is certainly a refreshing experience. If you are a lover of waterfalls, just visit the gorgeous Thusharagiri Waterfalls in North Kerala. The meaning of the term ‘Thusharagiri’ is mountains covered in snow and the lovely waterfall is definitely a feast to the eyes. It is a part of the Chalippuzha River that takes it origin from the Western Ghats. This cascade is nearly 50 kilometers away from Calicut. Travelers can enjoy different activities like rock climbing and trekking at this area.
Visiting the biggest arch dam in Asia can be a thrilling experience but this dam is not open for public always. Constructed between two charming hills named Kuravanmala and Kurathimala, Idukki dam attracts travelers with its scenic surroundings. You will get a mesmerizing feeling by watching the beautiful views at this place. Located at Idukki district in Kerala, the nearest areas of this dam are home to exotic wildlife and beautiful flora. Each traveler can experience the most ever enchanting feeling by visiting Idukki Dam.
Popular for its picturesque nature and serene and calm atmosphere, Poovar is an isolated but spectacular coastal village in Kerala. Placed at the southern area of Trivandrum, this charming destination is hugged by an immaculate beach and sparkling backwaters. It is a perfect place for honeymoon couples because they can spend some memorable days in this island paradise. This un-spoilt eco-tourism destination also offers excellent leisure facilities for travelers. Do not forget to add Poovar in your itinerary in order to get an unforgettable holiday experience.