Kerala also known as GOD OWN COUNTRY is well known for its scenic beauty. Although every place in Kerala is a must watch for a tourist but here we are going with 5 TOP places which are still a must watch for anyone residing in or outside Kerala.
Alleppey is an important tourist destination in India as well as for Kerala. The backwater beauty and the houseboat cruise are one of the most relaxing and silent mood fresheners for everyone escaping for day to day life. The Houseboat Cruise in these backwaters connect Kumarakom to Cochin and Quilon . It is the entry point for the Nehru Boat Race which is annually held in Kerala on second Saturday of August. Apart from the backwaters there are more places in Alleppey like, Alappuzha Beach, Laccadive Sea, Pathiramanal , Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, St. Andrew’s Basilica, Arthunkal, Mannarasala Temple, Chettikulangara Devi Temple, Haripad Sree Subrahmanya Swamy temple, Krishnapuram Palace, Thakazhy Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, Mullakkal Temple, Padanilam Parabrahma Temple, Edathua Church, Alappuzha CSI Christ Church (oldest Anglican church in Central Kerala) and Champakulam Valia Palli.
Munnar is a town and hill station located in the district of Idduki, Kerala. It is covered by Western Ghats and is 1600 meters above sea level. This is a must place to visit for anyone visiting kerala as its beauty will reflect the same as Kashmir in India. The only thing that keep it a part from Kashmir is that you will never find any snow out here.There are mainly four direction in Munnar , Mattupatty Direction, Thekkedy Direction, Adimaly Direction and Coimbatore Direction. Tea Plantation is the main source of cultivation income in Munnar.The flora and fauna are the main tourist attraction here. Best place for couple’s too.
Kozhikode is known as Calicut located in the southwest coast of Kerala and is surrounded by Kannur, Wayanad, Malappuram and Arabian Sea. This was the place where VASCO DA GAMA landed and hence discovered the cultivation of spices in Kerala. This city is also known as City Of Spices. Kozhikode main attraction spots are Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Kozhikode Beach, Mananchira Square, Beypore Square, Kozhippara falls, Thusharagiri Waterfall.
Thekkady (Idukki district) is the location of the Periyar National Park, which is an important tourist attraction in the Kerala state of India.This sanctuary is famous for its dense evergreen, semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savanna grass lands. It is home to herds of elephants, sambar, tigers, gaur, lion-tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs.This sanctuary is spread over 360 km2. This sanctuary is also a Tiger Reserve. Thekkady is considered an exporter for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, nutmace, ginger, and clove.
Cultural Capital of kerala is known as Thrissur. This city beholds all the culture into one and serves the best example for unity in diversity. All festivals are celebrated here with the same spirit. One of the very famous cultural events in Thrissur includes ‘Thrissur Pooram’, which is world famous and attracts quite a number of tourists and travellers. Apart from the earlier there are some unique visiting places related to arts like Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy, Kerala Lalithakala Akademi and Kerala Sahitya Academy which relates to the ancient and current Kerala’s dance and diversities.