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Kerala Tourist Destination

Due to geographical variation, Kerala owns versatile tourist destinations. Check below the popular Kerala tourist locations (destinations) which can be helpful while planning your Kerala tour. Following are the famous tourist destination in Kerala:

Tourist Destination Kerala

Located on Western Ghats 1600m above the sea level, Munnar is considered to be the most radiant location in Kerala. During British rule in southern India, it used to be the summer resort for British Government. Monsoon brings joyfulness as one gets to see a lot of streams and rivulets. Muthirappuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly - the three exotic rivers meet each other in Munnar. Lovely monsoon leaves behind little drizzling that drenches the tea gardens imparting a blissful look in light mist. This is one of the most popular kerala tourist destination. This location highlights are Eravikulam National Park and Anamudi Peak. The nearest airport to Munnar is Cochin which is 105 Km away and Aluva the nearest railway station.

It is highly revered by wildlife and nature worshippers. It is by far the best place in Kerala to observe the rare species of flora and fauna in wilderness. Lion tailed Macaques, Boars, Deer, and Elephants are the variety of animals that one could spot here. Real lucky ones may encounter tigers and leopards roaming in dense forest. Periyar National Park, Murikkady and Mangala Devi Temple are the popular highlights of this region. Nearest airport to Thekkady is Cochin that is 190 Km away and Kottayam is nearest railway station.

A small district in the north-east of Kerala is undoubtedly a place where nature is at her most beautiful self without any intrusion from humans. It is among the popular Kerala tourist locations. Whole district is bathed by Kabini River which is one of the three east flowing rivers of Kerala and a chief stream to Kaveri River. Thirunelli Temple, Edakkal Caves and Muthanga wildlife sanctuary, Meenmutty Falls, Pookode lake, Pallikunnu Church and Varambatta Mosque are the significant places of the district. Nearest Airport and Railway Station to Wayanad is Calicut (109 Kms). By road it can be reached by National Highway 212.

Kumarakom - a synonym for tranquility is a famous tourist destinations in Kerala. It finds its place in the hit list of travelers in quest of rediscovering their real self. Located 16km from city of Kottayam, it is set in the backdrop of Vembanad Lake. Backwaters of Kumarakom attract a lot of backpackers from world over. One can visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary that is an abode to numerous beautiful migratory birds. Vembanad Lake - the largest freshwater lake in Kerala houses several species of marine and freshwater fishes.

One can reach this place by Road covering a distance of 85km from Cochin International Airport till Muhamma boat Jetty. Also, nearest railway station is just 16km away. Most exciting route is that by Water. From Trivandrum International Airport, approach Quilon by road or rail. From there take the usual ferry service till Alleppey and enjoy delightful ride on backwaters. After Alleppey it’s a short ride to Kumarakom.

Capital of Kerala, was previously known as Trivandrum. Located on west coast of India, it is a must visit destination as it houses some of the greatest tourist places. Defined by Mahatma Gandhi as Evergreen city of India, the city is distinguished by its rolling terrain of low coastal hills and eventful commercial alleys. One of the finest beaches of India, Kovalam can be reached by covering a half an hour distance from city. Kanyakumari is famous for beautiful site of dawn and dusk witnessing the convergence of the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. Other important places to visit are Sri Padmanabha Swami Temple, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Science and Technology Museum, Shanghumugham Beach, Tropical Botanical Garden and Bay Watch.

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It is renowned as Gateway to Kerala and it offers many places of tourist interest. It is located in south-west coast of Indian headland. Top highlights are Fort Kochi beach, St. Francis Church, Vasco House, Marine Drive, Hill Palace and Santa Cruz Basilica.

Vagamon is a lovely hill station of Kerala which is considered to be a beautiful Pilgrimage destination as well. Kurishumala church that is situated on top of hill is a famous pilgrimage to Nazrani Catholics.

Located 61 km from Trivandrum, Agastyakoodam (Agastya Malai) is a towering forested peak (1868m) in Western Ghats that adjoins forests in the tail end. It forms the most varied and unidentified ecological unit in Peninsular India.

Located at 290 km from Trivandrum, it is famous for Festival Thrissur Pooram which is considered to be one of the biggest festivals in India.

Kollam (Quilon)
Quilon (as Portuguese called it) is modern day Kollam which is famous as the land of cashews. One can enjoy boating, rock climbing, and mountain biking as a part of adventure activities this place offers.

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