10 Best Places to Visit in Kerala in Summer

Posted on April 22, 2016 by Admin - 3 Comments - Updated January 29, 2021

10 Best Places to Visit in Kerala in Summer

Although it is difficult to assign any particular time or a particular season to visit Kerala, it is often said that its allure is quite unique during the summer months. The summer season, although quite severe in other parts of the country, is relatively mild in Kerala, thanks to the formidable shield of the Western Ghats that prevent the exposure of state to the dry winds.

The lush verdure of green cover combined with the charming attractions like the houseboat and kettuvallam ride and other locations is a great draw. The ambience is different and the time is ideal for sightseeing and exploration before the heavy downpours which the state experiences during the monsoons.

In this blog, we enlist 10 Best Places to visit Kerala in summers that describe the glory of “God’s Own Country” in the season. Although there may be sporadic rains, but overall it’s a wonderful time to experience the unique magic that place has to offer.

Kerala Weather in Summer

Heavenly Kerala is an absolute favorite for holidays. Owing to its scenic location amid the stretch of the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, the costal state enjoys a pleasant weather all through the year. The summer season in Kerala is equally amazing for planning your holidays while the most preferred time is from August to February. Summer arrives from the month of March and continuing till May, marked with hot and humid weather. The average summer temperatures are between 25°C- 30°C with some showers of rain.

Summer is pleasant to explore the hill stations in Western Ghats. The hills are untouched by sweltering heat and provide respite from humidity. Home to plentiful species of wild animals in the natural habitats, the wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala are also wonderful places to visit in summer. For the ones who cannot let go love for the beaches and the backwaters, there are also aplenty choices. Besides free from crowds, they provide amazing discounts. Planning a vacation to Kerala in summer is truly amazing!

10 Best Places to visit in Kerala in Summer

Munnar Tea Plantations

Subdued in most mesmerizing green cover, Munnar is South India’s largest tea-growing areas. The tea estates that dot this fantastic region almost give this place a surreal look, straight out of some paradise.

The views of fog, the slow trudge clouds, the enchanting chirping of birds and winding paths constructs an ambience that is difficult to forget. Munnar is a place that is sure to find a place in your heart. Along with the equally captivating destinations around it, Munnar is definitely an incredible tourist destination.

Things to do in Munnar

  • Walk through lush tea gardens
  • Learn all about tea making
  • Go wildlife safari at the Eravikulam National Park
  • Enjoy boat rides at Kundala Lake
  • Try watersports at Mattupetty Dam
  • Interact with gentle beasts at Carmelagiri Elephant Park
  • Try Kerala’s distinctive culture at Punarjani Traditional Village

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Chembra Peak

Fascinatingly scenic, Wayanad is often referred to as the jewel in the crown of Kerala with its astonishingly beautiful sub-topical savannahs, enchanting hill stations and lush spice plantations, verdant forests, exquisite fauna and an incredible cultural heritage. Although Malayalam is the local language, English and Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.

The district lies on the southern tip of the Deccan Plateau and is one of the least populated districts of Kerala, although it has a rich blend of people migrating from different quarters of the state. It is a wonderful destination for leisure tourism. Interspersed with deep valleys, rugged terrains, dense jungles, gurgling streams, Wayanad is as enchanting as it can get.

Things to do in Wayanad

  • Trek to Chembra peak with halt at Hriday Saras, heart-shaped lake
  • Spend time amid nature at Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Pay a visit to Banasura Sagar Dam
  • Bamboo Rafting on Kuruva Island
  • Go Caving at Edakkal Caves
  • Enjoy the view of the lush environs form the Neelimala View Point
  • Boating on Pookode Lake

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Thekkady is Kerala’s most amazing and picturesque destinations and located within this enchanting place is the exotic Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary . The Sanctuary is an incredible place to be for nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, trekkers as well as leisure picnickers who all get mesmerized by its stunning natural beauty and exquisite floral and faunal wealth.

Flanking the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, the place has a wonderful blend of cultural and traditional mix across different aspects. The place attracts thousands of tourists, both national and international to its shores. With its unique magnetic charm, it is difficult to give this place a miss.

Things to do in Periyar

  • Wildlife safari at Periyar National Park
  • Boating Tours in Periyar Lake
  • Bamboo Rafting for a different feel of wildlife viewing
  • Jungle patrol, border hiking and nature walks with guides
  • Visit to spice plantations
  • Explore a tribal settlement and their culture

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Bekal Fort

Home to several exquisite locations, Bekal is a charming tourist spot located on the west coast of Kerala. Bekal derive its name from Baliakulam, which signifies a big palace, which the place had in the past. Known for its traditional Keralan hospitality to its visitors, Bekal has some stunning forts, temples and beaches and its exotic ambience around the town is just incredible.

One of the most popular tourist attraction here is the keyhole shaped Bekal fort which is approximately 300 years old. It nevertheless dominates the landscape of the city and is most frequently visited by travelers.

Bekal is recommended for travelers who love to enjoy natural beauty, the charm of backwaters, incredible coastline. With an ambience as cherishing and attractions as charming, visitors to Bekal are surely going to take happy memories back home.

Things to do in Bekal

  • Explore the historic Bekal fort
  • Enjoy leisurely strolls along the Bekal beach
  • Stay at lavish resorts that specialize in Ayurveda treatments
  • Take a walk on the secret Kappil Beach
  • Discover the offbeat Valiyaparamba Backwaters

Kumarakom Houseboat

Situated in the Kottayam district of the southern Indian state of Kerala, Kumarakom is manifestation of everything exotic and incredible. The district is actually an archipelago and flanking the backwaters of the Vembanad Lake, is in the form of several islets and is pervaded with verdant greenery, exciting views and wonderful fauna.

The place was popularized by the British Alfred Baker, who after occupying a large tract of the area, spent many years in beautifying it with exquisite gardens and paddy fields. Now a wonderful destination with amazing attractions like mangrove forests, historical monuments and a charming ambience, the place is a favorite spot for nature lovers and honeymooners.

Things to do in Kumarakom

  • Go bird watching at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
  • Enjoy houseboat cruise over Kumarakom Backwaters
  • Stay at the lakeside resorts offering specially-crafted Ayurveda treatments
  • Take a glimpse into the traditional village life in Kerala
  • Stroll alongside the lake and backwaters
  • Relish delicious Kerala cuisines
  • Attend a Snake Boat Race

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Alleppey Backwaters

A place interspersed with a stunning network of waterways and a huge number of Kettuvallam-like houseboats, Alleppey is home to wonderfully picturesque backwaters. Also known as Alappuzha the town is as busy as it is romantic and is known for its numerous exquisite houseboats.

One of the most exciting draws here is the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Although the network of canals in Alleppey is as extensive as the famous Italian city, still its charming elegance has earned it the title of “Venice of the East”. With a delightful settings, almost an infinite panorama of lush green paddy fields and shimmering water, Alleppey is an incredible place to enjoy with family and friends.

Things to do in Alleppey

  • Houseboat cruise of the backwaters
  • Day out on the Alleppey beach
  • Sightseeing in the ancient town
  • Go shopping
  • Pamper yourself with soothing Ayurveda

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Guruvayur Temple

A wonderful pilgrimage center located in Thrissur distric of Kerala, Guruvyur is a place of brilliant charms. The place is most famous for its large Krishna Temple. The name Guruvayur is attributed to the legend that gods Brishaspati and Vyudeva brought the idols of Lord Vishnu here from Dwarka upon the instructions of Lord Krishna.

In addition to having religious significance, Guruvayur has other wonderful attractions for tourists. The Devaswon Muesuem and the Elephant Sanctuary at Punnathur Kotta are enjoyable places to visit while Chowallur Beach is also amazing due to its pleasant ambience.

Things to do in Guruvayur

  • Visit Mammiyoor Shiva Temple.
  • Take a tour of the Institute of Mural Painting.
  • Pray at Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple.
  • Enjoy an excursion to Devaswom Museum.
  • Explore Chamundeswari Temple.

Kollam Backwaters

Formerly known as Quilon, Kollam is a serene backwater destination, located approximately 71 kilometers of the state’s capital Thiruvananthapuram. Kollam once used to be one of the oldest ports of Arabian Sea. Rich in spices and cashews, the area was contented strongly by the Arab, Roman, Chinese, British and Dutch traders.

The town is pretty bustling in the modern day however it is also a fairly popular destination as well. One of the most wonderful attractions of this town is the famous Ashtamudi Lake. Besides, the local bazaar is pretty lively and can be visited to witness the local life of the people more closely. The Kollam beach too is a great escape from the traffic chaos of the city and wonderful place to take evening stroll.

Things to do in Kollam

  • Cherish a houseboat trip to Ashtamudi Lake.
  • Sightseeing of Palaruvi waterfalls.
  • Enjoy at Jatayu Nature Park.
  • Spot exotic species of deer at Thenmala Deer Park.
  • Unwind at Thirumullavaram Beach.

Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram

Bounded by sea on one end and by mountains on the other side, the city of Thiruvananthapuram is wonderfully alluring. The amazing mix of diverse topography is a great visual delight for the tourists. On the other hand its exquisite beaches, historical monuments and cultural wealth are a great enticement for the travelers who find it difficult to forget wonderful memories they make here.

In addition to this, there are a number of religious shrines as well as mutts that paints a great ambience. Visit this charming city and get a unique taste of Keralan Culture and experience of its traditions in an exquisite setting.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram

  • Pay homage at Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple.
  • Sip on best filter coffee at the Indian Coffee House.
  • Partake in Skydiving.
  • Go Boating at Neyyar Dam and visit Valiyathura Pier.
  • Enjoy Jungle Safari at Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Varkala Beach

One of most exotic destinations in the country, the charm of Varkala is unique and amazing. Although an increasing number of tourists have now discovered this incredible location, still it is relatively lesser known which makes it comparatively isolated and rather romantic. Varkala is an ideal place to relax and unwind and escape from the chaotic atmosphere of urban life.

Pristine beaches, ancient temples, sacred springs, mutts and much more-all these make Varkala an excitingly attractive destination. Moreover, activities such as paragliding and parasailing add the thrill element for the visitors.

For visitors who want some rejuvenation, the city has great options for Yoga. There are a number of certified Yoga centers which the visitors can visit to take the benefit of the ancient heritage of Keralan culture. Thus, Varkala is an attraction-packed, amazing destination to spend your holidays.

Things to do in Varkala

  • Delight in Surfing.
  • Spend a memorable evening at Varkala Beach.
  • Go for nature walks at Ponnumthuruthu Island.
  • Bask in the bliss at Odayam Beach.
  • Visit Sivagiri Mutt.
  • Explore Anchuthengu and Anjengo Fort.

The cultural capital of Kerala, Thrissur is among the must-visit places of the state. Earning international repute for the plentiful of sacred sites and colorful festivals. The rustic settling of the town is a cherished experience. Making a visit in summer all the more special is the festivities held at the ‘Vadakkumnathan Temple’ in the months of April-May. The temple is host to one of the most popular of temple festivals in Kerala as well as India.

The week-long festival of Thrissur Pooram, celebrated over centuries’ pays obeisance to Lord Shiva. The spectacular procession of caparisoned elephants along with percussion, fireworks, colourful umbrellas, religious ‘Kudamattam’ ceremony makes it a true delight.

Things to do in Thrissur

  • Marvel at the Shakthan Thampuran Palace.
  • Worship at Vadakkunnathan Temple.
  • Savor tasty parshad at Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple.
  • Spot elephants at Punnathur Kotta.
  • Enjoy at Vilangankunnu.

Though small yet enchanting, Lakkidi is one of the beautiful hill stations in Kerala. Offering a blissful escape from the scorching heat, the destination is adorned with a plethora of luxury resorts. Astounding views of the tranquil hills and lush valleys present a sight to behold.

Hailed as the best-kept secrets of Kerala, the hill town is a must-visit place for cherishing matchless experiences. Traveling through the serpentine roads add to the fun quotient. Above all, the exotic flora will make you fall in the love with the place colored in deep shades of green.

Things to do in Lakkidi

  • Delight in an excursion to Vennimala Sree Rama Lakshmana Perumal Temple.
  • Explore the ruins of monuments at Vaniyamkulam.
  • Soak in the comforts of luxury resorts.
  • Go for trekking.
  • Watch Kathakali dance performance.

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16 top destinations in kerala to make your summer break awesome.

best places to visit kerala in summer

Kerala is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in India. This tropical paradise is very popular for its backwater tourism, misty hill stations, emerald plantations and verdant forests, nature and ayurvedic treatments, lip smacking cuisines and pristine beaches. moreover, Kerala is a land of festivals. Amazing events, festivals, cultural fairs round the year makes this paradise one of the most scenic and delightfully chaotic destinations to visit in India. In India generally, summer season remains hot and humid but Kerala is a unique destination where the weather is not very hot. Tourists enjoy pleasant climate during this season, which is the reason why it is one of the most visited destinations in India. It is a perfect time to enjoy the beauty of serene hill stations, alluring backwaters, rich flora and fauna, stunning beaches and mouthwatering cuisines. If you are planning to travel to Kerala with friends and family this year, then this blog will help you create a perfect travel itinerary this summer.

List of Top 16 Summer Destinations in Kerala

  • Nelliyampathy
  • Charalkunnu
  • Malakkappara
  • Pathiramanal Island

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Ponmudi: A Scenic Hill Retreat That Offers Peace, Thrill and Wild Experience

Ponmudi Kerala

Ponmudi is a petite enchanting hill station in Kerala to visit during the summer season. Situated some odd 53 km from Trivandrum, the place offers breathtaking sight of the mountains, verdant forests, cascading waterfall, and ravines making it a perfect getaway for nature lovers, wildlife buffs and adventure seekers.

One can either sit and relax amid the soothing surroundings or explore the sprawling tea gardens. If a little adventure is your thing, you can enjoy trekking and hiking at Agasthyakoodam which is the highest peak of Trivandrum district. Also, heading to the Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary will let you spot a variety of fauna including Asian elephants, sambar, lion-tailed macaques, Malabar grey hornbills and more.

Ideal Trip Duration: 1-day trip from Trivandrum

Top Tourist Attractions in Ponmudi

  • Golden Valley
  • Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Meenmutty Waterfalls
  • Koyikkal Palace
  • Agasthyakoodam

Top Things to Do in Ponmudi

  • Sightseeing Tour
  • A leisurely picnic with your loved ones
  • Exploring a wide variety of fauna

Where to Stay: KTDC Golden Peak

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Lakkidi: A Paradise on Earth That Lets One Get a Salubrious Holiday Experience

Lakkidi Kerala

Lakkidi in Wayanad district boasts of lofty green mountains and a tranquil environment. It is a small hill station which gives the tourists an opportunity to explore the entire place on foot and lose themselves in the mesmerizing sceneries all around.

If you are looking for a fun -filled holiday in Lakkidi, all you have to do is take a short drive away from Wayanad through serpentine roads and exhilarating hairpin bends.

Amongst the top attractions of Lakkidi are Pookode Lake, Vellarimala Range, and the interesting Chain tree, all of which can be explored while you take a relaxing stroll in this beautiful hill station of Kerala.

Ideal trip duration: 1-day trip from Wayanad

Top Tourist Attractions in Lakkidi

  • Pookode Lake
  • Vellarimala

Top Things to Do in Lakkidi

  • A leisure walk
  • Sit and relax near the Pookode Lake
  • A fun-ride from Wayanad to Lakkidi

Where to Stay: Upavan Resort and Spa, Wayanad, Lakkidi and the Wayanad Gate are the best hill resorts where you can book your stay.

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Nelliyampathy: An Untouched Land with Breathtaking Views

Nelliyampathy Kerala

A lesser-known destination that Nelliyampathy is, it renders an unsurpassed opportunity to relax and rejuvenate away from the clamour of popular hill stations. In this beautiful place in Palakkad district, you get to relish the view of the extensive paddy fields, tea, coffee, cardamom as well as orange plantation.

In addition to this, in this offbeat place in Kerala, you can spend quality time with your family in some of the beautiful picnic spots like Pothundy Dam and Padagiri. Not only this, but the tea estate of this picturesque hill station has a charming old Bungalow that is a must-visit attraction of the place.

Ideal trip duration: 1-day trip from Palakkad

Top Tourist Attractions in Nelliyampathy

  • Nelliyampathy Hills
  • Pothundy Dam
  • Nemmara Village
  • Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Palagapandi Tea Estate

Top Things to Do in Nelliyampathy

  • Boating in the Pothundy Dam
  • Explore tea and coffee plantations and orange orchards
  • Indulge in picnic with friends and family

Where to Stay: Nelliyampathy Farm Stay and Greenland Farmhouse

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Vythiri: A Heaven for Bird Watchers

Vythiri Kerala

A hidden gem of Kerala, Vythiri in the Wayanad district is a perfect place to beat the heat this summer. It is the green-clad rolling hills and the avifauna that makes Vythiri one of the best summer holiday destinations in Kerala.

You can not only spot a variety of migratory birds but can also trek on the amazing trails, enjoy camping, and relish spectacular sights. The place is also a home to a Neolithic age cave, monastery, and several temples making it an ideal choice when planning to travel to Kerala with senior citizens.

Other than this, Vythiri is also a kid friendly destination where the little ones can indulge in rafting, boating, and angling (with assistance).

Ideal trip duration: 1-Day Trip from Wayanad

Top Tourist Attraction in Vythiri

  • Chembra Peak
  • Edakkal Caves
  • Vythiri Vaidyar Mala Subramanya Swamy Temple
  • Swayambhu Mariamman Temple
  • Carmel Mount Monastery

Top Things to Do in Vythiri

  • Birdwatching
  • Seeking blessing at the temples and monastery

Where to Stay: Vythiri Resort, Vythiri Palace Resort, Resort Tree House and Vythiri Stream View

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Peermade: A Spectacular Hill Station with a Varied Shades of Green

Peermade Kerala

Named after Sufi Saint Peer Mohammed, Peermedu or Peermade is a hill station near Thekkady which you can consider when booking your summer travel plans in Kerala. The destination is noted for a varied shades of green because of the sprawling forests; coffee, spice and tea plantations; open plains; and pine forests.

The peaceful hill station is an ideal weekend getaway from Thekkady and nearby area where you can indulge in a variety of activities including horse riding, trekking and cycling, and visiting a waterfall and church. Other than this, the place is known for the tribal inheritance which will give you an amazing opportunity to witness and learn about the lifestyle of these ancient tribes in Kerala.

Ideal trip duration: 1-day trip from Thekkady

Top Tourist Attractions in Peermade

  • Valanjamkanam Waterfalls
  • Our Lady of Good Health Church
  • Thrissanku Hills
  • Peeru Hills

Top Things to Do in Peermade

  • Horse riding
  • Visiting a church
  • Tribal tourism

Where to Stay: Thrisangu Haven Resort and Misty Mountain Plantation Resort

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Charalkunnu: A Place to Get a Rejuvenating Break in the Arms of Nature

Charalkunnu Kerala

A tranquil and delightful place, Charalkunnu in the Pathanamthitta can also be covered in your summer travel itinerary of Kerala. The beauty of Charalkunnu is ascribed to the azure River Pamba which flows the mountains offering a visual treat to the eyes.

For those with an adventurous bent, Charalkunnu offers wonderful trekking trails that offer spectacular views of the neighbouring valley. Other than this, the place is dotted with cascading waterfalls and a temple.

Ideal trip duration: 1-day trip from Pathanamthitta

Top Tourist Attractions in Charalkunnu

  • Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls
  • Perunthenaruvi Waterfalls
  • Pamba River
  • Malayalappuzha Temple

Top Things to Do in Charalkunnu

  • Enjoy picnic
  • Visit Malayalappuzha temple
  • Sit and relax witnessing the magic of mother nature

Where to Stay: Swasthi Girah Homestay and malakkarethu house are the options located at a distance of approx 10 km from Charalkunnu. However, you can easily find comfortable lodging at the camp house in Charalkunnu.

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Painavu: A Perfect Getaway Where You Can Experience Boating at its Best

Painavu

A mere 5 km drive from Idukki will bring you to Painavu, which is a picturesque offbeat hill station to visit in Kerala. Blessed with lush forests, green hills, amazing trekking trails, and serene ambiance, this one of the coolest places in Kerala has everything that satiates the soul of both the peace seekers and adventure buff. Not only this, but the small hill station Kerala offers an opportunity to relish a boat ride between Cheruthoni and Kulamavu River.

Ideal trip duration: 1-day trip from Idukki

Top Tourist Attractions in Painavu

  • Cheruthoni Dam
  • Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kalvari Mount

Top Things to Do in Painavu

  • Leisure walk
  • Spotting a variety of wildlife

Where to Stay: Goshen Hotel & Resorts are Paradise Homestay

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Ayyampuzha: A Place with Enchanting Landscape and a Variety of Birds and Beautiful Trekking Trails

Ayyampuzha Kerala

Ayyampuzha is amongst the best kept secrets of Kerala which is ideal for both nature and adventure lovers. Boasting the beautiful vistas, the place is dotted with lush greenery and gurgling brooks which make it look no less than a slice of heaven.

Also, if trekking is your thing, then you will get to indulge in a thrilling hiking and walking tours in the Chelikandam Forest all the way to popular tourist attraction of Athirappilly waterfalls. Sounds amazing, isn’t it?

Other than this, the nature lovers can head to the oil palm plantation or indulge in watching a variety of birds. In addition to this, one can visit the Prakriti Gramam which houses a children’s park and refreshing bathing spots.

Ideal trip duration: 1-2 Days

Top Tourist Attractions in Ayyampuzha

  • Oil Palm Plantations
  • Prakriti Gramam
  • Chelikandam Forest
  • Athirappilly Waterfalls

Top Things to Do in Ayyampuzha

  • Nature exploration

Where to Stay: Whispering waters, Willow Heights and Magic Land Resorts are the nearby options where you can book your stay.

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Gavi: An Ideal Destination to Head to Experience an Ultimate Wilderness Retreat

Gavi Kerala

A heaven for nature lovers, Gavi in Pathanamthitta District is another ideal place in Kerala to visit in May & June. With a variety of attractions on offer, Gavi let the tourists indulge in a number of other activities that are both in favour of adventure and wildlife enthusiast.

You can hike up to the Sabarimala Viewpoint or simply stroll around the spice gardens. The famous Periyar National Park is also at a close proximity to Gavi, and so is the beautiful Neer Veezhcha Waterfalls for you to explore a rich wildlife and relish the beauty of nature. A visit to Gavi is sure to make you spoilt for choice by giving you memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Ideal trip duration: 1-Day Trip from Pathanamthitta

Top Tourist Attractions in Gavi

  • Periyar National Park
  • Neer Veezhcha Waterfalls
  • Sabarimala Viewpoint

Top Things to Do in Gavi

  • Bird watching
  • Staying in tree house in Pathanamthitta
  • Basking amid the serene surroundings
  • Boating in Kochupamba and Gavi lake

Where to Stay: KFDC Gavi Hotel and Sterling Thekkady Resorts and Hotels

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Vagamon: An Idyllic Place with Inexplicable Beauty of Nature

Vagamon Kerala

An amazing summer and weekend break travel destination, Vagamon is a place of inexplicable beauty. Dotted with meadows, forests and hills, Vagamon with its natural beauty has won many hearts. If you are a nature lover and looking for a place where you can discover yourself, Vagamon in Kerala is the answer.

The cascading waterfalls, pine forest, lofty green mountains, pristine lake all contribute in making your holiday in Vagamon a memorable one. You can enjoy a short nature walk sighting buffaloes or elephants taking a bath on a warm afternoon. The evenings can be well spent watching the sun go down behind the mountains while you sip on some refreshing tea.

Ideal trip duration: 1-day trip from Peermade (Idukki District)

Top Tourist Attractions in Vagamon

  • Kurisumala Dairy Farm
  • Vagamon Pine Forest
  • Thangal Para
  • Mundakayam Ghat
  • Meenachil River
  • Illikkal Peak
  • Barren Hills
  • Vagamon Lake
  • Vagamon Falls
  • Poonjar Palace
  • Maramala Waterfall

Top Things to Do in Vagamon

  • Nature walk
  • Sightseeing tour
  • Boating and rowing
  • Watching sunrise and sunset

Where to Stay: Holiday Vagamon, Winter Vale, Vagamon Hide Out & Ayurveda Spa and Spice Garden Farm Resort

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Ranipuram: An Offbeat Hill Station Where You Can Unwind Away from the Humdrum

Ranipuram Kerala

An ecotourism destination, Ranipuram is located in the Kasaragod district in Kerala.The diverse vegetation of this place including shola woods, monsoon forests and grasslands gives the nature lovers a good chance to relax and take some time off the mundane daily life.

As you walk around the place, you will witness a repository of diverse wildlife, evergreen forests and avifauna. Ranipuram is also a perfect picnic spot. Besides this, like other hill stations of Kerala, Ranipuram also give an amazing opportunity to the adventure and wildlife lovers where they can indulge in a variety of exciting activities.

Ideal trip duration: 1-day trip from Kasaragod

Top Tourist Attractions in Ranipuram

  • Malom Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Parappa Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Ranipuram View Point
  • Theanvarikallu Falls Malom
  • Ranipuram National Park

Top Things to Do in Ranipuram

  • Jeep safaris in the forest
  • Sight elephants

Where to Stay: Peacock Ranipuram and DTPC Ranipuram Resorts

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Malakkappara: A Lesser-Explored Hill Station Surrounded by Tea Estates in Abundance

Malakkappara Kerala

Also known as the Tea Garden Hill Station, Malakkappara in the Thrissur district is a place of immense beauty making it ideal choice for a rejuvenating break from the summer heat. In Malakkappara, you will find yourself surrounded by tea estates in abundance and small streams and scenic natural spots.

One can also visit the Holy Land replica in Chalakudy, Anakkayam, and the popular tourist attraction of Athirapally Waterfalls in the close proximity. Besides this, Malakkappara is a perfect for a photography tour in Kerala; since the place is lesser-known, you would have all the time in the world to capture beautiful shots without being photobombed.

Ideal trip duration: 1-day trip from Thrissur

Top Tourist Attractions in Malakkappara

  • Holy Land Replica at Chalakudy
  • Athirapally Waterfalls
  • Things to Do:
  • A walk in the tea estates
  • Explore the natural beauty
  • Nature photography

Where to Stay: Malakkappara Dam Resort, Ever Green Resort and Petra Family Guest House.

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Munnar – Reign of Eternal Beauty and Chill and Grill Vibes

Munnar Hill Station Kerala

Nowhere else in India could you find a swathe of soul soothing place like Munnar . It is a treasure house of tranquillity and bliss. Reach out and touch the emerald hill slopes decked with a blanket of tea, coffee, pepper and cardamom.

Numerous waterfalls will greet you in ecstasy, maze of colourful flowers, Rhododendrons of Rhodovalley, banks of soft grasses, enchanted roads unblurred by any tracery of trees, lush green forests, plethora of adventure activities like trekking, jeep riding, Bamboo rafting blows your heart away.

It is a perfect destination for nature lovers, adventure seekers, couples and wildlife buffs. It is one of the best summer tourist destinations in Kerala.  Holiday in Munnar is one of a lifetime experience.

Ideal trip Duration – 1 day trip from Cochin

Top Tourist Attractions in Munnar

  • Top Station
  • Eravikulam National Park
  • Marayoor Dolmens
  • Photo Point
  • Anamudi Peak
  • Attukad falls
  • Neelakurinji National Park
  • Lockhart Gap

Top Things to Do in Munnar

  • Rock climbing and Rappelling
  • Bamboo Rafting
  • Jungle Patrol
  • Mountain Biking
  • Border Hiking by Forest Department of Munnar
  • Tea Tasting
  • Tree house Stay

Where to Stay: Munnar has good budget options for the tourists. Cottages, Guest Houses, Home stays, Estates, Tree houses are some options that provides scenic bases to the tourists. Some of the popular stay options are Green Valley Vista, Zina Cottage and Rosegardens Homestay.

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Kollam – Summer’s Tranquil Paradise

Kollam Kerala

Kollam is a city situated on Malabar coast of Kerala. This city is worldwide famous as an oldest trade hub especially cashew and secluded pristine beaches. It is a gateway to the beautiful backwaters network and rich flora and fauna. Situated on the tranquil banks of Ashtamudi Lake, its beauty is mind- boggling. Summer vacation in Kerala here is a soul soothing experience. Kollam is blessed with so many scenic landscapes. You can visit Thenmala which is very famous for its eco- conservation efforts and it is also considered as one of the best hill stations to visit in Kerala. Eastern part of Kollam is decked with beautiful Ambanad hills which is also very popular for its breathtaking beauty, pleasant weather, tea and orange plantations.

Ideal Trip duration- 1 Day trip from Thenmala

Top Tourist Attractions in Kollam

  • Palaruvi Waterfalls
  • Rameshwara Temple
  • Thevally Palace
  • Paravur Lake
  • Thenmala Deer Park
  • Ashtamudi Lake

Top Things to Do in Kollam

  • Forest Walks at shendurney Forest
  • Boat cruise
  • Jatayu’s Earth Center with family
  • Thenmala Eco Park
  • Enjoy and relax at Kollam Beach

Where to Stay – You can book your stay at The Raviz Resort, Lake Sea Leisure Resort, Ashtamudi Villa Resort and Munroe Island Lake Resort.

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Kumarakom – Enchanting and Magical Backwaters

Located in southern state of India, Kerala Kumarakom is a quaint village in Vembanad lake. It is one of the best places to visit in summers due to the magnificent views of backwaters and pleasant weather. During the stay in this village, one can visit breathtaking Kumarakom bird sanctuary which is a home to many species of birds including cuckoos and Siberian storks. The bright green Mangrove forests, cluster of scenic islands in the eastern banks of Vembanad lake will feel like a dream land of Disney movies. One must not miss this enchanting destination in their summer vacation in Kerala.

Ideal Trip Duration- 1 Day Trip from Vagamon

Top Tourist Attractions in Kumarakom

  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
  • Vembanad Lake
  • Toddy Shops
  • Kumarakom Beach
  • Kumarakom Backwaters
  • Vaikom Mahadeva Temple

Top Things to Do in Kumarakom

  • Houseboat Ride
  • Relaxing Sopa treatments
  • Lakeside Strolls
  • Fishing at Vembanad Lake
  • Enjoy the beauty of Vagamon Hill station

Where to Stay – Kumarakom Lake Resort, Vivanta By Taj, Coconut Lagoon Kumarakom are some of the best places to stay in Kumarakom.

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Pathiramanal Island – Piece of Heaven on the Backwaters of Vembanad

Pathiramanal Island

This little island of Pathiramanal is the crown of Alappuzha, emblem of serenity and mystery. Secluded from the other lively towns in Kerala, Pathiramanal Island is strong in natural beauty and peace. Away from the chaos of city life, holiday in Pathiramanal Island is a blissful experience. This island can only be accessed by boat.

It is one of the most popular summer destinations in Kerala. The island of Pathiramanal is a treasure house of unique migratory birds, medicinal plants, scenic landscapes, sparkling breeze and song –filled morning.

Coming here seems like a knock on your consciousness with a fleeting reminder of the trammelled world you have left behind you. Staying here is bliss.

Idle Trip Duration – Half an hour journey by boat from Kumarakom will take you to Pathiramanal Island. From Alappuzha it takes an hour to reach this island by Jetty.

Top Tourist Attractions in Pathiramanal

  • Alappuzha beach
  • Punnapra beach
  • Krishnapuram Palace
  • Pathiramanal Bird Sanctuary
  • Mary Basilica

Top Things to Do in Pathiramanal

  • Visit Pathiramanal Floating Restaurant
  • Houseboat cruise on Backwaters
  • Bird Watching
  • Nature sightseeing and Photography

Where to Stay: Pathiramanal Island doesn’t have any accommodation options for tourists. Tourists can get budget stay options in Alappuzha, Kumarakom and Muhamma. Some popular places to stay are Vembanad House, Lovedale lakeside Homestay and Deshadan Backwater Resort.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. how many days are required to visit kerala.

Endowed with the best of nature, Kerala lets the tourists make the most of their holidays by visiting the popular cities even in shortest span of time as well. Reason being, the cities are not too far from each other which means a minimum of at least 5 days to a maximum of 15 days are required to visit Kerala.

For instance, you can take the most popular tourist circuit tour in central Kerala which covers Munnar, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Alleppey via Kochi. The 5 day tour to Kerala will let your come across art, culture, history, verdant hills, tea gardens, cruise along the backwaters, enjoy nature walks, spot a variety of wildlife and more. For those looking forward to experience the various aspects of Kerala in detail would need a longer period of time.

Q. What are the main reasons to visit Kerala?

Being the best tourist destination in India, Kerala offers a lot to the tourists that lets one get the experience of holidaying. The prime reason to visit Kerala is that it has tourist attractions, sightseeing places and activities that suits interests of travellers of all genre. On visiting Kerala, one can enjoy the magical backwaters, lush greenery, wildlife, pristine beaches, rich art, culture and heritage, Ayurvedic therapies, spice and tea plantations, delectable cuisine and a lot more.

Q. What is the best time for Kerala Vacation?

Kerala is a year-round destination with every season offering a myriad facets of the state to relish.

  • Summer Season (March and June)– makes a good time to visit the hill stations of Kerala.
  • Monsoon Season (July and September)– tourists can head to the destinations with backwater and beaches and enjoy Ayurvedic Massage.
  • Winter Season (October and February)– indulge in exploring the breathtaking beauty of Kerala and go sightseeing in the cool and pleasant weather condition.

Q. What are the best travel tips for visiting Kerala?

  • For the best Ayurvedic Retreat, it is advisable visiting kerala in monsoon season between July and September.
  • Light clothes in natural, breathable fabrics like cotton will be ideal for Kerala while you should carry woolen clothes if your itinerary includes Munnar, Vagamon or Thekkady.
  • Most of the resorts in Kerala have swimming pools, so you should be carrying at least two swimsuits.
  • SPF 30+ or 50+ sunscreen is a must.
  • Nudity is not allowed in any Kerala beach.
  • Smoking is banned in public places.
  • Behaviour, demonstrating affection in public like hugging or kissing is not an accepted practice in Kerala.
  • To visit a wildlife sanctuary, prior permission has to be taken from the authority at the sanctuary.

Q. How can I plan a trip to Kerala?

If you are planning for a great holiday with friends and family or honeymoon to Kerala, booking with Tour My India will be ideal to enjoy the best sightseeing itinerary. Our tourism packages for Kerala is well-curated that you can choose according to your budget, needs and preference. If you need any assistance, Tour My India is just a call away. You can say Hello to us at +91-8744012050/87 or drop you queries at [email protected].

Q. What are the local delicacies to enjoy in the beautiful Hill Station of Munnar?

Munnar apart from its scenic landscapes is very famous for its lip smacking local delicacies. Some of the most popular local delicacies are –

  • Kerala Style Fish
  • Idiappam with egg curry
  • Appam and Stew

Q. What are some top things to do in Kerala in Summer Season?

Some of the top things to do in Kerala are-

  • Jeep Safaris
  • Nature Photography
  • Tribal Tourism

Q. Q. What are some popular festivals celebrated during summer in Kerala?

Some popular festivals celebrated in the season of summer in Kerala are-

  • Attukal Pongal
  • Ambala Puzha Arattu
  • Chinakkathoor Pooram Palappuram

Published: 12 Mar, 2021 | Last Updated:  09 Feb, 2024

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  • 57 Best Places To Visit In Kerala For A Vacation To Remember

God’s Own Country, Kerala has some extremely beautiful tourist destinations to hold the attention of global tourists. There are hill-stations, backwaters, commercial cities, hamlets, and much more to explore. Rich culture and heritage coupled with some of the best places to visit in Kerala attract crowds from all over the world.

Once you set foot in the beautiful paradise, all other things seem inconsequential. Most of the metro cities pale in comparison of Kerala in terms of beauty. Apt for family vacations, romantic getaways, and honeymoon, here are some of the top tourist places in Kerala, that must be a part of your travel plan.

57 Best Places To Visit In Kerala In 2023

The appeal of tourist places in Kerala gets better once understand what the place is about. While you may be wondering about where to head in the charming land, getting to know about a few best ones is surely helpful before visiting. So, scroll down to learn about the best places to visit in Kerala and what all awaits you at this charming state. The clash of hill stations, temple towns, backwaters and lakes will simply amaze you:

1. Alleppey – The Backwater Hot Spot

Alleppey: one of the best places to visit in Kerala

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Alleppey tops this list of best places to visit in Kerala with pictures. Its backwater trips, houseboat stays, and serene beauty attract a fair number of people to its territory. In fact, it is the most popular place to experience some offbeat Kerala backwaters . Lord Curzon’s depiction of Alleppey as the Venice of the East is not hyperbole. Alleppey houseboat vacation is what people look for on their visit to Alleppey. There are expanses of paddy fields, quaint chapels, interesting fishing villages, and lakes filled with water lilies which make Alleppey one of the best tourist places in Kerala for 3 days trip itinerary. It is one of the safest places to visit in Kerala during Covid.

The fascination of Keralites with coconut and banana leaves in their food will prove to be a good experiment for you if you have never had it before. The cobbled pathways and cleaner roads comparatively will take you on an old-world tour.

Places To Stay: Ramada By Wyndham Alleppey, Tharavadu Heritage, Bamboo Lagoon, Treebo Tryst Palmyra Grand Suite Things To Do: Shopping: Buy Souvenirs For Your Loved One, Nightwalk: Gear Up For A Crazy Campfire, Temples: Indulge In Spiritualism, Beaches: Watch The Sun Go Down Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Alappuzha Beach, Krishnapuram Palace, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Marari Beach, Revi Karunakaran Museum, Marari Beach, Punnamada Lake, Pathiramanal, and Sri Krishna Temple in Ambalappuzha. The Snake Boat Race in Alleppey is another crowd-puller. Best Time To Visit : September to mid-May Nearest Airport : Kochi Airport, which is 53 km away from the city. Nearest Railway Station : Alleppey Railway Station; it is well within the city limits.

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2. Munnar – Perfect For A Romantic Honeymoon

Tea plantations of Munnar, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

A very popular one among hill stations in Kerala , Munnar is one of the best tourist places in Kerala for 2 days trip itinerary. Once the summer capital for the British, Munnar sightseeing attracts tourists from all across the world. With about 80,000 miles of tea plantation, an equal measure of aromatic vegetation, misty valleys, and low-flying clouds, Munnar is a hill station that has become one of the best tourist places in Kerala for a honeymoon.

Cute bungalows, cozy homestays and lavish hotels and resorts in Munnar , make it the most romantic destination even among the top places to visit in Kerala. The old world colonial feel has its own charms and it certainly makes for a good selfie drive. Revel in the extraordinary blend of luxury and beauty, at the most amazing honeymoon resorts in Munnar.

Places To Stay: Chandy’s Windy Woods, Pallivasal, The Panoramic Getaway, Forest Glade, Devonshire Greens Things To Do: Plantation Resort, Kolukkumalai – Tea Estate Tours, Echo Point – Camping And Trekking, Eravikulam National Park – Spot Rare Species Ideal Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : TATA Tea Museum, Meesapulimala, Blossom Park, Pothamedu ViewPoint, Life of Pi Church, Attukal Waterfalls, Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Top Station, Marayoor Dolmens, Indo Swiss Dairy Farm, Kundala Lake, Lockhart Gap, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi, and Eravikulam National Park Best Time To Visit : October to March Nearest Airport : Kochi Airport, at a mere distance of 143 km from the hill station. Nearest Railway Station : Aluva Railway Station, which is 110 km away from Munnar.

3. Kumarakom – One Of The Most Tranquil Places

scenic view at one of the best places to visit in Kerala

Situated near Vembanad Lake , Kumarakom is a quiet little hamlet with alluring sceneries, ever pleasant weather and exotic flora and fauna; making it one of the loveliest and the best tourist places in Kerala for family. You get a mix of everything here – backwaters, authentic Kerala cuisine , uber fresh air, the warmth of Keralites, and deliciously fresh coconuts. There is a lot to do; choose from boating, cruising, Kumarakom houseboat stay, and fishing.

Kumarakom holds a special spot in the list of best of Kerala’s sightseeing places. The tempting waterways, decorated lakes, aromatic coconut grooves, fresh paddy fields, thick mangrove forests, delightful authentic food, and unpolluted freshness of the air add to the list. Also, Kumarakom’s houseboat stay offers a lot more solitude and privacy as compared to Alleppey. Even the resorts in Kumarakom are exceptionally serene and mesmerizing.

Places To Stay: Hotel Green Fields, Hotel The Club, Royal Riviera Hotel And Resort, Lakshmi Hotel And Resort, Hotel Dubai Things To Do: Houseboat Ride, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary : Watch The Birds, Maya Spa: Invigorate With Aromas Of Ayurveda, Kathakali Performance Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom Backwaters , Aruvikkuzhi waterfall, Juma Masjid, Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Vembanad Lake, Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Valiyapally, Cheriyapally, Kumarakom Beach, and Pathiramal Island. Best Time To Visit : September to May Nearest Airport : Kochi Airport is 85 km away from Kumarakom. Nearest Railway Station : Kottayam Railway Station is 16 km away.

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4. Wayanad – The Land Of Heavenly Trails

lush green surroundings at one of the best places to visit in Kerala

Wayanad means the land of paddy fields in Malayalam. Wayanad is one of the greenest tourist places in Kerala. Enriched with godly beauty, serene atmosphere and rich culture, Wayanad tourism is a perfect mix of nature and man-made heritage. After all, the place is famous for its richness in cultures, traditions, and tribal heritage. Small, unnamed waterfalls, that line the city haphazardly, add to the place’s charm. Being home to some of the most lush green vegetation, Wayanad is one of the most refreshing forest and unique places to visit in Kerala.

Places To Stay: Arayal, Banasura Hill, Wayanad Wild – CGH Earth, Mount Xanadu Things To Do: Kuruva Island: Enjoy Bamboo Rafting, Pookode Lake: Enjoy Boating, Camping: When The Hills Summon You, Cycling: Go Around Town Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Besides top Wayanad tourist places , there are Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Thirunelli Temple, Banasura Hill, Lakkidi View Point, P Kuruvadweep, Puliyarmala Jain Temple, Kabini, Papanashini River, and Padinjarathara Dam. Best Time To Visit : October to May; adventure enthusiasts should visit during the monsoon months of July and August to enjoy the perks of trekking and other adventure activities. Nearest Airport : Karipur International Airport at Calicut is just 95 km away. Nearest Railway Station : Kozhikode Railway Station, which is 72 km away from Wayanad.

5. Thekkady – For The Love Of Wildlife

Riverside view at one of the best places to visit in Kerala

Thekkady is simply heaven hidden in thick forests and wild vegetation and this is exactly what it makes one of the best forest tourist places in Kerala. You get to see the nearly extinct species of animals including tigers, sambars, gaurs, and lion-tailed macaques. Also, there are elephants, lions, deers, bison, boars, and the Great Indian tigers. Probably, the most favored among Kerala’s tourist places, Thekkady boasts of abundant beauty and exotic wildlife. Its trekking path from Moozhiyar to Thekkady Gavi is one of the most popular trails in South India. Boating and wildlife observation are two of the favorite pastimes in Thekkady.

Places To Stay: The Elephant Court , Paradisa Plantation Retreat, The Mountain Courtyard, Forest Canopy, Poetree Sarovar Portico Things To Do: Thekkady Boating Tours, Bamboo Rafting & Hiking in Thekkady, Border Hiking, Jungle Night Patrol Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Besides the top places to visit in Thekkady , there are Periyar Lake, Kadathanadan Kalari Centre, Elephant Junction, Deepa World Spice, and Ayurvedic Garden, Kumily, Ramakkalmedu, Mullaperiyar Dam, Periyar Tiger Trail, Mudra Cultural Centre, Vandiperiyar, Chellarkovil, Murikkady, and Vandanmedu. Best Time To Visit : November to early-May Nearest Airport : Madurai Airport is just 136 km away. Nearest Railway Station : Kottayam Railway Station is 114 km away.

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6. Kovalam – For Some Beach Fun

Beach side view at one of the best places to visit in Kerala

Kovalam beach, one of top romantic Kerala beaches , is famous for its New Year celebrations, deep strong massages, Ayurvedic treatments, sunbathing fests, and water sports like parasailing. It has a crescent-shaped coastline which is always buzzing with activities. People from different countries, cultures, and states come together and add to the beauty of the place.

Places To Stay: Hotel Jasmine Palace Kovalam, Hotel Samudra KTDC, Jumayira Residency, Kovalam Beach Hotel, Unwind Hotels And Resorts Things To Do: Take a sightseeing tour – An excursion to discover the town, Spend a night in the houseboat, Give adventure sports a shot Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions Lighthouse Beach, Hawa Beach , The Lighthouse, Samudra Beach, Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, Halcyon Castle, Akkulam Lake, Vizhinjam Fishing Harbor, Kovalam Jama Masjid, Vellayani Lake, Karamana River, Aruvikkara, Rock Cut Caves, and Valiathura Pier. Best Time To Visit : September to May Nearest Airport : Trivandrum International Airport is mere 15 km away. Nearest Railway Station : Trivandrum Railway Station is just 14 km away.

7. Vagamon – Solitude Guaranteed

tea plantations at one of the best places to visit in Kerala

There is an enchanting hill station called Vagamon which is hidden from all the hoopla and surprisingly is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. Adorned with magical meadows, mystical gardens, beautiful dales, aromatic tea plantations, and misty valleys, Vagamon hills has surely earned its place among the best tourist places in Kerala. The fresh air and perfectly manicured gardens of Vagamon are a breath of fresh air.

Places To Stay: Honeycomb By Astral Inn, Chillax, Falcon Crest, Lavender, The Kissing Mountains Things To Do: Murugan Mala- Trekking, Off Roading, Vagamon Lake- Boat Ride, Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary- Visit Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Thangal Hill, Murugan Hill, Kurisumala, Vagamon Pine Forest, Barren Hills, The Pattumala Church, Vagamon Lake, Mundakayam Ghat, Vagamon Falls, and Maramala Waterfalls. Best Time To Visit : Early-August to May Nearest Airport : Kochi International Airport is 94 km away from Vagamon. Nearest Railway Station : Kottayam Railway Station is 15 km away.

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8. Bekal – Nothing Less Than Heaven On Earth!

Beach side view at one of the best places to visit in Kerala

Bekal is especially known for its famous Bekal Fort, which is rated amongst the best places to visit in Kerala. Many Indian movies, like Rang De Basanti, are filmed in the fort premises. The sea breeze passing through your hair, the pleasant weather and good company are key ingredients to have a good time in Bekal. Owing to exotic beauty and serenity, Bekal is among the top three honeymoon places in South India.

Places To Stay: Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, The Lalit Resort and Spa Bekal, Kanan Beach Resorts, Malabar Oceanfront Resort and Spa Things To Do: Bekal Fort-Witness The Glory and grandeur Of Bekal’s, Bekal Beach-Explore The Heavenly Paradise Delight, Nityanand Ashram experience tranquillity Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Bekal Fort, Ananthapura Temple, Valiyaparamba Backwaters, Bekal Beach, Mallikarjuna Temple, Chandragiri Fort, Kappil Beach, Nileswaram, Bekal Hole Aqua Park, and Pallikere Beach. Best Time To Visit : September to May Nearest Airport : Bajpe Airport is nearest at 72 km. Nearest Railway Station : Kasaragod Railway Station is just 12 km from Bekal.

9. Kozhikode – For Authentic Malabar Cuisine

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Kozhikode, also known as Calicut, is one of the most active commercial cities and popular Kerala tourist places you can think of. The place is famous for its culture, historical sites, educational institutions, and culinary experiences. The architecture of the city has strong influences of the Dutch and the British. It is known for its authentic Malabar food and the exotic spices that make the food so delicious. When in Calicut, don’t miss out on delicacies like Dum Biryani, Kallummakkaya, Chatti Pathiri, and Dal Halwa.

Places To Stay: The Gateway Hotel Beach Road Kozhikode, Sunrise Homestay Things To Do: Try local food, shopping Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Mananchira, Conolly Canal, Hilite Mall, Kallayi, Tali Temple, Kappad Beach, Kozhikode Beach , Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Sargaalaya, Payyoli Beach, Kozhippara Falls, and Matri Dei Cathedral. Best Time To Visit : September to May Nearest Airport : Karipur International Airport in Calicut is just 28 km away. Nearest Railway Station : Kozhikode Railway Station is well within the city limits.

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10. Varkala – One Of Kerala’s Most Scenic Seasides

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Varkala is one of the best places in Kerala seaside. The enticing coastline with cliffs on one side and lush greenery on the other attracts thousands of tourists and water-adventure enthusiasts to the beach. It is popular for activities like boat riding, surfing, parasailing, jetting, and horse-riding are the life of the beach. The unmatched beauty of the beach is at its prime during sunsets. The hues of colourful rays make for a surreal atmosphere. Add a dash of luxury by choosing from the most exotic beach resorts in Kerala , around Varkala and you are set.

Varkala is also an important religious place in Hindu culture. Adorned with many Hindu temples, it welcomes many religious travellers and heritage lovers to its seams with open arms. With so much packed in a single city, Varkala is certainly fit to be among the best places to visit in Kerala.

Places To Stay: Zostel Varkala, Quality Inn, Varkala Cliff Villa, The Lost Hostel, Short Giraffe Hostels Things To Do: Water Sports: Be Thrilled, Varkala Culture Center: For An Enriching Experience, Yoga: Rejuvenate Yourself, Local Cuisine: Treat Your Tastebuds Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Varkala Beach, Janardhan Temple, Sivagiri Muth, Kappil Lake, Papanasam Beach, Janardan Swami Temple, Vishnu Temple, Anjengo Fort, Sarkara Devi Temple, Varkala Tunnel, and Kaduvayil Thangal Dargah. Best Time To Visit : August to mid-May Nearest Airport : Trivandrum International Airport is 53 km away. Nearest Railway Station : Varkala Sivagiri Railway Station is well within the city limits.

11. Kannur – The Picture Perfect Coastal Town

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Kannur, formerly known as Cannanore is one of the best tourist places in Kerala for 1 day, popular for weaving industries. Feel the charm of this beautiful colonial town, located at the northeastern coast of Kerala with its sun-kissed beaches bordered by luxuriant cashew plantations, ancient temples, splendid monuments and British and Dutch style buildings.

Places To Stay: Hotel Blue Nile, Central Avenue, Broad Bean, Sea Breeze Beach Inn, Royal Omars Things To Do: Banana Boat Ride, Paithalmala Trekking, Bike Trip, Wave Runner, Boating Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Ezhimala Beach, Fort St. Angelos, Tellicherry Fort and Rajarajeshwara Temple Best Time To Visit: October to March to enjoy a cool climate. Nearest Airport: Calicut International Airport Nearest Railway Station: Kannur Main

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12. Kasargod – A Coastal Paradise In Kerala

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Among the best Kerala trip places Kasargod is quite famous among tourists. Located close to Bekal, tucked between the Western Ghats on one side and the Azure Arabian Sea on the other, Kasargod is an entrancing beauty of ‘God’s own country.’ Featuring rolling hills, plush coconut plantations, soothing sea breeze, and a host of heritage temples, it attracts peace-loving travellers and is considered one of the most photogenic places in Kerala.

Places To Stay: The Lalit Resort And Spa Bekal, Taj Bekal Resort And Spa, Bekal Little Hut Homestay Things To Do: Take a stroll, Click Pictures Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Bekal Fort, Madhur Temple, Thonikadavu and Ananthapura Lake Temple, Malom Wildlife Sanctuary and Ranipuram Best Time To Visit: June to November and January to February. Avoid summer months as they are warm and humid. Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport Nearest Railway Station: Kasargod has its own railhead

13. Kizhunna Beach – For Complete Solace

Kizhunna Beach is beautiful, less crowded and pristine

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Listed as one of the secluded beaches in Kerala, Kizhunna Beach is beautiful, less crowded and pristine. Adorned by reddish and black cliffs and bordered by lush green palm plantations, Kizhunna Beach is the ideal place to relax, unwind and rejuvenate. People visit this scenic beach during weekends and indulge in sunbathing beach strolls, and swimming. 

Places To Stay: Kanbay Beach Resort, Ocean Green Homestay, Mascot Beach Resort Things To Do: Take a stroll, Click Pictures Ideal Duration: 2 hours Popular Tourist Attractions : Ezhara Beach – regarded as the twin beach of Kizhunna, Arakkal Museum, Munambam, Mappila Bay, Kannur town, Sea View Park and Dharmadam Island. Best Time To Visit: Round the year, except from June to August. Nearest Airport: Calicut International Airport Nearest Railway Station: Kannur

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14. Idukki – The True Gem Of Kerala

Idukki is the perfect place for relaxation and rejuvenation

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Among the best holiday destinations in Kerala , Idukki is the perfect place if relaxation and rejuvenation is your priority. Nestled amidst verdant hills and luxurious forests, Idukki tourist places allure ardent travellers, nature enthusiasts, and photography buffs with their stunning natural aura and attractions. Surrounded by aromatic tea and spice plantations, Idukki is undeniably one of the famous tourist spots in Kerala perfect for treks, nature walks, and bird watching.

Places To Stay: Best Mist Home Stay, Meadows Pride Homestay, Olivia Homestay, John’s Villa Homestay, Green Spot Homestay Things To Do: Trekking, Camping, Paragliding, Misty Mountain Resort Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary or Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, Thommankuthu Falls, Ramakkal, Kalvari Mount, Idukki Arch Dam, Cheeyappara Waterfalls and Kalvari Mount Best Time To Visit: June to August and November to January Nearest Airport: Kochi Nearest Railway Station: Theni- 60 km from Idukki.

15. Munroe Island – For An Exciting Canal Cruise

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One of the main tourist places in Kerala , Munroe Island is perched at the confluence of Ashtamudi Lake and River Kallada, 27 km from Kollam, Munroe Island is popular for canal cruises in Kerala. Named after Colonel Munroe, this place showcases the scenic rural landscape of Kerala with thatched houses, coconut plantations, narrow canals, lagoons and mangrove forests. Counted as one of the best places to visit in Kerala, Munroe Island is also famous for the Kallada Boat Race held in September every year.

The canal cruise of Munroe Island is run by the District Tourism Promotion Council. The voyage operates twice a day, morning at 9:00 AM and afternoon at 2 PM. Charges per person for the cruise are INR 500.

Places To Stay: Moneroe Meadows, Muneroe Island Lake Resort, The Monroe Vibe Inn Things To Do:  Take a stroll, savor the view, Click Pictures Ideal Duration:  5-6 hours Popular Tourist Attractions : Thangassery Light House, Kollam Beach and Thirumullavaram Beach Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year, except monsoon. Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport Nearest Railway Station: Munroe Island Railway Station

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16. Kavvayi Backwaters – The Stunning Backwater Landscape

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To enjoy the real charm of Kerala backwater, Kavvayi Backwaters Island should be on your list of famous tourist places in Kerala. Counted as the third largest backwater in the state and one of the most scenic places to see in Kerala, Kavvayi Backwaters Island is formed at the confluence of River Kavvayi and its tributaries Kuppithodu, Konkol and Kuniyan. One can cruise in houseboats in and around the islands on Kavvayi Backwaters, locally known as Kavvayi Kayal. 

Places To Stay: Kavvayi Rivera, Kavayi Beach House Things To Do: Savor the scenic view, Click Pictures Ideal Duration: 2 hours Popular Tourist Attractions : Holy Snakes Forest located in Edayilakadu Island Best Time To Visit: October to March, for soothing weather. Nearest Airport: Calicut International Airport Nearest Railway Station: Payyanur

17. Kuttanad – Rice Bowl Of Kerala

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Located in the Alappuzha region, Kuttanad is one of the most beautiful places in Kerala to see and experience the rural landscape with charming villages, backwaters, rivers and agricultural lands. Moreover, Kuttanad is the perfect place to see the globally famous traditional Heritage Agricultural System of Kerala with farmland bordered by canals and inland waterways.

Places To Stay: Warmth Lake Haven, Triveni River Palace Things To Do: Savor the scenic view, Click Pictures Best Time To Visit: October to March months are extremely pleasant. Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Punnamada Lake and Pampa River Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport Nearest Railway Station: Alappuzha

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18. Thrissur – Experience Rich Cultural Heritage

Thrissur, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

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One of the best among all the other Kerala trip places, Thrissur boasts of its rich cultural extravaganza along with scenic splendour like picturesque waterfalls and beaches. Famous for Thrissur Pooram and Onam celebrations, this small quaint town of Kerala is fittingly acknowledged as the ‘cultural capital of Kerala. 

Places To Stay: Hotel Niya Regency, Kochi Marriott Hotel, KPM Tripenta Hotel, Hotel Abis Grand, The Mayberry Things To Do: Athirappilly Waterfalls: Lose Yourself In The View, Vadakkunnathan Temple: Seek Blessings, Kerala Kalamandalam: Seek Peace In Art, Snehatheeram Beach: Beachy Activities Ideal Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Snehatheeram Beach, Vazhachal Waterfalls , Vadakkunnathan Temple, Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple and Athirappilly Waterfalls Best Time To Visit: October to March is the Best Time To Visit Thrissur. One can also visit during April and May to experience the grandeur of the Thrissur Pooram festival. Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport Nearest Railway Station: Thrissur railway station ; well connected with Trivandrum, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai and Delhi.

19. Palakkad – A Nature’s Delight

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Just like a beautiful picture postcard, Palakkad features the most awesome weather, picturesque mountains, sparkling lakes, beautiful dams, lush green forests and majestic temples and forts. This lush greenery makes it another one of the most rejuvenating forest tourist places in Kerala. With vast sprawling paddy estates and tea plantations, Palakkad, one of Kerala’s famous places is aptly known as the ‘granary of Kerala’.

Places To Stay: Tree Top Resort, Vythiri Resort, Misty Valley Hill Resorts, Misty Valley Hill Resorts, Coffee Valley Resorts Things To Do: Fantasy Park: Embrace The Inner Child, Palakkad Fort: Revisit The History, Rock Garden: Witness The Artistic Side Of The District, Malampuzha Dam: Soak In The Beauty Of The Reservoir Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Silent Valley National Park , Palakkad Fort, Malampuzha Garden and Dam, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Jain Temple and Seethargundu viewpoint Best Time To Visit: November to March months are extremely pleasant here. Nearest Airport: Coimbatore Airport Nearest Railway Station: Palakkad railway station and Palakkad Town Railway

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20. Malappuram – Vedic Learning And Islamic Philosophy Centre

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One of the most offbeat yet best places to see in Kerala is Malappuram. Locally translated as ‘land atop hills’ this place is famous for expansive teak plantations and houses many heritage temples, mosques and historic monuments.

Places To Stay:  Karibu Residency, Redbell Suites Malapuram Things To Do: Teak Museum, Nedumkayam Rainforest, Boating, Camping Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Nilambur Teak Museum, Kottakkunnu and Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy Temple Best Time To Visit: July to September to enjoy the beauty of rains. November to February to get away from the scorching heat of cities. Nearest Airport: Calicut International Airport Nearest Railway Station: Angadippuram- 16 km from Malappuram is the closest railway station.

21. Poovar – The Tropical Stay Paradise

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Located in Trivandrum District of Kerala, Poovar island is famed for its scenic beach. The beach is also dotted with classy resorts that make it one of the ideal places to visit in Kerala if you’re in search for a lovely tropical staycation.

Places To Stay:  Niramaya Retreats, Poovar Island Resort, Isola Di Cocco Things To Do: Savor the scenic view, Click Pictures Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Aazhimala Siva Temple, Poovar Beach, Arjuna Backwaters Best Time To Visit: October to February Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport is located just 30 km away. Nearest Railway Station: Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station is located 27 km away from Poovar

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22. Ponmudi – The Golden Peak

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If you’re a mountain child and wish to lose yourself amidst lush mist-laden hills, then Ponmudi Hills is the place for you. This is one of Kerala’s famous places also for the hikers and trekkers since there is so much to explore! With many narrow winding roads, the landscape of Poovar looks surreal. The tea gardens spanning all around add charm to its beauty.

Places To Stay:  KTDC Golden Peak, Hotel Rohini International. Hill View Stay Inn Things To Do: Savor the scenic view, Click Pictures Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Meenmutty Falls, Mankayam Waterfalls, and Ponmudi Rock Best Time To Visit: All around the year Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport is 67 km away from Ponmudi Nearest Railway Station: Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station is located about 55 km away

23. Guruvayur – A Spiritual Spot

Guruvayur, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

One of Kerala’s most spiritual places, Guruvayur is located in Thrissur District. Being a small town, this is one of the lesser-known tourist places to visit in Kerala, and thus a perfect spot to get to know the local culture of the state. Guruvyaur is one of the best places to visit in Kerala for those who are seeking to embrace the essence of spirituality.

Places To Stay: Srivar Hotels, Kunnathur Mana Ayurveda Heritage And Luxurious Resort, Sterling Guruvayur, Sopanam Heritage, Krishna Inn Things To Do: Seek blessings, Click Pictures Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Guruvayur Sree Vishnu Temple, Mammiyoor Temple, and St. Thomas Church Best Time To Visit: October to March Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport is located 87 km away Nearest Railway Station: Guruvayur has its own railway station

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24. Ashtamudi – Impeccable Beauty

Houseboat in Ashtamudi, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

Ashtamudi is one of the quaint and best places to visit in Kerala in Kollam attracting visitors from far across the globe because of its impeccable beauty. Visitors usually come here to enjoy the scenic beauty and soak themselves in the soothing ambience of God’s Own Country. The pictorial city has many popular tourist attractions you can witness like cashew processing, traditional fishing, gorgeous Ashtamudi lake and a lot more.

Places To Stay: The Raviz Ashtamudi, Club Mahindra Ashtamudi, Ashtamudi Villas Things To Do:  Fishing, relax amidst nature Ideal Duration: 1  Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Thevally Palace, Alumkadavu Boat Building Yard, Ashtamudi Lake and Monroe Island Best Time To Visit: November to February (winter months) Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport (71 km) Nearest Railway Station: Kollam Junction (15 km)

25. Marari – Gorgeous Beach Location

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Marari Beach in the Alleppey district of Kerala is a paradise for beach lovers. It is one of the most gorgeous beaches in the country and is also rated among the top five ‘Hammock Beaches’ by National Geographic. One can enjoy various beach activities, sun basking or simply chill in peace for some time. The beautiful white sand beach is also famous for its gorgeous sunset view.

Places To Stay: Munroe Meadows, Munroe Heritage Inn, Munroe Nest Homestay, Kailasam Home Stay, Munroe Coconut Homestay Things To Do: Savor the scenic view, Click Pictures Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Alappuzha Beach, Cherthala, The Dutch Palace, Thumpolly Beach, Chinese Fishing Nets, Mararikulam Shiva Temple, Poochakkal and St. Andres Church Best Time To Visit: September to May Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport (90 km) Nearest Railway Station: Mararikulam Railway Station (3 km)

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26. Cochin – Major Port City

Ports of Kochi, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

Cochin is a major port city in God’s own country. Fondly called the Queen of the Arabian Sea, this is one of the best places to visit in Kerala for couples and has forever been on every traveller’s bucket list. It is a perfect blend of local flavours and modern ideas, to offer the best to its visitors. The backwaters, beaches, and traditional spice markets which are a short drive from Cochin have made their way to the list of things to see and experience in Cochin.

Places To Stay: Sea Lagoon Health Resort, Sea Lagoon Health Resort, Holiday Inn Cochin, The Mercy, Travancore Court By Spree, Grand Hotel Cochin Things To Do: Click Pictures, Sightseeing, Try Local food, Shopping Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Fort Kochi, Vypeen Beach, Cherai Beach, Andhakaranzhi Beach, Chinese Fishing Nets, Marine Drive, St. Francis Church, Basilica of Santa Cruz, Bolghatty Island, Thrikkara Temple Best Time To Visit: July to April Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport Nearest Railway Station: Kochi Railway Junction

27. Malampuzha – India’s Spice Capital

River view in Malampuzha, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

A popular village in the Palakkad district of Kerala, Malampuzha is India’s spice capital. Famous Kerala tourist places with lush greenery all around and a soothing ambience, you can feel the true essence of Kerala here. The tranquillity and picture-perfect display of this part of the state makes it a must-visit place in Kerala.

Places To Stay: KTDC Garden House Malampuzha, Hotel Govardhan Samos, Hotel Tripenta Things To Do: Savor the scenic view, Click Pictures, take a walk Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Malampuzha Dam, Palakkad Fort, Dhoni Hills and Waterfalls, Malampuzha Garden, Kava, Fantasy Park, Thread Garden, Rock Garden, Snake Park, UdanKhatola Best Time To Visit: August to April Nearest Airport: Coimbatore International Airport (55 km) Nearest Railway Station: Palakkad Junction (8 km)

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28. Nelliampathy – God’s Own Village

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Nelliampathy is one of the most popular Kerala tourist places . This stunning hill station in Kerala is one of the least explored places. Fondly called God’s own village, it is an ideal getaway to enjoy the charming India’s backwater capital. With lofty peaks, hills and gardens; it is a perfect place for fun seekers.

Places To Stay: Kailas Plantations, Greenland Farmhouses Resort, Coffee Valley Resort Things To Do: Savor the scenic view, Click Pictures, Take a relaxing walk Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Nelliyampathy Hills, Nenmara, Palagapandi Estate, Padagiri, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Raja’s Cliff, Seetharkundu Viewpoint, Pothundi Reservoir, Nelliyampathy Gardens Best Time To Visit: October to March Nearest Airport: Coimbatore Airport (113 km) Nearest Railway Station: Palakkad Railway Station

29. Thiruvananthapuram – Economic Capital Of Kerala

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Thiruvananthapuram is the capital city of God’s own country and also one of the popular Kerala tourism places. This largest city in the state has many tourist spots, exotic beaches and much more. It is also one of the finest cities to live in India and hence it is also rightly called the Economic Capital of Kerala. With so many places to visit, it attracts tourists from all walks of life.

Places To Stay:  The Raviz Kovalam, Hilton Garden Inn, Hycinth Hotels Things To Do: Sightseeing, shopping, Click Pictures Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Aruvikkara Dam, Neyyar Dam & Wildlife Sanctuary, Poovar, Koyikkal Palace, Kowdiar Palace, Agasthyakoodam, Kanakakunnu Palace, Anchuthengu Fort, Peppara Dam and Wildlife Sanctuary Best Time To Visit: October to February Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport Nearest Railway Station: Trivandrum Central Railway Station

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30. Sabarimala – The Mecca Of India

Temple in Sabrimala, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

The largest temple town in the entire country and the second largest in the entire world by virtue of the largest number of pilgrims visiting one of these Kerala tourist places, Sabarimala is a destination sitting in the heart of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Blanketing Ayyappa temple, this temple has the essence of spirituality spread all across.

Dedicated to the son of the feminine incarnation of Lord Vishnu- Mohini and Lord Shiva, this temple appeals to the devotees of Dharma Sashta. It is believed that the idol of the Lord was placed atop the peak of the hilly mountain by another incarnation of Vishnu – Parasurama. This temple is sitting in between the forest-clad hills and dense vegetation.

Places To Stay: Periyar Meadows Leisure Hotels, Aranya Niwas, Greenwood Resorts Thekkady Things To Do: Enjoy river rafting, visit the famous Sabarimala temple  Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Ayyappa Temple, Makaravilakku, Vavar Shrine, Erumeli, Malikappuram Devi Temple, Pampa Ganapathi Temple Best Time To Visit: September to April Nearest Airport: Kochi airport is the nearest at 110 km Nearest Railway Station: Chengannur railway station is the nearest at 90 km

31. Kollam – Treasure Trove Of Natural Marvels

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Often tagged as one of the best places to visit in Kerala with friends, Kollam has proven to be an ideal destination for those who are seeking to escape the city chaos and embrace the tranquillity oozing out of natural wonders. Kollam is often referred to as the gateway to the backwaters and it exhibits some of the most picturesque views that take away the breath of spectators.

Snuggled on the shores of the Ashtamudi Lake, this destination is known for its rich and deeply-rooted history. This town reeks of old-world charm and is home to numerous ports in the Arabian Sea that were once of significance to merchants, explorers, and missionaries.

Places To Stay: Fragrant Nature Backwater Resort and Ayurveda Spa, Hotel All Seasons, The Raviz Resort and Spa, Ashtamudi Villas, All Season’s D’Fort Ayurvedic Resort Things To Do: Canoeing, Paddlesport Activities, ATV Rides & Bike Tour, Houseboat Ride Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Thevally Palace, Amritapuri, Mahatma Gandhi Beach And Park, Jatay Earth’s Centre, Punalpur, Palaruvi Waterfalls Best Time To Visit: September to February Nearest Airport: Trivandrum airport is the nearest at 66 km Nearest Railway Station: Kollam Junction Railway Station is located within the town itself

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32. Thalassery – The Most Beautiful Coastal Town

Coastal town of Thalassery, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

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Exhibiting deeply rooted history and rich culture that dates back to the time of the British era, Thalassery often named Tellicherry, is a coastal town that is one of its kind. Hiding impeccable experiences in its lap, Thalassery is a destination that offers a perfect amalgamation of the glorious past and the present-time natural marvels sitting in the arms of Kerala.

Giving travellers a chance to witness the charm of timeless ruins, Thalassery attracts history buffs and nature admirers from the entire country. Apart from being home to several thousand picturesque landscapes, this town is also famed for numerous bakeries that offer lip-smacking delicacies in every nook and cranny.

Places To Stay:  Parco Residency, Hotel BKM International, Navaratna Inn Things To Do: Relish bakery items, savour the picturesque view Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Mahe, Dharmadan, Thalassery Fort, Muzhappilangad Beach, Kannur, Overbury’s Folly, Gundert Bungalow, Tellicherry Pier, Jagannath Temple Best Time To Visit: October to March Nearest Airport: Calicut airport is the nearest at 94 km Nearest Railway Station: Thalassery Railway Station is located within the town itself

33. Nilambur – The Land Of Teak Plantations

Lush green forests of Nilambur, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

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Showcasing unspoiled nature, Nilambur is one of the best places to visit in Kerala with family transfers travellers back to the time of colonial rule in the country. Blanketing an exquisite blend of culture and art, Nilambur is a quaint, little town snuggled on the shores of the Chaliyar River and is often tagged as the ‘Land of Teak Plantations’.

This destination offers awe-inspiring views of the well-groomed nature that houses exotic wilderness. Those who are seeking to get an insight into the royal history should surely consider travelling to Nilambur. There is an extensive number of woods that cover the floors of Nilambur including Venteak, mahogany, and rosewood. Massive Royal mansions, ancient tribal communities, extravagant rainforests, and enchanting waterfalls define this destination.

Places To Stay:  Hotel Park Residency, Rose International Hotel, Green View Tourist Home Things To Do: Witness the serene waterfalls, savour the view Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Teak Museum, Kannimara Teak, Nedumkayam, The Elembala Hill, Adyanpara Waterfalls, Valamthode Waterfalls, Aruvacode Best Time To Visit: October to March Nearest Airport: Calicut is the Nearest Airport at 45 km Nearest Railway Station: Nilambur Road Railway Station is located within the town itself

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34. Kalpetta – That Quaint, Little Town

Quaint town of Kalpetta, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

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Another one of the Kerala tourist places that offers a perfect escape to the lap of mother nature is Kalpetta. This quaint town boasts about mighty forest-clad hills that are spread as far as the eye can see, the lush and dense vegetation, a refreshing aura, and charming scenic views. Sitting in Wayanad, Kalpetta reeks of the fragrance of coffee as soon as a traveller steps into this town. One can also witness some of the most impeccable ancient Jain temples covering the floors of this destination, which is nothing less than a cherry on top.

Places To Stay: Rippon Eco Woods, Western Ghats Holiday Homes, Hill Top Camping, Woodrose Resort, Pepper View Things To Do: Visit the spiritual sites Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Karapuzha Dam, Kanthanpara Waterfalls, Meenmutty Falls, Vaduvanchal, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Thirunelli Temple, Chembra Peak, Soochippara Waterfalls, Neelimala View Point Best Time To Visit: October to March Nearest Airport: Calicut airport is the nearest at 85 km Nearest Railway Station: Kozhikode Railway Station is the nearest at 72 km

35. Peerumedu – An Escape For Every Kind Of Traveler

Peerumedu, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

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A popular hill station sitting in Idukki District, Peerumedu is the most beautiful place in Kerala that is blessed immensely by Mother Nature. The rolling velvety grasslands, mystical hills, alluring streams of river, and the gushing waterfalls of this destination make it a perfect destination for those who are seeking solitude in their lives.

The lands of this destination are all covered with extremely fragrant plantations of cardamom, rubber, tea, and coffee which adds to its beauty. Home to a couple of tribal settlements including Orali, Malapandaram, and Malayarayan, Peerumedu offers a magnificent blend of cultures with its one leg still hanging somewhere in the ancient days. Peerumedu hides unmatchable experiences such as gorgeous trekking trails, picturesque landscapes, and much more. Thus, attracting various kinds of travellers ranging from honeymooners to adventure seekers.

Places To Stay:  Wisteria Luxury Villas, Eagle Rock Holiday Villas, Thrisangu Haven Resort Things To Do: Trekking, Witness the beauty of the waterfalls Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Grampi, Thrissanku Hills, Payyumala, Wagamon, Peeru Hills, Sahyadri Ayurvedic Center Best Time To Visit: April to June, September to November Nearest Airport: Kochi airport is the nearest at 133 km Nearest Railway Station: Kottayam Railway Station is the nearest at 54 km

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36. Mannarkkad – Doorway To Silent Valley

River in Mannarkkad, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

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Lying in God’s Own Country, Mannarkkad is one of those Kerala visiting place s that attract those travellers who are seeking to get closer to nature and wildlife. Blessed tremendously with mother nature, this destination is home to an extensive number of tribal settlements.

Sitting in the capital city of Kerala, Mannarkkad is one town that looks straight out of a fairytale with enchanting rivers flowing through the forest-clad valley, making it a picturesque spot. Snuggling on the foothills of the Western Ghats, Mannarkkad is a town that is one of the largest agricultural markets in Kerala, welling various plantation products including cinnamon, rubber, pepper, and plantain.

Places To Stay:  Hotel Hill View Tower, Ritzy Malabar The Retreat Hotel, KTDC Tamarind Things To Do: Shopping, relax amidst serenity Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Ooty, Wayanad, Munnar, Palakkad, Nilambur, Coonoor, Malampuzha Best Time To Visit: May to September Nearest Airport: Calicut airport is the nearest at 73 km Nearest Railway Station: Palakkad Railway Station is the nearest at 32 km

37. Vythiri – The Resort Town

A splendid view of Vythiri which is known as the resort town

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Boasting the old-world charm that reeks from every corner of this destination, Vythiri is one of the ideal Kerala visiting places. Vythiri is known for blanketing charming antique cottages, gorgeous tree houses, and magnificent log huts. Vythiri is an umbrella that covers around 18 villages in the district of Wayanad.

This is a perfect destination for those who wish to take a step into the ancient past and embrace the simpler lifestyles of those times. Vythiri is one destination that offers one of the finest amalgamations of country lifestyles with a touch of modernity to it.

Places To Stay: The Sanihara, Nexstay Indeevara Retreat, Mellow Shack, Tea Terrace Vythiri, Vythiri Stream View Things To Do:  Stay at tree houses, relish local foodThings To Do: Stay at tree houses, relish local food Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Pookot Lake, Soochipara Falls, Banasura Dam, Chembra Peak Best Time To Visit: October to April Nearest Airport: Calicut airport is the nearest at 74 km Nearest Railway Station: Kozhikode is the Nearest Railway Station at 61 km

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38. Thenmala – The Planned Ecotourism Land

Thenmala is nestled amidst the lush green vegetation of the Western Ghats

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Nestled amidst the lush green vegetation of the Western Ghats, Thenmala is one of the places to see in Kerala that has earned itself a position on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Covering the floors of Kollam in God’s Own Country, Thenmala blankets an extensive number of fragrant tea and beautiful rubber plantations and stands on top of our list of best places for one day trip in Kerala.

Translating to ‘Honey Hill’ in English, Thenmala is one of the highest suppliers of medicinal honey throughout this region. Apart from being a favourite among nature lovers, this destination also has plenty to offer for adventure enthusiasts including trekking trails, rock climbing hills, mountain biking, and much more.

Places To Stay:  Thenmala Heritage, Orchard Valley Resort, Kumar Palace Leisure Hotel Things To Do: Trekking trails, Rock climbing hills, Mountain biking Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Butterfly Safari, Leisure Zone, Nakshatravanam, Children’s Park, Adventure Zone Best Time To Visit: December to February Nearest Airport: Trivandrum airport is the nearest at 75 km Nearest Railway Station: Thenmala Railway Station is located in the town itself.

39. Kottayam – The Cultural Hub

Kottayam, one of the top places to visit in Kerala

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Allowing travelers to travel back in time, Kottayam is one of the most serene places to see in Kerala. The ancient town of Kottayam boasts about being rich in culture. With its population achieving a hundred per cent literacy rate, this town was given the name ‘Akshara Nagari’, which also translates to the City of Letters. Along with being home to several publishing houses, this destination is also the commercial hub of spices and crops. The picturesque views and the ancient shrines simply add to the beauty of this destination.

Places To Stay: Akkara Homestay, Kuttickattil Gardens Homestay, Thomman’s farm stay, Nellimoottil Guest House, The Mana-Heritage stay Things To Do: Vaikom: Enjoy The Secluded Beauty, Elaveezhapoonchira: Experience The Beauty Of Nature, Nadukani: The Perfect Picnic Spot, Island of Pathiramanal: For A Tropical Vibe Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days Popular Tourist Attractions : Kottathavalam, Nadukani, Island of Pathiramanal, Illikkal Kallu, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple Best Time To Visit: September to February Nearest Airport: Kochi airport is the nearest at 86 km Nearest Railway Station: Kottayam railway station is located in the town itself

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40. Kumily – The Divider

The quaint town of Kumily

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The most beautiful place in Kerala, Kumily is a tiny quaint town that separates Kerala and Tamil Nadu. This one of the beautiful destinations in Kerala is famed for being home to numerous fragrant plantations, exotic wildlife, recreational activities, and adventurous experiences. The spice gardens sitting in the lap of this destination leave travellers in awe of Mother Nature. Also famed for its Ayurvedic massages, Kumily is one of the best destinations for those who are seeking to rejuvenate and revitalise on their escapade to the South.

Places To Stay: Niraamaya Retreats Cardamom Club, Panthalams Homestay, Kairali Palace Home Stay, Chrissie’s Hotel, Woodnote Thekkady Things To Do: Ayurvedic massages, visit spice gardens Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Thekkady Lake, Periyar National Park, Abraham’s Spice Garden, Kadathanadan Kalari Center Best Time To Visit: September to April Nearest Airport: Kochi airport is the nearest at 161 km Nearest Railway Station: Theni railway station is the nearest at 62 km

41. Ponnani – Culturally Harmonious Land

Ponnani, one of the top places to visit in Kerala

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One of the most beautiful places for Kerala sightseeing, Ponnani is a beach town that looks right out of a storybook. This town earned its fame by the expansive sandy beaches with clear blue waters of the Arabian Sea. With its floors being covered by numerous Muslim Institutions, this destination is also tagged as the Mecca of South India. 

Ponnani is a destination where one can witness the best of cultural harmony. There is no dearth of eye-catching flora and fauna in this destination, which makes it one of the must-visit places to see in Kerala.

Places To Stay:  Rouba Residency, Bhavanam Regency, Rajavalsam Things To Do: Witness the flora and fauna Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Jama Masjid, Thrikkavu Temple, Human Ath Mosque, Padinharekara Beach, Navamukunda Temple Best Time To Visit: October to March Nearest Airport: Calicut airport is the nearest at 55 km Nearest Railway Station: Tirur railway station is the nearest at 19 km

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42. Pathanamthitta – A Land For Pilgrims

Pathanamthitta in Kerala

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Another one of the famous temple towns for Kerala sightseeing, Pathanamthitta is a small town that reeks of the essence of spirituality from every nook and corner. With being home to an extensive number of temples that are adorned with ancient architecture, Pathanamthitta is a destination that is one of its kind.

The untouched nature of this destination including divine rivers, forest-clad mountain ranges, and the plethora of coconut groves makes it a refreshing destination. Apart from being a hub to nature, this destination is also known for it metal mirror art and other handicrafts.

Places To Stay:  Park Residency, Tharangam Residency, Hotel Hills Park Things To Do: Seek blessings, sightseeing, shopping Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Perunthenaruvi Waterfall, Thriveni Sangamam, Konni Forest Reserve, Kaviyoor Rock Temple, Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple, Manjinikkara Church Best Time To Visit: September to February Nearest Airport: Trivandrum airport is the nearest at 109 km Nearest Railway Station: Chengannur railway station is the nearest at 30 km

43. Devikulam – Home To Lake With A Legend

Quaint town of Devikulam

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Another one of the quaint little towns in Kerala, Devikulam is famed for its lake with a legend of its own, making it one of the best places to visit in Kerala. The town is also home to numerous other marvels of Mother Nature including painted sceneries, magical waterfalls, and a plethora of tea plantations, giving travellers a chance to embrace Mother Nature to the fullest.

It is believed that Goddess Sita herself has taken a bath in the lake, thus its name being ‘Sita Devi Lake’. This water body has an impeccable religious significance latched to it, and this is what attracts tourists all year long.

Places To Stay:  Tea Valley Resort, Pine Tree, Je’s Home Stay Things To Do: Walk around the tea plantations, witness the waterfalls Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Sita Devi Lake, Thoovanam Falls, Pallivasal Lake, Tea and Spice Plantations Best Time To Visit: November to May Nearest Airport: Kochi airport is the nearest at 114 km Nearest Railway Station: Kottayam Railway Station is the nearest at 132 km

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44. Tholpetty – Habitat Of Wildlife

Forests of Tholpetty

Home to the most exotic and diverse wildlife of God’s Own Country, Tholpetty is a destination that is a small part of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. Famed for offering a myriad of stunning flora and fauna to travellers, Tholpetty is home to various species of animal kingdoms including tigers, elephants, bears, monkeys, leopards, and more. There is also a watchtower located in this destination for those who wish to witness these species just living their lives in their natural habitat. A major chunk of this destination is completely covered with Silver Oak, Teak Trees, and Eucalyptus. It is one of the best places to visit in Kerala with friends.

Places To Stay:  Koomankoly Heritage Resort, Coffee Polo Service Resort Things To Do: Spot animals, click pictures Ideal Duration: 1 Day Popular Tourist Attractions : Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Papanashini, Kuruva Dweep, Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary, Panchatirtha Best Time To Visit: October to March Nearest Airport: Calicut airport is the nearest at 134 km Nearest Railway Station: Calicut railway station is the nearest at 100 km

45. Cherai – Known For Its Beachy Nature

Beach of Cherai, one of the best places to visit in Kerala

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Here is one of the places to visit in Kerala where you can visit the beautiful beaches on one end while amazing backwaters are awaiting you on the other one. Cherai is a very small town situated on the northern end of Vypin Island perfect for a private vacation. The beach area has plenty of dolphins which you can watch while sunbathing or building sand castles. Due to the seclusion, the place attracts a few couples on their honeymoon too!

Places To Stay:  Cherai Beach Resort, Renai Blue Waters, Club Mahindra Cherai Beach Things To Do: Sunbathing, Build sand castles Ideal Duration : 2 days Popular Tourist Attractions : Cherai Beach, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Mahatma Gandhi Beach, Kuzhupilly Beach, Vasco da Gama Square Best Time To Visit : All year round Nearest Airport : Cochin International Airport Nearest Railway Station : Ernakulam Railway Station

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46. Kodanad – Ideal Place For Families

Kodanad Hills Aerial View

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Kodanad is one of the unheard tourist places in Kerala which is basically an idyllic village located just 42 km away from Kochi. You know if you are looking for a time, a moment which you will remember for your life, then Kodanad is the perfect place. With the Periyar River flowing nearby, the opportunities for boating and fishing are immense. And visit the elephant training centre to get a grasp of Kerala’s culture. This is the perfect place to spend quality time with family members.

Places To Stay:  Hotel Dewland, Atlas Airport Hotel Things To Do: Boating, Fishing Ideal Duration : 1 day Popular Tourist Attractions : Abhayaranyam Mini Zoo, Kaprikkad, Edavanakavu Temple, Malayattoor Best Time To Visit : February to April Nearest Airport : Cochin International Airport Nearest Railway Station : Aluva Railway Station

47. Thodupuzha – Covered By Green Vegetation

Thodupuzha River and Hills

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Thodupuzha is a municipal town and one of the largest in the district of Idukki. The area is mostly characterized by green vegetation while the Thodupuzha river flows through the town. With a relatively cool climate throughout the year, Thodupuzha is one of the coolest tourist places in Kerala. The list of places to wander in Thodupuzha is extensive and this is an ideal place for friends or family to visit on weekends.

Places To Stay:  Hotel Moonlit Regency, Kalumkal Apartments, Hotel Ceasar Palace Things To Do: Sightseeing, shopping Ideal Duration : 2 days Popular Tourist Attractions : Malankara Dam, Uravappara Temple, Karikode Temple, Uravappara View Point, Pampanal Waterfalls, Muniyara Cave Best Time To Visit : August to November Nearest Airport : Cochin International Airport Nearest Railway Station : Nellikkavu Junction

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48. Kattappana – Perfect For A Road Trip

A mesmerizing view of Kattappana

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Another perfect municipal town in the Idukki district is Kattappana, which has been built on the Sahyadri range of Western Ghats. The place is rich in spice and commercial cultivation like tea and coffee. With a fairly moderate climate, Kattappana is one of the top places to see in Kerala throughout the year. The curly roads are amazing for a bike or car road trip while the mesmerizing views do the rest of the job.

Places To Stay:  Cloud bay Hotel, Kgees, Trinity Residency Things To Do:  Sightseeing, boating, trekking, camping Ideal Duration : 2 days Popular Tourist Attractions : Anchuruli Waterfalls, Erattayar Dam, Plantations Best Time To Visit : All year round Nearest Airport : Cochin International Airport Nearest Railway Station : Kottayam Railway Station

49. Paravur – A Pleasant Town

Paravur Costal Road

Paravur is a town located in the Kollam district which comprises some of the finest tourism combinations. The town has an abundance of natural splendour in the form of backwaters, sea, lakes and vast expanses of green farms. This might not top the list of places to see in Kerala but has all the very potential to be part of it. The houseboat trips are just pleasant and fine exclusively inviting an environment that attracts couples. With the largest natural backwater lakes in South Asia, engage yourself in boating, fishing, surfing and swimming.

Places To Stay:  Club Mahindra Cherai, Indriya Sand Things To Do: Boating, Fishing, Surfing, Swimming Ideal Duration : 2 days Popular Tourist Attractions : Paravur Lake, Puttingal Temple, Polachira, Puthenkulam Elephant Village, Paravur Beach, Edava Nadayara Kayal, Kappil Pozhi Best Time To Visit : October to March Nearest Airport : Coimbatore International Airport Nearest Railway Station : Kollam Railway Station

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50. Parunthumpara – The Eagle Rock

panoramic view from the Parunthumpara Eagle Rock

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Parunthumpara is a small and scenic village near Vagamon. Yes, Parunthumpara is one of the best places to visit in Kerala and a great spot to unclog from the hustle and bustle of cities. The village is surrounded by endless stretches of valleys, meadows and highlands. The mist covering the charming and picturesque landscape of Parunthumpara makes it one of the most scenic places to see in Kerala. Views from the mountaintop are just amazing – endless valleys, curly roads and the famous Sabarimala temple.

Places To Stay:  Granby Gold, Springdale Heritage Things To Do: Trekking, birdwatching Ideal Duration : 2 days Popular Tourist Attractions : Parunthumpara Hill View Point, Tiger Sathram View Point, Suicide Point, Tagore Head Best Time To Visit : All year round Nearest Airport : Cochin International Airport Nearest Railway Station : Kottayam Railway Station

51. Marayoor – Encounter Rich Heritage

Marayoor Sandstone Forest

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Marayoor is an amazing town with sandalwood forests throughout the region otherwise shadowed by the Sahyadri mountain ranges. The beauty of these places to see in Kerala is that they are small, tiny dots on a map yet hold so many things in them. Nestled in the hills, the jungles and forests pave the way to a historical peak – the ancient dolmens and rock paintings from the Stone Age. As a history lover, you will love them! The aura of the place is such that you are awe-struck by the exotic and pristine beauty.

Places To Stay:  Marayoor Holidays, Nature Castle Vattavada, Pleasant Holiday Resort Things To Do: Hiking, Photography Ideal Duration : 2 days Popular Tourist Attractions : Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Sandalwood Forest, Kulachivayal Rocks, Muniyara – Anakottapara Park, Kanthalloor Waterfalls Best Time To Visit : December or February Nearest Airport : Peelamedu Airport Nearest Railway Station : Aluva Railway Station

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52. Anamudi

View of the Anamudi Peak

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Anamudi is another one on the list of popular places to visit in Kerala that is located in Eravikulum National Park. Anamudi Peak is amongst the highest mountain peaks in India and offers a vast collection of rich flora and fauna. The place is home to the largest surviving populations of Asian Elephants.

Places To Stay:  Deep Woods Resort Munnar, Pavithra River View Homestay, Munnar Castle Things To Do: Trekking, Photography, Camping Ideal Duration : 2 days Popular Tourist Attractions : Eravikulam National Park, Lakkam Waterfalls, Mattupetty Dam Best Time To Visit : December or February Nearest Airport : Cochin Airport Nearest Railway Station : Angamaly Railway Station

53. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala

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Another delightful place for wildlife enthusiasts is Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. This is among the most protected regions of Kerala and showcases scenic views of nature. The place is home to over 34 species of mammals which includes panthers, spotted deer, etc.

Places To Stay:  Marayoor Holidays, Nature Castle Vattavada, Pleasant Holiday Resort Things To Do: Hiking, Photography Ideal Duration : 2 days Popular Tourist Attractions : Sandalwood Forest, Kulachivayal Rocks, Muniyara – Anakottapara Park, Kanthalloor Waterfalls Best Time To Visit : December or February Nearest Airport : Peelamedu Airport Nearest Railway Station : Pondar Junction

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54. Valara Waterfalls

scenic Valara waterfall

One of the most refreshing places to visit in Kerala, Valara Waterfalls is a hub for backpackers. The waterfall is nestled amid Neriamangalam and Adimali and offers spectacular views of the surrounding ambience. The place is idesl for nature lovers or those interested in clicking on the panoramic beauty of Kerala.

Places To Stay:  Munnar Crown Residency, Marjan Residency, Al-Hind Things To Do: Hiking, Photography, Animal Spotting, Wildlife photography Ideal Duration : 2 days/ 3 nights Popular Tourist Attractions : Cheeyaparra Waterfalls, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Thommankuntu Waterfalls Best Time To Visit : November to February Nearest Airport : Cochin Airport Nearest Railway Station : Ettumanur

55. Top Station

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Top Station is located in Kundala Valley and being one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kerala, the place welcomes visitors throughout the year. The place is famous for its landscaped views featuring lush green tea plantations and valleys, spellbinding waterfalls, and exclusive flowers of Neelakurinji that grow once in twelve years.

Places To Stay: Nature Castle Vattavada, Pleasant Holiday Resort, Shola Country Resort Things To Do: Nature walks, trekking, Hiking, Photography Ideal Duration : 1 days Popular Tourist Attractions : Pampadam National Park, Rhodo Valley Best Time To Visit : December  Nearest Airport : Cochin Airport Nearest Railway Station : Ambaturai

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56. Alleppey Beach

Alleppey beach, top places to visit in Kerala

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If you are looking for an ideal place to have a family picnic then you can surely plan a visit to Alleppey Beach. As Alleppey is called the Venice of the East, the beach is a hub of holidayers and peace seekers. One of the scenic places to visit in Kerala, Alleppey Beach is famous for romantic evening strolls.

Places To Stay:  Vrindavan Heritage Homes, Ramada by Wyndham, Alleppey Holiday Beach Resort  Things To Do: Relax by the beach, glance at sunset and sunrise, photography Ideal Duration : 1 day Popular Tourist Attractions : Marari Beach, Pathiramanal Island, Punnamada Lake Best Time To Visit : February Nearest Airport : Cochin Airport Nearest Railway Station : Alappuzha

57. Krishnapuram Palace

Krishnapuram Palace is one of the top Places to visit in kerala

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Another interesting place to explore in Alleppey is Krishnapuram Palace. The palace was established in the 18th century in Kayamkulam by the rulers of the place and its magnificent structure stands still, foresaying the sagas of the bygone days.

Places To Stay: Vrindavan Heritage Homes, Ramada by Wyndham, Alleppey Holiday Beach Resort Things To Do: Explore the palace, photograph, enjoy the surrounding nature   Ideal Duration : 2-3 hours Popular Tourist Attractions : Relaxed and serene ambiance of the site Best Time To Visit : December  Nearest Airport : Cochin Airport Nearest Railway Station : Alappuzha

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Frequently Asked Questions About The Best Places To Visit In Kerala

Which are some of the must-visit places in Kerala for couples?

It is a bit difficult to answer because you cannot choose one. The USP of Kerala is that you find different landscapes in one state. You have tea plantations in Munnar, the backwaters of Alleppey, and the beaches of Kovalam. It depends on you what kind of terrain you like the most that defines your most beautiful in Kerala. In short, there are plenty of must-visit places in Kerala for couples.

Which are the best hotels in Kerala?

Kerala is home to a plethora of amazing hotels like Old Harbour Hotel, The Leela, Brunton Boatyard, The Panoramic Gateway, Spice Tree Munnar, Chandy’s Windy Woods, and Fragrant Nature.

How many days should you spend in Kerala?

Well, it depends on you. If you want to explore all the landscapes in Kerala, then you need at least a week in Kerala. If you want to spend a few days at a single destination like Munnar or Kovalam, then 3-4 days are fine. The thing is that you need to travel by road for long hours from the airport be it Munnar, Alleppey or Kerala. So, you should take that time into account while planning your itinerary.

How much does it cost to visit Kerala?

Even if it is a 3-4 day trip, it will take more or less INR 25,000 per person that includes your flights, hotels, food, and everything. The cost of your budget will depend upon the type of accommodation you choose. Also, if you are covering all three destinations (Munnar, Kovalam, Alleppey), it will cost you more.

Which are the best shopping markets in Kerala?

If you are planning to head out for shopping in Kerala, then you must stop by the famous markets like Ernakulam Market, Connemara Market, Polakkandam Market and Pattalam Market.

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With a long stretch of coastline, serene backwaters, mist-covered hills, sprawling tea plantations, exotic wildlife, and many other wonderful things, Kerala never fails to impress any traveler. Unlike many other places in India, Kerala can be visited all year round. Even though there is no uniform climate in Kerala, each season creates a distinct ambiance in this green paradise. Kerala is an incredible and entrancing destination to visit in the summer season.

With a pleasant climate all year round, Kerala is a great place to spend the summer holiday. The temperature begins to rise at the end of February, and this marks the beginning of the summer in Kerala. While its neighboring states are sometimes tormented by scorching temperatures in the middle of this season, Kerala experiences a pleasant climate. This is due to the presence of the Western Ghats, which prevents dry winds from the northern states from entering the state and the Arabian Sea, which produces a cool breeze. There are also infrequent rainfalls in the state that bring temperatures down and then during the summer season. Read on to learn more about some of the best places to visit in Kerala during the summer season.

Munnar is the most famous tourist destination in Kerala and one of the best places to visit in Kerala during summer. Curbed in the most mesmerizing greenery, Munnar is one of the largest tea growing regions in South India. The tea gardens that adorn this remarkable locale give this spot a dreamlike look, straight out of the sky. The hazy surroundings, nature trails, captivating waterfalls, enthralling wildlife, and winding routes are creating a mood that is hard to overlook. Munnar is the preferred destination in most Kerala tour packages.

Munnar was once a summer retreat for the British during the colonial era. Munnar remains pleasant during the summers, but the temperature can rise to 30 degrees during the day. During this time, the region experiences comparatively less humidity and rainfall, which is why it is enjoyable to travel around without many challenges. Tourists can go hiking in the Western Ghats and spend a good time exploring the hills. With abundant natural beauty and a wide range of things to do, Munnar is certainly a mind-blowing traveler's dream.

Stunningly scenic, Wayanad is often referred to as a gem in the crown of Kerala, with its incredibly beautiful subtropical Savannah, emerald green forests, charming hill stations, dense woodlands, rich biodiversity, and fascinating social heritage. If you want to enjoy the natural beauty in full effect, Summer is arguably the best time to get to know the place and the beauty of the region, since there would be no restrictions due to the heavy rains. The beautiful valleys, stunning views, aroma of coffee and tea plantations, and the Kerala delicacies make it a great place to spend your holidays. If you are planning a quick getaway in Kerala during the winter months between March and May, Wayanad is a good choice.

With the spectacular network of lakes, lagoons, and waterways speckled with gorgeous houseboats, Alleppey is home to the most beautiful and pleasant backwaters in Kerala. The shining golden-toned backwaters, the reflection of coconut trees, lush green paddy fields, peaceful village culture, and the opulent houseboats made this place one of the best in Kerala. A Kerala tour package itinerary is incomplete without a houseboat cruise in Alleppey.

If you are looking for a family holiday, the Alleppey houseboats are a great option for you. Usually, the prices of some of the most luxurious houseboats in Alleppey are quite high during the winter. But when you visit Kerala and book a houseboat in the summer months, you can save a great deal of money because the summer season is regarded as the official off-season in Kerala. While planning a trip with your family, you are likely to have to take care of the budget factor as well. The houseboats in Alleppey could be the ideal choice for you and your family during the summer season.

Vagamon is a cozy offbeat hill station in Kerala with a comfortable climate all year round. This stunning touristic destination has winding rivers and lush green hills surrounding it. Balmy weather and cool breezes begin to dominate the climate of Vagamon from the beginning of March to the end of May. Owing to the pleasant sunshine in the clear skies and the gentle aroma of tea leaves that fill the nose, the summer season is a great choice for travelers wanting to visit this emerald gem of Kerala. The highest temperatures of the year are recorded this month. The temperature in Vagamon during the summer season varies between 10 and 25 degrees Celsius. Vagamon is the most underrated destination on the itinerary of most of the Kerala tour packages.

Home to a few breathtaking regions, Bekal is an alluring destination located in the northern part of Kerala. It has a unique blend of forts, beaches, and backwaters. Acknowledged for its customary Kerala cordiality to its visitors, Bekal makes them astonishing forts, sanctuaries, and shorelines, and its astonishing mood around the place is simply stunning. With its long beaches, elegant estuaries, swaying palm trees, and enchanting backwaters, Bekal's natural beauty has enticed a lot of tourists and travelers these days and is set to become a popular tourist destination. A trip to Bekal can make you feel much better and visit the beaches, enjoy the sun and the sand, and discover the flora and fauna. Bekal is an offbeat destination for Kerala tour packages.

Thekkady is one of those destinations that tourists should not miss while visiting Kerala, especially during the summer season. Home to the esteemed Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thekkady is the most amazing and exciting travel destination in Kerala. Periyar Lake and National Park are some of the most remarkable places to visit in Kerala during the summer season for nature lovers, untamed life admirers, trekkers, and even honeymoons and families with children. There are dozens of surprises in Thekkady around every corner.

Kumarakom is an outlandish archipelago on Lake Vembanad, in the backwaters of Kerala. Showcasing its few small islands scattered with lush greenery, mind-blowing landscape, and rich fauna, Kumarakom is an excellent backwater destination in Kerala. The summer season witnesses a decrease in tourists to Kumarakom, and this is a wonderful time to get a good deal on hotel stays. Since Kumarakom is not usually crowded during this time, the summer season is the ideal time to explore the city peacefully at your own pace.

Summers is the most boring time of the year, and it's also the time when the sun starts taking a toll on our body and mind. If you are planning a holiday trip during the summer season, Seasonz India Holidays would like to suggest that you spend your special summer holidays in Kerala. You may not be able to find snowfall and snow-covered peaks here, however, there are several places and hill stations in this state that will help you to beat the heat. The serene beaches of Kerala and the tranquility that you will find in the Western Ghats will relieve all your exhaustion and tension.

Our Kerala trip packages and Kerala honeymoon packages are the outcomes of continuous efforts and study by our diligent tour consultants. We offer everything, keeping your budget in mind whether it is accommodation, food, local dishes, leisure time, or sightseeing tours. Our tailor-made itineraries can accommodate you in rooms, offering breathtaking views of natural bounties or sea views. The tranquil ambiance, lush valleys, spice gardens, and coffee plantations in Munnar will definitely win your body and spirit. With a delightful climate throughout the year, Kerala is a great place to spend the summer season. 

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Kerala, a surreal destination where the morning brings in the mist and magic. Fondly called the “ God’s Own Country ”, this is the place where the  backwaters  hold everyone captive with their alluring silence. Yes, it’s the ‘ Spice Capital of India ’ where the evening wishes adieu with some of the enchanting melodiesplayed by Mother Nature. Yes, such is the beauty and appeal of Kerala!Let loose the wanderlust in you and plan a trip to this prismatic land; there are an array of  places to visit in Kerala . Make sure you make it to all these destinations and curate some of the most pleasing memories out of your trip. And in case, you are finding it tough to decide the destinations to cover, here is a sorted list of  tourist places  that will fill your travelogue with fun, frolic and excitement:

  • Alleppey Wayanad Cochin Munnar Kumarakom Kovalam Kollam Vagamon Kozhikode Kumarakom Thekkady Ashtamudi Bekal Guruvayur Idukki Kannur Kasargod Backwaters Kavvayi Backwaters Kizhunna Beach Kuttanad Malampuzha Malappuram Marari Munroe Island Nelliampathy Palakkad Ponmudi Poovar Thiruvananthapuram Thrissur Varkala

1 Alleppey (Alappuzha):

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There is the whole of Kerala in one side, and then there is this heavenly tourist destination called Alappuzha or Alleppey! Esteemed as the ‘Backwater Capital of India’ or the ‘Venice of the East’, Alleppey is known for its silent backwaters and bountiful beauty!

Seated on the banks of the azure Vembanad Lake, it is in fact one of the most popular backwater destinations in Kerala and one of the highest sought-aftertourist places in Kerala. Visit this paradise; enjoy houseboat cruise and stay, village walks, Ayurvedic therapies and lot more!

Also see :  Top 10 Backwater Resorts in Kerala

Year-round destination

Vembanad Lake , Alleppey Beach, Marari Beach, Krishnapuram Palace, Pathiramanal, Kuttanad Backwaters, Arthunkal Church, Ambalapuzha Temple, Mannarshala Temple, Karumadikuttan Statue, St. Mary Rorane Church

Alleppey Railway Station

Summer (April – June), Winter (October – Mid March), Monsoon (July – September)

best places to visit kerala in summer

Cradled in the lap of the Western Ghats, Wayanad truly deserves a top rank in the list of  places to visit in Kerala . Situated at an astounding height of 700-2,100m, this stunning hill station is all about fantasy, untouched nature, unforgettable moments, and merriment!

Adding more to  Wayanad’s  enchanting beauty, visitors can also revisit and unfold history while visiting this hilly retreat. Yes, the lush and pristine forests in Wayanad are said to be inhabited more than 3,000 years ago.

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Year-round Destination

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary , Banasura Sagar Dam, Chembra Peak, Soochipara Falls, Sentinel Rock Falls, Kanthanpara Waterfalls, Kuruva Island, Pookode Lake, Lakkidi, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Pakshipathalam, Edakkal Caves, SulthanBthery, Chain Tree

Calicut International Airport (98km)

Nilambur Railway Station (92km / 3 Hours)

Summer (March - May), Winter (December - February), Monsoon (June - September)

best places to visit kerala in summer

Kochi  or Cochin is a unique placein  God’s Own Country  that is perfectly blended with cultural values and modern ideas! Fondly called the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’, this imposing port-city has always been an attraction point since the beginning of history.

A melting point of numerous culture and traditions, Cochin has embraced all the modern outlook to become one of the most developed metropolis in India. Be it the essence of the Dutch establishments, British history, Chinese nets, or the traditional spice markets, Cochin will surely make you fall in love once again!

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July (Beginning of Monsoon) to April (Early Summer)

Fort Kochi, Vypeen Island, Vypeen Beach, Cherai Beach, Andhakaranzhi Beach, Marine Drive, Bolghatty Island, Guruvayoor, Chinese Fishing Nets, St. FrnacisChirch, Basilica of Santa Cruz, Thrikkara Temple, Kanjiramattam Masjid, Shri Guru Singh Sabha Gurudwara, Jewish Synagogue, Cochin Cultural Centre, Malayattoor, Mattancherry, Lulu Mall (Largest Mall in India), Kodannad Elephant Training Centre, Hill Palace Museum, Edappally Museum, Princess Street, Kerala Kathakali Centre, Vasco Da Gama Square

Kochi International Airport

Kochi Railway Junction

Summer (March - June), Winter (July - September), Monsoon (October - February)

best places to visit kerala in summer

Yet another gorgeous hill station in the lap of the fascinating Western Ghats, Munnar needs no introduction. Rising 1,600m above the sea level, a vacation in the beguiling locales of this hilly retreat is all about the lofty clouds, picturesque mountains, rolling hills, and a soothing ambience.

Canopied mostly by never-ending tea plantations and lush forests, you simply cannot miss out Munnar while searching for the best  tourist destination in Kerala . Be it during the summer or the winter, monsoon or the spring, Munnar will always make you crave for more!

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Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Pothamedu View Point, Anamudi, Blossom Park, Devikulam, Pallivasal, TATA Tea Museum, Vattavada, Attukal Waterfalls, Cheeyapara Waterfalls, Kundala Lake, Nyayamakad, Meesapulimala, Kolukkumalai, Lock-Hart Gap, Chithirapuram, Rajamala, Top Station, Marayoor Dolmens, Indo Swiss Diary Farm, Lite of Pi Church,

Cochin International Airport (125km)

Ernakulam Junction (128km / 4 Hours)

5 Kumarakom:

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Adorned by the magical charm of the Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is another beguiling  backwater destination in God’s Own Country. Located within the proximity to Kottayam city, this is the place where even being lazy is also one of the best things you can do during your Kerala holidays.

Adorned by the charm of the emerald Vembanad Lake, the evergreen coconut grooves, breezy rice fields, and lot more, Kumarakom is popular among all the types of visitors. However, backwater cruise and houseboat stays are the most popular thing to do in this beautiful tourist destination.

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September (Monsoon End) to March (Winter End)

best places to visit kerala in summer

If you are a beach goer, and is still assuming none can beat the charm and allurement of Goa or other popular beach destinations, you must visit Kovalam today! Located along the coastlines of the charismatic Arabian Sea, this beach town is undoubtedly one of the best tourist attractions to visit in Kerala.

Located only 16km from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala,  Kovalam  is the home to some of the most picturesque and playful beaches in the country. While in here, you can stroll around, indulge in beach activities or in other fun-filled activities around Kovalam Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach, and Samudra Beach.

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September (Monsoon End) to March (Beginning of Summer)

Vellayani Lake, Lighthouse Beach, Chowara Beach, Kovalam Beach, Hawah Beach, Samudra Beach, Shangumkham Beach, Neyyar Dam, Aruvikkara Dam, Edakallu, Karamana River, Halcyon Castle, Kovalam Art Gallery, Valiyathura Pier, Veli Tourist Village, Artificial Coral Reef, Vizhinjam Rock Cut Temple, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, Naiper Art Museum, Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple,

Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (16km)

Trivandrum Central Railway Station (13km)

Summer (March - June), Winter (November - February), Monsoon (July - September)

7 Thekkady:

best places to visit kerala in summer

Considering that you want more from your Kerala holidays, you should not miss a trip to Thekkady, the evergreen abode of God’s Own Country! Strategically located and well-connected with some of the major Kerala holiday destinations, this is the place that always wears the green colour of Mother Nature!

The ‘Spice Capital of Kerala’, Thekkady is much popular as the natural abode to numerous exotic wildlife species. And while talking about wildlife species, the  Periyar National Park  in Thekkady will surely behold all your senses with its fascinating range of dwellers!

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October to February (Winter)

Periyar National Park, Periyar Lake, Gavi, Kumily, Caramom Hills, Spring Valley Mountain, Pandikuzhi, Chellarkovil, Panchalimedu, Vandiperiyar, Grampi, Mangala Devi Temple

Madurai Airport (140km), Kochi International Airport (265km)

Kottayam Railway Station (107km / 3 Hours)

Summer (March - May), Winter (October - February), Monsoon (June - September)

best places to visit kerala in summer

A quaint port-city in God’s Own Country, Kollam has its own charm and appeal. Enthralled by the turquoise Lakshadweep Sea and caressed by the emerald Ashtamudi Lake, it is a picture-perfect holiday destination in the list of the most appealing or enticing tourist places in India’s ‘Backwater Capital’.

While in Kollam, you can feel and experience the indigenous cultures and traditions of Kerala in the most vivid way. Be it fishing, agriculture, cashew processing, or tourism, this port-city holds a prominent place among the visitors. For the beach lovers, they can revel around the Kollam Beach, Tangasseri Beach and Thirumullavaram Beach.

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August (Mid Monsoon) to March (Beginning of Summer)

Dutch Quilon, Thirumullavaram Beach, Kollam Beach, Ashtamudi Lake, Palaruvi Waterfalls, Paravoor, Punalur, Thenmala, Mayyanad, Deer Park, Thevalli Palace, British Residency, Chavara, Jatayupara, Thangasseri, Rameshwara Temple, Sasthamkotta, Ochira,KottarakkaraKathakali Museum, Picnic Village, Munore Island, Neendakara Port

Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (51km), Kochi International Airport (129km)

Kollam Railway Junction

best places to visit kerala in summer

If you are looking for an offbeat, yet captivating holiday experience in Kerala, you must plan your vacation in Vagamon . One of the most scenic hill stations and least explored tourist places in Kerala, this retreat in the Idukki district is known for its salubrious beauty, pleasant climate, and much more.

In addition to leisure travellers, thrill and adventure seekers also make it to Vagamon in a considerable number. A year-round destination, it is considered as an ideal destination for adventure activities like paragliding, mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking, and lot more.

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Murinjupuzha Water Falls, Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary, ElaveezhaPoonchira, Idukki Arch Dam, Pine Hills, Parumthumpara Point, Kurisumala, Peermade, Mangala Devi Temple, Pattumalai Church, Kuttikanam Palace,

Cochin International Airport (75km)

Kottayam Railway Station (64km / 2 Hours)

Summer (March - June), Winter (October - March), Monsoon (July - September)

10 Kozhikode:

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You won’t be wrong if you call this metropolis as the ‘City of Spices’, ‘City of Truth’ or the ‘City of Sculptures’. Well, all these synonyms are hardly enough to describe the aura and essence of Kozhikode or Calicut! This kaleidoscopic city is much more than a tourist destination.

Located on the Malabar Coast, Kozhikode or Calicut is esteemed as one of the diverse and best places to visit in Kerala. Dotted with an array of historical landmarks, tourist spots and attractions, this wonderful city is also a lively reminiscent of the Dutch and British eras in India.

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July to April

Kappad Beach, Kozhikode Beach, Beypore Beach, Kozhippara Falls, Thusharagiri Falls, Thikkoti Lighthouse, Kadalundi, Tali Temple, Lion's Park, Kalipoyika, Mananchira Square, Krishna Menon Museum, Peruvannamuzhi Dam

Calicut International Airport (28km)

Kozhikode Railway Station

Summer (April - May), Winter (October - March), Monsoon (July - September)

11 Ashtamudi:

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A quaint city in the warm locales of Kollam, Ashtamudi lies on the outer edges of the alluring Ashtamudi Lake. While a bustling trade centre in the past, it now attracts an impressive number of visitors form different corners of the globe. Visitors usually throng Ashtamudi to enjoy its impeccable beauty and treat themselves with the bucolic ambience of God’s Own Country. While in this pictorial city, you can witness cashew processing, coir manufacturing plans, traditional fishing, and lot more.

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November to February (Winter)

Ashtamudi Lake, Thevally Palace, Alumkadavu Boat Building Yard, Monroe Island,

Trivandrum International Airport (71km)

Kollam Junction (15km / 1 Hour)

Summer (March - May), Winter (November - February), Monsoon (June - September)

best places to visit kerala in summer

Located in the Kasaragod district of Kerala, Bekal is among the most scenic hamlets you can ever visit while on a Kerala tour. A combined beauty of the mighty Arabian Sea and lush landscapes, this tiny, yet pictorial village is of utmost historical importance. The glorious Bekal Fort testifies this fact vividly.

Serving as a perfect getaway from the concrete life, Bekal enjoys a pleasant climate while wearing a greener shade throughout the year. If you are yearning for silent, yet joyous holiday experience in Kerala, Bekal is the ideal hideout for you!

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October to March

Bekal Fort, Pallikere Beach, Bekal Fort Beach, Valiyaparamba Backwaters, Kappil Beach, Hosdurg Beach, Nileswaram Cultural Centre, Nityanandarshan Caves, TulurVanam, Bekal Hole Aqua Park, Mallikarjuna Temple, Malik Dinar Mosque Nearest Airport: Mangalore Airport (50km)

Kasaragod Railway Station (12km), Kanhangad Railway Station (14km)

Summer (March - June), Winter (December - February), Monsoon (June - September)

13 Guruvayur:

best places to visit kerala in summer

Home to the Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple – fourth largest Hindu temple in India, Guruvayur has many legends. One of them states that this temple town was chosen by Lord Krishna to ensconce His Dwarka temple. On the wish of the Lord, Vayu Deva along with Brhaspati reinstated Lord Krishna’s statue in the sacred Guruvayur Temple . Today, a large number of devotees visit this holy temple on a daily basis.

The venue ground for festivals like Guruvayur Ekadasi and ChembaiSangeetholsavam, Guruvayur is also known for its magnificent charm and appeal. A sought-after destination among the seclusion lovers, it is still resonates the untouched beauty of God’s Own Country.

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Guruvayur Temple, Guruvayur Elephant Camp, MammiyurMahadevan Temple, Palayur Church, Parthasarathy Temple, Chamundeshwary Temple, Devaswom Museum, Institute of Mural Paintings

Calicut International Airport (77km)

Guruvayur Junction

best places to visit kerala in summer

A gem in the lap of the mighty Western Ghats, Idukki boasts of being one of the evergreen and pristine districts in Kerala. Canopied by lush vegetation, this part of ‘India’s Backwater Capital’ has a unique charm and attracts visitors from almost all the corners of the globe.

Home to numerous natural marvels, lofty peaks like Anamudi and others, captivating sanctuaries, and spice gardens, this surreal part of Kerala is a must for every nature lovers. To note here, many of the popular Kerala tourist destinations like Munnar, Vagamon, Ramakkalmedu, Marayur, and Thekkady are located within this district.

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Periyar National Park, Periyar Lake, Idukki Arch Dam, Munnar, Vagamon, Thekkady, Nandukani, Painavu, Gavi, Murikkady, Kulamavu Dam, Anakkara, Hill View Park, Thommankuthu Falls, Keezharkuthu Falls, Mangala Devi Temple

Cochin International Airport (98km)

Theni Junction (83km)

best places to visit kerala in summer

Also known as ‘The Crown of Kerala’, Kannur is a true treat to the visitors’ eyes! Bordered by the fascinating beauty of the Western Ghats, adorned with the alluring strokes of the Arabian Sea, and decked with the bucolic charm of an evergreen outlook, this beach town in the Malabar Coast is among the most beautiful places to visit in Kerala.

Whether you are a nature lover, beach goer, history buff, culture fan, thrill seeker, or a casual backpacker, you would surely fall in love with the untouched beauty of Kannur. Also, not to forget here, this city is the home to Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach , the only drive-in beach in India.

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October (Early Winter) to March (Early Summer)

Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, Payyambalam Beach, Meenkunnu Beach, Thottada Beach, Baby Beach, Mopila Bay, Dharmadam Island, Parassinikkadavu, Arakkal Museum, Sundareswara Temple, Fort St. Angelo, Pallikunnu, Holy Trinity Cathedral

Calicut International Airport (84km)

Kannur Railway Station

Summer (March - May), Winter (October - February), Monsoon (June - August)

16 Kasargod:

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A quaint town that showcases a diverse of biodiversity, a prismatic destination is dotted with an array of tourist attractions , and a home away from home for the visitors, Kasaragod is a swaying beauty in Kerala’s tourism map. Steeped with glorious past, this balmy town also serves a home to a range of loft peaks, stunning beaches, historic marvels, natural treasure, and much more.

While on a trip God’s Own Country and searching for places to visit in Kerala, you must plan a trip to Kasaragod. Whether on a honeymoon trip, nature tour, backpacking quest, or any other, this scenic town will keep you amazed with its kaleidoscopic and admirable beauty!

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September to January

Chandragiri Fort, Parappa Wildlife Sanctuary, Malom Wildlife Sanctuary, Kammadam Sacred Grove Wildlife Sanctuary, Ananthapura Lake Temple, Valiyaparamba Backwaters, Ranipuram, Malik Deenar Mosque, Madhur, Cheruvathur, Rock Point, Kareem's Forest Park, Manjeshwar, Trikkanad and PandayanKallu, Nileshwar, Kottancheri Hills, Anandashram and Nityanandashram, Kumbala, Bela Church, Maipady Palace

Mangalore Airport (45km)

Kasaragod Junction

Summer (March - May), Winter (December - February), Monsoon (June - November)

17 Kavvayi Backwaters:

best places to visit kerala in summer

While searching for places to visit in Kerala , you may find a number of backwater destination. However, if you are yearning the most surreal or enchanting backwater experience, Kavvayi Backwaters is the one for you! Flowing with all its beauty and grace Payyanur in the Kannur district of Kerala, this patch of backwater has a unique appeal that can infect the visitors within just a wink!

Fringed with lush greeneries, Kavvayi Backwaters serves as an ideal honeymoon and family vacation destination in the entire of Kerala. Visit this pictorial abode anytime of the year, and its heart-warming beauty and charm will surely hold you captive!

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Valiyaparamba Island, Payyannur Island, Kavvayi Island, Boating

Calicut International Airport (154km)

Payyannur Junction (3km)

18 Kizhunna Beach:

best places to visit kerala in summer

One of the most promising, yet offbeat beaches in Kerala, the Kizhunna Beach is located in the coastal town Kannur in God’s Own Country. Often called the ‘KizhunnaEzhara Beach’ due to its proximity with the Ezhara Beach, this picturesque retreat can be make any beach goer crave for more!

Adding more to its untouched beauty, the Kizhunna Beach in Kerala enjoys a favourable climate almost throughout the year. Owing to this, it receives an ample of beach lovers from across the globe.

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December to February (Winter)

Kannur, Ezhara Beach, Swimming, Sun Basking, Village Tours

Calicut International Airport (108km)

Kannur Railway Station (10km)

19 Kuttanad:

best places to visit kerala in summer

Fondly called as the ‘Rice Bowl of Kerala’, Kuttanad is truly a poetry in motion! Gracious, tranquil, evergreen, and still untouched by the outer world, this magnificent tourist destination in God’s Own Country is fringed with captivating groves of coconut trees, and is interconnected with a bucolic network of canal. This makes Kuttanad a place to behold among the visitors.

While the intrinsic network of canals add more to the beauty and charm of Kuttanad, its evergreen swaying paddy fields make it truly irresistible for the visitors. Also, the rustic and traditional way of living that still persists in this piece of heaven will surely make you feel and live the true colours of Kerala.

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August to March

Champakulam, Chengannur, Pamba River, Meenachil River, Achankovil River, Manimala River, Punnamada Lake, Backwaters, Paddy Fields, Traditional Water Turbines,

Cochin International Airport (85km)

Alleppey Railway Station (22km) and Changanacherry Railway Station (28km)

Summer (April - June), Winter (October - Mid March), Monsoon (July - September)

20 Malampuzha:

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India’s ‘Spice Capital’ is all about lush greeneries and heart-warming ambience, hence the name “God’s Own Country’! And while in Malampuzha, located in the Palakkad district, you can feel the true essence of Kerala and its bountiful nature.

Mostly covered by evergreen vegetation, this part of the state is a picture-perfect display of how we should co-exist with Mother Nature. Malampuzha’s undulating beauty and tranquillity makes it a must to visit place in the entire region of Southern India.

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August (Monsoon End) to April (Early Summer)

Malampuzha Dam, Malampuzha Garden, Kava, Palakkad Fort, Dhoni Hills and Waterfalls, Thread Garden, Rock Garden, Snake Park, UdanKhatola, Fantasy Park,

Coimbatore International Airport (Tamil Nadu) (55km)

Palakkad Junction (8km)

Summer (April - May), Winter (September - March), Monsoon (June - August)

21 Malappuram:

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Once a military headquarter, Malappuram or the ‘City of Hills’ or ‘Soccer City of Kerala’ could be one of the best things happening to you! All you need to do is, just plan a visit to this gorgeous hilltop city, and you would surely get pleasantly lost within its beguiling ambience.

Situated in the southern corner of Kerala, this scenic city wears a misty outlook for most of the year, and draws a large number of tourists from across the country. Be it natural appeal, historic significance, tourist activities, places of attractions , or even to laze around, you will find ample of elements to keep yourself soaked with fun-frolic while in Malappuram.

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July (Early Monsoon) to March (Winter End)

Keralamkundu Waterfalls, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Koottayi Beach, Padinharekara Beach, BiyyamKayal, Up & Down Hill, Kottakkunnu, Panakkad, Shanthitheeram, Arimbra Hills, Teak Museum, Anakkayam, Melmuri, Malappuram Juma Masjid, Thiruppuranthaka Temple, Mannoor Shiva Temple,

Calicut International Airport (38km)

Angadipuram Railway Station (17km)

best places to visit kerala in summer

Believe it or not, but Goa alone cannot be called the paradise for beach lovers and other tourists alike! And if there is any other place in India that can be equally compared with Goa, it has to be Kerala. Well, if you want to know why, you must plan a visit to the Marari Beach in the Alleppey district of Kerala!

One of the most captivating beaches in the entire country, Marari Beach will surely make you forget any other beaches in India. Rated among the top five ‘Hammock Beaches’ by National Geographic, this virgin beach proves to be a wonderful place to laze around, enjoy sun basking, indulge in beach activities, and lot more!

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September (Monsoon End) to May (Summer End)

Beach Activities, Thumpolly Beach, Alappuzha Beach, Cherthala, The Dutch Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Andres Church, Mararikulam Shiva Temple, Aroor, Arthunkal, Poochakkal

Cochin International Airport (90km)

Mararikulam Railway Station (3km)

Summer (March - May), Winter (November - February), Monsoon (June - October)

23 Munroe Island:

best places to visit kerala in summer

A cluster of islands straight out of fairy tales, Munroe Island comprises of a collective group of 8 different islets. Interconnected with each other with a turquoise network of canals, this group of islands is around 27km form the heart of Kollam , and is a much-sought-after destination among the visitors.

Edged with evergreen coconut groves, these islands can be called the epitome of serenity and tranquillity. Whether on a family vacation, honeymoon trip, backpacking trails, or casually holidaying, you can bump on the Munroe Island anytime or during any part of the year.

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October to May

Island Hoping, Boating, Kallada River, Ashtamudi Lake, Wonderla Amusement Park, Kerala Kathakali Centre, Jew Town, Mattancherry Palace, Paradesi Synagogue, Santa Cruz Basilica

Trivandrum International Airport (97km)

Kollam Railway Station (25km)

Summer (March - May), Winter (November- February), Monsoon (June - September)

24 Nelliampathy:

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If Kerala is called the ‘God’s Own Country’, Nelliampathy (or Nelliampathi) is fondly called the ‘God’s Own Village’! Located around 60km from Palakkad, this quaint hamlet is one of the least explored and equally stunning hill stations in Kerala .

With a captivating range of hills that soar up to an astounding height of 467-1,572m, Nelliampathy serves as an ideal getaway to enjoy and revel in the alluring charm of India’s Backwater Capital. With lofty peaks, rugged trails, and around 10-hair pin bends, this tiny, yet enthralling hill station also serves as a hotspot among the thrill and fun seekers.

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October (Pre-Winter) to March (Early Summer)

Trekking, Boating, Nelliyampathy Hills, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Nenmara, Palagapandi Estate, Seetharkundu Viewpoint, Padagiri, Raja's Cliff, Pothundi Reservoir, Malampuzha Gardens, Nelliyampathy Gardens

Palakkad Railway Station

25 Palakkad:

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Palakkad or the ‘Gateway to Kerala’ is truly a paradise for the nature lovers and admirers. Situated at the foothills of the mighty Western Ghats, this scenic land is jotted with lush and evergreen vegetation all throughout, and is adored as the ‘Granary of Kerala’.

Steeped with a glorious past, decked with diverse range of traditions, cultures, art & music, and the indigenous Malabar style of living, Palakkad surely qualifies for a natural treasure in Kerala’s tourism map. Also, the tropical climate that prevails in this gorgeous city, makes it a not-to-be missed place to visit in Kerala.

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July (Mid-Monsoon) to March (Winter End)

Palakkad Fort, Silent Valley National Park, Parambikulam Wild Life Sanctuary, Mayiladumpara Peacock Sanctuary, Malampuzha Dam and Gardens, Attappadi, Kava View Point, Rock Garden, Siruvani Reservoir, Kanjirapuzha Reservoir, Dhoni Forest (Trekking), Kalpathy Heritage Village and Temple Complex, Nelliyampathy Hills, Pothundi Dam and Reservoir, Mangalam Dam, Tipu's Fort, ThiruvalathurRanduMoorthy Temple, Jain Temple, Vadakkanthara Temple, Manapullikaavu, KalpathyAgraharam and Vishwanathaswamy Temple, KumarapuramTemple, EmoorBhagavathyTemple, Thiruvalathoor Shiva Temple,

Peelamedu Airport (Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu) (43km), Kochi International Airport (96km)

Palakkad Junction (Broad Gauge Line), Palakkad Town Railway Station (Narrow Gauge Line)

Summer (February - May), Winter (November - March), Monsoon (June - October)

26 Ponmudi:

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If you still think that Kerala is all about backwaters, mighty ocean, playful beaches, spice gardens, or evergreen coconut groves, you must visit the stunning hill station called Ponmudi ! Around 55km away from the state capital, this promising hill station will make you rethink and create a whole new perception God’s Own Country!

Enchanted by the spellbinding beauty of the Western Ghats, a drive or ride to Ponmudi has its own fun and excitement. While for the nature lovers, this part of the journey opens an unknown window to Kerala’s mesmerising beauty, adrenaline seekers love to have a tryst with the thrills associated.

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November (Post Monsoon) to May (Summer End)

Trivandrum International Airport (67km)

Trivandrum Central Railway Station (61km)

Summer (March - May), Winter (December - March), Monsoon (June - September)

best places to visit kerala in summer

While in the Poovar Beach, you can witness one of the rarest phenomenon in the world. It is in this scenic beach, where the sea meets a river and a lake. Well, this is not it! Poovar estuary is also serves as the confluence ground of the beach and land!

A quintessential display of exotic flora and fauna, this beach portrays much of traditional ways of coastal living where fishing plays an important part of daily life. Situated around 12km from Kovalam , Poovar Beach has gained immense popularity as a popular picnic spots among the beach lovers and other types of visitors.

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August (Mid-Monsoon) to March (Early Summer)

Poovar Beach, Thiruparappu Falls, Fishing Village, Kalipoika, Kozhipara, Thikkoti Light House

Trivandrum International Airport (38km)

28 Thiruvananthapuram:

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The capital city of God’s Own Country, Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum , or the ‘Evergreen City of India’ is also the largest city in the state. Located at the south-western edge of Kerala, this city is the perfect example of how rural life gets mixed with the contemporary way of living.

Dotted with numerous tourist spots, places of historical importance, scenic beaches, and much more, Trivandrum is a true treasure trove among visitors from all the walks of life. Rated as one of the finest Indian cities to live in, Thiruvananthapuram can also be called the ‘Economic Capital’ of Kerala.

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Ponmudi, Kovalam, Shanghumugham Beach, Aruvi Waterfalls, Akkulam Tourist Village, Veli Tourist Village, Aruvikkara Dam, Neyyar Dam & Wildlife Sanctuary, Peppara Dam & Wildlife Sanctuary, Poovar, Kowdiar Palace, Agasthyakoodam, Koyikkal Palace, Kanakakunnu Palace, Anchuthengu Fort, Napier Museum, Zoological Gardens, Vizhinjam, Thiruvallam, ParipallyGajamela, AnanthaPadmanabha Temple, AttukalBhagavathi Temple

Aaranmula Boat Race, Trekking, Meenmutty Falls, Golden Valley, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary, Mankkayam Falls, Kallar, Koyikkal Palace, Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Sri Krishna Swami Temple

Trivandrum International Airport

Trivandrum Central Railway Station

Summer (March - June), Winter (October - February), Monsoon (July - September)

29 Thrissur:

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If you are a cultural fan or enthusiastic about the rich traditions of Kerala, Thrissur should be ranked as #1 in your travelogue! Also called ‘Trichur’, this city was once the capital of Kingdom of Cochin, and is fondly called the ‘Cultural Capital of Kerala’.

Being edged with a number of scared temples and other religious spots, Thrissur serves as an important pilgrimage among the Hindu devotees. Yes, this city is the venue ground of the famous ‘Temple Festival’ or the ‘Thrissur Pooram’ that is known and participated by devotees from across the globe.

Visit the city during this festival, and you will find the entire Trichur uniting and celebrating the festival with high vigour and equal gusto!

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Year-round Destination / April to May (Thrissur Pooram is celebrated)

Chavakkad Beach, Nattika Beach, Vatanappally Beach, Athirapally Waterfalls, Guruvayoor, Peechi Dam, Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary, Thrisuur Zoo, Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary, Chimmony Dam, Thrissur Pooram, Archaeological Museum, PunnathurKotta, Sri Maheswara Temple, Lourdes Cathedral, Marth Mariam Church, Vaddakunathan Temple, Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple, Dolours Basilica, ParamekkavuBhagavathy Temple, Arattupuzha Temple

Kochi International Airport (67km)

Thrissur Railway Station

30 Varkala:

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Flaunting its gracious beauty and charm while having a tryst with the Arabian Sea, Varkala is surely one of the most gorgeous and best places to visit in Kerala! A kaleidoscopic coastal town in Trivandrum, this is in fact the only place in God’s Own Country where cliffs are found alongside the sea-line.

While being a hotspot among the beach lovers, Varkala is also known for the ancient Janardana Swami Temple that dates back to 2,000 years. If you are planning for a Kerala trip, make sure you visit this quaint town; it will keep you amazed all through with its impeccable beauty, devout ambience, and playful beach!

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Paragliding, Varkala Beach, Thiruvambadi Beach, Edava Beach, Kappil Beach, Papanasam Beach, 590 Cliff, Anjengo Fort, Sivagiri Mutt, Janardhanaswamy Temple, Ponnumthuruthu Island, Varkala Tunnel, Vishnu Temple, Varkala Aquarium, KaduvayilJuma Masjid, Varkala Lighthouse,

Trivandrum International Airport (36km)

VarkalaSivagiri Railway Station

Summer (April - June), Winter (October - March), Monsoon

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  • Posted on: April 20, 2022 July 17, 2023
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Coolest places in Kerala – Get to know the coldest place in Kerala

Looking for the coldest place in Kerala to spend your vacation? If you want to spend your vacation at a place endowed with natural beauty, Kerala is the best choice. With rivers, hills, lakes, waterfalls, and lush greenery everywhere, the South Indian state is sure to satisfy the nature enthusiast in you.

But if there is one thing that takes out the fun, it is the heat and humidity of its summer season. The time from March to May in the land can be excruciating, especially for tourists from European countries. Even though it is not as worse as in some of the Northern states of India, the summer season in Kerala is not an easy time. Temperatures can go as high as 38 degrees Celsius; with the high humidity, it becomes unbearable.

Nevertheless, as land with varied geography, there are many places in Kerala with moderate climates. Even during the hottest summers, the temperature of these places remains mild and comfortable. Hence these cold places are best suited for a holiday tour in Kerala .

A comprehensive list of such tourist destinations in God’s own country is below.

Which is the coldest place in Kerala? Munnar is the coldest place in Kerala . Known as the king of hill stations in Kerala, Munnar is a panoramic location with a moderate climate . Munnar is the best hill station in Kerala and has a pleasant climate throughout the year. Even during April and May, considered the hottest months in Kerala, the temperature of Munnar falls between a comfortable range of 21 to 23 degrees Celsius. The nights here are cool and comfortable. The mist covers the hills and valleys during the dawn. Many attractions here like the Mattuppety dam, Tea Museum, and Eravikulam National Park are worth a visit. Pothenmedu viewpoint, Chinnakkanal waterfalls, and Echo point have some amazing sights in store for those who visit the hill station.

2. Thekkady

Thekkady is known for the famous Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and the beautiful Thekkady lake. It is also one of the coolest places in Kerala , as the temperature falls around 25 degrees Celsius even during summer. The moderate climate facilitates hiking through the Periyar reserve forest and gives the rare opportunity to see tigers. You can also involved in camping, safari, and bamboo rafting. Attractions like the tea plantations at Murikkady, the ancient Mangala Devi temple, and panoramic views from Chellarkovil and Anakkara make the place a buzzing tourist destination.

Another tourist destination where you can escape the scorching heat of summer is Gavi. Located in the Pathanamthitta district, the place has a moderate climate from March to May. At worst, the temperature rises to 28 degrees Celcius, but it is a rare occurrence. The place, with its exquisite beauty and teeming wildlife, is suited for sightseeing activities. The rolling green hills and the zig-zagging streams create an ambiance like no other. Adventure lovers can involve in trekking and safari through the dense forest. Many rare species of animals like lion-tailed macaques, elephants, and tigers can be seen in Gavi.

The charming hill station town of Vagamon is one of the coolest places in Kerala . With a maximum temperature of around 25 degrees, even during summer, the place attracts tourists tormented by the heat of the Indian Subcontinent. The view from the topmost point, almost 1200 meters above sea level, is mesmerizing. You will feel rejuvenated by the fresh cool breeze that blows incessantly. Kurishumala, Indo-Swiss Project, and Thangal Para are some of the attractions worth a visit to the place.

Located in the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram , Ponmudi is a great place to get away from the summer heat in Kerala. Temperatures in the region never go beyond 28 degrees Celsius. Hence Ponmudi is considered one of the relatively cold places in the land. The exquisite location with small and high mountains covered in a green blanket is a charm like no other. A drive through the winding mountain roads takes the tourists through some exquisite sights like the Kallar river, Meenmutty waterfalls, and so on.

Lakkidi is one of the coldest places in Wayanad , if not Kerala, and is located at an elevation of 700 meters above sea level. Because of this elevation, the climatic temperature of the place is mild even during the summer season. The highest temperature is around 25 degrees Celsius. Located atop the Thamarassery ghat pass, the destination has some very charming sights to offer to tourists. The freshwater lake of Pookot, Chain tree, and Lakkidi church are some of the attractions apart from the panoramic view of the land. You can involve in trekking and camping and make your journey to Lakkidi memorable.

7. Marayoor

Marayoor is an exciting place to visit in Kerala , not only due to its cold climate but also for its natural beauty and historical significance. A stroll through the shades of the thick sandalwood forest here is a welcome change from the scorching heat of Kerala summer. Many varieties of flora and fauna, including some migratory birds, are seen here. Moreover, you can find many remnants from the Stone age period in the small town. The dolmens and rock paintings in the region date back to 10,000 BC. Many single-chambered stone structures — believed to be ancient burial sites — are located near the Thenkashinathan Shiva Temple. The rock paintings at Attala and Ezhuthu Guha are also awe-inspiring.

8. Meesapulimala

Standing tall at 2659 meters, Meesapulimala is the second-highest peak in the Western Ghats. The destination, famous for its mist-kissed hills and a picturesque valley covered in a green blanket is one of the coolest places in Kerala . Meesapulimala translates to ‘hills like the whiskers of a tiger’. The shape of the hill which resembles a tiger with prominent whiskers may be the reason behind the name. If you are an adventure lover, you can take part in trekking through the almost perilous path in the hill station.

9. Ramakkalmedu

Ramakkalmedu is a bucolic countryside in Idukki. The mild weather conditions of the region allure tourists to the location. Because of the thick forest and panoramic view from the top point, Ramakkalmedu is listed among the top tourist destinations in Kerala . The place provides a bird’s eye view of the villages Cumbum and Theni in the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu. The forest region is home to a variety of animal, plant, and bird species. You can take selfies near Kuravan and Kurathi, a huge statue that alludes to the Sangam period.

10. Peerumedu

If you want to spend your summer at a place with spectacular waterfalls, open grasslands, and pine forests, Perumedu is the best pick. Located at an elevation of 915 meters, the destination has a cool climate. The exquisite view of the green valley and the white clouds floating beneath the Parunthumbara viewpoint is almost like paradise. The place is also famous for its cardamom plantations, coffee, and tea estates. You can roam around these areas. Even the air is filled with the rejuvenating aroma of cardamom. The place is very romantic and hence is the best choice for a honeymoon.

11. Malampuzha

Malampuzha, with its refreshingly cool climate, is a favorite tourist destination in Kerala . It attracts so much attention due to its variety of attractions. The Malambuzha dam with its exquisite view and the awe-inspiring rock-cut garden enthralls everyone. Art lovers cannot help but ogle at the bewitching charm of the magnificent statue of Malambuzha Yakshi. The nearby snake park is also worth a visit. You can imbibe the beauty of the landscape if you take a ride in the cable car and enjoy a relaxing picnic in the garden filled with beautiful flowers.

12. Mattupetty

Mattupetty, located close to the hill station of Munnar, is a beautiful town in Kerala. Located 1700 meters above sea level, the place has a pleasant climate which attracts many tourists. It is considered one of the coolest places in Kerala as the average climatic temperature falls around 23 degrees Celsius. You will feel rejuvenated in the comfortable climate and will be enchanted by the beautiful sights in the location. Apart from the green hills, there is a beautiful dam and a lake worth a visit here. The dairy farm of international standards is one of the best attractions of Mattupetty. Hence make sure to include the place on your tour to Kerala .

13. Anamudi Shola National Park

A protected area with rich biodiversity, Anamudi Shola National Park is an excellent place for nature lovers. As the park is located 2100 to 2300 meters above sea level, the climate is cool and comfortable year-round. The cold weather in the region makes trekking through the forest very easy. The dense thicket contains many rare varieties of animal and plant species. Though the park is a small region spanning 7.5 square kilometers, the rich biodiversity makes it a favorite tourist spot.

14. Eravikulam National Park

Declared a protected region in 1975, the Eravikulam National Park is an exquisite location. The biodiversity in the park is truly enthralling. It consists of 132 species of birds, 101 varieties of butterflies, 19 types of reptiles, and 26 different amphibians. Leopard, Golden Jackal, Lion-tailed Macaques, Stripe Necked Mongoose, Nigiri Tahr, and Dusky Palm Squirrel are some of the species that capture the interest of visitors. As the park is located in the Western Ghats, the weather is cool and mild. Hence it is suited for anyone hoping to escape the summer in Kerala.

15. Chinnar

Known for its large population of Indian Star Tortoises and Mugger Crocodiles, Chinnar is an excellent location. It is located in the rain shadow region of Western Ghats and has pleasant weather throughout the year. There is a wide variety of animals and plants in the region, some of which are categorized as rare and endangered. 52 varieties of reptiles, 28 species of mammals, 14 different fishes, 156 kinds of butterflies, and 225 varieties of bird species are found in the region. The view of the virgin forest region from the topmost point is also exhilarating. Hence the location is a paradise for nature lovers.

16. Anakkara

If you want to spend your vacation in a small hamlet enjoying the cool climate, head to Anakkara. The small village located on the Kumily-Munnar state highway is the best place to enjoy the beauty of the typical countryside in Kerala. You can also enjoy a picnic near the transfixing Chellarkovil waterfalls. Adventure lovers can have a great time in the village as it has options like trekking and paragliding. Thus the destination is one of the best for those who are looking for a cold place in Kerala .

17. Pandikuzhi

An exquisite location merely 5 kilometers from Thekkady , Pandikuzhi is a buzzing tourist destination. The region exemplifies the natural beauty of Kerala. With its mountains covered in a green blanket, streams zig-zagging through the valleys, and clouds creating moving shadows in the landscape, the panoramic view will surely mesmerize you. The climate is cool and comfortable. Hence the hill station is a great getaway during the tormenting summer in Kerala.

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Priyesh Krishnan says:

  • September 24, 2021 at 9:15 PM

Malampuzha is not at all cool…it is very hot and sunny even in winter. You have missed the hill station called “Nelliyampathy” which comes under Palakkad district…very coolest place…

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Kevin says:

  • September 28, 2021 at 2:17 PM

Thank you for the valuable information. We will definitely consider including the destination in future blog posts.

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Kerala Tourism- Best Places to Visit in Kerala

Hey there! So, you’re planning a visit to Kerala for your holidays? Well, that’s a fantastic decision. Kerala’s wonders have been captivating tourists for a decade, and one can never resist the allure of lush tea fields, emerald backwaters, awe-inspiring hill stations, exotic wildlife, thrilling adventure activities, and delicious food, among other things. We could go on and on about this beautiful place; the list never seems to end. Kerala appeals to everyone, whether you’re here for a honeymoon, family vacation, adventure trip, or a relaxing spa getaway. The series of enchanting experiences will nourish your soul and mind, making it one of India’s most visited tourist destinations.

Kerala holds a special place on the international tourism map. Its rich arts and cultural history, breathtaking destinations, lush forests, mountains, waterfalls, lakes, beaches, and Ayurvedic science therapies attract not only national travelers but also a large number of international visitors keen on exploring Kerala’s tourism. With Kerala being one of Southern India’s most frequented destinations, it now boasts the largest number of five-star properties in India, offering world-class hospitality services to its guests. With numerous national and international tourism awards, Kerala is a must-explore haven for all types of travelers.

List of top 12 tourist places of Kerala which will make your holidays memorable for lifetime-

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Let’s dive deep into the beauty of pristine backwaters, mesmerizing nature, Golden beaches and serene mountain ranges – Top Tourist Places & Attractions of Kerala-

1. Munnar – Kashmir of South India

Munnar Kerala

Every mountain lover’s dream, honeymoon couple’s dream destination, Nature lover’s solace spot – Munnar is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations to visit in Kerala. The landscapes of Munnar are something else. Have you ever seen a real fairytale destination in India? You must have seen many beautiful destinations in your life but go, see Munnar. Munnar’s incredible charm, lush greenery will seduce your eyes. You will see the most beautiful rivers Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala, enchanting carpets of Neelakurinji flowers which bloom every 12 years, and the beautiful peak of Anamudi. Combination of beautiful valleys and lush green mountains, enchanting national parks and wildlife Sanctuaries, Munnar will always stay in your heart even after you have left its shore.

Best Places to See and Things to Do in Munnar

  • Eravikulam National Park – Go wild and enjoy the exotic Wildlife of Munnar
  • Munnar Tea Museum is one of the best places to enrich your senses with delightful aromas. Munnar is very famous for different varieties of Tea.
  • Shop at the local markets of Munnar. Tea, strawberries and spices are the best products of Munnar.
  • Devikulam – A must visit hill station destination in Kerala. Enjoy Trout fishing and stunning natural vistas.
  • Camping is the best thing to do if you are in Munnar. Visit Top Station. Camping amidst the forests, plantations and valleys with your loved ones will make your Munnar Holidays memorable. It is one of the best things to do for couples in Munnar.
  • Get ready for the most thrilling trekking adventure at Blossom Park. The dark dense forests look so stunning yet scary sometimes.
  • Living in hotels and resorts is common but if you want a unique stay experience then stay at the tree houses in Munnar.
  • The best place for all the adventure and sightseeing fun in Munnar is Echo Point. For nature lovers the views are awesome. Tourists can enjoy boating, trekking and birdwatching. You will also behold beautiful Neelakurinji flowers which bloom every 12 years.
  • Enjoy Mountain biking, cycling and trekking in western Ghats. The gorgeous views of the countryside of Kerala, dense forests and plantations will blow your heart away.

Some of the Best Places to Stay in Munnar

  • Tea Country
  • Abad Copper
  • Hotel Royal Retreat
  • Hotel Lonely Planet
  • Hotel Autumn Trees
  • Lakeview Resort

2. Vagamon- Nature’s Best Kept Secret

Vagamon Kerala

Vagamon, also known as Wagamon lies on the border between Kottayam and Idukki. It is one of the top five tourist destinations of Kerala, perfect for family vacation and honeymoon holidays. It also comes in the list of 50 attractive places of world according to National Geographic. The aura of Vagamon is awe-inspiring. Misty, dreamy, full of lush green tea plantations and rolling green hills, the ambiance of Vagamon will delight your eyes and mind. Away from all the worldly chaos, the serenity and solitude bliss of green forests, waterfalls, flower carpets and hills will never make your day dull here.

If you are in Vagamon then don’t miss Thangal Para. This visually captivating place is also a serene and spiritual hub dedicated to Lord Muruganmala – Lord Muruga. Tourists visit Vagamon in the summer season to beat the heat of plains and enjoy the greenery.

Best Places to See and Top Things to Do in Vagamon, Kerala

  • Pine Forest walk of Vagamon will be the best nature walk tours for you. The beauty and solitude of nature will surely soothe your tired spirit and rejuvenate your senses.
  • Visit Vagamon Lake, it is one of the best places for couples and families. The rolling green hills and lush tea estates makes this place more photogenic. Try Boating and Rowing.
  • Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary- Feel the silence of nature and explore the wilderness. You will see wild elephants and majestic tigers here. The rugged mountains are surrounded by a scenic lake in which you can enjoy boating. It’s couples favorite spot to spend some romantic moments.
  • Marmala Waterfall- Enchantress of the Jungle. It’s a perfect place to seek solace and enjoy trekking.
  • Thangal Para- This place has a great spiritual significance for islamic devotees. It is said that Sheikh Farduddin, an Afghan saint took his last breath at this spot. Devotees come to see the tomb of the Sufi Saint and seek divine blessings.
  • Mundakayam – An enchanting Hill Station. Paragliding is one of the top things to do here.
  • Embrace the solace and absorb the refreshing vibes coming from the greenery in Vagamon Meadows.
  • Murugan Mala- Get the divine blessings of Lord Muruga.

Some of the Best Places to Stay in Vagamon

  • Falcon Crest Resort
  • Holiday Vagamon
  • Vagamon Heights
  • Chillax Vagamon
  • Saj Vagamon Hideout
  • Angel’s Vagamon
  • Lavender Vagamon

3. Wayanad – Fascinating Greenland

Wayanad Kerala

Delight your eyes with the lush green coffee, cardamom, tea plantations as Wayanad is very popular for its stunning nature walk tours. It is one of the best honeymoon destinations of Kerala. Holding hands of your beloved amidst the lush greenery will make your romantic moments one of a kind. Every corner of Wayanad is photogenic. Your camera lens will be filled with great memories.

Located at the southernmost tip of deccan plateau, the soul seducing green forests of Wayanad also comes in the list of 20 reserves in the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves. To enjoy with family, you will find many stunning picnic spots. Adventure lovers will find Wayanad amazing as there are plenty of adventure activities to try such as trekking, mountain biking, camping, zorbing, speed boating, wildlife safaris and ziplining etc. Indeed, your holidays in Wayanad will be memorable for a lifetime.

Best Places to See and Top Things to Do in Wayanad

  • Alluring Banasura Sagar Dam – Second Largest Dam in Asia. Delightful vistas of Banasura Hills will blow your heart away.
  • Chembra Peak – Highest Peak in Wayanad. You will be able to see entire landscapes of Wayanad. Trekking to the dense forests adds more thrill to your trip.
  • Explore the exotic flora and fauna of Kuruva Island. The rare species of birds and flora, scenic bamboo bridges and pristine nature – its a beautiful nature paradise of Wayanad.
  • Greenery all around, Pookode Lake is a perfect place to seek solace and click amazing pictures. It is surrounded by forests and western Ghats. Enjoy boating to explore and embrace the greenery of the forest.
  • Edakkal Caves – Time to explore stone age carvings of Neolithic and Mesolithic age.
  • If you are in Wayanad then exploring the green zones, waterfalls, forests and river streams is a must. Wayanad is rich in greenery. The lush tea estates, camping amidst the forests, bamboo rafting and boating in Kuruva Island will make your holidays in Wayanad memorable.

Some of the Best Places to Stay in Wayanad Kerala

  • After the Rains, Meppadi
  • Wayanad Wild, Lakkidi
  • Wayanad Silver woods, Kalpetta
  • Vythiri Village, Vythiri
  • Lakerose Wayanad, Kalpetta
  • Wayanad Village Resort, Thondernad

4. Kovalam – Paradise of Golden Beaches

Kovalam Beach Kerala

What is best then spending your entire day in the golden beaches of Kovalam? Kovalam is very popular for its stunning beaches. It comes in the top 10 tourist destinations of Kerala. The beaches of Kovalam will fine-tune your spirit. Do you know? Kovalam Beach is an internationally renowned beach and is one of the best tourist spots for beach and adventure lovers. Sea Bathing is quite popular there. There are many shopping spots, Ayurvedic resorts, convention facilities where you can feel the bliss of peace and fun. Don’t miss the South Indian and continental delicacies, it’s worth a try when you are in Kovalam.

One of the best things about Kovalam is that you will be able to find the best budget cottages and hotels for a comfortable stay. Some are so beautiful in terms of views. You will wake to the sound of the breeze and the beauty of the seaside will blow your heart away.

Best Places to See and Top Things to Do in Kovalam

  • Catamaran Rides in Hawah Beach – Place for thrilling activities
  • Baked delicacies of German Bakery are a must not miss.
  • Kovalam offers amazing opportunities to enjoy adventurous water sports such as Sculling, swimming, surfing and paddling etc.
  • Relax your soul in Ayurvedic Massage centers.
  • Kovalam is very popular for oil scented sarees, coconut and coir products. The markets near lighthouse beach are awesome.
  • Backwater Cruise in Ashtamudi Lake- One of the top things to do in Kovalam
  • Sunset point at Edakallu and the beauty of serene beaches are awesome spots for romantic souls.
  • Explore spiritual hubs such as Shri Padmanabhswamy Temple and Parashurama Temple. Also explore Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple. It was built in the 18th century. The sculptures of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati in this temple remained unfinished. It is under the supervision of the Archaeological Survey of India.

Some of the Best Places to Stay in Kovalam

  • The leela Kovalam
  • Green Cove Resort by Taj Vivanta
  • Turtle on the Beach
  • Hotel Samudra
  • Travancore Heritage Beach Resorts
  • Somatheeram Ayurveda Village

5. Periyar – Land of the Wild

Periyar National Park Kerala

Where can you see the most beautiful spice gardens of Kerala? It’s none other than Periyar. It’s a beautiful spice village of Kerala and a captivating eco-tourist destination. Decked with enchanting cottages, and nature’s beauty all around, the tranquil vibes give so much joy to the soul and mind. You will not feel tired anymore.

If you are a wildlife and nature lover then Periyar would be a great place for you. It is very popular for its amazing Tiger Reserve. It is spread across an area of 777 sq. km which is the largest protected area with a wealth of amazing floral and faunal species.

One interesting fact is that this place got its name from the serene Periyar river whose origin is deep inside the forest. The rustic and refreshing setting of this incredible spot will surely give you the memories you are looking for. Indeed, Periyar’s beauty proves that it is the best destination to visit in Kerala for every traveler.

Best Places to See and Top Things to Do in Periyar

  • Romantic Boat Safari at Thekkady Lake will be the best thing to do if you are here for your honeymoon.
  • An off-road Jungle Jeep safari at Gavi will enrich your thrilling ventures.
  • Explore the exotic wildlife and flora of Periyar Tiger Reserve. It is one of the best places to explore in Periyar. Enjoy a thrilling Wildlife Safari.
  • Some of the most fun filled and thrilling adventure activities to do in Periyar are Bamboo Rafting, Tree House stay and Jungle Camping. Periyar Tiger trail and elephant rides will add some more thrill and excitement to remember for a lifetime.
  • The picturesque Hill station destination of Periyar can be best explored by Trekking.

Some of the Best Places to Stay in Periyar

  • Cardamom Country
  • Shalimar Spice Garden, Periyar
  • Niraamaya Retreats Cardamom Club, Thekkady
  • Spice Grove Hotels and Resorts, Periyar
  • Greenwoods Resort, Periyar
  • Spice Village- Nature Habitat, Periyar

6. Varkala- Serenity Redefined

Varkala Kerala

Quiet, serene and delightful, Varkala in the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram is a charm you would love to see again and again. Varkala is one of the must not miss tourist destinations of Kerala. It is very popular for spiritual pursuits. One of the must visit charm of Varkala is a 2000-year-old Janardhanaswamy Temple which stands on a beautiful cliff looking at the most stunning Varkala Beach.

You will find delicious sea food in the shacks, beautiful lakes, hills, lighthouses, Ayurvedic spas and springs which will definitely make your day here. One interesting fact about Varkala Beach which is the landmark destination of Varkala is that it is also known as Papanasam Beach and it’s very famous for a natural spring. It is said that bathing in it will remove your bad karmas.

Best Places to See and Top Things to Do in Varkala

  • Serene, spiritual and bliss inducing a visit to Varkala beach is a must. Its waters have healing powers that’s what the locals believe.
  • Get the divine blessings of Lord Vishnu at Janardhana Swamy Temple. The temple is 2000 years old.
  • Fairytale setting, serene backwaters of Varkala- A Visit to St Sebastian’s Pilgrim Church is a visual treat.
  • Sivagiri Mutt is a popular religious place in Varkala. It is a pilgrimage center which has the samadhi of Shri Narayan Guru. Devotees from all over the world come here to seek blessings from the Guru.
  • Serenity of Edava Beach will captivate your senses.
  • Visit Anjengo Fort, it’s a popular historical place located in Varkala. The backwaters near this fort and enchanting coconut groves on the shoreline makes this place a visual spectacle.

Some of the Best Places to Stay in Varkala

  • Zostel Varkala
  • Quality Inn
  • Varkala Cliff Villa
  • Short Giraffe Hostels
  • Kiaora Hometel

7. Kochi – Queen of Arabian Sea

Kochi - Chinese Fishing Nets

Kochi is another best tourist place you can’t miss in Kerala. In fact, consider it as the soul of Kerala. A hotbed of art, food and culture, heritage and colorful festivals – Kochi will give you a plethora of delightful experiences to cherish for a long time. From emerald backwaters, to stunning heritage and cultural sites, green fields, museums, churches, art galleries, folk theaters and lakes- Kochi is a best place to enjoy traditional Kerala culture and relaxing beach holidays and heritage tours. If you love metropolitan city tours then surely Kochi will never disappoint you as it shows you the cultural nerve of Kerala.

Best Places to See and Top Things to Do in Kochi

  • Explore the rich legacy of the erstwhile rulers of Kochi at Mattancherry Palace.
  • Chinese Fishing Nets- Most scenic spectacle of Kochi
  • Fun with Majestic Elephants- play with baby elephants at Ernakulam’s Elephant Training Center.
  • St Francis Church is one of the oldest churches of India established by the Portuguese in 1503. Its beauty will captivate your senses.
  • Enjoy shopping at Princess Street. It is also known as Loafer’s Corner. There are many cafes, book stores, and shops which will make your day delightful.
  • You must visit the most stunning beach of Kochi- Marine Drive.
  • Know about the rich history and cultural heritage of Kerala at fort Kochi

Some of the Best Places to Stay in Kochi

  • Taj Malabar Resort and Spa
  • Kochi Marriott Hotel
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel
  • Trident Hotel
  • Holiday inn
  • Hotel Abad Chullickal

8. Kumarakom – The Gateway to the Backwaters

Kumarakom Kerala

Don’t miss the village on the soothing banks of the mighty Vembanad lake – Kumarakom. You will be mesmerized to see the setting of this place. Mangrove forests, coconut palms, cool weather makes Kumarakom scenic so rich that you will not be able to stop yourself from clicking pictures. It’s a treasure trove for nature and bird watchers. Kumarakom is very popular for its amazing Bird Sanctuary which is spread across 14 acres. You will see stunning migratory birds such as Siberian Stork, Herons, Teals, Waterfowls, Cuckoo, Flycatchers and owls etc. Roaming through the narrow canals and mangrove forests in a houseboat is another delight which you will never forget. It is an enchanting backwater destination which is also perfect for the best family holidays in Kerala.

Best Places to See and Top Things to Do in Kumarakom

  • Watch the delightful migratory birds and greenery at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.
  • Boating would be the best thing to do in the serene lake of Kumarakom. It is also famous for its backwater tourism. Enjoy a houseboat cruise. It is the perfect thing to do if you are on honeymoon vacation in Kerala.
  • Beauty of Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall will mesmerize your soul.
  • Ayurvedic Spa- Relax your mind and body.
  • Local street walk in Kumarakom will be a visual spectacle.
  • Alluring sunset views and fishing in Vembanad Lake will be the most delightful tourist activity to do in Kumarakom.

Some of the Best Places to Stay in Kumarakom

  • Kumarakom Lake Resort
  • Zuri Resort Kumarakom
  • Aveda Resort and Spa Kumarakom
  • Vivanta By Taj Kumarakom
  • Coconut Lagoon Kumarakom
  • Lake Song Kumarakom

9. Thekkady – Poetry of Nature

Thekkady Kerala

Kerala’s green carpet and an enchanting tourist spot, Thekkady will seduce your senses with its wildlife and adventure activities. It is an amazing tourist destination of South India popular for Periyar Tiger Reserve which is one of India’s largest Tiger Reserves. It’s not less than a heaven for a nature lover. Tea, coffee, cardamom plantations, hill slopes, and tropical forests will greet you as you step in the blissful world of Thekkady. You will see a variety of animals such as wild elephants, wild boars, bison, tigers, deers and sloth bears etc. Apart from that it’s a great place to absorb spiritual bliss in serene temples and spend a fun filled day around picturesque waterfalls and cascades. If you are looking for a wonderful honeymoon destination in Kerala, Thekkady’s charm will enrich your honeymoon experience.

Best Places to See and Top Things to Do in Thekkady

  • Enjoy Boating and explore the rich greenery of Periyar forests in Periyar lake.
  • Get the divine blessings at Mangala Devi Temple. Also enjoy the beautiful ambiance.
  • Gavi is a beautiful eco-tourism destination which you must visit if you are in Thekkady.
  • Bamboo Rafting and Hiking in the forests of Periyar are the best thrilling activities to do in Thekkady.
  • Enjoy the exotic wildlife of Periyar Tiger Reserve.
  • Explore the beautiful rural side of Kerala in Bullock Carts.
  • Visit the valley of Pandikuzhi and get lost in its fairytale-like setting. Streams, waterfalls, rich floral and faunal species and lush greenery will mesmerize you.
  • Thekkady is very popular for its spice plantations and tea factories. Make sure you explore some of them. It is the best place to enjoy the magic of the monsoon in Kerala. The greenery will seduce you forever.

Some of the Best Places to Stay in Thekkady

  • Kofiland Resort
  • Aranya Nivas
  • Woods N Spice
  • Spice Village
  • Greenwoods Resort, Thekkady

10. Kozhikode – City of Enchanting Greenery

Kozhikode Beach Kerala

Serene Solitude of the lush green countryside, thrill of the adventure in pristine beaches, captivating wilderness of the exotic wildlife sanctuaries, breathtaking river and hillsides makes Kozhikode one of the top family tourist destinations of Kerala. Holidaying with family and loved ones here will never disappoint you as it has so much to offer for sightseeing.

It is said that the famous explorer Vasco De Gama set his foot in India in Kozhikode. This place has a rich historical legacy which you will see through its tourist attractions as they still carry the vibe of Dutch, French and British invaders. A day in Kozhikode means lots of fun and adventure. Ancient ports, crafts village, backwaters of Elathur, Canali canal and Kallai river and thrilling water sports makes Kozhikode one of the best tourist places in Kerala for family holidays.

Best Places to See and Top Things to Do in Kozhikode

  • Beautiful sunset, soothing sea breeze, alluring vistas of golden beaches and thrilling water sports – Make your day awesome at Kozhikode Beach.
  • Interested in History? Explore the 15,000-year-old shipping Yard at Beypore. It’s quite interesting.
  • Learn some skills from the village people of Iringa Craft Village. They show their traditional art and craft to the tourists. It’s one of the best things to see in Kozhikode.
  • Enjoy a Houseboat cruise at the backwaters of Kozhikode.
  • Kakkayam Dam is a wonderful picnic spot to spend some quality time with your family and friends. Enjoy boat rides and hiking.
  • If you love birdwatching then visit Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary. This place is also very popular for deep water crocodiles. It’s quite fascinating to see them.

Some of the Best Places to Stay in Kozhikode

  • Renai Kappad Beach Resort
  • Le Candles Resort Kozhikode
  • The Raviz Calicut
  • The Gateway Hotel
  • Westway Hotel
  • The Beach Hotel

11. Trivandrum – Kerala’s Soul

Trivandrum - Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Rest from the best here comes Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala is no doubt a landmark destination of Kerala. It will show you the real soul of Kerala. The rich culture and heritage of Kerala comes alive when you visit the temples and amazing museums of Trivandrum. Long shoreline, pristine beaches, breathtaking backwaters, south Indian delicacies, shopping spots, museums, historical monuments, dance and art performances, festivities and serene temples – Trivandrum has everything for a traveler. Whether you are on a family vacation, backpacker, solo traveler, honeymoon couples, Trivandrum will take the fun of your Kerala Tour to another level. You will learn a lot about Kerala’s culture in Trivandrum.

Best Places to See and Top Things to Do in Trivandrum

  • Away from the chaos of the world, explore the calm world of Samudra Beach. Cool sea breeze and scenic vistas will rejuvenate your mind.
  • Learn about the rich cultural heritage and history of Kerala by exploring Museums. Some of the most popular museums are Napier Museum, SMSM Institute and the Natural History Museum.
  • If you are in Trivandrum then you must visit Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Rich in architecture, it’s truly a visual spectacle.
  • Skydiving and Paragliding are the most popular adventure activities to do in Trivandrum. You must try it once.
  • Rejuvenate your spirit in Ayushmanbhava Ayurvedic Center.
  • Explore the rich heritage of Travancore Dynasty at Kanakakunnu Palace.
  • Indian Coffee House in Trivandrum is one of the best spots to enjoy the best filter coffee of Kerala.

Some of the Best Places to Stay in Trivandrum

  • Agastya Ayurveda Garden
  • Chakra Ayurvedic Resort
  • Bio Veda Hill Resort
  • Poovar Estuary Island Resort
  • Lake Palace Hotel

12. Athirapally – Nature’s Best Canvas & Magical Waterfall

Athirapally Waterfall Kerala

Athirapally, one of the top tourist places in Kerala, is a breathtaking spectacle for nature enthusiasts. Known for its mesmerizing waterfalls and lush landscapes, it’s a must-visit on any Kerala sightseeing tour. The majestic Athirapally Falls, plummeting from a height amidst dense forests, offers a surreal experience. The surrounding Vazhachal Forest Gardens provide a picturesque backdrop for those seeking tranquility. The region’s rich biodiversity and eco-tourism initiatives add to its charm. Adventure seekers and photographers find their haven here. Athirapally encapsulates the essence of Kerala’s natural beauty, making it an unforgettable stop for every traveler.

Best Places to See and Top Things to Do in Athirapally, Kerala

  • Athirapally Waterfalls: Witness the majestic cascade of Athirapally Falls, one of India’s most impressive waterfalls.
  • Vazhachal Forest Gardens: Explore the lush Vazhachal Forest Gardens, a haven for nature lovers with diverse flora and fauna.
  • Charpa Falls: Discover Charpa Falls, a hidden gem known for its serene atmosphere and pristine surroundings.
  • Thumboormuzhi Dam: Visit Thumboormuzhi Dam to witness the Chalakudy River’s scenic beauty and enjoy boating.
  • Nature Walks: Take rejuvenating nature walks through the surrounding forests, embracing the tranquility and rich biodiversity.
  • Sholayar Dam: Enjoy panoramic views of the Sholayar Dam, surrounded by the Western Ghats, and relish the picturesque landscapes.
  • Photography: Capture breathtaking shots of the waterfalls, lush greenery, and wildlife, making Athirapally a paradise for photographers.
  • Kauthuka Park: Explore Kauthuka Park, a unique garden that showcases miniature versions of traditional Kerala homes and farms.
  • Wildlife Watching: Embark on wildlife watching expeditions in the nearby forests, with chances to spot various species of birds and animals.
  • Bamboo Rafting: Experience the thrill of bamboo rafting on the Chalakudy River, a memorable way to explore the region’s beauty.

How to Reach God’s Own Country – Kerala?

Kerala Backwater

By Air – Kerala by air is the most convenient way of travel. Kerala has three international airports – Kochi International Airport, Calicut International Airport, Thiruvananthapuram International Airport and they are well connected to all the major states of India and important national attractions of Kerala.

By Train – Train is also a very good option to travel to Kerala. There are more than 200 railway stations in Kerala and all are well connected to the major states in India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Amritsar, Dehradun and Bengaluru etc. Kasaragod, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Alappuzha, Kollam etc. are some of the major railway lines in Kerala.

By Road- Traveling to Kerala by road is a very fascinating experience. It is for the wanderers who love to explore, adventure and click a lot of pictures. NH – 17, 49 and 47 connect to Kerala. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation is very well connected to all the small and big destinations of Kerala. There is no shortage of bus, auto and cab services in Kerala.

By Sea – For most of us traveling to Kerala by sea is a very unique travel mode but it’s worth it. You can travel to Kerala by sea through the islands of Lakshadweep via Arabian Sea.

Weather & Climate of Kerala

Kerala Weather

Every season in Kerala has its own unique quality So, Kerala is beautiful and a lovely option to travel throughout the year. However, there are different types of travelers who are looking for specific things to enjoy in a particular destination.

Let’s see what Kerala has to offer in each season.

Summer Season in Kerala – (March to May)

Summer offers a wonderful travel experience of Kerala if you are traveling to the hill Stations. In coastal areas and plains, the temperature remains humid all day. The temperature ranges up to 35 °C. To enjoy an amazing summer vacation in Kerala, it is best to visit the delightful Hill Stations. The cool climate, greenery, and adventure activities will make your trip awesome. Munnar, Ponmudi, Kottapara, Vagamon, Wayanad, Gavi, Idukki, Munnar are some of the best Hill Stations to visit in Kerala in Summer.

Summer is also a time to enjoy colorful festivals of Kerala such as Vishu, Ambalapuzha Arattu, Kerala Boat Festival and Thrissur pooram etc.

Monsoon Season in Kerala – (July- August, October and November)

Kerala, the God’s own country, looks most beautiful during the monsoon. The green looks greener and the refreshing vibes will take away all your tiredness. Kerala enjoys monsoon two times. One, Southwest Monsoon which is the main rainy season of Kerala. It starts at the end of June. Second, the Northeast Monsoon which starts in October. It is a great time to enjoy the rain and nature’s beauty. The best thing to do during the monsoon here is Ayurvedic therapies. It will definitely fine tune your spirit. Varkala, Wayanad, Alleppey, Thekkady, Munnar and Kozhikode are the best destinations in Kerala for magical monsoon experience.

Winter Season in Kerala (December to February)

Winter in Kerala starts from Mid-November and remains till February. The temperature ranges up to 18°C. It is the best time for sightseeing and enjoying adventure activities. You can visit Hill Stations, beaches, cities, wildlife safaris, Ayurvedic spas, and enjoy backwater tourism etc. for a perfect winter vacation in Kerala.

Best Time to Plan Your Trip to Kerala

Best Time to Visit Kerala

Kerala is blissful throughout the year. You can plan your trip anytime. But if we talk about sightseeing, adventures activities and overall festivities then You must consider the Winter season to plan your trip to Kerala. There will be no humidity, less rainfalls and the weather of Hill Stations is awesome. It is the best time to enjoy trekking, wildlife Safaris, hill Station holidays, backwater tourism, boat races, festivities like Garudan Thookkam Festival, Christmas, New Year celebrations, Kochi Carnival, Temple festivals such as Jagannath Festival, Kanathoor Nalvar Bhoothasthanam Festival, Kalpathi Ratholsavam, Kuttikkol Thampuratty Theyyam and Malabar Mahotsavam etc.

Now you know about the most scenic places to visit in Kerala. What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and be ready for one of the best Kerala holiday trips of your life.

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11 Best Places to Visit On Your Kerala Holiday You Shouldn’t Miss

Crafted by the hand of Gods, there are many most beautiful places to visit in Kerala on your holiday. Its nickname, God’s Own Country, is well deserved. The entire expanse of Kerala is blessed with beauty, unmissable attractions, and some of the most scenic places to visit. From the lush hill stations on the Western Ghats to scenic shores by the Arabian Sea, from the backwaters to the wildlife sanctuaries, lush tea gardens to roaring waterfalls, soothing Ayurvedic resorts to the bustling festivals, Kerala abounds in beauty and bliss.

Here See the 11 Best Tourist Places to Visit in Kerala with Pictures in holiday time.

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1. Alleppey – India’s Own version of Venice

best places to visit kerala in summer

India’s Own Venice, the picturesque town of Alleppey , is known for the unique natural spectacle of backwaters . The emerald landscape can be best enjoyed on a houseboat cruise. Experience a secluded holiday on your houseboat with natural bliss for company. Ayurveda, sightseeing, and adventures add to the pleasure of time spent here. Relax in the rejuvenating ambiance, it is one of the places in Kerala you must not miss on your holiday.

Best Tourist Attractions in Alappuzha

  • Alappuzha Beach
  • Krishnapuram Palace
  • Marari Beach – home to local fishermen and their villages
  • Revi Karunakaran Museum
  • Marari Beach
  • Punnamada Lake
  • Pathiramanal Island
  • Sri Krishna Temple in Ambalappuzha
  • The Snake Boat Race in Alleppey is another crowd-puller.

Best time to visit

August to February, enjoys the perfect weather conditions to plan your trip to Kerala. While the second Saturday of August is the occasion of the annual snake boat race competition, also known as Nehru Boat Race .

How to reach

Nearest Airport – Kochi International Airport Nearest Railway Station – Alleppey Railway Station

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2. Munnar – Best for one day trip

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Munnar is a beautiful hill station, one of the best places to visit in Kerala. Situated at an altitude of 1600 m, on the confluence of Muthirapuzha, Kundala, and Nallathanni Rivers. It is one of the best places for a holiday in Kerala, favored by honeymoon couples from all over the globe. Munnar is voted among the best romantic places in the world. Lush, sprawling tea plantations, aromatic spice plantations, lovely lakes, mountain streams at Agasthyakoodam , rolling hills, etc., make it a wonderful destination.

Best Tourist Attractions in Munnar

  • Eravikulam National Park , the exclusive home of Nilgiri Tahr in the lush Western Ghats
  • Mattupetty Dam
  • Anamudi Peak
  • Attukal Waterfalls
  • Cheeyappara Waterfalls
  • Top Station
  • Marayoor Dolmens
  • Indo-Swiss Dairy Farm
  • Kundala Lake
  • Lockhart Gap
  • Trekking, cycling, mountain biking, mountaineering, etc.

All throughout the year the charming hills have their own magical bliss throughout the year.

Nearest Airport – Kochi International Airport at a distance of 132 km Nearest Railway Station – Aluva Railway Station, 120 km away.

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3. Kumarakom – Haven of Backwaters and Birds

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Set on the shores of the serene Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a picturesque town. The network of waters, the abode of birds, sleepy villages, and the abundance of heritage resorts offering Ayurveda make it one of the top places to visit in Kerala. Go cruising on the houseboat , enjoy the Ayurvedic treatments, and spot birds in their natural habitat. The tranquil ambiance is perfect for relaxing vacations. Kumarakom is one of the top reasons for holidays in Kerala being favored by travelers and honeymoon couples from around the world.

Best Tourist Attractions in Kumarakom

  • Kumarakom Beach
  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, one of the best bird-watching spots in India
  • Vembanad Lake
  • Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls
  • Bay Island Driftwood Museum
  • Pathiramanal Island is a haven for birds, especially migratory ones.

August to February offers the best experiences of holiday in Kerala. Monsoon, the months between July and September, is the best time to enjoy Ayurveda sessions.

Nearest Airport – Kochi International Airport at a distance of 119 km Nearest Railway Station – Kottayam Railway Station, 15 km away

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4. Kochi – Gateway to Kerala

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The Queen of Arabian Sea, Cochin is one of the top places to see in Kerala. The coastal city has a legacy of history that traces back to the first colonialists who landed on the shores. There is so much for travelers to explore beaches, museums, churches, and modern tourist delights. The multi-ethnic heritage of the city is reflected in its tourist sights, food, shopping, and every aspect of the town.

Best Tourist Attraction in Cochin

  • Vypeen Island Zone
  • Fort Kochi, one of oldest heritage sites in Kerala
  • Paradesi Synagogue, ancient place of worship for Jews
  • The beautiful stretch of Marine Drive overlooking the Arabian Sea
  • Santa Cruz Basilica
  • Chinese Fishing Nets
  • Mattancherry Palace also known as Dutch Palace
  • Kerala Folklore Museum
  • Vallarpadam Church
  • Museum of Kerala History
  • Kerala Kathakali Centre
  • Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
  • Cochin Port Maritime Heritage Museum
  • Bastion Bungalow

August to February, while the weather is pleasant

Nearest Airport – Kochi International Airport, 12 km from the city center. Nearest Railway Station – Ernakulam Railway Station in the city.

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5. Wayanad – Prettiest Place

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Nestled amidst the Western Ghats’ lush green hills, Wayanad is one of the popular travel destinations for nature lovers. The district is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, therefore perfect for spending time with nature and indulging in adventures. The emerald beauty of the hills, the mists clouding the roads, thundering waterfalls, and uninhibited wildlife will welcome you to God’s Own Country. Trekking is the lure for adventure enthusiasts, whereas the charming treehouses enchant honeymoon couples.

Best Tourist Attractions in Wayanad

  • Wayanad wildlife sanctuary
  • Chembra peak, one of the highest peaks in the region
  • Heart-shaped lake, enroute the trek to Chembra Peak
  • Meenmutty Falls
  • Ayurveda Yoga Villa
  • Edakkal caves are pre-historic caves that are one of the oldest in the world
  • Kuruwadeep, an island on the Kabini River, is also a popular eco-spot
  • Banasura Sagar Dam
  • Wayanad Heritage Museum
  • Kanthapara Waterfalls
  • Karapuzha Dam
  • Muthanga Wildlife Safari
  • Grassroots for a true treehouse stay

October to May

Nearest airport – Kozhikode Airport, 100km Nearest Railway Station – Kozhikode Railway Station, 110 km.

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6. Vagamon – An ideal summer destination in Kerala

Maramala Waterfall in Vagamon

Perching at the height of 1200m, Vagamon is another hill station in Kerala that serves as a perfect getaway or vacation destination. It is an ideal place for people looking for peace and solace away from the hustle-bustle of the city. Massive rocky mountains, pine forests, beautifully cascading waterfalls, and a serene environment steer people to visit here. Many people in nearby cities prefer coming to this place during the weekends as it gives them the perfect environment to rejuvenate. While you visit here with family or friends, try practicing meditation.

Best Tourist Attractions in Vagamon

  • The breathtaking Vagamon Hill Town.
  • Amusing Vagamon Pine Forest.
  • Kurisumala.
  • The popular Meenachil River.
  • Elaveezha Poonchira.
  • Pattumalai Church.
  • Illikal Peak.
  • Maramala Waterfall.
  • The spiritual land of Thangal Para.
  • The meadows of Barren Hills.
  • Vagamon Lake.
  • Idukki Dam.
  • Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • The peaceful Kurisumala.

Though people visit Vagamon throughout the year, it is better to avoid the monsoons. During the rainy season, commuting inside the town becomes a bit difficult. Therefore, preferably a person can visit here during summer (March to May) or winter (December to February).

Nearest Airport – Cochin Airport (75 km) (approx.) Nearest Railway Station – Kuttikanam (22 km) (approx.)

7. Kovalam – Sand, Surf, and Sea

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Kovalam is one of India’s most beautiful, fun, and relaxing beach destinations. One of the best places to visit in Kerala, Kovalam is home to several luxury accommodations and many Ayurveda massage centers. Spend time walking along the sandy shores, indulge in watersports, get a luxurious massage, and relish delicious seafood. The beach’s serene ambiance is perfect for a long, relaxed day. The pleasant weather adds more charm to this little piece of paradise. The beach lures families, honeymoon couples, and even solo backpackers seeking to enjoy the sand, sea, and surf.

Tourist Attractions at Kovalam Beach

  • Lighthouse beach with the ancient lighthouse
  • Hawah beach
  • Samudra Beach
  • Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort
  • Karamani River
  • Vellayani Lake
  • Halcyon Castle
  • Valiyathura Pier
  • Vizhinjam Village
  • Surya Samudra Kovalam is one of the popular resorts to indulge in Ayurveda treatments.

August to February

Nearest Airport – Trivandrum International Airport, 25 km away. Nearest Railway Station – Trivandrum Railway Station, almost at a distance of 25 km.

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8. Thiruvananthapuram – City Of Lord Padmanabhaswamy

Napier Museum, Thiruvananthapuram

The capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. Built on seven hills, the pleasant city offers interesting sights worth a look at. It is a historical as well as the cultural hub of the state in addition to being a modern metropolis. The city has many tourist attractions, including temples, gardens, palaces, museums, beaches, backwaters, wildlife sanctuaries, and many more.

Best Tourist Attractions in Thiruvananthapuram

  • The golden Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple , the revered temple of the city after which it gets its name
  • The historic wooden Puthe Maliga Palace
  • The Napier Museum
  • Natural History Museum and art gallery
  • Pray at the holy Attukal Temple
  • Kowdiar Palace
  • Palkulangara Devi Temple
  • Veli Lake and Tourist Village
  • Beach and Lake Ayurvedic Resort to bask in the bliss of authentic Ayurveda treatments.

September to March is the best time to plan a visit.

Nearest Airport – Trivandrum International Airport, 11 km from the city center Nearest Railway Station – Trivandrum Railway Station in the city with frequent connections all over India.

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9. Kozhikode – Charming Beauty with Ancient Legacy

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Originally known as Calicut, Kozhikode is famous for its inherent natural beauty, culture, historical sites, educational institutions, and culinary experiences. The town played a very important role in shaping the colonial era of India. The Dutch and the British colonial era have left a strong influence on the city. Named among the best places to visit in Kerala, Kozhikode is known for its authentic Malabar food. The cuisines are mouthwatering and must be given a try. Kozhikode has everything that one requires to make it a perfect holiday.

Best Tourist Attractions in Kozhikode

  • Conolly Canal
  • Hilite Mall
  • Kallayi, Tali Temple
  • Kappad Beach
  • Kozhikode Beach
  • Thusharagiri Waterfalls
  • Payyoli Beach
  • Kozhippara Falls
  • Matri Dei Cathedral

August to February is a good time to plan your trip.

Nearest Airport – Kozhikode International Airport in the city. Nearest Railway Station – The city is connected with frequent connections at Kozhikode Railway Station.

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10. Thekkady – Land of the Wild and Spices

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Set amid picturesque natural beauty, Thekkady in the Western Ghats of Kerala is known for the hub of wildlife adventure. The Periyar National Park in the area is a major tourist destination for wildlife lovers. Set in the captivating locales of Thekkady, nature has blessed the lands with abundant flora, fauna, and adventure. The Periyar Lake set in the national park is particularly of interest. Wildlife safaris on boats are only available here. Spot Elephants, Tigers, rare species of birds, and other animals unique in the Western Ghats.

Best Tourist Attractions in Thekkady

  • Wildlife safari on the top of elephants as well as on jeep
  • A boat safari on the Periyar Lake aboard a bamboo raft
  • Jungle patrolling and nature walks
  • Visit spice plantations of Thekkady,
  • Stay at homestays and eco-friendly resorts.

Throughout the year, the weather conditions are perfect for visiting this part of Kerala. Even wildlife safari does not close for the monsoon, which becomes even more special after rain.

Nearest Airport – Kochi International Airport, 160 km away. Nearest Railway Station – Kottayam Railway Station at a distance of 114 km.

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Also Read : Where to go for Jungle Safari in India

11. Varkala – Quaint Hamlet by the Sea

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When it comes to the unrivaled bliss of Kerala, it’s not fair not to talk about Varkala, one of India’s best beach destinations. Set along the shores of the Arabian Sea, the beauty takes your breath away. The serenity of the beach is noteworthy. Lush palm groves and playful waves line soft sands. Varkala is quite away from the crowds and is one of the serene locales. Get an Ayurvedic massage at one of the beach centers, and you will be revitalized.

Tourist Attractions at Varkala Beach

  • A hot spring with medicinal properties
  • Papanasam beach
  • Janardhana Swamy Temple
  • Seafood restaurants
  • Ayurvedic beach centers
  • Sivagiri Mutt
  • Anchengo Fort & Lighthouse

October to February, while monsoon is the perfect time to stay at one of the Ayurvedic resorts in India.

Nearest Airport – Trivandrum International Airport, 44 km away. Nearest Railway Station – Varkala Railway Station in the city. Also close by is Kollam railway station.

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Kerala is located on the Malabar Coast of Southern India and offers relatively comfortable weather throughout the year, varying from coasts to hill stations. But the best time to visit Kerala is during the winter (October to March) when the temperature ranges from 24 to 30 degrees Celsius. During summer (March to May), you can explore the majestic hill stations of Kerala, and during monsoon season (June to August), you can enjoy Ayurvedic treatments.

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Top 10 Coolest Tourist Places in Kerala to Visit During The Summer

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Must visit summer places in Kerala

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Kerala in summer: 10 Serene And Scintillating Places To Visit In This Heaven

Summertime's are related to water parks, ice cold liquids and breezy clothes but the excessive reality is that the blistering warmness can get insupportable honestly fast. The summer season heat primarily puts a damper on any expeditions in the city. As the hottest months of the year approaches, it's time to pack your bags and start looking up the best locations to check out in Kerala during summer.

Rather of staying locked up in the conveniences of your air-conditioned spaces, highlight the wanderlust in you. Place on your journeying hats and feel the cool air of the stunning hill stations of Kerala put off all traces of warmth and exhaustion from you. If the stunning hill stations are your chosen place then they're amongst maximum famous tourist locations in Kerala all through summer.

From misty sloping surfaces to sandy seashores, Kerala has it all covered to maintain your summer time cool. So beat the warmth this year in luscious inexperienced valleys that boast of precise view. Here are pinnacle 10 traveler locations to test out in Kerala at some stage in summer time:

Finest Places to Visit in Kerala during summer

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Munnar has an unrivaled beauty, being the most popular tourist location in Kerala in the summer. With its rolling hills, tea plantation, waterfalls, nature tracks and lakes, you can see all tones of green covering this bewitching spot. The hill station is situated on the banks of the three Mattupetti, Nallathanni and Periavaru rivers, and has impressive viewpoints. In Munnar, which is also famous for its one kind of neelakurinji shrub, there are many places to sightsee. Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi, Devikulam, Nyayamakad, Muniyara Dolmens, Attukal Waterfalls, Picture Point, Echo Point and Pothemadu are the most popular tourism destinations in Munnar. The best time to visit Munnar is Autumn and Winter.

Places To Stay: Chandy’s Windy Woods, Pallivasal, The Panoramic Getaway, Forest Glade, Devonshire Greens

Things To Do In Munnar: Plantation Resort, Kolukkumalai – Tea Estate Tours, Echo Point – Camping And Trekking, Eravikulam National Park – Spot Rare Species

Ideal Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days

Popular Tourist Attractions: TATA Tea Museum, Meesapulimala, Blossom Park, Pothamedu ViewPoint, Life of Pi Church, Attukal Waterfalls, Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Top Station, Marayoor Dolmens, Indo Swiss Dairy Farm, Kundala Lake, Lockhart Gap, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi, and Eravikulam National Park

Best Time To Visit: October to March

Nearest Airport: Kochi Airport, at a mere distance of 143 km from the hill station.

Nearest Railway Station: Aluva Railway Station, which is 110 km away from Munnar.

2. Thekkady

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Among the top locations to go to in Kerala in the summer season is Thekkady hill station. This peaceful attraction gives you an opportunity to explore the untamed side of Kerala with all its exotic flora and fauna. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, the home of numerous elephants, is one of the pieces of resistance of this hill station. As the nature tracks enable one to enjoy the beautiful galore of this area, Thekkady is also a great place for trekking. A few prime places to check out at this hill station are Mangala Devi Temple, Pandikuzhi, Vandiperiyar, Ramakalmedu, Periyar Tiger Reserve, Periyar National Park, Chellarkovil Viewpoint and Gavi Forest.

Places To Stay: The Elephant Court , Paradisa Plantation Retreat, The Mountain Courtyard, Forest Canopy, Poetree Sarovar Portico

Things To Do: Thekkady Boating Tours, Bamboo Rafting & Hiking in Thekkady, Border Hiking, Jungle Night Patrol

Ideal Duration: 1 Day

Popular Tourist Attractions: Besides the top places to visit in Thekkady, there are Periyar Lake, Kadathanadan Kalari Centre, Elephant Junction, Deepa World Spice, and Ayurvedic Garden, Kumily, Ramakkalmedu, Mullaperiyar Dam, Periyar Tiger Trail, Mudra Cultural Centre, Vandiperiyar, Chellarkovil, Murikkady, and Vandanmedu.

Best Time To Visit: November to early-May

Nearest Airport: Madurai Airport is just 136 km away.

Nearest Railway Station: Kottayam Railway Station is 114 km away.

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Vagamon is among the best places to check out in Kerala in the summer, owing to the thick forests, cascading waterfalls and the abundant plants. Besides the enchanting appeal, there is also a lot of peace and tranquility here. There are a lot of natural hotspots that make this area such a pleasure. Illikkal Hill, Poonjar Palace, Vagamon and Meenachil River Maramala Waterfalls are such places.

Places To Stay: Honeycomb By Astral Inn, Chillax, Falcon Crest, Lavender, The Kissing Mountains

Things To Do: Murugan Mala- Trekking, Off Roading, Vagamon Lake- Boat Ride, Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary- Visit

Popular Tourist Attractions: Thangal Hill, Murugan Hill, Kurisumala, Vagamon Pine Forest, Barren Hills, The Pattumala Church, Vagamon Lake, Mundakayam Ghat, Vagamon Falls, and Maramala Waterfalls.

Best Time to Visit: Early-August to May

Nearest Airport: Kochi International Airport is 94 km away from Vagamon.

Nearest Railway Station: Kottayam Railway Station is 15 km away.

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Ponmudi may be small in scale, but it's fascinating appeal puts it among the leading places to go to in the summer in Kerala. The forest and green turf that carpets the field make up this serene landscape. The magnificent view that can be seen from Ponmudi along with its good weather makes it a haven for fans of nature. It also makes it the perfect place to hike or trek and check out nature in all its splendors. The vast flora and fauna of this hill station can also be seen, which will rejuvenate the mind as well as the body.Agasthyarkoodam, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Deer Park, Golden Valley and Meenmutti falls are some of the places that you must go to here.

Places to Stay: KTDC Golden Peak, Hotel Rohini International. Hill View Stay Inn

Popular Tourist Attractions: Meenmutty Falls, Mankayam Waterfalls, and Ponmudi Rock

Things to Do: Savor the scenic view, Click Pictures

Best Time To Visit: All around the year

Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport is 67 km away from Ponmudi

Nearest Railway Station: Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station is located about 55 km away

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The station at Lakkidi hill boasts a wonderful beauty that is a sight for sore eyes. Together with gushing waterfalls, the green rolling hills and lush landscape make this place the most popular tourist places in Kerala during the summer. This surreal and untouched natural land will help you completely relax and invigorate yourself. Chembra Hill, Pookode Lake, Thusharagiri Falls, Lakkidi View Point are just a few of the famous Lakkidi travel spots you need to look at.

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The quaint hill station of Idukki has a resplendent natural allure. The huge green valleys with the aroma of spices thrill your senses while the greenery all round acts as a balm on the nerves. Idukki is definitely pleasant and makes for a picturesque sight. The piece de resistances of Idukki are Idukki flora and fauna Sanctuary, Idukki Arch Dam, Waterfall at Keezar Kuthu and the stretching tea and spice plantations.

Places To Stay: Best Mist Home Stay, Meadows Pride Homestay, Olivia Homestay, John’s Villa Homestay, Green Spot Homestay

Things to Do: Trekking, Camping, Paragliding, Misty Mountain Resort

Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days

Popular Tourist Attractions: Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary or Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, Thommankuthu Falls, Ramakkal, Kalvari Mount, Idukki Arch Dam, Cheeyappara Waterfalls and Kalvari Mount

Best Time to Visit: June to August and November to January

Nearest Airport: Kochi

Nearest Railway Station: Theni- 60 km from Idukki.

7. Malampuzha

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No longer simply is this terrific hill station among the first-class destinations to visit in Kerala throughout the summer season but is likewise a fantastic favourite with families. The element being, that apart from spell binding herbal appeal which the region has, it likewise has a widespread style of activities that families especially kids can take pleasure in. There isn't one stupid minute at Malampuzha because the vicinity has enjoyment parks, ropeway, fish-formed aquarium and severa other sports. Do check out Malampuzha dam, Siruvani Waterfalls and rock garden produced via Padmasree Nek Chand Saini.

Places to Stay: KTDC Garden House Malampuzha, Hotel Govardhan Samos, Hotel Tripenta

Popular Tourist Attractions: Malampuzha Dam, Palakkad Fort, Dhoni Hills and Waterfalls, Malampuzha Garden, Kava, Fantasy Park, Thread Garden, Rock Garden, Snake Park, UdanKhatola

Things to Do: Savor the scenic view, Click Pictures, take a walk

Best Time to Visit: August to April

Nearest Airport: Coimbatore International Airport (55 km)

Nearest Railway Station: Palakkad Junction (8 km)

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This hill station is one of those hidden gemstones of Kerala that in reality is worth exploring. Gavi is nothing besides a paradise with first-rate enchantment with the intention to scintillate your senses with its herbal galore and the float of spices that remains inside the air there. One appearance at this vicinity and you would apprehend why it is the various very high-quality destinations to check out in Kerala throughout summer. Sabarimala Temple , Kochupampa, Gavi Lakes are a number of the preferred spots at Gavi which is also the home of 260 species of birds.

9. Kovalam Beach

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Beaches are the next best way to beat the sun, after hill stations. At Kovalam beach, which is among the most popular travel destinations in Kerala during the summer season, you can have the most wonderful time. The shallow waters, the low tidal waves and the cool breeze are a perfect way to have a quiet time here.

Places To Stay: Hotel Jasmine Palace Kovalam, Hotel Samudra KTDC, Jumeira Residency, Kovalam Beach Hotel, Unwind Hotels And Resorts

Things To Do: Take a sightseeing tour – An excursion to discover the town, Spend a night in the houseboat, Give adventure sports a shot

Popular Tourist Attractions: Lighthouse Beach, Hawa Beach, The Lighthouse, Samudra Beach, Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, Halcyon Castle, Akkulam Lake, Vizhinjam Fishing Harbor, Kovalam Jama Masjid, Vellayani Lake, Karamana River, Aruvikkara, Rock Cut Caves, and Valiyathura Pier.

Best Time To Visit: September to May

Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport is mere 15 km away.

Nearest Railway Station: Trivandrum Railway Station is just 14 km away.

10. Alleppey Beach

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Together with equally sensational backwaters and obviously the famous houseboats, Alleppey is well understood for this gorgeous beach. The sea is a popular tourist spot and is among the best summer destinations in Kerala to visit.

Places to Stay: Ramada By Wyndham Alleppey, Tharavadu Heritage, Bamboo Lagoon, Treebo Tryst Palmyra Grand Suite

Things to Do: Shopping: Buy Souvenirs For Your Loved One, Nightwalk: Gear Up For A Crazy Campfire, Temples: Indulge In Spiritualism, Beaches: Watch The Sun Go Down

Popular Tourist Attractions: Alappuzha Beach,Krishnapuram Palace, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Marari Beach, Revi Karunakaran Museum, Marari Beach, Punnamada Lake, Pathiramanal, and Sri Krishna Temple in Ambalappuzha. The Snake Boat Race in Alleppey is another crowd puller.

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Best Time To Visit: September to mid-May

Nearest Airport: Kochi Airport, which is 53 km away from the city.

Nearest Railway Station: Alleppey Railway Station; it is well within the city limits.

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🌴Best Time To Visit Kerala-Summer, Winter or Monsoon?

Kerala is one of the top tourist destinations in the country! It is often called God’s Own Country owing to its endless scenic beauty, untampered nature’s bounty, and commitment to ecological preservation. Located in South India, Kerala is sandwiched between the expansive Arabian Sea on one side and the mesmerizing Western Ghats on the other. It offers multiple exciting experiences with its beaches, hill stations, backwaters, colorful festivals, and a vivid culture that brings an enormous influx of travelers here every year!

The best time to visit Kerala is between September and March in winter season . The weather is  comfortable and there’s not too much humidity. If you wish to enjoy festivals like Onam, snake boat races, hill stations, backwaters, and beaches then winter season is the ideal time to visit Kerala.

Summer season in Kerala starts in April and ends in May.

Monsoon comes twice a year from June to September and around October-November.

Kerala Tourism Peak Season is Winter Season  from September to March.

🌞 Weather In Kerala

Kerala has three seasons – Summer, Winter, and Monsoon.

Take a look at this season-wise data to know the best time to visit Kerala and plan your holiday accordingly.

In Kerala temperature also differs with altitude:

  • On the plains, it ranges from 28°C to 36°C
  • In the hills, it stays around 20°C .

While September to March (Winter) is regarded as the best time to see Kerala, high-altitude places like Munnar , Wayanad , and Vagamon can be visited at any time of the year regardless of the season.

Munnar , Wayanad , and Vagamon can be visited at any time of the year regardless of the season.

ALSO SEE – What Kerala Is Famous For?  11 Things That Draw The World To God’s Own Country

What Is The Best Time To Visit Kerala?

September to March are the best months to visit Kerala in India because:

  • The weather is pleasant and salubrious
  • You’ll be greeted with cool winds
  • Humidity levels are low
  • The daytime temperature is also comfortable
  • The surroundings are lush green owing to the monsoons

In winter, Kerala has a comfortable climate and pleasant weather with less humidity. Everything from the backwaters to beaches, forests, cities and hill stations can be explored with ease. It’s the perfect time to visit:

  • Hill stations
  • Forest reserves
  • Tea plantations and spice farms

FUN FACT : September is the time when Kerala witnesses Onam, the most popular festival of Kerala!

ALSO SEE – Top 12 Best Places to Visit in Kerala (with Map)

December is the time for Kochi Muziris Biennale besides extensive Christmas and New Year celebrations. You should book your resort in Kerala way in advance since Winter is the best time to visit Kerala for both its natural beauty and its celebration of Christmas and New Year!

⛅ Winter Season In Kerala (November to February)

Winter Season in Kerala

It’s, without a doubt, the most ideal time to visit Kerala!

Scroll down to know what makes the period from September to March a suitable time to travel to this state and plan your trip accordingly.

ALSO SEE- Why September Is The Best Time To Visit Kerala ?

Weather In Kerala In Winter

Kerala has cool and pleasant weather in the winter season. Even sunny and hot days will be accompanied by cool winds and a pleasing sea breeze. Specifically, December has the best weather in the winter season and is considered by many travelers to be the best time to visit Kerala.

The winter climate in Kerala is cool and comfortable, the humidity is at its lowest, and the air is crisp and sweet.

While this soothing weather starts setting in late September, it isn’t until November that you start to feel the coolness in the air and see the renewed freshness of Kerala’s foliage.

Evenings and mornings are cool on the plains and quite chilly in hilly areas like Munnar and Wayanad. The temperature falls even further at night!

Temperature In Winter In Kerala

Kerala temperature in winter differs in accordance with the diverse topography here.

On an average, the Kerala winter temperature ranges between 18°C to 29°C. However, it dips even lower in hilly areas.

The average minimum temperature in Kerala during winter remains around 18°C, but drops as low as 10°C in high altitude places like Munnar, Vagamon, and Wayanad.

Kerala’s average maximum temperature in winter is 29°C. Now that does tend to rise a couple or more degrees on really sunny days, but the weather still remains pleasant and windy.

The average temperature in Winter is 28°C, and the minimum temperature is around 18°C.

In the hilly regions of Munnar and Thekkady,

  • the maximum temperature is 25°C,
  • and the minimum temperature is 10°C.

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ALSO SEE- Complete list of best things to do in Kerala with Photos

Places To Visit In Kerala During Winter

There is no dearth of places to visit in Kerala during winter owing to its amazing weather , uninterrupted gorgeous scenery , and refreshing greenery . You can choose to visit any city or village in the whole state and expect to be greeted with soothing and blissful weather in this season.

Some of the best Kerala places for that perfect winter sojourn would include:

  • Munnar – Rolling green pastures covered in mist
  • Thekkady – Where the wild live!
  • Alleppey – Sailing houseboats on emerald-green waters
  • Kochi – Golden sands and sleepy fishing villages
  • Kumarakom – Exotic birds and enchanting canals
  • Vagamon – Unspoilt green hills and endless adventure
  • Kovalam – Ayurvedic massages on a picturesque coastline
  • Varkala – Artsy cliffs, swaying palms and virgin shores
  • Wayanad – A mystical paradise in the Nilgiris

The weather in Kerala in winter is ideal for sightseeing, making it the peak tourist season. You can try out water sports , sail the backwaters in a houseboat , or just explore the state’s picturesque green valleys and clear blue skies. There is so much to see and things to do in Kerala in the winter season, all you have to do is take your pick.

Whether you go on a jungle safari in Kerala’s wildlife sanctuaries to spot wildlife and birds, or soak in the sights and sounds of the forest, you’ll end up having the most wonderful time! There are so many places to explore in Kerala in winter that it’ll be hard to pick just a few.

ALSO SEE – Best Time To Visit Kerala Backwaters

Reasons To Visit Kerala During Winter

Looking for reasons to go to Kerala in the winter? We got plenty!

1. Endless Adventure!

Winter is the most favorable time to engage in activities like watersports, trekking, camping, wildlife safaris, sailing on the backwaters, and sightseeing in Kerala.

2. Awesome Weather

During winter, tourists are greeted with lush greenery all around, clear blue skies and refreshing cool winds without the discomfort of scorching heat and gross humidity.

Winter gives travelers in Kerala the most comfortable and amicable weather conditions to meander through its spice plantations, trek high up its rolling hills, cruise its canals and rivers, and interact with its wildlife via thrilling nature safaris in national parks and sanctuaries.

3. Festival Fever!

A trip to Kerala in late December also gives vacationers a chance to indulge in Christmas and New Year festivities that make this place all the more lively and cheerful every year! The cities and towns are gift-wrapped in twinkling fairy lights, decked up with tall Christmas trees, and filled with the aroma of plum cakes and spicy Keralan cuisine.

4. Shopping

It’s also a great time to go shopping in Kerala. The markets are brimming with activity and there are great festive discounts on traditional items and handicrafts. So if you want to stock up on the finest coffee, spices, Malayali textiles, aroma oils, terracotta and brass items, jewelry, handicrafts, and more, winter would be the best time to visit Kerala for a fun retail therapy.

Kerala Travel Tips For Winter

  • Book flight tickets and hotel rooms way in advance. Since it’s the peak season, it’ll be hard to get good deals at the last minute.
  • Try and visit offbeat places like Vagamon, Ponmudi, and Kumarakom for peace and seclusion.
  • Even though the monsoon season is over, carry an umbrella.
  • Pack light cotton clothes, hats, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
  • Popular cities and locations might get a tad crowded. Start your day early and cover prominent tourist spots before noon.
  • Large crowds would also mean slower service at restaurants and lengthy queues at ticket counters. Be patient.
  • Pack a light jacket/cardigan and long pants if you’re visiting the hilly areas of Kerala as winter nights there can get chilly.
  • Don’t forget your camera!

Kerala has 25 wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. The state is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and birdwatchers.

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☀️ Summer Season In Kerala (March to June)

Kerala Summer Season

The Summer season in Kerala begins at the end of February or the beginning of March and stays till June.

The maximum temperature hovers around 35°C, while the minimum temperature stays around 28°C.

While this may not be the best time to visit Kerala for those leisurely walks on the beach, a thrilling jungle safari, or a backwater cruise, it’s the perfect time to head to its pleasing cool hills.

The weather in Kerala’s hill stations like Munnar is more pleasant with an average temperature of 25°C-28°C. Occasional rain and thundershowers are common in hill stations.

And the best part – you’ll find less crowd and cheaper accommodation everywhere in Kerala during Summertime!

Weather In Kerala In Summer

The Summer season is distinguished by hot and dry weather conditions in Kerala. The weather in plains and coastal areas becomes warm and humid.

The temperature remains high throughout the day. There is no respite from the heat even at night owing to the state’s proximity to the ocean.

It’s dry and blazing in the plains, but the weather in the hill stations of Kerala remains pleasant. Occasional rain and thundershowers are common in Kerala’s hills even in the Summer season.

While Summer may not be the right time to visit Kerala for beach activities, backwater cruises and sightseeing, it’s a great time to head to the hills here.

ALSO SEE – Top 8 Hill Stations In Kerala

Temperature In Summer In Kerala

  • The average temperature in Summer ranges  between 28°C to 38°C .
  • Even in the evenings, Kerala Summer temperature remains a high 28°C with hot and dry winds owing to the state’s proximity to the ocean.
  • In March, the temperature climbs to a high 35°C with high heat and humidity.
  • The temperature stays a pleasant 25°C-26°C in the hills of Kerala and dips further at night, making it a great time to visit if you’re more of a mountain person!

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Places To Visit In Kerala In Summer

If you visit in this season, there are quite a number of locations that you can explore. Some of the best Kerala places for that perfect summer sojourn would include:

  • Munnar – Lush green misty hills
  • Vagamon – Virgin natural beauty and cool winds
  • Ponmudi – The Ooty of Kerala!
  • Wayanad – Refreshing foliage and adventure activities
  • Lakkidi – Unspoilt hills and nature hikes
  • Thrissur – Thrissur Pooram festival and waterfalls

Most of these are high-altitude places and relatively cooler than other parts of the state, especially in Summer.

Even in this season, Kerala is frequented by a large number of travelers drawn to its empty beaches , pristine hills and low-priced hotels and resorts. It’s a good time to visit Kerala to see it in its serene state without interference.

Reasons To Visit Kerala During Summer

Oh yes, there are loads of reasons why a trip to Kerala in this season won’t be a bad idea!

1. Less Crowd

Despite having somewhat unfavorable weather for sightseeing and exploring, this offseason in Kerala actually receives a large influx of tourists drawn by the empty beaches, hills, towns, and tourist attractions.

It’s the best time to visit Kerala and explore the natural beauty of this state in its most pristine form as you won’t find a massive crowd of tourists at the popular hotspots.

2. Great Deals on Hotels

Hotel prices are at their lowest in the Summer season! It’s a great time to visit if you want a budget vacation.

Resorts, homestays, Airbnb’s and top hotels roll out amazing deals and packages to lure in people, often giving away services like Spa and day tours for free!

You wouldn’t want to miss this chance to stay at your favourite resorts or hotels in Kerala in Summer at rock bottom prices!

3. The Colourful Thrissur Pooram

Kerala celebrates the vibrant and cheerful festival of Thrissur Pooram every year in the month of April/May and it’s an experience you shouldn’t miss.

It’s one of the most important festivals in the state and an absolute treat for travelers who wish to immerse in the local culture and traditions of Kerala.

The festival lasts for three whole days and is an impressive extravaganza of folk dances, percussion music, elephants dressed in gold, colourful umbrellas, and a sumptuous buffet!

4. Tranquility & Peace

Summer is a great time to explore Kerala if you wish to enjoy seclusion, peace, and privacy at all its locations, especially magnificent hill stations like Munnar.

Imagine lying on a beach with no one around! Or enjoying uninterrupted views of the Alleppey backwaters while sailing on your houseboat! Or walking through the tea estates of Munnar with not another soul for miles! Sounds tempting, doesn’t it?

Kerala Travel Tips For Summer

  • Pack light-colored and airy clothes, preferably linens and cotton.
  • Don’t forget your sunscreen (SPF 30+ is recommended), hats, and sunglasses at home.
  • Carry a water bottle with you at all times and stay hydrated. Do not buy plastic bottles.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes that can dry quickly.
  • Have frequent meals in small proportions during the course of the day, instead of having two or three heavy meals.
  • Consume hydrating fruits and drink lots of coconut water.
  • Do not litter.

ALSO SEE – Best Places To Visit In Munnar

🌧️Monsoon Season In Kerala (June to Mid-September, October, November)

Monsoon Season in Kerala

  • The Southwest monsoon season from June till about August/September.
  • The Northeast monsoon during October.

The Southwest monsoon is the main rainy season in Kerala and the ideal time to visit Kerala if one wishes to experience refreshing monsoon showers . Kerala receives torrential rain and humidity levels soar during this time.

However, Kerala monsoon provides relief from the scorching heat , makes rivers and waterfalls flow in full gusto, and turns the surrounding areas green and rejuvenating .

The humidity starts to recede around mid-August as the rainfall gradually reduces. The monsoon season returns in October and is called the Northeast monsoon season. There is heavy rain accompanied by thunder and lightning.

The maximum temperature during monsoon is around 35°C, while the minimum temperature is around 28°C.

We have highlighted below all that this season offers and what you should expect if you choose to visit Kerala during the monsoon season.

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Weather In Kerala In Monsoon

Monsoon in Kerala is characterized by lush green foliage and high humidity. You’ll be met with frequent yet refreshing showers in Kerala during this time. If you wish to witness the splendor of rain in Kerala and do not mind the humidity, you can visit during this season.

Though the heavy rainfall and icky humidity can get a little uncomfortable at times, Kerala mostly experiences pleasant, cool weather during this time with lush greenery all around.

It is ideal to travel to Kerala in the monsoon season when the weather is moist and cool. One major reason why tourists find it a great time to visit is the Ayurvedic massages and treatments that Kerala is famous for. Hence, the monsoon season is nothing short of the best season to visit Kerala.

ALSO SEE – Best Experiences To Enjoy Monsoon Tourism In Kerala

Temperature In Kerala In Monsoon

The average temperature during the monsoon season in this Indian state ranges from 19°C to 30°C. On nights that it pours heavily, the temperature further goes down a couple more degrees.

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The days remain warm and humid, but the temperature only rises up to 30°C on most days, only reaching a maximum of 38°C on fewer occasions.

Places To Visit In Kerala During Monsoon

Kerala is nothing less of a paradise in the monsoon season. Whether you seek peace and tranquility amidst the untouched reserves of nature or wish to indulge in a once-in-a-lifetime experience like houseboat rides and Ayurvedic Spa, the rainy season will be just the right time to visit Kerala for it all.

You can visit places like:

  • Munnar – Dewy fields of tea
  • Wayanad – Green hills and fierce waterfalls
  • Thekkady – Boat rides through misty greenery
  • Kumarakom – Backwater cruises in the rain!
  • Marari Beach – Sea-side serenity
  • Kochi – Relaxing Ayurvedic massages
  • Vythiri – Refreshing greenery
  • Ashtamudi Lake – Pretty houseboats and cozy homestays
  • Bekal – A picturesque fort on the coast
  • Varkala – Breezy palm trees and red cliffs

While places like Munnar and Wayanad will offer you pleasant weather and lush foliage, seaside destinations like Kochi and Trivandrum will bestow you with tranquil beaches, cool ocean winds, and low-priced ayurvedic massage therapies in monsoon in Kerala.

Reasons To Visit Kerala During Monsoon

The monsoon season is a time of endless fun and adventure in Kerala. Here’s how:

1. Ayurvedic Treatments

It’s the best time to indulge in rejuvenating Ayurvedic massage therapies and Ayurvedic Spa in Kerala at affordable rates.

Many Ayurvedic centres and resorts roll out budget deals on their Ayurveda packages that you won’t get at any other time of the year.

Monsoon is the most suitable time to visit this state for Ayurvedic therapies for yet another reason – this moist and dust-free environment makes Ayurvedic treatments more comfortable and effective.

2. Lush Foliage

Dripping of dew, the flora is at its most refreshing phase throughout Kerala’s monsoon season. It’s almost as if the rains give a boost to Kerala’s natural beauty, bringing it to life!

The forests of Thekkady and Wayanad, the otherwise parched vegetation of Kochi and Trivandrum, the amber-hued backwater banks of Alleppey and Kumarakom, and the rolling pastures of Munnar and Vythiri are most vibrant and thriving this time of the year!

And to top it all, those exciting tours of spice, coffee and tea plantations become all the more enjoyable and rewarding!

3. Lovely Waterfalls

Waterfalls in Kerala cascade in full force during the monsoon season. While most waterfalls will be overflowing during the peak rainy season and somewhat dangerous to visit, the time right after monsoons will be perfect for paying a visit to these sweet locations.

Waterfalls like Athirappilly, Palaruvi, Soochipara, Lakkom, Meenmutty and Marmala will be in their most beautiful and rejuvenating state. A trek to these surreal spots through the lush jungles and dip in the refreshing waters will definitely recharge your mind, body and soul!

4. Aranmula Boat Race

Witness Kerala’s famous snake boat races that are held mainly during the monsoon season in a multitude of places.

You can attend the colourful Aranmula Boat Race in Aranmula, the Payippad Boat Race in the Payippad River, the Kallada Boat Race in Kollam, or the Vallam Kali boat race at the festival of Onam. Other than these, the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race of Alappuzha is the most fascinating of all!

Infused with energy, these colourful fiestas are part of some of the oldest traditions of Kerala that shouldn’t be missed!

5. Heavy Discounts On Stays

Visit God’s Own Country in monsoon and save big on your trip!

Considering it’s the off-season and tourists typically do not visit Kerala during this time, most hotels and homestays come up with discounts, deals and super-saver offers to attract people to Kerala.

6. Less Crowd

The off-season of monsoon is the best time to visit Kerala for yet another reason – utter peace and serenity!

There will be fewer people around, shorter queues at ticket counters, no pushing and shoving at famous tourist spots, no over-crowded restaurants, no litter on beaches, and no photobombers ruining your Instagram reels and selfies!

Kerala Travel Tips For Monsoon

  • Carry an umbrella or raincoat even if it’s not raining in real time.
  • Pack an extra pair of clothes for each day.
  • Wear light cotton or linen clothes to absorb excess moisture and beat the humidity.
  • Carry mosquito repellents and lotions.
  • Carry proper medication for fungal infections if your body cannot handle humidity.
  • Wear footwear and clothes that fully cover your legs during forest treks to avoid nasty encounters with insects and leeches.
  • Carry plastic bags to keep your electronic gadgets dry.
  • Keep a tab on the Kerala weather forecast and always check it before stepping out.
  • Make sure the places you wish to visit are open before you go there since many tourist spots are closed during heavy showers.

ALSO SEE- Top 10 Best Traditional Kerala Dance Forms That Will Enchant You!

Best Time To Visit Kerala For Peace & Low Crowd – Offseason Bliss!

The peak tourist season in Kerala usually commences mid-December and ends mid-February. Kerala typically observes its highest influx of local and international tourists at this time.

Prices for hotel stays, flights, transport, food and tourist activities tend to be high during these months. Large crowds at major tourist attractions and markets, lengthy queues at ticket counters and slow service in restaurants and hotels can cause a nuisance when one travels to Kerala in the peak season.

To avoid all that, you can make your tour and hotel bookings well in advance and visit offbeat places to steer clear of the crowds.

You can travel to Kerala in the shoulder season instead!

Taking a trip in the off-season will let you enjoy benefits like:

  • Less crowds and shorter queues
  • Cheaper stays – significant price drops in hotels, resorts and homestays
  • Affordable flight tickets
  • Utter peace, seclusion and serenity
  • Quiet, clean and empty beaches
  • Price cuts on fine dining, handicrafts, and local transport
  • Big deals and discounts on Ayurvedic treatments
  • Multiple festivals to attend!

On top of that, you get to see Kerala in its most refreshed and gorgeous state (if you visit in the monsoon season)!

Kerala essentially has two shoulder seasons:

  • Monsoon season (June – Mid-September; October & November)
  • Summer season (April – May)

Out of these two, monsoon is the best time to visit Kerala . The state turns greener and fresher during this time and the misty pitter patter is nothing but romantic and downright pleasing!

All you need to do is keep a check on the weather forecast and not step out in heavy downpours and your Kerala holiday in monsoon will be one exhilarating affair!

Summer is the second shoulder season in Kerala and though it’s quite hot at this time, this season has its own charm and grace . A Summer trip to Kerala can be just as comfortable and enjoyable if you make sure to stay near prominent tourist locations, step out early in the morning to cover most points in your itinerary, wear lots of sunscreen, a hat and airy cotton clothes, and stay hydrated!

ALSO SEE – Offseason in Kerala

Kerala has a treasure trove of unique and engaging experiences for all. Whether you plan a trip to Kerala in winter, monsoon, or the summer season, you’ll find plenty of extraordinary experiences to enjoy!

The state has a rich history and vivid culture with various classical dances and martial artforms. It’s known for its beautiful architecture and monuments exhibiting influences of the Dutch, Portuguese, and British who had once occupied Kerala as a trading center.

Kerala is also famous for its delicious tangy cuisine from seafood, curries, and spices, to varied veg and non-veg delicacies that you can sample here. It’s also popular for being the epitome of Ayurvedic healing through therapeutic Spas and treatment centers.

But what truly leaves guests speechless is this destination’s gorgeous and varying topography that changes from rolling hills to serene backwaters, pristine beaches, magical tea and coffee plantations, and boundless lush greenery every few miles!

Kerala’s charming forests are home to a diverse range of flora and fauna protected under 25 different wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, making this state a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and birdwatchers.

Best Time to Visit Kerala in 2021

Every season in Kerala offers unique experiences and adventures. All you have to do is plan your vacation around the best time to visit Kerala and you’ll not miss out on any of these mind-blowing experiences that God’s Own Country has to offer! What are you still waiting for? Start planning!

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7 Amazing Places to Visit in Kerala This Summer

Kerela is not just an Indian state but a true treasure for nature lovers. The breathtaking beauty of Kerla lies in its backwaters, hill stations, and soothing beaches. If you are looking for a summer escape then no place could be better than Kerela.

Kerela’s culture and rich traditions are ingrained in every family. People here know how to respect nature as well as nurture it. Every year thousands of travelers from all over the world come to see some of the alluring beauty of Kerala.

At every turn, you will find peace and tranquillity. Kerela is referred to be “God’s Own Country” for a reason. And in order to do so, one needs investigate the greatest tourist destinations in Kerala .

Kerala’s tea gardens are beautiful to look at, and they make great backgrounds for Instagram-worthy photos. Kerala’s backwaters are among the most well-known tourist attractions. In order to experience their seductive stillness, people travel from all over the country.

So, plan a visit to watch the most beautiful tourist spots of Kerala . Here is the list of the best places to visit in Kerela with pictures. Also, look at these Top 10 Most Famous Valleys in India.

10 Best Places to Visit in Kerela

Whether it is a solo trip, a family trip, or a honeymoon Kerala suits every plan. Look below for the perfect travel guide to visit Kerala.

1. Alleppey – Beautiful backwaters

Kerela is famous for its backwaters and Alleppey is the place best to see offbeat Kerela backwaters. Alleppey is also known as Alappuzha. Located near Cochin was called “Venice of the East” by Lord Curzon.

If you are looking for the best tourist places in Kerala for a three-day trip then Alleppey is your place. It is known for its backwater trips, houseboat stay, and mesmerizing view.

  • The best to visit this breathtaking place is between September to May.
  • Alappuzha Beach, Krishna Puram Palace, Krishna Puram bird century, Marari Beach, and Punnamada Lake are some of the best places to visit in Alleppey.

2. Munnar – A majestic hill station

Munnar is a stunning hill station in Kerela. It is primarily recognized for its never-ending panorama of enthralling tea plantations. This stunning hill region in Kerala is also a popular honeymoon destination .

Walking around the trails and through the tea gardens with your partner is a lovely thing to experience. Nothing could be more peaceful than a vacation to Munnar, with its misty valleys, low-flying clouds, and scented flora. Therefore, It is also one of the greatest tourist destinations in Kerala .

  • October to March is the best time to visit Munnar
  • Don’t miss covering its popular places like the TATA tea museum, Attukal and Cheeyappara waterfalls, and the Pothanmedu viewpoint.

3. Thekkady – the world of wildlife

Nestled in the dense forest of Kerala, Thekkady is a paradise for wildlife lovers. This national park is home to many exotic flora and fauna. It is among the famous forest tourist places in Kerala.   Animals like tigers, elephants, deer, bison, boars, and macaques could be found here.

People love to visit Thekkady as it is the best tourist place to visit in Kerala . What could be more beautiful than looking at nature and animals living in their natural habitat?

  • Must visit Thekkady between November to May as the weather is clear.
  • There are plenty of places to visit in Thekkady, Elephant Junction, Periyar Lake, and Kadathanadan Kalari Centre are some of them.

4. Kumarakom – soothing surroundings

Kumarakom is among the most beautiful tourist spots in Kerala to witness the most mesmerizing sunrise. The place is so quiet and soothing that all you can hear is nature’s melody. Living in a houseboat, cruising, fishing, and eating the delicious Kerala cuisine are some of the best things to enjoy in Kumarakom.

  • Between September to May is the best time to visit Kumarakom.
  • Popular tourist attractions of Kumarakom are Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom bird century and Backwaters, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall, and Pathirimal Island.
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5. Wayanad – the valley of trails

Wayanad is a captivating place Surrounded by lush green vegetation and heavenly trails. It also falls among the greenest places in Kerela . This popular tourist spot is so iconic, the view from the hilltop is surreal. You can see clouds floating down and mountains covered with unbelievable beauty and a serene atmosphere.

Walking through the trails in Wayanad is an unforgettable experience. It is one of the best places to visit in Kerala for nature lovers. People who want to feel free and breathe the smell of nature should visit Wayanad once.

  • July and August are the best months to visit Wayanad as this place looks heavenly in monsoon.
  • Thusharagiri Waterfall, Thirunelli temple, Banasura Hill, and Lakkidi viewpoint are the best places to visit in Wayanad.

6. Kovalam – A beautiful beach

Kovalam Beach is one of the most prominent beaches of Kerela.  It can bless you with the most beautiful sunsets of your life. People love to come here every year for its famous new year celebration.

The calmness, beauty, and coastline of Kovalam make it one of the best tourist places to visit in Kerala. It is just 14 km away from Trivandrum Railway Station and 15 km far from Trivandrum International Airport.

  • The best time to visit Kovalam is between September to May.
  • The best places to visit in Kovalam are Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, Halcyon Castle, Akkulam Lake, Vizhinjam Fishing Harbor and the Lighthouse, Samudra Beach.

Calicut is also known as Kozhikode. It is known for its authentic cuisine, exotic species, great architecture, and historical sites. It is the place where the culture of Kerela could be observed closely.

The beaches, temples, and magnificent waterfalls of Calicut attract a huge amount of tourists every year.  Kozhikode is one of the most active commercial cities in Kerala. Don’t miss to eat its delicious food. Also, Look at these 15 Unique Dishes You Will Only Find in India: Taste of Indian Cuisines 

  • September to May is the best time to explore Kozhikode
  • Calicut Beach, Mananchira, Conolly Canal, Hilite Mall, Kallayi, Kappad Beach,  Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Sargaalaya, Payyoli Beach, Kozhippara Falls, and Tali Temple are some of the best places to visit in  Kozhikode.
  • Also, look at these 7 Best Cottages In Vagamon Amid The Fascinating Hills Of Kerala 

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Places to Visit During Summer Vacation in Kerala

Rent a car and explore beautiful Kerala this summer! Visit the lush green hills, pristine beaches, and mesmerizing backwaters of Kerala. Enjoy the vibrant culture and delicious cuisine of the God's Own Country. Unforgettable experiences await you in Kerala!

Best 5 Spots to Visit in Kerala During Summer Vacation

Kerala  is a paradise for tourists from all over the world. The natural beauty, culture and its rich heritage attract a good number of tourists to this beautiful land located in the southern end of India. Kerala is a popular spot among the tourists as it has kept its rich tradition alive also. The landscape, terrain, way of life, culture and heritage have special appeal to the tourists who are in search of rich experience and want to make the best value for the money spent.

When it comes to choosing a vacation it is difficult to find a place that can satisfy the varied tastes of the tourists. But Kerala has every element that a seasoned traveler or tourists search for. Summer vacations are the most important time for a family vacation. Every family looks forward to visiting the coolest place in Kerala during summer to spend their time away from home and without the tensions of a busy life.  

For families with school going kids, summer vacations are the most cherished. It is an excellent way for the kids to enjoy their days away from school and the usual routine. There are a plethora of choices and places to visit in Kerala that makes Kerala the best place to enjoy a peaceful and joyful holiday with your family.

So if you are traveling from another part of India and on reaching Kerala you have the best option with IndusGo to avail self-drive car rental service. So you can travel with your family without any strain. All airports and major railway stations are covered under IndusGo car rental network. So on reaching the destination, you can get the car of your choice from IndusGo. If you know how to drive, then there is no need to book a cab, each and every time you step out for sightseeing. You just have to choose a car with GPS from IndusGo and have a cool vacation.

Munnar located in Idukki is the best spot to beat the summer heat and to have fun with your family. There is a good number of resorts in Munnar that can give an experience of living with the pristine nature. With sprawling hills and beautiful rivers, Munnar tops the list of must visit places in Kerala and there are lots of less explored places also. There are several waterfalls, viewpoints and other spots in Munnar. To enjoy and visit all these locations the best way is to  rent a self-drive car on reaching Munnar.  

For reaching Munnar, the nearest railway stations are in  Aluva  and  Angamaly  and the nearest airport is  Cochin International Airport . You can avail IndusGo car rental from Munnar or from the nearest railway station or airport.

Main Attractions in Munnar 

Munnar Top Station

Mattupetty Dam

Tea Museum 

Atukkad Waterfalls

Eravikulam National Park

Pothamedu View Point

Tata Tea Museum

Kundala Dam

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary 

Chinnakanal Waterfalls 

Wayanad is the least populous district in Kerala and also it has lots of tourist attractions. This place is loaded with alluring destinations: waterfalls, caves, tea and coffee estates. The most distinctive feature of Wayanad is the Edakkal caves, which belongs to prehistoric culture. The nearest airport is Karipur Airport or  Kozhikode airport . Wayanad district is not connected by rail and the nearest railway station is  Kozhikode . To have the best view of Wayanad take a drive through the small towns and villages. Wayanad has a wide network of road that can be accessed from major cities of Kerala and also from Karnataka.

The peculiarity of destinations in Wayanad is that they are scattered and it is necessary to have your vehicle to drive from one spot to another. So  IndusGo self drive rental car  is the best companion for your trip to Wayanad. 

Important Locations in Wayanad.

Meenmutty Falls

Soochipara falls

Kanthanpara Falls

Chembra Peak

Pookot Lake

Banasura Dam

Kidangada Jain Temple

Edekkal Caves

Mananthavady.

Alleppey is known for its tranquil backwater that provides a splendid experience. The houseboats and the sleepy villages give a perfect break from your hectic life. This is the best way to spend the summer vacation with your family. There are options for Ayurvedic spa for rejuvenating your body and mind. The nearest airport to Alleppey is Cochin Airport and Alleppey is well connected by road from all the major cities in Kerala. It is well connected by train also. 

The Tourist Locations in Alleppey 

Backwaters of Alleppey 

Alleppey Beach

Marari Beach

Arthunkal Church

Andhakaranazhi Beach

Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple

St. Mary Forane Church

Krishnapuram Palace

Kumarakom is an important tourist location near  Kottayam , this place is known for its enchanting backwater. Kumarakom is actually a cluster of islands. To experience the enchanting backwater of Kerala and to enjoy the seafood one must visit Kumarakom. Moreover, it is an ideal location for summer vacation with family. Nearest railway station to Kumarakom in Kottayam and the nearest airport is Cochin international airport. To access IndusGo you can book with IndusGo from Kumarakom or from the nearest railway station or airport. 

Top Tourist Locations Near Kumarakom

Kumarakom Bird sanctuary

Bay Island Driftwood Museum

Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall

Kumarakom Backwaters

Thanneermukkom Bund

 Vembanad Lake

If you are a wildlife lover and want to watch a herd of wild elephants roaming through the grassland, then Thekkady is your spot! It is home to a variety of animals including tigers, elephants, sambars, and lion-tailed macaques there are also deer, bison, and boars. Major 

Attractions in and Around Thekkady

Mangla Devi Temple

Chellarkovil

Pandikuzhi 

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary 

Why IndusGo?

For easy commutation and to feel free throughout your journey IndusGo provides an exemplary facility for the tourists. You can avail the car of your choice from any location and can get it delivered on your location. IndusGo has a wide network linking both major and minor cities in Kerala. The places to visit in Kerala for enjoying your vacation with your family make IndusGo your travel companion. 

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15 Best Places to Visit in India, According to Travel Experts

From the alpine meadows of Kashmir to the palm-fringed beaches of Goa, these are some of the subcontinent’s most enchanting destinations.

Margot Bigg is a freelance travel writer and editor who has spent most of her adult life traveling and living overseas. Her favorite topics include India travel, experiential travel, wellness, hotels, and the arts. When not on the road, Margot enjoys studying languages, discovering new music, taking pictures of random cats, and planning her next adventures.

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As a former longtime Delhiite and frequent traveler to India, people often ask me what the country is like. I never know how to respond, for trying to sum up a nation as vast and diverse as India feels impossible. So, instead, I asked a few experts for their insights.

“If you visit India, you feel you have visited several countries, as every part is different,” says Mohd Shafi Billo, an inbound tour operator who specializes in helping international travelers plan their trips to the country. “It’s an exceptional destination, thanks to its culture, history, and inclusiveness of different people from different faiths, and it has everything to offer, from forts to mausoleums, wildlife tours to mountain adventures.”  

Shoba Rudra, founder and partner at hospitality consultancy Rare India , agrees. “The country is living a dynamic moment in history, ever-changing,” she says. “What's constant, however, is the vibrant culture lived through its festivals, cuisine, heritage, crafts, and performing arts.”

While it would take years to see it all, India is an approachable destination — if you can narrow things down. With that in mind, here are 15 of the best places to get you started on your sojourn to the subcontinent.

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Stretching along the southernmost part of India’s Malabar Coast, the tropical state of Kerala entices visitors with its marshy backwaters, which most people visit on overnight houseboat adventures. These popular cruises “showcase lush landscapes and peaceful villages, and [give visitors] a glimpse into local life amid tranquil waters and picturesque surroundings,” says Billo. While the backwaters are a star attraction, the state offers much more to explore, from the tea plantations of Munnar, known for its cool climate and seemingly endless rolling hills, to the historic city of Kochi, celebrated in equal measure for its rich coastal history and contemporary art scene . The beaches aren’t too shabby, either. “North Kerala is also famous, as the Malabar Coast is where the spice trade flourished,” says Rudra. “The coastal area is picturesque and this region is still unexplored.”

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On the opposite end of the country from Kerala, Kashmir offers entirely different — but equally captivating — landscapes. With its alpine climate, evergreen trees, and snowy winters, Kashmir is often likened to a mini Switzerland . Famed 13th-century Sufi poet Amir Khusrau once proclaimed in Farsi, “If there is a paradise on earth, it is this,” and he may have been onto something. At the heart of it all is Srinagar, Kashmir’s capital city, which is known for its elegant gardens and watery centerpiece, Dal Lake. “Highlights include staying on a houseboat or taking a shikara [traditional Kashmiri boat] ride,” says Billo, who hails from the area. Don't leave without indulging in wazwan , an opulent, meat-heavy feast that can feature up to three dozen dishes in one sitting. 

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Occupying a high-altitude plateau in the northernmost reaches of India, Ladakh is characterized by otherworldly landscapes and big skies, punctuated by palatial stupas and monasteries. Many visitors come to Ladakh’s capital, Leh, during the short summer tourist season, but this surreal region offers plenty more to experience beyond the city. Billo suggests visiting the Nubra Valley, an isolated part of the old Silk Road that’s only accessible by crossing Khardung La, one of the world’s highest motorable passes. “The valley offers a glimpse into Ladakh's unique geography and cultural diversity with monasteries, quaint villages, and apricot orchards,” says Billo. The region is also rich with unusual wildlife, from elusive snow leopards to the scaled-down Bactrian camels that originated in the steppes of Central Asia.

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

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On the banks of the sacred Ganges River, the holy city of Rishikesh has held a place in the hearts of spiritually minded travelers — both from India and abroad — for generations. It’s the self-proclaimed “yoga capital of the world,” with a mix of traditional ashrams (spiritual rest houses) that cater largely to Hindu pilgrims and yoga centers that attract international visitors with teacher-training courses and meditation retreats. If you’re not into yoga, you’ll still find plenty to do here. Popular activities include visiting the ruins of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram (dubbed the Beatles Ashram in honor of its most famous former residents) to whitewater rafting adventures on the mighty Ganges. It’s also a great place for a wellness getaway, and nearby Ananda in the Himalayas was voted one of Travel + Leisure readers' favorite international spas in 2023.

Auroville, Tamil Nadu

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If you’re looking for a place that’s unlike anywhere else in India — or, frankly, the world — head to the intentional community of Auroville in South India. This UNESCO-recognized global township was founded in the 1960s with the goal of "realizing human unity," beyond the illusory divisions of creed or nationality, and it's home to generations of residents from around the world. Many visitors come for an hour or two, just long enough to view Auroville’s spiritual center — the golden, dome-shaped Matrimandir . However, it’s worth sticking around a bit longer to get a feel for what the community is about. As Akash Kapur, who grew up in Auroville and authored " Better to Have Gone " and " India Becoming ," puts it: "Come to Auroville if you're interested in alternative societies, sustainable living, or spirituality, but try not to just drop in for a few hours (as many do), and instead spend some time here, really getting to know the people and their work. The community rewards sustained immersion."

Andaman Islands

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Although most people associate the crystalline waters of the Andaman Sea with Thai island getaways, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in this tropical region are under Indian control. This little stretch of paradise is full of gorgeous shorelines, but most visitors devote their vacations to the island of Swaraj Dweep (formerly known as Havelock). The most popular beach on the island is Radhanagar Beach , which offers just over a mile of white sand sandwiched between tropical jungle and warm, transparent waters. Getting to this remote island requires a bit of gumption: You'll need to fly from the Indian mainland to Port Blair on South Andaman Island, then catch a ferry or charter a seaplane for the final stretch. While visitors are welcome on many islands in the chain, a few — including secluded North Sentinel Island — are off-limits. 

While many travelers see India’s capital as a jumping-off point for visiting further-afield destinations, it’s worth sticking around for a while to truly appreciate what Delhi has to offer. There’s certainly never a dull moment in this busy metropolis, whether you’re shopping for handicrafts at one of its numerous markets or learning about medieval and Mughal history at one of its three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Humayun's Tomb, Qutb Minar, and Red Fort. Although Delhi is undeniably rambunctious, it also has a quieter, more peaceful side that you can find amidst the trees and 15th-century tombs of Central Delhi’s Lodi Gardens or in the quiet interiors of the Baháʼí Lotus Temple.

Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Many travelers to India put the 17th-century Taj Mahal at the top of their list. This white marble mausoleum is easily India’s most recognizable structure — and it’s one of the New Seven Wonders of the World . This popular attraction also has a romantic backstory. “This iconic symbol of love is renowned for its architectural beauty, intricate marble work, and the captivating story behind its creation by emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal,” notes Billo. The bodies of the emperor and his wife remain interred in the Taj to this day. 

Jaipur. Rajasthan

The capital of Rajasthan and one-third of North India’s popular Golden Triangle tourist route (which also includes Agra and Delhi), Jaipur is a must-visit for those who love architecture and shopping. “The Pink City, as it's nicknamed, offers a rich cultural heritage, stunning [landmarks] like Amber Fort, vibrant bazaars, and intricate handicrafts,” says Billo. Many of Jaipur's key attractions are found in the historic walled part of the city, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019. Highlights include Jantar Mantar (a collection of oversized — and fully functional — astronomical instruments dating to the 17th century) and Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds, a honeycomb-shaped palace designed with tiny windows that allowed air to flow freely through its interior.

Jodhpur, Rajasthan

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Dubbed the Blue City because of the cerulean-colored buildings that extend for miles through the oldest part of town, Jodhpur has long attracted travelers eager to explore the ramparts of the larger-than-life Mehrangarh Fort. It’s also home to the grandiose Umaid Bhawan Palace , which made headlines in 2018 when Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas tied the knot there. While Jodhpur’s beautiful, regal architecture is reason enough to visit, there’s more to the city than massive forts and grand palaces. “The area around the Toorji ka Jhalra stepwell in the old city is fun to explore,” says hotelier Sapna Bhatia, owner of Kaner Retreat and Jodhpur-area native. “For nature enthusiasts, there’s the Rao Jodha desert park near Mehrangarh Fort.”

Udaipur, Rajasthan

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T+L readers' favorite city in Asia and second favorite city in the world , Udaipur very much fits the bill of a fairy tale destination. Nicknamed the City of Lakes, thanks to its seven lakes, this gorgeous destination is home to some of India's finest luxury hotels plus historic whitewashed palaces, including the magnificent City Palace, an 11-palace complex that houses hotels, a huge museum with an impressive collection of European crystal, and a royal residence. A short boat ride from the palace lies the 18th-century Taj Lake Palace, an opulent palace-turned-hotel in the middle of Lake Pichola. It’s a quick drive from The Oberoi, Udaivilas , a purpose-built palatial hotel with onion-domed cupolas and a moat-like swimming pool that directly connects to some of the rooms.  

If you’re looking for a less-frequented, but no less amazing, alternative to more touristed states such as Rajasthan, consider Gujarat. “Under-explored but culturally rich, this state in India is a tapestry of festivals, textiles, architectural heritage, communities, and landscape,” says Rudra. Gujarat was also the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, who led the Salt March, one of his most famous acts of peaceful protest, through the state in 1930. Rudra suggests visiting the National Salt Satyagraha Memorial , which “honors the activists through murals, installations, sculptures, art, and related film.” It's also worth checking out the Kutch district, known for its distinct metal bells , which were originally used for keeping track of livestock and are now popular as decorative wind chimes.

Kaziranga National Park, Assam

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The northeast Indian state of Assam is home to a treasure for wildlife enthusiasts: Kaziranga National Park . This expansive, UNESCO-listed wildlife refuge near the borders of Bangladesh and Bhutan has the largest population of Indian one-horned rhinoceroses on the planet, providing a home to roughly 2,000 of these massive beasts. Although rhinos are the star attraction on park safaris, all sorts of animals live here, including tigers, elephants, gibbons, sloth bears, and a small number of endangered Ganges River dolphins. 

Historic, glitzy, and positively gargantuan, Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) is easily one of India’s most cosmopolitan destinations. This city by the sea is the nation's financial and entertainment capital, and while you’re unlikely to rub shoulders with Bollywood stars here, you're sure to see a lot of impressive attractions in very little time. Take a boat out to Elephanta Island to explore fifth– and sixth–century rock-hewn cave temples, marvel at the grand Indo-Saracenic architecture at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus , or see thousands of clothes hanging out to dry at Dhobi Ghat, the world's largest open-air laundry. Then, head to the sleek neighborhood of Bandra West, where many of Mumbai’s best restaurants and hotels are located, including Taj Lands End, voted T+L readers' favorite city hotel in India in 2023.

India’s smallest state, Goa, is arguably its top beach destination, where long days of swimming and sunbathing turn into longer nights of partying on the sand. While Goa has been known as a hippie haven since the 1960s, it's started to shed its reputation in recent decades. It’s still very much a party state, though it also draws in families and couples in search of sea and sun, sans nightlife. It’s a great place for history buffs as well, with numerous seaside forts and UNESCO-recognized churches that were built when Goa was under Portuguese rule. And while the destination has always been loved for its fiery dishes that combine traditional Konkani ingredients with Portuguese influences, it has also emerged as a culinary hot spot , where a new generation of chefs is showcasing everything from Japanese yakitori to jackfruit tamales.

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10 Best Places to Visit Kerala in May 2024

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  • Last Updated October 19, 2023
  • On Mar 10, 2022

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When most of the tourists plan to visit North India , specifically the hill stations during May, you can think offbeat and consider Kerala on the top of your traveling list. May is the time when the sun shows no mercy to roast us upside down. So, it is always better to fly away from certain places where the weather is comfortable, soothing, and you can experience an exciting vacay.

Kerala, God’s Own Country, will never disappoint you. Its soothing atmosphere, sandy beaches, hilly terrain, green valleys, etc. will welcome tourists to explore the exotic beauty of the state and recommend others to visit Kerala in May. Which are the best places to visit in Kerala during summer? We have made a list for you. Check it out to know if it matches with your list!

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Here’s a list of 10 Best Places to Visit in May in Kerala:

1. alleppey.

Alleppey, Kerala

You must have heard of the famous backwater in Kerala . Want to experience it now? Then plan a night or two at Alleppey while you are in Kerala. Stay in the mesmerizing houseboats in the backwater and feel the calmness of nature when everyone is disturbed with hot summer back in your state. Read More: Top 10 Tourist Places to See in Alleppey .

You can also enjoy the famous Alappuzha Beach . Are you feeling religious? Visit Mullakal Temple which is famous for its outstanding design and architecture. Also, read Top Amazing Reasons to See Alleppey Kerala .

Munnar, Kerala

For a chilled-out vacation in May, spend a day or two at the hilly region of Munnar . The low-flying clouds and the misty valleys of Munnar will give you a feel of adventure while the warm wind will keep you comfortable here. More Read: 10 Best Places to Visit in Munnar .

While you are in Munnar, you can visit Eravikulam National Park , Photo Points , Mattupetty Dam , Muniyara Dolmens, Pothemadu, etc. to experience a romantic sunset, visit Echo point with your partner. Also, you can shout here to listen to your names, echoing around the hills and valleys. Isn’t that exciting!

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Lakkidi View Point Wayanad

While talking about the best places to visit in Kerala in May, you can’t keep this place out of the list. If you want to spend a few days in closure to nature and away from urban chaos, Wayanad can offer that to you. The solidarity of the place will enchant you while you will find lots of places for sightseeing. Explore more details on the 10 Places to Visit in Wayanad, Kerala .

Visit Soochipara Waterfalls, Edakkal Caves, Banasura Sagar Dam, Banasura Hill, and Kuruvadweep. You won’t get any time to be bored while you are in Wayanad. Read Also:  Top 6 Places for Trekking in Wayanad .

4. Kumarakom

The next place will be Kumarakom on this list. In May, visit a place as unique as you can experience exotic flora and fauna. If you are into trekking and visiting Kerala for this purpose, the natural trails of this place will help to explore the scenic beauty around you.

You can visit Vembanad Lake, Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Kumarakom Beach, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, Driftwood Museum, Pathiramal Island, and many more. When you are in Kerala, you can’t miss a visit to Kumarakom. Read More:  Top 15 Must-See Attractions to Visit in Kumarakom .

How about trying fishing and go for scuba diving to make your Kerala trip even more thrilling? Plan a trip to Cochin or popularly known as Kochi where you can experience these things. Read more details:  12 Best Places to Visit in Kochi (Cochin) .

Besides, you can also visit Cherai Beach and Mattancherry Palace. For a stunning evening, you can book tickets for traditional Kathakali dance programs here. Also, read Top Best Hotels to Stay in Cochin .

6. Thekkady

If you want to experience heaven on the earth, visit Thekkady now. This is one of the most visited hill stations of Kerala in May and it is famous for its outstanding flora and fauna.

Start your day by offering prayer at the Mangal Devi Temple and then visit the beautiful places of Thekkady, like Gavi Forest, Vandiperiyar, Pandikuzhi, Periyar Tiger Reserve, and Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

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May is the best time to visit Vagamon as tourists can visit the dense forest and natural greenery with varieties of vegetation. To experience the picturesque beauty of Vagamon, you can plan a trip to Vagamon when you are in Kerala.

Here, you can go sightseeing at places like Meenachil River, Illikkal Peak, Poonjar Palace, Maramala Waterfalls, and so on. Visit Vagamon and have a lifetime memory of your trip!

Kovalam, Kerala

When you are in Kerala, you will be charmed by the outstanding beauty of Kovalam Beach. Kovalam is always throbbing with life and you can experience thrilling experiences here.

For a scintillating beach experience, visit Kovalam now. During May, you can experience a cool breeze here from the seaside to remove all your tiredness. Spend some time on the sand basking in sun and relaxing! Read 10 Best Tourist Places to See in Kovalam .

best tourist places to Visit in Idukki

This is another quaint hill station in Kerala that will welcome you with a fantastic landscape. For sightseeing, you can visit the tea and spice plantation, Idukki , Arch Dam, Kezar Kuthu Waterfall, Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary.

The place is full of natural beauty that will mesmerize you. To fill your albums with extraordinary pictures of your Kerala trip, visit Idukki. Also, read more details: 10 Best Places to Visit in Idukki, Kerala .

10. Kozhikode

To finish the list we couldn’t find any better name than Kozhikode . This idyllic tourist place will fill your summer with lots of excitement and enjoyment. The peaceful Kozhikode will welcome you with its rich tradition, culture, historical sites, and architecture.

Visit Conolly Canal, Mananchira, Tali Temple, Hilite Mall, Kozhikode Beach, Thusargiri Waterfalls, Kappad Beach, Payyoli Beach, and many other places.

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Weather in Kerala During May

In May, the average temperature of Kerala is around 29 degrees Celsius. The weather is hot and humid, but monsoon arrives next month here, so there can be a drip in the temperature than April. Strolling in the evening can be soothing as the temperature becomes 25 degrees Celsius. Clouds cover the sky more than April and you can expect rain this time.

Things to Remember While Visiting Kerala May

Hopefully, you have planned your trip to Kerala in May. Now, if you are confused about what to carry in your backpack for the trip, we are here to help. Here are some of the most important things you need to carry with you. Read on to know more-

Rain Coats/Umbrella

May is the month when the southwest monsoon germinates from the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. So, you can expect rain and get drenched if you are unprepared. Carry umbrellas or raincoats to enjoy your trip.

Tropical Clothes

Kerala gets vertical sun rays throughout the year. So, to be comfortable and enjoy the trip, you should pack your bags with tropical clothes. Always wear flowing cotton garments for your Kerala trip in May.

Don’t let the tropical sun burn your beautiful eyes! Wear your favorite shades and enjoy your trip. Don’t forget to click the best pictures in your favorite aviators.

Snickers or any closed shoe will make your feet sweaty and smelly. Who wants that when you are on vacation? Drop those and pack your bag with colorful flip-flops. Your feet will feel comfortable and you can wear those on beaches and water too.

How can you forget sunscreen when you are in Kerala in May? Lather sunscreen on your skin thoroughly and protect your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays. Apply sunscreen mainly around your neck, eyes, etc. as these places are sensitive.

Finally, you need to carry your essential medicines. If you are on some medicines, you need to carry those without any mistake. Apart from that, you should carry some basic medicines after consulting your doctor. Also, carry band-aids if you ever face any cuts.

So, here we have tried to help you on your Kerala trip in May. Arrange your trip, book some best hotels or resorts, and plan perfectly so that you can visit the most exotic places in the state in a short time.

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  1. 10 Serene Places To Visit In Kerala In Summer

    Kerala In Summer: 10 Serene And Scintillating Places To Visit In This Heaven .. Written by Kanika Saxena Kerala is, without a doubt, an exotic and exhilarating destination to visit in summer.

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    Go wildlife safari at the Eravikulam National Park Enjoy boat rides at Kundala Lake Try watersports at Mattupetty Dam Interact with gentle beasts at Carmelagiri Elephant Park Try Kerala's distinctive culture at Punarjani Traditional Village [ Check-out Best of Kerala Tour with Treehouse Stay ] Wayanad

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    With so much to explore, no annoying crowds of tourists around, and the prices of hotels and homestays at an all time low, Kerala in summer is definitely an excellent choice for your summer holidays with. ALSO SEE - Best time to Visit Kerala It's perhaps the only chance you have in the whole year to have this place all to yourself!

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    See way to experience (1) 9. Kerala Folklore Museum. 1,155. Architectural Buildings. Folklore Museum aims to provide art education to the students and helping to provide visual and academic knowledge to the art lovers, researchers and travelers from all over the world.

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    Image Source. A very popular one among hill stations in Kerala, Munnar is one of the best tourist places in Kerala for 2 days trip itinerary.Once the summer capital for the British, Munnar sightseeing attracts tourists from all across the world. With about 80,000 miles of tea plantation, an equal measure of aromatic vegetation, misty valleys, and low-flying clouds, Munnar is a hill station ...

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    Nativeplanet » Travel guide » 10 Perfect Summer Destinations In Kerala 10 Perfect Summer Destinations In Kerala Kerala, the pride of South India, is ever-flourishing as a vacationist destination. And it sparks off a spirited reaction from tourists and travellers who visit it. With clear blue sky, bright summer By Vi Dev

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    The most popular tourist destinations of Munnar are Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi, Devikulam, Nyayamakad, Muniyara Dolmens, Attukal Waterfalls, Photo Point, Echo Point and Pothemadu. 2. Thekkady The Thekkady hill station is among the top places to visit in Kerala in summer.

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    The calming feel and lovely breezes of Thrissur are one of the primary reasons that summers also are viewed as the best time to visit Kerala. 8 Across the lake in Kumarakom Situated in the Kottayam locale of Kerala, Kumarakom is an outlandish archipelago.

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    Munnar. Munnar is the most famous tourist destination in Kerala and one of the best places to visit in Kerala during summer. Curbed in the most mesmerizing greenery, Munnar is one of the largest tea growing regions in South India. The tea gardens that adorn this remarkable locale give this spot a dreamlike look, straight out of the sky.

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    Vembanad Lake , Alleppey Beach, Marari Beach, Krishnapuram Palace, Pathiramanal, Kuttanad Backwaters, Arthunkal Church, Ambalapuzha Temple, Mannarshala Temple, Karumadikuttan Statue, St. Mary Rorane Church Nearest Railway Station: Alleppey Railway Station Weather: Summer (April - June), Winter (October - Mid March), Monsoon (July - September)

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    Many attractions here like the Mattuppety dam, Tea Museum, and Eravikulam National Park are worth a visit. Pothenmedu viewpoint, Chinnakkanal waterfalls, and Echo point have some amazing sights in store for those who visit the hill station. Misty Munnar & Chinnakkanal #munnar #kerala #keralatourism #munnartourism #chinnakkanal 2. Thekkady

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    The temperature ranges up to 35 °C. To enjoy an amazing summer vacation in Kerala, it is best to visit the delightful Hill Stations. The cool climate, greenery, and adventure activities will make your trip awesome. Munnar, Ponmudi, Kottapara, Vagamon, Wayanad, Gavi, Idukki, Munnar are some of the best Hill Stations to visit in Kerala in Summer.

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    The capital city of Thiruvananthapuram is another incredible place to visit in Kerala during the summer season. An excellent getaway from the maddening hustle and bustle of daily life, Thiruvananthapuram is one of the most idyllic holiday destinations in Kerala. Also known as one of the most distinct cities in India, this capital city is famous ...

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    Kerala Hill stations are filled with various varieties of flora and fauna and are one of the prime summer holiday destinations for all types of tourists. The uncharted and immaculate beauties of peaceful hill stations of Kerala offer you inner peace of your mind and provide an opportunity to rejuvenate. Munnar, Wagamon, Wayanad, Ponmudi, Idukki, and many more are the best offbeat places to ...

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    3. Kumarakom - Haven of Backwaters and Birds. Kumarakom Houseboat. Set on the shores of the serene Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a picturesque town. The network of waters, the abode of birds, sleepy villages, and the abundance of heritage resorts offering Ayurveda make it one of the top places to visit in Kerala.

  17. Top 10 Coolest Tourist Places in Kerala to Visit During The Summer

    Popular Tourist Attractions: TATA Tea Museum, Meesapulimala, Blossom Park, Pothamedu ViewPoint, Life of Pi Church, Attukal Waterfalls, Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Top Station, Marayoor Dolmens, Indo Swiss Dairy Farm, Kundala Lake, Lockhart Gap, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi, and Eravikulam National Park Best Time To Visit: October to March

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    #SummerinKerala #SummerPlacesKeralaSummer has arrived, so you need to make immediate plans for a perfect summer holiday in Kerala. Kerala spoils visitors wit...

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    6. Idukki. Idukki hill station in Kerala is one of the most enthralling places to visit in the state. Let your happiness get multiplied amidst the forest covers and rocky terrains. There are manmade amazements here like the Idukki dam that generates hydroelectricity.

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    Waterfalls Tea plantations and spice farms FUN FACT: September is the time when Kerala witnesses Onam, the most popular festival of Kerala! ALSO SEE - Top 12 Best Places to Visit in Kerala (with Map) December is the time for Kochi Muziris Biennale besides extensive Christmas and New Year celebrations.

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    10 Best Places to Visit in Kerela. Whether it is a solo trip, a family trip, or a honeymoon Kerala suits every plan. Look below for the perfect travel guide to visit Kerala. 1. Alleppey - Beautiful backwaters. Kerela is famous for its backwaters and Alleppey is the place best to see offbeat Kerela backwaters. Alleppey is also known as Alappuzha.

  22. Best 5 spots to visit in Kerala during summer vacation

    Places to Visit During Summer Vacation in Kerala. Rent a car and explore beautiful Kerala this summer! Visit the lush green hills, pristine beaches, and mesmerizing backwaters of Kerala. Enjoy the vibrant culture and delicious cuisine of the God's Own Country. Unforgettable experiences await you in Kerala!

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    Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Gautier Houba/Travel + Leisure. Many travelers to India put the 17th-century Taj Mahal at the top of their list. This white marble mausoleum is easily India's ...

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    To fill your albums with extraordinary pictures of your Kerala trip, visit Idukki. Also, read more details: 10 Best Places to Visit in Idukki, Kerala. 10. Kozhikode. To finish the list we couldn't find any better name than Kozhikode. This idyllic tourist place will fill your summer with lots of excitement and enjoyment.