Kochi “The queen of Arabian Sea” also known as Cochin, is a major port city on the west coast of India by the Arabian Sea and is part of the district of Ernakulam in the state of Kerala. Kochi is often called by the name Ernakulam, which refers to the mainland part of the city. The natural endowments, together with its strategic geographic position makes Cochin very unique. Cochin has retained its eminence in the fields of commerce and industry , even in a modern, changed world order. Most of the Hotels in Cochin (Kochi) is located at Fort Kochin, Ernakulam, wellington island, bolghaty wellington island Kundanoor and Vytilla.
- Fort Cochin, Santa Cruz Basilica Mattancherry, Dutch palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jews street, Chinese fishing nets, St: Francis Church
- Hill Palace museum, Museum of Kerala History
- Marine drive, Bolgatty Palace
- Outside Cochin attraction is Cherrai beach, Athirappally water falls, Kalady, Kodanadu, Thattekadu etc
Munnar “ The Kashmir of South India” is a town in the South Western state of Kerala, India. Munnar is situated around 1600 m above sea level, in the Western Ghats range of mountains and is a hill station. Munnar is a picturesque scope of the lofty Western Ghats. Munnar first came into prominence as a favorite summer resort of the British government.Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular and most wanted tourist place of Kerala. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grass lands here is the Neelakurunji.
- Mattupetty Dam, Kunadala Lake, Top station, Echo point, Rajamala (Eravikulam National Park), Tea Museum, Tea Plantations
- Marayoor Sandel Wood forest, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Lakkom water falls
Thekkady (Idukki district) is the location of the Periyar National Park, which is an important tourist attraction in the Kerala. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is spread across 777 km2 (300 sq mi), of which 360 km2 (140 sq mi) is thick evergreen forest. The Wild Life Sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar River adds to the charm of the park. The greatest attraction of Periyar are the herds of wild elephants that come down to drink in the lake. Sanctuary can be accessed through a trekking, boating or jeep safari. Thekkady is considered a heaven for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and clove.
- Periyar wild life Sanctuary, Periyar Lake
- Paruthum Para, Gavi, Murikkady, Chellarkovil, Ramakakalmedu
- Adventure activities like trekking, jeep safari, night trekking, bamboo rafting
- Special body massages, spices, cultural programs
Kumarakom is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kottayam, Kerala, famous for its backwater tourism. It is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake which is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Kerala. Kumarakom, an unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals adorned with white lilies. .It is set in the Vembanad Lake in this small water world you’ll come across plenty of traditional country Crafts, boats and canoes which will take you into the heart of the scenic lake. The resorts nearby offer comfortable accommodation and exclusive leisure options like an Ayurvedic massage, yoga, meditation, boating, fishing, angling and swimming.
- Vembanadu Back waters, Paddy fields, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
- Back water cruise through Vembanadu lake
Alappuzha also known as Alleppey “The east of Venice”, is a city in Alappuzha District of Kerala state of southern India. Alleppey is famous for back waters. Alappuzha has the peculiar geographical feature of having the water in level with the land. This gives the advantage of getting a closer look at the village life on shore while on a backwater ride. Sailing along in a ‘kettuvallam’ (houseboat) through the enchanting backwaters of Alappuzha is sure to rob your heart. Palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either sides of the canals are sights one can never forget. One can glimpse Chinese fishing nets, flocks of ducks swimming around the banks and tiny birds flying across the sky. It is as close as one can get to feel the vibrant life in the countryside of God’s own country.
- Back waters, Alleppey beach, Krishnapuram palace, Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
- Back water cruise through Vembanadu lake
Varkala is the famous tourist place in Trivandrum district, in southern Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea. Varkala Beach is a haven for sun-bathing and swimming. The evening views of the sunset are worth lingering over. The town is also known for its beautiful white beaches, rocky cliffs and spa. Varkala is a perfect destination for a cheap beach holiday with lesser crowd.
- The Cliff, Janardhana Swamy Temple, Sivagiri Mutt, Papanashanam beach, Kappil beach, Varkala beach, Anjengo Fort
Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. It has been a favourite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans. he European guests of the then Travancore kingdom discovered the potentiality of Kovalam beach as a tourist destination in the 1930s. But the real fame as an ideal beach resort was won later for the Kovalam beach in the early Seventies with arrivals of the masses of ‘Hippies’. It was a debut of the transformation of just a casual fishing village of Kerala into one of the most important tourist destinations in the world- the Kovalam beach. Now some foreign companies are bringing chartered tourists in a large number to Kovalam beach apart from the usual travelers, most of them are repeating travelers.
- Light house beach, Howah beach, Samudra beach
- Trivandrum sight seeing like Padmanaba temple, Napier museum, Zoo, Art gallery, Palace
- Veli tourist village, Shangu mugham beach
Kanyakumari, formerly known as Cape Comorin, is a town in Kanyakumari District in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. Kanyakumari is one of the major tourist destination in South India. Kanyakumari was once referred to as the “ALEXANDRIA OF THE EAST”.This place has been a great centre for art,culture,civilization and pilgrimage for years. It was also a famous centre for commerce and trade. Kanyakumari was under the control of the Cholas, the Cheras, the Pandyas and the Nayaks who were the great rulers of South India. The architectural beauty of the temples are the beautiful work of these rulers.
- Vivekanada Rock, Kanyakumari Devi Temple, Triveni Sangam, Gandhi madapam
- Sun rise and sun set
Thissure is one of the District in Kerala. Thrissur is also known as the Cultural Capital of Kerala because of its cultural, spiritual and religious leanings throughout history. It houses the Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy, Kerala Lalithakala Akademi and Kerala Sahitya Academy. The city hosts the Thrissur Pooram festival, the most colourful and spectacular temple festival in Kerala.
- Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple, Saktham Thampuran Palace, Zoo, Art Gallery
- Vadakunnatha Temple, Paramekkavu Temple
Calicut, is a city in the state of Kerala in southern India on the Malabar Coast.
During classical antiquity and the Middle Ages, Kozhikode was dubbed the “City of Spices” for its role as the major trading point of eastern spices. It was the capital of an independent kingdom ruled by the Samoothiris (Zamorins) in Middle Ages and later of the erstwhile Malabar District under British rule.
- Kappad beach, Baypore beach, Calicut beach
- Mananchira Squre, Pazhassi Raja Museum,Krishna Menon museum
Wayanad District in the north-east of Kerala, India, Wayanad district stands on the southern tip of the Deccan plateau and its chief glory is the majestic rugged terrain of the Western Ghats, with lofty ridges interspersed with dense forest, tangled jungles and deep valleys. Wayanad district stands on the southern tip of the Deccan plateau and its chief glory is the majestic rugged terrain of the Western Ghats, with lofty ridges interspersed with dense forest, tangled jungles and deep valleys.with Karnataka and Tamilnadu states as its borders. Wayanad, blessed with beautiful landscapes, lake, waterfalls, historic places, wildlife and picturesque mountains, is on the Western Ghats in north Kerala.The distance from the mean sea level and the amount of forest cover creates a pleasant climate in the region.
- Lakkidi View Point, Chain Tree, Vythiri, Pookodu Lake
- Chembara Peak, Edakkal caves, Suchippara water falls, Kuruva Island
- Thirunelli Temple, Meenmutty water falls, Pakshipathalam, Banasura Sagar Dam
- Muthnaga and Tholpetty wild life sanctuary’s
Ponmudi is a hill station located in the Trivandrum district of Kerala. The hill station is located 65 km north-east of Trivandrum City. The meaning of Ponmudi in Malayalam is golden crown. Ponmudi offers excellent trekking and camping opportunities. Trekking through the thick forests one gets to see assortment of mountain flowers, unusual butterflies and small rivulets.Tourists generally prefer retiring to the main city post a leisure trip during the day time to this blessed hill station.The best season to visit Ponmud is summer and the ideal months are October to March .
- Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary
- Meenmutty Falls
- Orchids And Deer Park
Kasargod is the land of seven languages and several cultures. The place of harmonious co-existence of Hindu, Muslim, Christian religions, the main attractions of this place are BEKAL FORT & BEACH. Kasaragod is known as the Land of Gods,Forts ,Rivers,Beautiful hills and lengthy sandy beaches.
- Ananthapura Padmanabhaswamy Temple
- Madhur Temple
- Malik Deenar Mosque
- Theruvatthu Mosque
- Chandragiri Fort
- The Central Plantation Crops Research Institute.
The large Bekal Fort is a major tourist attraction near Kasargod.