50 Best Places to Visit in Kerala – Kerala Tourist Destinations

50 Best Places to Visit in Kerala
50 Best Places to Visit in Kerala

Kerala, a state on India’s tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It’s known for its palm-lined beaches and its backwaters, a network of canals popular for cruises. Tourist places in Kerala include many upscale seaside resorts include specialists in Ayurvedic treatments. Inland are the Western Ghats, a mountain range whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as abundant native wildlife.

Here is our list of Top 5o Best Places to Visit in Kerala(You may see more than 50 indeed. We are regularly updating them with the best places that match your itinerary) which includes:

  1. BackWaters in Kerala
  2. Historic Places/Museums in Kerala
  3. Historic Places/Forts in Kerala
  4. Waterfalls in Kerala
  5. Wildlife Sanctuaries in Kerala
  6. Bird Sanctuaries in Kerala
  7. Trekking Trails/Off-Roading in Kerala
  8. Moutain Peaks in Kerala
  9. Beaches in Kerala

(please click on the above links to scroll to the corresponding sections)

1. BackWaters of Kerala:

Top Places to visit in Kerala Back waters in Kerala
Kuttanadu Backwaters, Kerala

With a network of 1500 km of canals,  both man-made and natural, 44 rivers and 5 big lakes extending from one end of Kerala to the other. Backwaters are one of the major tourist attractions of Kerala.

  • Kumarakom Backwaters
  • Alleppey Backwaters
  • Kuttanad Backwaters

2. Historic Places/Museums in Kerala:

Top Places to visit in Kerala Thunjan Parambu Museums in Kerala
Thunjan Parambu, Malappuram, Kerala

With a wide range of the historically important palaces and architectural monuments, Kerala is a place with distinct culture with many flavors. Many foreigners are arriving here to know more about the culture of Kerala, To know about the cultural background of Kerala a visit to the Museums is desirable.

  • Tripunithura Hill Palace, Ernakulam
  • Napier Museum, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Arrakkal Museum, Kannur
  • Kerala Folklore and Culture Museum, Thrissur
  • Pazhassi Raja Archaeological Museum, Kozhikode
  • Padmanabhapuram Palace, Kanyakumari
  • Connolly’s Plot, Malappuram

3. Historic Places/Forts in Kerala:

Top Places to visit in Kerala Forts in Kerala, Tippu Fort
Tippu Fort, Palakkad, Kerala

Kerala, with the abundant historical landmarks and monuments, grabs the attractions of all visitor.orts of Kerala Kerala has been the hub of culture, power, politics and a number of art forms throughout the history of southern India.

  • Angelo Fort, Kannur
  • Hosdurg Fort, Kasaragod
  • Bekkal Fort, Kasaragod
  • Chandragiri Fort, Kasargod
  • Thalassery Fort, Kannur
  • Kottappuram Muziris Fort, Thrissur
  • Palakkad Fort, Palakkad

4. Waterfalls in Kerala:

Top Places to visit in Kerala Athirapally Waterfalls , Waterfalls in Kerala
Athirapally Waterfalls, Thrissur,  Kerala

Kerala is a state in India with the title ‘Gods Own Country’ for its beautiful Nature and Landscape, most part of the state blessed with natural diversity with rich flora and fauna. Kerala’s forests are punctuated with small and large streams that merge together to form luscious waterfalls. Networked by 44 rivers, it includes waterfalls, the natural scenic beauty of all eyes.

5. Wildlife Sanctuaries in Kerala:

Top Places to visit in Kerala wildlife sanctuaries in kerala
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, Kerala

Kerala offers a diverse terrain to suit the tastes and requirements of travel enthusiasts will wide range of wildlife destinations. Wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala include national parks, forest reserves, bird sanctuaries, Tiger Reserve and Elephant Reserves.

6. Bird Sanctuaries in Kerala:

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Hornbill at Nelliyampathy, Palakkad, Kerala

7. Trekking Trails/Off-Roading in Kerala:

Top Places to visit in Kerala ilaveezhapoonchira_Hill stations in Kerala
Ilaveezhapoonchira, Kottayam, Kerala

The God’s Own Country, Kerala, with the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats in the east and covered by 44 rivers, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features among the others. Kerala offers myriad landscapes and breathtaking experiences to its visitors including the lush green hill stations of Kerala that serve as a carpet to the Western Ghats.

8. Moutain Peaks in Kerala:

Heart Shaped Pond Chembra Peak Top
Heart Shaped Pond Chembra Peak Top, Wayanad, Kerala
  • Vaithalmala(Paithalmala), Kannur – 4500 ft
  • Banasura Hill, Wayanad – 6762 ft
  • Kottamala – 6624 ft
  • Ambukuthi Mala – 3280 ft
  • Chembra Peak, Wayanad – 6900 ft
  • Vellarimala – 7673 ft
  • Anginda Mudi – 7818 ft
  • Poomala – 3665 ft
  • Ponmudi, Thiruvananthapuram   – 3039 ft
  • Karimala Gopuram – 4721 ft
  • Devimala – 8273 ft
  • Meesapulimala, Idukki – 8661 ft
  • Eravimala – 7880 ft
  • Kattumala – 8100 ft
  • Kumarikkal Mala – 8050 ft
  • Sivagiri – 572 ft
  • Nedumpara Peak – 2921 ft
  • Agastya Mala, Thiruvananthapuram  -6132 ft
  • Anamudi, Idduki -8,842 ft
  • Kolukkumalai, Idukki -7,130 ft
  • Illikal Kallu, Kottayam -4,000 ft

9. Beaches in Kerala:

Top Places to visit in Kerala crescent_shaped_kovalam_beach_Beaches in Kerala
Kovalam beach, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

With 580 kilometers of coastline, beaches in Kerala are amongst the best in India and are an excellent alternative to crowded beaches in Goa.The tropical beaches of Kerala are among India’s finest beaches with gently swaying palm trees and the scenic view of the Arabian Sea.

  • Kovalam Beach
  • Snehatheream Beach, Thrissur
  • Cherai Beach, Ernakulam
  • Alappuzha Beach, Alappuzha
  • Kollam Beach
  • Chavakkad Beach
  • Cherai Beach
  • Kappad
  • Kozhikode Beach
  • Kappkadavu
  • Marari Beach
  • Meenkunnu Beach
  • Mundakkal Beach
  • Muzhappilangad Beach
  • Thekkumbhagam-Kappil Beach
  • Payyambalam Beach
  • Shankumugham Beach
  • Thirumullavaram Beach
  • Varkala Beach
  • Somatheeram Beach
  • Kannur Beach
  • Payyoli Beach

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