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Kerala – Best Places To Visit

I would like to suggest here,the places to visit in Kerala, that must be a part of your travel plan.

  • Alleppey
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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.
  • Munnar
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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.
  • Kumarakom
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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.
  • Wayanad
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Popular tourist attractions: Besides top 10 tourist places in Wayanad, 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.
  • Thekkady
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Popular tourist attractions: Besides 9 must visit places 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.
  • Kovalam
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Popular tourist attractions: Lighthouse Beach, Hawah 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.
  • Vagamon
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Best 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.
  • Bekal
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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.
  • Kozhikode
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Best 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.
  • Varkala
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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.
  • Kannur
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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
  • Kasargod
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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
  • Kizhunna Beach
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Popular tourist attractions: Ezhara Beach- regarded as 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 June to August.
Nearest airport: Calicut International Airport
Nearest railway station: Kannur
  • Idukki
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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 kms from Idukki.
  • Munroe Island
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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
  • Kavvayi Backwaters
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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

  • Kuttanad
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Popular tourist attractions: Punnamada Lake and Pampa River
Best time to visit: October to March months are extremely pleasant.
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport
Nearest railway station: Alappuzha
  • Thrissur
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Popular tourist attractions: Snehatheeram Beach, Vazhachal Waterfalls, Vadakkunnathan Temple, Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple and Athirappilly Waterfalls
Best time to visit: October to March is best time to visit Thrissur. One can also visit during April and May to experience the grandeur of Thrissur Pooram festival.
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport
Nearest railway station: Trichur has its own railway station and well connected with Trivandrum, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai and Delhi.
  • Palakkad
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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: Own railway stations; Palakkad Junction and Palakkad Town Railway
  • Malappuram
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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 kms from Malappuram is the closest railway station.
  • Poovar
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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
  • Ponmudi
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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
  • Guruvayur
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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

Info Source: Blog written by Aashna Jawal @ traveltriangle.com

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