The white sandy beaches against the tortoise color sea dotted by sapphire palm groves is a dream come true for every traveler. Blessed with the most mesmerizing sunset and sunrise, Kerala beach destinations are magnets for thousands of tour packages every year. A day spend at the beach calms your soul. Kerala is famous for yoga and meditation. Many people practice the art of listening to the calming music of waves and the refreshing salty winds.
Kanyakumari lies at the southernmost tip of Indian Subcontinent. En-route Kanyakumari visits the majestic Pathanapuram Palace. Known for its grandeur, architecture and beauty, the palace speaks of the King Marthanda Varma submitting his kingdom to the Lord Vishnu, hence the name. After a boost of historical magnificence, you reach the Suchindram Temple. The temple is only one of a kind as the single statue represents three deities- Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma. It’s a wondrous art in the field of temple sculpture that leaves you in awe. Suchindram is famous for the musical pillars that create different sound when tapped.
The sunrise at Kanyakumari is an enchanting view to behold. The orange hues at the horizon of the blue sea against the rugged rocks is a sight to behold. It's like nature paints its canvas every morning. Triveni Sangam is also known as the confluence of three rivers. Its believed that a person who bathes in this confluence is free of all sins. Vivekananda Rock is a prominent tourist attraction in India. It’s a rock island where Guru Vivekananda got enlightenment. The ferry to the island is an adventurous one and you can enjoy the vast ocean against the scenic beauty.
The black sandy beaches in Kovalam against the blue sky and greenish blue water is a beautiful canvas painted by nature. The palm-backed beaches are shallow enough making them the ideal spot for swimming. The view from the lighthouse is amazing especially the sunrise and the sunset. Kovalam has been the center of Kerala attractions for tourist for a long time.
Eve’s beach or the Hawa beach is perfect for long walks, boat rides, surfing and getting tanned. The beach is more stunning during the night with the moonlight reflecting off the waves,
Padmanabhapuram temple is the abode of Lord Vishnu located in the capital of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. Thousands of years old, the temple is home to articulate architecture. The lord lies in Ananthasayanam and is believed to be made of pure gold. The temple is known as the wealthiest place of worship. the temple’S secret anti-chambers were subjected to controversies.
The art gallery museum is a haven for art lovers. It houses priceless arts from different eras and masterpieces of world-renowned artist like Raja Ravi Varma, Nicholas Roerich, Rabindranath Tagore etc. You can find paintings in every region of the country.
Trivandrum is famous for its zoo housing many rare species of animals. The houses 82 species around the world. The rare species found here include lion-tailed cacique, Nilgiri langur, white tiger, royal Bengal tiger, cape buffalo etc. It also has a reptile farm that houses different snakes including 7 anacondas.
Alleppey is the indispensable part of Kerala attractions for all kinds of tour packages. A cruise in the luxurious houseboats on the largest lake in Kerala gives you a unique experience. Vembanad lake is known for its calm and picturesque glossy waters that elevate your vacation to another level. Alleppey is known as the Venice of the east. Enjoy sumptuous locally cooked seafood under the starry sky and gentle night breeze hearing to the waters whisper secrets.
Enjoy the ride on the majestic tuskers in Thekkady. If you come to Kerala a ride on the Elephant is an experience you should never miss. Enjoy the Jeep safari through the off-road mountain trails flanked by rich green forest and enjoy the wildlife. Kathakali is the unique art form of Kerala that is similar to theatrical acts in the west. The rich makeup and attire of the Kathakali dancers itself is a beautiful view. Also, learn about the ancient art of martial arts and weaponry known as Kalaripayattu. Its believed to be originated in the 3rd century.
Thekkady is a great destination for a jungle vacation. Periyar tiger reserve being the country’s largest tiger reserve is an indispensable place to visit. Enjoy the bamboo rafting on the Periyar lake and also go shopping in the jungle. Lockhart Gap viewpoint is a trekking trail that takes you for a walk among the clouds. The view from the viewpoint leaves a deep footprint on your soul. Periyakanal falls cascade down the misty mountains and meanders through the tea estates. It’s a perfect spot for some amazing pictures. The anayirangal dam is a picturesque water reservoir surrounded by green carpets of tea plantation and forest. Visit the aromatic Spice Gardens and have the first-hand experience on how the spices you use in your delicious meals are grown.
Munnar tourist places have breathtaking backdrops adorned by rolling hills of tea plantation, gushing waterfalls meandering down the hills to form picturesque lakes and home to rare flora and fauna. A land that outstretches on laps of Western Ghats is an ideal destination for adventure junkies and nature lovers. Enjoy the gushing Cheeyappara Waterfalls and Valara falls. Munnar is blessed with rare species like Nilgiri Tahr. It is the first national park in Kerala. The view from the park is enchanting and timeless. A nature lover can get lost and unwind by visiting Echo point, Kundala Dam, Top Station, Mattupetty Dam etc. You may simply pump your adrenaline with off-road cycling, speed boating trekking etc.
A blend of both local and foreign culture can be spotted in Cochin. Experience the authentic Kerala life and culture in historic places like Hill place Museum & Folklore museum.
Marvel at the momentum built by the architects from a foreign land by visiting the Synagogue. St. Francis Church, and Santa Cruz Basilica. Visit the Chinese Fishing Nets in the evening to experience first hand how to catch fish and later ask the local shacks to prepare it for you. Finish off your trip with a splendid dinner by the seashore.