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Kerala is a beautiful state in southern India. Physiographically it's a narrow striped shape of the land that lies between the Western Ghats mountain range on the Eastern side and the Arabian Sea on the west. Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is the state capital of Kerala. Malayalam and English are widely spoken here. Some of the people also speak Hindi.
Kerala is the state from where the monsoon enters the country. Kerala has two monsoon seasons: Southwest Monsoon (which arrives in June) and Northeast Monsoon (which comes in October). Due to this reason, Kerala gets a massive amount of rainfall, and that's why 44 rivers flow through this small size of state. The rain and river are the reason for the green forests and various flora and fauna.
By the way, the word Kerala means "Lands of Coconuts." Kerala is a land where the season never ends because the temperature of Kerala remains moderate throughout the year (26-32 degrees Celsius). So you don’t need to look for the calendar. Pick up your bag and go ahead. Here is the list of the best places that are worth exploring-
Alleppey, or Alappuzha, is a beautiful city in Kerala. This place is famous for its backwaters. It's even called the hub of backwaters. Because of its fantastic combination of nature and backwater, Alleppey remains top of the list of the most visited cities in Kerala. Although the season in Alleppey never ends, you are still advised to visit in winter or monsoon. Alleppey is full of adventure and fun. Here is a list of a few activities you must try:
1) Shikara Tour ('Shikara' is a medium size boat with a rooftop. The size of the ship is enough to fit seven people comfortably).
2) House Boat ( House Boat is the best option for couples and families. book this boat and enjoy quality time with your partner or family).
3) Canoe Tour ( Best option for the solo traveller because they charge per person).
4) Kayak Tour (for those who are sporty).
This hill station is 1600 meters above sea level and was once the summer resort of the British Government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture-perfect towns, winding roads, and various holiday facilities make it a famous resort town. Munnar has the highest peak in South India, 2695m, named Anamudi. It is the best place for trekking. Driving or walking in between tea plantations makes everyone's mind peaceful. Eravikulam National Park is the main attraction of Munnar. This National Park is spread over 97 square km and is located along the Western Ghats. This park is famous for its endangered animal Nilgiri Tahr and is also home to several species of rare butterflies and birds. The tea plantations covered with the blanket of mist in this park look very beautiful. The park becomes a hot spot when the hill slopes turn blue due to the blooming Neelakurinji. Mattupetty, Pallivasal, and Tea museum are the other tourist attractions to visit there.
The Wayanad Tourism Organization plays a significant role in bringing a culture of responsible and sustainable tourism to Wayanad. The scenic beauty and thrilling adventures make it a favourite among visitors. It is located at a distance of 76 km from Kozhikode. This verdant hill station is full of plantations, forests, and wildlife. Wayanad is one of the best tourist destinations in Kerala. Here is a list of famous places to visit in Wayanad:
1) Chembra Peak (At an altitude of 2100 meters, Chembra Peak is located near Meppadi in the southern part of Wayanad. For those who want to camp on top of it, of course, it will be a memorable experience. Those interested in camping can contact the District Tourism Promotion Council at Kalpetta in Wayanad).
2) Meenmutty Waterfalls (This beautiful Meenamutty waterfall near Neelimala can be reached while trekking. It is the largest waterfall in the Wayanad district, where three streams fall below about 300 meters).
3) Chethalayam Waterfalls ( It is smaller than Meenmutty Falls. But this waterfall is the best place for trekking and bird lovers).
Banasura Sagar Dam ( an exciting attraction here is a group of islands formed due to the submergence of nearby areas by the reservoir. While you will enjoy the panoramic views, sounds, and scents of Wayanad, you will also want to buy some rare things of bamboo items, honey, and herbal plants).
Kovalam is an internationally recognized beach with three beaches attached to it. It has been a tourist favourite since the 1930s. There are many options for spending holidays on this beach. Some prominent examples are sunbathing on the sand, swimming, herbal body massages, exclusive cultural programs, and catamaran cruising. Hotels in Kovalam range from five-star hotels to budget hotels for tourists, and the hotels and cafeterias here serve continental food to South Indian Cuisine. Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala, is just 16 km from Kovalam and easy to reach here. But, if you are on holiday, staying in Kovalam and seeing the city will be great. Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam Beach, Vellayani Lake, Samudra Beach, Neyyar Dam, and Hawa Beach are famous places you can visit.
Kozhikode is a coastal city in the south Indian State of Kerala. It is classified as a Tier 2 City by the Government Of India. In antiquity and the medieval period, Kozhikode was dubbed the City Of Spices for its role as the central trading point for Indian spices. It is near the place where Vasco da Gama arrived in 1498. Kozhikode is an ideal setting for a family vacation. It is home to beautiful backwaters, waterfalls, hill stations, shopping malls, and everything, making it an ideal place to visit. Kozhikode offers many spots that take you through the city's past, present, and future. Kozhikode Beach, Lokanarkavu Temple, Sarovaram Biopark, famous for its mangrove forests and a lake with boating, Pazhassiraja Archaeological Museum, Vayalada ViewPoint, and Arippara Waterfalls are the best places to visit there. Kozhikode Calicut International Airport is located in karipur, at a distance of 18 km from the city centre.
PERIYAR NATIONAL PARK
The Periyar forest of Thekkady is one of India's most beautiful wildlife sanctuaries. The beautiful gardens and hill towns spread throughout the district are full of beautiful trails and mountain views. More than 1965 flowering plants include 171 grass species and 143 orchid species. The; only conifer tree in South India, scientifically called podocarpus velytachnus, grows in the Periyar Tiger Reserve.
More than 60 species of mammals are found here, including Asiatic Elephant, Bengal Tiger, Indian Bison, Sambar, Indian Wild Dog, Panther, and Barking Deer, which can be seen while boating in Periyar Lake. There are 265 species of birds, including migratory birds. Malabar gray Hornbill, Indian Pied Hornbill, Flycatcher, Babblers, graceful Malabar Trogons, etc., can be seen when the boat reaches the shore. Gardens of Tea, Cardamom, black pepper, and coffee gardens are spread in the surrounding areas of this tiger reserve.
Varkala is a small, quiet village situated on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram district. In terms of tourism, there are many attractions here, including a beautiful beach about 2000 years old, Vishnu temple, and Aashram situated just a short distance from the beach. Varkala beach (paranasal beach) is known for its natural spring. It is believed to have medicinal and healing properties. It is thought that taking a dip in the holy waters of this beach removes all impurities from the body and washes away all sins. In Varkala, you don't need to worry about your pocket while booking a hotel; you will find good hotels at low prices.
Shree Janardanaswamy Temple, Edava Beach Varkala, Varkala Aquarium, Sivagiri Mutt, and South Cliff Varkala Town are some of the famous places to visit there.
Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of the Indian State of Kerala. It's a gateway for Kerala for travellers around the world. Thiruvananthapuram is a central information technology hub in Kerala and contributes 55% of the state's software exports. It's distinguished by its British colonial architecture and many art galleries. Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Shangumugham Beach, Kappil Beach, Samudra Beach, Kuthira Malika, Madavoorpara Ancient Rock-cut temple, and Veli Lake are the most famous attractions of Thiruvananthapuram. In the land of spices, foodies can try out some spicy vegetarian or non-vegetarian dishes. Seafood lovers can have their fill of fish, crab, prawns, curried or fried. Trivandrum Airport has located 4 km. from the city centre.
Kerala is famous for its many grand waterfalls. These spectacular waterfalls are great for picnics or excursions any time of the year. The mesmerizing waterfalls of Kerala will present such views that your eyes will never get tired of seeing their glory.
1) Athirappilly waterfall: It's the largest and the most famous waterfall in Kerala, located 63 km from the district headquarters of Thrissur. The sight of water falling on the ground fills you with awe at the might and grandeur of nature.
2) Vazhachal Waterfall: It is another family picnic spot just 5 km from here. This waterfall is famous for its beauty and unique species in dense forests. Researchers have found four endangered hornbill species here, only here in the entire Western Ghats.
3) Aripara Waterfall: The Iruvanji river gushes down from a rocky hill like the Arippara Falls. This waterfall in Kozhikode is a great place to relax, refresh your body and mind, and observe nature. It is an eight-tiered waterfall, and its companions are Sullu-Kallu, Vattakkushi, Nirannapara, Olichchuchattam, Shwasakkushi, and Neelakkayatadakam. There are many places around here where you can relax and let the movement of the water stream relieve your body tension.
4) Attukad waterfalls: This waterfall is located between Pallivasal and Mumar and is widely known for its long trekking route. You can take a glimpse of this amazing waterfall by the roadside too.
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