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  • Places to Visit in Kerala: Alleppey, Munnar, Waynand, Cochin, Kovalam, Varkala, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Idukki, Bekal, Thrissur, Kasargod, Vaganom, Kollam, Kuttanad and many more.

    There are so many places to visit in Kerala that even a week’s trip is not enough. It is such a beautiful and charismatic land that it is known as God’s own country. Kerala is one such state in India that is a blend of natural beauty and magic. Known as the “Spice Capital of India”, Kerala has been the central destination for honeymoons and tourism.

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    Be prepared to be enchanted by the backwaters in Alleppey, wildlife and museums in Wayanad, eco-village of Idukki, Valara waterfalls, and the classic Kochi. The magic of Kerala never vanishes, though it takes your breath away. The enthralling glimpse of the wildlife in Kerala and the beautiful tea plantations make you want to stay here forever. 
    Apart from villages and cities with natural beauty and plantations, there are a plethora of tourist places to visit in Kerala.

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    Once you are here, there is no going back. Be sure to visit the famous Thrissur Zoo and witness the fauna of Kerala, along with visiting the rich Wayanad Heritage Museum, Blossom Park, shop at the Triveni Floating Market and spend some quality time at the Lockhart Gap ViewPoint.
  • Top 15 Must Visit Cities in Kerala

  • 01Alleppey

    Alleppey

    A hub of Kerala's backwaters, Alleppey is the center of an immense net of waterways and coir industry. Officially called Alappuzha, this beautiful city borders the Laccadive Sea and revivified Ayurvedic resorts. Arrive in Alleppey to experience its houseboat cruises passing through its calm backwaters and explore green paddy fields, gorgeous avifauna, and the local life of Kerala.

    Alleppey beach rests in the Arabian Sea, and the beauty of this beach is only enhanced by the history connected to it. Houseboats, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Vembanad Lake, Pallippuram, and Bay Island Drift Museum are some of the top-most attractions to visit in Alleppey. The snake boat race festival is a must-visit if you are in Alleppey during August. The race takes place on the second Saturday of every August.

    Best time to visit- November to February.

  • 02Munnar

    Munnar

    Munnar is a local town and a tranquil hill station located in the Western Ghats. It is one of the prettiest places to visit in Kerala. Widely famous for its tea estates, lush greenery, and rocky peaks, Munnar is so beautiful that it serves to be the commercial center for a few of the world’s largest tea estates. Munnar is a divine beauty that is yet to be explored fully. It has various protected areas that protect species like Nilgiri Tahr and Neelakurinji.

    The hill station is located over three mountain rivers- Kundala, Nallathanni, and Mudrapuzh. It is located at 1,600 meters above the sea level and served as the perfect destination for summer holiday during the British era in India. Munnar is also one of the top-listed honeymoon destinations in India. Anamudi Peak, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty, Pallivasal, Top Station, Tea Museum, and Chinnakanal & Anayirangal are a few tourist spots worth visiting in Munnar.

    Best time to visit- September to March

    Also Check: Resorts in Munnar for a comfortable stay!

  • 03Wayanad

    Wayanad

    It’s a place where magnificent waterfalls, historical caves, exotic resorts rest. Famous for its spice plantations and wildlife, Wayanad is truly a nature’s abode. The best way to explore the town is by walking through the beautiful spice plantations and trekking to the ancient caves while dining at the best resort. Wildlife reserves are a special thing to visit Wayanad.

    The Wayanad wildlife reserve is where you can explore a wide range of flora and fauna. It’s a significant part of the Nilgiri Biosphere reserve located in the Western Ghats. Animals like elephants, leopards, and bears are easily spotted here. A few places to visit in Wayanad are- Banasura Dam, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Edakkal Caves, Chembra Peak, Soochipara Falls, Vythiri, Kuruva Dweep, and Pookode Lake.

    Best time to visit- Between October and May

    Check Out: Exciting Things to Do in Wayanad

  • 04Cochin

    Cochin

    Cochin or Kochi is the central port city in Kerala. Regarded to be the “Queen of Arabian Sea,” Cochin is located on the south-west coast of India, and is a busy, profitable port city in Kerala. Its trading activities date back to more than 600 years. It’s the financial, industrial, and commercial capital of Kerala. The Arabs seem to have put a profound influence on the city, along with influences of the Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese, and the British.

    The Chera Dynasty and the Feudal Lords have also played a significant role in the nourishment of the city. This sophisticated town is quite famous for its upmarket stores, art galleries, shopping hubs, cultural heritages, fashion, restaurants, and a few palaces and beaches. Places like Fort Kochi, Mattancherry Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets, Jewish Synagogue, Willingdon Island, Bolgatty Palace, and Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary are worth visiting.

    Best time to visit- From October to March

    Must Read: Things to Do in Cochin for a fun vacay!

  • 05Kovalam

    Kovalam

    Popular as the beach lover’s first choice, Kovalam is one of the most beautiful tourist places to visit in Kerala. Kovalam is a peaceful village located at the coastlines of the Arabian Sea. There are three spotless beaches for which Kovalam is famous- Samudra beach, Lighthouse beach, and the Hawah beach. These beaches are the best gateway to spend some quality time in Kerala while trying out activities like surfing, motorboat riding, diving, etc. These beaches, when coming together, form a splendid pebbly falcate.

    These beaches have become the center of attractions for tourism. The literal meaning of Kovalam is “a grove of coconut trees,” and so the town of Kovalam is filled with coconut trees as well. The city also lets you explore some effective Ayurveda treatment with a dash of yoga. Some popular places to visit in Kovalam are Halcyon Castle, Vellayani Lake, Karamana River, Veli Tourist Village, Kovalam Art Gallery, Artificial OffShore Coral Reefs, Ashoka Beach, and the Catamaran Ride.

    Best time to visit- September to March

    Must Check: Alluring Things to Do in Kovalam

  • 06Varkala

    Varkala

    Varkala is a small town located on the coastline of the Arabian Sea in the southern part of Kerala. The city is widely famous for its hippie culture and the exclusive 15m high Northern Cliff located on the adjacent side of the Arabian Sea. This cliff is where you can have the most delicious seafood in Varkala. They also play global music. The Samadhi of Kerala’s famous saint Shri Narayana Guru is also located in Varkala.

    The town is home to the famous Janardana Swami Temple (Dakshin Kashi). There are several flawless beaches, hills, forts, lakes, lighthouses, natural fisheries, and hot springs in Varkala, making the town a must-visit tourist place to visit in Kerala. A few places to visit in Varkala are Edava Beach, Thiruvambadi Beach, Anjengo Fort, Sivagiri Mutt, Janardhana Swamy Temple, Varkala Cliff, Vishnu Temple, Papanasam Beach, and Chilakoor Beach.

    Best time to visit- Between October and February

    Popular Read: Things to Do in Varkala for a fun filled vacation

  • 07Thekkady

    Thekkady

    Thekkady is one of the top-most visited tourist places in Kerala. It is the location of the largest Tiger Reserve in the country- Periyar Tiger Reserve. If you want to explore a jungle on your vacation, then Periyar is your ideal destination. Since Periyar Reserve is the central tourist attraction, there are many things that you can enjoy here, like bamboo rafting in the Mullaperiyar Dam, shopping, eating at the most excellent eateries, and trying out various adventure sports. The Spice Gardens are always ready to welcome the visitors.

    The backwoods of the Periyar let you enjoy a little trekking adventure as well. The best way to explore the Periyar is to enjoy the early morning boat ride, and you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of wild elephants, wild boars, bison, numerous birds, and more. Places to visit in Thekkady are Periyar Tiger Trail, Thekkady Lake, Green Park Ayurvedic and Spice Plantation, Mudra Cultural Center, Annakara, Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and Kadathanadan Kalari Center.

    Best time to visit- September to April

    Popular Read: Amusing Places to Visit in Thekkady

  • 08Kumarakom

    Kumarakom

    The village of Kumarakom lets you experience magic in several ways. It’s a huddle of little human-made islands situated on the Vembanad Lake. Kumarakom is a significant part of the Kuttanad region, and it is home to beautiful backwaters, just like Alleppey. The bird sanctuary in Kumarakom is spread across 14 acres of land where you can spot different migratory birds and other birds like Cuckoo, Wild Duck, Teals, Waterfowls, Egrets, Darters, Herons, etc.

    Activities like boating and fishing are quite popular at the Taj Garden Retreat. Kumarakom is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Kerala, due to its backwaters, paddy fields, and lavish houseboats. A few other places to visit in Kumarakom are- Vellavali, Toddy Shops, Bay Island Drift Museum, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, Kumarakom Craft Museum, and St. Mary’s Church. 

    Best time to visit-
    September to March

    Must Read: Enticing Things to Do in Kumarakom

  • 09Idukki

    Idukki

    Widely recognized as an “eco-village in the Western Ghats,” Idukki is one of the most vibrant and naturally lush places to visit in Kerala. It’s a non-coastal district located in Kerala with nearly more than half of the land covered with dense forest. This craggy district is famous for its tea factories, rubber plantations, forests, wildlife sanctuaries, and beautiful villas. Idukki means “a deep gorge” in the Malayalam language.

    It’s a tranquil place that is located between two enormous rocky mountains of Kuravan and Kurathy. The highest peak in India, Anamudi is also situated in Idukki. The district is also renowned for housing the Kulamavu Dam which is a popular spot for trekking. Some popular must-visit places in Idukki are Gavi, Hill View Park, Idukki Arch Dam, Nandukani, Painavu, Mangala Devi Temple, Murikaddy, and Meesapulimala.

    Best time to visit- Throughout the year

    Check Out: Luxurious Resorts in Idukki

  • 10Bekal

    Bekal

    A small town located in Kasaragod district of Kerala, Bekal is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Kerala. Bekal is all about pristine beaches, backwaters, and historical forts. The town shares its borders with the shores of the Arabian Sea. This small town is blessed with various tourist attractions to explore, and it’s famous for its natural beauty. Spending some time in Bekal and exploring its temples and mosques is the best way to escape the hustle-bustle of daily life.

    There is a set of 45 caves located in Bekal, known as the Nityananda Ashram caves which are worth visiting at least once in a lifetime. A few other tourist attractions in Bekal are The Aqua Park, Bekal Fort, Bekal Beach, Kappil Beach, Chandragiri Fort, Valiyaparamba Backwaters, Ananthapura Temple, Nileswaram, Hosdurg Beach, and Malik Deena Mosque.

    Best time to visit- October to February


  • 11Thrissur

    Thrissur

    Famous for nurturing classical Keralan performing arts, religious edifices, and the famous Thrissur Pooram festival, Onam Festival, and Vadakkumnathan Temple, the local town of Thrissur is undoubtedly one of the fascinating tourist places in Kerala. The culture here is so astounding that Thrissur has been named as the official cultural capital of Kerala. Previously known as Trichur, the town of Thrissur is the exact spot that provided Kerala with its charm of festivals and culture.

    Thrissur used to be the capital of Kochi Kingdom. The best way to explore Thrissur is by witnessing the magic of the festivals celebrated here. Some popular tourist spots to explore in Thrissur are Heritage Garden, Vadakkumnathan Kshetram Temple, Tomb of Shakthan Thampuran, Athirapally Falls, Archeology Museum, and the Thrissur Zoo.

    Best time to visit- October to March

    Suggested Read: Best Places in Thrissur

  • 12Kasargod

    Kasargod

    A small, local coastal town located in the Northern part of Kerala, Kasargod is one beautiful blend of beauty and nature with a dash of religion, culture, and grace. The town is immensely famous for its grand forts, lofty hills, scenic backwaters, temples, luxurious resorts, and its flawless beaches. With so much to offer, Kasargod has become one of the most visited tourist places in Kerala.

    The history of Kasargod also displays gracefulness and integrity. It is said to be preserving various significant forts in Kerala. The fascinating art and culture of Kasargod has become the talk of the neighborhood. Kasargod is also famous for the budding handloom industry. Some popular tourist attractions in Kasargod are- Ranipuram, Malom Wildlife Sanctuary, Ananthapura Lake Temple, Parappa Wildlife Sanctuary, Nileswar, Kareem’s Forest Park, Manjeshwar, and Kumbala.

    Best time to visit- During September and January

    Must Read: Best Resorts in Kasargod

  • 13Vagamon

    Vagamon

    Located at an altitude of 100 meters above the sea level, Vagamon or Wagamon is a blessing on earth. If you want to spend your weekend in Kerala, far away from the tiresome city life, then Vagamon is your destination. It is one of those places to visit in Kerala that you must visit at least once in your lifetime. Lush greenery, tranquility, a perfect blend of human-made beauty and nature, and a place for pilgrimage; Vagamon has everything you can ask for.

    The Vagamon forest is a treat for wildlife lovers, and it serves to be one of the major tourist attractions in Vagamon. For the love of adventure, you can go for activities like trekking, rock climbing, cycling, and paragliding. Some famous attractions in Vagamon are Marmala Waterfalls, Vagamon Meadows, Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary, Pine Hill, Kurisumala, Kurisumala Ashram, Thangalpara, Barren Hills, Murugan Mala, Pattumala Church, and the Vagamon Lake.

    Best time to visit- Throughout the year

  • 14Kollam

    Kollam

    One of the oldest ports in the Arabian Sea, Kollam is a local town with a rich history and unique culture credited with the magic of nature. Kollam is located on the south-west coast of Kerala bordering the Arabian Sea. There are several hidden gems in Kollam that are yet to be discovered. The port here has been carrying out its activities since the majestic rule of ancient Rome. The seaport of Kollam has a rich past of Arabs, Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese, and British trying their luck with the trading of spices and cashews.

    The place still possesses higher significance in terms of the economic backdrop. The beauty of Kollam can be very well described in terms of its calm seashore, coconut palms, lush cashew plantations, and traditional villages. Some popular places to visit in Kollam are- Punalur, Palaruvi Waterfalls, Karunagapally, Mayyanad, Ashtamudi Lake, Amritapuri, Pathanapuram, Aryankavu, and Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary.

    Best time to visit- October to February

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  • 15Kuttanad

    Kuttanad

    Cited as “God’s own country,” Kuttanad is one of the most beautiful and scenic places to visit in Kerala. Kuttanad has preserved four essential rivers in Kerala- Pampi, Meenachil, Achankovil, and Manimala River, making it a diving tourist place in Kerala. Kuttanad is located in the middle of thick and lush greeneries, and the region is also known as the “Rice Bowl of India.” Like Alleppey, Kuttanad is also quite famous for its backwaters as it covers a large part of Alleppey.

    It is undoubtedly an ideal place for a honeymoon destination. The region offers long houseboat tours and short canoes trips for the visitors. Canoeing through the backwater is probably one of the most engaging activities you can do in Kuttanad. Some popular places to visit in Kuttanad are Champakulam, Pamba River, Chengannur, and Punnamada Lake.

    Best time to visit- August to March

  • Best Places to Visit in Munnar

  • 16TATA Tea Museum

    TATA Tea Museum

    The Munnar Tea Museum outlines the development of tea estates which has been displayed by the elementary tea roller to the modern fully automated tea factory. These machinery display various stages of tea processing and the variable contrast in them.

    One can also learn the production of black tea from the exhibits displayed within the Tea Museum. At the entrance of the museum, one can witness a sundial placed on a granite block. This artifact has a historical relevance attached to it making it one of the best tourist places in 
    Kerala.

    Munnar Tea Museum is home to some of the exotic artifacts like the 'Pelton Wheel' used in the power generation plant in the 1920s, the museum also has classic bungalow furniture, iron oven, wooden bathtub, magneto phone, typewriters, manual calculators etc. located in one of its galleries.

    Location: 
    KDHP House, NH 49, Nullatanni, Munnar, Kerala 685612

    Timings: 
    10 AM to 4 PM

    Entry fee:
    Approximate price starts from 
    INR 75 

    Also Check Out: Best Time & Season to Visit Munnar
  • 17Blossom Park Dark Forest

    Blossom Park Dark Forest

    Blossom Park Dark Forest is a magnificent park located at a fair distance of three kilometers from the town of Munnar. It is situated nearby the Pallivasal Hydro-electric project, near the beautiful river Muthirappuzha and in the middle of the Kanan Devan Hill Tea Estates. The beauty of this park is further enhanced by a large variety of blossoming flowers. The park has visitors from all over the world. The best part about this park is that they have planted seasonal flowers as well.

    Blossom Park is one of the most vibrant places to visit in Kerala, due to its naturally blooming flowers and lush greenery. The park is also an ideal spot for photography and activities like cycling, boating, trekking, bird-watching and more. They also arrange a fascinating flower show every year.

    Location- 3 km from Munnar Town

    Timing- 09:00 am to 07:00 pm

    Entry Fee- Adults- INR 10, Kids- INR 2

  • 18Eravikulam National Park

    Eravikulam National Park
    Image Credit : eravikulam.org

    Eravikulam National Park isn’t just a tourist place in Kerala; it is also home to a number of endangered and vulnerable species in the world. The national park is about natural beauty and riveting landscapes that offer one the ultimate opportunity to rendezvous with the wild. 

    With its natural landscapes and the backdrop of hills, this stunning national park is certainly one of the best places to visit in Kerala. 
    The rolling hill plateau of Eravikulam serves as home to over 25 species of mammals, including the Nilgiri Tahr, which is the largest surviving population of the species. 

    The park is also home to Golden Jackal, Elephants, dusky palm squirrel, Stripe-necked Mongoose, and porcupine, making this place feel alive with a blend of tall and small animals. Lakkom Waterfalls and the Cauvery River in this region provide a natural source of water to the wildlife here.

    Location:
     The Wildlife Warden Munnar PO, Idukki, Kerala, 685612

    Timings:
    7:30 AM to 4 PM

    Entry fee:
    Starting from INR 65

  • 19Lockhart Gap View Point

    Lockhart Gap View Point

    Lockhart Gap View Point is a viewpoint located in Munnar. It is named so because of its locked heart-shaped view. Famous for its mind-blowing views of the neighboring valleys, mountains, tea plantations, and exciting trekking trails, Lockhart Gap ViewPoint lets you explore the beauty of sunsets from a different angle. It is also famous for its ancient natural craggy cave.

    The Lockhart viewpoint enables you to explore the Bison Valley and trek around the dense forests and scenic trails. It is one of the most idealistic tourist places in Kerala for a weekend getaway with friends and family. These trails also let you explore the various rare species of flora and fauna. The best part about this viewpoint is the cool breeze that makes it a serene spot for picnics.

    Location- Munnar, Kerala

    Timing- 24 hours

    Entry Fee- Free

    Recommended Read: Beautiful Waterfalls in Munnar

  • 20Mattupetty Dam

    Mattupetty Dam
    Nestled inside the hills of Munnar and very near to the Anamudi peak lies Mattupetty, the hill station at a height of 1,700 m. Mattupetty is located 13 km away from Munnar. Here you can enjoy the greenish valleys and feel the fabulous climate around. The main attraction of Mattupetty is the dam and the lake here.

    The dam of Mattupetty is a storage concrete gravity dam. The dam was constructed under the Pallivasal Hydro-electric project in the late 1940s, for the purpose of water conservation and power generation. The most attractive part of Mattupetty dam is its still water which reflects the tea garden around.

    You can engage yourself with water sports activities like speed boating organized by the District Tourism Promotion Council of Idukki (Munnar) and enjoy the pretty natural surroundings of this beautiful dam. Adventure lovers also have options here like trekking in the Shola forest.

    Location: 
    Munnar - top station highway, Mattupetty, Kerala 685616

    Timings: All day.

    Entry fee: None.
  • 21Anamudi

    Anamudi
    Image Credit : GoDakshin - Flickr
    The Anamudi Peak, which attains tall in the Eravikulam National Park, is the jewel of Kerala. It is the highest mountain peak in India other than the great Himalayan Mountain Ranges, nestled with rich flora and fauna. It is also home to the largest surviving populations of Asian Elephants, endangered Gaurs, exotic Nilgiri Langurs, and lion-tailed macaque making it one of the best tourist places in Kerala.

    The Anamudi Peak is a heaven in the wild, which is covered with conifer forests with some very beautiful rivers flowing inside the jungle. Tourists take a trek to the top of the mountain and enjoy the sight of beautiful rivers flowing into the east like Vaigai and Thamirabarani, and the Periyar River.

    Anamudi Peak is remarkably high and has lush wet slopes, which makes trekking even more difficult. Therefore, trekking facilities here are provided by concerned officials and tourists are allowed to trek on foot up to 2 km. Trekkers who wish to climb on the top are required to submit special permission from Eravikulam National Park authorities.

    Location: 
    Devikulam Taluk, Idukki.

    Timings: All day.

    Entry fee: None.
  • 22Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

    Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
    Image Credit : keralataxis

    If you want to see a blend of all tourist places in Kerala, then Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is your destination. This Indian wildlife sanctuary is one of the protected areas of Kerala and features a nominated World Heritage Site. With 34 species of mammals, including panthers and spotted deer, this wildlife sanctuary is one of those Indian destinations that any wildlife or nature lover would like to explore. 

    The rusty-spotted cats and grizzled giant squirrels, which are known as vulnerable species are also found here. The Mugger Crocodile is quite famous around here. With 22 amphibian species and over 150 species of butterflies, Chinnar is certainly one of those places that will cause butterflies in your stomach. The Chinnar montane rain forest gives it ethereal natural beauty, which is complemented by the Thoovanam Waterfalls, providing this forest with a stunning appearance.

    Tourists are allowed to enjoy nature walks at Chinnar and its Pamber River Banks, thereby giving them an opportunity to find a giant squirrel and watch birds. Here, adventure lovers can get a strong rush of adrenaline by enjoying natural activities such as trekking. The scenic beauty makes a perfect backdrop for camping. The lofty watch tower here provides an incredible panoramic view of the entire area.

    Location: 
    Munnar - Udumalpet Road, Munnar, Kerala 685612

    Timings: 8 AM to 5 PM

    Entry fee: INR 10

    Must Read: 
    Places to Visit in Munnar in 2 Days

  • 23Valara Waterfalls

    Valara Waterfalls

    Located in Idukki, the Valara Waterfalls is one of the most mesmerizing places to visit in Kerala. The waterfall is located amidst Adimali and Neriamangalam. The magical and fantastic beauty of this waterfall is enough to make anyone fall in love with it.

    Valara owns a chain of waterfalls, neighboured by lush green forests, and it holds a large variety of animals and birds. The beauty of this scenic and gushing waterfall is a treat to behold. It’s the best way to escape the day-to-day tiresome city life. Valara Waterfalls is also an ideal location for nature photography and picnics. For nature lovers, it is a heaven’s gift.

    Location- Idukki, Kerala

    Timings- 24 hours

    Entry Fee- Free

  • 24Top Station

    Top Station

    Situated in Kundala Valley, Top Station is one of the most popular places to visit in Kerala. The place is famous for having beautiful tea plantations, verdant valleys, fabulous waterfalls and mostly the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom once in twelve years. One of the most spectacular sights that can be witnessed from Top Station is the beautiful landscape covered with clouds.

    The pristine beauty of the place will leave you in search of words. It is a great spot to enjoy a picnic with your loved ones and enjoy the most panoramic views of the Western Ghats on your vacation. The place is a haven for nature lovers and best visited from the month of April to May in Kerala.

    Location: Munnar - Top Station Highway, View Point Path, Munnar.

    Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM

    Entry fee: None.

    Also Read: Amazing Places to Visit in Munnar in One Day

  • 25Attukad Waterfalls

    Attukad Waterfalls
    It is one of the most beautiful destinations, which you should not miss while intending a trip to Munnar. Attukal extends the beauty of water falling from the top of the hill. The sight of the roaring water and the rolling hills around is something which you can never erase from your thoughts. It is one of the most attractive scenes that you can look at during your stay at Munnar.

    The place is also ideal for long trekking and hiking but assumes a cascading and roaring beauty during the monsoons. The beautiful waterfall is surrounded by dense green forest, which will be an excellent spot for those who fancy adventure and want to have a trekking experience.

    Location: 
    Attukad Waterfall Rd, Pallivasal, Kerala 685565

    Timings: 
    9 AM to 7:30 PM

    Entry fee: 
    One can pay INR 100 for a guide.
  • Best Places to Visit in Kochi

  • 26Fort Kochi

    Fort Kochi
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    Among the tourist places in Kerala, Fort Kochi is a beautiful region located towards the South-West part of the city of Kochi. This region is one of the three main urban regions that constitute the present day Kochi City. Fort Kochi was the place of the first European township in India, the influence of which can still be felt and observed in the city’s architecture and its town planning.

    In current times, the Fort Kochi region is considered to be one of the finest places to visit in Kerala, with its major attraction being its beaches, the beautiful sight of traditional fishing in this region, and of course the European inspired architecture of this region.

    Location:
     Kochi 682001

    Timings: 
    5 AM and 9:50 PM

    Entry fee: 
    None.

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  • 27Cherai Beach

    Cherai Beach
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    Lined by coconut groves and Chinese fishing nets, Cherai beach in Kochi is considered as one among the best places to visit in Kerala. It is comparatively a less crowded and properly cleaned beach in Kochi that displays a picturesque view of sea and backwater join at a particular point. It is a spot where different species of fishes including dolphins are seen.

    Located on the north end of Vypin Island, the beach is a favorite spot of swimmers. The sunset view from the beach spreads multiple hues in front of your eyes. Near to the beach, there are many resorts as well for couples, family, and group of friends.

    Location: 
    Cherai Beach Rd, Kochi, Vypin Island 683514

    Timings: All day.

    Entry fee: None.
  • 28Kodanad Elephant Training Centre

    Kodanad Elephant Training Centre
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    Kodanad on the banks of Periyar River along with the beautiful high ranges near Perumbavoor, Ernakulam is the largest elephant training centers and one of the best places to visit in Kerala Since elephants are unavoidable in any occasion of Kerala people such as temple festivals, processions, cultural shows etc, they get proper care always.

    Elephant care centers in Konni and Muthanga are quite famous but Kodanadu has a large number of elephants being trained and cared.

    Location: 
    Vallom Panamkuzhi Road, Malayattoor PO, Kaprikad, Kerala 683544

    Timings: 8 AM to 5 PM

    Entry fee: INR 10
  • 29Santa Cruz Basilica

    Santa Cruz Basilica
    The Santa Cruz Basilica is considered as one of the good places to visit in Kerala. It is an ancient church built by Portuguese invaders during the colonial period and it is the prominent landmark of Fort Kochi. It is on the Santa Cruz road, Fort Kochi in Kochi district.

    This church stands as a predominant relic of the ancient Portugal culture and it narrates the history of Fort Kochi. The Dutch people came after Portuguese avoided this church from their attack so that it holds more pride over any other churches around Kochi. John Paul II declared it as Basilica in 1984. The church has two lofty spires and remarkable bright, whitewashed exterior and a pastel-colored interior.

    Location: 
    Bastian St, Fort Nagar, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala 682001

    Timings: 
    9 AM to 5 PM

    Entry fee: 
    None.

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  • 30Wonderla Amusement Park

    Wonderla Amusement Park

    Gear up for an adventurous day at Wonderla Amusement Park when you are vacationing in Kerala. It is one of the exhilarating places to enjoy rides and have fun with your loved ones. The amusement park is great for having thrilling experiences with your family. The place has a lot of food options and offers a memorable experience.

    A few of the popular attractions at Wonderla Amusement Park are Musical Dancing Fountain, The Vintage Castle, Vintage Tornado, Wavy and Vertical Fall, Caterpillar ride, Rapid River, Wave Pool, and Wonder Splash.

    Location:
    Kumarapuram P O, Pallikkara, Kerala 683565

    Timings:
     11 AM to 6 PM

    Entry fee:
    Starts from INR 385

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  • 31Hill Palace of Tripunithara

    Hill Palace of Tripunithara
    Thripunithura Hill Palace is the largest archaeological museum of Kerala and highly recommended among the places to visit in Kerala. Thripunithura is a town in Kochi and the Hill Palace has been the administrative office of the Kochi royal family.

    The palace complex consists of 49 buildings that possess traditional Kerala architectural style and there you can see the remnants, the antique pieces of Kerala culture, heritage museum, a deer park, a historic park, and a children’s park. The pond inside the palace enhances the whole beauty of the palace to the next level.

    Location: 
    Hill Palace Rd, Irumpanam, Thrippunithura, Ernakulam, Kerala 682301

    Timings: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM & 2 PM to 4:30 PM

    Entry fee: INR 10
  • 32Marine Drive, Kochi

    Marine Drive, Kochi
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    One of the most picturesque locations in Kerala, the Marine Drive is a promenade in the Indian city of Kochi, which has been built in a beautiful way to face Kerala’s backwaters. A popular hangout for local populations, Marine Drive is known for being one of the most enthralling, beautiful tourist places in J. The Rainbow Bridge here is quite popular and provides travelers with a chance to enjoy the structural beauty of this place. The drive is located at an economically thriving region of Kochi. 

    Visit Marine Drive in Kochi if you wish to experience the bounties of a sunset. The beauty of this region, along with the gentle breeze from the Vembanad Lake makes a perfect backdrop for chatty conversations, eating and shopping. Tourists throng this walkway during evenings, enjoying incredible things that this place has to offer. 

    Starting from High Court junction till Rajendra Maidan, this Drive has a length of 1.75 kilometers and also offers boat jetties along the way. Two new bridges, the Rainbow and the Chinese Fishing Net Bridge offer surreal views of Kerala’s backwaters. Truly, this is one of the best places to visit in Kerala.

    Location:
     MG Road, Kochi.

    Timings: All day.

    Entry fee: None.

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  • Best Places to Visit in Alleppey

  • 33Alleppey Beach

    Alleppey Beach
    Alleppey beach is a famous picnic spot in Kerala that houses an extended human-friendly beach. Since Alleppey is known as the Venice of the East, the trade through the sea and backwaters contributes a lot toward the economic development of Kerala.

    A pier extended towards the sea is known to be 137 years old and also it is reached out to the mass through the entertainment beach festival conducted on New Year’s Eve. A lighthouse situated nearby exists as a fascination to all groups of people visiting the beach.

    The marine products of Alleppey have a great demand among the public, so the beach can be seen so crowded always. Moreover, the serenity on the sides of the beach is alluring. It is lined by coconuts swaying in the sea breeze creating such a nice atmosphere throughout the day.

    Location: Alleppey
     Kerala, 688007

    Timings: All day.

    Entry fee: None.

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  • 34Krishnapuram Palace

    Krishnapuram Palace
    Alleppey boasts of its tremendous collection of old houses and palaces. One such preservation is the Krishnapuram Palace located in Kayamkulam town. It is built in the 18th century by a then ruler of the place.

    The traditional architectural style of Kerala is vividly portrayed even in the nook and corners of this palace. Gabled roof, narrow corridors, and dormer windows of the palace still possess pride. Now it is taken care of by the Archaeological Department of Kerala. It has a large pond as well inside which adds more beauty to the palace.

    The walls of the palace are made quite attractive with the mural paintings named Gajendra Moksham, Kerala style paintings, and other paintings which are popular. Krishnaswamy temple in the vicinity is the main reason the palace got the current name. Encircled by terraced gardens with fountains are another highlight of this palace on a small hillock.

    Location: Ochira Rd,Near Kayamkulam, Alappuzha Dist, Krishnapuram.

    Timings: 9 AM to 1 PM & 2 PM to 4:30 PM

    Entry fee: INR 10
  • 35Chavara Bhawan

    Chavara Bhawan is cited to the inherited residence of one of the leading personalities of the Christian Faith, the Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara. He is said to be the founder of the first parishioners for the men in the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church. It is one of the most significant places to visit in Kerala. The Chavara Bhawan is said to be three centuries old, and it’s a symbol of Christian relic that acts as a refuge for Christians to pray and explore the heights of their spirituality by relaxing in tranquility.

    This edifice can only be reached through a boat ride. If you are visiting the Chavara Bhawan in January, you might want to be a part of the major festival of this Bhavan that is celebrated annually on January 3rd every year. Participate in the mass prayer that is held on this day. A special prayer is held every Saturday of every month.

    Location- Alleppey, Kerala

    Timing- 09:00 am to 04:30 pm

    Entry Fee- Free

  • 36Marari Beach

    Marari Beach
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    Marari beach is a beautiful beach located 11 km away from Alleppey town. The white sand beach is a favorite bed for all the tourists since the beach is famous for its cleanliness and the coconut groves on the shore. It is comparatively a quiet beach and the sea seems to be always calm.

    This beach has a lot of demand among the tourists because it has umpteen numbers of resorts nearby with beach view rooms. You can see people going for fishing in traditional boats from the shore. The salubrious nature present around the beach is an obvious reason for the beach being a hub for all tourists of Alleppey.

    Location: 
    Alappuzha-Arthunkal- Cherthala, Thoppumpady road, Mararikulam, Alappuzha, Kerala 688523

    Timings: All day.

    Entry fee: None.

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  • 37Triveni Floating Market

    Triveni Floating Market

    The Triveni Floating Market is an economic market located in Alleppey. Visiting this flea market is an experience in its own. It is one of the most economical market places to visit in Kerala. The best thing about this market is that it’s a floating market. Owned and run by the state cooperative, this floating market is renowned for the red and white chequered boats.

    You can get everything you need here; from shampoos and health drinks to televisions and music systems. The market attracts thousands of tourists visiting the backwaters of Alleppey. You can call it as a supermarket where locals buy rice, sugar, wheat, and other significant daily-usable stuff at relatively lower prices than the rest of the markets in Kerala.

    Location- Alleppey, Kerala

    Timing- 08:00 am to 06:00 pm

    Entry Fee- Free

  • 38Alleppey Lighthouse

    Alleppey Lighthouse
    Built in 1862, the Alappuzha lighthouse is a favorite site for tourists coming to Alappuzha. It is situated in the coastal town. It was the landmark for many traders from different parts of the world especially colonial people from Portuguese, Dutch, and England.

    The 30 feet high lighthouse preserves the history of Alappuzha port which was the main trade port during the ancient period. But it has been made open to public visit since 2007. The lamp of the lighthouse now is a 230 V 150 W Metal halide lamp which extends its light to a remarkable distance.

    The lighthouse celebrated its 150th year in 2012 and it marks the pride and majesty of the Kerala rulers during that time since it is a stamp of the royal family of Travancore loved during that time.

    Location: Alappuzha Light House, CCSB Rd, Civil Station Ward, Alappuzha, Kerala 688012

    Timings: 9 AM to 11:45 AM & 2 PM to 5:30 PM

    Entry fee: INR 10

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  • 39Mullakkal Market

    Mullakkal Market

    If you want to go for shopping in Kerala and have a value for money, then the Mullakkal Market is where you should visit next. It is regarded to be the central market of Alleppey. You can get a lot of things at very reasonable prices. The price for every item on sale is the reason this market attracts a wide range of visitors every day.

    Primarily known for selling gold and silver pieces of jewelry and offerings, the Mullakkal market also showcases a variety of metal utensils, incense, handicrafts, animal and wooden boxes, etc. You can also shop for fashionable attires during the wedding seasons. Exclusive items like carpets, rugs, hammocks, bags, cushion covers, souvenirs, etc. are also available at reasonable prices. 

    Location- Alleppey, Kerala

    Timing- 10:00 am to 08:00 pm

    Entry Fee- Free

  • Best Places to Visit in Kumarakom

  • 40Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

    Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
    Image Credit : Phil Horton- Flickr

    For all avid bird watchers and fauna lovers, the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is nothing less than a heaven. Set in the backdrop of Kerala Backwaters, this beautiful bird sanctuary is known for its lush green lawns and deep blue skies, which are adorned by birds from all over the world. The sanctuary, which is spread over 14 acres offers boat ride from Kavanar River or the Vembanad Lake. 

    The main attraction of birds that can be seen here includes the duck, the Brahminy Kite, waterfowl and cormorant, darter and egret along with heron, cuckoo, moorhen, and owl. The place is also home to a number of migratory birds such as flycatcher, Siberian Crane, teal, lark and parrot. The bird sanctuary is probably most popular for having migratory birds from as far as Siberia and the Himalayas. 

    Mostly an early morning trek, preferably before the sunrise, is one of the best ways of watching birds here. The birds leave their forest homes early in the morning and usually surround and fly over the lake, making it the hub for bird watchers from all over the world which makes this place one of the best tourist places in Kerala. 

    Location:
     Kavanattinkara, Kumarakom, Kerala 686563

    Timings
    : 6:30 AM to 5 PM

    Entry fee:
    INR 50 

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  • 41Kumarakom Beach

    Kumarakom Beach
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    Kumarakom is one of the most breathtaking Kerala tourist places that is known for its backwaters, museums, scenery and the most fabulous beaches. One can look forward to having a refreshing getaway with adventure activities like swimming, water polo, snorkeling, volleyball, and other water sports activities. One can appreciate the calm nature on the beach resorts and look forward to relaxing and unwind by the beaches.

    The place will leave you spellbound as you take a stroll by the beach which will leave your senses revived. There are also places where you can unwind with yoga, meditation and have a relaxing time enjoying an Ayurvedic massage at Kumarakom Beach.

    Location:
    Kumarakom, Kottayam, Kerala, 686563

    Timings: 
    All day.

    Entry fee: 
    None.

  • 42Vembanad Lake

    Vembanad Lake
    Image Credit : keralaenchanting

    The pulse of Kerala can be felt at the Vembanad lake, which is a confluence of ten rivers. The largest Lake in Kerala also the pride of the state is a labyrinth of several groups of small islands, lagoons, canals, and estuaries presenting an overwhelming display of nature’s glory.

    Being a tourist hot spot exclusively for backwaters, one may find over five hundred Kettuvallams, traditional houseboats either plying or anchored to the banks. The Kumarakom Bird sanctuary is on the banks of Vembanad, showcasing hundreds of migratory and local birds in their flamboyance.

    Location: 16 km from Kottayam.

    Timings: Sunrise to Sunset.

    Entry fee: None.

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  • Best Places to Visit in Kovalam

  • 43Lighthouse Beach

    Lighthouse Beach
    Kovalam is one of the best places to visit in Kerala and is the most visited tourist attraction in India. Kovalam beach is famous for the smooth white sandy beaches which run alongside the Malabar Coast. Lighthouse beach in Kovalam which is much loved by the people.

    This beach was named after the 30 meters high lighthouse which stands tall on the beach. Located towards the southern end of the beach this acts as an observation platform Poovar and Beemapalli mosque. There is a total of 142 steps through which you can reach the top. The rhythmic tones of waves along with the cold breeze from the Arabian Sea are more than enough to enthrall any visitor here.

    Location: 
    Light House Beach Road, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695527

    Timings: All day.

    Entry fee: None.

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  • 44Karamana River

    Karamana River
    Karamana River is another famous attraction in Kerela which is very famous among the people. Starting from the southern tip of the Western Ghat flows the Karaman River. This river merges with the Arabian Sea near Kovalam, after flowing 66 km westward.

    The areas near the river mainly consist of dryland crops such as pepper, coconut, and rice. The river has two important dams, Aruvikkara Dam and Peppara Dam. This place offers a spectacular view of the lush greenery and the backwaters.

    Location: Kovalam, Kerala.

    Timings: All day.

    Entry fee: None.
  • 45Vellayani Lake

    Vellayani Lake
    On the off chance if you are searching for a quiet place to spend your weekends the Vellayani Lake is one of the best tourist places in Kerela. This freshwater lake is an exceptionally well-known cookout spot and is found 7 km from Kovalam.

    Voyagers come here for a boat ride or to invest the energy hailing the appeal of the scene while they invest some recreation time. During Onam, festival enthusiasm takes over as the popular traditional boat races are organized here. The peaceful lake entices individuals from great distances abroad to appreciate the grand perspective.

    Location: 
    Lake Rd, 7 km from Kovalam.

    Timings: 
    All day.

    Entry fee: 
    None.

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  • 46Valiyathura Pier

    Valiyathura Pier
    Make your weekend unique with a visit to the most extraordinary tourist place in Kerela. Valiyathura Pier is somewhere else which is an unquestionable requirement visit destination in Kerela. This 214-meter long Pieris situated at the old port of Valiyathura, an unwinding shoreline at Kovalam.

    This dock was utilized by the angler amid the high tide and is currently a well-known spot for calculating and photography. Upheld by 127 solid heaps, the dock had four 3-ton cranes and one 10-tonner to empty load from the boats. Since the wharf was situated in shallow waters, substantial boats needed to grapple in the remote ocean and transport their product in little vessels.

    Location: 
    Valiyathura, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695008

    Timings: All day.

    Entry fee: None.
  • 47Neyyar Dam

    Neyyar Dam
    While you are in Kerala don’t miss a chance to visit the Neyyar Dam which is one of the most visited tourist places in Kerala. Situated at the foot of the Western Ghat this lake was established in the year 1958. This popular picnic spot is heaven for tourist in search of some serenity and isolation. Refresh your spirit as you visit this one of a kind dam while enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

    The Neyyar Dam is a part of the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary which is an abode of a variety of flora and fauna. One can find different species of wildlife like wild boars and elephants to the vast range of medicinal herbs. This place is definitely a paradise for nature lovers.

    Location: 
    Kallikkad, Kerala 695572

    Timings: 8 AM to 7 PM

    Entry fee: INR 10

    Also Read: Alluring Places to Visit in Kovalam
  • 48Hawah Beach

    Hawah Beach
    Hawah beach is one of the best beaches in Kovalam which is a hit among the people. This beach lies opposite to the lighthouse beach. This beach is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches among the beaches in Kovalam. While you are the visit you can see the stack of palm groves.

    If you visit the beach in the early morning you will find it filled with fishermen who will be busy with their day to day life. Hawa beach is separated from other beaches by the foreland of Edakkalu.

    Location:
     Light House Beach Kovalam, Vizhinjam P.O, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695521

    Timings: All day.

    Entry fee: None.
  • Best Places to Visit in Thrissur

  • 49Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary

    Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary
    The chimmony wildlife sanctuary is located in Mukundapuram taluk of Thrissur district; one of the best places to visit in Kerala. It is spread along the Western Ghats. The place is a haven for more than hundreds of various species of birds, both common and endangered. Chimmony dam adds more beauty to the entire place where serenity has been displayed so well.

    It is a protected area for a variety of wildlife, lush green forests, water reservoir etc. Also, you might get trekking and bamboo rafting facilities also around the sanctuary. So it is considered as a must visit a place that offers a breathtaking panoramic view.

    Location: 
    Chimmini Dam Road, Dist. Thrissur, Pariyaram, Kerala 680304

    Timings: 
    6 AM to 6 PM

    Price: INR 10

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  • 50Thrissur Zoo

    Thrissur Zoo

    The Thrissur Zoo or the State Museum Zoo is located in the center of the Thrissur city in Kerala. It is probably one of the most attractive tourist places to visit in Kerala if you wish to explore the exclusive fauna in Kerala. Earlier it was known as the Trichur Zoo, and it was opened in the year 1885. The zoo is spread over 13.5 acres of land, and it is home to a large variety of animals, birds, and reptiles.

    Apart from animals, the zoo also has a lot of other attractions to explore like the Zoological garden, the Botanical Garden, a Natural History Museum, and an Art Museum that displays the socio-cultural heritage of Kerala. The museum has a beautiful collection of wood-carvings, metal sculptures, Kathakali figures, ancient ornaments and a selection of Kerala lamps, swords, rocks, and stuffed butterflies.

    Location- Thrissur, Kerala

    Entry Fee- Adult- INR 6, Children- INR 4

    Timing- 09:00 am to 05:15 pm

  • 51Athirappilly Waterfalls

    Athirappilly Waterfalls

    Fondly known as the ‘The Niagara of India,’ Athirappilly Falls is certainly the best waterfalls in the country. Located at the Chalakudy River, this waterfall has a total height of 82 feet and is located at the segmented type at an elevation of 390 feet.

    The river just below the falls remains turbulent and resumes its calmness after a kilometer. The falls are also known for flowing towards the Arabian Sea and its environs are known for being home to a number of animals and plants, including endangered species.

    Apart from the scenic beauty of this waterfall, the place is known for its wildlife, including animals such as Asiatic elephant, Sambar deer, leopard, bison and lion-tailed macaque. The forests here serve as a nestling bastion for Malabar Pied and Grey Hornbill along with the Great Hornbill. Teak, Bamboo and Eucalyptus are some of the trees that are widely found here.

    Location: 
    Athirapally, Chalakudy Taluk, Thrissur.

    Timings: 
    8 AM to 6 PM

    Entry fee: 
    INR 15

  • 52Vadakkunnathan Temple

    Vadakkunnathan Temple
    Vadakkunathan Temple in Thrissur is one of the must-visit places of Kerala that displays the tradition and authenticity of typical Kerala through its walls and structures. Standing in the middle of a huge ground known as Swaraj Round, Vadakkunathan temple is one of the biggest temples of Kerala and the main idol here is Lord Shiva.

    Thousands of people visit the places everywhere and it is famous for hosting the renowned Thrissur Pooram, the festival with a maximum number of people comes together at a time. The temple bagged a UNESCO award for the conservation and renovation of the building. Anayoottu is yet another attraction carried by the temple with hundreds of elephants get good proper food.

    Location: 
    Swaraj Round N, Kuruppam, Thekkinkadu Maidan, Thrissur, Kerala 680001

    Timings: 
    3 AM to 10:30 AM & 4 PM to 8 PM

    Entry fee: None.

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  • 53Paramekkavu Bhagavathy Temple

    Paramekkavu Bhagavathy Temple
    Paramekkavu Devi temple is one of the largest temples in India which could be considered as one among the best places to visit in Kerala. It is one of the many temples that participate in the huge festival of Kerala, Thrissur Pooram.

    The temple is situated opposite to Vadakkunnathan Temple, another huge temple. The major deity of Paramekkavu is a goddess. The cool breeze inside the temple solaces each devotee’s heart. The Kerala architectural style is beautifully displayed at each point of the temple.

    Location: 
    Paramekkavu Devaswom Building, Round East, Thrissur, Kerala 680001

    Timings: 4:30 AM to 11:30 AM & 4 PM to 9 PM

    Entry fee: None.
  • 54Sakthan Thampuran Palace

    Sakthan Thampuran Palace

    The Sakthan Thampuran Palace is a popular attraction in the history of the former ruling dynasty of Kochi, i.e., Perumpadappu Swaroopam. The palace is located in the center of the Thrissur town. It is one of the most popular places to visit in Kerala because of its regal past. The palace was built in the Dutch and Nalukettu style of architecture which is rarely found in Kerala.

    The castle attracts several tourists from all over the world due to its unique construction of two-stories and traditional Kerala Nalukettu style. The palace is also home to an intricate museum inside that has a massive collection of significant galleries like the Bronze gallery, Sculpture gallery, and the Epigraphy Gallery. These galleries showcase the advancement of ancient writings. The palace also is a resting place of Shakthan Thampuran. 

    Location- Thrissur, Kerala

    Timing- 09:30 am to 04:30 pm

    Entry Fee- Adult- INR 5, Children INR 3

  • 55Snehatheeram Beach

    Snehatheeram Beach
    Snehatheeram beach is located in Thalikulam, calm place in Thrissur district and one of the best places to visit in Kerala. It is maintained by Kerala Tourism department; the beach is known as love shore. Domestic as well as international tourists flow towards this beach every year in an unlimited number.

    The cleanliness, well-maintained surroundings, the cool water are the key factors that attract people. The view from the shore is enigmatically coupled with the relishing breeze around always. There is a children’s park as well with large aquariums, also there is a family restaurant nearby named Naalukettu. It is a better location to have a good time with your friends or family.

    Location: 
    Thalikulam, Thrissur.

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  • Best Places to Visit in Wayanad

  • 56Chembra Peak

    Chembra Peak
    Chembra peak joins Nilgiri hills in Tamil Nadu and Vallarimala in Kozhikode. The peak is evident from almost all parts of Wayanad. This place is an excellent destination for trekking expeditions. You have to take prior approval from the Meppady forest office prior to the trek at Chembra Peak.

    Night camping is not permitted at Chembra peak as there is a threat from wild animals. It will take at trivial three hours to reach the top point of Chembra peak. On the way to this peak, you can witness the heart-shaped lake, which is said that it has never dried up. It is one of the popular attractions of this peak.

    This lake is known as 'hridhayathadakam'. From the summit of the peak, you can enjoy the views of whole Wayanad. You can also sight Kozhikode, Malappuram and Nilgiri districts from here. You will get amazed by the enthralling charm of nature here. There are many peaks nearby Chambra peak. But it is hard to climb into those, as they are cloaked with impenetrable forests.

    Location: 
    Chembra, Wayanad 673586

    Timings: 7 AM to 5 PM

    Entry fee: None.

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  • 57Kuruva Island

    Kuruva Island
    Kuruva Island also known Kuruva Island is a preserved river delta, holding a group of islands in Kabini River. Sprawling over 950 acres of estate, Kuruva Island is richly populated with flora and fauna. The terrestrial distinctiveness of this island makes this place evergreen with a calm ambiance.

    Living deep on this island, you can witness many beautiful structures like bridges constructed of bamboo trees and other rare species of trees. The isolated island is home to precious species of birds, orchids, herbal plants etc. The island is enclosed by streams and you can have a boat ride or raft within this stream enjoying the enchanting beauty of the island.

    Location: 
    Kuruva Island, Wayanad, Kalpetta, 673121

    Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM

    Entry fee: INR 10
  • 58Pakshipathalam Caves

    Pakshipathalam Caves
    Pakshipathalam caves- the very name of the place refers to the richness of birdlife here. Here virgin forests, rivulets, and steep hills together offer challenging avenues for trekking. A cave which saints are believed to have used for meditation in ancient times has become a major attraction for tourists.

    Pakshipathalam lies in the Brahmagiri hill range and is located close to Thirunelli temple, Wayanad in Kerala. A trek to Pakshipathalam takes you through moist deciduous forests, rolling hillocks, open grasslands, slippery trails, and narrow rocky caves.

    Also known as Munikal caves, this den of birds lies deep inside the forest. With no proper roads, the 8 km hike on the jungle trail is quite challenging.

    Location: 
    Tholpetty, 7 km from the Thirunelli Temple, Kalpetta.

    Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM

    Entry fee: INR 50
  • 59Edakkal Caves

    Edakkal Caves

    When it comes to exploring the hidden facets of Kerala, then there is no place better than the Edakkal Caves. These caves, which are situated near the Wayanad district, are known for having pictorial writings and details that are at least 6000 BC old.

    Considered to be drawn and represented by the Neolithic man, these caves provide incredible insights into the prehistoric civilizations around the world. They aren’t technically caves, but they are rather considered to be clefts and rifts, with fissures that have been caused by splitting of rocks. Several tons of this cleft or the rift serve as a cave.

    The carvings here are known for representing human and animal figures, providing an indelible insight into the presence of prehistoric settlement. In fact, the oldest one dates back to more than 8000 years ago and suggests that these Edakkal caves have been inhabited several times in history.

    Location: 
    Nenmeni, Kerala 673595

    Timings:
    8 AM to 4 PM

    Entry fee: 
    INR 15

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  • 60Wayanad Heritage Museum

    Wayanad Heritage Museum

    Also recognized as the Ambalavayal Heritage Museum, the Wayanad Heritage Museum is an archeological museum that houses a fascinating collection of artifacts that are said to have belonged to the ancient tribes of Wayanad. The collection dates back to the 2nd century and is individually rare in nature. The fascinating thing is that some of these artifacts date back to the Neolithic age. Items like terracotta figurines, memorial stones, and decorative objects are put on showcase here.

    There are four sections in this museum- Deva Smruthi, Gotra Smruthi, Veera Smruthi, and Jeevan Smriti. Every section displays the way of living of the old age. If you ever wish to know how people used to live in the Neolithic period, you must visit the Wayanad Heritage Museum. It is one of the most intellectual places to visit in Kerala as it brings alive the bygone era in the simplest way possible.

    Location- Wayanad, Kerala

    Timing- 09:00 am to 06:00 pm

    Entry Fee- Adults- INR 15, Children- INR 5

  • 61Banasura Sagar Dam

    Banasura Sagar Dam
    Image Credit : Bharath Shankar - Flickr
    Another tourist spectacle of Kalpetta is Banasura Sagar dam. It is the biggest earth dam in India and the second biggest of its class in Asia. The dam is made up of huge piles of stones and rocks. Situated about 15 km from Kalpetta, the dam contains a vast stretch of water and its striking beauty is flattered by the string of mountains seen on the backdrop.

    It is structured in the Banasura Lake and the nearby hills are known as Banasura Hills. Stories say that the Asura king of Banasura undertook an intense punishment on the top of these hills and thus it was named after him. The scenic mountains invite adventure travelers and the dam site is an excellent starting point for trekking.

    During monsoon, travelers may also be able to witness the small island in the dam’s pool. The boundless expanse of the clear aqua of the dam spotted with small islands is a photographer’s pleasure.

    Location: 
    Banasura Sagar Dam, Padinjarathara 673575

    Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM

    Entry fee: INR 10

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  • 62Thrissilery Shiva Temple

    Thrissilery Shiva Temple

    Located in Wayanad, the Thrissilery Shiva Temple is one of the most popular tourist places to visit in Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is visited by thousands of tourists regularly, along with the temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu in Thirunelli, located 19 kilometers away from this temple. The shrine of Jala Durga is situated at this temple which was put there by the legendary Parasurama himself.

    Located on the water tank from the Papanasini River, the temple is of considerable significance and must be visited on a trip to Kerala. The temple is also one of the oldest temples in Kerala. The temple is said to have been built by the Kings of the ancient medieval times. The festival of Mahashivaratri is celebrated here with utmost gracefulness and excitement.

    Location- Wayanad, Kerala

    Timings- 06:00 am to 08:00 pm

    Entry Fee- Free

  • 63Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

    Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

    The animal sanctuary of Wayanad isn’t just for wildlife enthusiasts, it is also a great place for photographers, vacationers, couples and travelers who wish to choose unique rides of the state. With some unusual birds found in this place, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary has gained prime importance. Apart from birds, the wildlife area is also known for housing some of the most endangered species of flora and fauna.

    With salubrious climate, the place is known for housing a wide range of flora, fauna and avian fauna. For instance, the forests here combine moist deciduous trees, including rosewood and bamboo. 
    A number of semi-green patches are also found throughout the jungles here. 

    Apart from them, monkeys, wild dogs, and bears are also popularly seen here. Monitor lizards, panthers and jungle cats are also quite common. In terms of avian fauna, peacocks are quite popular. They are widely seen dancing with their feathers open. Cuckoos, jungle fowls and woodpeckers can be witnessed by avid bird lovers. Babblers are also a common variety of avian fauna seen throughout the Wayanad Wildlife Reserve.

    Location: 
    Bathery- Puthupally Road, Sultan Bathery, Kerala 673592

    Timings: 7 AM to 10 AM & 3 PM to 5 PM

    Entry fee: INR 10

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  • 64Varkala Beach

    Varkala Beach

    Varkala Beach is one of the famous beaches of Southern India located in the city of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. This beach is also known as the Papanasam Beach with the word ‘Papanasam’ meaning ‘wash away your sins’. It is believed that a dip in the waters of this beach would wash away all your sins.

    This region is quite famous amongst tourists owing to the fact that it is the only region in Kerala where cliffs can be seen adjacent to the Arabian Sea. These cliffs are considered to be unique geographical features owing to the fact that they are the only elevation on the otherwise flat surface of Kerala.

    Considering its beautiful location and amazing scenic beauty, this place is counted as one of the top Kerala sightseeing places. This beach is a haven for sunbathers and swimmers. And it also has an array of spas and exotic restaurants. 

    People come here in masses each year to enjoy the aura of this place along with getting a beautiful glimpse of the setting sun, which is quite mesmerizing to experience. 
    Apart from this, the beach also serves as an elegant spot for various kinds of water sports and spas, which is enjoyed in abundance by one and all who visit the Varkala Beach.

    Location: Varkala 695141

    Timings: All day.

    Entry fee: None.

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  • 65Bekal Fort, Kasargod

    Bekal Fort, Kasargod
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    The Bekal Fort is the largest fort in Kerala and is one of the most important places to see in Kerala. It is spread across 40 acres of land and it appears as if the fort has come up from the sea considering the fact that almost 3/4th of its exterior is drenched along with the waves continuously hitting its citadel. 

    It is believed that the fort was built in order to serve the purpose of defence because there are no remains of any palace, mansion or any such building found here. 
    The outer walls of the fort had holes that were supposedly used to defend the fort effectively. There were two layers of holes on the outer walls, the upper and the lower.

    The upper holes were constructed in order to aim at the farthest points while the lower ones were used to strike when the enemy was nearer. 
    Presently the maintenance, preservation and protection of the fort have been given in the hands of the Archaeological Survey of India, which has been looking after its welfare quite efficiently.

    Location: 
    Kasaragod Road, PO Bekal Fort, Beside Bekal Fort Railway Station Dist, Bekal, Kerala 671316

    Timings: 8 AM to 5:30 PM

    Entry fee: INR 5

  • 66Kottayam

    Kottayam
    Image Credit : Arian Zwegers - Flickr
    Kottayam being one of the popular places in Kerala reveals a number of administrative, educational and business related spots and attractions. Also, it is famous for its contributions to girls’ education and education as a whole. Religiously, culturally and economically Kottayam does a marvelous job in order to make itself an attraction always.

    The famous backwater of Kumarakom is a part of Kottayam. The number of tourists coming to spend the holiday in houseboats is unbelievably increasing day by day. The typical Kottayam cuisines especially Non Vegetarian items are world famous.

    The first college of Kerala that is CMS College has been established in this district of Kerala during the colonial period of India. Thirunakkara temple, Meenachilar, the birthplace of Saint Alphonsa, the huge rubber plantations and much more add heavenly beauty to this district at the center of Kerala.

    Location: Kottayam, Kerala.

    Timings: All day.

    Entry fee: None.

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  • 67Kollam

    Kollam
    Image Credit : keralatourism.org
    Kollam is known as the place of cashew nut and one with plenty of water-based attractions. It is considered as one of the good places to visit in Kerala. The basic point of tourism is Ashtamudi Lake around which a number of resorts and restaurants are located. Paravoor is a quite famous area of pure tranquillity and serenity being disposed of parallel to the attractive atmosphere of the resorts.

    The freshwater lake of Kerala, Shasthamkotta is yet another feature of Kollam tourism. The origin of Kathakali is from this particular district as history says. The world famous Kottarakkara Ganapathi temple belongs to Kollam. Also, you can visit the many cashew nut factories of Kollam at any time you wish to.

    In addition to these, visit Neendakara where you can see the vast harbor brimming with fresh fish caught from the Arabian Sea. Altogether Kollam situates as a popular place to visit at any time of the year since it has a moderate climate throughout the year.

    Location: Kollam, Kerala.

    Timings: All day.

    Entry fee: None.
  • 68Kuttanad

    Kuttanad
    Kuttanad, well known for its vast paddy fields from Kerala gets its staple food in a huge amount considered as one of the best tourist places in Kerala. Kuttanad is a part of Alappuzha district and it has the lowest altitude which is famous for being an important hotspot of farming.

    The green paddy fields arrange a feast for the visitors’ eyes undoubtedly. Pamba, Meencahil, Achankovil, and Manimala are the major four rivers of Kerala lull Kuttanad for its unending farming activities. The village hosts the world-renowned Vallamkali as well that drags a countless number of tourists every year. Ramankari backwater is where this vallamkali happens.

    Totally, Kuttanad is the place water blessed abundantly, for it is blanketed by many rivers, lakes, and backwater. The major tourism of Alappuzha rolls in the hands of Kuttanad. The cuisines related to water lives also stand as an essential factor to attract more tourists.

    Location: Kuttanad, Alapuzzha, Kerala.

    Timings: All day.

    Entry fee: None.

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  • 69Vagamon

    Vagamon
    Famous for its cool climate during summertime, Vagamon is a tourist destination that attracts a number of international as well as local tourists everywhere. Consider this place while you are on a tour, for it is one of the beautiful places in Kerala.

    It is a part of the tranquil Western Ghats and is nestled amidst lush green tea plantations and forests. National Geographic Traveller accounted for this one as one of 50 most attractive places to visit in India. Here, you can observe the most scenic valleys and hills lulled by fog, waterfalls, and striking greenery always.

    It is an abode of beautiful flowers and orchids; the place is cuddled up within Thangal, Murugan and Kurishumala hills which represent the three prominent religions of Kerala. This area is a perfect pitch for moderate trekking, rock climbing, paragliding etc.

    Location: 
    Vagamon, Idukki district, Kerala.

    Timings: All day.

    Entry fee: None.
  • 70Periyar National Park

    Periyar National Park

    A delight for fans of nature, Periyar National Park and wildlife sanctuary is one of the best tourist places in Kerala located in Thekkady. Nestled amidst the cardamom hills, Periyar National Park is known for offering a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of life.

    Known for its scenic beauty and biodiversity, this national park is home to tropical evergreen forests covering the entire landscape. One of the star attractions of Periyar National Park is the 100-year-old artificial lake which is located in the heart of the century where most of the wild animals can be seen.

    Location: 
    Kumily, Thekkady.

    Timings:
     6 AM to 3 PM

    Entry fee: 
    INR 25

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  • 71Kozhikode

    Kozhikode

    Renowned for its history, Kozhikode is one of the most beautiful tourist places in Kerala. It was the place where Vasco-da-Gama first landed in India and the origins of the famous Spice route were mapped. It is famous for its picturesque beach where one can behold one of the most fantastic sunsets and enjoy a great deal of seafood.

    Some of the must-visit places in Kozhikode are Dolphins Point, the lighthouse and the Lions Park. The city is a great visit to plan with your family and friends if you wish to cherish some laid back time in the realm of nature.

    Location: 
    Kozhikode, Kerala.

    Timings: All day.

    Entry fee: 
    None.

  • 72Ponmudi

    Ponmudi

    An ideal weekend getaway, Ponmudi is one of the most exciting places in Kerala. It offers some scintillating views of the rolling hills and misty mountains that complete the beautiful landscape. The wonderful getaway will enchant you with a variety of flora and fauna that boasts of mountain flowers, wild orchids, and many exotic butterflies.

    It is a great visit if you are fond of adventurous activities like trekking and camping. There are many picturesque resorts and packages where you can relax with your loved ones and have a superb time in the beautiful valleys of Kerala.

    Location: Ponmudi, 
    Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

    Timings:
    All day.

    Entry fee:
    None.

  • 73Munroe Island

    Munroe Island

    Comprising of 8 beautiful islands separated by small water channels, Munroe Island is one of the most gorgeous places in Kerala. With various tourist attractions like the narrow waterways, canal cruise and the famous Kallada Boat Race held here during the 10-day festival of Onam, Munroe Island is worth a visit if you wish to give your bucket list some sweet adventures.

    The place is mostly known for its relaxed and calm ambiance which offers a fresh respite from the hustle and bustle of modern life. With some glittering views of the each and coconut plantations, Munroe Island is a good visit to cherish some leisure time when you are vacationing in Kerala. Munroe Island is a pleasant visit if you are interested in getting a glimpse of the typical backwater island villages of Kerala.

    Location: Puthen Purayil, Nemmani, Munroe Island, Kollam 691502,

    Timings: All day.

    Entry fee: None.

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  • 74Peermede

    Peermede

    Boasting of verdant beauty with rolling hills and sparkling streams, Peermede is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. The pristine natural beauty of this place is enticing for every traveler and makes it a perfect getaway for families, adventure aficionados and honeymooners.

    There are a number of beautiful plantations of tea, coffee, rubber, cardamom and pine forests that dot the landscape of Peermede. There are also a number of trekking trails which can be explored around the beautiful landscape of Peermede allowing you to have an unforgettable vacation in Kerala.

    Location: Peermede, Kerala.

    Timings: All day.

    Entry fee: None.

  • 75Thenmala

    Thenmala

    Known as India’s first planned Ecotourism destination, Thenmala is one of the most wonderful places in Kerala. Literally meaning the ‘Honey Hill’, Thenmala is known for its quality honey and dense forests. The place is known for its eco-friendly activities and will enchant you with a number of adventures like boat rides, mountain biking, and rock climbing.

    Some of the popular places to visit in Thenmala are Thenmala Dam, Leisure Zone, Nakshatravanam and Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary. Offering a refreshing experience to let you escape the worries of life, Thenmala is a wonderful vacation destination that you must see when you are visiting Kerala.

    Location: Thenmala, Kerala.

    Timings: All day.

    Entry fee: None.

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Chembra Peak

A trekking paradise, Chembra is the highest peak in the Wayanad Hill Range that will take your breath away. Encompassed by verdant greenery of the Western Ghats, Chembra Peak is one of those attractions in Wayanad that one just cannot ignore for its mesmerising views. 

It is where the clouds brush your cheeks and your eyes are greeted with solace of calm and quietness in the midst of nature.

It is known for offering an enchanting vista of the heart-shaped lake also known as the Cupid Lake. It also offers an unparalleled view of Banasura Sagar Dam surrounded by the majestic tea plantations located along the foothills of Chembra Peak.

Height: It is 2,100 metres (6,890 ft) above sea level

Location: Kalpetta, Wayanad

Best Time to visit: The best time to visit is between the months of September and March.

Entry fee: The entry charge for the peak is INR 50/USD 0.77

Timings: Chembra Peak is open to tourists during the day time.

Distance from Wayanad: It is about 40 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.

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Banasura Sagar Dam

One of the most spellbinding places to visit in Wayanad, Banasura Sagar Dam is a picturesque tourist hotspot. Known for being India’s largest earthen dam, it boasts of extensive natural beauty with beautiful flora and fauna, majestic hills and mesmerising waterfalls. The Banasura Sagar is a photographer’s delight and offers the most beautiful views from the top of the hill.

It is also famous among adventure enthusiasts who look forward to thrilling activities like boating, trekking, horse racing and camel rides. For the avid trekkers, Banasura hill peak is hailed as one of the most challenging treks. Along with that Banasura Hill Resort adds to the charm of this place that is known as the only ‘earthen’ resort in the country.

Location: Banasura Sagar Dam, Padinjarathara, Kerala

Best Time to visit: November to May offers the most ideal time to visit Banasura Sagar Dam

Entry fee: INR 10/ USD 0.15 per person

Timings: The opening timings are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Distance from Wayanad: It is just 2.3 kilometres away from the bus station.

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Kuruva Island

Located in the middle of Kabini river, Kuruva Island is a natural paradise that is replete with diverse flora and fauna in the most beautiful surroundings. It is blessed with evergreen forests all around that makes it a mesmerising picnic spot away from all pollution and noise of the city.

One of the most exciting things about Kuruva Island for tourists is their famous boat rides on bamboo rafts. Trekkers also visit Kuruva Island to explore the pristine environment and witness the most exotic species of plants, animals and birds here.  

The enthralling beauty of this island attracts many people who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of their lives and surround themselves in the serenity of nature.

Location: Kuruvadweep, Kerala

Best Time to visit: Kuruva Island could be visited from October to May

Entry fee: INR 80/ USD 1.23 for Indians and INR 150/USD 2.3 for foreigners

Timings: The visiting hours are from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Mondays are holiday

Distance from Wayanad: It is located 36 kilometres away.

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The Bamboo Factory

If you wish to know how bamboo constitutes an important factor in both the lifestyle and livelihood for the people in Wayanad, then a visit to The Bamboo Factory comes highly recommended. 

This educating and inspiring experience gives a sneak peek into the lives of the locals in Uravu. This place is a great stop to witness the wonder of sustainable tourism and explore the ancient traditions that are still preserved in Wayanad.

The Bamboo Factory stands for uplifting the lives of many rural craftsmen along with offering tourists a unique experience by getting to know how bamboo is converted into your favourite items. Tourists at Bamboo Factory also get a chance to talk to these talented craftsmen and know more from their experiences.

Location: 100 Acres Road Thrikkaipatta, Kerala

Best Time to visit: October to February is the best time to visit here.

Entry fee: The cost to visit here is approximately INR 500/ USD 7.7 per person

Timings: One can visit here between 10 am and 4 pm.

Distance from Wayanad: The distance between the two places is around kilometres.

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Jain Temple, Sulthan Battery

One of the most beautiful heritage sightseeing places in Wayanad, Jain Temple is known for its interesting history. It was built in 13th century A.D. and largely came to prominence when this ancient temple was used by Tipu Sultan to store ammunition. 

The ruins of Jain Temple in Sulthan Battery resonate the vital presence and influence of Jain community in the state of Kerala.

Maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India, the Jain Temple boasts of Vijayanagara style of architecture and has preserved beautiful and intricate carvings on its granite pillars. It is revered as one of the holiest places for the Jains and a festival is celebrated during Mahavir Jayanthi. 

This historically important temple in Kerala is a great visit to appreciate the art and culture of this place.

Location: Jain Temple Rd, Sultan Bathery, Kerala

Best Time to visit: September to March is the best time to visit the temple.

Entry fee: None

Timings: The temple is open for visitors during the day.

Distance from Wayanad: It is around 50 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.

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Pookode Lake

If you’re browsing for the most serene Wayanad tourist places, Pookode Lake should incite your curiosity. Surrounded by the evergreen beauty of Western Ghats and verdant forests, Pookode Lake is a gorgeous freshwater lake. 

One of the most interesting features of this lake is that it virtually appears to be in the shape of India’s physical map. Boasting of picturesque excellence and a mesmerising ambience, this freshwater lake is the initiating point of Panamaram stream in Kerala.

Pookode Lake offers many activities like boating and boasts of a freshwater aquarium, a children’s park and a shopping centre where tourists can empty their pockets on excellent spices and handicrafts. 

Another big attraction of Pookode Lake is the widespread presence of wild animals and birds who can be spotted around the lake.

Location: Pookode Lake, Kunnathidavaka, Kerala

Best Time to visit: August to May are the best months to visit here

Entry fee: INR 10/ USD 0.15 for one person

Timings: The opening hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Distance from Wayanad: Pookode Lake is located 27.3 kilometres from the Bus station in Wayanad

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Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary

Offering an unforgettable experience for wildlife lovers, Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the must-visit places to visit in Wayanad. 

It is famous for harbouring a diverse number of flora and fauna. Taking a wildlife safari is the most thrilling activity that one should undertake at Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary to make their Wayanad vacation memorable.

This natural habitat is a great sightseeing place to spot elephant herds, deer, langurs, panthers, tigers, Indian bison and the rare Slender Loris. Moreover, this wildlife sanctuary offers a wonderful experience for tourists with their tree huts which are open for stay. 

This beautiful attraction allows the tourists to seek some natural solace and take delight in the company of the wonderful wildlife roaming freely in their natural surroundings.

Location: It is located 20 km east of Mananthavady on the Kodagu Road.

Best Time to visit: Winters are the best time to visit Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary

Entry fee: The entry fees is INR 115/ USD 1.77 for Indians. For foreigners, the entry fees is INR 300/ USD 4.62

Timings: The timings are 7:00 am to 10:00 am in the mornings. For the evenings, the timings are from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Distance from Wayanad: The distance between the two places is 45 kilometres.

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Edakkal Caves

Travel back in time to the Stone Age with a visit to Edakkal Caves that are located on the Ambukuthi Hills. Edakkal literally translates to ‘a stone in between’ and this cave and showcases a natural masterpiece. 

It is associated with many myths and considered as one of the most sacred places to visit in Wayanad. Edakkal caves are not actually considered to be caves in a scientific sense yet remain a great piece of archaeological curiosity for tourists. 

These caves are identified as a Neolithic settlement and present the evidence of a pre-historic society of highly civilised people. These caves draw in a number of history buffs and students of archaeology who wish to explore these mysterious caves.

Height: It is located at a height of 1200 metres above sea level on the Ambukuthi Hills.

Location: Wayanad, Nenmeni, Kerala

Entry Fee: INR 15/USD 0.23 per person

Best Time to visit: The most preferred time to visit Edakkal Caves is during the months of December to May.

Timings: The visiting time to Edakkal caves is from morning 9:30 to evening 4:30.

Distance from Wayanad: It is located 48 kilometres from here.

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Lakkidi View Point

Famous for its mesmerising scenery, Lakkidi View Point is known for its nine hairpin caves and offers a resplendent view of the mountains in Wayanad. The whole trip of Lakkidi View Point promises an unforgettable charm of natural beauty that should add to their bucket list of attractions in Wayanad. 

Offering a bird’s eye view of the magnificent surroundings, this place leaves you in search of words to describe the panoramic vista that your eyes behold. It is also a famous picnic spot and often known as the ‘Gateway of Wayanad’. 

Lakkidi is also known for receiving the second highest rainfall in the world and its misty environment makes it an unforgettable tourist place in Wayanad.

Height: It is located at an elevation of 700 metres above sea level.

Location:  Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Highway, Lakkidi, Kerala

Best Time to visit: One should visit Lakkidi View Point at the time of early morning or early evening to get the best views.

Timings: The visiting hours are from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

Distance from Wayanad: The distance to reach here is approximately 32 kilometres.

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Meenmutty Waterfalls

One of the delightful of Wayanad tourist places, Meenmutty Waterfalls is a three-tiered waterfall that will take your breath away. A scenic trek through the lush green forest from the Wayanad-Ooty Road leads up to this picturesque natural wonder. 

There are separate decks which can be accessed in different ways to view the different tiers of this spectacular waterfall. The roaring waters of Meenmutty Falls are situated in the lush forests that makes it a delight for photographers. 

Tourists can exalt in a magnificent view of Banasura Sagar Dam from the peak of the third tier of this waterfall. With thundering visuals of the scenery, Meenmutty Waterfalls is hailed as one of the most thrilling places for adventure lovers in Wayanad.

Location: Kallar Meenmutty Falls Road, Kallar, Kerala

Best Time to visit: The best time to visit here is from October to May.

Entry fee: The entry fees is INR 30/ USD 0.46 per person

Timings: It is open from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Distance from Wayanad: The waterfall is located just 2 kilometres from the bus station.

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Neelimala View Point

Promising one of the most enthralling trekking experiences in Wayanad tourist places, Neelimala View Point is a must visit for adventure aficionados. 

It presents some amazing trails that cross the most picturesque landscape of Western Ghats. Tourists are in for a charming surprise as Neelimala View Point offers gushing streams and verdant valleys on the way up to the hill.

This place is a splendid tourist spot where you can appreciate the company of nature with the misty clouds and its pristine ambience. 

This beauty of this popular trekking and camping site is accentuated by the Meenmutti waterfall that brings out the most wonderful view of the place.

Location: Neelimala Viewpoint, Vaduvanchal, Kerala

Best Time to visit: January to May and September to December is the most preferred time to visit here.

Entry fee: The entry fees here is INR 500/ USD 7.7 for a jeep that could carry 6-7 people

Timings: Tourists could visit Neelimala Viewpoint any time between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm

Distance from Wayanad: It is about 50 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.

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Mudumalai National Park

Mudumalai National Park and Bandipur National Park are like two sides of the same coin. Separated by the border, Bandipur Park lies in Karnataka while the neighbouring, Mudumalai lies in the Kongu Nadu region of Tamil Nadu. The area is rich with rare species that include 50 types of fish, 34 species of reptiles, 266 species of birds, and 55 types of mammals. 

Some of the rare wildlife you’ll find here are vultures, Bengal Tigers, Indian Leopards and golden jackals. The flora includes dense tropical forests, exotic climbers and creepers, bamboo trees, Indian rosewood and much more! If you’re a nature enthusiast, Mudumalai’s sense of serenity and extravagant beauty is sure to leave you spellbound!

Location: NH 67, Gudalur NH 67, Gudalur, Devarshola, Tamil Nadu

Best Time to visit: The most ideal time to visit this park is from February to June.

Entry fee: INR 15/ USD 0.23 per person

Timings: The opening hours for visitors is from 7:00 am to 9:00 am in the morning and from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the evenings.

Distance from Wayanad: The distance between the two places is approximately 90 kilometres.

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Attukal Waterfalls

It is one of the four main waterfalls of Munnar and is very popular among adventure seekers, as the dirt mountain path through the forest gives chills on every step towards Attukal Waterfalls. Take your swimwear as the pool at the bottom of the fall has enough water to dip and bath. 

It is highly recommended that you visit Munnar during Monsoon season if waterfalls top the list of ‘places to visit in Munnar.’ Attukal waterfall is located between Munnar and Pallivasal and can be reached by crossing a wooden bridge. 
The waterfalls in Munnar witness hordes of tourist every year and Attukal is one of those famous waterfalls which is mystically beautiful.

Location:
2nd Floor, Mermaid Complex, Nadaiyar road, Munnar 685612

Timings: 9 AM to 7:30 PM

Price:
One can pay INR 100 per person to a guide who can lead the trek through the narrow mountain path.

Suggested Read: Things to Do in Munnar for a lovely vacation!

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Irupu Falls

Escape into the allure of nature and its magnificence with a visit to Irupu Falls. One of the most enchanting places to visit in Wayanad, Irupu Falls is one of the most legendary sightseeing places in Wayanad. 

This spectacular waterfall derives its roots from the legends of Ramayana and also known as Lakshmana Tirtha Falls. This place is known for its serene ambience that showcases the captivating beauty of this glorious cascade from a height of 60 feet. 

Irupu Falls draws in a number of devotees who believe that a dip in its waters cleanses one’s sins and pay respect to the Shiva temple located along the banks of the river.

Location: Irupu Falls, Irupu Falls Rd, Karnataka

Best Time to visit: The months of monsoons are the best time to witness the Irupu Falls at its maximum beauty.

Entry fee: INR 50/ USD 0.77 per person

Timings: The timings at Irupu Falls is from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Distance from Wayanad: It is about 56 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.

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Pothamedu View Point

Drenched in the mist and greenery, Pothamedu viewpoint is a spot worth trekking to. This viewpoint enables a panoramic vista of the valley and if the day is clear, you can also see Muthirapuzha River and Idukki Arch Dam from quite a height. The view is made of a series of emerald hill slopes where tea, coffee, cardamom, and pepper make a blanket of green all over the hills.

While you are enjoying the mesmerizing view of the valley, take a sip of ginger tea from the only tea shop nearby and you would love spending your evening at Pothamedu. Watching the sun slide down the horizon in the vast expanse of the Sahyadri ranges is one perfect way of spending your vacation in this quaint town. 
Pothamedu is one of the many places to visit in Munnar which have a refreshing environ.

Location: 
Pothamedu, Munnar.

Timings: 9 AM to 7:30 PM

Entry fee: 
None.

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Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

Away from the hustle and bustle of the cities, the Idukki Wildlife is located in the Thodupuzha and Udumpanchola taluks of Idukki at an altitude of 450 – 750 ft above the sea level.

The sanctuary, flanked on 3 sides by the tranquil waters of Idukki Lake, is housed amidst picturesque settings of tropical evergreen & semi-evergreen forests, meadows, and deciduous trees.
The Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the places to visit in Idukki, houses hordes of wild elephants.

The other species from the animal kingdom include bison, sambar, deer, wild dogs, jungle cats, Malabar Giant Squirrel, wild boars, and tigers. Reptilians such as Cobra, viper, krait, etc will bewilder the visitor, while avian species Malabar grey hornbill, Purple Sunbird, Golden Oriole, and Black bulbul enchant him.

Distance: 
40 km from Thodupuzha, Idukki.

Timings: All day.

Entry fee:
 None.

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