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15 Best Tourist Places To Visit In Kerala

Kerala, God's Favourite City & Human's Best Tourist Place In India

Travel, means to visit a beautiful and cultural city where the air is different from what you inhale and feel every day. It is to put yourself in unforeseen situations and take a break from your monotonous routine. Do you know why doctors sometimes prescribe their clients to travel? Travelling is medication and meditation.

This year spend your best summer vacation in the most beautiful state of India, Kerala. Kerala is a tourist attraction for its mesmerizing backwaters,ecotourism initiatives, beautiful beaches, and mouthwatering cuisine. Below superb my trip has enumerated the 15 best Kerala tourist placesfor you.

15 Best Tourist Places In Kerala

1. Wayanad

Summer is on its way to hitting you with the mercury rising. To skip the hot sun of North India, Wayanad is a place that offers cool and has natural woods, misty mountains, and beautiful farms.


Wayanad has many more things to tempt visitors and here are some famous destinations and activities for you.

  • Wildlife sanctuaries

  • National parks

  • Asia’s second-largest earth dam, Banasura Sagar Dam

  • Mountains

  • Dense woods

  • Gushing rivers

  • Hiking

  • Trekking

  • Mountaineering

  • Rock climbing

  • Rappelling, and

  • Camping

Moreover, if ancient architecture and religious beliefs inspire you, visit Wayanad. It is one of the best Kerala tourist places to visit spiritual monuments, such as Thirunelli Temple, Karinthandan Temple, and Ancient Jain Temple.

2. Thekkady

This destination is famous for its rich flora and fauna. Its pleasant and cool climate throughout the year makes it the best tourist place in Kerala. Yes, it is also one of the destinations for the best summer vacations in India. If you are a tea or coffee lover, this place has the best tea and coffee beans.


Also, Thekkady has magnificent mounts, waterfalls, and rivers to allure you. Here are some of the other best points that are enough to encourage you to explore Thekkady.

  • Jungle Safari

  • Mangla Devi Temple

  • Odamade

  • Murukkady

  • Vellaramkunnu

  • Trekking

  • Rafting

  • Bamboo Rafting, and

  • Dense forests

3. Alappuzha


Tourists have named this destination the Venice of the East. This place has a maritime history and is known for activities like:

  • Boat races

  • Backwater holidays

  • Beaches

  • Marine products

  • Picnic

  • Houseboat cruise

The pleasure this place offers to its visitors is inspiring and precious. There is an ancient lighthouse that is one of the famous tourist places in Alappuzha. If you enjoy the peace of beaches, boat races, and traditional cuisine, then visit this one of the best Kerala tourist places.

4. Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala has some of the most magnificent monuments in the world. Along with this, the religious culture and beaches of Varkala in Thiruvananthapuram are very influential. Yes, this place is also known for the backwaters of Poovar and Anchuthengu and its Western Ghats tracts of Agastya Mala. On top of these, the best points to visit Thiruvananthapuram are the architecture and sculptures of the monuments.


They are so beautiful to inspire people to visit one of the best Kerala tourist places, Thiruvananthapuram.

Here Are Some Best Places for Outdoor Activities in Thiruvananthapuram

  • Thiruvananthapuram Zoo

  • Shanghumukham Beach

  • Mount Everest View Trek

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5. Kottayam

Kottayam is one of the best tourist places in Kerala. This place is a paradise for those who love beaches, backwaters, lush hill stations, exotic wildlife, waterfalls, sprawling plantations, paddy fields, art forms, festivals, cultural monuments, and traditional cuisine.


The Following are the Other Famous Tourist Places and Activities to Explore in Kottayam
  • Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall

  • JYES farms

  • Mango meadows agricultural theme park

  • Fish world aqua

  • Kumarakom beach

6. Kumarakom

When you visit Kottayam, then do not miss exploring Kumarakom. This beauty is located near Kottayam. There is a 14-acre bird sanctuary, and tourists visit this place to see God's own creation. By that, we mean different bird species that migrate to Kottayam to enjoy their best summer vacation in India. Kumarakom is one of the Kerala spots where people enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of backwater and boating rides.


Those who are into body healing or detoxification, visit Kottayam for an Ayurvedic spa. On top of all these beauty and benefits of Kottayam, there is Vembanad Lake in Kottayam. It is the largest and longest lake in Kerala and India. 

7. Poovar Island

Kerala is known for its beauty, and Poovar Island is the ocean. This destination gives you the pleasure to experience the different forms of water nature, such as lake, river, and sea.

 Poovar Island

Some activities and tourist places on Poovar Island
  • Vizhinjam Harbour

  • Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium

  • Kovalam Surf Club

  • Famous Museums and Art Galleries

  • Day Boating

  • Picnic at the Neyyar Dam

8. Munnar

The skyscraper hills of Munnar are what attract lovers and newly married people. The natural beauty of Munnar in Kerala will allure you. The places and activities available in Munnar are what you like to enjoy on your honeymoon.


The following are some other things due to which Munnar is one of the best tourist places in Kerala.
  • Tea gardens

  • Top station

  • Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park

  • Kalari Kshethra

  • Anamudi peak

  • Mattupetty dam

  • Chinnar wildlife sanctuary

  • Thoovanam falls

  • Mountain climbing

  • Biking

  • Skywalk

  • Bungee trampoline

9. Kochi

The Queen of the Arabian Sea Kochi is one of the most breathtaking places in Kerala. Here you will find some of the best things to do to relive the memories of Kerala. The beauty of the city of Kochi is world-famous. Many tourists take shelter in the temples in Kochi to enjoy the culture.


Famous Beaches for Outdoor Activities in Kochi are

  • Fort Kochi

  • Kuzhupilly

  • Puthuvype

  • Cherai

  • Njarackal Arattuvazhi

Adventure in Kochi

  • Scuba diving

  • Water skiing

  • Kayaking

  • Banana ride

  • Beach and backwater cycling

  • Bhoothathankettu trekking

10. Varkala

Varkala is located on the shores of the Arabian Sea. This destination is famous for its beautiful beaches and sunset. On the other hand, activities like boat riding, surfing, paragliding, or horse riding are the attractions of tourists in Varkala. On top of this, there are Hindu cultures, such as Jardana Swamy Temple, Vishnu Temple, Sivagiri Maths, and many more for families.


Some Other Activities and Places to Visit in Varkala

  • Water Sports

  • Varkala Culture Centre

  • Lighthouse

  • Ponnumthuruthu Island

  • Varkala Beach

  • Kappil Beach

  • Yoga

  • Anjengo Fort

  • Varkala Aquarium

  • Varkala Cliff

  • Kilimanoor Palace

10. Devikulam

Devikulam is the most beautiful hill station located 1800 meters above sea level. The good news is that this place is eight kilometers from Munnar. The lush green valleys, green plantations of tea, and spices of Devikulam will make you go crazy. On top of this, their bike riding has its own fun when you get the chance to see beautiful lakes and waterfalls. Sita Devi Lake is one of the beauties of Devikulam. There is a spiritual connection to Sita Devi Lake. People believe that God Sita once touched it.


Here are Some Destinations to Visit in Devikulam for Beautiful Memories to Cherish for the Rest of Your Life
  • Devi Lake

  • Tea And Spice Plantations

  • Thoovanam Falls

  • Pallivasal Falls

  • Mattupetty Dam

  • Meesapulimala

  • Idukki National Park

  • Attala Rock Shelter

  • Kundala Lake

  • Hill View Park

  • Keezharkuthu Falls

  • Blossom International Park

  • Anayirankal Lake

11. Kovalam

Like Kochi, Kovalam is the place, silently sitting on the shores of the Arabian Sea. This place has three beautiful beaches to enjoy the calmness of the water, such as Lighthouse Beach, Samudra Beach, and Hawah Beach. Yoga and meditation are silent outdoor activities for peace.


Here Are Some More Things to Appreciate the Beauty of Kovalam
  • Scuba and Snorkelling

  • Nature and Wildlife Tours

  • Safaris

  • Equipment Hire

  • Kayaking and Canoeing

12. Nelliyampathy

The area of Nelliyampathy is luxuriously green, where tea, coffee, and cardamom are born every year to provide you the pleasure of relaxation. On the other hand, there are beautiful mountains, which are as calm as you want for your overthinking mind. Nelliyampathy is one of the best tourist places in Kerala to spend your summer, spring, winter, rain, in short, 12 months of the year.


Outdoor Activities in Nelliyampathy

  • Nature and wildlife lookouts

  • Ranches

  • Caverns and caves

  • Scenic drives

13. Thrissur

Thrissur is where you can explore the classical art and culture of Kerala. Some best places to visit in Thrissur are Vadakkumnathan Kshetram Temple, Shakthan Thampuram's Tomb, Athirapally Falls, etc.


Attractions of Thrissur

  • Athirappilly waterfalls

  • Snehatheeram beach

  • Chavakkad beach

  • Kalamandalam

  • Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine

  • Paramekkavu Bhagavathy Temple

14. Gavi

Gavi is one of the unexplored tourist places in Kerala and is famous among nature and wildlife lovers. Periyar Tiger Reserve is one of its tourist spots. Here are some other beautiful and exciting things to explore in Gavi.


  • Boating

  • Gavi lakes

  • Kochu Pampa

  • Spice garden

  • Trekking

  • Bird watching

15. Ponmudi

Have you visited beautiful hill resorts in Kerala? Ponmudi is best for those who want to feel the peace of a green environment. Ponmudi is the love of trekkers. On the other hand, Ponmudi is the best tourist place in Kerala for the admirers of tea plantations, lush green hills, and stunning waterfalls. The other fascinating thing in Ponmudi is its wild mountain.


Outdoor Activities in Ponmudi
  • Mankayam Falls

  • Agasthyakoodam

  • Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Varayattumotta

  • Golden Valley

  • Kallar

  • Sri Krishna Swami Temple

  • Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary

If you are planning or wondering to visit one of these 15 best tourist places in Kerala, contact Superb My Trip. We are experts handling your flight tickets to a hotel and everything essential for your smooth and enjoy-full journey and stay to and in Kerala.

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