A town with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons, it was described as the "Venice of the East" by Lord Curzon. The exciting and unforgettable boat cruises in Alappuzha offer intimate glimpses of backwater life and an unforgettable journey watching Coir making, boat building, toddy tapping, fish farming and the rugged village life.
Cochin is one of the most interesting cities. It is gifted with a natural harbour and is claimed to be the “Venice of the Orient” and the Queen of the Arabian Sea”. It is one of the few places in the world where one can see a Jewish Synagogue, Portuguese churches, Dutch architecture, mosque, temples and Chinese fishing nets. Kochi is the arguably the ideal starting point for exploring the unfathomable diversity and beauty of Kerala.
Kovalam has three crescent shaped beaches separated by rocky outcroppings. Shallow waters stretching for hundreds of metres are ideal for swimming. The beaches have steep palm covered headlands and are lined with shops that offer all kinds of goods and services.
Kumarakom is a serenely beautiful and scenic backwater destination, a charming peninsula jutting into the ever-effervescent Vembanad Lake that is dotted with plenty of traditional rice boats and canoes, leaving a scene that is immensely pleasing to the eye. The place is renowned for its mangrove shores and the bird sanctuary. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary nearby which houses exotic birds and plants is a beautiful green spot and an orthithologist's paradise.
Munnar is situated at an altitude of 1,525 meter has a cool bracing climate exuding an old-world charm. Lovely views of low-flying clouds and mist filled valleys. The atmosphere is fragrant with extensive tea and cardamom plantations. . Places to see in Munnar include Pothamedu, Echo point, Blossom Park, Mattupetty dam, Tata tea museum and Eravikulam National Park which is home to the Nilgiri Tahr and Anamudi Peak which is the highest peak in South India.
Thekkady ,India 's largest wildlife sanctuary is a dream destination for any tourist visiting India. The sanctuary is centered around the large (24 sq km) artificial lake formed by a dam across the Periyar river. The main attraction is a boat trip over this man-made lake of Thekkady. The forest department would also arrange elephant rides and trekking inside the sanctuary. One can see deers, monkeys, tigers, herds of elephants and other exotic flora and fauna here.
Trivandrum, the Capital city of Kerala derives its name from Thiru-Ananthapuram, which means the place of the sacred serpent Anantha or Adisesha on which Lord Padmanabha reclines. Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple is the city’s main landmark. Main attraction of city is Napier Museum, Zoological gardens, Art Gallery etc
Varkala is famous for the 2,000-year old Janardana Swami Temple which is an important Vaishnavaite shrine in India and is often referred to as Dakshin Kashi (Benares of the South). The temple is located close to the Papanasam beach, which is considered to have holy waters which wash away sins.
Wayanad, the green paradise is nestled among the mountains of the Western Ghats, forming the border world of the greener part of Kerala. The name Wayanad has been derived from the expression 'Vayal nadu' - the village of paddy fields. Wayanad consists of 3 taluks - Mananthavady, Sulthan Bathery and Vythiri.
Kasaragod, the Northern most district of Kerala is renowned as the land of gods, forts, rivers, hills and beautiful beaches. The imposing fort at Bekal is one of the largest and best preserved forts in Kerala. The beautiful expanse of the shallow beach near the Bekal fort known as Bekal Fort Beach has been developed as an exotic beach location by the Bekal Resorts Development Corporation (BRDC).
Kanyakumari takes its name from the Kumari Amman or Kanyakumari Temple, situated in the town, on the sea-shore, the very confluence of the three water-bodies – the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. It is also sometimes referred to as Cape Comorin. Kanyakumari has been a great centre for art and religion for centuries. It was ruled by the Cholas, the Cheras, the Pandyas and the Nayaks.