"The God's own Country": Kerala

Updated: Aug 9, 2020

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Kerala is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations for both domestic as well as foreign tourists. Kerala, a state situated on the tropical Malabar Coast of India. Kerala situated at southwestern of India.

Kerala is famous especially for its ecotourism from all over the world. Kerala is the home of Ayurveda and Natural herbs. The nature lover will feel like heaven here!!!

Kerala is well known for "God's Home", there are many holy places & Temples in Kerala where you feel the inner soul of your body. Kerala is known for its unique culture and traditions.

Kerala Festivals and Food are famous all over the World.

Kerala has lots of things to do whenever you will travel to Kerala you will feel that "I should stay Kerala forever". There are lots of things to do in Kerala. By traveling Kerala you will find the beautiful abstracts of nature, beaches, temples, festivals, unique culture and traditions, backwater, mountain ranges, wildlife, hill stations & lots of delicious food to eat.

Here is the Youtube Channel, Twitter Handle, & Official Website of Kerala Tourism.

"Famous backwaters of Kerala"

"It's Time to travel Kerala"

"Kerala for Food Lovers"

"Home of Ayurveda": Kerala

Major Attractions in Kerala.

As Kerala is famous for ecotourism, you will find the most natural and culture fest tourism.

Beaches: Situated at the bank of the sea in the southwestern of India. There are many beaches in Kerala. Here is a list of some famous beaches...

  1. Kovalam Beach at Thiruvananthapuram.

  2. KappaKadavu at Kozhikode.

  3. Marari beach at Alappuzha.

  4. Nattika at Thrissur.

  5. Vudanappilly beach at Thrissur.

  6. Beypore at Kozhikode.

  7. Cherai beach at Cherai.

  8. Varkala at Thiruvananthapuram.

  9. Muzhappilangad beach at Kannur. (Drive-in beach in India).

  10. Payambalam beach at Kannur.

  11. Baby beach at Kannur.

  12. Meenkunnu Beach at Kannur.

  13. Azhikode Beach at Kannur.

  14. Madaiparra Beach at Kannur.

  15. Chootath Beach at Kannur.

  16. Mermaid Beach at Kannur.

Backwaters: Thebackwatersin Kerala is a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Seacoast (known as the Malabar Coast).

Houseboat orKettuvallam rides in the backwaters are a major tourist attraction. The major cities for backwater in Kerala are:

  1. Alleppey

  2. Kumarakom

  3. Ashtamudi Lake (largest lake in Kerala)

  4. Kollam

  5. Bekal

Waterfall: "The best peach of nature by hearing the sound of the waterfall"

“Just let go – and fall like a little waterfall." Listed the waterfall of Kerala.

  • Adyanpara Falls, near Nilambur

  • Aruvikkuzhi, near Maramon, Kozhencherry in Pathanamthitta District

  • Aruvikkuzhi, near Pallickathode, Kottayam District

  • Athirappilly Falls 80 ft (24 m)

  • Charpa Falls

  • Cheeyappara Falls, near Adimali

  • Chethalayam Falls, in Wayanad[20]

  • Kumbhavurutty Falls in Kollam district

  • Lakkom Water Falls

  • Madatharuvi Falls, near Ranny in Pathanamthitta District

  • Marmala waterfall

  • Meenmutty Falls, Thiruvananthapuram

  • Meenmutty Falls 984 ft (300 m), in Wayanad

  • Mulamkuzhi, near Malayattoor in Ernakulam District

  • Panieli Poru waterfalls Ernakulam

  • Palaruvi Falls, 300 ft (91 m) in Aryankavu near Punalur in Kollam district

  • Pattathippara Falls

  • Perunthenaruvi Falls

  • Siruvani Waterfalls Palakkad

  • Soochipara Falls 656 ft (200 m) / Sentinelrock falls, in Wayanad

  • Thommankuthu Falls, near Thodupuzha

  • Thusharagiri Falls

  • Valara Falls, near Adimali

  • Vazhachal Falls, near Athirappilly

  • Vazhvanthol waterfalls Trivandrum

Lighthouses: Lighthouses are the main center of attractions of Kerala beaches and coastline. There are 15 lighthouses in the entire state of Kerala. Districts of Kollam, Kannur, Kozhikode, Alappuzha, Thrissur, and Thiruvananthapuram have more than one lighthouse.

Major Lighthouses

  • Alappuzha Lighthouse, Alappuzha

  • Anjengo lighthouse, Thiruvananthapuram

  • Azhikode Lighthouse, Thrissur

  • Beypore Lighthouse, Kozhikode

  • Vypin Lighthouse or Cochin Lighthouse, Ernakulam (Tallest in the state)

  • Cannanore Lighthouse, Kannur

  • Chetwai Lighthouse, Thrissur

  • Kasargode Lighthouse, Kasargode

  • Kovilthottam Lighthouse, Kollam

  • Kozhikkode Lighthouse, Kozhikode (Defunct)

  • Manakkodam Lighthouse, Alappuzha

  • Mount Dilly Lighthouse, Kannur

  • Ponnani Lighthouse, Malappuram

  • Tangasseri Lighthouse, Kollam

  • Vizhinjam Lighthouse, Thiruvananthapuram

Festivals: Kerala is the Festival and Cultural State of India.

Here is a list of festivals that are celebrated in Kerala.

  1. Onam (The greatest festival of Kerala)

  2. Thrissur Pooram

  3. Attukal Pongala

  4. Beema Palli Uroos

  5. Chettikulangara Bharani

  6. Shivaratri

  7. Thirayattam

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