Kerala is famous for its hills, tea plantations, and backwaters. The boat homes and boat safaris, besides the spices and Idukki elephant training centres, are all awesome to allure your eyes and senses. The shores here are exciting scenes, and the government has taken various initiatives to create many attractive locations by renovating and introducing new experiences like boathouses in the middle of bodies of water-body in which one can live.
The sunset at Fort Cochin and Bolgati Palace is the most beautiful place you won’t forget in a lifetime if you visit once. The southernmost tip of India, Kanyakumari, near Trivandrum, has got many attractions. For those who enjoy the sea, the Sankhu Mugham shore is also well-known for visitors.
A trip to Kerala allows you to see various islands, or entire clusters of islands, by boat in the western tip, numerous hills in the east, camping in tropical forests, wild animals at national parks, birdwatching, classical music, dance, and martial arts performances, and traditional spicy cuisine, especially thali, or 21 varieties of curries with rice and pappad. Payasam, a traditional pudding, will fill your mouth with water. What about banana chips and tender coconut water freshly cut? Here you will have the best of the best in sightseeing and cuisine, giving a feel that is altogether different from any part of India.
Kerala's other most important tourist destinations
Fort Kochi, India
The main attractions:
Visit Alleppey, known as the Venice of the East, which has ample water bodies and the sea, or lakes, on the other side. You can enjoy a journey in the middle of the water bodies as a rider for a few hours or domesticate for several days by renting the entire boathouse. It's incredible to enjoy the peace and quietness in the middle of the water. When you see fish flying up and landing back into the water on a full moon night, your excitement will soar. On the distant islands, see fishermen fishing and people carrying a basket with their catch, people trading on boats, or rowing boats filled with their harvest to the market from Alleppey farms. At home, you will see the women busy beating the rotten husks of coconut shells, converting them into coconut fibers, and using them to make ropes. Later on, these ropes are used to make floor mats too. Alleppey is the place where you can relish different varieties of fish dishes.
Cochin-also called the Queen of the Arabian Sea, is a place of trade, a beautiful seashore, and ports. Aside from shipbuilding, you can also see the long line of Chinese nets going up and down frequently. As the sun sets in the evening, the entire shore will turn lilac.
The city is flooded with people from across India and metropolitical culture, and the Arabians used to come here to trade spices. Now, fish trading and export are very famous in this place.
At the top of 1,700 meters is Wynand, also known as the Kashmir of South India and famous for the Neeli kurinji flowers that blossom only every 12 years. Munnar's real meaning is the merging of three rivers: Nallathanni, Mudhirapuzha, and Kundaly. In Munnar, you will find many cold hill stations with tea plantations, coffee, and birds.
Thekkadi is another destination where you will feel the serenity of nature while enjoying wildlife (tiger and elephant reserve). Find the birds and the other animals in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary nearby. See the real spice plantations and flower parks, like Thekkady Rose Park.
In Kerala, you can enjoy rope walking, spring bouncing, bungee jumping, and boating. Nearby, you can land at Elephant Junction, where you can see herds of elephants entering.
Thiruvananthapuram is another southernmost district, a power center, and the home of Padmanabha Swami Temple, which was built by the old kings. The temple became famous after the discovery of gold coins worth millions of dollars there. This was the palace and citadel of Lord Vishnu. And here are many palaces made by the kings where you can visit with requests and see how the palace hosts exhibitions of pertaining reflecting the local culture, art, music, or textiles.
Calicut is another city and a good destination for sightseeing. Here was the place where King Samoothiri had given permission to the Britishers to set up a trading company, eventually ending up in India becoming a British colony. It all started in Calicut.
If you visit Wynada, a region famous for its forests, mountains, valleys, and waterfalls, you will find rare birds sitting on the branches in the jungle. Birdwatchers should wait in anticipation for the calls of peafowl, woodpeckers, owls, and babblers.
Architecture in Kerala:
To see what Kerala architecture looks like, you have to visit Thali Maha Shiva Kshetram, Valayanad Devi Temple, Azhakodi Devi Temple, Thiruvachira Sree Krishna Temple, Varakkal Devi Temple, Thalikkunu Shiva Temple, Sree Krishna Temple, and Niramkaitha Kotta Temple.
Kerala's Top Tourist Attractions:
Festivals in Kerala:
A boat festival in Kerala
Temple Festivals in Kerala
Kerala Village Fair
The Aluva Sivarathri Festival
Nishagandhi Dance and Music Festival.
Kalpathi Chariot Festival.
Food in Kerala:
Kerala has got both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes made of fish, poultry, and red meat. Rice, fish, and coconut are the most common ingredients in all dishes. The aroma of flavours is enhanced with chilies, curry leaves, mustard seeds, turmeric, tamarind, black pepper, cardamom, clove, ginger, cinnamon, and asafoetida, which you can taste in the dishes.
Curry with Puttu and Kadala
Ishtu with Appam
Dinner with multi-curries and rice- Ela Sadya
Roasted Dosa with Ghee
Accommodation in Kerala:
You can find comfortable accommodation in Kerala ranging from high-end five-star hotels to economic accommodation, besides boathouses in the middle of the water and small houses on the shore of the sea.
People and drivers here are very friendly, and you can get help from the tourist helpline too.
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