8 Enchanting Places in Kerala Every Traveler Should Explore



8 Enchanting Places in Kerala Every Traveler Should Explore

By Woods team

Kerala, known as "God's own country," is a beautiful state in south India that is encircled by imposing mountains and mysterious clouds. Millions of tourists are enthralled daily by its captivating beauty, which draws them to its breathtaking hill stations, captivating backwaters, hospitable beaches, fragrant tea and spice plantations, holy religious places, historic caverns, and more. The local market covers peruse shelves with a colorful display of fish, prawns, spices, coconut oil, and just-produced fruits and vegetables. Let's embark on a journey to explore 8 enchanting places in Kerala every traveler should explore.

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1. Wayanad

Called the 'land of paddy fields' in Malayalam, this lush location in Kerala captivates tourists with its breathtaking scenery and exhilarating experiences. It's common to choose to stay in a treehouse in Wayanad because there are a lot of them there. Experience the region's rich tribal heritage—more than 50 tribes call it home. Trekking is an exciting activity that takes you through breathtaking scenery. Apart from its natural beauty, Wayanad offers unique experiences such as treehouse stays, bamboo rafting, and visits to tribal villages, providing a holistic experience that goes beyond conventional tourism.

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2. Munnar

Tucked in the shadow of the gorgeous Western Ghats, Munnar is a popular hill station in Kerala and a romantic retreat known for its expansive plantations of tea and coffee. The charming mountains, gorgeous valleys, ethereal low-lying clouds, and fragrant greenery are what make the city so appealing. The city, which produces a lot of tea, is filled with the heady scent of its tea estates. There are many attractions to discover, such as verdant tea and coffee plantations, gushing waterfalls, lively parks, educational museums, calm lakes, and picturesque farms. Beyond its scenic beauty, Munnar offers a plethora of adventure activities such as trekking, paragliding, and wildlife safaris. The mist-covered landscapes create an ethereal ambiance that adds to the overall enchantment of the place.

3. Alleppey

Alleppey, sometimes referred to as the "Venice of the East" or the "Backwater Capital of India," is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. Famous for its alluring backwaters, serene scenery, houseboat adventures, and mouthwatering food, the city has a distinct appeal. Thousands of tourists are captivated by the sight of paddy fields, lakes dotted with water lilies, fishing towns, temples, and chapels. September through May is the best season to go, as it offers a pleasant exploration of houseboat stays, nighttime walks, local sightseeing, beaches, lakes, and more. 

4. Kochi

With its unwavering commitment to preserving its old-world beauty, Kochi is a bustling city with a rich past shaped by many different cultures and customs. Fort Kochi, the Mattancherry Dutch Palace, Marine Drive, Santa Cruz Basilica, Jew Town, and the Jew Synagogue are a few of the main attractions. These sites highlight the cultural mosaic that various civilizations have pieced together over time. Cherai Beach Resorts in Kochi are a great option for a fun vacation with lots of amenities. This relaxed resort is conveniently positioned 3 km from Kuzhupilly Beach and 5 km from Pallipuram Fort, along a sandy beach. It offers the ideal balance of exploration and leisure in Kochi's picturesque surroundings.

5. Thekkady

One of Kerala's top ecotourism locations, Thekkady is well-known for its abundant variety of plants and animals. Thekkady, home to the Periyar National Park, invites nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. A wide range of enthusiasts are catered to in this refuge, including those who enjoy the outdoors, hiking, forests, and adventure. Thekkady offers a plethora of exciting activities, including boat rides, bamboo rafting, elephant rides, jungle safaris, the Periyar Tiger Trail, trekking, nature walks, tribal heritage programmes, and shopping for handicrafts made locally. 

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6. Kovalam

Kovalam, with its crescent-shaped beaches and clear waters, is a paradise for beach lovers. Relax on the sandy shores or engage in thrilling water activities such as surfing and parasailing. Kovalam's sun-kissed beaches, which provide chances for swimming, tanning, and relaxing Ayurvedic massages and beauty treatments, are what make the place so appealing. Kovalam offers a wide range of activities, such as catamaran cruises, surfing, water skiing, kayaking, wooden boat excursions, snorkeling, and Ayurvedic massages. The breathtaking sunset views add a touch of magic to this coastal haven.

7. Kumarakom

Kumarakom is an enthralling backwater treasure in the beautiful state of Kerala. It features lush paddy fields, evergreen coconut groves, the captivating Vembanad Lake, and a scenic backdrop that come together to create an enthralling scene. A houseboat cruise through the interconnected canals offers a peaceful retreat amidst nature. Indulge in houseboat cruises with luxurious amenities, allowing you to witness the beauty of Kumarakom at a leisurely pace. The region's focus on sustainable tourism ensures that travelers can enjoy the natural wonders responsibly. The months of September through March are best for exploring the area's attractions, which include parks, Kumarakom craft museums, houseboat rides, and the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

8. Thrissur

Thrissur, named the "Cultural Capital of Kerala," is a must-visit location for tourists visiting the region. The town holds lively cultural festivals and is embellished with a large number of temples, cultural centers, and churches. For those looking for a closer connection to the state's customs, it is an unmatched experience as it serves as a mesmerizing reflection of Kerala's rich history, legacy, and culture. Renowned for being a colorful festival, the Thrissur Pooram Festival is a key magnet for tourists. 

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Kerala offers a variety of captivating travel destinations. From the serene backwaters of Alleppey to the lush tea plantations of Munnar, this diverse state captivates every traveler. Kerala's cultural richness, natural beauty, and warm hospitality create an unforgettable journey, enticing wanderers to explore its timeless allure.