Kerala, also known as God’s own country is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in India. It has a lot to offer to its visitors having serene backwaters, mesmerising landscapes, pristine beaches and a rich cultural heritage. Nestled amidst the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west, Kerala has an abundance of geographical and cultural diversity. While there is much to choose from, here are some must-see places in Kerala that would leave you spellbound and wanting to visit again.
Known for its lush green tea estates, Munnar is the perfect honeymoon destination for couples. You can explore the endless tea gardens and the winding narrow lanes. Located in the Idukki district at an elevation of 1600 ft. above sea level, Munnar is famous for its variety of tea and cocoa, so you can enjoy tasty coffee and yummy chocolates here. You can also buy freshly grown spices from here. The best time to visit Munnar is from October to March. Make sure to visit Blossom Park and Attukal Waterfalls while on your trip to Munnar.
Alleppey is well known for its mesmerising backwaters which would make you want to stay longer. It is known as the ‘Venice of the east’ you can witness numerous houseboats in the mirror-like backwaters. Alleppey Beach, Krishnapuram Palace and Punnamada Lake are some of the places that you must visit while exploring Alleppey. If you are looking to spend your weekend floating on a houseboat then the best time to visit Alleppey is between September and May.
Kannur is a small coastal town that exudes an aura of the colonial era with numerous beaches where you can relax with your loved ones. Besides the pristine beaches, this quaint town is also known for its various temples and picnic spots. Located on the Malabar coast, Kannur is famous for its artistic weavers and is therefore called the 'land of the looms and lords'. The best time to visit Kannur is between October and March.
The commercial face of Kerala, Kochi is also known as Cochin and stands amongst the most beautiful tourist destinations in Kerala. Settled on the Malabar coast, Kochi is known as the queen of the Arabian Sea. Among those with the most footfall, Kochi is the best tourist destination in Kerala having Chinese, Portuguese and British influences. The city is surrounded by beautiful beaches along with the remnants of colonial structures. The best time to visit Kochi is between October and March. You can explore the Jewish Synagogue, Santa Cruz Basilica, Vasco House, Dutch Palace, Pallippuram Fort and many other amazing locations in Kochi.
To explore the true essence of Kochi, consider staying at The Tower House - 17th Century by Neemrana. It is a heritage hotel in Fort Kochi offering luxurious accommodations taking you back to a bygone era. The hotel is located in close proximity to the major hubs of the city, so you can explore this port city.