Top Places near rivers & lakes in Kerala

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Here is the list of 19 Top Places near rivers & lakes in Kerala

1. Devikulam, Kerala - A lake in which Goddess Sita bathed

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Known For : Devi Lake | Pallivasal Falls | Thoovanam Falls

A lake with a legend of its own, greenest sceneries, waterfalls and tea plantations are what offer its charm to Devikulam, a hill station in Kerala.

Best Time : November to May

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2. Vythiri, Kerala - An old world charm of cottages

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Known For : Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary | Chembara peak | Soochipara Falls

62 kms off Kozhikode is Vythiri, a popular resort town famous for its old world charm of cottages, log huts & tree house accommodations cosily nestled in the forests of Wayanad. Situated at an altitude of 700 metres, Vythiri in Wayanad comprises of 18 villages.

Best Time : October to Apr

Read More 5 Vythiri Attractions

3. Alleppey, Kerala - Backwaters, Beaches and Lagoons - Venice of the East

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Known For : Houseboats | Alappuzha Beach | Backwaters in Alleppey

Extremely famous for its beautiful backwaters, the city of Alleppey in Kerala is also known for its beaches, temples and traditional boat races. This popular tourist destination also has some very well reputed Ayurvedic spas and wellness centres.

Best Time : June to March

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4. Kumarakom, Kerala - Backwaters bay, small islands - Little Venice

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Known For : Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary | Backwaters | Vellavali

Situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake, Kerala's largest lake, Kumarakom is a cluster of many small man-made islands reclaimed from the lake.

Best Time : September to March

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5. Malampuzha, Kerala - Dams, Reservoirs and lush green sceneries

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Known For : Thread Garden, Malampuzha | Udan Khatola | Malampuzha Dam

Malampuzha in Palakkad district a place with rich lush green vegetation popular for its scenic beauty as well as the dams and exotic wildlife that it offers as tourist attractions.

Best Time : August to April

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6. Wayanad, Kerala - Nature's Abode

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Known For : Banasura Dam | Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary | Edakkal Caves

Replete with enchanting waterfalls, historical caves, comfortable resorts and home stays, this popular town is famous for its spice plantations and wildlife.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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7. Bekal, Kerala - Beaches, Backwaters and forts

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Known For : Bekal Fort | Bekal Beach | Kappil Beach

Located on the wide expanse of the Malabar coastline, Bekal is famous for its forts, backwaters, and beaches.

Best Time : October to March

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8. Poovar, Kerala

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Known For : Poovar Beach | Thirparappu Falls | Vizhinjam

Poovar is a lovely island with long stretches of glowing sand, serene surroundings and refreshing gentle breeze. It is a small rustic town situated 27 kms from Thiruvananthapuram with unspoilt, unexplored beaches and beautiful backwaters of Kerala highlighting the most striking features of the town.

Best Time : August to March

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9. Kollam, Kerala

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Known For : Punalur | Palaruvi Waterfalls | Karunagappally

Steeped in rich past, entangled with unique culture and attributed with nature divine, Kolam lies on the southwest coast of India and has many more hidden treasures troves to be explored. It is one of the oldest ports in Arabian Sea bustling with the activities since the time of ancient Rome.

Best Time : September to February

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10. Nilambur, Kerala

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Known For : The Elembalai Hill | Adyanpara Waterfalls | Teak Museum

Enriched with raw nature, a unique blend of culture, exquisite art forms and shadows of colonial rule, Nilambur is located in Malappuram District of Kerala. Nestled at the bank of Chaliyar River in proximity to Nilgiri Range, this small town is popularly known as 'Land of Teak Plantations'.

Best Time : October to March

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11. Malappuram, Kerala

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Known For : Bharathapuzha River | Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary | Keraladeshpuram Temple

Located on NH213, 50 kms southeast of Kozhikode and being a one-time headquarters of British troops, Mallappuram is replete with colonial history.

Best Time : July to March

Read More 21 Malappuram Attractions

12. Palakkad, Kerala - The Gateway of Kerala

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Known For : Parambikulam Tiger Reserve | Silent Valley National Park | Palakkad Fort

The quaint twee town of Palakkad boasts of picturesque landscape, tranquil scenery and clear backwaters. Palakkad gets its name from pala trees which once dominated the area. Located near a wide low pass in the Western Ghats mountain ranges, Palakkad is the land of Palmyras and Paddy Fields and is famous as the "gateway of Kerala".

Best Time : July to March

Read More 24 Palakkad Attractions

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13. Ponnani, Kerala

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Known For : Ponnani Juma Masjid | Padinharekara Beach | Thrikkavu Temple

A small beach town located in the Malappuram District of Kerala is mainly renowned for its beautiful sandy beaches. Flanked by the Arabian Sea on the west, Ponnani is also referred to as small 'Mecca' of South India. It is dotted with several Muslim institutions, Jama Masjid, established in 925, being one of them.

Best Time : October to March

Read More 10 Ponnani Attractions

14. Thalassery, Kerala

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Known For : Mahe, Thalaserry | Dharmadan Thuruth | Thalassery Fort

Fondly known as Tellichery, Thalassery is a coastal town of Kerala nestled at the shore of Arabian Sea and immersed in the vibrant culture. Steeped in rich history and heritage, this town was one of the earliest British settlements in the state.

Best Time : October to March

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Read More 17 Thalaserry Attractions

15. Pathanamthitta, Kerala - Pilgrim Capital of Kerala

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Known For : Perunthenaruvi Waterfall | Thriveni Sangamam | Konni Forest Reserve

Pathanamthitta, in southern Kerala, is a town immersed in spirituality and mysticism. Blessed with several ancient temples, it is renowned as headquarters of pilgrimage in Kerala as Sabarimala is situated in the Pathanamthitta district. It is a land of untouched beauty awash with pristine rivers, lofty mountain ranges and sprawling coconut groves.

Best Time : September to February

Read More 14 Pathanamthitta Attractions

16. Kottayam, Kerala

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Known For : Kottathavalam | Nadukani

Culturally rich and naturally enchanting, Kottayam is a destination in Kerala offering a complete package for a perfect vacation. It is an ancient town located on a hilltop bordered with tantalizing Western Ghats on east and green paddy fields and thrilling Vembanad Lake on the west.

Best Time : September to February

Read More 31 Kottayam Attractions

17. Kannur, Kerala - The Crown of Kerala

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Known For : Payyambalam Beach | Muzhappilangad Beach | St Angelo Fort

Cradled in the lap of nature, right in the middle of God's own country, Kannur is a place that you will find sprinkled with beauty. Fondly known as Cannanore, this beautiful town is bundled with a plethora of sightseeing options like beaches, monuments, ancient temples and mesmerizing picnic spots.

Best Time : October to March

Read More 26 Kannur Attractions

18. Kasargod, Kerala

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Known For : Ranipuram | Malom Wildlife Sanctuary | Ananthapura Lake temple

Kasargod is a small town lying on the sea coast displaying a delightful blend of various religions, culture and bounty of nature. Blessed with majestic forts, lofty hills, meandering rivers and golden beaches, the town oozes charm and tranquility from every aspect.

Best Time : September to January

Read More 29 Kasargod Attractions

19. Nelliyampathy, Kerala

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Known For : Nenmara Vallanghy Vela | Nelliyampathy Hills | Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary | Nenmara | Shopping in Nelliyampathy

If you see the mist floating in the air and a pleasant aroma of coffee teasing your nostrils, a chain of majestic mountains peaking from all around and a wonderful weather relaxing your nerves, then you are not dreaming, you are in a small beautiful hill station of Kerala known as Nelliyampathy.

Best Time : October to March

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