Tourist Places in Kerala

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Here are the top 60 places to visit in Kerala in 2024:

1. Munnar

4.5 /5

1 out of 60
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Famous for the tea estates, greenery, winding roads, blanket of mist, and viewpoints, Munnar is a hill station in Kerala, located in the Idukki district. Lying in the Western Ghats at 1600 metres, it is one of the most sought after and visited travel destinations globally, especially popular amongst...

Best Time: September to May

2. Alleppey

4.5 /5

2 out of 60
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Officially called Alappuzha, Alleppey is known for its network of canals and lagoons with beautiful backwaters and the houseboats offering overnight stays. Located in the southern part of Kerala, the coastline of Alleppey offers some of the best beaches with water sports during the dry sea...

Best Time: June to March

3. Kochi

4.2 /5

3 out of 60
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Lying on the Malabar coast in the southwest of India, Kochi or Cochin is a port city with a trading history that dates back to at least 600 years. Known popularly as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, the city is also Kerala's financial, commercial, and industrial capital. Exuding an old-world charm with...

Best Time: July to April

4. Wayanad

4.3 /5

4 out of 60
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Nestled in the Western Ghats of Kerala, Wayanad in Kerala is famous for its spice plantations and wildlife. Situated at an altitude ranging from 700 to 2100 meters above sea level, this picturesque region is blessed with verdant forests, mist-covered hills, and glistening waterfalls, making it ...

Best Time: Throughout the year

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5. Varkala

4.5 /5

5 out of 60
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Varkala is a coastal town in the southern part of Kerala known for the unique 15m high 'Northern Cliff' adjacent to the Arabian Sea. Located approximately 50 kilometers north of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the capital city of Kerala, Varkala offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, s...

Best Time: October to February

6. Kumarakom

4.0 /5

6 out of 60
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With emerald green waters flanked by lush vegetation, Kumarakom is an enchanting backwater destination situated 16km away from Kottayam in Kerala. Lying on the banks of Vembanad Lake, Kerala's largest lake, Kumarakom is a cluster of small human-made islands reclaimed from the lake. This picturesque ...

Best Time: October - February

7. Vagamon

4.3 /5

7 out of 60
Places to visit in Kerala 17
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Vagamon, also known as Wagamon, is a tranquil hill station nestled near the border of Kottayam and Idukki districts in Kerala. Offering a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life, Vagamon boasts meandering rivulets, verdant hills, tea gardens, pine forests, and captivating waterfalls, ...

Best Time: October - March

8. Kovalam

4.2 /5

8 out of 60
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Famous for its resorts and ayurvedic massage centres, Kovalam is a coastal town located around 13 km from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. The largest beach in Kovalam is the lighthouse beach that features a 30-metre tall lighthouse. The other two adjacent beaches are Samudra beach and Hawa beach....

Best Time: September to March

9. Periyar National Park

4.5 /5

9 out of 60
Places to visit in Kerala

The Periyar National Park in Thekkady, Kerala, is one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world and the best-protected reserve area that one can lay eyes on in India. Famous for its gorgeousness, greenery and stillness, the park is the dwelling place of abundant significant species, including the...

10. Poovar

4.3 /5

10 out of 60
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Poovar, nestled in the southern tip of Kerala, India, is a charming coastal village renowned for its natural beauty and serene ambiance. Situated about 30 kilometers from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the capital city of Kerala, Poovar offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of urban ...

Best Time: August to March

11. Kollam

3.8 /5

11 out of 60
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A treasure trove of natural wonders and historical edifices, Kollam is an enchanting town with backwaters and picturesque landscapes. Located 70kms away from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Kollam is a commercial centre and home to India’s cashew producing industry. Popularly known as Quilon, it is ofte...

Best Time: September to February

12. Idukki

4.6 /5

12 out of 60
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Nestled amidst the lush Western Ghats of Kerala, Idukki is a captivating destination renowned for its scenic beauty, diverse wildlife, and abundant natural resources. Situated approximately 140 kilometers from Kochi, Idukki offers a refreshing escape into the lap of nature, making it an ideal destin...

Best Time: Throughout the year

13. Sabarimala

4.4 /5

13 out of 60
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More than 30 million pilgrims visit the temple in Sabarimala annually, making it the largest in India and second largest in the world, after Hajj Pilgrimage of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Located inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve, in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, Sabarimala is a temple town on th...

Best Time: September to Apr

14. Kozhikode

4.4 /5

14 out of 60
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Formerly known as Calicut, Kozhikode is located in Kerala. It was the Capital of Malabar during the Zamorin rule 500 years ago and is famous for its centuries-old trade in cotton and spices with Jews, Arabs, Phoenicians and Chinese. Basking in the idyllic setting of the serene Arabian Sea on th...

Best Time: October to March

15. Bekal

4.3 /5

15 out of 60
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Located on the west of the Malabar coastline, Bekal is a small town in the Kasargod district of Kerala. It is famous for its beaches, backwaters, forts and some tourists spots. Bekal is home to the largest fortress in Kerala. It's one of the primary landmarks of Kasargod district.

Best Time: October to March

16. Thrissur

4.3 /5

16 out of 60
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Located in the heart of Kerala, Thrissur is a vibrant city known for its rich cultural heritage, colorful festivals, and historical significance. Situated about 80 kilometers north of Kochi, Thrissur is often referred to as the "Cultural Capital of Kerala" due to its prominent role in preserving and...

Best Time: October - February; April, May

17. Palakkad

4.2 /5

17 out of 60
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The quaint town of Palakkad in central Kerala boasts of picturesque landscape, tranquil scenery and clear backwaters. Also known as Palghat, Pallakad is 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 chief gra...

Best Time: July to March

18. Thalassery

4.6 /5

18 out of 60
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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

19. Trivandrum

3.9 /5

19 out of 60
Places to visit in Kerala 28
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The capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum, is an appealing blend of a strongly rooted heritage and a nostalgic colonial legacy. Built upon seven hills, this city has long since left the days when it was only used by seafaring explorers behind - today, Trivandrum is an expensive me...

Best Time: October to February

20. Nelliyampathy

4.3 /5

20 out of 60
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With plenty of unexplored treasures, Nelliyampathy is a hill station located near the Kerala and Tamil Nadu border offering bounty of nature and lush green surroundings of tea, coffee and cardamom plantations. The town is also ornamented with a variety of flora, fauna and picturesque tourist attract...

Best Time: October to March

21. Vythiri

4.5 /5

21 out of 60
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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

22. Nilambur

4.4 /5

22 out of 60
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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

23. Ponmudi

4.5 /5

23 out of 60
Places to visit in Kerala 5
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Nestled in the lap of rolling hills of the Western Ghats, enveloped with tea plantations, lush green hills and valleys, waterfalls and streams; Ponmudi is a quaint little town in Trivandrum, Kerala. Trekking and mountain climbing on Agasthayarkoodam, the highest peak in the region is the most popula...

Best Time: November to May

24. Kalpetta

3.9 /5

24 out of 60
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Kalpetta is a quaint town with a backdrop of majestic hills lurking in the shadows, lush green surroundings, fresh air and picturesque beauty. Housed in the Wayanad District of Kerala, at a height of 780 m above the sea level, Kalpetta is a perfect place for nature lovers as well as honeymooners.

Best Time: October to March

25. Peerumedu

4.4 /5

25 out of 60
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Blessed with lots of green cover, beautiful rolling hills, wandering streams and gurgling waterfalls; Peermede is a small bewitching hill station of Kerala, pure and pristine. Perched at an altitude of 915 m above the sea level, the town has many hidden treasure troves waiting to be uncovered.

Best Time: April to June, September to November

26. Guruvayur

4.5 /5

26 out of 60
Places to visit in Kerala 12
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Guruvayur, situated in the Thrissur district of Kerala, is a revered pilgrimage destination renowned for its historic Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple. Located approximately 29 kilometers from Thrissur city, this sacred town holds immense significance for Hindu devotees, particularly those worshipping L...

Best Time: October to February

27. Malampuzha

3.9 /5

27 out of 60
Places to visit in Kerala 8
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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

28. Kannur

4.5 /5

28 out of 60
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Located on the Malabar Coast of Kerala, Kannur (fondly known as Cannanore), is a beautiful city bundled with a plethora of sightseeing options like beaches, monuments, ancient temples and picnic spots.

Best Time: October to March

29. Kasaragod

4.2 /5

29 out of 60
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Kasargod is a small coastal town in Northern Pary of Kerala displaying a delightful blend of various religions, culture and bounty of nature. Blessed with majestic forts, lofty hills, beautiful offbeat backwaters, temples and pristine beaches, the town oozes charm and tranquillity from every aspect....

Best Time: September to January

30. Thenmala

4.0 /5

30 out of 60
Places to visit in Kerala 7
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Snuggled between the dense woods of Western Ghats, Thenmala is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in Kollam, Kerala. With winding roads, dotted with rubber and tea plantations, Thenmala boasts of being the first planned ecotourism spot in India. Spread over acres of dense timber trees, the name '...

Best Time: December to February

31. Kottayam

4.1 /5

31 out of 60
Places to visit in Kerala 31
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An ancient town located on a hilltop bordered by the western ghats on the east and the thrilling Vembanad Lake on the west, Kottayam is a culturally rich and naturally enchanting destination. Apart from nature's bounty, the town has many laurels to its name. It is a proud town to achieve 100% litera...

Best Time: September to February

32. Silent Valley National Park

4.1 /5

32 out of 60
Places to visit in Kerala

The Silent Valley National Park, with its lush green forests and beautiful views of the rich flora and fauna, is a popular destination for nature as well as wildlife lovers all across the globe. Spread across an area of 89 square kilometres, the Silent Valley National Park is located in the Kundali ...

33. Kumily

4.3 /5

33 out of 60
Places to visit in Kerala 5
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Separating Kerala and Tamil Nadu, this quaint little town is best known for its plantation walks, diverse wildlife, boating and trekking and its Ayurvedic massages.

Best Time: September to Apr

34. Ponnani

4.7 /5

34 out of 60
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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,&nbs...

Best Time: October to March

35. Pathanamthitta

4.2 /5

35 out of 60
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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 with pristine rivers, lofty mo...

Best Time: September to February

36. Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

4.3 /5

36 out of 60
Places to visit in Kerala 2
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Located near Kothamangalam in Ernakulam on the northern bank of Periyar River, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary is famous for its rich and varied birdlife. It is the first Bird Sanctuary in Kerala that was surveyed by Dr Salim Ali (the birdman of India), who also called it the richest habitat he has ever se...

Best Time: Throughout the year

37. Thekkady

4.0 /5

37 out of 60
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Home to the country's largest Tiger Reserve- Periyar, Thekkady is an important tourist destination in Kerala. Periyar National Park, a major attraction, is where you can enjoy bamboo rafting in the catchment area of Mullaiperiyar Dam. Travelers can also experience night treks in the wilderness of Pe...

Best Time: Throughout the year

38. Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

3.9 /5

38 out of 60
Places to visit in Kerala

Known to be the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Wayanad, the area is home to a large variety of wild animals. This sanctuary is a part of the Nilgiri Bioreserve along with Nagarhole and Bandipur area of Karnataka. Promising an endearing view with plenty of experiences, the sanctuary has been de...

Best Time: October to May

39. Malappuram

4.3 /5

39 out of 60
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Enclosed by the Nilgiris in the east and the Arabian Sea on the west, Malappuram is a prominent district in Kerala which is commonly known as "the land on the hilltop."

Best Time: July to March

40. Devikulam

5.0 /5

40 out of 60
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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

41. Tholpetty

4.3 /5

41 out of 60
Places to visit in Kerala 5
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Replete with natural forest and wildlife reserves, Tholpetty is a part of Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. Around 20 kilometres away from Mananthavady, this region is known for its abundant flora and fauna. It is the home to several species of wild animals and birds including leopards, bear, monkeys, ele...

Best Time: October to March

42. Mananthavady

5.0 /5

42 out of 60
Places to visit in Kerala

On the banks of the Mananthavady River or locally known as ‘Pusha’, a tributary of the Kabini River, lies the municipality of Mananthavady, in Wanayad, Kerala. It is one of the three major towns and the second largest in the district. Adorned with lush green hills of the Western Ghats, it has a...

Best Time: October to May

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