Are you looking for a unique and unforgettable travel experience in God’s Own Country,
Kerala? Look no further! Here is a list of the top 10 must-visit destinations in Kerala that will
leave you mesmerized by the beauty and charm of this enchanting state in India.
Munnar is a hill station located in the Western Ghats and is famous for its tea plantations,
mist-covered hills, Gap road and pleasant climate. Take a stroll through the vast tea estates,
Gap road, Top station, visit the Eravikulam National Park to spot wildlife, and witness the
breathtaking views from the top of the Mattupetty Dam. Munnar is a paradise for nature
lovers. Stay at the luxury The Leaf Resort for a truly magical experience amidst the serene
2. Alleppey (Alappuzha):
Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, is often referred to as the “Venice of the East” due to its
intricate network of backwaters, canals, stunning beaches, and lagoons. Experience a stay in a
traditional homestay, take a boat ride through the backwaters, and witness the mesmerizing
sunset over the Arabian Sea. Experience the ultimate luxury at the Punnamada Resort,
located right on the backwaters.
3. Kochi (Cochin):
Kochi is known as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea”. Kochi, also known as Cochin, is a vibrant
city steeped in history, culture, and stunning waterfront views. Explore the colonial
architecture of Fort Kochi, visit the iconic Chinese fishing nets at the harbor, Mattancheri,
and immerse yourself in the bustling markets and vibrant art scene of the city. Stay at the
Luxo Hotel for a taste of colonial luxury and explore the ancient Chinese fishing nets.
4. Thekkady:
Thekkady is home to the Periyar National Park, where you can embark on a wildlife safari to
spot elephants, tigers, and other wildlife. Explore the spice plantations, Jeep Safari to the
beautiful View points, take a boat ride on the Periyar Lake, and indulge in a relaxing

Ayurvedic massage to rejuvenate your senses. Stay at the Spice Village Resort for an eco-
friendly and serene stay amidst the spice-scented air.

5. Wayanad:
Wayanad is a green paradise nestled in the Western Ghats, known for its lush forests, wildlife
sanctuaries, and spice plantations. Wayanad is a perfect blend of nature and adventure. Trek
to the heart-shaped lake of Chembra Peak, visit the ancient Edakkal Caves with prehistoric

rock paintings, and witness the stunning views from the Soochipara Waterfalls. Stay at the
Vythiri Village Resort for a luxurious treehouse experience amidst the lush greenery.
6. Kovalam:
Kovalam is a picturesque beach town known for its pristine beaches, clear blue waters, and
luxurious resorts. Relax on the golden sands of the beaches, try your hand at water sports like
surfing and parasailing, that are a fun and exciting way to stay active and enjoy the great
outdoors. Also treat yourself to fresh seafood at the beachside shacks. Stay at The Leela
Kovalam for a luxurious and rejuvenating stay by the sea.
7. Varkala:
Varkala is a coastal town known for its stunning cliffs overlooking the Arabian Sea, pristine
beaches, and mineral-rich natural springs. Take a soothing dip in the mineral springs at the
Papanasam beach, watch the mesmerizing sunset from the cliff-top restaurants, and indulge in
a rejuvenating Ayurvedic massage. Stay at the Taj Green Cove Resort for a beachside retreat
with stunning ocean views.
8. Kumarakom:
Kumarakom is a scenic village dotted with backwaters, houseboat cruises and bird
sanctuaries. Kumarakom Houseboats is an experience of a relaxing cruise on the
Vembanad backwaters combined with great tasting Kerala style food(with karimeen fry) and
service by the staff on board. Stay at the Kumarakom Lake Resort for a luxurious stay in
traditional Keralan cottages on the banks of Vembanad Lake.
9. Thrissur:
Thrissur is known as the cultural capital of Kerala, famous for its vibrant festivals, ancient
temples, and traditional art forms. Visit the Vadakkunnathan Temple, witness the
mesmerizing Thrissur Pooram festival, and explore the Kerala Kalamandalam to learn more
about traditional dance and music forms. Stay at the Casino Hotel for a comfortable stay in
the heart of the city.
10. Bekal:
Bekal is a hidden gem in Kerala, known for its ancient Bekal Fort, pristine beaches, and
tranquil backwaters. Explore the sprawling Bekal Fort, take a boat ride on the Bekal
backwaters, and unwind at the serene Bekal Beach for a peaceful retreat. Stay at The Lalit
Resort & Spa Bekal for a luxurious stay overlooking the Arabian Sea.

Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or cultural experiences, Kerala has something
for everyone. So pack your bags and explore the top 10 must-visit destinations mentioned
above to create unforgettable memories in God’s Own Country.

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