Top 10 Best Kerala Travel Destinations

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Kerala, the state in south India is a home for many attractive travel destinations. It is commonly known as Gods Own Country and the beauty of this land gives full justice to this name. It is land of coconuts, backwaters, elephants and the land of rich culture and traditions. Hence, Kerala always is one of the most sought after places by travellers around the World. Today let’s discuss about the top 10 Kerala travel destinations.

Kerala Travel Destinations:


Munnar is one of the top Kerala Travel Destinations and the most popular hill station in south India. This place is usually cold and relaxed and gives you a incredible sensation, with the dense spray around you in the center of the organic tea farms. There are also lot of waterfalls and hiking routes in Munnar for the adventure seeking guests.

Nearest Airport: Kochi Airport (143 kms)

Best time to visit: across the year

Places to see: TATA Tea Museum, Blossom Park, Attukal Waterfalls, Mattupetty Dam, Eravikulam National Park etc.


The ‘Green Paradise’ of Kerala always the best place for sightseeing in Kerala. Calm and quiet, enriched with scenic beauty, tradition and wildlife, Wayanad is a blend of nature and heaven together and is one of the best places to visit in Kerala during summer. It is a popular trekking destination in Monsoons and is a must visit destination in Kerala in July and August for adventure tourism enthusiasts.

Nearest Airport: Calicut International Airport (65kms)

Best time to visit: October to May

Places to see: Edakkal Caves, Chembra Peak, Banasura Sagar Dam, Thirunelli Temple etc.


Periyar wildlife sanctuary is a popular wildlife sanctuary which preserved many species of animals like elephants, tigers, sambars, gaurs and the very rare lion tailed macaques. Thekkady lake is probably one of the best position in Kerala to see wildlife while boating.

Nearest Airport: Madurai in Tamil Nadu (136 kms)

Best time to visit: October to February

Places to see: Periyar Lake, Periyar National Park, Mudra Cultural Center, Gavi Forest, Chellarkovil Viewpoint etc.


Most of the Kerala tour packages starts with Kochi (Cochin). This is because Kochi is in central place of Kerala and it is very convenient to reach many tourist destinations in Kerala from here.  It is a part of Ernakulam which is a beautiful district located on the coast of the Arabian Sea and must see place to go in Kerala. Ernakulam has one of the most finest natural harbours and hence, called as ‘Queen of Arabian Sea’.

Nearest airport: Kochi Airport

Best time to visit: March to June

Places to see: Fort Kochi, Marine Drive, Bolghatty and Vypeen Islands, Kodanand elephant training center, Hill palance museum etc.


The capital city of Kerala is a blend of peace, calm and city life. Thiruvananthapuram means The City of Lord Anantha is of historical importance and has many stories to unfold. The Padmanabha Swamy Temple is the right place for art lovers as it holds many ancient stone carvings and mural paintings with a mix of Dravidian and Kerala architectural style.

Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport

Best time to visit: October to February

Places to see: Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Poovar Island, Puthenmalika Palace, Napier Museum etc.

Kozhikode (Calicut):

Kozhikode is historically known for cultural and educational excellence. Calicut used to be the main trading center in the past between Kerala and the rest of the world. Vasco da Gama in his search for spices and other trades came to Calicut first, who was later followed by the English and Dutch. The National Institute of Technology and the Indian Institute of Management have their campuses here in Calicut offering higher and sophisticated education to the deserving candidates. This makes Calicut one of the best Kerala Travel Destinations.

Nearest Airport: Calicut International Airport

Best time to visit: October to February

Places to see: Krishna Menon Museum, Mananchira Lake, Deepanjali Lamp Museum, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary etc.


‘Thirusivapperoor’ is the original name of Thrissur. Its cultural, religious and spiritual abundance has been historically recorded and is still preserved. This city is also called as ‘Golden City of Kerala’ because of the highest gold sales every year. The mother of all poorams, the Thrissur pooram is celebrated every year without fail that shows the cultural richness of Kerala.

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport

Best time to visit: October to March

Places to see: Shakthan Thampuran palace, Thrissur Zoo, Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours, Mural Art Museum etc.


If you are thinking of spending your day in boat house, then Alleppey is the place to visit. Yes, Alleppey always makes a place in top 10 best Kerala Travel  Destinations because of the backwater trips on house boats. Alleppey was described as the one of the locations known as ‘Venice of the East’ by Lord Curzon.

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport

Best time to visit: October to February

Places to see: Alappuzha beach and light house, Boat tours, International Coir Museum, Kumarkom Bird Sanctury etc.


Kovalam is one of the favourite beaches in Kerala and also rated as one of the best beaches in India. It is known for relaxing in the sun, Ayurvedic treatments, powerful massages and one of the best places in Kerala to visit during December and January new year celebrations. Three beaches at Kovalam are divided the rocky formations that is projecting out to the sea. The bigger one is known as Light House Beach and the second biggest is the Hawah beach.

Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport

Best time to visit: November to February

Places to see: Kovalam beach, Light house beach, Halcyon Castle, Samudra beach park etc.


The Bekal Fort enhanced with Arabian See is one of the destinations to visit in Kerala. Especially, this fort has played a very important role in enriching many India Movies. Bekal Fort is the best preserved and the largest among its kind. This giant keyhole shape fort with the excellence of the sea surrounding it, greenery view from the top of the fort and the cool breeze sets an exotic feel.

Nearest Airport: Mangalore Airport

Best time to visit: Summer (March to May)

Places to see: Bekal Fort, Bekal fort beach, Valiyaparamba backwaters, Nityanandashram Caves etc.

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