Tuesday, 21 April 2015

5 Amazing Places in Kerala

5 Places in Kerala

Kerala, known as ‘God’s Own Country’ is one of the popular tourist destinations in India. It is rich with backwaters, beaches, forests and wild life sanctuaries. Kerala is famous for eco-tourism and Ayurvedic treatments. The biodiversity of Kerala is famous and there are places reserved for flora and fauna which are endangered to extinction. Domestic and foreign tourists prefer Kerala due to its historical and cultural specialties also. There are numerous destinations in Kerala which showcase the evidence and leftovers of colonialism in India. Also for those who like to experience varieties of seafood items, none other than Kerala is the apt place for that. Festival seasons add colors to its cultural heritage which will be a memorable experience for a tourist for sure. Below is a list of must visited places if you are planning a vacation in Kerala.

Alappuzha is known as the Venice of the East. It is very famous for backwaters, beaches and seafood. An exceptional natural beauty, Alappuzha is a pet for those visits Kerala. Karumadi is an important historical place where a granite stature of Budha, known as Karumadi Kuttan is placed. Kuttanadu is another hilarious destination where tourists can experience the beauty of backwaters and paddy fields. Alappuzha town itself is so beautiful with old historical constructions and boat services to nearby places.

Known as the Queen of Arabian Ocean, Kochi is a real beauty to wander around. It is the commercial capital of Kerala where you can find cultural exchanges with Chinese, Portuguese and Dutch traders. Fort Kochi and Mattanchery are known for Portuguese style constructions and monuments of historical intercourses. Bolgatty palace is another attraction in Kochi which was built by the Dutch in 1744. Willington Island is a man-made island which is an important place for Kochi as major offices related to port are situated there. There are many other places in Kochi and surrounding which will take you the memories of Western invasion to India.

The capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram is known for Sri Padmanabha Swamy temple. The capital city is also has a dynamic cultural background with museum, palaces etc. The famous Kovalam beach is just 15km away from Thiruvananthapuram. Lion share of the history of Kerala sleeps in this beautiful city.

The gateway of Kerala we can call it. Palakkad is a border town sharing boundaries with TamilNadu and is protected by Western Ghats. Palakkad is a favorite place for film makers and photographers for its mesmerizing beauty. Also known as the rice bowl of Kerala, Palakkad has many tourist attractions in its soil. Malampuzha dam for example is a major dam in India. The garden alongside the dam gives the place a mystic atmosphere with the famous statue ‘Yakshi’ by Kanai Kunjiraman. Silent Valley is another famous place to visit in Kerala. The valley is rich with numerous birds and animals which are facing extinction. Nelliyampathy hills is another destination for those who like trekking and botanical excursions. There are other important historical places like The Fort of Tipu Sultan, Varikkassery Mana, Kalpathi Agraharam etc. Palakkad is also famous for its musical tradition and many renowned musicians were born in Palakkad.

Wayanad is situated in the beautiful southern tip of the Western Ghats. It is famous for its forests and valleys gifted with flora and fauna of the Ghats. Wayanad also has cultural importance as it shares border with Karnataka State. The climate in Wayanad is always cool and welcoming to a tourist who is looking for relaxation. The important tourist destinations in Wayanad are Chempra Peak, Neelimala, Meenmutty waterfalls, Chethalayam, Pakshipathalam, Banasura Sagar Dam, Kabani river etc.


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