Kerala needs no introduction. It proudly is the most popular tourist destination of India. National Geographic Traveler named it as one of the ten paradises of the world. Situated on the tropical Malabar Coast of southwestern India, this amazing land of beauty leaves you stunned with its ecotourism initiatives and spectacular backwaters. The culture and tradition is unique here, there is so much you learn and yet so little. So what are the major tourist attractions of Kerala? Well, everything about it make it famous. However, we’ve got a top three out of the list for you:
The coastline of 580km, which is 360 mi, dotted with sandy beaches by the western coast of the Arabian Sea flaunts the picturesque beauty God has gifted it. Tourists are usually attracted by the Kovalam beach that falls near Thiruvananthapuram. For the history buffs, the Kovalam beach has a very interesting story from the 20th century we’re sure you’ll find highly intriguing. The beaches at Kappad, Marari Beach (Mararikulam, Alappuzha), Varkala, Beypore Beach, Cherai Beach, are other major tourist attractions. National Geographic has been nice to promote the Marari beach and rate it as one of the world’s top five Hammock Beaches. And how can we miss the Payambalam beach, as if it was made for lover and their photographers. It is situated in Kannur, another place worth visiting.
Have you heard about brackish lagoons? Well if you haven’t, we must tell you that the backwaters of Kerala are a chain of these and lakes. They lay gracefully in line with the mighty Arabian Sea coast. When we talk about the backwaters here, we have a lot to tell about all the wonderful activities that goes around here. The houseboat rides also called kettuvallam rides, and is the most popular tourist attraction at the backwaters. The peace and relaxation, the warmth and the feeling of immense satisfaction turns into the joy of the experience. And that is not all, there are boat races during festival season for some activity fun, to help you build unforgettable memories. If you’re on your honeymoon to kerala you cannot miss the houseboat experience in the backwaters
Not a beach lover? How about the magnificent hills capes of Munnar, the Sithar Kundu viewpoint at Nelliyampathy, the hill-stations of Wayanad, Elapeedika, Peermade, and so many others! These fall on the lands that have advanced gradually with time all over the Western Ghats. Now you can enjoy trekking on deep-cut valleys, go see the views from the high mountains, go biking on the hills, or just sit down and enjoy the scenic views, it’s an experience of a life time.