Kerala is known as the land of the Gods. You’ll be surprised to know that Kerala is also known as the land of temples. Anybody who comes here cannot stop admiring the abundance of greenery and the natural beauty of this holy place. It is blessed with luscious green farms, tall trees and palm-lined beaches and the famous backwaters. Some of the best places that are worth visiting in Kerala are Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey and Kovalam. So let us go deep into the tourism of Kerala to know more!
Munnar is a beautiful hill station situated at the merger of three mountain streams i.e. Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. The altitude of this hill station is at 1,600m above the sea level, which makes the weather pleasant, suitable for the rich flora & fauna and the magnificent tea plantations. The Eravikulam National Park is one of the main attractions at Munnar. It is spread over an area of approx 97sq.km with a number of endangered species of birds, animals and flowers. About 13kms away from Munnar town is Mattupetty. It is known for its masonry damn, beautiful lake, boat rides and scenic landscapes.
Another tourist spot Thekkady, is well known for its abundant variety in flora and fauna species, a chain of green hill tops and spice scented plantations. The Periyar Forest Reserves are one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. Treks and mountain walks are few of the best adventures here. The flora here is overflowing with more than 1965 flowering plantations with 143 species of orchids and 171 grass species. You can find more than 60 animals species here which include the Asian Elephant, Indian Bison, Tiger, Sambar Deer, Indian Wild Dog, Barking Deer and Leopards.
Alleppey is also a famous tourist destination of Kerala. It is also known as the Venice of the East due to a vast network of canals and backwaters. You can find some of the best beaches here and revere the best Ayurvedic therapies, massages and spas. One must go on a cruise or simply float on houseboats at the famous backwaters.
Last but not the least is Kovalam, where you can relax yourself and stroll on some of the internationally renowned and the very famous 3-adjacent crescent beaches. One can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, herbal body toning massages and special cultural programmes. Along the beaches you can find a string of budget cottages, convention facilities, five start hotels, Ayurvedic health resorts, Yoga and massage centers and many more attractions.
Hope this blog gave you a lovely insight of the hot spots of Kerala and its various tourist places.
Hope you have a good time holidaying!