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TOP TOURISTS ATTRACTIONS IN KERALA

Kerala has something for everyone, be it nature lovers or history addicts or adventurist or foodies Kerala satisfies everyone's desire for exploring new things or new places. Also known as God's own country, Kerala is a paradise for those who love to experience something new and refreshing. Kerala has blessed with amazing natural scenery all around, it includes beautiful hill stations, waterfalls, beaches, and backwaters.

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MARAYOOR, IDUKKI

 

Naturally blessed and beautiful, the town of Marayoor is a must see place on everyone's Munnar Holiday plan. Marayoor is famous for its natural beauty and sandalwood forests. This pictorial town is located 42 kilometers north of Munnar. Marayoor in Munnar is also known for ancient rock paintings. A half day trip to Marayoor on your holiday in Munnar will be something that you will remember for a lifetime. If somebody wants to include Marayoor on their sightseeing list, they can combine with Chinnar wildlife sanctuary, Thoovanam Waterfalls, Lakkam Waterfalls, Sandalwood forests. Marayoor is a perfect getaway for your Holiday in Kerala. A half day visit to Marayoor can be added to your Kerala Tour Package Itinerary.

Location: 42 Kilometer north to Munnar, Idukki

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport - 149 km, 4.5 hrs drive

Nearest Railway station: Angamali

Nearest Bus stations: Marayoor

 

FORT KOCHI

Fort Kochi is the gateway of Kerala, It is a melting point of many cultures and civilizations. As you walk through the streets you will be transported to a different time period. Kochi is influenced by the culture and history of all those who have occupied over the centuries. There are few must-see places in Fort Kochi will make visitors fall in love with history and archeology. A day trip to Fort Kochi is something that cannot be missed on your Kerala tour package itinerary. If somebody wants to explore Fort Kochi to its fullest, they may need at least two night to cover the entire sightseeing. There are many hotels near to Fort Kochi and also there are many homestays which will offer budget and safe stay in Fort Kochi. Fort Kochi is included in the itinerary of almost all tour packages to Kerala.


Top attractions to visit on your visit to Kochi

 

  • Fort Immanuel -Built by Portuguese in 1503
  • Dutch Cemetry -  consecrated in 1724
  • Thakur House - A perfect example colonial architecture
  • St. Francis Church - the Oldest church in India where the legendary Vasco da Gama was buried - Built in 1503 
  • The Vasco-da-Gama Square
  • David Hall gallery and art cafe -Built in 1695
  • Pierce Leslie Bungalow - Founded in 1862
  • Vasco House -as it is said to have been Vasco-da-Gama's actual residents
  • Bishop House - Fort Kochi

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport - 149 km, 4.5 hrs drive

Nearest Railway station: Ernakulam Railway station

Nearest Bus stations: KSRTC Bus stand, Ernakulam

 

JEW TOWN, MATTANCHERRY, COCHIN

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Jew town in Mattancherry Cochin is a perfect place for the shopaholic and your Kerala Honeymoon will be complete only after gifting your partner that special antique jewelry which you can find it in any of the shops in Jew street. You can find any types of articles here in this market, A huge bronze vessel will catch your attention first, Each of these shops in Jew town is very special and dealing in antique jewelry or wooden artifacts, Chinese urns or ancient lamps etc.. 


Nearest railway station: Ernakulam, 10 km

Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, 42 km

Nearest Bus stations: KSRTC Bus stand, Ernakulam


BEKAL FORT, KASARAGOD KERALA

This fort built in the shape of a giant Keyhole is believed to be 300 years old, it is must visit attractions in Kerala. Anyone who is planning a Kerala Tour can add this beautiful and ancient fort to their sightseeing list. Located in Bekal, Kasaragod District of Kerala.  

 


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Visiting Hours: 8 Am to 6 PM

Entry Fees: Adults, Rs. 15/- (Free for children up to 15 yrs)

Nearest railway station: Kasaragod

Nearest Airport: Mangalore Airport

Nearest Bus stand: KSRTC, Kasaragod

 

MUNNAR HILL STATION, IDUKKI, KERALA


Munnar, The very name is as famous as Kerala. Munnar is all about cool climate, greenery all around, beautiful hills and wildlife. Munnar will be the first destination when it comes to a Kerala tour itinerary. Any honeymoon package to Kerala is incomplete without Munnar. Munnar hills were, once the late spring resort of the British Government in the south. The town is situated in the three mountain streams, in particular, Muthirappuzha, Nallathani, and Kundala. Munnar was and always been the most beautiful hill station in south India which attracts honeymooners and travelers from all around the world. Munnar has a portion of the biggest tea estate in the world. This hill station, which is more than 5000 feet above ocean level, is a famous vacation spot noted for its beautiful and pleasant scenes.


Best Time to visit Munnar 

Munnar has developed as an all-season tourist destination and especially visited by honeymooners and family tourists. The visitor season at Munnar, similar to the various prominent vacationer places in Kerala begins from August and keeps running up to March.However, not like other places in Kerala, Munnar has a midyear season in April to May when people to enjoy the cold weather of Munnar. The offseason in Munnar is from June to July amid the storm season.

Best Places to Visit in Munnar 

Some of the most popular and most visited places in Munnar include Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi, Devikulam, Nyayamakad, Muniyara Dolmens, Attukal Waterfalls, Photo Point, Echo Point and Pothemadu.

Getting There;

Nearest railway station: Angamaly Railway station

Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, 42 km

Nearest Bus stations: KSRTC Bus stand, Munnar Town


ALAPPUZHA BACKWATERS, ALAPPUZHA, KERALA


Alappuzha is the hub of Kerala backwaters, known as Venice of the east. Alappuzha is an ideal place for anyone who wishes to experience the backwaters. You can plan your Kerala Holiday with one night stay in an Alappuzha houseboat (Kettuvellam), Check in at 12 pm and houseboat will have all meals on board and the cruising time is till evening 5.30. If somebody wants to explore  Alappuzha to its fullest, they may need to take three-night stay in Alappuzha. On the first day, they can opt for Alappuzha city tour with an evening visit to the beach and next day they may opt for houseboat stay and cruising. On the last day, they can choose to visit the villages and paddy fields,  shikhara boat or small motorboat can be hired to cruise through the narrow canals to experience the local life of the people of Alappuzha. Remember Alappuzha is not just about houseboat cruising, there is more to it.


General Information about Alleppey

The climate of Alleppey: 22 to 35°C in summer  and 20 to 32°C during winters

Reaching Here:

By Air: The Cochin International Airport, 75 km

By Bus: KSRTC  buses connect  Alleppey to all Cities in Kerala.

By Train: Alleppey Railway station is within the city

Road/Self Drive: 75km from Airport

Best time to Visit: August to March


MATTANCHERRY PALACE, FORT KOCHI, KERALA

Mattancherry Palace in Fort Kochi is a perfect example of Portuguese architecture blended with traditional Kerala style architecture, Also known as 'Dutch palace'. The Mattancherry Palace was built by the Portuguese and gifted the marvelous architecture to the ruler of Kochi as a token of friendship and harmony. Built in the year 1555 and the Dutch renovated the palace in 1663. Due to the history and significance, Dutch palace is one of the most visited tourist attractions of Fort Kochi.

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Getting There;

Nearest railway station: Ernakulam Railway station

Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, 42 km

Nearest Bus stations: KSRTC Bus stand, Ernakulam


KOYIKKAL PALACE, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

This palace was built for the Venad Royal Family between 1677 and 1684. Today Koyikkal Palace is famous as a Folklore Museum and a Numismatics Museum. Koyikkal Palace has a good antique collection which gives the visitors a sight into Kerala's past. Koyikkal Palac is one of the best and well-preserved tourist place in Kerala. Anyone who is on a holiday in Kerala and loves architecture and history, then they should not miss this palace.


Visiting Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM

Getting There,

Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Railway station

Nearest airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport,

 


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