Cheeyappara Waterfalls


The Cheeyappara Waterfall is on the Kochi – Madurai Highway (National Highway 49), between Neriamangalam and Adimali. It is in Idukki district, Kerala, India. The Cheeyappara Waterfall cascades down in seven steps. This is also a great place for trekking. It is noted for 2 acres of evergreen forests upon a huge rock. The rock is more than 500 acres…


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Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple


Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple is a Hindu temple in Ambalappuzha, Alapuzha district of Kerala, India. The Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple is believed to have been built during 17th century AD by the local ruler Chembakasserry Pooradam Thirunal-Devanarayanan Thampuran. Payasam, a sweet pudding made of rice and milk is served in the temple and is believed that the Lord Guruvayoorappan visits…


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Krishnapuram Palace


The Krishnapuram Palace is a palace and museum located in Kayamkulam in Alappuzha district, Kerala in southwestern India. It was built in the 18th century by Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma (1729–1758 AD), the Travancore kingdom. It is built in the architectural style of Kerala with gabled roof, narrow corridor and dormer windows, near the Krishnaswamy Temple at Krishnapuram. It is…


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Kovalam


Kovalam is a beach town by the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram metropolitan area in Kerala, India. Kovalam has three beaches separated by rocky outcroppings in its 17 km coastline, the three together form the famous crescent of the Kovalam beach. Lighthouse Beach The southernmost beach, the Lighthouse Beach is the one most frequented by tourists, Lighthouse Beach got its name due…


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Malayattur


The name `Malayattoor’ is an amalgamation of three small words. Mala (Mountain) Arr (River) Oore (Place). This is to say, Malayattoor is a meeting place of mountain, river, and land. Athirapilly, Vazhachal are some 25 kilometres from this place. This attracts tourists from all over Kerala. Also the international shrine of Malayattoor welcomes a huge number of pilgrims. Kalady famous…


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Mattupetty


A delight to the nature lovers, Mattupetty is known for its sparkling lake and Rolling Meadows. At a very short distance from beautiful Munnar, Mattupetty also boasts of sprawling tea gardens and undying natural beauty. Do not forget to visit the cattle shed here, as Mattupetty houses over 100 varieties of high yielding cattle, and it well could be an…


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Peermedu


The landscape of Peermade includes spectacular waterfalls, open grass lands and pine forests. A small hill station named after Sufi Saint Peer Mohammed, Peermedu is an unforgettable experience. The area is extremely fertile and until recently featured lush plantations of coffee, tea, cardamon, and coconut.


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Vythiri


Vythiri is a small town and tourist destination located in the Wayanad district in the Indian state of Kerala. The all season attractive weather, greenery and the terrain of this place makes Vythiri a major tourist destination in Kerala. Tourists from all parts of the world visits and stays in Vythiri to enjoy the beauty of Vythiri and other tourist…


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Thekkady


Thekkady (Idukki district) is the location of the Periyar National Park, which is an important tourist attraction in the Kerala state of India. Thekkady is considered a haven for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, nutmace, ginger, and clove. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to many elephants, is one of the prime attractions in Thekkady. Elephant…


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Munnar


Munnar is a town and hill station located in the Idukki district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Munnar is also called the “Kashmir of South India” and is a popular honeymoon destination. Located at an elevation of about 1600m above sea level, this hill station is known for its unparalleled shades of green. Tourists come here to see…


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Edakkal Caves


Edakkal Caves are two natural caves at a remote location at Edakkal. Inside the caves are pictorial writings believed to date to at least 6,000 BCE, from the Neolithic man, indicating the presence of a prehistoric civilization or settlement in this region. The Stone Age carvings of Edakkal are rare and are the only known examples from South India.


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Pookode Lake


Pookode Lake is a scenic freshwater lake in the Wayanad district in Kerala, South India. A major tourist destination in the district, Pookode is a natural freshwater lake nestling amid evergreen forests and mountain slopes at an altitude of 770 meters above sea level. It is the smallest and highest altitude freshwater lake in Kerala. Pethia pookodensis, is a species…


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Cherai Beach


One of the most visited beaches in the state. The beach is around 10 km long and is ideal for swimming as the tide is mostly low and the waves are gentle. It is known for frequent dolphin sightings. It is one of the few places where the backwaters and the sea can be seen in a single frame. Cherai…


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Thattekad Bird Sanctuary


The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, covering an area of barely 25 km2, and located about 12 km from Kothamangalam, was the first bird sanctuary in Kerala. Salim Ali, one of the best known ornithologist described this sanctuary as the richest bird habitat on peninsular India. The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary has a rich and varied birdlife. Several species of birds, both forest birds as…


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Marine Drive


Marine Drive is a picturesque promenade in the city of Kochi, Kerala, India. It is built facing the backwaters, and is a popular hangout for the local populace. Marine Drive is also an economically thriving part of the city of Kochi. With several shopping malls it is as an important centre of shopping activity in Kochi. Major fast food joints,…


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Valiyaparamba Backwaters


The Valiyaparamba backwaters is the most enchanting backwaters in Kerala. The little offbeat place lures only the true nature lovers. Created by merging of four rivers, Valiyaparamba is a slice of heaven dotted by a little island. Houseboat cruises are enchanting as the lush greenery is inhabited by diverse wildlife and even migratory birds. Enjoy ferry rides and a trip…


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Ashtamudi Backwaters


Ashtamudi Lake (Ashtamudi Kayal), in the Kollam District of the Indian state of Kerala, is the most visited backwater and lake in the state. It possesses a unique wetland ecosystem and a large palm-shaped (also described as octopus-shaped) water body, second only in size to the Vembanad estuary ecosystem of the state. Ashtamudi means ‘eight braids’ (Ashta : ‘eight’; mudi : ‘hair…


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Chembra Peak


Chembra Peak (Chembra Mala) is one of the highest peak in the Western Ghats and the highest peak in Wayanad hills, at 2,100 m (6,890 ft) above sea level. Visits to this peak organized by ‘the Chempra Peak VSS’ under the control of South Wayanad Forest Development Agency, guides are provided for trekking. Chembra Peak is accessible by foot from Meppady. District…


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Vembanad Lake


Vembanad (Vembanad Kayal or Vembanad Kol) is the longest lake in India, and the largest lake in the state of Kerala. The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is conducted in a portion of the lake. Vembanad Lake is at the heart of Kerala Backwaters tourism with hundreds of kettuvallams plied on it and numerous resorts on its banks. The Kumarakom Bird…


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Vypin


Vypin or Vypeen is one of the group of islands that form part of the city of Kochi, in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Vypin is one of the densely populated islands in Asia. India’s first international container trans-shipment terminal (ICTT) in the Special Economic Zone at Vallarpadam Island, designed to handle the largest container ships, was opened by…


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