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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Lakkidi


Lakkidi is the gateway of Wayanad district of Kerala state, south India. Lakkidi is one of the highest locations in Wayanad. Chain tree, Pookot Lake, Sight seeing point on ghat road and number of tourist resorts are within 5 km from Lakkidi. The lofty mountain peaks, the gurgling stream, luxuriant vegetation and the bird’s eye view of the deep valley on…


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Malampuzha Dam


Malampuzha Dam is the largest reservoir in Kerala. Situated in the scenic hills of the Western Ghats in the background it is a combination of a masonry dam with a length of 1,849 metres and an earthen dam with a length of 220 metres. The dam is 355 feet high and crosses the Malampuzha River, a tributary of Bharathappuzha, Kerala’s…


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Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary


Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, which also includes the erstwhile Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, is a 391 square kilometres (151.0 sq mi) protected area in Chittur taluk in Palakkad district of Kerala state, South India. It is in the Sungam range of hills between the Anaimalai Hills and Nelliampathy Hills. The Kannimara Thekku Teak Tree, which is said to be World’s largest teak tree, is…


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Nenmara


Nemmara hosts the Nenmara Vallanghi Vela, a yearly festival jointly organised with Vallangi village. Vallanghi Nenmara Vela is held in the Nellikulangara Bhagavathy Temple, and runs from 3-16 April each year. It involves friendly rivalry between the villages of Nemmara and Vallangi, as they try to outcompete each other in artistic ceremonies such as Kummattikali, Karivela and a parade of…


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Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary


Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary is slowly turning into a location frequented by wildlife enthusiasts. Herds of elephants, gaur, sambar, barking deer, and wild boar can be seen here. Endemic species like the Malabar Grey Hornbill, White-bellied Treepie, and the Small Sunbird have also been sighted here. Peppara Dam is where the sanctuary got its name from and the trek here gives…


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Neyyar Dam


The tranquil surroundings of it make each visitor refreshed. This enchanting tourist spot is a part of the well-known Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary where visitors can enjoy unique flora and fauna. In addition to exciting wildlife like elephants and wild boars, this region also boasts wide varieties of herbs and medicinal plants. A panoramic dam site and a lovely lake are…


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Poovar


Poovar is  superb tourist spot in the state but not many people aware of this backwater destination. It is a gorgeous island paradise located nearly 27 kilometres away from the capital city, Thiruvananthapuram. With unexplored beaches, scintillating backwaters, long expanses of glowing sand and panoramic surroundings, it is a beautiful destination to explore in Kerala. Located at the entrance of…


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Thenmala


It is the first planned eco-tourism destination in the country located in the Kollam district appropriate to spend some family holidays. Since the destination offers a wide range of activities like biking, trekking, rope bridge and mountaineering, Thenmala is famous among adventure enthusiasts as well. The Thenmala Dam is a popular ecotourism destination in Kerala. How to reach: Nearest Airport:…


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Kuruvadweep


The prime attraction of this scenic holiday destination is its lush evergreen tropical forests and unique flora and fauna. Kuruvadweep is a river delta formation on the alluring Kabani River. The speciality of this island paradise is that it is the only island in the state that surrounded with a naturally filtered water source. Kuruvadweep consists of three visible islands…


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Silent Valley National Park


Silent Valley National Park is a well-known wildlife reserve in the country spread across an area of 237.52 sqr km. It is located in the north-east part of Palakkad district in Kerala. This park is one of the prime tourist attractions in this district famous for its tropical evergreen rain forests. Rich in exotic flora and fauna, the Silent Valley…


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Kalpetta


Surrounded by large coffee plantations and picturesque lofty mountains, Kalpetta is a bustling town in Wayanad located about 780 meters above sea level. The Chembra Peak, the highest peak in the district is only 8 kilometres away from this tourist spot. Even if there are many beautiful tourist attractions surrounded by Kalpetta, it is one of the unexplored tourist destinations…


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Paniyeli Poru


Paniyeli Poru is a less explored tourist destination located on the outskirts of Kochi at the Paniyeli Village apt to spend a few memorable holidays. Each visitor to Paniyeli Poru admires the charm of rocky river areas and rain forests in the backdrop of Malayattoor Hills. Many travellers reach this area after monsoon from December to May in order to…


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