India is a beautiful country. There are enchanting locations from its head to toe. Kashmir in the North has been the fancy of everyone around the world for a very long time but no more. Anyone now visiting India never flinches to have Kerala on their list. And why wouldn’t it be?
Kerala is a wondrous state and accommodates so many physical features ranging from the seas, the mountains and everything in-between. So, when you are visiting Kerala the next time, make sure you are not missing on any of the below-listed places.
Getting to Kerala
A very important thing to take care of, while travelling in Kerala is the airport connectivity. The 2 major airports in the state are in Kochi in the North and Thiruvananthapuram in the South. So either you start your trip from the North going towards the South or the other way round. This way you’ll be able to cover more places and use the time at your hand in the most optimum manner.
Popular Places to Visit in Kerala
The city of Kochi is the right amalgamation of the words ancient and modern. The dockyards with huge ships are a sight to see. One can cruise around the city to take a tour of it. The main spots are the Mattancherry Palace, Jew town Willingdon Island, Fort Kochi, Marine Drive, Bolgatty Palace, St.Francis Church etc.
If here, you must witness the Chinese fishing nets at work. Walk the lanes of Jew town and enrich in the Jewish and Portuguese influences this place has. You should also visit the Lulu Shopping mall.
The next destination you can cover is the surreal hill station of Munnar. The high rise mountains are covered in tea plantations. Just sit in the balcony of your hotel and watch the painting like scenery unfold in front of your eyes. Rose garden, Kundala Dam lake, Echo point, Kanan Devan Tea museums are a few of the many places you must visit.
At the tea museums, tourists are shown how tea is made and the various processes involved in its production. You can buy a lot of spices, essential oils, teas amongst other souvenirs.
A 5-hour drive from Munnar will bring you to the Venice of East, Alleppey. The Kerala backwaters are simply beautiful. You can live in a houseboat and sail around the clean waters lined with small villages and coconut trees on either side.
A 5-hour drive from Alleppey will bring you to the clean and pristine beaches of Kovalam. For anybody tired from Goa, this is the perfect destination to unwind. Two beaches namely Havah beach and Lighthouse beach are the highlights of Kovalam. Just chill and enjoy the beach vibe at the any of the best beach resorts in Kerala.
After Kovalam, head to Thiruvananthapuram. Visit the Pothy’s mall and don’t miss to watch the Kathakali performances.