Tourism In Kerala


Kerala, a state situated on the tropical Malabar Coast of southwestern India, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Named as one of the ten paradises of the world by the National Geographic Traveler, Kerala is famous especially for its ecotourism initiatives. Its unique culture and traditions, coupled with its varied demography, has made Kerala one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Growing at a rate of 13.31%, the tourism industry is a major contributor to the state's economy.

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

WayanadWayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an animal sanctuary in Wayanad, Kerala, south India. It is on the way from Mysore to Sultan Battery. Wild animals such as Indian Bison, elephant, deer and tiger can be spotted here. There are also quite a few wild birds in the sanctuary.Peacocks and Peafowl tend to be very common in the area.

Munnar

MunnarMunnar is a hill station on the Western Ghats, a range of mountains situated in the Idukki district of the Indian state of Kerala.Munnar is also famous for the wild orchids locally called Neelakurinchi which blooms once in 12 years. During this time the entire valley turns violet. It is also home to Nilagiri tahr, a rare breed of mountain goat.

Periyar Wild life Sanctuary, Thekkady

Periyar Wild life Sanctuary, ThekkadyOne of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries of the country and is also India's southern most tiger reserve. The sanctuary sprawls over an area of 777 sq. kms. near a vast and attractive lake. The artificial lake was built by the British in 1895 AD.

Gavi, Pathanamthitta

Gavi, PathanamthittaGavi is one of the must see eco-tourism destination of Kerala. This eco-tourism programme arranged by the Kerala Forest Development Corporation Ltd (KFDC). Main Activities are guided trekking, nature walks, bird watching, night camping and night excursions into the forest.

Alappuzha

AlappuzhaAlappuzha (Alleppy) 'The Venice of the East' is endowed with exceptional natural beauty and emerged as a major tourist destination. The entire district teams with an array of rivers, canals and lakes ideal for boat cruise.

Kovalam

KovalamSituated 15 Km south of Trivandrum city. This internationaly renowned beach has been favourite haunt of tourists since long past and regarded as one of the finest beach resorts of the world. Anybody can take a seabath without fear. The beach is ideal for surfing and water skiing.

Kochi

KochiKochi, also known as the "Queen of Arabian Sea" is the most important commercial place of this beautiful State of Kerala.. The Chinese fishing nets, Dutch buildings, Portuguese artistics, British monuments, etc. add the beauty of Kochi(Cochin).

Athirappilly

AthirappillyAthirappilly Waterfalls is situated 78 kms from Kochi, and is located in Chalakudy river. It is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. It is about 80 feet high and located in the forest area. Connected with the greenery, it infuses freshness into any tired soul.

Thiruvananthapuram

ThiruvananthapuramThiruvananthapuram is the capital of Kerala state. This ancient city was the spiritual centre of Travancore kings since 11th century and became their capital in 1750 AD. Thiruvananthapuram is ranked top in the number of foreign tourists visiting Kerala and is a beautiful destination for holidaymakers.

Kumarakom

KumarakomThis idyllic sub-tropical paradise on the banks of Vembanad Lake is interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals. There are a number of resorts offering activities like - Ayurvedic massage, yoga, meditation, boating, fishing, etc.

 

Cultural Kerala