5 Famous Destinations in Kerala for Nature Lovers

Kerala always best tourist destination for nature lovers that attracted from all over the world due the incomparable beauty of this place. Its hill stations, cities, hamlets, all make this place a beautiful paradise wherein once set foot, all other things would seem meaningless. Apt for family vacations, honeymoon, romantic getaways and much more the place offers a bounty of beauty and much more. We offer a list of 5 places in Kerala to make your vacation worth remembering.

1. Thekkady

Nature is in full bloom in Thekkady in the month of December. Visit the Periyar National Park in winter and go for a jungle safari and try your luck with the Great Indian tigers, sambars, gaurs and the rarest of the rare lion-tailed macaques, leopard, boars , Bisons, deers etc.
Also you can enjoy the scenic wild life boat ride in the Thekkady Lake and see for yourself the charm that the dead trees can cast over the surroundings. Witness the Garudas do a mystical dance held by a shaft to pacify the goddess Kali.

Key Attractions: Periyar National Park, Kumily village’s spice market, Muziyar to Thekkady via Gavi spinning, elephant safaris.

2. Varkala

The monsoon renders an extra beauty of lush green foliage which reaches its peak in the winters. The Golden beaches and late rite rocks turn more colourful. Take a stroll along the Sandy shores of Papanasam Beach in the cool breeze. The beach is considered to be holy and people go there to cleanse themselves of their sins.
The Sivagiri pilgrimage here is dedicated to the social reformer Sree Narayan Guru, which is held in December.

Key attractions: Varkala beach, Janardan Swami temple, Papanasam Beach, Ayurvedic massages, Kappil lake etc.

3. Kovalam Beach

Kovalam means a garden of coconut trees and true to its name the village numerous coconut trees lined along its paths. The place is awesome and a heaven of serenity. It’s magnificent beach supported by high headlands surrounded by fertile coconut trees. It has created a place of its own due to its clean and bizarre beaches glittering with white sand lined with tall light houses and coastal towns and coves.

One of the most catching features of this place is its fairs and festivals. The main festival is held from January to March. The elephant festival, food festival, Nishigandha festival, Dance festival, Thirunal Music festival are its main attractions. You can plan your trip for Kovalam with Indian most luxurious train Maharajas Express in upcoming September this year.

You can also try the Watersports, Ayurvedic Spas, shopping etc.

Key attractions: the light house, karmana stream and boating, Vellayani lake.

4. Thiruvananthapuram

The capital of Kerala is one of the most blessed cities by nature. The Evergreen City of India is loaded with palm fringed beaches, windy backwaters and historical significance. The city is also famous for ancient temples renowned for their architecture rendering the place its popularity of being the most visited pilgrimage if India.

The Padmanabhaswamy Temple is the main attraction of the city famous for its architectural splendour and religious significance.

The local cuisine consists of plenty of coconut and banana leaves. You can try the local non veg items like fish pollichatu and fish molee. Other restaurants offer various north Indian, Chinese, Tamilian cuisines and fast food.

Key attractions: Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Zoological Gardens and Museums.

5. Kozhikode

Also known as Calicut, this place is famous for its culture, historical sites, educational institutions and culinary experiences. It is also known to be one of the busiest commercial cities of Kerala. The city buildings are strongly influenced by the Dutch and British architecture. Known for its exotic spices makes its authentic Malabar food so delicious that you can literally chew your fingers off in the process. Do don’t forget to taste the Dum Biriyani, Kalummakkaya, Chatting Pathiri and Dal Halwa.

Best tourist attractions: Mananchira, Kozhirsppa falls, Matri Devi Cathedral etc.

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