Best Places in Kerala to Visit:
The state, Kerala which is also named as one of the ten paradises of the world by the National Geographic Traveler is one of the most well-known places, especially for its ecotourism initiatives and the beautiful backwaters. It is well-known for its unique culture and traditions, coupled with its varied demography, which has made Kerala one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
When it comes to the best places in Kerala or can be said as Kerala tourist places, Alleppey is the most popular tourist attraction in Kerala. It is famous for its mesmerizing locations of the backwater. This place is also often referred to as ‘Venice of the East.
When it comes to the best Kerala Tourist places or the best places in Kerala the list can be never-ending for any tourist
The list can go on as Fort Kochi, Muziris, Kerala Backwaters, Marari Beach, Periyar National Park, Munnar, Varkala, Wayanad, Kannur, Kovalam, Poovar Island, Trivandrum, Jatayupara Earth’s Center, Sargaalaya Crafts Village, The River Nila, Rural Kerala and many more.
Explaining all the best places in Kerala will get very lengthy, due to which I have explained down the 5 best Kerala tourist places below.
- Fort Kochi
Fort Kochi is known as one of the best Kerala Tourist Places, it is a charming seaside area. Fort Kochi is most famous for its Dutch, Portuguese, and British colonial architecture, and also the elaborate bamboo fishing nets at Fort Kochi Beach. The St. Francis Church was also the original burial site of explorer Vasco da Gama. Other than this, at the Fort Kochi Beach, there are various upscale eateries and chic cafes that serve Keralan specialties, and the quaint shops that sell cotton clothing and handmade souvenirs. With this, the Fort Kochi also has many Heritage buildings and house contemporary art galleries.
Fort Kochi Timings and Entry Fee: 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., every day of the week. There are no entrance costs.
Fort Kochi Opening Time: 7 am
Streets of Fort Kochi, Francis Church, Fort Kochi, Santa Cruz Basilica, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry, Dutch Palace, Mattancherry, Handicrafts Shops, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Indo Portuguese and Maritime Navy Museums are nearby tourist places in fort kochi
How to Reach Fort Kochi?
The ways to get down at Fort Kochi are Half-Day Village Backwater Country Boat Cruise, a Group Tour from Fort Cochin Colony, Backwaters & Beaches of Kerala (7 Days), The Kochi Tuk-Tuk Tour. Which gives a
1N/2D Munnar Excursions which is nearby Cochin Hotel/Airport with Hotel Stay, Wonderful Kerala, which is 5 Days in Kerala from Kochi and Kerala Backwater and Beach (10 Days).
Where To Stay in Fort Kochi?
Hotels are the best suitable place to stay at Fort Kochi. A few of the best hotels to stay at Fort Kochi are Old Courtyard Hotel, Poovath Heritage, An Amritara Resort, Tea Bungalow, Koder House etc.
With Kochi and Alleppy, Muziris is also one of the Best Kerala Places, this place is an ancient harbour and the urban centre on the Malabar Coast that dates from at least the 1st century BC. Earlier Muziris was also identified as the region covered around Mangalore. As of now, situated around present-day Kodungallur, the exact location of Muziris is unknown also to historians and archaeologists.
How To Get There?
The visitor centre at Paravur Synagogue is known as the entranceway for travellers to explore the Muziris Heritage Project. From here a can further enhance the experience to visit other museums and monuments by his/her choice, any of the ways like by boat on the River Periyar or by cycle tours, or by road. Other than these, the travellers can select the proposed circuit tours.
Where To Stay?
Hotels are the best place to stay near Muziris of which the Tribute Portfolio Hotel is known as a tribute to Muziris.
- Kerala Backwaters:
The Kerala backwaters are the most well known as one of best Kerala Tourist Places, it is a network of brackish lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea coast of Kerala state in southern India, as well as interconnected canals, rivers, and inlets. It can also be said as a labyrinthine system formed by more than 900 kilometers of waterways, and sometimes compared to the American bayous.
How To Get There?
Unsurprisingly, there are a variety of ways through which any of today’s day travellers can experience the Kerala backwaters, the ways can be named as The Government Cruise, The Local’s Ferry, A Homestay, A Houseboat, The Canoe Tour, A Shikara etc.
Where To Stay?
The 15 best places to stay at the Kerala Backwaters are The Oberoi Vrinda, Purity, Raheem Residency, Vismaya, Ameya, Kayal Island Retreat, Philipkutty’s Farm, Coconut Lagoon, Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom, A Beach Symphony, The Zuri Kumarakom, Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kondai Lip Backwater Heritage Resort and Punnamada Resort.
- Marari Beach
Marari beach in Mararikulam is also known as one of the best places in Kerala. Marari beach is a tribute to the fisherfolk of this region who populate its spirit in obvious and subtle ways. The guest cottages at the Marari Beach are well-known with the quality of echo their dwellings in style and character, it’s cuisine that reflects the culinary subtleties of the people staying there, whose sensibilities and culture have been influenced by the charms and challenges of the oceans.
How To Reach Marari Beach?
To get down to Marari Beach, one can easily get buses, and taxis from Cochin, and Alleppey. If a person is travelling by personal transport then he/she needs to follow NH 47, then take left at Kalavoor Junction (13km north of Alleppey) towards the beach. After 3.5 km the tourist will reach the Beach Road junction at Kattur village.
Where To Stay in Marari Beach?
The best and the reasonable hotels to stay at the Marari Beach are Marari Villas, Marari Beach Resort, Marari Umapathi Beach Villa, Marari Beach Villas etc
- Periyar National Park
Periyar National Park is also one of the most visited and the best tourist places in Kerala. The Periyar National Park is also known as (PNP) is a protected area located in the districts of Idukki and Pathanamthitta in Kerala, India.
How To Reach Periyar National Park?
When it comes to getting down at the Periyar National park there are various ways to do the same like By Air, Madurai airport is the nearest airport, it is only around 140 km away from Periyar, When it comes to rail, the nearest railhead is situated in Kottayam at a distance of 110 Km. When it comes to roads, Periyar has good connectivity through roads from all the major cities of Kerala.
Where To Stay in Periyar National Park?
The best places to stay at the Periyar National Park are Periyar House, Kerala House and Home Stay, Snow Hills Resorts, Hotel Ambadi, Thekkady and many more.