Tea Gardens and Greenery, Munnar
Munnar is the most popular hill station in South India. It has a unique views of verdant mountain slopes which are covered with about 80,000 miles of green tea farms like organic bedding over mountains which offer views of low-flying clouds and misty valleys.
There are also lot of waterfalls and hiking routes in Munnar for the adventure seeking guests. With its drowsy little bungalows, bungalows, old play areas and tea factories. Munnar is one of those unique hill stations in India with an old-world colonial feel to the area.
Munnar is well known for TATA Tea Museum, Blossom Park, Attukal Waterfalls, Kundala Lake, Mattupetty Dam, Eravikulam National Park.
Unique Backwater Destination, Alleppey
Alappuzha (or Alleppey) is a city on the Laccadive Sea in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It's best known for houseboat cruises along the rustic Kerala backwaters, a network of tranquil canals and lagoons. Alappuzha Beach is the site of the 19th-century Alappuzha Lighthouse. The city's Mullakkal Temple features a traditional design. Punnamada Lake's snake boat races are a well-known annual event.
Some other tourist destinations in Alleppey are ChettikulangaraBhagawathyTemple ,Arthunkal Church, Krishnapuram Palace, Pathiramanal, Ravi karunakaran museum, Sri Krishna Temple in Ambalappuzha etc. other than the Alappuzha Beach, Marari Beachin Alleppey which may be among the closest encounters to Arabian Sea.
Best Wild Life Sanctuary, Thekkady
Periyar Wildlife sanctuary in Thekkady is a popular wild life sanctuary preserving various species of animals including elephants, tigers, sambars, gaurs and the very rare lion tailed macaques. The forest is situated on the banks of the lake, Periyar.
Deep inside the forest of Periyar Tiger Reserve, there is a 1000 years old ancient temple of Mangaladevi. This is the place, where, Kannaki, a legendary Tamil woman, betrayed all her grudge and transformed herself to be a divine lady (Mangaladevi) showering blessings upon the people on earth.
Bird sanctuary and Backwater destationKumarakom
The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, and is part of the Kuttanad region. The bird sanctuary here, which is spread across 14 acres is a favorite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist's paradise. Egrets, Darters, Herons, Teals, Waterfowls, Cuckoo, Wild Duck and migratory birds like the Siberian Stork visit here in flocks and fascinate all visitors.
An enchanting backwater destination with boating and fishing facilities at resort.
Blend of Modern City and Colonial Flavor, Kochi
Chinese Fishing Nets: The iconic Chinese Fishing Nets, undoubtedly Kochi's most recognizable sight, have been there since the 14th century and are remarkably still in use today.
St Francis Church:This is located close to Princess Street in Fort Kochi, is believed to be the oldest European-built church in India. It's most famous for the fact that it was once the burial site of explorer Vasco de Gama, who died in Kochi in 1524 (his remains were later taken back to Portugal). The church was originally built by the Portuguese in 1503, and was subsequently claimed by the Dutch and British, before passing into Indian hands.
Vypeen Island:Vypin Island is sprawled over an area of 25 Km. It is one of the most densely populated islands in the world that connects Kochi by a series of bridges called Goshree bridges touching other two islands Mulavukadu and Vallarpadam and then end at Marine Drive, Kochi. The island also named as Vypeen is a fast-developing suburb of the city. It was formed in the year 1341 after a heavy flood.
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in India. It is said to have been established in the year 1857 by Maharaja of Travancore. The zoo is home to about 82 species of animals that include lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri langur, Indian rhinoceros, Asiatic lion, royal Bengal tiger, white tiger, leopard, Asian elephants, giraffes, hippos, zebras, and Cape buffalos. There is a snake farm and reptile house, which exhibits both poisonous and non-poisonous snakes along with 7 anacondas.
Capital City of Kerala with Temples, Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram which is the capital city of Kerala is a blend of serenity and city life.Thiruvananthapuram means The City of Lord Anantha is of historical importance and has many stories to unfold. Thiruvananthapuram owes a lot to Padmanabha Swamy Temple – for the charm, fame and the name. This huge temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu situates in the heart of the city, East Fort. A mix of Dravidian and Kerala architectural style, the Padmanabha Swamy Temple is the right place for art lovers as it holds many ancient stone carvings and mural paintings.
Thiruvananthapuram has many breathtaking locations, of which some must-visits are Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, Napier Museum, Ponmudi, Kovalam, Veli Tourist Village.
Shankumugham Beach, Thiruvananthapuram
The Shankumughambeach has a long stretch of white sand and clean crystal water. Shanghumugham beach is an ideal place for picnic and relaxing and with its environment. The beach is well known for its breathtaking sunset view which is such memorable moment whose beauty will refresh the mind.
Kerala is also known for its natural Ayurvedic medicine and there are a number of options for getting an Ayurvedic treatment in Kochi.
The Grand Kerala Shopping Festivalis an annual shopping event in Kerala which was started by the Government of Kerala in 2007. Since then it has been held every year during the December–January period. During this period stores and shops registered under the GKSF offer wide range of discounts, vat refunds etc. Along with the guaranteed shopping experience, shoppers are provided with gift coupons for a fixed worth of purchase entering them into weekly and mega lucky draws.
Boat Racesare among the grandest traditions still alive and thriving in Kerala. Snake shaped beauties go head to head in rhythm to the old boat songs sung in full volume. These snake boats or 'chundanvallam' are up to 100 feet long and bring the serene backwaters to life.
Pooram refer to temple festivals that represent the heart and soul of Kerala. The streets are decorated to celebrate this event. Caparisoned elephants take to the streets and the roars of the approving crowds can be heard far and wide. Many a folk-art performance is held as the area around the temple turns into a virtual carnival. The colours on display are mesmerizing and people religiously await these Pooram festivals annually.
Feasts / Perunnalat churches across God’s Own Country are symbolised by processions, fireworks, elaborate feasts and colourful cultural programmes that go on for days. These occasions are legendary for adding their own unique Kerala flavour to rituals practised by Christians across the globe.