Kerala Tourist Destinations

Santa Cruz Church, Cochin Kerala Holding sheer commercial and industrial importance, Cochin is an important city of Kerala. It is one of the seaports of India. This second largest city in Kerala is an important spice trade centre since the 14th century. Greeks, Romans, Jews, Arabs and Chinese were the people the traders of Cochin used to deal with during the ancient times. The city has a llot of places to lure tourists. Now it has been renamed as Kochi.

Serving beauty in plenty, Munnar is a small hill station towering to a height of 1600 m. The landscape of the hill station is dotted with lush green fauna, lakes, reservoirs, forests and tea plantations. The place is very peaceful. Come spend your holidays here and go back home with memories which will remain fresh forever. Here you can participate in activities such as trekking, boating, riding, and fishing. Munnar is the proud home of the largest peak of South India, Anamudi. Its height is 2695 m. Also the hill station is famous for its tea and coffee plantations.

The mesmerizing land of Periyar is located in the high ranges of the Western Ghats in Kerala. It is a major wildlife tourist destination in the state. Periyar is also known as Thekkady.

Kumarakom is a heavenly village which is located in the Kottyam district of Kerala It consisting of three islands in Vembanad lake in the state. It has the largest backwater in Kerala which makes it a very popular tourist destination.

Kovalam Beach, Kerala Kovalam is a beach town offering immense pleasure and excitement to its tourists. The town is located on the western coast of India, about 16 km from Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala. Kovalam means 'a grove of coconut trees'. A spate of coconut trees swirling on the rhythm of wind, the invincible waves rising from the womb of the sea, the blue sky, local fishermen casting net and houseboats floating on the waters describe the beauty of Kovalam. The town attracts a lot of Indian and foreign tourists. Tourists come here for indulging in Ayurvedic massages which are truly blissful.

Known as the "Venice of the East", Alleppey is a district in Kerala. Famous for its backwater holidays, the district also boasts of a network of canals and lagoons. It was founded by Raja Kesavadasan, the Dewan of Travancore (king) in the year 1762. During that period it also grew into a major trade centre of South India. The merchants of Alleppey would import there goods to Europe, America and some other countries. It is still a major trade centre dealing in coir products, copra(dried coconut meat), coconut oil , Ayurvedic products and marine products. Sprawling over an area of around 1414 sq km, Alleppey is also famous for its paddy farming. The languages spoken by the people here are Malayalam and English. The people here follow simple life style.

Nishagandhi Dance Festival, Trivandrum, KeralaA perfect blend of tradition and modernity, Trivandrum is the capital city of the God's Own Country – Kerala. It is located on the west coast of India and is surrounded by the Arabian Sea on its west side and Tamil Nadu on the East one. Endowed with a long shore line, the city earned tremendous appreciation not only from India but also from abroad. Thousands of tourists from far and wide throng in here to experience a rich holiday experience. The city is dotted with historic monuments, backwaters, beaches and ancient temples whose architectural beauty leave the tourists spell-bound.

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