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Best Places to visit in Kerala: part 3

6. Cochin offers many attractions for guests who are interested in culture and history and is the starting point for most of the tour packages in Kerala. Fort Kochi and Mattancherry are the places worth exploring in Kochi.A guest can also Visit the Jewish Synagogue built over 400 years ago, containing beautiful Belgian glass chandeliers and paved with hand pained tiles from China; the Dutch palace with its wonderful murals depicting the entire story of the Ramayana; St:Francis Church which was the original burial site of Vasco De Gama and which is the first European church that was built in India and try out the fishing in the Forth Kochi beach using the Chinese fishing nets. Cherai Beach and the St.Thomas Church at Malayattoor are also attractions around Kochi that may be of interest.The Thripunithura Palace is one of the biggest of its kind in the whole of Kerala.The Chinese fishing nets in the lagoons are an enchanting sight.Being the only metro in central Kerala, it also gives you great opportunities for shopping. Checkout our article on Shopping in Kochi and more details on Chinese fishing nets along with Tourist Attraction in Cochin.

7. Thiruvananthapuram the capital of Kerala is among those few destinations that offers palaces like Padmanabhapuram Palace and Kanakakunnu Palace, beaches like Kovalam, Varkala, Shankumukham and Azhimala, hill stations like Ponmudi and other attractions like Poovar inside a short distance. Kovalam, one of the finest beaches in the whole of India,is only a half an hour ride from the city. Another wonderful beach and pilgrimage centre, Varkala is also easily accessible by road from trivandrum .Kanyakumari is the only place in India where you can see both sunrise and sunset and it is only a two hour ride away from Trivandrum. The hillstation Ponmudi,61 Km from the city ,offers you a day full of beautiful sights.Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple which is the riches temple in the world is also in trivandrum. Checkout the Kanyakumari Package which will take you through tourist places in Thiruvananthapuram.

8. Varkala in Kerala is a beautiful destination with a small beach and a cliff side which is full of activity. Varkala is famous for its beauty of the beaches and the ayurvedic resorts The main attraction in Varkala is the PAPANASHAM, this is the perfect place to watch the sunset. Varkala is also famous for Medical Tourism. The long sandy beaches, beautiful resorts, fresh air etc attracts the tourists to Varkala, who wish to make the holidays enjoyable and a memorable one. The unique and beautiful sights of varkala is one of the best examples for the beauty of God’s Own Country. Varkala beach is about one kilometer long and divided into two. The northern end is for sun worshippers & the southern end is for Hindu devotees. Check out Tourist Places in varkala and a sightseeing experience in Varkala

9. Kovalam Beach is known as the Paradise of the South and is 16 kms away from Trivandrum. The name Kovalam derives from coconut trees. The lighthouse offer an amazing view of the moon-shaped beach and the Vizhinjam mosque. To the north of Kovalam lies the Samudra where time seems to have frozen. Hawah in the center is the hub of activities with the fishermen setting out to the sea. The rocky foreland blends with the calm blue bay to convert the bay into a unique aquarelle on moonlit nights. There are three beaches at Kovalam, separated by outcrops jutting out to the sea. The larger one is called Light House Beach for its 30 meter high light house. The second largest beach is Hawah Beach.Check out Tourist Places near Kovalam Beach and a weekend holiday experience in Kovalam.

10. Poovar made it to the list over Marari, Cherai and other places because it is the only estuary in Kerala which connects with the sea , river and lake during high tides. Poovaris an explorer’s haven where an island of almost indescribable beauty awaits you. A lingering boat cruise along the palm-fringed shores of emerald green backwaters and you have arrived at the Resort, a place where nature is at its pristine best with swaying coconut palms, endless golden sands, the deep blue sea and breathtaking sunsets. Its natural beauty enables it to be a quiet tourist spot for any discerning traveler who is planning for a honeymoon package in Poovar.

The beauty of the best places in Kerala cannot be just written or explained, it has to be experienced and there are lot of other tourist places in Kerala. Fringed with coconut palms that carpet the land from hills to shores, Emerald green backwaters drench every pockets of this leaf-shaped country called Kerala. Sun-kissed golden sands sprawled on the pristine Kerala beaches snatch every emotion of a solitary traveller. Dark, deep forest reserves carrying spicy aroma houses many exotic species in their sleeves. And above all, it is the magic of Ayurveda, that refreshes you again and again for a more exhilarating journey and you continue to do so in this God’s Own Country.
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