Kerala is the heart of South India. Its natural beauty, harmonious atmosphere, and culture have given it the name God’s Own Country, and when you visit the state where god resides, you should only see the best places for the best experience. These are the top 12 places to stopover in Kerala.   

Cochin: Also known as Kochi, it is your first stop on this tour list of Kerala. One of God’s Own Country’s most visited cities, it has plenty of history, culture, architecture, and beauty to keep you captivated for a long time. Don’t forget the backwaters. 

Kovalam: A word of warning before you go to Kovalam, it will be tough, making up your mind to return home from this beautiful premier beach resort. You will see palm-fringed sandy beaches to relax and mass tourists during peak season. What else do you need?

Thrissur: Thrissur was the former capital of Cochin, and now it boasts as the cultural capital of Kerala, a pleasant town to be in if you wish to experience Kerala’s culture at its best. Plus, it’s an excellent base for exploring surrounding areas.  

Athirappally Falls: You don’t need a visa to go to Canada to see Niagara Falls when you have got India’s version, namely the Athirappally Falls, one of the largest and most astonishing waterfalls Kerala. It’s an excellent picnic spot, too, if you wish to stop over somewhere in your journey and relax. 

Munnar: Tea lovers rejoice as they hear the name Munnar. The place is famous for its lush green surroundings and tea plantations in any direction you see. The hill station was formerly of the colonial era, but now it is one of the most beautiful places in Munnar for a soul-refreshing time with its famous tea. 

Alappuzha: You will be known as an unlucky tourist for the rest of your life if you don’t enjoy boating in Kerala’s backwaters. Here in Alappuzha, there are many houseboats to give you a feel of early life. You will leave the time of your life of the most peaceful era of humankind in the water bodies that crisscross the forest.  

Periyar National Park: Hands down, it is one of India’s most famous and largest National Parks. Here, you will see wild elephants at their best, having the time of their lives. You can also spot Gaur, tigers, leopards, and Sambar if you are lucky enough.

Kumarakom: Kumarakom is an island village in Kerala famous among birdwatchers, as many beautiful migratory birds arrive here to stay each year. Even if you are uninterested in birds, you will still love the village life in the jungle. 

Wayanad: Wayanad in Kerala is a perfect mix of hiking tracks, sleepy villages, waterfalls, and tea plantations. However, sadly it is one of the least visited places in India. So you should visit it, especially if you are looking for a challenge. You will get it here at 2100 ft., Chembra Peak.

Poovar: Poovar is one of the untouched places in Kerala without the crowds and advertisements. The naturally beautiful island is a hidden gem that you must see to believe.

Kasaragod: Welcome to the Kasaragod District, centered around the same name. Here you have many tourist spots and architectural brilliance to see, but the Bekal Fort, one of its largest and most captivating, is a recommendation.  

Varkala: Imaginea beach near a hill with only harmony, relaxation, rejuvenation, and a refreshing atmosphere with no resorts or tourist developments. That’s Varkala in a nutshell for you. Although hotels are appearing, this hilltop village still gives the vibes.

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