Kerala BackwatersThe most popular tourist attraction in Kerala is its Backwaters. The backwaters and lakes in Kerala offers incomparable beauty and unique experiences. The best way explore these backwaters is to hire a house boat (Kettuvallam), Alappuzha is the major ceenter for house boat trips and this town is also called as “The Venice of the East”.
If you are in Kerala, then a visit to Munnar is must! Munnar is surrounded by tea plantations and it offers you an opportunity to try fresh tea from the gardens. Munnar is blessed with the natural beauty misty hills, winding lane and forests full of wild life and exotic plants. Munnar also offers advanture tourism, trucking, para gliding, rock climbing, etc.
Kochi is also known as “Gateway of Kerala”. The architecture and historical sites in Fort Kochi attract most of the visitors. The Saint Francis Church in Fort Kochi is said to be the oldest European built church in India. Visitors can explore the Chinese fishing nets lie on the shores, Ayurvedic treatments, Kathakali dance, sun set, etc.
Periyar National Park
Periyar National Park is the one of the most popular national parks in India, The park is known for its elephants. Periyar National Park also offers elephant ride through jungle. Unlike other national parks in India, Periyar National Park opens all the year round. Wildlife enthusiasts can spot tigers, leopards, elephants, wild pig, sambar, gaur, malabar flying squirrel, etc., and birds like Nilgiri wood pigeon, white-bellied tree pie, etc.
Wayanad offers a beautiful natural scenery of bright green mountainous region that stretches along the Western Ghats. The abundant coconut palms, thick forests, paddy fields and lofty peaks, etc. Wayanad is popular for trekking to Chembra Peak and Meenmutty Falls, exploring old Jain temples, climbing Edakkal Caves, and wildlife spotting at Muthanga and Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuaries. The Banasura Sagar Dam in Wayanad is the largest earth dam in India and second largest in Asia. The other attractions in Wayanad includes Kuruva Dweep,Pookot Lake, Soochippara Waterfalls, Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary, Thirunelly temple, etc. There are many delightful home stays in Wayanad.