Kochi has emerged as the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala. Kochi is straddled by the backwaters. Fort Kochi, Bolghatty Palace and the backwaters are major highlights of the city. Kochi is also known for its ayurvedic centers.
Allepey is one of the most important tourist centers in Kerala. Every year on the second Saturday of August month the Nehru snake – boat race is conducted here. This has become a popular festival in allepey because of the tourists interest in watching the boat race.
Munnar is a popular hill station on the western ghats, a range of mountains located in the Iduki district of Kerala. There are a lot of tourist attractions in Munnar. Munnar is surrounded with lush green tea estates.
Kovalam is the famous destination in Kerala. It is a beach town located in the capital city of Kerala. This shallow beach with three adjacent beaches offer leisure options to the tourists.
Wayanad is located in the north east of Kerala with dense forest and deep valleys. Chembra peak, Banasura peak and Brahmagiri are the important mountains in the district. Wayanad is one of the few districts in Kerala that has been able to retain its pristine nature.
Thrissur is known as the Cultural capital of Kerala because of its cultural, spiritual and religious leanings. The most important attraction of Thrissur is the Pooram festival celebrated in the month of April or May. A very popular picnic spot, Athirapilly is located in Thrissur.
Thekkady is situated in the Kerala – Tamilnadu border. The important tourism places in thekkady includes Periyar national park, murikkady, chellar kovil, annakara and mangala devi temple. Thekkady is considered as the heaven for natural spices.
It is one of the most prominent tourist attraction in Kerala. The backwaters of Kerala are a network of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and inlets. The backwater regions in Kerala are Kollam, allapuzha, Kuttanad, Kottayam, Munroe island, Kasargod, Thiruvallam and Kozhikode.
Kollam also known as Quilon. Kollam is the fourth largest city in Kerala and is known for cashew processing and coir manufacturing. Pallaruvi falls, Thenmala, agasthiyamalai biosphere reserve, Ashtamudi and beaches at Kollam are the scenic areas.
Varkala, a calm and quiet hamlet, lies on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram district. Varkala beach is a quiet sea resort rich in mineral water springs. The famous 2,000-year old Janardana Swami Temple is an important tourist spot in Varkala.
Kumarakom is a popular tourism destination in Kerala located near the city of Kotayam. Kumarakom is actually a cluster of islands near the Vembanad Lake, which is Kerala’s largest freshwater lake. The bird sanctuary in kumarakom is another major attraction here.
Calicut also known as Kozhikode is the third largest city in Kerala. This place is famous for its boat-building yard, timber industry and historic temples and churches.Kozhikode city is the marketing centre for commodities like pepper coconut, coffee, rubber, lemon grass oil etc.,