Alleppey is a favourite of many travellers because of it,s fantastic situation at the heart of the world famous Kerala backwaters. Houseboat cruises are the key to enjoying the inland lakes and rivers of the backwaters and Alleppey is a great place to begin a cruise with houseboat hire one of the reasons that
At Athirappilli the magnificent waterfalls are a destination in themselves as well as being conveniently situated near to Cochin. Here the Chalakudy river plunges over rocks in three spectacular cascades 24 meters to the river bed below where it flows onward to the Arabian sea. Wildlife is prolific in the surrounding forests,
Cochin, incorporated with the wider district of Ernakulam is a large metropolitan city with excellent shopping areas, many business parks and a huge number of hotels. Cochin tourism benefits from a wealth of history centred around Fort Cochin and it,s superb natural harbour.
Kumarakom is set on a cluster of islands on Vembanad Lake in Kuttanad region. One of the most popular backwater destinations, there is so mush here to attract and occupy holiday makers. There is a vast array of accommodation to suit everyone,
17 kms from Trivandrum you will find the three beaches that make up Kovalam. The busiest is Lighthouse beach to the south, in the evening the old Vizhinjam lighthouse send it,s beam out to sea adding more charm.
This beach location village has been home to a fishing community for centuries, now it is a sort after destination for tourists because it is in a truly beautiful spot. The golden sands of the beach and the palm trees and quaint village
Surely it,s impossible to visit Kerala without seeing Munnar, this must be the most famous of Kerala hill stations, protected by the Western Ghat mountains in this area of outstanding natural beauty. Tea and spice plantations roll away as far as the eye can see,
Thekkady is famous for the Periyar Wildlife Reserve, 777sq km of mixed land including thick forests of evergreen and deciduous trees tumbling down to the shores of a great man made lake which still many skeletal trees sticking from it,s surface from when
Poovar is a small coastal village in the Trivandrum district, 22 KM far from Kovalam, having a beautiful beach which attracts tourists. Poovar has an estuary which connects with the sea during high tides and its natural beauty enables it to be a quiet tourist spot.
Trivandrum is a town both ancient and modern, set at the most southerly point of India on low rolling hills. The Indian space project began here amid temples and palaces from centuries ago, science and technology flourish alongside the discovery of massive treasure at a temple.
Varkala is the only place in Kerala where cliffs and sandy beach meet the sea. On the cliff top there are many good hotels and a walk will take you to small shops selling essential good s and souvenirs.
Wayanad is 2000sq km of magnificent forest, upland meadow and spice plantations, still home to tribal people who live as they have for thousands of years, their history stretching back to Mesolithic times.