Kerala is often called God’s own country since it is an awe-inspiring Indian state that is filled with places of interest that are both natural and man-made. Here is a brief guide to the ultimate travel experiences in these scenic destination spots that you must visit while you are in Kerala:
Alleppey is popular for its houseboat cruises – which is a great way to explore the backwaters of Kerala, but that is not all that Alleppey offers to a weary traveller! Alleppey is also popular – especially during August each year when the world-famous snake boat race festival takes place. The boat race takes place on the Punnamada Lake. The speciality of a snake boat is that it is 120 feet long and can accommodate one hundred rowers!
Other places of interest in Alleppey are the Alleppey beach, the Ambalapuzha Temple and the Vembanad Lake. The best time to visit Alleppey is from October till February. The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport, and the nearest railway station is the Alleppey railway station.
Wayanad is one of the most glorious places of interest in all of Kerala. It is home to two of the best waterfalls in all of Kerala – the Meenmutty falls, and the Soochipara falls. It is also home to several hotspots that are popular for rock climbing activities among tourists.
It also hosts the spectacular art with Ekkadal Rock. It depicts human figures – a sight that is bound to mesmerize anyone visiting the place! If one is in the mood for some adventure, then they should head over to the Lakkidi viewpoint or the Ghat pass. These are considered as the best places for thrill-seekers. The Ghat pass has nine hairpin curves all within a short distance of just 16 kilometres!
Other places of interest in Wayanad are the Neelimala viewpoint, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, The Pookot Lake and the Banasura Sagar Dam. The best time to visit Wayanad is between the months from October till May. The nearest airport is the Kozhikode Calicut International Airport, and the nearest railway station is the Kozhikode Railway Station.
Bekal is situated on the West coast of Kerala. It is a small town that is popular for its 17th century Bekal fort. The Chandragiri Fort is yet another place of interest there. It is located on the bank of the Chandragiri River. It is a popular tourist spot that is popular among photographers who are fans of picturesque sunsets!
Don’t forget to add the Nityanand Ashram caves in your itinerary though! The Nityanand Ashram Caves is a man-made group of caves. The total number of caves is forty- five! The cave system has six entrances and is carved out of a single rock! It is famous for the panchaloha – a Swami Nityanand sculpture. The best time to visit Bekal is in the months of October till March. The nearest airport is the Mangalore International Airport, and the nearest railway stations are the Kanhangad and Kasargod railway stations.
Apart from visiting the places mentioned in this post, if your stay extends for a month or more, you should check out the rest of the state that would consist of languid backwaters, wide sandy beaches, picture-perfect panoramas and whatnot!0