Kerala Tourism


Owing to its unique geographical features, Kerala is one of the most loved and preferred tourist destinations in the country. It is popular not only among the people of India but also among tourists from abroad. Kerala is often referred to as “God’s Own Country”. What makes Kerala a favorite tourist destination?

A more or less Constant Climate, Lush Greenery, Picturesque Hill Stations, Exotic Wildlife and Serene Beaches make Kerala a favorite tourist destination.

The Kerala Tourism board designs packages and constantly improves the services and facilities that are available in the various tourist spots across Kerala. For instance, if you visit the museums or the wildlife sanctuaries, the amenities you will come across are worked upon regularly. This includes opening a number of eateries, increasing the number of public restrooms etc.In many places, you will also find adequate medical facilities like first aid etc in case a tourist falls ill all of a sudden.

Alternative Healing Methods Have Boosted Kerala Tourism

The fact that Kerala Tourism has got a boost in the last couple of years can also be attributed to the fact that of late, Auyveda Centers have become prominent in this part of the country. There are many tourists who travel to Kerala only to get healed.

This has in turn given rise to Medical Tourism in Kerala, a prime factor that has drawn people from all over.

Kerala Ayurveda Centers

There are many Ayurveda Centers that you can visit in Kerala. And one of the centers that you visit is the Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort located in Thiruvanathapuram.

Tourist Destinations In Kerala

There are many places you can tour around in Kerala. And Kerala Tourism makes adequate arrangements so that accessibility to these places is hassle free and less cumbersome.

Kerala Backwaters

Kerala Tourism offers a tour to the Backwaters. Some of them are :

Kerala Pilgrim Centers

Some of the Pilgrim Centres in Kerala are :

  • Achangulangara Siva Temple
  • Attukal Bhagavathi Temple
  • Cheerakkada Bhagavati Temple
  • Cheraman Juma Masjid
  • Edayatt SreeKrishnan Temple
  • Guruvayoor Temple
  • Holy Cross Shrine Maprannam
  • Kandankav Bhagawathy Temple
  • Kavasseri Para
  • Kottaram Temple
  • Malamakkavu Ayyappa Temple
  • Malayattoor Church
  • Mithranandapuram Mahavishnu Temple
  • Padmanabha Swamy Temple
  • Puthanangady Davi Temple
  • Sabarimala Temple
  • Shiva Temple
  • Sree Parasurama Temple, Thiruvallam
  • St. George's Cathedral
  • St. Peter's & St. Paul's Church
  • Thiruvilwamala Temple
  • Thiruvambadi Temple
  • Thrissur Pooram Temple Festival
  • Udayanapuram Temple
  • Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
  • Vazhappully Sri Rajeshwari Temple
  • Vengattumpilli Siva Temple

Kerala Beaches

The Kerala Beaches where you can enjoy being in Silver Sand and Swaying Palm Trees are :



  • Alapuzzha Beach
  • Andhakaranazhi Beach
  • Arthunkkal Beach
  • Azhikode Beach
  • Baby Beach
  • Bekal Beach
  • Beypore Beach
  • Cherai Beach
  • Dharmadam Island
  • Eravipuram Beach
  • Ezhimala Beach
  • Fort Kochi Beach
  • Kanjangadu Beach
  • Kappad Beach
  • Kappil Beach
  • Kasargod Beach
  • Kizhunna Ezhara Beach
  • Kothakulam Beach
  • Kovalam Beach
  • Kozhikode Beach
  • Kuzhuppilly Beach
  • Mahatama Gandhi Beach
  • Mappila Beach
  • Mararikulam Beach
  • Meenkunnu Beach
  • Muzhuppilangad Drive-In Beach
  • Nattika Beach
  • Palapetty Beach
  • Papanasam Beach
  • Payyambalam Beach
  • Poovar Beach North
  • Poovar Beach South
  • Shangumugham Beach
  • Somatheeram Beach
  • Thangasseri Beach
  • Uduma Beach
  • Valiathura Beach
  • Vallikunnu Beach
  • Varkala Beach
  • Vatanappally Beach
  • Vizhinjam Beach

Kerala Museums

Kerala Tourism Offers a wide variety of Museums all over Kerala so that you get acquainted with the History and Culture of this place. Some of them are :

  • Heritage Museum, Ambalavayal
  • Arakkal Kettu, Kannur
  • Archaeological Museum, Thrissur
  • Archeological Survey Of India, Kochi
  • Gandhi Museum
  • Hill Palace Museum, Ernakulam
  • Indo Portudese Museum, Kochi
  • Kalakkathu Bhavanam
  • Kamraj Museum
  • Krishnapuram Palace, Kayamkulam
  • Krishna Menon Museum, Calicut
  • Kunjali Marakkar Museum
  • Maritime Museum, Kochi
  • Museum of Kerala History, Cochin
  • Napier Museum, Trivandrum
  • Parikshit Thampuran Museum
  • Pazhassi Raja Museum, Calicut
  • Police Museum, Kollam
  • Poomully Mana
  • Priyadarshini Museum, Trivandrum
  • Regional Science Centre, Calicut
  • Science & Technology Museum, Trivandrum
  • Space Museum
  • Smritisamuchayam Museum
  • Tata Tea Museum, Munnar
  • Teak Museum

Forts and Monuments Of Kerala

The rich historical heritage of Kerala is evident from the number of Forts and Monuments Kerala has. Some of them include :

  • Anchunthengu Fort
  • Anjengo Fort
  • Bekal Fort
  • Bolghatty Palace
  • Chandragiri Fort
  • Chendamangalam Fort
  • Cranganore Fort
  • Dutch Palace
  • East Fort
  • Hosdurg Fort
  • Koyikkal Palace
  • Kunchan Smarakam Fort
  • Mattancherry Palace
  • Padmanabhapuram Palace
  • Palakkad Fort
  • Pallipuram Fort
  • Poonjar Palace
  • Shakthan Thampuran Palace
  • St. Angelo Fort
  • Thalassery Fort
  • Tipu Sultan Fort

Hill Stations In Kerala

The Hill Stations In Kerala are dense in vegetation and provide natural habitat to wildlife. They are also the source of spices of Kerala. Few of them are mentioned below :

  • Chellarkovil
  • Chembra Peak
  • Chithirapuram
  • Devikulam
  • Idukki
  • Lakkidi
  • Mattupetty
  • Munnar
  • Nelliyampathy
  • Palakkad
  • Pattumala
  • Peermede
  • Ponmudi
  • Pullumedu

Best Time To Visit Kerala

The Best Time to Visit Kerala is during the months of October to March

Kerala Tourism Offices

Given below are addresses of Kerala tourism center that you can visit, should you have any queries about Kerala tourism destinations and related doubts.

  • Tourist Facilitation Centre Museum Road
  • Thiruvanathapuram
    Opposite Zoo and Museum

  • Tourist Reception Centre
  • Besides Lerala Tourism Development Corporation
    Chaithram Hotel
    Close to Thiruvanathapuram Railway Station

There are various other packages offered by Kerala Tourism Corporation. You can also opt for customized as well as tailor-made travel packages according to your convenience.

For more information on Kerala, please lick on the following links:

Kerala Travel Guide Fairs and Festivals in Kerala
Folk Dances and Music of Kerala Kerala Wildlife Sanctuaries
Kerala Tourist Destinations Kerala Map

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