It is widely said that the southern state of Kerala is said to be blessed with some of the utmost natural beauty, especially bestowed by God’s Own Hand. The entire length and breadth of this stunning territory is home to some of the most scenic spots on earth. From lush green hill retreats, high up in the Western Ghats to the pristine beaches touched by the Arabian sea, these five top spots should be on top of your bucket list next time you plan to visit this breathtaking region. Undoubtedly these are the gems of Kerala tourism.
The picturesque town of Alleppey is often referred to as the Venice of India. A cruise by houseboat through the laid-back backwaters gives one a real insight on the way of life of the locals. The cruise itself is worth coming miles to experience, as these fully loaded vessels are trained to cater to every whim and fancy of the guest, right from exclusive cuisine to cultural impact.
This exquisite high altitude hot spot at 1600m above sea level, is the ultimate holiday and romantic getaway, not only in India but for most of the world as well. In fact, honeymooners have unanimously voted Munnar as the most welcoming region in the world. The place is replete with waterfalls, mountain rivers, spice plantations with rolling hills in the background.
Wayanad is conveniently nestled in the green and lush environs of the Western Ghats and is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The most covered mountains hold some of the rarest flora and fauna to be found anywhere else on the earth. While exclusive tree house accommodation beckons the avid traveler, the nature lover is rewarded with an abundance of species of birds and animals, endemic only to this part of the world.
Thekkady, in the arms of the Western Ghats, is home to the world famous Periyar National Park, which attracts wildlife enthusiasts in droves each year. The captivating region has apart from the diverse wildlife, a scintillating location with the Periyar Lake being a major attraction. The trips on a boat have known to bring guests up close with sightings of elephants and even tigers, apart from other animals.
A major Ayurvedic center, Kovalam is another stunning beach destination preferred by many. Kovalam owes its immense popularity to the availability of a host of water-based activities, delicious seafood and unforgettable walks along the pristine beaches, among which Lighthouse beach and Hawah beach are the most popular.
When we compare the unrivaled beauty of Kerala, it is unfair to talk about just a few destinations as we have. The fact is that most spots along the shores of this pretty state will take your breath away. No matter how highly you speak about Kerala, it actually deserves much more praise than just mentioned. Every person should at least visit this place once in a lifetime, just to keep abreast with the many bounties this glorious state has to offer.
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