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Best Tourist Attractions in Kerala – Tourism in Gods Own Country

Tourist Attractions in Kerala

Kerala has no limits to show the beauty of nature and got the nickname as “Gods Own Country”. It is very difficult to point out the tourist attractions in Kerala because of its Natural beauty like hill stations, backwaters, waterfalls, dams and beaches etc. There are 14 districts in Kerala, all differ with their own beauty and culture. If anyone is planning a trip to Kerala then we will suggest it during the Onam season, because Onam is one of the biggest festivals. There are lot many things to do and one can explore the hidden beauty in Kerala.

Hill Stations:

There is a big list of Hill stations which are an integral part of all tourism packages. You can find the most scenic views from these hill stations. You can enjoy the waterfalls and explore the beauty of tea estates. Here we are pointing out some of the best hill stations in Kerala.

hill stations in Kerala

  • Munnar
  • Thekkady
  • Vagamon
  • Ponmudi
  • Wayanad
  • Idukki
  • Peermedu
  • Malambuzha
  • Mattupetti
  • Ayyambuzha
  • Gavi
  • Charalkkunnu
  • Malayattur
  • Ranipuram
  • Dhoni Hills


The backwaters in Kerala are a sequence of briny lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the seacoast of the state in the southern Republic of India. Backwater means the area that connects the pure fresh water from the rivers with the salt water from the sea. We are listing some of the best backwaters in Kerala.

Backwaters in Kerala

  • Alleppey Backwaters
  • Kuttandan Backwaters
  • Cochin Backwaters
  • Kumarakom Backwaters
  • Kasargod Backwaters
  • Cherai Island Backwaters
  • Kollam Backwaters
  • Kottayam Backwaters
  • Valiyaparamba Backwaters
  • Thiruvananthapuram Backwaters
  • Kozhikode Backwaters


There are 44 rivers are in Kerala. 41 of them flows westwards and 3 flows eastwards. The longest rivers in Kerala are Periyar, Bharathapuzha and Pampa. The rivers flow quicker, as a result of the cragged parcel of land and because of the short distance between the Western Ghats and also the ocean.

Rivers in Kerala

List of Rivers in Kerala which are flowing west:

  • Periyar
  • BharathaPuzha
  • Pampa
  • Chaliyar
  • Chalakudi River
  • Kadalundy River
  • Achankoil River
  • Kallada River
  • Muvattupuzha River
  • Valapattanam River
  • Chandragiri River
  • Manimala River
  • Vamanapuram River
  • Kuppam River
  • Meenachil River
  • Kuttiyadi River
  • Karamana River
  • Shiriya River
  • Kariangode River
  • Ithikkara River
  • Neyyar River
  • Mahé River
  • Kechery River
  • Perumba River
  • Uppala River
  • Karuvannur River
  • Anjarakandy River
  • Tirur River
  • Neeleshwaram River
  • Pallikkal River
  • Kallayi River
  • Korapuzha River
  • Mogral River
  • Kavvai puzha River
  • Thanikkudam River
  • Mamam River
  • Thalassery River
  • Chithari River
  • Ramapuram River
  • Ayiroor River
  • Manjeswaram River

List of Rivers in Kerala which are flowing east:

  • Kabani
  • Bhavani
  • Pambar


Kerala has a lot of waterfalls and most of them are added in tourism packages. All waterfalls in Kerala give you a great visual treat and you can cheerfully enjoy the weather. Waterfalls are one of the best tourist attractions in Kerala. Here is the list of beautiful waterfalls that will make you get rid of your stress and strain by visiting these places.

waterfalls in Kerala

  • Athirapally Waterfall
  • Vazhachal Waterfall
  • Soochipara Waterfall
  • Meenmutty Waterfall
  • Palaruvi Waterfall
  • Thusharagiri Waterfall
  • Meenvallam Waterfall
  • Thoovanam waterfalls
  • Valanjaganam Waterfalls
  • Chinnakanal Waterfalls
  • Cheeyappara Waterfall
  • Valara Waterfall
  • Kuthumkal Waterfalls
  • Keezharkuthu Waterfalls
  • Chethalayam Waterfalls
  • Lakkam Waterfalls
  • Nyayamakad Waterfalls
  • Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls
  • Dhoni Waterfalls
  • Kanthanpara Waterfalls


Kerala is endowed by natural beauty, lakes and rivers between the Western Ghats. There are dams built in Kerala to restrict the flow of water. As everyone knows, there are a lot of rivers in Kerala and has 43 dams and reservoirs. Here we are listing some of the most famous reservoirs and dams in Kerala.

Dams in Kerala

  • Mullaperiyar Dam
  • Idukki Dam
  • Malampuzha Dam
  • Parambikulam Dam
  • Neyyar Dam
  • Kakkayam Dam
  • Pazhassi Dam
  • Idamalayar Dam
  • Banasura Sagar Dam
  • Pothundi Dam
  • Sholayar Dam
  • Cheruthoni Dam
  • Kanjirapuzha Dam
  • Peechi Dam
  • Mangalam Dam
  • Thenmala Dam
  • Vazhani Dam
  • Ponmudi Dam
  • Maniyar Dam
  • Malankara Dam


Kerala is well known not only for backwaters but for beautiful beaches too. Do you want to explore the beauty of beaches in Kerala? Here we are listing some stunning beaches that you must explore!

Beaches in Kerala

  • Marari Beach
  • Alleppey Beach
  • Vizhinjam Beach
  • Kovalam Beach
  • Bekal Beach
  • Kappad Beach
  • Beypore Beach
  • Chowara Beach
  • Shankumugham Beach
  • Varkala Beach
  • Cherai Beach
  • Neendakara Beach
  • Kannur Beach
  • Kozhikode Beach
  • Meenkunnu Beach
  • Payyambalam Beach
  • Kappil Beach
  • Chavakkad Beach
  • Kollam Beach

Things to do:

There are so many things you can do to explore yourself in Kerala. You will feel the nature and the richness of Kerala culture by exploring these activities. Here we are giving a list that you should try!

Things to do in Kerala

  • Boat race
  • Boathouse Cruise
  • Visit tea plantation
  • Visit spice plantation
  • Hiking
  • Kathakali and Theyyam
  • Birdwatching in Kumarakom
  • Periyar Jungle Jeep Ride
  • beach driving experience
  • ayurveda rejuvenation
  • Sadya (kerala Foods)
  • Vibrant festivals of kerala
  • Visit Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Cochin Carnival
  • Onam

Wildlife Sanctuaries:

There are many numbers of famous wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala where you can explore the beauty of the jungles by seeing wild animals. One must visit these places to see the real beauty of Kerala. We are listing some of them below.

Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala

  • Parambikulam Tiger Reserve
  • Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Begur Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
  • Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
  • Tholpetty wildlife sanctuary
  • Eravikulam National Park
  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
  • Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary

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