Alappuzha beach also known as Alleppey beach is one of the most popular
beaches of Kerala and is located in the district of Alappuzha. Referred to
as the Venice of the East, Alappuzha has always enjoyed a unique place in
the maritime history of Kerala.It is Located roughly 5 kms from the
Alappuzha railway station and has Arabian Sea on the west and a large
network of lakes and lagoons.
Cochin-Kochi means different things to different people. To some, it is a
world-famous port, while to others it is a business center and a glamorous
mirror to Kerala's vivid multifaceted personality. To many travelers,
however, this natural harbor is synonymous with its famous geographical
hallmark-the underwater mud banks of Malabar.
Surrounded by majestic hills valleys, dams forests, wildlife , orchids,
sanctuaries, hill stations lies Idukki . This district's name, 'Idukki', is
supposed to be derived from the Malayalam word "idukku", which
means a narrow gorge. That could very well be true, for narrow, steep-sided
valleys are not a strange sight in this hilly district, flanked by the
Western Ghats in the east. The river Pamba originates in the mountains of
A pretty town in the foothills of the Western Ghats, Kottayam is a
commercial centre noted for its trade in rubber, pepper, tea etc. Kottayam
is also one of the main centres of the Syrian Christian faith and has some
beautiful churches. They include the Valiapalli church noted for its Persian
cross and the Cheriapalli church which has fine murals and paintings.
Kollam, an charismatic tourist spot, 72 km from Trivandrum, is the centre
of the country's cashew trading and processing industry. Situated on the
banks of Asthamundi lake, it is also an important hub for the state's marine
products industry, with the port of Neendakara being the centre for trawlers
and ice plants. For all it's natural gifts of wide rivers, dominant hills
and forest, lakes and plains, there is the throb of a vibrant industrial
Overlooking the southwest coast of India lies Kozhikode or Calicut, the
erstwhile capital of the illustrious Zamorins. Described as the great
province of Malabar by the legendary traveller Marco Polo, Kozhikode
is situated on the northern part of Kerala.
Far away from the din of the town, lies unique Munnar, with its
incomparable charm. Munnar is a calm, serene, peaceful place of repose,
where you can enjoy tranquility to the last drop. It is the quiet,
undisturbed, placid abode where you feel dizzy raptures, aching joys and
ecstatic delight with the vision of lofty hills, lovely dales, lonely maiden
plains and the calmness of cold streams.
Thekkady falls in the picturesque hill of district Iduki in Kerala. It is
better known for its natural wild life sanctuary. The journey to Thekkady
takes you through the quaint little hill-towns and softly contoured hill
slopes surrounded by the plantations of tea, coffee and spices like cardamom
Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala, is a charming city of eminent structures
built on seven hills with ancient and modern style of architecture. It has
got many cultural institutions, palaces, temples, art galleries, beaches
A trip to Kerala is not complete without getting to Thrissur, a pavan
pilgrimage town. Set amidst paddy fields, coconut and pineapple plantations.
Thrissur, the name derived from 'Tiru-Shiva-Perur' (the town with the name
of Lord Shiva) is dubbed the cultural capital of Kerala. The town is built
around a hillock.
Wayanad, the green paradise, is known for its lovely mist clad hill
stations, sprawling spice plantations, luxuriant forests and rich cultural
traditions. Wayanad is one of the districts in Kerala that has been able to
retain its virgin nature.