Kerala is known for its eco-tourism initiatives, beautiful hinterland, unique culture and traditions along with diverse demographics that have made Kerala one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
The most important tourist cities in the Indian state of Kerala
1. Tourism in Trivandrum
Trivandrum is located close to some of the major tourist destinations in Kerala like Varkula, Kovalam, which provides a fun atmosphere for a wonderful family beach holiday in Trivandrum.
The city is also famous for its magnificent architecture influenced by the British style of architecture and also famous for one of the richest temples in India which is "Padmanabhaswamy" Temple. The most important tourist attractions that you can see in Trivandrum are:
Beaches: Kovala, Varkala, Azimala, Povar, Phringam, Shankomugham, and Philly Beach.
Historic Sites: Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Zoo, Historic Golf Club Building, Kedra Mallika Palace, and Koyikal Palace.
2. Tourism in Kozhikode
Kozhikode is one of the best places to visit for a long and unforgettable family vacation in Kerala. Apart from the wonderful beaches of Kerala, Kozhikode attracts travelers with its rich history and delicious Malaybar cuisine.
The city is a hotspot for folk arts during the winter months between January and March. You can also attend the annual Thirayattam festival, which is one of the major tourism festivals in Kerala. Among the most important tourist attractions in Kozhikode are:-
- Beaches: Kozhikode Beach, Kabad Beach.
- Museum and Art Gallery: Krishna Menon Museum and Art Gallery.
- Temples: Gotheshwaram Beach Temple, Jain Derasar, Shiva Temple.
3. Tourism in Kochi
Kochi is one of Kerala's top 10 tourist destinations and is a vibrant place. This beautiful, rejuvenating city houses some of Kerala's top tourist attractions and reflects the strong influence on the architecture of the Portuguese, Dutch and British who once ruled this place.
The Kochi coast also offers a glimpse of Chinese culture through the extensive use of Chinese fishing nets because the weather in Kochi improves a lot in winter, which gives the city another reason to visit, and among the most important tourist places in Kochi are the following:-
- Islands: Willingdon Island, Bolgatty Island, and Vallarbadum Island.
- Historic Sites: "Mattencherry" and "Thripunithura" peninsulas.
- Tourist Villages: "Kumbalangi" and "Edakochi"
- Beaches: Kochi Fort Beach.
4. Tourism in Ponmudi
Ponmudi is another great place in Kerala which is the precious hill destination in Yeonmudi city which you can visit during winters and enjoy its romantic sunset and warm afternoon sunshine. Also attractions in Ponmudi include:
- Kalar River.
- Minoti Falls.
- "Peppara" Wildlife Sanctuary.
- The 5 best hotels in Kerala, according to guest reviews
- Hotel Sea View Palace -the beach hotel.
- Novotel Kochi Infopark.
- The Leela Kovalam Beach.
- Srivar hotels.
- Taj Bekal Kerala Resort & Spa.
All the hotels are close to the attractions in Kerala, offering room service, 24 hour reception, rooms with air-conditioning, mini fridge, flat screen TV and everything a visitor needs to spend a good time during his trip to Kerala.