Kerala, which is God’s own country, a paradise in India, has some of the prime tourist places in India. It encompasses the beauty of the palm beaches, the majestic hills, the beautiful backwaters, and the dense woods. The pretty destinations in Kerala would definitely bowl you over.
This south Indian state of Kerala is a total package of relaxation and adventure that one seeks for in a vacation. Here are the top cities that you would find in any tour package for Kerala.

1. Alleppey:

If you are looking for a floating sojourn, then the houseboats of Alleppey are the perfect to choose from. Referred to as the ‘Venice of the east’ Alleppey is amongst one of the peaceful destinations. The beautiful coconut trees and the endless stretch of greens would soothe both your mind and soul. When in Alleppey do visit the Pathiramanal island. It is only accessible by boat and one can enjoy birdwatching there. You can also enjoy the sunset at the Marari beach which is one of the pristine beaches of south India.

2. Munnar:

If you want to vacay at a hill station, then Munnar is the place to go to. Munnar has beautiful misty valleys and clouds so low that you can almost touch them. Munnar has all kinds of accommodations ranging from bungalows and homestays to hotels and luxury resorts. The places to visit there are TATA Tea Museum, Life of Pi Church, Attukal Waterfalls, Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Marayoor Dolmens, Meesapulimala, Blossom Park, Pothamedu Viewpoint, Anamudi, and Eravikulam National Park.

3. Wayanad:

This city of Kerala is adorned by small beautiful waterfalls. The place is covered in green and the land has pretty trails to cover. It is famous for its traditions and tribal heritage. Today it perfectly blends nature and manmade heritage. The popular tourist attractions at Wayanad are Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Papanasini River & Padinjarathara Dam, Thirunelli Temple, Banasura Hill, Lakkidi View Point, P Kuruvadweep, Puliyarmala Jain Temple, Kabini.

4. Kovalam:

This coastal town of Kerala is known for its stunning beaches and graceful monuments. It is a complete package where one can enjoy the serene backwaters or spend a blissful day at one of the playful beaches. You can enjoy the thrilling water sports and relax and rejuvenate at the yoga retreat. There are the local shacks to enjoy the cuisine and flavours of the south and the German bakery to indulge in pastries, pancakes, milkshakes, and shrimp biryani. The top places to visit are Hawah Beach, Samudra Beach, Halcyon Castle, Akkulam Lake, Vizhinjam Fishing Harbor, Vellayani Lake, Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, Karamana River, Aruvikkara, Rock Cut Caves, and Valiyathura Pier.

5. Kochi:

Kochi has some of the prettiest beaches and backwaters. This land of tea plantations and spice estates is beautiful beyond imagination. Kochi in the past, has seen various settlements of the Dutch, Arabs, British and Portuguese and they have left behind their influences which one can see today in the architecture of Kochi. Some of the places which Kochi tour packages cover are Kochi fort, Indo-Portuguese Museum, Paradesi Synagogue, Hill Palace, Folklore Museum, Veegaland, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Santa Cruz Basilica, St Francis Church, and Cherai Beach.

There is a lot more to explore in Kerala, so get going!

Author's Bio: 

Rahul is a travel blogger from Madhya Pradesh who is currently based in Delhi. He loves exploring remote corners of the world where he meets local people, tastes the local cuisine and learns about different ways of life. He strongly believes in the power of traveling to break down barriers and make people more tolerant of one another. Rahul lives for human moments, as it is through the various interactions with local people that he finds his happiness.