Tourist Places in Kerala

Sightseeing and Attractions in Kerala


Kerala is mostly preferred by travellers from Chennai, Bangalore. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Kerala is, however, mostly preferred by Couple, Group. The best season or months to visit places in Kerala. There are 967 tourist places in Kerala, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Kerala can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Kerala for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Kerala Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Kerala, browse through photos & pictures, explore Kerala using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Kerala, which are great places to visit, are Sriramaswamy Temple, Sree Pariyanampatta Bhagavathy Temple, Periyar Tiger Reserve, Jain Temple, Sentinal Rock waterfalls, Pakshipathalam, Cochin International Airport, Eravikulam National Park, 590 Cliff, Agastya Mala Peak. Kerala can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.

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Banasura Dam, Wayanad

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  • Type: Lake
74%
voted as clean
Vembanad Lake, Alappuzha (Alleppey)
Rank 1
Ranked 1 of 967
Places to Visit in Kerala
Average Rating
6.0 / 7 1
67 Ratings & 46 Reviews
  • Type: Water Fall
64%
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Soochipara Falls, Wayanad
Rank 2
Ranked 2 of 967
Places to Visit in Kerala
Average Rating
6.0 / 7 1
60 Ratings & 57 Reviews
The Soochipara Waterfalls, famously called Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, is located near the town of Meppadi. Surrounded by huge hills and dense forests, it falls from a height of 100 feet to 300 feet. There is a pool below this waterfall, which is suitable for bathing, river... Read More »
"Best waterfall in Wayanad"2 months ago "Must Visit!"Aug 25, 2016
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  • Type: View point
57%
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Top Station, Munnar
Rank 3
Ranked 3 of 967
Places to Visit in Kerala
Average Rating
6.0 / 7 1
125 Ratings & 96 Reviews
Top Station was an important trade centre in the early days. Top Station is situated about 1700 m above sea level at about 41 km from Munnar town, on Munnar – Kodaikanal road. Top Station is a favourite spot for many, as it provides a panoramic view of Munnar and... Read More »
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
  • Entry: Paid
99%
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Kadathanadan Kalari Centre, Thekkady(Periyar)
Rank 4
Ranked 4 of 967
Places to Visit in Kerala
Average Rating
6.1 / 7 1
17 Ratings & 17 Reviews
Kadathanadan Kalari Centre is a major Kalari fight centre located in Thekkady where this martial arts form is practised in a designed gallery. The gallery is built keeping in mind the safety of the viewers. The complete name of the art practised here is Kalaripayattu, which is... Read More »
"Traditional art form"Sep 11, 2016 "Adventurous"May 10, 2016
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  • Type: Lake
81%
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Periyar Lake, Thekkady(Periyar)
Rank 5
Ranked 5 of 967
Places to Visit in Kerala
Average Rating
5.9 / 7 1
83 Ratings & 64 Reviews
Located near  the Periyar national reserve and park is the lake of Periyar, which is suitable for boating for the travellers. It takes around 2 hours for travellers to explore the region on a boat. Views of elephants bathing on the lakeside are very common here.   Read More »
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  • Type: Dam
69%
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Banasura dam, Wayanad
Rank 6
Ranked 6 of 967
Places to Visit in Kerala
Average Rating
5.6 / 7 1
154 Ratings & 126 Reviews
Banasura Sagar Dam is situated 15 km north west of Kalpetta. It is the second largest earth dam in Asia and the largest in India. The dam has been constructed on Banasura Lake, situated amidst the Banasura Hills. It is believed that these hills were named after the demon king... Read More »
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  • Type: Beach
83%
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Mararikulam Beach, Alappuzha (Alleppey)
Rank 7
Ranked 7 of 967
Places to Visit in Kerala
Average Rating
6.2 / 7 1
13 Ratings & 12 Reviews
"Clean water beach"2 weeks ago "Clean calm beach"1 month ago
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
61%
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Mattupetty, Munnar
Rank 8
Ranked 8 of 967
Places to Visit in Kerala
Average Rating
5.6 / 7 1
281 Ratings & 217 Reviews
Mattupetty (the Cattle Village) is a small town which has become a popular picnic spot among tourists visiting Munnar. Mattupetty is located at an altitude of about 1700 m above sea level, at a distance of 13 km from Munnar. Mattupetty is famous for its Indo - Swiss... Read More »
  • Type: Cave
  • Entry: Paid
81%
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Edakkal Caves, Wayanad
Rank 9
Ranked 9 of 967
Places to Visit in Kerala
Average Rating
5.6 / 7 1
107 Ratings & 91 Reviews
The Edakkal Caves feature a crevice of around 96 feet in length, 30 feet in depth and 22 feet in width. There is a fissure at this site that was created due to splitting of a rock. This fissure and rock walls feature carvings of animal and human figures of the pre-historic... Read More »
"Climb to remember"2 months ago "Kind of Trekking"3 months ago
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  • Type: Garden
81%
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Rose Garden, Munnar
Rank 10
Ranked 10 of 967
Places to Visit in Kerala
Average Rating
5.5 / 7 1
383 Ratings & 318 Reviews
Rose Garden is a popular destination located in Mattuppetty which is about 13 km away from Munnar town at an altitude of 1700 m above sea level. Rose Garden is one of the chief attractions of Mattuppetty for its beautiful garden where different varieties and colours of... Read More »
"Garden of Lovely Flowers"2 months ago "Nice garden"2 months ago
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  • Type: Beach
65%
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Alleppey Beach, Alappuzha (Alleppey)
Rank 11
Ranked 11 of 967
Places to Visit in Kerala
Average Rating
5.7 / 7 1
145 Ratings & 100 Reviews
Alleppey Beach, also known as Alappuzha Beach is one of the most visited beaches of Kerala. To the west of the beach lies the Arabian Sea and along with it a large network of lakes, lagoons and several freshwater rivers located nearby. In addition, this beach is also known to... Read More »
"Relaxed at this beach"3 months ago "Wonderful beach"Oct 13, 2016
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  • Type: View point
53%
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Echo Point, Munnar
Rank 12
Ranked 12 of 967
Places to Visit in Kerala
Average Rating
5.4 / 7 1
236 Ratings & 188 Reviews
Echo Point is situated about 13 km away from Munnar town, towards the Top Station or Top Slip. Echo Point is a phenomenon found in most of the hill stations. Munnar also has an Echo Point at a scenic lake bank. At Echo Point, people can clearly hear their loud voice echoing... Read More »
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  • Type: Gallery
  • Entry: Paid
99%
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Mudra Cultural Centre, Thekkady(Periyar)
Rank 13
Ranked 13 of 967
Places to Visit in Kerala
Average Rating
5.8 / 7 1
12 Ratings & 11 Reviews
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Kayamkulam Lake, Alappuzha (Alleppey)
Rank 14
Ranked 14 of 967
Places to Visit in Kerala
Average Rating
5.3 / 7 1
7 Ratings & 5 Reviews
  • Type: Temple
99%
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Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, Alappuzha (Alleppey)
Rank 15
Ranked 15 of 967
Places to Visit in Kerala
Average Rating
6.0 / 7 1
16 Ratings & 11 Reviews
Another beautiful temple is the Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple. It is built in a typical Kerala style and is dedicated to Sree Krishna. It was built between the fifteenth and the seventeenth A.D by a Chempakasherri ruler called Sri Devanarayan. The milk porridge called... Read More »
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  • Type: Zoo
  • Entry: Paid
63%
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Elephant Junction, Thekkady(Periyar)
Rank 16
Ranked 16 of 967
Places to Visit in Kerala
Average Rating
5.0 / 7 1
15 Ratings & 14 Reviews
"Funny"2 months ago "Elephant ride is a must"Nov 1, 2015
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  • Type: Lake
58%
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Pookat lake, Wayanad
Rank 17
Ranked 17 of 967
Places to Visit in Kerala
Average Rating
4.9 / 7 1
76 Ratings & 70 Reviews
Pookat Lake is situated amidst a beautiful forest in the wooded hills of the Wayanad region. It is mainly a fresh water lake which is considered to be an ideal picnic spot. Tourists can engage in boating at this lake; however, swimming is prohibited at this site. Other... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
86%
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Sri Padmanabha Temple, Thiruvananthapuram
Rank 18
Ranked 18 of 967
Places to Visit in Kerala
Average Rating
6.3 / 7 1
117 Ratings & 100 Reviews
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is the prime attraction of Thiruvananthapuram City. Situated in one of the seven Parasurama Kshetras, Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is considered among 108 Divya Deshams or the holy abodes of Lord Vishnu. The idol of the presiding deity of Sree... Read More »
"Superb architecture"3 months ago "Good to visit"3 months ago
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  • Type: Picnic Spot
88%
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Athirappilly Falls, Athirappilly
Rank 19
Ranked 19 of 967
Places to Visit in Kerala
Average Rating
6.2 / 7 1
38 Ratings & 33 Reviews
Located 63 km from the city region of Thrissur is the Athirappilly Falls, which is also a popular picnic spot for the travellers because of the location and the 80 ft high waterfall. Laying in the Sholayar ranges this waterfall consists of two amusement parks in the nearby... Read More »
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  • Type: Lake
67%
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Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom
Rank 20
Ranked 20 of 967
Places to Visit in Kerala
Average Rating
6.4 / 7 1
44 Ratings & 36 Reviews
Vembanad Lake is commonly known as Vembanad Kayal or Vembanad Kol. It is one of the longest lakes in India and the largest in Kerala. This lake is called by different names like Punnamada Lake in Kuttanad and Kochi Lake in Kochi. The Kochi Lake also houses the Kochi Port,... Read More »
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