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Want to Explore the Magnificent Heritage of Kerala? Head Here!

Want to Explore the Magnificent Heritage of Kerala? Head Here!

From formidable forts overlooking the sea to heritage villages blossoming in their own unique culture and stunning temples with exceptional art and architecture- Kerala’s heritage diversity is truly exceptional.

Our travellers got a golden chance to go back in time and get a lesson in culture and history. Go ahead, share their experience!


Muziris Heritage, Kochi

What can be said about Muziris that we already haven’t! Apart from being the first green project of Kerala and the largest Heritage Conservation project in India, it is here that one can find remnants of the colonial past in its purest form. From old churches and beautiful colonial architecture to the first mosque and the European monument in India, this place is a sheer goldmine for those who love history.

HolidayIQ traveller Dilkhush Shah shot this in Muziris,

Bekal Fort, Kasargod


One of the most popular symbols of Kerala’s heritage, bekal fort is a must see for anyone who wants to understand how defence structures were built around the shores. In its grandeur, the fort not only offers an insight into the basics of fortification but also provides a breathtaking view of the beach and the ocean from the top.

HolidayIQ reviewer Vinod nair took this at the Bekal Fort.




Ananthapura Lake Temple, Kasargod

If you think a temple is boring, think again. This one has a centuries old crocodile that is the apparent guardian of the temple and is also vegetarian! What more, it doesn’t ever harm the tourists and lives peacefully eating the mandir prasad. If legend is to be believed, if it dies, another crocodile with the same traits appears in its place.

HolidayIQ traveller Victor Ferns shot this at the Ananthapura temple.


St. Francis Church, Kochi

Originally built in 1503, this church is the oldest European Christian church in India. It has seen colonial struggle among all the major European powers and even features a cenotaph which was built in 1920 in remembrance of the Kochiites who died in World War I.

HolidayIQ traveller Vinod Nair shot this at the St. Francis Church.



Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum, Thrissur

If you want to learn about the origin of Ayurveda in India, there’s hardly a place better than the  Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum. Exhibiting the history of Ayurveda since it came into existence  centuries ago, this is a gold mine for anyone who’s interested in gathering more knowledge about it.  It also features an exclusive section on Sushruta and a digital library.

HolidayIQ reviewer Snehalata Jain shot this at the Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum.

Loved what you saw? Fret not, for we have more superb stories from Kerala!

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