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Beautifull fort

Beautifull fort  Video Review

Thalassery Fort

Arjun Nambiar
30th Dec 17

Top of Top Station! The highest tea plantation

Top of Top Station! The highest tea plantation  Video Review

Top Station

Ekta Poddar
24th Jul 17

Neelimala View Point, Wayanad Clouds and Hills

Neelimala View Point, Wayanad Clouds and Hills  Video Review

Neelimala View Point

Avinash Singh
16th Jul 17

Meenkunnu Beach Kannur

Meenkunnu Beach Kannur  Video Review

Meenkunnu Beach

6th Jan 18

Kozhikode Beach

Kozhikode Beach  Video Review

Kozhikode Beach

3rd Jan 18

Kadalundi Birds Sanctuary

Kadalundi Birds Sanctuary  Video Review

Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary

3rd Jan 18

Veli Tourist Village - Good place to spend half Day

Veli Tourist Village - Good place to spend half Day  Video Review

Veli Tourist Village

Sandeep Kuncham
1st Jan 18

Mappila bay kannur

Mappila bay kannur  Video Review

Mopila Bay

30th Dec 17

Kizhunna Ezhara beach

Kizhunna Ezhara beach  Video Review

Kizhunna Ezhara Beach

30th Dec 17

Famous fort

Famous fort  Video Review

Thalasseri Fort

30th Dec 17


Reasons to go to Kerala

1The Breathtaking Beaches and Stunning Sunsets!
The Breathtaking Beaches and Stunning Sunsets!

There’s nothing your camera will love more than the beaches scattered across Kerala, specially Kochi. Filtering the last rays of the setting sun against a magical backdrop, the chinese fishing nets make for a surreal spectacle.

If you ever get tired of them, you have the lighthouse beach of Kovalam waiting for you with cloudline that you see only in paintings. Apart from being scenic, the beaches in Kerala are usually less crowded than their counterparts in other beach destinations. Muzhappilangad Beach is also the longest drive-in beach in Asia. So, stop waiting and start preparing yourself for the awesome #GoKerala contest that could land you on these beaches!

HolidayIQ reviewer rakesh says, “A paradise for beach lovers. This place can be visited at any time of day but the sun rise and sunset times are the best. Crystal clear water and 8 to 10 feet high waves of water are an invitation to swimmers.”


Read more at When God’s Own Country Calls For a Once in a Lifetime Experience!

2The Idyllic Charm of the Backwaters!
The Idyllic Charm of the Backwaters!

Are you ready for a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience? Look no further than the luxury and peace of mind that the backwaters of Alappuzha offer. Imagine waking up to the golden sunset reflecting on a lake while the morning mist disperses with the break of dawn! Heaven!

If that’s not motivation enough, you can also enjoy backwater cruises in the 'Venice of the East’(Alappuzha). Apart from reveling in the greenery around you, you can get pampered in the luxurious houseboats and feel like royalty! At Munroe Island, you can get a taste of the village life. All you have to do is take part in the #GoKerala contest and watch your dreams turn into reality.  

HolidayIQ reviewer Vikas says, “This is the best backwater city in India. You have visit anywhere through boat. Houseboat and shikara ride is very good.”


Read more at When God’s Own Country Calls For a Once in a Lifetime Experience!

3Of Picture-perfect Hill Stations, Unreal Waterfalls and Sprawling Plantations!
Of Picture-perfect Hill Stations, Unreal Waterfalls and Sprawling Plantations!

When it comes to hill stations too, Kerala has something for everybody. From the lush tea plantations of Munnar and the dreamy valleys of Wayanad to the spicy aroma infused breeze of Idukki and the relative solitude of Gavi- you just can’t go wrong with any of these!

If you’re done with the usual, you can acquaint yourself with the tribal way of life in Peerumedu or trek through the Chelikandam forest in Ayyampuzha, all the way to the mesmerizing Athirapally falls.

HolidayIQ reviewer Akanksha says, “Remember Bahubali, the movie is shoot here. It is not as big as shown in the movie but a beautiful one. Very huge and beautiful.”  

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready for the most exciting trip of your life with HolidayIQ and Kerala Tourism's #GoKerala contest!


Read more at When God’s Own Country Calls For a Once in a Lifetime Experience!

4Marari Beach
Marari Beach

HolidayIQ reviewer Gaurav Shrivastav says, “It is a very beautiful, coconut-tree-lined, yet to be discovered beach.” HolidayIQ reviewer Kritika adds, “It is a clean, secluded and a must visit beach in Kerala.”

Read more at 16 Secret Destinations Nobody Will Tell You About

5Bengaluru - Munnar - Alleppey
Bengaluru - Munnar - Alleppey

HolidayIQ reviewer Sebastian P says, “The drive from Bangalore to Munnar is a good adventure. Driving through the green stretches along the Western Ghats, passing through Salem and Coimbatore. It’s very scenic and you will be forced to stop at many places on this route."

Adds HolidayIQ reviewer Ajeet Deshmukh, “The roads in Kerala are excellent and even though most of the travelling is through the hills, the roads were really good; you don't get tired while driving. As everywhere it's a single lane road, it takes time to reach the destination but I truly enjoyed driving in Kerala.”

Route: NH7 and via Alleppey-Madurai Road


Read more at 5 Insane Good Road-Trip Ideas For Those who Haven't Made Long Weekend Holiday Plans yet

Reviews (476)

Shuchi Jain

Shuchi Jain4.3/5

1 review


Rightly said gods own country . You will get nature's variety ranging from beaches to backwaters to terrain area . Mostly people are friendly . November to march is the right time to visit . Its heaven for nature and greenery lovers . Poovar island, Varkala beach and backwaters should be in your list . 1 night stay in houseboat will refresh your mind . Take minimum of 7 days for visiting oher places too like thekkady and Munnar . You can skip Kovalam beach . Little difficult for hardcore north indians to find there shahi panner, Dal makhani or chicken with the same taste . Locals can guide to some dhabas where you can find decent north indian cuisines . Idlis are tasty . Spices are great there . One can get it packed to take home . Elephant Bath in thekkady is fun . One must try . Jewellery loves should definitely visit cochin . Thekkady for chocolate lovees as hand made chocolates avalaible there are tasty . Wildlife sanctuary in theekady was boring . Only elephants are seen . Flight is the option if you have less time . Sunscreen is a must . Carry your swimsuit too

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Chitra Konkar bhate

Chitra Konkar bhate4.3/5

28 reviews

Soothing greenery

I along with my son and husband visited Kerala. First we went to Kochi. One should give miss to vypin beach, Marine drive and Chinese fishing nets. Next day we went to Athirapalli waterfall, Chalakudi river and paschal and thumboormuzhi dam. It can be covered in one day and it's a must see. Tickets bought Athirapalli waterfall are valid for paschal as well. If you want visit these places, stay near airport. Then we went to Munnar which is very beautiful and quiet. We enjoyed boating there. On our Munnar to Thekkady way, we came across a very beautiful and peaceful undrinkable dam. It was an offbeat moment for us as it was not in our itinerary. After Thekkady we went to Aleppey where We saw beautiful Revi karunakaran museum. It's a must watch.

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Recommended Duration in Kerala

Number of days to spend in Kerala as recommended by our travellers.

4 days


5+ days


Kerala Overview

On the southwestern coast of India, almost touching the tip of the peninsula, Kerala occupies the region known as the Malabar Coast. It is surrounded by the south Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Kerala is like a narrow strip of land lying between the Arabian Sea to the west and the hill ranges called Western Ghats . This geography defines Kerala's main identity as a green, rain-rich state filled with inland water bodies.   The rain-laden southwest monsoon comes across the Arabian Sea to hit Kerala around 1st June, and expends much of its waters here. More than 40 rivers flow down the Western Ghats to meet the Arabian Sea forming, with the backwash of the sea, a complex of canals and lakes called the Kerala Backwaters. This combined package of beaches, backwaters and greenery is what the tourism department promotes as Gods Own Country, making tourism one of Kerala's main businesses.   Kerala's history of being a progressive princely estate (Travancore) and long stints of Communist Party rule in independent India have led to high rates of literacy and life expectancy. But the state is not industrialized. Agriculture is a dominant occupation  rice, coconut, tea, coffee, and the spices pepper, cardamom, cashew which the Malabar Coast has traded for centuries. Fishing is another mainstay. The main cities of Kerala are capital Thiruvananthapuram (popularly called Trivandrum) and Kochi (popularly Cochin) of which Kochi is now a rising hub of industry and investment. Both cities have international airports.   Kochi harbour was an international port for Arab, Portuguese, Dutch, and British trade since the 14th century. Modern Kochi has Portuguese churches, Dutch buildings and old Jew quarters. Thiruvananthapuram was earlier the seat of the royal family of the kingdom of Travancore. Its Fort area has palaces, temples, and ornate residences. Alappuzha (called Alleppey) is a good backwaters cruise hub. Down the coast, Bekal Fort Beach, Cherai Beach, (25 kms from Kochi), Varkala and Kovalam Beaches (south of Thiruvananthapuram) are popular spots. Eravikulam and Silent Valley National Parks are reachable from the hill spots of Munnar and Palakkad.   Culturally Kerala offers Kalaripayattu, an ancient martial art, and Kathakali dance in which elaborately costumed artists perform stories from the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata.

Photos of Kerala

Kerala, Kerala

Photo by

Samit Singh

Kerala, Kerala
Kerala, Kerala

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Sejal maru

Kerala, Kerala
Kerala, Kerala

Photo by

Manish Pandey

Amazing view lake & a house
Kerala, Kerala

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Basab Ray chaudhuri

Mesmerizing waterfalls in Kerala

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