Kerala is a serene coastal state located in South India. It is also called as God’s Own Country. Kerala is famous for backwaters, elephants, vibrant festivals, Ayurvedic massages and many others. Kerala has been one of the top places for romantic honeymoon and serene leisure vacations. This article talks about the top 5 serene places that you should not miss in Kerala.
#1. Alappuzha backwaters
The best part of Kerala is its backwaters. Kerala is called as the Venice of East because of its backwaters. The network of canals makes its way through Alappuzha’s serene and lush land. The most common attractions in Alappuzha includes backwater cruise and houseboat stay. Other top attractions in Alappuzha includes statue of Karmadikutta, beach, Pathiramanal, ancient temples, Krishnapuram palace and many others. You can find lush greeneries, exotic wildlife and many spots of natural beauty in Alappuzha Beach.
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Munnar is a famous hill station in Kerala which is the most common destination for honeymoon travellers. Munnar Hill is a very beautiful place. The top attractions in Munnar are Eravikulam National Park, Chinnar wildlife sanctuary, trekking in Anamudi, Idukki dam, stroll through plantations, Mattupetty dam, Devikulam Lake, Attukal waterfalls and many others. The place is always very cool and foggy which makes it a best place for serene vacation. It is a very picturesque spot in Kerala. You can also enjoy adventure activities like rock climbing and paragliding here.
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Varkala is famous for its thin strip of beach. You can find a lot of cliffs near the beach from where you can get a romantic view of the velvety Arabian Sea. The footpath is lined with coconut trees which would give an aromatic shade to those who walk beneath. This is a very common place for young couples. A stroll along the beach is considered to be the most romantic activity here. There are a lot of shacks and shops where you can enjoy fresh sea food delicacies. Picnic in Varkala Beach is an important family activity in Kerala.
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Wayanad is very famous for its landscape. You can find a lot of waterfalls and lush tree houses here for those who want to have a vacation in nature. Top attractions in Wayanad includes trekking in Chembra peak, picnic at Meenmutty falls, exploring temples and caves, visiting wildlife sanctuaries like Tholpetty sanctuary and Muthanga sanctuary. The name of this place literally means the land of paddy fields. Even if you are not interested in enjoying the village life of India, you ought to visit a paddy field that is almost ready for harvest. The beauty of the matured paddy grass swaying in mild breeze is a very picturesque element. A little away from Wayanad; Lakkidi and Sulthan Bathery are two important small hill stations for a small romantic getaway.
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When someone mentions Thekkady, the first thing that comes to anyone’s mind is the Periyar tiger reserve trekking or night time boating and, rafting in Periyar Lake. Other top activities include visiting tea factories and strolling through tea and spice plantations. The best thing to buy here is the spices. You can also ride elephants in the tiger reserve. If you are nature lover and photography enthusiast, you would love explore Thekkady. The state is at its prime beauty throughout the year. But, to enjoy the best out of the tiger reserve and Periyar Lake activities, it is better to visit during monsoon or early winter.
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