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Kerala Tourism project, details, links, information, news and data are included in this page.  Kerala - The God's Own Country is a narrow, fertile strip of land on the south-west coast of India. The Kerala, God's own country is a state in India. The name Keralam in Sanskrit means the land added on. But the popular version is that it means the land of Kera, the Coconut. According to legend, the land was a gift of Parasurama, one of the ten Avatars (incarnations) of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that Parasurama threw his battle-axe into the sea, reclaiming the landmass, Kerala. This state consists of 14districts with Thiruvananthapuram as its capital. 
 
Tourism in Wayanad
Tourist Season - August  to May
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Ambalavayal Heritage Museum
Ambalavayal Heritage Museum is 12kms south of Sultan Bathery. The exhibits include rare 2nd century artifacts such as clay sculptures,  ancient hunting equipments like bows and arrows, stone weapons and other curios. 
 
Chembra Peak
Chembra peak is the highest peak in Wayanad at an altitude of 2100 m above sea level. It is located 14 kms west of Kalpetta. Trekking to the Chembra peak is one of the risky tourist endeavors. There are temporary camps on the top of this peak. District Tourism Promotion Council provides guides, sleeping bags, canvass huts trekking implements on hire charges to the tourists. The Scenic beauty of Wayanad district is visible from the top of this peak. The lake at the top of the hill never dries up. All along the steep and slippery way to the top of the hill, the whispering of the flowing spring, which sprouts from the top of the hill, accompanies the tourist.
 
Lakkidi Ghat Pass
At an elevation of 700m above mean sea level, Lakkidi Ghat Pass is the Gate Way of Wayanad above the Thamarassery Ghat Pass of western ghats. Deep valley to the south with winding roads through thick forest is the major attraction of the pass. It is 55 kms east of Kozhikode and 5 kms south of Vythiri. 
 
Muthanga wildlife sanctuary
Muthanga wildlife sanctuary is located 16 km east of Sultan Battery. 
 
Chethalayam Waterfalls
Chethalayam Waterfalls is located 12kms from Sultan Bathery. One has to trek around 4kms from Chethalayam for having a glimpse of this lovely waterfall.
 
Kuruva Island
Kuruva Island is around 950 acres of evergreen forest on the banks of River Themkabani. It is 17 kms east of Mananthavadi. The island is a repository of rare species of birds, animals, orchids and herbs. 
 
Pakshipathalam
Pakshipathalam in Bramha Giri hills is situated 7kms north east of Thirunelly. This picturesque bird watching centre is located at a formidable height of 1740 m above sea level. One has to trek 17 kms through wild forest to reach 'Pakshipathalam'. The deep rock caves at the northern top end of the Brahmagiri is the habitat of a number of rare species of birds. 
 
Edakkal Caves
Situated 12kms south of Sultan Bathery, The Edakkal Caves at Ambukutty Mala is a pre-historic rock shelter formed naturally out of a strange disposition of three huge boulders making one to rest on the other two with its bottom jutting out in between and serving as the roof. The discovery of the cave and its identification as a prehistoric site were quite accidental by F. Fawcett, the then superintendent of police. They speak of a highly civilized people at an early centre of human habitation. Edakkal rock engravings stand out distinct among the magnitude of prehistoric visual archives of paintings and graphic signs all over the world. It is the world's richest pictographic gallery of its kind. Edakkal literally means a "stone in between". 
 
Kanthanpara Waterfalls
This waterfall is about 30 m in height and gives a panoramic view. It is located 12 kms southeast of Kalpetta 
 
Meenmutty Waterfalls
Meenmutty Waterfalls has a cascading waterfall in three tiers, from a height of 500 metres. It is located 12kms east of Meppadi
 
Sentinal Rock Water Fall
Sentinal Rock Water Fall is 22kms at Soochipara near Meppadi, south of Kalpetta. A three step water fall of more than 200m in height with a fantastic scenery provides for white water rafting, swimming, bathing, etc., The tree top huts at Soochipara will give unique view of the valleys of Western Ghats. It is also an ideal place for rock climbing.
 
Soochipara Waterfalls
Soochipara Waterfalls is located 22 kms from Hotel Green Gates. One can reach the waterfalls only after a 2-km walk into the dense equatorial forest of Wayanad.
 
Tusharagiri
Famous for its trekking tracks, Tusharagiri is located near Vythiri in Wayanad. 
 
Banasura Dam
The largest earth dam in India, Banasura Dam is 15 kms northwest of Kalpetta. This large expanse of water is bounded on one side with magnificent hills of heavenly charm.
 
Pookot Lake
Pookot Lake is located in between Wayanad and Kozhikode (Calicut) half an hour travel from Kalpetta. Meadows and trees on all sides surround this natural fresh water lake. Its serenity is a heaven for peace loving travelers. 
 
 
Attractions in Kottayam
Tourist Attractions in Kottayam project, details, links, information, news and data are included in this page. We have worked a lot to collect all informations related Tourist Attractions in Kottayam project. All informations, programs, projects, details and data related Tourist Attractions in Kottayam project is collected from other sites and journals. Tourist Attractions in Kottayam project  will gives both knowledge and entertainment to the user. Anybody can use Tourist Attractions in Kottayam project at any time. The informations and data in Tourist Attractions in Kottayam project are more robust and reliable. Main tourist centers in Kottayam are listed below.
 
Tourist Season - September to March
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Champakara (Ayurvedic Centre)
18 kms from Kottayam is Champakara, which is an important Ayurvedic Centre for 'Thirummuchikilsa'. Sreerangam CVN Kalari Chikilsa Kendram attracts people from all over India and abroad.
 
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
12 kms west of Kottayam town is this small village Kumarakom, which has a beautiful bird sanctuary on the banks of the Vembanad Lake and is an ideal place for backwater cruises. The 14-acre sanctuary is an ornithologist's paradise and a favourite haunt of migratory birds like Siberian stork, Egret darter, Heron and Teal. There are also different varieties of local birds like waterfowl, wild duck, cuckoo, owl, water ducketc. The sanctuary is open from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm and the best months to bird watch are between June and August. Close to the sanctuary, in the beautifully wooded ground near the backwaters, is coconut lagoon heritage resort, which is one of India's most discrete holiday destinations. Guests stay in genuine 'Tharawad' (traditional wooden) cottages and love this unique culture.
 
Grampi Hill Station
The picturesque hill station of Grampi, situated 5 kms from Peerumade is also known as the Parunthupara, meaning the eagle rock.
 
Ilaveezhapoonchira
Located at distance of 55 kms from Kottayam and 20 kms from Thodapuzha, this is another picnic spot located in the midst of the beautiful hillocks near Kanjar.
 
Pala and Kanjirapally (Rubber Plantations)
Nourished by the Meenachil and Aanimala rivers respectively, these two places are centers of Rubber Plantations.
 
Kesari Waterfalls
The Kesari waterfalls, also known as Valanjamkanam falls, lies between Kuttikanam and Murinjapuzha on the Kottayam-Kumaly route. Valanjamkanam is a 3 hr. journey from Kottayam by any bus to Kumaly; trek to Kuttikanan offers additional adventurous spirit and closeness to nature.
 
Maramala Waterfalls
This lies a few kms away from Eerattupetta. It is exactly 7 kms from Teekoy rubber estate. From here a private vehicle can take you further 2 kms after which the road is not motor able. To reach the falls one has to trek through the estate over the rocky path. The waterfall is about 60 metres in height, falling into a 12-meter deep pool and joins the River Teekoy way down.
 
Chandragiri Cruises
This offers boat trips to the nearby islands and palm grove. The boarding point is Chandragiri Bridge and nearby, is a mosque and also the ancient Kizhur Sartha Temple.
 
Ayyampara
43 kms from Kottayam, this is a well known scenic spot of rocky plains, where a 100 acres of flat rock makes a natural granite stadium to enjoy the sunset and the view of the town below. It is a good place for trekking.
 
Elaveezhapoonchira (mountains)
Elaveezhapoonchira, formed of imposing mountain ranges with rocky cliffs is on the eastern periphery of Kottayam district. It is a beautiful picnic spot, accessible from Pala, located in the middle of hillocks. About 3000 feet above sea lever, the pristine beauty of nature is preserved almost intact here. There is also a famous ancient mosque at Thazhathanangady near Thalikotta Palace, which attracts many devotees.
 
Koottickal
Situated in the western ghats, 5 kms north of Mundakayam in Kottayam district, is Koottickal .The majesty of the mountain ranges combined with the beauty of the forest and the artificial lake created by the check dam of the River Manimala makes the spot linger in ones mind. Amruthameda, which is famous for medicinal plants, is nearby. Koottickal is well connected by roads to the main cities. The waterfall at Vadakkemala, near Kootickal is another attraction.
 
Panchalimedu 
Situated 7 kms from Muundakkayam - Kuttikanam stretch on the Kottayam - Kumali road, lies Panchalimedu at an altitude of about 2500 feet above sea level. A 3-hour trek from Valliankavu, also connected by bus service from Kottayam. According to legends, the Pandavas had stayed here and the pond beside a small temple is where Panchali, their wife is said to have had bath.
 
Wagamon (Trekker's Paradise)
Situated at an elevation of 1100 metres above sea level, Wagamon is called the trekker's paradise because it is an ideal place for trekking and a beautiful tourist spot surrounded by the greenery of tea plantations, meadows, valleys and dales. It is about 60 km from Kottayam. The other attraction of this place is Kurisumala, a sky-scraping mountain with a small church on its peak. There is also a monastery on this hill, called Kurisumala Ashramam, which has a small community of ascetics who follow Christian faith but combines with it the Indian spiritual traditions and Gandhian thoughts. People of all faith are welcome to visit this place.
 
Vembanad Lake
16 kms from Kottayam town, is a vast network of rivers and canals, which empty into the great expanse of water called the Vemanad Lake, which is situated in Kumarakom village. The lake is an enchanting picnic spot and a fast developing backwater tourist destination. It provides boating, fishing and sight seeing experiences that are truly exhilarating. The Kumarakom tourist village also offers houseboat cruises and holiday packages.            
 
 
Tourist Attractions Kannur
Tourist Attractions project, details,  links, information, news and data are included in this page. We have worked a lot to collect all informations related Tourist Attractions project. All informations, programs, projects, details and data related Tourist Attractions project is collected from other sites and journals. Tourist Attractions project will gives knowledge and entertainment to the user. Anybody can use Tourist Attractions project at any time. The informations and data in Tourist Attractions project are more robust and reliable. Kannur is one of the major tourist center in kerala. There are so many tourist centers in kannur. The details are given below.
 
Tourist Season - August to March
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Malayala Kalagramam (Art Centre)
29 kms from Kannur, this renowned centre for arts and culture at New Mahe, conduct courses in painting, sculpture, music, dance, art and pottery.
 
Tellicherry (Small Famous Town)
20 kms from Kannur, Tellicherry is a small famous town from where most of India's circus artists come. German missionaries introduced the gymnastic tradition in school here. Rev. Herman Gundert spent a lifetime here around Tellicherry in his educational and literary work. He also built a church on Nettur Hill in 1889.
 
Valapattanam (Industrial Town)
7 kms from Kannur, the small town on the River Valapattam is well known for its wood-based industries and timber trade. The port of Azhikkal and Azhikkal beach are located nearby. Western India plywood's limited, the largest wood-based industry in the country and also one of the biggest of its kind in South East Asia, is a major industrial concern here. 
 
Ezhimala (Hillock)
55 kms from Kannur town, at a height of 885 feet is Ezhimala, an isolated but conspicuous cluster of hills. At the foot of the hill are a cave and an old burial chamber. Further up the hills is an ancient mosque where beautiful sculptured stone pillars are seen. The combination of high hills and the sandy beach nearby makes Ezhimala a lovely picnic spot. This hillock and its surrounding areas are well known for a rare medicinal herb used for Ayurvedic formulations. This wonderful hilly place has been identified for a million rupee projects to house the Country's and Asia's largest Naval Academy.
 
Alaram Wildlife Sanctuary
Alaram Wildlife Sanctuary is a situated on the slopes of the Western Ghats. Found in this tranquil sanctuary is elephants, sloth bears, sambar and mouse deer as well as fauna and reptiles. The highest peak of Katti Betta, covered with tropical and semi- evergreen forests rises to a majestic height of 1145 m above sea level.
 
Pappinisserry
16 kms from Kannur town, the snake park here houses about 150 varieties of snakes including the Spectacled Cobra, King Cobra, Russell Viper, Krait and Pit Viper. There is also a large collection of non-poisonous snakes including Pythons. A research laboratory to extract venom from snakes is proposed to be set up here. The park is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of snakes, many species of which are getting extinct gradually. 
 
Parassinikkadavu (Snake Park)
Parassinikkadavu Snake Park signifies the great role played by Snakes in keeping the ecology of nature. The park is dedicated to preservation and conservation of snakes, most of which are getting extinct gradually. It has many snake pits and glass cases especially made only for king Cobras. In all there are about 150 snakes including spectacled Cobras, Monosialed Cobras, Russell, Vipers, Pit Viper and three magnificent king cobras. There is also a large collection of poisonous snakes and large Pythons.
 
Pythal Mala (Hill Station)
65 kms from Kannur town, this enchanting hill station, situated 4,500 feet above sea level near the Kerala-Karnataka border, is rich in flora and fauna. It is a 6 km. trek to the top of the hills.
 
Dharmadam Island
About 3 kms from Thalassery lays the small island of 'Dharmadam'. This tiny 5-acre island is covered with coconut palms and green bushes, which is a beautiful sight from the beach. A bus ride from Thalassery will take one to the place of destination but permission is required to enter this privately owned island. This place was earlier known as Dharmattanam, getting its name from the popular belief that it was a Buddhist monastery earlier, as Buddha's images are said to been excavated from this place.
 
Ezhimala Beach
The Ezhimala Beach lies at the northern boundary of Kannur. Rare medical herbs (Ramayana) with mythological significance grow on Ezhimala, the strange seven-peaked range. Around 50 kms from here, is the Mount Deli Lighthouse, an old tower of great antiquity. It's maintained by the Navy and is a restricted area. The beach sand is of a different texture and the sea is bluer that in other areas. At the Ettikulam bay one could enjoy watching dolphins. 
 
Kizhunna Beach
11 Kms from Kannur, This beautiful stretch of sand is one of the most secluded beaches in Kerala. 
 
Muzhappilangad Beach
Muzhappilangad Beach, one of the longest beaches in Kerala is located 15 kms south of Kannur. This is the only drive-in beach in India.
 
Moppila Bay 
This is a natural fishing harbour situated near St.. Angelo's Fort. A sea wall extending to a huge height, projecting from the fort separates the rough sea and inland water. Mechanised and country crafts can enter into the island from the sea and anchor safely.
 
Payyambalam Beach 
2kms from Kannur, Payyambalam, the long, lovely beach is a local picnic spot. Flat laterite cliffs jut into the sea at one end. Picturesque and incredibly beautiful, the beach is only walking distance from Fort St. Angelo. It is an ideal place to spend evenings, irrespective of seasons, because of its quiet and calm environment.
 
Gundert Bungalow (Historical Monument)
20 kms from Kannur, near Thalasseri town, on the National Highway at Lillykunnu, is the big ancient bungalow of Dr. Hermant Gundert, the revered German priest and research scholar who lived here for 20 years from 1839.It was here that the first Malayalam-English dictionary and the first Malayalam newspaper "Paschimodayam" took it's shape. There is also a mosque close by at Madayi, which was constructed in 1124,using marble brought from Mecca. These two historic monuments attract a number of tourists.
 
Mahe 
Between Tellicherry and Badagara is Mahe, a small beautiful trading town on the west coast established by the French in the 17th century. It is under the administrative control of the union territory of Pondicherry and several historical hangovers of French influence are evident.
 
Pazhazzi dam
37 kms East of Kannur near Mattannur, the Pazhassi is an ideal retreat for tourists, the dam site is famous for its scenic beauty. The Buddha's mountain at Pazhassi and the sculpture of Pazhassi King are visual delights.
 
Arakkal Palace
3 kms from Kannur, is a beautiful palace of the former Arakkal Ali Rajas, the only Muslim royal family of Kerala that controlled parts of the coast and Lakshadweep. 
 
Chirakkal (Palace)
6 kms from Kannur, this palace is famous for the palace of the Kolathiri Raja
 
St.Angelo's Fort
The first Portuguese Viceroy Don Francisco De Almedia, on a high land jutting out into the Lakshadweep Sea, constructed a huge triangular structure built with laterite, called St. Angelo's fort, in 1505 A.D. In 1663,the Dutch captured the fort but in 1790, it came into the possession of the British. The British rebuilt it and made it their important military centre in Malabar. The fort is now a protected monument under the Archaeological survey of India, which offers fascinating views of Mappila bay fishing harbour and Dharmadam Island.
 
Tellicherry Fort
22 kms from Kannur, the fort constructed in 1708,was the military centre of the British and is now a historical monument. The S.A.I. Gymnastic Centre, an old Muslim Mosque, the Jagannatha temple and the Thiruvangadi Sree Rama Swami temple are other
 
 
Tourist Attractions in Cochin
 
Tourist Season - August to March
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Kochi (Cochin) - Queen of the Arabian 
Sea Kochi is group of islands on Lake Vemabanad, which opens out into the Arabian Sea. Some of the islands are Bolgatty, Vypeen, Gundu and Vallarpadam. The main tourist attraction of Kochi is visiting these islands on the local ferries. Kochi is well known for one of the finest natural harbours in the world. The ancestral rulers of cochin with their cosmopolitan outlook, traded goods as well as knowledge with visitors from far off lands and latter Chinese, Arabs, Dutch, British and Portuguese followed the sea route to cochin. 
 
Bolgatty Island 
The beautiful Bolgatty Place built by the Dutch in 1774, is situated on this island with a golf course on its grounds and palm trees all around. The KTDC now runs a hotel there and it is easily accessible from the mainland.
 
Willingdon Island 
This wonderful man made island named after Lord Willindgon, the erstwhile British Viceroy of India, is surrounded by backwaters and is a very important part of Cochin. It sites the city's best hotel, the government of India tourist office, the southern naval command head quarters, the Cochin port trust and the customs house. Also on this island are the offices of several major trading and industrial houses. 
 
Lakshadweep Island
About 300 kms from Kerala, Lakshadweep is a group of 36 islands located in the Arabian Sea. Only few of these islands are inhabited and are famous tourism destination.
 
Hill palace 
Hill palace, built in 1865 was the official residence of the erstwhile Kochi royal family. It is 10kms from the main city and is surrounded by 52 acres of terraced l and with a deer park and horse riding facilities. The palace complex consists of 49 buildings in the traditional architectural style and has a full-fledged ethno archaeological museum. Displayed inside are thirteen galleries of oil paintings, murals, sculpture in stone and plaster of Paris, manuscripts, inscriptions and coins belongings to royal family.
 
Mattancherry Palace
Also known as Dutch Palace, it is open from 10.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs and closed on Fridays. It was built by the Portuguese in 1555 and presented to Raja Veera Kerala Varma of Kochi and in 1663; Dutch renovated the palace. There are beautiful 17th century murals depicting scenes from the Indian epics Ramayana, Mahabharata, and some of the Puranic Hindu legends. There are also Dutch maps of old Kochi, royal palanquins and coronation robes of the former Maharaja's of Kochi.
 
Chinese Fishing Nets
They are called 'Chena Vala' in Malayalam and are used by the local fisherman in For Cochin to catch fish, attracted by the lights suspended over the net. These fishing nets dot the entrance of Cochin harbour, which was brought to Kerala by traders from the court of Kublai Khan.
 
Cherai Beach 
This cool and calm beach bordering Vypeen Island is ideal for swimming, and dolphins, which are occasionally seen here, attract tourists. Paddy fields and coconut groves nearby, makes this place more beautiful. 
 
Athachamayam
It is a procession that marks the beginning of the Onam festival. It is conducted at Thripunithara and Piravam. This procession displays a rare treasure house of folk and temple performed by skill artists, decorated elephants and variety of floats. 
 
Chennamangalam in Kochi (Cochin)
It is located 5kms.north-west of Ernakulam and has a rare geographical combination of rivers on all 3 sides, seven inlets, a hillock and green plains. Kovilakem, the hillock presents an unusual sight of Hindu Temple, a church and a Jewish synagogue, all closely located next to each other. Another attraction of the place Malanappara made of boulder lying one over the other, resembling an elephant from a distance. 
 
Cochin carnival
This wonderful and enjoyable feast, originated by the Portuguese, during the colonial days, is celebrated till date, during the last week of Dec. it gathers together youth from all over the place, who take part in the various games and competitions, and really enjoy their hearts out. The highlight of the carnival is the massive procession on New Year's Day, which includes spectacular floats, music bands, and people in fancy dress and masks, who wait all year long, for this day.
 
Fort Kochi
Once upon a time, it was a simple fishing village, which later became the first European township in Indian. Fort Kochi has an eventful and colourful  history to tell about its reputation as a seafaring commercial town. An Italian traveler once remarked, 'if china is where one can make money, then surely Kochi is the place to spend it.' The Portuguese, Dutch, and British shaped the beautiful town;  therefore we can see the remains of the Indo-European architecture even today in Fort Kochi
 
Indira Gandhi Boat Race
For tourist entertainment, Kerala Government organizes some special programs and one of them is the Indira Gandhi boat race, which is conducted during the last week of Dec. Several snake boats race each other to win the trophy and it is a great sight for the thousands of spectator who come to watch it. 
 
Mulamkuzhi (Wild life)
This is a tiny village nearly 15kms from Malayattur.  The crystal clear medicated water of the River Mulamkuzhi and the waterfalls of Venanbravady near Malayattur is an enchanting sight. There is also a confluence of the rivers Periyar and Perumthode. 
 
Kodungalloor
Formerly known as Muziris, 32 kms away from the city, this was the premiere seaport of India's west coast in olden times. It is believed that St. Thomas had landed here in 52AD. There are many sight seeing places here like Cheramanparambu, the place of the king of Kerala, the ancient Thiruvanchikulam temple, the Bhagavathi Temple, the Portuguese forty and an old mosque very similar in appearance to a Hindu temple. All these historic buildings attract foreigners who come here from different parts of the world. 
 
Museum of Kerala History and its Makers (Museum)
8 kms from Ernakulam, is a beautiful museum, which depicts historical episodes from the neothilic to the modern era through life size figures. At the entrance of the museum is a statute of Parasurama, mythological sage, who welcomes the visitors to the museum. There are also sound and light shows with commentaries in English and Malayalam.
 
Parikshith Thampuram Museum 
This is an archaeological museum adjacent to the Shiva Temple on Durbar Hall Road, Ernakulam. It has a wonderful collection of the 19th century oil paintings, prehistoric monuments, and old coins in a numismatic gallery, sculptures in stone and plaster of Paris, copies of mural paintings etc and the collection from Cochin Royal family.
 
Pazhassiraja Museum and Art Gallery 
This museum houses a collection of coins, bronze, copies of murals and stone megalithic remains of Kerala.
 
THRISSUR TOURISM
Thrissur (Trichur) became famous because of the marvelous rules like Zamozine of Calicut Sakthan Thampuran etc. This town is believed to derive its name from Tiru-Shiva-Perur meaning the town, in the name of Lord Shiva. Thrissur is the town where Kerala's one of the biggest festival called Pooram is conducted. We can also find a good number of temple and river in Thrissur. This district has also drawn the attraction of a good number of tourists because of the Kerala Kala Manadalam.The main attraction in thrissur tourism are the pooram festival and lots of good temple. 
 
District Area 3032 sq. km.
Talukes Thalappally, Trissur, Chavakkadu, Kodungallore, Mukundapuram
Muncipalities Kunnamkulam, Trissur, Chalakudy, Iringalakuda, Guruvayur, Chavakkadu, Kodungallore.
Altitude Above sea level
Tourist Season September to March
How to Get there
Nearest Airport
Cochin - 78kms
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Thiruvanthapuram Tourism
Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala derived its name from the abode of the sacred snake-god 'anantha' or Adisesha. Great rulers like Marthanda Varma, Swathi Thirunal, Moolam Thirunal had ruled over here for many years. This city became quiet famous during the reign of Maharaja Sri Chitra Thirunal Bala Rama Varma. Thiruvananthapuram is known because of the magnificent Sri Padma Bhaswamy temple and also the zoo.
 
Thiruvananthapuram tourism includes many beaches like kovalam, shangumugham and veli. lots of historical places are also giving more glance to thiruvanthapuram tourism.
District Area
2192 sq.km.
Talukes
Neyattinkara, Thiruvananthapuram, Nedumangad, Chirayankezhu
Muncipalities
Nedumangad, Attingal, Varkala, Neyattinkara
Altitude
Sea Level
Tourist Season
September to May 
 
Nearest Airport
Thiruvananthapuram - 6kms from the city 
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Pathanamthita Tourism
Pathanamthitta is newly formed district which is situated near the western ghats.  Pathanamthitta derived its name from two different words i.e 'Pathanam' (means an array of house) and 'thitta' meaning (on the river side). Thus district is quiet famous as it is located on the way to Sabrimala which is a very famous pilgrim centre. Pathanamthitta is also blessed with fertile land, temple, rivers, mountain ranges, variety of vegetables and spices.
 
District Area
2642  sq.km.
Talukes
Kozhengerry, Thiruvalla, Mallappalli, Ranni, Adoor.
Muncipalities
Pathanamthitta, Thiruvalla, Adoor.
Altitude
500 - 1000 mt. above sea level
Tourist Season
August to March
How to Get there
Nearest Airport
Thiruvananthapuram  - 119 kms 
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Palakkad Tourism
Palakkad or Palghat, the Granary of Kerala, is situated at the foot of the Gigantic Western Ghats on the border of Kerala and Tamilnadu.  Palakkad is believed to derive its name from pala (tree) and kadu (forest). When the Zamorin of Kozhikode invaded Palakkad, the Raja of Palakkad sought the help of Hyder Ali  of Mysore and forced Zamorin to retreat. 
 
Later Hyder Ali annexed all the Malabar region with his kingdom. The Hyder Ali Fort in the centre of  Palakkad Town is the proof of their dominance. In the year 1872 the defeat of Tipu Sultan, son of Hyder Ali faced defeat in the hands of  East Indian Company, all the territories were ceded to British. After Indian Independence, the Palakkad administrative unit was formed on January 1st 1957. Palakkad has the best irrigation system in Kerala. The irrigation projects & dams are at Malampuzha, Walayar, Chittur, and Pothundi are in Palakkadu Tourism.
District Area
4480 sq.km.
Taluk's
Palakkad, Ottappalam, Alathur, Chittoor, Mannarkad
Municipalities
Palakkad, Ottappalam, Chittoor, Shornoor, Thathamangalam
Altitude
Above sea level
Tourist Season
September to February
Nearest Airport
Coimbatore - 55kms
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Malappuram Tourism
Malappuram district in Kerala is situated southeast of Kozhikode.  Though Malappuramconsists of majority of Muslims, it has been a centre for Hindu Vedic learning and teaching.  This district is bordered by Thrissur and Palakkad districts in the South & The Nilgiris on the east. This district has played a significant role in our freedom struggle because of the famous Mappila revolts that took place between 1792 and 1921. The three great rivers like Chaliyar, the Kadalundi and the Bharathapuzha flows through this Districts. The architectural styles of temples and mosques and also the cultural and ritual art forms add more value to this district.
 
District Area 3,550 sq.km.
Taluk's Eranadu, Tirur, Perinthelmanna, Ponnani, Nilambur, Tirurangadi
Municipalities Malappuram, Tirur, Ponnani, Manjeri, Perinthelmanna
Altitude Lowlands – Sea Level
Tourist Season September to March
How to Get there
Nearest Airport
Kozhikode - 36 Kms To know more information about hotels, resorts, hospitals, Ayurveda Centres, Yoga Centres, Festivals, and to design a trip that suite your budgets, contact iKeralaTourisT.com
 
Calicut Tourism 
Calicut situated on the Arabian Coast has a long and checkered history. It was the capital of the powerful Zamorins. Vasco-de-Gama, the first European, landed in India at Kappad near Kozhikode in 1498 A.D.  This city was very rich in spices. Later the Dutch, the French and the British dominated the area thus it became the trading centre for Europeans.  The great travellers like Marco Polo, Ibn Batuta, Abdul Razzak all visited Kozhikode and have described this district as 'perfect harbour'. 16kms from Kozhikode, Kappadu  beach where Vasco-da-Gama landed on 27th May 1498, with 170 men in three vessels. A small stone monument at the beach commemorates a memorial, which marks the landing place. Kappadu Beach is in Kozhikode tourism.
 
District Area 2,344 sq.km.
Taluk's Vadakara, Koilandi, Kozhikode
Municipalities Vadakara, Koilandi
Altitude Sea Level
Tourist Season September to May
How to Get there
Nearest Airport Kozhikode - 23 kms To know more information about hotels, resorts, hospitals, Ayurveda Centres, Yoga Centres, Festivals, and to design a trip that suite your budgets, contact iKeralaTourisT.com
 
Kollam
 
Adventure Park
3 kms from the central bus stand and next to the government guesthouse at Asramam, is an Adventure park, which delights children. The Kollam District Tourist Promotion Council organises backwater cruises from there and during the season conducts cruises to Alappuzha.
 
Jatayupara
Jatayupara is a huge rock at Chadayamangalam. Legends goes that the name Jatayupara is from the mythical bird Jatayu in the epic Ramayana, who is believed to have collapsed on the rock after failing in his attempts to thwart Ravana's kidnapping of Sita. The Crafts Festival is held annually during December-January, featuring the work of craftsmen from all over the country. 
 
Palaruvi Waterfalls
Located near the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, 5 kms from Ariankavu is the lovely waterfalls at Palaruvi, at a height of 300 feet. Being the pristine spot, the waterfalls give the impression of following milk, which falls steeply down into a small shallow pool which is ideal for swimming nearby there are also smaller cascades, which gives a beautiful sight.
 
Ashtamudi Lake
Kollam is situated on the banks of scenic and calm Ashtamudi Lake. Lake Ashtamudi is one of the biggest Backwaters of Kerala.  
 
Shendurni Wildlife Sanctuary
70 kms from Kollam on the Kollam -Shencotta Road is the Shendurni Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is situated on the banks of the River Shenduny. 
 
Sasthamkotta (Fresh Water Lake)
29 kms from Kollam, on the bank of River Kallada, is a small town called Sasthamkotta, which is famous for Kerala's largest freshwater lake. In this town there is also a temple dedicated to ford Sastha. 
 
Thangassery (Fort and Lighthouse)
Located 5 kms from Kollam town, is Thangassery, a seaside village of historic importance, which has the ruins of an Old Portuguese fort and a church, built in 18th century. The beautiful beach nearby has the lighthouse of 144 feet high. 
 
Thirumullavaram Beach
6 kms north of Kollam town, is the beautiful and quiet little Thirumullavaram Beach, which is a lovely picnic spot and is also ideal for swimming or bathing in the sun .It has frequent bus connections from the town.
 
Thangasseri Beach
Situated 5 kms from Kollam Town, this seaside has ruins of an old Portuguese fort and churches built in 18th century. 
 
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