Here are the top 10 best tourist places in Kerala that you must visit if you are planning for an excellent, everlasting and memorable tour in Kerala, India.

About Tourist Places in Kerala

There are a lot of tourist places in Kerala that one must visit. However, it’s hard for anyone to go to all those tourist places in Kerala if you are planning for a short trip within 3 to 7 days. In this article, I have written the top 10 tourist places in Kerala that you can choose to visit if you plan for a short vacation trip to Kerala.

I have visited all the places listed in this article. So I know which are the best places in Kerala for a tourist. I have also collected some information from many tourists who visited these tourist spots and from online sources like Wikipedia, TripAdvisor, etc.

Tourist Places in Kerala
Tourist Places in Kerala

Top 10 Tourist Places in Kerala

The top 10 tourist places in Kerala are listed below.

  1. Munnar
  2. Periyar Tiger Reserve
  3. Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
  4. Athirapally
  5. Thenmala
  6. Wayanad
  7. Silent Valley National Park in the Nilgiri Hills
  8. Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram)
  9. Kochi
  10. Alappuzha

Top 10 Tourist Places in Kerala with major tourist spots

The top 10 tourist places in Kerala with major tourist spots in each place are listed below.

  1. Munnar: Top station, Tata tea factory, Hydel park, Rose garden, Eravikulam National Park, Honeycomb tree, Mattupetty Dam
  2. Periyar Tiger Reserve: Gavi, Thekkady, Meesapulimala, Anaimudi
  3. Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
  4. Athirapally: Ezhattumugham Prakriti Gramam, Athirapally water falls, Athirapalli to Valparai forest road trip, Sholayar Dam
  5. Thenmala in Kollam
  6. Wayanad – Edakkal Caves, Chembra Peak & Heart Lake, Muthanga Wildlife Safari, Kuruva Dweep, Pookode Lake, Thirunelli Maha Vishnu Temple, Soochipara Waterfalls , Lakkidi View Point (Kalpetta)
  7. Silent Valley National Park in the Nilgiri Hills, within the Palakkad District of Kerala
  8. Trivandrum: Kovalam, Ponmudi, Kanakakunnu Palace, Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kowdiar Palace
  9. Kochi: Fortkochi & Chinese Fishing Nets, Marine Drive, LULU Mall
  10. Alappuzha: Backwaters & Houseboats, Alappuzha beach, Light house, Marari Beach, Revi Karunakaran Museum, Pathiramanal Island, Andhakaranazhi Beach

More Info: Top 10 tourist places in Kerala with major tourist spots

#1 : Munnar

Munnar Tourist Place in Kerala
Munnar Tourist Place in Kerala

In our list of Top 10 Best Tourist Places in Kerala, Munnar ranks #1.

Top Station
Top station is a beautiful tourism destination in Munnar, Kerala. It’s a good trekking place too. You have to walk some distance, then climb and climb down mountain steps to go to Top Station from where your vehicle is parked. But it’s worth the effort.

This tourist destination offers a panoramic view of the majestic Western Ghats, Kolukkumalai, Tribal Colony & the valley of Theni district in Tamil Nadu.

I loved the beautiful view from the Top Station. I didn’t feel much tired, but my wife was tired as she climbed and down the hills. You can also go down the mountain, top station to its valley which is also a good feeling. I highly recommend you to go to this place, if you do not have any serious mountain sickness issues or worried about feeling fatigued.

Location: Top Station is 35 kilometres away from Munnar Town.

Munnar Tea Museum
Munnar Tea Museum is also called Kannan Devan Tea Museum, but its official name is Tata Tea Museum. It is in Nalluthanni Estate.

There is a demonstration room in Museum for tea tasting which is another attraction where tourists would come across different varieties of tea.

In the Museum, they will show you an hour long documentary that demonstrates the evolution of Munnar town, the tea plantations, tea estates and the various aspects of the life of tea estate workers in Munnar.

Contact Address Munnar Tea Museum:
Tata Tea Museum
Nalluthanni Estate
Munnar, Idukki district
Tel: +91 4865 230561

Location: 4 Kilometres away from the Munnar town.
Open Time: 9 am to 4 pm.
The museum closes on all Mondays and holidays.

Blossom Hydel Park
Blossom Hydel Park is a well-maintained garden filled with beautiful rare flowers, plants, with some activities for children. The place is very peaceful and is idle for couples, families with children and for old people to spend some time for relaxation. There is a lot of space in the park for walking. There is nothing other specialities than this. This tourist place is suitable for photography.

I liked this place. If you have enough time, it’s worth spending some time inside this park by sightseeing beautiful flowers and for some beautiful photos. Your children will love this place. Otherwise just skip this place.

Location: Blossom Hydel Park is just 3 kilometres away from Munnar Town.

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Good for night safari

Rose garden
A beautiful garden with different types of flowers especially roses. Skip if you don’t have much time.

Honeycomb Trees
In between Rose garden and Mattupetty dam you can see Honeycomb trees on the ride side of the roadside. You can see huge Honeycombs stuck to the branches of some huge trees. If you have a good DSLR camera, then you can take some good snaps of Honeycombs.

Photograph of Honeycomb Tree in Munnar

Honeycomb trees in Munnar
Honeycomb trees in Munnar

Location of Honeycomb Tree in Munnar:
Latitude: 10° 5′ 35.9″ N
Longitude: 77° 5′ 30.3″ E
Google Map:

Eravikulam National Park

Mattupetty Dam

Anamudi

Meesapulimala

#2 : Periyar Tiger Reserve

Periyar Tiger Reserve ranks #2 in our top 10 list tourist places in Kerala list. It’s also called Periyar National Park as it is one of the national park in India. It is a beautiful place in Kerala where you can spot a lot of wild animals.

Gavi
Gavi is a beautiful place in Periyar national park. Only 30 private vehicles are allowed to pass through Gavi on holidays and weekends and ten on other days. It’s a very calm place. A road trip through Gavi is memorable.

Thekkady
Boating and Bamboo Rafting in Thekkady is very exciting. While boating through Thekkady river, you can see wild animals on both sides of the river.

Bamboo Rafting in Thekkady - Periyar National Park Tourist Place in Kerala
Bamboo Rafting in Thekkady – Periyar National Park Tourist Place in Kerala

#3 : Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

Tiger spotted in Parambikulam Tourist Place, Kerala
Tiger spotted in Parambikulam Tourist Place, Kerala

#4 : Athirapally

Ezhattumugham Prakriti Gramam
It’s a beautiful nature village that you must visit.

Selfie in Athirapally Prakriti Gramam
Selfie in Athirapally Prakriti Gramam

Athirapally water falls
You might have seen this waterfall in a lot of Indian movies. It’s a tourist place in Kerala blessed with a beautiful waterfall. Athirapally is also called Athirampally.

Athirapally Falls Tourist Location In Kerala
Athirapally Falls Tourist Location In Kerala

Athirapalli to Valparai forest road trip
Sholayar Dam

#5: Thenmala

Thenmala in Kollam

Thenmala Eco Tourism in Kerala
Thenmala Eco Tourism in Kerala

#6 : Wayanad

Wayanad - Kerala
Wayanad – Kerala

Edakkal Caves

Chembra Peak & Heart Lake

Muthanga Wildlife Safari

Kuruva Dweep

Pookode Lake

Thirunelli Maha Vishnu Temple

Soochipara Waterfalls

Lakkidi View Point (Kalpetta)

#7 : Silent Valley

Silent Valley National Park in the Nilgiri Hills, within the Palakkad District of Kerala

Silent Valley in Kerala
Silent Valley in Kerala

#8 : Trivandrum

Kovalam
Ponmudi

Ponmudi: Kerala tourist place
Ponmudi: Kerala tourist place

Kanakakunnu Palace
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kowdiar Palace

#9 : Kochi

Kochi: Fortkochi & Chinese Fishing Nets

Chinese Fishing net in Fort Kochi - Kerala
Chinese Fishing net in Fort Kochi – Kerala

Marine Drive
LULU Mall

#10 : Alappuzha

Backwaters & Houseboats in Alappuzha

Alappuzha Backwaters - Tourist Destination in Kerala
Alappuzha Backwaters – Tourist Destination in Kerala

Alappuzha Beach

Light House in Alappuzha Beach

Marari Beach

Revi Karunakaran Museum

Pathiramanal Beach

Andhakaranazhi Beach

I promise these are the best tourist places in Kerala.

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