Top 5 Places to Visit in Kerala for Cultural Experience

Kerala is the beautiful state of Southern Region in India. This state is popular for its serene beauty, honeymoon places, hill stations, spa ayurveda, wildlife, adventure, delicacies and much more. Kerala is one of the most peace loving and cultured states of India. Know about the top 5 places to visit in Kerala for Cultural Experience:

1. Thrissur

Thrissur is known as the cultural capital of Kerala. Its temples, churches, cultural institutions, art centres, museums etc make it one of the most sought after tourism sites. The city is most popular for its annual Thrissur Pooram festival. It can term as the cultural cherry on the festive cake of Kerala.

Visit the Athirapally falls and enjoy its scenic beauty and go for a little picnic, gape at the 1000 year old Vadakummanath temple with its 400 years old Mural paintings and Nataraja Mural at the entrance. Chapra falls is another delight of nature cascading down from a short height is a breathtaking experience.

Must Visit Places: Heritage Garden, Vilangan Kunnu, Shakthan Thampuran palace are some of the places to visit.

Athirapally Falls

2. Malampuzha

It is a village in Palakkad district near to the Malampuzha Dam. The Malampuzha Dam is located 8 kms from the town of Palakkad. The main attractions are the Suspension Bridge, cable car ride and Fantasy Park.

The Malampuzha Garden is the only rock cut garden in South India. The garden is located in the lower hills of the Western Ghats and the entire campus is made of broken pieces of bangles, tiles, plastic cans and other waste materials.

Other attractions in the garden include an Ariel ropeway, rose beds, flower gardens, and fountains.

Malampuzha Dam

3. Vagamon

It is a hill station located on three taluks of the three districts Kanjirapally, Kottayam and Idukki. The three hills Thangan, Murugan and Kurisumala are the representative of the three religions which in turn represent the communal harmony of the place.

What more, the place is untouched even today by the outer commercial world, makes it appear more sleepy with its meadows, pine forests, valleys, tea estates, waterfalls.

Key Attractions: Kurisumala ashram, Hi-tech Bull Mother Farm, Vagamon meadows, Bible believer’s Assembly, Pine Forests, Moonappanpara.

Vagamon

4. Bekal

Situated in the West coast of Kerala, Bekal is a small town in the Kasaragod district of Kerala. The giant keyhole shaped Bekal fort providing a splendid view of the Arabian sea from its watch towers, the streches of the Golden sand beach surrounding the fort, the pristine backwaters, the hill stations and watersports facilities make the town a fantastic tourist spot.

Bekal Fort

5. Poovar

A rare place to find in Kerala, Poovar is the meeting place of lake, river, sea and beach. Encircled by the clearest backwaters, the place is still unspoiled and unexplored and opens out the Arabian Sea and dreamy golden beach.  The historical importance of this place alludes to the great kind of the bygone era of Travancore, Marthanda Varma Maharaja.

The main attractions are the golden poovar beach, but any other activities other than relaxing are not allowed on this beach.

The Poovar backwaters are a paradise for Birders. While making your way through the backwaters one can easily spot spot a number of birds, for e.g. Kingfisher, Brahmi Kite, Sea Egret, Night Heron, Black Darter, Indian Cormorant Eagle etc.

Poovar Backwater

Named as one of the ten paradises by the National Geographic Channel, Kerala has all the items on the list- from hills to mountains, beaches to hill stations, lakes and rivers to sea and backwaters Laden with stunning scenic beauty.  Truly it is God’s Own Country. If you want to experience with luxury then Maharaja Express Train will take you there. You will find onboard luxury amenities in the train like dining cars, bars, spa, gym, luxury suites etc. that will make you feel like royals.

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