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Tourist Places in Kerala

Guruvayur

Guruvayur

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Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple
A world famous Krishna temple is located in the town of Guruvayur in the Thrissur district of Kerala. It is one of the most important places of worship and is often referred to as "Bhooloka Vaikuntam" which translates to the holy abode of Vishnu on Earth. The divine idol represents the enchanting form of Sree Krishna endowed with the four lustrous arms carrying the conch Panchajanya, the discus Sudarshana Chakra, the mace Kaumodaki and the lotus.

Ernakulam

Ernakulam

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The Chinese fishing nets (Cheena vala)
The Chinese fishing nets (Cheena vala) are fixed land installations for an unusual form of fishing and it is a shore operated lift nets. They are mostly found in Kerala.

St. Francis CSI Church
St. Francis CSI Church, in Kochi, was built in 1503, is the oldest European church in India. The Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama, died in Kochi in 1524 when he was on his third visit to India. His body was originally buried in this church, but after fourteen years his remains were removed to Lisbon.
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Marine Drive
Marine Drive is a picturesque promenade in Kochi, Kerala, India. It is built facing the backwaters, and is a popular place for the local populace. The view of the setting and rising sun over the sea mouth, and the gentle breeze from the Vembanad Lake has made Marine Drive an important tourist destination in Kochi. Hundreds of people (both natives, and tourists) walk through the walkway during the evenings

Hill Palace
Hill Palace is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala, near Tripunithura, Kochi. It was the administrative office of Kochi Rajas. The complex has an archaeological museum, a heritage museum, a deer park, a pre-historic park and a children’s park. The palace is about 12 km from Ernakulam mainland and approachable by road.
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Malampuzha

Malampuzha

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Malampuzha
Malampuzha is a mini hydro-electric project built across Malampuzha River in Palakkad district of Kerala. It is also one of the biggest irrigation project in Kerala with a large network of canal systems. It is also one of Kerala's major tourist spots

Athirappily and Vazhachal

Athirappily and Vazhachal

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Athirappilly Falls
Athirappilly Falls is situated in Athirappilly panchayath in Thrissur district of Kerala, on the southwest coast of India. Located on the west-flowing Chalakudy River near the Vazhachal Forest Division and the Sholayar ranges. It is a serene place and a beautiful shooting place for many films.

Vazhachal Falls
Vazhachal Falls is a gushing water falls in the Chalakkudy River in the Thrissur district of Kerala, South India
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Kodanad Elephant Care Centre

Kodanad Elephant Care Centre

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Elephant bathe
In the mornings at the riverside, tourists informally get a chance to experience hands-on bathe and massage of adult and baby elephants under the supervision of its Mahouts. Bathe and massage of elephants are normally done with small flat rocks, and husk of coconuts.

Elephant Safari
Kodanad offers elephant safari to the visitors at the main park. At the park, the old 'Kraal' is maintained to house elephants, which is a structure made of wood compartments that can accommodate up to 4 elephants.
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Salim Ali BIRD Sanctuary, Thattekad

Salim Ali BIRD Sanctuary, Thattekad

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Salim Ali BIRD Sanctuary
The Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, covers an area of hardly 25 km˛, and located about 60 km north-east of Kochi. Chirping migrated birds are the tourist attractions .

Munnar

Munnar

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Munnar
Munnar is one of the most popular hill-resort towns in Kerala.. Munnar is located on the Western Ghats, situated in the Idukki district. The spot is fully covered with lush green tea gardens.

Eravikulam National Park
Eravikulam National Park is located about 12 km from Munnar; The Park holds the largest viable population of the endangered (IUCN) Nilgiri Tahr (Nilgiritragus hylocrius).
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Anamudi Peak
Anamudi Peak Situated about 13 kilometers from Munnar town, Anamudi (2,695 meters) is Kerala's highest mountain and the highest Indian mountain south of the Himalayan range.

Mattupetty Dam,
Near the town of Munnar is Mattupetty Dam, near Munnar in Idukki District, is a storage Concrete Gravity dam built in the mountains of Kerala to conserve water for hydroelectricity. and the waterfalls here, popularly known as Power House Waterfalls, cascade down a steep rock. The spot is enriched with the scenic view of the Western Ghats ranges.
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Anayirangal
Anayirangal is a lush green carpet of tea plants. The Anayirangal dam is surrounded by tea plantations and evergreen forests.

Echo Point
Echo Point is scenic place which is located on the way to Top Station. This place has proved the natural echo phenomenon here. It is an excellent tourism spot with panoramic views.
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Top Station
Top Station is at a height of 1900 m above sea level. Top Station gives the panoramic view of the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the spots in Munnar to enjoy the Neelakurunji flowers blooming over a vast area once in twelve years.

Thekady

Thekady

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Thekkady
Thekkady is the location of the Periyar National Park, which is an important tourist attraction in the Kerala. The sanctuary is famous for its dense evergreen, semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savanna grass lands. It is home to herds of elephants, sambar, tigers, gaur, lion-tailed Macaques and Nilgiri Langurs.

The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaiperiyar Dam across the Periyar River adds to the charm of the park. The greatest attraction of Periyar is the herds of wild elephants that come down to the lake. Thekkady is considered as a paradise for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and clove
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Chellar Kovil
Chellar Kovil place has a lot of waterfalls and cascades. It is very beautiful and extremely serene

Kumarakom

Kumarakom

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Kumarakom
Kumarakom is a popular spot located near Kottayam, famous for its backwater tourism. It is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake which is the largest freshwater lake in Kerala.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is situated at Kumarakom in Kottayam district, on the banks of Vembanad Lake. Set in the Kerala Backwaters the bird sanctuary is an ornithologist's paradise and a favorite haunt of migratory birds
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Ashtamudi Kayal

Ashtamudi Kayal

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Ashtamudi Lake
Ashtamudi Lake (Ashtamudi Kayal) in the Kollam District of Kerala is the second largest and deepest wetland ecosystem in Kerala. Ashtamudi means 'eight coned'(Ashta = 'eight'; mudi = 'coned') in Malayalam. This name is indicative of the lake's topography: a lake with multiple branches.

Kulathupuzha
Kulathupuzha is a village in the Kollam district of Kerala. Kulathupuzha is the birthplace of the Malayalam music legend Shri. Ravindran.
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Thenmala
Tenmala is a tourist place near Punalur town, Kollam district in Kerala. Thenmala is the first planned eco-tourism destination in India. The Thenmala dam was built across Kallada River. Thenmala is famous for being the shooting location in Malayalam and Tamil movies.

Thiruvananthapuram

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Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple
It is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Thiruvananthapuram. The temple is one of 108 Divya Desams (Holy Abodes of Vishnu) – principal centers of worship of the deity in Vaishnavism. The temple is constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture. Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple gave its name to Kerala’s state capital Thiruvananthapuram. ‘Thiru’ ‘Anantha’ ‘Puram’ means Sacred Abode of Lord Anantha Padmanabha. This city is also known as Ananda Puram.

Shankumugham Beach
Shankumugham Beach is a beach in Thiruvananthapuram. The beach is on the western side of Thiruvananthapuram city. The vast stretch of white sand and the serene atmosphere, provide all the ingredients for relaxation and for spending an ideal evening.
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Kovalam
Kovalam is a beach town on the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram city. Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees. Kovalam has three crescent shaped beaches separated by rocky outcroppings. Shallow waters stretching for hundreds of meters are ideal for swimming. The larger of the beaches is called Light House Beach. The sands on the beaches in Kovalam are partially black in color due to the presence of limonite and Monazite.

The Napier Museum
The Napier Museum is an art and natural history museum situated in Thiruvananthapuram. The museum houses a rare collection of archaeological and historic artifacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings. It also contains the Sri Chitra Art Gallery, which contains works from Raja Ravi Varma and Nicholas Roerich, as well as examples of Mughal and Tanjore art.
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Neyyar dam
Neyyar dam is a gravity dam on the Neyyar River in Thiruvananthapuram. Lying against the southern low hills of the Western Ghats, Neyyar Dam has a scenic lake. Main attraction in Neyyar dam are Lion safari park, Boating on the water, Deer park, Crocodile Rehabilitation and Research Centre, Miniature wild life sanctuary, Lake garden, Swimming pool, Watch tower.

Ponmudi
Ponmudi (The Golden Peak) is a hill station in the Thiruvananthapuram. It is a part of the Western Ghats mountain range that runs parallel to the Arabian Sea.
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Agastya Mala
Agastya Mala: is a peak within Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary in the Western Ghats. The mountain lies on the border between the Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The perennial Thamirabarani River originates from the eastern side of this hill .

Puthen Malika Palace
Puthen Malika Palace most popularly known as Kuthira Malika (Mansion of Horses), is a palace built by Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma, on the south-eastern side of Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram.
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The Palaruvi Falls
The Palaruvi Falls is a waterfall located in Kollam district in Kerala. The Palaruvi Falls is across the Kallada River. The waters of Palaruvi Falls apparently have ayurvedic healing properties as the stream flows through some natural herbal groves further upstream.

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