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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is the gateway to one of the most beautiful states located in the southern part of India-Kerala. Trivandrum is the capital city of Kerala. The city’s main attraction’s are museums, art galleries, zoo’s and temples. The Padmanabhaswamy Temple is the most famous site of the capital city. The temperature is from 26.6 C to 32.2 C. The best time to visit is September to May. Continue Reading

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Kovalam

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Kovalam is a beach town located 16 km from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) City. Kovalam has three beaches separated by rocky outcroppings in its 17 km coastline. Lighthouse Beach – The Lighthouse Beach is the one most frequently visited by foreign and local tourists. Lighthouse Beach got its name due to the old Vizhinjam Lighthouse located here. Hawah Beach – Eve’s Beach, it is commonly known as Hawa Beach, ranks second in the early Continue Reading

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Veli

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Veli Tourist Village lies on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram city where the lake meets the Arabian Sea. There is a sand bar that separates the sea from the Veli Lake. Veli is located 8 km from city. It is a picnic spot offering boating facilities. Pedalboats and paddleboats. The boats can be hired to explore the charms of the lagoon in a leisurely manner. Speedboats are avaiable on hire for quick ride over the waters. Veli is near Shankhumukham beach and Continue Reading

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Varkala

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The place Varkala is located 51 km north of Thiruvananthapuram city in Thiruvananthapuram district and 37 km south of Kollam, south Kerala. It has several places of tourist interests like a beautiful beach, a 2000-year-old Vishnu Temple and the Sivagiri Mutt Ashramam a little distance from the beach. Varkala beach is a quiet sea resort rich in mineral water springs. Varkala offers excellent accommodation facilities for tourists. It is fast becoming a popular health resort Continue Reading

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Ponmudi

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Ponmudi Hill Station is one of the tourist spots in the Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala. The name Ponmud in Malayalam means golden crown. On the way to Ponmudi, the thick tropical forest greets one at the foot of the Ponmudi hill range and you can see rubber, pepper, cardamom and tea. The tappers can be seen going to gather the milky fluid from rubber trees collected in coconut shells and women spread black pepper for drying. The climate is always pleasant. Continue Reading

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Palaruvi

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Falling from a height of some 300 feet, Palaruvi is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Kollam district of Kerala. Palaruvi is located close to Kerala’s border with Tamil nadu. It is a favourite tourist spot in South India. It is also the 40th highest waterfall in India.The waterfall can be reached by walking tropical forestland. The name Palaruvi came from the word “stream of milk”. Continue Reading

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Thenmala

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The Thenmala Dam is a popular ecotourism destination in Kollam District of Kerala. This Dam was built under Kallada Irrigation and Tree Crop development project which impounds the longest reservoir in the state. This is a beautiful artificial lake of about 26 Sq. Km, which spreads along the middle of the Chenduruny Wildlife sanctuary. It is the second largest irrigation project in Kerala. The water is now used for power generation. The Dam and its surroundings is a popular picnic Continue Reading

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Pathanamthitta

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Pathanamthitta district is known as the headquarters of pilgrimage tourism.The district receives an estimated three to four million pilgrims during the festival season of Sabarimala, a temple dedicated to the Hindu God, Ayyappan. The district is also a host to Asia’s biggest and the world’s second largest Christian convention at Maramon. The Cherukolpuzha Hindu convention, Kadammanitta devi temple, Kaviyoor mahadeva temple and Parthasarathi temple at Continue Reading

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Gavi

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Spread across the beauty of Periyar Tiger Reserve, Gavi is a silent, beautiful and perfect forest shelter. It is located at the eastern extreme of the Pathanamthitta District at 3400 ft above MSL. The rough journey to Gavi may better be made on a sturdy vehicle like jeep which are available on hire either from Vandiperiyar or from Kumily. These evergreen forests are abundant with magnificent Wildlife including the tiger, Continue Reading

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Allappuzha (Alleppey)

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Allapuzha is referred to as the Venice of the East is located in the South of Kerala. This place has always enjoyed an important place in the maritime history of Kerala. Today, it is famous for its boat races, backwater holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Alappuzha beach is a popular picnic spot. There is also an old lighthouse nearby which attracts many visitors. Continue Reading

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Kumarakom

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Kumarakom village is a group of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, and is part of the Kuttanad region. It is a delightful backwater destination which offers visitors many other leisure options such as boating, fishing facilities and ayurveda. There is a bird sanctuary available here spread across 14 acres. Kumarakom is an important stopover for a majority of tourists visiting Kerala. Kumarakom is masterpiece created by man and Nature together. Continue Reading

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Munnar

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Munnar is one of the attractions that contributed to Kerala’s popularity as a travel destination among domestic and foreign travellers. This hill station is situated at the union of three mountain streams Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Munnar is about 1600 m above sea level. Once Munnar was used as summer resort by British administration in south India. This hill station is marked by tea plantations, colonial bungalows, dam, waterfalls and cool weather. Continue Reading

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Thekkady

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Thekkady is at an altitude of 900-1800 m above sea level.The very sound of the word Thekkady raises up images of elephants, chains of hills and spice plantations. The Periyar forests of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. This lake is spread across the entire district. The Periyar lake and streams have several species of fish. The Smooth-coated otter can be frequently spotted from the boat. Tea, coffee, cardamom and pepper plantations abound in the Continue Reading

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Vagamon

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Vagamon is in the Idukki district of Kerala. It is an ideal location for trekking fans to enjoy climbing this 1100 metres tall hill. Vagamon is 3500 feet above sea level and the temperature is in between 10 and 25 degree celsius. Vagamon provides unlimited holidaying dreams throughout the year except during mansoon season. This is a beautiful hill station with a chain of 3 hills called Thangal hill, Murugan hill and Kurismala. Continue Reading

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Eravikulam National Park

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The Eravikulam National Park attracts the travellers with its irresistible grace and beauty. The 97 sq km park lies along the high ranges of the western coast in the Munnar Forest Division of Idukki district in Kerala. It is situated on the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu in the north where it extends as the Annamalai National Park. This park was established to protect the Nilgiri Tahr and declared as a sanctuary in 1975 and National park in 1978. Continue Reading

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