[contentid=24]1. Thiruvananthapuram[/contentid]

A long shoreline with internationally renowned beaches, historic monuments, backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage makes this district a much sought after tourist destination.

  • Padmanabha Swamy TemplePadmanabhaswamy Temple
  • Kovalam, Poovar, Varkala & Kappil beaches
  • Veli-Akkulam Backwaters
  • Neyyar and Peppara Wildlife Belts
  • Vizhinjam beach village
  • Ponmudi Hill Station

[contentid=27]2. Kollam[/contentid]

The gateway to the magnificent backwaters of Kerala and center of the country's cashew trading and processing industry, Kollam offers investors lot of potential. The eight hour boat trip between Kollam and Alappuzha is the longest and most enchanting experience on the backwaters of Kerala.

  • Ashtamudi LakeMuroe Island
  • Thenmala Ecotourism Center
  • Palaruvi waterfalls
  • Alumkadavu Village
  • Thazhava, Munroe Island Rural Tourism
  • Thirumullavaram Beach
  • Peringalam backwaters
  • Muttara Maruthi Mala Hills

[contentid=28]3. Pathanamthitta[/contentid]

Sabarimala  Temple - Makaravilakku

A hilly terrain of pristine beauty, Pathanamthitta is popular as the headquarters of pilgrim worship in Kerala. Dotted with Temples, rivers, mountain ranges and coconut groves, more than 50% of the district is covered with forests. Its also home to the unique Aranmula Kannadi - metal mirrors that are painstakingly handcrafted. Vaasthu Vidhya Gurukulam, a heritage village which practices the ancient Indian school of architecture Vaasthu Vidhya in its purest form.

  • Aranmula Heritage Village
  • Pulikkezhu Backwaters
  • Maniyar Damsite
  • Sabarimala Pilgrim Center
  • Mathirampuzha Lake
  • Konni Elephant Camp
  • Perunthenaruvi Falls
  • Kakki Reservoir
  • Polachira lake area in Kulanada

[contentid=29]4. Alappuzha[/contentid]

Alappuzha Back  Waters

Referred to as the 'Venice of the East', by travelers across the world, Alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty. Caressed by Arabian sea in the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons and freshwater rivers crisscrossing it, this backwater country shelters some unique animal and bird life. Famous for its boat races, marine products and coir industry, the singularity of this land is the region called "Kuttanad" - called the Rice Bowl of Kerala and one of the few places in the world where farming is done below sea level.

  • Kuttanad Village
  • Andhakaranazhi, Thumboli and Thrikkunnappuzha beaches
  • Chambakkulam, Pulinkunnu, Edathua, Thanneermukkom, Muhamma and Nedumudi Backwaters
  • Pathiramanal Island
  • Krishnapuram Palace
  • Karumadi Kuttan

[contentid=30]5. Kottayam[/contentid]

Acclaimed as the land of letters, latex and lakes, Kottayam has the distinction of being the first ever fully literate municipal town in India.The first Malayalam Printing press was established by Mr. Benjamin Bailey, a Christian Missionary in 1820 AD. Panoramic backwater streches,  lush paddy fields, highlands and extensive rubber plantations characterize this picturesque land. The majestic Vembanad lake and stunning backwaters of Kumarakom are its prime attractions

  • Hill Stations like Ilaveezhapoonchira, Kannadippara, Illickal Mala, Illickal Kallu, Ayyappara, Kolani Mudi, Kurishumala, Mamala Stream, Vazhikkadavu, Thangalppara, Kottathavalam, Vagamon, Kattankunnu, Vennimala
  • Kumarakom Backwaters
  • Thazhathangadi Town
  • Poonjar Palace
  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
  • Aruvikuzhy, Aruvickal and Marmala waterfalls

[contentid=31]6. Idukki[/contentid]

VagamonKerala's Largest district, Idukki is one of the most nature rich areas of the state. High ranges and wooded valleys are girded by three main rivers - Periyar, Thalayar and Thodupuzhayar and their tributaries. An astonishing 50% of the area is covered by forest. It offers diverse attractions like wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, spice plantations, mountain treks and elephant rides.

  • Munnar, Peerumedu, Devikulam and Vagamon plantation hills
  • Idukki Dam
  • Iravikulam National Park, Chinnar
  • Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Cheeyappara Waterfalls
  • Periyar Tiger Reserve
  • Thommankuthu Waterfalls

[contentid=32]7. Ernakulam[/contentid]

The commercial capital of Kerala, Kochi is known as the queen of Arabian Sea is in this district. The British, Arabs, Chineese, Portugeese, Dutch etc have all come to this port in search of exotic spices and sandalwood.

  • Fort Kochi and Jew Street
  • Mattanchery Synagogue
  • Kumbalangi Village
  • Bolgatty and Willingdon Islands
  • Marine Drive
  • Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
  • Gundu Island
  • Cherai Beach
  • Kaladi Pilgrim Center

[contentid=33]8. Thrissur[/contentid]

Thrissur PooramThe cultural capital of Kerala, Thrissur is synonymous with the world famous "Pooram Festival".  From ancient times, this district with its cultural heritage and archaeological wealth has played a significant role in the political history of South India.

  • Guruvayur Pilgrim Center
  • Athirapally, and Vazhachal Waterfalls
  • Kerala Kala Mandalam, Cheruthuruthy Cultural Village
  • Cheraman Juma Masjid
  • Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Peechi Dam
  • Nila River
  • Athirapally Falls

[contentid=34]9. Palakkad[/contentid]

The land of valleys, hillocks, rivers, forests, mountain streams, dams and irrigation projects, Palakkad is also known as the granary of Kerala. The gateway to Kerala from north, a 40 kilometer stretch of break in mountains known as the 'Palakkad Gap' acts as a corridor between Kerala and neighbouring Tamil Nadu.

  • Nelliyampathy Hill Station
  • Parambikulam Wild Life Sanctuary
  • Silent Valley National Park
  • Malampuzha dam and amusement center
  • Kalpathy heritage zone
  • Tipu's Fort

[contentid=35]10. Malappuram[/contentid]

Enriched  by three great rivers flowing through it - Bharathapuzha, Chaliyar and Kadalundi, Malappuram has a rich and eventful History. Along with historic monuments and diverse natural attractions, a range of cultural and ritual art forms add to its value as a destination.

  • Nilambur ForestsTheyyam
  • Nilgiri Ghats
  • Padinjarekara Beach
  • Vallikunnu Beach
  • Kootai River
  • Nilambur Teak Museum
  • Kottakunnu Hills

[contentid=36]11. Kozhikode[/contentid]

A mighty sea port where Arab, Chinese and East African traders once converged, Kozhikode was previously the most important region in Malabar Coast. Vasco da Gama landed on its shores in 1498. Lush Green countryside, serene beaches, historic sites, wildlife sanctuaries, rivers and hills make it a popular destination.

  • Kappad Beach
  • Beypore Port
  • Thusharagiri Waterfall
  • Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
  • Mananchira Square and SM street

[contentid=37]12. Wayanad[/contentid]

Edakkal CavesA bio-diverse region spread across 2132 square kilometers on the lofty Western Ghats, Wayanad is located at the Southern tip of the magnificent Deccan Plateau. Strikingly scenic its is knows for its sub-tropical savannas, picturesque hill stations, luxuriant forests and rich cultural traditions.

  • Edakkal Caves
  • Vythiri Hill Station
  • Kuruvadweep
  • Chembra Peak
  • Banasura Sagar Dam
  • Soochippara Falls
  • Manichara
  • Karapuzha Dam
  • Spice Plantations

[contentid=38]13. Kannur[/contentid]

Acclaimed by the celebrated traveller Marco Polo as the great emporium of the spice trade, this nature rich land has been a key contributor to the cultural, religious, political and industrial heritage of the State. It has the only drive in beach in Kerala

  • Payyambalam Beach
  • Valapattanam Backwaters
  • Muzhappilangad Beach
  • Meenkunnu Beach
  • Paithal Mala Hill Station
  • Kanjirakkolli Hill Station
  • Handloom Industry
  • Pazhassi Reservoir

[contentid=39]14. Kasargod[/contentid]

World renowned for its coir and handloom industries, Kasargod is the northern most district of Kerala and is home to Bekal - the largest and best preserved fort in the state. This tranquil place is famous as the land of Gods, majestic hills, rivers and delightful beaches.

  • Bekal Fort and Beach
  • Chandragiri Fort
  • Kappil Beach
  • Valiyaparamba Backwaters
  • Ranipuram Hill Station

    Bekal Fort &    Beach