If a place is fondly referred to as “God’s Own Country”, there must be something special about it, and Kerala has a lot of special things to offer to visitors. Kerala has it all; well-developed cities, hill-stations, beaches, waterfalls, and national parks. The plethora of travel destinations in the state make it almost impossible for tourists to cover in one go. Tourists generally book Kerala tour packages either in the summers or in the winters, and if you want to explore and experience Kerala this winter, here are the places you must visit.
The state capital of Trivandrum should be on top of your list of places to visit in Kerala on your winter holidays. The historic city remains quite hot during the summers, and thus, winters make for the ideal time to explore it. Trivandrum is an incredibly clean city, and it has been continuously ranked as one of the cleanest living areas in the country. The city has several iconic tourist destinations such as Akkulam Tourist Village, Napier Museum, and Madre de Deus Church.
Most of the outside world know of Kerala’s Kovalam as yet another beach destination in South India. However, Kovalam boasts of much more than just beaches. Apart from its exceptionally serene beaches, Kovalam is home to Halcyon Castle and numerous rock-cut temples and ayurvedic centers that specialize in healing various physical, mental, and spiritual issues. Its most iconic destination however, is the Lighthouse Beach, which is home to the lighthouse that is one of Kovalam’s enduring images.
Munnar is a perfect retreat for those who plan to visit Kerala for a short trip. This is a top place in Kerala for Honeymoon couples. December is the best time to experience the soft breeze and low-flying clouds apart from experiencing the vast tea farms. Covered with greenery all around, this hilly town is like a dreamland for tourists who are exploring Kerala for the first time.
Alleppey is the standout name when it comes to Kerala’s famous backwaters. Like Kovalam, Alleppey too has a lot of other iconic tourist attractions. However, most people visit Alleppey to spend their time on a houseboat as it floats across the beautiful backwaters. The historical and cultural importance of the city is on display at iconic destinations such as Mannarasala Temple, Revi Karunakaran and Krishnapuram Palace. The Alapuzzha and Pozhiyoram beaches are great for relaxation and unwinding.
The hill-station of Vagamon is much less popular than Munnar, and that’s what makes it stand out from the crowd, quite literally. In winters, Vagamon turns into a paradise for seekers of solitude and peace, and its landscape is truly immersive and breathtaking, featuring beautiful hills, meadows, valleys, and waterfalls. There is a famous ashram called Kurisumala Ashram as well. Vagamon is the ultimate winter getaway in Kerala for peace seekers.
So, pick from any of these four places when you book Kerala tour packages, and experience the surreal beauty on offer in South India.