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Are you planning for the Kerala winter tour? before you choose any winter package, it is important for you to learn about best places you should visit in Kerala during winter. In this article, you will learn about some of the best places and its unique attractions. Here we go!

Kerala is one of the most beautiful states in India, offers lots of magnificent charms to its visitors. It has a pleasant and equable environment throughout the year because it lies close to the sea. Kerala can be best enjoyed during all season but winter is considered as the best season to plan your Kerala tour by considering the climate. In Kerala, winter starts with the end of northeast monsoons, i.e. end of November and it lasts till the middle of February. The temperature is low during winter, but the weather is never too chilly. This will be a best time to enjoy yourself on the beaches and witness some of the more interesting colorful festivals. This is a peak tourist season of the state so it is advised to plan early and book hotels or package in advance. There are plenty of attractions in Kerala to visit in Kerala but know these wonderful places to visit in Kerala during winter season:

#1 Munnar Hill Station

munnar hill station
Munnar is called as the Kashmir of South India, located at an altitude of around 1500 m-1600 m above the sea level. This Munnar hill station is blessed with several natural beauties that are really worth visiting. This is a most desirous location for the photographers because they will get several picture-taking moments at Munnar. You will find plenty of places to stay in Munnar but choosing the right one can improve your experience. It is well-known as a tea town because its visitors can enjoy the endless beauty of tea plantations that are spread throughout the Munnar. The exotic species of flora and fauna, extravagant valleys and mountains will surely enthrall your journey to Munnar. This hill station is considered as a perfect honeymoon destination because it creates the environment that every couple is looking for and provides the complete treasure of their Honeymoon. The breathtaking beauty of Munnar creates a heaven of peace and tranquility.

The main attractions around Munnar include:

a) Eravikulam National Park

eravikulam national park

Eravikulam National Park is an ideal place to witness the biodiversity of high elevation ecosystem. It is located along the Western Ghats in the district Idukki and nearly 15 km north of Munnar. Eravikulam National Park is the largest and the first national park in Kerala, administered by the Kerala Department of Forest and Wildlife. The climate is greatly influenced by south-western monsoon. This park is usually closed during the early months of the year and the private vehicles are also not allowed here. Eravikulam National Park is under the consideration of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee to be called as a World Heritage Site.

b) Anamudi

This is an ideal place for the trekking lovers as tourists are also allowed to go on foot up to Anamudi. It is a 2,695 m high mountain, covered with evergreen forests and inhabited by widespread flora and fauna. This is a highest point in India outside the Himalayan Mountain Range. Anamudi is called as the highest point in South India, found in the southern region of Eravikulam National Park and 13 kms away from Munnar.

c) Tata Tea Museum

The museum is situated at the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea in Munnar. This worth visiting museum has a heritage of its own due to amazing tea plantations. This Museum covers various machineries, curios, and photographs. The origin and growth of tea plantation is a most important reason of its high crowd, but honeymooners can also enjoy their honeymoon. At the Tata Tea Museum, tourists can avail the true natural beauty, long nature walks, romance, drives and much more.

#2 Alappuzha Backwaters

alaphuzza backwaters
Alappuzha is an important backwater tourist center that attracts several thousands of foreign tourists each year. Alappuzha is well-known for the boat races, houseboats, fishes, lakes, coir products, and many more. Backwaters are always considered as a best destination for the honeymoon couples. The Houseboat ride on the lovely backwaters makes it a perfect Honeymoon Destination. Winter is about to start in Kerala so make sure to pack all the stuffs to save your body from cold air in Backwaters. Make sure you include 1 night houseboat stay in your Kerala winter package itinerary as it is once in a life time experience you should have in Kerala.

#3 Vagamon Hill Station

paragliding
Vagamon hill station is located in Kottayam, Idukki border of Kerala. This is one of the most beautiful hill stations in throughout Kerala. The climate is generally cool with the temperature ranging between 10 and 23 °C because it is located above the sea level, at the height of about 1100 meters. This is one of the most visited destinations in Kerala and often recognized as the Scotland of Asia. The adventurous paragliding is another significant charm of Vagamon. The four days paragliding festival of vagamon is one of the most famous events of the world, organized by the Adventure Sports and Sustainable Tourism Academy. This festival gives an opportunity to fly high like a bird in the open sky. This will be an ideal place for adventure and trekking lovers. The alluring beauty of Vagamon hill station attracts large number of tourists from all over the world.

#4 Cochin

Kochi, formerly known as Cochin, located in Ernakulam district. This is one of the important seaports in India. The district Ernakulam offers a wide choice for recreation and shopping. So if you are a shopping-freak or look some recreation place, then this will be a perfect choice for you. Cochin is remarked by an Italian tourist as, if china is an ideal place to earn money, then Cochin is an ideal place to spend it. This place offers lots of attractions to its visitors. There are also some of the popular historical places in Kerala that tourists don’t want to miss during their visit. The main tourist attractions around Cochin include:

a) Fort Kochi

The eventful history of Fort Kochi began with the major flood in AD 1341. After that this land is recognized as one of the finest natural harbours in the world. Now it became the first European Township in India.

b) Jewish Synagogue

kochi Jewish synagogue
The beautiful structure of Jewish synagogue was built in Jew Town in 1568. The impressive furnishing is decorated with the splendid Chinese tiles and Belgian Chandeliers. This place of worship attracts large number of devotees as well as tourists from all over the world.

#5 Wayanad

wayanad hill station
Wayanad came into existence on 1st November, 1980 by figuring out areas from the districts Kozhikode and Kannur. It is a 12th district in the state Kerala. Earlier, Wayanad was recognized as Mayakshetra known as the Maya’s Land and thereafter it was evolved into Mayanad and finally it was called as Wayanad. It is often known as The Lands of Paddy Fields. Srees Tours & Travels offers various & custom Kerala Tour Packages for different Kerala attractions.

#6 Neliyampathy

The height of the Neliyampathy hill ranges from 467m to 1572m. The majestic beauty of Naliyampathy will certainly give you a heavenly pleasure. The privately owned hotels and resorts are located at the various points. This is one of the most loved destinations for adventure-seekers. To reach this destination, one needs to take the road, starting from Nenmara that go on the Pothundy Dam. Hill Stations are the perfect places to visit in Kerala during winter season inface in any season tourists can visit this place.

#7 Idukki Hill Station

The Idukki hill station is one of the most popular hill stations in Kerala, situated on the paranomic heights of the Western Ghats. This hill station is blessed with several natural beauties, spice plantations and various architecturally perfect monuments. This hill station is covered by three rivers, i.e. Periyar, Thodupuzhyar, and Thalayar. At Idduki, tourists can avail natural landscapes, elephant rides and a wide range of mountain treks.

#8 Poovar

It is also recognized as a honeymoon paradise. Poovar is a small coastal village, located at the southern tip of the district Trivandrum. This village is adorned by the beautiful beach that attracts large number of tourists. Tourists can also avail the beautiful combination of lake, river, sea and beach. The beautiful backwaters and sandy beach really make it a natural wonder land.

 #9 Kumarakom

kumarakom kerala
It is an incredibly beautiful paradise, loaded with mangrove forest, emerald green paddy fields and coconut groves. The picturesque waterways and canals are embellished with beautiful white lilies. Tourists can enjoy ample of traditional country crafts, boats and canoes which will stay long in your heart. Kumarakom is one of the must visit places in the state Kerala and best for the honeymooners.

#10 Cherai Beach

This beautiful beach is found on the north-end of the Vypin island, Kochi. This is an ideal destination for swimming. This amazing sandy beach offer various luscious green coconuts, paddy fields and create a beautiful combination of sea and backwaters. Weather conditions in Kerala is pleasant in every season so tourists can visit this paradise in any season.

Kerala covers lots of beautiful charms in every corner, but these are some must visit destinations in Kerala, that one can’t miss in their Kerala journey during winters.

Image Courtesy: Flickr/Nikky Stephen, Smruti, Ben, Deepak, Karthick