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Kerala is called as a real heaven on earth that includes many picturesque locations in its lap. It is really undeniable fact that Kerala not only maintains its charm for Indian People but foreign people are equally attracted to see the genuine and authentic beauty of nature. Let’s start the journey of heaven with the Top 5 famous Holiday Destinations of Kerala:

#1 Alappuzha Backwaters:

kerala backwater houseboatKerala Backwaters are the interlinked bodies of waterways that include estuaries of nearly forty rivers, lakes and canals, featured with the palm trees, pandanus shrubs and numerous leafy plants.  Due to the green surroundings of Kerala Backwaters, these are considered as home for the variety of unique species of aquatic life like frogs, kingfishers, crabs, mudskippers, turtles and so on. To obtain the blissful experience with Kerala Backwaters you must visit Alappuzha, it is an important backwater tourist center. Alappuzha is called as Venice of the East and well-known for its boat races, houseboat holidays and beaches.

#2 Cochin / Eranakulam:

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Kochi is formerly called as Cochin, located in Ernakulam district. Kochi is one of the important seaport of India. Here tourist can avail the wide choice for recreation and immense scope for shopping.  History is somehow considered as assets of a bygone era and the specimens of that era is retained in Kochi so if you want to know the past, there is no other best option than setting out on foot. Main tourist attraction in Kochi includes Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Cemetery, Indo Portuguese museum, Santa Cruz Basilica, Cochin Thirumala Devaswom Temple, Sree Gopalakrishna Devaswom Temple, Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, and many others.

#3 Munnar:

munnar-hillstationMunnar is well known for its extensive tea plantations and if you want to see how tea is picked and processed and wish to try fresh tea directly from the garden then you must visit Munnar. Here you will also visit a tea museum. The beautiful winding lanes, misty hills, and the forests full of green plants wildlife are the top most attractions of Munnar. This place is also perfect for the adventures seekers; here they can enjoy trekking at Anamudi which is a highest peak in south India. Munnar is also called as Kashmir of South India that attract domestic as well as foreign tourist. Main attractions in Munnar include Eravikulam National Park, Tata Tea Museum, Chinnar Wild Life Sanctuary, Indo Swiss Dairy Farm, Anamudi and many others.

#4 Thekkady:

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Thekkady can be said as a dream destination for any tourist because it is a best place to observe the real wildlife. This is a place where tourist will get pool of animals like Indian elephants, Deers, Great Indian Tiger, Boars, Bisons, lion tailed macaques and many more. Tourists can also enjoy the trekking over here. The resorts are located in the centre of the lake that makes this place an ideal place to view animals. One of the most pleasing experiences of this place is boating through lakes as tourists can watch water birds closely. Due to the extensive range of animals and close proximity of water animals, this place is considered as an ideal place for the wildlife photography.

#5 Wayanad:

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Wayanad is known as a green paradise and the large greener part of Kerala. This place was formed by carving out the areas from Kozhikode and Kannur districts. This highly cultured land is located at the 76 km distance from the sea shores of Kozhikode. Earlier this region was known as Mayakshetra i.e. Maya’s land and this Mayakshetra evolved into Mayanad and finally to Wayanad. Wayanad is the combination of Vayal i.e. paddy fields and Naad i.e. land, that’s why called as ‘The Land of Paddy Fields’.  This green hill station is full of plantations that make this place more clean and immaculate.

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Though Kerala has lot to offer to their visitors but here we select the top 5 famous holiday destinations of Kerala that tourist can’t miss to explore. So these destinations will be highly recommended to the potential visitors of Kerala to get good value of their leisure time.