Top 6 Tourist Places In South Kerala

A journey can rejuvenate the body and mind. It transforms the person, fulfilling the soul. There are many choices of destinations for traveling in South India and one can fulfill the journey to Kerala with services of homestay in Kerala. If you are preparing for a Southern Kerala tour, these are the places to visit in South Kerala

  • Munnar
  • Kochi
  • Alleppey
  • Kumarakom
  • Thekkady- Periyar
  • Kovalam –Trivandrum


Home Stay in Kochi

One of the top rejoicing destinations situated in Kerala, derived its name from the meaning 3 rivers. Stretching from Western Ghats, this hill range has slanted landscape with tea plantations as its peculiar view. Season starts from August and runs up to March and a visit in summer will be entirely refreshing, gives a chilled atmosphere break away from sun. The visual treat of lush green hill ranges and the aroma of tea and coffee plants will be a marvelous experience to cherish.

The list of tourist spots comprises of

  • Eravikulam National Park,
  • Mattupetty Dam
  • Anamudi
  • Devikulam
  • Nyayamakad
  • Muniyara Dolmens
  • Attukal Waterfalls
  • Photo Point – Echo Point
  • Pothemadu


An inevitable destination in the tourist places of Kerala. The beauty of Kochi lies on the South West Coast overlooking the Arabian Sea. The name “Kochi” originated from the Malayalam word kochu azhi, which means ‘small lagoon’. This place has many spots to visit and accommodation in Kochi  includes homestays, hotels etc. Kochi is tangled with the culture and heritage of  Portuguese, Jewish, English, French, Dutch and Chinese. Nearest Airport is Nedumbassery which is  20 Km away from the city and all major railway stations are linked  to Ernakulam  railway station providing facility for accommodation in Kochi.

Best tourist spots:

  • Fort Kochi
  • Mattancherry Palace
  • Jew town
  • Jewish synagogue
  • Bolghatty & Vypeen Islands
  • Cherai Beach
  • Marine Drive
  • Hill Palace Museum
  • Folk Museum


One of the well known places to visit in South Kerala, because of its typical charming beauty of backwaters, lakes and houseboat cruises. The best season to visit this destination is from January to May and September to December.Most visited tourist destinations in Alleppey are

  • Marari Beach
  • Chettikulangara Bhagawathy Temple
  • Arthunkal Church
  • Krishnapuram Palace
  • Punnamada Lake


Enriched with the scenic beauty of largest lake in Kerala, Vembanad  lake and backwaters, Kumarakom is a small village formed from group of islands. One of the top tourist activity is Houseboat cruises. Kumarakom  is 32 kms far away from Alleppey town and 13 Kms away from Kottayam with its nearest railway station

Places to visit:

  • Pathiramanal
  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
  • Backwaters
  • Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls


Thekkady, situated in Idukki Southern east district of  Kerala is an important tourist attraction. Lush green forest, grass lands, cool atmosphere and wild life sanctuary are the highlighted features. Best season to visit January to May and September to December.

Tourist  spots:

  • Periyar national park
  • Kumily
  • Vandiperiyar
  • Chellarkovil waterfalls


Kovalam is a beach town set in the backdrop of Arabian Sea connected to capital of Kerala. One can reach here by airways, locating international airport  20 Km away and by train being  Trivandrum central nearest railway station. There are a large number of beach resorts in and around Kovalam

Sights to visit:

  • Vellayani Lake
  • Halcyon Castle
  • Kovalam Art Gallery
  • Neyyar Dam
  • Vizhinjam

The list never ends. There are much more places to visit in South Kerala. You can enjoy staying experience with numerous homestays in Kerala.  Explore the places approaching right tours and travel agencies. Join us to know more about tourist destinations and attractive packages. We can assist you to provide best traveling experience in your visit to Kerala.

Most Recommended Places to Visit in Kochi

Kerala, being the Gods own country got its name because of  enticing sights and attractive nature  beauty. With this peculiar attribute, adding the rich heritage an d culture, Kochi tops the one of the most visited tourist attractions  in Kerala.

Kochi’s means of life revolves around the Arabian Sea  known to be Queen of Arabian Sea. Her culture is blended with Portuguese, Jewish, English, French, Dutch and Chinese influence. Since the best homestays in Kerala is here, accommodation in Kochi is quite easy, where even homestays near lakeshore hospital is  available.

The best places to visit in Kochi comprises of :

  • Fort Kochi
  • Mattancherry Palace
  • Jew town
  • Jewish synagogue
  • Bolghatty Islands
  • Marine Drive
  • Hill Palace Museum
  • Cherai beach


One can  reach Kochi city by flight  in Nedumbassery Airport which is  20 Km away  and can arrive by train in Ernakulam  railway station. Several homestays provide facility for accommodation in Kochi with reasonable prices. Kochi is famous for the best homestays in Kerala.


Fort Kochi

Being the unavoidable  beach destination gives you the calm and peaceful atmosphere along with windy nature. One can enjoy a beautiful  walk on the coast of Fort Kochi. Another peculiarity  is the scenic view  of separation of Fort Kochi, Ernakulam and Mattanchery islands. The distance from Ernakulam to FortKochi takes around approximately 20 Kms.


Mattancherry Palace

Also known as Dutch palace, built in 1555 AD by Portuguese  is popular in its architecture style. It had been built by traditional  Kerala hindu temple  structure as a gift to the King  Raja Veera Kerala Varma of Kochi. It is 10 Km away from the Ernakulam city and entry timings  are 10.00 AM–1.00 PM, 2.00 PM–4:30 PM keeping Friday a holiday.


Jew town

As the name mentions, it is named after giving protection to jews from Kodungallore by King of Kochi in 1524. This is one of the best spot for antique products lovers, where the  narrow street is packed with shops and a walk through the lane can take you to an exploration of  the culture and  heritage of European, Arab, Indian etc. Best time to visit this area is evening, stretching to night giving a delightful ambience of lights.

Jewish synagogue

Situated very near to Jew town, carries a historical importance being the very oldest in existing synagogues. This monument is rich in its antique and architecture features appealing to  tourists. Entrance time restricted from morning – 10  to 12 and  afternoon – 3 to 5 except Fridays, Saturdays and Jewish holidays.


Bolghatty & Vypeen Islands

A small island with lush green and tranquil atmosphere is worth visiting. The Bolgatty Palace famous for its royal and rich building structure. The scenic view of Bolgatty Palace on the island  surrounded with backwaters fills the heart. Now this palace is under the authority  of KTDC running as a resort.


Marine Drive

Marine drive is the popular destination for a leisure evenings. A walk through this spot, overlooking the backwaters, sailing ships and boats

gives you an immense pleasure. Rainbow Bridge, Chinese Fishing  Net Bridge add beauty to this place  making unique in its creation. It is just about 3 Km from Ernakulam.


Hill Palace Museum

Kerala’s largest archaeological museum, is situated in Thrippunithura, named as Hill palace museum. This palace covers the area of about 55 acres. Museum has huge collection of antique and royal belongings of Cochin maharaja, was built in 1850 AD. It takes 12 km  distance  from southeast of Ernakulam to reach and is open to public all days except Mondays.


Cherai beach

It is one of the most visited beach delivering charming beauty of sunset and sunrise. Adjoin of  backwater and sea is a captivating  view, where coastline extends about 15 Km. It is situated 35 Km  away from Ernakulam. This beach is ideal for relaxation, especially to spend time with family, friends.

To reach these places, homestays will be the choice for accommodation in Kochi. There are several other places to visit in Kochi. Make your journey to Kochi a memorable  one, selecting the top rated homestays in Kerala, getting in touch with right tours and travels. We are glad to give all necessary guidance and details required for your picnic.