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.

Tips for choosing homestays in Kochi

We all search for the most comfortable accommodation in our journey. Now, the trend has been changed in selecting homestays over hotels and lodges. Kochi,  If a  homestay can provide  the real feel of  home away from home, then why to go for other options? Most travelers prefer to reside homestay because of the facilities and comfort level. The one noticed peculiarity of these homestays are  affordable charges. Kochi, the trading and  tour hub of Kerala, has been enriched with homestays welcoming the tourists.



The choice of homestay varies from stay in heritage homes, colonial Bungalows, boat houses etc. giving a unique experience in throughout your journey. It is advisable to visit any place considering the festival season. They will be providing offers and can be part of the special occasion knowing the tradition and culture. It is recommended to visit from August to January

Justifying to the saying, Adhiti Devo Bhava, means “Guest is God”, homestays in Kochi are enthusiastic to bestow the gratifying hospitality. Some of the homestays will even be keen to fulfill the purpose of your journey by arranging other activities including wildlife and trekking, houseboat travel, Sunset cruise in motor boat, visits to beaches, waterfalls, forts nearby etc


Apart from these, there are hosts even ready to present you live cooking sessions for guests if they are interested in trying the variety cuisine of Kerala. While choosing homestay, one has to consider the companions traveling along with. If you are going with family with elder people, check for the type of rooms available and if you are going with friends it is not a big deal unless until you together can adjust.

There are few things to keep in mind while choosing homestays in Kochi on your journey

  • Make sure your homestay is not so far away from the other destinations that you have to reachMake an inquiry via phone or online before you book any homestay
  • Make a plan of journey in which how many days you need to stay in homestay
  • Check the online presence and reviews before booking
  • Be clear about the rates and tariffs along with additional taxes
  • Enquire the facilities available like, wifi, hot water availability, pick-up etc
  • Whether they provide vegetarian food or non-vegetarian food
  • Always keep necessary ID cards at the time if Check-in
  • Cross check whether the charge is budget friendly
  • Check for laundry facilities
  • Recommended to keep a power backup
  • Get acquaintances with the managing team and hosts
  • Keep communication after booking till you reach the destination
  • Try to know details about the transportation facility to other picnic spots from your homestay

Some of the homestays in Kochi offer Ayurvedic Spa and related treatments to gain complete rejuvenation.
This Ayurvedic treatment will gift a refreshing experience. Along with this, There are few homestays offers Yoga and meditation as a special package including wellness treatments in Ayurveda and make arrangements for the Kerala’s traditional performances like Kathakali, Kalaripayattu etc. Most of the foreigners prefer to explore these authentic essence of Kerala’s culture.

There are a lot more to be know and taken care while choosing a homestay over hotel or resort. If you need any guidance and further assistance for booking, connect with us.We are here to deliver the trustworthy services