Popularly known as 'God's Own Country', Kerala is a destination for every tourist who is
looking for a place that has a surplus of exciting day activities and scintillating night life. Acclaimed as one of the 'ten paradises of the world' and one of the '50 must see destinations of a lifetime' by National Geographic's Traveller Magazine, this state boasts of a stunning unification of tranquil backwaters, spectacular mountain ranges and exotic wildlife sanctuaries. Kerala tourist places also include historical monuments, religious sites and villages based on eco-tourism.
The 550 km long stretch of the Arabian Sea shoreline of Kerala is dotted with some of the most iconic beaches in the world. Kovalam Beach, which envelopes three semi-circular beaches, including the famous Lighthouse Beach, is one of the most charming and the most visited beaches in the state. Varkala Beach, Alapuzha Beach, Kollam Beach, Cherai Beach, Kozhikode Beach and Muzhappilangadu Beach are some of the other Kerala beaches, which attract a number of tourists from all parts of the world.
Places to visit in Kerala are not confined to beaches. Blessed with the immense natural beauty, the state also thrives as a popular eco-tourist destination. Akkalum Tourist Village, Thenmala Eco-Tourist Village and Kumbalangi Model Village are some of the eco-tourism villages, which provide majestic views. Due to the presence of the Blue Mountains of the Western Ghats within its territory, the place proudly presents some beautiful hill stations and dozens of waterfalls. Munnar, nestling in Amundi, is the most visited hill station of Kerala and is popular as the 'Honeymoon Capital' of the state.