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More on Kerala, India

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Here are just some of them

     Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

      Wayanad's ethereal 345-sq-km sanctuary is accessible only by two-hour jeep safari (₹680), on which         you might spot langurs,         chital deer, sambar, peacocks,…

  • Periyar Tiger Reserve

    Bison, sambar, wild boar, langur, around 2000 elephants and 35 to 40 tigers wander the lushly green hills of South India’s most popular wildlife reserve,…

  • Pardesi Synagogue

    Originally built in 1568, Mattancherry's synagogue was partially destroyed by the Portuguese in 1662, and rebuilt two years later when the Dutch took…

  • Mattancherry Palace

    Mattancherry Palace was a generous gift presented to the Raja of Kochi, Veera Kerala Varma (1537–65), as a gesture of goodwill by the Portuguese in 1555…

  • Museum of History & Heritage

    Occupying a handsome 120-year-old heritage building within the Kerala Tourism complex, this intelligently presented museum traces Kerala's history and…

  • Napier Museum

    Housed in an 1880 wooden building designed by Robert Chisholm (a British architect whose Fair Isle–style version of the Keralite vernacular shows his…

  • Matha Amrithanandamayi Mission

    The incongruously salmon-pink Matha Amrithanandamayi Mission, 30km northwest of Kollam, is the famous ashram of one of India’s few female gurus,…


    Chinese Fishing Nets

    The unofficial emblems of Kerala’s backwaters, and perhaps the most photographed, are the half-dozen giant cantilevered Chinese fishing nets on Fort…


    Kerala Folklore Museum

    Created in Kerala style from ancient temples and beautiful old houses collected by its owner, an antique dealer, the family-run folklore museum houses a…


    Thirunelly Temple

    Thought to be one of the oldest temples on the subcontinent, Thirunelly Temple huddles beneath the Brahmagiri Hills 15km southwest of Tholpetty. Non…


    Hill Palace Museum

    Around 13km east of Ernakulam, this impressive 49-building palace complex was formerly the residence of the Kochi royal family. It now houses the…


    Edakkal Caves

    These remote hilltop 'caves' – more accurately a small series of caverns – are celebrated for the ancient collection of petroglyphs in their top chamber,…


    Fort St Angelo

    One of the earliest Portuguese settlements in India (constructed with permission from Kannur's rulers), the 1505 St Angelo Fort looms tall on a promontory…


    Wayanad Heritage Museum

    In the village of Ambalavayal, 12km southwest from Sultanbatheri near the Edakkal Caves, this small but fascinating museum exhibits tools, weapons,…


    Indo-Portuguese Museum

    The heritage of one of India’s earliest Catholic communities – including vestments, silver processional crosses, altarpieces from the Kochi diocese and…


    Parambikulam Tiger Reserve

    Encompassing 644 sq km of glorious Western Ghats terrain and wildlife, nestled behind three dams in a valley at altitudes of 300m to 1440m, Parambikulam…


    Bekal Fort

    The huge laterite-brick Bekal Fort, built between 1645 and 1660, is the largest in Kerala and sits on Bekal’s rocky headland with fine views. It passed…


    Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (Muthanga)

    The location of the eastern entry gate to Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, accessible by two-hour jeep safari only.

  • Anjengo Fort

    Fringed by colourful fishers' houses, 12km southeast of Varkala, this laterite-and-concrete fort was built by the British East India Company in 1695…

  • Krishnapuram Palace Museum

    Two kilometres south of Kayamkulam (35km north of Kollam), this restored mid-18th-century palace is one of the finest remaining examples of royal Kerala.

         THE LIST GOES ON AND ON.....


National Parks in Kerala

Silent Valley National Park

Eravikulam National Park

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Kerala

Top 18 Wildlife Sanctuaries in Kerala

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thekkady

Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Trivandrum

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary, Thrissur

Popular Attractions in Kerala

Pookode Lake

Chembra Peak

Idduki Dam

Banasura Sagar Dam

Mattupetty Dam

Wonderla Kochi

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