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I heard Kerala is a nice place to travel and I was thinking it might be a good stop off on the way to Europe. Anyone got any ideas on things to see there?

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    Yes, there is heaps to see over there both in terms of natural beauty and history.

    I would definitely go to Kochi, its an old trading port that used to the the center of the spice trade. A must see are the chinese fishing nets along the harbour as well as the jewish synagouge (which dates to 1568 and is one of the oldest around)

    You can find more on the synagouge at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradesi_Synagogue

    Kerala is famous for its backwaters, a series of natural canals and rivers that criss cross the state. If you have time you should stay on a house boat, great fun.

    Kerala tourism website has more info http://www.keralatourism.org/. over 7 years ago

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    Nicholas, Depends on how many days you have. Yu can try out Kochi, Munnar and Alleppey backwaters about 6 years ago

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    Kochin is lovely. The synagogue is amazing and there is a fantastic little shop on the street up to the synagogue which sells lace which has been made by a womens collective. There are lots of nice places to stay and the restaurants are good. Ask for the special tea - beer served in teapots!

    Kochin is a great town to walk round - with fascinating history (mosques, synagogues etc), shopping and people. The fishing nets are amazing and I loved being able to chose my fish and have it cooked there and then for me. There are chi-chi places and there are basic places and everything in between. Walking from the town to the synagogue you go past wonderful buildings, art galleries and real life - you can see the stores for the spices all piled up and awaiting shipping. There are temples mixed in with shops selling nicknacks to shops selling some wonderful one-off garments : I bought an amazing scarf and also a piece of local art.

    We combined a few days in Kochin with a week on the beach near Alleppey - and when we were in Alleppey we did a day trip on a houseboat which was great. We negotiated for a good rate via our hotel who sorted out the houseboat. The day was lovely and they did a great meal for us.

    I loved the food - lots of fish cooked with spices and not really processed. The people were fascinating and so helpful and I had a great time in Kerala - apart from the driving! about 6 years ago

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    Dear Nicholas, it greatly depends upon what kind of interests you have. Kerala is known for its greenery, literacy, cultural heritage and what not? But you have to choose wisely what you need. I feel Kochi is nothing better than any other cities in India. There are a lot of other place that may catch your interest and capture your mind. I would recommend you Wayanadu, if you like nature. This is a less explored hill station, home to a lot of tribes having a very rich history of fighting the British. Blessed with a cool climate and good people. Many spots are there to see within short distances,say 40-50 Kms. about 6 years ago

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    it depends what you want to see
    try this link - it has all the info abt it http://www.keralatourism.org/index.php
    hope it will help almost 6 years ago

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    I really enjoyed Bekal Fort. almost 6 years ago

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    Make sure you go on a House boat trip in Alleppey, Kerala. over 5 years ago

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    Backwaters tour in Kerala is the most popular attractions in the state and the destinations among backwaters certainly attract the tourists and provide them with beautiful memories that they would be grateful for forever. Enjoying the feeling of peaceful and quiet environment of houseboats in the backwaters in Kerala tour attractions will give the visitor an experience will treasure for the rest of life. The land of backwaters offers various resorts that provide excellent facilities to the guest. There are several backwater destinations in Kerala.Kumarakom, Kochi, Kollam, Alleppey, Kozhikode, Thiruvallam and Trivandrum. over 3 years ago

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    Kerala has almost everything and best place is based on your taste or preference. If you love beaches, Kovalam (near Trivandrum) is the best. If you are looking for backwaters and houseboats, it's Allappey or Kumarakam (near Kottayam). If you need hill stations, tea estates, it's Munnar. And Wayanad (north of Kerala) for extremes of natural beauty.

    If you have an appetite for pilgrim centers, Kerala has plenty of such of Hindu, Christian & Muslim. Lots of famous temples, Churches / Basilicas / tombs of Saints, etc makes it a pilgrim center as well.

    Besides all these, there many other beautiful places like Ponmudi hills, Neyyar, etc (near Trivandrum), Thenmala eco-tourism, Jewish synagogues (Kochi), Bolgatti palace (Kochi) and the list go on.... keep exploring - enjoy Kerala at its best :)

    http://focuztours.com/destinations over 3 years ago

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    So many places are there to visit in Kerala, You can visit Kumarakom, Alappuzha, Kovalam, wayanad.Kerala is famous for Beaches, hill stations and Backwaters. for beaches you can visit Kovalma, and the famous hill station Munnar is in Kerala. Alappuzha and Kumarakom are famous for Back water tours. over 3 years ago

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    In Kerala places like Munnar Hill Stations, Kovalam Beaches, Alleppey, Verkala, Periyar, Kumarakom etc are the famous tourist spots.
    You can enjoy river tours in Kerala. Kerala is also famous for perfect Honeymoon Destinations. over 3 years ago

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    6 Top Kerala Tourist Places

    1. Kerala Backwaters
    2. Fort Kochi
    3. Periyar National Park
    4. Varkala
    5. Munnar
    6. Wayanad over 3 years ago

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    Kerala is also known as "God's Own Country". Tourism in Kerala is also known for its Backwater tours, serene sandy beaches, tranquil stretches of palm-fringed emerald backwaters, lush green hill stations, state-of-the art, Ayurveda resorts, rich cultural heritage, festivals and Kathakali dance etc. Enjoy all this and more, on your holidays in Kerala. over 3 years ago

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    Kerala as you would know is known mostly for its scenic beauty. Kerala has a wide variety of tourist attractions.and since your question is not really specific as to exactly what is of your interest; i would suggest you to visit the kerala govt. tourist website. over 2 years ago

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    cochi and the houseboat about 2 years ago

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    Cheri beach
    My Favorite places in kerala are
    Edakkal caves
    Kerala Backwaters
    Thiruvanandhapuram beach
    Alappuzha beach about 2 years ago

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    The best places to visit in kerala are munnar and wayanad... If you are looking for 1 day trip or 2 days you can prefer munnar. But if are preferring 3 or 5 days trip you have to go with wayanad. Wayanad there is lot of places to visit. There is lot of rivers, caves, wild life adventures are waiting for tourists. You can see everything detail in the site: http://www.wayanad-tours.com/ about 1 year ago

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    Here are some most popular palaces in Kerala,

    Kozhikode 9 months ago

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Map of Kerala