Famous cities and forts of Kerala

Famous cities and forts of Kerala

It's fair to say that a visit to India is incomplete without visiting the 'God's Land', Kerala.

Strategically located at the southwestern tip of India and covering an area of ​​approximately 38,800 square kilometers, Kerala is a beautiful Indian state of unparalleled natural beauty.

This serene and laid-back beauty makes Kerala one of the most popular destinations frequented by travelers from all over the world.

In addition to its pleasant green landscape and long coastline, Kerala is blessed with rugged mountains, dense forests, picturesque rolling hills, sparkling waterfalls, gurgling rivers and quiet backwaters. It is truly a picture of heaven on earth!

Geographic location: The Arabian Sea lies to the west of Kerala, with Tamil Nadu and the Western Ghats to the south and east. Karnataka is located north of Kerala and the capital of Kerala is Thiruvananthapuram.

Climate: Most of Kerala is humid and hot, except for the highlands. Kerala has summer from March to May and winter from December to February. In Kerala, just after the end of the hot and humid summer season, the monsoon starts around June and lasts until mid-October.

Many people visit Kerala from June to enjoy its rain-washed beauty.

Dynamic City of Kerala

Kerala is home to many vibrant cities, each with its own distinct facets. Let's look at some of them –

    • Thiruvananthapuram – Thiruvananthapuram, also known as Trivandrum, is the capital of Kerala and is home to several government buildings, temples, museums, beaches and historical monuments.
    • KozhikodeCalicut – Calicut or Kozhikode is a port city in the state of Kerala located north of the coast. As a port city, Carricode experienced a prosperous boom in its early years. Today, Calicut is known for its trade in spices and other products, and has several monuments, beaches and nature reserves.
    • "Other attractions include Kozhikode Planetarium in Calicut, Sikoti Lighthouse and Veliyamkar Rock."

    • Kochi - Kochi or Cochin is located on the southwest coast of the Ernakulam district of Kerala and is the commercial center of Kerala. The name Cochin generally refers to the region including Cochin, Mattancherry, Ernakulam, Fort Cochin, Willingdon, Vypeen and other villages and towns.
    • Kasaragod - Kasaragod district is famous for Bekal Fort located here. Located in the northernmost part of Kerala, it is home to beautiful forts, temples and other specimens of Kerala's rich culture and heritage. Tourists love to experience the calm backwaters here, and boat rides are also very popular.
    • Alleppey (Alleppey) - Alleppey is near the sea. The city of Alleppey is known for its quiet backwaters, exciting boat races and tranquil lakes and rivers. The natural beauty and variety of animals and birds found here is truly impressive. No wonder Alleppey is a popular tourist destination in Kerala.

Attractive tourist destination in Kerala

Forts and Museums of Kerala - Looking Back in Time

Bekal Fort, Kasaragod – Built in 1650, Bekal Fort is located about 15 km from Kasaragod and he is considered one of the best preserved forts in Kerala.

Kutiramalika Palace Museum, Thiruvananthapuram - Built by King Travancore, this palace museum is a perfect example of the elaborate and detailed Travancore architecture that was in vogue at the time.

Visiting this museum today, you can see some paintings of the royal family who lived here.

Napier Museum, Thiruvananthapuram – This is his famous 19th century museum in Kerala, which houses rare historical artefacts such as ornaments and idols.

Pazhassiraja Museum & Art Gallery, Kozhikode - This museum is located he 5 km from Kozhikode and has numerous exhibits. This includes pottery and old coins. A nearby art gallery offers a glimpse into the life of Raja Ravi Varma.

Kerala is colorful and beautiful. Are you ready to experience its beauty?

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