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Tourist Places in North Kerala

Tourist places to visit in North Kerala include Thiruvallam Backwaters, Banasura Dam, Thenmala, Thenmala, Lakkidi Viewpoint, Ponmudi, and many more.

White beaches, verdant hills, lush tropical vegetation, crisscrossing rivers, and quiet backwaters are just a few of the exciting tourist places in North Kerala. Add in the smells of spices and coffee in the air, friendly inhabitants, a distinct culture, and a well-regulated tourism industry, and you have a winning combination. When you add in the wealth and diversity of animal and avian life found in the surrounding deep jungles, you have the recipe for a fantastic vacation that is suitable for both a relaxing family vacation and an exciting backpacking Kerala trip.

Take a look at some of the best North Kerala destinations that you might want to explore on your next holiday. Silent Valley National Park is known for its diverse collection of animals, birds, insects, and butterflies while Valiyaparamba Backwaters attracts tourists with its  picturesque setting and tranquility. Heading over to the famous Thattekad Bird Sanctuary,  you will come across a wide range of  bird species spread across a sprawling area.

Here is the list of best tourist places to visit in North Kerala:

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Silent Valley National Park

Despite the fact that there are several must-see destinations in North Kerala, Silent Valley stands out. It is the ideal location for experiencing the Western Ghats' biodiversity as  well as one of the popular tourist places in North Kerala. The Silent Valley National Park, located in the Palakkad district's north-eastern corner, is home to over 1000 flowering plants.

It's fascinating to note that this park is home to over 110 orchid species. This park also has a diverse collection of animals, birds, butterflies, and insect species for visitors to enjoy. The region's tropical evergreen forest serves as a nursery for exotic flora and wildlife

-Explore River Hut
-Enjoy the Photo Exhibition
-Walk with Master
-Go to the Sairandhri Safari

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Valiyaparamba Backwaters

Valiyaparamba, in the Kasaragod district in North Kerala, is a popular backwater vacation. Aside from that, it's a well-known fishing spot. This lovely backwater tourist destination is about an hour's drive from Bekal. The Valiyaparamba Backwaters are one of the most popular summer vacation spots in the state's northern districts.

Boat trips through the region's picturesque backwaters are an unforgettable experience. Visitors to the Valiyaparamba backwaters should make a point of visiting the beautiful Bekal Fort and the neighbouring attractions.

-Explore the Bekal Fort
-Enjoy the Boat Ride to Valiyaparamba Island


Thiruvallam Backwaters

These backwaters are near to the lovely Thiruvallam, Velli, and Kovalam, with the Arabian Sea in the west and the pristine Western Ghats in the east. There are numerous locations on Poovar's streets where you may negotiate and reserve houseboats. Don't miss the tranquil Lighthouse Beach, the Neyyar River Estuary, and the Pieta Church.

The Thiruvallam backwaters are around 6 kilometres from Trivandrum, Kerala's capital. The Sree Parasurama Temple in Thiruvallam is a religiously significant site. The park near Akkulam Lake in Thiruvallam is said to be Kerala's largest and most popular tourist attraction.

-Sight the famous rivers Killi and Karamana.
-Enjoy the Veli Lagoon and Akulam Boat Club

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Banasura Dam

Because of its gorgeous nature, unusual animals, and stunning tourist sites, Wayanad is unquestionably one of most sought after  tourist places in North Kerala. Those planning a journey to the state's northern regions can consider visiting Wayanad. The Banasura Sagar Dam is a stunning sight in this district. It's about a 21-kilometer drive from Kalpetta.

Visitors will be delighted by the magnificent landscape of mountains over the Dam, in addition to the gorgeous nature. Because of the development of little islands and the crystal blue water of the Banasura Lake, this location is a photographer's dream, especially during the monsoon season.

-Enjoy Boating and Trekking
-Trek to Meenmutty Falls
-Rock Climbing at Suchipara Falls



Nelliyampathy is one of the best tourist places in North Kerala that is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. The fact that this panoramic region in North Kerala has so many tourist attractions is one of the numerous advantages of picking this destination for your trip.

In fact, to see all of the must-see sights in this region, you'll need at least two days. Nelliyampathy Hill, Seethargundu Viewpoint, and Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the most well-known attractions in this area.

-Virgin hills of Nelliyampathy
-Spot rare animal species at Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary.
-Enjoy spectacular aerial views from the Seetharkundu Viewpoint
-Go for Paragliding and Paramotoring



Thenmala is India's first planned ecotourism destination, located at the crossroads of the Kollam-Shenkottai and Trivandrum-Shenkottai roads. The major hill ranges of Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, and Kollam districts are covered by ten ecotourism destinations. Because the name 'Thenmala' means 'Honey Hill,' it's no wonder that high-quality honey is exported from this region.

The dense forest in the area is also noted for its valuable lumber, which is in high demand across the country. Its landscape is filled with woods, rubber plantations, and tree plantations, and it was named one of the world's top eco-friendly projects by the World Tourism Organization.

-Mountain Biking
-Rock Climbing
-River Crossing
-Butterfly Safari


Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary is located in the Kothamangalam Taluk of Ernakulam district, on the northern bank of the Periyar River, and is spread out over 25 square kilometres. It is about 60 kilometres north-east of Kochi. Dr Salim Ali recognised Thattekad as the richest bird habitat in peninsular India in 1930, and it was designated as a Bird Sanctuary in 1983. Because the forest is home to a diverse range of deciduous forest and evergreen trees,

it provides a secure haven for birds. As a result, it's a fascinating area for birders and wildlife aficionados to visit.

-Bird watching at Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
-Sight the Elephants, leopards and sloths at Sanctuary


Marine Drive

Marine is a lovely and attractive promenade in Kochi that overlooks the city's backwaters. It is a well-known must-see destination for tourists and locals alike. It's a 140-meter boardwalk that connects the Jankar Jetty (north) to the Ernakulam Boat Jetty (south) (South). It's on the edge of a backwater that starts behind the Children's Park and ends near Shanmugham Road.

It's covered in red-carpet super tiles with black dots. On ash grey tiles, wooden seats with cast-ironed, weather-proof chairs provide the ultimate in leisure

-Chowpatty Beach
-Evening Walks at Beach
-Enjoy the majestic Arabian Sea at Gallery



Ponmudi is a lovely tiny hamlet in Trivandrum, Kerala, nestled in the lap of the Western Ghats, surrounded by tea estates, beautiful green hills and valleys, cascades and streams. The most popular activity is hiking and mountain climbing on Agasthyarkoodam, the region's highest peak.

Explore the Golden Valley's wilderness and relax by the freshwater springs and Kallari River to receive the best of both worlds. Take a stroll through the deer park and up to the Ponmudi crest.

-Hiking and Mountain Climbing on Agasthyarkoodam
-Explore the Golden Valley
-Sight the Deers at Deer Park


Lakkidi Viewpoint

Lakkidi, also known as the Wayanad Gateway, is one of Kerala's most stunning tourist spots. There's a lot to see and do in this monsoon destination, which boasts the state's greatest rainfall region. The beautiful streams and lush foliage of the hills attract visitors.

It's also a well-known hill station in the state, with plenty of luxury hotels and resorts to choose from for comfortable lodging. Observing the beautiful nights and magical sunrise from Lakkidi Viewpoint can be one of the most memorable experiences for any visitor.

-Visit the Chain Tree
-Experience the spectacular snaky and zigzag road


Malamphuza Garden and Dam,

Malampuzha Garden and Dam is a must-see tourist attraction in Kerala's northwestern region. The stunningly planted garden in front of the dam is a sight to behold. This breathtaking picnic location, located near Palakkad at the slopes of the Western Ghats, provides excellent boating opportunities for visitors.

Because of its theme parks and well-kept gardens, it is one of Kerala's most kid-friendly resorts. The ropeway, a fish-shaped aquarium, a lovely rock garden, and a snake park are just a few of the attractions that draw visitors to this location. The rock garden, which is made up of broken and undesired tiles, bangles, and other waste items, is unquestionably a highlight of Malampuzha.

-Visit the Rock Garden
-Pedal Boating at Malampuzha Gardens
-Get a Thrilled Experience of The Rope Way



Kuruvadweep is a popular tourist destination in Wayanad, around 14 kilometres from Mananthawady. It is a series of islets on the Kabini River that cover 950 acres of gorgeous evergreen forests. Kuruvadweep's islets provide a sanctuary for both indigenous and migratory birds.

Visitors to this charming tourist destination can take in some rare orchids, wild flowers, and a diverse range of plants. Kuruvadweep is an unusual holiday location excellent for those looking for some peace and tranquility. The area is very well-known among hikers.

-Enjoy Bamboo Rafting
-Experience the flora and fauna of the river Kabini

People Also Ask About Kerala

  1. Which are the best tourist places in North Kerala to visit at Night?

    1.Thenmala : Thenmala is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kollam, Kerala and a one of the most sought after tourist places in North Kerala, nestled amongst the lush trees of the Western Ghats. Thenmala is India's first planned ecotourism destination, featuring winding roads lined with rubber and tea plantations. The term 'Thenmala,' which translates to Honey Hill and refers to the region's availability of high-quality honey, is spread over acres of dense wood trees. Because of the surrounding flower variety, this honey has medicinal characteristics and is exported in considerable quantities.

    2. Muzhappilangad Beach: 
    The Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach in Kannur is known for several superlatives, including being India's longest drive-in beach, Apart from being one of the best tourist places in North Kerala, it also happens to be one of Kannur's cleanest beaches, and, most significantly, one of the best drive-in beaches on the entire Asian continent!

    3.Chembra Peak: 
    The Chembra Point, at an altitude of 2000 metres above sea level, is located near Meppadi and approximately 8 kilometres south of Kalpetta, and is the highest peak of the Wayanad Hill Range. The Chembra summit provides a panoramic view of not only the Wayanad district, but also parts of Kozhikode, Malappuram, and Nilgiri. The mountain, as well as the surrounding lush flora and the well-known heart-shaped lake, make it a traveler's paradise.

  2. Which are the best couple friendly tourist places in North Kerala?

    1. Guruvayur:Guruvayur, a small town in the Thrissur district, is well known for the Guruvayur Temple, India's third-largest temple, which houses Lord Krishna. The temple is thought to be one of the world's 108 most heavenly Vishnu shrines. Along with Tirupati and Sabarimala, Guruvayoor has become one of the most important destinations of worship in Southern India.

    2. Thattekad Bird Sanctuary:
    Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, on the northern bank of the Periyar River near Kothamangalam in Ernakulam, is known for its diverse birdlife. It was the first Bird Sanctuary in Kerala to be examined by Dr. Salim Ali (India's birdman), who described it as the richest environment he had ever seen. This refuge was established in 1983 as a result of this well-known ornithologist's recommendations.

    3. Silent Valley National Park:
    With its lush green forests and breathtaking vistas of the rich flora and fauna, the Silent Valley National Park is a favourite destination for environment and animal lovers from all over the world. The Silent Valley National Park is located in the Kundali Hills of the Western Ghats in Kerala, India, and covers an area of 89 square kilometres. This national park is a marvel to behold, with its long and extensive history as well as its unique status as a rainforest. A vacation to this portion of Kerala is only made more worthwhile by the well-planned Safari and the gorgeous stop-overs around the park.

  3. What is the best time to visit North Kerala?

    North Kerala is best visited between September and February, when the weather is cooler. Summers (March to May) are too hot, and monsoons (June to August) might bring downpours that are stronger than expected, making them unsuitable for all travellers. However, for some, it can be a lovely mix of festivities, gorgeous views, and the much-discussed Ayurvedic therapies

  4. Why is North Kerala famous for?

    North Kerala is famous for its White beaches, verdant hills and the blooming tropical foliage. The crisscrossing rivers and calm backwaters, altogether make this place a totally dreamy destination.
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11 July 2019
It Was an Awesome Trip To Munnar , Pros: Traveling On Month Of July (monsoon Season) Make The Place More Special . The Place Where The Camping Held Has Given Stunning Panoramic View Of The Western Ghats and the Valley of Theni. On Way To Campsite You Can Also have A Chance To Encounter With Wild Animals Which is also an Thrilling Experince. The Dinner and Breakfast Which Provided By the Tour Company Was Quiet Decent. Memorable Moments And FunFilled Trip Is Guarantee . Cons : Food are Really Expensive on Outside Of The Campiste Residency If You Are Planning A Other Activities Than Camping Beware Of The Activities You Pick bcoz In Some Places( Example :Elephant Safari,Etc..) They Charge You More Than It Deserve Since I Had Private Tour I Did Not Have Problem With Restroom Facilities (because Campsite Was Near The Building Of The Tour Company ) I havn't Seen Any Restroom On The Places Of Group Tour Camp So Please Enquire Before The Begging Of Your Camping. --- At Last One Line Decrption --- " Nature Always Wears The Colors Of The Spirits " Live In The Moments In Munnar Have A Good Life :)
16 April 2015
Brajesh Jain Paragliding In Vagamon
Paragliding was a an absolute delightful experience for me. it was my first time and intially it was a little scary but when you start your flight its amazing. also the pilot was really friendly and explaining me everything from important points about the place and his experience of flying. best parts was when he was doing stunts like flying 360 degree. it was a very memorable experience.
04 November 2020
Arun is really a gem of a person. He is very informative, really kind and soft spoken. He shared knowledge about tea plantation and Munnar history too. Arun is also a good photographer and he captures amazing shots. The view is lovely as fog passes by. Also the trek is amazing given the distance and route. Arun also managed to provide a light snack and lunch on our way and we spent a fantastic time. The seven hills Lakshmi trek is really beautiful way to look at beauty of Munnar. Highly recommended.
11 October 2020
Ideal spot for family and friends to experience a complete riverside vacation at a very reasonable price.
25 May 2015
My money spent on this trip was totally worth it and i strongly recommend this as a holiday point for you.Especially i liked that ride on the houseboat, which is a typical and very famous tourist attraction in Kerala and you gonna love that too.
19 February 2021
Sreerag Parayil Paragliding In Vagamon
Very good experience. Camera battery was weak and he hence our on air video was not fully captured.
28 January 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed the trip.The Jeep Safari was a very thrilling experience.The tent stay was perfect and the food was good.I would definitely recommend it for a group of friends ,looking for a weekend getaway.Kindly contact the host before reaching the campsite since network will not be available there.
21 January 2021
Stunning view, great place, great staff, helpful BUT Cottages need some repair/maintenance Linens are old and worn out and FOOD isn't good at all. I would still rate a 4 star for its view, location, and friendly staff. TO the management, please work on the food at the least and also some maintenance of the room, linen, rest assured you have a great location to always cash on tourists across all seasons.
We went to Wayanad for a family trip and booked this farmhouse from Thrillophilia at the best price as compared to other sites. The location of stay was nice, the scenic views from the room were amazing, The rooms were spacious, comfortable. The food served at the stay was so yummy, totally loved the food, they even arranged bonfire in the evening, it was a great experience.
Recently I went to Wayanad with my friends and we booked this beautiful stay, the location of stay was amazing amidst the lush coffee estate. The rooms were comfortable & cozy, the food served at the stay was amazing, the staff was kind & helpful, proper precautions were taken for covid, We enjoyed the guided plantation walk & cycling tour.

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