Kerala's ancient capital city is a beguiling mix of attractions
both modern and historic. There are temples, palaces and a fort to
admire, numerous museums and galleries and, when it's time to
relax, the beautiful golden-sanded Veli beach on which to soak up
Silent Valley / Indira Gandhi National Park
This vast, beautiful and ecologically diverse National Park is a
paradise for both birdwatchers and wildlife spotters who may
encounter a number of rare and endangerd species including the
magnificent Bengal tiger.
Formerly known as Cochin, this vibrant and cosmopolitan sea port
is a compelling melting pot of colonial history, liberally studded
with ancient temples, public parks and gardens, stunning
architecture, museums, galleries and cultural entertainment. A
commercial powerhouse, Kochi also offers some of the best shopping
opportunities in Kerala.
A traditional fishing village, Kovalam has become world-famous
for its three stunningly picturesque beaches: Lighthouse Beach,
Hawah Beach and Samudra Beach which together form a
seventeen-kilometre stretch of idyllic sands.
Built by the British as a summer resort and refuge from high
temperatures, Munnar is a town set among rolling green hills at an
altitude roughly 1,700 metres above sea level. Many tea plantations
can be found around Munnar and the town also provides easy access
to Eravikulam National Park.