Tourist Places in India with Location:KERALA for UPSC

Kerala is also called as the “GOD’S OWN COUNTRY”
*THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
-Capital of Kerala
-Padmanabhaswamy, Vishnu temple
-Also known as ‘Trivandrum’

*KOVALAM BEACH
-Located 18KM southeast to Thiruvananthapuram.
-it comes under Thiruvananthapuram dirstrict.

*VARKALA BEACH
-It is commonly called as ‘Papanasham’, which means ‘Wash out our Sins’.
-Located in Thiruvananthapuram district.

*BACKWATERS OF KERALA
-Backwaters of Kerala comprise of 5 large lakes, lagoons, many rivers and man-made canals which is known as National Waterway-3.
-It extends from Kottapuram to Kollam.

*KOCHI
-Also known as Cochin, a port city.
-Known as “The Queen of Arabian Sea”

*KOLLAM
-Here we find the second largest lake in Kerala, ASHTAMUDI.

*ALAPPUZHA
-It is also known as Alleppey.
-It is called as “The Venice of the East” as it is popular for its House Boat cruise.

*VEMBANAD LAKE
-It is the longest lake in India and the largest lake in Kerala.

*KUMARAKOM
-It is a village on Vembanad lake.

*MUZURIS
-It was an ancient trading port, located north to Kochi.
-Now it is being developed by the Kerala government as a heritage project.

*MUNNAR
-It is a very popular hill staion which served as the Summer Resort for the British.
-the special attraction here is the Neelakurinji flower which blooms once in 12 years. It doesn’t grow in any other part of the world.
-The highest peak in south India, Anaimudi is located here.

*KOZHIKODE
-It is also known as Calicut.
-Vasco Da Gama set the first step in India at Calicut.

*IDUKKI
*KANNUR, a coastal city.
*MALAPPURAM
*PALAKKAD
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