A mere one and a half hour’s road journey separates the beaches of
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) from Ponmudi Hills, one of the nest
Tourist Spots in Kerala. The name Ponmudi, a hill station so close
to the sea, in Malayalam means golden crown. On the way to Ponmudi,
the thick tropical forest greets one at the foot of the Ponmudi hill range.
Munnar - breathtakingly beautiful - a haven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country.
Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the
colonial days. One of the most popular hill stations in India, Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams -
Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala.
Alleppey 'Venice of the East', figures prominently on the tourist trail
as one of the major centers for backwater boat trips, served by ferries
to Quilon and Kottayam in particular. One of the best-known ports along the
coast of Malabar, it is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’. Alappuzha
has the peculiar geographical feature of having the water in level with the
land. This gives the advantage of getting a closer look at the village life on
shore while on a backwater ride.
Kovalam is a world-famous beach resort, which has been a favorite spot
for tourists since 1930s. This beach has lovely coconut palms fringe
the golden sands. Foreigners throng Ayurvedic parlors, yoga and
meditation centers, that have sprung up all over the place. There are a
number of beach resorts in and around Kovalam. The sea port of
Vizhinjam is about 3 km away and famous for its special varieties of
fish, old Hindu temples, big churches and a Muslim shrine.