Sabarimala Temple :
Sabarimala is a renowned pilgrim centre atop the rugged hills of the
Western Ghats. This holy shrine is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. The sanctum
sanctoram nestles 914 m above sea level, amidst the virgin forest wilderness
of the Western Ghats.
Bekal - Fort
Bekal fort, which is the largest and the best-preserved fort in Kerala is
the most important monument of the region. This fort, located on the
highway, is believed to have been built in the 1650's by Sivappa Naik of the
Ikkeri dynasty. Later it was transferred to Hyder Ali of Mysore and then to
On the Malabar coast along the Kerala shore line is a small village, called
Kovalam. This sleepy town suddenly came on the tourist map when its fabulous
beaches were discovered.
Athirappalli and Vazhachal, the two scenic and popular waterfalls on the
edge of the Sholayar forest ranges are just 5 km apart. The falls are very
popular with tourists. Athirappally is located 78 kms from Kochi, located at
the entrance to Sholayar ranges, this waterfall is a popular picnic spot.
Guruvayoor, where the famous Sree Krishna Temple is situated, is one of the
most sacred and important pilgrim centres of kerala. The walls of the
sanctum sanctorum are inlaid with exquisite mural paintings and carvings.
on Ambukuthi Hills, Edakkal caves are 10 kilometers from Sultanbathery, in
Wayanad district. Formed by a large split in a huge rock, the two natural
rock formations represent the world's richest pictographic gallery of its
One of the well known wildlife sanctuaries in the south, Periyar sanctuary
attracts a large number of nature lovers every year. Also called the
Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary, this place is ideal for watching the animals in
their natural habitat.
An architectural splendour, the Napier Museum combines traditional Kerala
style with the Chinese and Mughal influences much evident in its
architecture. The 19th century English architect, Chisholm, designed the
building, which houses a rare collection of archaoelogical and historical