Kerala Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Kerala - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Anchuthengu Beach and Anjengo Fort

The pristine Anchuthengu beach, 12 km (7½ miles) south of Varkala, is the location of a lighthouse and the ruins of the British Anjengo...

Chinese Fishing Nets

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

The precarious-looking bamboo and wood structures hovering like cranes over the waterfront are Kochi's famous Chinese fishing nets. Although...

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

This wildlife sanctuary in the Annamalai Hills spreads 90 square km (35 square miles) across Tamil Nadu and Kerala is considered a better...

Dutch Palace

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Built by the Portuguese in the mid-16th century as a gift for the Rajas of Cochin, this two-story structure reflects elements of traditional...

Fort St. Angelo

  • Military Site

In 1505 the Portuguese built Fort St. Angelo, with the consent of the ruling Kolathiri Raja, in order to protect their interests in the...

Kanhirode Weaving Cooperative

  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

The Kanhirode Weaving Cooperative is strewn with yarns of all colors, set out to dry after dyeing. You can watch the weavers at their...

Kappil Lake

Eight kilometers (5 miles) north of Varkala lies Kappil Lake, where sand and ocean meets the backwaters. There's a beach, pedal boats...

Kuthiramalika (Puthenmalika) Palace Museum

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

The 18th-century Kuthiramalika (Puthenmalika) Palace Museum, or Horse Palace, has carved rosewood ceilings and treasures of the royal...

Napier Museum and Trivandrum Zoo

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In an 80-acre park at the north end of M. G. Road are the many attractions of the Museum and Art Gallery Complex. Each part of the complex...

Odayam and Thiruvambady Beaches

Sparkling Odayam, the next beach north of Varkala, is considered part of the town but is about 2 km (1 mile) away. It's quieter and even...

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