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Famous Cities in Kerala

Ambalappuzha

Ambalappuzha is a small town in the Alappuzha district of Kerala state, south India. It is located 14 km south of Alappuzha which is the district headquarters. Ambalapuzha is divided into the two panchayats of Ambalapuzha North and Ambalapuzha South.

Kanhangad

Kanhangad or Kanjangad is a major town and a municipality in the Kasaragod District, state of Kerala, India. It is 28 km from the district headquarters of Kasaragod town. Some parts of Kanhangad town is called Ajanur. But Ajanur is only a bureaucratic nicety.

Kannur

Kannur is a city and a Municipal Corporation in Kannur district, state of Kerala, India. Kannur district is known as the land of Looms and Lores, because of the loom industries functioning in the district and ritualistic folk arts held in temples. Kannur is famous for its pristine beaches, Theyyam, its native performing art, and its handloom industry.

Kottayam

Kottayam is a municipal town in the Indian state of Kerala. It was one of the main centres of literature and hence was called Akshara Nagari or Land of Letters. Many of the first Malayalam dailies like Deepika, Malayala Manorama, Mangalam were started and are headquartered in Kottayam.

Kovalam

Kovalam is a beach town by the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala, India, located around 16km south of the city center. Kovalam first received attention when the Regent Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bayi of Travancore constructed her beach resort, Halcyon Castle, here towards the end of the 1920s. Thereafter the place was brought to the public eye by her nephew the Maharaja of Travancore.

Munnar

Munnar is a town in the Western Ghats mountain range in India’s Kerala state. A hill station and former resort for the British Raj elite, it's surrounded by rolling hills dotted with tea plantations established in the late 19th century. Eravikulam National Park, a habitat for the endangered mountain goat Nilgiri tahr, is home to the Lakkam Waterfalls, hiking trails and 2,695m-tall Anamudi Peak.

Palakkad

Palakkad also known as Palghat, is a city and municipality in the state of Kerala in southern India. In earlier times, Palakkad was known as Palakkattussery. Palakkad is the seventh most populous town in Kerala and lies near the Palghat Gap. Malayalam is the generally spoken language in Palakkad.

Punalur

Punalur is a city situated near the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border in the Kollam district of the southern Indian state of Kerala. It is situated on the banks of the Kallada River and derives its name from the Tamil words; punal, meaning 'water' and ooru, meaning 'city', literally, 'city of water'.

Taliparamba

Taliparamba is known as a Town of Temples as many Hindu temples of international reputation are located here. The Trichambaram Temple is so reputed that many popular devotional songs in Malayalam language are based upon a visit to the temple. The Raja Rajeshwari Temple at Mukkola is also equally famous.

Alappuzha

Alappuzha also known as Alleppey, is the administrative headquarters of Alappuzha District of Kerala state of southern India. Alappuzha is considered to be the oldest planned city in this region and the lighthouse built on the coast of the city is the first of its kind along the Laccadive Sea coast.

Bekal

Bekal is a small town in the Kasaragod district on the West coast of the state of Kerala, India. There are several attractions in the area the giant keyhole shaped Bekal Fort, the golden expanse of a beautiful beach surrounding the fort, backwaters and hill destinations and the water sport facilities nearby.

Chalakudy

Chalakudy is a municipal town situated on the banks of Chalakudy River in Thrissur District of the Kerala State in India. It is the base camp for travellers to Athirappilly and Vazhachal Falls.

Cherthala

Cherthala is a town located in the district of Alappuzha, in the state of Kerala, India. The town is well known after the Karthyayani Devi temple, located in the center of the town. Another temple in Cherthala town is the Muttathu Thirumala Devaswam temple.

Devikulam

Devikulam is a small hill station about 5 kilometres from Munnar in the Idukki District of the southern state of Kerala, India. According to legend, the goddess Sita Devi of the Ramayana epic bathed in the beautiful Devikulam lake waters surrounded by lush, green hills, now named Sita Devi Lake.

Guruvayur

Guruvayur also written as Guruvayoor or Gurupavanapuri, is a municipal town in Thrissur District, of Kerala State in India. It houses the Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple, the fourth largest temple in India in terms of the number of devotees visiting per day.

Aranmula

Aranmula is a temple village in the state of Kerala, India. A centre of pilgrimage from time immemorial and a trade post of eminence, when the river was the chief means of transport, it is near Kozhenchery in Pathanamthitta District.

Kalpetta

Kalpetta is a town and a municipality in the Wayanad district, state of Kerala, India. Kalpetta is the headquarters of Wayanad district as well as the headquarters of Vythiri taluk. It is a bustling town surrounded by dense coffee and tea plantations and mountains.

Kayamkulam

Kayamkulam is a town on the Arabian Sea in the Alappuzha district of Kerala, Indian state. Located on the western coast of India, it was an ancient maritime trading centre. One of the largest thermal power plants in Kerala, the Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Plant run by the NTPC, is situated in Kayamkulam. Krishnapuram Palace is located nearby. Many old cashew factories can also be seen in the locality.

Kottarakkara

Kottarakkara is a town and municipality in Kollam District, in Kerala state, India. The town is close to Kollam Port, which has a rich history linked to the early medieval period as well as a reputation as an important commercial, industrial and trading center.

Kozhikode

Kozhikode also known as Calicut, is a city in the state of Kerala in southern India on the Malabar Coast. Kozhikode is the largest urban area in the state and 195th largest urban area in the world. The city lies about 275 km west of Bangalore.

Mattancherry

Mattancherry is a locality in the city of Kochi, India. It is said that the cheri (street) full of mutton butchers gradually became muttoncheri which is spelled now as mattancherry.

Pathanamthitta

Pathanamthitta is a town and a municipality situated in the Central Travancore region in the state of Kerala, south India. The Hindu pilgrim centre Sabarimala is situated in the Pathanamthitta district; as the main transport hub to Sabarimala, the town is known as the 'Pilgrim Capital of Kerala'.

Thalassery

Thalassery is a commercial town on the Malabar Coast in Kannur district, in the state of Kerala, India. Thalassery has played a significant historical, cultural, educational and commercial role in the history of India, especially during the colonial period.

Thrissur

Thrissur originally Thiru Siva Peroor and previously known by its anglicised form as Trichur, is the fourth largest city, the third largest urban agglomeration in Kerala and the 20th largest in India. The City is built around a hillock called the Thekkinkadu Maidan which seats the Vadakkumnathan temple. Thrissur was once the capital of the Kingdom of Cochin.

Varkala

Varkala is a coastal town and municipality in Thiruvananthapuram district situated in the Indian state of Kerala.

Kappad

Kappad is a famous beach near Kozhikode, India, where the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama landed on 20 May 1498. His voyage established the sea route from Europe to India. This established a permanent route from Europe to India.

Kasaragod

Kasaragod , is a town and a municipality in the Kasaragod district, state of Kerala. Kasaragod experiences a Tropical monsoon climate under the Köppen climate classification.

Kodungallur

Kodungallur is a municipality in the South Western border of Thrissur district of Kerala, India. The area contains several historical and religious sites.

Kuttanad

Kuttanadu is a region covering the Alappuzha and Kottayam Districts, in the state of Kerala, India, well known for its vast paddy fields and geographical peculiarities. The region has the lowest altitude in India, and is one of the few places in the world where farming is carried around 1.2 to 3.0 metres (4 to 10 ft) below sea level.

Malampuzha

Malampuzha is a village in Palakkad district of Kerala, South India. Malampuzha Dam is located eight km from Palakkad town. The main attractions are the suspension bridge, the cable car ride and the fantasy park. There are several gardens including one cute Japanese garden.

Nilambur

Nilambur is a municipality and a taluk in the Malappuram district of the Indian state of Kerala. It is located close to the Nilgiris range of the Western Ghats on the banks of the Chaliyar River. Nilambur is the first municipality in India to achieve primary level education for all its inhabitants. Nilambur attracts tourists because of the variety of its forests that contain bamboo, teak, rosewood, etc.

Beypore

Beypore is an ancient port town and a Municipality town in Kozhikode district in the state of Kerala, India. The place was formerly known as Vaypura / Vadaparappanad. There is a marina and a beach while Beypore port is one of the oldest ports in Kerala, which historically traded with the Middle East.

Ernakulam

Ernakulam refers to the eastern, mainland portion of the city of Kochi in central Kerala, India. The city is the most urban part of Kochi and has lent its name to the Ernakulam district. Ernakulam is called the commercial capital of the state of Kerala.

Kochi

Kochi is a major port city on the south-west coast of India by the Arabian Sea and the Laccadive Sea and is part of the district of Ernakulam in the state of Kerala. It is often called Ernakulam, which refers to the mainland part of the city. Kochi also known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, was an important spice trading centre on the west coast of India from the 14th century onward, and maintained a trade network with Arab merchants from the pre-Islamic era.

Kollam

Kollam formerly Desinganadu, is an old seaport and city on the Laccadive Sea coast of Kerala, India. The city is on the banks Ashtamudi Lake. Kollam has had a strong commercial reputation since the days of the Phoenicians and Romans.

Kumarakom

Kumarakom is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kottayam (16 kilometres (10 mi)), in Kerala, India, famous for its backwater tourism. It is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake, the largest lake in the state of Kerala.

Malappuram

Malappuram is a city in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The city has more or less the same climatic conditions prevalent else-where the state. The climate is generally mild hot and humid in nature. However the South West Monsoon is usually very heavy.

Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram formerly known as Trivandrum, is the capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Kerala. It is located on the west coast of India near the extreme south of the mainland. Referred to by Mahatma Gandhi as the 'Evergreen city of India', it is classified as a Tier-II city by the Government of India.

Thodupuzha

Thodupuzha is the largest town and municipality in Idukki district in the Kerala state of India. Thodupuzha is blessed with natural scenic beauty. Although Thodupuzha itself is not a major tourist destination, it is the gateway to top tourist destinations like Munnar, Thekkadi, Idukki Dam, Peermade etc.

Tiruvalla

Tiruvalla is a city and also the headquarters of the Taluk of same name located in Pathanamthitta district in the State of Kerala in South India. It lies on the banks of the rivers Manimala and Pamba, and is a land-locked region surrounded by irrigating streams and rivers.

Nileshwaram

Nileshwaram is a municipality and a major town in Kasaragod District, state of Kerala, India. Nileshwar is referred to as the cultural capital of Kasaragod, the northernmost district, of Kerala.

Oachira

Oachira is an ancient temple town located 32 km away from Kollam city in Kollam district in Kerala, India. Oachira is one of the famous sacred places of Kerala and in India. It is a very ancient pilgrimage center that is centered on the ParaBrahma Temple. Oachira North Muslim Masjid is another historical monument near Oachira town.

Ponnani

Ponnani is municipality in Ponnani Taluk, Malappuram District, in the state of Kerala. It serves the administrative center of the Taluk and Block Panchayath of the same name. It is situated at the mouth of Bharathappuzha (Nila River) and is bounded by the Arabian Sea on the west.

Tirur

Tirur is a Town and municipality in Malappuram district in the Indian state of Kerala. The birthplace of Thunjathu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan, the father of Malayalam language. The famous Thunjan Utsavam is held here every year in the first week of February. During this festival many literary luminaries, singers and classical dancers gather here.

Vagamon

Vagamon is a hill station located in Kottayam Idukki border of Kottayam district of Kerala, India. National Geographic Traveler has listed Vagamon on their directory of the 50 most attractive places to visit in India.





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