10 Best Places to Visit in Kerala With Family

Kerala is known for its beautiful beaches & lush vegetation. Kerala is a perfect choice for family vacations. Here are the top 10 best places to visit in Kerala with your family. Kerala is known for its beautiful beaches & lush vegetation. Kerala is a perfect choice for family vacations. Here are the top 10 best places to visit in Kerala with your family. Kerala is known for its beautiful beaches & lush vegetation. Kerala is a perfect choice for family vacations. Here are the top 10 best places to visit in Kerala with your family. Read the blog for more information.

Jan 27, 2023
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Top 10 Best Tourist Places of Kerala to Visit with Family

Every district in Kerala is a marvel, it has its own distinctive features. All the most popular tourist spots in Kerala are accessible easily by road and can be visited along with your family. It is always fun to explore and enjoy places with your beloved ones.  A family trip is the best way to spend quality time with your loved ones and also to acquire new experiences. Traveling through Kerala is a refreshing experience and also the best way to get a taste of Kerala's rich diversity. From hills, valleys, forests, beaches, backwater, and temples Kerala has a lot to offer. Plan your tour to Kerala and explore the best family vacation destinations with IndusGo self-drive rent a car service. If you are on a family trip to Kerala make sure to visit the following places.   


Alleppey is known for its pristine backwaters and beaches. There are several places to visit in Alleppey and is known as the Venice of the East. The Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport and you can access IndusGo self drive car rental service online and can book the car of your choice. When you are in Alleppey never miss a night in the houseboat. Marari Beach, Pathiramanal Lake, Vembanad Lake, Andhakaranazhi Beach, Ambalappuzha Temple are the major attractions in Alleppey. The tranquil villages and backwaters are the highlight of Alleppey. You can visit Alleppey throughout the year.   


Munnar is the most popular hill station in Idukki, which is situated around 1600 meters above sea level. Munnar is famous for its tea plantation, greenery, and it's cold climate. June to September is the best time of year for a calm and quiet vacation. The important attractions are Echo Point, Eravikulam National Park,  Pothamedu View Point, Mattupetty and Top Station. To enjoy every inch of Munnar you need to drive through the beautiful road that runs amidst the lush green grass and tea plantation. On reaching the place you can rent a car in Munnar with IndusGo and can get the car of your choice delivered at your doorstep. 


Kovalam is a beach town in Thiruvananthapuram. Kovalam has three beaches separated by rocky formation: Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach and Samudra Beach. There is a good number of beach resorts in Kovalam that provides an ideal ambiance to enjoy nature. The nearest airport is Trivandrum Airport and also there are many other tourist locations in and around Kovalam. Its location in Kerala's capital gives a special advantage to this location. Kovalam is a favorite spot among the locals. To explore nearby beaches and book a car from Indusgo at kovalam .

Fort Kochi

To feel the colonial legacy and to feel the history and culture of Cochin, a drive through the streets of Fort Kochi can be of great help. The remnants of the spice trade, residents of European Settlers, Jew Streets and Synagogue are part of the streets of Fort Kochi. The European influence in this small town is reflected in its architecture and cuisine. St, Francis Church was the first resting place of Vasco Da Gama and the charming church is a tourist hotspot. 


Thekkady is located on the Kerala-Tamilnadu border. This is the location of the Periyar National Park. The sanctuary is home to elephants, tigers, bears, deer and many other animals. Thekkady is the country's largest Tiger Reserve. Mangla Devi Temple, Murikkady, Chellarkovil are the popular places to visit in Thekkady. If you are ready for an awesome journey to explore the wilderness of Kerala, travel to Thekkady. 



Wayanad shares border with Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala. This place is famous for its history, hills, and dams. The best time to visit Wayanad is from October to May. This season is ideal for trekking and sightseeing. The top attractions in  Wayanad are Banasura Sagar Dam, Chembra Peak, Kuruva Island, Soochipara Falls(Kalpetta) Edakkal Caves, Chain Tree, Pookode Lake, Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary, Jain Temple (Sulthan Bathery). The only Lava Kusha temple is located in Wayanad.


Kumarakom is part of the Kuttanad region and is a cluster of islands, which is famous for its backwater tourism. The charming backwater set in the lush green landscape makes this spot the most popular destination. The main attraction is a houseboat that wafts through the backwaters of Kumarakom. There are few resorts and homestays in and around Kumarakom that gives an exotic feel.


Thrissur is known as the Cultural Capital of Kerala. The main event of Thrissur is Thrissur Pooram, celebrated every year in the month of April to May. Top places to see in Thrissur include Athirapally Falls, Vadakkunnathan Temple, Guruvayoor Temple, Sakthan Thampuran Palace.


Kozhikode is an ideal place to visit with your family. The hospitality, cuisine and its beaches are the striking features of Kozhikode that can leave a permanent mark in your minds. Kozhikode aka Calicut is home to a rich cultural heritage. Calicut is rightly attributed to the historical capital of Kerala. Kappad Beach, Mananchira Square, Payyoli Beach are the main centers of attraction in Kozhikode.


When you are in Kottayam, do not forget to visit this beautiful hill station, Vagamon. This tiny township has an overtone of greenery, meandering rivulets, and breathtaking ravines. The major attractions in Vagamon are waterfall, Rocky outcrop, and enchanting forests of Eucalyptus plantation and eco-friendly cottage resort, Wild Orchid.


The land of Kerala is such a diverse land. It offers beautiful wildlife, hill stations, and sea beaches. Bekal beach is one such place filled with backwaters, forts, and scenic beauty. Bekal is renowned for its Bekal Fort, where many popular movies like 'Rang De Basanti' have been shot. Kanwatheertha and Azhithala are two nearby popular beaches to visit if you are in Bekal.


Formerly known as Cannanore, this place is popular for weaving industries and spice trade. Kannur has a plethora of temples, forts, beaches, & wildlife sanctuaries. Visit Muzhappilangad Drive-in, Rajarajeshwara Temple, Palakkayam Thattu, Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple, Payyambalam Beach when you are in Kannur.


This coastal paradise of Kerala is located near Bekal. The district is home to the most fascinating forts, rivers, hills, and beautiful beaches. Popular tourist attractions are Bekal Fort, Thonikadavu and Ananthapura Lake Temple, Madhur Temple, Malom Wildlife Sanctuary, and Ranipuram. 

Kizhunna Beach

This beach is quite unnoticed by tourists. This is why you should travel there for a serene view and calm environment. There are two beaches here - Kizhunna and Ezhara - which offer the best places for tourists to relax. You can try outdoor activities like beach trawling, cycling, and volleyball.

Munroe Island

Munroe Island is popularly known as a hidden pearl in the backwaters which is composed of a cluster of 8 islands, all separated by small water lakes and channels. Located near 27 km from Kollam, Munroe Island has a lot of tourist attractions like narrow waterways, famous Kallada Boat Race, and canal cruise.


The capital city of the state has beautiful beaches, hillocks, and temples as the main tourist attractions. Trivandrum offers a lifetime memory as it has many surprises in store. To explore, rent a car in Trivandrum without a driver from InduGo and travel through beautiful landscapes. Kovalam, Shangumugham, Vizhinjam, Ponmudi, Padmanabha Temple, Napier Museum are the main tourist spots in Trivandrum. 

Some Important tips for Kerala Family Trips

When you are on a vacation, you have a tight schedule and would want to cover all major travel destinations. Especially while visiting Kerala, you have so many wonderful and magnificent forests, hills, temples, valleys, beaches, and backwaters to visit, it becomes impossible to complete your sightseeing within a short period of time. Booking tours or holiday plans often don’t suit your taste. Well, booking a car rental can be a solution. You can travel at your convenience and visit the places you want.

IndusGo has its network in almost all cities and towns of Kerala. If you are looking forward to exploring all major tourist spots in Kerala, renting a self drive car in Kerala can be the best option. Book IndusGo car rental online in each city, so that you can explore and experience each place and can roam around without depending on a tightly scheduled holiday plan or a cab driver. Booking a car rental without a driver gives you the independence to travel in a flexible manner.

In case you are not comfortable driving, book a car rental with a driver. Key features of booking with IndusGo are the flexible start and endpoints, easy online booking, low-security deposit, and instant refund. Online car booking can be troublesome at times as the car rental plans are not properly mentioned or explained. IndusGo is also dedicated to giving 24/7 customer support to ensure you don’t miss out on any detail. We also have a fleet of fully insured cars.

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