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38 Viewpoints to explore in Kerala

Kerala

Kerala, known by the tagline “God’s Own Country” is a coastal state in the south western region of India. The state is bordered by a number of beaches in the west, covered by hills of Western Ghats on the east, and filled with backwaters. #GodsOwnCountry

900 KANDI
900 KANDIThollayiram Rd, Vellarimala, Kerala 673577, India

900 Kandi means 900 acres. The main attraction here is the glass bridge that potrudes out of the mountain offering breathtaking views of Western Ghat mountains. The place is well suited for hikes and off road driving.

Agasthyakoodam
AgasthyakoodamAgasthyamalai, Vazhichal, Tamil Nadu 627425

The most difficult trek in Kerala, taking you to the top of Agasthyakoodam through forests and valleys and waterfalls.

Anachadikuth Waterfalls
Anachadikuth WaterfallsThommankuthu Road, Idukki, Thodupuzha, Thommankuthu, Kerala 685581, India

It is a lesser-known waterfall situated in the Idukki district. With the low depth and low rush of water, it is one of the safest waterfalls in Kerala.

Calvari Mount View Point
Calvari Mount View PointThodupuzha - Puliyanmala Rd, Ayyappancoil, Kerala 685602, India

Soak in the views of Idukki Reservoir, the Western Ghat Mountains, and tribal villages.

Chathamangalam Hills (Theruvumala Kannur)

Chathamangalam Hills, also known as Theruvumala is a hill station is a trekking spot in the Kannur district of Kerala, India. The hilltop consists of a large plain of grasslands and lies near the border of Coorg in Karnataka.

Cheruthoni Dam
Cheruthoni DamUnnamed Road,, Idukki Twp, Kerala 685602, India

Third highest concrete gravity dam in India which is 138 metre tall and is constructed as a part of Idukki hydroelectric project along with the two other dams at Idukki and Kulamavu. One of the main Picnic spot and viewpoint in Idukki

Chokramudi Peak
Chokramudi PeakIdukki, Kerala 685565, India

Three hours of a hard hike through tricky rock faces, breathtaking views, windy narrow paths. A viewpoint for an incredible sunrise.

Christ the Redeemer statue Thabore (Lord Jesus in Thabore hill top)
Christ the Redeemer statue Thabore (Lord Jesus in Thabore hill top)Thabore - Kottathalachi Road, top, Tabore, Kerala 670511, India

A large sculpture of Christ the Redeemer on top of a hill, overlooking valleys and mountain ranges below. About 2 kilometers of hiking(one side) is required to reach the place. Especially popular for sunset views.

Edakkal Caves
Edakkal CavesWayanad, Nenmeni, Kerala 673595, India

Edakkal Caves are two natural caves located at Ambukuthy Mala (Ambukuthy Mountain) at Edakkal, 25KM from Kalpetta and 16KM from Sulthan Bathery in the Wayanad district of Kerala in Southern India. They lie in the Western Ghats Mountain ranges at 1,200 meters above sea level in an ancient trade route connecting Mysore to the ports of Malabar.

Idukki Dam
Idukki DamCheruthony, Idukki Twp, Kerala 685602, India

One of the highest arch dams in Asia.This double curvature arch dam is constructed between two hills locally known as Kuravan and Kurathy.

Jatayupara
JatayuparaJatayu Junction, Nature Park Road, Chadayamangalam, Kerala 691534, India

A giant rock cladded in legends, and an incredible opportunity for adventures.

Kadamakkudy Islands
Kadamakkudy IslandsPaliyam Thuruthu Rd, Paliyamthuruthu Ward, Pizhala, Ernakulam, Kerala 682027, India

A cluster of small islands spread in backwaters and filled with paddy fields and fishing nets. The area is famous for fish farms and a kayak through the waters treats you with great views. This area is devoid of all the noice and hustle of Cochin city, one truely hidden gem which is very easily reachable for people in Cochin. The place is especiallly beautiful during sunrise and sunsets.

Kanthaloor View Point
Kanthaloor View PointUnnamed Road, Kerala 685620, India

Viewpoint overlooking a valley below. A nice rocky place to spend time absorbing a peaceful scenary, and to feel the cold winds brushing the body softly.

Kolukku Malai Top
Kolukku Malai TopKottagudi, Tamil Nadu 625582, India

The best place to view the sunrise, the beauty of tea plantations, clouds locked in valleys.

Kottakkunnu
Kottakkunnu512/19, Kottakunnu Rd, Up Hill, Malappuram, Kerala 676505, India

Located right in the heart of Malappuram city in Kerala, this table top hill offers amazing views of the city. The hill has multiple adventure rides as well- a water theme park, adventure park, ballon park among few others. The hill also has traces of first fort built by the Zamorins, the local rulers pre British era.

Kottancheri Hill Station Malom
Kottancheri Hill Station MalomMalom, Kerala 671533, India

Part of majestic Western ghats, carpeted by a lush rain forest canopy. A trekker's paradise with numerous trails.

Kottathalachi Mala (Mount Kottathalachi)
Kottathalachi Mala (Mount Kottathalachi)Kannur, Kerala 670511, India

Located 900 meters above sea level, Mount Kottathalachi is accessible either by a 3 km hike or by off road vehicles. The peak is filled with tall green grasses which dances with the cool breeze, and amazing 360 degree views of thousands of Western Ghat Mountain peaks. This is also a local Christian pilgrim site.

Kudukkathupara
KudukkathuparaKudukkathu Eco Tourism, Alayamon, Kerala 691312, India

Kudukkathupara is situated at a height of 850 meters above sea level. It consists of three large rocks out of which you can climb the first two rocks. The tops of the last rock, which is also the tallest is inaccessible. About four districts of Kerala and some parts of the neighbouring Tamil Nadu state can be viewed from the top of the second rock.

Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
Mangalavanam Bird SanctuaryHigh Ct Rd, Ayyappankavu, Kochi, Kerala 682031, India

Nesting ground for migratory birds and supports many types of mangroves. Located in the center of Kochi city, it houses a shallow tidal lake connected with Kochi backwaters by a canal.

Manjampothikunnu
ManjampothikunnuVeera Maruti Temple Rd, Mavungal, Kanhangad, Kerala 671531, India

A beautiful hill giving panoramic views and a colorful sky in the evening. One of the less explored places in the area, best visited in the evening.

Map of Viewpoints to explore in Kerala