Kochi is one of the primary destinations reached by the tourist. The region also has many old palaces, ancient ports, and religious institutions, including churches—from the 1st century CE, founded by Thomas the Apostle.
The most popular tourist attractions in the state are beaches, backwaters and hill stations. Major beaches are at Kovalam, Varkala, Fort Kochi, Cherai etc..Popular hill stations are at Munnar, Wayanad, Vagamon, Peermade, Thekkady.
Kerala's ecotourism destinations include wildlife sanctuaries and national parks: Periyar Tiger Reserve, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Eravikulam National Park, and Silent Valley National Park are the most popular among them.
The "backwaters" are an extensive network of interlocking rivers (41 west-flowing rivers), lakes, and canals that center around Alleppey (Allapuzha), Kumarakom, these destinations welcome with the boathouse which is a major tourist attraction and honeymoon couples.