Famous heritage sites in Kerala
1. Bekal Fort- Kerala’s largest fort in Bekal was built in 1650 by feudatory chieftains Keladi Nayakas to guard Malabar against external powers. The fort which spread over 40 acres, is in contact with the sea.
Location: Beside Bekal Fort Railway Station, Kasaragod district, Nearest railway station: Bekal Fort Railway Station, Kotikulam Railway Station, Kanhangad Railway Station
2. Edakkal caves- Located in the Western Ghats in Wayanad district, Edakkal caves are the rock shelters on Ambukuthi Mala. The historical significance of the caves is first recognised by a British police officer Fred Fawcett in 1890.
Location: Nenmeni, Wayanad district
3. Sree Padmanabhaswami Temple- The 18th-century temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is considered to be one of the 108 holy abodes in Vaishnavism. The blend of Dravidian and Chera styles of architecture astonishes the devotees who reach here. Location: Pazhavangadi, Thiruvananthapuram district
4. Krishnapuram Palace
Krishnapuram palace built by Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma in the 18th century depicts the architecture unique to Kerala. Paintings, including ‘Gajendra Moksham’, a huge pond, dormer windows, and narrow and dark corridors allure the tourists who adore traditional styles of construction.
Location: Krishnapuram, Alappuzha