The annual Mangala Devi Kannagi temple festival on Chithra Pournami offers a rare opportunity to experience the beauty of the Periyar tiger reserve and Cumbum valley. It also offers you a glimpse into the south Indian history.
Cheraman Juma Masjid is an old mosque located at Kodungallur taluk of Thrissur district in Kerala. It is considered to be the first mosque in India and one of the oldest mosques in the world. Some believe that the mosque is built as early as AD 629 (very close to origins of Islam)! If true, this would make the mosque one of the important archeological buildings in India.
Padmanabhapuram Palace is a 16th century wood palace of the Travancore kingdom famous for its exquisite woodwork and elaborate mural paintings. The palace complex is located about 50km from Trivandrum city near the national highway 66 leading to Kanyakumari. Padmanabhapuram palace complex contains multiple palace buildings and an archeological museum operated by Kerala government.
Varayattumotta is a beautiful mountain ridge near Ponmudi in Trivandrum famous for its small population of Nilgiri Tahrs. It is also an excellent full day trekking location.