You should visit these places during a tour of kerala.
Beaches, mineral springs, Sivagiri, the burial place of social reformer, Sree Narayana Guru, confluence of sea and back water with boating facility. Visit to the paddy fields and country boat tour in the local backwaters, an Elephant ride, Kathakali performance are high lights of the visit to Varkala.
The places of interest in the capital of kerala are: -
Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, Napier Museum, Zoo and Reptile house, and Art Gallery. S.M.S.M. Institute, a government owned curio shop have various carved items.
Once the Capital city of the Pandya rulers, Madurai, a city of ancient glory and rich cultural heritage is famous for the Meenakshi temple. It's towering intricately sculptured Gopurams (facades), towers, pillared halls and fascinating legends depicted on the innumerable sculptures and paintings that decorate its pillars and walls, it's awesome grandeur is irresistible. Thirumalai Naicker Palace and Gandhi Museum are other attractions.
Periyar wildlife Sanctuary at Thekkady occupies 777 square kilometers of Cardamom Hill region of the western Ghats. Perched amidst dense greenery in the out skirts of Periyar Tiger Reserve is the abode of herds of elephants, tigers and leopards.
Munnar, the gracious hill station about 5000 to 8000 feet above sea level is a picturesque scape of the lofty Western Ghats, is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams Muthirapuzha,Nallathanni and Periavurrai.This hill station was the summer capital of the British government of south India. It offers the most enchanting experience of nature in all its virgin beauty.