Cities of Kerala

Alleppey
Alleppey, is a town in Alappuzha District of Kerala state of southern India. Alleppey is situated 62 kilometres (39 mi) to the south of Kochi and 155 kilometres (96 mi) north of Trivandrum. A town with picturesque canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons, it was described as the one of the places known as "Venice of the East" by Lord Curzon . It is the administrative headquarters of Alappuzha District. Malayalam is the most spoken language. Hindi, English and Tamil are also widely spoken in the town.

Kochi
Kochi formerly Cochin, is a major port city on the west coast of India by the Arabian Sea. Kochi is part of the district of Ernakulam in the state of Kerala. Kochi is often called by the name Ernakulam, which refers to the western part of the mainland Kochi. Kochi ranks first in the total number of international and domestic tourists in Kerala. The city lies about 220 kilometres (137 mi) north of the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram and about 180 kilometres (112 mi) south of Kozhikode, the third largest city in Kerala.

Kollam
Kollam often anglicized as Quilon, is a city in the state of Kerala. The city lies on the banks of Ashtamudi Lake on the Arabian sea coast and is situated about 71 kilometres (44 mi) north of the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram. Kollam is considered to be the southern gateway to the backwaters of Kerala and is a prominent tourist destination. The Kollam urban area comprises of fast developing suburban towns such as Kottiyam in the south, Kundara in the east, and Chavara in the north of the city. Other important towns in the city suburbs are Paravur, Kannanalore and Anchalumoodu. Karunagapally, Chathanoor, and Kottarakkara are major towns within a distance of 25 km from Kollam city centre towards north, south, and east respectively.

Kozhikode
Kozhikode is a major city in the northern part of the state of Kerala in southern India. Kozhikode is the third largest city in Kerala after Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. During Classical antiquity and the Middle Ages, Calicut was dubbed the "City of Spices" for its role as the major trading point of eastern spices. Kozhikode was once the capital of an independent kingdom of the same name and later of the erstwhile Malabar District. There are many tourist destinations in the city including Kozhikode Beach, Veliyangadi (big bazaar), Tali Siva Temple, Panniyankara Bhagavati Temple, Thiruvannur Siva Temple, Kappad Beach, Beypore town, Thusharagiri Falls and many others.

Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of the Kerala. It is located on the west coast of India near the extreme south of the mainland. Referred to by Mahatma Gandhi as the "Evergreen city of India", the city is characterized by its undulating terrain of low coastal hills and busy commercial alleys. With nearly 1 million inhabitants per the 2011 census, it is the largest, and most populous city in Kerala; the wider urban agglomeration has a population of more than 1 million. It is an IT hub of the state with over 80% of the state's software exports.
Thiruvananthapuram is also a tourist hot-spot for both domestic and international tourists. Being the capital of Kerala, often known as "God's own country", Trivandrum is also called as "God's own capital". There are many tourist destinations in the city including Kovalam beach, Sanghumukham Beach,Napier museum and Zoo, Agasthyarkoodam peak, Neyyar Wild life sanctuary and Neyyar Dam,Kuthira Malika palace,Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple,Ponmudi,Poovar, Varkala Cliffs and Beaches and many others. Trivandrum is also famous for being the Evergreen city of India.