8 Offbeat Kerala Tourist Places You Should Visit During Your Kerala Trip

Kerala; probably country’s only state where fun, romance and adventure come together. The state offers taste, comfort, relaxation, legacy to travellers all-round the year. It has various beautiful Kerala tourist places spread across the state with each of them having a special source of attraction like either being a hill station, wildlife sanctuary, beautiful beaches, houseboat & backwater or amazing waterfalls etc.

Explore below list of seven offbeat Kerala places that tourist are craziest about visiting:

#1 – Beypore Beach:

Beypore Beach in Kerala

Visit the beach 15 kms away from Kadavu, near River Chaliyar. The appealing beach is quiet and full of calmness with scenic surroundings. Eclectic seashores of golden sands and mesmerizing coconut trees; swaying lovingly in the cool breeze make this place no less than a heaven. Beypore Beach has water sports, shopping and food corner, hotels & resorts to stay, Ayurvedic massage centres and lot more. Don’t forget to taste the famous “Kozhikodan Halwa” when you are here.

#2 – Kavvayi Backwater:

Kavvayi Backwater in Kerala

Located near Payyannur, it is the third largest backwaters in Kerala. It is decorated with numerous islands of various sizes. The Valiyaparamba Island is the largest elongating upto 16 kms. It expanses from Kavvayi near Payyannur in Kannur district to Neeleshwar in Kasargod district. The Kavvayi backwater is served by four rivers Kankol, Vannathichal, Kuppithodu, and Kuniyan. It has its own matchless elements that could definitely make you fall in love with it. Do you want to enjoy backwater experience in Kerala? Book your Kerala backwaters tour packages at best prices.

#3 – Kappil Beach: Kappil beach

On one side of the road in Kappil, you’ll see the ocean and on the other, you’ll see coconut trees and scenic backwaters. It is often overshadowed by its nearby attraction, Varkala, as one of the least explored places in Kerala.  

The Edava Narayana Lake is on the other side and is good for bird watching. It is easiest to visit Kappil by driving down and you can even rent bikes from Varkala.

#4 – Kuruvadweep (Kuruva Islands):

Kuruva Islands in Kerala

The only island surrounded with naturally purified water source in Kerala. There are 3 noticeable islands among the group, where you could see various foliage, certain uncommon orchids and wild flowers. One among these key islands comprises 2 trivial lakes. These islands are also refuge for wandering birds, whose chirping breaks up the prevailing silence of these beautiful islands. You can capture horn-bills, parrots and butterfly species here. These islands will make you crazy.

Also Read: 7 Adventure & Trekking Trails in Kerala with Breathtaking Natural Views

#5 – Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary:

Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala

Since 1973, it is connected to the safe area set-up of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka on the north-east along with Mudumalai of Tamil Nadu on the south-east. With the varied range of bio-diversity, the sanctuary is an essential share of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Keep your cameras ready whenever you are here to capture the freely roaming Elephants, Deers and loudly roaring Tigers at their first glimpse. Various butterflies, insects and birds can similarly be clicked. You can also visit this wild-life sanctuaries & national parks in Kerala.

#6 – Ponmudi:

ponmudi - Hill station in Kerala

It is a fascinating hill resort with slender snaking trails and imperturbable, green surroundings in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala at an altitude of 1100 meters. Accompanied by a stunning group of mountain flowers, glamorous butterflies and small streams, Ponmudi proposes outstanding opportunities for hiking. With its tea plantations and fog roofed valleys;it is an emerging hill resort with small house and hall of residence as available housing facilities.

#7 – Vaithalmala:

Paithalmala - Hill Station in Kannur

It is a hill station in the Kannur district of Kerala. Snuggled in the Kerala-Karnataka border near to Kodagu forests, it is seen in the Western Ghats. It has turn out to be a much-loved spot for the nature fans, shutterbugs, voyagers and relaxing companions. There are 2 trekking seasons at Vaithalmala, falling in monsoon and summer.

#8 – Vazhachal Waterfalls:

Vazhachal- Waterfalls in Kerala

They are situated in Athirappilly Panchayat of Thrissur district in Kerala on the south-west coast of India. Located on the west is the flowing Chalakudy River near the Vazhachal Forest Division and at the verge of the Sholayar ranges. It is just 5 km from ingress of Athirappilly Falls. The Vazhachal Waterfall is near to compact green forests that are home to many threatened and rampantclasses of wildlife.

Though Kerala has many well-known places to visit and those Kerala attractions also become a part of your tour package, but these above mentioned 8 tourist places would steal your heart and make you place them in your “Favourite Kerala Tourist Places” list. So, what are you waiting for, pack your bags. For more information and assistance you can contact Sree’s Tours.

Image Courtesy: Kappil Beach, BeyporeKavvayi BackwaterPonmudi, VaithalmalaVazhachal Falls

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