Travelers from across the globe love Kerala for its rich cultural heritage as well as natural abundance. It is a favorite amongst travelers due to its varied landscape and numerous untouched destinations with the loveliest backdrop. You get a mix of everything here such as backwaters, scrumptious local delicacies, fresh air, and delicious coconuts. But if you are a traveler who loves to explore the destination away from city chaos, then you are at the right place. Plan your next trip to Kerala keeping our list of off-beaten paths in mind:
Kasargod is the northernmost district of Kerala which has a coastline of around 293m long. Take a stroll around the sea-kissed forts, green rolling hills, and walk through the raging, rushing rivers. Kasaragod has a rich historical heritage and houses the largest fort in Kerala, i.e. the Bekal fort. Make sure to visit the Malik Deenar Juma Masjid and the Madhur Mahaganapathy Temple for exquisite traditional architectural designs. If you are a lover of performing arts make sure to witness Theyyam, Yakshagana, Poorakkali, and Kolkali performances, held regularly at Kasaragod.
2. Marari Beach
Marari Beach is known to be one of the best ‘hammock beaches’ in the country. Marari beach is extremely stunning that gives a feeling of a relaxed and peaceful holiday destination in Kerala. It is located around 11 km from Alleppey and a is less explored beach in Kerala and that makes it a perfect romantic getaway from the city buzz. Its natural environment and freshness in the air make it an ideal place for you to relax and unwind away from the hustle.
3. Chembra Peak
Chembra Peak is a trekker’s delight and a paradise for adventure seekers. It is located at an elevation of 2100 m above sea level. It is a perfect destination if you are looking for some offbeat and out of the world experience. You can opt for a stay here for some time and absorb in the gorgeous natural beauty while breathing in amongst lush greenery. On your way back, you can visit the stunning heart-shaped lake called Hridaya Thadakam. This lake is believed to have never dried up ever.
4. Silent Valley National Park
The Silent Valley National Park is one of the best-kept secrets of Kerala. This extensive tropical evergreen rain forest is situated in the Nilgiri Hills of Palakkad district and is home to a variety of vegetation and flowers. This place is a hidden paradise for wildlife lovers who are aware of this beauty, and still is one of the less-explored places in Kerala. This forest has more numerous species of orchids, butterflies, beetles, moths, and birds. The Silent Valley National Park is stunning, mysterious and full of natural beauty.
5. Areekkal waterfall
Areekkal waterfall is another hidden gem of Kerala which is around 35 km from Ernakulam. This waterfall is a popular picnic spot for the locals. Areekkal waterfall is surrounded by rubber trees and the area experiences unpredictable rainfalls, which adds to the tremendous beauty of the place. If you are planning a visit, then make sure to look for this spectacular hidden splendor because this place is at its scenic best during the monsoons.
Get ready to be stunned with this gorgeously flowing waterfall in the hill station of Nelliampathy in Palakkad. The location is bound to give its visitors the much-needed thrills with its beauty and the stunning Nelliampathy ranges are truly a sight to behold. This place is less crowded, full of beautiful surprises and extremely soothing. It is a peace lover’s heaven in all the true senses. Nelliampathy is surrounded with greenery and vast paddy fields and is also known for its orange cultivation and stunning tea and coffee estates.
Kumbalangi in Kochi, Kerala is India's first designated ecotourism village. This spectacular small quaint fishing village is filled with nature’s abundance that makes a hidden gem. It is one of the best places in Kerala to have an awe-inspiring offbeat experience. The village is located facing Kochi backwaters and is known for its famous Chinese fishing nets. The place has is not overtly-populated and is untouched by a rowdy crowd, which makes it an ultimately relaxing destination.
8. Kilimanoor Palace
Kilimanoor Palace is perfect for history lovers and admirers of art. The Kilimanoor Palace is the place where the well-known Indian painter Raja Ravi Verma was born. The palace is spread across 15 acres, which includes ponds and wells. As you enter the palace, there is the studio where Raja Ravi Verma, the magician of colors and canvas, used to work on his incredible art. Artists and visitors, from all over the world visit the palace to witness his art and to draw inspiration.
Kerala is known for its interesting culture and panoramic setting that make the state a perfect tourist destination best for relaxing and rejuvenating. Rather than taking a trip to the popular tourist spot, plan your next visit to this stunning destination keeping in mind the off-beat places and experiences that Kerala has to offer. Check out the best Kerala Honeymoon packages and Kerala tour packages at PML holidays for the best offers.