Offbeat places to visit in Kerala


The destinations like Kerala is becoming a popular tourist attraction with its famous backwaters, beautiful hill stations, quaint valleys and picturesque beaches. But what is more in this fascinating city? With the title of God’s own country, Kerala holds some secret places within its bosom about which many of us don’t know.

These offbeat places of Kerala may help you in spending some very precious and memorable moments of life. Most of us don’t want to be surrounded by a rush of tourists on our relaxing holiday. If you are one of those, then you can know about these offbeat and serene places. After gathering this secret information, you will be ready to book your Kerala tour package.

And it’s time to read about the offbeat places of Kerala:

  1. Edakkal Caves, Wayanad:

Get ready for an exciting trek over the narrow and uneven paths leading up to a secret cave. The scene of the panoramic Western Ghats from the cliff top is worthy of your trekking struggle.

Edakkal Caves at Wayanad preserves the only Stone Age carvings of entire South India straight from 6,000 B.C. Yes, you are getting the chance to view the 8,000 years old carvings!

The sunlight entering from the small opening of rocky caves makes them more illuminating. You can chit chat with your loved ones away from the crowd in these remote caves.

  1. Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom:

Lakes and backwaters are the specialities of Kerala due to which they remain thronged forever. Vembanad Lake is a less explored yet beautiful lake of Kerala with algae rich green waters.

The amazing fact is that Vembanad is the longest Lake of India. Hire a house boat to spend quality time in the middle of the lake with Mother Nature. The only sound to break the sweet silence amidst Vembanad Lake is the melody of water waves! However, the atmosphere of the lake becomes energetic during the festival of Onam with lots of boat race competitions and festivities.

  1. Chembra Peak, Wayanad:

Chembra Peak is one of the most alluring gifts which nature has ever given to humankind. Being the highest peak in South of Himalayas, one can’t find enough words to describe its beauty.

The peak is every trekker’s dream with an amazing height of 2,100 metres. You will reach at the top of Chembra Peak after a three-hour visual treat amidst lush green surroundings.

And hey, don’t miss to view the heart-shaped lake, Hridhayathadakam, which never dries up! You have to take permit from the Meppady forest to visit this bewitching destination.


  1. Kappil Beach, Varkala:

Any Kerala tour package is incomplete without beaches just as your holiday in this city. Kappil Beach in Varkala is a perfect beach for those who want to spend some peaceful moments watching the sunset of Arabian Sea. With an outline of the sea waves on one side and the backwaters along with coconut trees on the other, this beach is mesmerizing.

Make your sand castle without any worry as you won’t find some careless person to step on it at this beach! You can make this trip more special by driving to this beach via rented bikes.

  1. Gavi, Periyar:

Have you ever dreamt of wandering in a quaint forest in search of some hidden treasure? If yes, then read on. Now, live your dream in the forest area of Periyar Tiger Reserve surrounded by Gavi lake waters. What about the hidden treasure?

The natural beauty of flora and fauna of this tiger reserve is not less than any treasure. You can spot Bisons, Loin tailed macaques and Malabar giant squirrels in the forest area. It is the best offbeat destination for nature lovers in Kerala.

  1. Vagamon, Idukki:

We know you were waiting for a tranquil hill station to be added to this offbeat destination list. (If you were not, then think about it now!) This less crowded hill station is located in the Idukki district of Kerala.

The beauty of Vagamon has entitled it with the name of ‘Scotland of Asia’. There is good news for all the adventure enthusiasts! Vagamon hill station is also perfect for paragliding with its rolling meadows. You can spend easeful moments without the touch of commercialisation here.

  1. Muzhappilangad Beach, Kannur:

You must have desired of going on a long drive with your loved one on a scenic road surrounded by greenery or maybe a beach! Yayyyy, you are lucky enough to fulfil this fantasy in Kerala.

Muzhappilangad Beach is the best place for those who love driving as the car and bike drives are allowed on one of the longest drive-in beaches of Kerala. Apart from beach stunts, it is also famous for bird watching.

  1. Soochipara Waterfalls, Wayanad:

Soochipara falls is a living example of the miraculous powers of nature. The pure blue water thundering from a height on an isolated valley amidst hilly forest is the best place to chill out.

Unlike other tourist attractions, you won’t find dumped plastic bottles and empty wrappers here as it is a plastic free zone! To enjoy this fascinating pollution free scene, you have to trek in the hilly thick forest area.

  1. Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Kochi:

Thattekad bird sanctuary is the superb fit for all the ardent bird lovers. This beautiful bird heaven with infinite bird species will help in elevating your mood.

The task of spotting unique birds in 25 sq. km area of green forests, rivers and wetlands is a very exciting task. Don’t forget to take your binoculars to have a closer view of your favourite birds.

We know you were having exciting plans while reading about all these calm yet beautiful destinations. You should have visited Kerala earlier but remember that this trip is going to be unique and awesome just like you!


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