Kerala is one of the most beautiful states in Kerala. It has many best tourist places to visit India. In Kerala, there are any offbeat places starting from pristine beaches to picturesque mountain views. These offbeat tourist places of Kerala are still remain untouched by commercialization.
All of these places mentioned below are something that the people can easily fall in love with.
Let’s take notes for the best tourist places to visit in Kerala, which you should visit once :
1. Edakkal Cave, Wayanad– A History
Edakkal Cave is one of the best unexplored tourist places in Bhubaneswar. These caves are really a rock shelter and their structure can be compared to the Bhimbetka shelters in MP. It is the only Stone age carvings in South India. You can climb off the cliff from base and popping into its cave that has carvings of almost 8,000 years old.
How to get there: The caves are located in the Nenmeni area of Wayanad district, about 25 KM from Kalpetta, the district headquarters. The nearest railhead and airport is at Kozhikode (Calicut) about 95 KM away
2. Kappil Beach, Varkala- Beaches and backwaters
Kappil baech is one of the most unexplored beach of Kerala. This place is often overshadowed by its nearby tourist place, Varkala. This beach offers some of the prettiest sunsets of Arabian sea. On the other side of this lake, Edava Narayan Lake is there, which offers the best birdlife. The best way to visit Kappil beach is to drive down or can rent bike from Varkala beach.
How to get there: The beach is near the Kappil village, about 7 KM away from Varkala. It also has a railway station and the nearest airport is at Thiruvananthapuram.
3. Gavi, Periyar – A places to visit for Flora & Fauna
This place is one of the best unexplored places of Kerala. We can call this place a true paradise. It is a beautiful forested area in the Periyar Tiger reserve surrounded by the scenic Gavi Lake. The water of the lake are still and clear. It reflects the thick forest around it. The forest is home to many species of animals and birds. More than 260 species of birds can be seen in this forest. You can sight Bisons, Elephants, Lion-tailed macaques, and Malabar Giant Squirrels in the area.
How to get there: Gavi is about 40 KM away from Kumily which is the base for the Periyar Tiger Reserve. The nearest railway station Kottayam is about 117 KM away and the nearest airport Kochi is 172 KM away.
4. Vagamon, Idukki – Picturesque Hills
Vagamon is one of the best unknown places in Kerala. It is an hill station that is free of crowds. This place is located in the Idukki district, which is often nicknamed as ‘Scotland of Asia’. Untouched by the commercialization of its recent cities, this place offers an enthralling adventurous experience to visitors.
How to get there: The nearest railway station is Kottayam which is about 63 KM away and nearest airport Kochi which is about 105 KM away.
Best time to visit: February and March are ideal time for visiting Vagamon.
5. Muzhappilangad Beach, Kannur – A Drive-In Beach
Muzhappilangad Beach is one of the longest drive-in beaches of world.it is among the rare beaches in India where you can drive a car or a bike. where you can drive a car or a bike, which makes it one of the best road trip places of Kerala. This beach is perfect not just for road trip, but is also a natural paradise for a lot of endangered birds. In the month of April, a vibrant beach festival takes place in this beach.
How to get there: The nearest railway station Kannur which is about 15 Km away from Muzhappilangad Beach . The nearest airport is Kozhikode which about 90 KM away from Kannur.
6. Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam – Beauty Of Backwaters
Ashtamudi Lake is one of the best unexplored in Kerala. Legendary Kerala backwaters like Kumarakom and Alleppey just a little distance away from this lake. The best way to experience the lake is by going on a boat ride in the traditional Kerala boats and letting the relaxed vibe take over.
How to get there: The nearest railhead is at Kollam about 11 KM away and the nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram about 70 KM away.
Best time to visit: August to October
7. Kolukkumalai Estate, Idukki – World’s Highest Tea Estate
Kolukkumalai Estate is the highest tea estate in the world. It has a functioning tea factory at a height of 7,900 feet since the 1900s. The estate offers breathtaking views of the Nilgiris. It is a nature lover’s delight. Apart from beauty, the waterfall also offers adventure as the jeep ride to it is surely a thrilling one.
How to get there: The nearest town Suryanelli is about 23 KM from Munnar. The nearest railhead to Munnar is at Aluva which is about 114 KM away while the nearest airport is at Kochi about 130 KM away.
8. Soochipara Waterfalls, Wayanad – Pristine Marvels Of Nature
Soochipara Falls is a plastic-free place which means that we won’t come across those stray water bottles or wrappers while enjoying the waterfalls. It also helps that it is one of the best unknown places in Kerala and is tucked away in a beautiful valley in Wayanad.
How to get there: The falls are about 23 KM from Kalpetta, the district headquarters of Wayanad. The nearest railway and airport is Kozhikode 72 KM away.
Best time to visit: December to May
9. Neeliyar Kottam, Kannur – Best Theyyam Performances
You should visit Neliyar Kottam around 15th January Of every year to get one of the most spiritual and invigorating experiences of your life. This is the time when the temple comes to life with the sound of ‘chenda’ drums and the boisterous Theyyam performance. Theyyam is a form of worship in North Kerala when devotees dress up in elaborate costumes to please the Gods. The temple in Neeliyar Kottam is devoted to the legend of Bhagavathy.
How to get there: The temple is at Mangattuparamba which is about 15 KM away from Kannur, which is also a railhead. The nearest airport is at Kozhikode about 92 KM away.
10. Agasthyarkoodam, Trivandrum – Legendary Treks Of Kerala
Agasthyarkoodam trek is one of the best treks in Kerala, which is at the top of Agasthyamalai. The trek is about 28 KM and can ideally be covered over a weekend. Legend says that Sage Agasthya meditated at the top this mountain The trek is about 28 KM and can ideally be covered over a weekend. It is one of the offbeat places in Kerala.
How to get there: The trek starts from Bonacaud about 53 KM away from Thiruvananthapuram which has both a railway station and an airport.
Best time to visit: November to April. Trekkers must avoid monsoons.
The above is some of the best places to visit in Kerala which can give tourists boundless wanderlust. Book your trip to Kerala right away and don’t forget to include these offbeat places in Kerala in your itinerary for a unique travel experience!