Wednesday, 19 August 2015

6 Offbeat Places to Explore In Kerala



If you’re afflicted with a deep sense of wanderlust, Kerala is the perfect place to cure your ailment. And no, you do not need confine your long awaited sojourn to the popular destinations like Kochi, Munnar and Trivandrum. In fact, this time around take the road less travelled, and soak up in the rustic lanes, unsullied history and the eccentric whiff of spices of this celebrated land. Set foot on this invigorating expedition and experience the marvel that God’s Own Country has to offer!

Bekal


This small town houses a magnanimous fort that too in an enticing shape of a keyhole. Festooned by tall observation towers, the fort offer an exuberant view of the scenic expanse of the beach that surrounds it and the mighty hills that stand as guard to this magnificent fort!

Wayanad


Nestled amongst picturesque mountain, the enchanting land of Wayanad is teeming with anecdotes from its elaborate history and varied culture. Showcasing the greener and in its own ways the better part of Kerala, this verdant hill station offers a natural abode to a wide variety of flora and fauna!

Poovar

 

Enveloped in the tranquil backwaters of Kerala on one side and the majestic Ghats on the other, Poovar is a tropical paradise in itself! Offering some breath taking views of swaying coconut palms and crimson sunsets are the floating cottages which make up for an idiosyncratic experience in itself!

Kollam


Home to the pristine waters of the celebrated Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam is a land of hidden laneways, mounting industries and excellent local cuisine, making it just the ideal off-the-beaten-track destination!

Varkala

Known as the DakshinKashi, or Banaras of the South, Varkala houses the Janardan Swami Temple which dates back to more than 2000 years! With spectacular cliffs that offer a majestic view of the gushing waters of the incessant Arabian Sea, this place is what can satiate the appetite of a wanderlust, in the truest sense!

Kannur

Lulling the colourful art forms of the likes of Theyyam, Kannur was known to be the most astounding and in its own ways an extremely alluring port for international trade, even back in the day! Visit this veritable land and get a sneak peek into its trading history with the Greeks, Romans and even the Arabs!

Explore all this and much more, only on your sojourn to the picturesque land of Kerala, in spite of being a major industrial hub, offers an appeasing lull that is hard to find in any other part of the vast expanse of India, and rest assured of returning back with cherished memories worth a lifetime! 

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