Less explored roads are always more adventurous to tread on and Kerala boasts several such less frequented destinations! The article provides a guide to some off-the-beaten-tracks for tourists looking for a different holiday experience in the Indian state.
Kerala is a land of rich biodiversity and exquisite cultural heritage and is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in India that tempts globetrotters to book packages for rewarding holidays in the Indian subcontinent. The palm-fringed sea beaches, breathtaking sceneries of backwaters and mystic serenity of Western Ghats keep nature lovers pouring into the state like moths coming to flame. Besides, those spending on holiday packages for Kerala, known as “God’s Own country”, can experience the roaring sound of waterfalls, rich wilderness and healing therapy of ayurveda. However, this splendid state of South India has lot more on offer for the domestic as well as foreign holidaymakers taking holidays here. Read on to explore beautiful yet less travelled destinations of this exotic state of South India.
Nature lovers looking for deals on travel packages for enjoying holidays in the southern part of India, often include Anamudi Peak in their tour itinerary. This is the highest peak of the Western Ghats and is a part of Eravikulam National park. Located approximately thirteen kilometres from Munnar, this mountain is home to a wide range of flora and fauna. Various species of teaks, bamboos and blackwoods are often found here. Tourists visiting this offbeat spot on their Kerala holidays can get a chance to witness tigers, Nilgiri Thar, or Nilgiri Marten, if lucky enough.
Nestled in the centre of Western Ghats, Nelliampathi is one of the perfect destinations for budget tourists booking holiday packages in South India. This charming hill station is situated at the tip of Palakkad gap at the altitude of more than 1500 metres above the sea level. The postcard perfect view, aroma of coffee, eye-catching hillside flowerbeds and the rugged hill covered by the lush green carpet of tea plantation add sparkle to the holidays in God’s Own Country.
Silent Valley National Park
Located in Nilgiri Hills, Silent Valley National Park is one of precious gifts from Mother Nature to mankind. This reserve is considered one of the most ecologically diverse areas in the world and is home to lion tailed macaque, Malabar giant squirrel, deer, tailorbirds, elephant and many other species of animals and birds. Holidaymakers are often found looking for safari packages to this park while in Kerala.
Travellers looking for isolation on Kerala holidays can head to Kuruvadweep, an island located in the delta of Kabini River. Tourists seeking cheap deals for holiday packages with a desire to explore off the beaten tracks in the southern part of India and for taking a tour to Kuruvadweep by bamboo raft often get mesmerised by witnessing the breathtaking sight of the surrounding areas. However, extra precaution is necessary as the flow of the river can get strong all of a sudden.
Adventure enthusiasts seeking tour packages for holidays in South India, can try out Chempara Peak in Kerala. This is the highest tip of the majestic Wayanad range. Hikers should take a prior permission before they go for trekking in this route. Trampers need to hike approximately five kilometres from Meppadi Town to reach the top. One can book all inclusive packages that include professional instructors and trekking gear. The panoramic view of the surrounding area and the heart shaped lake give flights to fancies of the holidaymakers.
Another perfect destination for adventures seekers and nature lovers taking holidays in Kerala, Thushargiri Falls offers endless scope for various adventurous activities such as trekking, rock climbing etc. The scenic natural marvels, verdant adjacent areas, the impressive sight of the River Chalippuzha falling upon the rugged surface and the roaring sound of Thushargiri Falls create a remarkable atmosphere and make the place worth visiting for the nature loving souls booking travel packages to this magnificent state in the southern part of India.
Thenmala is the first planned eco-tourism tourist spot in India, located near Trivandrum. Travellers often book packages to avail various thrilling activities like trekking, mountain biking, rock climbing and walking on the rope bridge on Kerala holidays. While on holidays in this part of India, one can enjoy boating along Thenmala Dam and enjoys the nature.
If you wish to take a drive on the beach splashing through the waves of water, on holidays in India, Muzhappilangad Beach is your place! Located near Kannur Town, Kerala, the beach offers an opportunity to show off your wheeling skills on bikes and driving skills in the car. A walk to the nearby Dharmadam Island can be included in tour packages during low tides, but during high tides, visiting the island is not recommended.
Booking packages for Kerala to take holidays in India and not taking a boat ride along the backwaters is not advisable. Located in North Kerala, Veliyaparamba Backwaters is a less travelled tourist spot that gives a chance to escape the chaos of city life.