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Top 7 Offbeat Places in Kerala

Kerala is deceived with the memento of 'God's own country. A clear mosaic of sun-kissed beaches, serene backwaters, lush foliage, thrilling houseboats, etc. acts as a magnet for the crowd. But, the list does not end here! Some amazing offbeat places in Kerala are waiting to be explored right now! Read on to learn more about these lesser-known places that should be on your bucket list when planning your next vacation.

Here are the top 7 offbeat destinations in Kerala


Ponmudi adorns the Thiruvananthapuram district and ranks among the best offbeat destinations in Kerala. Surprisingly narrow roads with sharp curves and curves make the journey to this wonderful place even more exciting. The scenic hill resort is littered with small ditches, colorful butterflies, stunning waterfalls, and stunning mountain flowers. Alternatively known as the 'Golden Peak', the unique little town is a haven for trekkers. Ponmudi is undoubtedly the best place to plan a family vacation in Kerala.

Silent Valley National Park

Spread over an area of ​​236.7 sq km, Silent Valley National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Western Ghats. The second largest park in Kerala is home to rare species of flora and fauna. Nestled in the Eucalyptus Hills, the National Park is rich in biodiversity. Kerala's best-kept secret; it has evergreen shoals, abundant waterfalls, and deserts that enchant you. Wild and invincibly dense forests provide a lifetime experience for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers.


Historic caves, enchanting waterfalls, eco-friendly resorts - Wayanad has it all! Kerala's hidden gems offer visitors plenty of attractions. Painted with the plush sapphire green of plush foliage, the area exhibits stunning beauty. Relatively quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of urban life, the 'Land of Paddy Fields' is one of Kerala's least explored tourist destinations. Located at the southern tip of the Deccan Plateau, the habitat of nature is a delight to behold.

Lake Vembanad

Discovering the less traveled roads of Kerala takes you to Lake Vembanad. Blessed with rich natural beauty, the lake hosts ancient snake boat races on Onam. All the rivers and canals of Kottayam merge into Lake Vembanad, making it the second largest lake in India. Considered as the heart of Kerala backwater tourism, the lake is home to numerous Kettuvallams that offer a houseboat ride that is a favorite forever. Photography sessions are a must in Mother Nature's lap.

Marari Beach

Located in the Alappuzha district, Marari Beach is a dream come true for everyone who wants to spend some time in solitude. Surrounded by coconut palm trees and featuring golden sand, the beach is one of the lesser-known places in Kerala. The quiet beach is named after the local fishing village 'Mararikulam'. Titled as one of the best ‘hammock beaches’, Marari Beach is the place where you want a much-needed break from the crowded places.


Gavi is an attractive village located in the Pathanamthitta district. Away from fame, Gavi is a utopia for wildlife and nature fans. Unparalleled natural beauty deceives visitors. Being a part of Periyar Tiger Reserve and Ranni Reserve Forest, the lesser-known place of Kerala gives you a chance to see bears, eucalyptus martens, elephants, and sambars. Even during summer, healthy weather makes Kerala one of the best places to visit.


An attractive city, found in the East Thiruvananthapuram district. The village is adorned with beaches of the same name. The word Poovar is a combination of two Malayalam words, Poo and Var, meaning flower and river. The vast expanse of shining sand, the refreshing breeze, and the serene atmosphere will undoubtedly treat your senses. The natural beaches and wonderful backwaters add to the charm of the place.

So, now you know that there are many hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Plan a trip to the sights of Kerala before it's too late!

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