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How Many of These Do You Know About Kerala?
Embraced by the mesmeric charm of the mighty Arabian Sea, dotted with the enchanting backwaters, and adorned by the prismatic beauty of Mother Nature, Kerala is known for its infectious beauty and charm. I strongly believe that this mesmerizing beauty of Kerala can only be witnessed when you are a backpacker or hire some bespoke travel agency like eKerala Tourism to plan an experiential holiday for you.
Kerala, more than a scenic tourist destination, is a magic box; you never know what lies ahead! Yes, such is the appeal and allurement of God’s Own Country. And if you are wondering, you know all the ins and outs of this picturesque land, you must check the list below. Well, even if you are aware of these places, you probably weren’t aware of why you must visit them today!
Being surrounded by the mighty Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal, and the Arabian Sea, peninsular India has no shortage of stunning beaches. Be it in Goa, Gokarna, Andamans, Mumbai, Kerala, or Chennai; beachgoers can find an ample of beaches in the country. But hold on!
While most of the beaches in the destinations mentioned above are meant for leisure, fun, thrill, and excitement, the Muzhappilangad Beach in Kerala is known for a unique reason! Located in the Kannur district; around 12km from Thalassery, this is the beach where you can drive or ride carefree, and pump in some adrenaline. A 4km beach, it is also a befitting destination for enthralling activities like parasailing, power boating, paragliding, micro flights, and several others.
- Nearest Railway Station: Kannur and Thalassery
- Nearest Airport: Karipur Airport or Calicut International Airport
Having a twin brother or sister could have been the best thing in your life! Well, if you have one, you know how exciting it feels when your blame goes to the other one! And in case, you don’t have one, plan a Kerala trip and visit the Kodhini village as soon as possible!
A mysterious village, Kodhini is disguised as the ‘Twin Town’ of India. Located in the Malappuram district of Kerala, almost every family in Kodhini has a twin. In fact, against the total population of 2,000 villagers, Kodhini has around 200 pairs of twins. Though the reason is still unknown, the high rate of twins makes this tiny village a must visit place in Kerala.
- Nearest Railway Station: Parappanangadi
- Nearest Airport: Kozhikode
Visitors have numerous reasons to visit Gods own country; Thenmala is just one of them! Located in the Kollam district; around 72km from Thiruvananthapuram, this vicinity is known for its magical settings and is also famed as the first eco-tourism destination in India.
Canopied by evergreen thickets, guarded by rolling hills, and offering an array of activities, Thenmala boasts of its pristine beauty that is taken further by exciting settings the unique essence of Kerala. Visit this place if you want to spend some quiet moments while being rooted with the untouched beauty of God’s Own Country!
- Nearest Railway Station: Shenkottah and Kollam
- Nearest Airport: Trivandrum
A bunch of red roses, a box of her favorite chocolates, or a heart-shaped gift; what would you prefer to get your other half’s attention? Well, while most of the lovebirds would go for all these, the ones smitten by lovebug would surely take their other half to the Chembra Lake in Kerala!
Yes, God’s Own Country is home to many wonders; Chembra Lake is one among them! Seating halfway to the Chembra Peak – the highest peak in Kerala, it is a natural heart-shaped lake that steals the show. Take your better half to this romantic lake to witness how love conquers both of you!
- Nearest Railway Station: Wayanad and Koylandy
- Nearest Airport: Calicut International Airport and Mysore Airport
You must be wondering why Beypore is in this list! Well, most of the Kerala tour diaries portray this port town as a scenic place to visit in Kerala, but what they don’t show is that Beypore is the only place in the world that manufactures a unique boat called ‘Uru.’
Though not so popular in the country, Uru or ‘Fat Boat’ is considered as a luxury in the Middle Eastern countries. A hand-crafted ship made from wood; it requires years of practice and eye to perfection. If you happen to visit Beypore Port, you can find local carpenters and artists indulged in building the hull and frame of these ships. Next time you see an Arab flaunting a handcrafted boat, feel proud to be an Indian!
- Nearest Railway Station: Kozhikode and Feroke
- Nearest Airport: Calicut Airport