The land of backwaters, coffee plantations and peace is a must
Famously known as God’s Own Country, Kerala is a land of tranquil peace and bliss. A land rich in vegetation, backwaters, beaches, flora, and fauna, Kerala has a lot to offer to travelers. With a simple walk down the all green roads or go kayaking in the backwaters or spend a night in the boathouse, the state is filled with activities to do. The plus point of traveling through Kerala is that it is safe, hence making it also perfect for solo traveling. Here are some best places to visit in Kerala as a solo traveler.
Travelers often cross over this part of Kerala completely but Wayanad is one of the most beautiful places in Kerala worth the visit. Wayanad meaning the land of paddy fields in Malayalam still remains one of the most unexplored places and is a perfect place for hiking. Surrounded by different shades of green, small waterfalls, and coffee, and teak plantation, Wayanad is a glory to be in. An easy and quiet escape from the city has the most welcoming tribal heritage and locals serving delicious food. Also go exploring the caves, wildlife sanctuary, Kuruva Island for bamboo rafting, Pookode Lake for boating, and of course go for cycling around.
This coastal town in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala is a place with most solo backpacker travelers. Known for its temples, Varkala also boasts pristine sand beaches along the edge of the cliff top. Here one can find many places to chill and relax. Best seaside place comprising coastline, cliffs, and greenery it also makes the ideal place for water adventure. Go explore activities such as boat riding, surfing, parasailing, jetting, and horse-riding. Also, Varkala holds importance as a religious place as it has many Hindu temples, such as Janardhan Temple, Janardan Swami Temple, Vishnu Temple, Sarkara Devi Temple, and KaduvayilThangalDargah.
Another most visited town in Kerala, Alappuzha is filled with rivers, lakes, lagoons, and canals. There are plenty of accommodations available in the backwaters, wherein one can enjoy days of peace and quiet. Must-do things here are mingling with the locals who have mouth-watering local cuisine to offer. Interesting fact, Alappuzha is often referred to as the Venice of the East.
Other places to visit in Kerala are Bolgatty Island, Gavi, Marari, Thekkady, Vagamon, Periyar Tiger Reserve Kerala, Munnar, Kuttanad, Ashtamudi, Kozhikode, Kochi, Muzhappilangad Beach, Alleppey, Kumarakom, Kovalam, Bekal, Kannur, Kasargod, Malampuzha, Kizhunna Beach, Idukki, Kalpetta, Munroe Island, Kavvayi Backwaters, Kuttanad, Peerumedu, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Poovar, Ponmudi, Guruvayur, Nelliampathy, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thalassery, Nilambur, and Mannarkkad.