Top Offbeat Travel Destinations In Kerala

Located on the south-western Malabar Coast, Kerala is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Though this place is spoiled and explored too many times by tourists but there are still attractive places that are not only untouched or unexplored but also amongst top offbeat travel destinations that you must visit to get an authentic travel experience during any Kerala travel package.

Marari Beach

Kerala is famous for its beautiful beaches and sea shores but most of them are over-run by tourists as well as local visitors. But in Marari Beach which is located only a few miles outside of Alleppey, you can indulge in a quiet and peaceful beach time. Blessed with white sand and dotted with coconut trees, this beach is perfect for seeking relaxation while enjoying the beauty of the scenic ocean. Hosting heritage homes, luxury resorts and top-notch restaurants, Marari beach is perfect for experiencing an offbeat destination in Kerala packages.

Ashtamudi Lake

When it comes to backwaters in Kerala, each one is most popular and most visited but Ashtamudi Lake is the most offbeat of them all. Located in in the Kollam District, Ashtamudi Lake is blessed with lush greenery and rich birdlife. Well known for its houseboat and backwater resorts, Ashtamudi Lake is ideal to have a far more authentic backwater experience in your Kerala travel packages.

Parambikulam Tiger Reserve

Located in Chittur taluk in Palakkad district of Kerala state, Parambikulam Tiger Reserve that also includes the erstwhile Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is one of India’s prominent habitats of the Royal Bengal Tiger. In addition, Parambikulam Tiger Reserve is well known for many adventure activities like forest trek, treetop camping, jeep safari, kayaking and bamboo rafting. If you are a wildlife enthusiast and you are looking for an offbeat destination then Parambikulam Tiger Reserve is one place in Kerala that you must visit.


Listed as one of the most attractive places to visit in India by the National Geographic Traveler, Vagamon is a scenic hill town located on the border between Kottayam district and Idukki district. Still safe from the commercialisation and tourist’s exploitation, this hill station offers misty hills, lush valleys, green meadows and serene waterfalls. Away from buzzing tourist crowds, Vagamon is definitely an offbeat destination that you should visit in your Kerala packages.


Neeliyar Kottam

Situated at Mangattuparamba near Dharmasala, Neeliyar Kottam is a sacred grove in Kannur district in Kerala. Each year in middle week of January this temple comes to life with the sound of ‘chenda’ drums and hosts the Theyyam festival which features traditional Theyyam dance performance to worship the Gods by devotees dressed up in elaborate costumes. So, if you are looking for a spiritual and invigorating experience of lifetime then do not miss Neeliyar Kottam.



Flanked by two rivers along with the Arabian Sea to its west, the sleepy village of Neeleshwar is a surreal place in Northern Kerala. Be it doing yoga on the beach, sampling the special seafood of the region for lunch or watching the sunset while cruising on a houseboat over the backwaters – Neeleshwar offers the best offbeat Kerala holiday for sure.


For offbeat travel destination ideas, you can check out Cox & Kings Kerala Packages at their offices or online website.

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