Southern Kerala has always attracted the tourist, and the beautiful, exotic and natural destinations of North Kerala have been belittled.
The charming tourist places of North Kerala are encompassed with alluring beaches, scintillating rivers, and beautiful backwaters, hills wrapped with greenery and ever growing vegetation. And this natural beauty is topped with the delicious smell of coffee and spices which enwrap the atmosphere. Then there are the very friendly localities, well balanced tourism industry and the most amazing culture. Not to forget the flora and fauna this makes the forests a treat to those looking for a perfect family vacation or a venturesome trip. Herein summarized some awesome and breathtaking tourist places of North Kerala.
The city of Wayanad is enwrapped with abundance of jungles along with orchard of coffee and spices spread throughout.
This district is also popular for its many hill stations. Enjoy the charming beauty of Western Ghats or go on a trekking spree at the Chembur hill. Take a dip in the sparkling water of Meenmutty Falls, watch the array and songs of birds or explore the caves at Pakshipathalam. Then there is the attractive Banasura Sagar Dam,for a day spend. And do not forget to shop for the crafts of the localities.
There is good connectivity of this district by roadways. There is also availability of jeep tours with guides along with resorts sprinkled throughout the city. The nearest railway station and airport is Kozhikode.
This historical port city is situated amidst the breathtaking greenery of Western Ghats and the deep blue waters of Arabian Sea. For the foreigners who came to trade in India, this port city acted as the entry point.
In this city, in order to witness the fabrication of trading ships, visit the Beypore ship building yard. Visit the Kalari School which is famous for the teaching of Kerala martial art. Enjoy shopping at the market place and explore the Mananchira Square and sweet meat street. If you are one of the bird enthusiasts, you must visit the Bird Sanctuary of Kadalundi, situated on the river islands. The Malabar Mahotsavam is the perfect tenure to visit this city.
The Kasargod district of North Kerala is known for its eccentric town of Bekal. This town is known for mesmerizing beach alongside the Bekal fort, which itself is a treat to watch. Then there are the luxurious backwaters and the most wonderful water sports availability.
A wonderful view of the surrounding villages, coconut trees and boats of the fisherman can be observed through the bulwark of the Bekal Fort. The beautiful view of sun set is also the highlight of the fort. And the most amazing aspect of the city is its remoteness. Then there are the many budget accommodations, resorts and plush hotels.
Guruvayoor (in Thrissur)
The beautiful shrine city, worshipper of God Krishna is Guruvayoor. It is enwrapped with hilly areas, scintillating river and fields. The temple was made in 16th century and till date is known for mythological, legendary stories and the elephants. The view of the shrine is enhanced during the night time, when the walls are embellished with oil lamps providing it with a charming look. Every evening, the famous Krishnattam dance performance takes place here. The tourist will be spellbound to observe the birth of Krishna, in this dance form.
The perfect time to visit this city is in the month of February and March during the Utsavam. The onset of the festival is celebrated with the elephant race also known as ‘Anayottam’. And do not cease to visit the Chettuva Backwaters alonwith Blangad Beach. It is known for the most charming sunset and perfect evening walk.
Silent Valley (in Palakkad)
Silent Valley is known for its breathtaking natural beauty, enwrapped form three sides by high hills, sprawling the abundance of greenery and traversed by River Kunthi. It is a perfect place to visit in monsoons. The fauna the water birds add to the exuberance of the place. The dense forest is a botanist dreams famous for its orchids. The small trail in the waterfall of River Kunthi will freshen your soul, and the jungle safari will complement your trip.
The railway stations at Coimbatore and Palakkad are the closest to the Silent Valley. You can avail any of the options available from tree house resort, Ayurveda resort or jeep safari to explore this place.
Now that you know about the beauty and charm of the place, you would love to visit Kerala. The seclusion form the regular hub dub of city alonwith breathtaking natural beauty gives you enough reasons to plan a trip in here.
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