Monday, 23 June 2014

Unearthing North Kerala’s Best Kept Secrets

North Kerala- a secret place in God’s Own Country is waiting to be discovered by wanderers. A land dominated by Muslims and warm and friendly people who add to the beauty of their unspoiled coastline. Absence of tourism and advertisement display boards on highways clearly highlights that North Kerala still restores its silent beauty with less tourist influx. It is a reflection of ancient enigmatic India which holds a legacy of various nations they traded with and still do. A cosmopolitan group of locals, ancient traditions and people walking in rain soaked forests present an image of a land beholding the utmost beauty of nature and mankind.

Beaches, hills, tropical vegetation, backwaters and crisscrossing rivers make up for the hidden treasure of North Kerala. Animal species, surrounding thick jungle, soothing aroma of tea and coffee along with hospitable locals and a regulated tourism industry are apt ingredients to make your holiday a great one. It is not only ideal for a laid back family vacation or a charming honeymoon, but also for backpackers who want to feel the thrill of adventure. Have a look at some of the finest tourist destinations of North Kerala where you can plan for a stay.

The hills of Wayanad in are blanketed by luxuriant forests and undulating spice and coffee plantations. A picturesque drive through Thamarassery Churam, a hill highway having frequent hairpin curves offers breathtaking views of verdant green hills of the region. Meenmutty Falls, Banasura Sagar Dam, Muthanga and Tholpetty wildlife sanctuary and Edakkal caves are attractive sightseeing destinations here. Well connecting roads to and from Kozhikode is a great advantage for tourism in Wayanad to prosper.

Kozhikode, previously known as Calicut, is a historical port town located aptly between lush green Western Ghats and azure Arabian Sea. Fetching abundant beauty from both sides, Kozhikode attracts thousands of foreign and Indian tourists throughout the year. Once upon a time Kozhikode was the sole entry point and trade hub for foreigners like Arabs, Europeans and English in India. From this central point of North Kerala, tourists can easily travel to more calm countryside. Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary and Beypore ship building yard are important sightseeing spots. Take a drop at Kalari School to watch out for traditional Kerala martial arts are taught.

The Bekal Beach and Fort is the most sought after destination in northern Kerala where natural splendor plays with tranquil surrounding to offer utter solace. The golden beach stretches along the azure sea surrounding the well kept Bekal fort. Capture splendid sights of nearby villages, huge coconut groves and rows of deserted fisherman boats along with enchanting sunset and preserve them as exclusive photographs of your trip. Even pleasant backwaters and water sports are major attractions in Bekal. Availability of luxury to budget accommodations make you explore the rawness of countryside in comfort and peace.

Opulent natural beauty and forest life make up the Silent Valley in Palakkad. Vast green forest luring with wildlife species like lion-tailed macaque, leopard, Nilgiri thar, tiger, Malabar giant squirrel and hordes of elephants make your stay here serene yet adventurous. Silent Valley’s tropical evergreen forests are one of the intense and ecologically diverse areas of the Earth which is a treasure trove for wildlife botanists. Rent a jeep, drive down for a day’s trip or stay in a tree house resort to experience the best of this green land.

Plan your trip to North Kerala to explore its resplendent natural splendor and unique culture which seems as if they are created and preserved by God himself.

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