Nature has truly blessed the state of Kerala with its best charms. The blend of amazing beaches, serene backwaters, romantic hill stations and verdant trails make Kerala perfect for a picturesque road trip.
Yes, a road trip through panoramic paths is what you need to get a break from your mundane life. The fresh breeze tickles your face as you adore the awesome sceneries visible on both sides of the road during a road trip.
Well, if you want to transform this sweet imagination into a beautiful reality, then you need to plan a trip to Kerala! And not only this, but you also need to know the best roads in and around Kerala that are ideal for a happening road trip.
Let’s see the list of amazing routes of Kerala:
Athirapilly to Valparai:
If you really wish to witness the green side of Kerala, then you must go for the short yet captivating road trip between Athirapilly to Valparai. This 2.5 hours long drive will take you through the state’s most popular forest ranges; which is Athirapilly.
You will get the chance to witness the most panoramic tea plantations in the Western Ghats of Kerala. The fresh aroma of tea leaves will captivate you to inhale sharply throughout the way. The famous Parambikulam Tiger Reserve will also come in your way. The distance of this road trip is 80 km.
Thamarassery to SulthanBathery:
The Malabar region of Kerala is also home to many gems. So, you should not restrict your trip only to southern Kerala. SulthanBathery, previously known as ‘Sultan’s Battery’ is situated in the Wayanad district from where this trip will start.
Your endpoint will be Thamarassery Mountain Pass that connects Wayanad with Kozhikode district. This 2-hour long drive is historically prominent as it takes you back in time due to the popular Edakkal Caves and Jain Temple situated on this route. Stop at these places if you are interested in knowing the history and significance of these areas.
Thekkady to Munnar:
The road trip from Thekkady to Munnar is surely a scenic and adventurous one where you will cross the wild forests of Thekkady and reach the hill town of Munnar. This pleasurable ride is 100 km long and takes you through some of the best places of the state.
You will cover this whole journey in 3 hours approx. You can also spot some wild animals as your car will pass through the Periyar National Park. For this, you need to plan your trip in the first half of the day. The main highlight of Munnar i.e. tea stalls will also be your companion in this journey. This smooth ride is a must-try for you in Kerala Tourism!
Ernakulam to Kannur:
Kerala’s coastline makes the roads between Ernakulam and Kannur truly mesmerising. This drive is ideal for people who wish to admire the sea views from their cars. This is one of the longest and most eventful road trips that you can have in Kerala. You are going to cover 200 km; which will take around seven hours.
You will experience the coastal life of the region as you will pass through some of the best places with an amazing seaside view during the ride. Your first highlight would be Kasargod, where you can stop to enjoy the views of the famous Bekal Fort.
Afterwards, you will get a chance to pass through the drive-in beach of Kannur known as the Muzhappilangad Beach. You can also visit the Tellichery Fort here.
Alappuzha to Changanassery:
A road trip that lets you enjoy the views of famous backwaters and paddy fields should also be on this list. That’s why we have added the road trip between Alappuzha and Changanassery. You will be covering the popular State highway 11 or AC road, which is 24 km long, on this road trip.
This scenic road features the vistas of paddy fields of Kuttanad and the backwaters of Vembanad. The whole trail also runs parallel to an artificial canal that enhances the beauty of this whole road trip!
Cochin to Athirapilly:
This road trip is an exciting one as it begins from the most vibrant city of Kerala; which is Cochin and ends at the most scenic hill town; which is Athirapilly. The ride is 2.5 hours long, and you will be covering a distance of 80 km during it.
Just sit back in your vehicle and enjoy the views of the small town, green fields, picturesque villages, swaying coconut tree groves, alluring backwaters and what not! The main highlight of this road trip is the striking beauty of the waterfall at Athirapilly! Get down from your car and wash away your worries with the pure water of these waterfalls.
Devikulam to Munnar:
If you are not a big fan of long road trips and can’t sit in the car for long hours, then you can also enjoy the beauty of Kerala through a shorter road trip. Yes, the road trip from Devikulam to Munnar is just 12 km long which you can complete in half an hour.
But, the beauty of this road trip is not lesser than any of the longer ones. The roads cutting across the Ghats will present the lush tea plantations of the state. The hazy forests and surrounding hills make it a perfect road trip for tourists.
Erattupetta to Vagamon:
The road trip from Erattupetta to Vagamon is yet another panoramic ride which you must try on your Kerala trip. The Verdant vegetation and the twisting hilly paths of Vagamon make it an interesting and jaw-dropping ride.
Vagamon is one of the most popular destinations of Kerala, and you can reach there by taking this 26 km long road trip from Erattupetta. Start your journey in the early hours of the morning to catch the vistas of first sun rays here.
So, just don’t limit your Kerala Tour Package to famous attractions. Pack your bags and be ready to explore the best roads of Kerala.