When it comes to taking a vacation to Kerala, our first thought is always the house boat and the backwaters. But have you ever looked into the various other beautiful places that one can explore in Kerala? Kerala is vast and with its unexplored beaches, glowing sands and panoramic surroundings, Kerala is a vast expanse of land that can be visited multiple times and yet, every time, you will come across newer and more exciting places to explore.

The numerous times that we have been to kerala, there is always some area unexplored and some place that requires going back to, especially the house boats.

Here are a few of the offbeat places to visit in Kerala.

 Silent Valley National Park

• Ashtamudi Backwaters

• Vembanad Lake

• Cherai Beach

• Ponmudi


If you are someone who loves to explore wildlife, this is a place that should be on your list! This UNESCO world heritage site is located in the Nilgiri Hills and is a prestigious haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Various endangered species are a part of this National Park and the dense greenery makes the area intimidating and exciting to explore.

Ashtamudi backwaters, Kerala Houseboat in Vembanadu Lake


The Ashtamudi backwaters is an intrinsic part of the most-visited lake in Kerala, the Ashtamudi Lake. Surrounded by numerous palm trees and grooves, the backwaters are often home to activities like houseboat cruising and boat riding. Cruising along the serene backwaters of this lake is truly a great way to relax and spend time with your loved ones. The chirping of the birds, the ripples created by the water as the house boat glides through smoothly, a soothing and calming feeling will develop as you sit back and soak in the atmosphere.


The Vembanad Lake is the longest lake in Kerala and the boat ride down the lake is tranquil and serene. Travellers are mesmerized by the backwater springs and the various avian species thriving in the temperate season. The bird sanctuary, small islands surrounding the lake, paddy plantations and the variety of sightseeing experiences are worth the trip this beautiful city.


The Cherai beach is a stone’s throw away from the Club Mahindra resort. The view of the beach from the hotel rooms are a big reason why the resort gets immense appreciation and acclaim. The beach is resplendent with various activities like fish jumping, one of the most famous and entertaining activity for travellers. Kayaking and paddle boating are a few other activities that will keep everyone happy.

Cherai Beach, Kerala Ponmudi reservoir, Kerala


is a hill station which can be on your list for trekking and even houses a wild life sanctuary. The Peppara Wild life Sanctuary is located in the catchment area of the Peppara Dam on Karamana river. It is extremely rich in flora and fauna and is home to varied species of fish. This is a place that you can always explore by taking a day out from your vacation.

Apart from these offbeat places, if you wish to take a look at things to do in Kerala these are must add in your bucket list. Also, have a look at Kerala tourism guide to make the most of your family vacation in Kerala!

Indulge in several activities and experiences on your next stay at our Munnar resort, Kochi or any of the other Club Mahindra resorts in Kerala. With several things to do at our resorts, and nearby places to visit in Munnar, Kochi, and other destinations in Kerala, a magical family holiday is assured.

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Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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