If you are looking for offbeat activities in Kerala apart from the regular touristy things, you’ll be surprised to know that it is not a very short list. Contrary to this, there are quite a few interesting experiences you might want to try out during your stay in God’s Own Country.
Poovar Island Resort, Trivandrum
This unique resort comes with the option of accommodations in floating cottages on the backwaters. Luxury amenities and the rustic surroundings make for the experience of a lifetime. Lounge in a hammock enjoying the view from the privacy of your room or relax in a Jacuzzi.
Timing: Best time to visit is from October-May
Garudan Thookkam, Trivandrum and Kochi
This is a ritual performed in the temples dedicated to Goddess Kali and is held on a particular day as per Hindu astrology. The persons who dress up as Garuda, the vehicle of Lord Vishnu, indulge in the form of body piercing as part of the ritual. Definitely, one of the offbeat things to do in Kerala.
Timing: On specific days of the Hindu calendar
Kavvayi Backwater, Payyanur
Though not as well-known as the backwaters of Allapuzha, Kavvayi manages to hold its own when it comes to the scenic beauty and serenity of the place. This is the biggest wetland in North Kerala and is home to numerous species of flora and fauna.
Timing: Best time to visit is from October to May
Suggested Read: Adventure Activities in Kerala
Bonacaud Bungalow, Trivandrum
This spooky bungalow is as offbeat as it gets. Believed to be haunted by the young children, of a British couple, who died a mysterious death, it is a tourist attraction by day but no one approaches the spot at night! Not many choose to put this on their list of offbeat tours in Kerala.
Timing: Definitely when it is daylight!
Lakkidi Gateway, Wayanad
Yet another spot featured on the list of haunted spots in Kerala, it is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a nomad who is the real founder of this short route connecting Lakkidi to Thamarasserry. It is said that he was killed by the British engineer whom he helped and so now, his spirit roams the region.
Timing: Venture after dusk only if you want to encounter paranormal activity
Dig deeper and you are sure to come across many more places to add to this list. Whatever be your inclination, offbeat Kerala has something to offer every traveler!
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