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Road Trips From Kerala For An Amazing Sojourn That Can Blow Your Mind

Kerala, situated on the Malabar Coast of Southern India, is home to the languid backwaters, sprawling tea gardens, huge coastlines and colourful dance forms and is popularly known as God’s own country. This tiny sliver of paradise is also one of the tropical tourist destinations. In addition to its own offerings, it also offers several nearby locations that are a treat of its own kind and make for the best road trips from Kerala. Road trips are undoubtedly one of the most distinguished ways of exploring the unknown. Not only can you yourself customize the itinerary the way you want to, but also can cover the rarest spots.

Best Road Trips From Kerala

Kerala offers a number of nearby destinations that are helpful to make your weekends come to life. In order to keep it less hectic, let us put across a list of 8 best places that are ideal for road trips from Kerala. Set yourself free from the hustle-bustle of city life and drive your way to any of the places as mentioned below.

  1. Wayanad To Madikeri – 132.1 kms
  2. Wayanad To Mysore – 130.8 kms
  3. Munnar To Kodaikanal – 167 kms
  4. Munnar To Pollachi – 113.7 kms
  5. Devikulam To Madurai – 148.4 kms
  6. Thiruvananthapuram To Kanyakumari – 90.7 kms

1. Wayanad To Madikeri

Wayanad Churam thamarasseri
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If you love to set out on a journey through the scenic landscapes from the literary capital, the route of Wayanad to Madikeri is one of the best routes to explore. Break the monotony of everyday regular life and look away from the hustle and clamour of city life, the route is here to welcome all nature lovers to you. Madikeri is a hub offering coffee plantations, scenic highways and hence is a nature’s paradise. Beautifully encompassed with serene greenery in the surroundings, the sloping roads make the route a biker’s paradise.

Things to do in Vagamon: Visit Abbey Falls, Raja’s Seat, Irupu Falls, Dubare Elephant Camp, Tadiandamol, Bylakuppe Namdroling Monastery
Ideal for: weekend getaway, witnessing coffee plantations
Trip duration: 2 nights and 3 days
Distance from Wayanad: 132.1 km
Best time to visit: summers and winters

2. Wayanad To Mysore

Waynad Bamboo Road
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Are you ready for a peak to the historical side of Karnataka? The imposing and regal palace has become the iconic destination of Mysore. Giving way to one of the biggest cities in the state of Karnataka, it also comes with an enriching history and culture. The city is one of the best places to explore near Kerala and offers an enriching holiday, both for families and children.

Things to do: Explore Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Mysore Zoo, Chamundeshwari Temple, binge of sweet Mysore Pak
Ideal for: weekend getaway
Trip duration: 2 nights and 3 days
Distance from Wayanad: 130.8 km
Best time to visit: September to March

3. Munnar To Kodaikanal

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Looking to witness the glorious greenery around Kerala and the surrounding cities? Bring your travelling shoes forward and embark on the breezy driveway along the beautiful road of Valparai to Kodaikanal amidst the surrounding hills. Offering picturesque forest on either side with tea plantations, waterfalls and exotic viewpoints, the road trip promises to offer an extraordinary experience to the nature lovers Located in the Palani Hills at a height of 7,000 ft, Kodaikanal is the perfect escape to the hills. It is one of the best hill stations in south India. Relax against the pine hills of Kodaikanal that offers a breathtaking location to relax and also indulge in photography. 

Things to do: Visit Kodaikanal Lake, Pine Forest, Cascade Falls, Bryant Park, Coaker’s Park
Ideal for: exploring theme work, local sightseeing
Trip duration: 1 night and 2 days
Distance from Munnar: 167 km
Best time to visit: June to October

4. Munnar To Pollachi

Pampadum Shola National Park, Munnar
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Pollachi, a gateway to the Western Ghats offers the perfect gateway to the most pristine hills. The calm, quiet and peaceful place is a scenic paradise for the road trip enthusiasts. The roadway from Munnar to Pollachi offers one of the most spectacular scenery with naturally grown sandalwood trees and lush greenery around that makes the ride an unforgettable one. The water coming in from foothills renders a spectacular view that serves as one of the most scenic picnic spots.

Things to do: Visit Wildlife Sanctuary, Top Slip, Azhiyar Dam, Valparai, Solaiyar Dam, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
Ideal for: relaxed getaway
Trip duration: 2 nights 3 days
Distance from Munnar: 113.7 km
Best time to visit: December and January

5. Devikulam To Madurai

Located on the banks of the River Vaigai, Madurai is situated in the ancient city. Proving to be an extraordinary adventure, the road journey is a journey to explore. Madurai is popular for rulers who have contributed largely to the city. Offering one of the most significant attractions, Madurai Meenakshi Temple, the temple dates back to the 14th century. Explore the historical jewel that makes it a perfect family getaway.

Things to do: Visit Meenakshi Amman Temple, Alagar, Kovil, Gandhi Memorial Museum, Koodal Azhagar Temple
Ideal for: romantic getaway, honeymoon
Trip duration: 2 nights 3 days
Distance from Devikulam: 148.4 km
Best time to visit: September to November, January to March

6. Thiruvananthapuram To Kanyakumari

Travellers wanting to experience the southernmost city must pack their bags to embark on the road trip to Kanyakumari. The ideal meeting point of three seas of India, the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea, and the Bay of Bengal, Kanyakumari is the ideal trip from Kerala. It is a two-hour long drive and is bound to take you to a haven of beauty. It can be the perfect opportunity for you to look and reflect on the country’s history to understand the significance of the surrounding area.

Things to do: Visit Thiruvalluvar Statue, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Mahatma Gandhi Mandapam, Kanyakumari Beach, Arulmigu Bhagavathy Amman Temple
Ideal for: exploring scenic places
Trip duration: 2 nights 3 days
Distance from Thiruvananthapuram: 90.7 km
Best time to visit: October to March

Kerala, known for its marine life offers geographical diversity and breathtaking views across all regions located nearby. Just a few hours from the city will take you to the most scenic places in Kerala. Start your engines to embark amidst the lovely green hills and tea plantations through these road trips from Kerala. Explore the amalgamation of historic importance, scenic beauty and the best of southern India by embarking on a memorable road journey from Kerala. But before that, you need to plan a trip to Kerala. So, don’t think much and book your tickets now with Pickyourtrail. Check some of the best Kerala holiday packages and book your dream getaway now!

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