This part of both the culturally and geographically rich Kerala is obviously less touristy. When compared with the visual treats offered from the Southern tip of the state, the Northern Kerala is way much exotic. There are the boons of a lesser crowd, more options, better people and less spoiled destinations. Although these tourist locations are not that renowned, the travel destinations in Malabar region never compromise in its scenic beauty and the very essence of travelling up to those outlandish spots. As far as an adventure-seeking or off-beat traveller is concerned, these locations would be just perfect for fulfilling their dream getaways.
Below given are few of the less touristy locations that you can readily drop in while on a road trip to Northern Kerala.
Adyanpara Waterfalls of Nilambur in Malappuram
Even though the tourist site is located in the district of Malappuram, they are positioned to the eastern side of Thamarassery in Kozhikode. Adyanpara is rather close of the Nilambur town at a distance of 15km. So you may hire a taxi and reach at foothills of the waterfalls easily. However, any tour package that could take you to the destination would be minimal. Once you had reached there, you will be required to mount up to the steep hills that even be challenging to the adventurous travellers. Furthermore, the real beauty of the unexplored waterfall can indeed be experienced when you are visiting them in the monsoon from June to October. Then waterfall would be cascading with that heavy flow of pristine river water. It would indeed be a visual treat to watch the running waters smashing the unique shaped huge rocks in the dense forests.
Kodikuthimala of Malappuram
Very perfectly called as the ‘Ooty of Malappuram’, the beautiful hill station of Kodikuthimala in Malappuram is full of surprises to its rare visitors. The lush green covers when you view from a top the hills are truly mesmerizing. For this very purpose, you have the two major options of a suicide point and a watchtower. Moreover, when trekking up the forested hills, several natural springs and cascading waterfalls will be welcoming you. Although not much known to the regular tourist lots, the serene location of Kodikuthimala is a favourite hotspot among the young adventure-loving travellers. For this very season, the entire hill station is still unspoiled and offers various scopes for further explorations.
Thikkoti Light House Beach in Kozhikode
When talking about the popular beaches of the district, chiefly Kappad and Kozhikode beaches come into one mind. Nonetheless, on this side of the district, a remarkable lighthouse erected on the Velliyamkally Rock makes them a perfect blend for epic beach photography. Furthermore, as the beachside near the Thikkoti Light House is less touristy, you may have your own time and leisure without any barriers of the large crowds experienced in other major beaches of Kerala. Migratory birds from various distant locations do visit the tranquil beach during summer and the following months. As you move north towards Payyoli beach from Thikkoti, you could catch a glimpse of a dilapidated shipwreck. In addition to this, the rich palm and coconut plantations create a unique look to this charming golden shore of Malabar region.
Thusharagiri Waterfalls in Kozhikode
The major portions of Kozhikode city are centred on the coastal region of the city. Yet the eastern and the hilly terrains of the districts are still unexplored to a greater extent. The mesmerizing waterfalls at Thusharagiri are most accessibly located on the way that would take you to the more popular tourist destination of Wayanad. Basically, the waterfalls at Thusharagiri do comprise of three other falls namely Thumpi Thullum Para, Erattumukku and Mazhavil Chattom. The travellers to the place will also get to view the drizzling river of the waterfalls flowing to a larger water body of Challippuzha River. Although the alluring region around Thusharagiri is protected as an Eco-Tourist spot of late, only a limited number of tourists do a stopover in the destination. If you are very much into mountaineering, this serene unexplored destination should be on your bucket list visit to North Kerala.
Paithalmala in Kannur
The majestic hill deserves every right to be included under the list of the most renowned tourist destination of the state, besides the fact that Paithalmala is the highest peak of Kannur. However, they are not much popular as other hill stations of Kerala and are obviously unexplored. Located in the borders connecting Kerala and Kannur, the hill station can be reached from Kannur after a drive of 55km through a serene atmosphere. If you are wishing for a travel to the hill station in lower rates you may catch a bus to Kudiyanmala and then hire a taxi to Paithamala. Once you have trekked all through the dense forest all across the hills to the top, you could have a panoramic view of Mother Nature. If the climate is favourable, you may even witness the Arabian Sea at a distance. Moreover, the hill station under the control of Forest Department is actually home to a large variety of flora and fauna. So when you are visiting Paithamala, you will be blessed to watch unique species of butterflies and birds you had never seen before.
Ranipuram in Kasargod
Any traveller to Kasargod would be surprised to visit this lush green region, which is otherwise mistaken for a dry and tiresome district. So in every aspect, this spectacular hill station can be most perfectly included under the list of unexplored tourist locations of North Kerala. A nearby Thalacauvery Wildlife Sanctuary of Karnataka shares its borders with Ranipuram. Because of this very relevant reason, when you are further exploring the forest covers of Ranipuram, you will be rushing to various kinds of deers, monkeys, squirrels, boars and even elephants.
The wonders of nature sited in the splendid state of Kerala such as the ones mentioned here can be explored further with the assistance of Dreams Cabs. The noted online taxi service has employed expert drivers to take you to all those scenic locations. If you are that travel enthusiast who would love to think out of the box things, then head on to these unexplored tourist destinations without wasting a minute!