Kerala is a delectable tourist destination for any visitor as it offers a welcoming sight flanked by the royal Western Ghats on the west and heralded by the Arabian Sea on the east. Besides being known for its backwaters, rivers and lakes, this God’s own country has another unexplored gem to offer to its tourists- the mesmerizing islands. These are one of the ideal places to visit in Kerala as you get to enjoy the true beauty of the state.
Let’s take a look at some of the hidden yet magnificent islands of Kerala:
This island is a hidden pearl amidst the commercialized and over-crowded backwaters of Kerala. It is a part of the cluster of eight islands in Kerala. A serene and relaxed cruise, the river banks that look at a one arm’s distance and the famous Kallada Boat Race of Kollam are enough reasons for you to visit this island.
Situated in Thiruvanthapuram, the island offers a blissful and magical ambience to the tourists visiting the place. Its calm and serene atmosphere is sure to lure you into having a quiet vacation with your loved ones. With lush and striking greenery, coconut trees and golden sand beaches, Poovar Island will surely give you a rejuvenating experience. Enjoy a good crimson sunset view from this island and get completely lost in the magical vibes here.
A man-made island, named after Lord Willingdon, the place offers a spectacular view of the surroundings. This place is surely a paradise for nature lovers and will offer the most scintillating views of Kerala. This lovely island is also connected to various seaports in the world. You can visit this island by adding it your Kerala tour packages.
This small island is home to a large variety of rare migratory birds. The island is extremely close to the backwaters of Kumarakom and Alappuzha beach. The site is an ecstasy for those who wish to discover watching migratory birds that come from alcove and crook of the world.
Located in Varkkla, Ponnumthuruthu is a small island that will surely be a pleasant visit. Known for its natural beauty and amazing sunsets, the island will surely give you lovely memories to cherish. It is an untouched gem and thus one will not find it over-crowded. The Shiv-Parvathi temple located here is a must visit.
The north of Kerala too has its share of islands. The Kavvayi Island is a small yet truly enchanting island that one needs to include in their itinerary of North Kerala tourism. A visit to this island will surely be a new kind of experience.
If you have an eye for natural attractiveness and love the beauty of water, then a trip to these islands would be a great idea. These islands form the prime charm of Kerala, so make it a part of your journey. Also these places are a must visit during the monsoon season where you get to enjoy their lush greenery & a scenic view as you enjoy your laid-back vacation.
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