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3 Best Road Trips in Kerala Where Nature Devours You!

Written By: Akshatha Vinayak

Who doesn't love to explore Kerala? Amazing beaches, backwaters, hill stations and what not! These wonders of Kerala nudges every traveller to take a dream ride through the state. A quick escapade through the ghats and gliding along the coastal lines must be thrilling. Yes, road trips are the best way to get lost in the magical beauty of nature. So we bring you some best road trips in Kerala to find yourself drowned in the mystical world of green!

3 Best Road Trips in Kerala

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Devikulam - Munnar

Road trips don't have to be very long! Even a short distance cutting across the Ghats makes it an unforgettable adventure. Devikulam is just 9km to Munnar, but the experience is unique and beautiful. Going through the ghat section kissed by the tea plantations on either side has a soothing effect on your soul. The mist and tea plantations displaying a game of hide & seek much to the surprise of the visitors.

Best Time: These two destinations can be visited year-round however road trips are difficult during monsoons. Just avoid going during June to August. The months from September to February is the best time for this road trip.

3 Best Road Trips in Kerala

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Erattupetta - Vagamon

A journey through the scenic landscapes from the town of Erattupetta to Vagamon is one of the best road trips in Kerala. Devoured by the lush green vegetation to the slithering hilly roads of Vagamon adds to a memorable ride. Vagamon is around 26km from Erattupetta and is one of the popular destinations in Kerala. Kickstart early in the morning to enjoy the first of sun rays engulfing this beautiful hill station.

Best Time: September to February is the best time to visit Vagamon.

3 Best Road Trips in Kerala

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Alleppey - Kochi

How can we miss out on backwaters and beaches in Kerala? Yeah, travelling from Alleppey to Kochi provides all the satisfaction for the water lover in you. Best to start very early to escape the traffic-filled NH-66 from Alleppey to reach Kochi. Early morning ride from one of the best backwater destinations in Kerala, Alappuzha to the coastal Kochi is around 55km. The fusion of green and blue creates an optical wonder which will be stashed in your memories forever. Surely, it one of the best road trips in Kerala not to be missed.

Best Time: October to December is the best time for this road trip. Better to start early morning as this is a very busy road.

Road trip is the best to experience the hidden jewels of nature. Breezy wind, the canopy of trees, misty roads with occasional sightings of water bodies keep you engaged through the journey. That too in a place like Kerala is something to be treasured for lifetime.

Everyone should try road trip at least once in their lifetime. Not only to feel closer to nature but also to exercise your adventure quotient.

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