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7 Best Road Trips to Experience the Best of Kerala with Family

Kerala is a scenic state in South India and is known as ’God’s Own Country’ for its pristine tranquility. It proudly flaunts the charms of the mountains, beaches, backwaters, and forests that provide ample landscape and breathtaking views for some of the most beautiful road trips. Add to this, the fun of traveling with family and you are set for a great holiday!

Here are seven road trips that you can embark on during your next family vacation in the gorgeous state of Kerala.

Thekkady to Munnar

The charming route from Thekkady to Munnar treats you to fresh air and unending tea plantation views. Make sure to stop by the Periyar National Park first thing in the morning and you may spot a Nilgiri Tahr or two. The journey of about 96 kilometers takes a little over three hours to complete. At your destination, do a check-into the Club Mahindra Munnar Resort, which will provide the perfect respite from the day’s travel, in the form of comfortable and spacious rooms with modern amenities. You can also savor a great meal filled with local delicacies at its in-house restaurant.

Devikulam to Munnar

Covering just nine kilometers, this ride of nine kilometers takes about 15 minutes and the twisty roads traverse the Western Ghats, flanked by tea plantations on both sides. Consider this route as Kerala’s 15 minutes of fame!

Kottayam to Vagamon

Covering a distance of 63 kilometers and taking about one-and-a-half hours to finish, this route goes through tea plantations, connecting Kerala’s literary capital, Kottayam to Vagamon.

Ernakulam to Kannur

For families that love the coast, this is the best option. It is one of the longest drives in Kerala and takes about seven hours to complete a distance of 267 kilometers. Along the way, you can show your kids Bekal Fort, Muzhappilangad Beach, and Tellichery Fort.

Alleppey to Changanassery

Covering a distance of 25 kilometers, this road connects Changanassery to one of Kerala tourism’s major attractions: the backwaters of Alleppey! If you drive slowly, it will take an hour to pass through this road, which is also called ‘AC Road.’ On the way, visit Kuttanad, also known as the ’rice bowl of Kerala.’

Athirapally to Valparai

Drive from the verdant forest ranges of Athirapally toValparia, one of the most beautiful tea plantations in Kerala. The drive is gorgeous and treats you to the lush terrain. Additionally, your kids will love the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve en route. The journey takes about two-and-a-half hours and covers 80 kilometers.

Thamarassery to Sultan Bathery

Explore the Malabar region of Kerala as this drive takes you from Thamarassery to Wayanad’s Sultan Bathery, one of the major tourist places in Kerala. It takes about two hours to complete the journey spanning 68 kilometers. You will drive through the Thamarassery Mountain Pass and at your destination, you can show your kids the Edakkal Caves and the popular Jain Temple.

PS: Hurry and book your road trip holiday by logging on to Club Mahindra’s website or app soon! Plan a vacation with Club Mahindra today & have a pleasant and memorable stay at Wayanad resort in Kerala with family.


Jitaditya Narzary

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