A honeymoon destination, a family trip, a wellness break, a luxury getaway: Kerala has become a one stop solution to all these travel needs. A typical Kerala holiday generally includes a stay on the traditional houseboat, a few nights in a fancy resort, Ayurvedic massages, and an array of foods like meen/fish, sadhya, puttu kadala, stew, and the good old beef fry. But, did you know that Kerala also happens to have the longest drive-in beach in Asia? Did you know that Kerala has a strong influence of not only Portuguese settlers, but also Arabic, French, and British? Did you know that Kerala has a unique cuisine called Moplah under its wings, which is a beautiful fusion of Arabic and Kerala cooking? All of these lesser known facts constitute the offbeat, less travelled, and gorgeous region of Northern Kerala.
In this article, we give you a road-trip itinerary to explore the Northern region of Kerala, far away from tourist trails and with a charm quite unknown to the Southern region.
Depending on where you are headed from, you can either start your journey from the northernmost tip of the state, Kasargod and head towards central Kerala or choose to start from Kozhikode and and drive up North. For those flying in, Mangalore(Karnataka) is a perfect place to start your journey from the northernmost corner.