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The Ultimate Scenic Road Trip Through Kerala's Konkan Coast

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As the monsoon ends, Kerala's coastline is as beautiful and scenic as it can get. The rains have lashed for three months, every stream, valley, field and river are nurtured to their glorious best. The seas are teaming will life, there is a sense of nature's bounty everywhere one goes. It's a blessing to experience this post monsoon excess via a road trip through coastal Kerala.  

The Ultimate Scenic Road Trip Through Kerala's Konkan Coast:

  1. Kovalam (Kerala)
  2. Varkala (Kerala)
  3. Kumarakom (Kerala)
  4. Kochi (Cochin) (Kerala)
  5. Kappad (Kerala)
  6. Kasargod (Kerala)

Day 1. Begin at the internationally renowned Kovalam Beach

Begin at the internationally renowned Kovalam Beach
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Begin your journey from southern Kerala at the renowned Kovalam beach. This place a "nice place to relax with the soothing sound of the sea, cool breeze and coconut palms. The beaches there are very nice and its overall a good place to relax and beat the fatigue of daily life. Walk on the beach, bare-foot.” says HolidayIQ reviewer Chandan.

Day 2. Travel to the spectacular Varkala Beach

Travel to the spectacular Varkala Beach
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55km from Kovalam, you reach scenic Varkala. The beach offers "breathtaking view combining cliff and beach" says HolidayIQ reviewer Amresh. This beach is unique as "not many beaches are free from the clutter once a place becomes famous.Varkala is one such place which still preserves its pristine nature" says holidayIQ reviewer Sakhawat. 

Day 3. In the embrace of Lake Vembanad at Kumarakom

In the embrace of Lake Vembanad at Kumarakom
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About 150 km from Varkala is the idyllic town of Kumarakom, on the banks of the spectacular lake Vembanad. Kumarakom is "Kumarakom is a very famous tourist destination, situated in the vicinity of famous freshwater, largest lake of Kerala which is Vembanad." says HolidayIQ reviewer Krish. 

Day 4. An ancient harbor, Kochi

An ancient harbor, Kochi
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50 km from Kumarakom brings you to Kochi. A harbour since ancient times, Kochi is a mix of the old and new. Visit the exciting  “Fort Kochi which is a great place to just walk about and discover the old monuments and other places of interest, like the Chinese Fishing Nets, late in the evenings are a sight not to miss.” says HolidayIQ reviewer Urvashi R. 

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Day 5. Historic Kappad near Kozhikode

Historic Kappad near Kozhikode
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200 km from Kochi you reach  the famous beach near Kozhikode where the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama landed on 20 May 1498, Kappad. Visit this spot for "a beautiful beach with rocks projecting into the sea and the enchanting surrounding with the total greenery, Kappad is a fine excursion spot." shares HolidayIQ reviewer Sunil. 

Day 6. Beaches and forts at Kasargod

Beaches and forts at Kasargod
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After a180 km drive from Kappad you reach Kasargod, the final destination on your journey. This place offers "a lot of things around like the the gorgeous beaches, the temples and the highlight being Bekal fort." says HolidayIQ reviewer Sweta. Return home after this rejuvenating experience. 

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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