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A 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.

1. Travel to the spectacular Varkala Beach

Travel to the spectacular Varkala Beach: 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. - 19 Sightseeings © plus.google.com 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. - 19 Sightseeings

Varkala beach is located almost 55 km away from the popular Kovalam. The beach offers a breathtaking view of the cliff and the beach. "This beach is unique as not many beaches are free from the clutter in Kerala. Varkala is one such place which still preserves its pristine nature," says HolidayIQ reviewer Sakhawat. 

2. An ancient harbor, Kochi

An ancient harbor, Kochi: 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. - 35 Sightseeings © www.flickr.com - Tim Moffatt 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. - 35 Sightseeings

A 50 km travel ahead of Kumarakom will bring you to Kochi. A harbour since ancient times, Kochi is a mix of the old and new. "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. 

3. Historic Kappad near Kozhikode

Historic Kappad near Kozhikode: 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. - 5 Sightseeings © espikes09.blogspot.com 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. - 5 Sightseeings

200 km from Kochi you reach the famous beach near Kozhikode, where the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama landed on 20 May 1498. "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. 

4. Beaches and forts at Kasargod

Beaches and forts at Kasargod: 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. - 32 Sightseeings © www.keralapicnicspot.com 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. - 32 Sightseeings

After a 180 km drive from Kappad you reach Kasargod, the final destination on your journey. "This place offers a lot of things like the the gorgeous beaches, the temples and the highlight being Bekal fort," says HolidayIQ reviewer Sweta.

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