There has been a sea of a change in the way people travel after the advent of social media. Especially in Kerala. More and more young people have taken to going places and posting pictures online. On World Tourism Day, we give you a list of places which are the hot favorites with this new breed of travelers.
It used to be a long trek to Illikkal Kallu until a road was commissioned and overnight, it became one of the most popular locations. The road will take you to the foot of the hill. There is a narrow path which will take you across the Narakapalam, up the hill, but it is advisable to stay where the road ends and take the sights. The sheer slope is tricky and two people have already lost their lives here. You have to be very cautious and try not to give in to the rush of adrenalin and climb the hill for that perfect selfie which you can boast about. A trip to Illikkal Kallu
Until the release of Charlie, Meesapulimala was not a very popular destination. But post that, each and every travel group on social media had scores of people walking up Meesapulimala. It is a trekker's paradise, read about our trip to this famous destination
Chembra Peak has always been one of the popular destinations in Wayanad. But recently, it has seen a lot of people traveling up the peak to the heart shaped lake for a selfie or two. Read about this trek
You have to drive about 65 kms from Kannur to reach Paithalmala. A trekker's paradise, it is popular with the family crowd too.
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The drive through the forests from Athirappilly to Valparai is very popular these days. And Malakkapara which is on the route has shot to fame with its rolling hills and tea gardens. A trip to Athirappilly
During summer, Ranipuram is a place you run away too. To escape the heat, to chill out and see the mist roll off your fingertips. A trip to Ranipuram
Tucked away in the forests off Malampuzha is Dhoni, a waterfall that not many people know about. A trek to the waterfall is a unique experience. Read more
The first planned eco-tourism project in the state, Thenmala is for the wanderer in you. And there is something for everyone, which makes Thenmala a popular destination. Read more
Gavi was a quiet place till the movie 'Ordinary' hit the screens. Overnight, people started trudging up the forested path to enjoy this scenic destination. Planned tours by the authorities are the safest bet to explore Gavi.
They say that not even a leaf falls in this valley. A hillock with rolling green hills and a spectacular view of the valley, Ilaveezhapoonchira is a place popular with the young people in the state. Read more