Kerala's monsoon tourism: Stunning lesser-known spots

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Are you in the mood to avoid crowds and dive into Kerala monsoons at off-beat spots? Grab your raincoats, pack your sense of adventure and check out these unexplored havens in God's Own Country. Check rain prediction updates and alerts before you jet off for the trip.

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Palaruvi waterfall

It cascades down from 300 ft, amid lush greenery and has a natural pool to dip in. It also has a trekking trail, ritual sites and many Instagrammable spots around it. Palaruvi is near Aryankavu, which is approximately 35 kilometres from Punalur town.

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Paniyeli Poru

A hidden gem near Perumbavoor near Kochi, Paniyeli Poru has picturesque landscapes with gushing river streams and dense forests. It's an ideal spot for nature enthusiasts.

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Vythiri in Wayanad district is renowned for its lush greenery, cascading waterfalls, and mist-covered mountains. Soochippara waterfall, Lakkidi Viewpoint and Pookkode Lake are also here.

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Valara waterfall

Situated between Neriamangalam and Adimali on the Kochi-Madurai highway, the Valara waterfall is a hidden gem amid dense forests. The waterfall can also serve as a refreshing pitstop on the way to Munnar.

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Kakkayam Dam

Located near Kozhikode, Kakkayam Dam is surrounded by dense forests and offers scenic views of the reservoir and surrounding hills. Its misty aura during the monsoons is quite enchanting.

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