Tired of those long queues for your favourite spot at that fancy restaurant? For those who think candlelight dinners and #couplegoals selfies are too overrated for Valentine’s Day, here are #5 offbeat location suggestions you could take from our ZEE5 Malayalam stars to reignite that wandering spirit inside you and your partner:
#1 Kuruva Islands, Wayanad: Wayanad is one of the easiest road trips you can take if you’re a native of Kerala. With vivid flora and fauna all around, Kuruva Islands should be on everyone’s adventure bucket list. The uninhabited islands of Kuruva are a place of unexplored beauty and it’s sure to give you that break you and your partner were longing for. It’s a safe spot for couples to enjoy and get lost in the serenity of nature. You can engage in activities ranging from trekking to adventure sports including ziplining. Kalki actor Tovino Thomas posted this video of him Ziplining on the island and it’s one experience you should definitely have with your loved one.
#2 Sreenath Bhasi’s Kumbalangi: Kumbalangi is one of the most recent locations that popped up on a Malayali traveller’s map. The untouched island village lies just seven kilometres south of Kochi and is the perfect escape from the concrete jungle. When it comes to one-day trips you can make around Kochi, Kumbalangi with its unexplored beauty tops our list. From Chinese fishing nets to local boat rides Kumbalangi is a part of Kerala government’s model tourism village program from 2003. The untouched beauty of the village and the easy accessibility makes it the perfect spot to enjoy the Valentine’s Day weekend.
#3 Manju Warrier’s Pullu: Longing for that weekend-long drive? Pullu with its scenic coal wetlands and never-ending paddy fields is the perfect drive you were looking for. Pullu is a village in the Thrissur district of Kerala and is now well known as actress Manju Warrier’s birthplace. It is an easy half-hour drive from Thrissur, perfect for the Valentine’s Day weekend. The Aamy actress posted this video from one of her drives around the place.
#4 Thalassery, Kannur: Ever heard of the magical taste of Thalassery Biriyani? If you still haven’t, there is always time for redemption. If you and your better half bond better over food, Thalassery is a must-visit for its authentic cuisines. The small town in Kannur district of Kerala is a foodie’s paradise and the historical significance it upholds reflects in the architectural beauty of the small town. Being a strategical location for its sea routes, Thalassery Fort built-in 1719 is still an architectural marvel. Get inspired by BTech actor Arjun Ashokan’s click from the town and do drop a visit!
#5 Fort Kochi Vibes: Rightly called as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, Cochin has always been the blistering cultural hub of Kerala. The coastal city with its scenic beaches and mouth-watering seafood cuisine is one of the best tourist attractions of Kerala. The architecture, culture and even the cuisine is reflective of the diverse culture that Kochi offers. With beaches to have long romantic walks on and the vibrant architecture to marvel at together, Kochi is the perfect weekend destination for you and your soulmate. This video from Maangalyam Thanthunanena actress Nimisha Sajayan captures Kochi with all of its essential vibes.
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