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9 Islands to explore in Kerala

Kerala

Kerala, known by the tagline “God’s Own Country” is a coastal state in the south western region of India. The state is bordered by a number of beaches in the west, covered by hills of Western Ghats on the east, and filled with backwaters. #GodsOwnCountry

Dharmadom Island
Dharmadom IslandDharmadom Island, Kerala

An island that can be accessed on foot during low tides.

Edayilekkadu
EdayilekkaduEdayilekkadu, Kerala 671310

A marshy island noted for its biodiversity and local conservative efforts. Home to endangered "White-bellied Sea Eagle". The monkey feast here during the Onam festival is extraordinary.

Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
Kadalundi Bird SanctuaryNear Kadalundi Railway Gate, Kadalundi, Kerala 673302, India

The sanctuary where migratory birds come in huge numbers.

Kadamakkudy Islands
Kadamakkudy IslandsPaliyam Thuruthu Rd, Paliyamthuruthu Ward, Pizhala, Ernakulam, Kerala 682027, India

A cluster of small islands spread in backwaters and filled with paddy fields and fishing nets. The area is famous for fish farms and a kayak through the waters treats you with great views. This area is devoid of all the noice and hustle of Cochin city, one truely hidden gem which is very easily reachable for people in Cochin. The place is especiallly beautiful during sunrise and sunsets.

Kumbalanghi Village
Kumbalanghi VillageKallanchery Rd, North Kumbalangi, Kumbalangi, Kochi, Kerala 682007, India

A quiet island village known for rural tourism activities. You can see Chinese fishing nets, explore its mangrove forests, and take boat trips along the surrounding backwaters.

Kuruvadweep
KuruvadweepKuruvadweep, Kerala 673579

Group of islets in the Kabini River covered in evergreen forest with rich flora and fauna.

Palayi Kadavu
Palayi KadavuKayyoor Rd, Kayyoor, Kerala 671313, India

Palayi Kadavu is pretty much hidden from outsiders. A couple of kilometers away from Nileshwar town is Palayi Kadavu with its amazing view of coconut plantations bordering its banks, and the slowly moving picturesque Tejaswini river. The river which is rather small upstream looks mighty here, nearing its completion of journey to the Arabian Sea.

Pathiramanal Island
Pathiramanal IslandPathiramanal Island, Muhamma, Kerala 688555

A lush green island in the middle of a lake, home to many species of birds.

Velliyamkallu
VelliyamkalluPayyoli Beach Rd, Payyoli, Kerala 673522, India

Rocky islands in the Arabian Sea for adventurers.

Map of Islands to explore in Kerala