Kerala is one of the most common destinations for vacation. From the city of hassle like Mumbai and Delhi, people want to live in peace for some time and that’s why most of the people plan Vacations in Kerala. Usually, families go to travel planner and all the travel planner gives you same itinerary starting from Munnar, Allepy, Thekkady and Trivandrum.

Undoubtedly they are the best place to Visit but have u ever thought why Kerala is called as God’s, own country. The reason is Kerala is full of natural places and very much connected to oceans and lakes. The first thing which I imagine for Kerala is coconut trees and banana trees near, lakes and beaches. But frankly speaking HolidayIQ is showing us the other face of Kerala, which is yet to explore and we are as a wanderer, exploring the unexplored part of Kerala. If u guys wondering what Is HolidayIQ, then let me explain you, it’s a platform and a travel community where common traveller gives you honest Review of particular hotel or sightseeing. Usually, we see some websites have some reviews but when you go and experience it, you see the review you saw on a particular website is not true. HolidayIQ is a platform where a real traveller gives you a real-time review of that particular place. So next time when you visit any place, Do check in to HolidayIQ App and find out the real review of traveller’s  experience.

You can follow my profile on the holidayIQ app too for Kerala. Or my Facebook page for all Kerala related queries.

So today as Day1 we started our journey from Mangalore Ginger hotel to hotel Bekal Palace in Bekal which is in Kerala state. From Bekal Palace hotel, we went to Ananthapura Lake Temple or Ananthapadmabhaswamy Temple.

Lake Temple in Kerala

This is the Hindu temple built in the middle of a lake in the little village of Ananthapura in Kasaragod district of Kerala. This is the only Lake Temple in Kerala which has the original seat of Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Trivandrum.

sunset at kerala

The lake in which the temple is built 2 acres. In the Right corner of the lake, you will see a small cave, which the deity Anantha Padmanabha chose to go all the way to Trivandrum. Hence both the place have the same name in spite of being on either end of the region.

Anantha Padmanabha Swamy temple

This Temple has a history of Lord Narayana. An interesting thing about this Temple is the crocodile guardian Babea.  the crocodile is a vegetarian crocodile, who only eats Prasad given by the priest. Babea has never harmed anyone including the fishes in the pond. It is very unpredictable to assure the timing of crocodile visiting the lake. If you are lucky enough to see the crocodile, you can also feed with your own hands. Another interesting thing about babea is that no one can kill the crocodile.

Once a soldier killed the crocodile, but very next day, the crocodile was back, this mystery is still unsolved because no one knows how it reappears after dying too. But since it’s protecting the temple and the cave, which the deity took to reach Trivandrum from Kasargod, it’s very fortunate if you get to see it.

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The second destination was Bekal fort which is in north Malabar in Kasargod district. It is the largest Fort in Kerala in Bekal village measuring over 40 acres. The most important feature of this Fort is the water tank with its flight of steps. IV as a tunnel opening toward the south and I magazine for keeping amination with broad steps leading to the Observation  Tower. From the topmost point of the tower, one has an ample view kanhangad, pallikkara, Bekal and Uduma. This fort is very near to Bekal Fort Bekal railway station. This fort is actually built specially for fulfilling defence requirement. But now a good green lawn and a beautiful beach view. You can see PALLIKARE beach from the topmost point of Bekal fort. I highly recommend it as a family destination.

Just 10 minutes walking from Bekal Fort its  PALLIKARE  Beach, which is our third destination. We reached 5 p.m exactly before sunset to capture some beautiful moments near the seashore. The magnificent Skyview of sunset has left me to spellbound.

sunset at PALLIKARE beach

The footprints in the sea may not remain for seconds but memories of PALLIKARE beach will remain forever in my life. The cleanest beach in Kasargod district, less crowded. Just rewind yourself by diving in the sea and enjoy the water waves coming towards you. As the sunset and sky show you different shades of orange from the horizon, you swim in deep thoughts of your life and dream about your positive future. I enjoyed the beach with my beautiful daughter like a kid.  Thanks to @HolidayIQ and @KeralaTourism for a wonderful day of #GoKerala tour.

Surely I explored the #unexploredKerala today through my own eyes.

Don’t forget to check out Day 2 of #GoKerala tour where I covered Muzhappilangad Longest Driving Beach with HolidayIQ



Snehalata Jain, Mother, Lifestyle blogger, Traveler, Foodie and has a knack of parental advice. She loves to travel with her family and especially her daughter angel so that she can teach her kid the real life experience. A Micro Biologist and lecturer by profession, a full time mother and blogger by choice. She is a social media pro since 2012 handling over 100 profiles till now. Stepping to blog was her decision when she realized that whatever you do or experience, documentation makes it authentic. She loves photography and traveling and creating unique recipes which are healthy and tasty. She writes what she experience during her trips. About Blogsikka : It was just a quick decision to make my lifestyle blog , while searching for blog name. I wanted a name which is not related to specific things as my life is so dynamic that I can’t stick to one thing. I love travelling and eat delicacies from around the world. My love doesn’t stop here , infact I love to cook delicious thing which I see during my trips and replicate at home. Blogsikka is all about my own experiences of life and i write whatever i experience. And my backbone support is my husband DILKHUSH SHAH who is chartered accountant by profession and a hard core traveler by passion. He is the reason behind my all trips. DO FOLLOW MY BLOG : and my all social media tabs


  1. Ghazala Naseem Reply

    Nice post, would love to visit Kerala as have heard and read so much about it.

  2. Its heavenly, Kerela is one place I would love to visit again and again.

    Loved your post

  3. It seems you had great time at kerela. All the pictures looks very beautiful and seems amazing and must visit place. Really wish to visit here. Beach pictures are gorgeous ones.

  4. Prerna Sinha Reply

    Haven’t explored this part of Kerela. The beach looks awesome. Any adventure activities you can do there?

  5. Indeed Kerala is God’s own country. We have been planning to visit Kerala for a long time now and I am sure Holiday IQ will be of great help. Real-time reviews will immensely help in making the trip more fruitful.

  6. Kerala is stunning. Loved your pictures. Thanks for this virtual tour

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  9. Nice post. this place would like to visit here. Thanks

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