The verdant greens and solitary blues dotting Kerala’s landscape are a backpacker’s delight. And while all its locales look straight out of heaven, there are several down-to-earth visuals that perfectly portray the psyche of a Malayalee, his cultural habits and daily routines. These are places hidden within popular tourist destinations. And having been immortalized through umpteen movies, they have influenced the average cinemagoer in more ways than one. Set against the backdrop of the backwaters, lakes, hills, forests, beaches and heritage towns, we take you to these reel life spots that exist in the towns of Kochi, Munnar and Thekkady.